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Tranquil-Waterfront-Nature Coast-Cottage

Old Homosassa, Homosassa, FL, USA
  • Cottage1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay3 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 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, 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 a King. 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 homosassahome1@gmail.com 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!


Glenn or Laura

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within two days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
About Glenn or Laura

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.

Why Glenn or Laura chose Old Homosassa

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.

What makes this Cottage unique

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. Popular fishing and scalloping destination.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, Double size bed
      • Master has a King-size bed with a comfy memory foam topper. Small bedroom has a full-size bed. King-size bed is semi-firm. Full-size bed is firm.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Two full baths

      Location Type

        • Waterfront
          230 ft of private waterfront on Mason Creek; a short picturesque boat ride to the Gulf of Mexico or Homosassa Springs River w/ breathtaking sunsets!


            • Away From It All
            • Historic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      spacious w/ recliners
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                      Outdoor campfire pit only. NO fireplace inside.
                    • Free Long Distance
                      Within the continental U.S.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      heat pump
                    • Internet
                      free wi-fi
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Use the large capacity dryer or "Go Green" and dry clothes the old fashioned way in the beatuful Florida sunshine. We have a clothes line on pullys, right outside the laundry area with clothes pins.
                    • Parking
                      Plenty of parking for extra vehicles, etc.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      We are biker-friendly.
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      Ample turn around space.
                    • Telephone
                      Land line with a extra cordless phone and voice mail.
                    • Towels Provided
                      But please bring your own beach and boating towels.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Large capacity washer
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Free high speed wireless internet & Brighthouse cable TV
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                          1 Mr. Coffee 12 cup & 1 Khurig Complementary tea & coffee.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Serivce for 6+
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Kitchen has tons of storage space. NO DISHWASHER.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Electric mixer, blender, large griddle, citrus juicer, large skillet, chicken fryer, pots and pans + large 10qt pots, casseroles, mixing bowls and bakeware. Outdoor Grilling utensils.
                        • Oven
                          Full size, self-clean
                        • Pantry Items
                          20 item spice rack. Aluminum foil, waxed paper, parchment paper, plastic wrap. Flour, sugar, salt & pepper and basic condiments like vinegar, oils, hot sauce are often available for you to use.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Side by side with bottom freezer, ice maker and filtered water.
                        • Stove
                          Smooth cooktop
                        • Toaster
                          4 slice


                            • Dining
                              Dining room table seats 6 Porch dining table also seats 6
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  Books on Florida Birds and Foliage and fishing guides. Misc. novels left by guests. Feel free to take one or leave one.
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  An addictive ring challenge on the porch. Outdoor washer toss; Horseshoes;Texas Holdem; cards: various board and dice games.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  50" TV in living room.
                                • Video Library
                                  miscellaneous DVDs; Children's 'Psalty' Christian Video/Music series.


                                    • Golf
                                      Several courses from 5.5 miles to 10 miles away. Lecanto, Inverness, Crystal River, Spring Hill, Brooksville.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      1 canoe with paddles and life jackets. Check to see if it is available.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      1 acre of cleared/maintained area. Grassy waterfront lawn. remaining 2 acres is maintained by nature.
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          Side and front entrance has 10 steps. Back entrance is only 4 steps.


                                            • churches
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • restaurants
                                            • ruins
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • sailing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • swimming


                                                            • Amazing Hammock! Picnic and patio furniture. Campfire pit and firewood (fires only when permitted by Citrus County). Guest Information book with lots of helpful information: Menus for local restaurants; area brouchures, & monthly tide charts available.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: Flexible

                                                              Check-out: Flexible

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              37 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Very Comfortable and CLEAN!

                                                              Lynda K.Monroe, MI

                                                              This is one of the most comfortable, cleanest places we have ever stayed! From the minute we pulled in the tree lined driveway - we knew we had chosen the right cottage for our get-away from the cold weather in Michigan! The cottage was absolutely spotless - clean, clean, clean. Even the coffee pot filter basket! The beds were comfy with very nice linens and the quilts/bedspreads were Clean and Fresh! The pictures of the cottage are pretty much exactly how it looks. Huge living room and kitchen. The grounds are well kept and very peaceful with lots of wildlife around. Very private. We fished off the dock and caught a few small fish. Did not get to see any manatees or otters - but, that's ok - maybe next time :-) . WiFi connection was great. Everything was great! Excellent communication with Glenn and Laura - wonderful to work with. We will definitely be back!!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Wow, Thanks for such a great review! You were great guests! hope to see you next year when the nor'easter begins to blow.

                                                              Clean, well maintained in a beautiful, secluded setting, minutes from activities and restaurants.

                                                              Debby B.

                                                              We were very impressed by the beautiful view and surroundings. The home was immaculate and comfortable. The owner met us and showed us around. He introduced us to a neighbor and they helped us with a problem we were having with our boat. Although we decided not to take our boat on this portion of the river due to the rocks, we still enjoyed the private dock area. There are many activities and restaurants in the area just a few minutes away from this secluded home. We really felt at home here during our visit, thanks to the owner.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks for the nice review and comments! Hope you are able to return again.

                                                              The Cottage

                                                              Bruce L.

                                                              The Cottage was very clean and everything we needed was there, our st s y could not have been better

                                                              Very comfortable and clean!

                                                              Kim S.M

                                                              Loved everything about this cottage. It was close to the gulf but secluded enough to be quaint.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks for the review! We're glad it worked out well for you. Hope to see you again!

                                                              Peace and Tranqulity

                                                              Laureen L.

                                                              We enjoyed our stay to the fullest. Very down to earth, many special touches and a very clean cottage! A Blesing for Both of us! Thank you!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We are blessed to have such great guests!

                                                              The property allows for privacy. It was clean, well stocked. Fish right from the dock.

                                                              Debra B.

                                                              We came to the area for scallop diving and fishing. Had a great time with both. The property was clean and well stocked. Fishing from the doc was great. Hammock and canoe got used. We played games that were there as well as those we brought. Vacationing with teenagers: spotty cellular but great wifi . Turn on wifi calling for us adults.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks Debra! You were great guests! Thanks for cleaning before you left! That is always a nice surprise since we do our own cleaning.


                                                              Old Homosassa, Homosassa, FL, USA

                                                              Homosassa Springs Kayak tour to see manatees; Homosassa Wildlife Park; Butterfly Gardens; 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 Flats fishing

                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              Pet fees are based on type of pet, number of pets and length of stay. Minimum $50 Maximum $200.

                                                              37 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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