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RIVER FRONT Home, WEEKI, Manatees, Otters, Fish And An Occasional Porpoise

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

You Can't Beat River Front, It is Magical

Very nice, 3 bedroom (upstairs), 1 and 1/2 bath, home right on the river.

Huge screened porch just steps from jumping in or launching.

Things to Consider

1. Is home directly on the main Weeki Watchee River? if not, the canals are murky

2. Is there a large screen room on the river, for those yellow fly and gnat seasons

3. Are the Owners committed to your perfect visit and great experience ?

4. Is the home immaculately prepared by and expert Home Prep Team ?

5.Are some pets allowed "with no pet deposit", we have never charged one

6. Are early and late check in/out allowed ? (depends on other guests

When choosing a vacation for your friends and family, please consider the above questions. We now have 3 homes directly on the Weeki and stay here often, so we are constantly upgrading the homes to provide a better visit. You may want to check out other two properties (they each have a unique personality) Home Away #4640609 (Clock House) and 4230970 (Bear House)

Another idea, plan a wedding, Clock House would be the best location, then we have two other homes for your guests and we can make a package deal based on your number of guests. We have had several to date.

Now back to the description. we have a 50" LED tv with full fastest available internet, and a land line phone (cell service is spotty)

Home is in very nice condition and will be exceptionally clean for your visit. Double fish cleaning sink for your catch. Two new wooded decks right on the river.

We provide everything except-food,, and beverage of your choice.

Currently there are four kayaks included, and you can rent any water craft nearby.

We are near the takeout at Roger's Park (upstream, this is very important) and there is a huge nature preserve across the river (no homes). You can paddle upstream or boat downstream to the Gulf (in about 15 minutes)

Both wood decks are able to accommodate boats and the water is deep enough for boats and swimming.

Relax on the huge screened porch or the river decks and watch the manatees, otters, fish, and boaters come by.

We may consider some pets, especially if they are kept on the 1st floor (it has all laminate flooring) No promises, but you can inquire.

Home easily can sleep six, and we don't mind 8 if the kids want to sleep on the couches, or the screened porch (my favorite)

Come and enjoy the river !!

FYI - This home is not a party house. Neither the Owners or the Neighbors will allow excessive visitors or noisy partying.

More Details

John Nock
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About John Nock

We are a St Augustine family that fell in love with this area. The home right on a spring run is a life time fantasy, and now its real. General Contractors, Cabinet Company, and Real Estate rentals is our background. Special interests include Stand up Paddleboards, mountain biking, road biking, snorkeling, and boat building.

John Nock purchased this house in 2015

Why John Nock chose Spring Hill

How can you describe "Riverfront" ? There is no substitute. That early morning plunge to the afternoon cocktails teasing the passing boaters.

Or lower you boat into the water and go see a Gulf sunset.


What makes this house unique


Gulf Access

Quiet Dead End Street

Beautiful, Clean Home

Ample parking


Spring Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Weeki Watchee State Park about 8 miles Crystal River about 30 miles Rainbow River about 40 miles Gulf of Mexico about 6 miles-downstream


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(70 traveler reviews)

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RIVER FRONT Home, WEEKI, Manatees, Otters, Fish And An Occasional Porpoise
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 70 reviews

Perfect river vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful two week stay at Spring House! The home is perfectly setup for kayaking or canoeing and the Weeki Wachee River is magical. Our hosts were able to answer all of our pre-vacation questions and the house is spacious, particularly the screened porch, which provides a wonderful location to eat, read a book, or just greet everyone on the river. You are also close to Bayport and Pine Island for beautiful sunsets over the Gulf, as well as the Weeki Wachee Springs, and other attractions.

We were a group of five, and the three bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. A great place to stay, overall.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the generous review. Our goal is to make your vacation the best
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Nice home on the river front

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed this home very much. It was easy to get on to the river with our kayaks and the water was very nice to paddle on. Was out every day for the 14 days we stayed there. We would like to stay here again if we go to this area for a future vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Break 2018

  • 5 of 5

Went here for Winter Break with 2 other couples, 2 kids and our dog. Beautiful location. Great spot on the river. Comfortable home. Nice safe neighborhood. Easy access and helpful owner. Kitchen was very functional as was the grill. Porch and dock were perfect. Kayaks that came with the home were super great- spent hours on the river daily.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. Please come again. John and Kitte
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Lovely Clean River House

  • 4 of 5

Very nice rental, clean and well equipped kitchen. We all felt the beds were very comfortable, though the screen porch and deck really need to have lighting.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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River front paradise!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely perfect. It’s in the perfect spot on the river. We could paddle to hospital hole in about sixty seconds with a two minute paddle back up river. We saw manatees, otter, tiny turtle, blue crab, caught fish and enjoyed the deck. Watching the kayakers going down stream is great entertainment. The house is very centrally located to grocery stores and restaurants. Everything you need is provided at the house. Just bring your food and clothes. The kayaks supplied at the house are nice. If you’ve ever used crappy kayaks you appreciate decent kayaks. We almost brought our own down, fearing we would be frustrated at them. But I’m glad we didn’t. My husband and i paddled two and a half hours up river, past all the homes. It was amazing. I felt like i was in a movie. Sitting on the porch watching the fish swim by early in the morning was a great way to start the day. We watched the otter play across the river and even had two manatee swim by. We had a wonderful time and are already planning our trip for the spring. Bring bug spray!!!! Luckily there was some at the house and we left a new can. But it is a definite must if you plan to enjoy the dock.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. So happy your visit was such a success. John and Kate
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a wonderful vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a wonderful time staying here for 3 nights! Its was spacious, comfortable, and so convenient being directly on the the river (NOT a canal). I loved the swing rope, the kayaks, the outdoor, screened porch, the bench swing. The beds were very comfortable and huge. So sleep was restful after long days on the river. We will definitely be back. Thank you John for this awesome experience!!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very Complimentary review. We love the home also. John and KT
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
All over
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Commercial Way
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: necessary

Located on the Weeki Watchee river about 1/2 mile from Roger's Park takeout and 7 miles from Weeki Watchee State Park. Sleepy neighborhood and the street is deadend. About 1/2 mile from very nice county boat ramp. All shopping and dining is just minutes away.

The state park is and iconic attraction from the 40's. Kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding are a huge draw on the area. Just downstream from the house, you enter the Gulf for supposed great fishing. Very nice, affordable , restaurants nearby.

A great place to unwind by a cool, shady, spring clear, river.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $115
Tax Rate 11.0%

We are not charging a damage deposit because it was too small and a pain to return.
So please work with us on not damaging the house. If you do we will invoice you for the damage.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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