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Home on a canal just off the Gulf, pool/w large deck - pets welcome, fenced yard

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool


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. Florida Room upgraded to tile in October 2016. Upgraded to tile throughout most of the house in November 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.

More Details

Don Himes
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hudson Beach Estates in Hudson

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Main - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Makeup area with stool.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower is a roomy walk in shower with assist bar.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Dresser, bedside tables, rocking chair, & large closet
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 27' Toshiba TV
    Den 3 - 1 Sofa bed/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.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)

Home on a canal just off the Gulf, pool/w large deck - pets welcome, fenced yard
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 35 reviews

Best Vacation Ever...

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved it. Very nice, clean and comfortable. Having a pool was the icing on the cake. The owner was so very nice. Always wanted to make sure we were ok and checked to see if we needed anything. You can't go wrong choosing "The Escape on the Gulf"...

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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March 1st thru March 31 2017

  • 5 of 5

Jim and I had a wonderful stay at Escape. As a matter of fact we had such a wonderful time we are going back next year. We both loved the area and the house was just what we were looking for to relax. Even our grown children and grand children had a wonderful time. Jim enjoyed fishing every day and made a friend "Percy" who we both really miss. We both are looking forward to returning to such a great rental. Jim and Carol Mulhollan

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Base Camp for Exploring the Nature Coast

  • 4 of 5

If we could rate this property 4.5 out of 5, we would...our overall impression of the house is very positive...the pool, dock and canal is where we spent most of our time...the only down side is the lack of a Master Bath when more than 1 family is there...Don's responsiveness to any concerns was great...wonderful time on the sailboat...superb sunsets close by...abundant good restaurants...seriously considering another stay @ Escape...Thanks for everything, Don!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We enjoyed having you especially since you went to High School with my cousin - small world indeed. Enjoyed our sails together as well and appreciate how well you took care of Escape. Hope to see you back again. Don
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Paradise found

  • 5 of 5

Our fourth vacation to this property was just as great as the first. Very comfortable and convenient to everything. Loved the all weather sunroom watching the incredible sunrise from it. Thank you Don for allowing us to feel so at home at "Escape".

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: 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

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hudson Beach Estates, Tampa Bay

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Mid Year
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Fall 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £38.65 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £193.26
Cleaning Fee £65.71 + 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 $100/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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Special Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

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