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Tranquil Waterfront Cottage

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Bath

Lovely, beautifully furnished 1 bedroom "queen size bed" / 1 bath cottage. Perfect honeymoon or romantic getaway spot. On a canal that leads to several lakes, the Halls river, Homosassa river and to the Gulf of Mexico. Good fishing in crystal clear water right off your dock. Great area for sight seeing as manatee, porpoise, otters and other wildlife frequent the area along with a great variety of birds as the Halls river runs thru a bird sanctuary. Your only a few minutes to 3 different rivers that lead to the Gulf of Mexico. There is a dock for a small boat also room to park your boat and trailer. Comes with a 4 person paddle boat, 2 kayaks and a canoe. Beautiful fenced yard with a double gate entrance. Fenced on 2 sides and water on the other 2 sides.


Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Includes cable television, a 40in and a 20in flat screen hd tv. A blu-ray -internet ready DVD player. Secure high speed wireless internet, central air and heat. Beautifully decorated and furnished. Secluded and tranquil yet only a couple minutes to shopping and restuarants. Has patio over looking canal {Great Fishing} and wooded area, large gas bbq grill, "gas provided", under counter refigerator, microwave, large griddle, electric skillet, toaster and toaster oven, coffee maker, electric fry-pan, waffel maker. All linens and towels furnished. Everything you'll need for a delightful vacation. Also includes a canoe, 2 kayaks and a 2 person paddle boat. It's a beautiful kayak trip thru the many small lakes and waterway trails from the cottage to the Homosassa River, approx. 3 miles

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.894737 based on 38 reviews
5

Great couples getaway, and you can see manatees in your own backyard!

  • 5 of 5

Owners were helpful and place was very clean, paddle out to see your own view of the manatees, otters, stingrays, and more!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The cottage and location on the canal were perfect. We saw manatees, raccoons, turtles , otters herons and lots of fish in the clear water. Spent a few hours at the local antique/thrift shops in the afternoon. Went kyaking in the morning and sunset gorgeous!

Deb Bevelacqua

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Stay in Paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough good things about our stay at this beautiful cottage! From the moment we arrived, Dennis and Debra made sure we had everything we needed. They live next door, but we didn’t hear or see them. We had complete privacy, but it was comforting to know they were there if we needed anything. The cottage is so lovely, filled with antiques and quaint decor. It had everything we needed. Every morning, we would walk out the patio door and in just a few steps, we were sitting by the crystal clear water. My husband and son caught fish. We used the kayaks and canoe to paddle to the small lake where we saw manatees and stingrays, and they caught small bass and bream! The local owl hooted at us daily! The fenced-in yard kept our two dogs safely enclosed. There are lots of thrift shops in the area, and the shrimp at The Freezer (local restaurant that our hosts recommended) was absolutely amazing!! We cannot wait to stay there again! Thank you Debra and Dennis for sharing your little piece of paradise with us! 😊?

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much fir the beautiful review. We look forward to your return. Have a wonderful new year, give us a call anytime you are ready to return. Thank,you again Debra and Dennis
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4

Nice for a couple of nights.

  • 4 of 5

Very nice, old Florida for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Small Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed in the cottage the week shown: It was a wonderful stay filled with many adventures. We arrived at a small piece of paradise nestled among many trees off US19. The owners had left it nice and cozy, which made us feel immediately welcomed.

First and foremost, they have the cottage neatly decorated inside and out, and its close enough to anything you could ever need. The water outback was clear and you could see lots of fish as the cottage sits on a corner lot so the river is on both sides. The water makes the stay for sure as you will find yourself on it even when cooler out. The back deck is my favorite spot, just sitting and relaxing watching the wildlife. On the third night, while sitting there, I found myself staring down a juvenile black bear directly across the river. Maybe 20 yards. The bear had simply come out of the extensive woods to drink. It was a rare and amazing experience as we were very close yet safe enough to not worry about him/her being hungry. It was simply amazing. SO much wildlife in the area, from the neighbors on the rivers Emus and ducks, to so many Manatees at all the local springs. We were able to take a swim with about thirty off a boat we chartered to the Three Sisters Springs. Its the time of year when you can swim with many at the spring heads, BUT make sure you bring some cocoa, even with the charters wetsuits, its cold. Yet another amazing experience. The two major state parks are close so make sure you have a couple days to explore each.

As far as the property goes, the outside was spacious and private even with owners home nearby. They never bothered us but we plan on returning to meet them next time as they were wonderful to speak with and we never had a problem. If we had, they for sure would have resolved I'm sure of that. The interior has everything you could think of, just bring your food and drinks. The grill worked well but we ended up eating out as the food locally was pretty good and plenty. I can't say enough good things about the Cottage and surrounding, we will be returning we hope very soon.

Joe and Tina

  • Review Submitted: 17-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Tranquil away from it all and extremely relaxing amid the water forestry and wildlife

  • 4 of 5

Great place to base yourself whilst exploring further afield. Great water and wildlife. Loved the fishing bars and restaurants. Freezer is a must!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Owner

Dennis and Debra Schultz
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2018

Location

Nearest Airport
68 Miles
Tampa International airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Seven Rivers Golf & Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Biscut Barn
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Fort Island beach
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Visit the beautiful Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park.

* Go scalloping July 1- Sept. 10.

* Go golfing at one of the 14 courses in the area.

* Visit one of our fine seafood restaurants or dinner cruises.

* Take a kayak or paddle boat trip starting at your back door.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Relax and catch some rays at the local beaches or your own patio.

* Picnicking at the many state and local parks.

* Hunting for treasures at the many antique shops & flea markets.

* Cycling on the 46 mile Withlacoochee State Trail {close by}.

* Or just go fishing from your own back yard.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Visit the Homosassa Wildlife Park or the Live Butterfly Garden.

* Go on a manatee and wildlife sightseeing cruise.

* Enjoy horseback riding "several in the area".

* Go swimming and snorkeling at the many crystal clear springs.

* Take a exciting helicopter tour of Kings Bay.

Only 3 minutes to Homosassa Wild Life Park, manatee sight seeing tours and dinner cruises. There are 3 different rivers close by for boating or kayaking and sight seeing, All the rivers lead out to the Gulf of Mexico. There are 5 antique shops in the area, 14 golf courses to choose from, and many exciting arts and craft festivales. There is also 3 large flea markets for treasure hunters. It is approximately 45 minutes from Tampa International airport & large shopping malls. Unique Crystal River 'tent mall' just 8 miles away.

Scallop Season July 1-September 10

Homosassa River Raft Race (September 13,2009)

Beat the Sheriff 5K (September 25, 2009

Rails to Trails Bike RIde ( October 4, 2009)

6th Annual Cooter and Night Riders Bike Ride (October 17)

The Great American Cooter Festival (October 25-November 1)

38th Annual Festival Of The Arts (November 7-8)

Christmas Parade and Annual Arts and Crafts Festival (December 12)

Jingle Bell Run (December 12)

WE HAVE 7 BEAUTIFUL WATER WAYS !!!!!!!!!

1) CRYSTAL RIVER

2 )WITHLACOOCHEE RIVER

3) ST MARTINS RIVER

4) SALT RIVER

5) HALLS RIVER

6) HOMOSASSA RIVER

7) CHASSOHOWITZKA RIVER

ENJOY THE NEW CITRUS COUNTY CANOE AND KAYAK TRAIL (11 MILES)

FROM THE CRYSTAL RIVER TO THE CHASSAHOWITZKA RIVER, THE TRAIL IS CLEARLY MARKED AND TAKES YOU THRU SOME OF THE MOST PICTURESQUE AREAS IN THE COUNTRY

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Service/clean-up fee £35.72 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Nightly Rate: $125, Min. 2 Nights, Weekly rate: $500 , Monthly rate: $1500 Plus a $50.00 service/clean-up fee and 9% tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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