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3 BR 2 Bath Salt Air Retreat on Deep Water Canal Minutes to the Gulf

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,372 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8) Direct Gulf Access

We use this house for friends and family so you will find it has all the amenities throughout. Three bedrooms to accommodate 6 people and a pull out sofa with powered air mattress for 2 more. Master with one King bed and en-suite bathroom. Two bedrooms with Queen beds share a full bath with tub and shower. The street is very quiet and has no through traffic. The canal out back has no through traffic either so the only boat traffic is from residents. There are several restaurants and bars within a short bike ride or walking distance. Hudson Beach too is within walking distance. The main through roads in the neighborhood have sidewalks. Its a fantastic place to enjoy a quiet getaway.

I encourage you to look at the reviews from my guests and compare to reviews of other properties. The local sales tax on short term rentals is 10.8%. If you are looking at booking a property for less than 6 months I am required to charge you sales tax.

Homeaway/VRBO does charge a service charge to travelers who book online. Owners do not get any of this service charge or the Damage protection Insurance.

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Walter Kees Barfield
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

Why Walter Kees Barfield chose Hudson Beach Estates

I love to fish and had a 28 ft fishing boat. This property gave me what I considered one of the best locations for Gulf access of any other properties in the area. Convenient to get to the marina for gas or just get out quickly with very little idle time. The house is on a VERY quiet street with the best deep water canal in Sea Ranch.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay at your house at 13805 on Cox Ave in Hudson. We found the house exceptionally clean and very attractively done. Great beds, nice towels, and bedding and a nice Flat Screen TV. We couldn't get over the quality of the picture with Blu Ray movies. The house is in a good location, especially for any one interested in swimming with the manatees at Crystal Springs and visiting the Greek sponge fishing community at Tarpon Springs as it sits about half way between them both. We enjoyed being on the canal. It is lovely to sit outside in

the morning with a coffee and watch the ducks swimming by. We found

the house close to supermarkets, pharmacies and general shopping. The ladies enjoyed being within a few miles of TJ Maxx. We would certainly recommend your place to anyone seeking accommodations in this area.
Mar 2010
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Hudson Beach Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1372 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With on suite bathroom and stand up shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Shares a bathroom with Bedroom number 3
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Shares Bathroom with Bedroom #2
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper Sofa with powered air mattress
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Guided Fishing Trips are available for additional fees. We work closely with local fishing guides to provide you with customized fishing trips to fit your needs. West Coast of Florida has some of the finest fishing opportunities in the Flats and offshore. Be sure to look at the picture of the Gag Grouper caught in 5 feet of water in July 2014.


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3 BR 2 Bath Salt Air Retreat on Deep Water Canal Minutes to the Gulf
average rating of 4.962963 based on 28 reviews

Wonderful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean, beautifully decorated, very comfortable and fully furnished with everything you need. The location on the canal was perfect and accessible to the gulf by boat in minutes. For a fisherman and a boater, having a boat lift and a perfectly situated dock is as good as it can get! Additionally, a commercial grade ice machine with an endless supply of ice is just over the top! The owner is the nicest and most accommodating person you'll ever meet and responds immediately to any question. Can't wait to get back.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Concord, North Carolina

Water front bungalow with all you need!

  • 5 of 5

This house literally has it all. We had two families with all boys looking for a cool place to fish and play. The boat dock out back was perfect to fish off of all day. You can dock a boat if you want. It is on a deep canal. The house was spotless from top to bottom. The kitchen had everything you need and more. There is a garage full of extra amenities.. large ice maker, 2nd refrigerator, deep freeze, bikes and beach toys. There was plenty of space for the 4 adults and 3 kids/teenagers. We took a couple of day trips to some beaches. Clearwater is about an hour away. There is a small beach close to the house in Hudson. Case was a wonderful host. He is close by if you do have a problem. Which we did not. Love this house. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Happy In Hudson

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved our months stay in Salt Air Retreat and in the town of Hudson . The house is so cute ! It was clean, cheerful and comfortable, with a fully equipment stocked kitchen and lots of bath and kitchen towels. I had asked the owner, Walter if there was a place to hang some clothing that I didnt want to dry in the clothes dryer. He brought a clothes tree type hanger for me to hang my clothes to dry. What a nice guy ! My husband and I could look out the many windows in the rooms in the house and see the water in the canal. It was great ! We wanted to stay again next year but someone beat us to reserving it, darn it. We highly recommend this property to anyone who wants a very nice place to stay, a real "home away from home".

Thanks Walter

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara, Thank you for the kind words. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and hope that in the future you will think of us if you plan to return to the area. Walter
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The home is fabulously maintained and is equipped with everything one may need.

  • 5 of 5

It was a great experience and extremely relaxing to have rented this home for the month of February 2018. My wife and I highly recommend renting this home and if we can arrange for a Florida trip next Winter, this home would definitely be our first choice of rental if available. The house is modern , has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a formal dining area and a fantastic sun room. It is equipped with cable television and very high speed download and upload WIFI speeds. The back patio overlooks a yacht canal that we found very relaxing. The home has more than an enough linens, towels, etc. along with everything you would need to cook at home. Also has a very good washing machine and cloths dryer. It was also very nice to have your own driveway that can accommodate two cars along with another car in front of the home. Driveway also has an awning that protects your car(s).

As with other rental comments, the home is very clean! The owner is very pleasant and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you stay in our vacation home. I am thrilled you enjoyed your stay.
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Perfect base for holidays & visiting Florida

  • 5 of 5

Kees Barfield welcomed me to his house that really is a home. I enjoyed spending time there during the Christmas and New Year holidays when I visited family nearby, and then the month of January when friends and family joined me in the spacious home. The house is well equipped, airy, and cheerful. Kees was both totally accessible for any question and discreet. His good reviews were a major reason for my selecting this rental and I was not disappointed.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was certainly a pleasure meeting you and inviting you to enjoy our Vacation Rental as if it were your own. Thank you for the kind words.
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  • 5 of 5

Didn't think it could get any better but the owner made numerous upgrades/improvements since our last visit. We'll be back as soon and as much as we can!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We certainly are happy to have you stay with us. It is our goal to make the experience as comfortable and inviting as possible. Please stay in touch and let us know when you would like to come again.
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Sam's Beach Bar
A great place for a beer or glass of wine to watch a Sunset. It just seems every time I wan...
Hudson Beach Ice Cream Parlor
Hudson Beach Park
Great to watch the Sunset
Inn on the Gulf
Publix Super Market at Fairway Oaks Plaza
Kickin Wing
About a 10 minute drive for some great wings.
Winn Dixie
Its an Old one but they are still "The Beef People"
It's Breakfast without the cleanup.
Blue Dolphin Restaurant -- CLOSED
Have never been there, but have heard good things about it. Only about a 10 minute drive.
Rons BBQ
Great Bar-b-Q
El Rancho Mexican Grill
Huge Margaritas and very reasonable priced.
Full Belly Deli
Right in the neighborhood. Fast and friendly.
Weeki Wachee Springs
Tarpon Springs
Busch Gardens
Museum of Science & Industry
Raymond James Stadium
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa
Lowry Park
Florida Aquarium
Get Hooked Grill
Frenchy's Rockaway Grill
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Skinny's or Sams
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Caladesi to Honeymoon Island
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Beacon Woods
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 19
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Cove, Sams, Inn on the Gulf, Get Hooked
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Hudson Beach
Car: recommended

We are 15 min away from the Famous Weeki Wachee Springs Water Park, 5 Min from the newly opened SunWest Park, 1 hr from Busch Gardens, 20 min from The Sponge Docks at Tarpon Springs, 1 Hr from The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 15 min from the SunCruz Casino Shuttle, 2 Hrs from Disney, Universal Studios, and MGM, Less than 1 mile from the Bonati Institute.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Damage Insurance $59

Contact for Customized dates and pricing. If your desired dates are less than 60 days out and your stay is for more than 1 week the payment of 25% is due to reserve the property and is non-refundable. For longer stays (1 month or more) payment in full is required 30 days before your arrival and is non refundable. If you have paid in full and have to cancel, I will attempt to get someone to rent during the dates you reserved and credit you back the amount they pay. If you have paid an advanced deposit for a stay of greater than one week and find out you cannot stay with us, we will refund your deposit as long as it is more than 60 days before your arrival date. Short Stays (one week or less) may receive a deposit refund if cancelled 30 days or more before arrival. 4 night minimum stays require payment in full during the Summer Rate season of May 1st to October 15th.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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