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Watch Manatees from the Quiet, Shaded Deck of This Home

Bedrooms 2
Property type house


About the property

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 34609

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

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017


Weeki Wachee Gardens House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • 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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Watch Manatees from the Quiet, Shaded Deck of This Home
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 33 reviews

Very clean and loved having the water on both sides of the house!

  • 5 of 5

David was great to work with! We loved our stay! Great location and plenty of room for our family of 6. Looking forward to staying again in the future

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean everything we wanted

  • 4 of 5

Property was prefect, clean, nice neighbors hopefully will be available in the future for another trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our home is at the end of the street and we have only one neighbor next door. Our neighbors are great and have found our guest to almost always be cordial as well.
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Nice location and modern but comfortable property.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing and enjoyable time at the river. We really do love Weeki Wachee!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice summer stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights at this property in July 2017. We brought 2 kids: 4 and 8. The house was clean and welcoming. It is quite big: 2 bedrooms, 2 living rooms a kitchen and a summer room type area. It does not have a dishwasher but it was not a problem at all. We did cook quite a bit but we brought plastic plates and cups. We had a minor problem at the house and the owner came same day and fixed the issues very quickly. The house is surrounded by the water, which is so nice. I personally loved watching the water from the window early in the morning or late in the day. We enjoyed the canoe rides ( there was 1 canoe available for us) and the 4 of us could fit no problem. There is beach nearby. It is a $5 entrance fee. Very clean and the water is shallow, no big waves, so we finally had a vacation where we could let the kids just enjoy the water vs. looking at them non stop. There were dolphins nearby and lots of small fish, which was fun. We also went fishing ( 1st time for us) and caught 2 fishes and a crab :). We would definitely come back! Oh, and there is this restaurant Bayport Inn ( it is a restaurant, not a hotel) 7 mins away. It had the biggest oysters and very good seafood.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We'll be back..

  • 4 of 5

Had an amazing time!! Just what we were looking for!! The river is your backyard and we took advantage of it every day!! The kids had a great time and could take the paddleboards out whenever they liked b/c the canal dead ends right around the corner!! We swam with manatees and caught crabs with our bare hands. We went up the river one afternoon and paddled down it during the evening hours. WE WERE THE ONLY ONES ON THE RIVER THAT LATE AND WE HAD A BLAST!! We will def be back!! Will def recommend it!! David made it nice and easy. No headaches. No hassle. No complaints whatsoever!!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family friendly water side villa

  • 5 of 5

Lovely time for our getaway. Rocks a little slippery. Happy to see a majestic manatee a couple of times!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Access to Weeki Wachee River and Gulf of Mexico


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.