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David Dilday

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Paradise Palms - Relaxing Waterfront Home With Direct Gulf Access And Dock.

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6 on the water

This beautiful home has covered parking for 2 or more cars, with a 1 car garage. It is located at a T in the canal with beautiful water views in three directions. Cable TV with high speed internet, DVD/Blue Ray and WIFI. Fully stocked kitchen, washer and dryer. Dock with boat davits and outdoor shower. Patio with outdoor seating and table for enjoying a meal looking out over the water. Enjoy kayaking or bike riding with the included equipment.

Central heat and air.

Enjoy watching the birds, ducks, fish, and manatees from the dock. If you like fishing there are plenty of fish to catch.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
David Dilday (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About David Dilday

I have always enjoyed real estate and the water. Have lived in the Tampa Bay area for more than 20 years. Love getting out and enjoying the water and all that the area has to offer. Enjoy fishing and cooking fresh fish for my girls.

David Dilday purchased this house in 2012

Why David Dilday chose Hudson

This is like a piece of old Florida with it's quaint little towns and water front restaurants. Love the direct access to the Gulf, fishing, crabbing, kayaking, and watching sunrises and sunsets. Sit and relax under the shade of the old pecan tree and feel the cool breezes and listen to the sound of the birds as your stress melts away. Very relaxing and peaceful. It is very close to most major attractions like Busch Gardens, MOSI, Disney, Clearwater Beach, Tarpon Sponge Docks, etc.

What makes this house unique

Love getting up early in the morning with cup of tea or coffee and watching the sunrise over the water.

Also love having a great meal at Sam's on the Gulf and then going for an ice cream at the Ice Cream Shop down the street.

Equipped with kayaks and bikes for your enjoyment.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing your wonderful beach home with our family. We enjoyed the comfortable home. Fishing was a lot of fun. Hope to be back again soon.
Aug 2014
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based on 27 traveler reviews

Paradise Palms - Relaxing Waterfront Home With Direct Gulf Access And Dock.
average rating of 4.703704 based on 30 reviews

Amazing place.

  • 5 of 5

we really love that beautiful house,it has an amazing decoration,its pretty clean, and it has everything you need to have a pleasure stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ana, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Paradise Palms, and look forward to your next visit. David
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  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our time at the cottage. Area is very quiet, and the cottage is right on the canal leading to the ocean. Hudson is about an hour from the nice beaches and attractions, which may be a bit far for some. The beach in Hudson is not great for swimming, but a good spot to watch the sun set.

Overall the cottage was as advertised, and Owner was responsive to address a couple minor issues we had during our stay.

We would highly recommend Honeymoon Island State park if you visit the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrew, We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Paradise Palms, and look forward to your next stay. David
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  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay here. Had everything you could need for vacation. Kids enjoyed the kayaks and the dolphins swimming with them. House was clean upon arrival close to everything we wanted to do and see. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bob, We are very happy you enjoyed your stay at Paradise Palms, and look forward to your next visit. David
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Very nice. Roomy & comfortable. Good location.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for a vacation headquarters. Clean & comfy. Really appreciated having the bicycles & kayaks. Great place for entertaining family. Everything worked & we had everything we needed. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kerry, We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Paradise Palms and look forward to your next stay. David
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Just like I was home

  • 5 of 5

Love how cozy and comfy it was didnt want to leave it was close to every where we wanted to be felt like home would do it again

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eric, We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Paradise Palms, and look forward to your next stay. David
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A great way to enjoy the Florida Coast

  • 4 of 5

This is a wonderful place to enjoy the sun and water of Florida.

The house is comfortable and well maintained. Everything is clean and well stocked. You can tell that David cares about his guests by the little extras.

The house is not fancy because the big attraction is the outdoors. We really enjoyed the backyard on the canal. We availed ourselves of the kayaks and really enjoyed the easy trip to the Gulf. We also used the bikes that David provided. And the patio area is just a great place to sit and enjoy.

David is super responsive to messages and texts which is also very nice.

There are several nice restaurants in the area and stores are convenient.

I definitely recommend this property.

The only reason I gave it a 4 instead of a 5 is that the neighborhood is an older neighborhood and the beds were comfortable but just so so. There was nice bedding though.

Thanks for a great family getaway weekend!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dawn, We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Paradise Palms, and look forward to your next stay with us. David
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Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Skinny's or the Fishermans Shack
Nearest Ferry
21 Miles
Caladesi to Honeymoon Island
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Beacon Woods
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US 19
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sams, Inn on the Gulf, Get Hooked,The Cove
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Hudson Beach
Car: recommended

Come enjoy the relaxing, quiet, tropical breezes of Paradise Palms. Watch a beautiful sunrise over the water, go fishing off the dock, go kayaking or bike riding to the beach with the included kayaks and bikes.

Hudson Beach is a small relaxing beach, 5 minutes away from the house, where you can lay in the sun or play in the sand. There are also swings for the kids to enjoy. There are many great beach restaurants within a mile – Sam’s Beach Bar, Inn on the Gulf, Hurricane Hanks and Ollie Oysters. There are several stores within a mile of the house, including a Wal-Mart Supercenter, Winn Dixie Grocery, and Walgreen’s Drug. There are several major restaurants, a shopping mall and movie theatres a short drive away. A major hospital, Bayonet Point Medical Center, is less than 5 minutes away.

A little farther south is the famous Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks where you can walk the streets of this quaint Greek town and enjoy their delicious food. Traveling further south are the cities of Tampa, Clearwater & St. Petersburg. Enjoy Busch Gardens, MOSI, or any of the numerous beaches. A little farther north is Weekie Wachee Springs State Park, known for its mermaid shows. Only 1-1/2 hours east of us is Orlando famous for Disney World, Universal Studios & Sea World. If you're a golfer, there are a dozen or more courses in the area including one only a few miles up the road from the house. If you don't have a boat there are a number of nearby marinas that offer boat rentals.


Rates & Availability

Hudson House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $125
Tax Rate 7.0%

Minimum age is 25.
Minimum night rental subject to change during holidays.
Must call to let us know what type of pet you have.
Deposit will be refunded in approximately 1 week after check out if there is no damage to house.

Cancellation Policy:
If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation the fees will be refunded as follows:
75 % if cancelled more than 60 days prior to the Check-in Date.
0% if cancelled less than 60 days prior to the Check-in-Date.
If you make a reservation with less than 60 days to the Check-in Date there is NO refund.

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Hudson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Great rain shower head.
  • Full bath with tub/shower with rain shower head.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , View of Canal.
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , View of front yard.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , View of back yard.
  • All bedrooms have dressers with mirrors, night stands with lights, and ceiling fans.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Very relaxing area with access to many great restaurants and attractions.

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