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Weeki Wachee Gardens, FL, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum 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 - PIRATES!!! Pictures soon to come!!!


Have fun in our, 2 bedroom, 2 bath home. Bring very little, the Pirate Cove is stocked with about everything you will need. Sleeps 6- One bedroom with Queen bed & flat screen TV, second bedroom has 2 twin beds, flat screen TV, living room leather couch, futon sleeps 2 w/42inch flat screen TV. All TV's have basic cable, land line as well. Kitchen has dishwasher, two bathrooms.

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

Outside grill, three kayaks ,three adult bikes and paddle boat included (availability of paddle boat depends on usage - paddle boat is only item shared between our Pirate Cove and Mermaid Bungalow guest).

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 Pirate Cove and Mermaid Bungalow.

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

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 - Mermaid Bugalow 681084 that also includes bikes and kayaks!

Contract and waivers for kayaks, bikes and paddle boat 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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Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
About alice archibald

My husband and I were born and raised in FL as well as several generations back. We have lived on the Weeki Wachee River for years and enjoy the same kind of activities the Pirate Cove has to offer, water front, boating, kayaking, swimming, nature in it's fullness with birds, ducks, turtles and we can not forget the manatees.

alice archibald purchased this House in 2015

Why alice archibald chose Spring Hill

We purchased this home because it sits next door to the Mermaid Bungalow that is also posted on this site. Having the two next door, gives more opportunity for guest to come in larger groups to enjoy family, friends and makes an ideal wedding! Both share a small sandy ramp perfect for kayak's to be launched into the canal. Each has it's own adult bikes and kayaks with safety equipment with no extra charge. Have fun in the paddle boat that is included with stay! Availability depends on usage ( shared between both our Pirate Cove and Mermaid Bungalow guest that sit side by side). Enjoy sitting on the screened porch or outside by the fire pit along with grilling right in your own back yard!

What makes this House unique

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 Pirate Cove gives. With having bikes, kayaks, paddle boat included make your stay an even more fun one! If you have seen the pictures posted of the Mermaid Bungalow you will know the Pirate Cove is as much fun. With the theme of pirates and mermaids, you can not help yourself to enjoy the unique setting of the house inside and outside. The house is very clean and because it is stocked with so much, you can kick back and just have fun! We have everything from cotton balls to a small portable baby crib. Flat screen TV's in each bedroom and living room, WIFI and land line phone with US and Canada calls included. Adult bikes and Kayaks with safety gear included. Check out our Mermaid Bungalow next door 681084 when extra room is needed for larger groups!


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


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 baby crib, Flat screen TV with basic cable
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, Flat screen TV with basic cable
      • FUTON IN OPEN AREA SLEEPS TWO Plenty of extra sheets, blankets and pillows


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower, Mermaid's and fish surround this fun purple bathroom
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Both bathrooms have lotion, cotton balls, q-tips, hair dryer, soap, shampoo

      Location Type

        • Waterfront
          Pirate Cove 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


                    • Linens Provided
                      Linens for all beds even the crib, indoor and outdoor towels.
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      WIFI (FAST)
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Included are dryer sheets.
                    • Living Room
                      42 inch flat screen TV, leather sectional couch. Sliding glass doors lead to screened in porch with water view. Treasure chest full of games, puzzles, cards, coloring books for ALL AGES!
                    • Parking
                      Parking for three vehicles, trailer would count as one.
                    • Telephone
                      Landline with local and free US long distance, we are very sorry no international calls.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Indoor and outdoor provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      We include laundry soap
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Coffee and creamer provided
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Indoor and outdoor glasses, dishes and utensils.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Dishwasher, pots/pans, crock pot, cook books, indoor and outdoor glasses/dishes. Blender, toaster, microwave, oil, spices, coffee, creamer and tea!
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Cooking oil, spices, coffee, creamer and tea.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  Variety of books for both children and adults.
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Games, playing cards, puzzles, coloring books FOR ALL AGES!!
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  INTERNET and WIFI provided, basic cable that includes ESPN.
                                • Television
                                  Flat screen TV's in both bedrooms and living room with basic cable.
                                • Toys
                                  Indoor and outdoor toys provided.


                                    • Bicycles
                                      Three adult bikes with safety equipment. Inquire prior to stay if additional bikes are needed to rent.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Two docks, one that floats - bring your boat!
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Two adult kayaks provided with your own private small sandy ramp into the canal. Inquire prior to stay if additional kayaks are needed to rent.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Enjoy the fire pit in your back yard sitting by the water!
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Charcoal Grill, one small bag of charcoal included


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

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • antiquing
                                            • beachcombing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • boating
                                            • photography
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • pier fishing
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                    • rafting
                                                    • roller blading
                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                    • skiing
                                                    • snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • water skiing
                                                    • water tubing


                                                        • Weeki Wachee State Park is minutes away where you can watch the LIVE MERMAID SHOW! Bring very little with you, only food. You will find the Mermaid Bungalow has most everything you need. Towels for indoor and out, pots & pans, spices, oil, coffee, creamer, tea, laundry soap & dryer sheets, iron & ironing board, hair dryer, cotton balls, soap, extra sheets, blankets, safety kit, landline phone for US and Canada calls free, WIFI, basic cable w/ ESPN, plenty of outside chairs, grill, adult bikes,kayaks & paddle boat - all included to enjoy with your stay.

                                                          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.

                                                          16 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Functional, serene, clean, and well stocked with fun things to do and items needed for perfect stay.

                                                          Cindy E.

                                                          Decor was fun & festive. Loved the convenience of being stocked with all items you could possibly need. Especially liked following the theme with a treasure chest of wash cloths in a purple bathroom -every woman’s dream (well, most maybe).

                                                          A fun stay with all supplies needed for preparing the Thanksgiving dinner.

                                                          Cheryl B.Highlands, NC

                                                          Enjoyed the location and the house was equipped with all that was needed. The most important factor was the cleanliness.

                                                          Cute and comfy getaway!

                                                          Katherine D.

                                                          We loved Pirate Cove for our mother-daughter vacation. Because of the size of our group, we also rented Mermaid Bungalow (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!!!

                                                          Great place to enjoy the water

                                                          Tina S.

                                                          My wife and I along with our kids enjoyed the property very much. The Kayak ride was very close to the nearby park and beach. The rental home is very clean and well taken care of, and it was nice to have everything you could possibly need right there on the property.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you very much for staying at our Pirate Cove. We are glad you enjoyed the kayaks, bikes and paddle boat that are provided on the property and included with your stay. We take pride in how clean our home is and very pleased you were happy. Great to know all had a fun time and we are looking forward to your next visit with us.

                                                          Great vacation home

                                                          Daniel W.

                                                          This home was very nice for our vacation. The location was great for our boat to get to the Gulf for fishing. Would definitely stay here again!


                                                          Rhonda and VenningWest Columbia, SC

                                                          We spent 5 nights at Pirates Cove and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is very clean, comfortable and well stocked - just bring your food. We enjoyed kayaking the canals, biking the neighborhood and exploring the area. We saw lots of wildlife including a mom and baby manatee from the screened porch overlooking the canal. The owner is very accommodating, easy to work with and lives nearby in case anything is needed.

                                                          Nearby points of interest include Rogers Park on the WEEKI Wachee River just down the road; Pine Island beach park on the Gulf less than a 10 minute drive; WEEKI Wachee State Park with mermaids nearby; Boating in Florida kayaking from WW State Park to Rogers Park; Homasassa Springs State Park and more. We also enjoyed Honeymoon Island State Park which is just over an hour away.

                                                          I highly recommend staying at Pirates Cove.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          It was a pleasure having you stay at our Pirate Cove and we are thrilled everyone had such a great time! This is old Florida with relaxation and adventure all over the place and we are so glad you experienced it. We hope you come back again!!! Thank you very much!


                                                          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 1 1/2hrs away from here. Local golfing, Pine Island which has a small white sandy beach (salt water) and Rogers Park also a white sandy beach (fresh water) are minutes away. Rogers Park has a playground fun for children along with Volley Ball and a public boat ramp.

                                                          Rates & Availability

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                                                          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. 3 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

                                                          16 Reviews
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