|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
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Our superb 4 Bed 3 Bath Home Sleeps 8 in comfort. Split floor plan offers complete privacy for everyone, with the four bedrooms arranged around the outside of the living areas, with each bedroom next to a bathroom.
Over 2100sq feet fully air conditioned with tile to all living areas to keep cool whilst all bedrooms have fitted carpets for comfort. Vaulted ceilings & fans help to keep house cool. Free wireless internet full cable package 42 inch Plasma TV with DVD Player, and a further 2 flat screen TV's - one in master bedroom. In the second bedroom there is a mini hi-fi system.
Fully fitted kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, US sized fridge/freezer with ice maker, oven coffee maker waste disposal toaster and all the plates cooking utensils pots pans and crockery you need.
Laundry Room with family sized washer & separate tumble dryer iron & board. All bed linen towels cooking utensils provided everything you need - fully equipped!
Master bedroom has 5ft bed with extremely comfortable pillow top mattress and brand new bed clothes. Large walk in closet and full set of high quality wooden bedroom furniture.
Second bedroom has 5ft bed and brand new bed clothes, sheets comforter etc. Also has large walk in closet with bedroom furniture and separate night stands with lamps.
Both living rooms have leather furniture and there are 2 seperate indoor dining tables as well as a breakfast bar.
Outdoors in the pool area is a further large dining table with 6 chairs and room for 8 people to eat.
Swimming Pool is ideal for families use. Has shallow end with easy to access steps. Pool heating is available at a small extra cost although not really needed in June July August and September. Pool is screened by hedges and bushes for full privacy. Pool deck has more than enough room for sunbathing with undercover area for dining and shade when required.
Wonderful Golf Course location situated back from the fairway super course great views with green fees only $25 including golf buggy and half sets of Golf clubs in the garage for guests use.
Upgrades for 2015/16 include new fridge with ice maker new washer & dryer, new bedroom carpets full exterior & interior redecoration, new dining suite indoors & out, new pillow top mattress to master bed, new bed linen new towels, furniture pictures, rugs, curtains, electrically operated garage door opener.
We also supply both a gas and a charcoal BBQ for our guest's use. Unlike many other owners we do not charge for using our BBQ's. All we ask is that they are left clean after you use them - we would also like to point out that they must not be used in the house or garage - strictly only in the back garden.
We have a cot, a crib, a high chair & a pool fence all available if required at no extra cost.
Great beaches on our doorstep at Hudson for sunsets and Alfred McKethan Park [Pine Island] for shallow warm water with golden sands, covered cabanas free showers and all day car parking. Also visit the newly opened SunWest Beach only 4 miles north on US19 where you will find clean white sandy beaches, shallow water, lifeguards, giant inflatable slides in the water for children, as well as Jet Ski hire. Also there are showers, covered ares a small shop and a food outlet. Finally there is the world famous Clearwater Beach approx. 45 mins away with all the amenities as well as the magnificent bridges you drive over on your way there. We often catch a cruise from here to see the Dolphins - breathtaking! Also the piers are well worth a visit here to see all the local arts and crafts - many for sale at very reasonable prices.
Supermarket 24hr Pharmacy & Fuel less than 1 mile. Great shopping nearby at Gulf View Mall, Citrus Mall, Countryside Mall south on US19 has ice skating, The Shops at Wiregrass and International Mall in Tampa.
Superb range of restaurants all within easy reach of our home and include Bonefish, Catches and Red Lobster for great seafood, Longhorn, The Outback, Chillis and Sam Seltzers for great steaks and ribs etc., Applebees is a really nice neighbourhood diner with a very friendly feel and then there is Dennys for breakfast as well as I-Hop with Marcello's on our local parade of shops a very good Italian Take-Away. There is so much more great food nearby - too many to list!
Our Florida Story
We have been coming to Florida as a couple and now as a family for the past 20 years and are still as much in love with the place as we ever were. We are always excited to visit and love to plan each trip together and then really look forward to coming each time we visit.
We have often brought friends and other family members with us and everyone has been taken by some or all of what Florida has to offer. There really is so much to do and see - all you have to do is ask and you can tap into our experience of everything that the local area has to offer.
We live in the UK in a village in rural Norfolk. We have always lived near the sea and have always enjoyed living by the coast and so Florida's Gulf Coast was the natural place for us to buy our holiday home. The weather is always fine, the local people are very friendly and we have all the advantages of staying in a home from home. We have got to know some of our neighbours along our street and have made friends and contacts in and around the area that are always on hand to offer help and assistance to both ourselves and our visiting guests.
Our property managers, Sue and Steve, live nearby and are on hand to give you both a friendly welcome and any help or advice you need to help you enjoy your stay. They are very reliable and know the area extremely well.
Best of Both Worlds
Situated on the Gulf Coast we have found the area to be quieter and more relaxed than the more commercial East Coast and Orlando/Kissimee areas. Here on the Gulf we have the best of both worlds; there are great beaches nearby (SunWest and Pine Island Beach being our favourites) and easy access to attractions with Busch Gardens and Adventure Island among our favourites and both less than 45 minutes away.
The immediate area is well served by an amazing choice of excellant restaurants - you can eat at a different venue every night for 2 weeks and enjoy something quite different each time. Catches, Longhorn, Chilis, Red Lobster, Applebees, The Outback, Sams and Bonefish are among our favourites. For breakfast there is RAM's family Diner nearby, I-Hop on US 19 and of course Dennys. For snacks and treats there is Dairy Queen and for lunch Sub-Way and all of these places are within easy reach of our home
A great way to spend an evening is to have a BBQ at the house and eat outdoors on the pool deck - a great place to relax and unwind after a hard days shopping!
There is great shopping locally at Gulf View Mall and along US19. Travel a little further and Citrus Mall (25mins drive) and International Mall in Tampa (40mins drive) have all the shops you could wish for - as do 'The Shops at Wiregrass' - a more traditional high street type layout with numerous shops, restaurants and cafes - retail heaven!
For parkland walks and nature trails there is JB Starkey Wilderness Park - a great area for picnics and cycling too. Also there is the amazing Weeki Wachee Springs - a superb warm water natural spring that can be canoed along for its entire 6 mile length - great for viewing Florida in the raw and all its amazing wildlife including Manatee, birds, turtles etc.
Why not visit nearby Tarpon Springs where you can arrange boat andfishing trips as well as Dolphin Cruises and even snorkelling or indulge in fabulous traditional Greek pastries and strong coffees in authentic Greek cafes.
North on US19 lies Spring Hill, a vibrant town where you can explore shops and visit Pine Island Beach ( a State Park also known as Alfred McKethan Park) with its sandy beaches and shady picnic areas. Here you will also find car parking, showers, toilets, outdoor bbq's and a small shop to buy drinks and snacks.
Further afield in Tampa you can visit museums (such as the amazing Museum of Science & Industry on East Fowler Avenue) , art galleries and of course the fabulous Florida Aquarium - a must see for children and adults alike.
A little further afield is the Salvador Dali museum and gallery in St Petersburg, a fascinating day out.
Or just ask us - we are more than happy to talk about all the attractions, facilities, beaches and leisure activities we have discovered on our many trips to this part of Florida!
We live in the UK in a village in rural Norfolk, not far from the city of Norwich. We have always lived near the sea and have always enjoyed living by the coast and so Florida's Gulf Coast was the natural place for us to buy our holiday home. The weather is always fine, the local people are very friendly and we have all the advantages of staying in a home from home.
Sue & James Durrant purchased this villa in 2007
There are so many amazing features and benefits when choosing our home. The house was made for families and groups of people wishing to stay together. The internal layout of the property is perfect with each bedroom next to a bathroom for convenience. All the bedrooms and bathrooms are arranged around the main living areas - this allows everyone their own space and privacy whilst providing plenty of separate areas to meet up, relax, eat or just hang out and watch TV.
The house itself is very spacious, has high vaulted ceilings to keep it cool with plenty of parking out front and a large double garage so that vehicles may be stored and kept cool overnight.
Outside there is a fabulous pool terrace with plenty of room for outdoor dining, sunbathing or simply looking out over the neighbouring golf course. It feels like you are in a park due to the rolling grass fairways and numerous birds, squirrels and other wildlife passing by.
The house itself is less than 1 mile away from a Supermarket, and a Gas station as well as pharmacies, takeaway restaurants and only 2 miles from the nearest beach. However as we are situated in a quiet no outlet (cul-de-sac) road the area is quiet, residential and the neighbours are friendly.
The Villa was fantastic! Just as described in the property review, the owners made booking & arrangments very easy, the villa is well positioned & very peaceful, locals very friendly, Hudson was a very pleasant surprise with plenty of places to explore, with Busch Garden very close & the Disney parks 1 & 3/4 hours away we had the best of both worlds (You will need a hire car) We took advantage of the golf course & had a great day. We would certainly return when possible & recommend the villa to anybody looking for a relaxing holiday with the option to check out the Disney parks.
Very nice home, in fantastic location right on the golf course. However, when we arrived the property managers were not expecting us until a day later. The pool decking area needed to be cleaned before we could go outside so no dirt would be walked into the house. The door rails were very dirty and a thick layer of dust covered the furnishings. It also wasn't ideal having to clean a large amount of ants from inside the main shower daily.
We stayed for 11 nights in October, and thought the house was amazing. From the onset both James & Sue helped with any enquiry we had. The house has 4 large bedrooms, however it was still cozy for just the 2 of us! Everything you might possibly need is there for you, not only a cool box for families, there's one just the right size for 2! The pool was beautiful to have a dip after an afternoon sunbathe. Internet connection was great whether you are in the house or round the pool. The nearest supermarket is only 5 minutes away, with an abundance of restaurants within a 30 minute drive, all of which are in the 'folder' in the house. A good day out is Busch Gardens, only 45 mins away. We went to the beautiful Clearwater beach, Fred Howard Park, but liked a newly man-made beach called 'Sun West' which was only 10 mins drive away. A visit to Sam's at Hudson is a must to watch the sunset, but our favourite restaurant was Bonefish where their speciality 'Bang Bang Shrimps' are part of the special 3 courses for 2 people for $50. Make a reservation and ask for Tommy as your server. You will not be disappointed! For those football fans you can follow all the Premiership matches, if you are allowed!! We would definitely recommend this property, and hope to return one day with the rest of our family.
The property was great, just what we were hoping for. We really loved having the screened in pool. The house was very nice and in a convenient location. Aside from the rental, the owners, Sue and James, were incredibly responsive and very easy to work with. I would highly recommend staying here!
we have just returned from two weeks holiday and were very impressed with this house.
The house is really easy to find, in a really quite location but within easy reach of lots of great places.
The house itself is very clean and very well set out with a well stocked kitchen and loads of towels in all the bathrooms.
Our only slight downside was the size of the pool, it is not the biggest but great for cooling down and there are plenty of chairs and a big table on the patio area.
If you are looking for a really nice house in a good location you can't go wrong with this !
Greetings from Germany, we are back after a wonderful time in Florida. Thank you Sue and James for your kindness and hospitality . The house is centrally located for trips to Homosassa Springs, Weke Wachee, Tampa, Clwarwater.......Nice restaurants nearby and because of the information booklet in the house we could find everything. Unfortunately we had a flying visit of Hurricane Hermine during our stay, but the property manager Sue and her husband kept an eye on us. Thsnks a lot for that during this exiting experiance. so there was no beachtime, but that was no problem, we had the great house and pool we could use . We can recommend this lovely place and hope we are allowed to come back one day.
Our home is situated on the beautiful Fairway Oaks Golf Course with greens fees of $25 per person including golf cart. Hudson Beach less than 3 miles away has water sports, boating and fishing trips, not to be missed fabulous sunsets as well as outdoor dining on the beach at Sam's Bar or the more formal Inn on the Gulf.
Great restaurants and shopping within 10 to 15 minutes drive along US19. Top quality shopping in superb surroundings at Citrus Park Mall approx 25 mins drive and at International Mall approx 35 mins drive. Or why not visit 'The shops at Wiregrass' some 30 minutes drive with traditional high street lay out, free parking and a huge range of shops, restaurants and cafes.
The local area has some of North America's best beaches inc. Pine Island Beach, also known as Alfred McKethan Park, Caladesi Island a wonderful nature reserve with beaches - accessed by a ferry service, or the world famous Clearwater Beach to the South approx. 35 mins drive. On the way stop off in Tarpon Springs fishing and sponge diving village, on Alt 19. Superb Greek pastries, cafes and shopping on the dock side.
Busch Gardens Theme Park with amazing animals and thrilling rides, our personal favourite, approx 40 mins away and next door to this is Adventure Island a superb water park with rides and attractions for all ages - fantastic fun! The Florida Aquarium in Tampa is well worth a visit or a little further afield there is of course Disney World.
Or why not stay by the pool and use our outdoor bbq and enjoy the peaceful surroundings and unspoilt views across the golf course, a great way to unwind.
Dining Out - you really can eat out in style every night of your stay and not have to visit the same place twice. For great seafood try Catches, Red Lobster or our favourite Bonefish - all within a short distance of our holiday home. For great steaks there is Longhorn and The Outback again only a short distance by car. For more casual dining there is Sam's literally on the beach at Hudson where you can sit with a nice drink and watch the sunset. For takeaway meals there is Marzellos Italian and a great Chinese takeaway - both on the parade within walking distance of the house. Also nearby are 2 pharmacies, a fuel station, a bank and Publix Supermarket.
Golf: Our home sits back from the Links Golf Course giving nice parkland views whilst at the same time remaining private and secluded due to surrounding trees, bushes and shrubbery. The course is well kept and has a good variety of short, medium and long holes with some narrow and some more open spaces. I am a 24 handicap golfer and thoroughly enjoy playing this course. Green fees are around $20 to 25 per person per round and include an electric golf cart. As a nice alternative you can also play the 'sister' course Beacon Woods just a short drive away off Fivay. This course is also well laid out and well kept charging only $20 per round including golf cart.
There are 2 reasonable half sets of golf clubs in the garage at the house if you don't have or can't bring your own clubs. These are free for all of our guests to use. In addition to this there are many excellent golf courses within a 10 mile radius of our house - please e-mail or telephone for details.
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.