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Swim with the manatees

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 8 Sleeps

2 story house on 2 canals, waterview from every room.

3br/3bath, boat dock, pool table, pool, 4 kayaks available, 2 docks, outside grill.

Free wi-fi and cable.


Owner
maggie templeton
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2017

Amenities

Weeki Wachee Gardens House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Beach View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Free Wifi
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
Notes:
Piece of paradise. Minutes away from numerous restaurants and shopping. However, the surrounding area of the house is quiet, peaceful, and with very little boating traffic. 1 hour away from Orlando and Tampa. 45 minutes away from Tarpon Springs.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Swim with the manatees
average rating of 4.56 based on 25 reviews
5

Great place to stay, especially with a large family. Meg was terrific to deal with.

  • 5 of 5

Have a fun family experience in this roomy home. Manatees come by daily. Caught a 5 pound large mouth bass right at the dock.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
5

Super house, great location for families & friends

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd year vacationing at Meg's house. And yes, you really can swim with Manatee's as we did several times. We have already re-booked for 2018. My only wish is that I could magically add 2 more bedrooms to the existing 3 so we could have more friends and family to stay with us and enjoy the Weeki Wachee! See my review from 2/17/2016 for all the other accolades regarding the house and activities. Can't wait for 2018!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very disappointed

  • 1 of 5

Will not be returning. Due to unwarranted holding of partial deposit.

Renters beware.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything and More!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 adults and 4 children had the best five days at Weeki Wachee and Rental 911060. The home was spacious, the AC worked great, the beds were comfortable, and being on the corner lot with a pool to boot was just perfect for our four grandchildren. They stayed in the water, whether it was the Gulf (scalloping), the canal (fishing and swimming) and the pool (just having fun) and took fun to the MAX! The Master Suite was so large and spacious and the walk-in shower was so wonderful. The downstairs playroom with pool table kept the kids occupied in the early morning hours while us adults were getting our beauty sleep. We also loved the stone dragons that would spew canal water on either side of the on-site boat ramp. The kids and visitors just loved those! We honestly couldn't ask for a better vacation home. We plan on coming back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
5

Returning for Longer Next Year

  • 5 of 5

We have come to Weeki Wachee and Crystal River area five times since 2008 and stayed in 4 different houses. Our first house was a great place and we wanted to keep renting it but but those darn Canadians keep renting it for 3 months! It is so popular we have not been able to get a date for four years. So, we rented Meg's house this year. I am tempted to say nothing but bad stuff so we won't have a problem renting in the future,....but I won't. This is a great place! We just loved it and there plenty of room for two families. Large rooms and bathrooms, a huge game room and very nice kitchen breakfast/dining area, large den/TV area as well. We brought our own boat and launched it at the private launch on the property and kept it moored on the floating dock...a big plus! Although we didn't use them, there was a least six kayaks of various sizes on hand. Another great item was a large outdoor BBQ Pit, huge deck and stationary dock to hang out around. The view from the 2nd floor and the large screened porch is wonderful. Our Scottish Terrier lived on the porch daily during our stay watching the squirrels in the Palms and the boaters on the canal.The pool area is large and another wonder area to relax. We also saw plenty of Manatee's in front of the house. In fact, a family of three was at the dock when we arrived. We headed to the Hospital Hole twice a day to see the Manatee's (usually about 20) and also saw Otters, Herons, Wild Boar and a host of other wild life. I could go on, but I'll just say we rented for one week this year, coming back for two weeks in 2017! Can't wait.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clearwater, FL
5

Excellent Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My family goes away together for the Memorial Day Weekend, we usually go to the beach at a condo. We were at this house for 2 hours and my kids said they want to come back to the river next year!!! Our party consisted of 5 adults and 2 small children and there was plenty for all of us to do. We had the river front and our own pool! The house was great and accommodated all of us very well. There was everything we needed there. It was also a plus that Meg is pet accommodating, my daughter got to bring her dog with us, the yard is fenced in so we had no worries about the dog getting out! The pool was great it was nice to have it all to ourselves, not like at the condo!!! There are pool noodles there and a few floats to use. The yard was very big and we had brought our corn hole game with us and there was plenty of room to play. We took the kayaks out and saw manatees, and we even saw manatees from the dock. The house has a screened in porch and I would get up and have my morning tea on the porch and enjoy the quiet of the river. One morning the dog even let us know there was a river otter on the dock! Oh yeah and don't forget the pool table downstairs!!! I would highly recommend this VRBO! Thanks Meg for sharing your house with us!!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Swim with manatees.

* Buccaneer Bay.

* Mermaid show.

* Bare Bones Restaurant.

* Swim in natural Florida springs.

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Kayaks available.

Access to Weeki Wachee Springs and the Gulf.

Short kayak ride to beach area.

Swim with the manatees in the backyard.

Dock the boat in the backyard.

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Rates & Availability

Weeki Wachee Gardens House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$300
$1,400
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Nightly Rate: $300 -350

Weekly Rate: $1400 - 1600

Monthly Rate: $4000 - 45000


Prices as described. SEASON AND HOLIDAYS ARE AT THE MAXIMUM RATE. A $250 refundable deposit is also required. Available are 9 kayaks. 7 single/1 tandem/1 youth. which also require a $50 deposit for each kayak, ($40 REFUNDABLE- $10 RENTAL/EQUIP. $75 additional pet fee.

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