3 Bd/2 Ba Riverfront Home with stunning riverfront views -(2) included Kayaks
Homosassa Riverfront Retreat Home - RaynBarb
About Homosassa Riverfront Retreat Home - RaynBarb
We are a friendly couple, two regular and down-to-earth people who have been in and around Florida for over 40 years, then we discovered Homosassa and started vacationing here many years ago. We've always had a lot of friends in the area and have made many more. It's a very friendly place. Ray is retired from both the US military and a State law enforcement agency. Barb works for the Federal government at a local base. We have 2 children (Ryan and Sarah) plus a grand-daughter (Jayda) who all love it here. In our travels, we rented in various locations in the Homosassa area before finding and buying in this perfect location. Read the reviews to see why our family, friends and all of our vacation rental guests now love this home as much as we do.
Homosassa Riverfront Retreat Home - RaynBarb purchased this House in 2014
Why Homosassa Riverfront Retreat Home - RaynBarb chose Homosassa
It's pretty simple really, the town of Homosassa is small and still has "Old Florida Charm", the Homosassa Spring and it's river attracts incredible amounts of wildlife you won't find anywhere else. The best place we found to enjoy Homosassa is in our neighborhood. We literally waited for years to find and buy this home. It's large, comfortable and very clean on a double riverfront lot. This gives the home and deck area, spectacular views that just can't be found on typical riverfront or canal lots. The river narrows just enough here, to channel the fish, manatee and dolphins to mostly swim right in front of our dock and deck area. The perfect place for relaxing, viewing and fishing. Add-in the convenience of a short walk or drive to fun places to eat and drink and you see why, we and our guests just love this place. Unlike other places we stayed in or looked at, there aren't shallow, lifeless canals to slowly navigate. No mosquito-filled grassy swamps nearby, no neighbors houses blocking your view. Here, you watch sunrises & sunsets floating on the clouds, filled with birds, boats, tree's, dolphin and visiting manatee, each and every day. We figured out that to have a riverfront retreat, you need to be able to retreat when you want to...
What makes this House unique
The very first time we visited here, we knew this was a very special home. It’s peaceful, calm and welcoming, the kind of place where you can leave the world behind and unwind. Relax in the privacy of the deck area with an ice cold drink or a bottle of wine. Cook a tasty meal on the grill or cool yourself just a few feet away in the spring-fed river. Relax in a floating lounge chair or jump into your Boat, Kayaks or Canoe and explore the area on a nice sunny day. There are many options here that everyone loves... Close your eyes and you feel the cool river breezes coming off of the water. Open them and watch dolphins, manatee, otters and fish swim by. If you look up, there are birds in the sky above. Listen, and you can often hear the Manatee and Dolphin, their tails gently splashing and the snorts they make, as they surface while they swim by you on the waterside deck.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Outside smoking only
Sorry, No Pets allowed in home or on the property.
Families are very welcome! Bring your Child PFDs !
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
It was exactly what we wanted. Beautiful warm home with beautiful surroundings. Ray was very helpful and the extras (kayaks, fishing gear, crab cages etc) were used and enjoyed. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
We had a great time at Ray and Barbs, my only complaint is we didn’t stay long enough! Lol None of us wanted to leave.
House is very well equipped and I loved sitting out on the deck... at night it’s so peaceful and you can hear the manatees! Great location with beautiful view of the river!
Thank you for letting us stay in your home, we’ll be back!
Labor Day weekend, 2019
We brought our three families to Homosassa Springs to celebrate the holiday weekend. This property served our purposes perfectly. The unit was clean and well kept. It offered a great view on the water. All of the possibly desirable equipment was available from arms-reach dock to kayaks to chairs to screened lanai. Access to the marina and boating distance to popular restaurants and float areas was great. Communication with the owner was timely and helpful. Instructions provided were thorough and thoughtful. There were even some rainy day toys available for the kids to play with. We will definitely consider renting this property again. Thanks for a great weekend.
Great location!! Roomy house. New dock was perfect for our boat!
Wonderful location and property
The home provides everything you need. Loved it.
Amazing location, beautiful view!
This was our third year staying at this home, which should tell you that we love this place! The property owners respond quickly to any questions or requests you may have. Everything you could ask for is provided inside the home, as well as for outdoor activities. Property is well described on the VRBO website. Beautiful view, spacious home, great dock and sea wall area for boats. We enjoyed kayaking and floating in the spring. We took the boats out scalloping and fishing. There are plenty of state parks as well as many other activities in the area. This year we went to Three Sisters Springs and had a fantastic time there. Fortunately, we had beautiful weather. During the expected summer showers and evenings, we worked on puzzles and played games. Perfect family time! We look forward to our next stay at this fabulous retreat. Thank you Ray & Barb!
A quick boat ride or paddle to the Springs or the Gulf. An easy walk to 2+ local restaurants and tiki bars. We provide all of our guests with a local attractions book so they find the best dining and special attractions (with insider-locals only information) in this fun-filled area.
- Boat ride or Paddle to Homosassa Springs Area approx. 10-15 minutes
- Boat Ride to Gulf of Mexico 20-25 minutes
- Located just inside of a "NO WAKE ZONE" but within a hundred yards of a faster speed limit to get to the Gulf quickly.
- Marina's and Restaurants located conveniently nearby for food, fuel and fishing supplies