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Fantastic Family Villa With Large Pool, 10 Minutes From Gulf Coast Beaches

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Weeki Wachee, Florida Gulf Coast, USA - Set In A Secure Gated Community Close To Tampa/Orlando And The Theme Parks

For those of you that want to enjoy the wonderful sunny weather found all year round in Florida, swim in the warm seas of the Gulf Coast and possibly visit some of the many Theme Parks but don't want to rent in the overcrowded and commercial Orlando - then this is the place for you. 1 hour north of Tampa airport (Busch Gardens Theme Park) and 1hr 45 mins west of Orlando airport (Disney), this villa offers a quiet secluded holiday with amazing beaches and wildlife parks right on your doorstep. Beautifully furnished with a large pool and outdoor heated jacuzzi, you can enjoy your evenings sipping your wine by the BBQ, watch over 200 TV channels on 3 televisions or play X Box games/pool in the games room. The villa is set in a private community with security guards on the gate and has its own fantastic 18 hole golf course and Clubhouse, with facilities that include a 25 metre heated outdoor pool, gym, golf pro shop, fine dining restaurant and bar. The home is fully air-conditioned.

Graham Haycock
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About Graham Haycock

Hi. We bought a wonderful French Farmhouse over 26 years ago and have spent a lot of time effort and money on making it into a typical French Charentaise Farmhouse set in a beautiful quiet part of rural France. Please see Ref 8049101.

We have now bought this wonderful villa with pool on the west coast of Florida to add to our collection and are hoping that visitors can enjoy both homes, each individually different and set in superb locations.

Graham Haycock purchased this villa in 2009

Why Graham Haycock chose Florida

We bought this villa on the West, Gulf coast of Florida this year as we loved coming to Florida with the family, enjoying the Theme Parks and beaches, and of course the 365 day a year sunshine! We chose the Gulf coast, to get away from the hustle and bustle of busy, cosmopolitan, touristy Orlando and looked for a beautiful large home close to the beach in an area that is so much quieter and not commercialised. We found it here, in Weeki Wachee. Wonderful, friendly people with outstanding golf and swimming/beach activities for everyone.

What makes this villa unique

Our home offers you the ability to quietly enjoy the pool, jacuzzi and wonderful sunshine on a quiet residential community with a wonderful Clubhouse, and the opportunity to explore the fantastic beaches, rivers, wildlife and nature all around you, on the same holiday. Not forgetting, for those of you that indulge and play a round of golf or two, make sure you try out the communities own superb 18 hole course.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had an excellent, relaxing holiday thank you very much.

We were very pleased with your home, it came well equipped with all you could ever need for a Floridian holiday. Weeki Wachee is very well located and very much a casual laid back southern area. We enjoyed fishing and travelling up to Homossassa Springs and Crystal Rivers, we took an airboat ride out to the Gulf which was excellent with all the wildlife and even the dolphins turned out to entertain us. Thank you very much for the loan of your property, it really was a beautiful home." Graham and Maureen Sinden March 2010.

"We had a wonderful holiday and really enjoyed staying in your lovely house. We managed to make ourselves feel very much at home (no difficulty there!) and were very sad to leave. The Glen Lakes estate is very impressive and we found everyone very friendly and helpful - we can certainly see why you decided to buy a property there. " Mr & Mrs Cornish - April 2010.

"Thank you for the use of your lovely,
Nov 2009
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North Weeki Wachee Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Master en-suite has oval bath, his/her sink units, large separate shower room and WC. Bedroom 2 has sink unit, shower and WC. Bedroom 3 has sink unit, bath/shower and WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom has a Queen bed, TV, patio doors to pool, HiFi speakers and en-suite b/room. Bedroom 2 has a Queen bed, TV/DVD and en-suite b/room with door to pool area. Bedroom 3 has two single beds and en-suite b/room. All have walk in wardrobes.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: The villa is fully air-conditioned with additional ceiling fans in every room. It has WiFi plus a large PC screen in the study for those who use small notebooks/laptops. The HiFi system is surround sound with speakers throughout the home including the master bedroom and the outdoor pool area. X Box games, and a full size pool table are all available in the villa for the children (and adults!) and the cable TV offers you over 200 channels to choose from. 3 telephones are available throughout the home. The pool area is completely secure and enclosed and protected by a mesh Lanai. There are 5 recliners and a dining table with 6 chairs for "al fresco" dining. The patio has a ceiling fan over this table plus 2 of the integrated HiFi speakers all of which can be individually adjusted. There is also an outdoor kitchen area with sink, and double electric BBQ. There is even a fridge for your beer.The jacuzzi is heated (no additional charge) and seats at least 6 adults with a view of the lake. Outside: The villa is a large detached property with a garage that will hold 3 cars. The lawns and trees/bushes are looked after every week, as is the pool/jacuzzi, by outside firms. The private pool is kidney shaped and has the sun on it for almost all of the day. Both the pool and separate jacuzzi can be illuminated with underwater lights in the evening. The pool area is very private and overlooks a wonderful lake with water fountains. Pool heating is available at an extra daily cost. Heating of the jacuzzi is free. Utility Room: Large new washing machine, separate new drier, food larder, iron and ironing board. Door to treble sized garage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are provided and the villa is cleaned prior to your arrival and on your departure. This is all included in the cost. Other: Breakfast nook set between the Lounge and Family room has a round table with 4 chairs ideal for breakfast with patio door to pool. Large dining room with glass oval table and 6 Regency chairs can be found next to the lounge. Study/play room with X Box.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Fantastic Family Villa With Large Pool, 10 Minutes From Gulf Coast Beaches
average rating of 4.8 based on 16 reviews

Wonderfull house !

  • 5 of 5

La maison est superbe et très bien entretenu . Graham est un hôte prévoyant et le processus de prise de possession de la maison est simple et rapide.


  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: If any of you do not speak French...................He said............"The house is superb and very well maintained. Graham is a host who provides everything and the process of taking possession of the house is simple and fast."
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Wonderful 2nd stay at Glen Lakes villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful Florida winter-break at the Glen Lakes villa. This was our 2nd time to stay at the villa and we are very glad to have made this choice for a seven week stay. As before, the home and Glen Lakes community setting were ideal for the two of us. We enjoyed seeing abundant wildlife and were amazed to see about 2 dozen wild turkeys passing through the back yard. During our stay we met-up with family and several friends traveling nearby in Florida. We made trips to Bradenton, and St. Petersburg, taking advantage of nearby FSR-589 expressway, which made traveling south very fast and easy. A particular highlight was paddling with manatees on the Chassahowitzka river, and snorkeling in the clear 7-sisters springs. The Chassahowitzka area is very scenic, with undisturbed paddling on many side creeks. We enjoyed meeting our friends and relatives at some of the local seafood restaurants, including BeckyJack's Food Shack, and Trader Bay Seafood market. Both have delicious fresh seafood. We also enjoyed our visits to the Club at Glen Lakes for delicious lunch and dinners from Chef Mik Wagner. We frequently took advantage of the beautiful mild weather and went for neighborhood walks and bicycle rides. During one of our walks, we happened to see a home being prepared for MLS listing, and my wife found it quite attractive. We put in an offer, and the home is now ours -- we are very excited to have recently moved-in. Staying at the villa was extremely convenient during the home purchase / inspection / and move-in sequence. We enjoyed our stay at the villa, and this has enabled us to make a long term commitment to live in our own villa at Glen Lakes!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Perfect setting - Grandsons Wedding Celebration

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home in a gorgeous gated community, for our family attending our grandsons' wedding. The reception, dinner and dance was held at the Glen Lakes Country Club just 1 minute from the home. Graham was great to work with and make it very easy to access the home and always answered email messages within 24 hours. The home was spotless, very attractive, we especially enjoyed having the family over in the early morning for poolside morning visiting and coffee. We saw a family of beautiful cranes and even saw an alligator in the lake behind the house. We would definitely come back to Graham's beautiful home in the future if we every come back to the Weeki Wachee area. Thanks Graham for a wonderful 5 days to enjoy family and the wedding of our first granson.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A peaceful, calming and charming family villa

  • 4 of 5

The listing and reviews we read did not disappoint. The property was clean and well maintained with clear instructions and guidance to help.

The owner was very helpful in both booking and when contacted.

I would definitely recommend to other families. The setting is on a lovely golf course and i would thoroughly recommend dining in the clubhouse.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very nice, quiet and spacious 3 bedroom villa

  • 4 of 5

We spent a lovely 8 days at the villa which was very comfortable and in a quiet setting located on Glen Lakes Golf Course. It had a lovely outlook overlooking a lake and plenty of interesting wildlife excursions close by including kayaking and snorkelling with manatees. Perfect for a quiet and relaxing week away from the crowds of Disney or Tampa.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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a wonderful week in Weeki Wachee

  • 5 of 5

The website doesn't do the villa justice as it's much bigger than it appears. The villa is palatial and has all the ingredients for a relaxing break. The outside space is great and we all enjoyed the pool+Jacuzzi. The Sand Hill Crane came to say hi each morning and on our last morning, we saw an alligator basking on the side of the lake.We would recommend this villa for families.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

North Weeki Wachee Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 8 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2018 - Dec 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $124
Cleaning $93
Refundable damage deposit $372

Booking Notes:
20% deposit required at time of booking. Balance payable 1 month prior to departure. 15% discount offered for bookings of 4 weeks or more. Pets are accepted with prior permission and may involve additional costs.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Saturday but this can be flexible.
Arrival not before 5pm and Departure before 11am on your last day.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. 15% discount for 4 weeks or more.

20% deposit at time of booking. Remainder due 1 month before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Glen Lakes Clubhouse
Nearest Golf
200 Metres
Glen Lakes Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 19
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Glen Lakes Clubhouse
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Pine Island
Car: recommended


The villa is a 10 min drive from beautiful sandy beaches and the warm waters of the Gulf coast. They are safe with golden sand and often have wild dolphins swimming very close to the beach. Alternatively there are a number of freshwater rivers (with the very rare Manatees) set in wildlife reservations ideal for canoeing/kayaking. The closest of which is only 1 mile away.


Tampa Airport is 1 hr drive away. Orlando Airport is 1hr 45 mins drive away. The use of a rental car is highly recommended during your stay.


Clearwater and Tampa beaches can be reached in an hour whilst Hudson Bay beach will take you 20 mins by car. All shops and amenities in Weeki Wachee or Spring Hill will take you 10 minutes by car.

Further Details:

Walmart, Winn Dixie, Publix superstores are all within 10 mins by car as are banks/ATMs, clothes shops and chemists. Numerous good quality restaurants such as Red Lobster and Outback can be found on Highway 19 - a 15 min drive from the villa. This highway also has many great bars offering very good value for money light meals and TV entertainment. An absolute must is to visit Pine Island beach (10 mins), Hudson Bay beach (20 mins) and to try out the kayaks on the Week Wachee river (5 mins). In our opinion (having visited them all!) the Busch Gardens Theme Park in Tampa (1 hr away) is the best Theme park for both adults and children alike. New in 2014 is a 50" HD TV, Blu Ray DVD player, surround sound system, new dishwasher,fridge/freezer and w/machine & drier. Jacuzzi now operates via new electronic remote control system.


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