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Experience 'Old Florida' from a Charming Waterfront Cottage

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View from long, private driveway

View from long, private driveway Waterfront view from cottage deck Partial view of large screened porch Other side of screened porch Master bedroom with walk-in closet & private bathroom Master bathroom Bedroom #2 (upstairs) Bedroom #3 (upstairs) Bathroom #2 Side yard view of cottage and out-building Manatees feeding at waters edge A guest using one of the two kayaks Bayport Pier Boat Ramps at Bayport Roger's Park on the Weeki Wachee River Scallops harvested from the Gulf during scallop season Pine Island public beach & park Pine Island sunset Willy's Snack Stand at Pine Island Beach Pine Island public beach and park nearby View from 'Mud River'

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Last updated: 04/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Weeki Wachee cottage 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 or 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. 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 popular waterfront county parks in the area, including Bayport Park with fishing pier, boat ramps and great picnic facilities; Pine Island Beach Park with concession area, play ground and picnic facilities; Roger's Park on the Weeki Wachee River for swimming in cool, clear spring water where you can also launch your boat or picnic; Jenkins Creek Park with fishing pier, boat ramp and nature trail; and Linda Pederson Park where you can fish, swim, climb the observation tower, or picnic under the beautiful shade trees. Favorite places for sunset are at Bayport Pier and Pine Island Beach, both of which are about three miles from this awesome property. About 4.5 miles east of the cottage is Florida's historic Weeki Wachee Springs Mermaid Attraction, Buccaneer Bay water park and Weeki Wachee Spring's Canoe and Kayak Outpost.

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 special hideaway via the Suncoast Parkway (aka SR 589), and Walt Disney World is approx. 90 miles east, via SR 50.

Keywords: Cottage

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • 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

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

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

              • Cooking Utensils:

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

              • Kitchen:

                Well equipped kitchen....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                0...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Ice Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Stove
              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishwasher
              • Toaster

              Amenities

              • 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

              • Air Conditioning:

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

              • Parking Off Street:

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

              • Hair Dryer
              • Living Room
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine

              Other Amenities

                  • screened porch with table & chairs and wicker furniture, sun deck, dock, outdoor furniture, bench swings, canoe, 2 kayaks, gas grill, charcoal grill, electric smoker, fire pit, out-building with washer & dryer, extra refrigerator, fish cleaning station, horseshoes, darts, privacy fence...moreless

                  Entertainment

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

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    Telephone for local service only...moreless

                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

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

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Life Preservers and Cushions...moreless

                  Location & View

                      • Waterfront:

                        Brackish water canal to 'Mud River' with quick access to the Weeki Wachee River, and the Gulf of Mexico. Great paddling opportunities!...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Kayaking
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Golf
                      • Swimming
                      • Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Hiking
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Restaurants
                      • Water Parks
                      • Cinemas
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Library
                      • Churches
                      • Playground
                      • Marina
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shopping
                      • Boating
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Other Activities

                          • Florida's Weeki Wachee Springs Mermaid Attraction and Buccaneer Bay Water Park are about four miles east of the rental property at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, which also includes a canoe and kayak outpost. Motor boat rentals are available nearby. There are a variety of waterfront parks in the area that offer pier fishing and shore fishing, and offshore fishing charters are also available. ...moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Great getaway

                            Great getaway

                            • Guest Me (Fla)
                            • Date of stay 11/27/13
                            • Review Submitted 12/10/13
                            All was awesome. Only wish the indoor fireplace was functional. Kayaked with manatees was incredible! Would definitely return.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Amazing Rental!

                            Amazing Rental!

                            • Guest Jon (Florida)
                            • Date of stay 07/29/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/09/13
                            The "Mud Hole" was amazing! We had a wonderful time. Being right on the water made the view beautiful at all times and going out on the kayaks was a lot of fun. The rental was very clean and was stocked with anything and everything you could think of to make our stay care free. The property is also close enough to town to get anything you need but far enough away to feel private and secluded. The owners were wonderful and very easy to deal with. We can't wait to go back!

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • A little piece of heaven

                            A little piece of heaven

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 06/12/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/12/13
                            What can I say, this was the most amazing place ever. I am so sorry we only had 6 days here, as I could have spent 6 months here. It is so private, and yet close to restaurants and shops. The river is amazing, we saw plenty of Manatee, and even saw a mammy and baby. The interior of the house is so quaint and comfortable, even nicer than the photos show. The sunsets in Pine Island is something that my husband, two kids and I will remember forever. Just breath taking. We have been to Florida many times, but never to anywhere as beautiful as this. We would really love to come back some time. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to sample this wonderful vacation rental. Maxine, Barry, Shane (16) and Aisling (13) from Ireland :)

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Great Week at the Mudhole

                            Great Week at the Mudhole

                            • Guest kuskofish (Bethel, Alaska)
                            • Date of stay 04/06/13
                            • Review Submitted 04/18/13
                            We were in the middle of "Old Florida" at this great location near Weeki Wachee. The house and property has everything you need for a quiet getaway, plenty of privacy. It is a great spot for a fishing vacation or just canoeing and kayaking on the Mud River. Plenty of close places for hiking and bird and animal watching. Great yard with a grill, and everything you need to relax, we can't wait to go back.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Fun times. Well appointed getaway.

                            Fun times. Well appointed getaway.

                            • Guest Brian M.
                            • Date of stay 02/20/13
                            • Review Submitted 02/26/13
                            Two things really stood out for us. First, this location is great! Second, the house has all the stuff you could ever need to enjoy your stay. Great managers, clean home and it was easy to get to other attractions in the area. If your'e into wildlife viewing, the paddle from this house to the Bayport pier was a really enjoyable time. We saw rays, a turtle, osprey, bald eagles, fish, cranes, herons, ibis and several others. Great times.

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Excellent week at "The Mudhole"

                            Excellent week at "The Mudhole"

                            • Guest Cheri M.
                            • Date of stay 07/01/12
                            • Review Submitted 07/09/12
                            My family just had the best week at the mudhole. It is problably the last family vacation my family will have before our oldest son leaves home and we couldn't have picked a better place. The Mudhole has everything you will need or want. It was so much better than staying at a hotel. Right on the river if you like fishing. The kids could run around and play without worrying about disturbing the people in the next room.... The yard is fenced and private so you dont have to stress over the kids being safe. The house is perfect. Plenty of room for a big family. I loved just sitting on the porch in the swing and just relaxing with my family. My hubby is a country boy and I am a city girl. This was the best of both worlds. We felt like we were in the middle of no where but it was actually less than 10 minutes from shopping and restuarants. There was plenty of different things for us to do with the kids. Weeki Wachee Springs is right up the road. Less than 5 minutes to the beach and swimming. Patti was excellent and a big help. She made us truly feel welcome. We definitly would love to come back next year ;)

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                          • Weeki Wachee

                            Weeki Wachee

                            • Guest Deanna A.
                            • Date of stay 04/01/12
                            • Review Submitted 04/09/12
                            We had an absolutely FABULOUS time!!! While we had been told by many that there wasn't anything to do, it was just the relaxing and fun vacation we longed for! The Mud Hole was great and the kids loved canoeing and kayaking in the river. We adored the springs and the mermaid show. We loved Pine Island and went for 2 days!! We drove to Clearwater 1 day and although the traffic was attrocious, the beach more than compensated for it!! We highly reccomend this place for a laid back and enjoyable vacation!

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                          • Vacation get away

                            Vacation get away

                            • Guest vickie p.
                            • Date of stay 03/23/12
                            • Review Submitted 03/30/12
                            I just returned from this lovely Vacation get away and am already dreaming of returning next year. The listing can hardly give this wonderful hideaway on the water justice! The property is light and bright with activities within easy reach. We kayaked, swam and went deep sea fishing. We saw amazing wildlife, flowering plants and wonderful weather. We cooked in some and strayed out to try a local restaurant or two. What more could a couple of Vermonters want during our own "mud season"? Vickie

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                          • Great Little Hideaway

                            Great Little Hideaway

                            • Guest CJ (Ottawa Canada)
                            • Date of stay 01/15/12
                            • Review Submitted 03/16/12
                            This property is exactly as advertised. The house is very comfortable, very clean and extremely well-equiped. If you like to cook, this is the kitchen ffor you. Barbeque too. The house sits in a large, fenced in yard on a small river that is fun for canoeing and kayaking. We enjoyed watching the birds and manatees. The nearby Weeki Wachee river was a highlight - crystal clear and very scenic. The little beach at nearby Pine Island is a lovely place to spend the day. Good food too. There are several good restaurants close by. The Bayport is a local favorite and we ate there several times. The area is good for hiking and biking and fishing too from the local piers. The managers were very helpful both before and after we arrived. We would have no hesitation recommending this property to anyone who is looking for a truly restful vacation.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                          • Great time at the "Mud Hole"

                            Great time at the "Mud Hole"

                            • Guest Syd (Richmond, Texas)
                            • Date of stay 06/16/10
                            • Review Submitted 07/12/11
                            My daughter and I loved this place. Don't let the name "The Mud Hole" give you the wrong impression of this wonderful spot. The water is crystal clear and the surrounding vegetation is so tropical that you'll think you are in the Caribbean or something. We went to Florida to visit some family in the area and do something a little different as well. For us it was perfect. Plenty of room for us and still more room for family and friends. The house was very well keep and supplied. With canoe, kayaks, horse shoes, darts, fire pit, swing, dock and the river - what else could you want? Within a very short distance is Bayport where you can launch boats and then pull right up to the dock in the front yard. Also Pine Island beach is only minutes away. Fishing and scalloping are great. We really liked the help we got from Patti & Dale, the couple that looks over the place - if you have any questions about the area or want any recommendations on other things to do they will steer you in the right direction. To sum things up - My daughter Saige, myself and family had a great time and will do it again. Hope you make the choice and see for yourself. You won't regret it.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                           
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Base Rate
                          4 night min stay
                          $150
                          $2,400

                          Discounts: 6 nights or more: $135 Nightly

                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                          Additional Fees and Taxes:

                          Please add 9.5% for taxes. Reservations for more than five people will require an additional $10 per day for the additional person.


                          Notes:

                          NO PETS PERMITTED. A signed rental agreement is required (along with deposit) before reservations will be scheduled. This property is suitable for up to four adults and two children, due to sleeping arrangements.

                          50% deposit required for reservations up to 28 days. 25% deposit required for 28 or more days.


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                          Last updated: 04/20/2014
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                          Location

                          This owner has opted not to share the exact location of their property.

                          • Nearest Airport: Tampa International at 47 Miles
                          • Nearest Motorway: Cortez Blvd. (aka Hwy. 550) at 0.25 Miles
                          • Nearest Beach: Pine Island (small, shallow beach) at 4 Miles
                          • Nearest Barpub: Bayport at 3 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Bayport at 3 Miles
                           

                          Manager info

                          Year Purchased: 2009

                          Why Weeki Wachee:
                          This property with its beautiful natural surroundings and abundance of wildlife allows me the best opportunity to really kick back and unwind when I need a relaxing break from my business life. It offers me the privacy and solitude I seek when I want to get away from the distractions of the hectic commercial world.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          Launch the canoe or kayaks provided and paddle from the brackish waters of the Mud River to the clear and tranquil springs of the Weeki Wachee River. This area offers some of the most beautiful kayaking and canoeing experiences you'll find anywhere, and it's so special to be able to paddle all the way to the open Gulf for a rewarding workout. Fishing in the river and the mostly calm Gulf of Mexico is a favorite past-time. Bayport Pier and Park isn't only a great place to watch sunsets, but it's also a very convenient place to launch a motor boat (about 2.3 miles from the cottage), fish from the pier, or have a picnic. Pine Island beach and park about 3.4 miles to the northwest is another favorite place for sunsets, and it also has nice picnic facilities. Pack a lunch and paddle to Weeki Wachee River's 'Rogers Park' to swim in the chilly spring water, play volleyball, or sun on the sandy bank.


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                          Photos

                          • View from long, private driveway

                            View from long, private driveway

                          • Partial view of large screened porch

                            Partial view of large screened porch

                          • Master bedroom with walk-in closet & private bathroom

                            Master bedroom with walk-in closet & private bathroom

                          • Bedroom #2 (upstairs)

                            Bedroom #2 (upstairs)

                          • Bathroom #2

                            Bathroom #2

                          • Manatees feeding at waters edge

                            Manatees feeding at waters edge

                          • Bayport Pier

                            Bayport Pier

                          • Roger's Park on the Weeki Wachee River

                            Roger's Park on the Weeki Wachee River

                          • Pine Island public beach & park

                            Pine Island public beach & park

                          • Willy's Snack Stand at Pine Island Beach

                            Willy's Snack Stand at Pine Island Beach

                          • View from 'Mud River'

                            View from 'Mud River'

                          • Waterfront view from cottage deck

                            Waterfront view from cottage deck

                          • Other side of screened porch

                            Other side of screened porch

                          • Master bathroom

                            Master bathroom

                          • Bedroom #3 (upstairs)

                            Bedroom #3 (upstairs)

                          • Side yard view of cottage and out-building

                            Side yard view of cottage and out-building

                          • A guest using one of the two kayaks

                            A guest using one of the two kayaks

                          • Boat Ramps at Bayport

                            Boat Ramps at Bayport

                          • Scallops harvested from the Gulf during scallop season

                            Scallops harvested from the Gulf during scallop season

                          • Pine Island sunset

                            Pine Island sunset

                          • Pine Island public beach and park nearby

                            Pine Island public beach and park nearby

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                          This listing was first published here in 2010.

                          Date last modified - Monday, March 17, 2014

                          $150 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

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                          Minimum stay: 4 nights
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