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.
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, sunny and bright with decks, patio, and fantastic water view
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 16, 2018
About Terry Evans
While building our little pocket cruiser my wife and I decided finally to retire to our favorite Old Florida getaway - Old Homosassa. We'd been visiting here and bringing friends for years and always dreamed of living here permanently. Now we do!
Terry Evans purchased this House in 2012
Why Terry Evans chose Homosassa
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. We bought the house specifically to remodel as a vacation rental (We have others in Roatan, Honduras), but I'm sure that if Otters Den had been available when we were shopping for ourselves we'd be living there now.
What makes this House unique
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. A wheel chair lift in the garage allows easy accessibility for elderly or disabled. 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.
Best vacation ever!!!
House is great. Couldn’t ask for a better place to stay. Wheelchair accessible which we used this year for our son’s little boy. He had a blast scalloping. Definitely will go again.
Wonderful Place to Stay!
We enjoyed staying at this home in Homosassa. The house was very clean and neat with everything we needed for a week of scalloping! The owner was nice and made sure we were welcomed and had everything we needed. The dock space was perfect for us and our friends! We hope to stay there again next year!!
Excellent setting for our annual family get together while scalloping in Homosassa. Best part was ability to dock boat right out the back door! House was charming, immaculate, well-stocked, with plenty of room for 6 adults and dogs. House looks great in pictures but is even better in person! Everything was supplied and owner easily accessible if needed. Will definitely rent again!
Perfect vacation home!
My husband and I have rented this house at least three times and we love it! The house is very open, with lots of glass windows and doors for viewing the water. We saw a dolphin feeding in the canal every morning, while preparing to go scalloping. The scalloping, by the way, is amazing this year! We have a 24’ center console boat and there is enough dock space left to park another. There’s even a lot across from the home to park your boat trailer. The outdoor deck and bbq grill were a huge hit in the evenings. Everything you need is already there, just bring your clothes, food and necessities. The owner is awesome and very helpful...he’s local and knows the places to go. This home is super clean and comfortable, on a beautiful deep water canal, which is only minutes out to the river. We definitely recommend this home and can’t wait to go back!
Great place, great view, great nieghbor!
This was the second time staying at otters den and we truly enjoyed our stay. Everything you need to have a great time.
Amazing views.... Awesome owner!!!!
The house is located at the end of a canal so you are looking at a beautiful view down the whole length of the canal! There is plenty of outdoor seating to choose from where you can watch the mullet jump in the water and you might be lucky enough to catch a Manatee swimming! The owner who lives next door can tell you about all of the local places to visit but will not bother you at all if you do not need anything from him!
This was truly one of the best rentals we stayed at!
Old Homosassa is a picturesque old Florida fishing village located on a beautiful little river - 7 miles from the headwater spring to the mouth on 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.
Additional information about rental rates
Stay of less than six nights will be considered on an individual basis. 2 months stays $3500/month, 3 months or more, $3000/month.