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Snorkel with the Manatees in Your Back Yard - Kayaks Included

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
People
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Homosassa - Fishbowl

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

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Bird's Underwater Diver Center
Member since: 2002
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2016

Why Bird's Underwater Diver Center chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

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.

Reviews

4.8/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Snorkel with the Manatees in Your Back Yard - Kayaks Included
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
5

Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this little cottage. It was the prefect fit for our family of 5. The house was easy to find, clean, and comfortable. Our favorite feature was the screened in patio, which we spent the majority of our waking hours if we were not out and about. We got the kayaks out and used them to paddle up and down the canals, which was very quiet and relaxing. The wildlife park up the street is a fun place to visit and definitely take advantage of the discount you get from Bird's Underwater to go on a guided manatee swim!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Once Again great Time!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Fishbowl. First was in November second time September for Labor Day weekend. Two different times of year and different experiences both great. This time way less Manatees but both my kids 11, and 15 had a great time. My youngest caught a 28" Snook right from the dock in the backyard. Kayaking and swimming in the springs right at the end of the canal. The house location and kayaks are a big plus. This is a small older Florida house and that's all you need if you are outdoors loving people. Beds are comfortable and its equipped well. Nothing fancy but that's why your here. Real FLA nature and fun.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

beautiful yard, right by the springs!

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing. yes it is an older home, but for the location and price it is unbelievable. wonderful kayaks were included, and sitting on the dock over the water cannot be beat. It's close enough to the springs that you don't have to plan ahead and can be there in minutes barely paddling, yet on a canal with a lot of privacy. we truly loved our stay and hope to return soon. thank you!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kayak bonanza

  • 4 of 5

great waterside cottage. Clean and very well stocked with linens, kitchenware, TV/DVD, WiFi, etc. The kayaks were invaluable and the surroundings both quiet and beautiful. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

LOCATION, LOCATION!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here at Christmas with my family. Very clean and well maintained. Only a short paddle to

see the manatees. Within walking distance to Wildlife Park and stores. Would highly recommend

this property. Loved the toilet seat in the bathroom!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Homosassa, Florida Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
11 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£330
for 2 nights
From
£150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season
1 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£287
for 2 nights
From
£129
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£407
for 2 nights
From
£189
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season
1 Oct 2017 - 10 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£287
for 2 nights
From
£129
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
11 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£330
for 2 nights
From
£150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £28 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Homosassa in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
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 ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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.

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