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Homosassa Riverfront Retreat - Relax & Enjoy!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bd/2 Ba Riverfront Home with stunning riverfront views -(2) included Kayaks

Discover this riverfront vacation home, perfect for your family or couples getaway. It's a large, comfortable and very clean home with stunning riverfront views. An authentic "Homosassa Riverfront Retreat", ready for you, friends and family to enjoy.

Our "5 Star" guest rated 3BR/2BA home is centrally located near the Homosassa Springs for manatee viewing and the Gulf for secluded beaches, great fishing and catching scallops.

Look on the map and see the short easy walk from the home to waterfront restaurants and Tiki-bars. Forget something? Take a quick trip, walk or bike ride down the street, buy a gallon of milk, a bottle of wine, groceries, beer and more.

Explore the town of Homosassa with a boat ride, paddle or scenic drive to local restaurants, stores, shopping areas and attractions. Or choose instead to go off the beaten path and find your own secluded waterways. The special places nearby, where a mother manatee swims with her calf in clear waters full of fish. Places like the backyard deck where dolphin swim, manatee visit and friendly birds fly and visit each day. You'll be in the middle of everything you want and perfectly far enough away from it all.

The residence is fully furnished in every way. Comfortable beds sleep 6 adults and the sofas provide 2 additional sleeping spaces for children if needed. Cook your meals in the fully equipped kitchen or walk outside to one of the deck-side grills. Free cable television and free wireless Internet is included. Enjoy the screened outdoor Lanai or relax on the large waterside deck. Save your vacation money using the (included) two tandem kayaks and bicycles. All available for your free use as our guests, with helmets, paddles and lot's of gear and extra's for water play or a fun trip to the nearby springs.

Have a rainy Florida day? Relax and enjoy yourself under the cover of the screened Lanai. We are one of just a few local vacation rentals, where you can park your car under a large carport to stay dry as you come and go with family and friends.

Boaters will love the deep water 30' seawall dock plus 41' more feet of "no-wake" seawall space and * NOTE: 2018 Dock Replacement! Our small dock is being removed in late April and will be replaced with a 28' dock in the Fall. A boat trailer can be parked onsite. Boats of all sizes, kayaks, canoes and jet skis can be left ready to go and secured on the many dock areas. Walk out back and swim with the manatee or jump into your boat, kayaks or canoe, the large double waterfront lot provides over 85' of docking options with cleats.

The deck area is large and within arm's reach of the Manatees, Dolphins, River Otters and Fish. Watch and enjoy the local wildlife or catch fish and blue crabs right here. We include fishing rods, tackle and crab traps for your use. The sink located on the Deck will help you clean your fish & scallops, (plus keep your hands clean).

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More Details

Homosassa Riverfront Retreat Home - RaynBarb
Member since: 2015
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Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2018

About Homosassa Riverfront Retreat Home - RaynBarb

We are a friendly couple, two regular and down-to-earth people who have been in and around Florida for over 40 years, then we discovered Homosassa and started vacationing here many years ago. We've always had a lot of friends in the area and have made many more. It's a very friendly place.

Ray is retired from both the US military and a State law enforcement agency. Barb works for the Federal government at a local base. We have 2 children (Ryan and Sarah) plus a grand-daughter (Jayda) who all love it here. In our travels, we rented in various locations in the Homosassa area before finding and buying in this perfect location. Read the reviews to see why our family, friends and all of our vacation rental guests now love this home as much as we do.

Homosassa Riverfront Retreat Home - RaynBarb purchased this house in 2014

Why Homosassa Riverfront Retreat Home - RaynBarb chose Homosassa

It's pretty simple really, the town of Homosassa is small and still has "Old Florida Charm", the Homosassa Spring and it's river attracts incredible amounts of wildlife you won't find anywhere else. The best place we found to enjoy Homosassa is in our neighborhood. We literally waited for years to find and buy this home. It's large, comfortable and very clean on a double riverfront lot. This gives the home and deck area, spectacular views that just can't be found on typical riverfront or canal lots. The river narrows just enough here, to channel the fish, manatee and dolphins to mostly swim right in front of our dock and deck area. The perfect place for relaxing, viewing and fishing. Add-in the convenience of a short walk or drive to fun places to eat and drink and you see why, we and our guests just love this place.

Unlike other places we stayed in or looked at, there aren't shallow, lifeless canals to slowly navigate. No mosquito-filled grassy swamps nearby, no neighbors houses blocking your view. Here, you watch sunrises & sunsets floating on the clouds, filled with birds, boats, tree's, dolphin and visiting manatee, each and every day.

We figured out that to have a riverfront retreat, you need to be able to retreat when you want to...

What makes this house unique

The very first time we visited here, we knew this was a very special home. It’s peaceful, calm and welcoming, the kind of place where you can leave the world behind and unwind. Relax in the privacy of the deck area with an ice cold drink or a bottle of wine. Cook a tasty meal on the grill or cool yourself just a few feet away in the spring-fed river. Relax in a floating lounge chair or jump into your Boat, Kayaks or Canoe and explore the area on a nice sunny day. There are many options here that everyone loves...

Close your eyes and you feel the cool river breezes coming off of the water. Open them and watch dolphins, manatee, otters and fish swim by. If you look up, there are birds in the sky above. Listen, and you can often hear the Manatee and Dolphin, their tails gently splashing and the snorts they make, as they surface while they swim by you on the waterside deck.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Homosassa in Citrus County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Guest - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • • Master Bath: shower stall and large soaking tub • Guest Bath: shower/tub combination
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Guest #1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Full size bed
  • • Sleeps six adults in beds. Living room sofas provide 2 additional sleeping areas for children. Maximum of (8) guests at all times. Please inquire for details.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The fully stocked Kitchen inside is complemented outside on the deck by a fully stocked shed with chairs plus propane and charcoal grills and sinks. Car not needed but recommended. Local Taxi is available. See additional pictures on Facebook: Homosassa Riverfront Retreat Home or cell phone videos posted on YouTube at: Homosassa Riverfront Retreat Home


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(34 traveller reviews)

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Homosassa Riverfront Retreat - Relax & Enjoy!
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews

perfect place to relax your cares away

  • 5 of 5

Ray's place was perfect. Everything was stocked. All you had to bring was your food and family. I have never stayed somewhere that you were not lacking for something, but Ray's had it all. From TP to kayaks. From beach chairs to wonderful views. From the exact pot needed to cook with to fishing from the dock. The only thing I missed was a teakettle (work on that one Ray). We had a wonderful time and Ray check in to make sure things were fine.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rain or shine-good place for a great time.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, true to the advertisement and pictures.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda, We are glad you enjoyed the home and the area! Thank you for your review. We hope you get the chance to return again for another great vacation! Ray & Barb
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Awesome home!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home with our friends, there were 4 adults and 4 kids. We had plenty of space. The location by water is convenient and had such a great view. We spent a lot of time on screened in patio and out back. There was everything we needed plus more! The sink in the dock was nice for cleaning the scallops we caught each day. The only issue we had was arriving my car, It was really tight for pulling truck with trailer in but we were able to make it work.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time at the home! We have space for a trailer next to the road or in the yard but it does take some maneuvering or hand pushing to get them parked well! Hope to see you again! Ray& Barb
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Wonderful riverfront retreat

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a place to relax and unwind directly on the river, this is it. The house was a delight to stay in: clean, comfortable, and spacious. Its also a quick paddle across the river and up to the spring head of Homosassa Springs. The home's owners are extremely friendly, organized (compiled books at the house for where to go and what to do), and responsive if you have questions. My family had a wonderful time here and we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were great renters and we are glad you had an enjoyable time here! Thank you for taking good care of the home. We hope you get the opportunity to return soon and make many more wonderful memories at our riverfront retreat!
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Scalloping July 2017

  • 5 of 5

Homosassa Riverfront Retreat was most welcoming! We felt right at home being there. Beautiful décor inside and out. Had more than enough supplies inside the home, very well stocked.Beds were very cozy and comfortable. No back aches here. Ray and Barb were quick to answer any questions we had. This was the first trip together with our family in one place. Absolutely ( AWESOME ). We did some fishing, scalloping, BBQ, lot's of laughing and relaxation. We took in a breath taking scenery from the River front. Can't complain at all. We will diffidently be coming back.

Thanks again Ray and Barb we had a great time

Virginia & Larry

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Virginia and Larry, you are most welcome back anytime! We try hard to include everything a family could need or want at the home and are glad you both enjoyed it so much. See you again soon! Ray & Barb
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location on the river! Comfortable furniture and beds. Very nice hosts! Saw dolphins and manatees 5 minutes up the river at the springs. Kids had fun fishing off the dock. Plenty of room for our 24 ft pontoon on the sea wall.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. We love it too! There's always plenty of wildlife in the area and we look forward to seeing what swims or flies by next! Hope to see you again soon! Ray & Barb
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Tampa International or Gainesville Regional
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Seagrass Waterfront Tiki Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
SugarMill Woods Country Club
Nearest Train
58 Miles
Tampa - AMTRAK
Nearest Motorway
1.9 Miles
Rt 19/98 SunCoast Blvd
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Seagrass Waterfront Tiki Bar & Grill Restaurant
Nearest Ski
297 Miles
Wait for global cooling... ; )
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Fort Island Beach or Pine Island Beach
Car: recommended

A quick boat ride or paddle to the Springs or the Gulf. An easy walk to 2+ local restaurants and tiki bars. We provide all of our guests with a local attractions book so they find the best dining and special attractions (with insider-locals only information) in this fun-filled area.

- Boat ride or Paddle to Homosassa Springs Area approx. 10-15 minutes

- Boat Ride to Gulf of Mexico 20-25 minutes

- Located just inside of a "NO WAKE ZONE" but within a hundred yards of a faster speed limit to get to the Gulf quickly.

- Marina's and Restaurants located conveniently nearby for food, fuel and fishing supplies


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £371.3

This vacation rental home is offered to responsible renters only and is not a party house. (3) Bedroom with (2) Bathrooms provides for a maximum of (8) renters with typically (6) adults and (2) children. Actual ages and number of total renters and guests is strictly enforced and falsification will result in immediate eviction. Additional rental charges may apply for adult guests over 6 total. Call/Text/Email to discuss all questions prior to booking the rental. Security camera's are located in front of the house in parking areas. If you are interested in our property, please reserve now for the best dates!

Our Deposit Agreement and Home Rental Rules are available here or a copy can be emailed to you upon your reservation request. If you have any questions of any kind, email: homosassaretreat@yahoo.com or Call/Text us at: (443) 252-7220. We look forward to any questions you may have about your stay! Please relax and enjoy!
Sincerely, Ray and Barb

We love responsible and clean renters. If you have stayed with us before, let us know! Please inquire for Military and Law Enforcement discount - (Active/Retired) It's a tough job...Thanks for being there.

We accept reservations one year in advance and reserve the right to change rates or cancel reservations at any time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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