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Tranquil-Waterfront-Nature Coast-Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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 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!

More Details

Glenn or Laura
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

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 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.


Old Homosassa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Two full baths
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 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 double bed. Beds are semi-firm. An inflatable bed will accommodate up to 2 extra guests, may be an additional charge.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Tranquil-Waterfront-Nature Coast-Cottage
average rating of 4.903226 based on 31 reviews
Monroe, MI

Very Comfortable and CLEAN!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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Very much as described. The perfect place to enjoy the peace and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

First, a little about the area. If you are interested in this property you have probably done some research on this part of Florida. It is relatively laid-back. Speeds limits are slow and there is little traffic once you leave Rt. 19.

Our lifestyle where we live is pretty much the same so we felt right at home. Glenn, the owner, met us upon our arrival and walked us through everything. We were pleased with the size, cleanliness and amenities such as kitchen condiments, use of the phone because cell phone service was spotty. When we arrived we must have brought a cold front from up north with us because the first two mornings were quite cool and we had to use the heat in the house. However, by the time we left the temperatures were perfect and we never felt a drop of rain. We often ate lunch or dinner on the screened porch. Since this property is at the end of a dead end there was no traffic. We walked daily through the neighborhood with our dog on a leash and maybe encountered 4 vehicles during our 10 day stay. Other houses are set back from the road and all are well kept. If you are bringing a boat then there's a boat launching spot a couple of blocks away. Since we found only a few good restaurants we alternated cooking dinner and eating out. We did find a great fresh fish "shack" on the water and a small place that sells smoked barbecued ribs and smoked mullet, etc. Florida has over 100 state parks so there is plenty to see within a short driving distance. The dock on the creek or channel allowed us to sunbathe or fish and the neighbor across the creek kayaked over with some minnows to assist with my fishing endeavors. Although cable TV is available we aren't TV people so I did get through two large books. Definitely a place for a peaceful, quiet vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fife, Scotland, UK


  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived, when Glenn and Laura met us, we were captivated by Daydream Cottage. We enjoyed every minute of our four day stay. The house is right on the Homosassa River, peaceful, but with plenty of passing wildlife, but what impressed us both from the start was the level of thought which had obviously gone into the comfort of its guests. Nothing had been forgotten - it was like walking into our own home. The cottage is spacious, well-lit and beautifully furnished and it is easy to see that the owners have invested a great deal of time, energy and love into making it a memorable home-from-home. We certainly plan to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Geoff! We could have stayed and visited you all day but you would have tired of Glenn's joking. You two rank at the top of our list of visitors for sure. We really appreciated that you left everything so neat and clean and we look forward to your next visit. Have a safe trip home. ~Laura and Glenn
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Orlando, Fl. USA

Refreshing reset!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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50th Birthday Celebration!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing, quiet getaway

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Old Mill Tavern
Nearest Golf
5.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Neon Leon's Zydeco/Cajun/Steak/Seafood/entertain.
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Crystal River - Fort Island Rd

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

Old Homosassa Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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