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Tropical Tiki Bar, Heated Pool/ Spa, ON the Pinellas Trail!!

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Dunedin - The Mermaid House

Tropical Tiki Oasis, Gorgeously Finished, Private Heated Pool/ Spa,

Gorgeously Furnished, Artistic Beach House, Featuring a Tropical, Tiki-bar Oasis...

*Our calendar is updated on a daily basis. Please check it for availability before contacting us:)

Sitting directly on the Pinellas Trail, this home features a new salt water swimming pool and spa, heated to your comfort zone. Three comfortably appointed queen bedrooms, all with new mattresses, high-count bed linens, fluffy white towels and sophistically rustic, eclectic, furniture pieces. Shabby-chic meets luxurious comfort! With handmade, Mexican Saltillo tile throughout, super fast Wi-fi and cable television, this gem of a vacation home will make you sad to leave!

Dunedin‘s main drag, an artsy, sociable and trendsetting region, is an easy 10-minute bike ‘stroll’ away. The amazing Pinellas Trail, a 48mi bike trail going to downtown Dunedin, and the beaches, is directly behind the house! You will Jump on one of our six beach cruisers, wheel it out the back yard gate and you’re off! Fancy a day at the beach? Load up our ‘Happy-Hour Wagon’ to one of the bikes, add a cooler, couple of chairs…and you’re off! Into bird watching? Wildlife? Strolling though tropical parkland? Take a left out of the gate, head 500ft down the Pinellas Trail, and enter the amazing Hammock Park! There's so much to do you'll probably never fit it all in...so you'll just have to come back and stay again:)

*For the benefit of our guests with children, we have installed a removable pool fence with a gate.

**Please note, for the benefit of all our guests, the entire premises, including garden and pool enclosure, is STRICTLY non-smoking.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Sharon Gonzalez
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, A little spanish:)
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
6 December, 2016
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About Sharon Gonzalez

Hello and thank you for your interest!

We are a large, blended family, with a crazy passion for traveling! Between the two of us - a British expat former public school teacher, and a retired Captain of the YFD, we've logged a lot of traveling mileage! From the Island of Borneo, to the South of France and all the way up through the Highlands of Mexico..we've lost count at this point! We found our home after an exploratory trip along the Gulf Coast of Florida. Driving though Dunedin on our way to the airport (Atlanta airport, we were a bit off track...exploring:)), we followed main street as it veered off through town. Loving the look of the town - beautifully kept and creative shop/restaurant fronts, we detoured along a couple of residential streets. The lack of high-rises that hog so much of the scenery in other Floridan coastal towns was an instant appeal...Dunedin seemed to embody a vibe we'd been looking for our entire trip - that "Old Floridan" feel that has become so elusive. Recently, on a trip down with our teens, we spent our last evening bike cruising around town. At one end of main street, playing on a huge inflatable screen, Gene Kelly in 'Singing in the Rain' crooned to locals and popcorn vendors sitting on blankets beneath gigantic live oaks covered with moss. Five blocks down, outside Skips Bar, members of the high school bagpipe band wailed out a few tunes. Further down a Jazz singer was singing her heart out at Kelly's, and beyond that, a firework display was going off. The atmosphere was alive, exciting and bustling...and this was all on an ordinary friday in April. It was pure magic.

Sharon Gonzalez purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Sharon Gonzalez chose Clearwater Area

At the bottom of our property sits a gate opening onto the Pinellas Trail. It's a ten foot wide bike/pedestrian pathway to local bars, shops and the beaches. We ride our bike everywhere! Why? Because it's easy, fun and we need the exercise! The house sits on a quiet, residential street, lined with 50's style Floridan ranches - each a different color and each different. The road was formed with hand laid house bricks in a herringbone pattern over sixty years ago...and is as cute as a button. This is an unpretentious neighborhood populated with outdoorsy, dog-walking friendly people. It's like stepping back 50 years and we find that very appealing! The house itself has been completely remodeled, is very comfortable, quiet and is quite literally a private, tropical oasis! We've landscaped both rear and front areas around the property with banana, pineapple and fruit trees, crushed shell and solar lighting.

What makes this cottage unique

Everywhere is within biking distance! Whether you fancy art classes at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center (ask us about it!!), Honeymoon island for an early morning walk, or breakfast at Brenda's on the Causeway, or The Covered Bridge...it's all very, very close!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Tropical Tiki Bar, Heated Pool/ Spa, ON the Pinellas Trail!!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews
4

Great spot in Dunedin! Cute house!

  • 4 of 5

Mermaid House is Super.In a really good location in Dunedin.Bike and walking trail "RightThere".

We will be back in February.That say's a lot.Thank you Sharon and Tom..

We really Enjoyed it.

F and F

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family holiday in this beautiful house. The accommodation was perfect, spacious and comfortable and the heated pool and outside seating area was a real tropical paradise. The trail is right outside the garden gate and it's only a stones throw from Hammock park so we spent a lot of time cycling. Stunning property in a stunning location. Wish we were still there!!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wokingham
5

Wow

  • 5 of 5

Great holiday home with all you need for a fantastic holiday. Clean, tidy, comfortable beds, lovely linens, plenty of bath towels, quiet air con. Pool and hot tub were a hit with the kids. Bikes were used every day to cycle the short distance into Dunedin. We just loved it. Thanks Sharon, as you say ....We had a blast!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful, fun, globe-trotting Brits that were an absolute delight to work with!! Thank you, Linda:))
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5

The perfect house to stay at. Very clean and felt like home! Owners wonderful to work with.

  • 5 of 5

We had the privilege to stay in this home. I like clean homes that we stay at. Very clean!!!! The owners were absolutely wonderful to work with. Sharon wanted to make sure that we had a great family vacation. She even told us about Honeymoon Beach. Which turned out to be our favorite beach and the one where we saw manatees up close!!!! Our girls never wanted to get our of the pool and hot tub. There is such a nice area to sit and relax on the patio while we watched the girls swim. They have a covering over the pool so you don't have to worry about the bugs! We so enjoyed the grill to cook our meals on! As a busy Mom, it was nice not having to worry about dishes.... there is a dishwasher!!!!! This home had all the amenities that are needed to have a amazing vacation. This home is close to so much that we never were bored! Definitely walk on the pier and watch the sunset close to the house. We would stay here again and again. It is hard to find such caring home owners but this place has them. Makes the stay so much more relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the Mermaid House! This house is so comfortable, appealing and welcoming. Darling inside, amazing yard and pool area. The location of this house is also ideal. A quick car ride will get you to several different beaches, restaurants and attractions. It was hard to go home!!

Sharon and her husband are wonderful to work with. Very professional and so friendly. They responded quickly to questions and even checked on us during a storm.

Thank you Tom and Sharon for making our stay so nice!

Erin Paradiso and Family

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Califon, NJ
5

Perfect Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The Mermaid House was perfect! Beautiful - peaceful - the pool & hot tub are awesome.

The access to the bike trail into the quaint town of Dunedin is so convenient - there are many shops & plenty of restaurants just a short bike ride away.

We will definitely be returning to the Mermaid House - pool, beach & fun all in one!

Thank you for a lovely family vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very lovely guests! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review - please keep us in mind should you want to visit the area again:)
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Location

Dunedin Fine Art Center
Honeymoon Island State Park
Clearwater Beach
Caladesi Island State Park
Ozona Blue
Dunedin Stadium - Toronto Blue Jays Florida
Strachan’s Homemade Ice Cream and Desserts
The Living Room on Main
Casa Tina
Honeymoon Island State Park
Dunedin Brewery
Cafe Alfresco
Kelly's
Covered Bridge
Pier Dunedin
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Thirsty Marlin
Caladesi Island State Park
Florida Aquarium
"AMAZING!! Look for a groupon deal!"
Hammock Park
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
TPA/Saint Petes
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Marker 8 Tiki Bar
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Caladesi Island
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Dunedin Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 19
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Azteca
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Honeymoon Island
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Dunedin, Clearwater Area

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter
16 Dec 2016 - 14 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,363
for 7 nights
£1,363
£4,385
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,008
for 7 nights
£1,008
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £119
Refundable Damage Deposit £397
Pet Fee £119
Tax Rate 12.0%

Please note:

*SERVICE FEE attached to your quote has nothing to do with us. It is a recent 'roll out' by VRBO, going solely TO VRBO, and, is something we have no control over!!!
*Your rates include all utility expenses...including heating the pool and spa. We're not big fans of cold water:)
*Our home is suitable for 6 guests only. This is a quiet residential neighborhood, please keep outdoor fun noise down to a minimum after 9pm:)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dunedin in Tampa Bay

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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