|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This secluded cottage is located directly on the Withlacoochee River, designated an 'Outstanding Florida Waterway'. Our newly renovated cottage features a large well stocked kitchen, dining and living areas with cathedral ceiling, and two cozy bedrooms. The screened porch is just feet from the river complete with palm trees and old cypress.
A nature lovers paradise where you can view manatees, otters, turtles, many varieties of birds, and an occasional alligator or dolphin. Bring your boat and cruise down the scenic river to the Gulf of Mexico. There is plenty of room to park your trailer or RV. Swim in the river or adjacent lagoon where you might encounter a napping manatee, or use our kayaks or canoe to paddle back to 'Old Florida'. Fish from the private dock or during season, harvest scallops in near by Crystal River
The perfect place to get away from it all, but close enough to enjoy a day trip to Tampa Bay, or several Florida attractions like Silver Springs, Homosassa Springs, or Weeki Wachee. Walking, bike, and equestrian trails are minutes away at the Cross Florida Greenway where you will also find a boat ramp to the Gulf of Mexico. Antique shops, golfing, and spas are located nearby. Beautiful Lake Rousseau is minutes away with some of the best bass fishing in the area. Watch mullet or tarpon jumping directly from the dock located at the cottage.
We purchased our riverfront property next door in 2005. We love the quiet and secluded setting and find it relaxing just watching the river flow by. We enjoy watching all the wildlife, kayaking, and boating on the river and the gulf. The lagoon separating the property is a favorite spot for manatee to rest and birds to fish. We purchased the cottage in 2009 so we could share this little piece of paradise with family and friends. We hope you enjoy all 'The Nature Coast' has to offer.
Freda Nichols purchased this cottage in 2009
The Hideaway was everything I was looking for and much more. Truly a wonderful time to get away a relax with family.
It’s easy to explore the area from this location. It’s just a short drive to the Gulf or the springs at Crystal River, Homosassa and Rainbow River. But spending time at the cottage is wonderful, too. The “Hideaway” is the perfect name. It has a secluded feel and it’s so peaceful. Some of our favorite times were spent relaxing on the dock or screened porch. The screened porch is only briefly pictured but it was my favorite spot. It has seating for lounging, table and chairs for eating and two ceiling fans. Watching the wildlife on the river was also amazing. Plus it’s so nice to have available a canoe or the kayaks to paddle the Withlacoochee.
I have never stayed in a rental so carefully furnished. The décor is charming with some unique pieces. But what really set it apart was how thoughtfully each room was outfitted. For instance, though the bedrooms were cozy in size, each had a reading light for each side of the bed and a table to lay a book or glasses. Each closet had a laundry basket and a folding rack for luggage. All of the linens, towels, pillows were of nice quality and fresh – no hand-me-downs. The kitchen was really well-stocked and the glasses, dishes, flatware all matched . All the extra touches make you feel like valued guests, not renters.
The owner couldn’t be nicer and easier to work with, a final plus.
We couldn't have been happier with our choice to stay at the Hideaway. It was very hard to leave and we hope to return some day. The photos were accurate, but to see it in person was even better! The cottage is very clean and comfortable. It was complete privacy-saw no one and no one could see us. The screened porch and dock both fabulous places to sit and relax and watch the river. It is so beautiful!!! We took the kayaks out which was a treat, even saw 2 pileated woodpeckers fly!
Grocery store nearby. Very laid back and quiet community-real "Old Florida", much nicer than the hustle and bustle in other area. No traffic to speak of.
Many things to do in the area. The Withlacoochee Bay Trail is nearby which is really nice. As is Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park where many birds and animals are rehabilitated and cared for.
Freezer Box restaurant nearby great steamed shrimp and beer. Dan's Clam Stand -get the Fresh clams! The best we have ever had! Friendly service.
Crystal River State Archeological Site interesting. Many good trails to walk in Crystal River Preserve State Park. Three Sister Sanctuary a must! Saw so many manatees. Good to have a guide as she told us so much. So much more we didn't have time to explore.
Thank you to Freda for wonderful hospitality!
This rental is a jewel and a vacation to be remembered!
Traci and Bill
We have been here several times now and love it even more each time we visit! We only left the property once for breakfast on Mother's Day at the Shrimp Diner in Inglis (excellent!) And a quick trip to the local IGA grocery. They are both 5 minutes away! We fished for gar and bowfin and caught several! This place is AMAZING! Can't wait to come back this summer!! Thanks Jim and Freda!
My wife and I had the best time at this Hideaway Cabin. The cabin was clean, well furnished and had a "killer" view from the dock. We enjoyed seeing Manatee's, Otters and fantastic birds. Whether your drinking coffee in the morning on the dock or having cocktails on the dock in the evenings the views never get old. Fredda and Jim were wonderful hosts. They live next door (not too close though) which was very nice and enjoyable to have them so close by to answer questions and share ideas with.
Our January, 2016 stay at the Hideway was exceptional!
The cottage is very comfortable and complete. Outside the canoe/kayaks, dock and yard offer hours of natural enjoyment. The location makes easy access to Parks, Forests, Bicycle Paths and Springs.
No Complaints. Highly Recommended!!!
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£201|
|cleaning||£60 + Tax|
You have the option of purchasing property damage protection for $49.00 instead of paying the $250.00 damage deposit
Signed rental agreement and 50% deposit required to reserve the cottage
50% deposit required
Balance due upon arrival
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.