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Enjoy it All - Screened Lanai & Solar Heated Pool, Boat & Jet Ski Dock on Gulf

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Last updated: 06/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Hernando Beach house description

Our home is a perfect place to get away, relax, unwind for a week, a month, or several months. All you need to pack are your clothes and personal items (your boat if you have one) and don't forget your swimming suit... we supply the beach towels! Enjoy watching the shrimp, Crab and net boat fleets as it goes past your lanai & pool as 'they go to work' . Imagine, you are in the solar heated, screened pool, with the beverage of your choice (in a plastic glass or can please) and you are watching commercial fishing boats on the way to work!

Hernando Beach is a rural, residential Gulf Coast town with world class fishing. The area is famous as Tarpon Country (several world light tackle records were set here) -but there’s great fishing for Reds, Trout, Grouper, Snapper. More than one guest has caught their dinner from the dock! If lady luck is not on your side there are excellent restaurants here in Hernando Beach! If your heart is set on cooking your own seafood dinner that is not a problem our local fish market is super. The best part the fish are fresh caught and very, very high in quality.

The Area: The home is located 10-minutes from the Weeki Wachee Springs and the Weeki Wachee Water Park. Canoe and Kayak rentals are available at the Weeki Wachee Water Park as well as two other locations on the river. The Weeki Wachee River is a State of Florida park. The park is famous for the Mermaid Show! Check it out, at They have Flume rides, the 'Lazy River'. A very popular part is called 'Lil' Mates Caribbean Cove'. It is a pool reserved for kids 6-years and younger. I is a great water play area that is supervised by trained lifeguards so 'mom & dad' can relax while one of the pro's does what is needed.

The river is crystal clear and in the low 70's year round. It is a pristine Florida river. During the winter (summer too) Manatee swim up the river and are often seen by those going up and down the river. Wildlife abounds along the river and you may see otter, raccoons, osprey, hawks, alligators and other wildlife. The river is also excellent for a 'float' on a raft or inner tube. The Buccaneer Bay water park is very popular with the young set. This park offers thrilling water flume rides, river boat rides and a white sandy beach.

For the boaters!!!: The 8x20 Floating dock has a Jet Ski / Waverunner dock attached so if you have one bring it with you. Water is available so clean up of your boat after a day of fishing is easy. In addition to the two tables (with seating for 8) in the lanai an additional glass top table with seating for 4 is located on one of the two rear patios. The entire back yard is elevated and covered with brick pavers. There is parking for motor homes, large boat trailers on the adjacent lot so parking is never a problem.

Watch The Manatees Go Up the River: If you enjoy people watching you will enjoy sitting on the outside deck at one of the local restaurants watching the boats, kayaks, canoes, boats, fish and in the winter Manatees going past on the crystal clear Weeki Wachee River while you enjoy lunch, dinner or your favorite beverage. All of this is 10 minutes from your front door.
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Property Type

  • House
  • 2070 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Smoking Allowed:

                Smoking is ONLY ALLOWED outside of the home WITH ALL DOORS AND WINDOWS CLOSED.. If you smoke inside our home you will be evicted and pay all cost associated with ionization smoke removal and cleaning. ...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                The minimum rental age is 25....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                The home has tile or hardwood floors installed in all rooms so the home is very small pet friendly. Pets are limited to 30-pounds. Service animals are always welcome....moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Children Welcome:

                We welcome dogs under 30-pounds and declawed cats. Snakes and other exotic pets are not welcome in our home....moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king


              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


              • Our home sleeps 6 comfortably, there would be a possibility of sleeping more, however, our goal is to provide our customers with a clean, well furnished, comforts of home as advertised. We take pride offering a home with premium beds that make for a great nights sleep and vacation. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower


              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


              • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower


              • Both bathrooms have large walk in showers.

              Other Amenities

                  • The home has tile or hardwood floors in every room so it is very pet friendly. Smokers are welcome, BUT ONLY IF THEY SMOKE OUTSIDE WITH ALL DOORS AND WINDOWS CLOSED. Smoking inside our home will result in: EVICTION AND ALL COST ASSOCIATED WITH IONIZATION SMOKE REMOVAL AND CLEANING INCLUDING ALL LOST REVENUE DURING THIS PROCESS. THIS IS A CONDITION OF RENTAL. ...moreless


                  • Stereo:

                    Stereo in the family room with Bose speakers and another Sony stereo on the lanai and one in the master bedroom....moreless

                  • DVD Player:

                    DVD players are located in two of the three bedrooms...moreless

                  • Television:

                    42' In the family room and a 20' in the master bedroom....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    There are TV's in the family room and master bedroom. A movie collection with over 100 movies, DVR's is the master and family room and VCR's.... ...moreless

                  • VCR
                  • Radio
                  • CD Player
                  • Books:

                    Small Library of books and over 100- movies on DVD and VCR tape....moreless

                  • Games:

                    Board games....moreless

                  • Games For Kids
                  • Video Library:

                    We have a selection of DVDs for your viewing pleasure. Also feel free to bring your own, we have a DVD and Blue Ray player....moreless


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family


                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Nude Beach
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Water Parks
                  • Synagogues
                  • Reefs
                  • Restaurants
                  • Forests
                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Zoo

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Photography
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Sledding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Babysitter
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Laundromat

                  Location Type

                  • Beach:

                    We have two, Rogers Park on the Weeki Wachee River and Pine Island. The photo's of Pine Island are shown here. It is a great family beach and even has a fishing area....moreless

                  • Village:

                    Hernando Beach is a diverse community. Famous sport stars have weekend homes here & families that make their living fishing the Gulf of Mexico. We are surrounded by 6,000 acres of nature preserve. ...moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    Hernando Beach is a community on the Gulf of Mexico. Our home is just a few hundred yards from the Gulf. Shrimp & Crab boats go past our home on the way to 'work' in the Gulf of Mexico ...moreless

                  • Oceanfront:

                    The home is a few hundred yards from the Gulf of Mexico on the main canal leading from the largest boat ramp in Hernando County. ...moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    The home is located directly on the main canal to the Gulf of Mexico in Hernando Beach. The Gulf is less than 5 minutes at idle speed in a boat....moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Swimming
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hunting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Parasailing

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining Area
                      • Dining:

                        The glass top dining table seats 6 on the porch, the dining room seats 6 as well and the kitchen bar seats 2. ...moreless

                      • Seating for 6 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card


                          • Iron & Board
                          • Parking Off Street:

                            The lot next to this home is owned and included in the home rental. The lot is 70' wide and 110' deep with ample room for extra parking, motor home parking, boat & trailer storage, etc....moreless

                          • Towels Provided:

                            Yes, pool, bath, beach, etc.......all provided....moreless

                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Filtered Water
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Shampoo
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Air Conditioning:

                            Central HVAC System.... with high end Honeywell filter system....moreless

                          • Heating:

                            Central HVAC System.... with high end Honeywell filter system....moreless

                          • Linens Provided:

                            All sheets, towels, wash cloths, kitchen towels, pool & each towels are provided....moreless

                          • Washing Machine:

                            We even supply the soap for your first few loads....moreless

                          • Clothes Dryer:

                            We provide the dryer sheets.............moreless

                          • Parking:

                            More than you will ever need........moreless

                          • Internet
                          • Wireless Internet:

                            WiFi - just connect. ...moreless

                          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                            Included on adjacent 70' x 110'lot....moreless

                          • Garage:

                            The garage is used for owner storage and is not included in the rental of this home....moreless

                          • Living Room:

                            Sofa & Love Seat, desk, stereo, large screen TV with Dish Network....moreless

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional


                              • Cooking Utensils:

                                Dishes, glassware, etc. Every pot or pan you could ever need...moreless

                              • Coffee Maker:

                                A starter supply of coffee (both regular and decaff) will be in the home........moreless

                              • Toaster
                              • Blender
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Pantry Items:

                                Some of the basic spices and condiments are in the home... no need to buy them for a week or more.... we supply them along with the basics....moreless

                              • Stove
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator:

                                With Ice Maker........moreless

                              • Oven
                              • Microwave
                              • Grill
                              • Dishes & Utensils:

                                Complete cookware, dishes, glass ware along with many extras you don't expect. Corning Ware, storage containers, etc....moreless

                              • Catering Available
                              • Kitchen:

                                The kitchen has a frost free two door refrigerator with ice-maker, glass top stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, large George Foreman Grill, blender, (2) coffee makers, toaster, etc....moreless

                              • Stove:

                                Glass Top Electric with self clean oven....moreless


                              • Boat:

                                Pontoon boat rentals are available at two local marinas. Small boat rentals are available on the nearby Weeki Wachee River...moreless

                              • Outdoor Grill:

                                Stainless LP Gas Grill..... with grill brush....moreless

                              • Golf:

                                Great local & reasonable green fee golf is all over the area.......more than 20 to play so you will not be bored....moreless

                              • Deck / Patio:

                                Sit at the bar on the back patio and watch the shrimp boats go to work as the sun sets! It does not get much better than this!!...moreless

                              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                                The lanai is just out the sliding glass doors from the breakfast nook. The Lanai is covered and set up with two tables with seating for 8....moreless

                              • Beach Chairs
                              • Beach Towels
                              • Large Cooler
                              • Small Cooler
                              • Fish Cleaning Table
                              • Kayak / Canoe:

                                Several local places to rent both Kayaks and Canoes....moreless

                              • Boat Dock
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Patio
                              • Porch / Veranda
                              • Screen Porch / Veranda
                              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

                              Payment Type

                              • Amex
                              • Visa
                              • Mastercard

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Heated Pool
                              • Private Pool:

                                The pool is screened and solar heated....moreless

                              • Outdoor Pool


                              Write a review 4.9
                              from 20 traveler reviews
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Jun 1 - Sep 5, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $1,277 $3,975

                              Changeover Day: Saturday

                              Sep 6 - Dec 20, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $1,199 $3,275

                              Changeover Day: Saturday

                              Jan 3 - Mar 27, 2015
                              30 night min stay

                              May Special
                              May 2 - May 29, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $995 $3,275

                              Changeover Day: Saturday

                              Summer 2015
                              May 30 - Aug 29, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $1,250 $3,975
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates


                              • Pet Fee $150
                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
                              • Tax Rate 10.5%


                              MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: 6

                              All Holiday Weeks: $1,350.00

                              Cleaning Fee MINIMUM: $95.00

                              Pets Limited to 30 lbs.

                              Pet Fee: not included: $100.00 Non Shedding Pet, $150.00 Shedding Pet.

                              Standard Change over day Saturday: Check in: 4:00pm Check out: 10:00am.

                              # Last Minute Specials' - when available: Non-holiday weekends 3-$595.00, 4-$795.00 Pet fee not included. Interested? Contact us!

                              The rental deposit is due with the signed rental agreement. The rental deposit is the rent charge including all fees and taxes. The security deposit is due one week prior to the rental. Please contact us with any questions.

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                              Last updated: 06/08/2014
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                              49 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Tampa International (TPA)
                              5 Miles
                              Nearest Motorway
                              9 Miles
                              Nearest Beach
                              Rogers Park - Weeki Wachee River
                              0.5 Miles
                              Nearest Barpub
                              5 Miles
                              Nearest Golf
                              over 20 Golf Courses nearby
                              5 Miles
                              Nearest Restaurant

                              Car: Necessary

                              Our home is on the main channel in the waterfront community known as Hernando Beach. The #1 activity here is the water. We have the entire Gulf of Mexico at our back door. Nearby are rivers for you to explore including the Weeki Wachee, Crystal River, etc.

                              If you have a large party, one so large we cannot accommodate comfortably, we are sorry and ask you to look at other homes in our area. Hernando Beach is a wonderful place you will love it..

                              We understand that many want to combine in to groups and rent a home to reduce the housing cost. Our policy is to limit our guest to 6. That is all we are able to accommodate in comfort.

                              Other Activities: Our home is just minutes from some of the most beautiful places in Florida. Homosassa Springs, Crystal River and the Weeki Wachee River are very popular for those that want to see Manatees up close and personal. The 'float' from Weeki Wachee Springs is about 3-hours and you are almost sure to see a few Manatees as you go down river. Don't think of the attractions when you think of us.... we are close to them but the quiet beauty and peaceful community of Hernando Beach is close to so very much more. We are surrounded by state forest and nature preserves. You can walk for hours in the nearby preserves or just sit on the lanai or dock. The choice is yours.

                              Our homes in Hernando Beach give you the option to just relax, enjoy nature, go fishing, go for a swim, lay on the beach and tan or go to one of the theme parks. Again the choice is yours and not one you will get staying in a hotel in Orlando.

                              Come and be our guest, you will be very glad you did!

                              Golf: For a change of pace, there are numerous golf courses nearby, including some championship courses. Two of our local public courses are rated 9th & 48th in the country. With over 20 to choose from you will be busy if you’re a golfer.


                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2011

                              About the owner: In this photo I am on a fishing trip to Canada. If I were to put into words what and where make me happy it is easy.....salt water and now I live the dream. I found Hernando Beach in 2000. After remodeling what was a weekend home it was hard to go back when the weekend ended. Three day weekends turned into four day weekends and so on.... in the end I just did not go back 'inland'.

                              Why the Owner Chose Hernando Beach:
                              My first home in Hernando Beach became a little small when my grown children married and had children of their own. This home is next to what was our first rental home, one called 'Claire's House' after the former owner. It was the site of many happy times for friends, family, clients and hundreds of guest that rented that home over the years we owned it. This home is called 'Sam's' house was owned by a couple for many years. When the real estate bubble burst the prior owner of this home lost most of his clients. He was in the construction business and to support his growing business he borrowed on 'bubble' equity of this home. As you can imagine that did not work out well. Not long after that he moved out of state and the home went into foreclosure. That is where we entered the picture. We owned the home next door at the time as well as the vacant lot between the two homes. We purchased 'Sam's House' when it went on the market and the rest is history. Prior to being Sam's house it was owned by a family that has been part of Hernando Beach for over 50-years. To look at the home today it looks nothing like it did when it was built 53-years ago in 1961. Every aspect of the home has been upgraded, remodeled or improved from what it was when built. How do we know? We did our share of the improvements.... We started this project looking forward with great joy and anticipation of what we could image the finished project will be like. As the shows on TV today show, your plans get adjusted by real world issues you uncover during the construction process some days the joy was lubricated with tears. This project was like many, you start out with something that turned into a money pit, if you ever saw the movie you know where this is going.... But the finished home was worth it and we hope you will be our guest and enjoy it.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              Hernando Beach will never be duplicated. It was made in the 50's and 60's when you could dredge out a salt water marsh and created land. Today that would never happen as the environmental laws alone would not allow it. We are so lucky, we live in a quiet, safe, laid back, isolated, quiet residential community that is on the Gulf of Mexico surrounded by thousands of acres of nature preserve. We see all the animals native to Florida that are normally only seen in very rural areas. It is common to see deer and turkeys feeding on the side of the road. I like many others have seen Florida black bears, bobcats, coyotes crossing the road leading into Hernando Beach. Others have seen Florida panthers in the same area. Where can you do that, yet shopping and everything you could need is less than 15-minutes away? If that is not enough, where can you catch your fish dinner from the back yard? Where can you walk out the door and see Dolphins or Manatee swimming behind your house? A favorite pastime of many guests is to just watch the parade of boats that go past the home. On weekends that will be in the hundreds as the primary boat ramp for Hernando County's residents to launch their boats and watercraft is just a few hundred yards down the canal to the Gulf of Mexico.

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                              • The view of our dock and the canal to the Gulf of Mexico..

                                The view of our dock and the canal to the Gulf of Mexico..

                              • The BBQ area on the deck.... cook a meal watching the boats go past.

                                The BBQ area on the deck.... cook a meal watching the boats go past.

                              • The kitchen is open to the family room.
Triple sliders go to the pool & Lanai

                                The kitchen is open to the family room. Triple sliders go to the pool & Lanai

                              • The family room is open to the kitchen. Very open layout.

                                The family room is open to the kitchen. Very open layout.

                              • The master bed is a king high end Simmons pillow top bed

                                The master bed is a king high end Simmons pillow top bed

                              • Bedroom #3 has Simmons high end twin beds.

                                Bedroom #3 has Simmons high end twin beds.

                              • The master bedroom that opens the the lanai & pool.

                                The master bedroom that opens the the lanai & pool.

                              • Our beach at Pine Island.  Sugar White Sand, Picnic anyone?

                                Our beach at Pine Island. Sugar White Sand, Picnic anyone?

                              • Large patio deck and large stainless steel LP BBQ.  Grill and watch the boats.

                                Large patio deck and large stainless steel LP BBQ. Grill and watch the boats.

                              • The family room is open to the kitchen and has a triple slider to the lanai/pool

                                The family room is open to the kitchen and has a triple slider to the lanai/pool

                              • Large Dining room that opens to the outside deck and the lanai / pool area.

                                Large Dining room that opens to the outside deck and the lanai / pool area.

                              • Bed Room #2 has high end Simmons twin beds.

                                Bed Room #2 has high end Simmons twin beds.

                              • Bath #2 with large shower.

                                Bath #2 with large shower.

                              • One of many picnic shelters and grills at Pine Island (note the foot bath)

                                One of many picnic shelters and grills at Pine Island (note the foot bath)

                              • The sunset as seen from the deck and pool area.

                                The sunset as seen from the deck and pool area.

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                              This listing was first published here in 2009.

                              Date last modified - Monday, August 18, 2014

                              $133 - $225 per night (USD)

                              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

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                              Minimum stay: 3-30 nights
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