2bedroom, 2bath, futon, Queen sleeper sofa sleeps 8. On the water w/private dock
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 2017
Why alice archibald chose Weeki Wachee
Are you looking for that quiet get-away that takes you back to old Florida and surrounds you with nature and adventure? YOU FOUND IT! Our Retro FL sits on 2 1/2 lots with an amazing corner canal fishing spot that certain times of year makes a fun day of fishing! Bring your boat and tie up to your private dock!
What makes this House unique
Our vacation homes have themes that make your stay lots of fun. At Retro FL, we have a land line phone that works and looks like one from the 50's! You can not have an old FL theme without pink flamingos in the yard!! Total of 4 adult Kayaks and 2 adult bikes Charcoal grill with charcoal, washer and dryer, dish washer. The house is fully stocked so you may not need to bring much but your food. We do allow day/evening parties, must be approved prior to booking. Service fee for 10-25 guest is 200.00, service fee for 26-50 guest is 400.00. Limit guest 50, vehicle parking for party no more than 13 and may park in grass, not on street. Party must end by 10pm. Table and chairs in photos are not included.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
My family and I had a wonderful time! Looking forward to coming back.
We all had a wonderful time kayaking. The fishing was amazing as well. Scenery was great, very clean. Enjoyed every minute of it!
Great place on the river, just as described
we stayed for2 nights with 4 adults and 4 kids. there are 2 bedrooms and our kids slept on pullout sofas in living room. This was very comfortable but the only downside of this was that we had to stay outside after kids bedtime (in the nice screened in porch by the river)...but this was not a surprise since its a 2 BR house, just may want to consider if you have a similar size group.
the location is a little weird if you've never been before but we loved it--its tucked away at the end of a winding old road in a quiet and rural area. No AT&T service! but she has great wifi and landline available.
you have access to the "mud river" right out back. A 5-10 min paddle on provided kayaks will lead to an awesome spring fed river with cold clear water (I think its called salt springs). We caught blue crab and mullet right out back. about 15 min motor boat trip to the Gulf or Weeki Wachee river/Rodgers park.
The place was definitely "retro" but not in a bad way...just old Florida at its finest. It was clean, well-stocked with needed supplies, and Alice did a fantastic job responding to any issues or questions. Highly recommend for a quiet rural getaway on the river with gulf access!
We are so glad to hear how much fun everyone had and we look forward to your next visit thanks so much for staying at our home.
Such a pleasant, convenient home and location
This home had everything we needed and many things we didn't know we needed! I thoroughly enjoyed the detached covered patio by the water. We kayaked every day of our stay, again, the owners provided everything we needed. Super strong wifi and HVAC, we were very comfortable and slept very well. We would definitely come back!!
House had everything you would want.
We enjoyed our stay and will go back.
Thank you for staying at our Retro FL home and we are very happy to hear how much fun you had! Looking forward to your next stay with us!! Thanks again.
Very clean and well maintained, located on a nice canal minutes from Weeki Wachee river
I wanted to review the Retro house we rented in Weeki Wachee, I was very impressed with how clean and well equipped the house is, and as we walked around we kept noticing all the cute little details, the retro coffee pot, the ol stlye phones we used to use ect., the property sits on a nice corner lot on a canal that leads right out to the Mud River which is only minutes to either Weeki Wachee River where you can either take your boat or drive to several Restaurants, enjoy kayaking or other water sports, or the open Gulf. It is a very relaxing atmosphere, there is very nice screened in Gazebo where we sat and watched the fish jumping out of the water and the various birds sitting on the docks, We had an amazing time and highly Recommend to anyone, I honestly can't think of anything that could have made our stay better, and the fact that Alice the owner is a very nice Lady made the experience even nicer, we cant wait to go back again, Thank You !
Sal and Georgette
Thank you so much for staying at our Retro FL home. We love hearing how much fun our guest have with the theme of the house and how much fun you had on the water!! We are so glad you want to come back and we can't wait to see you back!!!!
Just as described. Not disappointed.
This house has the feel of your grandma's lake house. It is older, everything works just fine and is very clean. The house is well stocked with items you typically do not have with other condos such as trash bags, cleaning supplies, foil, sandwich bags, BUG SPRAY! The owners are very attentive. They actually noticed the air not working before I did. I assumed it needed time to cool and maybe we were going in and out too much.
Note, you have terrible cell reception in the entire area. Google maps worked great kayaking the canals and river despite bad service.
Great to hear how much fun everyone had kayaking and enjoying all of what Weeki Wachee offers. My cleaning company does an excellent job with not only keeping the house spotless but informing me of anything that does not appear to be at our top standards and they did with the air. We are also thankful it was fixed in no time and the house was back to it's nicely cold air.
Our neighborhood is waiting for the new cell tower to begin working and from the looks for it, probably soon! We can not wait!
Thank you again for staying and we are looking forward to your next visit!!
Enjoy watching LIVE MERMAIDS at the Weeki Wachee State Park!!