About the property
- House1400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Tranquil...Peaceful... Getaway, with lots to do:) or nothing at all!
-Rates based on 4 guests
-MAX occupancy is Six
If you have a Bimini top there should be no problem getting in and out of camp, hard top at high tide would be a problem.
2007 modular home located in majestic 'Old Homosassa,' off Mason Creek Rd/ near Hancock, this 2/2 was custom built for the perfect getaway. The Withlacoochee State Forest is located just 1/2 mile from your doorstep and offers pristine oak hammocks, deer and other animals, and very well maintained accessible trails. Enjoy wildlife coming right up to the dock as manatees and otters swim about during various times of the year. The coldest months January/February are peak for swimming with our gentle giants, the Manatees, in Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River, only 15 minutes from camp. Just head North on HWY 19 about 7 miles. Manatees give birth every year in our waters near the dock during the spring time. It is protected and quiet with little to no boat traffic where the mother can rear the calf.
With access to the gulf, you can help yourself to some of the best fishing in the world. Launch your boat at community boat ramp located down the street, at the end of Mason Creek Rd or at Macrae's in town, your choice, there are several to choose from. Our house has an extra long/wide driveway for boat/trailer and cars. There will be aerial views and a chart noting the Homosassa River and Mason/Petty creeks, as well as other points of interest in the Homosassa area accessible by boat. The scalloping grounds are roughly 20 - 30 minutes by boat from the dock. Additional information will be provided in our Guest Book. If you have questions during your stay, don't hesitate to ask. The Scallop season runs from June to September (check specific dates which change year to year). A Salt water fishing license is required if you enter by boat. Read the Rules!! In the Scallop grounds, the water depth will range from 3-6', your choice based on your physical ability. You literally can stand and catch scallops. There is a fresh water hose, sink and cleaning station at the dock for you to rinse your boat, gear and catch, have fun! We know you will see why we love our Homosassa. Observe mother nature and see why this place is nicknamed the 'Nature Coast.' I have gps coordinates, like a crumb trail, leading out to the Homosassa River, with areas of concern marked, and the water gets skinny in those areas at extreme low tide, can't say it doesn't. There are google earth images and GPS coordinates in the guest book and if needed, I can provide you numbers to get you in the scallop grounds. Its about 20 - 30 minutes to the mouth of the Homosassa River, depending on how much you plane and there are no idle zones, except for exiting the neighborhood. Last year we did not receive reports of guests damaging wheels (props).
Also check out our Crystal River waterfront get away VRBO-554144 located near Three Sisters Springs.
If there are any further questions about your boat or navigation, you can call me at (561) 676-4791 or (561) 676-9924
Judy or Jack
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- May 23, 2018
About Judy or Jack
We love retreating away from the busy lifestyle here to relax and fish the Gulf where the fish are plentiful! As avid divers and water people in general, we have been diving and spearfishing the Gulf since 2005 and can tell you first hand that some of the best fishing is in the Gulf. Whether its spearfishing, hook & line or scalloping, access to the Gulf of Mexico is right at your doorstep and only minutes away.
Judy or Jack purchased this House in 2007
Why Judy or Jack chose Old Homosassa
I frequently travelled to Crystal River from Gainesville in the 70's, and when I married in 2002, my husband and I decided to spend our honey moon at Plantation Inn, and he fell in love with the area, especially Homosassa's natural beauty. We purchased our property in 2005, adding a home the following year. It has a deck & dock, as well as a spacious 'no see em' screened back porch. We've spent countless hours enjoying the outdoors and the quiet. We especially love to sit on the porch in the morning with a cup of coffee and listen to the birds.
What makes this House unique
We love the coziness of our wood burning stone fireplace and when we're not enjoying the quiet, we are enjoying all there is to do in the area including fishing, scalloping, kayaking and some very nice motorcycling through the old Florida scenery. There are numerous destinations from Cedar Key to Ocala and Leesburg to Flora City. I love the fact that we can walk out our back door, straight to the boat, and enjoy a nice beautiful scenic ride to the Gulf, with little to no boat traffic.
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A wonderful place to relax and convenient to restaurants, etc...
The owners, Jack & Judy, are super to work with and truly care about providing a great experience. The home is spacious, very clean, and everything is in good working order. We look forward to returning in the near future.
Thanks so much for you kind review, and you both were excellent guests! We appreciate guests like you, and that you took such great care of our home. We look forward to your return, and don't forget to ask about the "return guest" discount:)
Jack & Judy
We enjoyed our stay in the fisherman camp. Third March in Homasassa. Citrus County has much to offer. Would have preferred warmer weather and an extra key.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and would have been more than happy to provide an extra key, and any other additional needs, upon request.:)
wonderful vacation spot!
We truly enjoyed our stay at old homosassa. Everything was clean and ready for us. The back porch was our favorite spot. And it was so peaceful and quiet in the neighborhood. It really couldn'the have been better.
Thank you for your kind review, and we are happy you enjoyed your stay. We love that big porch as well, and especially the No Seeum screen, lol. Hope you got to see some of the wildlife passing by, even an ocassional passing deer! We look forward to your return.
Judy & Jack
This was a clean quiet place to stay. It's in "old" Florida, kinda rural area. Lots of nature!
The homes layout was perfect, split bedrooms, each with private bath. For 2 couples you shared the kitchen living room, yet had some space between bedrooms. The Lanai was huge, we spent a lot of time out there enjoying the birds. There are alot of nice attractions in the area. Homosassa State Wildlife park was gorgeous, nice informative boat ride on the river, underwater viewing area where manatees and fish hang out. Crystal River had some neat stuff, the Manatee Festival had some nice vendors. We also went on a charter fishing trip, took our catch to Charlie's Fish House where they cooked it, nothing like fresh fish!
Jack and Judy were great to work with. Just a text and we always heard right back.
Thanks so much for your review, and you were Wonderful guests! Glad you had some decent weather to enjoy and do some et in boating/ fishing. It's nice to be able to share our lil slice of Paradise with you, and welcome you back again soon:) Judy & Jack
Convenient canal-side location
Comfortable home in an area with convenient shopping, dining out and recreation. Hosts are very responsive and they provide everything one could wish for.
Thank you for your kind review, and glad the weather was kind to you! We look forward to your return to our lil slice of Paradise. Judy & Jack.
A Very tranquility place to stay
Our stay here was very relaxing. Enjoyed the view from the porch, which made our morning coffee's so peaceful. Thank you again for sharing your home with us.
You're welcome, and glad you enjoyed your stay.
Redfish - Yearround - Peak time April thru November,
Seatrout - Yearround - Peak time April thru November,
Cobia - Peak time Mar thru October,
Snook- Peak time April thru October,
Tarpon - Peak time April thru October.
-Mason's Creek has navigable water for Bay, Flats and John boats, Bimini tops only, as there is one bridge entering/leaving camp, up to 25'. As with all tidal boating, boater's should exersise caution during the first trip in and out, as well as due diligence in planning to ensure they are familiar with our waterways, specifically the Homosassa River, Mason Creek & Petty Creek. We strongly recommend you view Google Earth in advance of your stay. There will be aerial views with notes in the guest book.
-There are any number of tackle/bait shops in the area for all of your tackle, bait and ice needs, most of them just around the corner. After your scalloping trip, have the locals clean your scallops for a small fee at MacRae's, aka 'The Shed,' while you have a cold drink and listen to live music Saturday and Sunday. Quite frankly, you never have to leave Homosasssa. Stay and enjoy our great litttle town; check out the Freezer, Old Mill Tavern, Sea Grass Pub, Neon Leon, Yardarm ($8-$10 they will cook your fillets of fish and 2 sides), rent a boat and cruise around the 'Monkey Island' , cruise to the springs or go fishing.
-One of our favorite restaurants is Pecks Old Port Cove in Ozelle, a beautiful 7 mile scenic drive, for Soft Shell Crab right off the water table out back. Go see it; best we've ever had?
-For you bike enthusiast, this area has numerous must see destinations such as; MaCraes, especially on Sunday for some great music on the river, Ozelle, Sleepy Hollow in Floral City, Cedar Key and many more.
-If Disney is your thing, its a mear 1 1/2 hour drive to Orlando.
-If you're into antiques, we have shops in virtually any town nearby or you can day trip over to Mt. Dora near Orlando. Its well worth the time, another great drive if you take the secondary roads and stay north of the Turnpike. Start out on 44 head east to Inverness and Leesburg.
-Not too far from Mt. Dora is one of our favorite stops for lunch and an adult beverage, Gator Joe's Beach Bar & Grille located on the North side of Lake Weir; great drive or bike ride. While you're there you can enjoy the water and maybe even get wet if you like or simply relax under the Spanish Moss laden Oak trees, enjoying old Florida at its finest and one of their great signature dishes.
-If you feel the need to head to the city, I can't imagine why, Tampa has all the trappings and Busch Gardens and its only just over an hour away.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are based on 4 guests, additional guest up to 2 are $25 per person/per night Damage Deposit $200, Secured by Credit Card