House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)
Bill and Diane Oestreich own Bird's Underwater Dive Center in Crystal River. Originally from Elkhart and LaPorte Indiana, met in high school. After 11 years on the road as musicians, we settled into the Crystal River, had one son, adopted 4 more boys over the years, who are now moving on. Still active in scuba diving, Bill "Bird" teaches cave, re-breather, and other technical diving. We also have two other rental houses listed on VRBO as 12055 and 1019739
Owner purchased this House in 2003
Why Owner chose Homosassa
When you rent 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 which is located on King's Bay. For groups larger than 5 persons see our VRBO listing #12055 located on the Hall's River in Homosassa, FL. Our newest addition is a small blockhouse on 5 acres of land in Branford Florida, not far from Gainesville, Ginnie S[prings, Poe Springs, and Ichnetucknee Springs parks. Great places to dive, snorkel, fish, kayak and other water-related sports. Listing number 1019739
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 5
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This home is small but in a perfect location to be able to enjoy the springs and to get to see manatees. We saw them every day we were there.
The neighborhood is a nice quiet one and the neighbors were all very nice and welcoming.
We will be back!
Great house for seeing manatees!
Small but very nice house on a canal that’s only a 5 minute kayak (provided) paddle to the manatee sanctuary! Decent kitchen, nice bath, washer/dryer, and sunny Florida room make the stay enjoyable. The owners (Bird’s Underwater dive shop) are great to work with (and to go with to do a manatee snorkel trip)!
What a gteat rental! One of the best places we have ever stayed! We will definitely rent again.
Thanks sooo much!!!
Everything was perfect
The house is great, comfortable and the graden and the view are amazing
Great place/great people
Loved this place and the owner could not have been nicer. Very accommodating and responsive
Thank you Paige. You were a wonderful renter, I appreciate the contact you made with me after you checked in. Hope to see you again in the future, we will leave the light on for you! Diane Oestreich
One of a Kind Rental! Kayaks provided for access to the head springs of the Homosassa River. Canal has direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park is within walking distance.
Manatee Snorkel Tours and Eco Tours available at Bird's Underwater Dive Center with a 10% discount on Manatee Tours for house guests. Scuba diving gear also available at Bird's Underwater.
For larger groups see our listing #12055 on the Hall's River.