10 Florida spring house rentals within driving distance of Tampa

Sometimes a staycation is in order, and what better way to execute it than by booking a riverfront home along Florida's best attraction: our natural freshwater springs. Nature-lovers or those in search of some zen can find a spot on this list whether you're willing to splurge or on a tight budget. 
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Riverfront home on Weeki Wachee River
Estimated drive from Tampa: 59 minutes 
Price average per night: $386
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8 
Right by the crystal clear springs of Weeki Wachee River is this two-story house, complete with a waterfront porch and direct access to the spring. In addition to the usual amenities, your stay includes five kayaks, two paddleboards, and a 17-inch canoe to explore the waterways with your entire crew. The historic spring three miles away maintains a 74-degree temperature and is home to plenty of manatees. And if you book during peak scallop season, you're only two miles away from a key migration area of the prime seafood.
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Riverfront home on Weeki Wachee River
Estimated drive from Tampa: 59 minutes
Price average per night: $386
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8
Right by the crystal clear springs of Weeki Wachee River is this two-story house, complete with a waterfront porch and direct access to the spring. In addition to the usual amenities, your stay includes five kayaks, two paddleboards, and a 17-inch canoe to explore the waterways with your entire crew. The historic spring three miles away maintains a 74-degree temperature and is home to plenty of manatees. And if you book during peak scallop season, you're only two miles away from a key migration area of the prime seafood.
Riverfront home on Weeki Wachee River
Riverfront home on Weeki Wachee River
Riverfront home on Weeki Wachee River
Riverfront home on Weeki Wachee River

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