Homosassa River Home w/ Private Boat Ramp & Kayaks

City: Homosassa, Florida Property ID: 372400

grand total: From $105 total Per Night

  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION
    THE FUN STARTS HERE! If you're looking for a true boater and fisherman's retreat, look no further than 'The Upper Deck,' a riverside 2-bed, 2-bath vacation rental house in Homosassa! This nautical haven boasts a private boat ramp, a private cove to tie your boat up and a rooftop deck, while watching sunsets over the river. Visit nearby Homosassa State Park and have your own manatee encounter! With delicious restaurants, boutique shops, and museums nearby, there's something for everyone!

    -- THE PROPERTY --

    ** Inquire for a discount on monthly stays! **

    *NOTE: Your safety matters. This property features 4 external Blink security cameras, located at the front door facing outward, back door facing kayaks and water toys, upper deck facing the fire pit, and patio facing the backyard. They do not look into any interior spaces.*

    Master Bedroom (Captain's Quarters): King Bed | Bedroom 2 (Crew's Quarters): Twin-over-Twin Bunk Bed (please note top bunk has a weight limit of 125 lbs), Full Bed

    The moment you walk into this cozy home, the marine decor and tiki bar will immediately inspire you to head to the water for a fishing or boating excursion from the private boat ramp!

    The bright, fully equipped kitchen is ideal for preparing the catch of the day or any home-cooked meals that you may crave. Proudly serve your meals at the round dining table or your own tiki bar, with total seating for 8.

    Decorated with fishnets and tropical fish, the tiki bar offers an ideal spot to make a tropical cocktail. Bordering the bar is a sliding glass door to the screened-in lanai, overlooking the large private grassy yard. Stroll over to the newly built cove to untie your boat from one of the palm trees! Head over to Monkey Island just across the water to visit the 4 friendly monkeys living there!

    The living area features 2 large bay windows allowing natural light to pour in, making the space airy and open. Sit back and relax on the sofa and chairs, which encircle a large, flat-screen cable TV to watch your favorite shows.

    This home is appropriately named ‘The Upper Deck’ as this area will quickly become your favorite part of the home with outdoor seating around a fire pit and great water views. When the sun has set and the stars are sparkling above, sit around the fire pit and share stories from the day's adventures.

    The 'Captain's Quarters' features a plush king bed and an abundance of natural light, creating a calm and serene ambiance. The 'Crew’s Quarters' provides a full-sized bed, vibrantly hued twin bunk beds and an attached bathroom with modern amenities.

    -- THE LOCATION --

    The Homosassa River is a popular feeding ground for the Atlantic Tarpon, known as the 'Silver King of the Sea World.' Head down the river a short paddle to visit the world famous Monkey Island or paddle up the river to the headwater of the springs to meet the friendly 2,000-pound manatee neighbors.

    Homosassa and Crystal River are 2 coastal neighboring towns within Citrus County - famous for being the only place in the United States where you can legally swim with the manatees.

    Head to Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park only a few miles away & enjoy a pontoon boat tour to further your knowledge of the wildlife that inhabits these Florida waters. Book a fishing trip with many local fishing guides, book a manatee tour or book a scallop trip during the 90 day season July- September.

    'The Upper Deck' is next door to SeaGrass Resort restaurant and outdoor tiki bar. Walk the other direction to Marguerita Grill, another popular restaurant and bar with outdoor waterside seating. Just a little further down the street, you can visit the brand new "Crumps Landing", an enormous waterfront tiki bar & restaurant establishment.

    You can kayak, boat, or walk to these coastal restaurants for an authentic Homosassa experience! Venture across the river to more waterside restaurants! "The Freezer" is famous for steamed shrimp and MacRae's is famous for their waterside "Shed" establishment and music.

    Also located here in Citrus County is Black Diamond golf course, aka the "#1 Golf Community in Florida." With 45 holes of Tom Fazio-designed terrain, this course is a beautiful area to hit the links and then stay for a delicious dinner with views of the stunning Quarry Course.

    -- THE EVOLVE DIFFERENCE --

    Evolve Vacation Rental wants your vacation experience to be everything you hoped for and exactly what you needed. To make it easy, we help you find a property you love, offer world-class support seven days a week, and make sure our properties are safe, clean, and ready for your stay. Even better, each home has a Guest Contact available 24/7 for anything that’s on your mind. It’s a fresh new approach to vacation rental. Try Evolve today!

    -- ADDITIONAL DETAILS --

    Key Residence Features:
    - Amenities include free WiFi, 1 flat-screen cable TV, fully equipped kitchen, fully furnished upper deck with fire pit, paddle board, private boat ramp, 4 adult kayaks and 1 child kayak, inflatable row boat, large yard for boat trailer parking and much more
    - Prime Homosassa Springs location - Within walking distance to the Homosassa River, and just easy access to Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park, golf courses, restaurants and more!
    - Airport: Tampa International Airport (69.2 miles)

    -- POLICIES --

    - No smoking
    - No pets allowed
    - No events, parties or large gatherings
    - Must be at least 25 years old to book
    - If you're traveling with more than 6 guests, check the availability of the Evolve sister listing 'Sunshine Acre' #364274, which is 8 miles away
    - *NOTE: Your safety matters. This property features 4 external Blink security cameras, located at the front door facing outward, back door facing kayaks and water toys, upper deck facing the fire pit, and patio facing the backyard. They do not look into any interior spaces.*
    - Additional fees and taxes may apply
    - Photo ID may be required upon check-in
    - Please note top bunk bed has a weight limit of 125 lbs

  • Location
  • DETAILS & AMENITIES

    Area Activities

    • Boating
    • Cinema/Movie Theater
    • Cycling
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Jet Skiing
    • Kayaking
    • Museums
    • Restaurants
    • Scuba Diving
    • Snorkeling
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Theme Parks
    • Water Parks
    • Wildlife Viewing

    Community Amenities

    • Onsite Laundry Facilities

    Inside Amenities

    • Air-Conditioning
    • Kitchen

    Key Amenities

    • Coffeemaker
    • Complimentary Toiletries
    • External Surveillance Devices
    • Fire Extinguisher
    • First Aid Kit
    • Free Parking
    • Iron/Board
    • Smoke Detector
    • Trash Bags/Paper Towels
    • Wireless Internet (WIFI)

    Kitchen Equipment

    • Crock Pot
    • Dishware and Flatware
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Spices
    • Stove/Oven
    • Toaster

    Nearby Amenities

    • Riverfront
    • Water View

    Outdoor Amenities

    • Balcony
    • Beach Chairs
    • Deck
    • Fire Pit
    • Kayaks
    • Lanai
    • Outdoor Shower
    • Patio
    • Patio Furniture
    • Screened Porch

    Property Amenities

    • Cable/Satellite TV
    • Central Heating
    • Dryer
    • Flat-Screen TV
    • Ground Floor
    • Internet Connection
    • Laundry Detergent
    • Linens Provided
    • TV
    • Telephone
    • Towels Provided
    • Washer

    Suitability

    • Bathtub or Shower On First
    • Car Recommended
    • Minimum Age Requirement
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non Smoking
    • Suitable for Children
  • Guest Reviews (35)
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    Easy living

    Reviewed by: Jerry S. on

    Comment:

    Our trip was cut a tad short however, Nadeene was amazingly helpful and responsive. The Upper Deck is a beautifully quaint getaway with a maritime theme that will take your breath away. The house was completely prepared for my family, to include the kitchen. I cooked a big breakfast and the kids sat around the tiki bar to eat. We literally needed nothing but the food we ate. Thanks Nadeene!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August 2019

    Reviewed by: Ashlea on

    Comment:

    Great place with great amenities!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in August 2019

    Reviewed by: Ben on

    Comment:

    Amazing place . Great touches . The deck is a great place . Close to everything
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in August 2019

    Reviewed by: Ryan on

    Comment:

    Always a pleasure staying here look forward to next year
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in July 2019

    Reviewed by: Gary on

    Comment:

    The Owner, Nadeene, was great to work with. This place is truly unique. Her artistic and thoughtful touches make this place much more amazing than the pictures can relate. Booking again for next year.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in July 2019

    Wow!

    Reviewed by: Kari J. on

    Comment:

    This location is a wonderful to get away and have some fun!! The house included everything you needed and more!! The Upper Deck is a great place to hangout at and view the water as you hang out with loved ones!!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in June 2019

    Swimming with the manatees

    Reviewed by: on

    Comment:

    I booked this house because it was water accessible and it came with kayaks for our enjoyment. The highlight was kayaking amongst a large pod of manatees! We were pleasantly surprised with a delightfully decorated house inside and out. Flowers were adorned on the dining table and a welcoming sign greeted us. We enjoyed sitting on the upper deck watching boats and other kayakers paddle by. I have a need for walking and there is an RV park nearby and I was able to get my 10 thousand steps in each day. There are delicious restaurants and grocery shopping nearby. The owner was in touch in case of needs, however we were enjoying our stay without any issues. Thanks for your hospitality*This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in March 2019

    Great Place

    Reviewed by: JOY S. on

    Comment:

    Our stay at The Upper Deck was wonderful. The house had everything we needed and more. It was even better than the pictures. Nadeene was a superb hostess and saw to our every need. I would recommend this rental to anyone headed to this beautiful area.*This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in March 2019

    Reviewed by: Sheri on

    Comment:

    We had such a great stay at The Upper Deck. We felt excited as we drove up to the house as it is the most fun looking place in the neighborhood. We felt welcomed and cared for from the first steps into the house, from the personal welcome sign for our family, to fresh flowers on the table. There were lots of hints written out and left around the house to instruct us on how to live comfortably and hassle free in the space. She left lots of great info on fun things to do in the area. There were lots of extra amenities included on the property from kayaks and paddle board to sand toys and art supplies. Nadeene was a great hostess and was very responsive with any extra needs we had. I highly recommend this property for a fun vacation getaway!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in April 2019

    Wonderfully relaxing river house

    Reviewed by: Amy S. on

    Comment:

    Our family of 4 loved this cozy rental by the river. The deck up top had great views of the water and was an enjoyable place to relax in the evening. We also had everything we needed to have great adventures during the day. The provided kayaks and snorkel equipment made it easy to enjoy the days on the water with the manatees and visiting local restaurants. The kitchen was well-equipped, the beds were super comfy and Nadeen, the hostess, was great about answering any questions before and during our stay. I highly recommend this place for a great family trip!

    Reviewed by: Jenny on

    Comment:

    This place is every bit as wonderful as the photos suggest. It’s so comfortable with no detail left out. It has all those little things that make a house a home. It was so comfortable that it was hard to leave each morning to paddle the local rivers. The beds were very comfortable, there were plenty of towels and all kinds of little creature comforts. The owner was kind and available, although we didn’t need anything because she had already left details about anything we may ask. There were so many great areas to sit and enjoy the wonderful weather. I have no problems giving this house a 5 star review. It was honestly perfect.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in March 2019

    Wonderful property right on the river with everything you might need for an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by: Chamin on

    Comment:

    We had a great time at the Upper Deck. It was perfect for our family of five. We really appreciated all of the little extras Nadeene left for us and providing us with an extra kayak. We'd definitely stay here again.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in March 2019

    We had an amazing stay!

    Reviewed by: Shannon on

    Comment:

    We loved our stay here!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in March 2019

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    Reviewed by: The Harper's on

    Comment:

    If I could give it a 10 star I would! Best vacation that my husband and I have ever taken. Nadeene the host is the most kindest person ever. Thank you for everything! If you are looking for a get away. This is the place! Please check it out. Even if it's a weekend trip. I promise you, you won't regret. It was REMARKABLE!

    Lovely house

    Reviewed by: Vicki on

    Comment:

    Nadeene's house was perfect for our stay. Well-equipped, clean and cozy. We would definitely recommend this place to others.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in December 2018

    Reviewed by: Hillary on

    Comment:

    Amazing place to stay, in the heart of the action. Enjoyed waking up and kayaking every morning with the manatees!!!!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in January 2019

    Algae-Free Zone!

    Reviewed by: Ricardo F. on

    Comment:

    Coming from SWFL where our waters are diseased, it was a breathe of fresh air to arrive at this welcoming home - ready for adventure! Loved that the home had so much & was so ready to help you have fun. The attention to detail is a direct reflection of the love the owner has for this home, and while we did not meet Nadeene , it provides an insight to her personality - and it is eclectic, comfortable and welcoming. There was nothing we wanted for. Great location for any water sports, scalloping, manatee visits. Can walk to restaurants, convenience store across the street. Can kayak to Monkey Island! Thank you for a lovely vacay. I hope that life brings us back your way!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August 2018

    Cutest place ever!

    Reviewed by: Dena S. on

    Comment:

    Very nice and enjoyed our stay. There was everything we needed and my girls and friends kept busy with paddle boards and kayaks. The decor is adorable and we had candy waiting on us. Would recommend staying there to anyone.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August 2018

    GREAT LOCATION! Cool nautical theme!

    Reviewed by: Julie F. on

    Comment:

    Nadeene was a phenomenal hostess! She contacted us prior to our stay to ensure we were not in need of anything & responded almost immediately with any inquiries we had. It is clear she wants her guests to have a great time. Anything and everything needed is provided. Great stay! Looking forward to future visits :-)
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2018

    Reviewed by: A Verified Guest on

    Comment:

    Great, fun place to stay! Close to marina for scalloping charters and walking distance to two fun tiki restaurants!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in August 2018

    Reviewed by: A Verified Guest on

    Comment:

    Awesome space! Everything you will need is here! Comfortable beds, television, full kitchen, and the deck on top is very cool to hang out and watch the sunset! Perfectly located, within walking distance to a few restaurants, boat ramp and slip are so easily accessible! We loved staying here!!!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in July 2018

    Reviewed by: A Verified Guest on

    Comment:

    Excellent place to stay for use of homosassa springs and water ways. Host made excellent accommodations for our 22ft boat. Would stay again. Host is very helpful with whatever u need
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in July 2018

    Awesome place.

    Reviewed by: Brad S. on

    Comment:

    You can tell this place is owned and maintained by the owner. Many personal touches... Very clean... Very nice... My wife gave me a little grief when I told her we were staying in a trailer but was VERY happy with our choice after we arrived... My group rented Kayaks at local rental place for $22.00 per day... Mine were free due to 4 nice kayaks & a paddle board sitting outside.... Reviewer location Parkland
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2018

    The Upper Deck Rental is AMAZING

    Reviewed by: Mark S. on

    Comment:

    Let me start by saying, the house and location is PERFECT. We come to Homosassa for Memorial Day weekend every year for the last 10 years or so.. This was my favorite place we have stayed... Its Close to everything. Right across the street from the water. I brought my boat so I utilized the private boat ramp, and we also rented the dock space right around the corner. What really sets this place apart is the owner Nadeene. She literally thought of EVERYTHING one may need for a Florida vacation!. From the personalized letter board Welcoming my family for our stay, to her having everything we couldve needed in arms reach. Although we didnt use any of the water toys since we had our boats, they all seemed in neat clean working condition. Nadeene was an absolute PERFECT host and we were all VERY VERY happy with our rental choice!! She went above and beyond to ensure our trip was perfect as far as our accomodations. She also dropped what she was doing to meet us last minute to rent the boat slip at The Margarita Grill a short distance away. We will be back for sure!!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in May 2018

    Beautifully maintained, decorated, and stocked, the Upper Deck is a wonderful and unique property!!

    Reviewed by: Kelly S. on

    Comment:

    We all had a fantastic stay at the Upper Deck! Without reservation, we recommend staying here. All the comforts of home, close proximity to restaurants, stores, bars, and the river, you?d be hard pressed to find a better location and property! Thanks to the owner for creating such a stellar vacation getaway home. Excellent!!!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in May 2018

    Reviewed by: Elizabeth on

    Comment:

    Very nice accommodations for our weekend adventures in Homossasa. Wish we would have brought the boat to enjoy the waterways more. Home offered convenient place to store boat.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in May 2018

    Reviewed by: Jeff on

    Comment:

    We have traveled and stayed in many air bnb's and this one for sure one of our favorites!! The space was clean and welcoming, and the host was extremely helpful and thought of anything we might need! I highly recommend this place to anyone looking to stay in this area!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in April 2018

    Exceptional Amenities at the "no amenity" price!!!!!

    Reviewed by: Kathleen T. on

    Comment:

    We had 4 days free at the first of our holiday and always wanted to explore this part of Florida. Boy are we glad we stumbled upon the Upper Deck!!! The kitschy, nautical theme fits with the community & the place lacks for absolutely nothing. I have stayed in VRBO properties all over the world and have never had so many amenities provided from the fully stocked cupboards to the plethora of water-sport activities (kayaks, paddle-boards, rafts, coolers, bug spray). We took full advantage of the water sport activities and had some awesome Manatee encounters - magnificent creatures and they were everywhere!!! The upstairs deck was a great place to wind down in front of the fire every night and provides beautiful views. Nadeene was the consummate host, always quick to answer texts/emails, and gave great advice when asked. If we ever come back, this will be the first place we look!!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in March 2018

    Manager's Response:

    The property owner would like to pass along the following:

    Thank you Kathleen for the great review you posted, it is greatly appreciated and very well written. For your next manatee encounters, I now have wet suits, masks, fins & snorkels available!

    Just a wonderful place for some R & R. So much attention to detail. Loved the upper deck. Spacious!

    Reviewed by: Yvonne B. on

    Comment:

    Really enjoyed quiet, peaceful setting. Lots of space. Every detail attended to. Would stay again in a heartbeat!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in January 2018

    Close to manatee action!

    Reviewed by: Andrea M. on

    Comment:

    We loved the Upper Deck! It is convenient to all of the manatee areas and even comes with water toys like kayaks and a paddle board. There?s a private boat lunch just steps away and two restaurants within walking distance. The owner Nadeen is super helpful and has literally thought about every little detail for the house, which has a fun nautical theme. We?ll definitely be back!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in February 2018

    Manager's Response:

    The property owner would like to pass along the following:

    Thanks Andrea for your kind words! Enjoyed having you at The Upper Deck! We now have a dock walking distance away to go with our boat ramp!

    Reviewed by: jack on

    Comment:

    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in February 2018

    Reviewed by: Lisa on

    Comment:

    Loved this place. Cute with lots of seating, great deck with fire pit, and nice to have boats ready to put in the water. Very clean with lots of useful amenities. Our only problem was torrential rain, which was no fault of our nice hosts!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in January 2018

    Amazing!

    Reviewed by: Taylor M. on

    Comment:

    We had a great time! Nadeene was super helpful, and her beautiful glass art work was displayed all throughout the home. 10/10 would reccomend.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in November 2017

    Owner's Response:

    Thanks so much for your kind words! We've passed your comments along to the homeowner who wanted us to relate the following: Thank you, Taylor, for choosing the Upper Deck for your vacation rental. I'm glad you had a great time with your friends here. I was delighted that you all took part in my local scavenger hunt game & won a free gift of maritime signal flag glass art! Best, The Evolve Team.

    Great location beautiful place

    Reviewed by: Barbara R. on

    Comment:

    It was very nice. Location was close to great restaurant . The property had coffee machine and sugar and everything you need . My first house rental . It was more than I expected
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in November 2017

    Owner's Response:

    Thanks so much for your kind words! We've passed your comments along to the homeowner who wanted us to relate the following: Very glad your 1st vacation rental was at the Upper Deck! It was an enjoyable experience for both of us! Thank you for your post. Best, The Evolve Team.

    Reviewed by: Kathryn on

    Comment:

    Charming rental, very clean, lots of special touches (fresh flowers), water toys which unfortunately we didn't have time to use. Great deck with fire pit and handy laundry room with extra shower. Owner very attentive, was available if needed and I can't think of anything she had not already provided. A few nice restaurants within short walking distance. I enjoyed waterfront view, food & drinks at the Tiki Bar at Seagrass.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in November 2017

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