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The Manatee Hideaway-3 Bed-2 Bath-2 Decks-50' Dock-5 Kayak, 3Person Canoe 7 Bike

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
People
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Weeki Wachee - The Manatee Hideaway

Your Gateway to the Natural Wonders of Florida! Kayak or Bring your Boat!!

This is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Living room includes 40 inch flat screen LED TV, comfortable hide-a-bed queen couch that can sleep two, if necessary. There are also three recliners . Dining room has glass table with four chairs as well as a built in bar that has two chairs and three barstools. Kitchen is nice with a two bowl sink, dishwasher, two door refrigerator, microwave, toaster and coffee maker. Kitchen comes fully stocked with pots ,pans, dishes, outdoor cooking utensils, and much more! Washer and dryer available in 2nd bedroom of house with an additional front loading washer and dryer in the exterior bedroom. Each bedroom has 19" LED TV. Master bedroom with king bed, closet and private bathroom. Second bedroom has a full/twin bunk bed with pull out trundle twin bed. The second bedroom has a SEGA system with 80 games built in for the kids. The third exterior bedroom has a queen bed, microwave, small refrigerator, and two dressers. Please note that the exterior bedroom has a front entrance and a rear entrance by the upper deck. The exterior bedroom does not have a bathroom. The bathroom is inside about twenty feet from the front door of the bedroom. We also just added a two person Basketball Arcade game under the carport! You can enjoy your time lounging on either of the two decks under the gazebo on the upper deck or under the 8' x 20' covered section on the lower deck by the water. Outdoor chairs with firepit are located outside the exterior bedroom's rear french doors. Enjoy cooking out every night on the gas grill or dining out at local restaurants- Please note that there may or may not be gas for the grill. If there is no gas, you can get it filled locally. The Manatee Hideaway's canal has access to the main Weeki Wachee River and Gulf access. You can rent motor boats from the marina by Roger's park, or rent additional kayaks from the Kayak Shack located right next to the Upper Deck Bar & Grill. The Weeki Wachee State Park is only minutes away!! They have the famous live mermaid show, boat rides on the Weeki Wachee, and Water slides! FUN FOR ALL!! FREE WIFI and land line with FREE long distance calls for US- no international calls. Please contact me for further information. Check in at 4 PM, Check Out at 10 AM.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Aaron Hester
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 November, 2016
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About Aaron Hester

We have been vacationing in Weeki Wachee for years. My wife grew up on Sebring Street and brought me down there to enjoy the Nature Coast. When I realized that I truly loved it here (after several years of vacations), we decided to purchase our own home here. In turn, we would like to share what we love with you and your family! We see manatees EVERY time we visit. Manatees are gentle and majestic creatures. Just watching them swim is quite relaxing. We love our experiences every time we come to Weeki Wachee.

Aaron Hester purchased this house in 2015

Why Aaron Hester chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

Alot of the reasons are listed in the "about you" paragraph, but I will elaborate further..... The neighborhood our house is in is quiet and relaxing. We really enjoy eating dinner right on the water courtesy of the glass table on the lower deck/dock as the sun sets and goes down. We get almost daily visits at our dock from the manatees. You can fish right from the dock, and bring your boat!

What makes this house unique

We chose this property because of the decks and the dock. Easy access to the gulf for some really good fishing! Another amenity was the exterior third bedroom with a front door and a rear entrance to the decks via french doors. The spacious living room was another thing that caught my attention. Our entire family could sit comfortably. Also the dining room has a built in bar....seating for all.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

The Manatee Hideaway-3 Bed-2 Bath-2 Decks-50' Dock-5 Kayak, 3Person Canoe 7 Bike
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews
Centreville, VA
4

Homey and comfortable, well worth the cost. Many things available to use. Would recommend.

  • 4 of 5

Overall nice and homey with a few quarks. Great location. Many items to use for kids and adults. Owners are very helpful and take recommendations. The owners have done a good job making it a home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Spacious, comfortable and conveniently located.

  • 5 of 5

The Manatee Hideaway is a superb choice for a family or small group. Three bedrooms and a spacious comfortable living room. Great multi level rear deck on the canal with access to river and ocean by boat or kayaks furnished with paddles. Kids had a great time with these. I wish I could stay year round. Lots of great food and attractions nearby. Caught some nice Blue Crabs right off the dock and was able to catch mullet for bait with cast-net off the canal dock also.

Hurricane Matthew was coming in at the end of our stay so we had to leave a day early as to join the evacuees on I-75. Would definitely recommend this Vacation Rental to anyone. The owners are super nice and helpful, making us feel like family!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Crystal and Aaron, thanks so much for sharing your lovely home on the water. We had everything we needed to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and river. We didn't use the bikes since it was so hot, but my husband enjoyed trying his hand at the basketball game a few times. We used the kayaks almost everyday and especially enjoyed the 5.5m. trip from the head of the springs of Weeki Watchee. We saw water fowl, raccoon, and several different species of fish. We also enjoyed interacting with a manatee and her calf for a few hours one day right on the canal in front of the house. That was an awesome experience! Thanks for being so quick to respond and make recommendations to any questions that we had. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and serene

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast! I brought a full house of family from Scotland and they loved every minute. Kayaked everyday and had manatees come to the dock daily. My brother caught mullet right off the dock (made his day even though he threw them all back :))

Very well equipped and comfortable home. Kid friendly and very clean.

We hope to be back next year. Thank you Crystal and Aaron for treating us like family and sharing your "Manatee Hideaway" with us :)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Carolyn, Crystal and I are quite happy that you enjoyed your stay at our Manatee Hideaway!! My son caught ten blue gill in a row within an hour off of the dock last time we were there! They seem to hang around the foliage by the kayak launch area. Carolyn, you and your family are welcome anytime at The Manatee Hideaway!! By the way, we added the 3 Person Canoe, a 6' kayak, new carpet in the living room (see pics), a front loader washer and newer dryer in the third bedroom, 5 bikes, and a two person arcade style basketball game in the carport. We hope to see you again in 2017!! Take Care & God Bless!! Aaron & Crystal Hester
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Everything was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We all had an amazing time. We didn't want to leave. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Kim, Crystal and I are happy you had an amazing time at our Manatee Hideaway. We hope you were able to do everything you wanted while staying with us. Take Care and God Bless Aaron and Crystal Hester
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Blast of a week!!

  • 4 of 5

Had an outstanding time.My stay was for 1 week and we were all sad to leave. The kids loved fishing off the dock. Everyone did. Aaron and Crystal were quick to respond to any questions I had. Everything we needed and wanted to do was nearby. Kayaking the river was great. I highly recommend the Kayak Adventures at Rogers Park. They take you to the beginning of the Weeki Wachee river and its a beautiful 5.5 mile trek down the river, with various stopping points to get out of your kayak/paddle board for a swim in the crystal clear river. Two thumbs up for my stay...if I had a third hand, its thumbs would be up too!!!

Thank you Aaron and Crystal!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jason, We are very happy you were able to kayak the whole river to Roger's Park. To us, it is the best way to enjoy The Nature Coast and it's extreme beauty. Paddling Adventures will also pick you and your kayak up at Rogers Park and take you to Weeki Wachee Springs park to launch at the spring head. Speaking of which, it is an awesome thing to see while you enjoy the Mermaid Show. Water so clear blue that it is hypnotic. Thanks Again for staying with us at The Manatee Hideaway. Take Care and God Bless! Aaron & Crystal Hester
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Location

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
"This park is TOP NOTCH for families! Take a boat ride and check out the Mermaid Show!"
BeckyJack's Food Shack
"GREAT FOOD HERE!"
Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Upper Deck
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Heather Golf Course
Nearest Train
52 Miles
Amtrak Clearwater, FL
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I-75
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
A Bella Napoli Italian Restaurant
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Pine Island

Pine Island is a really nice family friendly beach that is only five miles away. We are only an hour and a half from Disney World and an hour from Busch Gardens. We went to the aquarium in Tampa as well as the Lowry Zoo, also in Tampa. Both were GREAT! We also enjoy kayaking/boating/snorkeling in the Weeki Wachee river. Crystal clear water!!! If you like to fish, you can be in the Gulf reeling them in within 25-30 minutes! Homosassa State Park is a lot of fun as well! Check it out! Also, MY favorite restaurant in the area is Crackers in Crystal River, FL. They have live classic rock bands at the outside bar, great food, and you can dine by the water. Need I say more?

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Weeki Wachee, Florida Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
All
15 Feb 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£348
for 3 nights
From
£78
From
£87
Fri,Sat
£662
£1,958
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£662
for 7 nights
£662
£1,958
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £197
Property Damage Protection £47
Pet Fee £79 + Tax
Cleaning Fee £59 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. The unit is for up to eight people. If there are more than eight people, the rate is $10 per person, per day. If there is more than eight people staying in the unit with out informing the owner, your rental agreement is no longer viable and you may be asked to leave. We do not allow students and persons under the age of twenty five to rent the unit. Check in time is 4 PM, Checkout at 10 AM.
We only rent the unit weekly during holidays- We prefer Saturday to Saturday.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Weeki Wachee in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Has mirrored cosmetics cabinet and vanity sink.
    Hall Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Has plenty of cabinets for storage, large mirror and vanity
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Has a Full/twin Bunk with pull out trundle- 19" LED
    Exterior Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Has 19" LED and extra Dryer. Front and Rear Entrances!
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bathroom with reg. closet - 19" LED
  • Master Bedroom has a Bassett King size bed. The Master bathroom has only one entrance from the Master Bedroom. It has a regular closet. The second bedroom has a regular closet. Master and 2nd bedroom have built in dressers. 3rd Exterior Bedroom has a front loading washer and newer dryer, a small fridge and microwave as well, but bathroom is inside approximately 20' from the front door of the bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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