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Judy Biston

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Church House Vacation Rental

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Florida Central Gulf Coast House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Close To Public Boat Ramp. Boat Docking Available.

Spacious master bedroom with queen size bed and bath. 2 additional bedrooms have 2 full size beds each with full size bath down the hall. Completely furnished with bed and bath linens. Kitchen is fully furnished with pots and pans and dishes. Internet, cable, land line phone with free long distance. Has large breezeway, outdoor charcoal grill, and a sink and counter area for cleaning, fish etc. T.V. Provided in living room, sitting area and master bedroom, with a DVD player in living room.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Judy Biston (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Why Judy Biston chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

I was attracted to this home even before it was put on the market. When I bought it, it was in really bad condition. I gutted the whole inside and everything in it is brand new. Very comfortable and spacious home.

What makes this house unique

It was originally built as a church in 1945 and sometime in the 1980's the church sold it and it was turned into a home.


based on 19 traveler reviews

Church House Vacation Rental
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Ocala, Florida

A wonderful place for a girls weekend away.

  • 5 of 5

Our women's circle group from our church had their annual retreat at the Church House this weekend and it was wonderful. There were eight of us and we could have not asked for a better place to have our retreat. It is roomy and plenty of areas to read, watch TV or just take a nap. The linens were provided for us along with everything we needed to prepare our meals for the weekend. The Church house is close to stores for groceries, restaurants and also Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park. Working with the owner of the Church house was so easy. Our group has already making plans to rent the Church House this same time next year. Thanks Judy Biston for such a wonderful place to get away.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Multigenerational Fun in a Charming Spot of "Real Florida"

  • 5 of 5

My sister visited from Salem, OR. We wanted to show her “real Florida”. Relatives of 4 generations came from Miami, Panama City and Gainesville. We stayed in the Church House, fixed fresh fish from Shellys, paddled on the Weeki Wachee, swam at Rogers Park and Buccaneer, saw a mermaid show, visited Florida birds and animals at Homossassa Springs State Park. We felt immediately at home. My husband was particularly impressed by the workmanship of renovations. The children found plenty to entertain themselves with games, puzzles and videos. Those who were up early played in the comfortable breezeway without awakening others. Enjoyed walking to and shopping from artsy shops in the neighborhood. It was a perfect place for a wonderful multigenerational gathering. I enjoyed reading Judith's compilation of history of the area. Judith was a gracious hostess and accessible by phone.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Emily for the nice review. I'm glad the house suited yours and your families needs. I do try to provide everything I can to make it enjoyable for everyone. I look forward to your future visits.
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Beautiful home in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the church house. The pictures do not do it justice!! The owner, Judy is very friendly and helpful, easy to work with and did a great job remodeling the place. We had our family Thanksgiving including our four legged friends. There was plenty of space for everyone and everything we needed to cook a full holiday meal. The house is a very short walk to several fun spots including The Freezer, McRae's (The Shed) and the water! We had kayaks and bikes and had easy access to everything. The motor boat ride to the springs to swim with the manatees is a short one and we biked to the park. I can't wait to book this house again and spend more times in Homosassa Springs. Well worth it. Thanks for everything, Judy!!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Trina for your great review. I'm glad the house served you and your family well. I look forward to your return visits.
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Winchester, TN, USA

Great Place to Stay for Fishing Charter

  • 5 of 5

We recently hired a fishing charter and stayed at the Church House during our visit. The house was GREAT. It was about 5 minutes walking distance to MacRae's (the place where our fishing charter launched from). We had such a good time and the house was so nice, we have all decided to make this an annual trip. We will be back at the Church House again!!!!

Judy was great to work with and kept us well informed throughout the process of booking the house through our entire stay. It was a great experience!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Greg for the great review. I am glad the house was convenient for you. I look forward to your return visit. We also have a Cobia tournament every year. If you need information on it , let me know. It's a two day event.
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Wonderful house with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip staying at Church House and caught the last week of scallop season. Judy had everything fresh and clean for our arrival. We had six people (3 generations) and enjoyed our stay. There was plenty of room for everyone. Enjoyed how the living area has two separate spaces with two TVs so the guys could watch their games and the girls catch what they wanted. The breezeway was nice to just go sit and talk. Fruit trees are starting to have grapefruit. We had a couple of rainy days and glad to have the games and cards that were provided.

River area, boats/dock, and restaurants are within easy walking distance. There are many sights to see within a short drive--such as Manatee State Park or several springs to swim. It was neat to see the manatees up close.

Thank you Judy for having the Church House. We will be back again!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sharon for your nice review. I hate the weather wasn't the greatest for your visit but am glad you took advantage of the games. I always wondered if anyone even noticed them. Take care and I look forward to visit #3!!
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Seminole, FL

Great Location, Amenities & Well-Maintained House!

  • 5 of 5

This house has a great location - within walking distance to MacRae's, The Freezer and The Monkey Bar and River Safari rentals.

House is fully furnished with everything you need! Pots, pans, dishes, glasses, grill and an outdoor kitchen for cleaning fish. House was very clean and well maintained with nice upgrades of granite in the kitchen and bathrooms, tile through-out and a nice screened in breeze way. Master bedrooms is very large with great windows and a private bathroom. There is a laundry room off of the master bedroom.

We had 10 people stay at the house which has 3 bedrooms - 1 master bedroom and the other two bedrooms have two double beds each and the couch pulls out also.

We really enjoyed staying at the house and will definitely be staying here next year for our annual scalloping trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jessica for your nice review! I am so glad the house had everything you and your family needed. I try very hard to make sure the house is well stocked with everything you might need to make your stay enjoyable. Thank you for securing it in advance for your next years stay! See you then!
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This home is walking distance to several local restaurants, bars and a fresh seafood market if you prefer to cook. It is not located on the water, but boat docking can be provided. You can also rent boats, canoes and kayaks 3 blocks away. You can drive to Crystal River, 7 miles, and visit Indian mounds, small mall and several other restaurants.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Florida Central Gulf Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (1) master, Double Beds (4) 2 in each bedroom, queen size sleep sofa in livingroom
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Outside sink and counter for cleaning fish

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