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14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Homosassa - SUNSET PATH AT HOMOSASSA RIVER

Our Riverfront Stilt Home Has 2-Bedrooms With 2-Private Baths

Sunset Path Home #5 is located just a few yards from the mouth of the Homosassa River. This home is a special find with gorgeous river views and a private dock for your boating enjoyment. Wander all over this wonderful world, then get true rest and relaxation at Sunset Path. Peace and Tranquility abounds here. You will find a special spot at the wonderful and beautiful spring fed Homosassa River, with no hard to navigate canals or bridges to conquer, nor spending an hour just getting close to the Gulf in heavy traffic and people. Our property is located at the Homosassa River, just a 25-minute navagation to the Gulf of Mexico, passing islands and beautiful scenery along the way. Homosassa, Citrus County, Florida, is known as the Florida Nature Coast and easily accessible from Tampa and Orlando airports, a short hour or so away. Visit Disney World, Sea World, and all the Orlando attractions, then come home to peace and tranquility. Tampa, St Petersburg, Clearwater are an easy reach via the Suncoast Parkway. You won't need to go far for a beach, just 30 or so minutes from our home you can explore a beautiful sandy Beach without traffic, congestion, and spring-breakers on a beautiful cove. If you enjoy a laid back waterfront location, you just found it. Navigate from your doorstep into Salt River and Tiger Tail Bay then on to the Gulf. The Scallops are plentiful in season. The Gulf produces delicious fish catches and clear calm waters. Conveniently park your own boat just steps away from your door. Our dock is free with your stay. Enjoy your own grill for family cookouts, or just relax on the screened wrap around porch overlooking the River where Dolphins, Manatees, Eagles, Cranes, and more wink at you. Our 2-Bedrooms with 2-Private Bathrooms are just a small perk in this approximate 1,100 square foot home. We offer a queen sleeper sofa in the living area. The home sleeps six comfortably. Upgraded furniture and furnishings, a fully equipped kitchen and 116 inches of new flat screen televisions for your vacation river enjoyment. Our property is manicured and clean and disinfected. Our location is perfect for walkers, just stroll on our Natures Trail path along Otter Creek and see the early arriving shrimp boats. Bicycles are welcome in the neighborhood on our low traveled streets. Visit the ruins of the Old Civil War Era, the Yulee Plantation Sugar Mill. Pick up tonight's dinner straight out of the saw grass along the flats of the Gulf. Scallop season is a busy time on the Homosassa River. Folks visit from all over the world to Scallop. A virtual smorgasbord of small town restaurants serving Florida seafood and offering live bands. Do as much as you want! No pressures here! This is a place to Replenish Your Soul no matter what time of the year you visit! Forget your problems, revived vitality of your youth is once again realized. No doubt, there are many facilities seeking your visit, but there is only one immaculately clean. It is Sunset Path!! CLEAN!! PEACEFUL!! REASONABLE!! 'A Place to Replenish Your Soul'

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Paula Black, Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 October, 2016
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About Paula Black, Manager

We purchased our nine acres bordering Otter Creek and fronting on the Homosassa River when it was overgrown and looked nothing like it does today. With love and time, we developed Sunset Point and Sunset Path Vacation Rental Homes, along with our main home. We are friendly and support the Texas A & M University in College Station Texas football program and alumni program, where I was a 1953 graduate.

Paula Black, Manager purchased this house in 1991

Why Paula Black, Manager chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

We purchased our nine acres because we were looking for a vacation spot. It was a simple choice. With businesses and family in Tampa Florida it seemed ridiculous to buy a vacation home out of state. Why travel 8-hours to your second home, when in a short hour or so we could be on the River. This place is so beautiful and with a little imagination you can close your eyes and imagine being anywhere in the world. The Sunsets are breathtaking and there's we would have gone a long way to find a place as special as the Homosassa River.

What makes this house unique

You will fall in love with Sunset Path. Besides the home is like new inside, we have upscale furniture and furnishings, from most everywhere in the home you can see the River. You can watch the rare birds and may see some wildlife. The Dolphins romp in the water at your back door. Fish jump in front of you. The air is clean, the water is spring fed and beautiful. You won't hear a horn blow here. Few traffic lights exist. We are a fishing village with great people, yet close to all attractions and away from the traffic, congestion and people touring those attractions. Peace and Tranquility will hold you in their arms. You will go home a renewed person.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We are visiting our family from out of State. This time, we just wanted our own private place. What a grand decision that was. Sunset Path was everything we needed. Quiet, peaceful, tranquil and beautiful. Don't be fooled about it's location. The views of the River are awesome from the home and screen porch. They provided a newer gas grill. We visited our family, then brought them over for cookouts. We were more than pleased and recommend this clean and private home to everyone.
Sep 2014
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average rating of 4.642857 based on 16 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed our stay in Homosassa this past weekend. Place was in good location on the main river and we enjoyed not being in a main traffic area and having that barrage of people coming back and forth. Nice and relaxing which is what we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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well maintained with great amenities.

  • 4 of 5

Paula is a gracious hostess. Ample parking, nice covered areas for rain shelter, good free dock nearby for your boat ( 75 yards), very close to restaurants and marina's on the river. 45 minute ride out to the bay for scalloping.

I would recommend this place to a family with up to 6 people.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here at #5 during a weekend of scalloping. The location is a prime spot on the river and the house itself is perfectly set up for life on the river. Paula and her family made sure we had everything we needed. We felt very welcome and comfortable from the moment we arrived, and were sad to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Recommend for anyone that loves nature.

  • 4 of 5

The property was in a quiet location still close to parks, shopping and dining. Worked very well for the four of us. Kept clean and had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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A very pleasant spot with great views of all types of birds and wildlife.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed 12 nights at Sunset Path and really enjoyed our stay. The surrounding scenery, birds of all types and wildlife gave us great pleasure. Lots of privacy and close to State parks for walking and enjoying the Homosassa area. Although the appliances were dated they were all in good working order. The property was very clean and well maintained inside. Paula and family gave us our privacy but were there to help if we had any questions. The boat dock had been destroyed by storms or aging some time ago but was not repaired when we got there. It would have been nice to sit on the dock of our rental.

The one drawback we had was we were charged for a Pet registration @ $200 when we had no pet. We tried to get this resolved but never got an answer after several requests to Paula Black. We felt like we should have gotten a refund on that but it was never offered. We would have given 5 stars had this been resolved.

Otherwise the vacation was good.

Mel Bodman

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another boat dock was available to the guest just a few feet further than the dock designated for Sunset Path. The guests could use that dock at anytime for their pleasure. Regarding a pet fee, this guest was not charged a pet fee. We will certainly look into the situation and correct any misunderstandings.
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Dream location!

  • 5 of 5

The location is absolutely perfect! The view is so beautiful and welcoming!. The rooms were clean and fresh. We had some guests spend the day with us and they to fell in love with this vacation rental as well. Paula was very very easy to work with and she is such an incredibly gracious hostess. It is a perfect place to come home to after a day of fishing, scalloping and swimming up at the spring. It is a 15 minute boat ride up to the spring and about the same to the gulf. I can't wait to book our next trip next year!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Tampa FL (TPA)
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Many to choose from with live bands
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Two Large Courses Close by
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US 19
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several to choose from
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Crystal River FL
Car: necessary

The Nature Coast is a region of the U.S. state of Florida. The Nature Coast State Trail is officially designated as part of Florida’s Statewide System of Greenways and Trails.

Homosassa: According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.4 square miles (22 km2), of which, 7.9 square miles (20 km2) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it (5.13%) is water. Fishing, Scalloping, at it's best!

Park Opens Spring for Wild Manatees: For the first time in 30 years, wild manatees are able to enter the spring bowl at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.

Manatee Cam;

Snorkeling with the Manatees;

Air Tank Divers;

River Safari’s;

Bird watching;

Dolphin watching;

Golfing; Fishing, Scalloping;

Homosassa Butterfly-Crawl Before You Fly;

MONKEY ISLAND: Okay so Florida is full of quirky stuff, and famous Monkey Island at the Homosassa Riverside Resort is just one of those places. The resort cares for five spider monkeys that live on an island that the Yardarm Lounge and Riverside Crabhouse overlook;


Mo’s BBQ;

The Freezer Tiki Bar;


Old Mill Tavern;

Riverside Crab House;

Yulee Sugarmill Ruins State Historical Site;

The Ole Smoke House;

Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park;

Live Music;

Olde Mill House Gallery and Printing Museum;

Homosassa Arts and Crafts Seafood Festival (Early November);

Fishing Tournaments;

Dragon Boat Races;

Air Boat Rides;

Dinner Cruises;

Christmas Boat Parade (Mid December);

Surrounding Area Festivals;

Fishing and Scalloping Guides;

Grouper Hunting;

Charter Fishing;

Live Monkey Cam;

Live Manatee Cam;

Live Boating Cam;

Activities in Homosassa Florida

• Boating

• Camping / RV Parks

• Diving

• Kayaking

• Fishing

• Golfing

• Manatees

• Scalloping

• Snorkeling

• Sightseeing

• State Parks

• Swim with Manatees

Friendly People and Warm Sunshine!



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
Scallop Season 2017
9 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Booking Fee £82
Pet Fee £164
Refundable Damage Deposit £327
Maintenance Fee £78
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until your Reservation is confirmed. Holidays and other special dates will not be priced under Standard Rates. All dogs must be approved by Owner. $200 Non-Refundable Pet Fee applies if pet is approved by owner.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Homosassa in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Adjoins Bedroom with Queen Bed. Linens are upgraded.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Adjoins Bedroom with Twin Beds. Linens are upgraded.
  • Bathrooms are equipped with soap, toilet paper, & towels. You bring your shampoos and special needs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , New Luxury Bed, Large Flat Screen Television and Dresser
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , New Luxury Twin Bed,Large Flat Screen Television,Chest,Porch
    3rd Bed - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen Sleeper Sofa, located in Living Room, with 52 Inch TV
  • Bedding is top of the line, new and pretty. Two Bedrooms have adjoining private Bathrooms. Sleeper sofa in living area would share a bathroom. Bedrooms are equipped with televisions and linens for indoor use only. You bring additional pillows if needed and outdoor linens.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • pier fishing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • water tubing

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