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Oceanfront, Canoe, Boat Dock, Swim, Fish, Walk, Bike, Relax

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, Boat Slip, Ocean Front, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Washer/Dryer

NO Booking Fee, we pay for this ad so you do not pay a booking fee. Two 2 bed homes, but only 1 left for April to July. We have added a 16' Canoe, free to use, be the first to name her. Dolphins often follow a canoe or boat. Explore the beach islands very very close, it is like having your own island. Caladesi Beach State Park is easily accessed by canoe or kayak or boat/motor.

Salt Water, NO alligators in Gulf of Mexico

Beautiful satellite view, see the beach islands nearby, it is like having your own island: http://mapq.st/1NUCAEK Click on Satellite button, 2 buttons below the = and - signs on the right side of the street map......awesome view of the water and beach islands very close.

Bikes free to use as well to explore and relax. Quiet streets or bike along the waters edge on Edgewater or 40 miles of trail on the Pinellas Trail

TRAVELERS SAY

We would be delighted to send you our references from our good repeat guests, good honest people.

FAMILY REUNION.... 5 Generations...July 2016 Bill Giroux said "We are coming back. Debbie is gracious and accommodating. My family, tots and teens to seniors from PA, had a wonderful time". (Bill's full 5 star review is posted on another rental website.)

Are you planning a family reunion? Please ask for information.

February 2017 Don and Ruth said "We are coming back. After staying in a 2 bedroom three times, make our next reservation for the 3 bedroom so we have room for more company".

July 2016 Angie said "My teen daughters and I are having loads of fun".

August 2016 Chip and Family said "Deborah was an excellent host. The property is located conveniently to Clearwater Beach, Dunedin, and Tarpon Springs. The area was safe and pretty." (full reviews on another website)

April 2016 Kathy said "At 70 years old my friend got me into a kayak from the dock and we went to Caladesi Beach State Park, not just once, we did it everyday. It is fun to watch the dolphins from the patio and deck but amazing to be in a kayak and see the dolphins close by. Thank You"

May 2016 Greg and Family said "We stayed in Natures Paradise the first time, naming the Pelicans who visit the dock and swoop into the water. The 3 bedroom was available for our 2nd stay and we have booked it again for November."

Waterfront, Boat Slip, Dock, Swim, Bike, Fish, Walk trails and paths

1/3 of an acre, 3 homes, 2 patios; there are two 2 bedroom homes, each home has a washer/dryer. Natures Paradise has a lanai (screened porch) surrounded by palms, very private. Boaters Dream lanai looks directly out to the water and dock.

The Best of Everything Florida Offers

Clearwater is home to award winning beaches and beach islands:

South Beach and Pier 60 bustle with activity, entertainment & crafters

North Beach is quiet and a great area for shell collecting

Caladesi Beach State Park is a natural beauty, very quiet. Marina also.

Beach Islands in the intracoastal - it is like having your own island, easily

accessible by canoe, kayak or boat just west of this home

Yes we are close to Winter and Hope, stars of Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2. Winter lives at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium...we hope you make time to visit this amazing rescue Aquarium. They save many marine animals and have a wonderfully entertaining show! Some of the movie set support people stayed with us during filming.

Beautiful waterfront views. Fully furnished and equipped. Queen bed in each bedroom. Can use sofa for extra sleeping if necessary. Freshly painted inside & out. Superb boating, fishing, swimming area. Canoe or Kayak to islands with beaches close by or boat to Caladesi State Park beach. Bike along the waters edge or the Pinellas Trail. Dolphins and manatee will be your breakfast guests. Egrets, osprey and heron will honor you with their presence and mullet will entertain you. At night a small owl frequently visits and can often be seen perching on your fence. See to believe...... this property is nestled quietly off alt 19 in safe Old Clearwater Bay...... a taste of old Florida.

Bring Your Boat - your own boat slip, swim from the dock (salt water no alligators), fish in Venetian Basin & intra-coastal waterway. Easy direct access to Gulf, minutes to island beaches and Caladesi Island from Venetian Basin, safe quiet area near Pinellas Trail. Nature, walking, boating and biking at its Florida best. We have a list of boat rental companies.

Screened (porch) lanai: choose Boaters Dream - the home with a lanai surrounded by palm trees or Natures Paradise - the home with full water view from the lanai. Large covered patio at waters edge, shaded patio as well with water view on the west side or enjoy full sun at the dock area. You can chose sun or shade at anytime during the day.

Terrazzo floors (polished granite, marble, quartz) are durable and easy to keep with children..

Quiet walking or cycling area. Cruiser bikes for your enjoyment. The Pinellas Trail is also nearby for miles of scenic bike trail.

Weekly or monthly rental includes furnished and equipped including washer/dryer, utilities, internet, WIFI, cable, telephone, unlimited long distance to continental USA/Canada.

More photos on My Boaters Paradise com website.

No weight limit for friendly dogs, the weight does not matter. We welcome people friendly dogs of any size. Terrazzo floors and leather furniture so very easy to keep with your dog, children or grandchildren.

This home is cleaned professionally before you arrive. If you would like a cleaning service during your stay we can help you arrange that.

Just minutes to the baseball stadiums including spring training for the Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays and thirty minutes to see the New York Yankees during baseball spring training or Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana for regular season. Tampa Bay Lightening hockey too.

Free use of canoe and bikes. Old Clearwater Bay is a quiet community, a combination of older homes and newer $1.5 million dollar homes.

Boat to island beaches in minutes - it is like having your own island - camping allowed.

1 mile to Clearwater Beach causeway, better yet take the trolley or walk or bike

1 mile to Honeymoon Island causeway

Walk, bike or boat to Caladesi Island State Park

10 min to Baseball fields

Centrally located near 5 golf courses: Countryside Country Club, Dunedin Country Club, Belleair Country Club, Mangrove Bay Golf Course, St. Petersburg Country Club.

Canoe or boat to small islands nearby with a beach

20 minutes to Tampa International Airport

30 minutes to Buscht Gardens

1.5 hours to Disney and theme parks

Close to Clearwater Marine Aquarium to see Winter & Hope, stars of Dolphin Tale, some

movie set support staff stayed with us during the filming of the movies.

ACTIVITIES

Fish from the dock - snapper, crab and some large fish challenging everyone

Moor your boat at the dock - 2 slips with access to electric and water

Watch for dolphins & manatee near the dock, mullet jump to entertain

Birds: year round Pelican and Egret think they own the dock and streets, in

winter there are many unique birds attracted to the tall trees

Pinellas (40 mile) Trail for walking & cycling, access is nearby

Beaches - Award winning beaches at Pier 60 or North Beach or Caladesi

Boat to island beaches too (canoe/kayak/row boat or motor boat)

Individual participant sports or watch team sports

More Details

Owner
Debbie and Randy
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, Some French and Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

About Debbie and Randy

Environmentalist, volunteer for World Oceans Day, co-founder of SPCA Humane Society to protect animals, avid volunteer with youth, financially challenged and seniors, parents of 3 great young adults. Founder of a MADD chapter.

Guest University lecturer in North America, South America and Asia. Corporate CEO for 40 years, published author of business books, previous host of radio and TV weekly shows and newspaper columnist, dreaming of writing a humorous book about raising children and their 30 pets (horses, dogs, cats, ducks and a hen who was the boss, even boss of the 1500 lb horses...no easy feat).

Volunteer co-ordinator overseeing a Junior Civitan service club, guiding neighborhood teens as they earned the money to be Secret Santa to 250 children, played balloon volleyball with seniors, helped at Challenger Baseball and Special Olympics. These neighborhood teens are amazing young citizens, some are in medical school now.

Languages: English, basic Spanish, French

Debbie and Randy purchased this house in 2008

Why Debbie and Randy chose Clearwater

FAMILY REUNION 5 Generations...July 2016 Bill Giroux said "We are coming back. Debbie is gracious and accommodating. My family from PA had a wonderful time". (Bill's full 5 star review is posted on another rental website.)

Restful natural beauty, great property to entertain friends or just relax; an oasis - it feels like you are away from the world yet close to everything. A wildlife bonanza on this ocean front property.

February 2017 Don and Ruth from PA said "After staying in a 2 bedroom three times make our next reservation for the 3 bedroom". (They stayed in Boaters Dream 408 the first time then in Natures Paradise, 410, twice.)

What makes this house unique

Use of canoe and bikes (free). Dolphin and Manatee come close to the dock, a wide variety of birds all year long. The Mullett (a vegetarian fish) jump just to entertain you. Fish from the dock or board your boat or just be entertained while you BBQ. Tall trees provide shade and attract birds. A taste of old Florida, solid construction. Clearwater is home to several award winning beaches. There are beach islands nearby accessible in a few minutes by canoe, kayak or boat. There is room at the dock for your boat or boat rental or launch our canoe. Dolphin will follow a canoe or boat. Access to water hose and electric for your boat. There are two 2 bedroom homes and a 3 bedroom home on this 1/3 acre oceanfront. Ask for a list of local boat rentals and suggested restaurants. 20 minutesr from Tampa International Airport, 1 1/2 hours to Disney, 30 minutes to amusement park, local art galleries, close to Ruth Eckhard Hall for classical music and culture.

Boat to island beaches in minutes - like having your own island - camping allowed

1 mile to Clearwater Beach causeway, better yet take the trolley or walk or bike

1 mile to Honeymoon Island causeway

Walk, bike or boat to Caladesi Island State Park

10 min to Baseball fields

Centrally located near 5 golf courses: Countryside Country Club, Dunedin Country Club, Belleair Country Club, Mangrove Bay Golf Course, St. Petersburg Country Club.

Canoe or boat to small islands nearby with a beach

20 minutes to Tampa International Airport

30 minutes to Buscht Gardens

1.5 hours to Disney and theme parks

Close to Clearwater Marine Aquarium to see Winter & Hope, stars of Dolphin Tale. Some movie set support people stayed with us during filming.

Guestbook comments from the owner

2 months wasn't long enough. We could have stayed longer.

We enjoyed this property and the location. Thank you for

making our stay comfortable and fun. We will miss it as

we head back to snow and winter. When you watch the dolphins,

manatee, fish and birds, think of us will you.
Jan 2011
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Amenities

Old Clearwater Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath tub with shower. Your own washer and dryer right outside of your bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen bed in each bedroom. Extra sleeping on leather sofa in living room. The sofa is not a sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Ocean view, oceanfront, lanai, dock, fishing, swimming, boating, two patios - one at waters edge, another partially shaded on west side. Fully furnished and equipped including your own washer/dryer. Cable, Internet and Telephone with unlimited long distance to continental USA and Canada included. All participant and spectator sports nearby, golf/tennis..you name it or collect shells on quiet beaches, watch birds, enjoy dolphins, manatee, birds and mullet which jump to entertain you. A few very large fish dodged fishermen at the dock recently.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

3.6/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

5

conviently located

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have enjoyed staying here during the month of February for the past three years and have made plans to return again next year. We've found the location to be quite and yet convenient to grocery stores , pharmacies and restaurants. As well, we have been especially pleased with its easy access to beaches, provide walkways along the bay-side and opportunities for bike riding on Pinellus Trail. If you're a dog owner, as we happen to be, you and your dog are sure to enjoy several near by dog parks and dog beaches. The picturesque town of Dunedin has a reputation for being dog friendly and has at least one restaurant that graciously accommodates man's best friend with a special doggy menu.

Debbie White, owner of the rentals, has always been accommodating to our needs and willing to answer any questions we might have regarding the property. We look forward to returning next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful information for other dog owners Don and Ruth. All of the contractors who have met you have said the same thing as me, "the world would be a better place if there were more people like Don and Ruth". You are both so polite and respectful, always taking care of the home you are in and you have rented both of the 2 bedroom homes at different times. Certainly when there was a minor problem with a brand new faucet set you saw how quickly the Home Warranty Insurance firm gets a technician to the door. They too value you and your time and especially your comfort and provide excellent fast service. You have always taken care of my home. I thank you and welcome you back anytime. I am honored to make your reservation for next year.
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5

Good Value especially for ocean front

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed our stay. We used the canoe to go to the beach islands and Caladesi. Dolphin followed us, our kids had a blast. We caught some little fish off the dock, big ones got away from boaters. The patios are great. We stayed in Natures Paradise with palms around the screened porch. The weekly rate is great for a 2 bedroom, monthly rate is even lower but not enough vacation time to stay for a month. The house is well equipped. Pictures are good, what you see is what you get. We met the people in Boaters Dream and saw that home too. We used both patios, the one near the dock was our fav. We are coming back.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being respectful, truthful, easy to communicate with and thank you for taking care of our home. It is a pleasure to help honest and fun people have a wonderful vacation. We certainly welcome you back.
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Winter, 2017

  • 1 of 5

Old, small, ill-equipped and sparsely decorated, Owner did not maintain or update the furnishings. The small kitchen counter top and the bathtub had multiple coats of white paint, bathroom fixtures leaked and were corroded badly from the salt atmosphere.

The stove top must have been 50 years old. You could not see the numbers on the burner knobs so you knew how hot it was set on. The pans under the burners were rusted through, so had to put aluminum foil over them to make them look half way decent. The electric burners were so crooked the pans and skillets almost slid off the stove and was a danger to getting scalded. We had to clean the unit upon arrival as a lot of the unit was dirty. The pictures on the website were deceiving - if we would have known what it actually was we never would have rented it. Basically you paid for a silk purse and got a pig's ear!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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RENTER'S BEWARE - THIS IS NOT PARADISE

  • 1 of 5

We stayed in the 2-bedroom unit for the month of January 2017. We do not recommend renting this unit. The pictures posted combine photos from two two-bedroom units and are misleading.

Upon arriving, we were dismayed by the condition in which we found the unit including: a filthy toilet and bathroom; mouldy shower curtain; dirty surfaces; cigarette butts, prescription meds, spilled liquid and old candy wrappers under the beds; curly grey and white dog hair everywhere (our dog was brown with straight hair); unclean microwave and fridge interiors; sparse and poor quality linen; one holey blanket, and cockroaches. The kitchen drawers and cupboards were littered with cockroach droppings.

The single kitchen sink was painted and stained and we were instructed not to use abrasive cleaners. We washed our dishes in a basin. The kitchen was missing basic tools such as a can opener and blender.

There were no cleaning supplies or sponges to clean. The kitchen stove and oven were dirty and the dials barely readable. The fridge had a broken handle. The light fixtures, fans, pictures, surfaces and windows were caked with grime.

The aging tub, bathroom tile, kitchen sink and one kitchen countertop were painted. The tub was dangerously slippery. The kitchen and bathroom fixtures were old and loose with poor water pressure.

Within 24 hours of arriving we asked for our money back. The owner did nothing. We cleaned the cupboards, fridge and microwave interiors, and vacuumed ourselves. The owner did provide a new blanket and shower curtain.

The doorknobs for the doors were falling off and doors did not shut properly. The furniture in the unit was cheap and mismatched, and the table was unstable.

In the master bedroom, there was a piece of filthy foam rather than a mattress, and the bed in the other room had a cheap quality mattress. The air/heating unit for the other unit was outside the master bedroom and was loud when operating.

After sending some 20 pictures of the filth in the unit to the owner, two people came to clean. They said we would not be charged for the cleaning. However, we have not been reimbursed the deep cleaning fee .

With no introduction, we began to receive emails from someone named “Chuck” who had no last name and who styled himself as “vice president” - of what, we never found out.

The internet connection in the unit worked sporadically (old router and technology) and contrary to the info on the site, there was no internet connection near

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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RETURNING NEXT YEAR

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a month winter 2016 and have signed the lease for winter 2017 and paid the deposit. Our adult son will visit again. Our dog enjoys escaping the snow too.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We welcome you back!! Yes your reservation is confirmed. Wishing you a wonderful spring and summer!
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4

Relaxing and fun waterfront

  • 4 of 5

We stay twice a year and enjoy the waterfront in this solid well built older home. Old Clearwater Bay is close to everything. A quiet relaxing area.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is wonderful to know you both relax and have fun! You are welcome back anytime! Wishing you and your family a wonderful spring and summer. We look forward to seeing you again!
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring Season
Apr 16 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$715
$2,250
 
 
Summer Season
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$925
$2,850
 
 
Fall Season
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$715
$2,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$925
$2,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Canoe $0
Refundable damage deposit $300
Departure Deep Cleaning $50
Bikes $0

Tourist Tax on leases which are less than six and half months: 13%

This website requests the monthly rate be based on 28 nights

There may be a surcharge for extra adults (not for children)

Email Transfer (most banks offer this free secure service) or bank-to-bank transfer., 50% upon reserving, 50% sixty days prior to arrival.
We have always paid the cleaning service team $100 to ensure they earn more than the minimum wage. All contractors are paid
well above the min wage so no one is living below the poverty line. Thank you for your business and our contractors thank you.

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