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Weeki Wachee Canal Home, Enjoy the River and Gulf of Mexico

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,235 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths


Come enjoy the beautiful Weeki Wachee River or fish the amazing Gulf of Mexico.

This canal home on the Weeki Wachee River is completely remodeled inside, light and airy open floor plan, with wood flooring and nice furnishings along with a wood burning fireplace. Watch the manatees from your backyard. This canal leads to the most pristine part of the river with crystal clear water.

Explore the river at your own leisure with the furnished canoe and kayaks. The river has direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, so bring your boat and enjoy fishing, diving and Scallop season which begins the last Saturday of June and ends September 24th. Enjoy the private dock in the back yard with your cup of joe as you watch the mullet splashing with the hawks flying above looking for a snack. You may get a sighting of our local eagle as well or even the neighborhood turkeys that usually arrive around October. Stay long enough and you may have the opportunity to see deer, owls, pigs, or enjoy some of the finest fishing Florida has to offer. If you are a bird watcher this is most definitely the place for you!

It is a must to enjoy the "Sunset" just five minutes away at Bayport fishing pier or boardwalk or Pine Island Park. If you like to wet a line another nearby pier is Jenkins Creek and for swimming is Rogers Park & Pine Island.

Other fun adventures!

Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks are only 33 miles (50 minutes) away.

Busch Gardens - 50 miles (60 minutes)

Walt Disney World - 85 miles (1 hour 49 minutes)

SeaWorld - 87 miles (1 hour 50 minutes)

Crystal River - 30 miles(37 minutes) seafood restaurants & fishing charters

Homosassa River area - 26 miles (32 minutes) historic Yulee Sugar Mill, seafood restaurants, & fishing charters.

Keywords: Waterfront Home/

No Pets Please

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 27, 2017

About Pat

This home has been in my family since 1985. My parents retired and bought this home to be able to slow down and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the Weeki Wackee River. I am a native of Tampa and I enjoy my time at my Weeki Wachee house as much as my parents did, maybe even more.

Pat purchased this house in 1985

Why Pat chose Weeki Wachee Gardens

As a teen I would come to the Weeki Wachee River and go camping with my horseback riding club. We would camp in the woods and frolic in the water with our horses. On other occasions we would just come for the day with our old truck tubes and ride them down the river. This river has brought me many decades of pleasure and happy memories.

It continues to make memories for me and my son.

What makes this house unique

The home underwent a beautiful renovation in July of 2009. Since then I have decided to rent it as a vacation home. I now have the opportunity to let others enjoy it as well as myself. So far it has given me such pleasure. I enjoy the outdoors to every extent from biking, kayaking, fishing, scalloping, or just sitting on the dock in the morning drinking a cup of hot coffee or tea. There are so many opportunities close by for you to be able to enjoy nature and the outdoors. I sit and watch the eagles and the falcons in the sky and look out for the manatees and the otters in the canal. What a joy :)

I hope you will take the opportunity to come and stay and get as much pleasure out of my home as I do.


Weeki Wachee Gardens House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1235 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Show care and Respect to my home.
  • Place linens in laundry room prior to leaving. No dishes are to be left dirty in the sinks or the microwave left splattered.
  • Return boats, boating supplies, & grills to their respective places.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , This is the main bathroom with a bathtub.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom in the Master bedroom w/ a large tile shower.
  • Both bathrooms have shower and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bdrm w/ pillowtop queen,tv, walk-in closet,& bthrm.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , queen bed & comfy sitting chair.
  • Both bedrooms have comfortable queen beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
1 Tandem Kayak, 1 single kayak, 1 child's kayak, 1 Canoe and 1 - 12' Johnboat are available for use at the home during your stay. Use boats at your own risk. Owner is not responsible for any injuries or death.


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Weeki Wachee Canal Home, Enjoy the River and Gulf of Mexico
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Beautiful Weeki Wachee Home

  • 5 of 5

This owner is awesome, and was more than just accommodating! We were able to book this house last minute for the 4th of July weekend, and it was fantastic! The house was very clean and well appointed. Canoes and kayaks were very nice floating dock was nice for easy canoe launch. Gated side yard was great for boat wash down and storage. It is so close to Bayport or Rogers park launch that even if the parking is full, you can just come drop the trailer back at the house! After a day out on the gulf scalloping, it was nice to paddle out to the river for an evening dip! We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you and your family as guests in my home. You are always welcome to come back. Glad you enjoyed yourselves. Pat
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Very clean and well stocked . Felt like we were at home.

  • 5 of 5

Love the location

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet retreat

  • 5 of 5

We planned a quick trip to, nowhere in particular, Florida. I looked through vrbo and found Patricia's home. Being a holiday weekend I thought all the "good" rentals would be taken. I'm glad they were because I found a great place. We were welcomed with fresh baked pineapple cupcakes and a very clean home. Patricia is very welcoming and helpful in planning a short vacation. Her home is very close to the springs and we used the kayaks she has to visit them. Cool, clear water and a laid back attitude. I'd rent her home again in a heartbeat. There's a great local restaraunt (something shack?). Everything needed, is provided for a nice stay, just bring food.

Thanks again Patricia!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, nice location

  • 5 of 5

My husband, me and our 2 friends enjoyed staying here. The house was clean and updated. It was close to grocery stores and shopping. Located on a canal, it is a short paddle up to Weeki Wachee springs. Thanks for having the kayaks and canoes available, it saved on having to rent some. Great weekend! We will definetly stay here again if traveling to this area.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property and house was perfect!! A home away from our home!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time!! This was my husband and my first get away together since our daughter graduated high school last year. The house had an immediate warm welcome feeling as soon as we arrived. It had everything that we needed and then some. Thanks for the opportunity to stay at your house Pat. We saw manatees, an otter, an owl, a humming bird and a beautiful hawk. They liked to hang out and visit everday. We went crabbing and ate like kings that night. We are already talking about returning and our next adventure there. Thanks again Pat and you will be hearing from us. You have a great thing going here, thanks for sharing! We felt the love here The Casey's.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from Home on Business Trip

  • 5 of 5

Home away from home! I travel a lot for business and wanted a place that felt like being at home! This was it! This home is beautifully decorated, super clean, had everything I needed and more. I had cable and wifi to be able to work when I needed to. Great ambiances! Dreamy bed! Love love the shower heads! I was only 5 minutes away to the beach and intown if I wanted to go to a restaurant or the stores. I will be back with my family to enjoy the kayaks and go on the river! Thank you for giving me a slice of home Pat!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Upper Deck Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Veterans Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Becky Jacks Restaurant
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Pine Island

Bring your trolling motor or small gas motor to go fishing on the river with the 12' jon boat for use at the house. Or just leisurely paddle yourselves in the kayaks or the canoe while enjoying the wildlife and nature along the way.

(Boats are to be used at your own risk, owner not responsible for any injuries).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.5%

This is a NO PET / NO SMOKING UNIT. No exceptions! Smoking is permitted outside only!
$50.00 extra per night for holidays.
Rental Rules Agreement must be read and accepted as well prior to rental. (Postal on site)

Manager'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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