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Homosassa River Island Retreat

Homosassa River Island Retreat

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Property Details

Updated: Sep 21, 2014
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Idyllic location on an island near Tiger Tail Bay on the Homosassa River. ACCESSIBLE BY BOAT ONLY, NO ROAD ACCESS. Marker 66, 15 minutes from McRae's landing, 10 minutes to the Gulf of Mexico. Pristine views and great fishing. 1BR upstairs with balcony. 1BR downstairs.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pets welcome

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Homosassa River Island Retreat
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7062386
-3052821965
Homosassa Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

Great time!

  • 5 of 5
My family stayed here and absolutely loved this place. My son fished from the dock, ocean and spring's. They were just a few minutes away. Perfect location. A little piece of Heaven and so peaceful. We will definitely come back. The owner was great as well.
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
business
Homosassa River Island Retreat
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7062386
-3052821965
Homosassa Florida Central Gulf Coast
Polk City Florida
5

Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5
All I Can Say is we made Wonderful Memories, in this perfect lil vacation home..... from the beginning of our stay until we left we did not encounter any issues of any kind.... we were not bothered by anyone at all, it was so peaceful, our adult childern joined us also along with our best friends and we had such a perfect stay, There was no problem docking 2 boats one being 20' and the other 18' we caught plenty of Scallops and Trout, we also caught Cobia, Shark, Rock Bass and Sand Trout, I sat on the dock at night and fished and caught crab lots of blue crab :).....Also we saw so many beautiful Dolphin and Manatee in the river ..... There is a variety of restaurants on the river also the Freezer being our favorite :) I have plans on making this our place to stay when we go fishing in Homosassa from now on... if it is available instead of a hotel... Each and Everytime I have spoken with The property owner Diane It has been so pleasant, also the young lady who cleans the property is so nice as well, to sum it all up... IT WAS PERFECT !!!!! FROM MYSELF AND THE OTHERS THAT STAYED OUT THERE WITH US.... THANK YOU MISS DIANE FOR ALLOWING US THE OPPURTUNITY... MARVENIA AND DUANE
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Homosassa River Island Retreat
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7062386
-3052821965
Homosassa Florida Central Gulf Coast
Polk City Florida
5

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5
All I Can Say is we made Wonderful Memories in this perfect lil vacation home, from the beginning of our stay until we left we did not encounter any issues, we were not bothered by anyone at all, it was so peaceful, our adult childern joined us also along with our best friends and we had such a perfect stay, we had no problem docking 2 boats one being 20' and the other 18' we caught plenty of scallops and Trout, we also caught cobia, shark, rock bass and sand trout, I sat on the dock at night and fished and caught crab lots of blue crab :)Also we saw so many beautiful Dolphin and Manatee, I have plans on making this our place to stay when we go fishing in Homosassa from now on if it is available instead of a hotel... Each and Everytime I have spoken with The property owner Diane It has been so pleasant, also the young lady who cleans the property is very pleasent as well, to sum it all up... IT WAS PERFECT AND FROM MYSELF AND THE OTHERS THAT STAYED OUT THERE WITH US.... THANK YOU MISS DIANE FOR ALLOWING US THE OPPURTUNITY... MARVENIA AND DUANE
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Homosassa River Island Retreat
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7062386
-3052821965
Homosassa Florida Central Gulf Coast
Florida
5

New Favorite River Rental!

  • 5 of 5
I have been visiting Homosasssa Springs for 20 years. This is now our favorite place to stay! I stumbled upon it this year online because I was looking specifically for a rental on the river away from the all the traffic and congestion.
It gives us the distance we need from the crowd to really be able to connect with nature and get a real feel for what it is like to live on a river.
It is only 10 minutes to the Gulf from the the house so when we get back from fishing and scalloping, we don't have far to go and best of all we don't have to get stuck in the crowd of boats in the no wake zones. The boat ride to the Spring is more enjoyable and fun when you do not have to fight for a spot back to where you are staying.
It is also nice to be able to take a quick cruise out to the mouth of the river just to watch the sunset after dinner. I am very into my night sky and star gazing and being away from all the lights and streets is an amazing view! We love it! We are going to make reservations for this fall because it would be perfect for the cool outside weather also!
The only issue is that you can't just jump in your truck and go to the store if you forget something so you have to be prepared and organized. My advise is bring plenty of ice, beer and a few gallons of fresh water. There was a charcoal grill there too for cooking good steaks!
Park at River Haven Marina because it is the closest and easiest point to the lodge.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: The reviewer so accurately zeros in on some of the most unique aspects of our property. The area can get really congested on weekends and during scallop season, and our property offers the opportunity to get 'far from the madding crowd'. It more than makes up for the inconvenience of not being able to jump in your vehicle and run to the store. Although not everyone wants to deal with the inconvenience, our guests tend to appreciate the upside of the no road access property.
business
Homosassa River Island Retreat
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7062386
-3052821965
Homosassa Florida Central Gulf Coast
zephyrhills
5

the best vacation my family has ever had!!!

  • 5 of 5
This was the best vacation my family has ever had! We have stayed at this place 3 times already on different occasions ( I tryed to write a review several times prior but had problems when it came to sumbiting it) Just a quick note to the prior review... We did not see 1 roach, but yes it is typicial of florida "island" life to see a few, as with an rodents which we also did not see any.) I will start my review my saying that The owner is one of the nicest most generios people that I have never actually met. All 3 times we have stayed, our only problem was that none of us wanted to LEAVE!! The location is so easy to find and the house was extremely clean and well maintained!!! and the pics just dont do the place justice.. To our surprise on the 1st stay the upstairs actually has 2 full size beds, and we also didnt kno that the downstairs bedroom has its own complete bathroom! which made it nice when I brought my parents, so they didnt have to every go up stairs!! The kitchen was glorious and had all you could ever need right down to paper plates and paper towels... When she told me that all I would need to bring is drinking and cooking water, I wasnt so sure, but when we got there, Yes thats all u need, food, and water,, everything else is provided.. ther was even charcole and laundry detergent, plenty of towels and extra bedding to last our group of 6 a full week!! This place, besides the amenities of the house, large deck and fish cleaning station, has truelly got it all.... but what i realized after the 3rd time we stayed is that the LOCATION IS PERFECT!!! its almost exactly in the middle between the springs and the gulf!! Literally if u want to experience the gulf in the am its only about 15 min one direction and if you want to go hang at the springs in the afternoon its about 15 min the opposite direction! it was PERFECT so IF U LOVE FISHING, OR SWIMMING, SCALLOPING, BOATING IN GENERAL OR JUST SOME RnR !! THIS PLACE IS THE BEST! Seriously I could go on and on and on!!The place to get ice and bait and gas is only about 5-8 minutes away and is conveniently on the way to the springs, The river itself is a delight with all the dolphins and sealife you will encounter and lots of resteraunts and pubs all up and down the river, At the rental property we caught salt- and fresh water fish, and if u like crab, bring your crab basket to put by the dock, cause the river is LOADED with them!! our group age ranged from 6 to 65yrs- Thank you for the great times!
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • 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, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Homosassa River Island Retreat
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7062386
-3052821965
Homosassa Florida Central Gulf Coast
Clarksville, TN
1

Nice location but POOR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT!!!!!

  • 1 of 5
The owner is a nice lady....with that said. Got a call the day before our arrival to "remind us" to bring water to cook with and drink. WHAT!!?? This was NEVER mentioned to us! Got there to find the window air conditioner upstairs was broken. (looked to be 20 years old and falling to pieces) Took 3 days to get fixed after many calls and complaints. NEXT we couldnt sleep because of the cockroaches crawling on the ceiling and floors. YIKES! One even flew into my husbands face while in bed. NEXT- Mouse manure in the closets, drawers and cabinets IN THE KITCHEN! The silverware was rusted due to the SALTWATER, which by the way it was MISERABLE to take a shower!!! This was a nightmare!! We left a day early just because we couldnt take it anymore. We are a military family and this was probably the last vacation before the next deployment. Could be such a beautiful place but we were so disappointed. The children had to sleep on the couch and living room floor for 3 days due to the sweltering heat upstairs. I recommend not wasting your money.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The reviewer states that they had gotten a call the night before about bringing their own water. However, her husband had made the initial contact about the property and before their arrival had phoned on several occasions to discuss their arrangements. He was informed from the very first call that bringing bottled water for cooking and drinking was an absolute necessity. I had had no communication with the reviewer until they actually arrived. Most people understand that island living requires toting fresh water. The flying ‘cockroaches’ are known as palmetto bugs in Florida which are indigenous to the area. The problem with the ac unit in one of the bedrooms (there are 3 units in the house) was unfortunate, and when they frantically called to complain, I scrambled to arrange for them to stay in other accommodations at our expense. When I returned their call shortly after finding them new accommodation (no mean feat at the beginning of scallop season), father and children were out kayaking and ultimately said they would ‘tough it out’. They had checked in on Friday, and the ac was fixed by Sunday morning. We refunded them two days stay of an already discounted price for the ‘military’ family.

Location

Activity and Interests

Homosassa Wildlife Park

Homosassa Springs

Fishing/Scalloping in season

Weeki Wachi Water Park

Riverside Restaurants

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  • Nightly Rate: $110 - $150

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  • Nightly rates based on 3 night minimum.
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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic

Suitability

  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2

Notes:

  • Washer/dryer, microwave, complete kitchen, large deck/patio, fish cleaning station. Satellite/cable TV.
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