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A Slice of Island Paradise: Gulf, Beaches, Wildlife, Sunsets!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Stilt Home, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths

Come enjoy a slice of island paradise on the white sands of quiet Pine Island, the only beach in Hernando County. Just bring your clothes and toothbrush and enjoy your stay in our bright, fully furnished, 1600 sq. ft. stilt island home.

Our island home is fully furnished, featuring a 55' LED HD flat screen TV (for when you aren't out enjoying Florida's Nature Coast); a fully equipped kitchen with new appliances and granite counter tops; a large dining table that seats 6 (with additional seating at the breakfast bar). The master bedroom (loft bedroom) features a private balcony that looks out to the Gulf (perfect for watching the amazing sunsets with your favorite beverage at the end of a beautiful day), a luxurious king bed and master bathroom, which includes a hair dryer...extra room in the luggage ladies ;) . The second bedroom features a queen bed, looks out to the Gulf, and is in close proximity to the guest bathroom. There is a day bed in the sitting area that has a trundle, so it can be used as two twin beds, or can easily be converted to a queen bed. Our home has an indoor washer and dryer, as well as a wood burning fireplace, perfect to cuddle up around on those chilly nights.

Begin your day with a leisurely bike ride around Pine Island, or with a cup of coffee on the large sun deck as you watch the sunrise. Continue your day by basking in the sun on your own private beach at the end of the street, reading a book or watching the dolphins play in the Gulf; or a short walk away is Pine Island Park where you can grab a bite to eat at Willy's snack bar. Visit Weeki Wachee Springs State Park and see the live mermaid show (7 miles away). Tampa (40 minutes away via the Suncoast Parkway) offers Spring Training and the Rays for baseball lovers, the Buccaneers for football fans, and Busch Gardens for thrill seekers. Orlando (approximately 2 hours via Hwy 50) offers Orlando Magic for basketball fans, Disney World/Universal Studios for the young, and the young at heart, and Sea World and numerous other water parks for cool family time. Explore the many nature trails, enjoy a round a golf...there are endless possibilities on Florida's Nature Coast! Don't forget to head back to Pine Island in time to see the most amazing sunsets anywhere. This is truly a slice of island paradise.

We are excited to share our island home with you. Please contact us with any questions you have.

Keywords: Stilt House, Beach House, Island House, Gulf View House

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

Why The Owner chose Spring Hill

We chose Pine Island for it's amazing island feel. It is like being on one of the Florida Keys, only it is green, quiet, and you still have all the amenities of the big city, without having to live in the big city. You can truly feel everyday stresses float away as you make the drive down Pine Island Dr. and pull into your island home.

What makes this house unique

Pine Island is located in Central Florida, so anything from theme parks to professional sporting events, to visiting any of Florida's famous springs are just a short drive away. No one said you have to leave the island...we have the only beach in Hernando County, and because it is only a short walk from the house, there is no parking fee.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our trip to your place in Fla. was our first "big trip" since retirement. It was wonderful! What a great place! We went hiking, biking, sightseeing, kayaking, went to orange groves, olive groves, vineyards, and ate so much seafood I thought we would get mercury poisoning. We met several of your neighbors and they are great. The weather was kind of cool when we were there, some days there was a frost. That was ok with us, it was better than the 10 to 20 degree weather and 6 to 8 inches of snow they were getting back here. Thank you for sharing your home with us. It was a great vacation.
Feb 2013
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Spring Hill 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: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom is loft style room on the upper floor with a King size bed (1). Guest bedroom is enclosed on the main floor with a Queen size Bed (1). The sitting area of the main living space has a daybed (1).
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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A Slice of Island Paradise: Gulf, Beaches, Wildlife, Sunsets!
average rating of 4.9 based on 22 reviews

Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for one week and totally loved it. It had everything we needed and the location was perfect. There is a little private beach at the end of the lane or a short walk to the public beach. We did both. Leaving this place to come home was very difficult. If there was a way to never leave we would have. We plan to come back again.

Kevin and Gail

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kevin and Gail, We are so glad you enjoyed your time on the island, and that you loved it as much as we do. Let us know when you have dates to head back; we would love for you to stay with us again. Carl and Jen
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Peaceful and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 12 days in Carl and Jen's home and loved every minute! We are always looking for a sunny, warm, low-key and relaxing get-away from Michigan winter in February/March and that's exactly what we found on Pine Island. Everything you need is within minutes, yet far away from the crowded touristy areas of Florida. WE LOVE IT HERE! We are already trying to figure out when we can return next year! We were also so grateful for the well-stocked home...we needed to buy very little for the house, which was wonderful. Thank you Carl and Jen for sharing your home. We will be in contact to book our next vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay on the island! We try and explain the sense of peace you have when you are at the house to must be one of those things that you just have to experience to understand, and we are so happy you got that experience. We look forward to hearing from you and for you to stay with us again.
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Comfortable, quiet, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there for a week in early March. Pine Island has about 60 homes and a wonderful small beach park about 100 yards from the house on the gulf. If you're looking for a relaxing, quiet, out of the way vacation this is it. It's about a 7 mile drive to shopping, most restaurants, pharmacy etc. There is a small fast food shack at the park and the Bayport Inn is about a 3 mile drive. Both were very good with especially large portions served at the Bayport. BeckyJack food shack is another mile or so from the house. We didn't try it, but based on the crowds as we drove by, it appears very popular, if a bit unusual.

The house and furnishings were nice .... very much as advertised. The house was clean. Met the housekeeper on day one. Nice, helpful young lady. The beds were very comfortable. Towels and linens were in good condition. The TV and WIFI operated well. All appliances and HVAC were in working order. Plenty of hot water. Nice view of the gulf from the MB balcony.

Three bikes were available but not used because of the lack of bike lanes to/from the Island. The island itself is too small for biking and there's more traffic than you'd expect because of the beach park. Five very nice kayaks were also available but we choose instead to rent one at the Kayak shack for a great trip on the Weeki Watchi river where we paddled along next to a couple large manatees. If we had a way to transport the bikes and kayaks they would have been Very useful.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was an enjoyable experience but cold weather limited our activities

  • 4 of 5

The house and amenities were really nice and clean and well maintained. My wife got an upper respiratory infection after the first week and that plus the -40 degree weather kept us from enjoying the beach and other outdoor activities. We loved the food at the Bayport Inn and it was very conveniently located. The $13 each that we paid to go to Weeki Wachee State Park was an outstanding bargain!

The Mermaid show is a MUST see while staying here and we enjoyed a couple of the restaurants at Hernando Beach

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed our home and the area. If we could've dialed in warmer weather for you, we definitely would have! Hopefully you and your wife will be able to make it back our way in the future, and stay with us when it's warmer so you can fully take advantage of all there is to do in the area.
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  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Pine Island and were very appreciative of all the "extras" the homeowners made available to us (kayaks, bikes, beach toys, etc...) We did have an issue with ants during our stay. I left a closed box of Dunkin Donuts on the counter and when I got a donut out of the box a couple of hours later the donuts were covered in ants. I would also recommend that the description of the master bedroom includes the fact that it is an open loft with no door.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westminster, Colorado

Stay in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

I can’t speak highly enough about the amazing stay we had at this property!! We routinely travel to FLA to visit/stay with family. On this occasion, we flew in for my father-in-law’s 80th birthday. Since there were so many visitors in town, we decided to find our own place and came across this gem! It was perfect to have family come visit (all of whom were very jealous!). We took advantage of the bicycles to ride over to the beach and adventure to the adjoining peninsula off of Bayou Drive. The clear bottom kayaks were so much fun to take onto both sides of the island and see crabs, horseshoe crab, birds and all sorts of fish. The house is an absolutely perfect beach house with beautiful surroundings, lots of tropical flowers and amazing views out every window. There was a huge binder full of details that were incredibly useful. Wifi helped us stay connected and the TV was perfect for watching the World Cup matches, too. :-)

The water was 87 degrees and from the private beach, you could wade/swim for what seemed forever on the soft sandy bottom. We used the provided folding chairs and coolers to bring some cocktails to the private beach and get lost in beauty. It was the absolute perfect place to watch sunsets. If you come out after dark with a flashlight – the crabs will play hide & seek with you. :-)

This place has everything you would need to have a perfect vacation. It’s so close to all Florida has to offer, yet off the path so you feel like it’s your own personal paradise. Thank you so much Jen and Carl for your flexibility to accommodate our 5:00am arrival :-) and sharing your beautiful home with us. We will absolutely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Pine Island Beach and Willy's Tropical Breeze Cafe
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Bayport Inn and Restuarant
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BeckyJack's Food Shack
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Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
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Winn Dixie Grocery store
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Greek City Cafe
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Felony's Bar and Grill
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Linda Pederson Park at Jenkins Creek
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Bayport Park and Boat Ramps
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Beacon Movie Theatres
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Dunkin Donuts
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Mac Rae's of Homosassa
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Croom Motorcycle Area
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World Woods Golf Club
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Tampa International Airport
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Orlando International Airport
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La Bella Napoli Italian Restaurant
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Cracker's Bar and Grill
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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
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Raymond James Stadium
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Deep Sea Fishing (World Class Tarpon Fishing), Manatee and Dolphin encounters, Scalloping (in season).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Property Damage Protection $59

To reserve the property, a quarter of the rental rate, plus the Property Damage Protection is collected, and is non-refundable. The balance is due approximately 2 weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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