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Ultimate Luxury Waterfront Home on the Homosassa River

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home on the River

You can't miss this spectacular waterfront masterpiece! This 4,000 square foot home is located on a peninsula at the confluence of Price's Creek and the Homosassa River. The property has over 250' of seawall and a side canal with a new 50' boat dock and 5,000-lb. boat lift. The home is a fully-remodeled design showpiece with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the water. The open floor plan includes a top-of-the-line kitchen with fabulous water views. You can choose to relax on the lovely, large covered deck, and watching manatees and dolphins swim right in front of the house. Or you can take advantage of the many outdoor adventures available in the Nature Coast of Florida: airboating, kayaking, swimming with manatees, snorkeling in the springs, fishing year-round and scalloping in the summer. Bring your boat(s) and fishing poles! Homosassa is located 45 minutes from Tampa and 90 minutes from Orlando. There are fun waterfront restaurants that cater to boaters as well as grocery stores nearby. And if you love golf, see our newest VRBO listing 889416!

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Kathy Koslow and Peter VanDell
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2017

About Kathy Koslow and Peter VanDell

We are Kathy Koslow and Peter VanDell. We live in Weston, CT and have been exploring various parts of Florida that we could eventually call home. When we visited Homosassa in the Winter of 2014 we instantly fell in love with the Nature Coast, the village of Homosassa, and the people that live here. We were fortunate enough buy a little piece of paradise and intend on keeping up the tradition of sharing this wonderful home with folks who want to experience old Florida.

Kathy Koslow and Peter VanDell purchased this house in 2014

Why Kathy Koslow and Peter VanDell chose Homosassa

The moment we walked into this house, we fell in love with its location and stunning views. Our house is wonderful for quiet weekends as well as large family scalloping trips and reunion celebrations. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

The house's location is spectacular. It sits at the confluence of Price's Creek and the Homosassa River. The land across Price's Creek is a nature preserve with no buildings, so the views from the house are of stunning old Florida nature. Manatees, fish, birds, dolphin play right off the house's seawall. We spend hours sitting on the deck, drinking coffee/wine, and watching the boats go by. The house is a luxurious, peaceful escape.


Riverhaven Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Second Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower , Newly renovated and gorgeous
  • All bathrooms are newly remodeled and lovely.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Upstairs
    Master - 1 king , Upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 murphy bed , Downstairs
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Ultimate Luxury Waterfront Home on the Homosassa River
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews

The House is beautiful and the view of the river from the porch is amazing.

  • 5 of 5

Everyone loved the house and the grounds. the house is beautiful and large enough to accommodate everyone without running into each other. The kitchen is well stocked with all the appliances that you would need to cook any meal. Just walk out the back door and the river is right there. Did a lot of fishing and had a day of deep sea fishing. We caught 50 pounds of red snapper and grouper. Thank you. The Gessner Family.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house on a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely. Enough room to wander and have quiet spaces even with a crowd. But well layed out so a group can be interactive. Kathy was so kind and helpful. The book with tips and places to go was well utilized and appreciated. The house was clean and well stocked with towels and cooking supplies. I loved having a few spices already there and on hand. Use a few, leave a few was great for all the multiple cooks. I would absolutely recommend this home for a perfect vacation with family or a group of friends!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Pictures don't give the due justice to the beauty of this place. Relaxing and amazing views of the river! Would love to go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous home! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

This home is immaculately clean, beautifully decorated, stocked with everything you could need, and in a fabulous location that is within a quick 5-10 minute drive to several cute restaurants/bars plus easy access via boat to the gulf. The pictures really don't convey the spaciousness of this home! Our group of nine women enjoyed coffee, mimosas, wine, and great conversations on the breezy porch. The water views and sunsets were incredible! We were delighted to see several otters playing along the sea wall, along with manatees and dolphins casually swimming throughout the day. The kitchen was large enough for all of us to prepare meals together, and we loved being able to share meals and play games at the oversized table. We recommend The Freezer for shrimp and fish spread (get there early or you will be in long line to order) and The Shed for outdoor, live music and a cold drink. If you're looking to bring home a unique treasure from your vacation, check out Pepper Creek Pottery on W. Yulee Drive. There are a few marinas nearby if you need to store your boat for a longer stay or want to rent a pontoon boat for the day. We chose Riverhaven for its proximity to the house, and rented a pontoon boat for the afternoon for an affordable $140. If you cruise inland you'll dead end into an area of clear, shallow water where people anchor up, crank the music, and float around. There are a few bars along the water if you want to tie up and hop around, just don't get too close to the furry bandits on Monkey Island. We thank you again for sharing your amazing home with us - the "Scarfone Wine Goddesses" give this property 5+ stars!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Reunion for our 40th Anniversary of our Friendship

  • 5 of 5

The view is absolutely beautiful, the location is perfect, the home is gorgeous. What a wonderful weekend we three old gals spent on Dolphin Court celebrating our 40th year of being "besties!" Can't think of a thing that was a problem. Many thanks to Kathy for being the point of contact.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome home!

  • 5 of 5

Second time staying there and already planning our next trip. Our sons a chef and enjoyed the kitchen. Great view. Perfect size for a small family get together.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
74 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
I-75 at the Wildwood exit
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Riverhaven Village House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Scallop Season 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 23 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

50% of house rental due at time of booking. Balance of payment due 21 days prior to arrival. If paying by personal check, please make check out to Dolphin Court LLC.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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