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River Retreat With Deep Water Dock, Private Heated Pool, Double Kayak & 2 Cycles

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Villa in Homosassa, Gulf of Mexico - Peaceful location full of nature but close enough for day trips to beaches, golf & amusement parks!!

Watch the fish jump in the adjoining Otter Creek whilst enjoying a quiet drink on the decking or a dip in the heated pool. . Enjoy the quiet, relaxed seclusion of this waterfront property with 5 minutes direct boat access to the clear Homosassa River and 20 minutes sail to the Gulf of Mexico. Use the kayak to get closer to the wildlife. See the manatees or just enjoy the fishing, sailing and golf courses in the tranquil area of Florida (1 hour drive North of Tampa). The Nature Coast of Florida deserves its name with over 98000 acres set aside as federal, state or county parks and preservation areas.

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We loved our week in the villa. It is really well equipped and has everything you need for a relaxing vacation. Great selection of DVDs as well and an mp3 dock. Kitchen is fully equipped and there is plenty of space to relax and chill. You will need a car but the supermarket is only around 5--10 minutes away. Loved having the kayak and the bikes and Mel was very easy to deal with and deposit was refunded promptly. We would love to return. My only suggestions to make it absolutely perfect would be that some of the very large trees could be cut back to allow more sun on the outside area and a 4th lounger would be grand! We asked to have the pool heated which we were very glad of but you still needed courage for the first dip!" The Culleys April 2013

"Lovely house in great location.First time in this part of Florida but will definitively be back" The Richard family August 2011.
Sep 2005
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Homosassa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet , toliet in small closet in garage
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom with bathtub or use as shower, vanity wash basin and toliet. There is an extra toliet in a small space in garage.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , queen sized bed
    Bedroom 1 - 4 king , king sized bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with king size bed, cable TV, radio and ceiling fan. Second bedroom with queen sized bed with ceiling fan, cable tv and radio. Queen air mattress can be used in living area..
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes on accommodation: Air conditioning, heating and ceiling fans throughout the property. Telephone and Wi-Fi.. Please note the property is not available for smokers or pets. Smoking can be outside. Outside: A 28ft heated and screened swimming pool (completed January 2006) adjoins the decking overlooking Otter Creek, which has unrestricted deep water direct access to Homosassa River and the Gulf of Mexico. The house is situated on a tree'd double lot in a quiet Cul de Sac with extensive parking to the front and Otter Creek to the rear. Huge screened lanai with large variety of furniture giving further seating area sheltered from the sun. Gas barbecue grill with an extra filled tank. Fishing poles, double kayak, beach chairs, umbrella and 2 bicycles available for our guests use. Utility Room: Large sized washing machine, tumble dryer and utility sink in garage. Also an extra toliet in small room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linens are supplied. Including beach towels. Optional house cleaning available for longer stays. Other: 1 car garage with full size washing machine, tumble dryer WC and utility sink. Large screened lanai with sit down table and many lounge chairs plus ceiling fans.. Large outside deck with 2 tables and chairs plus 2 lounge chairs. Perfect for sunning.


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River Retreat With Deep Water Dock, Private Heated Pool, Double Kayak & 2 Cycles
average rating of 4.904762 based on 22 reviews

Awesome! Great location

  • 5 of 5

Very clean well eqipped

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Dakota

Loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this home. Owners were very accommodating. Spent time kayaking, lounging in or by the private pool, fishing from dock, and sampling nearby restaurants. House and property are well-maintained and had everything we needed for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Douglas, Georgia

Perfect for small boat and family

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our time here and will likely be back again. We swam in the pool daily and just thoroughly enjoyed the amenities of the home. The furniture is very comfortable and the beds too! I think we may have turned on the TV for a couple of hours during the week, but we just couldn't pull ourselves away from the outdoor activities. It was wonderful to have the dock so I could leave my boat in the water and not have to launch and recover each day.

We even managed to use the tandem kayak one day and didn't get wet! We encountered manatees each day and got some fabulous video footage at the area of the springs where everyone anchors to play. We also got pictures of a mother and calf feeding right outside by the dock/yard. The home is absolutely wonderful and was exactly what we were looking for. We highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As advertised

  • 5 of 5

I cannot think of a single thing we needed that was not provided for our two-day stay. There were three kayaks rather than the one we expected, and the two bicycles were in sound working condition. I've kept contact information in case we return to Homosassa, which, by the way, is a nice place for a getaway even for those of us who live in other parts of coastal Florida .

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay and had nice amenities. Fantastic big family room opening to an awesome screen porch. Pool was nice to have as well. Just wish we had more time to stay and could have used the kayaks that were available! Loved swimming with the manatees.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, clean and well equipped. The views are good and the owner is very responsive.

  • 4 of 5

This is one of the best properties that I have stayed at in Homosassa. I am from the area and familiar with what you can get for the $$$. The owner represents the property well, I almost think it offers even more than the description.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Fort Island beach is 20 minutes drive to the North through a scenic winding road with saw-grass environment and in season the beach is supervised. Features WC's and shops. Pine Island beach is 30 minutes drive South and is again supervised in season with all facilities. Bathing is available from boats in the sparkling Homosassa River. Rainbow Springs is a swimming experience approx 45 mins drive to the North and there are many inexpensive boat, canoe and kayak hire companies in the area.


Tampa International Airport is 67 miles and Orlando International Airport is 98 miles away. Car hire is available at both airports.


There are many restaurants within easy reach of the property. Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park (5 minute drive) is a must-see attraction with manatees and other native Florida animals. Busch Gardens, voted No.2 Theme Park in the world with all its attractions is 1 hour drive away at Tampa. Orlando, which has all the Disney and Universal Theme Parks is approx a 1½ hours drive. Many great beaches are within 30 minutes to 90 minutes away.

Further Details:

The area is a delight for all nature lovers with extensive boating, fishing and 10 golf courses within easy driving distances. Old Homosassa is a preservation area with restricted development and so still has a lot of the charm but is still only 5 minutes drive from the local large supermarkets and shops. There is also a multi-screen cinema complex at the mall, which is a 20 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

Booking Notes:
$200.00 in US Dollars is required to secure dates. This will convert to a damage deposit upon your arrival. The final money will be due 30 days before your arrival. This will be refunded within 1 week after your departure as long as the rental agreement terms have been met.. Please request a rental agreement by email before securing your dates. Payment to be made in US dollars by the following form of payment: PayPal, Visa or MasterCard.

Notes on prices:
Prices are in US Dollars. Pool heating is included in the price, . House cleaning fee is $75.00. There are also local taxes of 9% that will be added. Payment to be made in US Dollars by PayPal, Visa or MasterCard.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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