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'“Nature Coast” at its best, Beautiful Location! Boat Dock

Owner/Manager

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, czech
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, czech
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Calendar last updated:
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'“Nature Coast” at its best, Beautiful Location! Boat Dock

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Homosassa House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 baths (sleeps 6)

Experience your next vacation adventure in a realm of natural wonders far beyond the hurry and clamor of man-made attractions. This lovely Stilt Home is situated on almost 4 acres of beautiful “Old Florida” landscape just north of the “Chassahowitzka National Park” and within biking distance of “Old Homosassa” and the “Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park”.

We call the property 'The Sanctuary' - here you can meander down 'Dream Trail' to 'Eagle Point' on the property. Eagles have been spotted flying over head.

Bring your own small boat to use on Mason Creek, or to use on Petty Creek to head up to the Homosassa River. Both routes are a short very scenic ride to the Gulf of Mexico for renowned fishing and seasonal scalloping. Boat ramps are a short distance away and plenty of room to park your trailer at the house. A scenic 15 minute boat ride will take you into some of Florida's best fishing areas in the Gulf of Mexico or cruise up the Homosassa River toward Homosassa’s Wildlife Park where you can swim with manatees in crystal clear springs. It is also a 5 minute drive to the Park to see their exhibit up close.

Two bicycles are available, as well as two canoes and three kayaks are provided for our guests to enjoy right off the boat dock in our cove that leads to meandering and enjoyable leisure rowing . Or use one of the many professional fishing guides to take you for a fun filled day of catching redfish, trout, snook, grouper as well as many other of the gulf coast sport fish. Fish right off the dock! Boat and Pontoon rentals are available in Old Homosassa for an exciting adventure on the River or Gulf. There are boat rentals just minutes from the house or go for a thrilling airboat ride. Our cove in cooler months is known to have several Manatee, last season we had a mom and her new born living there. The list of birds and wildlife that are seen daily is too long to mention here. The sounds of nature are incredible.

We are 65 minutes from Tampa and Busch Gardens and 1 hour and a half from Orlando, Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios. Clearwater and its beautiful beaches and Aquarium , home of “Winter” star of “Dolphin Tales' are an hour drive from the house. Sandy white beaches are located in Chrystal River, a 15 minute drive or 25 minutes south to Pine Island. Enjoy all the activities Florida has to offer in a short ride. This area is remote enough to take you away but close enough to major grocery chains & restaurants. At local establishments like the Riverside Crabhouse, Neon Leon's, MacRae's, the Old Mill Tavern and others, you will definitely experience true American small town friendliness teaming with local color. There are numerous quality golf courses within a short driving distance and many Florida Birding Trails.

The house is lovely, set in woodland; with many Palm, Cedar, Mimosa and Live Oak Trees, the property is very quiet and has complete seclusion and privacy. In season you can pick your very own oranges and grapefruits. There is parking for two cars out of direct sun. The rear of the house is south facing maximizing the amount of sun during the day on the fully screened large kidney shaped heated pool (heated in the cool months for an extra charge) and the entire house is surrounded with decking and sitting areas and has a covered lanai that provides ample shade at all times. There is an outdoor shower. The sunsets are glorious. A dining area with chairs and table are poolside. The large Florida room has cable TV, a three seat sofa, a two seat love sofa and a large single armchair. The kitchen has all needed appliances, dishes and utensils. There is an adjoining breakfast area with table and chairs for 6. The utility room has a washer, dryer and a large sink. All linen and towels (including beach towels) are provided.

A maximum number of 6 people are accepted on a rental for the given rate. There are comfortable beds for 6 people. Up to 2 additional people can be added at $50 each. A cot, 2 twin air mattresses and a child's Pack & Play are available for use.

The master bedroom has a King-size bed, en-suite bathroom with tub/shower and a walk-in closet. There are two other bedrooms, one Queen and one with Twin beds, ample closet space, and they share a 2nd bathroom which has a bath/overhead shower, toilet and vanity unit. French doors lead out to the pool area and a door from the Master bedroom and the Queen Guestroom lead out to the pool. There is a barbecue grill provided for your use. Holiday weeks/weekends use the High Season Rate. Visit sassahouse.com for more information.

WE ACCEPT CHECK, MONEY ORDER AND PAYPAL PAYMENTS.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner/Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, czech
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2015

About Owner/Manager

We have traveled many parts of Florida for many years and have always come back to Homosassa. We chose this home for its beautiful serenity and closeness to nature. When we don't have to work we will be spending many days here. We look forward to sharing this beautiful place.

Why Owner/Manager chose Homosassa

This area means a lot to us, especially for all it offers to the nature lover and the sportsmen. We have always spent many vacations with our children and exposed them to the value of nature and helped develop their appreciation for nature and healthy activities. This area continues to offer wonderful things for any family!

What makes this house unique

Outdoor activities galour!! Fun times and many unique experiences for couples or families with children. Birds, animals, fishing, snorkling, exploring and a very close proximity to all the great theme parks of Florida!! The pool is incredible and the property and entire area is very beautiful. Serenity and privacy and lots of fun! We accept US Check, Money Order or PayPal Payments.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 31 traveler reviews

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'“Nature Coast” at its best, Beautiful Location! Boat Dock
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
5

A house true to it's name

  • 5 of 5

This house has lived up to it's expectations as being a Sanctuary! When you enter the driveway you see this large house in front of you, with a beautiful garden surrounding it. Inside we found a very complete and very clean 3 bedroom house. And then you'll see the large screened-in pool and the beautiful view! We have loved our week in this house. Only small downside where the noseeums, a Florida phenomenon that we knew nothing about, but they will bite and leave itchy bumps. We did an airboat ride, went on a fishing trip, spent a couple of hours at the Homosassa Wildlife Park and visited Alpaca Magic. And the rest of the time we spent in the pool! We didn't even use the kayaks, so we need to come back. Thank you Joan for letting us stay in your beautiful house.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Sanctuary is a relaxing fun place - and a visit to the many places in and around Homosassa is a very pleasant and enjoyable treat. But, those pesky "No See Ums", when they are around, drive us crazy also! We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay - please come again!
5

Peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

My family ejoyed our time here. This home is lovely inside and out. Very clean and well kept. This is a great place to relax and enjoy time with family and friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yep, spending relaxing time with family and friends is priceless. We are so happy that you all enjoyed your time spent at our place!
5

Relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time here. The house is beautiful inside and out. It was a very peaceful place to relax. The kids enjoyed the pool and yard.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that your family enjoyed your stay! It is a comfortable safe vacation place... adults and kids alike enjoy themselves.
5

A Week at the Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

Pleasing six women with accommodations can be very difficult, but this home was over the top for all of us. When we arrived we were amazed by the beautiful surroundings and all that nature provided, including fruit bearing citrus trees. The house was very clean and more lovely than the pictures show. Although the heated pool was a little cool for us South Florida gals, it was refreshing after kayaking down the river and back. It rained hard one evening, but we felt safe and comfortable hearing the rain pelt against the roof. We can't say enough good things about the owner and how easy she was to work with. She conveyed a sincere desire for us to be confident with our decision to rent from her and to enjoy their home. We were and we did. The Sanctuary was truly a sanctuary for us.

Probably the most exciting event was cruising on the Homosassa River in a rental pontoon boat and seeing dolphins jumping in the water. There are usually Manatee in the water at this time of year, but I think the warm weather made them leave the river and go to the Gulf. I was told there were 50+ who returned to the river the day we left as the temperature was 41 degrees. Our dinner at The Freezer put us in culture when we first entered, but we settle down to enjoy the best shrimp I've ever eaten, and the gals said the steaks were outstanding. Two-for-one dinners on Monday's at Bayport restaurant in Spring Hill is well worth the drive as is a visit to the unique shops in Crystal River. We all agreed it was a great vacation and we will cherish the memories made possible by our stay at this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So thrilled that you gals enjoyed yourselves and were able to leave with memories that you will treasure. I agree that the pictures online don't really show the true beauty of the house and area... I need to get time myself to go down an re photograph the place.
5

REST AND RELAXATION!!

  • 5 of 5

The home was a true piece of heaven. The pictures do not do this home justice. The serenity, wildlife, and seclusion is fabulous. Having traveled with a 5 year old she can not stop talking about the house and the heated pool. You are minutes from Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park which I strongly urged all to visit. The owners have gone above and beyond to make your stay effortless. They truly have left no stones unturned from kayaks, beach necessities, pool toys, and all the luxuries of home. I can not stress how wonderful it was to seat out on the beautiful screened wrapped around porches in the morning to take you back to the true meaning of family! Great place to get away and relax!! WE WILL BE BACK!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, the place is a small piece of heaven. Safe and wonderful for kids, families, couples and groups of friends. Private and yet close to everything. We especially love the dock with access to great Kayaking, but yet a quick 4.5 mile trip to the Gulf for world class fishing and seasonal scalloping! I do need to re-do the photos! We would love to have you back again!
5

Totally Awesome Home

  • 5 of 5

Our first impression of the home was: "WOW, this is awesome!" As we walked around the home and property, we kept exclaiming "WOW, this is so-o-o cool"! We loved everything about the home and it's location. The house layout was perfect for us and our family. We loved how the master bedroom was separated from the other two bedrooms. We loved the screened wrap around porch, we loved the screened swimming pool right off the house. The kitchen was supplied with everything we needed to cook our own meals (except food, of course). The beds were comfortable and having a washer and dryer on site was an added bonus. The house is very well maintained and super clean. The best part of all, was not seeing any houses next door. The property is secluded, but not too much and so very quiet. Kayaking off the dock was great and although bicycles are on site, we brought our own and did some riding on the very nice trails in the area. We plan on returning as this was the best vacation we had ever had!!! Thank you Joan, your home and you were both wonderful!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: When we set out wanting to offer our place as a vacation rental we had no idea that we would enjoy sharing the place so much! The property and the area lends itself to offering so much for relaxation, fun and just shear enjoyment of the natural surroundings! It is truly a santuary from the hustle and bustle of day to day real life. It is an escape - a place to relax and enjoy... and we love that our guests see it that way also! Families , children and grown adults love the place and can create fond memories here in Homosassa! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay!

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River Safaris & Gulf Charters Inc.
"Did the Air Boat Tour on two occasions!! Funtastic!"
Homosassa Springs Wildlife
"Visited this park several times! Beautiful!"
Car: necessary

We are 65 minutes from Tampa and Busch Gardens and 1 hour and a half from Orlando, Disney World, Seaworld and Universal Studios. Clearwater and its beautiful beaches and Aquarium , home of “Winter” star of “Dolphin Tales are an hour drive from the house. Sandy white beaches are located in Chrystal River, a 15 minute drive or 25 minutes south to Pine Island. Enjoy all the activities Florida has to offer in a short ride. This area is remote enough to take you away but close enough to major grocery chains & restaurants.

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Rates & Availability

From $143 Per night

Homosassa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter High Season
Nov 23 2014 - May 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
Off-Season
May 2 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Scallop Season
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 25 2015
4 night minimum stay
$220
$1,300
$4,500
 
 
Fall Off-Season
Sep 26 2015 - Nov 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Standard pricing

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Max. Guest 6 - add Guest $50 + Tax
Pool Heat - per week $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes 7 night minimum stay Sat. to Sat., except Aug & Sept.
6 person maximum occupancy - 1 or 2 additional guests will pay $25 each.
$500 will hold dates. 100% Refunded if cancelled 45 days prior to check-in.
If Cancelled later and we re-rent... all money paid less a $35 process fee will be gladly be returned.
After your stay: Property Damage Protection of $200 is refunded 15 days of Check- out.
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Amenities

Homosassa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Additional Cot, 2 Air Mattresses and Pack & Play available
  • Bed sleeping for 6, additional Cot or 2 air mattresses. We have a child's Pack & Play. There is a $50 charge for the 7th and 8th person each.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
We accept Checks, Money Orders and PAYPAL payments. House comfortably sleeps 6 - one or two additional guests are $50 for each.

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