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Waterfront House - 2 single and one double Kayaks Included -Bird Sanctuary

People7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Clean, spacious, waterfront house. Back porch overlooks canal, dock, and outdoor fireplace (chimney). Double capacity sit-on-top kayak included. Paddle the pristine waters of the Halls River. Surrounding land is Federal Bird Wildlife Sanctuary. Halls River connects to Homosassa River, winter home of the manatees. Fish off the dock.

Large living room area with cathedral ceiling. Open kitchen with divider bar and sliding-glass doors to back porch create spacious gathering area. Pets are NOT allowed, No Smoking.

Located off Highway 19 between Crystal River and Homosassa. Home owned by Birds Underwater Dive Center. See their website.

Keywords: House

More Details

Owner
Bird's Underwater Diver Center
Member since: 2002
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2017

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review #11936079 “Paradise on the Halls River ”

This house was everything we could of asked for in a nice quiet weekend away. Use of the two kayaks was wonderful to explore the beautiful and quiet Halls River. The home had everything you would need, you really only need to bring your toothbrush! We will definitely return!
Jun 2015
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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:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Second bathroom is off the larger bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Bunk Bed , Futon with bunk overhead
  • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1) bottom bunk is a futon, could sleep two kids.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
Notes:
Two double kayaks included. WiFi is included

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Waterfront House - 2 single and one double Kayaks Included -Bird Sanctuary
average rating of 4.2727275 based on 12 reviews
4

comfortable

  • 4 of 5

only suggestion is it needs kitchen items, pots and pans, bowls for mixing, proper small appliances and the grill didn't work.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Location great

  • 4 of 5

Very clean, location wonderful. Very easy going checking in. Would go back in a heart beat

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dated home, but dock with kayaks made it worthwhile

  • 3 of 5

This home is very dated and the beds not the most comfortable; however, if you want to experience kayaking in very calm, shallow see-through water and experience interacting with manatees without paying to see them then this is the place. We saw a lot of manatees, including a mom and baby, and we were able to pet several. These amazing animals are gentle and non-threatening. Some are shy and some playful, and you will fall in love with these sweet mammals with puppy dog eyes. We loved exploring all the canals that branched off river and met some friendly locals. If you're not going to utilize the benefits of the water, opt for more modern accommodations. If you want to be on the water, kayak, or see manatees it's a good rental and the fireplace was a nice touch.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The house is even nicer than the photos suggest!

  • 5 of 5

Bird was a wonderful host, and the home was perfect for our needs!

The Kayaks that come with the rental were a huge selling point for us bc we were mainly visiting the area in hopes of seeing Manatees. Sure enough, within 10 minutes of paddling away from the back patio of this home, we were hanging out with 2-3 of them (and this was off season)!

We also rented Kayaks from Bird's Underwater Dive Center in town, which gave us access to a wider area to explore. If you don't want to kayak, Bird's also offers Manatee tours from a motor boat...

We were two couples who also appreciated the two separate bathrooms, the surprisingly comfortable beds, the washer/dryer, and the fun Manatee-themed decorations throughout the home! Within walking distance of a mini-mart (just across the highway), and within easy drive of restaurants.

I wouldn't hesitate for an instant to stay here again or recommend it to friends and family!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and convenient

  • 4 of 5

The location was perfect for our activities of manatee experience, beach & park visits and air boat ride. We used the house kayaks and saw even more manatee, a bald eagle and other great coastal birds and fish. The kitchen had good space and the open floor plan kept everyone connected. No ice maker. No biggie- just be prepared. Needed propane for the fire pit and reported another small appliance concern- one call covered both promptly. We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

The Hall's River House is beautiful, well supplied and spotless. It is close to Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park and Bird's Under Water where we swam with manatees. We also made a quick (1 hour) trip to the Florida Aquarium in Tampa. The kitchen has all needed spices and paper towel. There is shampoo and body wash or soap in the bathrooms. The fire pit was fun on a cold evening! We also enjoyed kayaking and fishing off the dock.

For planning purposes: There is no hairdryer or hair conditioner. The DVD in the great room is not hooked up and the cable in the master bedroom is not connected. There are plenty of hangars and storage room.

Clarification: There is one sit a top single kayak, one sit in kayak, and two tandems. There are fishing poles Pick up some imitation crab bites at Winn Dixie for bait!

Our only complaint was that the TV in the great room was extremely small - very difficult to watch those college bowl games!

We enjoyed Fat Daddy's Roadhouse although beware that the servings are huge! We also enjoyed Sara's Diner for breakfast after our swim!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • 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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
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
£408
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
 
Off Season
1 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
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
23 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£408
for 2 nights
From
£189
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
1 Oct 2018 - 10 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£287
for 2 nights
From
£129
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £27.06 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Book early in high season. We request a two night minimum in high season. 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 get the key as well.

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.
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