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Waterfront, 60 Feet Of Dock, Wheel Chair Friendly In Old Homosassa

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


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.

Terry Evans
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Terry Evans

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!

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. Had the house been available when we were shopping for ourselves, I'm sure 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. 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.


Homosassa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Tile and stone shower stall
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both bathrooms are newly remodeled in 2013. Master bath has travertine stone shower stall. Guest bath has shower/tub, ceiling skylight.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private bath with shower stall and walk in closet. TV
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twins can be pushed together to make king. Window seat and T
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
We want your stay to be as complete and comfortable as possible. The house has brochures with our recommendations of nearby tours and activities. Give us a call in advance for any special needs - we can probably do it.


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Waterfront, 60 Feet Of Dock, Wheel Chair Friendly In Old Homosassa
average rating of 4.948718 based on 39 reviews

Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

We spent Thanksgiving at The Homosassa house. Beautiful open home with fantastic view. The house was well stocked, if we forgot something, they had it. The grandchildren loved the paddle boat and had fun fishing. Thank you for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house on canal close to old Homosassa

  • 5 of 5

The house is clean and nicely furnished. We used the kayaks and the bikes. Everything was wonderful!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super clean, quite spacious, quiet with enjoyable view out the back door.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay, and will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ft Pierce Fl

Scalloping in Homosassa

  • 5 of 5

We always love staying at this property. The owners are really nice and helpful, the house is nice sized and location makes it very accessible for what we want to do there which is scalloping. Beautiful Waterfront canal home

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Valrico Fl


  • 5 of 5

Great vacation spot, ideal for boat

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Harbor, Florida

Perfect house, in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been more pleased with our stay. The house layout and decor is perfect. Spacious, clean & so well stocked – everything we needed was there! Location is close to old Homosassa restaurants/bars, but is also very quiet. Used the skiff to visit the springs several days in a row, so peaceful and beautiful.

Owner is very responsive and helpful, too!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Crystal River airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Riverside Monkey Bar
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Plantation Resort
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US 19
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Freezer / Riverside Crab House
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Fort Island Gulf Beach
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

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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