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“Value, casual, personable, relaxed, original”
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Corner Cottage Historic one bedroom house
Blue Corner Cottage, Historic Beach House
Granite counter tops,  brass antique walls, stainless steel fridge
Corner Cottage day bed, sleeps 5
Corner Cottage Queen sofabed
Corner Cottage one Bedroom House, tile kitchen table
Corner Cottage dining room one bedroom house
Tiki Hut in front of Grandview Cottage
Remodeled antique kitchen with black granite counter tops
Corner Cottage one bedroom house, white wood headboard
Queen bed
Cottages along Mandalay Ave
Remodeled antique kitchen
TV wall unit and day bed
Capt. Al offers free boat trips in summer when time permits and good weather
Blue Corner Cottage, Historic Beach House
2 sofabeds in living room
Corner Cottage Vanity, 2 shower heads
Day bed
Fun, Funky, Key West style backyard
Olympic size pool 2.5 blocks walk
Karen's clubhouse, nautical inspired recreation area
Recreation area, outside dining table
Corner Cottage Front Door
Recreation area
Teens having fun in hot tub at night
New Stainless steel appliances
Clear water Cottages sign in front of Corner Cottage
Your Beach at the end of the block  150 steps away
Cottage Counselors Karen, Dolphin, Capt.Al
Kids love the water park and slides, free passes in summer
Fun , funky bedroom ,
Kids love the water park in summer, free passes 10
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Clearwater, Florida

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JHKy
Louisville, Ky
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Value, casual, personable, relaxed, original”
Reviewed 12 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

If these are the top 5 things you are looking for in a place to stay in Clearwater Beach, then the Hideaway at Beach Cottages is your place. Beach Cottages itself is a collection of quaint places to stay 1 block from the beach. The cottages surround a common courtyard of sorts that has a tiki bar, deck and hot tub. Either Captain Al or Karen are usually around the grounds from noon to dark. Whenever we needed something or had a question, it was taken care of by these guys. The pool is about 2 blocks down and 1 block over. It was nice and never too crowded. Even the old folks did the water slide.

We stayed at the Hideaway which sits on the backside of the brown building you see in the pictures on Google Earth. Our group consisted of 3 adults, 2 teens and a ten year old. The sleeping arrangements were fine and you could get 2 more in there with all having room to sleep. Any more folks and it would be a pinch. The only 2 drawbacks we found, based on our larger group size is the single bathroom and the limited kitchen space for food prep. Clean up after a day at the beach before heading out to grab a bite took forever with only 1 place to shower and clean up. Also, we like to prepare 1 or 2 meals a day to keep the costs down. The limited counter space will make this a challenge along with finding room to dry all those dirty dishes. Most of the necessary kitchen tools were available.

I would compare our stay to dropping in on a family cabin at the lake. Everything is down to earth, functional, homey and at a good price. If you want state of the art, pampering, and coddling, then I’d look at Sand Pearl, or the other high end resorts. We enjoyed our stay and would consider staying here again in the future.

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Liked best: Location, homey feel, laid back atmosphere
Liked least: 1 bathroom, limited kitchen space for cooking/cleaning
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Aug 2014
Dear Guests:
We are glad you had a relaxed vacation with your family at the Hideaway Beach Cottage and felt that it was a good value and love the fact that you thought it was original. Your description was very accurate and straight forward and helps other travelers know exactly what to expect. Yep, one bath, but five beds, but same price as a hotel room. Hope to see your family next summer.
Capt. Al and Karen
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Laurel, Maryland
Reviewed 28 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Liked best: Location,Tommy style furniture,stereo,hot tub,
Liked least: Master bedroom bed squeaky but I am a not a little dude!
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
13 Aug 2014
Dear Guests:
We are glad your family got to enjoy an Awesome Vacation at the Tommy Bahama Island House. We are glad you felt it was Cool, fun, and had lots of Character. You felt it was Old Florida and Cool to the max with great water pressure. I am glad you commented on all the Cool things about this really cool classic beach cottage, as some guests just look for the imperfections in a house that is 100 years old. Your family got to enjoy a great real Florida Beach vacation and we look forward to your return visit next summer. And, yes, no charge for the broken ceiling fan, why create bad energy when what we are all about is helping guests have the best vacation ever.
Capt. Al and Karen
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soccrmom7...
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Location, Location, Location ... and the dogs loved it too!”
Reviewed 6 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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Three adults, my daughter, my husband, and myself stayed with our three dogs. Great time had by all. There seemed to be some plumbing problems, but we were never aware of them and they were handled quickly while we were out for the day. Staff was friendly and eager to please. Just wish we would have been able to stay longer.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Large groups
People with pets
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Management Response
30 Jun 2014
Dear Guests:
Thanks for you kind words about Clearwater Cottages and we are glad your family and three dogs had a great time by all. Most guests are not aware that just north of Clearwater Cottages there are no restriction on pets on the beach. And most Floridians know there dogs love swimming in the water when its 85 degrees on the beach. See you soon.
Capt. Al and Karen
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Mo
Reviewed 10 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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Management Response
4 Jun 2014
Dear Guests:
We are glad you had an almost perfect time at the Grandview Cottage. Guests have no idea how much fun it is just hanging out at the Tiki Hut as you have the best seat in the house, watching all the tourist walk by and take pictures with the Pirates at the Shipwreck across the street. We appreciate your kind words about Capt. Al and the staff. Next time ask for the Tommy Bahama Cottage which does have a Gulf of Mexico water view.
Capt. Al and Karen
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Florida
Reviewed 29 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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Management Response
29 Apr 2014
Dear Lady Marlene:
We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Grandview Cottage, and enjoyed our fun Tiki Hut in the front yard. Thanks for staying with and hope we see soon.
Capt. Al and Karen
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Chicago
Reviewed 26 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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Management Response
26 Apr 2014
Dear Guests:

Thank you for your kind words about Karen and Capt. Al . We really appreciate it when our Guests feel that we are great hosts. We know how difficult a vacation with young children is, so Karen goes overboard to make everything easy. Families just love that the beach is just steps away and Pier 60 so close. We are so happy it made for a better than expected vacation.

Capt. Al and Karen
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MI
Reviewed 20 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014

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Management Response
20 Apr 2014
Dear Guests:
Karen and I are so glad you had an Awesome Vacation at the New Orleans Beach Apartment. Thank you for your review and hope to see you next year.
Capt. Al and Karen
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