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Experience 'Old Florida' from a Charming Waterfront Cottage

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Last updated: 04/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Experience ''old Florida'' and enjoy the quiet, laid-back lifestyle of the ''Nature Coast'' from this fully furnished, well maintained, two story cottage. The large tree shaded yard offers plenty of privacy with great opportunities for viewing an abundance of wildlife, including seasonal manatee, numerous shore birds, water fowl, birds of prey, and otters. Launch the two kayaks, and/or the canoe provided, and enjoy the paddle while you acquaint yourself with the scenic waterways that extend from the brackish water of the ''Mud River'', to the clear springs of the famous Weeki Wachee River, and the saltier waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Favorite places for sunset are at Bayport Pier and Pine Island Beach, both of which are about three miles from this awesome property.

Numerous recreational opportunities and wildlife experiences can be enjoyed from this area, including world class tarpon fishing in May and June, and scalloping in July and August.


There are several county parks in the area, including Bayport Pier with boat ramps and picnic facilities, Pine Island beach park, and Roger's Park on the cool, clear waters of the Weeki Wachee River. Florida's historic Weeki Wachee Springs Mermiad attraction, and Buccaneer Bay water park and canoe and kayak outpost are about four miles east, on Highway 19.

You need not venture far from this wilderness area to find quality restaurants, shopping, and medical facilities. The Tampa International Airport is only 57 miles southeast of this unique hideaway via the Suncoast Parkway (aka SR 589), and Walt Disney World is approx. 90 miles east, via SR 50.

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    There are no cribs or baby beds in this cottage and two of the three bedrooms are upstairs, which may make it unsuitable for infants and toddlers....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 child bed

    Twin Trundle Bed...moreless

  • Master bedroom and bath are on first floor and includes a queen size bed and walk-in closet. Second and third bedrooms are on second floor. The third bedroom is more suitable for children since it has a twin trundle bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Full 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Full 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Second bathroom is in master bedroom area. Both bathrooms with tub/shower combo are downstairs....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Other Activities: About 4.5 miles to the famous Weeki Wachee Springs Mermaid Attraction and Buccanneer Bay Water Park on the incredibly scenic Weeki Wachee River, a favorite area for kayakers and canoe enthusiasts, 25 miles to Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park, 24 miles to World Woods Golf Club, 33 miles to Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks & Aquarium, approx. 45 miles to Honey Moon Island State Park and Caladesi Island, 54 miles approx. to Lowry Park Zoo & the FL Aquarium & Busch Gardens, 90 miles to Walt Disney World, several restaurants and lounges in the area. multiple waterfront parks nearby, world class tarpon fishing in May and June, scalloping in July and August...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront:

    Brackish water canal to 'Mud River' with direct access to the Weeki Wachee River and Gulf of Mexico....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table with six chairs and breakfast bar with two bar stools. Also a table with four chairs on screened porch....moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Central heat and air, and window units in both upstairs bedrooms...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Electric Log Insert...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking:

    on-sight parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Ample parking inside privacy fence along large driveway....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Limited access for small, narrow boat trailers with john boats through privacy fence double gates. Boat launch sites nearby at Bayport Pier, Rogers Park, and Jenkins Creek Park....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    No beach towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, Pans, Crock Pot, Toaster, Coffee Maker, Blender, and various other cookware and utensils....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Well equipped kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio:

    with outdoor furniture ...moreless

  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two sit-atop Kayaks and one Canoe with paddles...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal and Propane Grills...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Screened Porch...moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Life Preservers and Cushions...moreless

  • Wood Deck
 

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Fees:

  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

NO PETS ARE PERMITTED. This property is suitable for up to four adults and two children due to sleeping arrangements. All reservations require rental agreement be completed and returned along with a copy of the responsible party's driver's license. A 50% deposit is required for short-term rentals. Other deposit arrangements may be made for longer term seasonal rentals.


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Last updated: 04/20/2015
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Location

47 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tampa International is closest major airport.
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bayport Inn
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 550 (aka Cortez Blvd.)
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bayport Inn
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pine Island (small, shallow beach)

This cottage is located in a quiet, rural, coastal community on the west coast of central Florida in an area known as the 'Nature Coast'. Wildlife and recreational opportunities are abundant. Enjoy day trips to a large variety of tourist attractions, including: Disney World, Epcot, Sea World, Leggo Land, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, The Florida Aquarium, and numerous others. Travel a few miles north and enjoy the Florida Birding Trail in Crystal River. Swim with the manatees there too. A variety of county boat ramps provide boat launch options, and boat rentals are available within a short distance of the cottage. Shore fishing is permissable at multiple coastal parks in the area, and there are options for charter fishing offshore, and guided flats fishing.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

Why the Owner Chose Weeki Wachee:
I love the west coast of Florida, especially those areas that remind me of 'old style Florida' from my youth. I was lucky to find this unique property on Hernando county's 'Nature Coast'. To me, it's the perfect property for rest and relaxation, but it also offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities and wildlife experiences, some of which can't be found in most other counties in Florida. Scalloping is one of those favorite summer activities of mine that I am able to enjoy from this cottage during July and August, and Hernando county is one of the few Florida counties with an open scallop season.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Opportunities for kayaking and canoe adventures are available from this waterfront property located on a brackish water canal with quick access to the Weeki Wachee River and the Gulf of Mexico. About three miles west of this property at Bayport Pier is a nice county park with boat ramps, picnic facilities and a boardwalk. Charter fishing and boat rentals are available nearby, and there are a variety of public boat ramps and waterfront parks in the area that offer pier and shore fishing. Nearby Bayport Pier and Pine Island Beach are favorite spots for sunsets and picnics. 'Roger's Park' on the Weeki Wachee River is another popular county park with sandy banks and a public swimming area for those who prefer fresh spring water.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

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  • Living room & dining area

    Living room & dining area

  • Master bedroom with walk-in closet

    Master bedroom with walk-in closet

  • 3rd bedroom (upstairs)

    3rd bedroom (upstairs)

  • Master bedroom bathroom

    Master bedroom bathroom

  • View of long, private driveway through the privacy fence gate

    View of long, private driveway through the privacy fence gate

  • Guest using one of the two kayaks available

    Guest using one of the two kayaks available

  • Manatee feeding at edge of yard

    Manatee feeding at edge of yard

  • Boat ramps at Bayport Park

    Boat ramps at Bayport Park

  • Sunset at Pine Island Beach

    Sunset at Pine Island Beach

  • Scallop haul during scallop season (July & August)

    Scallop haul during scallop season (July & August)

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  • Screened porch

    Screened porch

  • Well equipped kitchen

    Well equipped kitchen

  • 2nd Bedroom (upstairs)

    2nd Bedroom (upstairs)

  • 2nd bathroom

    2nd bathroom

  • Property view from the water at high tide

    Property view from the water at high tide

  • Manatee feeding at the water frontage next to the dock

    Manatee feeding at the water frontage next to the dock

  • Bayport Pier nearby

    Bayport Pier nearby

  • Pine Island Beach in Hernando county (approx. 4 miles away)

    Pine Island Beach in Hernando county (approx. 4 miles away)

  • Roger's Park on the Weeki Wachee River nearby

    Roger's Park on the Weeki Wachee River nearby

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    6
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/20/2015
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