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Waterfront in Fisherman's Paradise, Boat Dockage, Kayaks, Scallops

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Tranquil...Peaceful... Getaway, with lots to do:) or nothing at all!

-Rates based on 4 guests

-MAX occupancy is Six

If you have a Bimini top there should be no problem getting in and out of camp, hard top at high tide would be a problem.

2007 modular home located in majestic 'Old Homosassa,' off Mason Creek Rd/ near Hancock, this 2/2 was custom built for the perfect getaway. The Withlacoochee State Forest is located just 1/2 mile from your doorstep and offers pristine oak hammocks, deer and other animals, and very well maintained accessible trails. Enjoy wildlife coming right up to the dock as manatees and otters swim about during various times of the year. The coldest months January/February are peak for swimming with our gentle giants, the Manatees, in Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River, only 15 minutes from camp. Just head North on HWY 19 about 7 miles. Manatees give birth every year in our waters near the dock during the spring time. It is protected and quiet with little to no boat traffic where the mother can rear the calf.

With access to the gulf, you can help yourself to some of the best fishing in the world. Launch your boat at community boat ramp located down the street, at the end of Mason Creek Rd or at Macrae's in town, your choice, there are several to choose from. Our house has an extra long/wide driveway for boat/trailer and cars. There will be aerial views and a chart noting the Homosassa River and Mason/Petty creeks, as well as other points of interest in the Homosassa area accessible by boat. The scalloping grounds are roughly 20 - 30 minutes by boat from the dock. Additional information will be provided in our Guest Book. If you have questions during your stay, don't hesitate to ask. The Scallop season runs from June to September (check specific dates which change year to year). A Salt water fishing license is required if you enter by boat. Read the Rules!! In the Scallop grounds, the water depth will range from 3-6', your choice based on your physical ability. You literally can stand and catch scallops. There is a fresh water hose, sink and cleaning station at the dock for you to rinse your boat, gear and catch, have fun! We know you will see why we love our Homosassa. Observe mother nature and see why this place is nicknamed the 'Nature Coast.' I have gps coordinates, like a crumb trail, leading out to the Homosassa River, with areas of concern marked, and the water gets skinny in those areas at extreme low tide, can't say it doesn't. There are google earth images and GPS coordinates in the guest book and if needed, I can provide you numbers to get you in the scallop grounds. Its about 20 - 30 minutes to the mouth of the Homosassa River, depending on how much you plane and there are no idle zones, except for exiting the neighborhood. Last year we did not receive reports of guests damaging wheels (props).

Also check out our Crystal River waterfront get away VRBO-554144 located near Three Sisters Springs.

If there are any further questions about your boat or navigation, you can contact me.

More Details

Judy or Jack
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2018

About Judy or Jack

We love retreating away from the busy lifestyle here to relax and fish the Gulf where the fish are plentiful! As avid divers and water people in general, we have been diving and spearfishing the Gulf since 2005 and can tell you first hand that some of the best fishing is in the Gulf. Whether its spearfishing, hook & line or scalloping, access to the Gulf of Mexico is right at your doorstep and only minutes away.

Judy or Jack purchased this house in 2007

Why Judy or Jack chose Old Homosassa

I frequently travelled to Crystal River from Gainesville in the 70's, and when I married in 2002, my husband and I decided to spend our honey moon at Plantation Inn, and he fell in love with the area, especially Homosassa's natural beauty. We purchased our property in 2005, adding a home the following year. It has a deck & dock, as well as a spacious 'no see em' screened back porch. We've spent countless hours enjoying the outdoors and the quiet. We especially love to sit on the porch in the morning with a cup of coffee and listen to the birds.

What makes this house unique

We love the coziness of our wood burning stone fireplace and when we're not enjoying the quiet, we are enjoying all there is to do in the area including fishing, scalloping, kayaking and some very nice motorcycling through the old Florida scenery. There are numerous destinations from Cedar Key to Ocala and Leesburg to Flora City. I love the fact that we can walk out our back door, straight to the boat, and enjoy a nice beautiful scenic ride to the Gulf, with little to no boat traffic.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came down from Iowa as most northerners do to escape the cold months. It was our first time in Homosassa and we just loved it. We really enjoyed our time in town taking in the local color. The seafood was always fresh, there's nothing like fresh. There were a wide variety of things to do in Homosassa and the near by towns. We will be thinking of our stay and how much we enjoyed it. Thanks for inviting us into your home.
Jan 2013
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Old Homosassa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Two Full Baths
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest Room - Trundle bed with 2 twin mattresses
  • Master bedroom has large private bathroom, queen bed, opens onto huge screened porch. Spacious Guest bedroom has trundle bed/private bathroom. Also available double air bed. (Total Living Area of 1,400' includes porch)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Waterfront in Fisherman's Paradise, Boat Dockage, Kayaks, Scallops
average rating of 4.733333 based on 31 reviews

Nice place in a quiet area.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here, a nice place and quiet neighborhood. It is located close to all the major hotspots. The screened in porch and dock out back were the gathering spots for us. Our little boy (almost 2) enjoyed the movies on roku and the books that were in the house. Owners were very easy to work with. Thanks for letting us use your home.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for you kind review Justin, and glad you enjoyed your stay, especially for the lil guy, and will work on adding a few more play items :). We do love the no-seeum screen porch! You all were awesome guests, great communication, etc., and we hope you return again soon! Judy & Jack
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House is very nice, spacious and well kept! Enjoyed our stay. Great dock area for cleaning scallops

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful back porch! Enjoyed the neighbors outside lighthouse and lighting also. Only downfall was the A/C. My husband is terminally ill and during the day the temperature would get a bit warm at 78 for him. Couldn’t set the thermostat below 75 degrees per instructions and after boating all day, it was a little to warm. Otherwise, great rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a good time and enjoyed your stay. We wish you had contacted us if there was a problem with the AC, as we were not aware the temp wouldn't go below 78 as you stated. Had we been made aware of this issue, we would have been happy to accommodate you.
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Very quiet and peaceful. Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this home! Very relaxing, with a large screened in porch, deck overlooking the water, and access to two kayaks. It feels like you are in the country but only minutes from stores and restaurants. And just around the corner from the Wildlife Park.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review, and so glad you see and feel what we do, why we always called it our "Decompression Chamber", lol. We hope you return again soon! Judy & Jack
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Very pleasant.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in the fisherman camp. Third March in Homasassa. Citrus County has much to offer. Would have preferred warmer weather and an extra key.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and had you contacted us, we would have been more than happy to provide an extra key, and any other additional needs, upon request. Sorry, but we have no control over the weather:)
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wonderful vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at old homosassa. Everything was clean and ready for us. The back porch was our favorite spot. And it was so peaceful and quiet in the neighborhood. It really couldn'the have been better.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, and we are happy you enjoyed your stay. We love that big porch as well, and especially the No Seeum screen, lol. Hope you got to see some of the wildlife passing by, even an ocassional passing deer! We look forward to your return. Judy & Jack
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A wonderful place to relax and convenient to restaurants, etc...

  • 5 of 5

The owners, Jack & Judy, are super to work with and truly care about providing a great experience. The home is spacious, very clean, and everything is in good working order. We look forward to returning in the near future.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for you kind review, and you both were excellent guests! We appreciate guests like you, and that you took such great care of our home. We look forward to your return, and don't forget to ask about the "return guest" discount:) Jack & Judy
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Tampa Int. airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Freezer, Shed, Monkey Bar, Old Mill, Sea Grass
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sugarmill Woods/Crystal River
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 19 (10 Minutes)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Neon Leons, Old Mill Tavern, Yardarm, SeaGrassPub
Nearest Ski
700 Miles
Maggie Valley, North Carolina
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Fort Island Gulf Beach in Crystal River
Car: recommended


Redfish - Yearround - Peak time April thru November,

Seatrout - Yearround - Peak time April thru November,

Cobia - Peak time Mar thru October,

Snook- Peak time April thru October,

Tarpon - Peak time April thru October.

-Mason's Creek has navigable water for Bay, Flats and John boats, Bimini tops only, as there is one bridge entering/leaving camp, up to 25'. As with all tidal boating, boater's should exersise caution during the first trip in and out, as well as due diligence in planning to ensure they are familiar with our waterways, specifically the Homosassa River, Mason Creek & Petty Creek. We strongly recommend you view Google Earth in advance of your stay. There will be aerial views with notes in the guest book.

-There are any number of tackle/bait shops in the area for all of your tackle, bait and ice needs, most of them just around the corner. After your scalloping trip, have the locals clean your scallops for a small fee at MacRae's, aka 'The Shed,' while you have a cold drink and listen to live music Saturday and Sunday. Quite frankly, you never have to leave Homosasssa. Stay and enjoy our great litttle town; check out the Freezer, Old Mill Tavern, Sea Grass Pub, Neon Leon, Yardarm ($8-$10 they will cook your fillets of fish and 2 sides), rent a boat and cruise around the 'Monkey Island' , cruise to the springs or go fishing.

-One of our favorite restaurants is Pecks Old Port Cove in Ozelle, a beautiful 7 mile scenic drive, for Soft Shell Crab right off the water table out back. Go see it; best we've ever had?

-For you bike enthusiast, this area has numerous must see destinations such as; MaCraes, especially on Sunday for some great music on the river, Ozelle, Sleepy Hollow in Floral City, Cedar Key and many more.

-If Disney is your thing, its a mear 1 1/2 hour drive to Orlando.

-If you're into antiques, we have shops in virtually any town nearby or you can day trip over to Mt. Dora near Orlando. Its well worth the time, another great drive if you take the secondary roads and stay north of the Turnpike. Start out on 44 head east to Inverness and Leesburg.

-Not too far from Mt. Dora is one of our favorite stops for lunch and an adult beverage, Gator Joe's Beach Bar & Grille located on the North side of Lake Weir; great drive or bike ride. While you're there you can enjoy the water and maybe even get wet if you like or simply relax under the Spanish Moss laden Oak trees, enjoying old Florida at its finest and one of their great signature dishes.

-If you feel the need to head to the city, I can't imagine why, Tampa has all the trappings and Busch Gardens and its only just over an hour away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Pet Fee $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Rates are based on 4 guests, additional guest up to 2 are $25 per person/per night

Damage Deposit $200, Secured by Credit Card

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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