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Waterfront, 60 Feet Of Dock, Wheel Chair Friendly In Old Homosassa

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, sunny and bright with decks, patio, and fantastic water view

*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.


Owner
Terry Evans
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Terry Evans

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

Why Terry Evans chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Amenities

Homosassa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Tile and stone shower stall
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both bathrooms are newly remodeled in 2013. Master bath has travertine stone shower stall. Guest bath has shower/tub, ceiling skylight.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private bath with shower stall and walk in closet. TV
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twins can be pushed together to make king. Window seat and T
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
We want your stay to be as complete and comfortable as possible. The house has brochures with our recommendations of nearby tours and activities. Give us a call in advance for any special needs - we can probably do it.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Waterfront, 60 Feet Of Dock, Wheel Chair Friendly In Old Homosassa
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews
5

What a view

  • 5 of 5

It was so wonderful waking up everyday and sitting out on the patio. We have loved all the houses on home away but this one was the ultimate. The owner Terry was the best. We are looking to buy a house in this area.

We had manatees a dolphin, birds, raccoons. Homosassa FL. Is beautiful with mature trees and the river and springs. A must visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Richlands, North Carolina
4

Lovely slice of Old Homosassa

  • 4 of 5

Terry was amazing and so was the house! It had everything we needed and then some - fire-pit, fish cleaning sink, canoes, kayaks, bikes. Though we didn't use those because we couldn't pry ourselves from the river or the serene back deck, it was nice to know they were there. Despite the last two days being too windy and cool to fish we enjoyed ourselves immensely and would recommend Otters Den to anyone wanting to relax, fish or just get to know Homosassa.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dothan, Al
5

Very pleased with house, It is neat, comfortable, well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Owner most helpful; gave info regarding biking, canoeing, kayaking, places to eat. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

NICE HOME IN A NICE LOCATION

  • 4 of 5

TERRY (THE OWNER) WAS VERY NICE AND HELPED MAKE OUR STAY A GREAT ONE

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything was beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful time. Having bikes and kayaks available was super.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Homosassa
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Crystal River airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Riverside Monkey Bar
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Plantation Resort
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US 19
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Freezer / Riverside Crab House
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Fort Island Gulf Beach
Car: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

Homosassa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$170
$1,190
$3,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Stay of less than six nights will be considered on an individual basis. 2 months stays $3500/month, 3 months or more, $3000/month.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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