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The Thirsty Manatee -Seasonal/Vacation Waterfront Getaway

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Last updated: 09/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Homosassa Springs house description

Take it from JEFF CORWIN, host of 'OCEAN MYSTERIES', on Animal Planet, the 'Stand by your Manatee' episode, quoted as saying 'Homosassa is one of HIS favorite places on the PLANET' Enjoy our cozy, relaxing ranch home on a deep water canal, and watch our two nosey neighbors pop in (the dolphins and the manatees) and if you want more action just go AROUND the corner by boat or car. Conveniently located on the Homosassa River, Homosassa Springs, and the Gulf of Mexico. Tampa International Airport is just 45 minutes away and Orlando's attractions are just 90 minutes away. Go canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, bird watching, scalloping (July to Sept. 10th), world renowned Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park, fresh water fishing from the dock, or saltwater fishing and swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. Spend the day just 20 minutes south at Weeki Wachee Springs and go watch the mermaids swim, glass-bottom boat rides and Bucaneer Bay Waterpark. Be sure to see our beautiful starlit sky before you turn in for the evening. Complete with a large utility room for storing all your recreational gear. NO BRIDGES or SHALLOW WATER to access of springs, river and Gulf of Mexico. We are located one canal away where the river and springs join together. Only less than l5 minutes to kyak, paddleboard to the springs. 5 min. by boat.

This home truly allows you to enjoy Old Florida at it's best. All grocery stores, drug stores, and many great restaurants are within minutes. The large lushly landscaped patio area is perfect for relaxing under the shade of Florida's beautiful palms. Inside you can relax in front of the TV in the living room or play games in the family room. Enjoy your meals in the dining room or outside on the lanai. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and the second bedroom has a double and a twin size beds. There is a large fenced in yard if you'd like to pitch a tent near the fire pit. (no fires allowed during drought season). This is a NON-SMOKING inside the home. Anyone under the AGE OF 25 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.


Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered
              • Wheelchair Accessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR


              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

                  • Waterfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Wind-Surfing


                      • Dining Area


                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Garage
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Telephone
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator


                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                      • Outdoor Grill


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                      from 3 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      peak scallop season
                      Jul 1 - Aug 15, 2015
                      6 night min stay

                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $950 $2,900
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                      • Taxes Not included


                      PRICE INCLUDES up to a familiy of 5

                      pets require pre-approval/non-refundable pet fee

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                      Last updated: 09/04/2014
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                      63 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Tampa Internation Airport
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Sawgrass Pub and Grill
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Central Fl Golf Resort/Plantation, Crystal River
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Veterans Expressway and U. S. l9/Suncoast
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Fort Island Gulf Beach and Hernando Beach

                      NEARBY:Boat Rentals for 1/2 day or full day, Fishing charters, arts and crafts, These activities are from 2 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes, flea markets 2-3 times weekly within 5 minutes, Scalloping from July 1st. Strawberry & Seafood festivals in town or nearby. Huge antique muscle car shows. Many river activities can be enjoyed from boats or from the nearby marina, Christmas boat light shows, July 4th events, etc. Gulf of Mexico Saltwater fishermen can find grouper and snapper off reefs and coastal rock piles; sea trout and Spanish mackerel frequent grass beds. Cobia and sheepshead can be found around channel markers, redfish and whiting off oyster bars and tarpon on the flats.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      Why the Owner Chose Homosassa Springs:
                      This property was purchased to enjoy the tranquility of Old Florida at it's best. The serene landscapes and abundant wildlife make it the perfect place for any nature lover, and the easy access to the river and springs, NO shallow water or bridges. All the choices of resturants by boat makes it that more enjoyable.

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                      • large corner lots

                        large corner lots

                      • florida room

                        florida room

                      • heading to the springs

                        heading to the springs

                      • in the Gulf of Mexico

                        in the Gulf of Mexico

                      • MacCraes bait shop

                        MacCraes bait shop

                      • living room

                        living room

                      • master queen bed

                        master queen bed

                      • full and twin

                        full and twin

                      • large utility rm.

                        large utility rm.

                      • floating dock

                        floating dock

                      • shellys seafood deli

                        shellys seafood deli

                      • Monkey Island

                        Monkey Island

                      VRBO #287125

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

                      $157 - $200 per night (USD)

                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 09/04/14
                      Minimum stay: 3-6 nights
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                      Member since: 2010
                      Speaks: english
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