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Superb Location! River & Lakefront, Wooded & Private. Canoe and Kayaks!

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www.riverlakecottage.com View of Riverlake Cottage from across the lake

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. Riverlake Cottage is located on 2 acres of wooded property with a private lake and on the the pristine spring-fed waters of the Halls River in Homosassa. Yet, it is only 1 mile into town for shopping, minutes away from the state's most popular wildlife park, and only an hour's drive to some of Florida's best theme parks, zoo, museums and attractions!

RIVERLAKE COTTAGE - 2 Bedroom/1Bath, newly remodeled 1000 sq ft cottage.

RIVERFRONT - Pristine spring-fed river

KAYAKS - CANOE - AND PEDDLE BOAT FOR GUEST USE including a **HOBIE FISHING KAYAK** and an **ATLANTIS CLEAR BOTTOM KAYAK**

INCREDIBLE FISHING & A NATURE LOVER'S PARADISE

YOUR OWN PRIVATE LAKE (Great fishing in the lake too!)

BEAUTIFUL FOUNTAIN IN LAKE

SPACIOUS SCREENED PORCH OVERLOOKING LAKE

GAS BBQ GRILL

LARGE LAKESIDE FIRE PIT

FREE WI-FI

55' INTERNET ENABLED (SMART) TV - UNLIMITED FREE NETFLIX MOVIES, PANDORA'S EXTENSIVE MUSIC LIBRARY, AND MORE

A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS. All of the nature photos on this page were taken either in the yard or from a kayak only a few feet from shore.

Additional photos and information at: http://www.riverlakecottage.com

We await your call or email and if there is anything we can do to make your stay more memorable just let us know and we will try to accommodate you.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outdoors only. Guests responsible for cleaning up and disposing of cigarette butts....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We are pet friendly. Please ask about our pet policy....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    California Queen...moreless

  • Second Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Trundle bed (can be used as 2 twin or 1 king bed)...moreless

  • *Living Room Pull-Out Beds: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    3' GEL FOAM TOPPERS FOR EXTRA COMFORT...moreless

  • ***All beds have new mattresses with mattress covers. ***All beddings, including bed spreads, comforters, duvet covers, and pillow shams, are freshly laundered prior to guest arrival....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Decorated with pictures of waterbirds taken on the river

Other Amenities

  • Please visit our website for more photos and information: www.riverlakecottage.com. Thank you!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Adult and Children's books....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVD player in master bedroom....moreless

  • Games:

    Outdoor Horse Shoes set; Indoors Casino games (Roulette, Craps, Blackjack, Poker, Baccarat), Bingo set, cards, card games....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Unlimited free access to Pandora's extensive music library....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Brighthouse Cable...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Pandora Radio and music library in living room....moreless

  • Television:

    55' Internet enabled 'smart' television in living room. Unlimited free Netflix movies, Youtube, Facebook, Pandora, and more. 32' television and DVD player in master bedroom with a basket of movies....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Basketful of movies. Also, there are 11 Redbox DVD rental stations within 10 minutes of the cottage where you can rent movies for only $1.20 a day. ...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Custom nautical decor high top table made with quality cypress, forged steel, and ship rope. Comfort swivel chairs with backs and arms....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air Conditioning...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Grill your fresh catch over an open flame, roast marshmallows and make S'mores, or simply enjoy a bonfire in the large outdoor fire pit....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    We highly recommend the Kayaks and Canoe for fun and relaxing daily fitness!...moreless

  • Heating:

    Central Heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    High Speed Wi-Fi service throughout the cottage and property....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens are freshly laundered prior to guest arrival...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Spacious living room with comfortable (new) furniture. Special features include a beautiful cypress coffee table, a rustic wood burning fireplace, & a 55' television w/ unlimited free Netflix movies....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of room available for an RV, boat or trailer....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All towels are freshly laundered prior to guest arrival...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    The living room features a romantic rustic wood burning fireplace....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Stocked with essential utensils, dinnerware, appliances, and accessories for indoor and outdoor cooking....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    In addition to the kayaks and canoe, there is an 8' x 10' floating dock can be paddled, push-poled, or towed out on river for sunbathing, to have a picnic, or to use as a fishing platform....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Tables and chairs set up lakeside and riverside. Also table and bench on floating dock. Tiki torches & subtle outdoor lighting throughout property provide a special ambiance for all ages & occassions....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks & Canoe including a Hobie Fishing Kayak & a *Clear Bottom Kayak* for guests to explore the pristine springfed waters of the Halls River.(Variety of life vests available. No infant or XL sizes.)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Riverfront with 2 acres of wooded property and a private 1/2 acre lake...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas BBQ grill available for guest use on the screened porch...moreless

 

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Scallop Season
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2 night min stay
$150
$875
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2 night min stay
$125
$750 $1,500
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

1) *We offer special rates for stays of 10 days & longer*Please contact us!

2) Rates based on 2 adults/1 family & may be adjusted for larger group.

3) Pet Fees $75.00 Nonrefundable Pet Cleaning Fee. In addition Pet owners can opt to make a $200.00 pet deposit (refundable if no damages) or purchase a Damages Protection Ins policy thru VRBO; a policy with $1500 worth of protection costs only $49.00.


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Location

Car: Recommended

EXPLORE the unspoiled shores of the Halls River and the Homosassa River.

SWIM WITH THE MANATEE - Watch, get up-close, and swim with the 'Gentle Giants' Did you know that Citrus County is the only place in the United States where you can legally swim with the manatee in the wild?

WORLD CLASS FISHING opportunities for over 20+ different fish species year round. Redfish, Speckled Trout, Shark, Grouper, Tarpon, Tripletail, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Pompano, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, and Bonita are just a few of the species of fish that offer anglers unique fishing opportunities.

TRAVEL BY WATER OR CAR TO THESE LOCAL RESTAURANTS: Seagrass Waterfront Restaurant, Marker 7 Tiki Bar, Riverside Crab House, Yardarm Lounge, Monkey Bar, The Shed at MacRae's, and the Freezer Tiki Bar ('The Freezer').

DOCK YOUR BOAT IN OLD HOMOSASSA AND WALK TO: The Historic Sugar Mill Ruins, the Old Mill House Gallery and Printing Museum, and the Old Mill Tavern - or enjoy cajun and jazz at Neon Leon's Zydeco Steak House.

Or spend the day at the HOMOSASSA SPRINGS WILDLIFE PARK or the HOMOSASSA BUTTERFLY ATTRACTION.

To order a free 80-page Visitor's Guide go the VISIT CITRUS website (http://visitcitrus.com/contact-us/visitors-guide) and one will be mailed to you - free of cost!

For more information visit our website at: www.riverlakecottage.com

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We'd like to introduce ourselves. We are Gary and Joanne Bartell. We moved to Homosassa in 1988 to raise our family and quickly got involved with local politics to help shape the future of our community. Gary served as a County Commissioner from 1990 to 2010 and was chairman of the Tourist Development Council for 14 years. Joanne was a founding board member of the Nature Coast Envirothon, a high school environmental education and scholarship program. We both enjoyed spending countless hours over the years educating the youth of the community about the rare and precious natural resources found in this area. Our vision has always been to protect and preserve these amazing natural resources for generations to come.

Why the Owner Chose Homosassa:
The Riverlake Cottage property was originally owned by Dazzy Vance, the Hall of Fame major league baseball player (1915 - 1935) who once told a New York Times reporter that all he wanted to do in life is 'to play baseball and fish in Homosassa'. In 1995 we had the opportunity to purchase part of Vance's original land holdings but the Lakefront property was tied up in an estate until November 2012 when a for sale sign appeared on the front lawn - we bought it that same day. With only 10 private property owners along the entire Halls River, Riverlake Cottage is our opportunity to share a rare piece of Old Florida with you.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The Halls River is a rare piece of Old Florida. Largely undeveloped the river is a birder's paradise a fisherman's delight, and a photographer's dream. Blue Crab, Bass, Bream, Sunfish, Redfish, Snook, Ladyfish, Mullet, and various other species of fish can all be seen swimming about in the Halls River. In the sky above you will find Bald Eagles, Green Herons, White Pelicans, Wood Storks, White Ibis, Roseate Spoonbills and many more species of fabulous waterbirds. Along the river you may find dolphin chasing mullet or experience a manatee giving birth. Most days the morning sunrises and evening sunsets are aglow with brilliant colors that will take your breath away. For the adventurous, nightime kayaking or canoeing reveals brilliant stars and planets above - and - with a flashlight shone on the water the surface appears as a sheet of glass and you can see fish, turtles, and other creatures underwater as if you are watching them through a window. Amazing, breathtaking, and captivating moments and memories await you at Riverlake Cottage in Homosassa Florida.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

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View of Riverlake Cottage from across the lake

    www.riverlakecottage.com View of Riverlake Cottage from across the lake

  • A view of the lake fountain from one of the living room windows

    A view of the lake fountain from one of the living room windows

  • Enjoy the ambiance and warmth of a crackling fire

    Enjoy the ambiance and warmth of a crackling fire

  • High top dining table with a view out to the lake and the wooded yard

    High top dining table with a view out to the lake and the wooded yard

  • The bathroom is stocked with towels and toiletries

    The bathroom is stocked with towels and toiletries

  • Second Bedroom with a Trundle bed can be used as 2 twin beds or a king size bed

    Second Bedroom with a Trundle bed can be used as 2 twin beds or a king size bed

  • Relax & enjoy the tranquility & mystique of Old Florida. (Cottage in background)

    Relax & enjoy the tranquility & mystique of Old Florida. (Cottage in background)

  • Manatee often come to the Halls River to give birth.

    Manatee often come to the Halls River to give birth.

  • This bass was caught (and released) by a guest on June 1, 2013

    This bass was caught (and released) by a guest on June 1, 2013

  • Bald eagles are a regular sight right in front of the boat launch!

    Bald eagles are a regular sight right in front of the boat launch!

  • White Ibis often come into the yard to forage for insects

    White Ibis often come into the yard to forage for insects

  • Colorful sunset and an early rising 3/4 moon. Perfect night for boating/fishing!

    Colorful sunset and an early rising 3/4 moon. Perfect night for boating/fishing!

  • This photograph taken from shore of Riverlake Cottage property. Amazing Sunsets!

    This photograph taken from shore of Riverlake Cottage property. Amazing Sunsets!

  • The open floor plan is spacious, warm and inviting. High speed wi-fi thru-out.

    The open floor plan is spacious, warm and inviting. High speed wi-fi thru-out.

  • The large kitchen island invites camaraderie

    The large kitchen island invites camaraderie

  • The kitchen is fully stocked with spices, utensils, dinnerware, & appliances

    The kitchen is fully stocked with spices, utensils, dinnerware, & appliances

  • Master bedroom/California queen-size bed. All bedding freshly laundered.

    Master bedroom/California queen-size bed. All bedding freshly laundered.

  • A very large spacious screened porch overlooks the wooded yard and fountain

    A very large spacious screened porch overlooks the wooded yard and fountain

  • Dolphin chasing mullet right off the shore (about 75 feet from the kayak launch)

    Dolphin chasing mullet right off the shore (about 75 feet from the kayak launch)

  • Juvenile Bass by the shore. (Some days the riverwater is as clear as tap water.)

    Juvenile Bass by the shore. (Some days the riverwater is as clear as tap water.)

  • A juvenile osprey high up in a pine tree in the yard

    A juvenile osprey high up in a pine tree in the yard

  • A juvenile Great Blue Heron. The Halls River is a birder's paradise!

    A juvenile Great Blue Heron. The Halls River is a birder's paradise!

  • Enjoy the beauty and relaxation of the fountain - it is illuminated at night

    Enjoy the beauty and relaxation of the fountain - it is illuminated at night

  • A magical evening by the river. It's a perfect night for a moonlight canoe ride.

    A magical evening by the river. It's a perfect night for a moonlight canoe ride.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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  • Response rate 80%
  • Calendar last updated 05/26/2015
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