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Cedar Shack Waterfront; Long Western Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 10 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath Stilt House (2 Master Suites)

Outdoor Living. On the House Level, a 480 sq. foot covered porch with a bridge through the trees to a 300 sq. foot Sundeck over the Electric Boat Lift below. On the Ground Level, a Dock to take you to the Boat Lift. Fish from either level. Watch the boats go by.

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

Why David chose Homosassa

The views, the location, the privacy. We are at the end of the road, where the only houses that can be seen from the decks are across the river.

What makes this house unique

Private, but in the middle of everything.


Homosassa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Second Bath has laundry washer & dryer.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Brand new
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Two twin beds.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom, 1 King Bed, Sleep Number
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
This is a place you will never forget. People who have lived in Florida their whole lives are astonished when they see the Nature Coast's Springs area. The Homosassa Wildlife Park at the head of the river is not to be missed. You will likely see Bald Eagles, Manatee, Dolphins, Otters, Alligators and lots of other wild creatures outside your doorstep. You can sit and relax, watch the river go by, or go antiquing, shopping, dining, all within walking distance.


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Cedar Shack Waterfront; Long Western Views
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and immaculate. Great location for watching birds and boats go by, up and down the river.

The host was courteous and helpful.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It doesn't get any better than the Cedar Shack

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we loved the place. Right from our initial walk around tour, where we were pleasantly surprised by the owners thoughtful house warming gifts to our final walk thru when we were leaving...we absolutely loved this place. We met the owners several times during our stay and they are the best. All of our needs and concerns were either anticipated before hand or handled ASAP. The Cedar Shack has it all, including a commercial ice machine and draft beer system ! While the house itself is well appointed and very clean, the key here is location, and I can't imagine a better one. The house and decks are designed to take advantage of the corner location on the river. Views upstream, views downstream and views up otter creek, Amazing. You can spend all day watching the boat traffic and you also have a birds eye view of nesting herons and nesting osprey. Manatees and otters swim by the dock. Fishing from the lower dock every morning, great for bullheads, skate, snapper and a few fish I didn't know. Afternoon sun on the upper dock and if its to hot you can go below by the hot tub and hang out in the shade. Evenings on the deck by the house having cocktails and playing cards. Each place with a view. I don't want to neglect the house, like I said very well appointed and clean. Both bedrooms have sliding glass doors to the deck and again great views. We left the curtains open so we could watch the shrimp and crab boats going out each morning. The kitchen is well stocked and has everything you need. Even though you may never want to leave the Cedar Shack with its quiet secluded location, it is close to bars, restaurants, shopping and sightseeing. While looking at the guestbook we saw a lot of repeat customers, after staying there I know why. Our Thanks to the owners for sharing their beautiful house with us.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation spot, best view on the river!

  • 5 of 5

Can walk to two cool restaurant/bars, short drives to many other fun attractions. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfort and Beauty on Florida's Nature Coast

  • 5 of 5

We have returned four times to this lovely spot on the Homosassa River. It is the perfect location to relax after a day of exploration on the water or on the links of nearby golf courses. Ideal for all ages!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Life on the River

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to watch life unfold on the river. Birds, manatees, fish, otter, Shrimp boats, fishermen, nature lovers. This house is extremely well stocked with a great split floor plan. The owners is most responsive to all our needs. We felt so pampered.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Again, another fantastic vacation in Florida! Everything we could want/need and more in this rental. The BEST spot on the river, the view and sunsets are so special each and every night! Great for people watching on their kayaks and boats. Saw a few dolphins and got 'bumped' by a couple manatees on our kayaking trips, must have startled them awake?! Thank you David for offering your home to us, truly love going there each year.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
McRae's Riverside Resort & The Freezer
Nearest Restaurant
The Freezer, fresh Seafood from the Docks
Car: necessary

Old Homosassa is a fishing village and a tourist area, with artist's shops, pottery, glass works, fresh seafood restaurant within short walking distance. The house is on the property of the Old Homosassa Cedar Mill where pencils were made 100 years ago. At low tide you can walk along the water and pick up pieces of old cedar pencils. There are festivals all year long in the area from Manatee Festival to Shrimpapalooza. The Christmas Boat Parade goes right by the house on the Saturday before Christmas. Fishing Tournaments begin just two blocks away, You may bring your boat and keep it on the boat lift.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Insurance $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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