3 bed/2 full bath home 5 minutes to gulf of Mexico by boat.
About Trish Wiltshire
Having grown up in NorthWest Illinois, I now live in sunny Florida and do not miss the cold winters! I have 2 teen-aged boys and my happy place is being on the water with my husband and usually a sibling or two as I'm the youngest of eight. I went to the University of KY (go wildcats!) and have lived in many places, but after 20 years Florida will always be my home base ;)
Trish Wiltshire purchased this House in 2017
Why Trish Wiltshire chose Gulf Shores
After many months of looking, we made an offer on this property within minutes of seeing it--truly one of a kind! The home sits on 3.5 lots at the end of a peninsula surrounded by water and with breathtaking views of the gulf. Our 1st morning there, the spring fed water attracted 5 or 6 manatees that stayed and played for hours--just amazing. We always seem to have an extra guest or two and the open layout has accommodated up to 8 people including kids. The patio space under the home has panoramic views of the water & is spacious enough for a large BBQ or even a small reception although we love to just sit and have an iced tea or happy hour & watch the wild life. We now have many favorite local spots for breakfast or fresh fish but our favorite spot is on the balcony enjoying our bliss. For us, this is the perfect home away from home!
What makes this House unique
A really spacious yard offers privacy and room to just get away from it all. Dock your boat or fish directly from the pier--look in almost any direction and you'll have serene views of the water. Almost 2000 square feet of covered patio + 2 patios offer space for outdoor living and entertaining, unique birds will sometimes join you for coffee and we frequently see manatees and dolphins.
Check-in: 11:00 AM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Case by case with approval
Outdoor smoking with use of ashtray only please.
Well behaved pets with additional deposit
Fun for children with supervision.
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Use of and kayaks with life jackets only and at your own risk.
Prior to leaving, all dishes washed dried and put away. All garbage bagged, tied and left by the mailbox outside the gate. Beds stripped please.
Pets must be approved. Small-medium breeds, house broken & well behaved, must be picked up after immediately-nothing left in yard.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
WHAT ALL PROPERTIES SHOULD STRIVE TO BE...
My wife and I have rented houses and condo's several times each year in Florida for over 30 years- and I would put this in the top 5 of experiences. The communication from the outset was phenomenal. Trish was not only responsive to our needs, but flexible in handling things that were definitely beyond that of standard guest requests. The house is perfect for all durations...a long-weekend to a month of R & R. It's waterfront location was perfect for evenings with a glass of wine and watching the wildlife play amongst the human interlopers. We even had the chance to get in the water with 6 manatee on our first night...talk about an experience! The house is ideal for grilling dinner while playing corn hole under the pillared house- with plenty of room for our four legged family members to run and play in the fenced yard.
The inside of the house is top-tier all the way. Wonderful decor, clean and ready to "move-in", with every conceivable need met, even before you think to ask. Really gracious hosts and a nice property made our work/vacation time in Hudson a week to remember. Highly recommend Ollie's on the Beach for a casual night of oysters and beverages with a little live music or trivia. While there are beaches close-by, definitely worth the drive to Tarpon Springs for Howard Park Beach. We can't thank Trish and her hubby for ensuring we had a great time in Florida and this one will be on the return trip radar!
Thanks Jim! So glad your family was comfortable and have to agree about Ollies for oysters. So great getting to know you & hope to have you again & meet the family :)
Ps LOVE the dish towels and bread bowl from rustedfence.com! Great quality and perfect for the house, thanks so much :-)
visited uncle snowbird
Enjoyed the home immensely. All the items in the review were available for our visit. The host Ms Trish was very helpful and attentive to our needs.We fished, kayaked, sat by the fire and cooked some wonderful meals in the well stocked kitchen. We enjoyed the restaurant around the corner and the bait stand down the road. We were so busy we forgot to visit the ice cream stand on the corner. Next Time!
So glad you guys had a good time :) Would love to have you again--very gracious guests.
Great place to stay!
My family enjoyed a week of relaxing and fishing. Very nicely decorated home.
Thank you Alfred, it was a pleasure having your family-we hope to have you again!
The home feels clean and modern when you walk in. Updated with newer furnishings and appliances it's a comfortable home. The large tv for movies and quality bedding make it extra appealing at the end of each day. We enjoyed the views of the water, especially in the mornings. The neighborhood is less than fancy but this is the nicest home on the block and the fenced in property feels very safe. Kids loved being in a stilt house but it may not be the best home if you have trouble with steps. Trish is very kind, accommodating and communicates well. It's great stay!
So glad you enjoyed! We are actually re-doing the stairs with a landing and so they are not as steep. :-) Would love to have your family again Jennifer, anytime!
Tucked away from it all and surrounded by water, this home is just minutes away from everything you could want/need--the best of both worlds. Local Marina and local open-air restaurant are walking distance. Grocery and drug stores, banks and local/chain restaurants, home-made ice cream parlor, mom & pop bait stores, Hudson Beach Park, exotic bird sanctuary, mini golf and more are all within minutes!