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Waterfront in Fisherman's Paradise, Boat Dockage, Kayaks, Scallops

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One of our favorite things to do, Scallops Galore!

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Last updated: 09/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Homosassa house description

-Rates based on 4 guests;
-Additional guests, up to 2 allowed;
-Max occupancy is 6;
-Additional guests $25 per person/per night.

If you have a Bimini top there should be no problem getting in and out of camp, hard top at high tide would be a problem.

2007 modular home located in majestic 'Old Homosassa,' off Mason Creek Rd/ near Hancock, this 2/2 was custom built for the perfect getaway. The Withlacoochee State Forest is located just 1/2 mile from your doorstep and offers pristine oak hammocks, deer and other animals, and very well maintained accessible trails. Enjoy wildlife coming right up to the dock as manatees and otters swim about during various times of the year. The coldest months January/February are peak for swimming with our gentle giants, the Manatees, in Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River, only 15 minutes from camp. Just head North on HWY 19 about 7 miles. Manatees give birth every year in our waters near the dock during the spring time. It is protected and quiet with little to no boat traffic where the mother can rear the calf. Check out our recent Manatee swim (2/2/13) to see these gentle creatures. Copy/Paste This Link:

http://www.youtubbe.com/watch?v=KA-VRAQRWFc

With access to the gulf, you can help yourself to some of the best fishing in the world. Launch your boat at community boat ramp located down the street, at the end of Mason Creek Rd or at Macrae's in town, your choice, there are several to choose from. Our house has an extra long/wide driveway for boat/trailer and cars. There will be aerial views and a chart noting the Homosassa River and Mason/Petty creeks, as well as other points of interest in the Homosassa area accessible by boat. The scalloping grounds are roughly 20 - 30 minutes by boat from the dock. Additional information will be provided in our Guest Book. If you have questions during your stay, don't hesitate to ask. The Scallop season was permanently extended last summer by two weeks so the season now runs from July 1st through September 30th. In the Scallop grounds, the water depth will range from 3-6', your choice based on your physical ability. You literally can stand and catch scallops. There is a fresh water hose, sink and cleaning station at the dock for you to rinse your boat, gear and catch, have fun! We know you will see why we love our Homosassa. Observe mother nature and see why this place is nicknamed the 'Nature Coast.' I have gps coordinates, like a crumb trail, leading out to the Homosassa River, with areas of concern marked, and the water gets skinny in those areas at extreme low tide, can't say it doesn't. There are google earth images and GPS coordinates in the guest book and if needed, I can provide you numbers to get you in the scallop grounds. Its about 20 - 30 minutes to the mouth of the Homosassa River, depending on how much you plane and there are no idle zones, except for exiting the neighborhood. Last year we did not receive reports of guests damaging wheels (props). If there are any further questions about your boat or navigation, you can call me at (561) 676-4791.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Responsible party must be 25 or older....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking inside the house, smoking is allowed on the porch only....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            30 lbs or less only, MUST be 100% house trained only, no more than two. $50 Pet Fee. 'NO PUPPIES' and dog must be under 30 lbs. NO CATS. Owner is and some Guests may be Allergic. Thank You in advance!...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

          • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

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          • Guest Room

            Trundle bed with 2 twin mattresses...moreless

          • Master bedroom has large private bathroom, queen bed, opens onto huge screened porch. Spacious Guest bedroom has trundle bed/private bathroom. Third Bed is Air bed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          Other Amenities

              • Contact owners for information regarding additional sleeping above 4 guests. There is an extra fee of $25 pp per night over 4 guests....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Cable/Internet/WIFI...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Theme Parks
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Miniature Golf
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Water View
              • Waterfront:

                Property on Mason Creek, Boat Dock & Deck, Community Boat launch, Access to Gulf via Mason Creek approx. (20-30 Min) and the Homosassa River via Petty Creek approx. (15 Min)...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Skiing
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surf Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Eat-in kitchen, and table on porch ...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace:

                Stone wood burning...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet:

                WI-FI...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                Recliner sofa, and chair; room for additional seating if necessary...moreless

              • Parking:

                Long drive parking area, for boat/trailers, and guest parking...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                2 Kayaks for your enjoyment with life jackets...moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Huge 12' X 28' No-See-Um screened porch...moreless

               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.9
              from 8 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Off Season
              Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $135
              $700 $1,300
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $150
              $725 $1,450
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Pet Fee $50
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
              • Cleaning $75
              • Tax Rate 9%

              Notes:

              Rates are based on 4 guests, additional guest up to 2 are $25 per person/per night

              Damage Deposit $200, Secured by Credit Card


              Cancellation policy:

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


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              Last updated: 09/19/2014
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              Location

              70 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Tampa Int. airport
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Freezer, Shed, Monkey Bar, Old Mill, Sea Grass
              5 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Sugarmill Woods/Crystal River
              5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Highway 19 (10 Minutes)
              1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Neon Leons, Old Mill Tavern, Yardarm, SeaGrassPub
              700 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Maggie Valley, North Carolina
              10 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Fort Island Gulf Beach in Crystal River

              Car: Recommended

              - FISHING:

              Redfish - Yearround - Peak time April thru November,

              Seatrout - Yearround - Peak time April thru November,

              Cobia - Peak time Mar thru October,

              Snook- Peak time April thru October,

              Tarpon - Peak time April thru October.

              -Mason's Creek has navigable water for Bay, Flats and John boats, Bimini tops only, as there is one bridge entering/leaving camp, up to 25'. As with all tidal boating, boater's should exersise caution during the first trip in and out, as well as due diligence in planning to ensure they are familiar with our waterways, specifically the Homosassa River, Mason Creek & Petty Creek. We strongly recommend you view Google Earth in advance of your stay. There will be aerial views with notes in the guest book.

              -There are any number of tackle/bait shops in the area for all of your tackle, bait and ice needs, most of them just around the corner. After your scalloping trip, have the locals clean your scallops for a small fee at MacRae's, aka 'The Shed,' while you have a cold drink and listen to live music Saturday and Sunday. Quite frankly, you never have to leave Homosasssa. Stay and enjoy our great litttle town; check out the Freezer, Old Mill Tavern, Sea Grass Pub, Neon Leon, Yardarm ($8-$10 they will cook your fillets of fish and 2 sides), rent a boat and cruise around the 'Monkey Island' , cruise to the springs or go fishing.

              -One of our favorite restaurants is Pecks Old Port Cove in Ozelle, a beautiful 7 mile scenic drive, for Soft Shell Crab right off the water table out back. Go see it; best we've ever had?

              -For you bike enthusiast, this area has numerous must see destinations such as; MaCraes, especially on Sunday for some great music on the river, Ozelle, Sleepy Hollow in Floral City, Cedar Key and many more.

              -If Disney is your thing, its a mear 1 1/2 hour drive to Orlando.

              -If you're into antiques, we have shops in virtually any town nearby or you can day trip over to Mt. Dora near Orlando. Its well worth the time, another great drive if you take the secondary roads and stay north of the Turnpike. Start out on 44 head east to Inverness and Leesburg.

              -Not too far from Mt. Dora is one of our favorite stops for lunch and an adult beverage, Gator Joe's Beach Bar & Grille located on the North side of Lake Weir; great drive or bike ride. While you're there you can enjoy the water and maybe even get wet if you like or simply relax under the Spanish Moss laden Oak trees, enjoying old Florida at its finest and one of their great signature dishes.

              -If you feel the need to head to the city, I can't imagine why, Tampa has all the trappings and Busch Gardens and its only just over an hour away.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2007

              About the owner: We love retreating away from the busy lifestyle here to relax and fish the Gulf where the fish are plentiful! As avid divers and water people in general, we have been diving and spearfishing the Gulf since 2005 and can tell you first hand that some of the best fishing is in the Gulf. Whether its spearfishing, hook & line or scalloping, access to the Gulf of Mexico is right at your doorstep and only minutes away.

              Why the Owner Chose Homosassa:
              I frequently travelled to Crystal River from Gainesville in the 70's, and when I married in 2002, my husband and I decided to spend our honey moon at Plantation Inn, and he fell in love with the area, especially Homosassa's natural beauty. We purchased our property in 2005, adding a home the following year. It has a deck & dock, as well as a spacious 'no see em' screened back porch. We've spent countless hours enjoying the outdoors and the quiet. We especially love to sit on the porch in the morning with a cup of coffee and listen to the birds.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              We love the coziness of our wood burning stone fireplace and when we're not enjoying the quiet, we are enjoying all there is to do in the area including fishing, scalloping, kayaking and some very nice motorcycling through the old Florida scenery. There are numerous destinations from Cedar Key to Ocala and Leesburg to Flora City. I love the fact that we can walk out our back door, straight to the boat, and enjoy a nice beautiful scenic ride to the Gulf, with little to no boat traffic.


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              Speaks: english

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              Photos

              • One of our favorite things to do,  Scallops Galore!

                One of our favorite things to do, Scallops Galore!

              • relaxing in the cool Crystal River 'Three Sisters' Springs

                relaxing in the cool Crystal River 'Three Sisters' Springs

              • I just shot this pic 020413, in Three Sisters, Crystal River, very playful.

                I just shot this pic 020413, in Three Sisters, Crystal River, very playful.

              • A great day on the water, one of many we've had since deciding on Homosassa

                A great day on the water, one of many we've had since deciding on Homosassa

              • nice roomy No-Seeum Screen room

                nice roomy No-Seeum Screen room

              • fish/scallop cleaning station.

                fish/scallop cleaning station.

              • spacious living room, large screen TV, and stone wood burning fireplace

                spacious living room, large screen TV, and stone wood burning fireplace

              • Master Bedroom, private bath

                Master Bedroom, private bath

              • 2d bedroom

                2d bedroom

              • 2d bedroom full bath

                2d bedroom full bath

              • Another wonderful Sunset on Ft Island Gulf Beach (Crystal River)

                Another wonderful Sunset on Ft Island Gulf Beach (Crystal River)

              • 2/2/13 Three sisters dive: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA-VRAQRWFc

                2/2/13 Three sisters dive: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA-VRAQRWFc

              • They will swim right up to you.

                They will swim right up to you.

              • back yard view from porch

                back yard view from porch

              • boat dock/deck and  access to Gulf via Mason Creek

                boat dock/deck and access to Gulf via Mason Creek

              • Master Bedroom, Private bath, door leading to back porch.

                Master Bedroom, Private bath, door leading to back porch.

              • full laundry

                full laundry

              • 2d Bedroom, twin beds; also includes an airbed

                2d Bedroom, twin beds; also includes an airbed

              • 2d Bedroom

                2d Bedroom

              VRBO #452044

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Friday, October 10, 2014

              $135 - $150 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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              Speaks: english
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