Gulf Ocean Waterfront Vacation Tropical Paradise Retreat

Gulf Ocean Waterfront Vacation Tropical Paradise Retreat


Property Details

Updated: Sep 9, 2014
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 6 Sleeps

If you are looking for a place to relax, you will love the upper level of this 2006 built stilt home! It is a tropical paradise private retreat with 60 feet of waterfront direct-access

gulf frontage for your own personal enjoyment. This private property on the gulf coast waterfront is situated on a quiet seaside residential cul-de-sac with only six other homes. The back

sandy beach style "yard" has a large patio and dock overlooking a 90 foot

wide canal known as "cow creek". About 100 yards to the west of this

property is the open gulf. Water views from the upper screened porch,

great room, kitchen and master bedroom.

There is a very private feel to this area and most of the view from

the back is lush, natural landscape, so you won't be looking directly

across to the neighbors as you would with many other rental

properties. However, if you feel like getting out, there is plenty of

dining, shopping, golfing, and night life to enjoy within a mile or so

of the house.

The home is fully furnished with a Queen size

bed in the Master, two twin beds in the second bedroom, and a

full-size castro convertible sofa in the great room.

Sit in front of the built-in fireplace/barbeque on the fabulous tropical back

patio and you will view nature at its best! Many varieties of Ocean

fish and Sea birds: Manatee, Dolphin, Sheepshead, Mullet, Gar, Lady

Fish, Grouper, Pelicans, Ducks, Heron, Osprey, Eagle, Woodpecker, Blue

Jay, and much more. This bay is a fisherman's paradise with a bait

shop just a short walk down the lane! The water in this warm,

spring-fed canal is remarkably clear and lots fish can be seen at all

times from the patio. We have a 10 x 16 foot dock for your your

boating and swimming holiday pleasure. An 8 foot dinghy with oars is available

for you to use, or you can use our two-person, inflatable kayak to explore miles of nearby ocean and spring fed waterways, tropical lagoon, and wetlands. If you want to

rent a bigger boat they are available at the port of Hudson marina less than one mile away, or feel free to bring your own boat.

You will be renting the upper level of the home only. The separate lower level area/garage is used by the owner for storage & recreation area. The owner has a separate dock area for her own use as well.

Pets will be accepted on a case by case basis - feel free to ask.

Smoking is allowed only outdoors and in the covered screened porch areas. I've

set-up the porch to be as comfortable and relaxing as any other room

in the house and you can even watch the cable TV from there.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet

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Gulf Ocean Waterfront Vacation Tropical Paradise Retreat
Hudson Florida Central Gulf Coast
Mount Vernon, Ky USA

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful property. The house was exactly as Michele described it. The house was very clean and well-maintained. The neighborhood was very very quiet and family friendly. I have 3 small children and had plenty of room. Several restaurants close by and an ice cream shop. The beach was within 5 minutes. Michele is a wonderful person and thank you for a wonderful experience.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Gulf Ocean Waterfront Vacation Tropical Paradise Retreat
Hudson Florida Central Gulf Coast
Mount Vernon, Ky USA

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful house. The property was exactly as Michele described it. It was very clean and well- maintained. I would recommend this property. Beach was very close by. Was an extremely quiet neighborhood. Several restaurants close by and an ice cream shop.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Gulf Ocean Waterfront Vacation Tropical Paradise Retreat
Hudson Florida Central Gulf Coast
Montreal, Canada

Nature in abundance

  • 5 of 5
The location was excellent in that it allowed us to observe nature from the time we got up in the morning until the sun set in the evening. We were always in close proximity to a variety of bird species. The canal also provided the thrill of seeing manatees daily. There were also various fish making their home right at the dock.

Our other main interest was biking. It was easy to pack up the bikes and head to the Starkey Conservation Area where there are excellent bike trails that also allow viewing of birds, turtles and deer along the trail.

The house itself was very cosy. We felt like we were in a treehouse. The kitchen has a good selection of dishes, pots and pans and other utensils for preparing meals. We found that it could have been cleaner, but did not mind spending the time to make ourselves comfortable. Not everything on the property was well maintained. The kayak and boat were not really usable for inexperienced people like ourselves as they needed some attention. We stuck to dry land! Unfortunately the no-sees were alive and numerous and apparently very hungry. Their presence was somewhat of a hindrance when sitting outside.

Be prepared to have your own telephone as the one in the house is for emergencies only.

The owner was kind and provided the necessary information. She was completely unobtrusive, which we appreciated.

One bonus we were very pleased with was the collection of books available in the house. We spent many happy hours reading and relaxing in our home away from home.
  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
Gulf Ocean Waterfront Vacation Tropical Paradise Retreat
Hudson Florida Central Gulf Coast

Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5
This is by far the cleanest, best equipped vacation home we have ever rented.
The location is excellent for nature lovers and for just relaxing. The manatees and porpoise put on a show for us as well as all the birds.
It was just a great two weeks.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Gulf Ocean Waterfront Vacation Tropical Paradise Retreat
Hudson Florida Central Gulf Coast
Covington, KY

Gorgeous Getaway

  • 5 of 5
This was my first experience renting a home for a vacation and I wasn't sure what to expect. I was completely thrilled to find this house was all I hoped it would be. Great screened in porch, welcoming open spaces, and a great deck and dock area. There are 100s of fish you can see during low tide to make you want to fish. Wildlife is everywhere around you and the landscaping makes you forget that you are but minutes from stores and restaurants. The street is quiet and clean. The kitchen is fully stocked if you want to cook your meals. We saw a manatee every day. A wonderful experience I would highly recommend to anyone. I can't wait until we head back next year!
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Gulf Ocean Waterfront Vacation Tropical Paradise Retreat
Hudson Florida Central Gulf Coast
Mansfield CT USA

Highly recommended for active families

  • 5 of 5
A very well equipped vacation home, located on a saltwater canal. Fishing was great, it is very private but close to everything. Hudson is a quiet town just on the edge of Florida's Nature Coast. So much to see and do.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children


Activity and Interests

Many golf courses to choose from! Very inexpensive compared to other


Within 1.5 miles (Walking/Biking Distance):

The fisherman's shack (a quaint beer & wine joint with live music)

Ice cream parlor (1950's style soda shop on the corner of Clark and

Old Dixie)

Next door to the Ice cream place is a canal waterfront Greek Deli with

a patio. Great spanakopita.

Get Hooked on Old Dixie (best fresh-catch seafood around!)

Pirates Cove aka Ollie Oysters on Clark Street (live music at the tiki bar)

Sam's on the beach - Clark Street (Full bar and restaurant right on

the open gulf. Great crab cakes & dolphin watching. Music on weekends)

Inn on the Gulf - Clark Street (Fantastic Fine Sea food, reasonably priced)

Hudson Beach on Clark Street (smaller but nice sandy beach, less

hectic than the ones in St. Petersburg or Clearwater)

Weekly Flea Market at the corner of Hwy 19 and Hwy 52

Shopping Mall with Groceries, liquor, shops and a Chinese resturaunt

at the corner of Hudson Rd and Hwy 19.

Wallgreens and Burger King across from the shopping mall

Too much to list in this area!

To the South:

Tampa/Clearwater/St. Petersburg (all about a 30 to 40 minute drive)

MacDill Air Force Base

The Salvador Dali Museum (low admission rates on Thursdays)

The Columbia Restaurant (fine Cuban dining - get a Mojito)

Tarpon Springs (20 mins. away Greek village renowned for sponge

diving and serene Anclote Beach)

Port Richey and New Port Richey - 10 to 15 minutes(great shopping,

dining, and the Cotee river)

To the north:

Pine Island beach (warm shallow waters, surrounded by wildlife)

Weekee Wachi (See the world famous mermaids or rent canoes)

Homossassa Springs (nature parks and manatee boat tours on the river)

To the East:

Orlando attractions, Disney and the Kennedy Space center (about an

hour and a half drive)

Historic Brooksville, San Antonio and Dade City (about 20 miles)

offer great shopping and walking.

*We have a list of fun activity suggestions in the area, as well as a

journal from other guests and their experiences in the area!


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My Standard Rate
Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay


  • Nightly Rate: $70 - $125

    Weekly Rate: $600 - $700

    Monthly Rate: $2000 - $2600

  • Winter Season
    (November 1 to April 30):
    1-2 person occupancy is $700 per week/$2600 per month (4 wks)
    Note: During High Season I generally prefer to rent a full week, Saturday
    through Saturday occupancy, but sometimes can make alternate arrangements for longer stays.

    Off Season
    (May 1 to Oct 31): 1-2 person occupancy $600 USD per
    week/$2000 per month (4 weeks)

    * Feel free to Ask if alternative arrangements can be made for lengths
    of stay, package rates, or last minute specials.
    just give us a call or send a message for a quote.
    WEEKEND SPECIAL $250 available during off-season!!!!! This is the 2 day price. Check-in Friday and check-out Sunday. Add extra days to this special for only $70 more each night.
    Additional Overflow rental properties available:
    Please specify when inquiring and I will send photos and other info...

    Option 1) Studio apartment next door to the main house. Beautiful West bay view! Max occupancy is 2 people. $300 to $400 per week.
    Option 2) 2BR/2BA manufactured home in lovely Shadow Wood Village (2.5 miles from the main house). Heated community pool, shuffle board, tennis courts, and clubhouse. $1300 monthly.

    *High Season Rates may also apply to dates that fall on designated Federal Holidays.
    *Minimum 2 day rental. Maximum 6 month rental.
    *Rates are based on 2 person occupancy. Additional occupant is $100 per person, per week.
    *Pet Fee: There is a $50 per pet cleaning fee per week.
    *Damage deposit of $100/wk or $250/month is REFUNDABLE after your rental if no damage or extra utilities are incurred.
    *Turn-over cleaning, Cable, Internet, Washer & Dryer and other Utilities included.
    (If utility usage exceeds $50 per week it will be deducted from your
    *Check-in after 4pm, Check-out by 11am.
    *9% Florida Lodging tax applies.


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront


  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Outdoor Grill


  • Kitchen stocked with dishes, cookware, coffeemaker, toaster oven, electric stove with oven, microwave, blender, dishwasher, fridge/freezer with ice maker and filtered water dispenser, also a clothes washer, dryer, iron and board. Sunny Bedrooms have beds, pillows, linens, closets, and drawers. Bathrooms have bath & beach towels, wash cloths, hand towels, soap, and some first aid supplies. Great room has a 25" television with FM stereo on a swivel cart. Cable television, and high-speed internet access are included. There is also a VCR, DVD and CD player, movies and some board games. Covered screen porch is carpeted and has a small eating table, 4 rocker chairs and a double glider with water views all around! Patio area has redwood tables, chairs, benches, and a couple of fold- out loungers. 2 small boogie boards for swimming. 2 Mountain Bikes (mens) Fishing poles in the garage (bait shop is right around the corner on the other side of the bay). Dinghy boat with oars and life jackets, or use of 2 person inflatable kayak.
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