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Waterfront in Fisherman's Paradise, Boat Dockage, Kayaks, Scallops

Judy or Jack

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Waterfront in Fisherman's Paradise, Boat Dockage, Kayaks, Scallops

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Homosassa House Rental Photos and Description

Tranquil...Peaceful... Getaway, with lots to do:) or nothing at all!

-Rates based on 4 guests

-MAX occupancy is Four

If you have a Bimini top there should be no problem getting in and out of camp, hard top at high tide would be a problem.

2007 modular home located in majestic 'Old Homosassa,' off Mason Creek Rd/ near Hancock, this 2/2 was custom built for the perfect getaway. The Withlacoochee State Forest is located just 1/2 mile from your doorstep and offers pristine oak hammocks, deer and other animals, and very well maintained accessible trails. Enjoy wildlife coming right up to the dock as manatees and otters swim about during various times of the year. The coldest months January/February are peak for swimming with our gentle giants, the Manatees, in Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River, only 15 minutes from camp. Just head North on HWY 19 about 7 miles. Manatees give birth every year in our waters near the dock during the spring time. It is protected and quiet with little to no boat traffic where the mother can rear the calf. Check out our recent Manatee swim (2/2/13) to see these gentle creatures. Copy/Paste This Link:

With access to the gulf, you can help yourself to some of the best fishing in the world. Launch your boat at community boat ramp located down the street, at the end of Mason Creek Rd or at Macrae's in town, your choice, there are several to choose from. Our house has an extra long/wide driveway for boat/trailer and cars. There will be aerial views and a chart noting the Homosassa River and Mason/Petty creeks, as well as other points of interest in the Homosassa area accessible by boat. The scalloping grounds are roughly 20 - 30 minutes by boat from the dock. Additional information will be provided in our Guest Book. If you have questions during your stay, don't hesitate to ask. The Scallop season was permanently extended last summer by two weeks so the season now runs from July 1st through September 30th. In the Scallop grounds, the water depth will range from 3-6', your choice based on your physical ability. You literally can stand and catch scallops. There is a fresh water hose, sink and cleaning station at the dock for you to rinse your boat, gear and catch, have fun! We know you will see why we love our Homosassa. Observe mother nature and see why this place is nicknamed the 'Nature Coast.' I have gps coordinates, like a crumb trail, leading out to the Homosassa River, with areas of concern marked, and the water gets skinny in those areas at extreme low tide, can't say it doesn't. There are google earth images and GPS coordinates in the guest book and if needed, I can provide you numbers to get you in the scallop grounds. Its about 20 - 30 minutes to the mouth of the Homosassa River, depending on how much you plane and there are no idle zones, except for exiting the neighborhood. Last year we did not receive reports of guests damaging wheels (props). If there are any further questions about your boat or navigation, you can call me at (561) 676-4791.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Judy or Jack (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Judy or Jack

We love retreating away from the busy lifestyle here to relax and fish the Gulf where the fish are plentiful! As avid divers and water people in general, we have been diving and spearfishing the Gulf since 2005 and can tell you first hand that some of the best fishing is in the Gulf. Whether its spearfishing, hook & line or scalloping, access to the Gulf of Mexico is right at your doorstep and only minutes away.

Judy or Jack purchased this house in 2007

Why Judy or Jack chose Homosassa

I frequently travelled to Crystal River from Gainesville in the 70's, and when I married in 2002, my husband and I decided to spend our honey moon at Plantation Inn, and he fell in love with the area, especially Homosassa's natural beauty. We purchased our property in 2005, adding a home the following year. It has a deck & dock, as well as a spacious 'no see em' screened back porch. We've spent countless hours enjoying the outdoors and the quiet. We especially love to sit on the porch in the morning with a cup of coffee and listen to the birds.

What makes this house unique

We love the coziness of our wood burning stone fireplace and when we're not enjoying the quiet, we are enjoying all there is to do in the area including fishing, scalloping, kayaking and some very nice motorcycling through the old Florida scenery. There are numerous destinations from Cedar Key to Ocala and Leesburg to Flora City. I love the fact that we can walk out our back door, straight to the boat, and enjoy a nice beautiful scenic ride to the Gulf, with little to no boat traffic.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came down from Iowa as most northerners do to escape the cold months. It was our first time in Homosassa and we just loved it. We really enjoyed our time in town taking in the local color. The seafood was always fresh, there's nothing like fresh. There were a wide variety of things to do in Homosassa and the near by towns. We will be thinking of our stay and how much we enjoyed it. Thanks for inviting us into your home.
Jan 2013
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Waterfront in Fisherman's Paradise, Boat Dockage, Kayaks, Scallops
average rating of 4.888889 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This little Homosassa House on the canal was the perfect laid back escape from a cold, dreary Indiana winter. We made many wonderful memories kayaking, birding, and watching the curious littles otters in the canal. Judy and Jack have provided everything necessary to make their home feel like our home as well as restaurant suggestions and weekend events in the area. The little quaint village of Homosassa offers some great little " hole in the wall" restaurants, some with live music. The vegetation is tropically lush and green, so pretty! We visited the wildlife park nearby, golfed (2 courses within 15 miles), kayaked down the Chassahowitzka River, where we birded and had a manatee encounter. The little house on the canal was in a quiet neighborhood with nice neighbors and great morning walks. We highly recommend Jack and Judy's little house on the canal. Thanks to Jack and Judy for providing such a nice home to share.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you saw what we saw for so many years as we escaped from the hub hub of the work grind! I loved reading all your stories during your stay, especially the otter stories! And heck, we haven't even made it to kayak on the Chazzz, now on our bucket list, lol It makes us happy that you both were so happy with your stay and We welcome you back anytime:) Judy & Jack

Much needed getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my wife spent a week in this home, it was better than imagined. To start the home is nicely decorated and was extremely clean. The location was perfect. If you want a place to get away from it all and relax this is it! We spent everyday on the water using the kayaks and it made the trip. We love going to Homosassa or "Sassa" as Judy calls it and now we have our favorite house to return to. We always use home away on our trips and this is the best one yet. To top it all off the owners are great to deal with. We were extremely sad to leave but have already booked another trip in September and will likely be back here again next year for another anniversary. Highly recommend to anyone wanting the ultimate relaxation vacation.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. It is obvious you get it! For those who have not visited our slice of paradise in "The Heart of Old Homosassa," paradise awaits. My wife and I regularly come here to "Decompress" from a rigorous life style on the east coast. My favorite way to refer to Homosassa is "I can fall off the face of the earth, if I so choose, or not." There are plenty of activities, if you want to play, or relax and enjoy. We can't wait for you to see our other slice of paradise in Crystal River, another exciting or relaxing place, your choice. You won't want to leave there either. Located just a few hundred yards from 3 Sisters, splash the Kayaks and in a few minutes you are enjoying one of the most beautiful spring settings. You might even meet the neighbors, the Manatees. Simply interacting with these gentle giants is relaxing beyond words. We look forward to you and your family staying at either place, whenever you like. Let us know early, so we can make sure you get the time you want. Have fun, Jack & Judy
Brackney, PA

Sun Seekers

  • 5 of 5

Was wonderful to spend March in the warm, sunny south. The property is located in an area that provides numerous opportunities for sightseeing and great places to eat -- Seagrass, Neon Leon's, The Freezer, etc. We also enjoyed the many challenging golf courses nearby. The owner was very helpful with any questions or concerns that we had. The property was very clean and a delight to stay at.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nathan, we appreciate your kind comments and would like to have back again next winter, for some more of our sunny Florida winters. We also want say thanks for the things you did around the house. I went over to the house with with my shovel and found the steps already squared up, thanks again Nathan, we look forward to having you back. Jack & Judy
Blue Mounds, WI

Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just got back to the frozen tundra of Wisconsin after spending all of January at this property. It is exactly as advertized and extremely comfortable. Everything you need is furnished and it is clean and well kept. The floating dock is a pleasure if you bring a boat as we did. If not, fishing from the dock can yield a meal. The neighborhood is full of friendly people and there are plenty of good, reasonably priced restaurants in the area. My wife hiked through woods and salt marshes every day while I fished. It really was a perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joel, Thank you for your kind words, it is much appreciated, and we welcome you both back anytime. It was such a pleasure meeting you as well! The warm breezy Woods of Homosassa are waiting for you. Lets go to grannies for breakfast, Judy & Jack

Very nice vacation home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for the month of November. The house is only a few years old and well maintained. At first I thought that it was too far from the main road (19) for us, but once we were used to the drive through Homosassa to the house, it wasn't bad at all. Homosassa is a real "old Florida" type of town. There are good restaurants and a very good fish market (Shelly's Seafood). There's plenty to do in the area - boating, fishing, diving, manatee tours, festivals, flea markets. The house is very comfortable and has a large screened-in porch which we used a lot. The property sits at the end of a canal. It's a beautiful area. We didn't use them, but there are two kayaks on the dock. The neighbors are friendly and the area is safe and quiet. The owners are very accommodating and always ready to help. We really enjoyed staying here and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Carol, for taking time to submit such a wonderful review. We are so glad you had an enjoyable vacation at our little slice of paradise, and we look forward to your staying with us again in the future!
New Smyrna Beach

A different side of Florida..

  • 5 of 5

As we live in Volusia County and grew up on the Halifax River, we enjoy all aspects of the salt water. Its knly a 2 1/2hr drive across the state, and have made the trip on a "just for the day" occasion. This was our first time renting a house and staying for a week. The house was perfect for myself, husband and our teenage daughters. After a few mechanical issues, another couple came over to bring us tools and another boat!! The house was spacious enough for 7 people and a baby to move about and enjoy the day together. The dock and waterway is tricky at first, but thanks to all the documentation left for us, we were able to navigate it easily by the end of the week. Card games, kayaks, board games, tv, internet and a wonderful back screened in porch gave us great entertainment after we limited out on scallops every day. The kitchen had all the ammenities of home and was big enough to have a down south fish fry! If only that crab trap would have caught us a few blue crabs, the only thing in there was a catfish! The neighbors were friendly as we walked our two dogs around the block and the town is just as friendly as Old Florida should be. We will definitely be back, maybe for a week day trip, weekends are lretty busy flr is small town folk! Thanks for everything Jack & Judy. We had an amazing time!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bummer about the lil bumps in the road, but so glad you at least got to enjoy your vacation, and what memories to share with the grandkids, lol! Your inner tubes will be waiting for your return:) Thanks so much for the wonderful review, and we welcome you back Anytime! Judy & Jack


Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Tampa Int. airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Freezer, Shed, Monkey Bar, Old Mill, Sea Grass
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sugarmill Woods/Crystal River
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 19 (10 Minutes)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Neon Leons, Old Mill Tavern, Yardarm, SeaGrassPub
Nearest Ski
700 Miles
Maggie Valley, North Carolina
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Fort Island Gulf Beach in Crystal River
Car: recommended


Redfish - Yearround - Peak time April thru November,

Seatrout - Yearround - Peak time April thru November,

Cobia - Peak time Mar thru October,

Snook- Peak time April thru October,

Tarpon - Peak time April thru October.

-Mason's Creek has navigable water for Bay, Flats and John boats, Bimini tops only, as there is one bridge entering/leaving camp, up to 25'. As with all tidal boating, boater's should exersise caution during the first trip in and out, as well as due diligence in planning to ensure they are familiar with our waterways, specifically the Homosassa River, Mason Creek & Petty Creek. We strongly recommend you view Google Earth in advance of your stay. There will be aerial views with notes in the guest book.

-There are any number of tackle/bait shops in the area for all of your tackle, bait and ice needs, most of them just around the corner. After your scalloping trip, have the locals clean your scallops for a small fee at MacRae's, aka 'The Shed,' while you have a cold drink and listen to live music Saturday and Sunday. Quite frankly, you never have to leave Homosasssa. Stay and enjoy our great litttle town; check out the Freezer, Old Mill Tavern, Sea Grass Pub, Neon Leon, Yardarm ($8-$10 they will cook your fillets of fish and 2 sides), rent a boat and cruise around the 'Monkey Island' , cruise to the springs or go fishing.

-One of our favorite restaurants is Pecks Old Port Cove in Ozelle, a beautiful 7 mile scenic drive, for Soft Shell Crab right off the water table out back. Go see it; best we've ever had?

-For you bike enthusiast, this area has numerous must see destinations such as; MaCraes, especially on Sunday for some great music on the river, Ozelle, Sleepy Hollow in Floral City, Cedar Key and many more.

-If Disney is your thing, its a mear 1 1/2 hour drive to Orlando.

-If you're into antiques, we have shops in virtually any town nearby or you can day trip over to Mt. Dora near Orlando. Its well worth the time, another great drive if you take the secondary roads and stay north of the Turnpike. Start out on 44 head east to Inverness and Leesburg.

-Not too far from Mt. Dora is one of our favorite stops for lunch and an adult beverage, Gator Joe's Beach Bar & Grille located on the North side of Lake Weir; great drive or bike ride. While you're there you can enjoy the water and maybe even get wet if you like or simply relax under the Spanish Moss laden Oak trees, enjoying old Florida at its finest and one of their great signature dishes.

-If you feel the need to head to the city, I can't imagine why, Tampa has all the trappings and Busch Gardens and its only just over an hour away.


Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Homosassa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $75
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Rates are based on 4 guests, additional guest up to 2 are $25 per person/per night

Damage Deposit $200, Secured by Credit Card

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Homosassa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Two Full Baths
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest Room - Trundle bed with 2 twin mattresses
  • Master bedroom has large private bathroom, queen bed, opens onto huge screened porch. Spacious Guest bedroom has trundle bed/private bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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