2 Plus BR (den w/deluxe queen sofa bed), 2 Bathrooms, 4 TV's
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 - Yellow BR) 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 Beach Estates
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.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
No smoking in house. OK in FL room & deck
$5/day - min of $50 - max $150.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Dock, Kayak and Pet Rules in Rental Agreement are to be strictly followed. Owner assumes no liability for loss due to non compliance.
Completed Guest Profile and signed/dated Signature Page from the Personalized Rental Agreement required to complete rental.
Rentals beyond 30 days require special arrangements with owner. Booking not complete until all arrangements agreed.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Owner five stars
Great experience renting from this owner from beginning to end. The property was great for us and for our dogs. Our dogs are family to us and so good not to have to leave them behind. We were on this trip to spend time with my elderly mom so I can't really say it was a vacation. However, coming back to relax by the pool with wine and music was an excellent way to end each day.
One of us enjoyed actually swimming in the pool; the other one thought it was too cool for him. (haha)
The home is nice and good places to walk our dogs every day.
The couple of things we mentioned to owner that needed tweaking were taken care of promptly and courteously. We hope that we will be able to rent from them again.
Special thanks to the owners for providing such a wonderful dog friendly get-away that is SO MUCH better than staying in a hotel!
Enjoyed our stay
A wonderful relaxing vacation.
You will enjoy your stay here
Loved this house. I got to fish and caught 7 different species just from the dock while the Girlfriend and her family enjoyed the pool. 4 TVs in the house so it makes it great for all different age groups. The master bed was very comfortable. The homeowner was very nice and available by phone if needed. Love the close proximity from Weeki Wachee or Tarpon Springs. We will definitely visit again
Clean and Inviting property
We enjoyed our stay at. “Escape” and highly recommend this property. The pool was an added surprise and the location was perfect! Thanks to Don for his hospitality!
Great stay at Escape on the Gulf
A beautiful house and excellent location. The property was exactly as advertised. Very clean and up to date. Very close to everything. The owner was great at responding to our questions before and after our arrival. He even came by to greet us and asked if we needed anything. The location is just a short drive to many points of interest and the neighbors were all very nice as well. We will definitely be repeat customers. Hopefully for Christmas.
Thanks again Don.
Perfect location, amenities were exactly what we wanted and Don was fantastic to work with.
Would rent again if we chose to. Just beautiful
You will never forget a sunset at Sam's on the Gulf nor an ice cream treat from the Hudson Ice Cream Shop.