We are located in West Central Florida in Hernando County. Our property is 1 acre with our home right in the middle. To the rear of our property is 30 acres of wooded private property so we do have wild animals so pets must be kept close by. We have space all around our property enough to accommodate pretty much any size RV or Trailer combination depending on whether any services are required and what type..
Our property is quiet and secluded but we are only 6 miles away from a shopping area that has a Sams Club, Walmart, restaurants and clothing stores. An RV service center is about 3 miles away if your rig needs work. If you need mechanical work performed on your pull or toad vehicle one of our sons owns an automotive shop about 10 miles away. He has the lowest price and is the busiest shop in the county so a 2-3 day wait for an appointment is typical. They do have a certified diesel technician and can work on any heavy truck or car.
The listing only allows us to specify a stay of a maximum of 5 nights. We are not that rigid. If we are not traveling we have had guests with us for extended periods. You may request any amount of nights stay and we will accommodate if possible.
Absolutely no food particles or trash left on the grounds, NO SMOKING *anywhere* on the property. If you are a smoker please do so INSIDE your rig. We permit BBQ grilles but they must be cleaned after every use and any trash disposed off.
If you have anything larger than a Chihuahua (10 pounds) for a pet you MUST cleanup after them. You can bag it and place it in the trash can here. Our trash is picked up twice a week. Cats are allowed but please be aware we own a dog and she doesn't like cats. We allow our dog to roam freely and not on a leash. My wife is also highly allergic to cats so for the above reasons, please do not allow your cat to wonder far from your rig.
When you depart is entirely up to you but please let us know when you will be leaving us so we can prepare for the next guests arrival.
Road into the property is clear of low trees, all roads are blacktop and in good condition. Our driveway is concrete and curved into our property. The driver would *need to be experienced* and comfortable BACKING into the spots. We have backed in a 30 foot center console fishing boat on trailer with a dodge pickup and a 29' travel trailer so it is possible to do so without any damage or major difficulty. We have had guests with 35' 5th wheels back in without a problem.
We have a cleared parking area right next to our driveway and a 50' grass/sand area right next to our home. There is also parking available at the front of the property. We have one 30 amp hookup and fresh water from a 140' well that is softened and filtered prior to entering the lines.
We also have a 110vac outlet on a pole so if your needs are light electrically and you are a smaller rig (under 25') you can park in the cleared area and plug into the 110 outlet. (you will need to level in this spot.) If you don't mind dropping your trailer or toad the cleared area is large enough to fit both vehicles if your rig itself is less than 25' and the toad or pull vehicle would put your over 25'. You would need a longer hose to reach the fresh water and a Y connector if another guest is using the larger RV 50' parking area.
If you just need parking over a night or 2 and are self contained the front of our property is long enough to park rig/toad up to 40'. We could theoretically fit 3 guests or more on our property but only 2 would have access to power and water.
There is NO facility to dump your tanks here on our property but there is an RV service center about 3 miles away that does allow you to dump for free. That said, if you have NO black tank and use a composting toilet and you do NOT put ANY food down your kitchen sinks you can just drain the grey water onto the grass. There just CANNOT be any food particles that would lay on the ground.
Our property is surrounded by trees and we have 30 acres of woods behind us. We have fox, coyote, racoon, squirrels and wild turkey occasionally. We would prefer to NOT feed them because we also have our own egg laying chickens and don't want them on the menu for the coyotes. :) We also have plenty of Blue Jay and Cardinal families that frequent our property. In season and when we have sunflowers growing we are also visited by Humming Birds.
We are generally available any time of year but do travel occasionally for business. Its is not usually for more than 2 days so we are available often. The best way to find out about dates is to email us to let us know when you'd like to come visit. We'll check our calendar to make sure we'll be here for your arrival so we can welcome you to our home.
We long ago sold our travel trailer because we lived in it for 18 months while our home was being built. Our daughter who at the time was 16 wasn't keen to going "camping" after living in it. She is married now so it is just us. We're looking forward to one day soon sell or rent our property and go back on the road full time.
We would love to hear your stories, any advice for full time living you might have if you dont mind sharing some of your time with us but your privacy will always respected.
We do have access to 15 amp and 30 amp electric service and fresh water but we ask that you please LIMIT heavy power use as much as reasonably possible because we are on a fixed income. We know it gets hot out there in Summer and expect you will use your AC, we just ask that you adjust your thermostat so the compressor is not running constantly. It should normally cycle on and off if the unit is properly sized for your rig. Water is from our well and comes from the fresh water aquifer 140' below us. It is softened and filtered twice before coming to the house.
We also have a portable 8KW generator that we could rent for $10 a day + fuel if you need it while on our property. It has a 30 amp twist lock 3 prong outlet on it as well as double 15 amp. We have had it in case of power loss during heavy storms or hurricanes but it doesn't get much use so its available if needed. It has an 8 gallon gas tank and we have not ever had to run it for very long so I don't know how long it will run on full tank.
Let us know what you need even if we have not listed it and we will do our best to provide it if we are able so your stay will be a relaxing and enjoyable one.
Weeki Wachee Springs Mermaid Park, Honeymoon Island State Park and Bayport park are about 10 miles. Bayport offers large pavilions, charcoal grilles, fishing pier, Gulf view. Wonderful sunset view location! Not far (about an hour) to Tampa for Lowery Park Zoo and Bush Gardens, also access to Clearwater beach, Desoto Park to our south. We have quick access to Interstates 75, Toll road 589 and US19 to and from our home.
With Boondockers Welcome we knew it would be a great opportunity to meet new people and maybe make new friends, but with Karen and Linda we found a new family ! They are two amazing women ! They were very welcoming and respectful. We had a wonderful time sharing stories over a meal, laughing and spending time together. Karen even helped us fix the awning of the rv when the new part came in. Meeting them was certainly one of the best highlights of this trip. We love you both ! Family forever ! Anne-Marie, Dominic and the girls xxxxxx
We can"t say enough about Karen and Linda's kindness. They let us stay a second time so we could be near family for the holidays. Once again Karen helped us out with many rv issues, including when our door lock broke and I was locked in while Randy was locked out! We shared a meal again and really enjoy there company. We are thankful that they hosted us again and feel like we have made lifelong friends.
Karen and Linda were gracious hosts. Enjoyed a meal and several good conversations together.
I had issues with my travel trailer which Karen took time to assist and problem solve which was so appreciated :)
A quiet rural/residential area, nice for a walk or bike ride. I jope we get a chance to visit again down the road amd I'm excited to hear about your next steps in your journey!
We and our dogs we're welcome cordially.
Over some cheese, fruits and Karen's unbelievable homemade chocolate cookies we spend a nice evening with an interesting Conversation.
Thank you for hosting us, hope to meet you again.
Juergen and Annette
Karen and Linda were so kind and so helpful! This was our first boondocking experience and in fact first rving experience! They helped us out in so many ways, from advice regarding our rig to computer help and more. Hope we meet again, perhaps on the road!
Karen and Linda were absolutely wonderful hosts. They welcomed me and my son so graciously. I am very happy to have shared time with them hearing about their beautiful family and sharing my story with them. They helped brighten my trip.
We stayed two nights with Karen-Linda and it was a great experience! With such a warm welcome we felt right at home. We are so happy to have had a chance to meet and chat with such great people. Thank you for everything!
I'm so happy we found Karen-Linda! They are such thoughtful hosts, great conversation, care so much about others, have stories and stories to share about their lives and the very important work they are doing in the world. It was an honor to share their home base with them for 2 nights. We will definitely be stopping by again when we're in the area and I hope we get to see them speak while we're on the road. Fantastic couple with a beautiful family.
What a nice experience. Karen-Linda are wonderful hosts. They are friendly, outgoing and couldn't have made me feel more welcome or comfortable. I stayed with them for two days, during which time they were quite busy with their lives and I had my own agenda, but it was a pleasant experience from the time I arrived until I left. They like people, so you'll feel welcome by them, too. Thanks Karen-Linda for being another reason that my lifestyle of full-time travel is so grand. Best wishes with all your future endeavors and I look forward to crossing paths again.
Very helpful hosts. Offered us hook-ups, but didn't need for anything this time. Heading out early. We were pretty tuckered, wish we had felt more social. Maybe next time.Thanx Ladies!