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Bear Spring Vacation Home! 2 Bed-2 Bath-6 Kayaks-50 foot Dock 4 Your Boat!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type mobile home
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Wonderful 2 Bed, 2 Bath Home on canal that leads to the Weeki Wachee and Gulf!!!

The Bear Spring Vacation Home is a 2 bedroom,2 bath home. Living room has a lovely layout which includes 2 recliners, sleeper sofa, and a 40" LED TV. Dining room has table and 6 chairs, and a cupboard for larger kitchen items. The kitchen is quite spacious with a refrigerator that has side by side doors and a ice maker. The kitchen also has a smooth top stove (no exposed elements), a coffeemaker, blender, microwave, toaster, crock pot, utensils, cups, and plates- basically everything you would need to cook meals for six people. The master bedroom has a king bed, a 19 inch LED TV, a dresser and a daybed. The master bath has vanity and shower stall. The second bedroom has a queen bed and a closet. Main bathroom has 2 bowl sink/vanity with a tub/shower combo. Storage room has closet, iron, ironing board. When you exit the rear door from the master bedroom, there is a screened sitting room with chairs and table- this is one of the things we like the most...In the morning, we can get up, get our coffee, and go outside to enjoy it while watching the mullets jump out of the water or see the occasional manatee swim by!! We think you will enjoy the same! . Laundry is next to screened room in a covered area- so if you come in off your boat or our kayaks, you can throw your wet clothes or towels right into the washer OR dryer- EZ! There is a gazebo on deck with table and chairs- a place to relax after an adventurous day on the crystal clear natural spring Weeki Wachee river. If you catch some fish in our canal, on the river, or in the Gulf, there is a convenient fish cleaning station right by the canal! There are six kayaks included in your rental. Free WIFI and hard line phone with free long distance in the lower 48- no international calls. Cell service not always available at house, but you can usually get signal at the nearby gas station OR forward your cell calls to the house! If you have any questions or need more info, please contact us at your convenience. See You Soon! Joe and Janet Embleton

Joe & Janet Embleton
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Joe & Janet Embleton

We are a retired couple that lives in WV.

Joe & Janet Embleton purchased this mobile home in 2016

Why Joe & Janet Embleton chose Weeki Wachee Gardens

Our niece and nephew bought The Manatee Hideaway across the canal from us. We went on vacation with them in 2015. We fell in love with the canal, the river, and the Nature Coast of Florida! To us, there is no better place to be! It is a quiet, but family friendly neighborhood. All of our worries, the few we have, melt away as soon as we pull into the driveway! We LOVE it here and we think you will too! There is nothing like watching the manatees play in the canal as the mullets are jumping out of the water- right in our back yard!!!

What makes this mobile home unique

At our Bear Spring Vacation Home, you have the benefit of being able to interact with manatees right in the canal- right off our 50 foot dock! You can fish from the dock, in the river, or in the Gulf from your own boat! Our kayaks are not permitted past Rodger's Park. Add that to being adjacent to the Weeki Wachee Springs Park, where they have the Mermaid show @ the spring head. We also enjoy Homosassa Springs Park, Howard's Flea Market, and DISNEY- an hour and a half away! You will be right where you to need to be to RELAX and have ADVENTUROUS FUN!!


Weeki Wachee Gardens Mobile Home Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • mobile home
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No Parties No Loud Music No Overnight Visitors
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath has a shower stall.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • There is a full sleeper sofa in the living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Bear Spring Vacation Home! 2 Bed-2 Bath-6 Kayaks-50 foot Dock 4 Your Boat!
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Grayling, Michigan


  • 5 of 5

The place was clean, comfortable and well located. We would rent it again if we hadn't brought our own place. Loved the kayaks.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We Loved it!! Spotless, convenient, quiet! We did not want to leave! Owners were so sweet to us when we had a family emergency and had to re-arrange our trip. Definitely would recommend. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay at this family friendly home. Lots of great things to keep the family busyz

  • 4 of 5

All supplies provided to make you feel at home. Immediate response from owners when we had questions. Kitchen fully supplied with all needs and anything we needed was within quick distance. There was a strangely large amount of noise throughout the day by neighbors, traffic on the main road, and the Italian restaurant across the streets but the food was worth the noise! We are not sleepers so noises did not bother our stay at all. Saw a dozen manatees every time we kayaked, even sitting many just sitting in the back deck. Also enjoyed Animal kingdom (2 hour drive, Busch Gardens (1 hour drive), beach less than 10 minutes, and Chrystal River. To many things to do and relax. We plan on staying again to enjoy more events! Next time we want to visit Cedar Key and drive to some other state parks. Great place to centralize exploring everything in the area! Comfortable and great place for combining relaxation and a home base for exploring! Thanks for offering your home to us!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Lovely Cottage On The Water! Manatees swam up to the dock! Had A AWESOME VACATION! DONT MISS OUT!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a Wonderful Vacation at the Majestic Bear Spring Home! There was enough space for our party of six to be comfortable. We really enjoyed sitting out back by the dock or in the screened in porch. Very relaxing. Joe and Janet were right about the fish jumping up out of the water! That was really cool! A mama and baby Manatee came up to the dock one morning. We gave the mama some lettuce. They stayed around the dock for about an hour! This was our first time seeing a Manatee and the baby was so cute! It poked it's head out of the water and looked at us! My kids will not stop talking about it and had to call their friends at home to tell them about it!

We also enjoyed the kayaks. It was really fun and was good exercise going upriver, against the current. We saw a few more manatees and we also found a few beachy areas to pull off and relax for a bit. The other thing the kids discovered on the river was a platform around a bend in the river. We pulled up the kayaks so the kids could jump off of it into the river. It was only about three feet off of the water, so no big deal. They loved it and we had lunch there. A grand adventure. Joe and Janet gave us directions to make sure we went to the right at the mermaid on the point! I am glad they told us that! We would not have made it back to the house! There is a Y in the the right was the way back to the house, to the left went to Rogers Park towards the Gulf of Mexico. On our second trip, we noticed a small sign that Joe had mentioned on the left of the Y that read Rogers Park <. All in all we had a really good time. We would highly recommend Joe and Janet's Bear Spring Home! Thanks Again Joe and Janet and Thanks for answering all of our questions! We will be back next year!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had a wonderful time at Bear Spring. The manatees are so wonderful to be around, it is quite the experience for the children to have. Look forward to seeing you next year. Joe & Janet
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Manatees mullets relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The home was very clean. The screened porch was great to sit in. Kitchen had everthing we needed and then some. Used the kayaks almost every day. Saw alot of manatees right off the dock. Thanks Joe and Janet we will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Italian- Right Across the Street!
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Pine Island
Car: recommended

Plenty of local restaurants. There are several beaches within thirty minutes with Pine Island only five miles away. It is 1.5 hours to Disney and an hour to Tampa.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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