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Rustic River House on the Main River - Always 8 Ft Dp

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Rustic River house on the MAIN river with a panoramic view, that spread's 200 ft both way's and one of the few place's you can swim with out worrying about getting out of the way of boat's and most often 8 ft even at low tide and as high as 11 ft at high tide. So dive into this one where you can enjoy life to it's fullest in this Rustic river home.This home is a older home ,on the main river it the location. Great.....

Maybe more Rustic then some,Definitely better location then most, as well as better Water for swimming,,Clear

Keywords: Weeki Wachee, Rustic River House

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 28, 2017

About The Owner

Hi, I'm a friendly out going person who loves to swim, boat, listen to nature, and enjoy my family and friends.

The Owner purchased this house in 1998

Why The Owner chose Florida

I went tubeing from the Christian camp ground, just up river and thought this is a piece of heaven and that day is when my adventure to find a place on the river all got started, with no regrets and more pleasure then anyone could imagine. Have fun

What makes this house unique

Very few neighbors and the few that are here are among the nicest, quite and scenic and just a lovely relaxing place to see things that others could only imagine and that we all deserve. Enjoy


Weeki Wachee Gardens House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Hi, This lovely rustic home is on the main river spring water temp is 72 yr around at low tide and at high tide the gulf water entering makes if warmer. We have a tree swing to enjoy and 8ft of water at low tide, with a great view up river and down river, to explore in complimentary canoe and boat and kayak rental in walking distance, beside the Upper deck river side restaurant, great view, our' view is better, because your home. Thanks and Enjoy


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Rustic River House on the Main River - Always 8 Ft Dp
average rating of 3.142857 based on 7 reviews
Minneapolis MN

Fell in Love with the Weeki Wachee River and the Rustic River House!

  • 5 of 5

I booked the Rustic River house, last minute, for a weekend trip for 6 adults. We had an absolute blast and enjoyed ourselves to the fullest! The house is rustic, charming, and exactly what I was looking for when staying on the Weeki Wachee River. The views are breathtaking looking up river and down river, the fishing was excellent, the swimming was glorious right off the dock and the cabin is stocked with everything you need and don't need-including a 1990's karaoke machine and all kitschy knick knacks you could imagine! We will definitely be back! If you're anal or uptight, you won't like this place, but If you're down to earth and if you can appreciate the rustic beauty and quirks that come along with it, then the Rustic River house is the place to be on the Weeki Wachee River! Thank you Lisa!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 0

Rat infested, dirty, unhealthy, dangerous, owner is unprofessional and rude

  • 1 of 5

This house was disgusting. It is infested with RATS that ate our food and left droppings EVERYWHERE. The floor is rotting throughout the entire house. The owner did not care and told us basically that we should enjoy the outdoors instead of worrying about the condition of the home. The TV's in the house did not work, there was no hot water, the toilet wouldn't flush, and most of the furniture was broken. Including a kitchen chair that caused my child to fall face first into the table. We ended up renting an additional house and having to pay double because I would not allow my children to sleep in such an unhealthy environment. The owner did not offer any type of refund / discount and will not answer calls or text messages.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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1 0
Scottsdale, Arizona

Property was filthy and full of mold

  • 1 of 5

Upon arrival we called to let owner know that the refrigerator was filthy both inside and out and reeked of fish. We had to spend hours cleaning it. the furniture was so dirty, we had to cover it to sit on it. Downstairs shower and curtain were full of black mold .Floors were rotted through and the sliding doors were so dirty that would not open and close properly. Carpets were filthy. We woke up every morning with stuffy noses from the dirty conditions. The terrible conditions forced us to move out. We did not get a refund and had paid for a full month. The owner would not respond to our concerns. I recommend this property for hazmet trainees who need practice cleaning up toxic sites.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, In response to the review. The is advertised as the Rustic river house and may not be for 3 women it doesn't come with a person to help put hooks on your fishing pole or put the kayak, canoe or jon boat in the water, or start the bond fire. very sorry I couldn't help with that as I don't do it myself. I'm more the swimming with the manatee person. although , it does have a cleaning lady that You met after your call who not only did she clean before your arrival as I did. but was paid again. The carpet was 1 week new. The guest that replaced your stay that paid you your non refundable refund in exchange for your key had a great time and left a good review, As you watched then from a newer house not on the main river. trying to please 3 women over 70 was tuff.. Location, location great location not new but clean with a great view on the Main River.This was for a friend of a guest not the actual guest ... Healthy ,Happy day
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4 2

Not Impressed/Very Dissappointed

  • 1 of 5

Our experience was not good at all. The floors in the house are rotted and feel like they are going to sink in. The kitchen sink leaked the whole time we were there and we had to keep dumping buckets from under the sink, the floating dock broke which posed a very dangerous situation with rusty nails poking out in several places and very dangerous for my kids. The house does come with some extras (kayaks, canoe, life jackets) which was nice. We just did not enjoy ourselves on our VACATION as we had to dump water and worry about our kids getting hurt. The doors upstairs in the bedrooms to the outside deck (which is rotted) do not lock! Not very safe! We will not stay here again and I am still waiting on a response from Lisa as we have emailed her about our issues.

Location on the River was nice and was about the only thing we enjoyed about the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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19 3
United States

Awesome Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This place is awesome! Our family had one of the best memorable weekends here. The house was exactly what we were looking for. It had a great cabin feel. The rope swing was a hit and kept the kids in the water all weekend. We did not need to bring half of the things we brought, this home was well stocked and we appreciated the unexpected hospitality! We would recommend this property to anyone. The location on the river could not have been better. Thank You Again!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 1
Lakeland FL

Great Location had a great time..

  • 4 of 5

We decided last minute to take a weekend to Weeki Wachee, found this place on VRBO and description and pictures are pretty accurate... Quaint little place in a great location on the river. Night fishing was good (if you dont mind catching catfish and eels.) caught plenty of crabs right off the floating dock :) House feels like a older fish or hunting camp but is very accomidating with what we were looking for. We had our 2 boys 17 & 12 and each brought a friend they had a great time swimming and in the kayak. Even had Manatee cow and calf at the dock on saturday morning and got to play with them for a while. Thank you Lisa for allowing us to come on such short notice and look forward to another visit soon..

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking such great care of the Rustic river house and Please feel free to come back and stay here. Life passes so fast and i hope you always take the time with family and friends to just relax and enjoy life.see you on your next trip. God bless and thanks for your review. : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) Be health and Happy, Lisa (Rustic River house)
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Car: necessary

The Rustic river house has a great big shade tree to relax under


Rates & Availability

Weeki Wachee Gardens House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Scallop season Add 50.00 2day
Jul 18 2017 - Sep 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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