About the property
- Cottage2200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with private studio suite on 3rd floor. Sleeps 8
If you're looking for a relaxing get-away and traveling with a large family or group of friends - why not consider sharing the space and the cost without sacrificing privacy here at my cottage at the Gulf!
I refer to this house as a cottage because of its comfortable casual essence. But don't over-look its generous 2200 sq ft.size offers spacious rooms where families can gather together - yet still provides plenty of quiet spaces for those seeking some tranquil R&R. An indoor sun-room off the living room opens onto a large covered open-air deck with a comfortable outdoor sitting & eating area overlooking the deep water canal and expansive view of the Gulf of Mexico!! Watch the boats passing by en-route to the deeper Gulf waters and witness plentiful wildlife including frequent visits from dolphins and manatees.
The cottage layout is perfect for larger family events or can easily accommodate two or three couples traveling together with each having their own private bedrooms and baths.
3rd floor studio suite (4th bedroom) offers a unique private living area that includes wet -bar, mini fridge, flat screen TV, sofa bed, balcony overlooking the Gulf w/magnificent view and full bath.
Relax by the water on the patio / dock and enjoy grilling up some Steaks, Ribs and Seafood - sure to please the entire crew.
Fantastic fishing right off the dock!!
Please contact me for more info - I'd love for you to visit here and enjoy some reconnect time with your family and friends! NEW for 2018 - I'm an on-site host with a private office/suite on first floor level. Guests have private entry to all 2nd floor main living space and 3rd floor studio suite, deck, patio, grill and dock area. I'm available to offer info upon request - otherwise I leave you to your privacy.
PLEASE NOTE - to contact me by email in the INSTANT QUOTE SECTION - you must fill out the Contact The Owner info section as well. Then I will get back to you as soon as possible! Thanks!!
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
I additionally own / operate a vacation rental cottage in Lower Michigan on an inland lake since 2010. I'm drawn to the world of hospitality and thoroughly enjoy assisting customers by providing travel / vacation accommodations. I'm available to answer your questions regarding the cottage (house) as well as provide insight into the surrounding area. I take great pride in offering a casual and comfortable environment where you can unwind, relax and enjoy your vacation. I count it as a privilege to share in this small slice of your vacation and it's my hope that anyone who visits will depart with a renewed sense of spirit in some way!
Owner purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Owner chose Sea Ranch
My husband's business in the produce industry brought us to this area over the past few years. This is a unique water-front community that is less congested than beach communities further south - yet is within a short drive to major attractions and all the cultural and sporting events in the Tampa Bay area.
What makes this Cottage unique
One amazing aspect of this house is its location at the end of a deep canal that is direct to the Gulf of Mexico. Both the sky and water views are stunning and inspiring! The proximity to the Gulf also brings an array of salt-water fish, dolphins, manatees and water-fowl in the canal where you can appreciate an up close and personal viewing. Gorgeous sunsets nightly are a bonus! If you are traveling with children - they will experience unique opportunities of nature - as well as be thrilled by the area theme park adventures. For adults - The concert venues at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater are outstanding - as are the beaches.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We had a lovely stay at Robin's Rest (my name for it) The view was beautiful and it was so peaceful we had lovely leisurely breakfasts over looking the sea. We saw several dolphins and lots of birds. Oh and lots of fish jumping out the water. We visited some lovely beaches near by, our favourite was Sunset beach which had shade as my husband doesn't like sitting in the sun. The beach chairs provided by Robin were much appreciated
Robin has added a few new things not seen in the photos and these items made her home much more homely. There were some nice new comforters on the queen beds.
Robin was always very very helpful, answering my questions and we had a lovely restful break. Thank you Robin :-)
Amazing home on the canal
We were truly impressed with our home away from home!! From the moment we walked in, we felt like we were living the dream!! Very comfortable and well equipped home. Our host, Robin could not have been more helpful. Even came over and fixed the Tvs when they were not working properly. Looking forward to our next opportunity to stay again.
A fantastic home with the nicest owners around.
We had the pleasure of staying at this home during Spring Break, 2018. We loved everything about it and are super appreciative of Robin and Steve for opening it up to others.
Hudson, Florida is a perfect town for those that want to get away from reality (West Michigan and snow for us), but don't want to sit in bumper to bumper traffic just to run to a store like so many other travel destinations. We did day drives from the home to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, LegoLand, and Weeki Wachee Springs. We also went to the local Hudson Beach about 3 minutes away twice with our children. This beach is nothing like the huge sprawling beaches. It is small and has a roped off swim area, easy parking for a short walk with kids, and is right at the entrance to a canal from the Gulf of Mexico. Our young kids loved it. Another close and fun thing for our kids was a mini-golf course called Congo River. It is just a few miles down the road, and also has small alligators that they can feed or hold.
While at the home, it was so relaxing. The sunsets are fantastic, and just sitting on the balcony was the perfect spot for us to relax. We saw dolphins, sting rays, bald eagles, and a peregrine falcon perched on the top balcony one afternoon. We had a manatee follow us around in the kayak as well while just out of the canal. The home was so clean that we were comfortable barefoot in the bathrooms and putting our heads on the pillows at night. It was really just like being at home. The kids felt so comfortable there and really loved the top floor area as their own little retreat for watching videos, reading, and playing with Legos.
Robin is so genuine and friendly that we felt like we were family and she really wanted us to enjoy the home. We left there with the kids asking when we get to return. We have every intention of coming back.
Thank you again!!
great vacation home
we are a family from maine and our stay could not have been any better! The house was great, all the cleaning supplies/paper products ect.. all included. The beds were comfortable, plenty of towels even beach towels! The neighborhood was very nice and the owner Robin was very helpful with recommendations on where to go and what to do. You will not be disappointed with this rental!!!
Thank you Sarah - so glad you found the house comfortable for your time here! It was my pleasure to have you visit and hope you built many fond memories while here! I hope you will visit again in the future! Best to you and yours - Robin
The house was beautiful & open feeling & we loved all the views.
Overall we had a great experience & would rent the house again.
Thank you Corey - I do hope you might return. I continually strive to add or upgrade certain items to make the place enjoyable and relaxing for your stay, Thank you for coming! - Robin
Beautiful house close to the Gulf
Robin, the owner was very attentive to all questions or concerns. I would highly recommend this property.
Thank you Renee! I strive to have guests just kick back and enjoy the view! Hope you may visit again!!
The central location of the cottage allows you to discover the surrounding area's fun family attractions - and still return back in time to prepare a tantalizing barbecue and relax with a beverage all while viewing a gorgeous sunset as you unwind. Beautiful sunsets occur practically EVERY single evening here. It's awesome!!
To the South:
* Busch Gardens & Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa: approx. 45 minutes
* Clearwater Beaches: 30 minutes
* Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, quaint restaurants and State Park (scenic & great family swimming area): 20 minutes
* Waterfront Restaurants in New Port Ritchie: 10 minutes
To the North and East
* Disney World 1.5 hours
The kitchen is stocked with essential cookware items for easy meal preparations and several fresh fish markets within one mile ensures you'll have the opportunity to prepare tasty (and perhaps new) seafood recipes!
Sam's Beach Bar, The Cove, Inn at the Gulf, Get Hooked, and Skinnys are just a few of my top pics for casual beach style dining that offer a wide selection of food creations - and of course - the seafood here is simply fantastic!
The Hudson Beach Ice Cream Parlor is a local favorite!
Hudson has a friendly hometown charm and is convenient to major attractions which provides the best of both worlds for your vacation time.
Rates & Availability
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PLEASE NOTE: Cancellation policy available by contacting owner when booking. Monthly rentals will be considered when available - please contact me if you are interested.