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Waterfront Pool Home 5 min from beach, kayaks, bikes, pool table!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,728 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 8, Split Plan

This private home will invite your vacationing side as you sip your morning coffee watching the morning sea life from your backyard patio and even out on the dock! With John's Waterfront Paradise II there are few better ways to spend your time fishing, swimming, floating on a raft, sunbathing or kayaking, watching the wildlife and other boaters share the day on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. If you are looking for a vacation rental in Florida, this is it.

This beautiful, tropical home is totally remodeled with tile flooring throughout. the kitchen and bathrooms have been totally remodeled with new appliances. The front and back are beautifully landscaped with a friendly tropical feel. This 3 bedroom home sleeps 8 total with 2 in each queen bed and 2 more in the Futon sleeper sofa. Both the dining room and large family room feature beautiful views of the water. The split floor plan gives the master suite privacy. A floating dock is available for you to dock your boat with deep water access to the Gulf!! Free use of two tandem kayaks.

If you want to rent a boat, there are a number of marinas close by (within walking distance). The canal is only minutes away to the Gulf of Mexico. You can sit on the fabulous deck and enjoy your morning coffee/breakfast or have an enjoyable dinner out on the deck, with a beautiful view of the canal and spacious pool. Sometimes you might get lucky seeing dolphins or manatee swimming in the canal right off the deck. Smoking is not allowed inside.

Hudson Beach is very conveniently located. There are quite a few restaurants close by if you like eating out. There are 3 restaurants and a small local beach within walking distant from the house. If you enjoy singing, there is a karaoke nights at a local ice cream parlor close by. There are many restaurants and marinas, like Mike dockside, Port Hudson, Greek restaurant, Fisherman's shack and many more.

While Hudson Beach Park is just 2 miles away, some of the world famous beaches are in Clearwater and St Pete which is to the South of Hudson about 45 minutes away. You can go 10 miles north to Weekee Wachi to watch the world famous mermaids show or go to Homosassa Springs to see the manatee or visit the historic city of Brooksville and Dade City. World famous sponge dock, Tarpon Spring is within 30 minutes away, a cute little Greek town with many great Greek restaurants. World famous theme park like Disneyworld, Seaworld, Bush Garden, Epcot Center, Kennedy Space Center are all within 30 minutes to 2 hours away.

There are many other things to do close by like fishing, boating, sailing, sightseeing, antiquing, live theater, golfing, miniature golf, flea market, horseback riding, zoo/wildlife park, kayaking, water skiing, swimming, shelling and many more.

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Owner
John Bridenstine
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About John Bridenstine

Both my wife & I were born and raised in Florida. After living in Miami for 20 years and Saint Petersburg for 10 we now live in Dade City about an hour east of Hudson Beach. My wife runs our Veterinary practice and I am an Engineer working for a large building products company. We have an 20 year old son and 10-year old twins!

John Bridenstine purchased this house in 2014

Why John Bridenstine chose Hudson

We had been planning to buy a waterfront vacation home in the lower keys for many years since we vacation there every year. When we were finally able to purchase, we realized it was to far to maintain & enjoy regularly so we found the next best area for us.

What makes this house unique

Incredible combination of proximity to open water by boat, huge pool, Pool table and large vacation home in laid-back community. Nearby restaurants and attractions are great getaway spots for a memorable vacation.

Amenities

Hudson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1728 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , shower , Master 1 bedroom & bath are secluded from other 2 bedrooms
    Main bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , This Well appointed bath is centrally located
  • The bathrooms have several sets of towels & washcloths
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master 2 is great for 2 adults on queen & kids on futon
    Master 1 - 1 queen , Master 1 and bath are isolated from the other two bedrooms.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Comfortable matress with lighthearted decor!
  • Master 1 and bath are isolated from the other two bedrooms. With plenty of closet space. Master 2 is great for a family with kids!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

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Waterfront Pool Home 5 min from beach, kayaks, bikes, pool table!
average rating of 4.736842 based on 38 reviews
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Good times!

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time. We were able to navigate our boat through the channel with the excellent instructions by John. The house was clean and the pool was great to have after a long day boating. The trees above the pool shed a lot of beans, but we hosed, swept and cleaned it off daily and enjoyed the pool water. We did not have time to use the kayaks or the bikes unfortunately House was short on paper towels and toilet paper but we shopped and provided that ourselves. We had an off a lot of rain, which caused flooding in the driveway but its Florida and we are used to it! Would go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wisconsin
5

Awesome home

  • 5 of 5

We loved being so close to the ocean

We were lucky to see manatee in the canal

The kids and Dad got to fish

Even caught a shark!!!

The pool was great

Just a great place to unwind.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

I was a great place to kayak and see wildlife. The pool was also great. Very comfortable beds too!

  • 5 of 5

The wildlife we saw from the deck was amazing yet alone kayaking out and around the canals. We saw dolphins on our last day from the deck. We also saw mullets jumping, ducks and ducklings, a Kain, small crabs... amazing vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our Magical Experience at Driftwood Isles - Five Star

  • 5 of 5

My Family and I had the pleasure of staying at Driftwood Isles for our Vacation. We enjoyed the comfort of the home, access to the private pool, and the relaxing week you do not get when going to a commercialized location. My teenage kids loved checking out the different creatures in the canal. The kitchen was well stocked for our cooking and dining needs. All we had to provide was the food and the cooking skills. The owner, John, made sure we had what we needed for easy Check In and Check Out. He provided travel books and pamphlets with local things to do to make our activity search easy. We highly recommend this home and look forward to the next time we can come and enjoy Hudson, FL. Thanks, John

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home for a family vacation!!!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at John’s Paradise! Great floor plan for all to enjoy. We went with two teenagers, my mom and my husband and I. The pool table was a big hit with the boys !!! Kayaks were great too but one come to find out the hard way had a hole in it. We brought our fishing poles but we really needed a cast net for all the mullet in the canal. The pool was clean and cool to enjoy when it wasn’t raining. Kitchen well stocked with all your pots and pans , cutting boards and even an ice cream machine but you didn’t need it because the Hudson Ice Cream Parlor is just around the corner and it’s delicious!!! Beds were cozy and there were plenty of linens. The only reason I didn’t give it a 5 star was because the outside decking ,storage shed and house really needs some work done. Just a simple cleaning up old wood laying around and a cleaning of the shed( where the bikes are) would improve it greatly . The flashing on on the back of the house is sagging and half broken so when it rained it came through and created a waterfall effect right in front of the sliding glass door. Overall it was a great time !!! We would come back again next year

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Acworth, Ga
5

Beautiful Home and Awesome Vacay!!

  • 5 of 5

The property why is everything you can ask for. We rented a boat of the road and spent the day on the water. The pool was great. Didn't need the heater though cuz it was so hot outside but could have used it if it was cold. Love the palm trees in the backyard. The little lady next door was awesome and brought me fresh gardenias everyday for our table. We will definitely come here and stay again. I highly recommend. Thank you so much for our stay. We'll be back soon!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Map

Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sams Hudson Beach Bar
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Beacon Woods Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
U.S. 19
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Get Hooked ('Catching Hell') series on weather ch
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Water ski with your boat in adjacent gulf
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Hudson Beach Park 6325 Clark St, Hudson
Car: necessary

42 miles from Tampa International Airport

1.5 hours to Disney area theme parks

38 miles to Busch Gardens & Adventure Island

1 hour to Clearwater Beach

17 miles to Tarpon Springs

20 minutes to Weeki Wachee mermaid themed waterpark

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Property Damage Coverage $49

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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