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Julie and Murray Dickson

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Bright, Relaxing 3/2 Home + pool. Relax and just let time go by!

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Home - 3 Bedrooms - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 6)

Situated in a peaceful road with virtually no passing traffic, the home is furnished to a high standard. It has a private pool (with or without heating as required), screen cage, lanai, patio with furniture and child safety fence. There is nothing but vegetation for 50 yards behind the home so the pool area is pleasantly secluded. The home has HD Digital TV in main room and smaller TVs in all bedrooms (King, Queen, Double). Internet and free calls to USA and Canada are included. All you will need to stay here is food - and clothes!.

Spring Hill is situated in Hernando County on the Gulf and about 40 minutes drive from Tampa. The home is very close to the Weeki Watchee river and water park. The excellent Pine Island Beach (See photos) is 10 minutes away. There is lots to do - theme parks, golf, Manatee spotting,fishing, Wildlife parks,walking etc. Dont miss it!

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Julie and Murray Dickson (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english


based on 27 traveler reviews

Bright, Relaxing 3/2 Home + pool. Relax and just let time go by!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted to take our two little dogs with us on vacation, we would hate to leave them in a Kennel. We had never rented a home and didn't know what to expect.

This house was PERFECT. So much better than a hotel and we could leave the dogs while we were out without worrying!!!

The price was great, the neighborhood was great, and the house was beautiful!!! It's exactly as described.

There are plenty of stores and restaruants within a 5 minute drive.

Pine Island Beach is worth going to. I think it took about 10 minutes to get there. If you are there during peak season I suggest getting there early as the parking lot holds maybe 100 cars. Parking is only 2 dollars and there is a nice little snack shack that serves smoothies, sandwiches, fries, etc. and a good size playground for the little ones! Both days we went we saw dolphins playing around off shore! It's a very quiet beach. There are no shops, jet ski rentals, arcades or big waves (great for babies and younger kids)'s a nice place to relax and enjoy the Florida sun!

Kayaking down Weeki Wachee is another must do! It took us about 2 1/2 hours but it was worth it. It's a nice quiet, peaceful, ride down the spring. We stopped about half way down and watched a family of manatee eating some plants close to shore!

If you are looking for a nice, quiet getaway this is the place for you. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. The owners are wonderful, very helpful, and easy to get in touch with if there is a question or a problem.

We would love to be able to stay here again someday!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home, owners are fabulous to work with!

  • 4 of 5

The house is absolutely beautiful! We all loved the pool! The house was stocked with everything we needed (except toilet paper but that was told to us before hand). The garage had plenty of pool and beach toys (more now cause we left what we brought 🙂򠠩. The king bed was so comfortable. House was very clean. We truly enjoyed our stay. Will note the two negatives on our stay however one of them is only personal preference and may be fine for others. We were only allowed to turn the air to 75 degrees. For us this was still to warm and we were to hot at most times, but of course it was still better than outside 🙂򠠮 The only other thing is the pool was kinda dirty when we got there. There was hair all in it, but my husband just used the net and cleaned it out but that took him quite awhile. He works on pools for his job though so he's a perfectionist on that point. I don't think anyone came to service the pool during our stay either that's just an FYI to the owners you may want to make sure your pool people are doing what they are supposed to. Regardless of that we had a wonderful time and would recommend to others and stay again ourself! One last thing the best part was the owners! They were fabulous to deal with and Murray personally called me several times from the UK to ensure our booking was good and called the morning after we arrived to ensure we arrived safely. Thank you so much for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Inaccurate discription

  • 2 of 5

"Situated on a peaceful road with virtually no passing traffic"

Yes the property does sit on a very peaceful road just as said, but at the back of the 50yds vacant lot runs the SR 50 which runs full width of Florida East to West and the traffic is constant, and you can hear it even in the master bedroom.

The 2 star rating is for the overall standard and the lack of attention from the Manager and


  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This husband and wife stayed in the home for 3 weeks. For the first time in 10 years due to a misunderstanding on the booking date , the home was not made ready in time for their arrival. We accept that and it was immediately remedied. However that did not satisfy the wife. She complained continuously about everything and then demanded a refund. Please compare this review to all the others for a reality check. The comment about the road is completely inaccurate. TheSR50 road she refers to is a mile away and is indeed a busy road. The road she complains about is a local road with normal traffic.
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Better than a hotel

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay in this home. We traveled to Spring Hill to visit relatives and this was so much better than a hotel. Murray and Julie were a pleasure to deal with, very responsive and helpful with information about directions and local attractions. The house is well equipped with everything we needed and tastefully decorated with comfortable beds and furniture. The pool is the best part, very private and clean. The pool fence was an important factor in our choosing this home and definitely helped me sleep at night. Our boys (2 and 5) loved the pool and were rarely out of it when awake. They keep asking when we can go back to "our Florida house". Thank you Julie and Murray for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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we miss this place so much

  • 5 of 5

Our family were so happy in this lovely comfortable home. It is so private, yet so many wonderful things to do and see within easy reach. Murray and Julie were an absolute pleasure to deal with, we even got to meet Murray one day while lazing by the pool. they literally think of everything you may need during your stay. we cannot fault one single thing only the fact that we had to leave. The pool is a dream, especially for a sneaky night time swim without the kids

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We very rarely get to meet visitors to our home but this was a very pleasant exception. This family, who are from Ireland, were a delightful group and exceptionally friendly. We are so pleased that they enjoyed their stay with us and that they seem to have had such a great time doing the many fun things in the area. Susan and the family, you are welcome back any time you wish!
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Family Get Away

  • 5 of 5

My Sister and I took our parents on vacation for their 60 th Anniversary. It was a great location for us since we have family in the area. It was great to have our own place and not to impose on family. We were even able to entertain family and friends while we were there. The owners Julie and Murray are wonderful to deal with. Excellent communications and they have every detail covered in this house. The beds are very comfortable, the dishes, silverware, and glasses are all great quality. They even have pool toys, books, and some games. The only thing you need to bring is whatever food you will need during your stay. The restaurants in the area are all great and centrally located also. They even have books and details on what you can do during your stay. If you plan on staying in Spring Hill this is a wonderful place to stay. We will have no hesitation to stay here again if we are in the area. Thank You Julie and Murray

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you for your very kind words and compliments! We like to try and keep our home at a standard we would want to find - you give us hope! If you wish to return, you will be very welcome and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Oak Hills Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
589 Parkway from Tampa, US19 and SR50
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Pine Island Beach
Car: necessary

The house is situated in a pleasant, quiet road and is close to all amenities. It is three minutes from local golf course and within easy reach of numerous other quality courses including World Woods and The Dunes. Weeki Wachi Springs is 5 minutes drive away where you can gently kayak in 3 feet of water (see photos), The excellent Pine Island beach (10 minutes), New Port Richey (famous for sunsets) Tarpon Springs, Crystal River and Homasassa Springs (great for kids from two to 92!) are within easy reach on the US19.

Ideal for 'recovering' with the kids from a week at Disney - still within 60 minutes drive. Tampa & Clearwater are a 40 minutes drive. This is THE place to relax without being remote.

Other Activities: Boating, Shopping, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing


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Includes all Utilities, Digital TV, Internet Access and free calls throughout US and Canada.
Rentals Rates are $105 per night, $735 per week
Any special requirements?Just ask and we will let you know. During summer, we can organize family rates.

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Florida Central Gulf Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • River
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom one is en suite in the master bedroom. Bathroom two is adjacent to bedrooms 2 and 3 and also has door directly onto Lanai and pool.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The house has digitall HD TV (200+) Channels, Internet access and cable phone with unlimited free call within USA and Canada. There is a TV in every bedroom. Freshly laundered linen is provided. No laundering required on departure - our cleaning ladies do it for you.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The house has cable services for digital TV (200 channels) with VDR. Wireless Internet access supplied and phone allowing unlimited phone calls to USA and Canada for free. Pay per view and 'Adult' channels are blocked.

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