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Best House In The Resort

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,640 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

WOW, you'll have it all! Swim with the manatees, scallop, fish, kayak, boat or golf. Escape from the winter weather, the congestion of traffic, and the hustle and bustle of work and everyday life to this newly decorated upscale four bedroom, three and one half bathroom waterfront home in a beautiful and tranquil setting. November through March is best for manatee watching. Golfing is especially beautiful during spring and fall at numerous courses within 15 minute drive. ( Call for special rates.) Summers are fantastic for the scalloping! Located within Tradewinds Marina Resort, you'll have a fully furnished open kitchen, dining area, living room area with the first floor master suite which includes a king bed, soaking tub and of course flat screen TV. Queen beds are featured in each of two guest rooms and twin beds in the fourth. You'll have the use of three flat screen TVs, free WiFi, and free land-line phone calls throughout the USA and Canada. Park your car in the attached garage and dock your boat in the available slips. Easy availability to numerous nine or eighteen hole golf courses including nearby highly rated World Woods. You'll love treating your family, friends and yourself to the culture of Historic Homosassa where a variety of restaurants, from casual Cajun to Wine Spectator selections treat you to culinary delights and live music. Enjoy gorgeous views of the Homosassa River, sit by the pool or fish from the pier. Less than an hour from Tampa airport and an hour fifteen minutes from Disney World. Lots more attractions within easy day trips. You'll create truly lasting memories in this quality home away from home.The home is pet friendly for a fee of $25 per day, $150 per week or $300 per month. Also there is boat slips available for rent at $35 per day $150 per week and $300 per month


Tradewinds Homosassa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2640 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Double sink and attached walk-in closet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Downstairs powder room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedrooms are all large private rooms with own linens, towels and closets. Every room has its own ceiling fan and is centrally heated or air conditioned but with large windows when fresh air is preferred.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(24 traveler reviews)

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Best House In The Resort
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Little tast of summer in late fall

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful house and location for a family get-away. The house matched the listing perfectly, great location, on a canal, minutes away from a manatee state park, great places to eat, etc. The house was decorated beautifully, all the kitchen cooking ware and appliances top notch! We cooked a full Thanksgiving meal during our stay and with flat screen tv's in every room, got to watch Macy's Thanksgiving parade and a couple of college bowl games sitting, leaning, laying or propped up. We had no issues during our stay. Fished a little in the canal out back and on the Homosassa river just a short walk down the canal board walk Definately met our expectations!!! Awesome x 10!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review and I am pleased that you liked the location and enjoyed your stay and Thanksgiving holiday. We do our best to keep the house as we would like it when we get the chance to stay. Thank you again for your review and I hope to hear from you again.
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San Diego, CA

Exactly what we needed for our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of seven adults never felt crowded even when cooking together in the well-appointed kitchen, or sitting chatting in the luxurious living room. We even got to park our "touring van" in the uncluttered garage. Even tho' it was very cold, we still grilled outside our "catch" from Shelly's Seafoods ...yummy! It was fun eating together at the lovely, huge dining table. We would definitely re-book if we return to the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and I 'm sorry about the cold weather but I find as hard as I try I can not control the weather. I hope you all have a Happy New Year and get to return some time when the weather is more seasonable.
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Mechanicsville, VA

We love this house and keep coming back to it!

  • 5 of 5

Just completed our 3rd stay at this house. It's a favorite!

Thank you to Mr. Smith for being so welcoming to our family.

We hope to be back again next Christmas.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to you returning. Ken
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We Keep Coming Back

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the house with the first being at manatee season. This time we scalloped and it was perfect just like the first time. The house was clean and fit my family perfectly. There were plenty of towels and the convenience of having the pool nearby to catch a fresh water swim was great! We ventured out to the Spring to enjoy some cool water and people watching as well. The location is the best!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven on the river!

  • 5 of 5

We had two families stay together here for a scalloping trip and the home was spacious, well appointed and a perfect place for all of us to stay. We never felt cramped and found it easy to make lunches for 8 all at the same time. The pool was next door and easily accessed. We highly recommend for two families to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect vacation home to rent!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning. The house was equipped with everything we needed. It was easy having a boat ramp and dock to tie our boat to. Our children enjoyed playing tennis and swimming in the pool. The house was in a great location so that we could visit the springs and nearby restaurants. I would highly recommend this vacation home to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. I'm so glad we could make your vacation enjoyable and that the children could make use of the pool and tennis courts. Hope to hear from you again soon, Thanks, Ken
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Kenneth Smith
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2018

About Kenneth Smith

We grew up in Maryland so are lovers of water, fishing and crabbing in the Chesapeake Bay, swimming along the beaches in Ocean City and enjoying the wildlife throughout the state. Kenny's career caused us to both spend over 20 years in Bermuda so again we were captivated by the water. So when Kenny retired and we saw this gorgeous but quaint waterfront opportunity, we couldn't resist owning and enjoying it.

Kenneth Smith purchased this house in 2014

Why Kenneth Smith chose Tradewinds Homosassa

We saw the resort in 2013 while visiting my sister in a nearby retirement community so we booked a vacation there for the following February, 2014. We enjoyed it so much that when we saw this house go up for sale, we settled on it before the end of the following month. We've only owned the house since March 2014 but we hope you enjoy it and the surrounding activities as much as our friends, family and we do.

What makes this house unique

Manatees in winter, scalloping in summer, golfing and fishing year round, gorgeous views, beautiful home!


Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Neon Leon's
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
World Woods
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Sun Coast Blvd.
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.