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Beautiful Florida Home- close to everything!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 180 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath updated Florida home 500 feet from the Gulf

The perfect get away for family and friends looking for a relaxing Florida vacation, close to everything yet with all the comforts of home. Situated in a safe and quiet residential area within 500 feet of the Gulf of Mexico, with streets you can walk and cycle on. This lovely property has all new furnishings and upgrades and features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, living room, family room with a 50" smart TV, and outdoor patio with barbecue. Located within 5 miles of Green Key State Park, it's a short car or bike ride to a beautiful sand beach, where you will find comfortable facilities, nature trails, barbecues & playgrounds. You are within 5 minutes driving distance to restaurants, grocery, ATM, gas stations, shopping centers. There are 25 golf courses within a 30 minute drive.

New Port Richey has a charming small town feel. Set along the Pithlachascotee River, often called the Cotee river, is beautiful Simm's Park & close by main street with several restaurants, bars & live entertainment. Situated on Florida's west coast New Port Richey is centrally located, approximate 45 min drive from the Tampa International Airport and 1 ½ hour drive from Orlando. Boating and fishing are very popular activities here and boat rentals and fishing licenses can be arranged easily just minutes away. There are many wonderful and varied attractions close by: 15 minutes to Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, 35 minutes to Clearwater beach, 35 minutes to Bush Gardens Theme Park, 35 minutes to Weeke Wachee Mermaid Show, and 1.5 hours to Disney World.

More Details

Linda Hodak
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2018

About Linda Hodak

My husband and I have 3 grown sons and are looking forward to spending more time in Florida, especially during the winter months! We are self employed and have lived in Pennsylvania and the Florida Keys.

Linda Hodak purchased this house in 2017

Why Linda Hodak chose New Port Richey

We love the gulf coast of Florida; the location, the weather and the laid-back vibe. There is so much to do that we feel like we are going someplace new every time we are there. Spending a day in St Pete, Disney or Crystal River are like going to different countries that are only hours apart.

What makes this house unique

We wanted a place that was easy to get to (within 40 minutes of Tampa & PIE airports) but wanted to be far enough away from it all to feel like a vacation. New Port Richey was the perfect place for us- with canals and waterfront access in a safe and quiet community that we could enjoy walking or riding bikes- yet were close to great shopping, restaurants & night-life.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Your home is beautiful. Our family loved it and appreciated all of the little extras - from labels on light switches to forgotten toiletries. If you had an extra copy of your guest book I would buy it! I had no idea of all the great things there are to do around NPR. Thank you for your hospitality ~ Sharyn

Sat 12/30/2017 12:14 PM EST
Dec 2017
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New Port Richey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , Master bath- ensuite with double vanity
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both bathrooms feature double vanities, all linens and essential toiletries.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen , desk, smart tv, en-suite
    Caribbean Bunk Room - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Day bed with trundle can convert to full, Twin XL bunks
    Tommy Bahama Bedroom - 1 queen , Settee & Armoire with flat screen TV & DVD Player
  • All bedrooms include deluxe bedding, linens, flat screen televisions with premium cable & DVD players. Wii & PS4 Video game systems & games in Caribbean Bunk room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful Florida Home- close to everything!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews

Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This house is wonderfully taken care of; very clean and well maintained; in a quiet neighborhood. It's not to far from shopping, sightseeing or restaurants. It was well stocked with everything my family needed for us to have a wonderful vacation. Linda was easy to reach and very helpful. I highly recommended staying here...

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this house

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about this house and the owners. The house was perfect for our vacation. Spacious and included everything we needed. Even a Keurig! Linda and her husband were so helpful with suggestions for places to eat and things to do. They were just an email or phone call away if we needed anything. We definitely plan on visiting Rudder Way again!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kinds words Elizabeth. You were great guests and we are so happy you enjoyed your trip. Would love to have you back again! Take care, Linda
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Fab Four for Florida

  • 5 of 5

My sister and her two boys joined me for a trip to the west coast of Florida, New Port Richey, for vacation. We booked our home from Linda and she was helpful and engaged throughout the whole process. The home is lovely and has everything you could think of plus some great extra perks (bikes/beach chairs,wake boards,etc.)! The home is located just north of Clearwater Beach and close to the Weeki Wachee state park where we enjoyed a day of kayaking. Linda also provided a 3 ring binder full of places to eat, visit and enjoy, it was easy to use and provided us with information about surrounding towns and things to do. We would definitely stay here again and encourage others to come enjoy this wonderful rental. You won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you had a good time Paula. Sounds like you all kept busy and found lots to do. I'm still trying to get through the list of places I want to see in the area! I'm so happy you and your family enjoyed your vacation. Thank you for being wonderful guests!
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Absolutely Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Rudder Way for a family vacation. My husband and I, along with our 4 children and my parents, had the most amazing stay! The home is beautifully decorated and feels so cozy. The beds were great and the linens plush & comfy. The kitchen is fully stocked and had everything we needed for our stay. Linda has literally though of everything one would need for a Florida vacation as well. From beach chairs & towels, to first aid supplies, to beach bags and coolers... anything we needed, she had available. We can honestly say that this home was, by far, the best VRBO home we've stayed in. For future guests we recommend visiting Honeymoon Island, as the scenery is absolutely beautiful. We were rven, surprisingly, greeted by dolphins while we were in the water -and a very close encounter at that!! Thank you so much for the wonderful stay, Linda. Your gorgeous house made our vacation absolutely fabulous!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy to hear what a great time you and your family had Brittney. Thank you for the kind words, I'm glad you found everything you needed. It's been a blessing to have wonderful guests such as yourselves to enjoy the house. We love Honeymoon Island too, but I've never got to swim with the dolphins, so glad you did! Enjoy the rest of your summer, Linda
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  • 5 of 5

best equipped and decorated house we ever rented Linda was one of the easiest people to deal with her plan to install an lanai in the back will make it even more enjoyable. Overall great time. Cam

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice to meet you Cam and a pleasure having you stay at our home. I'm glad you enjoyed it and that everyone had a good time. Thanks for being wonderful guests- hope to see you again! Linda
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Extremely clean and great accomodations

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this property. It is off the main road for privacy but close to everything you need or wAnt to see. There were bikes available to use also. Linda had information package there which was very useful in or travels. We had a few questions in which were answered quickly😊. They are very good hosts.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Susan for your kind words and for being fantastic guests! We're so glad you had a good trip, we really appreciated having you at our home. Linda
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Dockside Grille
Nearest Beach
4.9 Miles
Green Key
Car: necessary

Many attractions within 15-30 minutes: 5 minutes to boating, kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding, 15 minutes to historic Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, a short 30 minute drive to Bush Gardens Adventure Park, The Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays, World class Clearwater and Caladessi Beaches, Downtown Tampa and St Pete.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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