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Private Island Retreat ~1/2 to Scallops- Land Access~ 2 homes

Private Island Retreat ~1/2 to Scallops- Land Access~ 2 homes

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 19, 2014
House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, 20 Sleeps

Not just a home rental, but a Private Island Complex in the Ozello Keys. Experience the Real Florida here on the Nature Coast; only minutes from Crystal River and Homosassa.

Land bridge access with electronic security gate gives you the privacy and convenience of driving to/from your own private island with amenities you won't get from any other home rental! No traffic noise to hinder the awesome wildlife and beautiful serenity here.

Swim or relax in one of the 2 spas or the 45’ solar-heated pool with 2 32’ waterfalls and wet bar. As you relax in one of the stargazing chairs by the bonfire ring (wood included with your stay), watch one of Mother Nature’s night shows, unhampered by city lights.

All linens, towels and dishes are furnished in both units, each having a full kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, stove and all cooking utensils, including glasses, dishes, pots and pans.

Rent both upper and lower homes (2 bedroom 1.5 bath each) and only your group will be in Paradise*.

When you rent here, you rent an island retreat complex with many amenities. Be sure you know what is included with your rental, as we have become aware of others making it appear they have enough kayaks for your group; most have 1 or 2 at best, whereas we provide 14. Whether it's paddling with dolphins or exploring some of the 300 islands with one of the 14 kayaks/2 canoes that come at no extra charge, this alone could save a family of 16 more than $800 a day!

Rent a private island, not just a home-in-a-row on a canal. 360 degrees of open water views with very few boats going by!

We also can set you up to snorkel with the manatee or have a private all day tour of Crystal River, including snorkeling and fishing on your own private pontoon boat with your own licensed guide.

Make this the vacation of a lifetime for just a few dollars more.

*Caretakers on property to take care of any needs you may have.

More Details
  • Sleeps 18
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet

Recent Review

About the Owner

I am a semi retired artist. I bought this island to retire to. After having several of my art customers come stay. i thought, would't it be nice to make a living sharing this beautiful natural spot with those that would never get to stay on an island like this. Or kayak the islands with dolphins Private Island home, land accessible, many amenities you will not get with an in-town home. *

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Private Island Retreat ~1/2 to Scallops- Land Access~ 2 homes
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7015642
+1 -1-352-564-1757
Crystal River Florida Central Gulf Coast
Miami
5

Previewing for an upcoming family reunion in February

  • 5 of 5
I just stayed overnight in Crystal River this week. I am planning to host a 60th birthday party/ family reunion for my husband next February and I wanted to come up to Crystal River and see the Paradise Found Island Retreat and the Plantation Resort that is 10 minutes away. I intend to put up my guests of 20 between the two establishments. First, the Plantation is nice but after doing my math it adds up to quite a bit more expense then the Paradise Found Retreat when compared. And the age and condition at the Plantation was not markedly better than the accommodations at the Paradise Found Island Retreat. The walls at Plantation Resort are paper thin and I was woken up a few times over the night. The island will be blissfully quiet.The food and drinks at Plantation are expensive and I am really glad that we will be having the use of Paradise Found Island Retreat and it's amenities to host my extra guests on a day pass basis for a very low extra cost. This way I can feed the group three times a day and save the cost of restaurants which will save us a ton, not to mention the bar bill we wont have to have by bringing our own beverages and serving them from the adorable Tiki hut and bar on the island. There are kayaks and canoes to accommodate 20 passengers all included in the price as well as a pool and two jacuzzi's. I set up a meeting with the owner Ken at 9am Thursday to preview the property and go over my plans. When I arrived the downstairs unit was getting a makeover in the kitchen and main bath and the rest of the unit was in great shape. It was very clean and I saw no bugs, but hey it is Florida, pretty hard to not have any. Upstairs is already spruced up and has amazing views from every window and bedroom. The two massive porches are screened in and that will make for nice indoor outdoor living while we are there. Ken put me in touch with two restaurants right up the road who will do some catering and bring a few dinners over for us and Dominoes even delivers pizza out in this remote location. My cell phone, metro pcs, gets great reception. At the Plantation I could only make emergency calls. And the wifi works great too on the island and also at Plantation. I am a decorator by trade and I think the direction the owner is going in is "cute and island like" and sure it is dated, but so is the Plantation. For the price of admission you can't be expecting the Ritz, but you will get a clean, private island retreat with lots of amenities and a landlord
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Private Island Retreat ~1/2 to Scallops- Land Access~ 2 homes
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7015642
+1 -1-352-564-1757
Crystal River Florida Central Gulf Coast
charlotte, north carolina
5

best vacation on the island!

  • 5 of 5
My family had a great time last spring on paradise island. We are looking at it now for the holiday. We have 18 in our group and is hard to find anywere to handel us comfortable. There we not only had room to sleep. But all went kayaking togeather 2 days of our week stay. I am hopeing with the fall weather that the fishing will be as good if not better than spring.
We enjoyed our stay. Managment was great. Very helpfull when my child tried to hook up xbox and then could not get tv back on at 10pm. But not realy around other wise. We would all recomend this place highly. Heck the fact we are going there 2 times in 6 months should say tons
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the island after 10 years or design and detailing it is always nice to hear that people enjoyed there time in paradise. We try to offer a unique experience of island living. We do offer so much more for just a few dollars more. Like with your family who did there research they find that although we are a little more money per person you more than get that back with all the island extras. Don't forget to tell me you stayed here before as you get a discount for re-booking!
business
Private Island Retreat ~1/2 to Scallops- Land Access~ 2 homes
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7015642
+1 -1-352-564-1757
Crystal River Florida Central Gulf Coast
Lakeland, Florida, USA
5

vacation at paradise found island

  • 5 of 5
we stayed at this island and were more than pleased! we had a great time with no problems at all. the owner was close for anything we needed or questions that we had otherwise we really didnt see him. the pool was gorgeous! loved sitting on the deckside by the pool and just lounging and having a great time with friends.
i was a little surprised when we got there, the homes were much nicer and more comfortable than what the photos show.
ken, the owner, took us on a jet ski tour out to the gulf and we seen a ton of dolphins and some stingrays and even a couple sharks! great day!
what can i say other than GREAT VACATION!!
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Private Island Retreat ~1/2 to Scallops- Land Access~ 2 homes
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7015642
+1 -1-352-564-1757
Crystal River Florida Central Gulf Coast
Lakeland, Florida, USA
5

vacation at paradise found island

  • 5 of 5
we stayed at this island and were more than pleased! we had a great time with no problems at all. the owner was close for anything we needed or questions that we had otherwise we really didnt see him. the pool was gorgeous! loved sitting on the deckside by the pool and just lounging and having a great time with friends.
i was a little surprised when we got there, the homes were much nicer and more comfortable than what the photos show.
ken, the owner, took us on a jet ski tour out to the gulf and we seen a ton of dolphins and some stingrays and even a couple sharks! great day!
what can i say other than GREAT VACATION!!
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

From the Owner

This island was abused. I had gone by by boat and saw siding falling off. Major piles of trash every where. I thought how could any one do that to a estuary property. So 48 hours later I owned it. Private Island home, land accessible, many amenities you will not get with an in-town home. * Specializing in groups of 12 to 20, great for family reunions or gatherings. * FREE use of 14 kayaks and 2 canoes (save up to $700/day). * FREE firewood for nightly bonfires. *

Activity and Interests

Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park is one of the best places in the state to view manatees, some of which are treated here before being released into the wild. An excellent value at $13/adult, $5/child, spend the afternoon at the zoo and research center (15 minute drive from Paradise).

Rainbow Springs State Park offers swimming, snorkeling, canoeing and kayaking, hiking and wildlife viewing (squirrels, otter, turtles, alligators, songbirds, hummingbirds, red-shoulder hawks, osprey, barred owls, and various water birds).

Weeki Wachee Springs is where underwater performances by mermaids (women wearing fish tails) can be viewed in an aquarium-like setting. Visitors can swim at Buccaneer Bay, see the Misunderstood Creatures Animal Show, or take a riverboat ride down the Weeki Wachee River.

Crystal River Archaeological State Park is a 61 acre National Historic Landmark, activities include salt and fresh water fishing, bird watching and a boat tour of Crystal River.

Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park contains the remnants of the once-thriving 5,100-acre sugar plantation, serving as a supplier of sugar products for southern troops during the Civil War.

Take a manatee snorkel trip for as little as $30 (let us know and we can book it for you).

Many Orlando area amusement parks and attractions are just a day trip away.

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Sale rates
Nov 20 2014 - Mar 13 2015
2 night minimum stay
$540
From
$603
Fri,Sat
$3,368
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer rates
May 30 2015 - Sep 10 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,488
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $40 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 9.0%

90 days or more out 1/3 down 1/3 60 days out 1/3 30 days out
90 days or less bal in full call for other arrangements

Private Island home, land accessible, many amenities you will not get with an in-town home.
* Specializing in groups of 12 to 20, great for family reunions or gatherings.
* FREE use of 14 kayaks and 2 canoes (save up to $800/day).
* FREE firewood for nightly bonfires.
* We offer the ultimate in privacy and security for your group.
For the cost of renting a kayak each day

Amenities

From the Owner

Open water views. Few boats a day go by so very private. With help on site if you have a problem I am here to take care of now now not in 2 or 3 days like most rentals. We are very different in that this property has about 50 hours a week put into it to maintain the pool waterfalls tiki yard and more. Please email to see out site direct for over 130 photo

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Waterfront

Bathrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Notes:

  • FREE use of 14 kayaks/2 canoes (enough for 23 to paddle together ~ save hundreds a day in rental fees!) 45' solar-heated pool with wet bar 2 32' lit waterfalls into pool 45’ Tiki hut with wet bar and sound system with charcoal grill 8' 9HP spa with 6 water freatuees Private double-pump Jacuzzi on deck of upper home Picnic area with charcoal grill by pool and at 45' tiki hut will sit up to 60 people Bonfire ring with furnished wood coin-op washer and dryer 61” Sony HDTV in upper home, with over 200 channels 42" HDTV in lower home, with over 200 channels Queen-size beds Full kitchen in each home Screened-in patio and deck for each home High-speed wireless internet Awesome wildlife viewing and so much more... check our website for more details.
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