About this rental
3 homes, Family reunions a favorite for many families. Gaze to the Gulf of Mexico, watch and listen for dolphins, boats, fish and birds. Cycle or walk along the water, the quiet streets or Pinellas Trails. Take the canoe or kayaks to the small beach islands very close by or Caladesi Beach State Park and Honeymoon Island.
Visit downtown Dunedin, Clearwater or Clearwater Beach all within a couple of miles.
There is a 3 bed/2 bath home along with two 2 bed/1 bath homes on this over 1/3 acre of ocean front property. Beautiful gardens, large patios, gas BBQ grill, gas fire pit and outdoor shower.
THE LARGE PROPERTY HAS THREE HOMES ON THE SAME PROPERTY ALL GUESTS HAVE ACCESS TO ALL COMMON AREAS, WHICH INCLUDE THE GROUNDS, LG WATERFRONT PATIO, FIRE PIT, GAS BBQ, OUTDOOR SHOWER, KAYAKS, CANOE, BIKES & ICE MAKER. THE PARKING LOT IS BETWEEN THE WATERFRONT HOUSE AND DUPLEX EACH UNIT HAS ONE PARKING SPACE ADDITIONAL CARS MUST BE LEGALLY PARKED ON THE STREET.
Feel free to check out more reviews under our VRBO ID # 2301115, # 2147305 & # 2076693.
Water front with birds, fish jumping, dolphin, manatee with quick access to small beach islands by canoe or kayak.
Take a bike ride on the Pinellas Trails, which are right down the street.
Why Kids Love It
Fish from the dock, watch birds dive, watch mullet (vegetarian) fish jump, listen for dolphins, try to spot a slow moving manatee...they barely ripple the water. Outdoor shower to cool off. Get to the small beach islands in our canoe or kayaks quickly...it is like having your own island.
Take the Jolly Trolley to the beaches. Close to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home to Winter and Hope, the dolphins who star in the Dolphin Tale movies.
Old Clearwater Bay is a family area on the west side of Clearwater, the Gulf of Mexico side.
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Parks, Clearwater Marine (rescue) Aquarium, Pinellas Trail, shops and restaurants downtown Clearwater to the south or Dunedin to the north.
Favorite Places To Eat
Frenchy's restaurants, Clearwater downtown Pizza & Sports Bar, Clear Sky restaurants just to name a few.
East west travel is easier on Drew St unless you want to access all of the small malls and big box stores on Gulf to Bay. Countryside Mall has an indoor skating rink in the center of the mall, quite unique. Dolphin enter Venetian Basin anytime of day or night, making a big splash across from the dock, then splashing up and down as they eat and play. Out in the canoe or boat splashing and boating in a circle often attracts dolphins. Manatee do not even ripple the water as they are slow moving. In the canoe or a boat you will notice a grey blob, just stop and wait for them. In the Basin you may see their face as they take in the sun next to the mangrove tree across from the dock. Egret (tall white bird with long legs) think they own the streets, traffic stops to let them cross the street.
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Free use of Bikes (including helmets & locks), 2 kayaks, 1 - 3 person Canoe, life jackets, beach chairs, beach toys, beach umbrella, beach towels. Large gas grill & gas fire pit seating area on common area patio.
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Jan 01 - Feb 28 2023
Mar 01 - Mar 31 2023
Apr 01 - Apr 30 2023
May 01 - May 25 2023
May 26 - Jun 01 2023
Pet Fee (each pet/visit): $100
Refundable Security Dep: $350
Departure cleaning fee: $225
Tax Rate: 13%
Friendly dogs of any size are welcome, one time pet fee of $100 per pet covers the full visit. Pets are not allowed on the furniture & owners must clean up all pet hair prior to leaving the property. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets otherwise there will be an additional fee.
Last updated on January 25, 2023
Hosted by John & Laura Kusching
Member since 2017
Year Purchased: 2018
About the owner: John & I live in Clearwater and manage the properties ourselves. We purchased this property late 2018, and have been updating and remodeling ever since. If you visit often you will always see changes happening.
We treat this property just like our own home, we want anyone who visits to love it and be comfortable while they are here.
Why this property? Having traveled most of Florida I kept coming back to Clearwater because it is a family town with cultural events, the beaches are easy to reach and varied....Pier 60 bustles with activity while North Beach and Caladesi offer quiet relaxation.
Free use of the canoe and kayaks to explore the small beach islands nearby. Free use of bikes to cycle the quiet streets of Old Clearwater Bay, or the adventures of the 40 mile Pinellas Trail or capture the views going north along Edgewater. Very impressed with the Clearwater Marine (rescue) Aquarium and followed the progress of "Winter" the dolphin right from the moment she was rescued.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cancelation policy?
100% refund with more than 14 days notice prior to check in date, 50% refund with 7-14 days notice prior to check in & No refund with less than 7 days notice. All notices must be in writing and may be sent by email, please be sure to confirm we received your notice.
My family of 6 had a great relaxing time at this property! Laura was excellent and thought about everything we or anyone staying at her property might need. I highly recommend.
Stayed: June 2021Submitted: June 18, 2021
Thank you Shea. We enjoying meeting you and are happy you all had a great time please come back and visit again. We are always busy updating so sometimes it like coming into a new place.
412 Venetian Drive
We stayed for a week and it was wonderful! The sunsets were amazing every evening and so was the show the pelicans, egrets, seagulls, osprey and other birds put on diving in Old Clearwater Bay for fish! There are three apartments on the lot that share the pier, canoe, many bikes and kayaks. It was perfect and the large front apartment we stayed in was huge and beautiful and the kitchen had everything you could possible think of! I would love to return in the future! The neighborhood is quiet and beautiful and a ten minute drive to downtown Duneden or Clearwater. The owners are working on projects to improve the property and are usually on site during the day and very helpful if needed.
Stayed: April 2021Submitted: April 23, 2021
Thank you Shelly we are so happy you enjoyed our home and look forward to your next visit.Laura & John
We came to relax and enjoy the sunshine. We enjoyed the view every morning. It was great to have the canoe and kayaks to go out on the water with. We saw pelicans, osprey, jumping fish and dolphins. Great location for Clearwater and Dunedin. The owners were very helpful.
Stayed: March 2021Submitted: April 14, 2021
We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful vacation it is so relaxing to sit and watch all of the wildlife around. Please come back and visit again soon.Thank you,Laura & John
Fun and quiet place
Spent a week at Laura and John's place, had a great time. Place is equipped with kayaks and canoe, bikes (bring your helmets!) and all amenities you can desire. Bike path is only 1/4 mile away, Edgewater park just steps way. Beautiful views at all hours with plenty of deck and shades spaces. Our dog loved the place as well!
Stayed: February 2021Submitted: March 07, 2021
Thank you Andrew. Please come visit again and no need to bring your own helmet. Per your wonderful suggestion we have added one for each bike.Laura
Hosted by John & Laura Kusching