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Covid-19 UPDATE - See below.
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.
IMPORTANT: We do not advertise on Craigslist! Be safe and only deal with the owner.
Pinellas County is open for short term vacation rentals with guidelines that we are following in full. Due to this we are currently unable to accept reservations of less than 14days from state residents of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Louisiana.
We take the safety of our guest and cleaning staff extremely seriously. Our cleaning crews are using sanitizer and disinfectant on all surfaces before your arrival and as cleaning is taking longer than previously it is unlikely that we can offer early check-ins or late checkouts. Our houses have well equipped kitchens and we believe that separate units are the best option for vacationing in the time of Covid-19.
Florida is seeing an increase in cases at the moment and we stress the importance of guests taking travel insurance that would cover them in the event that they no longer want to travel to Florida. In the event that the administration halts vacation rentals we would of course refund guests as we could no longer accept them. We have to stress that after two months of cancellations and re-bookings we will not be able to offer refunds if Clearwater Beach remains open for vacation rentals but guests decide not to travel.
- Air Conditioning
- Beach Essentials
- Cable TV
- Cooking Basics
- Deck / Patio / Balcony
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- No Smoking
- Pack 'n Play Travel Crib
- Parking Included
- Pets Allowed
- Private Entrance
- Single-level Home
- Smoke Detector
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
Rates and Availability
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|$200 / night||$200 / night||$1260 / week||N/A||3|
|$165 / night||$185 / night||$1155 / week||N/A||2|
|$165 / night||$180 / night||$1100 / week||N/A||2|
|$150 / night||$180 / night||$1050 / week||N/A||2|
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|$200 / night||$200 / night||$1260 / week||N/A||3|
Specific Rate Details
The Cottage was delightful to stay in, everything we might need was provided with lots of nice extras. The location is ideal as it is just steps away from the beautiful beach. Will definitely return!
Love the N Beach area — thoroughly enjoyed our stay !
Shower water on floor: longer hooks for curtains or longer curtains. Can’t open silverware drawer with kitchen door closed: move silverware to another drawer. Too many pillows and no place to store them: eliminate some pillows.
Owner Response: Dear Scott, Thank you so much for being a returning guests and your feedback, we truly appreciate it and hope you will visit us again. Warmly, Tanja
Clean, great location, easy check-in, and access to all the necessities. Thanks!
Owner Response: Dear Tressa, Thank you for leaving us such a great review. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for being our guests! Warmly, Tanja
It was awesome great little house loved it. Thanks Georgette
Owner Response: Dear Georgette, Thank you for your great review and being our guests. It was a pleasure to share The Cottage with you and we hope you will be back. Warmly, Tanja
We had a wonderful vacation! The cottage was amazing, perfect for a couple. It is clean, fully equipped with everything you need and super cute! It truly is 32 steps from the beach which I loved! We would definitely stay here again.
Owner Response: Dear Maria, Thank you so much for sharing your positive experience with us and other travelers. We are indeed very happy that you loved staying at The Cottage and appreciated how clean and well equipped it is. I wish you all the best and hope to have you back! Warmly, Tanja
We loved the cottage- it was clean and close to the beach. We would’ve liked the AC to be bigger- didn’t cool as much as we would’ve liked but overall we we very happy and would stay there again!
Owner Response: Dear Terri, Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated how clean The Cottage was and its proximity to the beach. I am sorry that the A/C was not cooling enough. We will get the A/C company in to check it. Wishing you all the best. Warmly, Tanja
We enjoyed staying at the Cottage which was a perfect location and great size for our small family of three. We had everything we needed, it was quite convenient and yet out of all of the craziness so that we had time to unwind and relax. Phenomenal beach access that cannot be beaten for any time walks or a day on the sand. We will be back, highly recommend!
Owner Response: Dear Carolyn, Thank you so much for your kind words. I am so happy that you and your family had a wonderful vacation and enjoyed everything about The Cottage and its great location. We would love to have you back! Warmly, Tanja
We really enjoyed the quiet neighborhood, covered parking, close proximity to the beach and availability of beach chairs and umbrellas. Everything was clean and well maintained. Thanks
Owner Response: Dear Lance, Thank you so much for leaving us such a nice review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at The Cottage and hope you will visit us again. Warmly, Tanja
Mike and Tanja were great hosts! I would highly recommend this cottage and would book again next time I visit. You will not be disappointed. It it literally steps to the beautiful beach.
Owner Response: Dear Van, Thank you so much for your kind feedback, we highly appreciate it! It was a pleasure sharing our home with you and we hope you will visit us again. All the best. Warmly, Tanja
We had a great time at the cottage. We were so close to the beach and the cottage had absolutely everything we needed for a long weekend retreat! Even the foggy day was enjoyed on the beach where we saw dolphins swimming by. We would stay there again when in Clearwater Beach!
Owner Response: Dear Thomas, Thank you for your kind words. We would love to have you back! So glad you enjoyed your get-away at The Cottage so much! Warmly, Tanja
What a great place to stay for a short vacation. This was our first trip to Clearwater as we typically vacation in Siesta Key, which would not accommodate our new puppy. We were shocked at how close the cottage was to the beautiful white sandy beach. We enjoyed dinner each evening on the private patio between the house and our cottage., after using the new gas grill. The availability of the washer and dryer along with a convenient outside shower and hose to rinse of our pup after a day at the beach was fantastic. We also appreciated the well stocked shed, utilizing the sand chairs, umbrella, and cart to transport it all across the street. The cottage itself may be small, but had everything we needed. Well equipped kitchen. Clean, cute and efficient. We cant wait to return to our new favorite Florida vacation spot.
Owner Response: Dear Carol, We are so delighted that you fell in love with Clearwater Beach and our cute Cottage! The location is indeed hard to beat and the award-winning beach is breathtaking...Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We enjoyed having you as our guests and look forward to your next visit! Warmly, Tanja
We stayed 7 nights this January at The Cottage in Clearwater Beach. Tanja and Mike are wonderful owners, and were very friendly and helpful. We found the accommodations to be clean, well kept, and inviting. We appreciated that the kitchen was well equipped, and even had spices.The bottle of wine was a nice touch also. It's so close to the beach that we could easily walk out for the sunset, and also for longer walks to Caladesi State Park. We appreciated the quiet residential neighborhood, and yet you could walk to the downtown restaurants and shops if you wanted. We will definitely book again! Suzanne and Pat from MN
Owner Response: Dear Suzanne and Patrick, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us and other travelers. We appreciate your time leaving a review and are even more delighted as it is such a wonderful one. We loved sharing our home with you both and look forward to having you back soon! Warmly, Tanja
This cottage is so sweet. It is so clean and everything appeared new. You can’t beat the location, the beach is literally across the street. It had everything we needed. They even left a bottle of wine and a pound of coffee for us. We were able to meet the owners, they are very friendly and genuinely care about their renters. There was no one renting the adjacent home, so we were able to take advantage of those amenities too. We had an amazing time.
Owner Response: Dear Nancy, Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was so nice meeting you and your husband and sharing our home with you! We are happy that you had such a wonderful stay and are excited for you to come back. Wishing you all the best. Warmly, Tanja & Mike
Perfect location in a quiet, residential neighborhood steps from the beach! It was nice to have a kitchen so we didn’t have to go into town for all three meals. Weather was great with the exception of a couple of days of rain thanks to hurricane Michael. Beaches are gorgeous here and kept very clean. Great vacation for my husband and I!
Owner Response: Dear Jennifer, Thank you for your lovely review! I am happy that you enjoyed your stay in Clearwater Beach and hope you and your husband will be visiting again. It is true, we do have some amazing beaches :-). Wishing you all the best. Warmly, Tanja
I will come back again soon
Owner Response: Dear Victor, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are delighted that you loved your stay at The Cottage and look forward to having you back! Warmly, Tanja
Perfect little cottage
Owner Response: Dear Nina, Thank you so much for leaving your feedback. We are happy that you loved your stay at The Cottage. Thank you again for being our guest. Warmly, Tanja
We loved our stay at the 32 steps cottage and cannot wait to return with our family to stay at the home. The decor and set-up was just perfect, super clean, and updated. The location is the absolute best! We loved being able to easily go back and forth between the cottage and the beach. The area is so lovely, and yet walkable to all of the happenings in downtown Clearwater. We absolutely loved our stay and are excited to return with our kids!
Owner Response: Dear Laura and Steve, Thank you so much for leaving us such a lovely review! We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful stay at The Cottage and are planning to return with the whole family next time! The location of The House and Cottage is indeed highly appreciated by all of our guests and I am sure your family will love it too. Wishing you a wonderful summer and looking forward to your next stay! Warmly, Tanja
Such a very nice place and location. The owners do a very good job staying organized with the business of renting. And very quick responses to questions. Very solid construction of building.
Owner Response: Dear Pam, Thank you for your kind feedback, we highly appreciate it. We would be delighted to have you return! Warmly, Tanja
This cottage was located near a state part we wanted to visit, so close that I could walk which I loved. There were lots of amenities available to us as well and the owner was very kind to us. We enjoyed a great spring visit and would love to return for the great location near town and near the quieter beach areas.
Owner Response: Dear Michelene, Thank you so much for your kind feedback. I am happy that you appreciated the great location of The Cottage and mention Caladesi Island State Park in your review. From The Cottage you can reach Caladesi Island by foot. It is such a nice and relaxing walk on the beautiful, secluded beach and highly recommended! I wish you all the best and thank you again for having stayed with us! Warmly, Tanja
Perfect location. Walk across the street and your at the beach. Perfect for 2 people. The patio is nice and private. All the beach chairs and tools you could want are available. A giant white bird walked into the car port and started dancing to our music one day when it was raining.
Owner Response: Dear Allen, Thank you so much for your great review. We love the story about the dancing bird! The Cottage's location is indeed perfect and it is wonderful that you enjoyed your stay at The Cottage. Thank you for being our guests. We hope you will visit again. Warmly, Tanja
A sweet little place in the quiet North Beach neighborhood away, but close enough to Clearwater Beach. A walk to Crow’s Nest for a Pina Colada overlooking the water is a highlight every time we visit! The Cottage is a place we hope to return to along with the other properties we have stayed at; 32 Steps and Sea Breeze. Thank you Tanja and Mike for your amazing cleaning service too!
Owner Response: Dear Laurel, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! As always, it has been such a pleasure to have you back to one of our vacation homes. We are so happy when our guests return as it really shows us how much they love our homes and appreciate our services. Thank you as well for your compliment about the cleaning. Eva and her crew are indeed doing a great job. We are excited to have you back for your next vacation and wish you all the best. Warmly, Tanja and Mike
We enjoyed the accommodations, very cute cottage, clean and beachy, very short walk to the beach and we walked to town each night, sometimes along the beach. The cottage was fully equipped with beach chairs coolers toys etc. new appliances in the kitchen, blender, fully equipped utensils. two complaints, hot water was sketchy, bed was too hard for our liking.
Owner Response: Dear Gerald, Thank you so much for your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Cottage and loved its great location. We are sorry that you found two items not to your liking. It is hard to find beds that have the correct hardness for all guests, we believe we have a good compromise, and get good feedback from guests about the comfy beds. We know the hot water was slow on your arrival but you told us it was better after 10 minutes and that you would let us know if it was an issue. As there was no further mention of it we assumed it was not a problem. We encourage all our guests to let us know about any issues they have as soon as they occur so we have a chance to put them right. Wishing you all the best. Warmly, Tanja
This was our 3rd time at 32 Steps. We love the location...close to the beach (hence the name 32 Steps to the Beach) This is a very quiet residential area. Not too much traffic They have done updates to the Cottage and it's even more ideal. The property is well maintained, very clean, has parking. We can walk all around the neighborhood and with a little bit of a hike to restaurants and shops. One of our favorites is Frenchy's, super seafood, great service good drinks, it has a cute shop to pick up souvenirs ~there are three close to the Cottage. The Palm right on the Beach, features a nice bar, with free some parking and great music, it's an original to the area. Clear Sky is a great place for breakfast, they also have a bar. There are numerous other places to go to, new ones opening up all the time. A little drive further, on Sand Key, is Columbia~I consider it a must, they started in 1905 in Ybor, their Sangria and salad made at the table are awesome! So along with Frenchy's,you've got a great start for your vacation. Publix grocery store is located right off of 60, brand new with a great selection of fresh foods to prepare at your Cottage. On Pier 60 they have alot going on during the day and in the evenings. They've put in a new play area. Further down Clearwater Beach, they have parking and various things going on there. You can bring an approved size dog~this area at the beach allows them on leash. Ours loves the water and all the activity there. Great for beautiful sunsets on the Gulf~people stop and walk down to catch the view. So I would recommend this property, to a couple who want to relax, enjoy the view, beach. There is a 32 Steps House that can accommodate more people and it and the Cottage can be rented together, perfect for a family get together.
Owner Response: Dear Jeri and Norb, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us and other travelers. We highly appreciate your wonderful feedback. As always, it was such a pleasure sharing our home with both of you and Dundee and we look very much forward to your next visit! Warmly, Tanja
My husband and I just arrived back home last night and we already miss Florida. Our stay at the cottage was wonderful and so comfy. Tanja and Mike have a talent for decorating and this little cottage is very updated in all ways. If felt like home for the week we were there. I am definitely coming back. The beach is really only feet away and a beautiful beach it is. I give kudos to the maid and housekeeper, Eva. She left us a spotlessly clean space and took care of all the details including calling me back when I called with a question. Thanks to all, Rosemarie, Patrick and PJ <3
Owner Response: Dear Rosemarie, Patrick and PJ, Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback, it is highly appreciated! We are thrilled that you had such a happy stay at The Cottage. We just renovated The Cottage a couple of months ago and are very happy with the result as our guests seem to love the look of it too. We look forward to you visiting again! Warmly, Tanja
My husband and I stayed at the cottage to celebrate our 10th anniversary. The cottage was perfect for the two of us, very clean, cute and so close to the beach right across the street. We enjoyed our breakfast on the patio, walking to Caladesi Island and visiting the restaurants and shops in town, which we also walked to. We also took a drive to Madeira Beach and rented Jet Skis where we were surrounded by dolphins! We look forward to returning with our children and renting the cottage along with the house.
Owner Response: Dear Courtney and Ryan, Thank you so much for the great review. We are so happy that you had such a wonderful and relaxing stay at The Cottage for your 10th anniversary, congratulations again! We would love to have you and your family back and wish you all the best. Warm greetings from sunny Florida, Tanja & Mike
Great neighborhood, proximity to secluded beach, with entertainment restraunts/bars only mile away - can’t beat it
Owner Response: Dear Brandon, Thank you so much for your great review! We enjoyed you being our guest and we hope you will visit again. Wishing you Happy Holidays! Warmly, Tanja
Place is very tiny, but efficient and clean.It was as promised, very close to beach. It is in a great location. All kinds of coolers, chairs, and other beach necessities are in the shed, and kitchen is well stocked. Liked sitting out in the patio, and used the grill a few times. Bed was comfy, and felt fresh. Would have liked a few more bath towels, and shampoo and conditioner samples (just to get started), but all in all it was nice, and I would rent again. Our host even left us a nice bottle of white wine, which I did enjoy. Great fantastic location!
Owner Response: Dear Melanie, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We greatly appreciate your feedback and are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to have you as our guest again soon. Merry Christmas! Warmly, Tanja
Location, coziness, a private retreat for a relaxing getaway. Everything you need for a great beach vacation is here. The cottage has its own kitchen and so close to the beach that its easy to come back and have a snack or lunch. We made our own breakfast everyday and then went for long walks on the beach. On a couple mornings we walked into town along the beach and enjoyed a late morning beverage togther overlooking the beach. Other mornings we walked north along the beach to Caledesi Park. This property is ideally located to access all that the Clearwater area has to offer. Tanja was a delight to work with and made some wonderful accomodations for us to make our stay even better than we could hope! Thanks for a great stay!
Owner Response: Dear Steve, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am happy that you and your wife had a great vacation in Clearwater Beach and enjoyed our charming cottage and its ideal location! Thank you for being our guests. We hope to welcome you again at one of our beautiful vacation homes. Wishing you all the best. Warmly, Tanja
My wife and I stayed here for a long weekend getaway and loved it! Tanja was extremely communicative and easy to deal with! Every detail was thought of, and the cottage was clean and well-kept. The beach access was right across the street and the beach was perfect - far enough from the main public beach area that it was a lot less crowded. We will definitely stay here again in the future!
Owner Response: Dear Dave, Thank you so much for the nice review, we really appreciate it! I am delighted that you and your wife enjoyed your get-away at The Cottage so much. It was really nice meeting you and we look forward to your next visit. Warmly, Tanja
My wife and I had never been to Clearwater Beach before so we were very surprised when we got there and realized there were no condos on the beach and that we had it all to ourselves! The cottage was a perfect getaway that we needed and we were so pleased with our stay! Tanja and Mike were easy to contact our entire trip and were more than helpful with everything. Our family was so impressed with our stories and pictures that they want to come down with us and stay at another property they own! My only complaint....... Frenchy's Crab Fries. We got them the second night of our stay and ended up craving them 2 other nights! Seriously though, everything was more perfect than we had hoped for and the cottage location was amazing! We'll definitely be back!
Owner Response: Dear Seth, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are very happy that you and your wife had such a fabulous vacation with us. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and we would love to have you and your family visiting us again. Warmly, Tanja
We felt very at home in this quaint cottage. Very tastefully decorated and location couldn’t be beat. Tanja was a pleasure to deal with and very responsive in all of our communications. Definitely plan to come back again and hopefully try the main house.
Owner Response: Dear Christine and Tom, Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you last week and to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at The Cottage and your getaway in Clearwater Beach. Thank you again for being our guests. We look forward to having you back! Warmly, Tanja
Property was clean and ready to enjoy. Walked to the beach in the evening with my wife and watched the sun set. Very nice stay
Owner Response: Dear Anna-Maria and John, Thank you so much for your nice review, we highly appreciate it! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you will visit again. Warmly, Tanja
Would definitely stay here again.
Owner Response: Dear Christine, Thank you so much for your positive feedback! I am happy that you enjoyed your stay and would visit again. I wish you all the best. Warmly, Tanja
We had a great family vacation staying in this home and cottage . There was room for all of us-3 families. House was all updated. Everything was clean and very comfortable. Great location to the beach and it was private-no crowds!
Owner Response: Dear Cheri, Thank you so much for returning and being our guests again! As always it was a pleasure to share our home with you and your family and we hope you will be back again next year. Thank you as well for leaving such a nice review. We appreciate it! Warmly, Tanja
Perfect location. Very clean house. A+
Owner Response: Dear John, Thank you so much for leaving such a nice review. It was a pleasure to have you and your wife as our guests and we would love to have you back. Thank you again for being our guests. Warmly, Tanja
The first impression wasn't the best because there were three large dead roaches as soon as you walked in. (I'm thinking they must have just sprayed because we didn't see any after that.) The trash was also overflowing outside so previous tenants must have not put it out. Besides those two things, my husband and I had a great time. It was so nice being so close to the beach and the sunsets were gorgeous. My husband and I would come back again.
Owner Response: Dear Elisabeth, Thank you so much for your feedback. Firstly, we would like to say that we are delighted that you would visit again. Secondly, we are very disappointed with the 3 star review. Regarding the garbage, the trash barrels are located next to the carport. It is true that you see the barrels when arriving/parking at the property. The city collects the garbage once a week - on Thursdays. It can happen that the bins are not empty when new guests arrive if they arrive before the pick up day. Regarding the roaches, unfortunately cockroaches are very common in Florida that’s why a regular pest control service is so important. We have an annual service subscription with a local pest control company which includes quarterly treatments of all of our homes. They sprayed the cottage just a few days before your arrival. I wish you all the best. Warmly, Tanja
Absolutley perfect for two adults. The cottage was clean , cozy and so close to the beach!! Truely a stone's throw. We had an awesome experience and have plans to visit again soon!! Five stars!!!
Owner Response: Dear Kara, Thank you so much for being our guest and your kind review. We are delighted that you had a happy stay at The Cottage and are planing to visit again. We would love to have you back! Warmly, Tanja
Lovely, clean cottage and just a tiny walk to a beautiful beach! Much enjoyed.
Owner Response: Dear JoAnn, Thank you so much for the lovely review. I am happy that you enjoyed your time at The Cottage and hope that you will visit us again. Warmly, Tanja
We rented both the cottage and the house ... this is the same review I left for the house. Both are immaculate. Furnishings are nice and updated ... beds and bedding are very comfortable ... well-appointed kitchen, plenty of towels, good lighting, etc. And probably the cleanest rental I've ever stayed in. Could not be closer to the beach ... great beach chairs and umbrellas provided as well. Easy, safe surroundings—I'm a runner and it was just as easy to run a short 4-mile loop as it was a lone 10-miler. "Town" in a mere 1.5 miles down the street ... great place for younger teens/preteens to walk to together for ice cream etc. ONLY downfall is the major grocery store is across the bridge, which is close, but with spring break crowds, takes a while to negotiate traffic. Just need to plan grocery trips for early ... Costco super easy to get to as well! We rented both the home and the cottage, had a total of eight people, two in each room (one couple in the cottage) and it was perfect! We will go again.
Owner Response: Dear Shauna, Thank you so much for having stayed with us and for the fabulous review! I am delighted how much you loved our home and its proximity to the beach! It makes us so happy when our guests enjoy their vacation at our properties and have a great time in Clearwater Beach. We constantly strive to provide a fantastic holiday experience to our visitors and love to hear how much our guests appreciate our efforts! I wish you a happy and bright Easter weekend and hope to have you and your family back! Warmly, Tanja
This was our second time to stay at the cottage, 32 Steps to the Sand. It is in a quiet residential neighborhood in north Clearwater Beach within walking distance of the commercial part of North Beach. The beach across a quiet street is beautiful and quiet. It features wonderful sunsets. The cottage itself is a studio with plenty of room for two people and our dog. The kitchen and bathroom are more than fine. The patio between the cottage and the big house is really a pleasure. It's private with lovely palm trees and vegetation and an outdoor shower. We ate two meals a day at the table there. One small negative is that the wifi router is in the big house, meaning that to connect to the internet at any time of day I had to go outside in the patio and snuggle my chair up really close to the door of the neighbors' house. We love the location of the cottage and its proximity to the beach, to restaurants, to the library and recreation center and to the Jolly Trolley route. Thanks, Tanja!
Owner Response: Dear Sara and Charles, Thank you so much for returning to The Cottage and for leaving such a wonderful and informative review! We are happy that you enjoyed your second stay with us as much as your first one last year and we hope to have you back. Regarding the wifi, I wish you would have contacted me while you were still there. We would have sent Brighthouse over straightaway. The wifi should work perfectly and I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. I wish you all the best and Happy Easter! Warmly, Tanja
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
Owner 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
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.
Owner 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
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.
Owner 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
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!
Owner 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
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!!
Owner 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
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
Owner 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
This was a great experience!! My husband and I stayed here to celebrate our 45th anniversary, it's just right for two. The Cottage was super clean, fresh and welcoming. It had everything you could possibly need. The light decor was perfect, not overdone. It is right across the street from the beach, so it's easy to walk back and forth during the day. We loved the close proximity to the restaurants and shops! Clearwater Beach is definitely one of my new favorite places. We are considering coming back with the whole family and either rent both the cottage and house, or maybe one of the bigger homes owned by this couple. They were wonderful, very easy to work with and easily accessible.
Owner Response: Dear Sherry and Bruce, it was so nice to meet you during your stay and I am delighted that you had such a wonderful anniversary get away! Thank you so much for leaving such a great review. We would love to have you and your family back! We wish you all the best. Warmly, Tanja
This property is perfect for a quiet get away. It's located in a residential area with almost no traffic. Crossing the street to the beach was a non-issue. The place was clean and well stocked. We had a variety of beach supplies to choose from such as chairs, umbrellas, and even beach toys. I especially appreciated the outdoor shower located right outside the door so we could clean up before going inside. I am extremely grateful to the owner. Ms. Tanya is the most organized and efficient person I have ever met. She responded to all my inquiries in a timely manner before arriving. There was a thorough notebook waiting on us with everything one could ever want or need to know about the area. Her husband popped by to make sure we were set on the first day. He was kind and courteous. He allowed me to skype with his wife who was in Switzerland at the time. They are just lovely folks. As a side note, the elderly neighbor across the street loves to talk with you. Since I was from Tennessee, she was very curious about Dolly Parton. If you get a chance to speak with her, don't pass it up. She's hilarious!
Owner Response: Dear Kristi, Thank you so much for the great review, we highly appreciate your kind comments. It is a shame that we missed each other by just a couple of days, but nevertheless, it was such a pleasure to have you as our guests and I hope to welcome you personally next time. Warmly, Tanja
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay in the Cottage. It was perfect for just the 2 of us. We loved how it was located in the residential part of Clearwater yet was within walking and driving distance of the main activities and pier. The beach across the street from the house and cottage was so wide and open..with less crowds. We felt very comfortable there. Some folks were also staying in the main house on the property but it was not uncomfortable or awkward at all. The cottage has it's own sitting area, parking space and was still very private. I would like to thank the owner, Tanja, for being so prompt and friendly about responding to emails and offering suggestions for restaurants. We will definitely stay there again if we return.
Owner Response: Dear Kristy, thank you so much for the fantastic review, I highly appreciate it! It is so rewarding when our guests have a great vacation, appreciate our efforts and fall in love with our homes. It was a pleasure to share The Cottage with you and it would be fabulous to have you back! Warmly, Tanja
We rented the cottage and house and I could not ask for anything more in a rental home! The property was so close to the beach we walked barefoot and the house was super clean and very well decorated. Tanja is so easy to work with, a wonderful lady! Next time we are in ,Clearwater we don't even have to look, it's 32 steps for us!!!!!
Owner Response: Dear Melissa, Thank you so much for your fantastic review and the picture of your kids enjoying their vacation! You were wonderful guests and we would love to have your family back. Have a happy summer! Warmly, Tanja
Everything about our stay was amazing! The house is beautiful and just steps away from the beach. We look forward to coming back soon!
Owner Response: Dear Jen, thank you so much for your nice review. We are glad that you had such a great time and look forward to having you back soon! Warmly, Tanja
My wife and I stayed at "32 Steps to the Beach" last week for 5 days and had a great time. The property is very well cared for and has all of the amenities. We were very impressed and are looking forward to staying there again. Rod and Tracee Henningsen
Owner Response: Dear Tracee and Rod, Thank you so much for your lovely review! It is always a pleasure when our guests enjoy a great vacation and fall in love with our home. Thank you for having stayed with us! We look forward to welcome you back on another occasion. Warmly, Tanja
The cottage was very nice and clean. We really enjoyed the front set-up area of the cottage with the table and umbrella. Very close to the beach and great neighborhood! There were a few things that needed fixing such as the garbage can, fan in the kitchen/hall area and the light under the microwave did not work. We were very disappointed with the beach accessories. Most everything was in bad shape and broken. The bikes were in poor riding condition needing repairs. It was difficult to communicate with the owner since she lives in Europe but did have local contacts for inquires. The kitchen was not very well stocked with cooking essentials. There were no BBQ tools and luckily the cleaning crew was over at the main house and they got us some from the house. Overall our stay was pleasant and comfortable.
Owner Response: Dear Francesca, thank you for your feedback and the time you took to write it. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay at The Cottage and its proximity to the beach. I do apologize for the minor issues. We are indeed very disappointed with the 3 star review. We do check and replace the beach equipment regularly but it is Florida and the humidity and salt water have an impact on it. Having said that all beach equipment is provided with no extra charges. Of course, we will take care straightaway of the broken garbage can, kitchen fan and the microwave light. I just wish you contacted me while you were still at The Cottage so that we could have taken care of these problems straightaway. I check my emails several times a day and if you can not get hold of me our facilities managers Peter and Tanya are on call. Regarding the kitchen equipment I am not sure what you really missed as I believe we do offer very well equipped kitchens at our properties compared to other vacation rentals as our reviews show. I wish you all the best. Warmly, Tanja
My wife and I just stayed here as an anniversary getaway and it fit the bill perfectly. The location is quiet in the northern residential area of Clearwater and is very close to the beach. We didn't even rent a car. Just took the trolly to the Grocery Store and did our small meals at the cottage, then either took the trolly or enjoyed the short 1 mile walk down the beach to all the restaurants for dinner. The beach access next to the cottage is far less crowded than the main part of town. Perfect for our getaway looking for a peaceful beach experience. Tanja was highly communicative in the reservation process and also clearly cares about people experiencing their property as a quality rental. We couldn't have been more pleased. I'm sure in the not so distant future we will be coming back to rent the larger house adjacent to the cottage and bring our children back with us :). While I really would rather others not know about this rental (so that it would remain a hidden treasure for us), It's only fair to say that if you are looking for a simple cottage with a full kitchen included...you really can't beat this little gem. These are the kind of owners that you always hope to get when renting a place for vacation. Do yourself a favor and book a getaway here before it's taken by somebody else :)
Owner Response: Dear Jodie and Jeff, thank you so much for the fabulous review! We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful (kids free:-)) get away for your anniversary and enjoyed some romantic days at The Cottage and in Clearwater Beach! It would be a pleasure to welcome you and your family back. Warmly, Tanja
This little cottage is perfect for a weekend getaway. Very quiet area, away from the hustle and bustle. Family friendly. It is close to everything, walking distance to Frenchy's South Beach Cafe amongst a ton of other great restaurants. And the beach is directly across the street. Very well maintained and the owners are very kind as well as the cleaning crew!
Owner Response: Dear Lindsey, Thank you so much for the fantastic review. I greatly appreciate your kind feedback and I am pleased that you had such a wonderful break! I wish you all the best and hope to have you back! Warmly, Tanja
My husband and I recently stayed in the cottage for our 5 year anniversary. From the very beginning Tanja was easy to communicate with. The cottage is very clean and a nice getaway. Everything was there that you could possibly need, including beach chairs, bicycles, all kitchen utensils, etc. We were pleasantly pleased of the proximity of the beach and even more so how quiet this end of the beach was. We would definitely return here for another stay.
Owner Response: Dear Jeni, thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. I am thrilled that you and Stephen chose The Cottage for your 5th anniversary get-away and that you had such a lovely stay. Thank you again for being our guests. We would love for you to visit us again! Warmly, Tanja
We would definitely recommend the cottage to visitors of North Clearwater Beach. It is about a block from the beach and the house is small but fixed up very nicely and is very clean. The kitchen was well stocked and we cooked all but 2 of our meals there. The cottage is a little tricky to find as it is located behind a larger house and the entrance is on the side street. We were even greeted with 2 bottles of wine upon our arrival. This area of the beach is less crowded and it is great place to walk for miles with no obstructions.
Owner Response: Dear Judy, Thank you so much for the kind review. I really appreciate it and am happy that you enjoyed a relaxing stay at The Cottage. As I am a passionate cook myself it is important to offer our guests not only tastefully furnished and clean homes but also well equipped kitchens! I am glad that you appreciated and used the kitchen a lot :-) Thank you again for having stayed with us! Warmly, Tanja
32 Steps to the Beach was a clean and well equipped cottage that was centrally located in Clearwater Beach. We wanted a place where we could walk the beach and walk to restaurants on the beach and in town. This property had it all. We could even walk to a protected nature area at the north end of Clearwater Beach enjoying rare natural coastline and privacy on the beach. We parked the car upon arrival and for six days walked the beaches and into town. We were pleasantly surprised that this cottage was located in an area that still had old Florida architecture and atmosphere which is also rare these days. We enjoyed the private patio area for the cottage renters and used this space for reading and resting our tired feet. Although the drive through Clearwater Beach was difficult this community is a pedestrian's paradise. Instructions for reservations, house rules, entry, and departure were clear and worked flawlessly. The owner and the cleaners were helpful and very nice. We will be back!
Owner Response: Dear Mary and Neil, thank you so much for your kind feedback! I am happy that you had such a wonderful stay at our Cottage and explored the opportunities for walking in the area. A car is indeed not a necessity when you are staying at The Cottage as the beautiful beach is just in front of the door and Clearwater Beach with its many restaurants, shops and activities only a mile away. It was such a pleasure sharing our home with you and we look very much forward to having you back soon! Warmly, Tanja
We were lucky to find this dog-friendly cottage in Clearwater Beach. In our experience, even if a motel allows dogs, they don't often have a good place for the dog to go "potty". And taking them out from a 5th floor motel room for more than a couple of nights becomes a pain. And our dog weighs 6 pounds! Not with this place. We could take the dog out at all hours in this quiet neighborhood and feel safe. I think that even though not all of the beaches in Clearwater Beach allow dogs, the beautiful North beach that is 32 steps away allows dogs as long as they're on a leash. (I never did actually count the steps, but even with my old, short legs, it seemed like a very short walk.) The cottage has been remodeled recently and was adorable and very clean. It was stocked with everything we needed. As advertised, it is large enough for 2 people, but would be crowded with 3. We had never stayed in Clearwater Beach before and had a super time exploring the restaurants and shopping there and in the surrounding area. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to friends.
Owner Response: Dear Linda, Thank you so much for the great review! I am happy that you had such a wonderful vacation and enjoyed your first trip to Clearwater Beach! The North Beach neighborhood is indeed calm and safe and the beach just marvelous. I look forward to having you back. Warmly, Tanja
It was clean quiet and friendly. Close to town so we could walk. It is great if you are on go which we were. There is not alot of room but it worked for us. Love it.
Owner Response: Dear Marianna, Thank you so much for leaving such a kind review. I am happy that you had a nice and relaxing stay at The Cottage and enjoyed your 2 week vacation in Clearwater Beach. Thank you again for sharing the lovely picture! I look forward to having you and Dan back. Warmly, Tanja
Walking up to the Cottage, (from your parking space) you enter on a delightfully charming patio. Going thru the door of this Cottage, you find it's beautifully decorated and very clean. We met the caretakers, they made sure we were happy and asked if we needed anything. Everything you need is there. Full kitchen, right down to a blender for those wonderful drinks you can mix for sitting on the patio. Enough room for 2 to stay in comfort. There is a 3 bedroom unit that is wonderful for larger groups. We took a tour while we were there and it's as charming as the Cottage. The beach there is so nice and clean. Wonderful for shelling and watching the sunsets. Took many walks thru this clean neighborhood. Close to wonderful restaurants, attractions or lots of peace and quiet. The owner was only an email away and answered any and all questions promptly. There is also a book with information in it to guide you during your stay. So bring your swimsuit and suntan lotion and enjoy! We're looking forward staying there again.
Owner Response: Dear Jeri and Norb, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Your kind comments are greatly appreciated and we are delighted that you had such a wonderful and relaxing stay at our Cottage. We truly care and try our best to ensure that our guests have a lovely vacation. We are grateful for having such a great and dedicated team on our side who supports us in providing an excellent guest service. I look very much forward to having you back. Fondly, Tanja
Well maintained. Excellent welcome binder was provided which contained everything we needed to know about the property and things to do in the area. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood and access to the beach couldn't be better. It was an easy walk or short drive to whatever we needed. The owner is very responsive. I would recommend this property.
Owner Response: Dear Lee, thank you so much for your kind review! It was a pleasure sharing our home with you and we hope to have you back soon. Warmly, Tanja
The cottage was everything as shown and more. Very clean and tastefully decorated (not overdone!!!). The private patio provides the best way to start your beach day and the end your beach day (outdoor shower) and wash the sand from the toes. The location is the BEST!! 32 steps makes this cottage a wonderful place to enjoy the beach to the fullest. Dolphins appeared magically close to the shore and the beach walk to the state park expands your knowledge of what gifts the beach can provide. This cottage is perfect to enjoy this wonderful part of Clearwater beach. It is convenient to everything and walking distance to all the shops and restaurants or if you prefer you can use the trolley. In review I would highly recommend this cottage for a memorable Clearwater vacation to family and friends.
Owner Response: Dear Carol, thank you so much for your kind and wonderful feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your vacation at our charming cottage so much. Its location is indeed special with the beautiful beach just across the calm neighborhood street. I am glad that you walked all the way up to Caladesi which is a lovely long beach walk. We highly recommend it to everyone for relaxing, shelling, bird watching, seeing dolphins swimming by and pelicans diving into the ocean. The sunsets in Clearwater Beach are spectacular! A very happy new year to you! I hope to have you back. Warmly, Tanja
The location is perfect and the beach cottage is so quaint and very thoughtfully and well equipped with everything you could ever need in the kitchen. The owners are very professional and the property is very well run. Also very thoughtful, I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered the owners left two bottles of wine there, as a welcome. I had such a relaxing and wonderful time. I recommend the beach cottage to anyone looking for a quiet, quaint getaway.
Owner Response: Dear Kimberley, we appreciate your great and kind feedback - thank you for the time you took to write and submit the review! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at our charming cottage and we hope that you will visit again. Have a merry X-Mas and a happy and healthy New Year! All the best, Tanja & Mike
From the beginning it was clear, Tanja has thought through creating a wonderful experience. Communication was complete, thorough, and prompt. The property had everything one needs and a few extra touches. The property and location were perfect. It all adds up to create a true stress free experience and a real break for everyone. Thank you for caring to make things wonderful.
Owner Response: Dear Chris, thank you so much for your kind words. I am thrilled that you spent some wonderful days at The Cottage and I look forward to having you back soon! Merry X-mas and a happy New Year to you and your loved one! Warmly, Tanja
This adorable little cottage and it's location were just what we needed for our Thanksgiving getaway. It was very clean and we could tell it had recently been updated. We cooked a couple of times but we also tried several of the local restaurants, which were wonderful. We enjoyed gorgeous weather and took advantage of the beach and other areas to walk with our dog and just explore. It was a very relaxing vacation all around and the complimentary bottles of wine were an added bonus! We would definitely recommend this property and are thinking about booking again ourselves in the future.
Owner Response: Dear Leanne and Oliver, thank you so much for the wonderful review and for staying with us! We are happy that you had such a fabulous stay at The Cottage and in Clearwater Beach. We look forward to having you back! Warmly, Tanja & Mike
My wife and I spent 4 nights at the cottage for our honeymoon. We enjoyed the location - the proximity to the beach and the fact that it was not nearly as crowded as elsewhere on the island. The kitchen and 3 piece bathroom were wonderful and had nice amenities. The cottage was plenty spacious for our needs and provided MUCH better value than if we would have rented a hotel room.
Owner Response: Dear Brian, Thank you so much for your kind feedback. I am thrilled that you and your wife had such a wonderful honeymoon at The Cottage. It is indeed a romantic bright place! I hope that you will return soon. Warmly, Tanja
The cottage was everything that was advertised... clean, comfortable and very close to the beach. The private patio was beautiful and a great place for a midday break from the sun. There was even a shed with beach chairs, umbrellas and toys. Coming back again....
Owner Response: Dear Joe, thank you so much for your kind words. We are delighted that you spent some beautiful days at The Cottage and we look forward to having you back soon. Have a wonderful end of the year. Warmly, Tanja
We spent three nights in this very lovely studio. I was concerned that it would feel too "tight" for me and my husband. I like to cook, and was delighted to see that the kitchen area is separated from the rest of the cottage. The pictures on the website do not do justice to this beautiful, clean space. We enjoyed walking out the door with plastic chairs and crossing the street to watch the sunset on the beach. We also found the first entrance to the beach (a few blocks away) to be a more private spot for spending hours on the beach. There are bikes, umbrellas, and plenty of chairs for sitting. There is a very nice patio table and umbrella just outside the cottage, very private even when others are staying in the big house. We would definitely go back. Perhaps the best part of the three days was not getting in the car. We rode our own bikes around the north end, even to lunch at the Palm Pavilion on the water. Finally, the owner Tanja was just wonderful to us. We highly recommend this location.
Owner Response: Dear Peggy, thank you so much for leaving such a nice review and taking the time to submit it! I am delighted that you and your husband had such a lovely stay at The Cottage and enjoyed your time in Clearwater Beach! I hope to have you back soon! Fondly, Tanja
Wow, what a great comfy, cozy cottage. Beautifully decorated and so close to the beach. We had a great time watching the Super Boat races, pretty much right outside our door! No problem getting to restaurants or picking up some groceries because we could walk to everything. The owner was very nice and easy to work with. We will certainly come back and hopefully rent the House as well for the rest of the family. If we could describe it in one word it would be....AWESOME!
Owner Response: Hi Bobbie and Ken, Thank you so much for your lovely review and the time you took to write it. We are thrilled that you had such a fantastic and memorable stay and we are very much looking forward to having you and your family back soon! Warmly, Tanja
The cottage was a perfect place for a weekend getaway! The location made it easy to enjoy both the quiet of the private beach and nightlife.
Owner Response: Dear Crystal, thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay at The Cottage and I hope to have you back again. All the best, Tanja
The Cottage was a perfect place to get away for vacation. The home was 32 steps to the beach and the surrounding area was nice and quiet. If you were in the mood for a crowded beach, that was just a short stroll up the sidewalk or beach. The cottage had everything we needed and was exactly as described in the listing. We had no issues and even caught the maintenance team checking the gas in the grill to ensure it was ready for the holiday cookouts expected for the 4th. We weren't staying for the 4th but felt sure the next family would appreciate the thought and attention to detail. The kitchen seemed to have everything we needed. The location was close to the beaches and restaurants so we didn't need any transportation other then our bikes and feet. Since we drove over from the east coast and had a car, we ventured out to the Dali Museum and the Morean Art Center (if you have never seen glass blowers in action, check out the Hot Shop). The one thing I wish we had known about before we arrived was the need to feed the parking meters if you drive around. Seems everywhere you go with the car, you need a quarter or two for parking. I'm sure if I had spent a little time online checking out the area attractions, I would have found warnings. We were mainly in town for the beaches and that didn't require any car ride or quarters. We really appreciated you sharing your home with us and we had a lovely time thanks to the perfect location.
Owner Response: Dear Michelle, Thank you so much for the great and detailed review. I am glad that you had such a wonderful stay at our cozy cottage and appreciated its great location! I wish you all the best and I hope to have you back soon! Fondly, Tanja
This place is amazing. Great location. Quiet private beach. We will definitely be back. The price is extremely cheap for what u get.
Owner Response: Dear Chris, Thank you so much for your generous feedback and your kind words! I am delighted that you loved The Cottage as much as we do! It is indeed a cute place on a fabulous, quiet beach! I look forward to having you back soon. Warmly, Tanja
Had a wonderful week at the cottage! It was very nice and well decorated! It has a Relaxing atmosphere! Very nice for a couples vacation home! The cottage was well equipt and had everything you needed! felt like home! We enjoyed the short 32 steps to the beach! Was very convenient! The beach was very nice and private, away from all the hussle and bustle. We enjoyed it being private and less crowds on the beach! The weather was perfect! Loved the colors of the ocean! The owner of the property was very nice and friendly and always answered any questions! I loved the manual she made with restaurants and points of interests. I thought it was a very nice touch to have the cottage guest book! It was very cute and loved reading about the adventures others had at Clearwater Beach! I would reccomend this vacation rental to anyone that is looking for a nice relaxing and peaceful vacation!
Owner Response: Dear Jill and Codie, Thank you for the great review! I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Clearwater Beach and The Cottage met your expectations. We are thrilled about how much our guests love the updates and changes we have made. Please visit us again! Warmly, Tanja
Perfect little cottage, perfect location, splendid place. Spent 4 days on our honeymoon here. We loved it. Simply said, quite amazingly sweet. Can't say enough or anything other than how much we enjoyed our time here. Great little spot near the beach, enjoyed the restaurants, going out late looking for shells, beach is beautiful, water so warm. We will be coming back to the same cottage again- but not soon enough.
Owner Response: Dear Ashley, Thank you for your lovely review and your kind words. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay at our bright little cottage and I look forward to have you back soon. Warmly, Tanja
Please note that the “32 steps from the Beach” studio was quite a surprise and a pleasant one at that. Booking on the Web can be sometimes hap hazardous. You never know what you get, even though the advertiser claims that the place is equivalent to paradise. In this case, let us state that “32 steps from the beach” is equivalent to: An oasis on this side of heaven. Conveniently located in a quiet suburb, just about a mile away from the hustle and bustle of the trendy and busy nightlife of the Clearwater Beach area, your property is ideal for a couple, of any age group. Your instructions and comments were bountiful, clear and precise. The studio is very clean and neat, well laid out, with a pleasant decor, complete with all the amenities, tools, beach chairs, beach towels and necessities you can ever need or think about. Nothing was missing to make your stay enjoyable and if something was required, Jeff was just a call away, to take the time and hastily provide. The Spa was well appreciated to relax at the end of every wonderful day. Two main things attract people to this getaway area of Florida…”The Beach” and the “Weather/Scenery” and we added …the Friendliness of its inhabitants. The weather was perfect and the Floridian scenery in this beautiful neighborhood is fantastic. Taking a walk a few blocks away (on the other side of the island) we observed for a time, a few dolphins, frolicking very close to shore, unperturbed by our presence. The Beach was exactly 32 steps away from your studio. (…like everyone else, I counted them.) The sand is soft, warm, clean and slopes down into the water slowly, while the waves shake you back to life. The beach is public but at your location it is similar to having a private beach (even during the warm and busy weekend days); with only very few beachcombers and joggers parading on the seashore. The view stretches for miles on end, on both sides of the horizon; barely unobstructed by only a few high-rise condos, at distance. This Beach area truly warrants the qualifier of: “...an oasis, on this side of paradise”; where, as you mentioned it: “…ideal to take your morning coffee while watching the sun rising”… and may I add, sipping a glass of “cold Rose Wine”, while watching the sunset. Thank you for providing my wife and I with everlasting memories.
Owner Response: Dear Marcel and Marjolaine, what a marvelous and descriptive review - thank you so much for your kind words! I am so glad that you had such a fantastic time and enjoyed our Cottage that much. Please visit us again and have a happy rest of the year. Warmly, Tanja
My girlfriend and I were looking for a peaceful getaway/vacation and we found just that. The beach was literally steps from the cottage with gorgeous white sand and crystal clear ocean! We enjoyed being away from the tourist and hotel areas and enjoyed the quiet neighborhood. We were still able to walk the beach to get to the restaurants and shopping along the water. The cottage was very clean and comfortable, as well as nicely decorated. We had everything we needed, including dish soap, paper towels, toilet paper, shower towels, etc. We cannot wait to come back for another visit!
Owner Response: Dear TJ, thank you for your great feedback and your wonderful and detailed comments! I am glad that our cottage was just perfect for you and look forward to having you back soon! Fondly, Tanja
My wife and I found the cottage at 32 Steps to the Beach to be nearly perfect for a retired couple. Even though it is on Clearwater Beach, we wanted quiet. It is quiet, located about six or seven blocks north of the last commercial enterprises. It is in a quiet, residential neighborhood. We wanted beach access. The beautiful, wide Clearwater Beach public access is literally only steps away. We went there up to three times a day. My wife cannot drive, and it was so easy for her to go to the beach with her chair and umbrella. The cottage is small but is perfect for a couple. It has a nice kitchen and bathroom with an accessible shower and a comfortable sofa in front of the television. You can open windows or use air conditioner. The wifi reception seemed irregular and spotty at times. The nicest feature is a comfortable little patio surrounded by palms where we ate breakfast every day and often ate another meal when we were there. The complimentary use of the nice washer and dryer is a bonus. The cottage is well appointed. The new owner is interested and solicitous of our comfort. Although there is no view of the beach and the Gulf from the property, all of that is only a couple of minutes away by foot. Good restaurants, shops, and a public recreation are readily accessible only one mile away. Traffic on the causeway to Clearwater Beach can be daunting. Publix grocery is convenient.
Owner Response: Dear Charles and Sara, Thank you so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure to welcome you to our charming cottage. I am glad that you liked the tranquil environment on North Beach just as much as we do. I am very sorry for the Wi-fi problems, we called Bright House in and they fixed the issue. I look forward to hopefully having you back soon. Warmly, Tanja
Good things come in small packages and that is true of 32 Steps to the Beach! Everything we needed to make this our home for the week was provided. Tanja has thought of everything! She provided beach towels, plenty of paper towels, laundry soap, dish soap, extra trash liners, spices, sugar, plenty of glassware and dishes! It was easy to help keep her cottage tidy and homey with all the amenities she had for us! All VRBO owners should take notes! We will make plans to return next year!
Owner Response: Dear Kristine, I greatly appreciate your wonderful feedback. Thank you so much for having stayed with us! I look forward to having you and your family back next year. Warmly, Tanja
Such a cute, comfortable cottage in a quiet and beautiful area of Clearwater. We thoroughly enjoyed the easy access to the beach for walks, shelling, and sunsets and the short walk to catch the trolley for "city" adventures! No real need for a car here! The private little patio is perfect for breakfast, drinks, reading and relaxing. We hope to return again soon. Our first Clearwater vacation was simply stellar!! Thanks Tanja!
Owner Response: Dear Lois and Jim, thank you for your kind words, I appreciate it so much! I was in Clearwater Beach this January for the renovation and refurnishing of The Cottage and The House. It is so great to hear and see that our guests love staying with us and appreciate all the work and passion we put into our homes. We want our guests to feel at home away from home having all the comfort they need. I look very much forward to having you back soon!
We had an awesome time. My hubby had to get used to the small quarters but ended up loving it as much as I did. I collect shells for art. The little tropical patio was the perfect place for stashing and cleaning and packing to take home to Nebraska. We made a reservation to come back next year!!!! The location is great. You can drive down the beach road and visit all the beaches and towns without leaving the island.
Owner Response: Dear Maureen, thank you for the lovely review. It was a pleasure to get to know you and to hear that you love our beach cottage as much as I do! I look forward to having you back next year! Take good care, Tanja
The stay was absolutely the best! Super comfortable, great decor and the bed was great. We are already talking about coming back!
Owner Response: Dear Sue, thank you for the fabulous review and the time you took to write it. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our charming cottage. The beds are comfy, indeed! I look forward to welcome you again soon! Take good care, Tanja
Perfect. Barely used the car. We walked out to the beach and de-stressed for four days. The cottage fit our needs perfectly. We ate in for breakfast, bought and cooked a daily catch from the dock for lunch and ate at a fine local restaurant every night. 32 Steps from breath taking sunsets. Couldn't be happier. We will be back.