Experience the 'Real' Florida in Historic Old Homosassa

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Egret in pond inthe garden,view from pool area


Last updated: 09/09/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property 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
  • 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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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 Not 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:

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Last updated: 09/09/2015
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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
Old Mill Taverrn, The Freezer, Macraes,Riverside
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



  • Egret in pond inthe garden,view from pool area

    Egret in pond inthe garden,view from pool area

  • Pool.


  • Front porch

    Front porch

  • 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

  • Bar-B-Q , pool,garden view,pond.

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

  • Lanai


  • Front of House/Driveway

    Front of House/Driveway

  • 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

  • Double Kayak,on one of backwater canals.

    Double Kayak,on one of backwater canals.

VRBO #171967

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 19, 2015

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Homosassa #171967

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