|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This private two story rustic cabin has a relaxed, authentic, old world nautical flavor. The covered expansive deck is a great place to spend lazy afternoons with the balmy ocean breeze. Come enjoy the sounds and sights of Manatees and Dolphin from your own back porch. This unique waterfront cabin is ideal for fishing, boating and many other sea-side activities. Enjoy multiple scenic island surroundings. Dock your own boat off dock in back yard. Short distance by boat to both open ocean or clear springs for swimming and snorkeling with the manatees. The stars speckle the skies at night with many shooting comets to be seen. All sorts of birds and gentle wildlife can be watched daily from your porch-swing or rockers as otters love to come up on the sea-wall to play. Inside the cabin the the water views can be viewed on all sides even while cooking in the kitchen. Catch your own bait for fishing with our pen-fish cages off the edge of the dock. Enjoy ocean breezes while lounging in your hammock as dolphins swim by. Don't forget to visit the world renown wildlife park close by where you'll see pictures of Steve Erwin, the famous crocodile hunter, feeding the Manatees. Yes, there is also a live alligator show. Experience a unique vacation away from the clamor of city life yet close enough to Disney and Busch Gardens to have some amusement park fun. Also, beach, water park and live mermaid shows close by. Check out article on this property:
* Please note: There is a Exterior Staircase to main living area on the 2nd floor; there is an Interior SPIRAL staircase (steep & tight) that can be more difficult for seniors, larger, or handicapped visitors to navigate.
The furnishings are dated, the sleeping accommodations are poor, the linens are of poor quality, the dishes are inadequate, the grill is disgusting, the towels are limited for the number of guests the property can accommodate, and feel like sand paper. DO NOT use their dock unless you have a flat bottom boat or you will be replacing your prop, the water from this property to the scallop beds is approximately 1 - 1.5 feet deep. The furnishings are dated, and of poor quality. Word of advice - take pictures of the interior and exterior for damage, we found damage to the exterior upon our arrival and the owner then blamed the damage on me, and withheld a portion of our deposit.
We had a wonderful time at the Nautical Cabin in Homosassa Spring. The house has everything you could ask for and the location is "Super". There was lots of wild life to see from Manatee's swim by each morning to Otters checking the crab traps each afternoon along with several different types of bird. (Thanks for the bird book) While out on the water we had Dolphin feeding just in front of our boat feeding. A trip to the Springs is a must during your stay! Seagrass Waterfront is a very relaxing place to grab a bite to eat after the spring. Don't let this one pass you by....if you want to relax. The porch has rocking chairs that will help you forget all you have left behind with the absolute quite.
Thanks Masters Family.
Vince and Gail Lazzara
Tim and Karon Gardner
A native southerner and coastal veteran (as a child lived on the beach at Myrtle Beach), seen my share of marine weather, a good thing cause on our first full day a low pressure gulf westerly blew in and water blasted the area real good (the cove neighbor came in the next day who lives on a nearby island, uses this property as a supply port) said his weather station recorded 55+ continuous winds, after a few more rainy sessions the weather turned nice. The mornings you're wakened by Lone-some George, the Pigeon Dove, calling out for a girl friend that never seems to come, and you'll likely see Sam the Eagle perched on the power pole behind the jetty palms. Had a mother bottle-nose Dolphin and her juvenile youngster come into the cove searching for fish and a Manatee feeding on the seaweed just feet off the sea wall. In the evenings after the boat traffic settles down (more of this latter), the numerous Whippoorwill's with their long lone-some songs will lure you sleep on the upper deck (be sure to have the "Skeeter" spray handy, you'll need it). The shore fishing a bit disappointing with mostly Hard-head catfish keeping you busy, although the occasional large Gaff Topsail catfish will give you a spirited fight. I did catch a dinosaur sized long nose Gar to large for my net and had to drag it on shore (I should have just cut the line for safety sake but didn't want to lose my hook, these things are Barracuda dangerous and great care needs to be taken). the only reason I didn't give 5 stars is approx. a hundred feet or so off the sea wall is a major highway for recreational boats (sometimes the traffic is non-stop and always loud, specially the air boats), with apparently NO Speed limit. If you bring a boat to tie off to the dock you'll also need a lot of bumper cushions to keep it from banging to death. All in all this was a very nice place to unwind and would recommend it. P.S.- Be sure to visit Neon Leon's restaurant for your inner Cajun, the food is good and reasonably priced with a pleasant deep south atmosphere.
We recently stayed at this wonderful nautical cabin during our daughters spring break this year. The cabin was perfect for our family (2 kids 7 & 3) in a great location & had everything you needed. Seeing the view of the water each day was absolutely beautiful and there was the perfect amount of excursions to explore and play with our kids. We definitely recommend this location for a great destination for all ages!!! Thank you again,
David, Michelle, Alaina & Julia
We had a wonderful 2 months at the Nautical Cabin. Every morning began with an eagle sighting, and great shore birds. Some days included dolphins and otters, and even a manatee or two. The view truly was spectacular with amazing sunsets. The kayaking was terrific. A very quiet and friendly neighborhood and comfortable accommodations made it a perfect retreat that we have booked again for next year. The only down side is that the time flew and we did not rebook early enough for next year to get a longer stay. Hey Jeff, if you ever want to sell it, call us. My husband and I had a great experience and look forward to coming back.
At the end of a scenic, winding road through old Florida hardwoods lies this beautiful cabin. Every day the sunset was different and I must've taken a hundred pictures. At sunrise, the water is like glass and sitting outside in the rockers watching the birds was something we did every morning. We brought our own kayak - miles of peaceful solitude on the water. I think that a couple of kayaks along with a map of the waterway would be a small improvement. But really, what a perfect place.
My kids stayed with grandma downstairs and played musical bunk beads - they were in heaven. The kitchen was equipped well-enough to cook a Thanksgiving dinner for 5. The neighborhood is nice and quiet. Homosassa Springs wildlife center is 2 miles down the road and Crystal River and the 3 sisters springs are 15 minutes away.
Jeff answered all my questions and everything was as described. We really had a wonderful family retreat with no distractions and I am grateful that we were able to stay here.
Swim with the Manatees, Dine at Restaurants by Boat Access
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Contact owner for holiday rates.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.