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Best House In The Resort

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,640 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

WOW, you'll have it all! Swim with the manatees, scallop, fish, kayak, boat or golf. Escape from the winter weather, the congestion of traffic, and the hustle and bustle of work and everyday life to this newly decorated upscale four bedroom, three and one half bathroom waterfront home in a beautiful and tranquil setting. November through March is best for manatee watching. Golfing is especially beautiful during spring and fall at numerous courses within 15 minute drive. ( Call for special rates.) Summers are fantastic for the scalloping! Located within Tradewinds Marina Resort, you'll have a fully furnished open kitchen, dining area, living room area with the first floor master suite which includes a king bed, soaking tub and of course flat screen TV. Queen beds are featured in each of two guest rooms and twin beds in the fourth. You'll have the use of three flat screen TVs, free WiFi, and free land-line phone calls throughout the USA and Canada. Park your car in the attached garage and dock your boat in the available slips. Easy availability to numerous nine or eighteen hole golf courses including nearby highly rated World Woods. You'll love treating your family, friends and yourself to the culture of Historic Homosassa where a variety of restaurants, from casual Cajun to Wine Spectator selections treat you to culinary delights and live music. Enjoy gorgeous views of the Homosassa River, sit by the pool or fish from the pier. Less than an hour from Tampa airport and an hour fifteen minutes from Disney World. Lots more attractions within easy day trips. You'll create truly lasting memories in this quality home away from home.The home is pet friendly for a fee of $25 per day, $150 per week or $300 per month. Also there is boat slips available for rent at $35 per day $150 per week and $300 per month

Kenneth Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Kenneth Smith

We grew up in Maryland so are lovers of water, fishing and crabbing in the Chesapeake Bay, swimming along the beaches in Ocean City and enjoying the wildlife throughout the state. Kenny's career caused us to both spend over 20 years in Bermuda so again we were captivated by the water. So when Kenny retired and we saw this gorgeous but quaint waterfront opportunity, we couldn't resist owning and enjoying it.

Kenneth Smith purchased this house in 2014

Why Kenneth Smith chose Homosassa

We saw the resort in 2013 while visiting my sister in a nearby retirement community so we booked a vacation there for the following February, 2014. We enjoyed it so much that when we saw this house go up for sale, we settled on it before the end of the following month. We've only owned the house since March 2014 but we hope you enjoy it and the surrounding activities as much as our friends, family and we do.

What makes this house unique

Manatees in winter, scalloping in summer, golfing and fishing year round, gorgeous views, beautiful home!


Tradewinds Homosassa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2640 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Double sink and attached walk-in closet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Downstairs powder room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedrooms are all large private rooms with own linens, towels and closets. Every room has its own ceiling fan and is centrally heated or air conditioned but with large windows when fresh air is preferred.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Best House In The Resort
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

A perfect vacation home to rent!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning. The house was equipped with everything we needed. It was easy having a boat ramp and dock to tie our boat to. Our children enjoyed playing tennis and swimming in the pool. The house was in a great location so that we could visit the springs and nearby restaurants. I would highly recommend this vacation home to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. I'm so glad we could make your vacation enjoyable and that the children could make use of the pool and tennis courts. Hope to hear from you again soon, Thanks, Ken
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Gainesville, FL

Great Stay in Homossassa!

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a long weekend and found this property to be a perfect fit for our party of six. The home is nicely decorated, very comfortable, and spacious enough for all of us to enjoy our stay. We especially enjoyed sitting on the back patio in the early mornings with our coffees and in the afternoons enjoying our cocktails. While the only thing we prepared in the kitchen was our morning coffee, the home seems to have everything you would need to prepare meals. If you bring a boat, the house is on a canal with quick access to the river and many of the local restaurants and bars that are accessible by water. There is also a boat slip available for rent if you want to keep your boat in the water during your stay. We brought two boats and were able to use the boat ramp in the subdivision, which made it very convenient for us. While you cannot park your boat(s) at the house, they have a field near the entrance where you are able to park your boat(s)/trailer(s). Each afternoon we would unload the boats and store our gear in the garage for safe keeping and park the boats in the field. Since we had people coming from different locations, we ended up having 2 trucks and 1 car in our group. We were able to park one car in the garage, and the driveway just fit the two trucks. For restaurants, I can recommend Kim's Cafe for breakfast, The Freezer Tiki Bar for some great steamed shrimp and crab legs; however, both are very busy at peak times, so be prepared to wait for a seat! We also enjoyed drinks on the waterfront deck at Seagrass Waterfront Restaurant, which was located right across the river from the entrance to our canal. Both the property owner and property manager were very accessible and responded to any inquires we had in a timely manner. I would definitely stay at this property again next time we stay in Homosassa!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina

Great property! Would stay there again!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the house. It was exactly as described. The house was very clean. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and I will let our property manager and cleaning team aware of your review. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards.
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Wonderful place!z

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a month stay and this is home has It all! We loved our stay! This house was very clean. I'm very fussy and In the past have cleaned rentals upon arrival. No need to here. There's plenty to do in the area close by but the resort is very relaxing. Ken has stocked the house with everything one would need. Also has the best recliner ever! I would recommend to this home to anyone looking for a spot for a good family vacation. Looking forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mechanicsville, VA

The best possible way to spend Christmas vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We love this house! Stayed here for a week 2 years ago, and decided to spend our whole Christmas break this time. It was a great decision. The house comfortably accommodates up to 8 in beds. We had family in the area and hosted a mini reunion of about 25 one afternoon/evening -- it's an ideal home for entertaining, too. The inside/ outside flow is perfect -- lots of outdoor seating both front and back, and the Florida weather was perfect, as usual. One little hiccup was a slow-draining shower, but Miryem (the leasing agent) got on it right away and arranged for a plumber to come out (on a Saturday afternoon!) and take care of it. Absolutely no complaints. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us again this year! We want to come back ASAP.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and we are glad our vacation home helped make your stay a pleasant one.Sorry for the inconvenience of the shower drain but glad Myriam jumped right on it as she always does. We look forward to having you and your family back soon. Have a wonderful New Year! Regards, Ken Smith
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Great place and great location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 thoroughly enjoyed our stay over the Thanksgiving holiday and the accommodations were a large part of the experience. We had plenty of room to spread out, and a dining table fit all of us nicely. Weather could not have been better and most of us went snorkeling with the manatees. There is plenty to do in the area and the Wildlife state park was an amazing value and so much better than what we expected from a small venue (the boat ride was a huge plus as we saw a baby alligator as well as plenty of wood ducks and turtles). The house was very clean and plenty of towels and linens to go around. My parents already were talking about coming back next year while we are talking about coming back for scallop season. Thanks for a wonderful experience and easy transaction and communication.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our holiday home and for taking care of it during your stay. We are pleased that you and your family had a good time and are glad our home made your stay a comfortable one. We look forward to hearing from you in the near future. Have a Merry X-mas and a Happy New Year. Regards, Ken Smith
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Neon Leon's
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
World Woods
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Sun Coast Blvd.
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Tradewinds Homosassa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
scalloping season 2017
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Scalloping Season 2018
Jun 22 2018 - Sep 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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