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Homosassa Scallop Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms plus a loft, 3 Baths, Sleeps 8.

Come and enjoy our beautiful home right on the widest part of the Homosassa River! The River is fed by the Homosassa Springs and leads directly out to the Gulf of Mexico. Homosassa is widely known for its fishing and scalloping. Cast a line directly off of our dock or hire a guide and you can even bring your own boat. We have two boat slips available for your convenience. Swim and snorkle the crystal clear waters at the Homosassa Springs that are a refreshing 72 degrees year round. If you don't bring your own boat there are plenty of rental facilities near by. There are restaurants and sight seeing all along the river. Busch Gardens, Lowry Park Zoo, and beautiful white sand beaches of Tampa are less than an hours drive. Also the central Florida attractions such as Disney, Universal, and Sea World are a short 1.5 hours drive away. Come relax waterside as cook smores in our cast iron fire pit right by the water. The living room faces the river with sliding glass doors that lead strait to a very large deck with plenty of seating while you grill your fines cuisine. Our kitchen is also fully stocked! Our home is 1,830 plus square feet with a very spacious living room for you entire family and friends to enjoy.

Carolyn Parry
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017


Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Scalloping.

* Manatee Watching.

* Homossassa Wild Life State Park.

* Fishing and Boating.

* Snorkle.

Top Thing to do in Budget:.....

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Canoeing.

* Scalloping.

* Great dining.

* Theme parks nearby.

* Crabbing.

Homosassa Springs

Homosassa Wildlife State Park

Riverside Restaurants


Golf Nearby

Fishing Guides



Homosassa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
3 bedroom - 1 King, 6 twins beds, blow up mattress. Stocked Kitchen Coffee Maker Toaster Oven Blenders/Food Processer Coolers Washer/Dryer Cabel TV. 3 Televisions total. Removable Baby Gates 2 pack and plays 3 Refrigerators Dishwasher Towels Sheets Publix, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS very nearby. Microwave Fish cleaning station


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Homosassa Scallop Retreat
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Great location.

  • 5 of 5

The house had plenty of space and everything you needed. Felt like you were at a family home and not just a rental. Great location for outdoor activity or just sitting on the dock of the bay!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy Honeymoon House!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week in a wonderful spot! The house is beautiful and so comfortable! It was a perfect place for our honeymoon. The house is situated perfectly on the river where we could watch our family go tubing right from the balcony. The house had everything we needed and more! Perfect scalloping location too! Thank you Carolyn, your home is beautiful! We had such a wonderful week and made great memories! We are already planning for another week soon! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful River House

  • 4 of 5

Our company rented the Scallop Retreat for 9 weeks to house a crew we had working in the area. Carolyn worked with us at the last minute to navigate corporate leases and give our crew a wonderful place to LIVE while away from home. There were a few bumps with a plumbing issue the first week, but Carolyn took care of problems promptly and maintained communication throughout our time there. The house is a great place to relax after work, fish from the dock and unwind.

Few people want to work together all day and then be trapped in a small space together in the evenings. The Scallop Retreat gave us room to spread out; there were plenty of bedrooms, and sleeping areas, and spaces to just hang out...did you notice the dock?? The kitchen was well stocked with everything you need for meal prep, and all important morning coffee.

This is a comfortable home for a family or a group of friends who want to spend time enjoying a piece of Florida that many don't know exists.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Come back anytime!
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Amazing and special place to stay

  • 5 of 5

First, Carolyn thank you for working with me literally at the last minute. We really appreciate all your help.

Your home is just amazing. We spent 4 days here with my parents. Just couldn't have asked for anything more. The view from inside is the best. The outdoor space is so relaxing and inviting. We sat outside every night and enjoyed the fire pit. Dock was perfect for our boat.

Inside is so warm and inviting. Your decor and personal touches made us all fell like home. Well appointed kitchen and comfortable beds.

I will definitely stay here again. I

If your in Homosassa this home should be at the top of your list. Just can't say enough!

Thanks again for a very special weekend.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Home away from home. Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful stay we had with Family of 9. More then enough room for everyone. You walk in and feel at home right away, decor was awesome and made it all the more comfortable and homey. Quiet and relaxing with one of the best views setting on the large deck. House was very clean with plenty of towels and bedding. Kitchen had everything you would need. The teenage boys loved "the Cave". Would not hesitate to stay again, hopefully next year during scallop season. Thank you Carolyn for letting us enjoy your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Snowbirding In Homosassa

  • 5 of 5

We spent January and February enjoying this wonderful home on the river. I can't add too much to what has been described by other reviewers. It's all delightfully true. We absolutely love it here and can't wait to come back!

What sets this apart from any other vacation rentals we've seen is the "personal touch" that fills the house - you feel like you're staying with old friends and the positive energy both inside and out is very welcoming. This is only matched by the family who owns the house - totally accommodating, making sure we were happy with everything and providing us tips on where to go and what to do in Homosassa (all of which were absolutely great).

There's no better place to be than out on the river (we brought our boat and kayaks - the dock worked out well for us) or sitting on the deck watching all the boating and wildlife activity. We had dolphins and manatee right there at the dock, not to mention all the pelicans and cranes and other birds fishing throughout the day. We took advantage of the fishing as well, finding spots up and down the river where we could throw out the anchor and throw in a line. The location of the house is perfect for any and all of the water activities we wanted. The kayaking is great, there are loads of places to explore.

There's ample parking for company and our boat trailer tucked safely out of the way. The neighbors were great, friendly but unobtrusive...a really nice little neighborhood.

All in all, we found the house and the area just perfect for us and completely understand why everyone seems to love it here. Looking forward to next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $350

We will send a contract to be signed and mailed back. Cancellation is 90 days prior.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.