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Mermaid Landing at Pirate's Cove, a waterfront retreat!

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Waterfront paradise off of the Weekie Wachee River with kayaks & paddleboard!!

The perfect mix of relaxation & adventure await you at this charming Old Florida river retreat! Mermiad Landing is the bottom floor unit in a 2 story house called Pirate's Cove. Private entrance, private kayaks, canoe and paddleboard, two mountain bikes and all of the comforts of home. Explore the natural beauty of the crystal clear Weeki Wachee River by kayaks, paddleboard or canoe from your backyard and enjoy the breeze from the dock or backyard!! Home offers a full bed in the master bedroom, a sleeper sofa and a futon in the living room. 2 single person Kayaks, a paddleboard and 1 small canoe suitable for 1 adult or two children 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. There are nearby biking trails. 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, and games for your at home entertainment. Guests will share the dock, garage and laundry. Whether you are looking to relax, find an adventure or a mixture of both, look no further, Mermaid Landing at Pirate's Cove is the place to book your next vacation! Sorry, no pets. Check out our other property, Mermaid Cove with pets allowed (VRBO# 747599)

Jason and Andrea Soldini
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 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 2016

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 and purchased Mermaid Cove on W. Richard Drive. (VRBO # 747599) After a year of success and a growing family they discovered this property around the corner and fell in love with the location, size and many unique qualities!

What makes this house unique

Weeki Wachee River Retreats, where "Mermaid Landing" is located is located 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 Landing 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!

Whether you are planning a cozy getaway or hosting a large group, Pirate's Cove has the place for your next vacation! Mermaid Landing is a 1/1 that can accommodate up to 4 guests! Upstairs in the 2/1 Captain's Quarters there is space for 7 to stay comfortably. Both are set apart from each other and private yet if needed the entire space can be used for a larger party such as a family reunion. Watch wildlife, fish jumping and manatees swim by from your backyard dock and paddle easily to the crystal clear Weeki Wachee River.


Weeki Wachee Gardens House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom has been updated and includes a roomy shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Master bedroom is bright and airy and has a comfortable full/ queen bed.
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Mermaid Landing at Pirate's Cove, a waterfront retreat!
average rating of 4.25 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

It was in the perfect location

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location. Lots of fun.

  • 3 of 5

I would first like to compliment the amenities. The use of the kayaks was AWESOME! There were inner tubes, paddle boards, a canoe lots of river fun! There was a grill, and the screen room was nice to sit in to get away from the bugs. The outside dock was a blast for the kids. Now, here is why I felt the need to give this place a 3 star review. When I arrived the house was not clean. I addressed the issue with the owner and it was advised to me that it was a scheduling mistake. They quickly had the cleaning woman come and clean the place. She was very friendly and efficient. So, that said, that is not why I am giving 3 stars. That would have given 4. This is why: the location advises sleeping accommodations for 6 people. I had two adults and two children. The pull out couch was broken. The springs that attach the bed to the frame were broken off, so it was not usable. There were two extra blankets and one decent one on the bed. One was so badly ripped and stained and dirty that I could not put it on my kids. (And I am pretty down to earth, so it had to be pretty bad for me to feel this way). The other blanket was torn and smelled bad. . There were a few fitted sheets, so I just piled those on myself. If you are advertising sleeping accommodationsthen it is reasonable to assume that there would be provisions for 6. Also, as a side note, a little bit of cleaning supplies; a broom, cleaner, mop, those things would help to keep the home well cared for during the stay. If the sleeping provisions were remedied, this would easily move to a 4star to a 5star review.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry about your experience with the bedding. We have not had anyone else mention the pull out issue or the bedding problems so we have not been able to remedy them. We will definitely take care of that right away. As for the listing advertising that it sleeps 6, that is not accurate. We clearly state that we can accommodate 4. Anymore than 4 would be cramped. Again, we apologize for any inconvenience and we are glad you enjoyed the location.
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We enjoyed our stay. My husband caught some nice bass from the dock. Canoes and kayaks were

  • 4 of 5

It was a bit difficult to get up and down ladder at the dock. Screened porch was great. Enjoyed the restaurants in the area. We also had a fun time at weeki wachee state park and the beach at line island. Hope we can return.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Swedesboro NJ

My Month at Mermaid Landing

  • 4 of 5

Just finished our month at Mermaid Landing. This retail has all you will need for your stay in Weeki Wachee. The Kayaks, paddle board and bikes were a big plus and we used them almost everyday. There are many activities and things to do in the area. I already miss all the beautiful birds and the jumping fish. It never gets old. The kitchen has almost everything you will need. Wish I was still there.

Only improvement I would make would be a curtain or shade in the bedroom. Also a grater and another 2 or three quart pot.

The rental was very clean and spotless upon arrival.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little place

  • 4 of 5

Very nice little place. Just wish the bed was bigger. Loved the screened in porch with view of the water. Lots of birds. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lakeland, FL

Mermaid Glory

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I spent three days at the Mermaid Landing. It was a great location for us to visit the Mermaid Theater in Weeki Wachee and do a bit of birding. The cottage is as advertised. Kitchen was well equipped with pots and pans, plates and such but bring your own everything else. TV had all the features you need. We did not use the available kayaks or canoe but they looked in good shape. Despite a hiccup with the previous tenant and the cleaning schedule and a wrong entry code we had a nice time. Jason was quick to respond and we got in OK. The bed is very small so my wife and I slept in different rooms. Not a deal breaker but be forewarned.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $65
Tax Rate 11.5%

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.