|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Welcome to the Daydream Cottage our 2/2 home for rent in Old Homosassa; a nature lover’s paradise and world renowned FISHING destination! Unplug on the NATURE COAST and experience a simple barefoot lifestyle!
This secluded home is set on THREE ACRES of private wooded property on Mason Creek. This is a fantastic location to get away, unplug, go fishing, boating, diving or experience old Florida in any number of theraputic ways. Dock your fishing boat at your own PRIVATE DOCK or launch at any of 3 free ramp locations less than 4 minutes away. Picture 230 feet of private water frontage with endless waterways to explore. CANOE, KAYAK or load up your outboard for a day on the water! A scenic 15 minute boat ride will take you into some of Florida's best fishing areas in the Gulf of Mexico or cruise up the Homosassa Springs River toward Homosassa’s Wildlife Park where you can SWIM WITH MANATEES in crystal clear springs! (By land the Nature Park is less than 5 minutes away.) Only 10 minutes from highway 19; 20 minutes from Crystal River; 30 minutes from Weeki Wachee, golfing within 5-10 miles, this area is remote enough to take you away but close enough to grocery chains & restaurants and other fun excursions. At local establishments like the Riverside Crabhouse, Neon Leon's, The Freezer, MacRae's, the Starting Gate and the Old Mill Tavern you will undoubtedly experience America's small town friendliness teeming with local color. Old Homosassa is also very biker-friendly whether you are a pedal pusher or a motorized biker.
Our simple Florida lifestyle home is not high-end-fancy but it is absolutely clean and fully furnished for your comfort and convenience. Our favorite spot is the breezy 13 X 26 foot screened porch overlooking the water. This is where your daydreams begin. We have lovingly named it PARADISE PORCH. Step inside to a large comfortable great room with a panoramic view. The large island kitchen is well equiped. Other features are an indoor laundry; two full bathrooms and two bedrooms (one has a full-size bed and the master has two twin beds or we can convert them to a comfortable big King-size). All bed and bath linens are furnished and of high quality. The spacious living room will accommodate additional day guests. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of staying on a natural unspoiled florida waterway and enjoy the sounds and sights of nature including, egrets, blue heron, ospreys, manatees, dolphins, otters, deer and hummingbirds! Spend endless days on the water FISHING and BOATING. No boat? No problem! There are plenty of charter excursions and boat rentals available in the area.
Whether you just want to relax and allow daydreams to visit, or you want to take in all that Florida has to offer, this is the perfect place. Less than 2 hours to Walt Disney World; less than 1 hour to white sandy beaches. Less than 1-1/2 hours to Tampa Bay area & Busch Gardens.
Start by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call GLENN at 407-668-2906. 100% of our guests have been completely satisfied with the ultra-personal service we provide. Please ask about the special services we offer. We are awaiting your inquiry at the Daydream Cottage!
We live and work in Orlando, Florida but found our favorite vacation spots are not overcrowded beaches, highrises & tourist attractions, rather, we enjoy areas like this nature coast paradise. We chose this place because we felt others would enjoy a unique kind of place with lots of space, privacy and being on the water. We think our rental has a relaxing cottage-in-the-woods feeling, is rejuvenating, serene and once you get here you will not want to leave.
If you are looking for a private natural setting with gulf access that is comfortably furnished, well equipped & very clean, but is not fancy and not as pricey give us a call.
We will handle your reservation personally and we respect our guests privacy first and foremost. Ask about the special services we offer.
Lots of parking space for your RV, boat, etc.
Very private, quiet setting of unspoiled nature with access to the Gulf of Mexico and other popular and endless waterways.
What a great place to escape and relax from the city. The peace and quiet, swimming with Manatee, and enjoying the camp fires every night. A place to look out and gaze at the stars at night!
Thank you for being a great host, going above and beyond what would normally be expected!!
We are looking forward to another trip up there this full.
Thank you again!
Lilly & Brian
Thank you for the wonderful peaceful time away. Your place is clean, well stocked and you aim to please (supplying a new BBQ grill) . you made us want the property next to you and we are starting to save for our dream property like you have. We hope to be back soon.
Very happy with our stay at this home.
We canoed on mason creek, cooked burgers and dogs on the grill and had a fire in the fire pit.
Plenty of things to do in the area but so nice and relaxing when you return to the cabin.
We rented a boat and went to the gulf then back down to the spring where you can get off the boat and swim.
Don't miss going to Hommassa Springs State Park, great place and right down the road.
Over all very nice vacation!
We very much enjoyed vacationing at this wonderful home. The location is absolutely perfect. It's secluded and private, yet convenient to all the local shops and restaurants. There are great trails within walking distance. The views are outstanding. We saw otters, dolphins, owls, a manatee, deer, herons, anoles and egrets while lounging on the paradise porch. We used the canoe to explore local waterways and fished off the dock. My husband loved the hammock! The home is immaculate. The linens are luxurious. Even the wireless broadband works great. If you love privacy, comfort, and nature this place is for you. Highly recommended!
My husband and I spent a long weekend in July at this peaceful cottage with my sister who was visiting from NY. We saw a great horned owl in the woods by the driveway, a deer in the yard, lots of beautiful water birds and a really cool grasshopper with bright colors. The quiet road was nice for walking our dog also. We will definitely be back!
We just stayed here for our anniversary weekend, and I absolutely loved it! It was so tranquil and quiet! We stayed in every evening and cookout out. It had everything that you could possibly need. We saw an otter the first morning that we were there.
The owner was a very nice man.
Thanks for having us!
Homosassa Springs Kayak tour to see manatees;
Homosassa Wildlife Park;
Horseback riding 1 hour away on Hywy 44
Dive at the Devil's Den in nearby Williston, FL
Kayak and boat rentals
Chartered fishing tours
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$50 + Tax|
Over 4 guests @ $35 per person/per night may be added. Weekly rate is for a SIX NIGHTS (seven days) stay. Ask about owner specials. There is a three night minimum. Weekly & Monthly rates available. Changes to check in and check out times are negotiable but must be requested in advance: Check-in time is generally about noon; Check-Out time is generally by noon. Pets $50-$100
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.