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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bath. Water front with private dock.Sleeps 6, Washer/Drier,grill

NEW ADDITION: Have fun with our new portable corn hole game and PHOTO BOOTH Pirate and Mermaid!!!! Pictures soon to come!!!!


Have fun in our 2 bedroom, 2 bath home. Living room includes 54 inch flat screen TV, DVD player, comfortable futon that sleeps two with surrounding chairs to visit while enjoying a variety of games for all ages or to relax around the fireplace which has electric logs for your enjoyment. Dining room has white wicker table, four chairs with view of the water. Kitchen is full of color with two bar stools at counter overlooking the water. Fully stocked with pots ,pans, crock-pot, dishes, coffee pot, creamer, blinder, toaster, outdoor cooking utensils, paper products, variety of spices and more. Washer and dryer available in laundry area of house with laundry soap, dryer sheets, ironing board and iron. Each bedroom has a flat screen TV. One bedroom with king bed, walk-in closet, portable small crib, baby linens and children toys, several bathrobes available as well. Second bedroom has twin single beds (2).

FREE WIFI (fast) and land line with FREE long distance calls for US and Canada, no international calls.

Relax on your private deck before taking the kayaks down the river. Two docks, one is a floating dock, bring your own boat. We have a private small ramp for the kayaks a much easier way to launch into the water. This ramp is shared between both our Mermaid Bungalow and Pirate Cove.

Have fun in our 4 seat paddle boat that is included with stay (availability depends on usage - paddle boat is the only item shared between both our Mermaid Bungalow and Pirate Cove guest that sit side by side).

FREE WIFI and land line with FREE long distance calls for US and Canada, no international calls.

Outdoor chairs. Enjoy cooking out every night on the grill or dining out at local eateries. Our canal has access to the main Weeki Wachee River and Gulf access.

Visit the famous Weeki Wachee Springs State Water park where you can see live mermaids and enjoy the mermaid show, fun for all ages. Walt Disney along with all Orlando attractions within two hours and golfing close by. Several parks close minutes away and great for fishing. recommended.

Check out our other rental right next door when extra room is needed - PIRATE COVE listing 761099 that also includes bikes and kayaks!

Contract and waivers for kayaks, bikes and paddle boat are required to be completed prior to stay.

Lead guest must be 25 years of age or older

More Details

alice archibald
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About alice archibald

My husband and I are both from Florida and live near the property. We enjoy boating, fishing, scalloping, kayaking and all the beauty of the Weeki Wachee River along with the Gulf waters.

alice archibald purchased this house in 2014

Why alice archibald chose Weeki Wachee Gardens

We purchased this home the end of Dec. 2014 and completed remodeling Feb. 2015 as a vacation home. Because we are from this area and generations past, we wanted to share with others what we appreciate daily. The Weeki Wachee River gives you peace, relaxation and takes you to a place where you can hear the birds in the morning, watch the ducks swim and see manatee swim by as you kayak or paddle around in our fun paddle boat.

What makes this house unique

The Mermaid Bungalow is fun and unique. It is a feel good, feel happy place with a fun purple kitchen and tropical soft colors in the bedrooms and bathrooms. You are able to relax and enjoy the simple things in life with that added adventure! SEE OLD FLORIDA in it's best with nature and have fun watching the MANATEES!!!

We are truly known for the cleanliness, save area and the extra fun features our Mermaid Bungalow gives. With having bikes, kayaks, paddle boat included make your stay an even more fun one!


Weeki Wachee Gardens House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 2/ 3 vehicles depending on size, boat trailer counts as 1 When unloading boat, pull boat & trailer across front yard if does not in drive, no in road
  • No RV's, campers of any type or tents unless discussed prior to booking.
  • No parties unless discussed prior to booking.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Lotion, cotton balls, extra soap, shampoo and hair dryer available.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Flat screen TV, portable baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Flat screen TV
  • Living room has a new futon that sleeps two. Walk-in closet with small portable crib and linens along with children toys. Bathrobes available. Each bedroom has a flat screen TV. One with King bed, second bedroom with two single twin beds (2).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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average rating of 4.9565215 based on 46 reviews

Perfect Relax and Get Outdoors Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This Bungalow has everything from lavish detailed theme and décor inside the home on top of the perfect setup of outdoor activities right off the back porch. My family enjoyed kayaking, paddle boating, swimming and fishing. There was so many places to visit in our short time there that was all within 10 minutes of driving from the vacation home. After playing all day we enjoyed fires in the fire pit on the dock and when it was time to come inside there was also a beautiful fireplace in the home. We will definitely stay there again on our next trip to Weeki Wachi!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our Mermaid Bungalow is full of fun inside and outside and we are very happy to know everyone had such a great time. There is so much to do with kayaking, paddle boating and biking that it can be difficult to fit it all in on a short vacation but we are thrilled to know how much fun it was and that you will be back, looking forward to your next stay at our Mermaid Bungalow!!
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Wonderful relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5

This property is peaceful has everything you need for your stay

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at the mermaid bungalow and didn’t want for anything. It was nice, clean and well kept. Owner is organized and has things labeled and even leaves you welcome gifts! Owner is nearby and easy to contact so if u happen to need anything she is very quick to respond! Great little getaway to visit nearby springs or paddle out in the provided kayaks and gear. Kids loved swimming right out back in the river. There is also a rental by same owner right next door if u need more room! Pirates cove, just as nice and clean!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vacation cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved staying at the Mermaid Bungalow. Even though it was cold during our stay the kids still enjoyed fishing and kayaking on the canal. We enjoyed the fire pit. It was perfect for our family of six. We only stayed a few nights. I think the biggest compliment would have to be that my 14 year old said he wished we could have stayed there longer. Thanks for the hospitality, Alice! Also, when the reviews say you don't need to bring anything except your clothes and some food believe them. Alice has everything for your convenience.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled everyone had such a great time!!!! There is so much to do at the Mermaid Bungalow with kayaking, paddle boat, biking and everything Weeki Wachee has to offer!!! We can't wait to have you back again but next time for a longer stay!!!!! Thanks again!
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How to unwind--Mermaid bungalow!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a very well stocked cottage. We never had to leave for a thing..and we really did not want to. We were right on the water with a great fire pit and screened in porch. We grilled out for all our meal. Kids loved the kayaks and paddleboats, and jumping fish. Four adults and two children were very comfortable. There was NO downside to this relaxing stay. Alice was wonderful in rescheduling our stay as Irma hit the weekend we were supposed to be there!! She went out of the way to make everything wonderful! We'd come again..

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for staying at our Mermaid Bungalow and we are thrilled to know how much fun everyone had! There is something about this place that gives you that fun, adventure, relaxing and peacefulness. We can not wait for your next visit.
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awesoE place and Alice is great!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our trip. Alice is very accommodating and the house is well stocked. There was enough room for two small skiffs at the dock. Limited on scallops in a couple hours and speared some snapper just 20 minute boat ride from the home. Great place if your looking to relax

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try and keep the house fully stocked so our guest will not have to bring as much things, only food and our two docks are a plus for boats. Scallop season has been super this year and not having to go far out to get them is great!!! Our Mermaid Bungalow is a great place for relaxation and adventure!!! THANK YOU!!!
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Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
SunCoast Park Way
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
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Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Pine Island(salt) 5miles,Rogers Park(fresh) .6

The Weeki Wachee attraction and water park is only minutes away where you can see live mermaids along with the mermaid show. Walt Disney and other Orlando attractions are only 1 1/2hrs from here. Local golfing, Pine Island which has a small white sandy beach and park (salt water) and Rogers Park with a white sandy beach (fresh water) are all very close by. Rogers Park has a playground fun for children, sandy volley ball court and have fun swimming in the Weeki Watchee River watching kayaks, paddle boats, boats and people having fun rafting on the river. A nice selection of places to eat located within minutes from our home or enjoy cooking from you own gas grill.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110
Damage Insurance $59

Contract and waivers required, lead guest must be 25 years of age or older.
1 boat or jet ski allowed no extra fee, additional boat or jet ski required to be approved prior to booking fee each 25.00.
Trash days Tue. and Fri. if extra trash that is required to be hauled off, 100. will be deducted from damage deposit.
2 vehicles or (trailer) allowed, extra to be approved prior to booking. No parking in street. No RV's, campers or tents
No parties unless discussed prior to booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.