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Snorkel with the Manatees in Your Back Yard - Kayaks Included

(5 Reviews)

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Last updated: 02/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

Clean, newly remodeled house on canal of Homosassa River. Two docks and two double kayaks included. Two-night minimum stay. Screened-in back porch overlooking banana, orange, grapefruit, and fig trees.

Paddle to the clear fresh waters of Homosassa River outside of Homosassa Springs State Park, see their website. Manatees gather 300 yards from house to winter in 72-degree water. You may swim with manatees. House owned by Birds Underwater Dive Center, see website, who will rent you necessary snorkel gear and explain rules of engagement with manatees.

Great swimming in summer. Great fishing. Walk to state park two blocks away to view manatees and other indigenious animals.

Keywords: Waterfront House

Owner

Member since: 2002

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed

    Full size futon with bunk over...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • WiFi included For the privacy of our clients we do not provide driving directions. We do not want drive by’s. They must call the shop for directions and come here and get the key as well....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    WiFi included...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Driveway...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    Refrigerator with freezer...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Florida room with additional dining table and chairs...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Nov 11 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$175

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Off Season
May 1 - Jun 23, 2017
2 night min stay
$150

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Jun 24 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$220

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Off Season
Oct 1 - Nov 10, 2017
2 night min stay
$150

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Nov 11 - Apr 30, 2018
2 night min stay
$175

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Slow Season
May 1 - Jun 22, 2018
2 night min stay
$150

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Scallop Season
Jun 23 - Sep 29, 2018
2 night min stay
$220

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $35 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Book well in advance in high season and during this time we require a two night minimum.

Check in at Bird's Underwater, 300 NW US HWY 19, before 5:00 pm to get the key. If you can not make it before that time please contact us, in advance, for lock box information and directions.

For the privacy of our clients we do not provide driving directions on line. We do not want drive by’s. Guests must call the shop for directions and to get the key as well.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Calendar

Last updated: 02/20/2017
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Location

70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tampa International Airport

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Homosassa, FL, USA:
When you rental one of our houses you also get 10% off a manatee tour with Bird's Underwater and 10% off a scalloping tour (July - Sept)as well as use of the kayaks at Bird's Underwater that is located on King's Bay.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

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Photos

  • Fish Bowl House with carport

    Fish Bowl House with carport

  • Another view of back yard

    Another view of back yard

  • Dining area looking into kitchen and the screen room beyond to back yard

    Dining area looking into kitchen and the screen room beyond to back yard

  • Dining table and chairs in screen room

    Dining table and chairs in screen room

  • Kayak on the Crystal River, no charge to our guests at Bird's Underwater

    Kayak on the Crystal River, no charge to our guests at Bird's Underwater

  • snorkeling with manatees in Crystal River by reservation with Bird's UW

    snorkeling with manatees in Crystal River by reservation with Bird's UW

  • Single bathroom with tub and shower

    Single bathroom with tub and shower

  • Queen bed, TV on opposite wall. Internet included in house.

    Queen bed, TV on opposite wall. Internet included in house.

  • One of two back docks. Deep water canal. Fish off dock. Sometimes manatees visit

    One of two back docks. Deep water canal. Fish off dock. Sometimes manatees visit

  • Walking distance to bridge on river. Less than one block

    Walking distance to bridge on river. Less than one block

  • Entrance to gift shop at Homosassa Springs St. Park

    Entrance to gift shop at Homosassa Springs St. Park

  • One double, 2 single kayaks for your use. swim in the "Blue Water" with manatees

    One double, 2 single kayaks for your use. swim in the "Blue Water" with manatees

  • Dining area of Fish Bowl House

    Dining area of Fish Bowl House

  • Living room right next to dining room with bedrooms in the back of photo

    Living room right next to dining room with bedrooms in the back of photo

  • Dining and living area view from the kitchen

    Dining and living area view from the kitchen

  • Another view of screen room and back yard

    Another view of screen room and back yard

  • Enjoy all the water activites the area has to offer like scalloping in season

    Enjoy all the water activites the area has to offer like scalloping in season

  • Our most famous residents the wonderful manatees!

    Our most famous residents the wonderful manatees!

  • Bunk bed with double futon on bottom. Comfortable for kids. Double bed by wall

    Bunk bed with double futon on bottom. Comfortable for kids. Double bed by wall

  • Back yard tiki, and fire pit. Banana, Fig, orange trees 

 in season

    Back yard tiki, and fire pit. Banana, Fig, orange trees in season

  • House located on left over this bridge. Homosassa River

    House located on left over this bridge. Homosassa River

  • State park walking distance

    State park walking distance

  • Manatees gather near this house IN THE COLD
 WINTER MONTHS

    Manatees gather near this house IN THE COLD WINTER MONTHS

  • Park great for all ages. Like a small zoo, walk there from the house.

    Park great for all ages. Like a small zoo, walk there from the house.

VRBO #12054

This listing was first published here in 2002.

Date last modified - Monday, February 20, 2017

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