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Waterfront Pool Home In Hudson Beach

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Pleasure Isles - John's Waterfront Paradise

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 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 queen 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 kayaks; a 3-person Hobie Kona & a fishing kayak.

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. 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.

Some of the world famous beaches are in Clearwater and St Pete which is to the South of Hudson and it's about 30 minutes away. You can go 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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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

John Bridenstine
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016
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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 2013

Why John Bridenstine chose Hudson

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

What makes this house unique

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


based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

Waterfront Pool Home In Hudson Beach
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Excellent, comfortable and welcoming

  • 4 of 5

Very roomy and comfortable.

Things left for us to use made us feel extra welcome.

Owner and family made us feel at home.

Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great gulf access!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed this roomy home despite Hermine's appearance. It could use some TLC, had a sugar ant issue, back patio could use pressure washing and outdoor manicuring. My son enjoyed the pool and it was convenient to have our boat right at the dock. The home is clean and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback. We have those items taken care of by increasing the frequency of pest control and pressure cleaning.
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Wonderful place to escape the world and enjoy time with family .

  • 5 of 5

The home was the perfect setting for our family to come together from 3 states to meet our newest family member - my beautiful little grand daughter. The days were filled with exploration of the gulf ( the kids - age 14-27 loved the kayaks) day trips to beaches, discovery cove, sea world and exploring Gods creation at Weeki Wachee. The evenings were often spent grilling and having family dinners .There plenty of room for everyone and a cool comfortable place for my 5 week old grand daughter and her mommy to rest and enjoy the family. A morning swim was a great way for my husband and I to find time to relax and talk before the days adventure began and a great way for me to spend time alone with God in the early morning while the family slept in. This home was clean, comfortable, well equipped with anything you could need ( except it could use an electric can opener :-) . John was very friendly and available if we needed anything or had a question . We would definitely stay here again if the opportunity presented itself.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

Enjoy canal life ,just a quick paddle to the gulf

  • 5 of 5

We had a positive experience in this canal home.We found it well appointed with furniture and decor. The kitchen is not high end but adequate and well equipped .The beds were comfortable and it was quiet near the end of a cul de sac .The drive into the neighborhood is mixed with old trailers and higher end homes but we felt completely safe.Highway 19 was the only real negative to our stay. We had our dog and she was very happy here there is a fenced yard.We enjoyed the kayaks and bikes included.The fishing poles there all had issues so bring your own rod,we did catch a fish though . bird life was fun to watch. Its close to Tarpon Springs and Weeki Wachi but a long drive to St Pete area 1 1/2 hour . We only had 2 people but definitely plenty of room for 6 . I would recommend this property the owner is responsive and accommodating ,just wish we could have had better weather.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent place to stay for family, couples, fishing buddies or girls/guys weekend getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We decided to spend the Thanksgiving weekend doing something different. We arrived two days prior to Thanksgiving and we were very impressed by the décor of the interior of the house with beach themed decorations throughout the entire house. The kitchen was completely equipped with everything needed for our stay. All three bedrooms have very comfortable beds, much better than most of 3 stars and even some of the 4 stars hotels. In addition to the living room there is a very spacious family room and a large dining room. Everything was very clean. We used 3 of the four bicycles available at the house to check out the neighborhood. We rode the bikes to Hudson beach. It's very small but for us it was just right, with beautiful sunsets. The house comes with a dock and with two Kayaks (a three seater and one with a single seat). We used the kayaks three days in a row to paddle our way into the flats of the gulf. There are some fishing poles available but we didn't get to use them. Satellite TV and WI-FI kept the kids busy while at the house. For the price we paid you can’t go wrong! It is worth it.

We drove to Weeki Wachee park to take our grand kids to see the mermaid show and also to Fred Howard Park (45 min away). This is a must see State Park with lots to do and great reviews.

The house is located near Walmart and K-Mart and near all of the franchise restaurants that you would normally see at your home town. There is plenty to do for all ages without having to drive to the theme parks in Orlando or Tampa.

We will never forget our stay in Hudson. Mr Bridestine did a wonderful job at making sure that everything was taken care off and the process from making the initial inquiry through VRBO, communicating via e-mail, (he was available thru cell if needed) payment, check-in and check-out went flawlessly.

Can’t wait to do it again and we can’t stop talking about it. I definitely recommend it for anyone; Couples, small retreat for a ladies weekend out , or for guys too and for a large family, including your pets.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great peaceful place

  • 5 of 5

We had to book a rental to go house hunting. This was a last minute decision and John was so accommodating. He does hassle free rentals. The place was great. We loved being on the canal and saw so much wildlife. The birds were fascinating. We were busy settling on the house and doing so many details but this was our peaceful retreat. The kitchen is well stocked. The beds are comfortable and bathrooms were well stocked with many towels. Sitting outside and just relaxing was our favorite activity after signing papers etc. We walked the street and met friendly neighbors. Our dog, Pebbles, loved to chase the little skinks running over. We did not have time for many side trips but saw that Hudson Beach was peaceful during the week and loved Tarpon Springs. We ate at Rusty Bellies and it was really good food. There are other nice restaurants there too. We ate at Central Park Restaurant on SR 54 and got a meal so big, I was eating the leftovers for 2 days. I would highly recommend this little piece of paradise. It was easy to reach John also. We were so glad we found his place it was a great place to plan side trips from if we only had time.

Donna and Ron and Pebbles

Baltimore MD

Stayed Oct 24th to Nov.4th, 2015

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sams Beach Bar
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Beacon Woods Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
2 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
Car: recommended

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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Pleasure Isles, Tampa Bay

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer & Fall 2016
21 May 2016 - 13 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
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4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Coverage £40 + Tax
Cleaning fee £82
Tax Rate 7.0%

Cleaning fee $75 and taxes are extra.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Pleasure Isles in Tampa Bay

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1725 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom with full master bath and DirectTV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Wicker room
    Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen sleeper sofa
  • This 3 bedroom home sleeps 8 total with 2 in each queen bed and an 2 more in the queen sleeper sofa. Room for kids on air mattresses.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Great access to the local boat ramp less than 2 miles away and easy docking right in the back yard. Take the kayaks through the nearby mangrove lined backwater creeks. Walk, bike, boat or drive, Hudson beach has shops, dining, covered pavilion right on the beach. Boat gaming right down the road.

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