Guest having fun at Gulfside CottageFun recreation area out your back door
Pink Gulfside Cottage 100 steps to the beach
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Capt. is the host.
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
5 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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.


Cleaning Fee £46
Weekend Price £186 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed, 1 couch
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 single bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Check in time is 2PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with doorman

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.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 3 steps up


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 1 night.

6 Reviews

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Michelle User Profile
October 2017
We stayed in the Gulfside cottage, the short walk to the ocean and provided beach chairs were so convenient. The Capt. was very responsive whenever we had questions and the shared common space and hot tub between the cottages was fun!
Capt. User Profile
Response from Capt.:
Dear Michelle: Thank you for your kind compliments about Capt Al and that your enjoyed your vacation at the Gulfside cottage, a short walk to the beach. Glad you felt the hot tub was fun. look forward to hosting your group again. Capt.Al and Karen
October 2017

Ryan User Profile
October 2017
This was a very quaint place to stay! Close to the beach and everything else one would want to see in clearwater. Recommended to all!
Capt. User Profile
Response from Capt.:
Dear Ryan and Friends: We are happy you recommend our cottages to all, and that you felt it was a very quaint place to stay, close the beach . Look forward to your return. Capt Al and Karen
October 2017

Laura User Profile
September 2017
My friends and I planned a camping trip but weren't able to go on account of hurricane Irma, so we planned to stay at Capt. Al's instead. We had a great time and had fun spending time in the area out back (where the hot tub is) and also enjoyed being so close to the beach. Capt. Al was accommodating and available during our stay! The property was clean and we loved the laid-back atmosphere.
Capt. User Profile
Response from Capt.:
Dear Laura and Friends: We are glad you had a great time at Clearwater Cottages, instead of camping due the hurricane. Thank you for all your kind compliments like the property was clean, laid back, and that Capt.Al was accommadating and available. Hope to see you when the seas are calm Capt.Al and Karen
September 2017

Heather User Profile
August 2017
Capt. Al was an amazing host. Allowed for early check-in. Upgraded my listing for free. His cleaning staff were very friendly. 100 steps to beach! I COUNTED! Beautiful and quiet area. All updated inside. Very quaint. Would definitely go back. AND he's one of the few places that is pet friendly.
Capt. User Profile
Response from Capt.:
Dear Heather: Thank you for your amazing review. Glad you had a great time, enjoyed the free upgrade, and that you felt that the area was beautiful and quiet. We look forward to your next visit for a beach vacation with your friends and pets. Capt.Al and Karen
August 2017

Hailey User Profile
July 2017
Very close to the beach! My dogs were welcome there. Capt. Al was very helpful.
Capt. User Profile
Response from Capt.:
Dear Hailey: Thanks for letting everyone know Capt.Al was very helpful, and how very close the Pink Gulfside Cottage is to the beach. Yes, you dogs are welcome and Clearwater Cottages is one of the few properties in Clearwater Beach that accepts. pets. We welcome you back anytime. Capt.AL and Karen
July 2017

David User Profile
July 2017
Great location. Captain Al was always acceptable and accommodating. The hot tub was a nice bonus. It is exactly 100 steps to the beach. We counted!
Capt. User Profile
Response from Capt.:
Dear David: Thank you for your very nice review and kind words about (URL HIDDEN) I noticed in your photo your are hiking in your hiking shorts and hiking boots. Distance is probably very import for you, so thanks again for letting everyone know you counted exactly 100 steps to the beach. Hey everybody, David said it's 100 steps to the beach. Glad you enjoyed the the hot tub and it that it was a nice bonus. Thanks again for enjoying your beach vacation at Clearwater Cottages Capt.Al and Karen
July 2017

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Capt. User Profile

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

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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