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SUPERB LOCATION! RIVER & LAKEFRONT, WOODED & PRIVATE. CANOE-KAYAKS-PEDDLE BOAT!

Gary and Joanne Bartell

Advertiser since: 2013
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Gary and Joanne Bartell

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
November 11, 2014
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SUPERB LOCATION! RIVER & LAKEFRONT, WOODED & PRIVATE. CANOE-KAYAKS-PEDDLE BOAT!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Homosassa Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom Cottage located on 2 wooded acres w/ a private lake & on the River

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. Riverlake Cottage is located on 2 acres of wooded property with a private lake and on the the pristine spring-fed waters of the Halls River in Homosassa. Yet, it is only 1 mile into town for shopping, minutes away from the state's most popular wildlife park, and only an hour's drive to some of Florida's best theme parks, zoo, museums and attractions!

RIVERLAKE COTTAGE - 2 Bedroom/1Bath, newly remodeled 1000 sq ft cottage.

RIVERFRONT - Pristine spring-fed river

KAYAKS - CANOE - AND PEDDLE BOAT FOR GUEST USE including a **HOBIE FISHING KAYAK** and an **ATLANTIS CLEAR BOTTOM KAYAK**

INCREDIBLE FISHING & A NATURE LOVER'S PARADISE

YOUR OWN PRIVATE LAKE (Great fishing in the lake too!)

BEAUTIFUL FOUNTAIN IN LAKE

SPACIOUS SCREENED PORCH OVERLOOKING LAKE

GAS BBQ GRILL

LARGE LAKESIDE FIRE PIT

FREE WI-FI

55' INTERNET ENABLED (SMART) TV - UNLIMITED FREE NETFLIX MOVIES, PANDORA'S EXTENSIVE MUSIC LIBRARY, AND MORE

A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS. All of the nature photos on this page were taken either in the yard or from a kayak only a few feet from shore.

Additional photos and information at: http://www.riverlakecottage.com

We await your call or email and if there is anything we can do to make your stay more memorable just let us know and we will try to accommodate you.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Gary and Joanne Bartell (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
November 11, 2014

About Gary and Joanne Bartell

We'd like to introduce ourselves. We are Gary and Joanne Bartell. We moved to Homosassa in 1988 to raise our family and quickly got involved with local politics to help shape the future of our community. Gary served as a County Commissioner from 1990 to 2010 and was chairman of the Tourist Development Council for 14 years. Joanne was a founding board member of the Nature Coast Envirothon, a high school environmental education and scholarship program. We both enjoyed spending countless hours over the years educating the youth of the community about the rare and precious natural resources found in this area. Our vision has always been to protect and preserve these amazing natural resources for generations to come.

Gary and Joanne Bartell purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Gary and Joanne Bartell chose Homosassa

The Riverlake Cottage property was originally owned by Dazzy Vance, the Hall of Fame major league baseball player (1915 - 1935) who once told a New York Times reporter that all he wanted to do in life is 'to play baseball and fish in Homosassa'. In 1995 we had the opportunity to purchase part of Vance's original land holdings but the Lakefront property was tied up in an estate until November 2012 when a for sale sign appeared on the front lawn - we bought it that same day. With only 10 private property owners along the entire Halls River, Riverlake Cottage is our opportunity to share a rare piece of Old Florida with you.

What makes this cottage unique

The Halls River is a rare piece of Old Florida. Largely undeveloped the river is a birder's paradise a fisherman's delight, and a photographer's dream. Blue Crab, Bass, Bream, Sunfish, Redfish, Snook, Ladyfish, Mullet, and various other species of fish can all be seen swimming about in the Halls River. In the sky above you will find Bald Eagles, Green Herons, White Pelicans, Wood Storks, White Ibis, Roseate Spoonbills and many more species of fabulous waterbirds. Along the river you may find dolphin chasing mullet or experience a manatee giving birth. Most days the morning sunrises and evening sunsets are aglow with brilliant colors that will take your breath away. For the adventurous, nightime kayaking or canoeing reveals brilliant stars and planets above - and - with a flashlight shone on the water the surface appears as a sheet of glass and you can see fish, turtles, and other creatures underwater as if you are watching them through a window. Amazing, breathtaking, and captivating moments and memories await you at Riverlake Cottage in Homosassa Florida.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 22 traveler reviews

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Superb Location! River & Lakefront, Wooded & Private. Canoe-Kayaks-Peddle Boat!
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews
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Superb Location! River & Lakefront, Wooded & Private. Canoe-Kayaks-Peddle Boat!
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Homosassa Florida Central Gulf Coast
Cincinnati
5

Excellent retreat, as described and more

  • 5 of 5
I spent a few days seeking a retreat and for some kayaking time. The home, directions, local information and overall customer service greatly exceeded my expectations. Close by water, restaurants. Good wi fi, TV, ac etc. Thanks!
  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Superb Location! River & Lakefront, Wooded & Private. Canoe-Kayaks-Peddle Boat!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p465435vb
- 352-601-6785
Homosassa Florida Central Gulf Coast
Jacksonville
5

PERFECT 10 day!

  • 5 of 5
MY 11 y/o son and I stayed here for 10 days to get our Scalloping fix. The cottage was perfect and very clean! Joanne and Gary were very helpful with anything we needed and provided everything we could possibly need in the cottage and more. It was great to come back to a very comfortable a clean place after a long day of scalloping. We rented our pontoon boat from Magic Manatee Marina which is 5 min away (great place and helpful and friendly staff) for 8 days - lots of scallops and zero issues with the boat and service. Thank You Joanne and Gary for sharing your place with us! We will see you again!
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Superb Location! River & Lakefront, Wooded & Private. Canoe-Kayaks-Peddle Boat!
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- 352-601-6785
Homosassa Florida Central Gulf Coast
Long Beach, CA
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
What a lovely find Riverlake Cottage was for my husband and me. Set in a nature wonderland the cottage was very clean with comfortable beds, nice furniture, quality linens, delightful decor, and all the makings of home.

We really appreciated the thoughtfulness of all that was put in the cottage by the owners Gary and Joanne. From the box of scented tea candles to the extra rolls of toilet paper - every amenity we might have needed was there. The kitchen was well stocked with appliances and cookware and there was even a little coffee station with a coffee maker, filters, grounds, creamer and sugar! The outdoor amenities were just as well thought out. It really made for so much nicer of a trip that we didn't have to run out and buy a cooler or a bait trap or fish nets or any of that "little stuff" that adds up so quickly at the store - it was already there. Last but not least in the thoughtful category was the binder of information that the owners put together. Of all the places we have stayed in over the years this binder was one of the best, most organized and inclusive, that we've seen. Gary and Joanne really went over and beyond in making the cottage guest-friendly.

We highly recommend Riverlake Cottage to our fellow vacation home travelers. Everything is exactly as shown in the photos inside the cottage and outdoors around the property - and - if you enjoy nature and the outdoors you will enjoy the coveted access to the Halls River which is truly a rare piece of unspoiled Old Florida.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Superb Location! River & Lakefront, Wooded & Private. Canoe-Kayaks-Peddle Boat!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p465435vb
- 352-601-6785
Homosassa Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

The Grays

  • 5 of 5
All I can say about our stay at river lake cottage is it was wonderful in every way possible.
Joanne and Gary are lovely people and they certainly went the extra mile to make our stay enjoyable.
The cottage was beautiful , spotless clean and we had everything we needed, the bed was so comfortable. We sat in the screened porch morning and evening with beautiful views. We cooked on the fire pit, that was amazing. River lake is so relaxing. You could park the car there and leave it till you are ready for home, but there are also lots of places to visit and really nice places to eat. We had great times fishing too, as we had the use of boats and canoes ,early mornings on the river are so lovely. I could greatly recommend river lake (a little paradise) to anyone, Joanne and Gary certainly make you welcome but never bother you.
We cant wait to go back to this beautiful cottage.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Superb Location! River & Lakefront, Wooded & Private. Canoe-Kayaks-Peddle Boat!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p465435vb
- 352-601-6785
Homosassa Florida Central Gulf Coast
Orlando
5

Amazing.... simply amazing.

  • 5 of 5
My girlfriend and I had the most peaceful and enjoyable vacation thus far. We took the Kayaks out to the main river from the cottage and saw everything from dolphins, eagles, manatees to all sorts of fish. We caught our first redfish 5 mins from the house. With the fireplace, sound of the water fountain and the bottle of champagne that Joann left for us, I may or may not be a father soon.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Superb Location! River & Lakefront, Wooded & Private. Canoe-Kayaks-Peddle Boat!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p465435vb
- 352-601-6785
Homosassa Florida Central Gulf Coast
Lakeland, Florida
5

Relaxing fishing trip!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I had a great time, we took the tandem kayak to Homosassa Springs and followed the manatees around (that's a long trip unless you're used to kayaking), fished in the pond and the Halls River, caught hundreds of bluegills and a dozen bass, took the pedal boat out numerous times, saw lots of birds, including a bald eagle. House is okay, but we didn't spend much time in it, only to sleep and watch Netflix when it rained.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers

Map

Old Homosassa
"Explore Old Homosassa with the #1 most visited state park in Florida, the Homosassa Springs ..."
Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
Tampa International Airport
Applebee's
Lowry Park Zoo
"Lowry Park is a 5-Star Zoo. "
Busch Gardens
Walt Disney World
"It doesn't matter how old we get, Walt Disney World is truly the Magic Kingdom and will alwa..."
SeaWorld Orlando
"SeaWorld is a great day trip for lovers of marine life."
Seagrass River Resort & Pub
Riverside Crab House
Cracker's Bar & Grill
Peck's Old Port Cove
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
Rainbow Springs State Park
Publix Super Market at Springs Plaza
Winn-Dixie
Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
Car: recommended

EXPLORE the unspoiled shores of the Halls River and the Homosassa River.

SWIM WITH THE MANATEE - Watch, get up-close, and swim with the 'Gentle Giants' Did you know that Citrus County is the only place in the United States where you can legally swim with the manatee in the wild?

WORLD CLASS FISHING opportunities for over 20+ different fish species year round. Redfish, Speckled Trout, Shark, Grouper, Tarpon, Tripletail, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Pompano, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, and Bonita are just a few of the species of fish that offer anglers unique fishing opportunities.

TRAVEL BY WATER OR CAR TO THESE LOCAL RESTAURANTS: Seagrass Waterfront Restaurant, Marker 7 Tiki Bar, Riverside Crab House, Yardarm Lounge, Monkey Bar, The Shed at MacRae's, and the Freezer Tiki Bar ('The Freezer').

DOCK YOUR BOAT IN OLD HOMOSASSA AND WALK TO: The Historic Sugar Mill Ruins, the Old Mill House Gallery and Printing Museum, and the Old Mill Tavern - or enjoy cajun and jazz at Neon Leon's Zydeco Steak House.

Or spend the day at the HOMOSASSA SPRINGS WILDLIFE PARK or the HOMOSASSA BUTTERFLY ATTRACTION.

To order a free 80-page Visitor's Guide go the VISIT CITRUS website (http://visitcitrus.com/contact-us/visitors-guide) and one will be mailed to you - free of cost!

For more information visit our website at: www.riverlakecottage.com

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Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Homosassa Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Scallop Season
Jul 1 - Sep 24
2 night minimum stay
$150
$875
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
$750
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes 1) *We offer special rates for stays of 10 days & longer*Please contact us!
2) Rates based on 2 adults/1 family & may be adjusted for larger group.
3) Pet Fees $75.00 Nonrefundable Pet Cleaning Fee. In addition Pet owners can opt to make a $200.00 pet deposit (refundable if no damages) or purchase a Damages Protection Ins policy thru VRBO; a policy with $1500 worth of protection costs only $49.00.

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Amenities

Homosassa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • Decorated with pictures of waterbirds taken on the river
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , California Queen
    Second Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed (can be used as 2 twin or 1 king bed)
    *Living Room Pull-Out Beds - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 3' GEL FOAM TOPPERS FOR EXTRA COMFORT
  • ***All beds have new mattresses with mattress covers. ***All beddings, including bed spreads, comforters, duvet covers, and pillow shams, are freshly laundered prior to guest arrival.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Notes:
Please visit our website for more photos and information: www.riverlakecottage.com. Thank you!

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