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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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 get away VRBO-554144 located near Three Sisters Springs.

If there are any further questions about your boat or navigation, you can call me at (561) 676-4791 or (561) 676-9924

More Details

Owner
Judy or Jack
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 31, 2017

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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Amenities

Old Homosassa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Two Full Baths
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Waterfront in Fisherman's Paradise, Boat Dockage, Kayaks, Scallops
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 23 reviews
5

Great place to stay. Great owners.

  • 5 of 5

Good dock. Was quite at the end of the canal. The kids had fun at the dock. Caught catfish and blue crabs. Great place to stay. Great house. It rained most of the time we were there but still had fun. The screened in porch was great on the rainy days. Judy was great to talk too and very helpfull

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and we are glad you All enjoyed your stay! We hope you return again soon. Nothing like catching dinner out your back door for sure:) Judy&Jack
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4

A Very tranquility place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Our stay here was very relaxing. Enjoyed the view from the porch, which made our morning coffee's so peaceful. Thank you again for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're welcome, and glad you enjoyed your stay.
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4

Nice cozy place

  • 4 of 5

The place is great. The water is a little skinny and the boat trip is a little long to get out to the river, bot all in all it's a great place.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, and glad you enjoyed your stay. Judy & Jack
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5

It is a lovely place very clean.

  • 5 of 5

It is a lovely place very clean. Close to everything as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Outstanding!!!l

  • 5 of 5

Great place, tons to do in the area!! We will be back for sure!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Exactly what I was expecting

  • 5 of 5

I booked this home based on the reviews and it was exactly as the reviews stated. Very clean. On the water. Close to restaurants, bars, groceries. All and all a fun stay! Judy was very available via email for any questions. I wouldn't hesitate to book this property! Thank you very much!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words Robin. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and we welcome you back anytime! Jack & Judy
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Map

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

- FISHING:

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

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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