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Watch Manatees from the Quiet, Shaded Deck of This Home

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house




Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Weeki Wachee

House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

View manatees in the clear water that flows past our property while you swim, canoe, kayak, or boat around our home. In about a 10 minute boat ride you can be in the Gulf of Mexico. Choose an island of your choice just off the coast to picnic and watch the sun set. Get a work out by taking a canoe or kayak trip up the Weeki Wachee River, then relax as the current brings you back home. Enjoy up close and personal many of our local birds, fish, and tropical plants in a quiet and relaxed setting.

The property itself is on a quiet corner lot at the end of Tuscawilla Drive. Clear spring fed water flows by two sides of the property. It is exciting to look below the surface of the water and watch a 8" wide blue crab feed on the bottom. Watch the snook, sheephead, and mullet swim by regularly. The manatee love the spring just 200 feet past our home. Enjoy the shade of a large Florida Oak, the beauty of flowered azalea bushes, and lots of flowering plants. You can enjoy a gentle Gulf breeze while standing on the deck of the modular home built on stilts. Bring your boat, jet ski, canoe, kayak and tie up to our boat dock. Bring your fishing poles. Or bring your puzzles. Enjoy and Relax!!!

Close by is Weeki Wachee Spring and the live Mermaid show. Pine Island provides a public Gulf Beach area for picnicing and swimming. Watch the dolphins play while you walk out 1/4 mile and still only be waist to chest deep in water. Go south to Tampa for the activities there or head due east about a two hour drive to Disney and Orlando.

Locally, you can find a variety of restaurants and shopping centers. Everything that you need can be found within six miles from your furnished home.

5395 Tuscawilla Dr., Weeki Wachee, FL 34609

Keywords: dock, waterfront, quiet, gulf, river, stilt

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
14 October, 2016
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based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

Watch Manatees from the Quiet, Shaded Deck of This Home
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 24 reviews

Could not wait to leave

  • 1 of 5

This place is awful, definitely a safety hazard.... a homemade fire pit that had broken cinder blocks with some trash and other things in it, the door on the little storage space down stairs under the home was coming apart , a leather chase was down stairs under the trailer for whatever reason, trees that were rotten and needed to be taken down, the place was grown up, pieces of lumber were laying in piles. We go upstairs inside the house the kitchen has a soft spot in the middle of the floor near the refrigerator , toilets were dirty, bed sheets were dirty pulled the sheets to wash them and the mattress cover was stained and worn out. Not to mention the bed was hard as a rock tossed and turned both nights, oh I'm not finished there were stains and spider webs on the walls ceiling fans were dirty. we could not wait until Sunday to leave. And you ask why we stayed,2 reasons I was afraid we would not get our money back (and after this review I may not get my deposit back) and 2nd my husband suggested that we stay and clean the place ,wash the sheets and try and enjoy our weekend the best we can. Although the place was dirty when we got there I cleaned up after us and then some both the 1st night and on Sunday. Now with all of this being said the owner responded to my every email that had to do with us renting his place, and now that I have private messaged him regarding these issues and he has failed to respond.Total disappointment . This place is not well maintained. either way beware or just take your chance at it...maybe this review will change some things for the next renter.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! What a grumpy person. The sheets were cleaned, by me! The toilets were cleaned, by me. And I slept in the same bed last night like a baby. The floor was swept and vacuumed, by me. Too bad she did not enjoy roasting marshmellows in the burn pit. Too bad she did not see the three types of woodpeckers that visit our "rotted" tree every day. Too bad that she did not sit in the leather chair under the house and enjoy the breeze off the gulf. Too bad she did not see the humming birds visit the flowers on our property. Too bad she did not see the various fish that swim by our property through the clear water. Did she miss the manatee that swim by? She should have stayed in the city to relax if she did not want to enjoy the beauty of nature at Weeki Wachee in our nice home. Oh well, so much for my perfect scores from all the other visitors. And I did refund her the cleaning fee, without question, because she left it as clean as I did for her.
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weeki wachee

  • 4 of 5

Owner is great to work with. Weeki Wachee is always a blast. House is dated but it has river access and enough room to accommodate. Grill worked and there is a large concrete area beneath the home but Bring your own chairs. Owner made the whole experience easy and quick.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stay in our home once and become a repeat user as this reviewer did.
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Dunedin, Florida

Fabulous Weekend

  • 4 of 5

Owner great to work with...everything we needed......except..........no WIFI or cell service

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lick Skillet, AL

Nice Rental

  • 5 of 5

Clean and neat. Everything we needed, kitchen was well stocked.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boat Trip

  • 5 of 5

Boated from Rogers Park and dock/unloaded at the house. This is my 2nd stay there. Excellent as always. Manatee were in the canal. Very clean house and games for the kids.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Busy in the water all day and busy at home in the evenings with table games make for a fun family time on the river. Maybe you can just tire those little ones out!
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Load of fun!

  • 5 of 5

A few couples wanted to get away from the kids, celebrate a birthday and an anniversary for a few days. WE had a BLAST! Honestly, it was more fun than you cn imagine. WE boated all day and laughed all night in this secluded little tree top house :) Saw a baby manatee and momma on the river, and cruised to the gulf for a sunset too.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our home is very convenient to the river and the Gulf. It is very quiet and shady. As you peer down from our upper deck you can see everything in the water as it is fairly clear. Watch for the manatees as you never know when they will swim by.
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Access to Weeki Wachee River and Gulf of Mexico


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Weeki Wachee, Tampa Bay

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £61

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Weeki Wachee in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Hide-a-Bed Couch (1), Floor Mattress for Den (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
Boat dock, canoe, and life jackets available for use

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Portable wifi hotspot

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