Secluded Water Front Paradise for Nature Lovers! Upscale!
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- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Our home is the perfect place to unwind and reconnect with mother nature and enjoy coastal activities.
Dock your boat right out front. Put in around the corner Pontoons and flats boats are ideal.
Deeper draft can find dockage 5 minutes away.
Wake up on the porch with a cup of coffee and the morning calls of song birds and water birds and fish flopping in the water. Bid the day adeiu with wonderful sunsets but don't go to bed until you searched for a couple of shooting stars!
The kitchen is stocked with spices and essential utensils. The appliances are new. The living , dining and kitchen are open. The floors are tongue and groove hardwood featuring a few of our favorite oriental rugs.The bedrooms are split: One queen bedroom /bath suite is on the south end of the house, and two more bedrooms( one queen and two twins)- and bath are located beyond the screened porch on the north end. An additional restroom is off the kitchen. The arrangment is particularly accomodating for two couples or parents with older children.
Fresh citrus is available on the property.
Keywords: Big dock, direct gulf access, private 2 acres with a canopy of gnarly live oaks and cedar trees, 200 feet frontage on Mason Creek, birding , biking, boating, hiking, wildlife parks and art galleries. Old Homosassa is an old Florida fishing village experience-- friendly locals with lots of color--, restaurants and watering holes nearby. Easy drive to major Florida attractions and one hour from Tampa International Airport.
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Washing Machine
- 2 unique bark-siding porches, hot and cold private outdoor shower, fire pit, large private deck and dock, boat launch 1/4 mile away, granite counter tops in kitchen, bath, tongue and groove hardwood flooring throughout, upscale bedding, 2 bikes and 2 kayaks for guests, 46' flat screen tv and large leather L shaped sofa, extra night with 2 week booking!...moreless
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Video Library
- Computer Available
- Kayak / Canoe
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Theme Parks
- Wildlife Viewing
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Bird Watching
- A world class fishing destination, Old Hommosassa has the best guides available anywhere, scalloping (during season), stone crabs (during season) air boat tours, boat rentals, nature tours by foot and boat, Wildlife Park, great fresh seafood markets, art galleries, fresh water springs in town, and major Florida attractions less than a 2 hour drive. A quiet coastal village with lots of local color, watering holes and friendly residents, Old Homosassa is walkable, boat-able and bikeable! Paradise for nature lovers and lovers of the coastal eco-system: eagles, manatees, dolphin, otters, osprey, egrets, great blue herons, pelicans, tarpon, turtles, turkeys, deer....trout, redfish, snook, stonecrabs, mackeral, grouper, and more. No high rises and congested traffic. The Gulf is a few mile markers away via vast pristine grasslands and waterways. ...moreless
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My wife and I really enjoyed the house,nature and as always the laid back Homosassa experience. The 2 acres was perfect for our dog who loved his vacation as well. The house is upscale and very well equipped with great sound system and a nice high def TV. We really hated to leave.
- Guest Bruce
- Date of stay 01/19/13
- Review Submitted 01/27/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, pet owners, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers.
Owner response: We hope you three will return! Thanks , Bruce
Despite scheduling issues on our part, the place and the owners went beyond our expectaions, way beyond. The split accommadations is perfect for families with teens or multiple couples. The serenity we experienced in the "upscale" rental surrounded by "old" Florida charm and trees was priceless. The open floorplan and wonderful kitchen is the perfect gathering place for a fine fishfry and football watching party with your group. The dock and access to open water were just one of the many extras you get with this property. Did I mention the shower"s", that will wash away anyones tight muscles from reeling in too many fish. The seclusion of Florida brush and trees made this a vacation for our pups as well. They played and relaxed as much as we did. Suffice it to say this was one of our best vacations in Homosassa in over ten years of vacation rentals, Thank you so much for sharing your home!
- Guest Bridgette Lee H.
- Date of stay 10/30/12
- Review Submitted 11/10/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, pet owners, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Gee, Bridgette, thank you! Please come back soon!
LOVELY HOME AND PROPERTY
LOVELY HOME AND PROPERTY
We second the rave reviews of previous visitors. We felt very fortunate to have "found" Rivermance for a two week stay in February and intend to return next winter. It is a marvelous area to explore with many state parks and wildlife refuges; perfect for a couple of recreational birders. Stone crabs from Shelley's and etouffee, gumbo and zydeco at Neon Leons are just a few of the local treats we experienced. The owners were remarkably helpful in assuring that our stay was enjoyable.
- Guest Gil and Jann
- Date of stay 02/20/12
- Review Submitted 03/21/12
Owner response: Wow, Gil! we really appreciate that! It was a pleasure to have you and Jann.
What a treat! The home is beautiful. The grounds are well kept. Our hostess and the Captain have out done themselves. They have a wicked sense of humor. Everything detail was well thought out. The nature coast has alot of offer. I hope to return for another visit.
- Guest DEbskayak
- Date of stay 02/11/12
- Review Submitted 02/21/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers.
Owner response: Debbie, we appreciate that, and enjoyed meeting y'all. hope you come again. Tell everyone hello and thanks for the nice note that you left! DB
A Great Stay!
A Great Stay!
We had a fantastic time during our recent stay at the Rivermance. From the time we drove down the long driveway through the forest, we new we were in for a quiet treat. The house is completely up to date with modern appliances and all the amenities one would need for an enjoyable stay. It was very clean and well maintained. The open layout gives it a spacious feeling and the outside deck extends the living space for all around comfort, both inside and out. The owners went above and beyond our expectations to make sure we had a pleasant stay. We found the surrounding community of Homosassa very friendly and pleasant as well. This is a place we would highly recommend to anyone wishing to kick back and enjoy nature. We will definitely include this place in our plans for future vacations.
- Guest Steve
- Date of stay 02/02/12
- Review Submitted 02/18/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Hey Steve! Thanks so much for your review!
Jan.through Dec., (non-holiday or scallop season ) -- 7 nights (minimum) $1100 Holiday weeks and scallop season(July 1st - Sept 30): 10% premium or $1210, weekly 2 week rentals:$2100 (Holiday/scallop season 10%premiums apply or 2weeks $2310) 4 week rentals: $3900, 1 additional night free!! *** Florida sales and lodging taxes paid by guest House keeping $80. Security deposit: $200( refundable) Dog deposit $70. ( non refundable)
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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- Nearest Airport: Tampa International at 60 Miles
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: We live in Tampa Florida, about 60 miles south of Old Homosassa. We have 2 grown sons who are 6th generation Floridians! We have recently retired from a manufacturing career. Rivermance (our second home's name) is not a typical rental house, but a retreat for us and for our sons and their wives. We are hoping to introduce it to guests who will want to return every year! Please call us or email us with any questions. We are pretty knowledgable about Homosassa and cental Florida.
Why the Owner Chose Homosassa:
Proximity to urban Tampa made it very convenient. Old Homosassa is very close....but a world away!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love boating, kayaking, snokling, fishing, hiking, all nature, swimming in the clear crystal springs and with the manatees. We love great books and seafood!
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Bottom right... is our hot /cold shower. The upstairs porches - bark shingles
Coffee in the morning here! See Mason Creek in the background.
Our bedroom with twins
Meandering private drive to house through "old Florida"
Fishing is always good on the flats
SINK ON DOCK MAKES CLEANING SCALLOPS, FISH OR CRACKING STONE CRABS AN EAZY CHORE
PRIVATE OUTDOOR SHOWER WITH HOT AND COLD WATER IS A FAVORITE
Modern, all expected kitchen amenities, granite counter tops!
tiny picture but a great bedroom! Queen size
MASTER BEDROOM ...QUEEN SIZE
These Kayaks are ready....are you?
Lots of dock space
Spacious living room seating
COZY OUTDOOR SHOWER INTERIOR
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