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While you wait for all of the details to show up here, you can join our email list to get our FREE Funky Flamingo Top 6 Trip Planner. We've listed a few of our favorite things to do in Weeki Wachee, places to eat, and some local tidbits. How FLAMAZING is that?! (you can also book your stay directly from here, even though the website isn't done yet! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Why Stay at Funky Flamingo?

Come spend a few days relaxing in the refreshingly cool spring water, float the river in our kayaks, and take a nap on the hammock. We operate on river time - it’s the best place to leave busy life behind for a few days and unwind! 

Relax and Explore

The cottage is perfectly situated on a peaceful canal just off the bustling Weeki Wachee River, centrally located between Weeki Wachee Springs and the Gulf.

Swim & fish right off the dock, watch the Mullet jump and the Manatee swim by, and relax bug-free on the screened lanai. When you're ready to head out on the river, the kayak stabilizer makes for an easier kayak launch and you'll be on the crystal clear river in just a few short paddles. All that's missing from The Funky Flamingo River Cottage is you!

Fun & Funky Interior

Inside, the comfy living room is ready for fun game nights and features a new 60 inch Smart TV for movies. The whole house was just updated with new hurricane / sound reducing windows, so it is even more quiet and peaceful at night. A dedicated work space is tucked away in the main bedroom so you can sneak away to use the free WIFI for a little work if needed.

Fun & Funky Exterior

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All the Amenities!

Comforts of Home

We try to help you pack light! From a portable crib and kids’ dishes, to a cooler for you to take on a picnic at the beach - we try to have it there for you!

The kitchen is well stocked with what you’ll need to make yummy meals, including an instant pot, new oven with an air fryer function, and even an ice cream maker. A coffee bar is stocked with coffee, creamers, and sugar options so you can hit the ground running your first morning.

Bedrooms are equipped with comfortable new beds, closets & dressers for storage, sound machines, & blackout curtains to help everyone get a good night's sleep.

Fun for Everyone!

Everyone gravitates towards the huge screened-in Lanai, it’s the heart of the home - even if it is technically outside. Spend hours relaxing on the comfy furniture while enjoying the views, eat an outdoor but insect free lunch at the picnic table, then play some foosball, checkers, or chess when you’re ready for some friendly competition. This side of the house gets morning light and afternoon shade, so it’s the perfect place to hang out and enjoy the breeze all day long.

When you’re ready to explore, use of our kayaks, paddles, life vests, and floating island is included (at your own risk). We currently have a clear bottom tandem kayak (both people face forward, rated for 450lbs.), 1.5 tandem (balanced for one rider, but includes a rear facing jump seat at the front for a child / pet, rated for 600lbs.), 2 sit-in single rider kayaks, and an S.U.P. Our kayak stabilizing arm is adjustable for the tides and makes launching and getting out much easier. We also have a storage bin full of beach chairs, beach toys, etc. for guest use, but exact items vary.

The Details

5 guests · 2 bedrooms · 5 beds · 1 bath • 880 sqft

General: Speedy Wifi • Washer & Dryer • Laundry Soap • Central A/C & Heat • Self Check-in Keypad • New Hurricane Rated Windows & Doors (Helps with sound too!)

Living Room: Sleeper Sofa (Not the most comfy, best for kids.) • Games •  Adult & Children’s Books • 60 inch smart TV

Kitchen & Dining: Fully Stocked Kitchen • Convection Oven • Microwave • Dual Coffee Maker (Pods and Ground) • Blender • InstantPot • Dish Soap • Paper Towels • Basic Spices • Cooler

Bathroom: Tub & Shower Combo • Starters of shampoo, conditioner, bodywash, handsoap, & toilet paper provided (You may need to grab more TP if you’re staying awhile!) • Towels & Beach Towels • HairdryerBedroom 1: King Bed • Desk / Vanity • Dresser • Closet Space • Hangers • Sound Machine • USB plugs • Blackout Curtains • Ceiling FanBedroom 2: Twin Bunk Bed + Trundle (So, 3 twin mattresses total.)  • Dresser • Closet Space, • Hangers • Sound machine • USB plugs • Blackout curtains • Ceiling fan

Lanai & Yard: Hammock • Fire Pit • Foosball • Multiple Kayaks & SUP • Some Beach Gear • Floating Water Mat • Screened-in Lanai with Comfy Patio Furniture • Grill • Lawn Parking for 2 Cars

For Families: Portable Crib • High Chair • Kids’ Dishes • Games & Toys • Safety Locks & Alarms on Doors

For Pets: Food and Water Bowls • Doggie Bags (Well behaved pets are welcome with prior approval & a $125 pet fee. Please note the yard isn’t fully fenced, but the lanai makes for some top notch squirrel watching.)

What to do

Manatees! Mermaids! And More!

Weeki Wachee is the perfect home base to experience the “Old Florida” vibes, the amazing natural parks & beaches nearby, and plenty of fun day trips along the Nature Coast. We are about 1 hour north of Tampa, and 1/5 hours west of Orlando. 

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Nearby you have the world famous Weeki Wachee mermaids to watch and the State Park to explore. Our local beach, Pine Island, is the perfect spot to watch sunsets. Hernando Beach (No beach, don’t let the name fool you!) has many famous restaurants to choose from. Boat rentals and tours are available for Weeki Wachee and other local springs.

If you have a day to spare, you can explore the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks and Greek culture, or the clear green water at Honeymoon Island Beach and State Park. If you’re bringing water loving dogs, the Off Leash Dog Beach at Fort De Soto is worth the drive.

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Details. Details.

After booking, details will arrive via email from [email protected] - please check spam if you don’t see anything & then save us as a contact so you don’t miss any important info regarding your upcoming trip!

A rental agreement & liability waiver must be signed within 48 hours of booking to secure dates. A $500 refundable security / damage deposit is required before check in. 

Keep an eye out for our interactive guest guide that will answer all your questions about the cottage, the river, the general area, and even links to our favorite things to do and places to eat! Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any other questions, we are tickled pink you’ve picked Funky Flamingo, and want your stay to be FLAMAZING!

Meet your hosts:

Howdy!

We’re a family of Texans who fell in love with Weeki Wachee when we visited our Aunt & Uncle’s cabin a few years ago. When they decided to sell, we knew it was a sign! We packed up, headed to Florida, and spent the next few months building off of the blue stripes my Aunt had started on the outside, and renovated the house into the Funky Flamingo River Cottage it is today! 

After spending a lot of time in vacation rentals with young children, we tried to make Funky as family friendly as possible with everything you might need but not be able to pack - no light blaring in the kids room at 7 am here! Or worrying about kiddos breaking priceless knick knacks. Relaxed & comfy is the goal!

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Funky Flamingo River Cottage

Richard Avenue, Weeki Wachee, Florida

6248 Bear Trail, Spring Hill, FL 34607, USA

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