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Tranquil-Waterfront-Nature Coast-Cottage

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Old Homosassa - Daydream Cottage

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, diving 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, Neon Leon's, 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 two twin beds or we can convert them to a comfortable big King-size). 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!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Glenn or Laura
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016
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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.


based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

Tranquil-Waterfront-Nature Coast-Cottage
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews
Orlando, Fl. USA

Refreshing reset!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to escape and relax from the city. The peace and quiet, swimming with Manatee, and enjoying the camp fires every night. A place to look out and gaze at the stars at night!

Thank you for being a great host, going above and beyond what would normally be expected!!

We are looking forward to another trip up there this full.

Thank you again!

Lilly & Brian

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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50th Birthday Celebration!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the wonderful peaceful time away. Your place is clean, well stocked and you aim to please (supplying a new BBQ grill) . you made us want the property next to you and we are starting to save for our dream property like you have. We hope to be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing, quiet getaway

  • 4 of 5

Very happy with our stay at this home.

We canoed on mason creek, cooked burgers and dogs on the grill and had a fire in the fire pit.

Plenty of things to do in the area but so nice and relaxing when you return to the cabin.

We rented a boat and went to the gulf then back down to the spring where you can get off the boat and swim.

Don't miss going to Hommassa Springs State Park, great place and right down the road.

Over all very nice vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous views! Private and serene!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed vacationing at this wonderful home. The location is absolutely perfect. It's secluded and private, yet convenient to all the local shops and restaurants. There are great trails within walking distance. The views are outstanding. We saw otters, dolphins, owls, a manatee, deer, herons, anoles and egrets while lounging on the paradise porch. We used the canoe to explore local waterways and fished off the dock. My husband loved the hammock! The home is immaculate. The linens are luxurious. Even the wireless broadband works great. If you love privacy, comfort, and nature this place is for you. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sister time

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a long weekend in July at this peaceful cottage with my sister who was visiting from NY. We saw a great horned owl in the woods by the driveway, a deer in the yard, lots of beautiful water birds and a really cool grasshopper with bright colors. The quiet road was nice for walking our dog also. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you selected our cottage for your special Sister time. Hope you can return again! G&LB
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I loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed here for our anniversary weekend, and I absolutely loved it! It was so tranquil and quiet! We stayed in every evening and cookout out. It had everything that you could possibly need. We saw an otter the first morning that we were there.

The owner was a very nice man.

Thanks for having us!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing the Daydream Cottage to spend your anniversary! Thanks for the nice review too. We hope you have many more dreamy anniversaries! Glenn & Laura
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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


Prices & Availability

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

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £41 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Old Homosassa in Florida Central Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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.

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