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Scallops/Manatees/Festivals/Sleeps 5 /Waterfront/Canoe/Kayaks/Bicycles/Walking

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Homosassa - Book now for Scallop Season!

Cottage Named Jockey's Quarters in Old Homosassa - New WiFi - Works Great!

Come stay in this quaint and newly renovated cottage located in the heart of 'Old Homosassa'. Perfect for Manatee/Snowbird season or Scallop Season in the summer. Cottage sits on a 180' canal with water access via your own private boat ramp. Waterway leads to Monkey Island on the main Homosassa River, Just a short kayak ride away. Note: Canal depth can only accommodate canoes, kayaks and smaller boats in the Winter months. There is a large parking area with plenty of room for parking your vehicle and trailer. We are pet friendly with a $75 non-refundable pet deposit - ask Owner.

The Cottage named 'The Jockey's Quarters' is conveniently located close to the 'Starting Gate' Restaurant that serves great breakfast and lunch! Also walking distance to resorts, restaurants and River waterfront fun! The cottage sleeps 5 comfortably and has 1 bathroom. The main living area has 1 pullout and an eat-in kitchenette. Appliances are new. There is no smoking inside cottage. There is an outside sitting patio area. Recently upgraded free WiFi service - works great!

Rates are listed below w/a 2 night minimum. Extra person or persons $50 each per night. $75.00 Non-Refundable Pet Fee, if applicable. $75.00 Non-Refundable Cleaning Fee and a $100 Refundable Deposit required upon reservation confirmation.

This is a hidden Gem !

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Gale or Tracey
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 July, 2016
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Why Gale or Tracey chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

The Cottage is absolutely charming and is located in the heart of 'Old Homosassa'.

What makes this cottage unique

Private launch for canoes, kayaks and small boats and plenty of parking for trailers. The Starting Gate Restaurant which we also own is 2 lots over and serves the best breakfast and lunch in all of Homosassa.


based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

Scallops/Manatees/Festivals/Sleeps 5 /Waterfront/Canoe/Kayaks/Bicycles/Walking
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews
Atlanta, GA

paradise for nature lovers

  • 5 of 5

First, the area: it is a paradise, no other words! A truly unique place! You get Live Oaks covered with Spanish Moss - but also growing banana trees (including 2-3 trees right on the property: we picked up tastiest bananas from 1 of them, 2 other were not yet ripe). You get rivers and creeks to paddle (including the option to do so right from the property!) - but also 2 sandy Gulf beaches only 1/2 hours driving away. You can fish (including from the property: I caught many sweet-water Catfishes and 1 Florida Largemouth Bass). You can see manatees, dolphins, tarpons, and many birds (including Bald Eagle - we saw 2, and Pink Spoonbill - we saw 1). Famous Crystal River is only 15 min away. And we loved the town: real old low-country Florida!

The house is not large, but very comfortable. You get huge of grass backyard: play, run, fish, launch kayaks or just relax. The owners are very nice people, not to mention their restaurant is right next door (about 30 yards away). Definitely recommended for country breakfast!

We will sure be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Benton, Pa

Cozy, comfortable cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was very clean. It is in a nice surrounding with privacy. A little dated, but worked fine for us. WiFi was installed while we were there, and that is a plus. My husband and I stayed a month and had plenty to do in the area. We enjoyed the hiking and biking trails nearby. Also close to several nice day trips. Gale and Tracey are very nice people and promptly took care of any concerns. They also have a very convenient restaurant next door with good food. We are coming back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, comfy, friendly owners

  • 4 of 5

I stayed there with both my cat and dog. Plenty of space to walk your fur baby and the river offers some interesting birds. The owner/partners Gale & Tracey were friendly, forthcoming and knowledgeable about the area. If you don't want to cook the restaurant they own is a walk next door. Being from the North I liked that everyone says hi to you and will talk to you like an old friend. The cabin was perfect for me, floors a little uneven, bathroom a little dated, but the bed offered me the best nights sleep I had in years, plenty of space to put my clothing and again, the place was immaculate! Honestly my only complaint was no WiFi and phone signal was iffy. I was there looking for a house to buy and needed access to the Internet and email but if you are there to vacation it's perfect. I was going to rent it for a month and a half but it didn't have an oven or washer/dryer or as I mentioned Internet avilability. In the short term it's good place to call home.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Tampa, Fl
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Plantation Crystal River, Fl
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 19
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Starting Gate Restaurant
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Fort Island Trail Crystal River, Fl
Car: recommended

Located in the Heart of 'Old Homosassa' with direct Homosassa river access with use of our private launch for kayaks, canoes and small boats. Plenty of parking.


Prices & Availability

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

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee-Non-Refund £61
Pet Fee £61
Refundable Damage Deposit £82
Tax Rate 9.0%

Deposits are not refundable for Manatee/Snowbird Season Oct 1st thru June 25th.
Deposits are not refundable for Scallop Season. July 1st thru end of Sept.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Homosassa in Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
in the heart of 'old Homosassa' with river access and private launch for canoes, kayaks and small boats.

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