Condo, 1Bedroom, 1Bath, (Sleeps 2)
About Marilyn Goldman
We fell in love with the Florida Gulf Coast and wanted a place directly on the open water, with beach access, heated pool, and tennis courts. Gulf Island Beach and Tennis Club is perfect for us -- the only resort of its kind in Pasco County. We bought this place for ourselves and use it a lot, we also have a home in Maryland. We're happy to share our Gulf Island condo with friends, old and new.
Marilyn Goldman purchased this Condo in 2001
Why Marilyn Goldman chose Hudson
Our children and grandchildren are in Tampa, and that's what drew us to this area initially. But the more we visited, the more we wanted our own slice of paradise. Tampa is a vibrant city and the Tampa Bay area has a tremendous amount of activity of all sorts. But the little town on Hudson still has some of the charm of an old Florida fishing town. Commercial and charter fishing boats sail in and out of the little harbor every day. The fresh fish in the local restaurants is phenomenal. And the shrimp & oysters -- WOW! Local prices are remarkably low for food and services. And Everyone is So Friendly.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Beautiful and spotless Condo
We can’t say enough good things about this condo and it’s owners. We had a wonderful holiday. The condo is gorgeous with high end furniture, linens, well stocked kitchen with great dishes, good quality pots and pans, cutting boards and sharp knives. The owner left us all the condiments, soaps, laundry soap (yes it had its own washer and drier) etc etc. which saved us a lot especially because we were only there 15 days.
The view from the balcony overlooking the lagoon was wonderful and many times we watched dolphins and manatee as we had our morning coffee or afternoon cocktail. Sunsets on the Gulf of Mexico were breathtaking and I took many pictures outside the front door. The location is perfect, the pool nice and warm and there is even a sand beach with Adirondack chairs. We felt very secure with the gate guards and security.
The owners were very thoughtful and left the best instructions and helpful information. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home❤️
We just spent a week after contacting the owners with a short notice trip. The owners were extremely helpful in answering questions and offering great advice on restaurants and things to do in the area. The condo is well stocked with all the things one would need. It was extremely clean and very nicely decorated. The best thing is thing is the incredible view from the balcony....great for wildlife lovers. In the lagoon were dolphins , numerous water birds, and also a visit from two manatees. Highly recommended! Thanks Marilyn and Stuart.
A relaxing, hassle-free vacation
The condo is exactly as it appears in the photos. It is clean and nicely furnished, comfortable and cozy -- we felt at home right away. The complex is secure with good facilities. We walked around the lagoon trail, swam in the huge saltwater pool, used the gym and games room, and played the piano in the clubhouse. The balcony is very private, with comfortable chairs and a great, unobstructed north view – perfect for sketching/painting. When the weather is warm you can open the doors to get a cross-breeze and when cool there is an electric fire. The mirrors are wonderful as they afford a Gulf view from almost anywhere in the condo and make the rooms feel much more spacious. Each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and the split design gives everyone privacy. Having the washer/dryer in the unit was a great convenience – so nice not returning from vacation with a mountain of laundry. Good TV – very important as we were there for both the Superbowl and Sochi Olympics! Little touches like the indoor/outdoor thermometer, WIFI and free calling anywhere in North America were appreciated. The landlord, Marilyn, was responsive, pleasant to deal with and our deposit was returned in a timely fashion. It was a very relaxing, hassle-free vacation.
We really enjoyed our month stay in this condo! It was very clean & beautifully decorated. We loved the view from the balcony & watching the sunset every day. We appreciated all of the amenities, like HDTV, internet, washer & dryer in unit, & free long distance. There were several great restaurants nearby which we also loved. We would highly recommend this condo!
Denny & Judy (Minnesota)
My wife and I had an exceptional experience for the week that we were there. We could not have asked for better weather. The condo was appointed quite well and we did not need to purchase anything other than food. Coffee on the balcony every morning was a great way to start the day and then down to the pool to relax. We enjoyed the local sites such as Tarpon Springs and even going to Sam's, a must go to, twice while we were there. Owners were great and exceptionally accomodating. We very highly reccommend this condo if you are seeking a worry free week of enjoyment. W & A
Awesome View-Awesome Decor
Every direction has a different water view-ever changing depending on time of day and always great, plus many different types of boats. In addition to several interesting sea birds in the area, there are dolphins & a manatee in the lagoon. That was awesome, too! The décor & color and style co-ordination of everything in the living room, dining room and master bedroom is amazing. There are a lot of little extras that make spending time here great. We liked the indoor/outdoor thermometer, the magnifying mirror, Hi-Def TV, storage containers and a lot of other items that most condos don't have.The condo was very clean as were the common areas and the landscaping is well maintained. Everything was in good working order, fast internet & no problems encountered during our month long stay.
The kitchen had everything that could possibly be needed for meal prep and serving. It was nice to have so many dishes and glasses & everything matched but there were so many items that not enough room for groceries was left. I was disappointed that there was owner food left.
There is an additional computer desk and filled metal file cabinet not shown in the photos of the spare bedroom. It was great to have a computer desk and comfortable, adjustable chair The extra office furnishings gave us the uncomfortable feeling we were using someone’s private office. The closet in the second bedroom was crammed top to bottom with all kinds of stuff, most for owner use.
There are no bathroom doors for sink areas so this area seems like part of the bedroom. My husband and I prefer privacy when using any part of the bathroom so we didn’t care for this design.
The cardio equipment in the gym is good and has a wonderful view of the lagoon and gulf.
The pool is very nice. The beach was disappointing with little sand and covered with seaweed.
Everybody we encountered during our stay was friendly and having guarded gate entry to the premises made us feel very secure.
There is every store you can imagine within 10 miles and lots of good restaurants nearby. We especially lot Argentos and Inn on the Gulf. Marilyn was very nice to work with and we received our security deposit back within a few days of check-out.
Gulf Island Beach and Tennis Club is a self-contained, gated vacation paradise. In addition, it's a short drive to: Clearwater and St Petersburg beaches, Tarpon Springs, Disney World, Busch Gardens, Sea World, Tampa Aquarium, museums, downtown Tampa and Tampa Performing Arts Center.