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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 - PIRATES!!! Pictures soon to come!!!


Have fun in our, 2 bedroom, 2 bath home. Bring very little, the Pirate Cove is stocked with about everything you will need. Sleeps 6- One bedroom with Queen bed & flat screen TV, second bedroom has 2 twin beds, flat screen TV, living room leather couch, futon sleeps 2 w/42inch flat screen TV. All TV's have basic cable, land line as well. Kitchen has dishwasher, two bathrooms.

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

Outside grill, three kayaks ,three adult bikes and paddle boat included (availability of paddle boat depends on usage - paddle boat is only item shared between our Pirate Cove and Mermaid Bungalow guest).

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 Pirate Cove and Mermaid Bungalow.

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

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 - Mermaid Bugalow 681084 that also includes bikes and kayaks!

Contract and waivers for kayaks, bikes and paddle boat 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:
March 20, 2018

About alice archibald

My husband and I were born and raised in FL as well as several generations back. We have lived on the Weeki Wachee River for years and enjoy the same kind of activities the Pirate Cove has to offer, water front, boating, kayaking, swimming, nature in it's fullness with birds, ducks, turtles and we can not forget the manatees.

alice archibald purchased this house in 2015

Why alice archibald chose Weeki Wachee Gardens

We purchased this home because it sits next door to the Mermaid Bungalow that is also posted on this site. Having the two next door, gives more opportunity for guest to come in larger groups to enjoy family, friends and makes an ideal wedding! Both share a small sandy ramp perfect for kayak's to be launched into the canal. Each has it's own adult bikes and kayaks with safety equipment with no extra charge. Have fun in the paddle boat that is included with stay! Availability depends on usage ( shared between both our Pirate Cove and Mermaid Bungalow guest that sit side by side). Enjoy sitting on the screened porch or outside by the fire pit along with grilling right in your own back yard!

What makes this house unique

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 Pirate Cove gives. With having bikes, kayaks, paddle boat included make your stay an even more fun one!

If you have seen the pictures posted of the Mermaid Bungalow you will know the Pirate Cove is as much fun. With the theme of pirates and mermaids, you can not help yourself to enjoy the unique setting of the house inside and outside. The house is very clean and because it is stocked with so much, you can kick back and just have fun! We have everything from cotton balls to a small portable baby crib. Flat screen TV's in each bedroom and living room, WIFI and land line phone with US and Canada calls included. Adult bikes and Kayaks with safety gear included. Check out our Mermaid Bungalow next door 681084 when extra room is needed for larger groups!


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
  • Max. adults: 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 parties unless discussed prior to booking.
  • No RV's, campers of any type or tents unless discussed prior to booking.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Mermaid's and fish surround this fun purple bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms have lotion, cotton balls, q-tips, hair dryer, soap, shampoo
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Flat screen TV with basic cable
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Flat screen TV with basic cable
  • FUTON IN OPEN AREA SLEEPS TWO Plenty of extra sheets, blankets and pillows
  • 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
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Weeki Wachee State Park is minutes away where you can watch the LIVE MERMAID SHOW! Bring very little with you, only food. You will find the Mermaid Bungalow has most everything you need. Towels for indoor and out, pots & pans, spices, oil, coffee, creamer, tea, laundry soap & dryer sheets, iron & ironing board, hair dryer, cotton balls, soap, extra sheets, blankets, safety kit, landline phone for US and Canada calls free, WIFI, basic cable w/ ESPN, plenty of outside chairs, grill, adult bikes,kayaks & paddle boat - all included to enjoy with your stay.


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average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Great vacation cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation at Pirates Cove this past week. We enjoyed taking the kayaks out and paddling around for hours at a time. The house is tastefully decorated with comfortable seating areas both inside and out. The screen porch was helpful - the no-see-ums were out when we were there. Thank you Alice for a great vacation experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you stay at our Pirate Cove and we are so happy to know you had a great time at our house and enjoyed the kayaks!!! We hope you come again for your next vacation!!! Would love to have you stay anytime!!! THANK YOU again!!!!
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Highlands, NC

A fun stay with all supplies needed for preparing the Thanksgiving dinner.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the location and the house was equipped with all that was needed. The most important factor was the cleanliness.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and comfy getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Pirate Cove for our mother-daughter vacation. Because of the size of our group, we also rented Mermaid Bungalow (right next door). It was the perfect set-up. Both houses are cute and inviting; everything was clean, tidy, and well-supplied; and our hostess was friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for having your mother / daughter vacation with friends at both our Mermaid Bungalow and Pirate Cove. We are so happy everyone loved our homes and had such a great time at the Weeki Wachee State Park. We look forward to your next stay with us!!!
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Great place to enjoy the water

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I along with our kids enjoyed the property very much. The Kayak ride was very close to the nearby park and beach. The rental home is very clean and well taken care of, and it was nice to have everything you could possibly need right there on the property.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for staying at our Pirate Cove. We are glad you enjoyed the kayaks, bikes and paddle boat that are provided on the property and included with your stay. We take pride in how clean our home is and very pleased you were happy. Great to know all had a fun time and we are looking forward to your next visit with us.
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Great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

This home was very nice for our vacation. The location was great for our boat to get to the Gulf for fishing. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Columbia, SC


  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights at Pirates Cove and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is very clean, comfortable and well stocked - just bring your food. We enjoyed kayaking the canals, biking the neighborhood and exploring the area. We saw lots of wildlife including a mom and baby manatee from the screened porch overlooking the canal. The owner is very accommodating, easy to work with and lives nearby in case anything is needed.

Nearby points of interest include Rogers Park on the WEEKI Wachee River just down the road; Pine Island beach park on the Gulf less than a 10 minute drive; WEEKI Wachee State Park with mermaids nearby; Boating in Florida kayaking from WW State Park to Rogers Park; Homasassa Springs State Park and more. We also enjoyed Honeymoon Island State Park which is just over an hour away.

I highly recommend staying at Pirates Cove.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you stay at our Pirate Cove and we are thrilled everyone had such a great time! This is old Florida with relaxation and adventure all over the place and we are so glad you experienced it. We hope you come back again!!! Thank you very much!
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Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Upper Deck
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
SunCoast Park Way
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
LaBella Napoli and Brian's Place. COVE
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Pine Island(salt) 5miles,Rogers Park(fresh) .

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 1 1/2hrs away from here. Local golfing, Pine Island which has a small white sandy beach (salt water) and Rogers Park also a white sandy beach (fresh water) are minutes away. Rogers Park has a playground fun for children along with Volley Ball and a public boat ramp.


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.
3 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.