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Captain's Quarters at Pirate's Cove! A Waterfront Retreat!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 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! Captain's Quarters is the 2nd floor unit in a 2 story house called Pirate's Cove. Private entrance, private kayaks, canoe and paddleboard and all of the comforts of home. Guests will share a dock, garage and laundry with downstairs guests. A pair of mountain bikes is available too. 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 king bed in the master bedroom, a twin pirate boat bed with a trundle and a futon in the 2nd bedroom and a sleeper sofa in the living room. 3 single person Kayaks, a paddleboard and 1 large 3 person 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.There are bike trails nearby. 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 by 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. Whether you are looking to relax, find an adventure or a mixture of both, look no further, Captains Quarters at Pirate's Cove is the place to book your next vacation! Check out our other properties, Mermaid Cove, just around the corner where pets are allowed (VRBO# 747599) and Mermaid Landing at Pirate's Cove (VRBO# 892691)

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 "Pirate's Cove" 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. Pirate's 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!

Whether you are planning a cozy getaway or hosting a large group, Pirate's Cove has the place for your next vacation! Downstairs, 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:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Be considerate of neighbors and guests below. Leave parking space for guest below Please report any problems to us promptly
  • 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
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...


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Captain's Quarters at Pirate's Cove! A Waterfront Retreat!
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews

Perfect Stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean! Plenty of space and check-in was easy. The instructions on the fridge helped make check out simple. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great trip

  • 5 of 5

Our boys loved the pirate themed condo, the kayaks and canoes were perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We enjoyed our stay for sure

  • 4 of 5

We loved everything from the decor to the dock and the kayaks. My family rented both units and stayed over memorial day weekend. The house had everything we needed including life jackets. We loved going out in the kayaks to the little sandbar. We saw manatees by the dock and even an otter! We went to the mermaid show at the springs and that was neat (get there early if you do go, like 8-830am. The only reason for 4 stars is because the beds, other than the master upstairs, were very uncomfortable (futon, trundle, pull out beds included. Two of us slept on the couch together without pulling it out and that was more comfortable than the bed downstairs. This was the only thing we did not enjoy. We would definitely recommend! Thanks again to the family that let us stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to spend time with the family

  • 5 of 5

Love the house and a big table for everyone to play cards loved having the kayakes there for the family to use. The whole experience was great. Lovely place

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great value right in the middle of it all!

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our 3 night stay at Captain's Quarters! It was centrally located close to the Weeki Wachee river and the kayaks were a major bonus! The king bed slept like a dream and the back dock was a pleasure to relax on and watch the manatee swim by and the mullet jumping throughout the day and night. We kayaked upstream about 3 miles on our last day and probably saw a dozen or so manatees on our trip. We had no luck fishing off of the back dock, but it wasn't due to a lack of fish! We saw many fish and turtles, including a large snook that hung out one day. The local birds were fun to watch as well. An egret was always hanging out on the roof, a heron hung out next door, and we saw and ibis wandering about as well! All in all this was an amazing getaway we will be sure to do again!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location and very beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

I spent a few days here at this beautiful little taste of Heaven which I was very pleased with the accommodations and how clean everything was the decorations were really nice and our place had everything we needed to cook also a washer and dryer and The Kayaks and all of the life jackets. The location was right on the river and out of all the places I have stayed in Weeki Wachee this is my very favorite. The owners are very kind and the housekeeper is a very outgoing and nice lady who made me feel very comfortable from the moment that I got there. I highly recommend both Captain's Quarters and also the downstairs unit they are both very nice which I have had the pleasure of staying at both of them.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $75
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.