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Beautiful Waterfront On Deepwater Canal On The Gulf Of Mexico With Heated Pool!

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 6 With Pool And Boat Dock. Watch Dolphins & Boats From The Deck Or Dock

Note: Also see our other waterfront listing (vrbo# 961733) just down the canal from this property. It is a larger home and yard, big enough for 10 yet cozy for two.

Hernando Beach is a special place. It is so rare to find such a laid back, safe, and friendly place these days, where the neighbors walk their dogs or just stroll down the street to catch the sun setting over the Gulf of Mexico. You can feel the vibe as soon as you roll into town. It seems to go hand-in-hand with the fresh ocean breeze.

This property is quintessential Hernando Beach. Built in the 70's but updated and newly remodeled inside and out. It's a two bedroom one bath home, with high ceilings, a heated pool and a large back deck overlooking the water. The master bedroom includes a queen bed. The second bedroom includes twin bunk beds. The sofa in the living room is a sleeper sofa. So, all together it sleeps six comfortably, and an inflatable mattress is available to sleep two more if needed. Fully stocked kitchen with stove, oven and microwave. Cable TV, high speed internet, DVD player and library. The cabana by the pool includes a full sized washer and drier. Very large back deck overlooking the water and the private boat dock. Beautifully landscaped with tropical foliage including citrus and bananas. Great for grilling and watching the boats go by. Or use the dock to tie up your own boat, or a locally-rented pontoon boat. The property includes a 17 foot canoe and a small boat ramp for launching it. It is also ideal for launching kayaks, paddle boards, or even a small john boat. We love our dog and we know that they are part of the family. Therefore, our property is pet-friendly. We keep it sparkling clean and we expect our guests to abide by our pet policy. The back area is fenced-in with a vinyl privacy fence, so Fido can run around and chase the lizards or perhaps just watch them curiously.

Dolphins are frequently seen frolicking in the canal. Even manatees, sea turtles, and huge tarpon are sometimes seen. Ospreys are always around, and bald eagles are spotted sometimes as well. Just down the canal, the open water of the Gulf of Mexico is very inviting, with clean sandy areas ideal for dropping the anchor and wading in the waist deep water while collecting shells and viewing fish. The sunsets over the gulf are spectacular, showing nightly.

Two beaches are within a few miles, as is kayaking on the crystal clear Weeki Wachee river, where manatees are always around during the cooler months of the year. At Weeki Wachee State Park, you can catch the world-famous mermaid show where a below ground theatre provides a view into one of the largest freshwater springs in the world, and site of many Hollywood movies. If paddling with manatees makes you want to jump in the water and hug them, you can actually do that - just down the road a few miles in Crystal River or Homosassa, where tour operators provide wetsuits, snorkeling gear, and boat rides to enter the water with wild manatees that have come in from the Gulf of Mexico to the 72 degree springs to wait out old man winter.

We provide two bicycles for your enjoyment. The neighborhood streets and sidewalks are safe for riding. Just a short walk from the property, there's a trailhead for the 11,000 acre Weeki Wachee Preserve. Many miles of hiking or biking provides a nature experience with crystal clear spring lakes, palm forests, countless wading birds, and if you're lucky you might catch a rare glimpse of one of Florida's wild black bears.

Hernando Beach is a very small, quiet seaside town, but it includes some of the best restaurants in the Spring Hill area. The food is great, there's live entertainment, and the waterfront setting is very relaxing. Just 5-10 minutes down the road, depending on which way you go, Spring Hill offers many more opportunities for shopping and dining. With a population of 170,000 people in the Spring Hill/Brooksville area, you can imagine the retail and dining options. However, if a trip to the big city is called for, a one hour trip down the Suncoast Parkway will lead you into the Tampa/St Petersburg metro area, with a population of about 4 million people and all the offerings of one of America's finest resort destinations. Highway 50 leads to Orlando in under two hours. Disney, Universal, and people from all over the world.

After a long day of fun, it's really nice to return home to your beautiful little home overlooking the water in Hernando Beach. The streets are all dead-end streets that end at the Gulf of Mexico, so traffic is light. It's an ideal little village for walking or riding your bike, or if you have a boat, just cruising the canals and viewing the properties and boats. There's even some waterfront dining where you can arrive by boat, and the same goes for the convenience store just down the canal.

For really great boating, there's of course the open gulf, where one may enjoy fishing, scuba diving, scalloping, swimming, sailing, dolphin watching, or star gazing. The near shore waters in this area are usually quite calm, with 2 foot seas or less most of the time. It's an ideal area to head out offshore, drop anchor and spend the night.

More Details

Owner
Nick Garbarino
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Nick Garbarino

Some of my happiest childhood memories are of summer vacations spent in Florida. We now live in Weeki Wachee just a few miles away. We enjoy the property ourselves whenever we can year-round, inviting family and friends to join us. We love this property and are happy to offer it for your use. We want to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

Nick Garbarino purchased this house in 2015

Why Nick Garbarino chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

We fell in love with Hernando Beach the moment we first wandered into this area five years ago. It is really unique. We've not found a comparable area for relaxation, and just getting away from it all, yet still being close to retail, dining, and night life.

What makes this house unique

This area is known as Florida's "Nature Coast". The opportunities for wildlife viewing are spectacular, especially when you consider that you're not having to travel to Africa or the Amazon. There are 6 crystal clear spring fed rivers in the area, inhabited by manatees, dolphins, river otters, bald eagles, sandhill cranes, alligators (of course), wild turkeys, black bears, wild peacocks, roseate spoonbills, ospreys, wild hogs, and the list goes on and on. Go offshore and you're bound to see sea turtles, sometimes by the hundreds, as I have. The fishing here is very good, and charter boats are available. There's grouper, spotted sea trout, redfish, mangrove snapper, snook, tarpon, jacks, Spanish mackerel, and sheephead. For the spearfisherman, there's the delicious hogfish inhabiting an extensive artificial reef system, including world war two army tanks. So, in summary, a stay in Hernando Beach puts you in the center of everything, from mermaid shows to boat watching, from dolphin encounters to Disney, from Bush Gardens to spectacular sunsets over the gulf, from hugging a wild manatee to grilling on your deck while watching the shrimp/crab/sail/pleasure boats go by. From big city excitement, to gentle sea breezes.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hernando Beach in Hernando County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • 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
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Pedestal sink. New shower. Decor is sea shells.
  • The shower is large - 60 x 34.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , bunk beds
  • Master bedroom includes closet, chest of drawers, night stand, and hope chest with extra blankets. The décor is sail boats. The second bedroom is twin bunk beds and it includes a library, built in shelves and two small tables. The décor is wildlife. The sofa in the living room is a sleeper sofa. An inflatable mattress is provided for 2 more people if needed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)

Beautiful Waterfront On Deepwater Canal On The Gulf Of Mexico With Heated Pool!
average rating of 4.8 based on 30 reviews
St George, Ontario
5

Great time in a lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

Property was just as advertised. The sheets on the queen bed were so soft. Pool was lovely and great to get in any time of the day or evening. Quiet, peaceful, relaxing. Loved sitting out in the early morning listening to the birds singing. Fun seeing​ the banana tree and lime bush in the yard. BBQ worked great. AC was lovely and cool. Wish we had had longer to explore the area. Anytime we did need to touch base with the owner to ask a question he was very prompt in his replies. He was especially accomodating when we needed to change our week due to unexpected surgery for our son. Would not hesitate to stay again. A little gem of a place on a quieter part of the Florida gulf coast.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A home away from home :)

  • 5 of 5

Our family came from NY to stay here , and it was beautiful, we will be back :) Thanks for everything !

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stockbridge, Georgia
5

Lovely property in a beautiful setting. Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property in a beautiful setting. The pool was perfect to relax and enjoy watching the boats go by. Just as described. Being able to bring our corgis was a bonus.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Property was clean, well kept and had everything a family would need for day to day living.

  • 5 of 5

Our kids used the pool everyday, several times throughout the day. The property was clean and was perfect for our family of 5. We had absolutely no issues the entire week, so we didn't have to bother Nick at all. There were several excursions we could do right in the area such as Wicky Wachee State Park, Charter Boat fishing, etc. We had a such a great time there it was hard to leave when the week was up. We will definitely be back.

The Ellenbecker Family

Athens, Wisconsin

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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5

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed everything about the place. Especially having the Old Town canoe and bikes to ride around the area. The weather was perfect while we were there. It was great to come back in the afternoon and take a dip in the pool. Great vacation - we'll come back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location, responsive owner, beautiful deck.

  • 4 of 5

Cool location, very well maintained property, responsive & cooperative owner. Sitting on the deck was as good as advertised. Two things detract from a five star review - the house is kind of cramped (and the bathroom is tiny), and the heated pool was solar heated instead of electric or gas. Because of that, after 4 days we could only get it to 72 degrees.

I highly recommend the Weeki Watchie Canoe rental for the Manatee viewing, and the local seafood restaurants, especially the Hernando Beach Tropical Grill. The Grouper Bites were fresh and awesome. The Cove restaurant sells fish food on the deck / patio for feeding the fish and turtles.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Tampa
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
several
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
several
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
several
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Pine Island and Rogers Park
Car: necessary

Mild climate, swimming with wild manatees, beaches, mermaid shows, clear spring river kayaking, great fishing, scalloping, scuba diving, bird watching, dolphin watching. Tampa/St Petersburg is less than an hour away with Busch Gardens, aquariums, beaches. Orlando is less than two hours away with Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, and many other theme parks.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hernando Beach, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
May
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£270
for 2 nights
From
£112
£819
£2,365
 
 
fall
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£270
for 2 nights
From
£112
£819
£2,365
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£316
for 2 nights
From
£135
£973
£2,751
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45.61
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Taxes are included in the listed rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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