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

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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 an 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
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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2018

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 Weeki Wachee Gardens

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!

Amenities

Weeki Wachee Gardens House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - twin over full
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • 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! 4.4/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

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Mermaid Cove~ Weeki Wachee River Retreat (includes Kayaks/Canoes)
average rating of 4.409091 based on 44 reviews
west palm beach
4

fun weekend home

  • 4 of 5

if you are renting in the summer, just know that you could turn the a/c down to 32* but it will never get cool until the sun goes down and the mobile home cools down. a tower fan is on location. very clean and quiet with a nice patio. didn't use the boats or BBQ grill.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We just replaced the floors and found several leaky ac ducts. All was repaired and the ac is working much more efficiently now. Glad you had a good time! Next time you’ll have to get in the water with the kayaks. :)
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5

We didn't want to leave

  • 5 of 5

We had an all around amazing vacation! The cabin had a Florida home feel and was clean when we arrived. Everything we needed was easy to find and accessible. We spent most of our time outside on the river, the near by beaches, and even took time to visit the mermaid show which had a fun water park and boat ride. We truly enjoyed out time and look forward to revisiting.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

great location

  • 5 of 5

The place was clean and location was great. Screen porch perfect. Owner was fast to respond to questions and friendly. Dock was easy entry and exit with kayaks.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great price and great location.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! Weeki Wachee is now one of our favorite places! Loved the kayaking and even got to see manatees on more that one occasion! The rental price was great and it was clean and spacious.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Simple and serene!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at Mermaid Cove! We enjoy the simple things in life and this was perfect. Plenty of room for our family of 5 and our yellow lab. Just a few paddles away from the river. If you are looking for a great family getaway this is highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Galway, NY
4

Decent "Old Florida" place

  • 4 of 5

We only stayed two nights, but we did enjoy the experience. Didn't realize that the place was an old mobile home in a quiet neighborhood on the canal. Sitting on the dock, we were able to see a great variety of birds (it is a nature conservancy area). Attended the annual Swamp Fest in Weekee Wachee, which was fun. In all, a relaxing time. Place was clean, had everything we needed as far as towels, linen, etc. Would probably go again!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

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 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.