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The Thirsty Manatee -Seasonal/Vacation Waterfront Getaway

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 90 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 90 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Homosassa

2Bdrm.,2 Ba./deepwater canal/fenced yard/laundry rm.

Take it from JEFF CORWIN, host of 'OCEAN MYSTERIES', on Animal Planet, the 'Stand by your Manatee' episode, quoted as saying 'Homosassa is one of HIS favorite places on the PLANET' Enjoy our cozy, relaxing ranch home on a deep water canal, and watch our two nosey neighbors pop in (the dolphins and the manatees) and if you want more action just go AROUND the corner by boat or car. Conveniently located on the Homosassa River, Homosassa Springs, and the Gulf of Mexico. Tampa International Airport is just 45 minutes away and Orlando's attractions are just 90 minutes away. Go canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, bird watching, scalloping (July to Sept. 10th), world renowned Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park, fresh water fishing from the dock, or saltwater fishing and swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. Spend the day just 20 minutes south at Weeki Wachee Springs and go watch the mermaids swim, glass-bottom boat rides and Bucaneer Bay Waterpark. Be sure to see our beautiful starlit sky before you turn in for the evening. Complete with a large utility room for storing all your recreational gear. NO BRIDGES or SHALLOW WATER to access of springs, river and Gulf of Mexico. We are located one canal away where the river and springs join together. Only less than l5 minutes to kyak, paddleboard to the springs. 5 min. by boat.

This home truly allows you to enjoy Old Florida at it's best. All grocery stores, drug stores, and many great restaurants are within minutes. The large lushly landscaped patio area is perfect for relaxing under the shade of Florida's beautiful palms. Inside you can relax in front of the TV in the living room or play games in the family room. Enjoy your meals in the dining room or outside on the lanai. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and the second bedroom has a double and a twin size beds. There is a large fenced in yard if you'd like to pitch a tent near the fire pit. (no fires allowed during drought season). This is a NON-SMOKING inside the home. Anyone under the AGE OF 25 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.


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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

janice spaulding
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016
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Why janice spaulding chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

This property was purchased to enjoy the tranquility of Old Florida at it's best. The serene landscapes and abundant wildlife make it the perfect place for any nature lover, and the easy access to the river and springs, NO shallow water or bridges. All the choices of resturants by boat makes it that more enjoyable.


based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

The Thirsty Manatee -Seasonal/Vacation Waterfront Getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this great place Feb.and March this year. We loved the house and the location is perfect.. It is very quiet but close to many activities, shopping and restaurants.. We saw many manatees from the yard. Our grown kids enjoyed the kayaks and our lab, Molly, loved the fenced yard.. We highly recomnmnd this home for a vacation rental. The owners are very friendy and helpfull..

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The thirstly manatee

  • 5 of 5

How better way to relax and enjoy nature? This was the most beautiful, serene trip I have ever been on!! Thank you Manatee House for the most perfect vacation atmoshere I have ever experienced. Manattee, dolphin, fishing, fresh springs, good restaurants and a lush quiet environment!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely experiance, although the pictures were descriptive it was much more! Very relaxing comfortable, especially being right on the canal and made it very convenient, since we Kyak'd to the springs & saw the manatees, a spectacular view.

Although it feels like your away from it all, since it is so peaceful, we like the fact that there were good restaurants and grocery nearby. We also enjoyed the State Park which was an experiance close by. Yes, I would definatly recommend! The house was very clean and very well maintained with a cozy feel. Open & Airy. I would love to go back again soon and the owner was very accomodating!

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
63 Miles
Tampa Internation Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Seagrass Pub and Grill
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Central Fl Golf Resort/Plantation, Crystal River
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Veterans Expressway and U. S. l9/Suncoast
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Fort Island Gulf Beach and Hernando Beach

NEARBY:Boat Rentals for 1/2 day or full day, Fishing charters, arts and crafts, These activities are from 2 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes, flea markets 2-3 times weekly within 5 minutes, Scalloping from July 1st. Strawberry & Seafood festivals in town or nearby. Huge antique muscle car shows. Many river activities can be enjoyed from boats or from the nearby marina, Christmas boat light shows, July 4th events, etc. Gulf of Mexico Saltwater fishermen can find grouper and snapper off reefs and coastal rock piles; sea trout and Spanish mackerel frequent grass beds. Cobia and sheepshead can be found around channel markers, redfish and whiting off oyster bars and tarpon on the flats.


Prices & Availability

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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
winter months
6 Jun 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
90 night minimum stay
for 90 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £82

Price INCLUDES up to a familiy of 5
pets require pre-approval/non-refundable pet fee

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Homosassa in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin and full in 2nd bdrm.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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