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Homosassa Riverfront Retreat - Relax & Enjoy!

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Relax on the large deck and enjoy the river view.

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Last updated: 11/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bd/2 Ba Riverfront Home with stunning riverfront views -(2) included Kayaks

Discover this riverfront vacation home, perfect for your couples or family getaway. It's a large, comfortable and very clean home with stunning riverfront views. An authentic "Homosassa Riverfront Retreat", ready for you, friends and family to enjoy.

Our "5 Star" guest rated 3BR/2BA home is centrally located near the Homosassa Springs for manatee viewing and the Gulf for secluded beaches, great fishing and catching scallops.

Look on the map and see for yourself, the short easy walk from the home to waterfront restaurants and Tiki-bars. Forget something? Take a quick trip, walk or bike ride down the street, buy a gallon of milk, a bottle of wine, groceries, beer and more.

Explore the town of Homosassa with a boat ride, paddle or scenic drive to local restaurants, stores, shopping areas and attractions. Or choose instead to go off the beaten path and find your own secluded waterways. The special places nearby, where a mother manatee swims with her calf in clear waters full of fish. Places like the backyard deck where dolphin swim, manatee visit and friendly birds fly and visit each day. You'll be in the middle of everything you want and perfectly far enough away from it all.


The residence is fully furnished in every way. Comfortable beds sleep 6 adults and the sofas provide 2 additional sleeping spaces if needed. Cook your meals in the fully equipped kitchen or walk outside to one of the deck-side grills. Free cable television and free wireless Internet is included. Enjoy the screened outdoor Lanai or relax on the large waterside deck. Save your vacation money using the (included) two tandem kayaks and bicycles. All available for your free use as our guests, with helmets, paddles and lot's of gear and extra's for water play or a fun trip to the nearby springs.

Have a rainy Florida day? Relax and enjoy yourself under the cover of the screened Lanai. We are one of just a few local vacation rentals, where you can park your car under a large carport to stay dry as you come and go with family and friends.

Boaters will love the deep water 30' seawall dock plus 41' more feet of "no-wake" seawall space and 14' dock with cleats. A boat trailer can be parked onsite. Boats of all sizes, kayaks, canoes and jet skis can be left ready to go and secured on the many dock areas. Walk out back and swim with the manatee or jump into your boat, kayaks or canoe, the large double waterfront lot provides over 85' of docking options with cleats.

The deck area is large and within arm's reach of the Manatees, Dolphins, River Otters and Fish. Watch and enjoy the local wildlife or catch fish and blue crabs right here. We include fishing rods, tackle and crab traps for your use. The two sinks located on both Dock and Deck areas will clean your fish & scallops, (plus keep your hands clean). The Dockside shower will take care of the rest.

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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25+ Call and talk to us if interested....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Families are very welcome! Child lock on screened Lanai door, mix of children's toys, movies/DVD's, etc. Bring your own Child Personal Flotation Device's (required) for waterfront safety!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outside smoking only...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, No Pets allowed in the home or on the property at any time....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    5 Stair Entry to Front Door...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Master: 1 king

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  • Guest #1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Full size bed...moreless

  • • Sleeps six adults in beds. Living room sofas provide 2 additional sleeping areas for children. Maximum of (8) guests at all times. Please inquire for details....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master: toilet, tub, shower

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  • Guest: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • • Master Bath: shower stall and large soaking tub • Guest Bath: shower/tub combination ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The fully stocked Kitchen inside is complemented outside on the deck by a fully stocked shed with chairs plus propane and charcoal grills and sinks. The dock includes a sink and outdoor dock shower. Car not needed but recommended. Local Taxi is available. See additional pictures on Facebook: Homosassa Riverfront Retreat Home or cell phone videos posted on YouTube at: Homosassa Riverfront Retreat Home ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Television:

    HDTV, Blu-Ray, DVD, VCR...moreless

  • Toys:

    Outdoor swings and various water sports equipment....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Mix of popular movies and children's titles. ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    Outstanding "Directly on the River" location and stunning view of the Homosassa river from all back windows. Deck and back yard seawall is within arms reach of the water....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Directly on the Homosassa River in a no-wake zone....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    A nice 6 person wooden dining table with chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central and cold!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Electric...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Built in gas fireplace...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Outdoor Guest Shed with fishing rods, tackle, crab traps, sports equipment, bicycles, kayaks and more....moreless

  • Garage:

    No garage but we have a large covered carport! ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central and warm!...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free Internet Service - Wi-Fi throughout the home, Lanai, Deck, Dock and property....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    (2) sets of all bed linens provided for all rooms....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Seating for (8)...moreless

  • Parking:

    Space for up to (3) vehicles and (1) Boat Trailer on-site. All vehicles must be parked on our lot. Outdoor security camera's are located in parking areas....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free Local Calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    (2) Sets of Bath towels provided for all guests. Bring your own Beach Towels!...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Electric...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Standard cone filter model Whole bean coffee grinder included....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full complement of Dishes, Glasses, Knives, Ceramic Non-stick Pots and Pans, Steamer Pot and all of the necessary utensils for indoor and outdoor cooking....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Electric...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Stove, Oven, Sink, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Coffee Bean Grinder, Blender, Toaster, Dish Washer, Spices, Pantry Items, If you can think of it, we probably have it!...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Electric...moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Food, Dish and Clothes Detergent, Spices, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels & much more. If we can think of it, we try to include it or leave it for our guests if we can!...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (2) in home (1) in Kitchen (1) in Laundry Room...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Electric...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Road/Trail bicycles with M/F/Child helmets provided...moreless

  • Boat:

    Free use of 2 Tandem Kayaks with paddles and all safety gear provided for guest use. Bring child PFD's for their safety if applicable. Bring your own Boat, Jet Ski's, Kayaks & Canoes! ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck with sink. Guest Shed includes Chairs, Fishing Rods, Crab Traps and Water-sport's equipment....moreless

  • Golf:

    Less than 10 minutes away....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Free use of 2 "Sit on top" two person (Tandem) Kayaks with Paddles and PFD's provided, additional Canoe/Kayak rentals are available nearby in town. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Screened Lanai includes a Swing, Table, Chairs and Cooling fan....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large waterfront grass lawn with a growing collection of unusual garden plants and bamboo varieties....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane Grill and "Country Custom" Charcoal Grill on the large deck with sink....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Less than 10 minutes away....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Various equipment in Guest Shed....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    No pool, instead there is a spring fed river to jump into for a refreshing swim......moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Scallop Season 2017
Jun 25 - Sep 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$275
$1,375
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$195
$895 $2,190
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

This vacation rental home is offered to responsible renters only and is not a party house. (3) Bedroom with (2) Bathrooms provides for a maximum of (8) renters with typically (6) adults and (2) children. Actual ages and number of total renters and guests is strictly enforced and falsification will result in immediate eviction. Additional rental charges may apply for adult guests over 6 total. Call/Text/Email to discuss all questions prior to booking the rental. Security camera's are located in front of the house in parking areas. If you are interested in our property, please reserve now for the best dates!

Our Deposit Agreement and Home Rental Rules are available here or a copy can be emailed to you upon your reservation request. If you have any questions of any kind, email: homosassaretreat@yahoo.com or Call/Text us at: (443) 252-7220. We look forward to any questions you may have about your stay! Please relax and enjoy!

Sincerely, Ray and Barb

We love responsible and clean renters. If you have stayed with us before, let us know! Please inquire for Military and Law Enforcement discount - (Active/Retired) It's a tough job...Thanks for being there.

We accept reservations one year in advance and reserve the right to change rates or cancel reservations at any time.


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Location

  • The Freezer

    "Old Homosassa charm and great food in this hidden gem. Try the shrimp and you might not want..."

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  • Publix Super Market at Springs Plaza

    "It's a short drive to this fully stocked grocery store with Food, Beer and Wine. Clean and c..."

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  • River Safaris & Gulf Charters Inc.

    "A great way to get out on the water and explore the area. Worth a look when you are in town...."

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  • Seagrass Resort

    "Great Tiki bar in the Summer with good local bands and good to great food. The main restaura..."

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  • Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

    "It's a Florida Wildlife Park and not a Zoo so don't expect to see cages full of exotic anima..."

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  • Natures Resort Camp Store

  • Nature's Resort

    "A great campground with a riverside tiki bar, restaurant, camp store and a whole lot more. F..."

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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tampa International or Gainesville Regional
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Seagrass Waterfront Tiki Bar & Grill
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
SugarMill Woods Country Club
58 Miles
Nearest Train
Tampa - AMTRAK
1.9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt 19/98 SunCoast Blvd
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Seagrass Waterfront Tiki Bar & Grill Restaurant
297 Miles
Nearest Ski
Wait for global cooling... ; )
14 Miles
Nearest Beach
Fort Island Beach or Pine Island Beach

Car: Recommended

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: 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 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.

Why the Owner Chose Homosassa, FL, USA:
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 one of the largest riverfront lots available in this area. This gives the home and deck area, spectacular views that just can't be found on typical waterfront 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 to block the 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...

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

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Photos

  • Relax on the large deck and enjoy the river view.

    Relax on the large deck and enjoy the river view.

  • Large Living Room with 2 Sofa's and 3 individual chairs.

    Large Living Room with 2 Sofa's and 3 individual chairs.

  • Large Master Bedroom - King Bed

    Large Master Bedroom - King Bed

  • Queen Guest Bedroom

    Queen Guest Bedroom

  • Guest Bathroom

    Guest Bathroom

  • Large Dining Room overlooks the outdoor Lanai area and River.

    Large Dining Room overlooks the outdoor Lanai area and River.

  • 14'Dock, 41' Seawall & 30' Seawall Dock in a "No Wake" zone. Deep water options!

    14'Dock, 41' Seawall & 30' Seawall Dock in a "No Wake" zone. Deep water options!

  • Deck sink w/ propane grill and custom charcoal grill for tasty meals.

    Deck sink w/ propane grill and custom charcoal grill for tasty meals.

  • Manatees swim by the seawall deck area every day. Always fun to watch.

    Manatees swim by the seawall deck area every day. Always fun to watch.

  • Catch fish here on the riverside deck or bigger fish out in the gulf!

    Catch fish here on the riverside deck or bigger fish out in the gulf!

  • Catching Scallops! We have two outdoor sinks ready for them!
c/o visitcitrus.com

    Catching Scallops! We have two outdoor sinks ready for them! c/o visitcitrus.com

  • Choose any direction and enjoy a paddle on the River. Always something new to see

    Choose any direction and enjoy a paddle on the River. Always something new to see

  • "Colorful Skies"...from the living room window.

    "Colorful Skies"...from the living room window.

  • Watch the River go by or read a book and relax on riverfront side of the home.

    Watch the River go by or read a book and relax on riverfront side of the home.

  • Master bath with separate tub and shower.

    Master bath with separate tub and shower.

  • Guest Bedroom #3 Full

    Guest Bedroom #3 Full

  • Kitchen is fully stocked with all appliances and utensils.

    Kitchen is fully stocked with all appliances and utensils.

  • Relax in the screened Lanai with Swing, Table, Chairs and Cooling Fan.

    Relax in the screened Lanai with Swing, Table, Chairs and Cooling Fan.

  • Relax on the large deck on the river. You'll have to jump in to get closer!

    Relax on the large deck on the river. You'll have to jump in to get closer!

  • (2) Kayaks with all the gear for a safe paddle to the springs!

    (2) Kayaks with all the gear for a safe paddle to the springs!

  • If you like Blue Crabs, (we do), catch them from the dock. Traps included.

    If you like Blue Crabs, (we do), catch them from the dock. Traps included.

  • Friendly Blue Herons visit each day... Photo from renters: Brian&Joann

    Friendly Blue Herons visit each day... Photo from renters: Brian&Joann

  • Monkey Island is just a short paddle towards town...Courtesy Fran Reisner

    Monkey Island is just a short paddle towards town...Courtesy Fran Reisner

  • Pet a curious Manatee!...
Courtesy of Fran Reisner www.journeyinfocus.com

    Pet a curious Manatee!... Courtesy of Fran Reisner www.journeyinfocus.com

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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