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“You know those MasterCard commercials that end with Priceless? The cottages are nothing short of priceless. My son and I stayed in the Grandview and we toured the Hideaway. You will find tile floors, full kitchens, comfortable beds, gas grills and plenty of hospitality. Alan the owner is a gracious host. This is not a luxury hotel it is a home away from home that is steps away from the pristine Clearwater Beaches. Everything here at Clearwater is a short walk away anything you could desire, cold beer, shopping salon to highlight your do and great resturants. I highly recommend a stay here if you want a comfortable family place to spread out and bring your dogs they are pet friendly.”
--BlueFinster, from Jacksonville
“Stayed in Dolphin for 2 1/2 nights (got in very late) in September with girl friends for a Girls Weekend. Cannot beat the location! Steps to the beach and short walk to shopping, dining and a great bar with live music - The Brown Boxer. If you are looking for the Ritz, high-rise, high priced condo on the beach, then keep looking. If you are looking for location, location, location, and a traditional beach cottage, this is it. Although we arrived very late at night/early morning, and had a few problems, Management worked with us. Rodney and al did their best to accommodate the four ladies from the north. We had some great memories at the Dolphin. Thanks Rodney!”
--J. Matthias, from Fort Wayne, IN
Excellent Holiday Week!
“We are a family of 4 from Ohio...Mom/Dad...2 boys ages 25 and 22. We stayed at the Hideaway...and had a great time for the week we were there! The cottage was absolutely ideal for us...close to the beach (maybe 200 feet at most)...excellent for sleeping...warming up leftovers from the excellent restaurants nearby...and all with great service from Captain Al and the gang! We recommend 'The Hideaway' to all!!”
--FamilyFunfor4, from Pickerington, OH
Our Week on the Beach
“The Hideaway Cottage was perfect for our needs. 6 adults, our 3 week old grandson and 2 dogs and we were quite comfortable. We wanted to spend some good quality time with our new grandson, family and friends and that's what we did. The cottage is beachside and the beach is a stones throw away, so we spent alot of time on the beach. Pier 60 is a couple blocks away and it's worth the short walk to see the arts, crafts and activities. Sunset Celebration there every night. My wife loved the stores along Mandalay Avenue on the way to the Pier. Food of all kinds everywhere you look; bar across the street; pizza on the corner. It was great! Our hosts, Capt Al, Rodney and Gayle were great, and a phone call away. I highly recommend this place if you want a more simple, more down to earth stay. I would happily stay here again.”
--Ken, from Houston, TX
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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.
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.
Captain 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.
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