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Deep Water Retreat, Dock, Heated Pool, Bicycles, Double Kayak, Great Location!

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths plus extra toliet in garage (Sleeps 7)

Enjoy a drink on the decking, while watching the fish jump into the adjoining Otter Creek. Take advantage of the private heated pool, the double kayak, 2 bicycles and the quiet, relaxed seclusion,of this waterfront property. It is only five minutes direct boat access to the clear Homosassa River and twenty minutes to the Gulf of Mexico. See the manatees and dolphins and other nature or just enjoy the fishing, boating and golf courses in this tranquil area of Florida. Homosassa is only a one hour drive north of Tampa and one hour & 45 minutes to Orlando..

The Nature Coast of Florida deserves its name, with over ninety-eight thousand acres set aside as federal, state or county parks and preservation areas. It is a delight to all nature lovers, with extensive boating, fishing and ten golf courses, within easy driving distance.

Old Homosassa is a preservation area with restricted development and still has a lot of the charm. The local supermarkets are only five minutes away, if you drive. Crystal River Shopping Mall contains is made up of shopping center which includes a multi-screened cinema. Crystal River is only a twenty minutes drive north.

Keywords: Homosassa Vacation rental, house, private heated pool, bicycles, kayak, waterfront, fishing, golf, nature, manatees, dolphins

More Details

Property Manager
Mel Fields
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

This was our third visit and was just as good as the first time.Everything perfect.Thanks for letting us share your home and who knows there may be a 4th time
Oct 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Homosassa in Citrus County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 is a toilet in a small enclosed area in the garage. A laundry sink is also in the garage.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) air mattress queen (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
42 inch Widescreen Cable TV, Heated Private Screened Pool (28 feet x 14 feet),double kayak, 2 single kayaks, Bicycles, Huge screened lanai with extensive furniture giving further seated area out of the sun


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

Deep Water Retreat, Dock, Heated Pool, Bicycles, Double Kayak, Great Location!
average rating of 4.9069767 based on 63 reviews

Exactly what we were looking for & more!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Homosassa & we CANNOT wait to go back! The house is tucked on a quiet canal with great outdoor living space, heated pool, beautiful view & local wildlife including a mom & baby manatee that hung out in the canal for a day. Having the kayaks available was wonderful & we discovered a new love of kayaking. The house was clean, well stocked kitchen and great selection of DVD's. The only change that would make the house more amenable for a family of 4 w/ 2 teens is another full bath....but this would not stop us from booking this house again. An absolutely wonderful week! Go to Freezers (walking or biking distance) for the cheapest & tastiest crab legs, steamed shrimp & clam chowder. We rented a pontoon boat thru River Safaris and spent a morning at Homosassa Springs & explored the river to the Gulf entrance. We had a minor problem with cable upon arrival which was promptly addressed & corrected by the homeowners. If you are considering this home, you will not be disappointed. Many thanks Mel!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter bliss

  • 5 of 5

Love our winters in Homosassa. We have been staying at this addresd for the last two years. We enjoy the quiet and tranquility, the wild life paying their daily visits and the closeness to all the amenities, golf, fitness club and groceries. Mel and Jack are a pleasure to deal with.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jefferson, MD

Met expectations

  • 5 of 5

We did not use the Bikes, Kayaks, fishing poles, many DVDs or pool but really enjoyed the view out back.

House was clean and the garage was nice to have.

Neighbor was rebuilding their driveway during our stay, but that was not a problem.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sunny Christmas

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderfully relaxing time at the deep water retreat over the Christmas holiday. The fishing off the property turned out to be great - especially for catfish. The kayaks and bicycles were enjoyable. The large pool was really nice. We lounged on the porch and looked at the stars at night and the peaceful canal view in the day. Our favorite restaurant, The Freezer, was conveniently just around the corner. The house was comfortable, especially the master room's king bed. There was only one full bathroom, but an extra half bath in the garage relieved the waiting. We all agreed we would like to come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We love coming up to Homosassa every summer to do some scalloping and spend time together just getting away from it all. The house was perfect for us! Plenty to do on a nice silent canal. PERFECT FOR KAYAKING! The pool was very much enjoyed by my kids as well as the large screened in porch! We will defiantly be staying here again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casual comfortable retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place to relax, enjoy the natural beauty of Old Homosassa. The house was comfortable and we'll appointed. The Kitchen was well equiped. We enjoyed the lanai, deck and dock...and loved the pool! Having a garage was a definite plus. We truly felt 'at home' at Mel's place....we will come back! There is so much to do in and around the 'Nature Coast' that we could have stayed for several weeks and not gotten to see it all! Well worth the trip!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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River Safaris & Gulf Charters Inc.
Riverside Crab House
Homosassa Springs
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
Weeki Wachee Springs
Fort Island Gulf Beach
Car: necessary

Cinema, Fort Island Beach is 20 minutes drive north and Pine Island beach 30 minutes south, Extensive decking overlooking Otter Creek, There are many restaurants within easy reach and Homosassa Springs State Park (5 minutes drive) is a must see with manatees and other native animals, Busch Gardens is an hour drive with Orlando's attractions an hour and a half away


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Homosassa, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £57.98 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £154.61
Tax Rate 11.0%

My calendar is kept up to date. There are times when I have several people interested in the same dates. Available quotes will be sent to all. First one who pays is the one who gets the dates. No month long bookings during scallop season.

Manager'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.
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