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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Inverness cottage description
Bring your bicycle or use ours to travel through parks, natural areas, and small unique towns on the Withlacoochee State Trail, which is only 3 blocks from the cottage. Inverness is near the center of the trail which is a paved 46 mile path. It is the longest paved trail in Florida. Citrus County is called the 'water and nature lovers paradise'. Stay in our quaint cottage one block from Lake Henderson where you will find some of the best fishing in Florida.
Escape to our small town, where you do not have to fight the traffic or wait in long lines at restaurants. At the cottage you will be within blocks from the trail, lake, park, restaurants, shopping and farmers market.
Inverness is the perfect place to stay in Florida where you can get away for the day and see the Orlando theme parks, Tarpon Springs sponge docks, Crystal River Manatees, and wide white beaches.
How about canoeing or tubing down a crystal clear river just 30 minutes away. Like excitement? We have Citrus County Speedway a short distance away.
We have plenty of festivals to keep you busy! The Cooter Festival is every October and Grand Prix races in November. The nearby Strawberry Festival is the first weekend in March. Bikes and BBQ in quaint Floral City is the First Sat in October or step back in time and come to Heritage Days the first weekend in December. At the cottage, canoes, bicycles, and fishing gear are provided! Whether you like to sit on the front porch in the rocker or venture out and do things you've never done, Inverness is the place for you! IF THIS COTTAGE IS NOT AVAILABLE ON THE DATES YOU NEED I HAVE ANOTHER NEXT DOOR. A RECENTLY REMODELED HISTORIC 2BR and 2BA CABIN. #501129
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- 1100 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Pets Considered:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Limited Accessibility
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Both bedrooms have very comfortable queen beds and flat screen tv's.
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Iron & Board
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Lake View
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
- Freshwater Fishing
- Miniature Golf
- Live Theater
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- The 'Nature Coast' of Citrus county has many activities. The 46 mile Withlacoochee Trail runs through the area where you can walk, bike and horseback ride down the trail. Inverness is near the center of the trail. We have several large lakes, and many rivers. You can fish, canoe and kayak many different waters. Citrus County is the only place in the world that you can swim with the Manatees. Also in the area you will find air boat rides, scalloping, a great auction house, art gallery with cafe, Historic Courthouse Museum, Heritage Hall Museum,putt putt golf, jet ski on the river out to the Gulf of Mexico and much more! ...moreless
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Cozy and Clean
Cozy and Clean
The cottage was very clean and homey. There was such a large variety of things to do we couldn't fit it all into 1 week! The neighborhood is quaint and quiet. I enjoyed sitting in the rocking chair out front in the morning with my cup of coffee. We also used the canoe in the garage and the lake was very peaceful. We also rode bikes on the Withlacoochee trail which was very pretty and nicely shaded by all the beautiful trees covered in spanish moss. There is even and opening close to the cottage where you can watch the sunset. Everything we wanted to do was within a half hour drive (Rainbow River, Scalloping and swimming with Manatees out of Crystal River with River Ventures, Horseback riding at Rymar ranch and the Homosassa Wildlife State Park). The next town over (Floral City) was really cute and had a nice little shop with local produce, a large variety of jarred items (such as honey and moonshine jelly) and Amish cheeses. Also a must visit is Pudgee's in Floral City. The burger is nothing like any burger you have ever had! All driving is on country roads with minimal lights which is really nice. We also visited the Weeki Wachee springs which was about 45 minutes away. The cottage had everything we needed to make our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible!
- Guest Cara (Key Largo, FL)
- Date of stay 07/28/13
- Review Submitted 08/11/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, families with young children, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Cara , Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review! I’m happy that you had such a great time at the cottage. It sounds like you packed a lot into one short week! Many people come to Florida for the beaches, but Citrus County is such a hidden gem with so much to offer in the way of ‘ Old Florida’ with the moss draped trees, the crystal clear springs and our awesome Withlacoochee trail. We hope to see you again next year!
We were SO LUCKY.....!!!!
We were SO LUCKY.....!!!!
What a great place to stay. Although this was not a true "vacation", it was perfect for our needs. Very quiet neighborhood and only a half block to put in the canoe they have or your own canoe or kayak. There are several bikes so you can take advantage of the wonderful trail provided by Citrus County. The beds are WONDERFUL. A very peaceful getaway. The best of both worlds. Close to shopping, good mom & pop diners and restaurant chains. Not far to see the Manatees either!!!
- Guest Trisha (Inverness, FL)
- Date of stay 06/13/13
- Review Submitted 06/25/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Owner response: I'm so glad our Cottage worked out for your stay. I think comfortable beds and nice sheets are important when staying in a rental so I'm pleased that you were happy! Thank you for a nice review and also for being great guests!
We were completely satisfied with our stay!Guest comment entered by owner
We were completely satisfied with our stay!
The cottage was completely equipped with everything we needed to make our visit enjoyable. We enjoyed the location and took full advantage of the walking/biking trail as well as the lake with the canoe which were all close by. We also enjoyed the city of Inverness with it's quiet and uniqueness and friendly people.
- Guest Ken
- Date of stay 04/13/13
- Review Submitted 06/07/13
Fabulous Inverness Vacation
Fabulous Inverness Vacation
We had a wonderful stay. The cottage is less than a block from the lake with easy access using the canoe provided. The boat launch is just a little up the road. Rainbow Springs is 25 minutes away and has a great tubing run. Downtown is great with lots of bike trails and parks (visit Cooter pond!). We did 15 miles down the Withlacoochee bike trail. We had our own bikes but the owners had also supplied 4 bicycles for our use as well. In addition they provided a gas grill for us to cook out on. The cottage was very cute, updated and decorated nicely. We had everything we needed and the owner was extremely accommodating. We will definitely be going back!
- Guest Roxy (Dade City, FL)
- Date of stay 05/25/13
- Review Submitted 05/28/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Patricia, I'm happy to hear you and your family had a great time at the Cottage and tubing down the Rainbow River. It is just one of the many crystal clear spring fed rivers in the area. November through March several hundred Manatees migrate from the cool water in the Gulf to the warmer waters at the springs for the winter. National Geographic actually did a feature on the Manatees in Citrus County in their April 2013 issue! Hopefully you will be able to come back when you can see these awesome mammals in their winter home here in Citrus County.
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2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
$100 deposit for 2 night stay
$200 deposit for weekly stay or $400 for monthly stay
$50 cleaning fee for 2 nights stay or weekly stay
$100 cleaning fee for monthly rental
Pet fee $50 for 2 night $75 for a weekly stay $150 for monthly stays
JANUARY, FEBRUARY AND MARCH ARE ONLY RENTED BY THE MONTH
Balance due 45 days from date of arrival for daily or weekly rental. Monthly rental balance will be due 60 days ahead and a 3 month block will be due 90 days ahead of arrival.
- Pet Fee: $50
- Taxes Not included
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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- Nearest Airport: Orlando International Tampa International at 60 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: I 75 at 12 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Fort Island Beach at 20 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Coaches at 0.05 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Inverness Golf and Country Club at 6 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Stumpknockers at 0.04 Miles
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: We moved to Citrus County in 2007 because we love the 'magic' in this area. With all the lakes and springs here, there is never a shortage of things to do! Inverness is the perfect small town with many opportunities for fun or relaxation.
Why the Owner Chose Inverness:
We bought the cottage because it is close to the Withlacoochee Bicycle/walking trail and Lake Henderson.
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Come swim with the manatees November through March!
Come biking on the longest trail in Florida
Sandhill cranes are everywhere!
Avenue of Oaks in nearby Floral City
Fort Island Beach 30 minutes away.
'Live Oak International' driving competition in March
Bikes and BBQ the first weekend in October!
Ospreys are abundant in Citrus County
Kayaks on lake Henderson
Spring flowers on the Withlacoochee State Trail
Fresh citrus right off the tree.
Visit the Homosassa Butterfly Farm.
Heritage Days the first weekend in December in nearby Floral City
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