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Snorkel with the Manatees in Your Back Yard - Kayaks Included

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

Clean, newly remodeled house on canal of Homosassa River. Two docks and two double kayaks included. Two-night minimum stay. Screened-in back porch overlooking banana, orange, grapefruit, and fig trees.

Paddle to the clear fresh waters of Homosassa River outside of Homosassa Springs State Park, see their website. Manatees gather 300 yards from house to winter in 72-degree water. You may swim with manatees. House owned by Birds Underwater Dive Center, see website, who will rent you necessary snorkel gear and explain rules of engagement with manatees.

Great swimming in summer. Great fishing. Walk to state park two blocks away to view manatees and other indigenious animals.

Keywords: Waterfront House

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Homosassa in Citrus County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Bunk Bed , Full size futon with bunk over
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
Notes:
WiFi included For the privacy of our clients we do not provide driving directions. We do not want drive by’s. They must call the shop for directions and come here and get the key as well.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Snorkel with the Manatees in Your Back Yard - Kayaks Included
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews
4

Location can't be beat. House is great. A few little things would make it 5 stars.

  • 4 of 5

The good: Manatees right off the dock in the backyard. Kayaks in the backyard for our use. Fishing pole in the laundry room for our use! Located within a 5-minute walk to Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park (fantastic!!). Also a short drive to The Freezer- feel like a local and have scrumptious peel and eat shrimp and clam chowder in a bread bowl. Publix is a 3-minute drive from the house. House has basics. Outdoor grill and fire pit are very nice.

The not so great: Someone came into the backyard and stacked our kayaks while we were gone- and they weren't in anyone's way and they weren't in danger of falling into the water or anything. The neighbor lets his dogs poop in the backyard of the rental. Area is strangely and rather eeriely non-diverse, just mentioning this so no POCs are surprised.

The ugly: The mattresses in the extra room- I would have given this house 5 stars if I had been able to sleep. Tried the regular bed first, then the bunkbed, and then the couch. If you replace a couple of mattresses, the house would be pretty perfect. As I was packing to leave on the last day, I spotted an air mattress in the bedroom closet which could have improved the sleeping issues- so now you, reader, know it's there.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful location, comfortable and cosy.

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly located on the water. We paddled to the nearby Homasassa springs natural wildlife park on the kayaks provided on site just before sunset.little did we know how interactive these gentle giants are when new playmates arrive in their playground. We were surrounded by several and one actually put his flipper on our kayak so he could turn over for a tummy rub.

The home is very clean and basic but adequate for a vacation.

Would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very cute

  • 5 of 5

Nice house. Love the area.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

True Florida Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough good things about this house! It is a true gem, and we will treasure our time here! We stayed 4 nights in late December with our kids, 10 and 12. We used the kayak's everyday and visited with the manatees. We were able to touch them from our kayaks. Priceless!! The river that the home is on is beautiful, clear and has great spots to get out and snorkel. We found sting rays, shells, turtles, fish, birds and lots of manatees! The home itself was FANTASTIC. We loved the docks and the screened in porch. The neighbors were very friendly and introduced us to "Bully" the bird. The home had everything that we needed. The staff at Bird's Underwater Dive Center were great. They were very helpful answering all of my questions. The house is perfectly located by Homosassa Springs, Weeki Wachee, Crystal River and beaches. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this house!!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable and a great location

  • 5 of 5

Lots of blue and white herons, egrets, ibexes and other beautiful water birds in the backyard by the waterway. Two docks, four kayaks and only a 1/4 mile to where the Homasassa River meets the Homasassa Springs Wildlife Park. Beautiful clear water and lots of fish. Manatees are plentiful in the cool weather. You can also walk to the Park, just 100 yards or so. The house is just a short drive to/from Crystal River. Lots of festivals in the area, and friendly people everywhere! The house was comfortable and sleeps at least six (two in bunkbeds). Would gladly stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house, the yard, the kayaks, the beautiful springs... Loved it all ! Ready to plan the next trip!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owner

Bird's Underwater Diver Center
Member since: 2002
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2018

Why Bird's Underwater Diver Center chose Homosassa

When you rental one of our houses you also get 10% off a manatee tour with Bird's Underwater and 10% off a scalloping tour (July - Sept)as well as use of the kayaks at Bird's Underwater that is located on King's Bay.

Location

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Homosassa, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
11 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£306
for 2 nights
From
£139
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Slow Season
1 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£266
for 2 nights
From
£119
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Scallop Season
23 Jun 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£378
for 2 nights
From
£175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season
1 Oct 2018 - 10 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£266
for 2 nights
From
£119
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
11 Nov 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
£306
for 2 nights
From
£139
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Slow Season
1 May 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
2 night minimum stay
£266
for 2 nights
From
£119
 
 
High Season
22 Jun 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
2 night minimum stay
£378
for 2 nights
From
£175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £25.06 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Book well in advance in high season and during this time we require a two night minimum.
Check in at Bird's Underwater, 300 NW US HWY 19, before 5:00 pm to get the key. If you can not make it before that time please contact us, in advance, for lock box information and directions.
For the privacy of our clients we do not provide driving directions on line. We do not want drive by’s. Guests must call the shop for directions and to get the key as well. Resort Tax is 11%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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