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Experience 'Old Florida' from a Charming Waterfront Cottage

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Last updated: 12/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps up to 4 Adults & 2 Children)

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.
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/20/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • 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
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • 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


  • Full 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 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


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


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


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural:

    This coastal area of Hernando county is reminiscent of the "Old Florida" that most people haven't had the opportunity to experience. However, most modern conveniences are only about four miles away....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    On brackish water canal of Mud River with access to the Weeki Wachee River and the Gulf of Mexico...moreless

  • Waterfront:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

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

  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Electric Log Insert with remote...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    Limited data amount...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking:

    on-sight parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

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

  • 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

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    No beach towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Well equipped kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio:

    with outdoor furniture ...moreless

  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Kayak / Canoe:

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

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal and Propane Grills...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Screened Porch...moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Life Preservers and Cushions...moreless

  • Wood Deck


Write a review 4.9
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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4 night min stay
$950 $2,700
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  • Tax Rate 11.5%


NO PETS ARE PERMITTED. This property is suitable for up to four adults and two children due to sleeping arrangements. All reservations require rental agreement be completed and returned along with a copy of the responsible party's driver's license. A 50% deposit is required for short-term rentals. Other deposit arrangements may be made for longer term seasonal rentals.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 12/20/2016
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47 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tampa International is closest major airport.
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bayport Inn
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 550 (aka Cortez Blvd.)
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bayport Inn
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pine Island (small, shallow beach)

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. A local fish camp offers shore fishing, which is also permitted at multiple coastal parks in the area. There are options for charter fishing guides for offshore and flats fishing.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

Why the Owner Chose Weeki Wachee, FL, USA:
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, August, and part of September. 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. A local fish camp within walking distance from the property also offers 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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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/20/2016

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  • View From Driveway

    View From Driveway

  • Living & Dining Area

    Living & Dining Area

  • Master Bedroom w/ Walk-in Closet & Private Bathroom

    Master Bedroom w/ Walk-in Closet & Private Bathroom

  • 3rd Bedroom with Trundle Bed (upstairs)

    3rd Bedroom with Trundle Bed (upstairs)

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Huge Yard

    Huge Yard

  • Sit-atop Kayaks and Canoe

    Sit-atop Kayaks and Canoe

  • Guest Using 1 of 2 Kayaks

    Guest Using 1 of 2 Kayaks

  • Manatee Feeding at Edge of Yard

    Manatee Feeding at Edge of Yard

  • Boat Ramps at Bayport Park Nearby

    Boat Ramps at Bayport Park Nearby

  • Sunset at Pine Island Beach

    Sunset at Pine Island Beach

  • Scallop Haul During Scallop Season (July to September)

    Scallop Haul During Scallop Season (July to September)

  • View of Waterfront

    View of Waterfront

  • Well Equipped Kitchen w/ Breakfast Bar

    Well Equipped Kitchen w/ Breakfast Bar

  • 2nd Bedroom (upstairs)

    2nd Bedroom (upstairs)

  • Bathroom #1

    Bathroom #1

  • Screened Porch

    Screened Porch

  • Another View from Yard

    Another View from Yard

  • Property View from Water at High Tide

    Property View from Water at High Tide

  • Manatee Feeding by the  Dock

    Manatee Feeding by the Dock

  • Bayport Pier Nearby

    Bayport Pier Nearby

  • Pine Island Beach (approx. 4 miles away)

    Pine Island Beach (approx. 4 miles away)

  • Roger's Park on the Weeki Wachee River Nearby

    Roger's Park on the Weeki Wachee River Nearby

  • Bald Eagle on Mud River

    Bald Eagle on Mud River

VRBO #300291

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Saturday, January 07, 2017

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