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About Clearwater Cottages

Clearwater Cottages Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Cottages has been enjoyed by families since 1920. These are the last real beach cottages left in Clearwater Beach on the beach side of Mandalay Avenue.

The beach is 100-500 steps away, less than a minute walk. You are so close, you step outside and see the beach, and there are no streets to cross. A family of up to 10 guests and a pet can stay in one cottage.


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Our cottages are located 6 blocks north of Pier 60, where most evenings at sunset you will find street performers, dancers, arts and crafts, outdoor movies on the lawn and live concerts. A three-blocks walk can take you to Frenchy’s Waterfront Restaurant; and just two blocks walk on the beach will take you to Palm Pavillion Water Front Entertainment Complex and Restaurant, the most famous Sunset Tiki Bar in North Beach.

Across the street three blocks down, there is a play ground for children that is free with a BBQ grill, BOCCI court, and rock climbing. Other facilities include a boat ramp, library, basketball and tennis court, which are a three-block walk. Angelo’s Pizza is accross the street. Adults will enjoy the Shipwreck Bar that has darts, a lively crowd, and a pool table. The Jolley Trolly outside the cottages can give you a ride to anywhere for just $1.75.

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Friendly Staff

The Cottage Counselors are committed to our Guests having a great beach vacation. Usually around for any of your vacation needs. From extra linens to cleaning, or any special needs. Being locals, our staff can point you to the best restaurants, bars, and fishing spots.

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The calendar may not be updated on a daily basis; the rentals may, however, be available so kindly email to check with us. Come today and enjoy your beach vacation.

Our Commitment

Most guests love Clearwater Cottages and remark how cute and fun they are. Although 100 years old, they are remodeled. They are fun, funky, artsy, but not like a new condo, so fussy, perfectionists may be better suites at the new Sandpearl Hotel, Hilton Hotel, or Villas of Clearwater just a block or two away, where you pay a lot more, but share the same World Class Beach. Our guests will save a ton, cook their own meals in very high end kitchens, and most likely have fun. Everything is included on a boating excursion you will never forget. Never a charge. At Clearwater Cottages we are all about having a great time.

For Guests who love that Old Florida feeling, we offer several common areas where Guests can relax. The backyard offers wood party deck with Tin Roof Gazebo. Lite at night, with music, it offers a great place to entertain or have an outside BBQ or dinner, Weber Gas grill onsite. Childern can run around as it is fenced. The front yard, also fenced, offers authentic Tiki Hut and real shell yard. Lit at night and overlook Mandalay Ave.

Sundancer 78 Jet Superspa available by reservation is also a great way to relax or entertain.

At our Cottages, you may bring our lounge chairs and a cooler to the beach, use our bicycles and fishing poles; Captain Al may even invite you out on the boat for an experience you will never forget.

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Free Tickets

Our Guests get free tickets or discount coupons for many local tourist attractions and resturants (when available). Just stop by our business center and browse by the racks of discount coupons.

Discount Tickets to see Winter, the star of the movie Dolphin Tale, at Clearwater Aquarium (when available).

Free use of Captain Al's bicycles, beach chairs, and coolers, available for Guests who stay one week or more.

Free Taxi Service: Clearwater Capt. Al offers free transportation around Clearwater Beach in a Tomberlin street legal golf cart at no charge. Since you can walk to everything and there is no free parking anywhere, we suggest you leave your car at home and enjoy a walking vacation.

Pool Passes

Only 2.5 blocks away, the adult pool is Olympic size over 225 feet by 325 feet heated. Kids love the Kiddy Pool with a great water slide and fountains. Lifeguards, air conditioned changin rooms and showers included. Overlooks the waterways, click here to learn more.

In the winter time we offer our onsite super spa 104 degrees when pool is closed. To see the Spa, click here.

Boat Trip

Boat RentalCaptain Al offers our fun-loving guests free boat trips to explore the islands of Clearwater Beach. Enjoy a spectacular day collecting shells and sightseeing. (The weather, water chop, and guest attitude must be good). Some guests comment it was the best day they ever had.

Local Attractions

Clearwater Marine AquariumAvoid traffic on the bridge across the street from Clearwater Cottages is a Sightseeing Water Taxi that takes you directly to Clearwater Aquarium on Island Way.

For $2.00 you get a sightseeing tour, save the parking fee, and can also pickup groceries at the Publix Supermarket and Liquor Store next to Clearwater Aquarium. Check out our local aquarium and see the Winter the Dolphin! Visit Website