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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,099 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

2 bed, 1 bath, easy stroll to Main St


A 2 bed, 1 bath (sleeps 4), fully furnished cute historic cottage in Downtown Dunedin. Small dogs allowed, no cats. Rates include: utilities, high speed internet/wifi, Lawncare. Propert comprises of: Master Bed with Queen size bed (TV/DVD) and 2nd Bed with 2 Twins (can be converted to Queen). Bathroom has separate shower and claw foot tub with extra hand held shower, perfect for relaxing after a day at the beach. Linens & Towels are provided. Enjoy a comfortable living room with 2 full sized sofas, a library of books, TV & DVD and a spacious dining area seating 6. There's a well equipped kitchen with full size gas stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave and counter seating. Leading onto a separate inside laundry room with washer / dryer. Relax with a libation on the front porch or for more privacy enjoy the fenced-in back yard deck with grill and fire pit surrounded by mature oak trees. Take a short stroll into the center of Downtown to enjoy a diverse mix of restaurants, bars & boutiques. Drive 15 minutes south to enjoy the fun of Clearwater Beach, 10 minutes north is the beauty of Honeymoon Island and the ferry to the serenity of Caladesi Island. Dolphin Cottage is the perfect spot for enjoying the delights of Dunedin, voted one of America's best small towns.

Sophie Basford
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

About Sophie Basford

Hi, thank you for your inquiry on Dolphin Cottage. I will do my utmost to cater for your needs and ensure your stay is a happy one. Look forward to hearing from you. Sophie 🐬☀️

Sophie Basford purchased this bungalow in 2015

Why Sophie Basford chose Dunedin

Its a quiet, friendly, residential neighborhood, we love the quaintness of the tree-lined cobbled street and the close proximity to the center of Downtown, we trust you will enjoy it too.

What makes this bungalow unique

Easy Walking distance to Downtown Dunedin and Pinellas trail

Tastefully furnished - vintage charm with a coastal twist

Off Street parking

Fenced in back yard



Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Dunedin in Florida

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1099 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • We expect guests to be mindful and respectful of the surrounding residents by keeping noise levels to a minimum.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Claw foot tub with hand held shower Separate Shower also.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds can be converted to a Queen bed
  • Cable TV and DVD in Bedroom 1 Large closets in both bedrooms offering plenty of storage
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(8 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Quaint and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

The title tells it all. Just stayed a month at the Dolphin Cottage and my time spend there was truly magical!

The cottage is both warm and welcoming. Everything that you would need is provided.

Love the comfort and décor, extremely tasteful with a extra helping of comfort!

I all ready planning another trip - Thanks Sophia!

Pam and guests

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm delighted you and your family members enjoyed the cottage Pam especially enough to want to return! Thank you being for great guests, hope to welcome you again in future.
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Excellent stay at the Dolphin Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed 4 weeks of fun in the sun in Dunedin.

Sophie's cottage is in a great location, walking distance from town.

She was an excellent host and addresses any concerns promptly.

She has a masterful job decorating the place, would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Matt for your kind review. I'm delighted you and your family enjoyed your vacation at Dolphin Cottage. Best Wishes.
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Just fantastic

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home and perfect for our vacation

clearly a lot of thought has gone into making this a great holiday home.

The decor makes you feel very relaxed, it would be perfect for a short or long term rental, equipped with everything you could need, a real home from home.

We loved it and can't wait to return next year and would not hesitate to recommend this delightful cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Much appreciated Jane, it was a pleasure to host you and your family. We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes Sophie
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A lovely cottage with special touches

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two teen daughters, and I stayed at Dolphin Cottage for a week in April. Last year, at another rental, we had a bad experience, so were a little hesitant about trying again this year. Fortunately, we opened the door to the cottage and it was exactly how it looked in the pictures we saw online. The rooms are clean and nicely decorated. Books and brochures, beach towels and sunglasses had we forgotten our own, and linens were all available. There was even a jug of water, some soda, and a bottle of wine in the fridge. My husband was delighted to find some ground coffee and a French press to make coffee in the morning. Staying here felt like staying at a really thoughtful friend's house without the feeling of imposing on anyone. We hope to stay here again the next time we come down to visit my Florida family.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your review is much appreciated Stephanie, I'm so pleased Dolphin Cottage delivered a positive experience for you and your family. Thank you for being such kind & considerate guests. Hope to see you again next time. Sophie 🐬
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Right out of Coastal Living...

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. Super cute. Very well decorated. Very clean. Sophie has thought of all the details to make your stay comfortable. A really nice location. You're within walking distance of the town and the marina, with really nice restaurants and unique shops. Only about a 10 minute drive to the beautiful Honeymoon State Park. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your title could not be a better compliment Joanne! Hope to welcome you again. Thank you Sophie
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A Lovely Spring Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 8 nights in this lovely cottage in the heart of Dunedin, Florida on a quiet, tree-lined street. This sweet bungalow was open and airy, beautifully decorated and well furnished with a comfortable bed and furniture. Central air enabled us to maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the cottage. The kitchen had everything we needed for those rare occasions when we actually chose to eat in. We enjoyed the cottage's proximity to Pinellas Trail, which we biked each morning, to nearby restaurants and shops and to beautiful area parks and preserves. We also enjoyed taking in a baseball game with the Toronto Blue Jays at the Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. There is much to see and do in Dunedin and the outlying area, but this sweet cottage makes staying "home" pretty special, too.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for painting such an inviting picture Joan. We're so glad you felt the cottage was home away from home - that's true success for us. Thanks for choosing us and hope to see you again.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
The Living Room
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Caladesi Ferry
Nearest Golf
3.2 Miles
Dunedin Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Honeymoon Island
Car: recommended

Located 6 miles north of Clearwater Beach is the lively & quaint city of Dunedin. Here's 10 great reasons to choose Downtown Dunedin as your boutique vacation destination:

1) A diverse mix of casual & fine dining restaurants all in close proximity

2) A great mix of coastal, antique, vintage & home goods shops to browse

3) A lively bar and club scene, many venues with live music

4) The Pinellas Trail - a 38 mile walking/biking trail which runs through the center of Downtown

5) A 10 min ferry ride takes you to beautiful Caladesi Island - voted one of the best beaches in the USA

6) An ever growing number of craft breweries to sample

7) A weekly farmers market held on Fridays and Saturdays (Nov-June)

8) Regular arts & craft fairs are held in high season

9) Home to Honeymoon Island - the No:1 state park in all of Florida

10) It has THE most spectacular sunsets on the gulf coast!

Not to mention, boat trips from Dunedin Marina, the best ice cream for miles and Watersports off Dunedin Causeway..What more could you ask for! :-)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Dunedin, Tampa Bay

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Dec 2018
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
1 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.25
Refundable Damage Deposit £386.25
Pet Fee £193.13

PAYMENT - $500.00 security deposit due at the time of reservation. Full payment due sixty (60) days prior to arrival date. Reservations made within the sixty (60) day window require full payment upon booking. The $500.00 security deposit converts to a $500.00 damage deposit upon check-in. Our reservation contract must be signed and returned within 48 hours of booking. PET FEES - $250 per pet and non-refundable. Small dogs and cats allowed (maximum 2 pets allowed) and must be approved at the time of booking. CANCELLATIONS - cancellations made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty. Cancellations made less than sixty (60) days prior to arrival forfeit 50% of the full payment. Cancellations made less than thirty (30) days prior to arrival forfeit the full payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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