Age: 55-65

Member since February 2018

disabled Navy veteran (MMCM)

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I like music, motorcycles, science&fun, good good and good friends.
I am helping someone set up an RV for
A departure in early March. I would like to host and meet more travelers who want to make a stop along the West coast of this beautiful state.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Rebuilding vintage motorcycles
Mechanical device repairs!

Mikie3117's Pets

I have a Jack Russell puppy 🐶 who thinks that he is 10 feet tall. He loves all people and dogs. He is the social one!
I have an acre pond for fishing and napping! I stocked it with Bass, Catfish and Tilapia. They are my pets who taste pretty good🦈

Favorite Boondocking Locations

I love the remote desert. Just moved here. Traveling can wait awhile. I am in host mode now and eager to meet folks.

Mikie3117's Hometown

From Ft. Lauderdale but after 22 years in the USN, I have lots of hometowns. Currently in Hudson, Fl.

Mikie3117's Guest Details

Mikie3117's Rig

Rig Type: Truck Camper

12 feet long

I do not have a rig but I host travelers. This site needs to make provisions for me to be able to contact my visitors w/o filling out this form. Thanks

Mikie3117's Travel Preferences

  • Travels with pets
  • Needs to run a generator

Mikie3117 Has 1 Host Location

The pond

Hudson, FL, US
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Mikie3117's References (28)

References from Guests (28)


August 2019

A good, sunny place with a great person.

Great stay, thank you that we got to know you. All the best for your future.


April 2019

Delightful stay

We enjoyed Mike and his dog and the quiet end-of-street location, and the 3 nights stay. Look forward to visiting again.


April 2019

Nice area - loved the ponds

Thanks Mike. Quick stay - easy peasy! Nice area, quiet. Loved the frog sounds and ponds. Very comfortable overnight. Mike was very kind and easy to talk to. Would have enjoyed a couple more days here!


March 2019

Great place

Great place to stop. An upscale quite area for walking, shopping close by. The host is very friendly. Parking is on a dead end road next to a pond with ducks, frogs, and visited by cranes.


March 2019

Beautiful quiet spot and kind host

We got a warm welcome from the host, his son and doggie, as well as from the other boondocker staying over.
Beautiful spot between two ponds, heard the frogs and insects saw some beautiful birds...
Lovely quiet night. Thank you!!!!


March 2019

Next Chapter

Great stay thanks Mike for you hospitality such a nice spot so many birds and frogs 🐸 hope we meet again .


March 2019

Quiet place

We've enjoy stay at Mike's place, it's was so quiet and peacefull. Mike is a great host and we didn't have time To sit and talk more with him, surely the next time around.


March 2019

Pleasurable time at the Pond

This was our first experience with BW and Mikie3117 set the bar very high. We had such an awesome time there. Great host with a lovely property, with access to lots to see and do in the area. In the evening, the wildlife entertained with a beautiful symphony of sound. We saw the most amazing birds, most we had never seen before. He allowed our children to fish in his pond and graciously loaded hooks with "stink" bait until they caught a fish. This was an experience we shall not soon forget! Thank you Mikie3117!!!


March 2019


My host was absolutely AWESOME! Such a great person and had a lovely home and amazing location. Close to Weeki Wachee Springs, Hudson Beach, Green Key and so much more! I enjoyed coffee in his home most mornings and had dinner 2 nights. He went above and beyond and I can't recommend this location highly enough!

Deb and Al

March 2019

Great Spot

This was a great Boondockers Welcome spot. It's close to anything you might want in that area of Florida but the location itself is quiet and relaxing. It's at the edge of a spacious neighborhood with all paved roads and nice homes.
Our host, Michael was a great guy.


March 2019

A beautiful Oasis

This place was a nice quiet respite from the hubbub on highway 19. Mike is a warm welcoming host. The surrounding area is quiet and peaceful, a very nice place to visit.


February 2019

Friendly Gathering

We stayed 5 days at the pond, along with 2 other parties, which made for quite an interesting group of people. Our host was welcoming to all, sharing his time, space, and stories. We took day trips to nearby beaches, rode the Fred Marquis Pinellas trail, the Starkey Wilderness trail, and the Suncoast trail. We listened to the frogs at night, watched the birds in the morning, and were checked out by three Sandhill cranes our last morning while packing up. We felt safe and enjoyed the quiet neighborhood close to everything you need.


February 2019

Relaxing stop.

It was a nice place to stay for a few days.
Mike was a perfect host. Very friendly, accommodating and informative.


February 2019

Great place

Our stay at The Pond was a great experience. We sure enjoyed the peace and solitude of The Pond. Mike is an absolutely super host. He is very laid back but very accommodating. We enjoyed our morning coffee and conversations with him.


February 2019

Warm welcomed

It was a real pleasure to met Michael. We had a wonderful discussion in the morning around a hot coffee after a peaceful night.
We will comeback for sure!


February 2019

Quiet neighbourhood

We only stayed here one night and had a good night if sleep. It is a quiet neighbourhood, the hosts are super friendly and welcoming. Next time we will take them up on their offer to try and catch a fish in their pond.


February 2019

Awesome host

We enjoyed our stay with our host. He was very welcoming and generous. Our kids really enjoyed walking the dog. They also got to "dog sit" for our host when he had a brief appointment. He has a beautiful property with a stocked fishing pond. We parked at the end of the dead end street and had no issues. He allowed us to run our generator. It was a safe, quiet neighborhood. Enjoyed our conversations though they were brief. We had about 3 bars of 4G with Verizon. Would definitely stay again if in the area.


February 2019

Amazing location and host

This is a quiet peaceful area with a beautiful view and a welcoming host. Our dogs loved hanging out with the host's pup and we enjoyed talking with him while the pups played.
The host was very hospitable and let us come a day early when our previous plans changed. We had plenty of space and enjoyed a quiet oasis in the city.
Would love to stay again next time we are in the area!


January 2019

Quiet, lovely location w welcoming host

This host made me feel welcome, safe and comfortable as a guest on his beautiful property. Couldn’t ask for more!


January 2019

Great Stay

Michael was a very gracious and accomodating host! The stay was very peaceful and quiet. We were able to park on concrete. He allowed us to fish in the beautiful pond on his property. And yes his little Jack Russell is friendly and loves to be pet. We would definitely recommend The Pond for a stay!


January 2019

A great host!

Convenient peaceful location with lots of space. Our host graciously allowed our kids to swim in the pool and fish in the private pond in the backyard. An amazing property! Would love to stay again if we are in the area! Thank you for the great experience!


December 2018

Great host and spot!

We enjoyed the conversation and time spent at this beautiful spot.

We recommend this site.


November 2018

Awesome location

It was a total pleasure staying with Mike! I have a 37ft trailer and had plenty of room. Mike kindly offered us water hook up and 110 power, luckily we had a full tank and the trailer has a generator. Super safe neighborhood. My only regret is not having more time to chill with Mike! Great place, we would definitely do it again!


June 2018


Mike is a generous host. it has been nice getting to know him and experiencing community so far from home. his home is an oasis from the hustle and bustle. it is amazing to hear all the critters at night! would highly recommend this area to be able to go sight see and experience other small towns along the coastline.


March 2018

A peaceful overnight stay.

It was a very peaceful night at the pond. I enjoyed the serenity, listening to the frogs at night. Mikie3117 was extremely welcoming and was flexible about whether or not I would be there for a second night. I didn't use any hookups so parked in the street, but I was offered elect and water. This is a great place to stay.

Lazy acre

March 2018

Fantastic Host!!

Mike was a amazing host. His property is absolutely gorgeous and quiet. A real little paradise. We had great meals together and good conversation. Even had a swim in his pool teaching his dog Basti to swim. He made us feel like part of his family. Also a big thank you to Joseph Mike's room mate for helping my husband. Take care and hope to see you again.


February 2018

Great host!

This site was completely awesome. Residential neighborhood of large houses on 2 acre lots, so, a real country atmosphere with a mix of lawns and shrubs along with wooded areas. Birds in the area included ibis and sand cranes, with peepers and bull frogs in the evening. Our host was warm and inviting, a good conversationalist and storyteller. We stayed 3 nights, did visiting with friends during the daytime, but it would have been a nice place to camp and hang out all day.


February 2018

See my next report

Did not stay the night of the 20th due to a change in our plans. See my next report on this same place.