Tranquil-Waterfront-Nature Coast-Cottage-for Rent

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Last updated: 11/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Welcome to the Daydream Cottage our 2/2 home for rent in Old Homosassa; a nature lover’s paradise and world renowned FISHING destination! Unplug on the Nature Coast and experience a simple barefoot lifestyle!

This secluded home is set on THREE ACRES of private wooded property on Mason Creek. This is a fantastic location to get away, unplug, go fishing, boating, diving or experience old Florida in any number of theraputic ways. Dock your boat at your own PRIVATE DOCK or launch at any of 3 free ramp locations less than 4 minutes away. Picture 230 feet of private water frontage with endless waterways to explore. CANOE, KAYAK or load up your outboard for a day on the water! A scenic 15 minute boat ride will take you into some of Florida's best fishing areas in the Gulf of Mexico or cruise up the Homosassa Springs River toward Homosassa’s Wildlife Park where you can SWIM WITH MANATEES in crystal clear springs! (By land the Nature Park is less than 5 minutes away.) Only 10 minutes from highway 19; 20 minutes from Crystal River; 30 minutes from Weeki Wachee, golfing within 5-10 miles, this area is remote enough to take you away but close enough to major grocery chains & restaurants and other fun excursions. At local establishments like the Riverside Crabhouse, Neon Leon's, MacRae's and the Old Mill Tavern you will undoubtedly experience America's small town friendliness teeming with local color.

Our simple Florida lifestyle home is not high-end-fancy but it is absolutely clean and fully furnished for your comfort and convenience. Our favorite spot is the breezy 13 X 26 foot screened porch overlooking the water. This is where your daydreams begin. We have lovingly named it PARADISE PORCH. Step inside to a large comfortable great room with a panoramic view. The large island kitchen is well equiped. Other features are an indoor laundry; two full bathrooms and two bedrooms (one has a double-size bed and the master has two twin beds). All bed and bath linens are furnished and of high quality. The spacious living room will accommodate additional day guests. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of staying on the water and enjoy the sounds and sights of nature including, egrets, blue heron, ospreys, manatees, dolphins, otters, deer and hummingbirds! Spend endless days on the water FISHING and BOATING. No boat? No problem! There are plenty of charter excursions and boat rentals available in the area.

Whether you just want to relax and allow daydreams to visit or you want to take in all that Florida has to offer, this is the perfect place. Less than 2 hours to Walt Disney World; less than 1 hour to white sandy beaches. Less than 1-1/2 hours to Tampa Bay area & Busch Gardens.

We are awaiting your inquiry at the Daydream Cottage!


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Standard pet fee is $50.00 per stay. Must sign pet addendum. ...moreless

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

  • Other (See Description)


  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 2: 1 murphy bed

    Double size bed...moreless

  • Twin or Single Beds (2) Inflatable beds upon request at additional charge. Living room has a sofa with 2 reclining seats and 3 additional recliners so everyone can kick back and relax!, Murphy Beds (1) Double size Murphy bed can be tucked away if you need this space for crib, office or other use....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Two full baths

Other Amenities

  • Amazing Hammock! Picnic tables and patio furniture. Campfire pit and firewood (fires only when permitted by Citrus County). Guest Information book with lots of helpful information: Menus for local restaurants; area brouchures, monthly tide charts. 'Twice the Ice' station 10 minutes away on Hywy 19 to load up your coolers and scallop buckets! ...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Outdoor washer toss; Horseshoes;Texas Holdem; cards: board and dice games....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    TV in living room. 'Smart' TV in master bedroom....moreless

  • Video Library:

    a few general videos; Children's 'Psalty' Christian Video/Music series....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    230 ft of private waterfront on Mason Creek; a short picturesque boat ride to the Gulf of Mexico or Homosassa Springs River w/ breathtaking sunsets!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    Dining room table seats 6 Porch dining table also seats 6...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Large capacity. Go Green and dry clothes the old fashioned way in the beatuful Florida sunshine. We have a clothes line on pullys, right outside the back kitchen/laundry area. ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Outdoor campfire pit. ...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Within the continental U.S....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    heat pump...moreless

  • Internet:

    free wi-fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    spacious w/5 recliners...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking for extra vehicles, etc....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    We are Harley-friendly....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Ample turn around space....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line with a extra cordless phone and voice mail. Most cell phones do not work well in this area yet. We actually feel this is a plus!...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    But please bring your own beach and boating towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Large capacity washer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free high speed wireless internet...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Programable with auto shut off. Coffee grinder, complementary coffee....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Electric mixer, blender, large griddle, citrus juicer, slow cooker, large skillet, chicken fryer, pots and pans + large 10qt pots, casseroles, mixing bowls and bakeware....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Serivce for 6+...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen has tons of storage space. No dishwasher....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Full size, self-clean...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    20 item spice rack. Aluminum foil, waxed paper, parchment paper, plastic wrap. Flour, sugar, salt & pepper and basic condiments: vinegar, oils, hot sauce, tea....moreless


  • Bicycles:

    Upon request....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Fenced in area including a raised deck. Handy for pets, basking in the sun and nature watching....moreless

  • Golf:

    Several courses from 5.5 miles to 10 miles away. Lecanto, Inverness, Crystal River, Spring Hill, Brooksville....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    1 canoe with paddles and life jackets...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    1 acre of cleared/maintained area w/soft grassy front lawn. remaining 2 acres is 'nature-maintained'...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal and propane grill on the deck....moreless



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Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 9%


Over 4 guests @ $35 per person/per night. Weekly rate is for a SIX NIGHTS (seven days) stay. There is a three night minimum. Weekly & Monthly rates available. Changes to check in and check out times are negotiable but must be requested in advance: Check-in time is generally about noon; Check-Out time is generally by noon. Cash or Check. We regret we cannot accept credit cards. Pets $50-$100.

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Last updated: 11/23/2015
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5.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Neon Leon's Zydeco/Cajun/Steak/Seafood/entertain.
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Crystal River - Fort Island Rd

Homosassa Springs Kayak tour to see manatees;

Homosassa Wildlife Park;

Butterfly Gardens;

Horseback riding 1 hour away on Hywy 44

Dive at the Devil's Den in nearby Williston, FL


Owner info

About the owner: We live and work in Orlando, Florida but found our favorite vacation spots are not overcrowded beaches, highrises & tourist attractions, rather, we enjoy areas like this nature coast paradise. We chose this place because we felt others would enjoy a unique kind of place with lots of space, privacy and being on the water. We think our rental has a relaxing cottage-in-the-woods feeling, is rejuvenating, serene and once you get here you will not want to leave.

Why the Owner Chose Homosassa:
If you are looking for a private natural setting with gulf access that is comfortably furnished, well equipped & very clean, but is not so fancy and not so pricey give us a call.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Lots of parking space for your RV, boat, etc. Very private, quiet setting of unspoiled nature with access to the Gulf of Mexico and other popular and endless waterways.

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  • Welcome to The Daydream Cottage!

    Welcome to The Daydream Cottage!

  • We're here!

    We're here!

  • Picnic area and Campfire pit

    Picnic area and Campfire pit

  • The Daydream Cottage view from Mason Creek

    The Daydream Cottage view from Mason Creek

  • Dock view

    Dock view

  • Living/Reclining Room

    Living/Reclining Room

  • Second bedroom with Murphy bed

    Second bedroom with Murphy bed

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • Favorite napping spot

    Favorite napping spot

  • A tranquil morning

    A tranquil morning

  • Sunset on Mason Creek

    Sunset on Mason Creek

  • Our Bird of Paradise blooming next to Paradise Porch

    Our Bird of Paradise blooming next to Paradise Porch

  • Paradise Porch

    Paradise Porch

  • Gone Fishin'

    Gone Fishin'

  • Firewood always available

    Firewood always available

  • One of our regular visitors. Photo taken by Jan 2013 guest

    One of our regular visitors. Photo taken by Jan 2013 guest

  • Kitchen & Laundry area

    Kitchen & Laundry area

  • Living/Kitchen & Side Entry

    Living/Kitchen & Side Entry

  • Main bathroom

    Main bathroom

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Egret taking flight. Another great photo from the dock by recent guest, Maria.

    Egret taking flight. Another great photo from the dock by recent guest, Maria.

  • view from Paradise Porch stairs to the dock

    view from Paradise Porch stairs to the dock

  • Best Scalloping on the West Coast!

    Best Scalloping on the West Coast!

  • Y'all come!

    Y'all come!

VRBO #427581

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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