Charming, Historic Cottage-2Bl -Bay, 5 Min -Beach!

100 year old Florida homestead cottage just blocks from Clearwater Bay and beachEtching of CottageScreened lanaiScreened lanai / sitting areaPeaceful patio seating with charcoal grill in back of property200+ year old live oak trees / mossy and orange/ palm trees in front patio areakey-less entryDining area for 6, french doors to lanaihomage to the history of our historic neighborhood and homesteadersLiving room / fold out queen hide a bedoriginal fireplace (non working) and mantelLiving area / flat screen TV / entertainment areaSouvenir string sport bag for our guests to keep !Fully equipped kitchen w/ vintage 1920 oven and sinkKing bed / master bedroom ... like heaven !view of bath rooms from Master; full bath to left and half bath to rightFull bath ; jack and jill style between master and second bedroom2nd BR with tasteful ocean theme & 39in flat screen TV on wallanother view of second bedroomwasher / dryer off kitchen / back porch areaWe decorate for the Christmas season !November is perfect for visiting us !  Bring your family to celebrate the seasonjust 2 blocks from our home !  Clearwater Bay and Clearwater beach in distance.view of Clearwater Bay and BeachManatee familyVoted best beach town in 2013 !
“ Excellent ”
10 Reviews
606 Oak Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33756


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Sleeps: 6
Type: Cottage
Per night: $135 - $150
Per week: $945 - $1,050
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Clearwater vacation cottage rental
Brand new listing near the historic Harbor Oaks area of Clearwater. Beautifully decorated and picturesque historic home built in 1914 surrounded by mossy oaks.

Home sleeps a total of 6 with 2 gorgeous bedrooms appointed with luxury mattresses and linens. Enjoy your morning coffee on the enclosed screen porch or outside under the 200+ year old trees. Take a bike ride (bike rental at Clearwater Cycling) through the affluent neighborhoods or down the Pinellas Trail, just blocks from the home. Two blocks west of the home is a public pier on Clearwater Bay where you can fish or just sit and soak in the beauty of the area. Clearwater Beach is a short 5 minute drive over the Clearwater Causeway (or nice bike ride to the oceanfront). The home is also within walking distance to downtown Clearwater, top-rated area restaurants and coffee shops.

Take a break from the touristy, noisy oceanfront area and come home to peace and serenity in a luxurious, historic, one of a kind vacation home. Feel free to call with any questions or take a look at our direct site for The Cottage at Clearwater.
Area Information
This historic area of Clearwater is just blocks from the downtown area, two blocks to the bay (no sand, but pier) and five minutes to Clearwater Beach (the "beach"). We are located near the bluffs of the original Fort Harrison, a historic recuperation center for soldiers built in 1822. This area is rich in history and is surrounded by huge mossy oaks and beautiful historic homes at every corner. Top rated restaurants and coffee shops are all within walking distance of the home as are numerous piers to fish or sit and relax and enjoy the surroundings.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 01 2014 Jul 31 2015 $150 $150 $1,050 - 5 Nights
Aug 01 2015 Nov 30 2015 $135 $135 $945 - 3 Nights
Dec 01 2015 Jul 31 2016 $150 $150 $1,050 - 5 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12%
Deposits: $300 refundable security deposit. Refunded upon checkout if no damage and cleaned according to checkout procedures (dishes in dishwasher, trash taken out etc.) Rents due typically within 45 days of arrival. Please carefully review our cancellation policy.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: $90 cleaning fee


  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Beach Chairs
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Oceanfront
  • Screened Porch
  • Beach Towels
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • View (Ocean)
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Radio
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Activities

  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (2 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (2 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (<1 mile)
  • Beach
    (2 miles)
  • Volleyball Court
    (2 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (<1 mile)
  • Children's Pool
    (2 miles)
  • Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (2 miles)
  • Pool
    (10 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (2 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (20 miles)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Bicycling
    (1 mile)
  • Park
    (2 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (20 miles)
  • Parasailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (1 mile)
  • Playground
    (2 miles)
  • Zoo
    (20 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
The waterfront is within walking distance of our home and the beach itself is a 5 minute car ride or short bike ride over the causeway. Netflix and Pandora available via our high speed secured cable wifi, in addition to DVD's! Bike rental close by to enjoy the true Florida lifestyle, in addition to aesthetician/massage studio just around the corner for those wanting a relaxing experience while in Clearwater!

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Clearwater, Florida

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Annette Zambuto

Annette Zambuto

Chicago ,il

Easy booking process, accessible owner

March 9, 2015

The property has 5 stars so i want to touch on the booking experiece itself. anyone hesitant to use a by owner site should not worry when staying at a property with this owner. The booking process is very easy and the owner is available to answer any questions

Sharon Austin

Sharon Austin

Purcellville VA

Cottage at Clearwater

March 5, 2015

The cottage was even nicer than pictured. It truly is charming. The beds were very comfortable. The kitchen well appointed and the location perfect for getting to the beach, restaurants and park. Great to get out and walk around.

Derek and Jennifer Patterson

Owner's reply:

Glad you had a wonderful time. Was a great week to get out of the harsh winter weather up North ! Look us up next time you are in the area.

Robin Vess Evans

Robin Vess Evans


Christmas Vacation

December 31, 2014

We had a wonderful Xmas vacation at The Cottage in Clearwater. We flew into the St. Petersburg/Clearwater airport and drove straight to the Buc's vs. Green bay NFL game, followed by numerous beach trips, Sea World, and deep sea fishing (thanks Above Average Fishing Charter). Every night, we were always so glad to come home to the Cottage to relax. I wish we would have had an extra week to stay. The area is easy to navigate, and packed full of good restaurants. We will definitely be going back.

Derek and Jennifer Patterson

Owner's reply:

Glad you had a great time in FL ! Looking forward to seeing you again next year .

Beth Stewart

Beth Stewart



December 3, 2014

this home is delightful, from the stained glass windows to the cotton sheets to the pantry cabinet filled with spices and kitchen basics left behind by other guests. I have stayed here 6 times and have another 12 visits planned. I would not consider another place in Clearwater. The neighborhood is old Florida with lots of 300 year old oak trees and two or three churches within walking distance that play bells regularity. The beach is a 10 minute drive away but you will breathe a sigh of relief when you arrive back home to this cozy cottage. I give it 5*

Derek and Jennifer Patterson

Owner's reply:

Thanks Beth! I'm so happy you love the house as much as we do!



Carmel, IN

Perfect Spot

June 23, 2014

Very impressed with the neighborhood; huge live oaks, 1885 church with 49-bell carillon and a great location to get around town from. The place was immaculate with amazing beds and they didn’t go cheap with the sheets, very important after long days in the sun! We’ll be back – thank you!

Sondrea Rein

Sondrea Rein

Minneapolis, MN USA

Better than home...

February 6, 2014

1st day - I was afraid to touch anything because everything was decorated so perfectly and was so clean. 2nd day - we were talking about how easy it would be to permanently live in this cottage. Rooms are much larger than you'd expect. Owners provided everything you'd need, including a washer/dryer. This was our 1st VRBO and Derek made it easy by clearly explaining the process and being readily available by phone or email. The location was close to Clearwater beach, St. Pete's, Tampa, and Tarpon Springs. We enjoyed being in a real neighborhood, walking the historic areas, being able to walk downtown and to the dock overlooking the bay. A grocery store was 1 block away and we walk there every day for a newspaper. The only negative that I have is that the purple cottage has set a pretty high standard for renting a place in the future.

Derek and Jennifer Patterson

Owner's reply:

We hope to see you back real soon !

Ryan Fraser

Ryan Fraser

Springfield, MO

Perfect Getaway

December 17, 2013

What a treat to leave the snow and ice of Missouri behind for a weekend away in this adorable cottage! From the charming decor to the beautiful trees shading the yard, this place is just what we needed to relax and unwind during the busy holiday season. We spend one afternoon across the bridge in Clearwater, lounging on the beach, walking Pier 60 and shopping. We also made a trip to Raymond James Stadium to watch the Buccaneers take on our San Francisco 49ers. It was such an easy drive and our team won! We did some shopping at the Bay Street mall afterward --- great stores and a cute outdoor area with lots of good restaurants. We had breakfast at Wildflower Cafe ---Twice! We might have gotten out and done more had the beds at the cottage not been so comfy and inviting. We fell in love with the town and the sweet purple house and can’t wait to return. We so appreciate the Patterson’s friendship, generosity and hospitality. Ryan, Hayley and Macauley Fraser

Staci Nance

Staci Nance

Cape Coral, Fl

Quiet Retreat

August 26, 2013

My husband and his siblings stayed here in for a long weekend and were very happy with our experience. The cottage is charming and roomy! It provides all the amenities and comforts of home. We loved the outdoor space and décor. The kitchen is fully functional and easy to navigate and the Jack and Jill bath is VERY convenient for a multi-guest stay. On my evening run I was truly astounded at the beautiful surrounding neighborhood. There is also a stunning park with a pier just a short walk from the cottage that provides an unobstructed view of the sunset. Simply beautiful. We had an excellent time. Thanks for making all of these efforts for your guests to feel comfortable and relaxed!

Derek and Jennifer Patterson

Owner's reply:

We are glad you had a good time at our cottage in Florida. Please look us up the next time you are in the area.

LeSha Goade

LeSha Goade

Joplin, mo

Comforts A++

July 29, 2013

The neighbors met us before we had gone inside. They were so friendly telling us history of the spanish mossed two hundred plus year old trees. As we entered the house I was excited to see a truly not a detail missed of this home. The beds were so comfortable that neither of us wanted to get out of bed. We walked all over amazed by the historic trees and quietness of the area. The beach was wonderful. We had thought it was too cool but after renting an umbrella to block the breeze the sun put us both to sleep. Not one rude person on the whole visit. Home shopping outlet was great, the city market for produce, a quaint breakfast, bike rentals, the beach, beautiful weather, the list was endless how pleased we were. We will definitely rent this place again NEXT time for as long as we can!!! Thank you for sharing your little piece of paradise!!! Ps. Whoever decorated with all the details get a A++ in comfort!!

Michael DeFontes

Michael DeFontes

Springfield, MO USA

The Purple Cottage in Paradise

July 28, 2013

The purple cottage was like no other place we have ever vacationed. It's unique, cozy and relaxing. The master bedroom was like sleeping "on a cloud". There is a second bedroom across the hall with a flat screen TV. There were 2 bathrooms (so we did not have to share). We woke some mornings and drank fresh brewed coffee from the kitchen in the lanai filled with colorful and comfortable outdoor furniture. A cool breeze overhead from the ceiling fan was the finishing touch. Other mornings, we drove 4 blocks to Starbucks and enjoyed coffee at the Pier. We were able to make a great breakfast every morning because the kitchen has every accessories you need, all you need is the food to prepare. Then off to the beach, only 3 minutes away where we found 3 fantastic, fun places to hangout. The first was Shephards Beach. We enjoyed listening to a great band, eating fantastic food and drinking tropical drinks. The best part was that we were only steps away from the beach. The second place we enjoyed was Palm Pavilion Inn. They had phenomenal service, the best “fish tacos” we’ve ever had, great tropical drinks, live music and a great view of the entire beach. Our third place we spent time was at Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill. This unique beach bar had the hottest and most unusual Jalapeño poppers (you have to try them). This was our favorite place for Pina Coladas. The Palm Pavilion and Frenchy’s are within 100yards of each other and share a long, white sandy beach. After a fun day at the beach or enjoying one of our favorite hangouts, we loved coming back to the purple cottage, relaxing on the couch and watching cable TV including Netflix. Wireless internet was a nice touch. On days when we didn’t eat dinner out, we grilled in the fenced in backyard. It was wonderful! There were chairs, a patio table and a big umbrella. It was the best Florida vacation we have ever taken. When we come back again, the only place we would ever consider staying is at the purple cottage.

Derek and Jennifer Patterson

Owner's reply:

So glad you had a great time ! Hope to have you back in the future. ~ D Patterson / Owner

Owner Supplied Testimonials

What a great time! The Cottage is close to the Long Center Pool (which we came to for our swim meet) as well as the beach. We immediately felt "at home" in the Cottage and loved being able to rest and eat here rather than always going out. We did enjoy Cristinos our first night in town - yummy! The pizza was fabulous! We also enjoyed Frenchys on Clearwater Beach - fun atmosphere for the whole family with wonderful live entertainment (Reggae the night we were there)! It was great having a fully functional kitchen with all the supplies (especially the blender- we made lots of smoothies). Overall, the Cottage was absolutely wonderful and exceeded all we were expecting. Each day we took time to enjoy the screened porch as well as the back patio and found the area to be so serene and peaceful, we will definitely be back!

What a great place to spend time with family! Thanks you so much for allowing us to stay at your home and help us build lasting memories with our kids. We spent most of our time at the beach. We drove to Tradewinds in St.Pete Beach so the kids could play on the water slide in the ocean and on land. Little pricey, but the kids had fun. We will be back!

What a great week! We loved the Cottage. Now that we've figured everything out and where the good beaches are, we wish we had another week. This was the first time we've traveled and not stayed in a resort. We definitely preferred staying at the Cottage; it felt like home. We had pizza twice at Cristinos and would recommend it to future renters. I enjoyed getting up early in the morning and having coffee on the porch and watching the lizards! Your Cottage is charming and very comfortable. Thanks for the great vacation!

This little lavender cottage home was one of the best choices we've made in a long time. Every detail has been addressed. The bed was like "the cloud" available at upscale hotels. We were tired every night from the days fun so getting into such a comfy bed was sooo great. We rented bikes by the beach and road thru the historic neighborhoods. The market is set up on central street on Wednesdays from 10-2. We ate breakfast at a local diner. People were friendly The screened porch was so relaxing in the morning and evening. Thank you for sharing your home!!!

Unbelievable experience - first time to this part of Florida, didn't know where to stay, and gave this cottage a try. Everything thing we had hoped for, and more - very clean, quiet neighborhood, Bed was soooooo comfortable that we didn't want to get out! Kitchen equipped with everything you need. Walked to the beach every morning, found a nice little breakfast place couple blocks away, as well as nice places for lunch/dinner within walking distance. Although there was no real reason to leave in our car because everything was there, we drove to clearwater beach and watched the sun set (about 10 minutes away). So very impressed with this place - thank you very much for the great hospitality. We WILL be back - already planning May or June get away. Thank you very much!

I recently spent the week at the cottage and was very impressed. The house is wonderfully decorated with all of the creature comforts of home. The beds were very comfortable which provided me with some of the best sleep I have had in months. Details such as soft bath towels and sheets made my stay all the more enjoyable. The area is quiet and beautiful with many places to see and eat with a walking distance. Just a few minutes away from Clearwater beach, made it very nice to go from a long day at the beach right to the cottage in no time. I found the owners Jennifer and Derek to be very easy to work with during the booking process as well as through out the stay when I had questions. I have recommended this cottage to many of my friends and have already made plans for another visit in May.

We stayed in early March 2013 and the cottage was immaculately cared for ... hard to believe it's 100 years old! Lots of history in this harbor view neighborhood just steps from downtown Clearwater / Cleveland Street. We just loved walking one block to the beautifully maintained and clean pier right on the ICW/ Clearwater Bay overlooking SandKey Bridge and the Gulf of Mexico. Great spot to bring the provided beach chairs and sit and drink coffee and read the paper every morning and evening. We also especially liked the locality to access Clearwater Beach in literally 5 minutes. Just down Oak Ave and take a left and your across the causeway bridge on the beach in minutes! We just love the location and all it's fine amenities... the beds and linens are so comfy! You guys thought of every little detail. We are coming back this Summer ! Thanks again for sharing your home. Robert Robles, "Cold" Michigan

The Cottage at Clearwater was the perfect get-a-way for our family. Weather was perfect, people were perfect and the "little purple house" was perfect! Couldn't have dreamed of a better place to stay and feel right at home. A few places we liked include: Clearwater Beach, John's Pass, Crabby Bills, The Clearwater Marine Aquarium etc.... I could go on for days! Whoever is next will definitely enjoy their stay! Relax and kick back because this is the perfect spot to do it. The neighborhood makes for great walks, looks and experiences! Thanks to Jennifer and Derek for the wonderful home. We will be back! --Gault Family

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    We are always attracted to the water (we have two other rentals on Tablerock Lake in Branson) and every time we went to Florida we always said we wanted to have a home to retire to someday! We love to travel whenever we can and enjoy boating and sightseeing. This home is a labor of love for us, it...
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