The perfect mix of relaxation & adventure await you at this charming Old Florida river retreat! Explore the natural beauty of the crystal clear Weeki Wachee River by kayaks or canoes from your backyard and enjoy the breeze from the dock or screened in porch! Home offers a queen bed in the master bedroom, a twin over full in the second bedroom and a queen sleeper sofa in the living room. 2 single person Kayaks, 1 tandem kayak and 1 canoe are included in your stay for an easy paddle to the famous rope swing, restaurants and local recreation area. There are plenty of restaurants, shops and recreation and entertainment within a short driving distance, including the WORLD FAMOUS WEEKI WACHEE MERMAID SHOW at the Weeki Wachee Springs State Park also home of the Buccaneer Bay Waterpark! Pine Island beach is a short 10 minute drive where you can soak up the sun on the sand or watch a beautiful sunset. Boats can be rented at very reasonable prices only 10 minutes away at Hernando Beach for a day of fishing or scalloping in season! A little closer is Rogers Park, a little sandy beach on the river accompanied by an adjacent riverfront restaurant. Or stay at the house and grill on the dock while you watch the local fish jump and see the manatees swim by. There is WiFi, a flat screen cable TV, DVD's and games for your at home entertainment. Whether you are looking to relax, find an adventure or a mixture of both, look no further, Mermaid Cove is the place to book your next vacation! Check out our other VRBO listings, just around the corner from Mermaid Cove... Captain's Quarters (VRBO# 892741) and Mermaid Landing (VRBO#892691)
2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
Jason and Andrea Soldini
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 12, 2018
About Jason and Andrea Soldini
Jason and Andrea are lifelong Florida residents. They both grew up in South Florida in the 1970-80's and recall that Old Florida that seems to be disappearing. Both have a deep love for Florida and could not imagine living anywhere else. Jason and Andrea have been married since 1994 and have loved taking travel adventures for anniversaries and family trips. They love finding places to explore with character and beauty , packed with neat things to see and do and are affordable.
Jason and Andrea Soldini purchased this House in 2015
Why Jason and Andrea Soldini chose Weeki Wachee Gardens
In 2010, the family went on it's first Nature Coast adventure, tubing on the Ichetucknee River and scalloping in Steinhatchee. What a blast! In subsequent summers, the family explored Crystal River, Suwanee River, Homosassa Springs and finally Weeki Wachee Springs / Hernando Beach. Weeki Wachee was by far the favorite with its natural surroundlings, waterfront location, proximity to the river, gulf attractions, restaurants and shops. They returned the next year to the same vacation rental home. Since the previous years stay, a lot of thought had been given to purchasing a similar property in Weeki Wachee. Well, lo and behold...upon arrival the property across the canal was for sale and cried out for glorification!
What makes this House unique
Weeki Wachee River Retreats, where "Mermaid Cove" is located is loacted in the middle of State and National forest preserved lands. The gulf coast is only 10 minutes away, town with all the conveniences is only 10 minutes the other direction. Local attractions include kayaking, cycling, boating, fishing, scalloping and exploring. The entire Nature Coast has so many natural beauties to discover. Mermaid Cove sits right on the water. The Living areas and screen porch overlook the water. The dock offers a peaceful and relaxing place to sit. and watch mullet spring out of the water and manatees cruise by The water is lovely to swim in and the river is a very short paddle away . The river is navigable for small boats such as a pontoon, bowrider or fishing boat and is conveniently close to the gulf. The neighbors are wonderful and the vacationers are friendly. What better location could there be? This is the "Old Florida" that Jason and Andrea grew up in and have now rediscovered!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Cute and cozy! This home was very clean and had everything we needed for an amazing vacation. We only stayed 2 nights but wish it could have been longer! Having the kayaks and canoe available to us was such a bonus and allowed us to enjoy the river. We really liked that it is on a canal, very quiet and peaceful but not far at all from the main river. We will definitely be coming back to mermaid cove!!
We had so much fun!!
We had so much fun we extended an extra day and we didn't even go to this state park because we were having too much fun at Mermaid Cove we had four children under eight all of them had a wonderful time the location had everything you could need life jackets kayaks canoes everything you needed in the kitchen washer and dryer it was great we just had a wonderful time
Very nice !! especially that they take pets.. I would suggest one thing. Possibly put a new screen door on the back porch,one that locks.I have a dog that likes to run off. If she had been out there by her self she would have pushed door open and been gone. Aside from that I would definately stay there again
I’m so glad you had a good time at our home. Actually our cleaner just notified us that the screen door handle was broken and I’ve already notified our handyman so he can fix it.
This was a 2 day getaway. The property was exactly as we we hoped, clean, tidy and functional. The kayaks provided some great entertainment and the dock allowed my kids to try fishing. The manatees in August were a bonus!
The only thing we can add is a slightly earlier check in time would have been great. One UK family very happy with our visit. Thanks.
We absolutely loved it!!
The place was clean, well stocked with linens, towels and kitchen items!! The only con is that the kitchen table needs to be tightened or something as it is not real sturdy and moves when cutting a steak. Lol
We cannot wait to come back and paddle again!!
We didn't want to leave
We had an all around amazing vacation! The cabin had a Florida home feel and was clean when we arrived. Everything we needed was easy to find and accessible. We spent most of our time outside on the river, the near by beaches, and even took time to visit the mermaid show which had a fun water park and boat ride. We truly enjoyed out time and look forward to revisiting.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Refund Policy: Full refund until 30 days prior to arrival. 50% Refund up until 1 week prior to arrival. Damage deposit is refundable and will be returned 7 days after check out provided no damage is reported or a $59 non-refundable damage policy may be requested instead. Check in after 3:00 PM and check out by 10:00 AM