Waterfront paradise off of the Weekie Wachee River with kayaks & paddleboard!!
Jason and Andrea Soldini
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 2016
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 and purchased Mermaid Cove on W. Richard Drive. (VRBO # 747599) After a year of success and a growing family they discovered this property around the corner and fell in love with the location, size and many unique qualities!
What makes this House unique
Weeki Wachee River Retreats, where "Mermaid Landing" is located is located 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 Landing 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! Whether you are planning a cozy getaway or hosting a large group, Pirate's Cove has the place for your next vacation! Mermaid Landing is a 1/1 that can accommodate up to 4 guests! Upstairs in the 2/1 Captain's Quarters there is space for 7 to stay comfortably. Both are set apart from each other and private yet if needed the entire space can be used for a larger party such as a family reunion. Watch wildlife, fish jumping and manatees swim by from your backyard dock and paddle easily to the crystal clear Weeki Wachee River.
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.
Fun w/ kids getaway
Had an amazing week. Two things to note: 1) there’s not a natural beach close by so be prepared to drive or go to a man made beach if you don’t want to drive too far 2) be able to communicate nicely if you have loud upstairs neighbors because there’s very little sound proofing between upstairs and downstairs. The river is amazing and the owner is super helpful. We will 100% be back next year.
Had a wonderful time. Place was neat n clean. Location was perfect with a river sandbar just a few houses down the canal.lots of manatees. Will definitely stay again ASAP.
Quick family get away.
Wife and kids had a blast. perfect for what they needed. Kids had a blast. water toys were perfect.
First time in the Area
Our first trip to the area and it was awesome. The house was in a perfect location, just a few minutes to town. We had so much fun kayaking and exploring. We will definitely be back!
Beautiful house, beautiful river, beautiful vacation!
The mermaid house lived up to its name. It was adorable and clean. Fully stocked kitchen cabinets, all the amenities, great location, just a short paddle up to the main river. Would definitely stay again.
Absolutely perfect... had everything you’d need for a stay .. we can’t wait to come back !!!