|Space||2,000 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||6 nights|
*Free use of Carolina Skiff J14 October, November, December rentals. Free use of kayaks and canoes with all rentals.
Meticulously remodeled to be the best vacation rental in the area, Otter's Den is wheel chair friendly with a chair lift in the garage and 3ft or wider doors throughout except in the guest hallway, bedroom and bath. 60 ft of dock space on a deep water canal means your boat is in your back yard ready to head for the Gulf, the springs, or even a waterfront restaurant. Most furniture and appliances are brand new including all beds (King in master bedroom, 2 twins that can be moved together in the guest bedroom.) Master bath area has a walk in closet, travertine (real stone) shower stall, and new toilet, sink, exhaust fan and light fixtures. Guest bath has tub, shower, and is newly tiled with all new fixtures as well. the kitchen and dining area sports a new dishwasher, electric stove with stainless hood, built in microwave, a huge walk-in pantry, double door refrigerator with ice maker and through the door water dispenser, toaster, blender, and quality flatware and service for 8. There is a 60 inch plasma TV in the living room, and LCD TV's in the bedrooms and kitchen. The home has vaulted ceilings and an 'open air' feel with lots of skylights and pocket doors that disappear into the walls leaving a vast open view of the spacious deck, the dock, the water and wildlife. A large 2 car garage and driveway should take car of your vehicles, but there is extra parking nearby for boat trailers and possibly an RV. Recreational amenities include 2 bicycles, a double kayak, a single kayak, canoe, 2 spinning rods with tackle for fishing off the dock. Serious anglers should bring their own gear. A four person 14ft Carolina Skiff with 2 bench seats, Bimini top and 9.9 hp Evinrude four stroke motor is available to qualified boaters for an additional fee. The house is on a private paved single lane road facing 3 acres of undeveloped deciduous woods. Most houses in this neighborhood are owned by weekenders who come 'up to the river' for fishing, boating, or just to relax.
While building our little pocket cruiser my wife and I decided finally to move to our favorite waterfront Florida getaway - Old Homosassa. We'd been visiting here and bringing friends for years and always dreamed of living here permanently. Now we do!
Terry Evans purchased this house in 2012
When another house in our quiet neighborhood became available, we bought it from the owner before it was ever listed on the market. The neighborhood is perfect, the house is well constructed and has always been well cared for, and the waterfront location is the best in the area. Had the house been available when we were shopping for ourselves, I'm sure we'd be living there now.
60 feet of dock space on a deep canal 1/2 mile from the Homosassa River, 3 miles from the Gulf of Mexico makes the house a boater's dream. The rear deck is huge, the back porch/family room, living room, kitchen and master bedroom all have great water views and north light without glare.
Otters Den is one of the best VBRO rentals we have ever had. The pictures are a true presentation but the WOW appeal you get when you walk-in can only be experienced first hand. The kitchen is stocked very well. Loved using the canoe. We boated next to a manatee and her little one in the canal. We paid extra for the boat and enjoyed trips up and down the river. Terry is an excellent host.
TERRY (THE OWNER) WAS VERY NICE AND HELPED MAKE OUR STAY A GREAT ONE
We had the most wonderful time. Having bikes and kayaks available was super.
We had a fantastic stay at the Otters Den in Homosassa FL. The house is very well maintained and the side street that it is on, is very quite. We immensely enjoyed all that Homosassa and Crystal River FL had to offer. The HSWSP ( Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park ) is a great mid-week venture to take with the whole family. It has beautiful views of the river and spring, surrounded by a thick canopy of Florida's lush forest and understory. We would like to extend a thank you to Terry for the use of his Skiff and other equipment ( Large Pot and outdoor burner for our Low Country Boil ). It was a great experience and we look forward to our next stay.
This is our second time staying at the Otters Den on the water in old Homosassa. Our family loves to scallop and this house is the perfect comfortable retreat. Beautiful view, comfortable accommodations and the house has everything you need to feel at home. The location is close to restaurants (our favorites are Freezers and Dan's Clam Stand), shopping and grocery stores. I highly recommend Otters Den if you want a quiet, relaxing getaway!
This is a beautiful house and property. The location is great, close to everything. The house is always in great shape. Great amenities, lots of room, nice dock. We will definitely be back.
Old Homosassa is a picturesque old Florida fishing village located on a beautiful little river - 7 miles from the springs to the Gulf of Mexico. The house is on deep water Otter Creek, just off the main river, and only 1/2 mile from a state kayak park with an observation tower overlooking the Chasahowitzka wildlife reserve. A bicycle can get you anywhere, even off road into the reserve. Most popular activities are kayaking, fishing, boating, scalloping, snorkeling, and swimming in the spring's 'blue water.' It's one mile to MaCrae's waterfront bait house and bar and Nativie Sun tours offering air boat rides through the vast tributaries and backwaters, fishing and scalloping trips. The wildlife park is a must see. While they specialize in manatee rehabilitation, all the birds and animal species native to Florida are there. There's even an observation room sunken into the fresh water spring where you see multitudes of both fresh and salt water fish species swimming wild. A favorite activity is just sitting on the dock with or without a fishing rod. You can see manatees, dolphin, river otter, great blue herons, bald eagles, turtles, an occasional alligator and much more.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Stay of less than six nights will be considered on an individual basis. 2 months stays $3500/month, 3 months or more, $3000/month.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.