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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 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 flatscreen televisions in all bedrooms, living room and family room; fully equipped kitchen complete with appliances, pots/pans, utensils, dishes; linens and towels; reclining leather sofa and loveseat in family room; 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!
A large FAMILY ROOM adjoins the kitchen, with a sliding glass door leading to a balcony overlooking the dock. Family room has large wall maps to help navigate the coastline, and another large wall hanging that identifies all the local fish species. Leather power reclining sofa and loveseat add to your comfort as you watch tv, Netflix, YouTube or use other apps on the 'Smart' TV. Newly installed wood flooring blends beautifully with the beach decor. ...moreless
Wi-Fi high speed internet provided in all rooms...moreless
Iron & Board
Bed sheets, pillows and pillow cases provided for all bedrooms....moreless
Large well lighted living room with tv and seating for 6-8, plus a separate family room with tv and seating for 6-8; several board games are available to play on the large coffee table....moreless
Covered carport for one vehicle, driveway accommodates additional parking for up to two more vehicles ...moreless
Cordless telephone provided for local and long distance calls within the USA ...moreless
Bath towels and kitchen towels are provided, please bring your own beach towels....moreless
Utility room includes electric washer, please bring your own detergent and softener products....moreless
Automatic drip coffee maker makes up to 12 cups....moreless
Dishes & Utensils:
Dishes, utensils and serving dishes enough for at least 8 people....moreless
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
Scallop/Grouper Opening Jun 27 - Jul 26, 2015 7 night min stay
My Standard Rate 7 night min stay
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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.)
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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.
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.