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Weeki Wachee Gardens, FL, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay2 nights

2 bedroom, 2 bath. Water front with private dock.Sleeps 6, Washer/Drier,grill

NEW ADDITION: Have fun with our new portable corn hole game and PHOTO BOOTH Pirate and Mermaid!!!! Pictures soon to come!!!!


Have fun in our 2 bedroom, 2 bath home. Living room includes 54 inch flat screen TV, DVD player, comfortable futon that sleeps two with surrounding chairs to visit while enjoying a variety of games for all ages or to relax around the fireplace which has electric logs for your enjoyment. Dining room has white wicker table, four chairs with view of the water. Kitchen is full of color with two bar stools at counter overlooking the water. Fully stocked with pots ,pans, crock-pot, dishes, coffee pot, creamer, blinder, toaster, outdoor cooking utensils, paper products, variety of spices and more. Washer and dryer available in laundry area of house with laundry soap, dryer sheets, ironing board and iron. Each bedroom has a flat screen TV. One bedroom with king bed, walk-in closet, portable small crib, baby linens and children toys, several bathrobes available as well. Second bedroom has twin single beds (2).

FREE WIFI (fast) and land line with FREE long distance calls for US and Canada, no international calls.

Relax on your private deck before taking the kayaks down the river. Two docks, one is a floating dock, bring your own boat. We have a private small ramp for the kayaks a much easier way to launch into the water. This ramp is shared between both our Mermaid Bungalow and Pirate Cove.

Have fun in our 4 seat paddle boat that is included with stay (availability depends on usage - paddle boat is the only item shared between both our Mermaid Bungalow and Pirate Cove guest that sit side by side).

FREE WIFI and land line with FREE long distance calls for US and Canada, no international calls.

Outdoor chairs. Enjoy cooking out every night on the grill or dining out at local eateries. Our canal has access to the main Weeki Wachee River and Gulf access.

Visit the famous Weeki Wachee Springs State Water park where you can see live mermaids and enjoy the mermaid show, fun for all ages. Walt Disney along with all Orlando attractions within two hours and golfing close by. Several parks close minutes away and great for fishing. recommended.

Check out our other rental right next door when extra room is needed - PIRATE COVE listing 761099 that also includes bikes and kayaks!

Contract and waivers for kayaks, bikes and paddle boat are required to be completed prior to stay.

Lead guest must be 25 years of age or older


alice archibald

Member Since 2015
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This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 2018
About alice archibald

My husband and I are both from Florida and live near the property. We enjoy boating, fishing, scalloping, kayaking and all the beauty of the Weeki Wachee River along with the Gulf waters.

alice archibald purchased this House in 2014

Why alice archibald chose Spring Hill

We purchased this home the end of Dec. 2014 and completed remodeling Feb. 2015 as a vacation home. Because we are from this area and generations past, we wanted to share with others what we appreciate daily. The Weeki Wachee River gives you peace, relaxation and takes you to a place where you can hear the birds in the morning, watch the ducks swim and see manatee swim by as you kayak or paddle around in our fun paddle boat.

What makes this House unique

The Mermaid Bungalow is fun and unique. It is a feel good, feel happy place with a fun purple kitchen and tropical soft colors in the bedrooms and bathrooms. You are able to relax and enjoy the simple things in life with that added adventure! SEE OLD FLORIDA in it's best with nature and have fun watching the MANATEES!!! We are truly known for the cleanliness, save area and the extra fun features our Mermaid Bungalow gives. With having bikes, kayaks, paddle boat included make your stay an even more fun one!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 1 baby crib, Flat screen TV, portable baby crib
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, Flat screen TV
      • Living room has a new futon that sleeps two. Walk-in closet with small portable crib and linens along with children toys. Bathrobes available. Each bedroom has a flat screen TV. One with King bed, second bedroom with two single twin beds (2).


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Lotion, cotton balls, extra soap, shampoo and hair dryer available.

      Location Type

        • Waterfront
          Mermaid Bungalow is located on a beautiful canal fed by a natural spring. Our dock and kayak ramp is perfect for your on the water enjoyment. Enjoy grilling, sunning, swimming, kayaking and rafting.


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central AC
                    • Fireplace
                      For looks only with electric logs, no actual fires allowed. Shelves around fireplace filled with games, books for all ages and playing cards.
                    • Garage
                      Covered carport
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      WIFI FAST
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Dryer sheets
                    • Linens Provided
                      Bathrobes available during stay, beach towels as well as house towels, baby linens for portable crib and extra sheets for beds
                    • Living Room
                      Futon sleeps two people. 54 inch flat screen TV, DVD player and landline phone.
                    • Parking
                      Two vehicles under covered carport, trailer counts as one vehicle. We are not able to have parking along the side of the street or in the grass.
                    • Telephone
                      Land line phone with free long distance for US and Canada only, no international calls.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Indoor towels and beach towels.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Laundry soap
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Coffee, creamer, sugar and sweet and low provided
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Both indoor and outdoor utensils, containers, pots, pans,crock-pot, plastic containers, plastic baggies, foil, plastic wrap and cooking utensils also for the charcoal grill 1 sm bag charcoal provided.
                        • Kitchen
                          Blinder, plastic containers, dishes for indoors and out doors, variety of spices, cooking oil, pots, pans, crock-pot and cook books.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Coffee, creamer, cooking oil and some cooking spices.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Dining table for four with two bar stools at kitchen counter overlooking the river.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  Variety of romance to history and children books!
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Family board games, cards, variety of books, coloring books for adults and children, puzzles, even marbles!
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Basic cable and WIFI provided, basic cable that includes ESPN.
                                • Television
                                  54 inch flat screen in living room, a flat screen TV in each bedroom all have basic cable.
                                • Toys
                                  Children toys, books and variety of games.


                                    • Bicycles
                                      Three adult bikes -for adult male and female. Inquire prior to stay if additional bikes are needed to rent.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Two private docks and outdoor chairs, second dock is a floating dock. Bring your boat!
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Three kayaks provided with life jackets - Inquire prior to stay if additional kayaks are needed to rent.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Backyard over looking water has picnic table with umbrella and several chairs for relaxation.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Charcoal grill with utensils and outdoor table cloth, plastic plates, cups and dishes. One small bag of charcoal to get you started.


                                        • playground
                                        • churches
                                        • library
                                        • live theater
                                        • marina
                                        • museums
                                        • cinemas
                                        • restaurants
                                        • synagogues
                                        • theme parks
                                        • water parks
                                        • zoo

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • paddle boating
                                            • antiquing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • boating
                                            • gambling casinos
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • miniature golf
                                            • outlet shopping
                                            • beachcombing
                                            • photography
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • shelling
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • laundromat
                                                • massage therapist
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • roller blading
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • pier fishing
                                                    • rafting
                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                    • skiing
                                                    • snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                    • sound/bay fishing
                                                    • spelunking
                                                    • surf fishing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis
                                                    • water skiing
                                                    • water tubing

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                      45 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Great stay

                                                      Cristy M.

                                                      We had a wonderful time staying at the mermaid bungalow and didn’t want for anything. It was nice, clean and well kept. Owner is organized and has things labeled and even leaves you welcome gifts! Owner is nearby and easy to contact so if u happen to need anything she is very quick to respond! Great little getaway to visit nearby springs or paddle out in the provided kayaks and gear. Kids loved swimming right out back in the river. There is also a rental by same owner right next door if u need more room! Pirates cove, just as nice and clean!

                                                      Great vacation cottage

                                                      Paula M.

                                                      Our family loved staying at the Mermaid Bungalow. Even though it was cold during our stay the kids still enjoyed fishing and kayaking on the canal. We enjoyed the fire pit. It was perfect for our family of six. We only stayed a few nights. I think the biggest compliment would have to be that my 14 year old said he wished we could have stayed there longer. Thanks for the hospitality, Alice! Also, when the reviews say you don't need to bring anything except your clothes and some food believe them. Alice has everything for your convenience.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      We are thrilled everyone had such a great time!!!! There is so much to do at the Mermaid Bungalow with kayaking, paddle boat, biking and everything Weeki Wachee has to offer!!! We can't wait to have you back again but next time for a longer stay!!!!! Thanks again!

                                                      How to unwind--Mermaid bungalow!!

                                                      Donna C.

                                                      This was a very well stocked cottage. We never had to leave for a thing..and we really did not want to. We were right on the water with a great fire pit and screened in porch. We grilled out for all our meal. Kids loved the kayaks and paddleboats, and jumping fish. Four adults and two children were very comfortable. There was NO downside to this relaxing stay. Alice was wonderful in rescheduling our stay as Irma hit the weekend we were supposed to be there!! She went out of the way to make everything wonderful! We'd come again..

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thank you very much for staying at our Mermaid Bungalow and we are thrilled to know how much fun everyone had! There is something about this place that gives you that fun, adventure, relaxing and peacefulness. We can not wait for your next visit.

                                                      Perfect Relax and Get Outdoors Vacation

                                                      Mary G.

                                                      This Bungalow has everything from lavish detailed theme and décor inside the home on top of the perfect setup of outdoor activities right off the back porch. My family enjoyed kayaking, paddle boating, swimming and fishing. There was so many places to visit in our short time there that was all within 10 minutes of driving from the vacation home. After playing all day we enjoyed fires in the fire pit on the dock and when it was time to come inside there was also a beautiful fireplace in the home. We will definitely stay there again on our next trip to Weeki Wachi!

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Our Mermaid Bungalow is full of fun inside and outside and we are very happy to know everyone had such a great time. There is so much to do with kayaking, paddle boating and biking that it can be difficult to fit it all in on a short vacation but we are thrilled to know how much fun it was and that you will be back, looking forward to your next stay at our Mermaid Bungalow!!

                                                      awesoE place and Alice is great!

                                                      Justin H.

                                                      We really enjoyed our trip. Alice is very accommodating and the house is well stocked. There was enough room for two small skiffs at the dock. Limited on scallops in a couple hours and speared some snapper just 20 minute boat ride from the home. Great place if your looking to relax

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      We try and keep the house fully stocked so our guest will not have to bring as much things, only food and our two docks are a plus for boats. Scallop season has been super this year and not having to go far out to get them is great!!! Our Mermaid Bungalow is a great place for relaxation and adventure!!! THANK YOU!!!

                                                      Cute and comfy getaway!

                                                      Katherine D.

                                                      We loved Mermaid Bungalow for our mother-daughter vacation. Because of the size of our group, we also rented Pirate Cove (right next door). It was the perfect set-up. Both houses are cute and inviting; everything was clean, tidy, and well-supplied; and our hostess was friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend it!

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thank you very much for having your mother / daughter vacation with friends at both our Mermaid Bungalow and Pirate Cove. We are so happy everyone loved our homes and had such a great time at the Weeki Wachee State Park. We look forward to your next stay with us!!!


                                                      Weeki Wachee Gardens, FL, USA

                                                      The Weeki Wachee attraction and water park is only minutes away where you can see live mermaids along with the mermaid show. Walt Disney and other Orlando attractions are only 1 1/2hrs from here. Local golfing, Pine Island which has a small white sandy beach and park (salt water) and Rogers Park with a white sandy beach (fresh water) are all very close by. Rogers Park has a playground fun for children, sandy volley ball court and have fun swimming in the Weeki Watchee River watching kayaks, paddle boats, boats and people having fun rafting on the river. A nice selection of places to eat located within minutes from our home or enjoy cooking from you own gas grill.


                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                      Tax Rate

                                                      Contract and waivers required, lead guest must be 25 years of age or older. 1 boat or jet ski allowed no extra fee, additional boat or jet ski required to be approved prior to booking fee each 25.00. Trash days Tue. and Fri. if extra trash that is required to be hauled off, 100. will be deducted from damage deposit. 2 vehicles or (trailer) allowed, extra to be approved prior to booking. No parking in street. No RV's, campers or tents No parties unless discussed prior to booking

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