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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bath. Water front with private dock.Sleeps 6, Washer/Drier,grill


Have fun in our newly renovated, 2 bedroom, 2 bath home. Living room includes 54 inch flat screen TV, DVD player, comfortable futon that sleeps two with surrounding chairs to visit while enjoying a variety of games for all ages or to relax around the fireplace which has electric logs for your enjoyment. Dining room has white wicker table, four chairs with view of the water. Kitchen is full of color with two bar stools at counter overlooking the water. Fully stocked with pots ,pans, crock-pot, dishes, coffee pot, creamer, blinder, toaster, outdoor cooking utensils, paper products, variety of spices and more. Washer and dryer available in laundry area of house with laundry soap, dryer sheets, ironing board and iron. Each bedroom has a flat screen TV. One bedroom with king bed, walk-in closet, portable small crib, baby linens and children toys, several bathrobes available as well. Second bedroom has twin single beds (2).

FREE WIFI (fast) and land line with FREE long distance calls for US and Canada, no international calls.

Relax on your private deck before taking the kayaks down the river. Two docks, one is a floating dock, bring your own boat. We have a private small ramp for the kayaks a much easier way to launch into the water. This ramp is shared between both our Mermaid Bungalow and Pirate Cove.

Have fun in our 4 seat paddle boat that is included with stay (availability depends on usage - paddle boat is the only item shared between both our Mermaid Bungalow and Pirate Cove guest that sit side by side).

FREE WIFI and land line with FREE long distance calls for US and Canada, no international calls.

Outdoor chairs. Enjoy cooking out every night on the grill or dining out at local eateries. Our canal has access to the main Weeki Wachee River and Gulf access.

Visit the famous Weeki Wachee Springs State Water park where you can see live mermaids and enjoy the mermaid show, fun for all ages. Walt Disney along with all Orlando attractions within two hours and golfing close by. Several parks close minutes away and great for fishing. recommended.

Check out our other rental right next door when extra room is needed - PIRATE COVE listing 761099 that also includes bikes and kayaks!

Contract and waivers for kayaks, bikes and paddle boat are required to be completed prior to stay.

Lead guest must be 25 years of age or older

More Details

alice archibald
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

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 2014

Why alice archibald chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

We purchased this home the end of Dec. 2014 and completed remodeling Feb. 2015 as a vacation home. Because we are from this area and generations past, we wanted to share with others what we appreciate daily. The Weeki Wachee River gives you peace, relaxation and takes you to a place where you can hear the birds in the morning, watch the ducks swim and see manatee swim by as you kayak or paddle around in our fun paddle boat.

What makes this house unique

The Mermaid Bungalow is fun and unique. It is a feel good, feel happy place with a fun purple kitchen and tropical soft colors in the bedrooms and bathrooms. You are able to relax and enjoy the simple things in life with that added adventure! SEE OLD FLORIDA in it's best with nature and have fun watching the MANATEES!!!

We are truly known for the cleanliness, save area and the extra fun features our Mermaid Bungalow gives. With having bikes, kayaks, paddle boat included make your stay an even more fun one!


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 2/ 3 vehicles depending on size, boat trailer counts as 1 When unloading boat, pull boat & trailer across front yard if does not in drive, no in road
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Lotion, cotton balls, extra soap, shampoo and hair dryer available.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Flat screen TV, portable baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Flat screen TV
  • Living room has a new futon that sleeps two. Walk-in closet with small portable crib and linens along with children toys. Bathrobes available. Each bedroom has a flat screen TV. One with King bed, second bedroom with two single twin beds (2).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews

Better than ANY hotel. The Mermaid Bungalow truly felt like home.

  • 5 of 5

Alice is a wonderful, thoughtful host. From the moment we walked in the door, we felt at home. The house itself made our vacation one of the most memorable and enjoyable trips we've ever had. Alice thought of everything, and welcomed us like family.

We visit Weeki Wachee regularly, but this was the best time we've ever had, due to the efforts of the owners, to make their guests feel welcome. Thank you for such an awesome experience!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy everyone had a great time! To know our Mermaid Bungalow was part of making your vacation an excellent one, is the best news! We hope you come back again and stay longer next time! Thank you so much for the kind review!
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Crest Hill, IL

So comfortable, it felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

“So comfortable, it felt like home.”

5 of 5 bubbles

This cozy bungalow is on a canal on the Nature Coast of Florida. Birds of every feather abound. It is five minutes away from a small park where almost daily viewing of manatees is possible. Bikes, helmets, kayaks, and a paddle boat are all available for use free of charge.

The house itself, is immaculate. It is spacious, airy, and filled with light from the many windows. Every room is comfortable to be in. The kitchen is well stocked, has plenty of counter space, and full sized, new appliances. The living room has various seating areas and a large screen TV with cable. All of the beds are a dream! We often find it hard to adjust to new beds, but these mattresses are very comfortable. Having smaller TVs in both bedrooms was also a plus.

Having two baths was great, since relatives spent several days with us. Hot water for four people was not a problem, the water flowed plentifully! There is sufficient hot water so that two showers could run simultaneously.

One very nice touch is that paper products are furnished, along with bath, hand, and dish soap, and laundry detergent for the large size washer. Generous supplies of coffee, tea, sweeteners, and creamer are also available. This is such a huge convenience! We really appreciated all of these extras.

Lastly, Alice, the owner lives nearby and is not only responsive to any questions we had, but stopped by several times to check to see if all was going well, and to drop off extra supplies. She is truly special for her concern, generosity, and friendliness.

If the word comfortable appears several times in this review, it is because that is how we felt about the area, the house, the amenities, and the owner! We will return!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU so much for not only staying at our Mermaid Bungalow and your kind review but the fact that your experience was so great and that you are coming back! We are looking forward to your next visit!!!! We appreciate the opportunity to have met you both!
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Happy, comfy place

  • 5 of 5

Weeki Wachee and the Mermaid Bungalow suited us perfectly – a comfortable, quiet home base from which to explore the area. The included bikes and kayaks were especially appreciated and allowed us to ride, paddle, or hike every day. We were lucky to have warm, sunny days for two weeks in January. As others have reported, the house is very clean and cheerful, and the owners have provided everything you could imagine needing. Alice and Steve are the kindest, most attentive, most helpful hosts we have encountered in our travels.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to have met you both and very glad to know you enjoyed your stay at our Mermaid Bungalow!!! We hope you come again and next time please stay longer!!
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St Petersburg

Loved the house and setup. Access to the river was great.

  • 5 of 5

We would stay here again. Alice (Beth) was great and very helpful. Would highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you all had a great time and were able to stay at both our houses, being next door to each other works out nice when having the larger groups. Hope you come again!
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Cute, clean house, very well put together.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Mermaid Bungalow over labor day weekend. It was just after a big storm, so several neighbors were still cleaning up when we arrived, but the Mermaid Bungalow was already good to go! The bungalow is surprisingly spacious. You walk into a foyer that leads to a large living room on one side and kitchen on the other side. Bar top stools are set at the end of the kitchen that overlooks the river, which was enjoyable each morning while my husband and I had our coffee. Upon arrival I was impressed with how put together the welcome book was. If I had been staying a whole week I would have taken advantage of all the activity suggestions and restaurants Beth left for nearby cities. During the day we'd fish on the dock and/or kayak down the river. The bungalow is located on a nice quiet canal, so it's a bit serene. The owners provide kayaks and bikes that are on property, which became convenient for spontaneous outdoor adventures! In the evening's we'd grill outside and watch the mullet fish as they jumped. Another great feature of the Mermaid Bungalow is that the owners own the house next door, so if you're looking for a place for two families this would be a great option. All in all, I would definitely come back to the Mermaid Bungalow. The Mermaid Show at Weeki Wachee Springs was pretty good too!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had such a great time and enjoyed our mermaid bungalow. The storm that came through a few days prior had caused major clean up in our area. We were lucky not to have had any damage to our homes but we did spent two full days with help cleaning the yard, presure washing the houses and washing down everything to make sure the house was perfect for you. Others in the neighborhood were not as fortunate and had more work they had to do on their homes. So we are very happy to know that your stay was great. Thank you so much for coming and also your kind review we hope you come again and look forward to seeing you.
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Beautiful and clean very cozy and newly decorated with bright colors.

  • 5 of 5

This house was Way Beyond what my expectations where , I'm so excited to have the opportunity to come back with my family. This house was fully stocked with everything you wouldn't need any more. The home was very well taken care of and it truly was just like being in your own house. The location the interior and the exterior was beautiful. We had an amazing time and highly recommend this home and Alice who is very nice

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy you and your family had a great time at our Mermaid Bungalow. Our home is known for it's cleanliness, relaxing and all about the appreciation of OLD Florida that surrounds us with it beautiful nature and full of adventure, thanks so much for the nice comments.
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The Weeki Wachee attraction and water park is only minutes away where you can see live mermaids along with the mermaid show. Walt Disney and other Orlando attractions are only 1 1/2hrs from here. Local golfing, Pine Island which has a small white sandy beach and park (salt water) and Rogers Park with a white sandy beach (fresh water) are all very close by. Rogers Park has a playground fun for children, sandy volley ball court and have fun swimming in the Weeki Watchee River watching kayaks, paddle boats, boats and people having fun rafting on the river. A nice selection of places to eat located within minutes from our home or enjoy cooking from you own gas grill.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Weeki Wachee, Florida

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
30 Jun 2017 - 30 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Exit cleaning fee £85.03
Property Damage Protection £45.61
Tax Rate 11.5%

Contract required to be completed prior to stay. Waivers for bikes, kayaks and paddle boat required to be completed if used during stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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