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Waterfront home with manatees and mermaids, too!

Joy Suldo

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Joy Suldo

Member since: 2013
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Calendar last updated:
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Waterfront home with manatees and mermaids, too!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Weeki Wachee House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom waterfront near Gulf of Mexico

Our waterfront home is the perfect place for friends and family to unwind. You can catch freshwater AND saltwater fish and crabs right off the 75’ dock, or relax inside the screened patio while you watch the manatees play! We are located on a peaceful canal just minutes from the majestic, crystal clear Weeki Wachee River that leads directly into the Gulf of Mexico. Bring your boat, canoe, kayak or paddleboard, or just rent them nearby to experience the wildlife and beauty of Florida’s Nature Coast. The kids will also want to visit the waterpark, the white sand beach, and the world-famous LIVE MERMAID SHOW only minutes away. At the end of the day you can cook your own catch or dine at one of many great local restaurants.

Friends Retreat is a modern, 3-bedroom fully furnished home in a quiet neighborhood surrounded by Florida’s untouched wilderness. The split floor plan can easily accommodate 6 adults. Amenities include: cable flatscreen televisions in all bedrooms, living room and family room; fully equipped kitchen complete with appliances, pots/pans, utensils, dishes; linens and towels; reclining leather sofa and loveseat in family room; wi-fi; telephone; washer and dryer. Shopping and restaurants are just down the road. NO TRAFFIC JAMS! Minimum stay is one week, but you will want to stay longer!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Joy Suldo (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 8, 2015

About Joy Suldo

We are two retired couples who have been friends for years. We have vacationed together all over Florida and the states. Currently, one couple lives in Georgia and we live in Kissimmee, Florida. My husband & I are retired Florida teachers, and the other couple retired from Disney World.

Joy Suldo purchased this house in 2012

Why Joy Suldo chose Weeki Wachee

We have boated on Florida's beautiful gulf coast for the last 40 years to catch fish, crabs and scallops. We chose this property when we retired because of it's many freshwater and saltwater activities. It has become the perfect second home.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with this home because it is on a peaceful canal off the pristeen Weeki Wachee River, and we can boat from our dock to the Gulf. The area is filled with manatees, and surrounded by state parks and untouched scenery. We catch freshwater fish such as bass and bluegill, as well as saltwater species such as snapper, redfish, sheepshead, trout, mullet and crabs RIGHT OFF OUR DOCK. Larger fish and scallops are minutes away in the Gulf. Swimming and boating options are unbelievable - kayaking, paddleboarding, canoeing, and tubing are perfect for the river, and our 17' motorboat easily navigates the river to the Gulf. The dock is 75 feet along the length of the property and fits two boats with enough room left for the kayaks.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Waterfront home with manatees and mermaids, too!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Pennsylvania USA
5

Perfect Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We just spent the month of March at this vacation home. It was a pleasure from the moment we arrived. The owners were there to greet us, and show us around. The place was spotless, comfortable, and had all the amenities needed plus some you didn't think you needed. We brought kayaks, and were able to use the canal to paddle our way to some sightseeing adventures on the water. There are biking/hiking trails, many good and affordable restaurants, a water park and beaches to swim by day and to watch sunsets by night....all nearby so you don't have to travel long to get there. We really enjoyed our stay, and felt right at home.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Midland MI
5

Waterfront Home with Manatees and Mermaids Too

  • 5 of 5

This Waterfront Home was our "home" for two months. It was such an awesome place to stay! The inside of the house was beautiful and very comfortable. We spent a lot of our time outside...picking fresh oranges and lemons off the trees, fishing off the large dock area or just relaxing in the screened patio. We would recommend this rental home to anyone wanting a nice, convenient, and relaxing place to stay. Also came with very nice and accommodating home owners!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great Vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent the month of March at Freind's Retreat. I recommend this house highly! It has a great location to see and visit local attractions. In addition, the owners have gone out of their way to make sure that their renters have everything for comfort. They are very friendly and were kind enough to meet us at the house and gave us suggestions for things to do in the area. They provide a very well organized notebook including house instructions, restaurant menus, and brochures of the area attractions.

The house is spotless, grounds well maintained, paper and cleaning products are supplied, cupboards are organized and well stocked with decent dishes, glasses, flatware, pans etc. Beds are comfortable with nice linens, plenty of towels. I cannot say enough about how neat, clean and well organized this house is!

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would be happy to stay here again if/when we return to Weeki Wachee!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Brooksville 15 miles or Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Upper Deck
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
I-75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
La Bella Napoli
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Rogers Park, Pine Island Beach
Car: recommended

Must see the world-famous mermaid show at Weeki Wachee Springs, also home of Buccaneer Bay, Florida's only spring fed waterpark. Admission includes a jungle boat ride! Also must experience the 5-mile canoe/kayak run from Weeki Wachee Springs to the Gulf, with return transportation provided back to the Springs. Pine Island Beach is a beautiful white sand public beach and park, also a must-see. All these places are only 5 minutes away! RIGHT IN THE BACK YARD, must see the endless manatees that congregate in the Weeki Wachee River, especially at Hospital Hole, entryway to a 150-foot deep dive right in the middle of the river.

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Rates & Availability

From $700 Per week

Weeki Wachee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Scallop/Grouper Opening
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$700
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes A refundable security deposit of $250 is due when rental agreement is signed. This deposit shall be refunded within 10 days of check-out provided no deductions are made due to damages, dirt or mess requiring excessive cleaning, or other cost incurred due to Guest stay. Full payment is due at least 30 days prior to check-in. (Contact owner if reservation is made less than 30 days before check-in.)
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Amenities

Weeki Wachee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2268 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 MASTER - toilet , tub , shower , Double sink, shower, large garden tub, private toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Nice size bathroom between bedrooms 2 & 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Master - 1 king , Flat screen tv, walk-in closet, palm trees/beach decor.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Flat screen tv, boating theme, mermaid lamps
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Flatscreen tv, closet, relaxing seashell & beach decor
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A large FAMILY ROOM adjoins the kitchen, with a sliding glass door leading to a balcony overlooking the dock. Family room has large wall maps to help navigate the coastline, and another large wall hanging that identifies all the local fish species. Leather power reclining sofa and loveseat add to your comfort as you watch tv, Netflix, YouTube or use other apps on the 'Smart' TV. Newly installed wood flooring blends beautifully with the beach decor.

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