Waterfront Home with Manatees and Mermaids, Too!
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Weeki Wachee house description
Our waterfront home is the perfect place for friends and family to unwind. You can catch freshwater AND saltwater fish and crabs right off the 75’ dock, or relax inside the screened patio while you watch the manatees play! We are located on a peaceful canal just minutes from the majestic, crystal clear Weeki Wachee River that leads directly into the Gulf of Mexico. Bring your boat, canoe, kayak or paddleboard, or just rent them nearby to experience the wildlife and beauty of Florida’s Nature Coast. The kids will also want to visit the waterpark, the white sand beach, and the world-famous LIVE MERMAID SHOW only 5 minutes away. At the end of the day you can cook your own catch or dine at one of many great local restaurants.
Friends Retreat is a modern, 3-bedroom fully furnished home in a quiet neighborhood surrounded by Florida’s untouched wilderness. The split floor plan can easily accommodate 6 adults. Amenities include: cable television in all bedrooms, living room and family room; fully equipped kitchen complete with appliances, pots/pans, utensils, dishes; linens and towels; wi-fi; telephone; washer and dryer. Shopping and restaurants are just down the road. NO TRAFFIC JAMS! Minimum stay is one week, but you will want to stay longer!
- 2268 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only:
- Limited Accessibility:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar opens to living room, dining room and family room. Includes new cookware, bakeware, electric fry pan, blender, crock pot, mixer, toaster and coffee maker....moreless
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- Ice Maker
- Child's Highchair
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- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Fly Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Pier Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Jet Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Water Parks
- Recreation Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Outlet Shopping
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Must see the world-famous mermaid show at Weeki Wachee Springs, also home of Buccaneer Bay, Florida's only spring fed waterpark. Admission includes a jungle boat ride! Also must experience the 5-mile canoe/kayak run from Weeki Wachee Springs to the Gulf, with return transportation provided back to the Springs. Pine Island Beach is a beautiful white sand public beach and park, also a must-see. All these places are only 5 minutes away! RIGHT IN THE BACK YARD, must see the endless manatees that congregate in the Weeki Wachee River, especially at Hospital Hole, entryway to a 150-foot deep dive right in the middle of the river....moreless
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7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
A refundable security deposit of $250 is due when rental agreement is signed. This deposit shall be refunded within 10 days of check-out provided no deductions are made due to damages, dirt or mess requiring excessive cleaning, or other cost incurred due to Guest stay. Full payment is due at least 30 days prior to check-in. (Contact owner if reservation is made less than 30 days before check-in.)
Additional Fees and Taxes:
Cleaning Fee: $75.00
Taxes: 9% of total rental plus cleaning fee
(Security deposit of $250 is not subject to taxes)
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- Nearest Airport: Brooksville 15 miles or Tampa International at 50 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: I-75 at 20 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Rogers Park, Pine Island Beach at 1 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Upper Deck at 1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: La Bella Napoli at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: We are two retired couples who have been friends for years. We have vacationed together all over Florida and the states. Currently, one couple lives in Georgia and we live in Kissimmee, Florida. My husband & I are retired Florida teachers, and the other couple retired from Disney World.
Why the Owner Chose Weeki Wachee:
We have boated on Florida's beautiful gulf coast for the last 40 years to catch fish, crabs and scallops. We chose this property when we retired because of it's many freshwater and saltwater activities. It has become the perfect second home.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We fell in love with this home because it is on a peaceful canal off the pristeen Weeki Wachee River, and we can boat from our dock to the Gulf. The area is filled with manatees, and surrounded by state parks and untouched scenery. We catch freshwater fish such as bass and bluegill, as well as saltwater species such as snapper, redfish, sheepshead, trout, mullet and crabs RIGHT OFF OUR DOCK. Larger fish and scallops are minutes away in the Gulf. Swimming and boating options are unbelievable - kayaking, paddleboarding, canoeing, and tubing are perfect for the river, and our 17' motorboat easily navigates the river to the Gulf. The dock is 75 feet along the length of the property and fits two boats with enough room left for the kayaks.
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Dock has room for three boats plus kayaks
Enjoy a cool drink or picnic in the screened patio overlooking the water.
Bedroom #2 has a flat screen tv, recliner and mermaid lamps, plus a big closet.
Boating on the river from our house is a short mile to the Gulf of Mexico.
Redfish on the dock. Also can catch bass, trout, sheepshead, crabs, and more!
Enjoying a kayak ride down the river. Rope swings and picnic areas galore!
Living room, which separates master bedroom from kitchen and other rooms.
Master bedroom has flat screen tv and wicker furniture, very beach-y!
Manatees in crystal clear water are often entire families with their babies.
Front of house
Manatees on the move near our home.
Sunset over the river.
Kayaking on the Weeki Wachee River with schools of mullet in the clear water.
75-foot dock fits three boats plus kayaks.
Gulf birds resting on a nearby channel marker out in the Gulf.
Open floor plan for kitchen, dining room, living room & family room
Master bathroom with relaxing corner tub big enough for two.
View from Weeki Wachee River as it nears the Gulf of Mexico.
Waterfront family room has maps to plan your daily travels along the coastl.
House is surrounded by fruit trees and flowering shrubs
Bedroom #3 has soothing seashell and beach decor plus a big closet. TV too!
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