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

People7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 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 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 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 Central Gulf Coast

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 in Hernando County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Mermaid Cove~ Weeki Wachee River Retreat (includes Kayaks/Canoes)
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 18 reviews
5

Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, very basic no frills trailer on the water. Kitchen was well stocked for your cooking needs. Washer and dryer was a nice feature. Second bedroom, basic bunk bed for the kids. Main bedroom full size bed, decent night sleep. Newer clean carpet throughout. Owners are quick and responsive to assist and answer all questions. Great Location, easy access to Crystal River. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Cute and Cozy

  • 4 of 5

The place has all the comforts of home. Clean and quiet. If you are lucky enough during your stay, you might get a visit from a Manatee as we did.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Deceiving and not worth the money

  • 1 of 5

Pictures deceiving, grill broken, door broken, kayak had hole in it, yard not well taken care of, floor caving in in kitchen and tripped several times. Would not recommend this place to anyone or stay there again.. Letting the owner know and said or did nothing to improve our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The first thing I have to say is that I'm sorry you felt your experience was poor. A review like yours is not the norm as anyone can see from the 15 preceding reviews left over the last year. Most guests rave about the place, have a wonderful time and return. Just before your arrival, our cleaning person notified us about the door not opening very much because it was rubbing on the deck and she let us know that the kitchen floor had an area of floor that was warped. While you were there, you also called to tell me of these things but said they didn't affect your stay. These two items required some major work to be done which would have been an inconvenience to you if I had it done immediately during your stay. As soon as you checked out, we addressed these issues. The door now opens without any problem and the section of floor has been replaced. In addition, the gas grill has been disposed of, there is still a charcoal grill that is in great condition (which was there and available during your stay) and I have ordered a park style charcoal grill that will be installed in the near future. We replaced towels with new ones and even added a new kayak, although the "hole" you are referring to in the tandem kayak is a bolt hole that the kayak is manufactured with and is above the waterline so it has no effect on the use of the kayak and does not leak. The yard is maintained regularly by our landscape service.
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4

Not one detail was overlooked

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Mermaid Cove. The owners made sure that everything we needed (or could need) was thought of....even a citronella candle on the porch with a lighter sitting on top of it!!

The location was perfect...right on the water. The kayaks were a great plus! We had a lot of fun paddling around.

The only complaint we have is that the floor had some warping and the front door was difficult to open widely enough to bring our stuff in. But for us, this was a minor thing considering that we spent most of our time outside.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad to hear that you had a great time. Thank you for letting us know about the door and floor issue. We have had those repairs completed.
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5

Relaxing and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about it! The property is clean and comfortable. The screened in porch is the best place to hang out and relax. We loved kayaking and saw several manatees and an otter family. We will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fourth of July trip with 3 teenage boys was AWESOME!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Mermaid Cove for 2 nights during the Fourth of July holiday. It was clean, neat and stocked with everything we needed. Our sons, ages 13, 16, and 19 were comfortable in the bedroom bunk beds and pull out living room sofa. We all loved how peaceful the location is and how beautiful. We went on two kayaking trips while we were there and both were amazing. We loved how close we were to everything and enjoyed the recommended local restaurant Becky Jack's. While at Mermaid Cove we were able to visit Weeki Wachee Springs and see the mermaid show and enjoy the water park. I would recommend Mermaid Cove to anyone who is wanting to get away from it all, but still have all the conveniences from home.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Weeki Wachee, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£224
for 2 nights
From
£79
£571
£2,060
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £79 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £159
Cleaning £60 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

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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Location

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

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