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Open the front door and there's the Homosassa river.A beautiful place to relax

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath home with dock and patio for enjoying the water. All up-dated

Designer up-dated, open and airy. Quality kitchen with granite and stainless. Lots of bedroom and living space indoors and out for your vacation enjoyment. Watch the boats go by as you sit by the beautiful Homosassa River. Close to everything for your convenience and pleasure. Great restaurants within 5 minutes. Rent a boat or kayak just around the corner in Old Homosassa. Fish off the dock and you just might catch a snook or mangrove snapper for diner. Bring your boat because there is plenty of space to dock it and head for the springs down the river or to the gulf about 20 minutes away. Enjoy!

Donald M. Calhoun and Kate Calhoun
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, none
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

About Donald M. Calhoun and Kate Calhoun

After coming to the Homosassa since I was young and after sitting at one of the local restaurants on the River we just decided we had to have a home here. It had to be on the river and not a canal. We searched until we found it. It has been a pure pleasure to us over the last few years and we hope it is to you also. My family grew up in Pinellas County, and it is sure nice to enjoy the lack of congestion in Citrus.

Donald M. Calhoun and Kate Calhoun purchased this house in 2008

Why Donald M. Calhoun and Kate Calhoun chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

This property was what we were looking for. It had to be right on the river,and we found it after many months of looking for just the right place.

What makes this house unique

When we opened the door and saw the river, that was it! When we first came to the house after the closing, I walked out on the dock and a dolphin came right up to me and as much as said, welcome home. The woods next door are home to many owls that call to each other at night. You can hear the manatees splashing around in the water in the evening. Too cute!


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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Open the front door and there's the Homosassa river.A beautiful place to relax
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5


wonderful in every way.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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May 15-22, 2017 Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a pleasant suprise!! Booking over the internet can sometimes be deceiving but this rental is exactly what it claims to be. My family and I have been traveling to Homossaso for more then 20 years. We recently bought a boat and wanted experience a week of living on the river as my husband will be retiring soon. I have to say this was right there at the top for best vacations!! Everything was CLEAN upon arrival (which is a must for me). The view was so inviting. Seeing the boaters boat by, the kayakers kayaking, the fish, manatee and dolphin right there was so exciting!! Having our boat a short walk to hop on whenever we wanted was so nice. Especially since the (house) Pier is located smack dab in the middle of everything!! To the left is the "fishbowl" swimming party place. To the right you'll find many things to do besides head out into the gulf. SeaGrass and the Freezer are a few dinning favorites for us. Our adult children (24 & 27) joined us for part of the week and enjoyed it as much as we did. Although it was a vacation, we all pushed ourselves to do all that we could and returned home totally wiped out from all of the fun we had!! We will definitely be back hopefully sooner rather then later.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the river and the house

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a week on the river, saw manatees and had a visit from a dolphin every day which we called Dolly. The house was awsome every thing you could need. The owners were on top of any issues. Look forward to going back again.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house was wonderful. We had a small mixup in that we did not receive access information from VRBO, but the homeowners were extremely responsive and provided everything we needed. During our stay, there were many manatees directly in front of the house, one of which swam under the dock while we were standing on it and appeared as interested in us as we were in him! It is like an aquarium directly in front of the house.

The house itself is beautiful, and has everything you need. The location is ideal. We rented a boat for the week and kept it in the home's private dock. It is absolutely wonderful to take a boat ride whenever the mood strikes. Would return in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable home with great river views

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay on the river, we were there for the month of Feb. House has been redone since our last visit. River views are amazing, daily visits from the manatee. Also saw dolphin, otters, osprey and eagles from the dock. House is only a short ride or paddle to the springs. Located close to major grocery stores, Publix, and Winn-Dixie. Just a short ride to Old Homosassa and the restaurants that they offer. The master bedroom is very comfortable with its own sitting area and TV. The two guest bedrooms are on the other side of the house, affording lots of privacy if you go with 2 couples.

All communication with the owners, Kate & Don, was easy and prompt. Found them to be great people to deal with.

Nice L-shaped dock for sitting, sunning, or tying up your boat. Ladder off of the dock provides easy access for swimmers. House is at the end of a dead-end street so there is no traffic. Also a good neighborhood to walk in, everyone we met was very friendly.

Thanks again for sharing your beautiful River House.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ron for your great review of our home. We are so happy you enjoyed your month at the River. You left it in such nice condition that it was easy to get ready for the next guest. We hope we will see you again in the future. You are always welcome. Kate and Don
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Excellent House

  • 5 of 5

The house was just what we expected. It was clean with all of the needed amenities. The fresh flowers were a nice and welcoming touch. It was a great location with manatee swimming right in front of the house. It is also great to be so close to the manatee sanctuary. I called the owner a couple of times asking about boat rentals and she responded very quickly and was very helpful. Also, thank you for having a pet friendly rental and understanding the importance of having our pet family members come with us on our vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Plantation golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 19
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Crystal River
Car: recommended

Homosassa Spring State Park is wonderfull and just around the corner by car, or up the river by boat or kayak,canoe


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Homosassa, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jul 2017 - 25 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Garbage Disposal Fee £11.6
Pet Fee £77.3
Cleaning Fee £57.98
Property Damage Protection £45.61
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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