About the property
- House2640 sqft
- Separate WC's1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
WOW, you'll have it all! Swim with the manatees, scallop, fish, kayak, boat or golf. Escape from the winter weather, the congestion of traffic, and the hustle and bustle of work and everyday life to this newly decorated upscale four bedroom, three and one half bathroom waterfront home in a beautiful and tranquil setting. November through March is best for manatee watching. Golfing is especially beautiful during spring and fall at numerous courses within 15 minute drive. ( Call for special rates.) Summers are fantastic for the scalloping! Located within Tradewinds Marina Resort, you'll have a fully furnished open kitchen, dining area, living room area with the first floor master suite which includes a king bed, soaking tub and of course flat screen TV. Queen beds are featured in each of two guest rooms and twin beds in the fourth. You'll have the use of three flat screen TVs, free WiFi, and free land-line phone calls throughout the USA and Canada. Park your car in the attached garage and dock your boat in the available slips. Easy availability to numerous nine or eighteen hole golf courses including nearby highly rated World Woods. You'll love treating your family, friends and yourself to the culture of Historic Homosassa where a variety of restaurants, from casual Cajun to Wine Spectator selections treat you to culinary delights and live music. Enjoy gorgeous views of the Homosassa River, sit by the pool or fish from the pier. Less than an hour from Tampa airport and an hour fifteen minutes from Disney World. Lots more attractions within easy day trips. You'll create truly lasting memories in this quality home away from home.The home is pet friendly for a fee of $25 per day, $150 per week or $300 per month. Also there is boat slips available for rent at $35 per day $150 per week and $300 per month
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Kenneth Smith
We grew up in Maryland so are lovers of water, fishing and crabbing in the Chesapeake Bay, swimming along the beaches in Ocean City and enjoying the wildlife throughout the state. Kenny's career caused us to both spend over 20 years in Bermuda so again we were captivated by the water. So when Kenny retired and we saw this gorgeous but quaint waterfront opportunity, we couldn't resist owning and enjoying it.
Kenneth Smith purchased this House in 2014
Why Kenneth Smith chose Homosassa
We saw the resort in 2013 while visiting my sister in a nearby retirement community so we booked a vacation there for the following February, 2014. We enjoyed it so much that when we saw this house go up for sale, we settled on it before the end of the following month. We've only owned the house since March 2014 but we hope you enjoy it and the surrounding activities as much as our friends, family and we do.
What makes this House unique
Manatees in winter, scalloping in summer, golfing and fishing year round, gorgeous views, beautiful home!
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Local Services & Businesses
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Little tast of summer in late fall
What a beautiful house and location for a family get-away. The house matched the listing perfectly, great location, on a canal, minutes away from a manatee state park, great places to eat, etc. The house was decorated beautifully, all the kitchen cooking ware and appliances top notch! We cooked a full Thanksgiving meal during our stay and with flat screen tv's in every room, got to watch Macy's Thanksgiving parade and a couple of college bowl games sitting, leaning, laying or propped up. We had no issues during our stay. Fished a little in the canal out back and on the Homosassa river just a short walk down the canal board walk Definately met our expectations!!! Awesome x 10!!!
Thank you for the wonderful review and I am pleased that you liked the location and enjoyed your stay and Thanksgiving holiday. We do our best to keep the house as we would like it when we get the chance to stay. Thank you again for your review and I hope to hear from you again.
Clean and large house
The house was perfect for four adult golfers. Large open kitchen with all pots, pans and utensils for cooking. A Weber bbq was utilized for grilling.
Normally, we do not watch much TV, but with the NHL playoffs on we cheered on our teams and noticed how extensive the television channels were.
Also, I must mention how accommodating the hosts were in switching some dates.
Well maintained, great location
We stayed one week and to summarize, the property was clean, kept in excellent condition and as a guest, you have plenty of space, a great view of the Homosassa River and you're within 30 miles of several beaches, springs, etc. Within the subdivision, the house is in a great location right next to the community pool and tennis court. Owner is responsive, helpful, and honest. When we returned home, our damage deposit was promptly returned.
If there were only one thing I could change about the property, that would be to provide better access to the canal for small and/or non-motorized boats, such as paddle boards, kayaks, etc. The boat slips are high, so if you have a pontoon boat, they would work great for it, but they are too high for launching any hand-carried boats. The back yard of the property is directly on the canal, but there are no steps down to it or floating docks that would be useful for hand-carried boats. To put those in, you have to use the boat ramp several hundred feet away which can be a bit slippery. Overall, the owner does a great job maintaining the property, but I don't think the canal access is something they would be permitted to modify.
Exactly what we needed for our stay!
Our family of seven adults never felt crowded even when cooking together in the well-appointed kitchen, or sitting chatting in the luxurious living room. We even got to park our "touring van" in the uncluttered garage. Even tho' it was very cold, we still grilled outside our "catch" from Shelly's Seafoods ...yummy! It was fun eating together at the lovely, huge dining table. We would definitely re-book if we return to the area.
Thank you for your kind review and I 'm sorry about the cold weather but I find as hard as I try I can not control the weather. I hope you all have a Happy New Year and get to return some time when the weather is more seasonable.
We love this house and keep coming back to it!
Just completed our 3rd stay at this house. It's a favorite!
Thank you to Mr. Smith for being so welcoming to our family.
We hope to be back again next Christmas.
Thank you for your great review and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to you returning.
We Keep Coming Back
This was our second time staying at the house with the first being at manatee season. This time we scalloped and it was perfect just like the first time. The house was clean and fit my family perfectly. There were plenty of towels and the convenience of having the pool nearby to catch a fresh water swim was great! We ventured out to the Spring to enjoy some cool water and people watching as well. The location is the best!