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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


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:
25 July, 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:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Dock - All dock rules in Rental Agreement are to be strictly followed. Owner assumes no liability for loss due to non compliance.
  • Kayak - All rules pertaining to use of kayak as specified in Rental Agreement must be followed. Owner assumes no liability for loss.
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.


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Home on a canal just off the Gulf, pool/w large deck - pets welcome, fenced yard
average rating of 4.925 based on 40 reviews

Wonderful, very comfortable stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

The two weeks we spent at "Escape on the Gulf' was not long enough!!! The home is comfortable, clean and just right for a "home away from home". I am looking forward to next year already. Thanks, Don & Terri!!!!

Bobbi Harris

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful review. We love having you as Guests and look forward to next year's visit.
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Beautiful location and comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in the Hime's home a few times now, during summer. Really love the location since we bring our boat for fishing and going to some of the islands. Comfortable home with nice pool. Plenty of room to fit our family of 6, 4 adults and 2 children.

Looking forward to our next stay next summer again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

"VERY ENJOYABLE" Absolutely relaxing. A home away from home atmosphere. The kayak was a fun experience if you have never tried it. We had a bunch of laughs trying to board from the water. Had good fishing in the canal, (18" catfish was the best). Very nice neighbors beside & across the canal. The week went way to fast. Many thanks to Don & Teri,(who we had the pleasure of meeting for the first time).


Sharon & Ed

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great out of the hustle and bustle place!

  • 5 of 5

Don gives great tips for activities and places to eat while on your stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was my second trip to this home. Everything was as perfect as the first trip. I was amazed walking in and seeing the wood floors were replaced by beautiful tile. This home is spotless and fully stocked with everything you will need. You could not ask for better owners than Don and Terri. I hope to be returning for the third time later this year. Do not hesitate to rent this home. You will definitely be a returning guest if back in the Hudson area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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:
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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 £38.39 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £191.97
Cleaning Fee £65.27 + 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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