Little House on the River - on main river not canal, includes kayaks/canoe

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Little House on the River - on main river not canal, includes kayaks/canoe

Entire home

Little House on the River - on main river not canal, includes kayaks/canoe

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
  • Follows industry sanitization guidelines
Spring Hill, FL

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWeeki Wachee Springs State Park8 min drive
  • Popular LocationBayport Park Boat Ramp10 min drive
  • Popular LocationPine Island Beach Park12 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6
1616 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Common area
    1 sleep sofa/futon
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2
    No shower or bathtub

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About this area

Spring Hill

Located in Spring Hill, this vacation home is on the waterfront. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Weeki Wachee Springs and Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, while Colorama Music and Show Palace Dinner Theater are cultural highlights. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests love the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Weeki Wachee Springs State Park - 8 min drive
  • Weeki Wachee Springs - 10 min drive
  • Bayport Park Boat Ramp - 10 min drive
  • Pine Island Beach Park - 12 min drive
  • Nature Coast Botanical Gardens - 17 min drive


  • Upper Deck — 3 min walk
  • La Bella Napoli — 19 min walk
  • Bayport Inn — 6 min drive
  • Zig Zag Scallop — 7 min drive
  • R Beach — 7 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Little House on the River - on main river not canal, includes kayaks/canoe

Waterfront vacation home with kitchen and patio
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 (Upperdeck)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 paddle board, 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, air pump for your floats etc.
*kayaks; enough for 6 people including singles and doubles, with life vests and whistles provided.
*paddle board and canoe
*beach chairs and beach towels(for 6) umbrella and blanket.
*direct river and Gulf access with a floating dock
*cable including Netflix
*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, coffee maker, keurig, pots and pans, spices, paper towels, crock pot, blender and utensils.
*washer/dryer and ironing board/iron
* Outdoor charcoal grill including utensils and firepit. You supply charcoal & firewood.
* No smoking or fires allowed on artificial turf.

***********************Restaurants ***********************
(Includes drive/walk time)
* Upper Deck restaurant and bar (5 minute walk)
* The Drunken Mullet (10 minutes) local favorite, popular adult bar with great food and entertainment. Indoor/outdoor seating.
* Zigzags (5 minutes) local seafood restaurant with indoor/outdoor seating.
* The Lazy Lizard Restaurant (10 minutes) local seafood and steak restaurant.....Best Pork Chops around. Closed Monday. Indoor/outdoor seating.
* La Bella Napoli (3 minutes) great Italian food.
* 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 (20 minutes) opens daily at 7am-3pm
* Matolis (5 minutes) pizza, pasta, subs and salads free delivery
* For fresh seafood delivered right to the Little House, call Mike, at Island Fishery Seafood. Call to see what the catch of the day is.
*Silver Dolphin Restaurant and country store(5 min)opens 7am serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. With homemade fudge, Papa Clydes ice cream and local art among many other things. With local entertainment on weekends. A must see!!

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

* Weeki Wachee Marina -7154 shoal line blvd (2 minutes, across from Upper Deck) Marina offers small (10hp) boat rentals, a fun and easy way to see the entire river.
* Hernando beach Marina (5 minutes) Pontoon rentals $150 per day call to reserve your boat.
* Marina Rose dinner cruise (10 minutes) fully enclosed & climate controlled with the option of open windows for a Gulf breeze. Experience Gulf View Sunsets, while Enjoying Food, Beverages, & More! This Riverboat Replica will offer 2-2.5 hour Lunch & Dinner Cruises.
* Kayak Shack (2 minutes) kayaks and paddle board rentals for the day.
* 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 to reserve your personal tour of the Weeki Wachee River.
* Weeki Wachee Boat Rental. Want to explore the river the easy way? You can rent a boat and they’ll deliver it to the Little House with a 2 day minimum.
*NJoy Spirits Distillery (30 minutes) tours include sampling of products and a sample cocktail of the day. Beer/wine and gift shop. Making Wild Buck Whiskey and Mermaid Rum. Available for events.
* 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.
*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)
*Giraffe Ranch (40 minutes) Working ranch that specializes in exotic species. They offer safaris by car, safari truck, camelback, Segway®, and llama trek so you can get 5 unique perspectives of animals in nature. Call to reserve your tour.
*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.
*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) the ultimate family adventure, offering 297 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. A unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country’s premier zoos with more than 12,000 animals, live shows, restaurants, shops and games. Located in Tampa.
* Adventure Island directly across the street from Busch Gardens. Offers 30 acres of water adventure fun in the sun. Call to reserve your spot.
*Disney World/ Sea World/ Universal Studios (2 hours)
*****************fishing charters *****************
* Wicked Wachee Charters- specializing in scalloping, fishing, spear fishing, bow fishing and other water related activities.
*Fishdaddy charters- 4490 flounder dr
* Salty D's Charters - offers fishing day or night, inshore/offshore, scalloping, gigging and more. call to reserve your fun time out on the water.
*Tails and Scales- fishing charter offers inshore and near shore fishing and scalloping.
*Bottom Time Dive Shop(5minutes)4090 shoal line rd. A scuba diving retail store offering scuba charters, snorkeling charters, scuba training, boat hull and dock cleaning, dive travel and service and tank filling .
****************** local beaches **********************
*Roger's Park (2 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.
*Hospital Hole (AKA fish hospital) 500ft. From the property, (heading left) a 140 ft. deep, natural spring and favorite place for fish and manatees also popular for divers.
* 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.
*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. 17362 Old Dixie hwy, Hudson
*Fred Howard Beach(40 minutes) located in Tarpon Springs. Great family beach.
* Linda Pedersen Park (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.
*****************Fishing piers *******************
To the west is a long fishing pier (Jenkins Creek)where blue crab is a popular catch. Parking is free and is open 24/7 no dogs allowed. A perfect place to fish..... Grab a chair that I provide and get bait at the Weeki Wachee Marina just down the road. Also offers a boat ramp.
* Bayport pier 4140 Cortez blvd
** 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** #loveWhereYouVacation 😍
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a water park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Tina Boyt
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Sanitary Protocol (UNPLV - France)
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Car required


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Spices
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Video games
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music library
  • Video library
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • On the waterfront
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping

Things to do

  • Water park
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Water sports equipment
  • Kayak on site
  • Casino nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 1616 sq ft (150 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Little House River Includes Kayaks/canoe Weeki Wachee
Little House River Includes Kayaks/canoe
Little River Includes Kayaks/canoe Weeki Wachee
Little House on the River - Includes Kayaks/canoe Spring Hill
Little House on the River Includes Kayaks/canoe

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 162 out of 168 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

River stay
We loved this getaway—tranquil and relaxing, on the river for people watching and recreation, close to amenities.

5/5 Excellent

Best Little River House!
We have stayed several times at this perfect house on the River. Hope we can stay many more times too. Most relaxing vacation.

5/5 Excellent

2 night stay
Wish I had booked sooner so we could have stayed longer. Checkin and out was super easy. The house is very nice and clean. The house had plenty of things for our boys to keep them entertained inside and outside. They loved the arcade game and we are thinking that would be a great Christmas gift! If we vaca around here I would rent here again.

5/5 Excellent

Absolutely wonderful
We had the best time at the little house on the river. There was so much more included that isn’t even listed. My children loved the huge connect 4 game. We really enjoyed taking the kayaks out every day. There was plenty of space for everyone and really loved all the outdoor seating. We will definitely be staying here again next year.

5/5 Excellent

The little house is ALWAYS a great time!
Another great stay at the Little House! My daughter and I brought family with us this time and they were absolutely in love with the house, the river and the relaxation. They even decided to take a quick trip south into Tampa for a day to visit Busch Gardens. I stayed behind with my book to enjoy the peace and quiet of the river. This home is always clean and fully stocked with everything you need! Thanks for another great vacation Tina!