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Waterfront home with manatees and mermaids, too!

#381660 · Vacation Rental in , ,

3 Bedrooms
6 guests
2 Full Bathrooms
Vacation Rental

Property Description

Our waterfront home is the perfect place for friends and family to unwind. You can catch freshwater AND saltwater fish and crabs right off the 75’ dock, or relax inside the screened patio while you watch the manatees play! We are located on a peaceful canal just minutes from the majestic, crystal clear Weeki Wachee River that leads directly into the Gulf of Mexico. Bring your boat, canoe, kayak or paddleboard, or just rent them nearby to experience the wildlife and beauty of Florida’s Nature Coast. The kids will also want to visit the waterpark, the white sand beach, and the world-famous LIVE MERMAID SHOW only minutes away. At the end of the day you can cook your own catch or dine at one of many great local restaurants. Friends Retreat is a modern, 3-bedroom fully furnished home in a quiet neighborhood surrounded by Florida’s untouched wilderness. The split floor plan can easily accommodate 6 adults. Amenities include: cable flatscreen televisions in all bedrooms, living room and family room; fully equipped kitchen complete with appliances, pots/pans, utensils, dishes; linens and towels; reclining leather sofa and loveseat in family room; wi-fi; telephone; washer and dryer. Shopping and restaurants are just down the road. NO TRAFFIC JAMS! Minimum stay is one week, but you will want to stay longer!

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House Rules

Check In Time: 03:00
Check Out Time:
Max occupancy: 6

Sleeping Arrangements

Common Space
Bed types not specified
Bedroom 1
1 King Bed
Bedroom 2
1 Queen Bed
Bedroom 3
2 Twins


Rate Name Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly
Default Rate
4 Nights Minimum
$125 CAD - - -
01/15/18 - 01/15/21
4 Nights Minimum
$125 CAD - - -
01/15/18 - 01/15/21
7 Nights Minimum
$114 CAD - - -
01/15/18 - 01/15/21
30 Nights Minimum
$63 CAD - - -



DVD Player


Heated Pool


Sandy Beach


Spa Services
Restaurant On Site
Guided Fishing Tours
Gym / Fitness Centre

Availability Calendar

January 2018

  • Unavailable
  • Check In Available
  • Check Out Available
Availability last updated Jan 23, 2018
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11 Reviews

Overall Rating

Beautiful place!! Everything it says it is and more!!! Would highly recommend to anyone.

I wanted to thank Joy and her husband. This place is awesome!! It is everything plus more as stated. The river is beautiful! We had such an awesome time boating, scalloping , canoeing and kayaking and relaxing. I would recommend this place to everyone. We will definitely come back!! Thank you again . 😊�

August 2017

Clean and very well maintained.

This home is situated in a nice quiet neighborhood. Everyone around their was happy to help or just have a leisure chat with. The home was very clean and well maintained. All amenities you could ask for. A short scenic trip to town to just grab extras isn't that far either. Best sunsets were right down the road at Bay Port, pretty good fishing ther... Read More

July 2017

A Great Week

My wife and I really enjoyed staying at Friend's Retreat. The house was very nice and very clean and nicely decorated. It was a peaceful setting on the canal, a good place to sit and relax. We saw a gulf sunset at Bayport Park. We had lunch with the manatees at Linda Petersen Park several days, just sitting on the bank in our lawn chairs eating a s... Read More

February 2017

Totally DIFFERENT vacation spot for us and we LOVED it!!!

The LYNCH family had an excellent vacation! The owner Joy was such a pleasure to work with & we met David on the way out (very nice couple)! Joy made sure we were all set up in her beautiful and SUPER clean home located right there on the canal. This was a different Floridian vacation for us and a nice break from Disney! This was much like... Read More

August 2016

Great location on the water in Weeki Wachee!

What a great property to vacation in Weeki Wachee. This 3 bedroom 2 bath beautifully decorated home has everything you need. It has two separate living areas great for families with children. There is a boat dock perfect for fishing in the river. They also have a beautiful detached screen room for grilling, eating ,and just relaxing. The owners wer... Read More

July 2016

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