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THE COTTAGE - 32 Steps to the Beach - Sleeps 2

Bedrooms Studio
Space sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Charming Floridian Cottage - just steps away from the beach -

Our tastefully decorated and cozy Cottage offers everything you need for a romantic get-away and a relaxing stay in sunny Clearwater Beach. The Cottage is part of our vacation property '32 Steps to the Beach' which consists of a 3 bedroom house and a separate 1 bedroom cottage. The Cottage can be booked separately or together with the House. To book The House please go to www.vrbo.com/663585

The Cottage is located in a quiet and idyllic residential neighbourhood of Clearwater North Beach. The beautiful, award-winning and pristine Gulf Beach is just steps away from the house. If you prefer to have a calm beach day away from the crowds this is where you want to stay. Clearwater Beach with its vibrant public beach life and diverse restaurants is just a mile away.

The Cottage offers a spacious, elegant room with a queen bed, a sitting area with a sofa sleeper and a remodeled bathroom. The new kitchenette gives you the opportunity to prepare meals and enjoy them in the small dining area or outside on the secluded patio. Savour a cup of coffee in the morning, a glass of wine after a relaxing day on the beach or enjoy a BBQ in the backyard.

Clearwater North Beach is an upscale, safe residential neighborhood that welcomes families and couples. It is not suitable for 'spring breakers' or any group that wants an environment that allows loud parties.

The area of Clearwater offers an astonishing diversity of leisure activities. If you enjoy sports you might want to try out the numerous jogging, skating, biking, golfing, hiking, swimming, surfing, tennis or fitness opportunities. In Florida's state parks and on the breathtaking beaches you will experience the beauty and serenity of nature. Several theme parks guarantee fun for the whole family and the diversity of the many restaurants in the area will surprise you. From casual to upscale dining, from local and national to international cuisine - you will find it all!

Please also visit our website for more information about our Clearwater Beach homes, Clearwater Beach and the area: www.clearwater-beach-vacations.net

Check-in is 4:00pm or later; check-out is promptly at 10:00am to leave time for cleaning crew.

We will be happy to answer all of your questions. When using the 'Book it Now' button please include information on the ages and number of people in your party to help us make a quick decision on your request.

NOTE: To book The House as well please go to the VRBO listing: www.vrbo.com/663585

More Details

Tanja Pluess Utting
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017

About Tanja Pluess Utting

Hi! We are Mike and Tanja, an English-Swiss couple who fell in love with Clearwater Beach many years ago and who hope to retire one day in sunny Florida. At the moment though, we are still working, raising our children and building up our vacation rental business. Our mission is to offer our guests clean, upscale, well-equipped and tastefully decorated vacation homes in quiet and safe Clearwater North Beach!

Tanja Pluess Utting purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Tanja Pluess Utting chose Clearwater Area

We fell in love with the property and knew it fitted perfectly with our vacation rental philosophy. Right at the beach access (number 3) and in the safe North Beach residential area. You can't beat the location!

What makes this cottage unique

Proximity to the beach!

Idyllic, residential neighborhood!

Charming Floridian Beach House & Cottage.

Perfect for family get togethers! If House and Cottage are booked together, '32 Steps to the Beach' can sleep 8 to 10 guests.

The Cottage is a cozy, upscale and attractive alternative to a overpriced hotel room!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Clearwater Beach in Clearwater

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bathroom with shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Tastefully decorated room that offers a generous open floor plan with 1 queen bed, a sitting area with sofa sleeper, a new kitchenette with a small dining area and a remodelled bathroom.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveller reviews)

THE COTTAGE - 32 Steps to the Beach - Sleeps 2
average rating of 4.8809524 based on 42 reviews
Owego, New York

Perfect location - beautiful beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 9 nights at this wonderful cottage. I have never dealt with such a professional and detail oriented owner before. Excellent communication, a notebook filled with all the information we would need about the cottage and the town. We only used the AC one night. The three ceiling fans really kept the place nice and cool. The bed and bedding were super comfy. The kitchen was modern and well stocked . Though, all we needed was a corkscrew, the coffee pot and wine glasses. I don't cook on vacation. And, no need to when there's so many great places to eat either a walk or trolley ride away. The cottage is in a quiet residential area, no spring break kids!!

As promised, it was 32 steps to the beach! One of the most beautiful beaches in Florida. We were lucky with the weather, sunny skies , no clouds, and the water was warm enough to swim in. ( last year it was a bit too chilly) We walked to Caldesi Island, about 35 minutes away. Gorgeous undeveloped area with beautiful shells to pick and pelicans to watch. A little further down we discovered there was a state park there with a concession stand and restrooms , nature trails and a ferry to Honeymoon Island.

The only time we drive was to go to watch the Phillies spring training games . I found out too late that the trolley stopped there!

The little patio outside was perfect for morning coffee or evening cocktails.

Great advantage having a washer and dryer on hand!

We are now back in freezing cold New York😞򗡂ut our memories of our time in Clearwater will keep us warm

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Janet and Kevin, Thank you so much for your fabulous and detailed review and the time you took to write it. We truly appreciate it and are happy that you loved our Cottage and its location so much. I am glad that you mentioned your beach walk up to Caldesi which is a beautiful and still hidden gem for many guests. I wish you all the best, it would be a pleasure to have you back! Warmly, Tanja
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32 Steps, The Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the cottage. As it was last year, everything was nice, clean, cozy and fully equipped. The grounds are kept up nicely, we had a table and chairs to sit out with coffee or in the afternoon with a nice glass of wine or a beer. . It's location to the beach, which is dog friendly is so very close. Not as crowded as Clearwater Beach, further south and which is not dog friendly.

There are loads of restaurants to tempt your appetite and shops to browse, a short distance away.

We've booked our next stay already and are looking forward to it.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jeri and Norb, Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review, I highly appreciate it. It was such a pleasure to have you back this year and we look forward to seeing you next year again! Warmly, Tanja
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The Cottage is clean, quiet but dark inside.

  • 3 of 5

The Cottage is in a peaceful location very close to a beautiful quiet beach. However, because the garden surrounding the Cottage has become overgrown the inside of the Cottage is very dark and we found this caused a rather gloomy atmosphere inside.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Susan, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that you found The Cottage to be too dark. Usually, our guests exactly love the secludedness of The Cottage and the tropical setting of the property in the quiet residential neighborhood of Clearwater North Beach away from the busy center of Clearwater Beach. I wish you all the best. Warmly, Tanja
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Cozy and Quaint!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time visiting The Cottage and Clearwater, FL! My wife and I enjoyed a relaxing week away from the stresses of life. The Cottage provided a nice, clean, and cozy space to spend our week. The beautiful beach was only a short walk away and the surrounding neighborhood was very quiet. Our little dog also greatly enjoyed his stay and loved his morning walks on the beach! It was only a short drive down the island to access ample restaurants and shops. The homeowners were very nice and were quick to respond to any questions. Overall, a great stay! Would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Derek, Thank you so much for leaving us such a nice review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Cottage and it would be lovely to welcome you back soon. Warmly, Tanja
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Loved our vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter and I had the best time and vacation ever! The cottage was perfect for us! We loved that we could walk barefoot to the beach! It was so comfy and inviting and we felt like we were home! We will definitely be coming back!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Adriana, Thank you so much for the lovely review and the time you took to write it. I am happy that you and your family had such a wonderful stay with us and we look forward to having you back for your next vacation! Warmly, Tanja
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Clean cozy and very inviting!!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was exactly as described. The bed was very comfortable, the kitchen was well stocked and the overall appearance was fresh and modern but the decor and color of the cottage made you feel you were at the beach.

The communication from the start was excellent . The cottage was filled with a binder explaining every last detail of the cottage and the local area.

Location of the cottage was directly across the street from the beach and just a short walk (a very short walk)

Rob and I will return, no doubt about it!!!

Thank you so much for caring about your guests and giving us a clean happy environment to relax.

Barbara Kirschner September 2016

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Barbara and Rob, Thank you so much for the fabulous and detailed review. I am delighted that you had a wonderful and memorable stay with us and loved our charming beach cottage. Thank you again for having stayed with us. We look very much forward to have you back! Warmly, Tanja
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Clearwater Beach, Tampa Bay

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2017
4 Feb 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
X-Mas 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £80 + Tax
Pet Fee £80 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £240
Property Damage Protection £47
Tax Rate 13.0%

For longer stays (more than 2 weeks) the final payment is due 60 days before arrival. The booking deposit is $1000. If you must make a cancellation, it must be at least 60 days prior to the beginning of the rental term, the deposit will be returned minus $350 booking fee. If cancellation is less than 60 days prior then the total amount is NON-REFUNDABLE. The Owner will try to, actively, re-sell cancelled dates. If successful the Owner will return to you any monies paid less the difference between the cost of the cancelled booking and the replacement booking minus a $100 administration fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa International
Car: recommended

Located in a quiet Clearwater North Beach neighborhood 'The Cottage' is only a 32 steps stroll away from the beach access. Enjoy a walk or jog on one of America's finest white-sand beaches, or spend your day shelling, sunbathing, and swimming in the pristine blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico!

Pier 60 and the public portion of Clearwater Beach with its vibrant beach life are just 5 minutes away. Discover an amazing food variety in the many outstanding restaurants within the Clearwater Beach area! Book a fishing charter out of the Clearwater Marina, rent jet skis, play mini golf and tennis, go on a bike ride, or enjoy a relaxing massage or spa day.

Your family might also enjoy a visit to the nearby Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of 'Winter' the dolphin, whose story has touched millions of people across the world. For more information check: www.seewinter.com

Other Activities:

GOLF: There are hundreds of golf courses in the Tampa/St. Pete/ Clearwater area. Just a few are: Innisbrook Golf & Country Club; Belleview Biltmore; Dunedin Golf Course; Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club.

THEME PARKS: Busch Gardens & Adventure Island are 45 minutes East; Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World are approximately 90 minutes East on I4.

STATE PARKS: Enjoy and appreciate the beauty and diversity of the Sunshine State by a visit to one of Florida's parks. Hiking, canoeing, picnicking and swimming in a crystal clear spring are only few of the many activities the parks offer. For more information check: tampaattractions.com/state-park.

World class SHOPPING at International Plaza and fine dining at Bay Street are 20 minutes East on SR 60.

Downtown ST. PETE is 40 minutes South. The Salvador Dali Museum ranks as one of top attractions in Florida.

Downtown TAMPA is 30 minutes East. The Florida Aquarium and Lowry Park Zoo are worth a visit.

Or you might want to take your family to a professional SPORTS GAME: MLB-baseball: Tampa Bay Rays (Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg); NFL-football: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Raymond James Stadium in Tampa); NHL-hockey: Tampa Bay Lightning (Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa).


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