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Waterfront private home on a canal off the Gulf, pool/w deck - pets OK,

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

2 1/2 BR, Den w/deluxe queen sofa bed, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Beautiful home on deep water canal with large pool and sun deck. Upgraded to tile throughout most of the house in November 2016. Florida Room upgraded to tile in October 2016.

Two full size bedrooms with queen beds, dressers and full closets. A den with queen size pull out sofa or can be used as extra getaway space. Two bathrooms complement the living space. Open living, dining and kitchen area make for a great gathering place. Cable TV and 5G WiFi are provided as well as a DVD player. Washer and dryer in the utility room along with room for the ironing board and iron. All the major appliances in the kitchen are less than 4 years old. Also provided are micro wave, 12-cup coffee maker, toaster, can opener, and full dishes, glasses and utensils to complement your stay. There is a good sized Florida room attached that is also air conditioned.

The pool and deck are both large and have plenty of room for outdoor activity. The back yard is entirely fenced.

There is a floating dock available for an extra charge (ask owner). It has a 30 amp electricity supply and water available. You can be in the Gulf in minutes for either flats or deep water fishing.

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Owner
Don Himes
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Don Himes

I am a retired insurance executive with a passion for sailing and won't turn down a game of golf. We originally bought the house for Terri's parents to retire, use as a second home (had our own room) and place to keep our boat.

Once both were gone we decided to renovate and enter the VRBO world as this has been such a joy for Terri's folks and us through the years and we felt it needed to be shared.

I have been active with the Hudson Beach Yacht Club for over 10 years and was the Commodore in 2007 and 2014.

Terri and I are looking forward to having one of the best property's around.

Don Himes purchased this house in 1987

Why Don Himes chose Hudson

If you like the water and a nice retreat from the rat race this house and Hudson is right up your alley. We have owned the home for over 25 years and it was home to Terri's folks until both were gone. We have sailed and weekended there the whole time we owned it and absolutely love how comfortable the house is. It's been a great Escape for us throughout the years - thus the genesis of the name of the property. We know you will love all aspects of staying in our 2nd home.

The layout of the house makes for very comfortable living conditions. The 3rd bedroom/den can be an ideal place for older kids and is close to the 2nd bathroom.

The Florida room is a great extra getaway especially now that we've added air conditioning.

The large deck and spacious pool will give you hours of enjoyment.

The deep water canal gives direct access to the Gulf and is ideal for boaters. The floating dock has electric service and water and can accommodate most boats.

As a guest at Escape you are considered a welcome guest at the Sea Ranch Civic Association which has a lot of great events, classes, and dances. Great chance to meet some mighty friendly folks.

What makes this house unique

Hudson is a gem on the Gulf. It is a friendly small town near virtually all the major Florida attractions. Home to the Bonati Institute which is Internationally known for laser back surgery. We are 1.5 miles from the facility and have a number of guests from there.

As a guest of 'Escape' you will have full guest privileges at the Sea Ranch Civic Association which is only two blocks away. They have lots of events every month including exercise classes, dances, cards and an all you can eat pancake breakfast the 2nd Saturday of every month for only $4.00.

Disney and all the 'Orlando Stuff' is only 2 -2.5 hrs depending on where you're going. Tarpon Springs and the famous Sponge Docks area is only 15 minutes. Tampa - including the International Airport - sports venues and cruise docks are a 40 -60 minute ride via a nearby expressway. Close by is the historic Tarpon Springs and it's Sponge Docks. Also nearby are some of the top ranked beaches in America at Caladesi Island, Honeymoon Island, Howard Beach, and Clearwater Beach.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Waterfront private home on a canal off the Gulf, pool/w deck - pets OK,
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews
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Christmas Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property the family enjoyed the fishing and swimming. Don was so kind he had a Christmas tree up for us so it felt like home for the holidays. Again, thank you Don!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Escape on the Gulf. It had everything we needed and is a beautiful place. This was the first trip we have taken with our dog and it was a good place for her too. Our sail boat ride was great and weather was good the entire 2 weeks we were there. I wish we could have stayed a month!!! Would highly recommend this place for those wanting to relax by the water. We also appreciated the tips on restaurants and places to see. Thank you Don for having us and providing a great place to stay!!! Wayne and Nancy

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, fun and best stay ever

  • 5 of 5

Best stay I have ever had. The description of the home did not do it justice. Everything was perfect. A lot to do in the area even though I spent the majority of time enjoying this home. The home and grounds were pristine. If you are considering renting this home just do it. You won`t be sorry. Will be returning next year. Thank you Don for a great vacation. I almost forgot. If you like to fish make sure you tell Don you want to fish off the dock.Unbelievable!!!!! Looking forward to the boat ride next year. Thanks again. Milton

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Stay at Escape on the Gulf

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful accommodations with all the amenities, including a beautiful pool. Easy access to shopping, restaurants and the beach. The property is well maintained, fully equipped and spacious. Located in a quiet neighborhood with neighbors that made us feel right at home, in spite of the fact that we were only renting the property for the week.

Don was the perfect host and it was a pleasure getting to know him.

We throughly enjoyed our stay and plan to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What they didn't say was that they arrived on the eve of Tropical Storm Hermine which became a hurricane while they were driving to Escape. Their first night was a story that is longer than we have space. Bottom line they protected the property, staying up until 4:30am and their actions saved Escape from a lot of damage. They are absolutely wonderful folks who are welcome back any time.
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Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Home was great , pool perfect but the weather was terrible unfortunately it rained every day but one of our vacation but we made the best of it. I would definitely stay again and recommend it to any family looking for a home on the water !!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Beautiful clean house in a wonderful neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this rental and intend to return next year. Amenities were spectacular and the owner was very responsive and clearly takes pride in the property. The pool was a wonderful perk and the Gulf breezes made outside time enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Sam's on the Beach
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Links Golf Club
Nearest Train
46 Miles
AMTRAC Station in Tampa
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Sam's and Inn on the Gulf
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Hudson Beach
Car: necessary

You will never forget a sunset at Sam's on the Gulf nor an ice cream treat from the Hudson Ice Cream Shop.

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Rates & Availability

Hudson Beach Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$890
$3,360
 
 
Mid Year
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$99
$693
$2,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$99
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Access to the dock is not allowed unless you have negotiated use for an extra fee. Fee will be based on desired use of the dock. Based on that and size & type boat an agreed fee will be negotiated. Minimum fee is $5/day, maximum fee is $200/month. Separate agreement is required. Discuss with owner.

Pet fee (up to two dogs) are minumum of $50.00 up to 10 days and $5/day thereafter. Additional dogs or other pets will incur additional fees. Owner will negotiate based on what you have. Pet fees are subject to tax.

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Amenities

Hudson Beach Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Main - toilet , combination tub/shower , Makeup area with stool.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Shower is a roomy walk in shower with assist bar.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Dresser, bedside tables, rocking chair, & large closet
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 27' Toshiba TV
    Den 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Deluxe queen sized sofa sleeper - close to 2nd bathroom
  • All bedrooms have 3 speed ceiling fans and ceiling lights. BR 1 & 2 have full closets. BR 3 is a spare room w/a deluxe queen size sofa sleeper and can be used as an extra den, etc.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
If you'd like to take a sail on the resident sailboat pictured - tides, schedules and weather permitting and a contribution to the captain's fuel fund could provide a very memorable experience. Owner will be glad to discuss options.

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