Hospital hole is a famously known local attraction. During the winter times, herds of manatees flock towards the 72° F water for the warmth.  - Little House on the River - Weeki Wachee Gardens
An occasional dolphin encounter.  - Little House on the River - Weeki Wachee Gardens
View of dock and river from 2nd story. - Little House on the River - Weeki Wachee Gardens
Riverside view of property. - Little House on the River - Weeki Wachee Gardens
Riverside view of property. - Little House on the River - Weeki Wachee Gardens
Backyard 20’ to the main river - Little House on the River - Weeki Wachee Gardens
Located directly on the main river  - Little House on the River - Weeki Wachee Gardens
Plenty of outdoor seating  - Little House on the River - Weeki Wachee Gardens
Our most beloved and frequent visitor, the manatee. Photo taken from property. - Little House on the River - Weeki Wachee Gardens
2nd living room, 20’ from main river with rocker/swivel recliners. - Little House on the River - Weeki Wachee Gardens
View from upstairs bedroom looking down on the crystal clear Weeki Wachee River. - Little House on the River - Weeki Wachee Gardens
Living room with Foosball coffee table and pull-out couch that sleep 2 guests. - Little House on the River - Weeki Wachee Gardens
2nd living room with cable access television with Blu ray player and Netflix access. - Little House on the River - Weeki Wachee Gardens
Living room with sit down arcade style with 43 different programmed video games. - Little House on the River - Weeki Wachee Gardens
Bedroom #2 with King size bed and sleep by numbers mattress. - Little House on the River - Weeki Wachee Gardens
Bedroom #2 king bed with adjustable number bed with tv. - Little House on the River - Weeki Wachee Gardens
Bedroom #1 queen bed with pillow top mattress and tv. - Little House on the River - Weeki Wachee Gardens
Fully stocked Kitchen - Little House on the River - Weeki Wachee Gardens
Ground level full Bathroom - Little House on the River - Weeki Wachee Gardens
View of property from roadside. - Little House on the River - Weeki Wachee Gardens
Morning time by the river - Little House on the River - Weeki Wachee Gardens
Pine Island - a local beach area with public access less than a 10 minute by car. - Little House on the River - Weeki Wachee Gardens
Weeki Wachee Springs and Buccaneer Bay, both a spring-fed water park and mermaid show. - Little House on the River - Weeki Wachee Gardens
World famous Mermaid show at Weeki Wachee Springs and Buccaneer Bay. Only 10 minutes from property. - Little House on the River - Weeki Wachee Gardens
Upper Deck Restaurant, only a short walking distance of 400' from property, overlooking Roger's Park beach on the Weeki Wachee River. - Little House on the River - Weeki Wachee Gardens
Located directly on the spring fed Weeki Wachee River with 180° river view - includes kayaks/ canoe.
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Overview

Welcome to the Little House on the River, our amazing crystal clear waterfront property provides the ultimate vacation getaway. If location is important to you, then this is the place to be. This 2 story, 2 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath home (sleeps 6) sits directly on the beautiful Weeki Wachee River and is within walking distance to the local beach(Rogers Park),restaurant and marina. Just a few minutes from the house is Pine Island, another popular local beach, also hiking trails and many restaurants to choose from in 1 to 5 miles from the house.

This property offers guests a wide range of entertainment; from bringing your own boat and launching it at Rogers Park boat ramp(1 block from property)and tying it to the private floating dock at the property, or use the canoe or kayaks(that I provide)to explore upstream to Hospital Hole and beyond to the springs, or downstream to the Gulf of Mexico.

If the river life is what you're seeking to experience, look no further ..... take a seat, relax and let the river wash away your cares. Enjoy watching the kayakers paddle by and looking for manatees swimming below them. The manatees truly are gentle giants and seeing them up close and personal is an experience you'll never forget.

A little piece of paradise, without ever leaving the property.

We offer all the amenities of: internet, towels, hair dryer, and many more including....

*kayaks; enough for 6 people including singles and doubles, with life vests and whistles provided.

*canoe; (1) 2-3 person

*beach chairs and beach towels(for 6) umbrella, blanket and cooler

*direct river and Gulf access with a floating dock

*cable including Netflix availability

*WiFi and internet capabilities

* house phone with unlimited long distance calling.

*2 bedrooms (1- King and 1- Queen, both upstairs) each with televisions, also a pull out queen sleeper in the downstairs living room with television.

* 1-1/2 baths, full downstairs/ half bath is upstairs adjoining the queen bedroom.

* 2 living rooms, 1st living room offers pull-out queen sofa bed, flat screen tv, games, over 30 movies, a giant jenga and a pac man with 43 games.

2nd living room (riverside) offers 50" flat screen tv, blu-ray player, 2 lazy-boy recliners and sofa w/recliners with complete 180-degree view of Weeki Wachee River.

*fully equipped kitchen with everything you could possibly need including microwave oven,

toaster oven, keurig, pots and pans, spices, paper towels, crock pot, blender and utensils.

*washer/dryer and ironing board/iron

* Outdoor gas grill including utensils and firepit.

**********Things To Do and Places To See..... includes (drive time from property):

*Upper Deck Restaurant and Bar (1 minute) with Wednesday and weekend entertainment from local bands. So close, you can kayak or walk there.

*Roger's Park (1 minute) across from Upper Deck restaurant, a fresh water beach on the river within walking distance offering boat ramp, volleyball, picnic tables, grills, restrooms and roped off swimming area.

* Weeki Wachee Marina (1 minute) across from Upper Deck, offers canoe and small (10hp) boat rentals, a fun and easy way to see the entire river. Call 352-596-2852 to reserve your boat.

* Hospital Hole (AKA fish hospital) 500ft. From the property, a 140 ft. deep, natural spring and favorite place for fish and manatees also great for divers.

* Weeki Wachee Preserve (5 min) an outstanding 11,000 acre preserve located at 2345 Osowaw Blvd. great for hiking and biking.

* Standup Paddle-board (SUP Weeki) (5 min) call 727-480-4294 to reserve your personal tour of the Weeki Wachee River.

* Zigzags (5 minutes) local seafood restaurant with indoor/outdoor seating.

* The Cove Restaurant (5 minutes) local seafood and steak restaurant.....Best Pork Chops around. Closed Monday. Indoor/outdoor seating.

* La Bella Napoli (3 minutes) great Italian food.

* R Beach (5 minutes) Florida grill with a tropical flair, great place for dinner and dancing.

* Brian's Place (3 minutes) a unique fusion between Spanish and Italian cuisine. Open for breakfast on Sat. And Sun at 8am. Indoor/outdoor seating.

• Breakfast Station (25 minutes) opens daily at 7am-3pm

* TreeHoppers Aerial Adventure Park (45 minutes) largest zip line park in central Florida. Located just North of Tampa with 8 different courses. Ages 5 to adult, no reservations required.

* Zip Line and horseback riding (1.5 hours) The Canyon Zip Line and Canopy Tours in Ocala

* Hudson Beach (30 minutes) with Sams Beach Bar next door for sunsets, dining and dancing.

*Pine Island Public Beach (10 minutes) salt water beach on the Gulf of Mexico. $5 per car with a concession stand offering food and drinks. Alcohol and pets prohibited.

* Fred Howard Park Beach ( 1 hour) 155 acres of sandy white beach on the Gulf of Mexico located in Tarpon Springs. $5 parking fee.

*Weeki Wachee Springs and Buccaneer Bay (10 minutes) both a spring-fed water park and the world famous mermaid show

*SunWest Park(15 minutes) 70 acre spring-fed lake and beautiful water park for all ages. Open 7 days a week, $5 parking fee.

*Clearwater Marine Aquarium (1.5 hours) a non-profit rescue and rehab organization where the famous Winter the Dolphin resides. Also see otters, sharks, sea turtles and don't forget to feed the stingrays.

* Salvador Dali Museum (1.5 hours) art museum in St. Petersburg houses the largest collection of Dali's works outside Europe.

*Beacon Movie Theater (15 minutes)

*Three Sisters Springs (40 minutes)

*Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park (30 minutes) where the famous 'Lu the Hippo' resides. Included in the $13.00 admission you will also see manatee in the parks underwater observatory, Florida alligators, black bear, river otters and a variety of other wildlife. Park offers a gift shop and a concession.

*Show Palace Dinner Theater (20 minutes) offers plays and sometimes mystery dinners.

*Historic Greek Community of Tarpon Springs and Sponge Docks (45 minutes) known for the shops, dolphin cruises and wonderful authentic Greek restaurants. Dodecanese Blvd. tarpon Springs, Florida

*Florida Aquarium and Performing Arts Center (1 hour)

*Busch Gardens/ Adventure Island (1 hour)

*Disney World/ Sea World/ Universal Studios (2 hours)

*Black Diamond Ranch Golf Course (45 minutes)

*The Dunes Golf Club (15 minutes)

* Salty D's Charters offers fishing day or night, inshore/offshore, scalloping, gigging and more.

*Hernando beach Marina (10 minutes) Pontoon rentals $150 per day

* Linda Pedersen Park (Jenkins Creek) (5 minutes) A park divided by Shoal Line Blvd. On the eastern side of the road are additional facilities including a small inland beach area, picnics tables, playground, restrooms and a three story watch tower providing stunning panoramic views of the coastal low lands. To the west is a long fishing pier where blue crab is a popular catch. Parking is free and is open 24/7 no dogs allowed. A perfect place to fish..... Bring a chair that I provide and get bait at the Weeki Wachee Marina just down the road.

** And best of all, swimming right off the dock in the beautiful, pristine, crystal clear 72 degree waters of the Weeki Wachee River.

**Come and experience this one of a kind spring-fed river for yourself, one of Florida's best kept secrets**

Sleeping Configuration

Bedroom #2
1 king bed
Large king bed with 180° view of river from the second story, sleep by number mattress, 2 ceiling fans and cable television.
Bedroom #1
1 queen bed
Queen pillow top bed with attached half bath, cable television, Blu ray player and Netflix access.

Scenic views

Water view

Location

Waterfront
Riverfront

Amenities

Washing Machine
Iron & Board
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Full Kitchen
Oven
Charcoal Grill
Patio
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Cable TV
Smoke Detector

Nearby activities

Scuba diving or snorkeling
Fishing Charters
Water skiing
Jet skiing
Golf
Cycling
Swimming
Fishing

Suitability

Child friendly
The stairs going upstairs are steep and not recommended for small children or individuals with physical limitations.
Children's books and toys
Events allowed
Events and parties are permitted, AS LONG AS property management has prior notification and has authorized such events.
No smoking allowed
Smoking is allowed outside only.
Parking Included
Driveway has parking for 4 vehicles and front yard can hold 2 boat trailers.

Directions

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Tina
My love for the water has expanded my opportunity to offer this beautiful area to others. Once I had purchased this property I felt as if I was hoarding this magnificent natural space and knew that it had to be shared with others.

Tina Boyt purchased this house in 2007

Why Tina Boyt chose Weeki Wachee Gardens
This property is one of the most ideal and sought out areas along the Weeki Wachee River. The river is crystal clear with a sandy bottom, kayaks and canoes for entertainment, plus the attraction of kayakers, canoers, and paddle boarders can be quite the entertainment in it's own. This property is located in the middle of everything, to the left is Hospital Hole and 5.5 miles to the head of the river with plenty of places to get out and picnic or swim along the way or to the right only 3.5 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. The natural elements of the ospreys, ducks, turtles, owls, and of course the manatees all add that excitement of animals in their natural surroundings.

What makes this house unique
Along with the stunning water and perfect location, it offers a fire pit for late night romance or family fun with s'mores. It's always a nice relaxing moment to stroll to the dock and sit back in the swing with cup of coffee and just watch the water flow, nature, or just the entertainment of the people and the river. The entire floor to ceiling glass living room offers a 180 degree view of the river and also from the second story bedroom as well. A luxurious site to wake up to, pull back the curtains and see the beauty of it all.
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Member since: January 2018
Speaks: English

Policies and Rules

Check In: 4PM - 8PM
The guests will be given a code to access the lock box containing a key to the property upon arrival. If guests request an earlier check in time, they will need to contact the property manager to see if time is available.
Check Out: 10AM
Minimum age limit for renters: 25
House Rules
No smoking inside the home and no wet clothes on all furniture. Guests must secure and lock kayaks when not in use (renters are responsible for these items). Parties or events must have prior authorization from the property management. Individual booking must be 25 years or older and validate age verification. Property is rated for 6 occupants, any more than 6 occupants per night must obtain authorization from the property management.
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Payment Policy
All payments are made through VRBO.
Listing number is #827889

Little House on the River - Weeki Wachee Gardens is a Vacation Home located in Weeki Wachee Gardens, FL, United States. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 6 guests
Little House on the River - Weeki Wachee Gardens has 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Jan 2018

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