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Weeki Wachee Canal Home, Enjoy the River and Gulf of Mexico

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,235 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths


Come enjoy the beautiful Weeki Wachee River or fish the amazing Gulf of Mexico.

This canal home on the Weeki Wachee River is completely remodeled inside, light and airy open floor plan, with wood flooring and nice furnishings along with a wood burning fireplace. Watch the manatees from your backyard. This canal leads to the most pristine part of the river with crystal clear water.

Explore the river at your own leisure with the furnished canoe and kayaks. The river has direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, so bring your boat and enjoy fishing, diving and Scallop season which begins the last Saturday of June and ends September 24th. Enjoy the private dock in the back yard with your cup of joe as you watch the mullet splashing with the hawks flying above looking for a snack. You may get a sighting of our local eagle as well or even the neighborhood turkeys that usually arrive around October. Stay long enough and you may have the opportunity to see deer, owls, pigs, or enjoy some of the finest fishing Florida has to offer. If you are a bird watcher this is most definitely the place for you!

It is a must to enjoy the "Sunset" just five minutes away at Bayport fishing pier or boardwalk or Pine Island Park. If you like to wet a line another nearby pier is Jenkins Creek and for swimming is Rogers Park & Pine Island.

Other fun adventures!

Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks are only 33 miles (50 minutes) away.

Busch Gardens - 50 miles (60 minutes)

Walt Disney World - 85 miles (1 hour 49 minutes)

SeaWorld - 87 miles (1 hour 50 minutes)

Crystal River - 30 miles(37 minutes) seafood restaurants & fishing charters

Homosassa River area - 26 miles (32 minutes) historic Yulee Sugar Mill, seafood restaurants, & fishing charters.

Keywords: Waterfront Home/

No Pets Please

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

About Pat

This home has been in my family since 1985. My parents retired and bought this home to be able to slow down and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the Weeki Wackee River. I am a native of Tampa and I enjoy my time at my Weeki Wachee house as much as my parents did, maybe even more.

Pat purchased this house in 1985

Why Pat chose Weeki Wachee Gardens

As a teen I would come to the Weeki Wachee River and go camping with my horseback riding club. We would camp in the woods and frolic in the water with our horses. On other occasions we would just come for the day with our old truck tubes and ride them down the river. This river has brought me many decades of pleasure and happy memories.

It continues to make memories for me and my son.

What makes this house unique

The home underwent a beautiful renovation in July of 2009. Since then I have decided to rent it as a vacation home. I now have the opportunity to let others enjoy it as well as myself. So far it has given me such pleasure. I enjoy the outdoors to every extent from biking, kayaking, fishing, scalloping, or just sitting on the dock in the morning drinking a cup of hot coffee or tea. There are so many opportunities close by for you to be able to enjoy nature and the outdoors. I sit and watch the eagles and the falcons in the sky and look out for the manatees and the otters in the canal. What a joy :)

I hope you will take the opportunity to come and stay and get as much pleasure out of my home as I do.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Weeki Wachee Gardens in Hernando County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1235 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Show care and Respect to my home.
  • Place linens in laundry room prior to leaving. No dishes are to be left dirty in the sinks or the microwave left splattered.
  • Return boats, boating supplies, & grills to their respective places.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , This is the main bathroom with a bathtub.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom in the Master bedroom w/ a large tile shower.
  • Both bathrooms have shower and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bdrm w/ pillowtop queen,tv, walk-in closet,& bthrm.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , queen bed & comfy sitting chair.
  • Both bedrooms have comfortable queen beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
1 Tandem Kayak, 1 single kayak, 1 child's kayak, 1 Canoe and 1 - 12' Johnboat are available for use at the home during your stay. Use boats at your own risk. Owner is not responsible for any injuries or death.


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Weeki Wachee Canal Home, Enjoy the River and Gulf of Mexico
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews

Very nice home in a great neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

The wife and I can't say enough about Pat and her house, nice neighbor hood, lovely home and very well kept up and has everything you need for your stay with some extras. Pat was very nice and understanding. Thanks again Pat !

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Definitely enjoyed having you and your wife as a guest in my home. I look forward to having you back!
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The Weeki Wachee Canal home was a very cozy and clean home. Remodeled very nicely!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Pat's lovely home on the Canal. She is very easy to work with. The home has everthing you need and is in good repair! All appliances work well and are clean. A trip to the grocery store for food and paper products is all we needed to do. We enjoyed sitting in the back porch and on the deck by the Canal. The neighborhood is so very peaceful and quiet with a lot of wildlife!

The neighbors are very friendly and helpful also. We took a Kayak ride down the Canal to the Weeki Wachee Springs River where we encountered a Manatee swimming along side the Kayak. What a treat! If you enjoy fishing, you can fish right off the deck!

Sunsets are beautiful to watch from either Pine Island or Bayport State Park by the Pier!

The home is close to Pine Island, a small beach area where you can spend the day and is close to restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations, clothing stores, and whatever else you may need. The Weeki Wachi Gardens is just down the road and around the corner. It is centrally located to many attractions in Central Florida. We stayed for a month and would definitely come back! We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did! Thank you so much Pat!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure having you as a guest in my home. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. I would love to have you back again! Pat
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Very clean and well stocked . Felt like we were at home.

  • 5 of 5

Love the location

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Weeki Wachee Home

  • 5 of 5

This owner is awesome, and was more than just accommodating! We were able to book this house last minute for the 4th of July weekend, and it was fantastic! The house was very clean and well appointed. Canoes and kayaks were very nice floating dock was nice for easy canoe launch. Gated side yard was great for boat wash down and storage. It is so close to Bayport or Rogers park launch that even if the parking is full, you can just come drop the trailer back at the house! After a day out on the gulf scalloping, it was nice to paddle out to the river for an evening dip! We will be back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you and your family as guests in my home. You are always welcome to come back. Glad you enjoyed yourselves. Pat
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Quiet retreat

  • 5 of 5

We planned a quick trip to, nowhere in particular, Florida. I looked through vrbo and found Patricia's home. Being a holiday weekend I thought all the "good" rentals would be taken. I'm glad they were because I found a great place. We were welcomed with fresh baked pineapple cupcakes and a very clean home. Patricia is very welcoming and helpful in planning a short vacation. Her home is very close to the springs and we used the kayaks she has to visit them. Cool, clear water and a laid back attitude. I'd rent her home again in a heartbeat. There's a great local restaraunt (something shack?). Everything needed, is provided for a nice stay, just bring food.

Thanks again Patricia!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, nice location

  • 5 of 5

My husband, me and our 2 friends enjoyed staying here. The house was clean and updated. It was close to grocery stores and shopping. Located on a canal, it is a short paddle up to Weeki Wachee springs. Thanks for having the kayaks and canoes available, it saved on having to rent some. Great weekend! We will definetly stay here again if traveling to this area.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Upper Deck Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Veterans Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Becky Jacks Restaurant
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Pine Island

Bring your trolling motor or small gas motor to go fishing on the river with the 12' jon boat for use at the house. Or just leisurely paddle yourselves in the kayaks or the canoe while enjoying the wildlife and nature along the way.

(Boats are to be used at your own risk, owner not responsible for any injuries).


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £55.7
Damage Deposit £222.78

This is a NO PET / NO SMOKING UNIT. No exceptions! Smoking is permitted outside only!
$50.00 extra per night for holidays.
Rental Rules Agreement must be read and accepted as well prior to rental. (Postal on site)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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