About this rental
• Waterfront property located in Hernando Beach, FL
• 4 bedrooms
• 3 full bathrooms, 2 ½ baths
• Sleeps 8
• Direct access to Gulf of Mexico
• Heated saltwater pool
• Fire pit with swings
• Private dock
• Game room
• Yard games
• Blackstone griddle
• Lush 1⁄2 acre tropical property
• Sunset water views from decks & third-floor balcony
• Wi-fi 400 mps +
• Covered parking
• Chef’s Kitchen
• Fully renovated listed March 2023
Waterfront, fully renovated, sophisticated, contemporary, 3-story Hernando Beach home with 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, and 2 half-baths, boasting majestic water views of wetlands and canals; ideal convenience for water activities and boating enthusiasts. Bring your boat & water toys! Enjoy the large, private dock, lined by palm trees, on this Gulf-access canal. The depth of the canal is suitable for a 28 ft sailboat. The local boat ramp is located just one canal over from this property. The waterfront gas station is just two canals over.
This spacious 1⁄2 acre property gives your family plenty of space and privacy. Ideal for large families, couples, boating/fishing/water sports enthusiasts, and groups of friends. Enjoy a massive yard with an elegant fire pit, seating area, and hammock-style swings. Roast marshmallows, play corn hole, enjoy pastel sunsets, sea breezes and fragrance of frangipani.
The screened-in lanai features a heated, saltwater swimming pool, a patio area with dining table and shuttered bar, and combination hibachi/charcoal grill. There’s a game room with a interchangeable game table. The third-floor balcony boasts peaceful water views and is a tranquil spot for stargazing. The bright, airy, open-concept living areas have polished hardwood floors, exposed beams, coastal-style white-washed accents, and nautical decor. Enjoy a sleek chef's kitchen, formal dining room, spacious living room/great room.
Hernando Beach is a quintessential, original FL community of backyard canals. The area where this home is located has a small coastal town feel. People come for scallop season and fresh seafood. The beautiful shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico, along with the miles of canal networks, have made Hernando Beach a celebrated boater's community.
The welcoming main floor (2nd level) living area has an open design with high ceilings, exposed beams, polished hardwood flooring, tons of natural light and picture window views of the canal and pool area. The great room has a wood burning fireplace and beautiful stone hearth contrasted with an accent wall of weathered shiplap.
These natural, weathered materials and exposed beams impart a rustic charm. Simple touches; displays of coral, nautical maps, and vintage ship lanterns enhance the maritime style. A color palette of gray, slate blue and navy blue enhances the calming coastal comfort of this spacious home.
The great room features a huge, plush, sectional sofa the color of beach sand. Cozy up in this great room to stream your favorite shows or movies on the wall-mounted 75” SmartTV. There’s also a main floor sitting area with a 65” wall-mounted SmartTV and stately, navy blue, wing back armchairs, reminiscent of captains chairs. French doors from the great room lead out to a wooden deck.
The lower level (first floor) living area is screened in with a ceiling fan, and has a game room with rattan furniture, and an interchangeable game table that offers Hockey, Foosball, Pool, Shuffleboard, Ping Pong, Chess, Cards, Checkers, Bowling, and Backgammon. Tons of fun for the young, and the young at heart! There’s a large game table/dining table with seating for six, and a granite bar area with stool seating at a shuttered passthrough window between the game room and pool area.
Kitchen & Dining:
Located on the main (2nd floor) living area, the fully equipped chef’s kitchen has granite countertops, wood cabinets, and stainless-steel appliances including an electric range, oven, microwave, dishwasher, large farmhouse-style sink, and a french door fridge with ice maker. The kitchen has a beautiful iridescent tile backsplash reminiscent of an abalone shell. There’s a Keruig Duo coffee maker, an electric kettle, toaster, spice rack, chef’s caliber knife block, etc.
Are there fishing enthusiasts in your group? Prepare a fresh seafood feast in this bright, sunny kitchen. Or keep things simple, fix Cuban sandwiches or a picnic lunch to take out on the boat. Add an avocado salad or fresh citrus fruits from the local farmers' market.
Just off the kitchen is a laundry room with a new, state-of-the-art washer and dryer.
The kitchen opens out to a spacious and bright formal dining room with polished hardwood floors, exposed thick, rustic ceiling beams, and a grand French Farmhouse style dining table with upholstered seating for eight. There’s a sideboard for extra serving space. Gather your crew for home-cooked family-style meals at this elegant dining table.
Sliding glass doors from the formal dining room open out to a screened-in balcony overlooking the pool, and to an open-air, wooden deck with steps down to the ground level, as well as a spiral staircase to the 3rd level deck.
Bedrooms & Bathrooms:
This 3-story Hernando Beach home has 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, and 2 half-baths. The home provides sleeping space for 8 guests.
Primary Suite: 3rd Floor
The 3rd floor primary suite features a luxurious king-size bed, matching nightstands with lamps, high ceilings, exposed beams, a ceiling fan with lamp, luxury laminate floors, and natural fiber, sisal, and seagrass area rug. A large window overlooks the backyard. The room has tropical-themed decor in hues of jungle green and ocher. There’s a wall mounted 65” Smart TV and a work desk with a desk chair.
French doors lead to the 3rd story balcony. Relax on the rattan patio sofa and sip your
morning coffee on this balcony and watch the sunrise over vistas of the canal and gorgeous backyard. This balcony is also a great spot to stargaze with an evening nightcap.
This primary suite has a large, walk-in closet, and a spa-like ensuite bathroom with a double sink white marble vanity, and a glass door walk-in shower. Bathrooms all have hairdryers, plush towels, and toiletries.
Bedroom #2: 3rd Floor
Guest bedroom #2 is located on the third floor, and has a queen size bed, matching nightstands with reading lamps, high ceilings, exposed beams, a ceiling fan with lamp, and a large closet. Bedroom #2 has a calming coastal color palette of slate blue, navy, and gray. Bedroom #2 has access to a hallway bathroom with a single-sink white marble vanity and tub/shower combo.
Bedroom #3: 3rd Floor
Guest bedroom #3 is located on the third floor, and has a twin-over-full bunk bed, exposed beams, a ceiling fan, a closet, and a console table. Bedroom #3 and Bedroom #2 share access to a hallway bathroom with a single sink marble vanity and tub/shower combo.
Bedroom #4: 2nd Floor
Guest bedroom #4 is located on the 2nd (main living) floor. This bedroom has a queen size bed, matching nightstands and reading lamps, exposed beams, a ceiling fan, hardwood floors, a wardrobe, and scenic window views. Bedroom #4 has soft soothing coastal hues. Bedroom #4 has an ensuite half bath.
Outdoor amenities are the highlight of this waterfront boaters paradise! Experience the best combination of tropical Florida lifestyle and direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. The exterior of this home features a massive yard with wonderful tropical plantings and mature trees. The ½ acre property sits alongside a Gulf-access canal with a depth suitable for a 28’+ sailboat. There’s a huge, private dock lined by palm trees. Bring your boat! Bring your water toys! Bring your fishing equipment! Bring your friends and family!
The home is on the canal but also set back from the canal, giving space for a massive yard and room for a firepit with stone bench and two pergola-style hammock swings behind it. Roast marshmallows with the family, or tell ghost stories around the campfire. This is a serene spot to enjoy sunsets and make memories that will last a lifetime! In the game room, find yard games such as corn hole.
The screened-in lanai features a heated, saltwater swimming pool (child safety fence available), surrounded by lush tropical patio plantings, a patio area with a dining table, and shuttered bar, and combination hibachi/charcoal grill. The granite top bar has stool seating. Enjoy tropical beverages at this poolside tiki bar after an evening dip.
Hernando Hideaway has a (screened-in) balcony overlooking the lanai/pool and canal. This is a pleasant spot to relax in the coastal breeze. The swinging egg chair on this balcony is a great spot to curl up with a good book, or simply a spot to retreat to enjoy the sunset free from mosquitos. There’s an open-air back deck located off of the living room and dining room, as well as a third-story balcony that overlooks the canal and offers tranquil vistas of wetlands, sky, and clouds. Anticipate world-class sunrises and sunsets!
The home is on stilts and requires climbing stairs for access. Stairs are to the left side of the 2-car carport. Please note; this home has stairs only, and no elevator. Not handicap accessible. In the carport & game room area, you will find three beach cruiser bikes with helmets. Four kayaks with life vests ranging in size from medium to 3x are on a racks on the dock. A variety of board games are stored in the dining room sideboard. Enjoy these extra amenities! Please just be courteous and let us know if anything is damaged, missing, or needs replacing.
Often referred to as the “Venice” of the Gulf of Mexico, Hernando Beach is one of the original, authentic, canal communities of Florida. Truly, a boaters paradise; and the last real community of backyard canals in Florida, offering direct access to the Gulf.
The properties around this northern, Eagles Nest community of Hernando Beach are all well maintained. Here, people take pride in ownership. This is a safe, quiet, waterfront neighborhood.
There are two separate canal systems in Hernando Beach. The northern canals are saltwater and have direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. The southern canals, which include the middle section, are mostly freshwater and do not have direct access to the Gulf. Hernando Hideaway IS on a canal with direct Gulf access. That, in and of itself, makes this tranquil, off-the-beaten-path destination desirable to boaters and fishing enthusiasts.
The clear turquoise waters surrounding Hernando Beach are dazzling! Clean rippled sand bars are plainly visible through clear waters around Hernando Beach. These flats are cherished scalloping sites during scalloping season and offer scuba adventuring any time of the year.
Hernando Hideaway is just a few short miles from the Weeki Wachee Wildlife Management Area, an 11,206-acre nature preserve with walking and cycling trails, spots for launching kayaks and fishing. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park has mermaid shows about every 15 minutes. Crystal River, a popular spot for kayaking and manatee sightings, is 20 minutes away. Busch Gardens is 90 minutes away. Tampa Bay Bucs stadium & Tampa Bay Rays are both 90 minutes. Disney is 2 hours.
Celebrated as Florida's Adventure Coast, the west coast offers freshwater rivers and springs, state forests, preserves, and Gulf waters, which provide opportunities for many land and water adventures for residents and tourists.
There is no shortage of entertainment, scenic beauty, or activities in this area! Hernando Beach is also known for its mouthwatering fresh seafood restaurants. Check out The Cove, Hernando Beach Tropical Grille, Silver Dolphin, and Lei-Leo Tiki Hut on the Water. Numerous fishing charters are available if you prefer to catch your own fresh seafood.
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Nov 10 - Dec 23 2023
Cleaning fee: $200
Limited Damage Waiver: $79
Tax Rate: 11.5%
The home is equipped with 2 cameras on the front of the home. One is on front driveway, the other is on the right hand side of the home on the fence entrance. A Camera is also on the back dock area of the home and a door bell camera. The home also has a noise level monitor that does not record sound.
All smoke detectors also have carbon monoxide monitors, 3 fire extinguishers, and an alarm system that monitors for fire and carbon monoxide.
No smoking/no parties. A signed rental agreement is required along with a photo ID.
Hosted by Josie Barba
Member since 2023
About the owner: Hi we're your hosts, Joe & Josie, owners of Hernando Hideaway. We’re a husband and wife team, originally from Pennsylvania. We invested in Hernando Hideaway (our first vacation rental property) in 2021. We spent a year fully renovating the home.
We had our sights set on coastal property in an area that still had a small town feel. We fell in love for the fresh seafood, the boating community, and the locally owned restaurants.
Hosted by Josie Barba