Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call VacationRentals.com Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call VacationRentals.com Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Mermaid Manor Weeki Wachee River Canal Pool Home

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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

For a virtual tour go to https://vimeo.com/221915683 . 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.

CHECK OUR VIRTUAL TOUR UNDER THE VIDEO TAB.

More Details

Owner
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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 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
  • 1 of 6

Amenities

Weeki Wachee Gardens House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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
  • Non smoking only
  • Gas grill cleaning fee $25.00 if not cleaned thoroughly including lower grease trap.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Cabana Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

80% Complete
20% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Mermaid Manor Weeki Wachee River Canal Pool Home
average rating of 4.8 based on 31 reviews
Hillsdale, Michigan
5

We loved the mermaid manor as soon as we walked in the door we felt at home

  • 5 of 5

The weather was a little chilly for Florida, but it was way warmer than the below zero we were having in Michigan we enjoyed kayaking and even got to see the manatees, my youngest son went fishing several times everyday, and they went swimming everyday. There were plenty of towels, laundry soap, shampoo, conditioner, even spices, and coffee, we enjoyed our stay very much and would recommend staying there and would go back again next year, thank you for letting us enjoy your home on our vacation ❤

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
4

Annual kayaking with manatees and dolphins trip

  • 4 of 5

Dan was very easy to work with, making the logistics easy. We loved the outdoor spaces and spent a lot of our time around the pool. Easy access to kayak with manatees and dolphins.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patti, Thanks for your positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our mermaid manor. I know it could have been a bit warmer but hope the weather didnt hamper your activites too much. Dan & Holly
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Very well kept property. Well stocked pantry and kitchen and plenty of towels and linens.

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay. The pool was amazing and the owner Dan was very friendly and very helpful. I did a lot of fishing on the back dock and caught plenty of fish, mainly mullet. I would highly recommend this property to all of my family and friends. We had an amazing time and greatly enjoyed our stay here. Thank you again Dan for all of your help and advice! It was a pleasure talking with you.

Sincerly, William Morris

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bill, thanks for chosing Mermaid Manor for your vacation destination. We are both glad to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. Should you have the opportunity to revisit the nature coast, we would love the chance to host your family again. Happy to hear your fishing was so successful. Dan & Holly
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Rogers, Arkansas
5

Peaceful and relaxing with everything you could need!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home! We were looking for a nice peaceful and relaxing place to spend a week. We had all the amenities we could want. Plenty of room for the 4 of us. Very nice location on the canal system for easy access to the Weeki Watchee River. The use of the kayaks was a big plus for us to search for manatees saw 3. Want to see more come in Dec. or later when they move into the springs feeding the river. The pool area very nice and relaxing. Had use of fishing poles, crab traps was fun. Inside we enjoyed the nice patio area off the dining area. Plenty of tvs. The many extras from laundry detergent to shampoos prevented us from going to the store for these needs. The Gills are good people who care about you having an enjoyable time. We certainly did! Thank you for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Don, Holly and I are so glad your family enjoyed your stay at our Mermaid Manor. Were also pleased everyone got to use the kayaks and canoe to observe the manatees. If you return in December, they are a bit easier to find as they gather in our deep canal and at hospital hole. Heres hoping we will be able to host your family again. Dan & Holly
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Beautiful and well Kept.

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing, spent most time outside. Didn't get to use any of the canoes due to health reasons. But they were there for our use. Hopefully we can use them when we go back. Water was dark due to the hurricane that hit Florida, but told by neighbors how beautiful the waters are and about the visiting manatees. Sorry I missed them this trip, but there no controlling mother nature. The pool and the grounds are well kept. The house is very comfortable, and had everything I needed. Unlike other places I stayed, I didn't need to run out to get basic amenities. Dan and Holly were always available if needed. Very accommodating , and very easy to talk to. I loved the place, and I hope they will have us back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Trish, Thank you for the great review and comments. We are glad that you found our Meemaid Manor well equipped and enjoyed the pool. It was also nice to hear that Shultz put on a sad face when it was time to leave. The canoe will again be available to take him to see the manatees when you return. Holly &I would be happy to host your return and hope for better health for your family. Thanks from both of us.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't ask for a more relaxing and fun vacation. Rented the house for my parents 50th anniversary so it was a memorable time that we'll never forget.

Planning to go back again next year!

Thanks Brooke

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

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

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

SHORT TERM RENTAL AGREEMENT
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: ______________
Date:______________
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.