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23 reviews
Master bedroom.
This modern kitchen is furnished like home.
Enjoy a free 2 hour, dolphin sighting, island boat tour with your stay at Dockside Villas!
Enjoy the ambiance of waterfront living.
Comfortable and spacious.
Easy access to water and beaches.
Dine on your personal waterfront porch.
Dolphins are frequently seen from the dock.
Look for dolphins on your FREE boat tour!
Nearby Honeymoon Island State Park.
Delightful downtown Dunedin: dining and shopping.
Explore Honeymoon Island nature trail by bike or foot!
Gorgeous Honeymoon Island just minutes from your villa!
Kayak to the sandy beaches in the protected waters around Dockside Villas!
Listen to stories with Captain John on your free boat tour!
Fun fishing in the local waters!
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Dunedin, Florida

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Ian_and_R...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A little gem!”
Reviewed July 13, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We found this apartment to be clean and well equipped with everything we needed - and more! Sheila and John live locally and are available should you need them, booking and check-in was straightforward and we particularly enjoyed the complimentary morning boat tour with John. Dunedin is a great holiday destination, the old town has numerous good restaurants, cafes and delis for all types of meals and plentiful free parking. It even has its own brewery! It is also a convenient location to visit other attractions, we visited Busch Gardens, Clearwater and Tampa Aquariums and Lowry Park Zoo (recommend the Tampa City Pass for discounted admission). We certainly hope to return!

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Liked best: Complimentary boat trip
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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water_see...
Troy, Michigan
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“Wonderful getaway”
Reviewed April 13, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

John and Sheila are great hosts, and were very helpful with information about the area.
The 2 bedroom unit we stayed in was very clean, kitchen well stocked with utensils, beach essentials available by the side of the unit for guests, as well as kayaks by the dock which we made use of. We also made use of the free pass to Honeymoon island, but didn't get a chance to spend much time there.
View by the dock was relaxing and enjoyable, and got to see a dolphin right by the dock.
Clearwater beach was a 10 minute drive away, where we enjoyed spending time.
Highlight of the stay was the boat ride with John, where we saw dolphins in the gulf waters, and got to spend time with the family on a secluded island.

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Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Mac0813
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Perfect!”
Reviewed August 30, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Super place for us, beautifully quiet but close to all amenities and attractive Dunedin. Extremely helpful with all questions when we arrived giving us just the info we needed. John took us on a super boat tour to a lovely tranquil beach which we all loved. Highly recommended and far nicer than staying in Clearwater! So glad we chose it

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Liked best: Attention to detail, ie we had a pass to the local national park & beach. Use of mobile phone during our stay. Super boat trip!
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Young Children
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Georgia
Reviewed June 20, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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Florida
Reviewed July 31, 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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kfries01
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82 reviews
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“Perfect Family Trip”
Reviewed August 25, 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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Let me start with - we travel frequently, have high expectations, and give praise sparingly - USUALLY. The condo is EXACTLY as advertised and in the perfect location to enjoy historic downtown or the beach! The Pinellas Trail is close and just about anywhere you want to go is an easy bike ride away. Clean, beautiful, quiet, relaxing, & well-equipped are all ways to describe this great place - but it just doesn't say enough... John & Shelia have thought of everything you may need for your vacation - just fly or drive in and start enjoying. We loved our boat trip to 3 Rooker Bar and our boat tour of Dunedin with John. Shelia was spot-on with her recommendation of Casa Tina - AWESOME food with a fun atmosphere! Antiques shops & gift boutiques are plentiful with Clearwater beach only a few miles South. We are already planning for our next visit - THANKS so much John & Shelia (daughter Katie you were a was a delight as well)!!!

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Liked best: Watching the wildlife on the canal from dock :)
Liked least: Matress in 2nd bedroom not super comfortable.
Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
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Paul G
London, United Kingdom
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“A Home Away From Home”
Reviewed June 26, 2011 for a stay in June 2011
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Firstly, let me say thank you to John and Sheila for being perfect hosts. Ther wasn't a question about the area they couldn't answer. Or a thing they won't do to help you out (thanks for the loan of the fishing poles!)

This is one of the nicest places my wife and I have stayed. The location is ideal and the condo (villa) was spotless. This is truly a home from home, with everything provided for your comfort. The owners (John & Sheila) have put a lot of thought into how to make holiday makers happy, and it shows.

The condo is right on the causeway to honeymoon island. This is another thing the owners have thought through, by providing passes for entrance onto the island at their own expence.

One of the highlights, is a free boat ride around the islands by John. He takes you out on the boat for 2/3 hours and shows you the local islands and wildlife. He has vast knowledge of the area and habitat that live on, and around the islands.

The condo is situsted about 2 miles from downtown Dunedin, 6 miles from Clearwater. Also very close to Tarpon springs, Busch Garden and Orlando is about 85 miles(1.5hrs) away for Disney ect. There is very good shopping in the area and some lovely restaurants (Bon Appetit was one of our fav's). Also Publix is very close by, as is Walmart for food shopping when you want to cook in.

I would highly recommend Dockside Villas as a place to relax and wind down for a week or two. It won't disappoint.

We will definitely be returning.

The only down side is that there isn't a pool. But you are so close to the gulf sea (which is as warm as a bath) that you're only 2 minutes from dipping your toes in.

PS. Forgot to mention that Dolphins are always swimming out the back.

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Your age range 35-49
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