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Mermaid Cove~ Weeki Wachee River Retreat (includes Kayaks/Canoes)

People7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7

The perfect mix of relaxation & adventure await you at this charming Old Florida river retreat! Explore the natural beauty of the crystal clear Weeki Wachee River by kayaks or canoes from your backyard and enjoy the breeze from the dock or screened in porch! Home offers a queen bed in the master bedroom, a twin over full in the second bedroom and a queen sleeper sofa in the living room. 2 single person Kayaks, 1 tandem kayak and 1 canoe are included in your stay for an easy paddle to the famous rope swing, restaurants and local recreation area. There are plenty of restaurants, shops and recreation and entertainment within a short driving distance, including the WORLD FAMOUS WEEKI WACHEE MERMAID SHOW at the Weeki Wachee Springs State Park also home of the Buccaneer Bay Waterpark! Pine Island beach is a short 10 minute drive where you can soak up the sun on the sand or watch a beautiful sunset. Boats can be rented at very reasonable prices only 10 minutes away at Hernando Beach for a day of fishing or scalloping in season! A little closer is Rogers Park, a little sandy beach on the river accompanied by a n adjacent riverfront restaurant. Or stay at the house and grill on the dock while you watch the local fish jump and see the manatees swim by. There is WiFi, a flat screen cable TV, DVD's and games for your at home entertainment. Whether you are looking to relax, find an adventure or a mixture of both, look no further, Mermaid Cove is the place to book your next vacation! Check out our other VRBO listings, just around the corner from Mermaid Cove... Captain's Quarters (VRBO# 892741) and Mermaid Landing (VRBO#892691)


Owner
Jason and Andrea Soldini
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

About Jason and Andrea Soldini

Jason and Andrea are lifelong Florida residents. They both grew up in South Florida in the 1970-80's and recall that Old Florida that seems to be disappearing. Both have a deep love for Florida and could not imagine living anywhere else. Jason and Andrea have been married since 1994 and have loved taking travel adventures for anniversaries and family trips. They love finding places to explore with character and beauty , packed with neat things to see and do and are affordable.

Jason and Andrea Soldini purchased this house in 2015

Why Jason and Andrea Soldini chose Florida

In 2010, the family went on it's first Nature Coast adventure, tubing on the Ichetucknee River and scalloping in Steinhatchee. What a blast! In subsequent summers, the family explored Crystal River, Suwanee River, Homosassa Springs and finally Weeki Wachee Springs / Hernando Beach. Weeki Wachee was by far the favorite with its natural surroundlings, waterfront location, proximity to the river, gulf attractions, restaurants and shops. They returned the next year to the same vacation rental home. Since the previous years stay, a lot of thought had been given to purchasing a similar property in Weeki Wachee. Well, lo and behold...upon arrival the property across the canal was for sale and cried out for glorification!

What makes this house unique

Weeki Wachee River Retreats, where "Mermaid Cove" is located is loacted in the middle of State and National forest preserved lands. The gulf coast is only 10 minutes away, town with all the conveniences is only 10 minutes the other direction. Local attractions include kayaking, cycling, boating, fishing, scalloping and exploring. The entire Nature Coast has so many natural beauties to discover. Mermaid Cove sits right on the water. The Living areas and screen porch overlook the water. The dock offers a peaceful and relaxing place to sit. and watch mullet spring out of the water and manatees cruise by The water is lovely to swim in and the river is a very short paddle away . The river is navigable for small boats such as a pontoon, bowrider or fishing boat and is conveniently close to the gulf. The neighbors are wonderful and the vacationers are friendly. What better location could there be? This is the "Old Florida" that Jason and Andrea grew up in and have now rediscovered!

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: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - twin over full
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • Kayaking
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Mermaid Cove~ Weeki Wachee River Retreat (includes Kayaks/Canoes)
average rating of 4.571429 based on 28 reviews
5

Relaxing and quiet place on the water

  • 5 of 5

Quiet place on the water with the comforts of home.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Clean and well supplied with essentials. Quaint and quiet.

  • 4 of 5

We had 3 dolphins and a small group of manatees all the first day cruising this beautiful canal. It is close to the main river where we watched an otter play along a river bank. We enjoyed the kayaks available! The screened porch is where we ate all our meals and played games at the day's end. Comfortable place. Nice neighbors too. The Hernando Beach Tropical grill deserves the good reviews and stars it receives. The ahi tuna was remarkable.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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AWESOME river retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We love this river! Thank you for sharing your place with us :) The mermaid cove had everything we needed and more. We had an AMAZING time! We would definitely come again. ~The Miller's

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

I was visiting from Indiana and my best friend lives in Florida. She suggested we stay on the spring and so we found this home. It was PERFECT. There were 4 of us in total and mermaid cove suited us nicely. There were many activities we were able to do and never bored! I would totally recommend this home to anyone traveling this way!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Incredible Stay!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the trip and lodging! We watched Manatees the first day, mermaids the second day, and went to the beach the third day. All within easy driving distance (less than 5 miles each direction). Plenty to do and see!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful River getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this rental. It was peaceful, quiet, and had everything we could have needed for a great weekend with family. It is conveniently located on a channel just a little paddle to the main springs route. Owners provide a great environment and are quick to write back when you need them. Will be staying at this rental again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
56 Miles
TPA- Tampa Int'l Airport
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Pine Island Beach
Car: recommended

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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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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£558
for 7 nights
£558
£2,015
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£219
for 2 nights
From
£77
£558
£2,015
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £58.29
Pet Fee £77.72
Damage Deposit £155.44

Refund Policy: Full refund until 30 days prior to arrival. 50% Refund up until 1 week prior to arrival.
Damage deposit is refundable and will be returned 7 days after check out provided no damage is reported or a $59 non-refundable damage policy may be requested instead.
Check in after 3:00 PM and check out by 10:00 AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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