Waterfront, 60 Feet of Dock, Wheel Chair Friendly in Old Homosassa(28 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:6 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, sunny and bright with decks, patio, and fantastic water view
*Free use of Carolina Skiff J14 October, November, December rentals. Free use of kayaks and canoes with all rentals.
Meticulously remodeled to be the best vacation rental in the area, Otter's Den is wheel chair friendly with a chair lift in the garage and 3ft or wider doors throughout except in the guest hallway, bedroom and bath. 60 ft of dock space on a deep water canal means your boat is in your back yard ready to head for the Gulf, the springs, or even a waterfront restaurant. Most furniture and appliances are brand new including all beds (King in master bedroom, 2 twins that can be moved together in the guest bedroom.) Master bath area has a walk in closet, travertine (real stone) shower stall, and new toilet, sink, exhaust fan and light fixtures. Guest bath has tub, shower, and is newly tiled with all new fixtures as well. the kitchen and dining area sports a new dishwasher, electric stove with stainless hood, built in microwave, a huge walk-in pantry, double door refrigerator with ice maker and through the door water dispenser, toaster, blender, and quality flatware and service for 8. There is a 60 inch plasma TV in the living room, and LCD TV's in the bedrooms and kitchen. The home has vaulted ceilings and an 'open air' feel with lots of skylights and pocket doors that disappear into the walls leaving a vast open view of the spacious deck, the dock, the water and wildlife. A large 2 car garage and driveway should take car of your vehicles, but there is extra parking nearby for boat trailers and possibly an RV. Recreational amenities include 2 bicycles, a double kayak, a single kayak, canoe, 2 spinning rods with tackle for fishing off the dock. Serious anglers should bring their own gear. A four person 14ft Carolina Skiff with 2 bench seats, Bimini top and 9.9 hp Evinrude four stroke motor is available to qualified boaters for an additional fee. The house is on a private paved single lane road facing 3 acres of undeveloped deciduous woods. Most houses in this neighborhood are owned by weekenders who come 'up to the river' for fishing, boating, or just to relax.
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Member since: 2013
- 1 story
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Historic Homosassa is a quiet Spanish moss draped fishing village with waterfront restaurants and bars, artist community, civil war era sugar mill ruins, and a state wildlife park and spring. ...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 7 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
Optional 14 ft Carolina Skiff with 2 bench seats, Bimini top, 9.9 hp Evinrude can be made available to qualified renters. Great for sightseeing, manatee watching for 4 people or fishing for 2...moreless
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My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Pet Fee $50
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Tax Rate 9%
Stay of less than six nights will be considered on an individual basis. 2 months stays $3500/month, 3 months or more, $3000/month.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Old Homosassa is a picturesque old Florida fishing village located on a beautiful little river - 7 miles from the springs to the Gulf of Mexico. The house is on deep water Otter Creek, just off the main river, and only 1/2 mile from a state kayak park with an observation tower overlooking the Chasahowitzka wildlife reserve. A bicycle can get you anywhere, even off road into the reserve. Most popular activities are kayaking, fishing, boating, scalloping, snorkeling, and swimming in the spring's 'blue water.' It's one mile to MaCrae's waterfront bait house and bar and Nativie Sun tours offering air boat rides through the vast tributaries and backwaters, fishing and scalloping trips. The wildlife park is a must see. While they specialize in manatee rehabilitation, all the birds and animal species native to Florida are there. There's even an observation room sunken into the fresh water spring where you see multitudes of both fresh and salt water fish species swimming wild. A favorite activity is just sitting on the dock with or without a fishing rod. You can see manatees, dolphin, river otter, great blue herons, bald eagles, turtles, an occasional alligator and much more.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: While building our little pocket cruiser my wife and I decided finally to move to our favorite waterfront Florida getaway - Old Homosassa. We'd been visiting here and bringing friends for years and always dreamed of living here permanently. Now we do!
Why the Owner Chose Homosassa, FL, USA:
When another house in our quiet neighborhood became available, we bought it from the owner before it was ever listed on the market. The neighborhood is perfect, the house is well constructed and has always been well cared for, and the waterfront location is the best in the area. Had the house been available when we were shopping for ourselves, I'm sure we'd be living there now.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
60 feet of dock space on a deep canal 1/2 mile from the Homosassa River, 3 miles from the Gulf of Mexico makes the house a boater's dream. The rear deck is huge, the back porch/family room, living room, kitchen and master bedroom all have great water views and north light without glare.
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View through diningroom, livingroom, sunroom, & piece of deck, dock, $ water.
Large 35ft sunroom has incredible water view across 3 levels of deck and dock.
From sunroom back through livingroom, diningroom, to kitchen. Door to garage.
Master bedroom opens to sunroom and has a water view.
Guest bath with full tub and shower, skylight.
From the lower dock.
Your choice of gas or charcoal grill on the patio.
Large 2 car garage. Wheelchair lift, bicycles, canoe, 2 kayaks.
Curb appeal. Across the street from 3 acres of woods with free trailer parking.
Ask about using our littel skiff for manatee snorkeling, fishing, and exploring.
Clean and spacious kitchen has vaulted ceiling, skylight, TV, and walk in pantry
Sunroom other direction
Master bedroom with walk-in closet and travertine shower is wheelchair friendly.
King bed in master bedroom.
Guest bedroom with windo seat, TV, large closet, reading lamps and side tables.
Water view from sunroom
From the deck - a huge view of the waterway and our quiet neighborhood.
60ft of dock, Fish cleaning station with electric and water.
It's a boating neighborhood, most of neighbors are weekenders.
Patio with gas and charcoal grills and outdoor furniture.
Vatican lane is a narrow and quiet private road with woods opposite the home.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Monday, February 20, 2017
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