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Mermaid Manor Weeki Wachee River Canal Pool Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom 3 Bath Solar heated pool home with 4 kayaks & canoe on canal system

For a virtual tour go to . Mermaid Manor is a 3 bedroom 3 bath, saline (salt) water pool home. The solar heated 20,000 gallon pool is completely enclosed under an enormous lanai. Mosquito's are not welcome. We have provided 4 kayaks and a canoe plus life vests and paddles at no extra charge . All pest control products are professionally applied by a eco friendly licensed service and to the extent possible their products are eco friendly. We are trying to provide our guests with a carefree healthy environment so they can concentrate on the rest and relaxation they are looking for. Our home comes with a fully equipped kitchen, all linens, towels and even beach towels are provided. Just about anything you would normally use in your home. we have provided for your convenience. Three flat screen TVs, cable, and high speed internet.

There Is on site parking for your RV and secure parking for your boat trailer.

The boat launch is less than 1 mile away at Rogers Park which also has a sandy public beach bathing area.

Our home is on a 100 ft wide waterfront bulkhead located on one of the deepest canals with direct access to the Weeki Wachee river. After a 20 minute no wake idle you are in the gulf. Its about a 7 minute car ride to the Pine Island beach which is a perfect place to watch incredibly beautiful sunsets. It's also a great place to go wading at low tide while eating an ice cream from the local stand.

There is an abundance of local restaurants that afford plenty of opportunity to cater to just about every taste imaginable. Given the area you are in. every kind of local seafood dining is close by and also plentiful.


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Dan Gill
Member since: 2016
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2018

About Dan Gill

I was born and raised in Brooklyn NY, after serving in the US Navy I went to NJ for a visit. Thats when I met and married a farm girl and moved to the country. Nearly 50 years later we have retired and bought a vacation home in Florida.

Dan Gill purchased this house in 2016

Why Dan Gill chose Weeki Wachee Gardens

After a trip to the area for kayaking with my brother, my wife and I fell in love with the live oak draped canals and the pristine river.

The abundance of wildlife with birds, Manatees, and fish at the back door is a marvel.

The convenience of boating access to the gulf for fishing, boating and tubing from our own 100ft bulkhead added another plus.

The previous owners feedback for this property could not be transferred to our new listing description. There were 21 5 star reviews in the last 18 months. It is our intention to maintain the same high standards as Pat & Nancy.

What makes this house unique

The large salt water solar heated pool is completely enclosed with a new enormous lanai. This enclosure covers outside access to a large covered outdoor dining area, the kitchen, the laundry room, and 2 fully equipped bathrooms.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying in this delightful gem for all of February and March. Refugees from one of Canada's harshest winter in years, the peace and quiet here were just a bonus on top of the wonderful climate. We found the house to be in an immaculate condition and squeaky clean. ....... The pool was always crystal clear and the solar heating kept it in the upper 80's.

For nature lovers it is pretty hard to beat. On the first day, we went down the river to Hospital Hole in a pontoon boat to see the manatees. There had to be 9-10 of them. There is an enormous variety of bird life; every day we would hear and see hawks, osprey, ibis, pelicans, egrets, herons, and cranes. At night we could hear the owls as well as mullet jumping up and splashing down in the canal behind the house. In fact, one of them ended up jumping up and into our boat overnight! My easiest catch ever.

Karen and I had a wonderful 2 months in this very special place. We have no hesitation at all in recommending it to other snowbirds, or people who just need to get away from the noise, traffic, and congestion of the more well known parts of this wonderful state. We hope to be back again next year.

Thank you (former owners). You have a very special place here, and we are very grateful to have had the opportunity to share it. We hope to be back next year.
Jan 2016
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Weeki Wachee Gardens House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Gas grill cleaning fee $25.00 if not cleaned thoroughly including lower grease trap.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Cabana Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Mermaid Manor Weeki Wachee River Canal Pool Home
average rating of 4.84375 based on 38 reviews

Our Wonderful Stay at Mermaid Manor

  • 5 of 5

Our family travelled to Weeki Wachee and Mermaid Manor for March Break vacation from Canada. We had never stayed on the Nature Coast before and it was love at first site. So much to do from using the wonderful kayaks and canoe provided by Dan to checking out the local restaurants suggested and trying some wonderful seafood. There was also a heated saltwater pool in a big, beautiful lanai that was wonderful as this March was a little unseasonably cool and pool towels were provided which was a nice perk. There are many conservation preserves close by to check out and Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks was a mere 40 minute car drive away along with the beautiful Fred C Howard park and beach. My family's favourite was kayaking the Weeki Wachee River and within 10 minutes from launching from Mermaid Manor's kayak dock we were in crystal clear waters among many species of fish, turtles and the gorgeous, gentle manatees with their young. What an absolutely amazing vacation! Mermaid Manor was such a great fit for our family and felt like a home away from home. We look forward to staying again! We chat about Mermaid Manor and our Weeki Wachee vacation fondly and discuss the things we'd like to do next time. Thank you Dan and family for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at Weeki Wachee and at Mermaid Manor! The house had everything you could imagine needing from pool towels to cooking supplies. The pool and lanai are so inviting and the house has room for family to spread out and relax. We enjoyed using the kayaks to explore the “neighborhood “ and the river multiple times during the week and it was so relaxing. We spent part of one day at Pine Island Beach, one at at Weeki Watchee State Park and one kayaking from there the 7 miles down the beautiful river. Dan was so helpful recommending restaurants all which were really good. We hated to leave!!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property! Exactly as described.

  • 5 of 5

Property was exactly as described. We had a great time using the canoe and the kayaks. I would definitely recommend this property to others. If we're back in the area, we will book with the owners again.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Florida Trip

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our second stay at Mermaid Manor. We had a great time again! Thank you Dan and Holly for sharing your little piece of paradise with us. Also, thank you for ordering perfect weather for us :-) It was in the 80's and sunny every day. Just what travelers from the "frozen tundra" needed. The house is so well equipped with everything we needed, and we hated to leave. A bad storm hit up here in Wisconsin when we pulled in our driveway. 6" of blowing and drifting snow. I think we need to buy a place down there in the near future:-)

We packed quite a bit into our stay again. We took a couple of day trips. One day we traveled to Tarpon Springs, met some family members and took a dolphin adventure cruise for 2 hours. We saw many dolphins right next to the boat. The captain and naturalist were very entertaining. They took us to Anclote Key where we were able to walk the beach of the small island. It was very reasonably priced. We then had lunch at Hellas greek restaurant which was right across the street from the dock. What fun! Of course you need to try the flaming cheese! Oompa! There are beautiful shops to explore downtown too.

Another day we went to Honeymoon Island about an hour or so south of Weeki Wachee. The sugar sand is amazing! The gulf water was pretty cold still, but we did manage to get in it. They have walking trails where you can see many Osprey nests along with a nesting Eagle and Great Horned Owls. There were young in all of the nests. For a nature lover, it was very fun!

We took the kayaks out for 3 long paddles. The water in the river is so clear and beautiful. The last run we did, we saw a manatee, so that was certainly a plus!

We went to Pine Island one afternoon and enjoyed the beach and wildlife there as well. We saw horseshoe crabs, needle fish, crabs and many shore birds.

Swamp fest was going on at a park just down the road, so we went to the craft fair and listened to some music.

Other that that, we enjoyed the pool, eating too much, and just relaxing.

Thanks again for your hospitality!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Louise, thanks for taking the time to write such a gerst review. Hol and I are reallt glad that your first trip to our mermaid manor was not just a one off experience. When we return to Florida in May we are going to follow in some of your footsteps. Sounds like there's a lot of fun to be had. We hope to host your vacation once again. Dan & Holly
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Perfect location and lovely pool. We loved it

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Dan's house. The house is well laid out and there were enough towels for an army. We didn't bring an army though. Toiletries were provided everywhere. Excellent attention to detail by Dan and/or his cleaners. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms were small, but adequate. No tv's in the bedrooms. So what! The pool is huge and warm. The lanai is huge, with plenty of seating for those evenings under the stars. Mullet aplenty were caught from the dock at the rear. The large gas bbq was used a good few times and was a real bonus. As were the canoes which were used for leisurely paddles along the canal system. We love the area and settled straight into the house and were sad to leave. Thanks again Dan.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Holly and I are so glad you enjoyed your stay and from the sounds of it your vacation as well. Your welcome back anytime, especially when its a bit warmer. Dan & Holly
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A vacation paradise, thanks to Dan!

  • 5 of 5

Dan provides the best vacation home possible! There was so much attention to detail that all of our needs were met and we felt pampered! Dan was so helpful, responsible, responsive, and generous.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sharon, thanks for your kind words. Holly & Itry to provide our guests with the kind of experience we would like from our vacation. If you ever decide to return to Mermaid Manor give me some advance warning and I will put in a request for some warmer weather😋. Our best regards to tiny t. Hope she enjoyed it. Dan
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Tampa international
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Upper Deck
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Siuncoast Parkway 589
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bella Napoli
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Rogers Park or Pine Island
Car: recommended

Weeki Wachee State Park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

This Short Term Rental Agreement is made by and between Dan & Holly Gill (“Homeowner”)
and ________________________________ (“Guest”) as of the date last set forth on the signature page of
the Agreement. For good and valuable consideration, the parties hereby agree as follows:
1. Property. The property is located at:
7276 Aberdeen Ct
Weeki Wachee, Fl 34607
The property is furnished and includes: Refrigerator, stove, washer & dryer, microwave, coffee maker, TV’s
pots & pans, dishes, silverware, towels and linens. Utilities are included.
2. Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of sleep in guest is limited to 7
3. Terms of Lease. The lease begins at 4p.m. EST on the (“Check-in-Date”) and ends at 11a.m. EST on
the (“Check-out -Date”).
4. Minimum Stay: This property requires a 4 night minimum stay. If a rental is taken for less than 4 days,
the guest will be charged the 4 night rate.
5. Rental Rules: Guest agrees to abide by the Rental Rules attached as Exhibit A at all times while at the
property and shall cause all members of the rental party and anyone else Guest permits on the property to
abide by the following rules at all times while at the property.
6. Access: Guest shall allow Homeowner access to the property for purposes of repair and inspection.
Homeowner shall exercise this right of access in a reasonable manner.
07. Rental Rates and Fees: Half Payment is due on booking and is non- refundable.
The balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.
$ 159.00 per night X nights
$ 100.00 Cleaning fee (non refundable)
$ 200.00 Damage protection deposit (refundable within 14 days after inspection)
The parties agree to the terms of the short Term Agreement, as evidenced by the
Signatures below
Guest signature_______________
Print __________________
Date __________
Phone # (during stay) _____________
Name: Dan & Holly Gill
Signature: ______________
Phone # (during stay)
(908) 751-1324 cell# (908)448-6820

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.