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The Cottage - Sleeps 2 - 32 Steps to the Beach

Clearwater Beach, Florida, United States 33767

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  • Description

    Completely remodeled in January 2015!!

    Charming and cozy Clearwater Beach retreat with a house and separate cottage in TOP LOCATION. The property is located in a quiet and upscale, residential neighborhood of Clearwater North Beach, just a mile away from vibrant Clearwater Beach and its public beach life.

    The charming cottage is a tropical efficiency with an open floor plan. It offers a kitchen, a small dining area, a sleeping and a sitting area with a queen bed and a sofa sleeper, a bathroom and a separate outside sitting area in a lush tropical backyard.

    The house and cottage can be BOOKED TOGETHER OR SEPARATELY and are the perfect place for families, family get togethers or romantic get-aways. It is NOT SUITABLE FOR SPRINGBREAKERS or any group that wants an environment that allows loud parties.

    THE AWARD-WINING GULF BEACH IS ONLY 32 STEPS AWAY! Grill, TVs, cable, WIFI, multiple driveways for parking, beautiful landscaping. Walk to shopping, dining or island attractions. Take the public trolley around the island or go as far south as Treasure Island!

    NOTE: Since the house and cottage can be rented separately as well, the availability calendar will not be up-to-date. Please contact us for current availability.

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

    IMPORTANT: We do not advertise on Craigslist! Be safe and only deal with the owner.

    Details

    • Accommodates:2
    • Bedrooms:1
    • Bathrooms:1

    Amenities

    • Amenity Availability Air Conditioning
    • Amenity Availability Cable TV
    • Amenity Availability Heating
    • Amenity Availability Internet
    • Amenity Availability No Smoking
    • Amenity Availability Parking Included
    • Amenity Availability Wireless Internet
    • Amenity Availability Safe

    Rates and Availability

    Weeknight Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Min Stay
    Summer 2017
    05/01/2017 - 09/08/2017
    $165 / nightN/A$1050 / weekN/A3
    Fall 2017
    09/09/2017 - 12/20/2017
    $142 / nightN/A$910 / weekN/A3
    X-mas 2017
    12/21/2017 - 01/02/2018
    $195 / nightN/A$1260 / weekN/A3
    Winter 2018
    01/03/2018 - 02/05/2018
    $145 / nightN/A$910 / weekN/A3
    Spring 2018
    02/06/2018 - 04/28/2018
    $180 / nightN/A$1155 / weekN/A3
    Summer 2108
    04/29/2018 - 09/07/2018
    $165 / nightN/A$1050 / weekN/A2

    Specific Rate Details

    View All Seasonal Rates Cleaning Fee: $85 / Property Damage Protection: $45 / Tax: 13% / Refundable Deposit: $300 Pet Fee: $100 NOTE: Since the house and cottage can be rented separately as well as together, please view both properties availability calendar(s) in order to book both homes together.
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    • Cozy and Quaint!!!

      Reviewed by Derek W. on November 14, 2016 for their trip during October 2016

      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

    • Loved our vacation!!

      Reviewed by Adriana B. on October 17, 2016 for their trip during October 2016

      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

    • Clean cozy and very inviting!!

      Reviewed by Barbara K. from Florida on October 02, 2016 for their trip during September 2016

      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

    • FANTASTIC STAY

      Reviewed by Sherryl P. on July 14, 2016 for their trip during July 2016

      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

    • Exceptional!

      Reviewed by Anonymous on July 11, 2016 for their trip during July 2016

      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

    • The Cottage was just a perfect place to stay in an excellent location

      Reviewed by Kristy W. from Barboursville WV on July 06, 2016 for their trip during June 2016

      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

    • Best rental experience!

      Reviewed by Melissa H. on June 20, 2016 for their trip during June 2016

      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

    • Amazing!

      Reviewed by Jennifer B. on June 10, 2016 for their trip during June 2016

      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

    • Quiet and Quaint

      Reviewed by Jeff B. on May 19, 2016 for their trip during May 2016

      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

    • Great property with a great location!

      Reviewed by Rod H. from Littleton, Colorado on May 17, 2016 for their trip during May 2016

      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

    • Lovely Cottage!

      Reviewed by tom p. from colorado on May 11, 2016 for their trip during April 2016

      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

    • Phenomenal stay

      Reviewed by Lindsey M. on April 19, 2016 for their trip during March 2016

      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

    • Quaint and just as it is pictured

      Reviewed by Anonymous on April 06, 2016 for their trip during March 2016

      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

    • The Cottage

      Reviewed by Judy H. on April 02, 2016 for their trip during March 2016

      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

    • Park the Car and Walk

      Reviewed by Neil P. on March 30, 2016 for their trip during March 2016

      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

    • Neat as a Pin, Dogfriendly, Place for Two in A Perfect location on Clearwater Beach, Florida

      Reviewed by Linda H from Noblesville on March 09, 2016 for their trip during February 2016

      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

    • We loved our stay at the 32steps to beach cottage. I wished I was I was back.

      Reviewed by Marianna F. on February 28, 2016 for their trip during February 2016

      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

    • The Cottage~32 Steps to the Beach

      Reviewed by Jeri D. from Chicago on February 10, 2016 for their trip during January 2016

      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

    • Excellent location

      Reviewed by Lee J. on January 21, 2016 for their trip during January 2016

      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

    • New Years vacation 2016

      Reviewed by Carol from Tennessee on January 08, 2016 for their trip during December 2015

      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

    • Perfect Beach Getaway!!

      Reviewed by Kimberley h. from Thousand Oaks, CA, USA on December 19, 2015 for their trip during December 2015

      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

    • All the details are thought of

      Reviewed by Christopher D. on December 10, 2015 for their trip during December 2015

      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

    • Quaint, tastefully decorated, convenient, pure paradise

      Reviewed by Oliver K. on December 08, 2015 for their trip during November 2015

      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

    • Great Honeymoon Spot!

      Reviewed by Brian D. on November 21, 2015 for their trip during November 2015

      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

    • Clearwater Cottage

      Reviewed by Joe S. on November 08, 2015 for their trip during November 2015

      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

    • 32 steps from the ocean

      Reviewed by Anonymous on October 25, 2015 for their trip during October 2015

      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

    • Best Cottage!

      Reviewed by Anonymous on September 30, 2015 for their trip during September 2015

      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

    • Such a great place!

      Reviewed by Crystal A. on September 08, 2015 for their trip during September 2015

      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

    • Perfect beach getaway

      Reviewed by Michelle from Vero Beach on July 07, 2015 for their trip during June 2015

      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

    • Absolutely breathtaking

      Reviewed by Chris W. on June 01, 2015 for their trip during May 2015

      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

    • The Cottage

      Reviewed by Jill C. on May 30, 2015 for their trip during May 2015

      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

    • Amazing

      Reviewed by Happy girl from Alpine Utah on May 17, 2015 for their trip during May 2015

      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

    • Beautiful location and welcoming place!

      Reviewed by TJ S. on May 13, 2015 for their trip during May 2015

      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

    • "An Oasis, on this side of Paradise" - Read the Ad...WYSIWYG

      Reviewed by Marjolaine et Marcel from Montreal, Quebec, Canada on May 11, 2015 for their trip during April 2015

      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

    • Great beach and nice patio

      Reviewed by charlie1944 from Grand Rapids, MI USA on April 04, 2015 for their trip during March 2015

      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

    • Charming cottage for a perfect week at the beach

      Reviewed by Kristine D. on March 17, 2015 for their trip during March 2015

      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

    • Simply Perfect

      Reviewed by LES from O'Fallon, IL on March 09, 2015 for their trip during March 2015

      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!

    • Paradise

      Reviewed by Mosey from Omaha Ne on March 06, 2015 for their trip during February 2015

      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

    • 32 Steps to the Sand.

      Reviewed by sue r. on February 09, 2015 for their trip during January 2015

      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 One Stop Relaxation"

      Reviewed by Nedmar from MN on January 12, 2014 for their trip during January 07, 2014

      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.