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I am thinking of moving to Clearwater, Florida. My plan is to take an extended stay so that I can familiarize myself with the area. Does anyone have any suggestions for long term stays and also any insight about the Clearwater area in general? Thanks!

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You could look at sites like homeaway.com and vrbo.com -- but you would be paying vacation rental prices. You could Google "Clearwater Florida apartments" or you could try Craigslist -- a lot of people advertise apartments for rent on CL. If that doesn't pan out, I would suggest contacting a real estate agent who specializes in rentals in the Clearwater area.
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finzz has graced the Travel Forum! ClapClapClap (this is a much quieter place than TL, so we get excited very easily...)

First, hope congrats are in order and this is a good opportunity professionally/personally


Can't comment on Clearwater itself, but can you clarify how long "extended stay" means to you? Duration will definitely impact your options as longer terms should always be paired with negotiating lower prices
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Quote from thumper1 View Post :
You could look at sites like homeaway.com and vrbo.com -- but you would be paying vacation rental prices. You could Google "Clearwater Florida apartments" or you could try Craigslist -- a lot of people advertise apartments for rent on CL. If that doesn't pan out, I would suggest contacting a real estate agent who specializes in rentals in the Clearwater area.

Thanks! Yes, I have been looking into all of those options. some pretty decent prices for some of the extended stay hotels. I don't need anything fancy, just the basics. Good call on getting an agent; I never thought of that regarding a rental! Smilie




Quote from megakimcheelove View Post :
finzz has graced the Travel Forum! ClapClapClap (this is a much quieter place than TL, so we get excited very easily...)

First, hope congrats are in order and this is a good opportunity professionally/personally


Can't comment on Clearwater itself, but can you clarify how long "extended stay" means to you? Duration will definitely impact your options as longer terms should always be paired with negotiating lower prices
Well, hello there!! Wave Thanks! hug Yes, this is a good thing!! I have always hated where I live...much too cold for me. And I have been here all my life, so a mid-life crisis change is in order! laugh out loud

This stay will be about a month to gather info on the area. I am hoping to make a permanent move and I don't want to go in clueless.

Thanks and reps to you both for your input!!
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For an extended stay, you may even be able to broker a deal with an owner on VRBO or AirBnB. Often times owners will offer rate discounts for week or longer stays-- so a month MAY be able to get you a fairly good discount while allowing you to have the amenities of an actual home. Plus, depending on the location, it may be a good starting point to get to know neighborhoods.
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For an extended stay, you may even be able to broker a deal with an owner on VRBO or AirBnB. Often times owners will offer rate discounts for week or longer stays-- so a month MAY be able to get you a fairly good discount while allowing you to have the amenities of an actual home. Plus, depending on the location, it may be a good starting point to get to know neighborhoods.

great advice thanks!
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Really depends on the dates . . . but I would hurry up and do it, because once you hit Thanksgiving, prices start to increase rapidly through Spring Break as you get the snowbirds/college kids/spring training baseball crowd.

I would contact the Extended Stay Americas in the area and ask them about weekly and monthly rates (in addition to advice above). . . . they've always served me well
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Really depends on the dates . . . but I would hurry up and do it, because once you hit Thanksgiving, prices start to increase rapidly through Spring Break as you get the snowbirds/college kids/spring training baseball crowd.

I would contact the Extended Stay Americas in the area and ask them about weekly and monthly rates (in addition to advice above). . . . they've always served me well
thanks! I have been looking here http://www.extendedstayamerica.co...troom.html
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