'“NATURE COAST” AT ITS BEST, 4 DAY SCALLOPING WEEKENDS AVAILABLE

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

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'“NATURE COAST” AT ITS BEST, 4 DAY SCALLOPING WEEKENDS AVAILABLE

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3 bedrooms, 2 baths (sleeps 6)

Special for August & September: Scalloping 4 day minimum weekends are available. 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 $25 each per night. 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 Guest room lead out to the pool. There is a barbecue grill provided for your use. Holiday weeks/weekends use the High Season Rate. During the summer Scallop Season we can do weekend rentals if requested.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Owner/Manager

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks czech, spanish, english

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.

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!

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!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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'“Nature Coast” at its best, 4 day Scalloping Weekends Available
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'“Nature Coast” at its best, 4 day Scalloping Weekends Available
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Homosassa Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

WE DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE!

We didn't want to Leave!
  • 5 of 5
This was the nicest home that we have vacationed at in the Homossassa Springs area. The home is beautiful and immaculate. The pool and the view are to die for. Take binoculars and watch the manatees in the sawgrass pools behind the home! The wild life was fascinating.
  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So true about all the beautiful "Natural Wonders" !! So much of the area is so fascinating! We also hate leaving and heading back up north for work! Looking forward to retiring here! We love that guests enjoy the place as much as we do!
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Homosassa Florida Central Gulf Coast
Spartanburg, South Carolina
5

AN EXCEPTIONAL PLACE TO RELAX!

  • 5 of 5
My family of 6 (parents and 4 kids ages 14, 13, 10, 9) had a truly outstanding visit to Homosassa, using this exceptional rental as our home base. From the comfortable bedrooms to the amazing wrap-around screened porch and pool, it was perfectly set up. We were able to fish off the dock, use the kayaks and canoes whenever we wanted, and grill out by the pool in the beautiful spring weather. We barely needed to leave the house! It has a feeling of seclusion, but was was within a 5 minute drive of multiple great restaurants and 10 minutes from the grocery. Everything we needed and more - just perfect - thank you!
  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is exciting to us as owners when we hear that a family enjoys our place as much as we do
We also have countless hours enjoying the pool, the kayaks and the canoes. The area is truely "The Nature Coast at its Best!".
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'“Nature Coast” at its best, 4 day Scalloping Weekends Available
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Homosassa Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

THE SANCTUARY WAS AWESOME!

  • 5 of 5
Our two week stay at this property was a truly wonderful experience. From the very beginning, to our final day of R&R, communication with Joan was excellent. The place is exactly what it is named, a Sanctuary. On our first morning sipping coffee by the pool we witnessed several species of birds from Waterfowl to Song Birds and lots of aquatic life. We spotted Otters on multiple occasions. The use of the kayaks and canoes was very nice to go out and explore on the several canals and on the River. The pictures of the home on the inside and out are very well represented on the site but do not really do it justice. It is meticulously maintained everywhere, top to bottom. We had two families of 4 and the home was perfect for us. The kids were never bored when we were at the house, they were either in the pool or out on the water in the kayaks and canoes. Joan and Peter took the time to put together a very nice book with very helpful info about the house and surrounding area. This was our first visit to Citrus County and any info we needed was in the book, sights to see, places to eat, stores, fishing info, everything! We went fishing with Captain Don Chancey and limited out on Sea Trout, a great time, after we got in and were done with photos we took them into Riverside, a great Bar and Restaurant, and they prepared our catch, it was an awesome experience, I highly recommend Captain Don. Over all I can't say enough good things about our stay at the Sanctuary, many memories were made. Thank You to Joan and Peter for sharing your wonderful place with us, we hope to visit again!

Scott and Wendy S.
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That sounds like you all had a spectacular vacation!
Yes, at times we envy our guests. Retiring to our vacation place will be a welcomed event for us!
The place is so incredibly relaxing.
We are also looking forward to the next time we go out with Don! We have two boats and head out fishing often when we get down... But with a guide you go out and often get many fish!
Great thought about bringing the fresh caught fish to the restaurant to be cooked and served!! We will try that sometime.
We are so glad your children enjoyed themselves! The beautiful grounds and the area offer many activities and an overload of outdoor learning experiences!
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Homosassa Florida Central Gulf Coast
Toronto
5

VERY ENJOYABLE STAY AT THE SANCTUARY

  • 5 of 5
We had 4 adults and 2 children in our party and were accommodated very comfortably. The house is attractively and fully furnished and is in a quiet location yet only a few minutes drive from the town. The view across the pool into the woods is quite lovely and we enjoyed eating dinner on the pool deck while watching the sun set. In the mornings we had coffee on the wrap around porch.
We found paddling through the "canals" great fun. All in all a very enjoyable week and we look forward to returning.
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, we look forward to your return visit also! We are always so pleased when our guests enjoy the house and the beautiful and wonderful Homosassa area. Return guests are the best. Homosassa has so many fun places to eat and to visit. And, so many wonderful activities... even on bad weather days there is so much to do... or not! We especially just enjoy a slow leisure time by the pool or on the water fishing!
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5

TRULY A SANCTUARY

  • 5 of 5
We found the home and property to be all and more that the description provided. Everything was exceptionally clean and well maintained. We lacked for nothing. The home is inviting and comfortable. Wildlife and birds were plentiful in such a serene setting. The pool, kayaks and bicycles provided hours of relaxing activity. We contacted the owner on one minor issue and received a prompt response and resolve. Throughout the process Joan and Peter have been a pleasure to work with. We will, without hesitation, recommend this property to friends and relatives. We enjoyed the Homosassa wild life reserve to be very enjoyable. We visited a number of restaurants including, Neon Leons, Riverside Café and the Sugar Mill Museum Restaurant. Food and service were good. BBQing on the pool deck was a favourite option. We look forward to visiting some time in the not so distant future.

The Hewitts
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Comfort, relaxation, Mother Nature at her best... A few of the things that we love sharing with others. We put in the effort to provide our guests with a good vacation place and just love when they get out of it all that they want. Please come again and enjoy the house, the property and the beautiful Homosassa area once more!
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Homosassa Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

BEAUTIFUL SPOT TO RELAX WITH THE FAMILY

  • 5 of 5
We recently spent 10 days at this beautiful home, and it exceeded our expectations. Truly thoughtful layout and all the tools and toys that make a great vacation. We made great use of the fish net, and our girls loved the bikes. The house is gorgeous comfortable, and the area is beyond beautiful. MacRae's marina and boat rentals nearby has superb customer service, and the town is filled with friendly people. The house is secluded enough to be special, yet near everything you need. Of special note, the owners are fantastic to deal with, and were warm and helpful with every interaction. Thanks so much for sharing your home.
  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed our vacation home - it is truly located in a beautiful area of Florida on the Nature Coast. There is so much to do in the area and we are within driving distance to some of the very popular destinations in Florida. Beaches, theme parks and airports make the place accessible and available for a great time!! But best of all you can just stay put and relax by the pool or on the property.
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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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Availability & Rates

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Homosassa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Scallop Season
Jun 30 2014 - Sep 24 2014
4 night minimum stay
$220
$1,300
$4,500
 
 
Fall Off-Season
Sep 27 2014 - Nov 22 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Winter High Season
Nov 23 2014 - May 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
Off-Season
May 2 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Max. Guest 6 - add Guest $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
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 $50 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
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Adventure
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet
  • Covered Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Books
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
House comfortably sleeps 6 - one or two additional guests are $50 for each.

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