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River Side Lodge on Homosassa on the Deepest Water Available.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This charming house is perfect for a guy's fishing getaway or a relaxed family vacation. You can enjoy boating, fishing, and many other seaside activities. Have one of the many fishing guides pick you up on the dock for a fun filled day of catching redfish, trout, snook, grouper as well as many other of the gulf coast sport fish. The spectacular view from the dock is a perfect spot to watch manatee and dolphins play as the sun sets. It is a short distance by boat to both the crystal clear springs of the Homosassa and the gulf. The houe is conveniently located within a short drive to Homosassa State Park and Weeki Wachee Springs which feathures a live mermaid show. It is also close enough to make a day trip to any of the Disney theme parks in Orlando. While 'at home' you will find the living area comfortable and useful. The 2 bedrooms and 2 baths can sleep up to 6 people. There is an open living/dining area with a fireplace and large picturesque windows looking out to the river. Every room has an unobstructed view of the Homosassa River. The home includes a full kitchen which is perfect if you want to cook your fresh catch. This is the perfect place to relax while having the fun and adventure of the Florida Gulf coast at your fingertips. This is not a party house. Law enforcement lives close by.


More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 8, 2017


Homosassa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Very Good! 4/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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River Side Lodge on Homosassa on the Deepest Water Available.
average rating of 4.0 based on 7 reviews
tampa fl


  • 1 of 5

We have been to many 'rustic river houses'-- but this place was far worse than rustic.

Our host was unreachable on our check in day-- he finally responded to us at 5:30pm- and informed us the house was not yet cleaned from prior guests. . . the housekeeper was efficient and friendly but she did not finish until 8:30pm which was very late!!!

We accidentally took the key upon our departure- of which I notified the owner. We sent the key back that day USPostal service. But the envelope was ripped and the owner claims it was empty of our key. He has since refused to refund our deposit- I was willing to pay for an additional key but he refused.

The grill was unusable- filthy, broken, and empty of propane.

The kitchen had roaches in the early morning.

The host has been horrible since our late check in.


  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow. I have to admit there was a mix up with the cleaning lady. The home did get cleaned and I asked them how can I make it up to them. They said everything was fine. The home has a brand new kitchen with wood cabinets and granite counter tops. It was less than a few months old when this tenant stayed at the home. There are no roaches in my home. I have a pest control contract. If a bug was in the home it is FL on the water. You may see a bug every now and then. The real problem started with the key. She took the key and said she sent it back. I never received the key. I did receive a damaged envelope in the mail that had no return address. She said that had to be hers and she forgot to put a return address on the envelope. She forgets a lot. To rekey a house is much more than $100.00. She also stated she put a $500 deposit down until I checked and it was $100.00. Then she agreed it was only $100. She wrote this review after I told her please never stay in my home again and I would never allow her to stay in home again. I also sent her $100 deposit back that she claims she never got. It has not been cashed so maybe she didn't get it. Look at other reviews. Most of my renters now are return renters. I have rented the home for 3 years and this is the only bad review. If you can read through the lines I think you know what the real problem was here. Oh and the grill. I have no control over how the last tenant left the grill. It is a $1100 Jen_air grill. Cleaning it is as easy as turning in on high for about 3-5 minutes.
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Great Place on the River!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great overall experience here for a scalloping trip in August 2016. House was perfect, clean, and enjoyable. Nice dock and atmosphere. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very comfortable home with a great view.

  • 4 of 5

My brother and I really enjoyed our stay. The World Woods golf courses were in great shape.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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no complaints

  • 4 of 5

Location is fabulous - less of a travel out than many other places. Property has great wide views of the river. House itself is basic but has what you need. Would rent again.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. Easy access to the restaurants at night and to the gulf during the day. The run down the river is beautiful and the channels are well marked. Lots of dock space for all of our toys and we spent hours watching the boats come and go - perfectly located just into the idle zone and far enough away from the channel to give us the privacy we were looking for. During the afternoon showers the upper deck was a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the family. The large dining room table was perfect for the whole family to easily gather for meals or board games in the evening. We had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Week

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic vacation at the River Side Lodge. Whether you want to sit on the dock fishing as boats pass by, paddling kayaks to Monkey Island, watching the manitee, or riding bikes to Neon Leon's for dinner, this place is for you. I knew we found a great vacation spot, when my teenage daughter asked if we could come back again!! We would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.5%

During scallop season there are no refunds on rental. Once booked the rental is confirmed and not refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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