|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Located in Sugarmill Woods on Florida's beautiful Nature Coast, this luxury villa was completed in May 2006 and offers peace and tranquility in a woodland setting. The villa has three bedrooms - two king size and one twin bedded. Two bathrooms - the master bathroom has a walk in shower and a garden tub. The lounge has HD television with an HD PVR and a DVD Player There is a den for quieter moments with wireless broadband connection. The kitchen has dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator and freezer with ice maker and ceramic topped cooker. The utility room has a front loading washing machine and tumble drier. Meals can be taken in the dining room, nook, at the breakfast bar or on the large lanai. The lanai also offers a sheltered place to sit out of the sun. The caged swimming pool measures 14' x 28' and can be electrically heated in the winter months and has a salt chlorination system. There is a double garage.
We stayed at this villa for 10 nights to visit with my family who live in Lecanto.
There were 5 adults and this house had plenty of room for all of us. The house was georgoeus! It was very well stocked and so comfortable. We really enjoyed the pool and the grill. We ate outside almost every day. Coming from Ohio, it felt so good to be outside in December and January! The neighborhood was also wonderful for jogging. I loved exploring the area - beautiful scenery and very safe. Ray was also very friendly and helpful. Such an pleasure to deal with.
Our time in Ray's lovely villa was everything we'd hoped for and more! It was the perfect setting to enjoy time with our college-aged children. We loved the privacy of being surrounded by woods and the sounds of nature, while being just a short drive from the beach, the parks and family members who live elsewhere in Florida. We opted to have the pool heated for our week, and the kids put it to good use. The house is beautifully decorated and the layout facilitated ease for both the early birds and night owls in our family. The kitchen was a joy to work in and was furnished with everything needed to entertain. The pantry was stocked with surprising basics like spices and coffee filters, and it was so very nice not to purchase them for just a week's use. We went to Universal Studios for a few of our days, and thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas celebrations - even attended a wonderful live concert by Mannheim Steamroller there! Just a few minutes away was Crystal River, where we kayaked among the manatees - an experience we'll never forget. We enjoyed eating steamed shrimp at "The Freezer" in Old Homosassa - delicious and quite an experience! Thanks for sharing your piece of paradise with our family, Ray - it was by far the nicest VRBO rental we've encountered.
We have stayed in the area multiple times, renting homes via VRBO, and this home is, by far, our favorite. It was so comfortable, well appointed, clean, quiet, and relaxing - I wish we could have stayed longer. Everything was immaculate - the home was perfectly clean. We really liked the layout which gave everyone their own space, with a wonderful common area (living/dining/kitchen) for being together. I liked the den area to relax and read, and we especially enjoyed the large outdoor pool area. The place was very private. I could only partially see one house, but there is no home on the other side, nothing in back and nothing across the street. It's amazing you can feel that amount of privacy, and still be 4 minutes from the grocery!! Proximity to everything on the nature coast is great - just minutes to Homosassa Springs and Crystal River, and minutes to the Suncoast Parkway. The home was also very well appointed. Beds were plush and comfy, the master bath was huge, appliances seemed brand new, and the carpet also seemed new. We have been to many vacation rentals where there is nothing left in the home or condo - not even a salt shaker. This home was the exact opposite. We found everything we needed to tide us over until we got to the grocery. Last, Ray was a pleasure to rent from. He is a great communicator, always responding quickly and clearly. We loved the place, and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.
The Pratt Family, OH
Only thing missing was a private chef - fantastic experience for a 4-generation family get-together. Who could ask for more?! Big rooms, fully furnished and stocked, incredible pool with all the toys, super kitchen and the list goes on. All surrounded with wonderful outdoor attractions - no need for Disney or Universal Studios when you can kayak, ride air boats, and eat tons of fresh seafood. I'll never stay in a hotel in the area again. Our hosts were attentive and most gracious. We hope to stay again in the near future.
The house was fantastic and we can't say enough on how well pleased we were with our stay. The house is very comfortable and well appointed and the location could not be better for us.
The layout is perfect for entertaining and allows for over night guest to stay without jeopardizing your personal privacy. Although the weather was a little cooler this year for the area having your private heated pool made the back yard very inviting.
We want to thank Ray & Karen very much for allowing us the pleasure of staying in their home away from home and wish them all the best.
Our jaws dropped when we walked into the house and saw everything that it has to offer. We have stayed in many vacation rentals and this tops the list as one of the nicest. The photos simply do not do it justice. The home is comfortable, tastefully appointed with many, many amenities. The master bath is luxurious with a large shower, garden tub, two sinks and walk-in closet with separate toilet facilities. The beds were extremely comfortable with quality bedding. All of the furniture was functional and comfortable. The tasteful decor is peaceful and tranquil. The house layout allowed for privacy while maintaining an open kitchen/living/pool area so the cook could be part of the family goings on. We ate most of our meals at the house because it was convenient and enjoyable.
Quality appliances and extras that we have not seen in our vacation rentals - quality dishes and cookware and a stocked pantry with staples. The laundry room had tools and other things we might need - again owners typically do not provide these conveniences.
We ate all of our meals poolside and enjoyed the beautiful, peaceful views. The living room is comfortable and was a great family connecting place each evening. Ray was excellent and prompt in communicating with us and helping to make our stay perfect. The neighbors were very friendly and welcoming as well.
The area is very nice and not overcrowded. There is a very nice Publix grocery store a few miles away, but not too much development in the area.
Sugarmill Woods is a unique location on Florida's beautiful Nature Coast and is located near the Gulf of Mexico, south of Homosassa. It covers 6000 acres most of which has not yet been built on and was specifically designed to offer each home with a woodland or golf course view. The villa is centrally situated on a double lot with woodland either side to offer privacy. During the winter months manatees overwinter in the crystal clear waters from springs which stay at a constant 72F. At the nearby Homosassa Springs State Park manatees can be viewed all year round from an underwater gallery. Golf is the major sport for the area and there are numerous golf courses nearby . The nearest beach with white sand is a 20 minute drive away. River tours are available in Homosassa and Crystal River to swim with the manatees and for fishing, snorkeling and scalloping trips
Other Activities: Manatee Watching
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Apr 1 2015 - Sep 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300.00|
A security Deposit of $300 is required at the time of the final payment 8 weeks before arrival
A $100 cleaning charge should be left on departure.
Pool Heating $50 per week. All charges are inclusive of 9% Sales and Tourist Tax.
Reduced rates available for long rentals. Payment can be made in British pounds or US dollars and quototations are available in both.