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Tranquil-Waterfront-Nature Coast-Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Welcome to the Daydream Cottage our 2/2 home for rent in Old Homosassa; a nature lover’s paradise and world renowned FISHING destination! Unplug on the NATURE COAST and experience a simple barefoot lifestyle!

This secluded home is set on THREE ACRES of private wooded property on Mason Creek. This is a fantastic location to get away, unplug, go fishing, boating or experience old Florida in any number of theraputic ways. Dock your fishing boat at your own PRIVATE DOCK or launch at any of 3 free ramp locations less than 4 minutes away. Picture 230 feet of private water frontage with endless waterways to explore. CANOE, KAYAK or load up your outboard for a day on the water! A scenic 15 minute boat ride will take you into some of Florida's best fishing areas in the Gulf of Mexico or cruise up the Homosassa Springs River toward Homosassa’s Wildlife Park where you can SWIM WITH MANATEES in crystal clear springs! (By land the Nature Park is less than 5 minutes away.) Only 10 minutes from highway 19; 20 minutes from Crystal River; 30 minutes from Weeki Wachee, golfing within 5-10 miles, this area is remote enough to take you away but close enough to grocery chains & restaurants and other fun excursions. At local establishments like the Riverside Crabhouse, The Freezer, MacRae's, the Starting Gate and the Old Mill Tavern you will undoubtedly experience America's small town friendliness teeming with local color. Old Homosassa is also very biker-friendly whether you are a pedal pusher or a motorized biker.

Our simple Florida lifestyle home is not high-end-fancy but it is absolutely clean and fully furnished for your comfort and convenience. Our favorite spot is the breezy 13 X 26 foot screened porch overlooking the water. This is where your daydreams begin. We have lovingly named it PARADISE PORCH. Step inside to a large comfortable great room with a panoramic view. The large island kitchen is well equiped. Other features are an indoor laundry; two full bathrooms and two bedrooms (one has a full-size bed and the master has a King. All bed and bath linens are furnished and of high quality. The spacious living room will accommodate additional day guests. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of staying on a natural unspoiled florida waterway and enjoy the sounds and sights of nature including, egrets, blue heron, ospreys, manatees, dolphins, otters, deer and hummingbirds! Spend endless days on the water FISHING and BOATING. No boat? No problem! There are plenty of charter excursions and boat rentals available in the area.

Whether you just want to relax and allow daydreams to visit, or you want to take in all that Florida has to offer, this is the perfect place. Less than 2 hours to Walt Disney World; less than 1 hour to white sandy beaches. Less than 1-1/2 hours to Tampa Bay area & Busch Gardens.

Start by sending us an email at homosassahome1@gmail.com or call GLENN at 407-668-2906. 100% of our guests have been completely satisfied with the ultra-personal service we provide. Please ask about the special services we offer. We are awaiting your inquiry at the Daydream Cottage!

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Glenn or Laura
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 August, 2017

About Glenn or Laura

We live and work in Orlando, Florida but found our favorite vacation spots are not overcrowded beaches, highrises & tourist attractions, rather, we enjoy areas like this nature coast paradise. We chose this place because we felt others would enjoy a unique kind of place with lots of space, privacy and being on the water. We think our rental has a relaxing cottage-in-the-woods feeling, is rejuvenating, serene and once you get here you will not want to leave.

Why Glenn or Laura chose Homosassa

If you are looking for a private natural setting with gulf access that is comfortably furnished, well equipped & very clean, but is not fancy and not as pricey give us a call.

We will handle your reservation personally and we respect our guests privacy first and foremost. Ask about the special services we offer.

What makes this cottage unique

Lots of parking space for your RV, boat, etc.

Very private, quiet setting of unspoiled nature with access to the Gulf of Mexico and other popular and endless waterways. Popular fishing and scalloping destination.


Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Old Mill Tavern
Nearest Golf
5.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Neon Leon's Zydeco/Cajun/Steak/Seafood/entertain.
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Crystal River - Fort Island Rd

Homosassa Springs Kayak tour to see manatees;

Homosassa Wildlife Park;

Butterfly Gardens;

Horseback riding 1 hour away on Hywy 44

Dive at the Devil's Den in nearby Williston, FL

Kayak and boat rentals

Chartered fishing tours

Flats fishing


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Old Homosassa in Homosassa

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Two full baths
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Double size bed
  • Master has a King-size bed with a comfy memory foam topper. Small bedroom has a double bed. Beds are semi-firm. An inflatable bed will accommodate up to 2 extra guests, may be an additional charge.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Amazing Hammock! Picnic and patio furniture. Campfire pit and firewood (fires only when permitted by Citrus County). Guest Information book with lots of helpful information: Menus for local restaurants; area brouchures, & monthly tide charts available.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)

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Tranquil-Waterfront-Nature Coast-Cottage
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 35 reviews
Monroe, MI

Very Comfortable and CLEAN!

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the most comfortable, cleanest places we have ever stayed! From the minute we pulled in the tree lined driveway - we knew we had chosen the right cottage for our get-away from the cold weather in Michigan! The cottage was absolutely spotless - clean, clean, clean. Even the coffee pot filter basket! The beds were comfy with very nice linens and the quilts/bedspreads were Clean and Fresh! The pictures of the cottage are pretty much exactly how it looks. Huge living room and kitchen. The grounds are well kept and very peaceful with lots of wildlife around. Very private. We fished off the dock and caught a few small fish. Did not get to see any manatees or otters - but, that's ok - maybe next time :-) . WiFi connection was great. Everything was great! Excellent communication with Glenn and Laura - wonderful to work with. We will definitely be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, Thanks for such a great review! You were great guests! hope to see you next year when the nor'easter begins to blow.
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Very comfortable and clean!

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about this cottage. It was close to the gulf but secluded enough to be quaint.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! We're glad it worked out well for you. Hope to see you again!
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Peace and Tranqulity

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay to the fullest. Very down to earth, many special touches and a very clean cottage! A Blesing for Both of us! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are blessed to have such great guests!
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The property allows for privacy. It was clean, well stocked. Fish right from the dock.

  • 5 of 5

We came to the area for scallop diving and fishing. Had a great time with both. The property was clean and well stocked. Fishing from the doc was great. Hammock and canoe got used. We played games that were there as well as those we brought. Vacationing with teenagers: spotty cellular but great wifi . Turn on wifi calling for us adults.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Debra! You were great guests! Thanks for cleaning before you left! That is always a nice surprise since we do our own cleaning.
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Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful, peaceful and quiet, we saw Deer at the end of the long driveway, Otter and manatee playing in the creek and hummingbirds outside the porch window at the feeders. Glenn and Laura were there to meet us on arrival and Glenn was kind enough to show us how to navigate the rather treacherous waterway out to the gulf. It was perfect that Glenn ad Laura accept dogs of any size (not just lap dogs). The whole family enjoyed the stay. Thanks Glenn and Laura for a wonderful, peaceful week. We need another afternoon for Sangria's on the dock

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very much as described. The perfect place to enjoy the peace and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

First, a little about the area. If you are interested in this property you have probably done some research on this part of Florida. It is relatively laid-back. Speeds limits are slow and there is little traffic once you leave Rt. 19.

Our lifestyle where we live is pretty much the same so we felt right at home. Glenn, the owner, met us upon our arrival and walked us through everything. We were pleased with the size, cleanliness and amenities such as kitchen condiments, use of the phone because cell phone service was spotty. When we arrived we must have brought a cold front from up north with us because the first two mornings were quite cool and we had to use the heat in the house. However, by the time we left the temperatures were perfect and we never felt a drop of rain. We often ate lunch or dinner on the screened porch. Since this property is at the end of a dead end there was no traffic. We walked daily through the neighborhood with our dog on a leash and maybe encountered 4 vehicles during our 10 day stay. Other houses are set back from the road and all are well kept. If you are bringing a boat then there's a boat launching spot a couple of blocks away. Since we found only a few good restaurants we alternated cooking dinner and eating out. We did find a great fresh fish "shack" on the water and a small place that sells smoked barbecued ribs and smoked mullet, etc. Florida has over 100 state parks so there is plenty to see within a short driving distance. The dock on the creek or channel allowed us to sunbathe or fish and the neighbor across the creek kayaked over with some minnows to assist with my fishing endeavors. Although cable TV is available we aren't TV people so I did get through two large books. Definitely a place for a peaceful, quiet vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Old Homosassa, Florida Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £37.04

Over 4 guests @ $35 per person/per night may be added. Weekly rate is for a SIX NIGHTS (seven days) stay. Ask about owner specials. There is a three night minimum. Weekly & Monthly rates available. Changes to check in and check out times are negotiable but must be requested in advance: Check-in time is generally about noon; Check-Out time is generally by noon. Pets $50-$100

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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