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Dreamcatcher - Beautiful Island Property on Homosassa River Fl

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Dreamcatcher, a beautiful, Island property, accessible by a short boat ride only, is situated over 3.5 private acres directly on the Homosassa River on Florida's famous Nature Coast with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, just four miles away where great fishing abounds, go scalloping, diving, water-sking - there is no end to the water activities that you can participate in! Bring your own boat or rent a pontoon boat locally from Homosassa Springs Marina.

We can assist you with the reservation of a suitably sized boat.

Therefore is a floating Tiki Hut where you can sit and watch the sunrises or perhaps sip your cocktails at the end of the day. A trail through the forest will lead you to the other side of the island, Tigertail bay where you can watch the sunset.

Surrounded by water and lush sub-tropical forest, the island has Native American History dating back over 5,000 years and is a designated State archaeological site, #132. We offer three good sized bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom and closet, two of which will accommodate a crib or small child's bed, or single air-mattresses, air beds with linens are provided for four additional people which can easily be accomodated in the vast lounge area which has a big-screen TV, there is also a loft area with 3 twin beds idea for children,a dining area, a Large kitchen with separate laundry room, a screened Florida room, a solar-heated swimming pool, hot tub, shower and a large deck to party on complete with a fully equipped outdoor kitchen with commercial grill and ice making machine.Wicker furniture is provided for ten, and a dining set for six. Whether you want a relaxing, active or romantic vacation, Dreamcatcher will fulfill your every comfort and need.

Keywords: Luxurious Island property on 3.5 acres, accessible only by boat, with all the amenities a mainland house can offer,including a solar-heated pool and hot tub, with dock space for several boats, easy accessibility to the Gulf of Mexico, mainland, bars and restuarants, yet very private. Just over a one hour drive from Tampa, and an approximate ninety minute journey from Orlando. Safe vehicle and trailer parking available at the Marina.

More Details

Owner
Alan Giles
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

About Alan Giles

We purchased our dream island in 2002 and have since then worked hard to bring it to the standard it is today. For years we were very protective of this unique property and kept it solely to ourselves. As local business people, we appreciate the privacy, convenience and easy access that Dreamcatcher provides but the time has now come to share its very considerable charms.

Alan Giles purchased this house in 2002

Why Alan Giles chose Homosassa

We were captivated by the secluded, yet easily accessible beauty of the island. We loved the unspoilt beauty and lack of 'professional' tourism in Old Homosassa, the friendly and easy going atmosphere in the bars and eateries and of course the great fishing and scalloping in the Gulf!! Kayaking, jet-sking, watersports of all kinds are right on the doorstep, yet Tampa and Orlando, with their airports, shopping and numerous attractions are within an easy 90 minute drive from the boat ramp. We feel we have the best of all worlds!

What makes this house unique

The property offers views of the sunrises each morning - the more adventurous can take a short walk across the island to Tigertail Bay along a trail cut through the lush forest, and watch the sunsets on the other side of the island too! Manatee on their way to the Blue Waters pass by the door and dolphin chase the abundant fish up and down the river on almost a daily basis. A huge variety of birds, serenade you throughout the day and squirrels will amuse you with their antics. Sit in the hot tub under the stars, with your favourite cocktail in hand and gaze at the magnificent floridian skies while you wait for your daily catch to grill. lay back, relax and experience the Floridian pace of life - we feel sure that the magic of Dreamcatcher will soon enchant you as it did us.

Amenities

Homosassa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 full bathrooms 2 with showers 1 with tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) Bed in master bedroom., Queen size Beds (3) Two regular queen sized beds plus queen sized air bed. Queen size futon situated in the master bedroom. Twin or Single Beds (3) situated in the loft area, [kids love it] Two twin air beds plus a twin mattress only.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
State designated archaeological site #132, Native American Indian Mounds, 3.5 Acres of Privacy, Shell Beach, Tiki Fish Cleaning Station, Floating Tiki Hut, Three docks, 3000 sq. ft. deck area, outside shower, screened Florida room, 2 x Two double kayaks and fishing charter available locally.

Reviews

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Dreamcatcher - Beautiful Island Property on Homosassa River Fl
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews
5

Dreamcatcher is THE most beautiful private oasis on the River!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful property is always our first and favorite choice place to stay during our annual 10 day scallop trip. There are countless unexpected amenities and beauties inside and out. Some of our favorite features are the children's loft, double fridge space, HUGE deck with grill & pool, fairy lights, fossils, kayaks and more! Scalloping is 50% of our activities, and taking advantage of all that this amazing property has to offer is the other half! Dreamcatcher will spoil you for staying anywhere else on the river!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Super fun stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The property was beautiful, house was clean and well supplied.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation. There was plenty of room for our entire family to have lunch together outside by the pool. There is a nice outdoor kitchen. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub. We kayaked. We fished off the dock. Everything is supplied...pool toys, fishing gear, condiments, very well equipped kitchen, plenty of towels for pool and shower. Just be sure to bring lots of bug spray bc the mosquitos were highly populated.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Rent this property!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a beautiful three day weekend to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday. The owner was hospitable, charming, and gracious. The property is even better than the pictures. Kitchen is fully stocked to make meals and more. The party deck is where we spent all of our time. Rent the boat that is available through the owner. It was the best part of our stay. Loved the screened in porch. The lights on the property after nightfall were stunning. We plan on coming back. In a time where there are no values to be found, it was so refreshing to find a gem like this rental. Owner could easily charge more but is genuinely concerned with his guests! FYI: our two young children are special needs and the property alone was a learning experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Silver Springs ,Florida
5

A unique experiance

  • 5 of 5

This is paradise for boaters.4 generations of us enjoyed our scallop trip in this incredibly comfortable island home.We'll definitely book it again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Daytona Beach, FL
5

50 Years . . .Living the Dream!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary with our children/grandchildren (6 adults, 2 teens) on Dreamcatcher Island for one week. We had a truly wonderful family vacation! The house is very roomy and comfortable with tons of indoor/outdoor areas in which to relax. We enjoyed taking the pontoon boat to the springs for swimming as well as lounging around the pool. The house had every amenity and two fully equipped kitchens. We would urge anyone who wishes to "live the dream" to visit Dreamcatcher!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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'Superb Scalloping', Fantastic Fishing, 'Dreamcatcher 21 ft. Pontoon Boat for Rent', 'Tiki Hut fishing platform', Two double kayaks and a 'Big Bertha' towing ring, Horseshoes, adventure trail through forest to picnic area overlooking Tigertail Bay.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Christmas and major holidays are called as high season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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