Adorable dog-friendly cottage right in the middle of quaint Dunedin- just three blocks from the water and downtown, two blocks from the Pinellas Trail, the library and the Blue Jays stadium. This renovated 1920's bungalow with two bedrooms and one bath is surrounded by tropical greenery and private outdoor spaces for you and your dog. The sunny kitchen, the spacious living room/dining room, and the comfy beds make the cottage a wonderful stay. There is a new sleeper sofa in the living room with a Sealy mattress for added comfort. The neighborhood is great, with shops, restaurants, and sunset walks by the water's edge.
This cozy cottage offers tranquility, elegance and light. A well stocked kitchen, luxury linens and toiletries, some good books, as well as fast internet and a smart TV (with Netflix and YouTube TV, no cable) in the living room, provide a real sense of relaxation and pampering. The space offers versatility and privacy for visitors, especially two couples, in that the front bedroom has an entrance from the front patio, as well as through the living room. There is a good sense of privacy and separation between the two bedrooms, and the bathroom is in the hallway between the kitchen and the back bedroom. Having two separate outdoor spaces- one in front and one in back- gives many options according to the time of day/angle of the sun, and your level of sociability. Under the ancient camphor tree at the side of the house, there is an outdoor shower which, although mainly for use after being at the beach, is also a fun way to shower while watching the stars!
Your cottage has its own private back patio and a sheltered front terrace that overlooks Douglas Avenue, a relatively busy street (by Dunedin standards- a lot of bikers, people walking their dogs, as well as cars etc.) You have two parking spaces available for your cars. There is a laundry building that is shared with the cottage at the back of the property, and we provide laundry detergent, bleach and dryer sheets. The kitchen is well-stocked with dishes, pots and pans, basics like spices, oil and vinegar, coffee, tea, sugar, creamer and paper goods. We provide two beach chairs, a beach umbrella and a cooler for your visits to quiet Honeymoon Island State Park (our favorite, 15 minutes north) or bustling Clearwater Beach, a 15 minute drive south.
This area is really what Dunedin is about- the neighborhood has many cottages from the 20s and the 40s, and is part of the walkable central old downtown that makes Dunedin such fun. People are biking over to the Pinellas Trail, or walking or riding their golf carts up Douglas to Main Street for all the restaurants and shops and the Farmers' Market. The sky just seems bigger and the sunsets are grand.
Although many of Dunedin's attractions are within walking or biking distance, there is a public bus that runs up Douglas. The Jolley Trolley, a fun ride which runs from over in Clearwater Beach up to Tarpon Springs, can be picked up either three blocks away on Edgewater Drive or four blocks north on Main Street. Uber and taxis are also available.
We live just a few minutes away and are always available by phone, email or in person for questions, problems, restaurant or real estate advice, but we leave you with complete privacy unless you ask. The sunsets are gorgeous two blocks away on the water, but they are also beautiful just while sitting out in front of the cottage watching the world go by!
We welcome your smaller dog (only one dog per stay, under 20 pounds), with a non-refundable $125 pet fee (additional cost for stays longer than a week) .