100 steps from beach restored 1925 house duplex with modern amenities. Guests have enjoyed this group of cottages since 1925. Fun, funky Key West style back yard is great for kids to run around, parents to relax in shade are, old growth tropical plants. Amenities include offers use of hot tub, bicycles, beach chairs, umbrellas fishing poles, and Property Manager takes guests out on his 21 foot boat in summer, when time and weather cooperate.
This is the right house of the duplex which is a restored 1925 beach house just steps from the sand. We rent to easy going families and young guests under 21, families with pets, and can provide lodging for 35 guests with other cottages listed in this rental group. Your family will enjoy a real beach house , steps from the beach and save a ton on food in your gourmet kitchen. You will not need to rent a car, since you can walk to everything.
Almost everything you would need to buy other than food is provided at no additional charge.
Private master bedroom with queen bed and TV, very small converted porch room with twin, and air con . Living room has sofabed, TV, air con.
Registered guests have access to recreation area of Clearwater Cottages which include:
Weber gas and charcoal grills
Free use of manager's bicycles, cooler, beach chairs, umbrellas, tents
Hot Tub with permission and by reservation (there are a list of rules)
Wood party deck and tin roof gazebo
Free boat trips in summer when time and weather permit.
Towel exchange after a few days.
Free golf cart rides around the island, when Staff is available.
All services of a resort are on this property except a swimming pool, but for weekly guests we offer 10 free passes to clearwater aquatic center pools across street. This is the biggest and best pool on the island , heated , life guards, slides and fountains, air conditioned exercise facilities overlook the waterways and offers free basketball courts, light at night, and optional tennis.
Interaction with guests
You may have your privacy, however most guests enjoy gettting tips from the onsite Cottage Counselors Capt.Al and Karen.
Other things to note
Clearwater Cottages are great for families and laid back guests who want to have a great beach vacation and enjoy the Salt Life for a few days. Just 100 steps to the beach. Save a ton by cooking in your gourmet kitchen. Take Capt.Al s coolers to the beach and everything onsite provided at no extra charge, including free parking
Pets are accepted . Please add the additional person fee over 5 guests for your pets, which is $20 per day, or you may pay the staff upon check in.
Note: This is not an upscale, fancy schmancy resort. If you want ritzy and you want to break out your high heeled designer sandals, South beach has all the new expensive hotels. Guests describe the Cottages, like camping at the beach. You'll save a ton on food in your gourmet kitchens, and you will not have to buy any new beach stuff. Like camping in a designer tent, you'll have a great time.
Wifi There is a non secure wifi zone in the recreation area under the tin roof gazebo and received well in the cottage. There is no password. If you would like secure wifi with a password, please text property manager for the password.
The Key West style back yard is a fun , funky, shared recreation are with tin roof gazebo, wood party deck, massive tropical plants and trees which are not manicured. Lots of Capt Al' s boat stuff as decoration. Please do not expect luxurious upscale hotel type grounds. Expect an authentic beach experience.
You are required to not play music or make noise after 11 pm which will disturb other guests in this duplex. The property manager is on site and will evict noisy guests. You can have a small gathering at your rental or the recreation area.
Water is our most valuable resource. Please conserve by using towels several time, before asking for towel exchange.
Please use outside hot and cold shower prior to entering as to not clog up drains. Please dry feet as to not ruin wood floors.
Please do not set air conditioners to the lowest settings as it is a waste of energy and they will freeze up.
Use one hair dryer at a time and use with the ground fault plug in bathroom
Please put a towel or sheet down on furniture if you have a pet or children full of suntan oil.
If you need additional linens for sofabed, please text manager only between hours of 9-9 or for any other needs.
Bicycles: You may use manager's bikes for free, just text for lock code. Return to where you found them and lock them up. Do not hit curbs and damage wheels.
You may use coolers, bikes, chairs and umbrellas for free.
Hot tub rules, read if this interest you.
Kept covered and locked per insurance regulations when not in use.
No children under 12 due to commercial levels of chlorine which is bad for children.
No eating, smoking, in hot tub
You must shower in outside shower and towel off any suntan oil or soap or you will be a bubble bath.
You must have not health problems. heart trouble, any skin disorders like psoriasis or open cuts, or disease.
You must be capable of getting in and out without assistance and not be intoxicated.
Please tell children this is not a swimming pool.
Text for reservations as it can only filter 5 people per day. Open from 6-9 pm
Boat trips with (URL HIDDEN) read if this interest you.
We go out in summer when weather and time permit. Always free and usually a blast. Here are the instructions.
Meet with Capt.Al to let him know you are interested .
Meet at library boat ramp at 11 am. walk across street down Royal, and turn right and walk two blocks. You will see the library and basketball courts.
Look for white boat with black top.
Suggest if you drive to park for free at on the street at the Church as meters are for 4 hours.
Bring flip flops, suntan oil, hat, water, beer, sandwich and fruit. No clean up food like colored drinks, chips, candy, gum. Do not bring heavy coolers with tons of ice. Light weight coolers please.
We will be going to some islands, so you should bring a towel and be able to get on and off the boat with out assistance. We could go out on a sunny day and come back raining and choppy. This is an adventure. Not suggested if you have a bad back, and no children under 6 years old.
We usually are out 4-5 hours depending on how much fun we are having.
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Originally from New Jersey, I have enjoyed my youth at the Jersey Shore. Now I am fortunate to live the dream in Clearwater Beach. I enjoy taking my guests out on my boat and showing them how to enjoy the Salt Life. Living at the beach, I enjoy swimming in warm water all summer, enjoy socializing with my congenial like minded neighbors, and enjoy the fresh food and beach style ambiance at the resturants on this wonderful island.
In the past, I have been l a licensed Doctor more than 40 years, now retired, and in my second career. During my younger years I have traveled all around the world dozens of time, enjoying scuba diving from Caymans to Bali, dozens of jungle trecks in South America and through Costa RIca. Appreciate the art and history, I have been to most European Countries. After so much travel , I have found the best of everything is right here in my own backyard.
I have managed Clearwater Cottages for more than 10 years, and enjoy showing my guests how to enjoy the Salt Life. I enjoy meeting guests from all around our great country and all around the world.
Karen, my first mate is from San Francisco and heads the house keeping team. We both enjoy showing our guests how to enjoy the Salt Life