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A Bass Fishing Retreat

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Large well furnished cabin on water surounded by a nature reserve.

Lake Rousseau is considered one of the premier Bass fishing lakes in Florida. This property is visited by many species of birds including the Bald Eagle. This part of Florida is called the Nature Coast for good reason. There are many species of wildlife to enjoy. The Studio has a full kitchen and is completely furnished. WiFi and Direct TV included. There are two kayak's and a paddle boat for your use, fishing off the dock. Bring your bass boat if you wish and use our private boat launch.

Mike & Joy Miller
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, Tagalog
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018


Crystal River Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Towels provided
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Linen provided
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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A Bass Fishing Retreat
average rating of 4.8070173 based on 57 reviews
Shelby Township


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent two nights as we explored Crystal River, Homosassa, and Rainbow Springs. We wanted to kayak at the property, which is on the canal that leads to lake, but was too cold (in the 50s). Comfortable stay, and the owner was very gracious.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice quiet place. Very friendly and nice hosts. We had great canoe rides .

  • 5 of 5

Great hosts, had fun canoe rides and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Beautiful area.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and quite place for nature lovers

  • 5 of 5

Mike and Joys place is the perfect stay for nature lovers, there is lots of wildlife right in front of your doorstep and its very peacful and quite, yet shopping places and the best manatee spots are just a short drive away in Crystal River. Apartment and kitchen offer erverything you need, there is a barbecue and several kaykas, canoes and paddle boats to use for free. Mike is a very good host who will answer all your questions. We would definetly come again!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice and quiet relaxing place to stay. Would definitely stay there again!

  • 5 of 5

Nice and quiet relaxing place to stay. Would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The location of the property was a great idea loved everything about it just because it was great fo

  • 5 of 5

Loved the whole property especially the home we stayed in it was gorgeous and the water and boats were the best definitely a lovely place for a bit of peace and quiet and just an overall great stay

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Simple yet clean and relaxing with the comfort of home.

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay here. We arrived late on the first night and Mike greeted us and helped us get settled. The the next day we drove 15 minutes to snorkel with manatees and it was an awesome experience. Ate some really good area seafood as well during our visit. Arrived back to Mike's in time for a sunset kayak adventure with his complimentary kayaks which was an added bonus for us since we love to kayak. The main lake is absolutely beautiful to the north and the creek scenic tour to the south is fun as well for a short getaway. Would like to maybe do some fishing next time. The bed was confortable and we were able to sleep in a bit before check out without feeling rushed. We will most likely be back! Thanks Mike!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Tampa or Orlando International airports
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Our Pub
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Plantation Inn Golf
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 19
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Our Pub
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Crystal River
Car: necessary

WE are a year round destination where you will experience a corner of the world filled with great scenery, heron, egret, and other abundant wildlife; there is a designated birding trail near the Inglis Dam, just two miles from our property. Bring your camera and capture some of the greatest photo-ops imaginable. we are located in secluded, unspoiled area only 6 miles southwest of Dunnellon and 7 miles northeast of Cristal River. In our area you will find modern stores, quaint shops, friendly people, and a pace of life you might have thought was gone forever. If boating and fishing are what you like, our 3,500 acre dam controlled lake is one of the finest in the state for trophy sized bass and great crappie and bluegill. Lake Rousseau is fed by the Withlacoochee River and the natural springs of the Rainbow River, which flows into the Withlacoochee at Dunnellon. These two rivers provide Lake Rousseau with an abundant supply of water. While fully navigable, Lake Rousseau is not traveled at high speeds due to the presence of stumps, so your fishing won't be disturbed by jet skis or wake from others passing by at a break-neck pace. We have our own private boat launch. And just two miles from our property, there's a public water launch below the dam, where you can put in and reach the Gulf of Mexico. So freshwater or saltwater, we've got access to both! Our property is within easy driving distance of many of Central Florida's main attractions as well as local ones, including viewing West Indian Manatees in their natural habitat. Were within two hours drive from Orlando or Tampa, and about thirty minutes from Ocala and just over an our from Gainesville. We look forward to your stay...




Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.