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Cottage on Canal with Gulf Access

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two bedrooms home on canal with access to Gulf.

The cottage is located on the canal leading to the Gulf of Mexico and great fishing. The 1940's home is remodeled, with a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, living room, laundry, two bedrooms with queen sized beds, and a large bathroom with tiled shower. The house is comfortable and should provide all you need for your stay. Wood deck all around provides star gazing and cool breezes. The Lower Suwannee River Management area is a quick 15 minute drive and provides unspoiled beauty.

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 September, 2018

About Ramona

I am originally from Florida and grew up on the salt water. I recently found an old 8mm movie of me rowing a dinghy when I was 3 years old, although it was tied to the shore of the Anclote River. I lived in this house in Horseshoe Beach for 18 years; I now live in my childhood home on the river.

Ramona purchased this house in 1996

Why Ramona chose Horseshoe Beach

The house is located on a canal with easy access to the Gulf of Mexico and some of the best fishing in Florida. Having lived here for 18 years, the home is designed and equipped to be lived in - not simply a place to stay.

What makes this house unique

Horseshoe Beach is one of the few remaining towns along the Gulf Coast that is still quaint, quiet, and laid back. The fishing, both inshore and offshore is great. Dixie County has approximately 40 miles of coastline with only 1 mile in private ownership; the rest is sawgrass and salt marshes.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Horseshoe Beach around the Dixie County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Large bathroom with oversized tiled shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - Black out shades
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Black out shades
  • Each bedrooms has a queen size "Beauty Rest" bed with night stands and dresser. Black out shades now in both bedrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
The house is located on the widest canal is Horseshoe Beach, with easy access to the Gulf of Mexico within 2 minutes. There is a boat house (10' x 20') to tie your boat under.


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Cottage on Canal with Gulf Access
average rating of 4.5625 based on 32 reviews

Our go-to place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Ramona's house several times and have always enjoyed being there. It's got a great wrap-around porch, perfect for watching the sun come up or sipping on a glass of wine in the evening. Don't expect to watch a lot of cable; after all, we are talking about Horseshoe here. But that's a big part (for me) of what makes it special. (For those who need a fix, Ramona provides DVDs!) A plus is that the house is just across from the marina, making it convenient to get those things we forgot to bring, put the boat in, and hit the pub.

This trip we took the opportunity to do something we had said we would do on every trip down there: get in the car and visit special places, like the Suwannee at different access points and the parks and springs that are all around that area, or go to Cedar Key and take a tour of the history museum. Lots to do! I'm already checking the calendar for future dates!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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lake worth, florida


  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have had a nicer time in Horseshoe Beach. Ramona's cottage was comfy and cozy. We cooked every night and scalloped every day. Can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tavares, fl

Clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The only thing that was lacking was an area to sit and eat outside.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage for a get away

  • 4 of 5

Well kept with plenty of room. Room for your boat to be parked which is awesome. Loved having our own private space. Our dogs enjoyed their walks around this quaint little town. Enjoyed the peace & quiet. Only negatives, which were not bad, no TV only movies and it takes a bit to get to nearest grocery. Even our 15 year old did not complain. We plan on using this place again next year for our annual vacation. : )

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a great get-away!

  • 4 of 5

We truly enjoyed our time at Horseshoe Beach, it was totally different than any place we have been in the past. The cottage served our needs well and was well stocked with anything we needed which was appreciated in that we cooked a Thanksgiving dinner there. Thank you for sharing your vacation get-away!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We didn't go, but....

  • 5 of 5

Our reservation was supposed to be our exit strategy from Hurricane Irma. We live on the east coast of Florida. But Mother Nature had other ideas and turned Irma. However, we have stayed at Ramona's before and we love her and her house. It's in a great location right across from the marina, it's spacious and comfortably furnished, has a great kitchen for cooking the catch of the day, and is pet-friendly. We will definitely go back. It's our go-to house for Horseshoe Beach.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Horseshoe Beach,

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £19.01
Cleaning £30.41

Rate of $115.00 is based on two persons. Additional fee of $10 per person.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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