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Watch Manatees from the Quiet, Shaded Deck of This Home

People7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2017

Location

Access to Weeki Wachee River and Gulf of Mexico

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Hide-a-Bed Couch (1), Floor Mattress for Den (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Boat dock, canoe, and life jackets available for use

Reviews

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(35 traveller reviews)

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Watch Manatees from the Quiet, Shaded Deck of This Home
average rating of 4.742857 based on 35 reviews
Tampa, FL
5

Weekend get away

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay here, it was very relaxing and being on a dead end street was nice as at the time we had no neighbors so it was extra quiet!!! The house is cute and had everything we needed for our stay. However it was a little out dated, with a little TLC and minor face lift it could easily be spruced up!!! The only thing I really thought it needed was some slip resistant items on the stairs as it rained while we were there and the stairs were very slippery.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were bery pleased with everything

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very clean and loved having the water on both sides of the house!

  • 5 of 5

David was great to work with! We loved our stay! Great location and plenty of room for our family of 6. Looking forward to staying again in the future

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Very clean everything we wanted

  • 4 of 5

Property was prefect, clean, nice neighbors hopefully will be available in the future for another trip.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our home is at the end of the street and we have only one neighbor next door. Our neighbors are great and have found our guest to almost always be cordial as well.
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Eastover, SC
5

Nice location and modern but comfortable property.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing and enjoyable time at the river. We really do love Weeki Wachee!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice summer stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights at this property in July 2017. We brought 2 kids: 4 and 8. The house was clean and welcoming. It is quite big: 2 bedrooms, 2 living rooms a kitchen and a summer room type area. It does not have a dishwasher but it was not a problem at all. We did cook quite a bit but we brought plastic plates and cups. We had a minor problem at the house and the owner came same day and fixed the issues very quickly. The house is surrounded by the water, which is so nice. I personally loved watching the water from the window early in the morning or late in the day. We enjoyed the canoe rides ( there was 1 canoe available for us) and the 4 of us could fit no problem. There is beach nearby. It is a $5 entrance fee. Very clean and the water is shallow, no big waves, so we finally had a vacation where we could let the kids just enjoy the water vs. looking at them non stop. There were dolphins nearby and lots of small fish, which was fun. We also went fishing ( 1st time for us) and caught 2 fishes and a crab :). We would definitely come back! Oh, and there is this restaurant Bayport Inn ( it is a restaurant, not a hotel) 7 mins away. It had the biggest oysters and very good seafood.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Weeki Wachee Gardens, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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1 night minimum stay
£148
for 1 night
From
£93
£500
£1,241
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £55.56

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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