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Patchogue, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Captain Al and Rodney were great in helping us get settled. Stayed in the corner cabin. Really cute, Small sitting area, kitchen with a full fridge, separate bedroom and a bathroom. Great location, view of the beach, walking distance from bar and food. Will stay there again!

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We had stayed here in September for a bachelor/bachelorette party. We required two cottages for the amount of people we had. They are down the block from the beach which was nice. The general location is good for bars and eateries. When we arrived at check in the rooms were not ready (despite seeing on our paperwork big bold letters...

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felkera, General Manager at Clearwater Cottages, responded to this review

DEAR Bachelorette we are glad that you found the Cottages to be centrally located and just down the block from the beach .we are glad that you found Cottages close to all the restaurants tiki bars and clubs. I congratulate you on your future marriage and wish you well in your endeavors here is my comment on your review .You...

Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We have made this our anniversary trip and just returned again from the corner cottage ran by Captain Al. Very friendly and very accommodating. The cottage is adorable with much beach charm. Has a kitchen, a living area separate bathroom and bedroom as well as an eating area. He provides beach chairs, bicycles and a hot tub out back. Beach...

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felkera, Manager at Clearwater Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you. For your great review and it was a pleasure to spend Halloween on the beach with you guys. And the rickshaw guy was such a trip. How about Cooters. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. and many more at the Corner Cottage. Capt Al and Karen

Jacksonville, FL
Reviewed 21 October 2016

If you are booked in the cottages, you are within feet of the beach. The lemon cottage was comfortable for me and my husband-he's tall and I am big. The bed was incredibly comfortable. The cottage was very clean, and nicely decorated. The kitchen with the pots, pans, and utensils we needed. Along with dish soap, hand soap, salt &...

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felkera, Manager at Clearwater Cottages, responded to this review

Dear AuntieWinter4: Thank you for your 4 star review and for letting future guests know that the cottages are within feet of the beach. Glad you found the bed incredibly comfortable, a plus for Beautyrest Posturpedic King . Also glad you found the cottage very clean and that it was quiet. Fortunately you vacationed during the quiet time of year....

Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife stayed here on one of my work trips captain AL was great getting me a cottage on such sort notice and Karen taking care of us getting us all set into it making sure we had everything we needed very friendly. Wish we had got to meet captain 'Al my mom and step dad stayed here...

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felkera, Manager at Clearwater Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Dalvia: Thank you for your FIVE STAR review and that Karen took care of everything you needed. Hope to see you next time, and thank your Dad who bragged on how Awesome the cottages are. We appreciate referrals and most importantly, happy and satisfied Guests. Capt.Al and Karen

Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

The owner Captain Al was great! He offers boat rides to the guests. Very attentive and friendly staff. The cottages have a lot of charm. Nicely decorated and clean. Just a very short walk to beach and right on the main strip so you can walk to everything. Planning next years trip with another family!

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felkera, Manager at Clearwater Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Iamjeepguy: Thank you for your FIVE STAR review. Thanks for letting other traveles know that we have a very attentive and friendly staff, and that the cottages have a lot of charm. Look forward to your next beach vacation. Capt.Al and Karen

Charlotte, Vermont
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the Tommy Bahama for three nights with 5 people. It worked for three adults and two kids. The cottage is Florida style with character. We loved the front and back porches! The kitchen is big and we had some delicious meals at the large dining room table. Not fancy but really low key and much better value...

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felkera, General Manager at Clearwater Cottages, responded to this review

Dear guests. Thank you for your kind review to TripAdvisor about the Tommy Bahama three-bedroom Island house we are glad your family had a great Beach vacation and enjoy the front porch overlooking the Shipwreck bar and the back porch with the limited view of the Gulf of Mexico we are glad you enjoyed the character of this old classic...

Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Thank you captain Al and Karen for your great hospitality! We had the best time staying at the Dolphine cottage. Thank you again for taking us out on your boat. Our kids still talks about it! When we planned our trip to Florida and the westcoast we read the reviews here at the TripAdvisor. This is what we think a...

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felkera, Manager at Clearwater Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Swedish Family: We are glad you had the best time. All I knew about Sweden was that they made the engine in my boat ( Volvo ) and Ikea made some of my furniture, but now that we know some real Swedes, I have to say you are some of the wonderful international guests we have had. Very easy...

Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed (currently still here :) at New Orleans Beach Apt. It's far from the Hilton and that's completely ok with us. I didn't want or expect luxury with butler service. 4 teen girls on Springbreak can tend to get a little loud and crazy. This is the perfect spot. The balcony is perfect for people watching. There's a few...

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felkera, Manager at Clearwater Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Michelle Z and the Springbreak 2016 Girls: Thank you for your honest and fair review you wrote while it was raining, and you enjoyed the New Orleans Balcony. You pointed out a lot of things other potential guests would find helpful, It's not the Hilton ($500 per night , double standard room, Mandalay Ave view, $40 parking, $20 resort...

Lewistown, Illinois
Reviewed 25 March 2016

I want to Thank Captain Al. I've not been to these cottages or met him..I booked with him after finding these available online. I was a bit worried at first. I was booking for my college aged daughter and 5 friends who were going to drive from central Illinois. They had an amazing time! They sent me photos and told...

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felkera, Manager at Clearwater Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Mom : Thank you for your 5 star unsolicited review and I am so happy you felt at ease while your teenage girls were enjoying Spring Break at Clearwater Cottages. We are glad the girls had an amazing time at the Grandview Cottage and you would not thing twice about sending them back next year. Capt. Al always welcomes...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Clearwater Cottages offers 6 Historic Beach Cottages just 100 to 300 steps from the beach. There are 6 beach cottages and 4 cool beach apartments. Families with children and pets have enjoyed these fun, funky, beach cottages since the 1920's. Recently restored with designer furniture and updated with flat screen tv,s and new kitchens and baths, your family will get to enjoy a world class beach for much less than the condos directly on the sand. Most cottages feature Granite Counter tops in kitchen with Samsung Smart Stainless Steel Appliances, tile floors, and beachy furniture . Just 100-500 steps from the beach, and no streets to cross you can walk back and forth all day to the beach. Free parking, onsite Cottage Counselors, free bicycle use, and optional Supersized Spa (small fee and reservations ) makes your beach vacation unforgettable. Sleeps up to 10 guests and best value on the beach. Clearwater Cottages are fun, and pet friendly, just 2 blocks from Palm Pavillion and Frenchy' Rockaway Grill on the Gulf. 5 Blocks to Pier 60 and Marina.Close to all Tourist Attraction, but away from the busy hotels and public parking lots. Laid back guests with families will just love Clearwater Cottages. Amenities Capt. Al offers free boat trips in summer to fun loving guests who want to sight see and have a day of collecting shells. Clearwater Cottages also offers free use of Capt. Al's bicycles. Onsite is a Weber BBQ grill and Optional Hot Tub. Description of Each Cottage Rental Tommy Bahama Island House 1920's Classic Beach House with limited view of Gulf of Mexico. Third house from the beach on cute street with other remodeled classic beach houses. 3 bedrooms with real Tommy Bahama Island Furniture, high end kitchen with Black Granite tops,2 Stainless Steel Samsung appliances and Maytag dishwasher, lots of wood cabinets. All wood floors, a fun, funky beach house that sleeps 8 guests. Flat screen TV in all rooms with 2000 cable channels, HBO, and lightening speed wi fi. Small front and rear porch. See this house by going to Google and type in youtubeclearwatercottages Grandview Cottage 900 square feet house with big front yard overlooking Mandalay Ave with Tiki hut and massive Palm Trees. Great shell yard for pets, and 3 foot high block wall. King bed, sofabed, Wall bed, wood floors, central heat and air conditioning. Can sleeps up to 6 guests. All wood floors. Corner Cottage Historic one bedroom 100 year old house with vaulted ceiling original handmade doors. Queen bed, day bed and sofabed, can sleep 5 guests. Just 150 steps to beach , you can see the beach when you step outside. Black granite kitchen with nice ceramic top cook stove. Dolphin Cottage and Gulfside Cottage 100 steps to the beach, a duplex with Granite countertops and Samsung Stainless Steel new appliances, all tile foors, has Queen bed, sofabed, twin bed and murphy bed for famalies with lots of children. Opens to backyard with wood party deck and tin roof gazebo. Very beachy and kitchen up to date. Hideaway Beach Apartment New remodel with 3 queen beds, bunk beds, sofabed, Samsung Stainless Steel Appliances and new tile floors. Very beachy and spacious. Can sleep 10 guests, first floor, and more up to date than most condos. Opens to common backyard and play area for children and adults. Pineapple Beach Apartment Features all Samsung Stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, tile floors, flat screens, and two bedrooms as well as sofabed. 10 Adarondack chairs out front to watch the Mandalay Ave Tourist go by. New Orleans Beach Apartment Features large kitchen with granite countertops, Kitchen Aid Appliances, icemaker and dishwasher. Great big New Orleans Style balcony where you can watch all the excitement of events right off your balcony. Features all Tommy Bahama Island Collection furniture, large smart TV s , 2000 channels with HBO, Showtime, Starz, Sports Package and lightening internet. 2 queen beds, twin bed and sofabed, hardwood floors, one flight up. Lemon Cottage King size bed, queen sofabed, all granite and wood floors, granite counter tops and all Samsung Stainless Steel Appliances, icemaker. Sliding glass doors overlooks Mandalay Ave with sitting area under large Canopy, you can relax out front. Large Flat TV with Cable box, 2000 channels and lightening speed Wi fi. Opens to backyard fence with wood deck and tin roof Gazebo. Front yard has lots of Tropical Plants. Clearwater Cottages is recommended for families and couples who want a great beach vacation, but does not offer luxury or hotel services. It is recommended for laid back easy going guests who want a small house with a new full kitchen, and want to enjoy a classic beach cottages vacation. This Licensed Group Vacation Dwelling property is not recommended for picky , fussy, demanded guests who may be happier at Sandpearl Hotel, Hilton Hotel, and other pricey hotels just a few blocks away . Laid back beach lovers with enjoy the same world class beach for substantially less and probably have more fun. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clearwater Cottages

Address: 644 Mandalay Ave, 28 Glendale St, Clearwater, FL 33767-1522
Region: United States > Florida > Clearwater
Price Range: $169 - $325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“WiFi, .. The ones that are not in the open are more quiet”
 of 5 bubbles alessiaxs2015, 19 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Bring a pair of flip-flops, your bathing suit, lots of sunscreen and enjoy your vacation.”
 of 5 bubbles U7729KIluism, 25 Aug 2015 | Read review
“grandview is on the front, with a awsome tiki hut!!”
 of 5 bubbles golferwally, 19 May 2015 | Read review
“Could'nt access wi fi had to go outside. Don't rent here the entire property is rundown and filthy”
 of 5 bubbles Baybaysmom771, 6 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Find one of the many other Clearwater Beach rentals from several rental management companies advertised. There are a lot of condos, motels/hotels, and even private houses for rent up and down the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles gzeph, 22 Feb 2015 | Read review
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