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NEW LISTING! on Canal - Gulf view, boat lift, near Clearwater and Tampa!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

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, trundle bed 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!

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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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017


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! purchased this cottage in 2014

Why chose Hudson

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.


Sea Ranch On The Gulf Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 4th bedroom is 3rd floor studio suite w/wet bar, TV & bath
  • Master bedroom with french doors to open-air covered deck. Queen bed, bathroom with shower.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
The cottage has bed space for 8 people. I may accommodate additional guests w/ extra person fee depending on your specific request / need. Please contact me if you would like more info.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

NEW LISTING! on Canal - Gulf view, boat lift, near Clearwater and Tampa!
average rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews

Great time had by all!

  • 5 of 5

Our first experience with HomeAway and it won't be our last! Everything at the cottage was great! Enjoyed seeing the dolphins every day. Also all the penguins and other birds. Enjoyed sitting on the porch, fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking and relaxing. Enjoyed the use of the bicycles provided by Robin too! Had 2 weeks of no rain and temperatures in the 70-80s. Now home to high in the teens today and major snow storm coming in a couple of days, wish we didn't have to leave!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Melanie and family - man, I'm so glad those dolphins stopped by! And, glad you had a great time enjoying the area, nature up close, and time with your family! Please come again!! Happy Spring! Robin
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Clean,roomy, and the view from the covered porch was outstanding.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a great experience. The place was as advertised. No complaints. My golf buddies thought it was one of the best golf trips of the many we have been on through the years. Great golf(Innisbrook,World Woods,TPC of Tampa Bay) good nearby restaurants, and the perfect place to have a couple cocktails before dinner on the porch overlooking the Gulf.

I can see where this property would be great for a family. I guess if I were nitpicking, the only issue is that the beds in one of the bedrooms were suitable only for kids. All in all it was a very nice place.

Thanks again,

Al,Mark,Chris, and Vinnie from Erie Pa

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, played a lot of golf and caught up with the guys! Thanks for visiting - come back soon! Robin
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Wonderful Gulf View Cottage - Excellent family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this wonderful cottage on the gulf for a Thanksgiving getaway with family. The place exceeded our expectations. There was so much room, lots of natural light, vaulted ceilings, and so many great balconies and porches, and sun room overlooking the water in a nice quiet location away from tourists. The kitchen had everything we needed, the place was clean, and there were plenty of linens and towels. The home sits right on the canal and has its own boat lift/dock which was ideal for fishing and kayaking which we spent a lot of time doing! We were so excited to see a few dolphins during our visit. My daughter enjoyed playing many of the games and puzzles that were there for use. Although we brought our own bicycles, there were 2 bicycles available. Had a wonderful time shopping and enjoying the food and sights in nearby Tarpon Springs. A nearby pizza place, Famous Sal's was great. We enjoyed a wonderful meal at another nearby restaurant, Inn on the Gulf. The owner, Robin, was awesome. She checked on us to make sure we had everything we needed and were enjoying our stay. We accidentally left a few valuable items and Robin had them returned to us. Our family made great memories during our time at the cottage on the gulf and would love to return one day!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house and Robin was amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful and the views were even better. Robin made everything so easy and was there with tips for the best possible stay. We hope to visit again!!!! Best family vacation ever.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Darrell B

  • 5 of 5

What a great view! We were blown away by the house ( almost literally, the hurricane made for some STRONG winds). The house is huge with super decks, patios and dock. Very clean in and out. Comfortable beds and furniture. The canal ends at the Gulf about 100 yards away, so the view is incredible. Probably the best deal in the area. Way to go Robin- you made our vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Myers, Florida

good value

  • 4 of 5

Nice property for a family or group wanting to be in scallop territory. The 3 bathrooms are a nice feature. Saw the green flash one day with 5 other people looking down the canal to several gorgeous sunsets in the Gulf. Lots of kitchen supplies. Super quiet and laid back location. Good location for a fun trip to Tarpon Springs and going out on an old-fashioned sponge diving tour and Greek food. Freedom Boat Club available up the road at Hernando.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gill Dawg
Sam's Beach Bar
"Casual beach front dining with tasty selections for everyone. "
Hudson Beach Park
"Small beach - great for a family picnic!"
Hudson Beach Ice Cream Parlor
"No trip to Hudson is complete without stopping in here for ice cream! "
Skinnys Bar and Grill
"I'm addicted to the NACHOS - they are fantastic. (and the other selections are super too!)"
Scuba West
Congo River
"Minature Golf family fun and real alligators!"
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Tampa International Airport (TPA)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sams Beach Bar, Skinnys
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Beacon Woods Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 19
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Cove, Sams, Inn on the Gulf, Get Hooked
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Hudson Beach
Car: necessary

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

Sea Ranch On The Gulf Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2018 Peak Season
Dec 17 2017 - Apr 8 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellation policy available by contacting owner when booking.
Monthly rentals will be considered when available - please contact me if you are interested.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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