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Cottage on Canal with Gulf Access

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two bedrooms home on canal with access to Gulf.

The cottage is located on the canal leading to the Gulf of Mexico and great fishing. The 1940's home is remodeled, with a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, living room, laundry, two bedrooms with queen sized beds, and a large bathroom with tiled shower. The house is comfortable and should provide all you need for your stay. Wood deck all around provides star gazing and cool breezes. The Lower Suwannee River Management area is a quick 15 minute drive and provides unspoiled beauty.

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Ramona

I am originally from Florida and grew up on the salt water. I recently found an old 8mm movie of me rowing a dinghy when I was 3 years old, although it was tied to the shore of the Anclote River. I lived in this house in Horseshoe Beach for 18 years; I now live in my childhood home on the river.

Ramona purchased this house in 1996

Why Ramona chose Horseshoe Beach

The house is located on a canal with easy access to the Gulf of Mexico and some of the best fishing in Florida. Having lived here for 18 years, the home is designed and equipped to be lived in - not simply a place to stay.

What makes this house unique

Horseshoe Beach is one of the few remaining towns along the Gulf Coast that is still quaint, quiet, and laid back. The fishing, both inshore and offshore is great. Dixie County has approximately 40 miles of coastline with only 1 mile in private ownership; the rest is sawgrass and salt marshes.


Horseshoe Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Large bathroom with oversized tiled shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - Black out shades
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Black out shades
  • Each bedrooms has a queen size "Beauty Rest" bed with night stands and dresser. Black out shades now in both bedrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
The house is located on the widest canal is Horseshoe Beach, with easy access to the Gulf of Mexico within 2 minutes. There is a boat house (10' x 20') to tie your boat under.


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Cottage on Canal with Gulf Access
average rating of 4.551724 based on 29 reviews

Lovely Cottage for a get away

  • 4 of 5

Well kept with plenty of room. Room for your boat to be parked which is awesome. Loved having our own private space. Our dogs enjoyed their walks around this quaint little town. Enjoyed the peace & quiet. Only negatives, which were not bad, no TV only movies and it takes a bit to get to nearest grocery. Even our 15 year old did not complain. We plan on using this place again next year for our annual vacation. : )

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a great get-away!

  • 4 of 5

We truly enjoyed our time at Horseshoe Beach, it was totally different than any place we have been in the past. The cottage served our needs well and was well stocked with anything we needed which was appreciated in that we cooked a Thanksgiving dinner there. Thank you for sharing your vacation get-away!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We didn't go, but....

  • 5 of 5

Our reservation was supposed to be our exit strategy from Hurricane Irma. We live on the east coast of Florida. But Mother Nature had other ideas and turned Irma. However, we have stayed at Ramona's before and we love her and her house. It's in a great location right across from the marina, it's spacious and comfortably furnished, has a great kitchen for cooking the catch of the day, and is pet-friendly. We will definitely go back. It's our go-to house for Horseshoe Beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything worked. Beds were comfy. House was clean upon arrival.

  • 4 of 5

Everything worked. Beds were comfy. House was clean upon arrival. Great little place!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stuart, Florida

Great place to relax and scallop

  • 5 of 5

Horseshoe beach is truly a hidden gem. This was our first trip here and we will definitely be back one day. The house was clean and well equipped. We have absolutely no complaints about our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Guntersville AL

The cottage had everything we needed. Enjoyed reading its history.

  • 5 of 5

Sleepy little fishing town until the marina /Jakes Pub winds up on Saturday night... fun to sit on the wrap around deck and watch the golf carts full of teens come and go. We got 1/2 our scallop limit (more than I cared to clean). Beauriful sunsets, walked to the restaurant down the street. Great breeze and hangout by the dock. We will be back. Very relaxing. Ramona is wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning $40

Rate of $115.00 is based on two persons. Additional fee of $10 per person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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