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John West, Sr.

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

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John West, Sr.

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 3, 2015
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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


Hernando Beach House Rental Photos and Description

Hernando Beach - Boating, Beach, Fishing, Kayak, Canoe, Screened Lanai & Solar

Our home is a perfect place to get away, relax, unwind for a week, a month, or several months. All you need to pack are your clothes and personal items (your boat if you have one) and don't forget your swimming suit... we supply the beach towels! Enjoy watching the shrimp, Crab and net boat fleets as it goes past your lanai & pool as 'they go to work' . Imagine, you are in the solar heated, screened pool, with the beverage of your choice (in a plastic glass or can please) and you are watching commercial fishing boats on the way to work!

Hernando Beach is a rural, residential Gulf Coast town with world class fishing. The area is famous as Tarpon Country (several world light tackle records were set here) -but there’s great fishing for Reds, Trout, Grouper, Snapper. More than one guest has caught their dinner from the dock! If lady luck is not on your side there are excellent restaurants here in Hernando Beach! If your heart is set on cooking your own seafood dinner that is not a problem our local fish market is super. The best part the fish are fresh caught and very, very high in quality.

The Area: The home is located 10-minutes from the Weeki Wachee Springs and the Weeki Wachee Water Park. Canoe and Kayak rentals are available at the Weeki Wachee Water Park as well as two other locations on the river. The Weeki Wachee River is a State of Florida park. The park is famous for the Mermaid Show! Check it out, at They have Flume rides, the 'Lazy River'. A very popular part is called 'Lil' Mates Caribbean Cove'. It is a pool reserved for kids 6-years and younger. I is a great water play area that is supervised by trained lifeguards so 'mom & dad' can relax while one of the pro's does what is needed.

The river is crystal clear and in the low 70's year round. It is a pristine Florida river. During the winter (summer too) Manatee swim up the river and are often seen by those going up and down the river. Wildlife abounds along the river and you may see otter, raccoons, osprey, hawks, alligators and other wildlife. The river is also excellent for a 'float' on a raft or inner tube. The Buccaneer Bay water park is very popular with the young set. This park offers thrilling water flume rides, river boat rides and a white sandy beach.

For the boaters!!!: The 8x20 Floating dock has a Jet Ski / Waverunner dock attached so if you have one bring it with you. Water is available so clean up of your boat after a day of fishing is easy. In addition to the two tables (with seating for 8) in the lanai an additional glass top table with seating for 4 is located on one of the two rear patios. The entire back yard is elevated and covered with brick pavers. There is parking for motor homes, large boat trailers on the adjacent lot so parking is never a problem.

Watch The Manatees Go Up the River: If you enjoy people watching you will enjoy sitting on the outside deck at one of the local restaurants watching the boats, kayaks, canoes, boats, fish and in the winter Manatees going past on the crystal clear Weeki Wachee River while you enjoy lunch, dinner or your favorite beverage. All of this is 10 minutes from your front door.

great joy and anticipation of what you can image the finished project will be like. Then your plans get adjusted by real world issues you uncover during the construction process...

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
John West, Sr. (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About John West, Sr.

In this photo I am on a fishing trip to Canada. If I were to put into words what and where make me happy it is easy.....salt water and now I live the dream. I found Hernando Beach in 2000. After remodeling what was a weekend home it was hard to go back when the weekend ended. Three day weekends turned into four day weekends and so on.... in the end I just did not go back 'inland'.

John West, Sr. purchased this house in 2011

Why John West, Sr. chose Hernando Beach

My first home in Hernando Beach became a little small when my grown children married and had children of their own. This home is next to what was our first rental home, one called 'Claire's House' after the former owner. It was the site of many happy times for friends, family, clients and hundreds of guest that rented that home over the years we owned it.

This home is called 'Sam's' house was owned by a couple for many years. When the real estate bubble burst the prior owner of this home lost most of his clients. He was in the construction business and to support his growing business he borrowed on 'bubble' equity of this home. As you can imagine that did not work out well. Not long after that he moved out of state and the home went into foreclosure. That is where we entered the picture. We owned the home next door at the time as well as the vacant lot between the two homes. We purchased 'Sam's House' when it went on the market and the rest is history.

Prior to being Sam's house it was owned by a family that has been part of Hernando Beach for over 50-years. To look at the home today it looks nothing like it did when it was built 53-years ago in 1961. Every aspect of the home has been upgraded, remodeled or improved from what it was when built. How do we know? We did our share of the improvements....

We started this project looking forward with great joy and anticipation of what we could image the finished project will be like. As the shows on TV today show, your plans get adjusted by real world issues you uncover during the construction process some days the joy was lubricated with tears.

This project was like many, you start out with something that turned into a money pit, if you ever saw the movie you know where this is going.... But the finished home was worth it and we hope you will be our guest and enjoy it.

What makes this house unique

Hernando Beach will never be duplicated. It was made in the 50's and 60's when you could dredge out a salt water marsh and created land. Today that would never happen as the environmental laws alone would not allow it.

We are so lucky, we live in a quiet, safe, laid back, isolated, quiet residential community that is on the Gulf of Mexico surrounded by thousands of acres of nature preserve. We see all the animals native to Florida that are normally only seen in very rural areas. It is common to see deer and turkeys feeding on the side of the road. I like many others have seen Florida black bears, bobcats, coyotes crossing the road leading into Hernando Beach. Others have seen Florida panthers in the same area. Where can you do that, yet shopping and everything you could need is less than 15-minutes away?

If that is not enough, where can you catch your fish dinner from the back yard? Where can you walk out the door and see Dolphins or Manatee swimming behind your house?

A favorite pastime of many guests is to just watch the parade of boats that go past the home. On weekends that will be in the hundreds as the primary boat ramp for Hernando County's residents to launch their boats and watercraft is just a few hundred yards down the canal to the Gulf of Mexico.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


based on 20 traveler reviews

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Enjoy it all - Screened Lanai & Solar Heated Pool, Boat & Jet Ski Dock on Gulf
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
Houston, Texas

This place is how you spell vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This place is ideal for a vacation if you want to relax and unwind. The home was very clean and nice. The home has tile throughout so it is perfect for someone with a pet. We had a tough time getting our children to out of the pool (it is solar heated and screened) or to stop fishing from the dock to go check out some of the local sights. Don’t miss these: The Homosassa Springs – the park tour it is great. Crystal River – The Manatee experience or the beach at Pine Island. The Sunday of our arrival we rented a pontoon boat from a local marina and spent the day on what the locals call the flats. This is an area of shallow water the dozens of people anchor in and party, visit, swim, shell or just get some sun. The water is crystal clear and we got some nice shells. Another day we went to the local county park and swam in the Weeki Wachee River. The water was about 74 and wonderful. The next day we rented a small boat from the marina there and spend the day on the Weeki Wachee River and it was superior (don’t forget the bug spray). This is a real natural river. We saw Otter and a Manatee up close. Next time we are going to rent canoes or kayaks and go down the entire river.

It was our plan to stay here and do Disney, Wet & Wild, and Bush Gardens on day trips. The cost of the home is far less than staying in a hotel, clean, large, on the water and has a pool. We like the privacy and yet having anything you want close. We ended up not going to the theme parks and had a far better time for a great deal less money. The way things are today (we just got back) we added the trip up and we spent way less than we planned and had a much better time. We asked the children if they wanted to go to the theme parks or come back here…the vote was here. My husband is already getting his fishing gear ready for next year…. Oh, the owner has fishing gear in the home for guest to use too!

Local places to eat… the Upper Deck is great anytime… and the view from the decks is super. Bare to the Bones… this is your place for fish. Brian’s for breakfast or lunch!

Shopping is easy as a super Wal-Mart is 10 minutes from the house! Anything you would want is 15-minutes from the home. Penny’s, Target, 3-grocery stores, Home Depot, Sports Authority, Best Buy, etc. It is all nearby.

Do you get the idea we had a wonderful time? You have no idea how much we enjoyed ourselves. We will be back! . The owner is great and lives nearby.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Philadelphia, PA

A perfect summer getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was a PERFECT vacation!

I can't say enough about how pleased we were with our stay. My boyfriend and I spent a week here in July of 2014, and had the BEST time. The house was beautiful, the kitchen WELL stocked (if you're a cook, you'll be so happy! Plenty of utensils, serving dishes, etc for putting together a lovely meal!), the pool clean and the perfect temperature, the beds comfortable, the neighborhood quiet and peaceful, and the living space tastefully decorated and beautiful.

The quiet neighborhood streets were great for an early morning run, the lanai had a lovely glass-topped dining table that was perfect for every meal (since we tried to be outdoors as much as possible!), and the grill was very nice for preparing meals every night (we went to the local fish market for shrimp, grouper, scallops, etc)...

We will absolutely return! John was a fabulous host, checking in to make sure everything was taken care of, and offering advice when we needed it! We were so sad when our week was up :( It was definitely hard to say goodbye and leave after our week was up.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Great Spring Break with Family

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was fantastic. The house was spacious with everything we needed. Pool was warm and comforable. John had fishing poles and crab pots available (and we used them every day). Kids loved all the boat traffic each day, including shrimp & crab boats. Marina is very close - we rented a pontoon and it was a great day (even caught a shark!). Lots to do in the area to keep us busy when we wanted to explore - would suggest Weeki Wachee River kayaking (saw 3 manatee). One of the best Spring Break vacations we've had yet.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Rabun Gap, Georgia

This Hernando Beach waterfront house is wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I brought our 3 small dogs to stay at this waterfront pool house, while we visited for a week with my elderly parents who live nearby in Spring Hill. We needed a ground level, handicap access house that my folks could come visit with us, because where they live does not allow dogs. This house far exceeded our expectations with the lovely view of the water, boats going by, and the screened patio with the pool. The house is extremely clean and well furnished, completely stocked with anything you could need, including cooking spices and coffee filters - you can shop at the nearby grocery stores and then have bar-b-que in the back yard (we did that several nights and my parents loved it!) The neighborhood is safe and pet friendly, nice vacant lots on either side of the house to walk the dogs in. We also enjoyed fishing from the dock (the fishing tackle is provided with your rental), and we spent so much time in the pool, which was an unexpected bonus. And we took one afternoon to rent kayaks and paddle down the Weeki Wachi river, which we were thrilled to discover and we can't wait to do it again!

This listing does not do this property justice, it was so much nicer than we expected! The owner is very helpful but discreet, he is available but does not come over without letting you know he is coming, and we are so glad we stayed here. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Wow! Home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five had a fantastic time. We brought our boat and fished, swam, fished some more, and enjoyed being together. We even caught a few fish off the dock. Our three year old son thought we had moved in when we stayed at John's. He was sad to find out we had to go home.

We've been talking about vacation time recently and trying to find somewhere closer to home this year. When our son saw the pool shot of John's he exclaimed, "That's the one I've been talking about the whole time!" He has fond memories of staying here, as do we all.

We had a wonderful visit. The neighborhood was very quiet, except the 4th of July at dark-thirty. We had a front row seat and one neighbor went all out. It was fantastic and much more than I'd hoped for! The home, the weather, and the week we stayed was perfect. Thanks for opening you home to us.

I highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Babson Park, FL

Hernando home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Movie theater close by with inexpensive prices and new movies. Nice home and surrounding area. Kids enjoyed the pool. We all enjoyed the canal and fishing. Owner stopped by to meet us and make sure all was well. Very clean and well maintained.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Tampa International (TPA)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
over 20 Golf Courses nearby
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Rogers Park - Weeki Wachee River
Car: necessary

Our home is on the main channel in the waterfront community known as Hernando Beach. The #1 activity here is the water. We have the entire Gulf of Mexico at our back door. Nearby are rivers for you to explore including the Weeki Wachee, Crystal River, etc.

If you have a large party, one so large we cannot accommodate comfortably, we are sorry and ask you to look at other homes in our area. Hernando Beach is a wonderful place you will love it..

We understand that many want to combine in to groups and rent a home to reduce the housing cost. Our policy is to limit our guest to 6. That is all we are able to accommodate in comfort.

Other Activities: Our home is just minutes from some of the most beautiful places in Florida. Homosassa Springs, Crystal River and the Weeki Wachee River are very popular for those that want to see Manatees up close and personal. The 'float' from Weeki Wachee Springs is about 3-hours and you are almost sure to see a few Manatees as you go down river. Don't think of the attractions when you think of us.... we are close to them but the quiet beauty and peaceful community of Hernando Beach is close to so very much more. We are surrounded by state forest and nature preserves. You can walk for hours in the nearby preserves or just sit on the lanai or dock. The choice is yours.

Our homes in Hernando Beach give you the option to just relax, enjoy nature, go fishing, go for a swim, lay on the beach and tan or go to one of the theme parks. Again the choice is yours and not one you will get staying in a hotel in Orlando.

Come and be our guest, you will be very glad you did!

Golf: For a change of pace, there are numerous golf courses nearby, including some championship courses. Two of our local public courses are rated 9th & 48th in the country. With over 20 to choose from you will be busy if you’re a golfer.


Rates & Availability

From $132 Per night

Hernando Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 3 2015 - May 1 2015
30 night minimum stay
May Special
May 2 2015 - May 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
May 30 2015 - Sep 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
Sep 12 2015 - Dec 19 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%
All Holiday Weeks: $1,350.00
Cleaning Fee: $150.00
Pets Limited to 30 lbs.
Pet Fee: not included: $100.00 Non Shedding Pet, $150.00 Shedding Pet.
Standard Change over day Saturday: Check in: 4:00pm Check out: 10:00am.
# Last Minute Specials' - when available: Non-holiday weekends 3-$595.00, 4-$795.00 Pet fee not included. Interested? Contact us!
The rental deposit is due with the signed rental agreement. The rental deposit is the rent charge including all fees and taxes. The security deposit is due one week prior to the rental. Please contact us with any questions.


Hernando Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2070 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • Both bathrooms have large walk in showers.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Our home sleeps 6 comfortably, there would be a possibility of sleeping more, however, our goal is to provide our customers with a clean, well furnished, comforts of home as advertised. We take pride offering a home with premium beds that make for a great nights sleep and vacation.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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