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Watch Manatees from the Quiet, Shaded Deck of This Home

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 90 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

View manatees in the clear water that flows past our property while you swim, canoe, kayak, or boat around our home. In about a 10 minute boat ride you can be in the Gulf of Mexico. Choose an island of your choice just off the coast to picnic and watch the sun set. Get a work out by taking a canoe or kayak trip up the Weeki Wachee River, then relax as the current brings you back home. Enjoy up close and personal many of our local birds, fish, and tropical plants in a quiet and relaxed setting.

The property itself is on a quiet corner lot at the end of Tuscawilla Drive. Clear spring fed water flows by two sides of the property. It is exciting to look below the surface of the water and watch a 8" wide blue crab feed on the bottom. Watch the snook, sheephead, and mullet swim by regularly. The manatee love the spring just 200 feet past our home. Enjoy the shade of a large Florida Oak, the beauty of flowered azalea bushes, and lots of flowering plants. You can enjoy a gentle Gulf breeze while standing on the deck of the modular home built on stilts. Bring your boat, jet ski, canoe, kayak and tie up to our boat dock. Bring your fishing poles. Or bring your puzzles. Enjoy and Relax!!!

Close by is Weeki Wachee Spring and the live Mermaid show. Pine Island provides a public Gulf Beach area for picnicing and swimming. Watch the dolphins play while you walk out 1/4 mile and still only be waist to chest deep in water. Go south to Tampa for the activities there or head due east about a two hour drive to Disney and Orlando.

Locally, you can find a variety of restaurants and shopping centers. Everything that you need can be found within six miles from your furnished home.

5395 Tuscawilla Dr., Weeki Wachee, FL 34609

Keywords: dock, waterfront, quiet, gulf, river, stilt

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018


Weeki Wachee Gardens House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Hide-a-Bed Couch (1), Floor Mattress for Den (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Boat dock, canoe, and life jackets available for use


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(49 traveler reviews)

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Watch Manatees from the Quiet, Shaded Deck of This Home
average rating of 4.6530614 based on 49 reviews

Hated leaving.. Could spend all summer here..

  • 5 of 5

We love staying at David’s home. This is our 2nd yr & we plan on returning yr after yr. Great location. Great price. Great memories made. Thanks David!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You, too, can become a regular. Just get my name, number, and email address and keep it in your special file for "fun times in my life". VRBO will most likely lose my business this November as they have been sending false and misleading statements about payment options to those staying at our home. They told me directly that they will stop owners from taking personal checks or cashiers checks as payment through their system. Using their credit card system only increases the price. Not sure I want to do that. I will keep my low prices and you can go directly through me.
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Great vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent vacation. Everything was great with the house. We enjoyed it very much. Thank you David.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We Went to see the Mermaids at Weeki Wachee had friends in town and my daughter and her gal met us here, we came from St. Auggie. W e cooked out enjoyed the canoe and some swimming out back. Perfect spot to wake up early for mermaid spotting.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the location on dead end street.

  • 4 of 5

Home was as described in pictures and very clean. Shortly after arriving the AC went out contacted owner and repair was made within one hr. Enjoyed boating the Weeki Wachee River with easy access to Gulf. We will return in the future. Nice quiet home fair price ! Only issue no ATT cell service!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First impressions were not great.

  • 3 of 5

After not loving the first look of the place, it did get better inside. This is not a resort and we knew that going in. The location is perfect and rooms were fine. This place could be great with a little TLC. Dryer was broken. I fixed it (about an hour of my time, so we could wash and dry THEIR sheets) but the owner did not even thank me, let alone offer a discount. We had to hammer a knife to open our cans without a can opener. No biggie, just little details. With all that being said, we had a blast. Just know going in that Weeki Wachee is a mash of Good and Bad all thrown together. We love that. Some may not.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyable Stay

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed this rental and it was better than advertised with better downstairs seating and a dock. Reading the reviews, one should not expect frills, but this is a functional unit. This is the third rental in this area and is the most relaxing of the 3. Saw a manatee in the canal, humming birds, hawks, ospreys, etc.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Although you do not see it in our current pictures, we have a boat dock for your use. Drop your boat into the river at Rogers Park and idle to our home within 10 minutes. Your stay at our home will put you in a quiet section just off the river with water on two sides of the home. We are on the end of a street with no neighbors. So the animals love to visit our home, often right before your very eyes while you rest from a busy day on the river.
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Access to Weeki Wachee River and Gulf of Mexico


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Cleaning Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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