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Experience 'Old Florida' from a Charming Waterfront Cottage

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Last updated: 09/16/2014
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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, 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.

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • 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

              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

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

                  Theme

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

                  Attractions

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  local services and businesses

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

                  Location Type

                  • Waterfront:

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

                  • Rural
                  • Waterfront

                  sports and adventure activities

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

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Dining:

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

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • 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

                          • Living Room
                          • Parking Off Street:

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

                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Parking:

                            on-sight parking...moreless

                          • Telephone:

                            Local calls only...moreless

                          • Air Conditioning:

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

                          • Heating:

                            Central heat...moreless

                          • Linens Provided
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided:

                            No beach towels provided....moreless

                          Kitchen

                          • Cooking Utensils:

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

                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Kitchen:

                            Well equipped kitchen....moreless

                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Grill
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Blender
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Stove
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave

                          Outside

                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            Charcoal and Propane Grills...moreless

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            with outdoor furniture ...moreless

                          • Fully Fenced Property
                          • Kayak / Canoe:

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

                          • Canoe
                          • Porch / Veranda:

                            Screened Porch...moreless

                          • Screen Porch / Veranda
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Boat With Paddles
                          • Fish Cleaning Table
                          • Wood Deck
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Water Sports Gear:

                            Life Preservers and Cushions...moreless

                          Payment Type

                          • Visa
                          • Mastercard
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
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                          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

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Additional Fees and Taxes:

                          Rates require an additional 9.5% for taxes. For parties that exceed five people, there will be an additional fee of $10 per day for the additional person.


                          Notes:

                          NO PETS ARE PERMITTED. This property is suitable for up to four adults and two children due to sleeping arrangements.

                          A 50% deposit is required for all reservations for less than 28 days. A deposit of 25% is required for reservations of 28 days or more. No reservations are made in the absence of a deposit and signed rental agreement, and all balances are due no later than seven days prior to arrival.


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                          Last updated: 09/16/2014
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                          Location

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

                          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.


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                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • Screened porch (one side)

                            Screened porch (one side)

                          • Living room and dining area

                            Living room and dining area

                          • Master bedroom with walk-in closet and private bathroom (downstairs)

                            Master bedroom with walk-in closet and private bathroom (downstairs)

                          • 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)

                          • Waterfront section of yard

                            Waterfront section of yard

                          • Screened porch

                            Screened porch

                          • 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

                          VRBO #300291

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                          This listing was first published here in 2010.

                          Date last modified - Sunday, June 22, 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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