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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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

Nick Garbarino
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
27 July, 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.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Pedestal sink. New shower. Decor is sea shells.
  • The shower is large - 60 x 34.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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


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Beautiful Waterfront On Deepwater Canal On The Gulf Of Mexico With Heated Pool!
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 34 reviews
Naples, FL

Perfect Scalloping Lodge

  • 5 of 5

This was my second year using Nick's place as home base to hunt scallops out of Hernando Beach. The location is perfect - close to restaurants and groceries in town, short boat ride out of the canal to the gulf, and not much further to the scalloping grounds. The house is clean and comfortable and the pool is a nice way to relax and rinse off the sweat and salt after a long day on the boat.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great scalloping trip

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed here.

My wife and I love thus place. Close to scalloping grounds and we love the giant back deck. We will be back soon

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Plantation, Florida

Amazing Vacation House!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed and recommend this vacation house. We swam in the pool and went fishing on the dock. We also just enjoyed the sunset while watching the shrimping boats cruise by on their way out to the Gulf. We visited Weeki Wachee Springs, which was 10 minutes from this house. This house was perfect for our family weekend getaway! Thank you!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Small but lovely!

  • 5 of 5

It was everything we needed. One day at the springs and one day relaxing by the pool. Great holiday weekend getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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St George, Ontario

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
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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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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hernando Beach, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.98
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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