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Experience the 'Real' Florida in Historic Old Homosassa

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Last updated: 09/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Homosassa house description

'Kelly's Retreat' is situated in Historic Old Homosassa. It is a fishing/boating community that has managed to keep its old world charm and offers visitors the opportunity to experience some of the 'Real' Florida. Riverside restaurants and bars offering locally caught fish & shellfish at reasonable prices, and at week-ends most of these offer live entertainment for all ages!
The house is pleasantly surrounded by natural forest & sawgrass area giving privacy and freedom to explore the natural wonders of this unique part of Florida.
The heated pool * has a waterfall feature and can be illuminated in the evenings,it is also fully screened allowing the Sun 'in' but the 'bugs' out! There is also a 'natural' outside firepit and plenty of logs to burn for a real taste of the outdoors!
Nature & Wild-life abound here,Squirrels,Hawks,Eagles,Owls,as well as the usual Racoons,Possums,Armadillo's,Turtles etc. and occasionally Deers have even been sited on the property! All year round the birds frequent the yard,species are too many to mention,but there are books available for 'Bird-spotting' at the house. There are 2 kayaks on the property which can be launched close by, enabling visitors to explore the wonders of the backwaters of Homosassa & the Gulf of Mexico.

Keywords: N.B.* Pool heating is NOT included in rental charge.It is an extra cost.


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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            Lanai area only please!...moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

            En-suite to Master bedroom (King) Garden tub!...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, outdoor shower

            Bathroom 2 leads to Pool/Deck area...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • House & Pool situated in very private 4 acres overlooking wild-life refuge.There is a free boat ramp within the area-please call for information re. access to Gulf waters....moreless


              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo:

                Portable ...moreless

              • Television
              • Toys
              • VCR
              • Video Library


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Shuffleboard
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Kayaking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Tubing


                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people


                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet


                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Kayak / Canoe
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Heated Pool
                  • Private Pool


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                  from 4 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  5 night min stay
                  $125 $130
                  Fri, Sat
                  $875 $2,200

                  Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Cleaning $125
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                  • Taxes Included


                  Long term rentals are negotiable (e.g 4 weeks or more)

                  $250.00 refundable security deposit is required at time of booking.

                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                  Last updated: 09/15/2014
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                  22 Today
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                  72 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Freezer, Shed (Macraes), Riverside resort
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Plantation, Crystal River
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  suncoast highway (19)
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  'The Freezer', Macraes Shed,Riverside Resort .
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Fort Gulf Island, Crystal River

                  Car: Recommended

                  2 Kayaks 1 x double 1 x single, available on site which can be launched from a free boat ramp close by, enabling adventurers to explore the surrounding canals and backwaters to the Gulf of Mexico!


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1996

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english



                  • Front of House/Driveway

                    Front of House/Driveway

                  • Pool.


                  • Lanai


                  • Living room/breakfast bar/kitchen.

                    Living room/breakfast bar/kitchen.

                  • Master Bedroom- King Bed,Bathroom/ En-Suite

                    Master Bedroom- King Bed,Bathroom/ En-Suite

                  • En-suite bathroom.

                    En-suite bathroom.

                  • En-suite shower.

                    En-suite shower.

                  • Twin bedroom

                    Twin bedroom

                  • Egret in pond inthe garden,view from pool area

                    Egret in pond inthe garden,view from pool area

                  • Front porch

                    Front porch

                  • Bar-B-Q , pool,garden view,pond.

                    Bar-B-Q , pool,garden view,pond.

                  • Living room

                    Living room

                  • Living room

                    Living room

                  • Main bedroom.

                    Main bedroom.

                  • En-suite vanity.

                    En-suite vanity.

                  • Queen Bedroom

                    Queen Bedroom

                  • Pool bathroom

                    Pool bathroom

                  • Double Kayak,on one of backwater canals.

                    Double Kayak,on one of backwater canals.

                  VRBO #171967

                  There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                  $125 - $130 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 09/15/14
                  Minimum stay: 5 nights
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                  Member since: 2008
                  Speaks: english
                  • Response time: Within a few days
                  • Response rate: 80%
                  • Calendar last updated: 09/15/2014
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                  (352) 601-5776

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                  Experience the 'Real' Florida in Historic Old Homosassa

                  Homosassa #171967

                  3 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 8

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