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The Thirsty Manatee -Seasonal/Vacation Waterfront Getaway

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Last updated: 03/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-90 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

2Bdrm.,2 Ba./deepwater canal/fenced yard/laundry rm.

Take it from JEFF CORWIN, host of 'OCEAN MYSTERIES', on Animal Planet, the 'Stand by your Manatee' episode, quoted as saying 'Homosassa is one of HIS favorite places on the PLANET' Enjoy our cozy, relaxing ranch home on a deep water canal, and watch our two nosey neighbors pop in (the dolphins and the manatees) and if you want more action just go AROUND the corner by boat or car. Conveniently located on the Homosassa River, Homosassa Springs, and the Gulf of Mexico. Tampa International Airport is just 45 minutes away and Orlando's attractions are just 90 minutes away. Go canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, bird watching, scalloping (July to Sept. 10th), world renowned Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park, fresh water fishing from the dock, or saltwater fishing and swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. Spend the day just 20 minutes south at Weeki Wachee Springs and go watch the mermaids swim, glass-bottom boat rides and Bucaneer Bay Waterpark. Be sure to see our beautiful starlit sky before you turn in for the evening. Complete with a large utility room for storing all your recreational gear. NO BRIDGES or SHALLOW WATER to access of springs, river and Gulf of Mexico. We are located one canal away where the river and springs join together. Only less than l5 minutes to kyak, paddleboard to the springs. 5 min. by boat.

This home truly allows you to enjoy Old Florida at it's best. All grocery stores, drug stores, and many great restaurants are within minutes. The large lushly landscaped patio area is perfect for relaxing under the shade of Florida's beautiful palms. Inside you can relax in front of the TV in the living room or play games in the family room. Enjoy your meals in the dining room or outside on the lanai. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and the second bedroom has a double and a twin size beds. There is a large fenced in yard if you'd like to pitch a tent near the fire pit. (no fires allowed during drought season). This is a NON-SMOKING inside the home. Anyone under the AGE OF 25 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible

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

  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin and full in 2nd bdrm.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    A television in living area, florida room and master bedrm...moreless

  • VCR


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


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


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill


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from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
winter months
Jun 6 - Apr 30, 2017
90 night min stay

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100


Price INCLUDES up to a familiy of 5

pets require pre-approval/non-refundable pet fee

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 03/21/2017
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63 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tampa Internation Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Seagrass Pub and Grill
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Central Fl Golf Resort/Plantation, Crystal River
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Veterans Expressway and U. S. l9/Suncoast
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Fort Island Gulf Beach and Hernando Beach

NEARBY:Boat Rentals for 1/2 day or full day, Fishing charters, arts and crafts, These activities are from 2 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes, flea markets 2-3 times weekly within 5 minutes, Scalloping from July 1st. Strawberry & Seafood festivals in town or nearby. Huge antique muscle car shows. Many river activities can be enjoyed from boats or from the nearby marina, Christmas boat light shows, July 4th events, etc. Gulf of Mexico Saltwater fishermen can find grouper and snapper off reefs and coastal rock piles; sea trout and Spanish mackerel frequent grass beds. Cobia and sheepshead can be found around channel markers, redfish and whiting off oyster bars and tarpon on the flats.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

Why the Owner Chose Homosassa, FL, USA:
This property was purchased to enjoy the tranquility of Old Florida at it's best. The serene landscapes and abundant wildlife make it the perfect place for any nature lover, and the easy access to the river and springs, NO shallow water or bridges. All the choices of resturants by boat makes it that more enjoyable.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

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  • Dinnette


  • Bathroom


  • Florida rm

    Florida rm

  • 2nd bdrm

    2nd bdrm

  • Sun deck

    Sun deck

  • floating dock

    floating dock

  • shellys seafood deli

    shellys seafood deli

  • Monkey Island

    Monkey Island

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Laundry room with connecting bathroom

    Laundry room with connecting bathroom

  • Florida room

    Florida room

  • Master bdrm

    Master bdrm

  • Large corner lot

    Large corner lot

  • Large yard

    Large yard

  • heading to the springs

    heading to the springs

  • MacCraes bait shop

    MacCraes bait shop

VRBO #287125

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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