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Bedrooms 3
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 bath, 900 sf house on salt water canal . NEW HI TECH HEAP PUMP


Moor your boat by our floating dock or use our kayaks, Gheenoe ( small fee for trolling motor) to explore and fish the friendly water of the flat & island.

Feel the sea breeze, gently rocking on the wave while hauling in your catches . Plenty of sea birds and playful dolphins to amuse you.

This house is completely furnished with a newly renovated kitchen: new dishwasher, cabinets & granite counter top. Washer, dryer, towels & cotton sheets on two high end queen size mattress to make you fell at home.

Also newly installed Aquasana water filter system for drinking & cooking. It reduces up to 99% of 67 contaminants, like lead etc..

Convenient location : 5 minutes to Walmart Super store, Winn Dixie, Aldi, shops, a large mall, restaurants, Hudson beach and public boat ramp.

For your home office, we have Fios internet access and phone in a private quiet corner room. Away from the living dinning room with its 42" flat screen TV and premium channels like HBO...

Fenced in shady yard for your pet.

Large screen room over look the water for smoking guest, out door dinning or just to sit back to watch the world (or boats) goes by.

Observe the changing of high & low tides , sea birds, ducks, mullets jumping, while you enjoy Florida sunshine , tropical fruits and fresh seafood. Don't forget to fish if you have the incline.

Relax, sit back to enjoy your fabulous vacation at our shabby chic, beach cottage.

More Details

Ha Thu & John Singelsether
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, Vietnamese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Ha Thu & John Singelsether

In Spring of 2012 , we were lucky to be able to retire to Florida from Maryland. Now we can enjoy sunshine , warm weather and out door activities year round.

We had this house on vacation rental since 2013 , advertised on vacation rental connection & craiglist .

We treat our guests fair and honest , most became our friends, who sent us nice e-mail.

Ha Thu & John Singelsether purchased this house in 2012

Why Ha Thu & John Singelsether chose Hudson

We love the gentle surf of the Gulf, I feel safer kayaking in the no wake zone of the canals and the shallow flat, which has lots of wading birds at low tide and plenty of fish at high tide.

Fishing and going on kayak whenever I want is a dream come true for me.

The water are so clear, at low tide you can see school of fish darting, jumping at your approach on kayaks or just cruising underneath you.

What makes this house unique

We always have dogs in our house, and we like to take them with us on vacation ; they love going to new places. That's why we don't charge extra fee or deposit for your pets.

The first thing we do after getting the house is getting a study floating dock with benches to enjoy the water , the dogs love to be closer to ducks & ducklings . Sea birds use the open canal as a fly way. Plenty of fish and crabs ( use our trap) at the dock .


Hudson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Children under 12 should be supervised on floating dock. no sub-leasing No swimming from dock use water craft and fishing equipment at your own risk.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • bathroom has tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - one large, comfy easy folding cots in 3rd bedroom / office
  • master bedroom over look water with queen size pillow top mattress. street side bedroom has queen bed. another street side bedroom use as an office with one large, comfy, easy big folding cots.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
simple, comfortable furnished with your children and pets in mind : durable & easy to clean : tile floor thru out. High end mattress, lots of windows, hence fresh air for good night sleep. Fully equipped kitchen for large family meals and visiting guests. Originally it was a vacation home for us & our dogs. We now like to share it with you, your family & pets to enjoy. As for romantic get away: our beach cottage is shabby chic. Moon light on the water out in the dock is not bad. You all will be so comfortable with our new hi tech ductless heatpump. It keeps constant temperature by automaticly switching between heating & cooling mode. yet simple to operate : turn it on, set the temperature you want and forget about it .


Good! 3.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 3.8181818 based on 11 reviews

Throughly enjoyable

  • 4 of 5

Having lived in Florida,kept us busy seeing old sights. A day at Weekie Watchie mermaid show & park was a day filled with fun. There's a lot to do in nearby parks and renting a canoe proved to be an adventure. It was nice to come home after a day out and about and find our old little dog relaxed and happy. We were happy to have the peace and quiet evenings.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idaho Panhandle

Pet friendly!

  • 4 of 5

We took 2 cats and a dog on our first retirement trip to warm weather. The house was clean, but not fancy. Tile floors throughout, a screened porch, and fenced backyard met all of our reqirements for keeping pets safe as well as comfortable. We also enjoyed sitting on the dock and drinking a glass of wine each afternoon. Kayaking to the bay was wonderful!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ludowici, GA

Great fishing!

  • 3 of 5


1. Our parents enjoyed the fishing on the Doc daily.

2. The house being on a canal where brother-in-laws boat could come through to pick our parents up to go out to the ocean.

3. Having the screened back porch helped from getting bit by bugs.

4. Allowing our parent's 2 small dogs was great. They enjoyed being able to be with them.

5. Was great to have a kayak available to use down the canal.


1. The house only has window units which does not really cool the house well.

2. The house is not in a great neighborhood. Neighbors have junky homes.

3. Not a walking distance to beach. You have to still drive to it.

Overall, even though the house is not in an inviting area, and not having good air conditioning, our parents enjoyed being able to visit with Family and get some daily fishing.

Thank you for letting them stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad your parents had had a good time and enjoy good fishing : those plentiful pinfish always give you a good fight . Thank you for your keen observation : 1- We are going to install a ductless heating and cooling system(due to a flat roof) 2- Last September our area has a big storm surge by hurricane Hermie , most of the houses by water were flooded by 2 feet above ground. Some of the houses never really recovered from that. Especially houses that were owed by absentee owners, which we have a few on our street. There are also positive change and improvement happening around us : new owners rebuilt crumbling sea wall at the corner, a few new docks were floating and more people retire to the area for the boating, fishing , sea and sun.... I am positive things will look better soon , our street will be beautiful again. We also glad that to have nice neighbors , who are friendly and caring : they watch out for each others; many times, guests checked out and forget to lock the door, but nothing happen for days., nothing missing either.
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Just right home

  • 4 of 5

The first impression was how clean the house was on the inside but a lawn could use some mowing. ( someone did come by and mowed it a day before we left ) The house had everything you need to stay comfortable, down to the tiny little thing you never thought of like a first aid kit which I used when I scrapped my leg, thank you so much for your thoughtfulness. The TV has an HBO which we enjoyed to watch when it's too hot to do anything outdoors. Stayed at this house it's like stay at the family home if you're looking for something fancy, this is not the house for you. The shower has a good water pressure which I like.The area is very quiet and close to everything you want to do , lots of state parks , restaurants and beaches nearby. The owner, Ha Thu seems to be very kind and nice and communicates with you, if I can make one suggestion, maybe add a couple of lounge chairs in the screened room. Thank you again.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Cottage on the Canal

  • 5 of 5

My Husband, our son, one dog, three cats and I stayed at The Cottage on the Canal for nine days while we waited for the closing on our home. We enjoyed our stay very much. Everything was provided. The backyard and the canal view was great. The home was very nice and suited our needs. I would recommend staying at The Cottage on the Canal. The owners are very nice people. Thank you to the owners from our family.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

The owners were very pleasant to work with, however, we were very disappointed at how run down the home was.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry. We know it's not a beautiful penthouse. So we just go for charming, comfortable family style house. Our goal is to give nature, out door & pet lover guests a pleasant stay. Hence the new dock, new kitchen, many water crafts & fishing gears. And we are still working on others. We appreciate all our guests' reviews .
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Sam's Beach Bar
ocean front dinning
Hudson Beach Park
swimming, fishing and watching sunset
Hudson Beach Ice Cream Parlor
best ice cream, out door seating by the cannal
Walmart Supercenter
less then 2 miles from house
Winn Dixie
Full Belly Deli
good sandwich & soup
Whitney & Sons Seafood
walk to fresh seafood across the street
Frank's Diner
family diner
Rons BBQ
Inn on the Gulf
meadow oaks golf hudson fl
Nearest Airport
38.4 Miles
tampa International airport is 45 minutes away
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
skinny bar & grill
Nearest Golf
2.6 Miles
Beacon Wood
Nearest Motorway
7.1 Miles
Suncoast Parkway ( 589 toll road)
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
pizza parlor
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
Hudson beach
Car: recommended

Weeki wachee State park has live mermaid show, water slide & rental of canoes , kayaks to go on clear water spring with lots of fishes & manatees

Tarpon Spring and the beach on Honeymoon Island are close by.

Don't forget to visit Clearwater marine aquarium where "Dolphin Tale " was filmed.

Homosassa Spring Wild Life Park with under water fish observation tower is another great attraction for nature lovers.




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $25

all utilities included. no taxes or pet fee. except one time pet deodorize

Monthly rent for off season is $2,000 with a $500. security deposit.
High season : jan, Feb. Mar. is $2,400/ month
if rent all 3 months in winter, it would be $6,800.

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.