Relax and enjoy the charm of the Beach Trail Cottages!
Featured amenities include:
2 Bedroom cottage (sleeps up to 8)
1 Bedroom "dog friendly" cottage (no cats - sorry) - see policy for dogs on "rental rate & policies" section- (sleeps up to 6)
3 Bedroom cottage when renting entire property (sleeps up to 14)
1 bathroom per cottage (downstairs cottage has a walk-in shower without a tub and the upstairs cottage has a shower/tub combo)
Free Wireless Internet access in all cottages
Fully stocked kitchens with full size refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, toaster, and more
Leaf blower for decks/porches
Gas grill for each cottage (small gas grill on upstairs level)
Beach towels, toys, chairs, coolers, umbrellas provide
Vacuum and brooms provided in each cottage
Washer & Dryer (shared by both cottages)
Temperature controlled with thermostat
Clock radio with alarm
Color TV with cable (2 in upstairs cottage, 2 in downstairs cottage)
DVD Player in each cottage
Enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water
Outdoor seating/table for each cottage with outdoor umbrella (downstairs has 2 tables that seat up to 10 and 1 umbrella - upstairs has one table that seats 4 and 1 umbrella)
Fully fenced back courtyard
Crib and highchair available upon request
Free parking for 2 cars per cottage
Professional yard maintenance service 1-2 times a week (included in rental rate)
Located 90 minutes from Disney World
Located 45 minutes from Busch Gardens
Restaurants & shopping within walking distance
Located 15 minutes from parasailing, fishing charters, casino & dinner cruises, dolphin sight seeing tours, miniature golf, and more!
Area Trolley goes from Clearwater to St. Petersburg and Trolley stop located 1 house north of front door!
Beach Trail Cottages are conveniently located just 45 minutes from the Tampa International Airport. If you want to avoid car rental fees, there are shuttle services that are available for $50 each way - per party (no stopping, no sharing).
****Please note that phone service is NOT provided in either cottage****
We are proud of the amenities that we offer at Beach Trail Cottages, but please keep in mind this house was constructed in 1925!
With a house that is 85+ years old comes many charms not found in homes built today, but we do encounter "hiccups" at times that come with an older property. In the last 18 months, we have spent a great deal of time gradually updating much of the plumbing, restoring wood floors, and updating furniture... and we are not done yet! Do we still have bumps in the road with a leak here and there?...occasionally, yes we do, but it has never prevented anyone from enjoying their stay at Beach Trail Cottages in our time of ownership (you will find our responsiveness to be very quick in addressing any issue that may come up during your stay - this is your vacation and we want to make sure it is great)! It is important for us to let people know that while we take much pride in continuously updating and restoring this lovely home, it much different than staying at a luxury home or hotel due to the age of this house and still wanting to maintain the "vintage" feel to the property. Some other important factors of our unique property to keep in mind:
- As water heaters were installed later in this home, space was limited for installation and therefore our water heaters are smaller than what you may have at home (had to be installed under kitchen counters). This may mean short showers or using hot water in spurts during your stay.
- Closets in the 1920's seem to have been designed to hold about a foot - 2 feet of hanging clothes and that is what we have in each bedroom except the downstairs 2nd bedroom closet (large closet that was added on to the room later)!
- The windows are original to the house. The glass is original heavy lead and they once opened using the old pulley rope cords in the side window wells. Some of the windows do have some minor cracks (does not let in any moisture, air, or present security hazards of any kind). Many of the windows do not open as the pulleys/ropes have broken and there are no screens for these older windows (if you desire open windows for a breeze, our property would not accommodate this desire). Replacing lead window panes in a costly and gradual process. Replacing windows in a "newer" style is just not our desire as it does not match the style of this vintage home nor is it the desire of the city - for us, history should be preserved.
We recognize our rental might not be for everyone, but we do try to be completely upfront about some of our limitations and slow but steady renovations we are making should you choose to stay with us at the Beach Trail Cottages!