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Watch Manatees from the Quiet, Shaded Deck of This Home

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house


Florida Central Gulf Coast House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

View manatees in the clear water that flows past our property while you swim, canoe, kayak, or boat around our home. In about a 10 minute boat ride you can be in the Gulf of Mexico. Choose an island of your choice just off the coast to picnic and watch the sun set. Get a work out by taking a canoe or kayak trip up the Weeki Wachee River, then relax as the current brings you back home. Enjoy up close and personal many of our local birds, fish, and tropical plants in a quiet and relaxed setting.

The property itself is on a quiet corner lot at the end of Tuscawilla Drive. Clear spring fed water flows by two sides of the property. It is exciting to look below the surface of the water and watch a 8' wide blue crab feed on the bottom. Watch the snook, sheephead, and mullet swim by regularly. The manatee love the spring just 200 feet past our home. Enjoy the shade of a large Florida Oak, the beauty of flowered azalea bushes, and lots of flowering plants. You can enjoy a gentle Gulf breeze while standing on the deck of the modular home built on stilts. Bring your boat, jet ski, canoe, kayak and tie up to our boat dock. Bring your fishing poles. Or bring your puzzles. Enjoy and Relax!!!

Close by is Weeki Wachee Spring and the live Mermaid show. Pine Island provides a public Gulf Beach area for picnicing and swimming. Watch the dolphins play while you walk out 1/4 mile and still only be waist to chest deep in water. Go south to Tampa for the activities there or head due east about a two hour drive to Disney and Orlando.

Locally, you can find a variety of restaurants and shopping centers. Everything that you need can be found within six miles from your furnished home.

5395 Tuscawilla Dr., Weeki Wachee, FL

Keywords: dock, waterfront, quiet, gulf, river, stilt

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english


based on 23 traveler reviews

Watch Manatees from the Quiet, Shaded Deck of This Home
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews

weeki wachee

  • 4 of 5

Owner is great to work with. Weeki Wachee is always a blast. House is dated but it has river access and enough room to accommodate. Grill worked and there is a large concrete area beneath the home but Bring your own chairs. Owner made the whole experience easy and quick.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stay in our home once and become a repeat user as this reviewer did.
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Dunedin, Florida

Fabulous Weekend

  • 4 of 5

Owner great to work with...everything we WIFI or cell service

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lick Skillet, AL

Nice Rental

  • 5 of 5

Clean and neat. Everything we needed, kitchen was well stocked.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boat Trip

  • 5 of 5

Boated from Rogers Park and dock/unloaded at the house. This is my 2nd stay there. Excellent as always. Manatee were in the canal. Very clean house and games for the kids.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Busy in the water all day and busy at home in the evenings with table games make for a fun family time on the river. Maybe you can just tire those little ones out!
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Load of fun!

  • 5 of 5

A few couples wanted to get away from the kids, celebrate a birthday and an anniversary for a few days. WE had a BLAST! Honestly, it was more fun than you cn imagine. WE boated all day and laughed all night in this secluded little tree top house :) Saw a baby manatee and momma on the river, and cruised to the gulf for a sunset too.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our home is very convenient to the river and the Gulf. It is very quiet and shady. As you peer down from our upper deck you can see everything in the water as it is fairly clear. Watch for the manatees as you never know when they will swim by.
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Decatur Il


  • 5 of 5

After reading all the previous reviews and actually staying here for two wonderful months

I can only agree with all the great reviews written before me. This really felt like a home away from home with many more extras. There was always something to do and the comfort, the view, not to mention warm weather! There was no greater host than David the owner. It was a real pleasure meeting him and he helped in every way possible. We're already excited about returning next year for another great stay. If your looking for a great home to rent in this area this is a real find.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our home is available to share with others. We enjoy the occasions that we do get to meet those who stay at our home. Come stay with us and enjoy our southern hospitality.
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Access to Weeki Wachee River and Gulf of Mexico


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Florida Central Gulf Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Hide-a-Bed Couch (1), Floor Mattress for Den (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Boat dock, canoe, and life jackets available for use

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