Homosassa River Home w/ Dock and Boat Ramp!

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 for 6 guests boasts easy access to the water with a private boat ramp and a covered dock space. The rooftop deck is perfect for sitting by the fire while watching sunsets over the river. Visit nearby Homosassa State Park or head out on a fishing adventure and have your own manatee encounter!

    THE PROPERTY

    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

    Inquire for a discount on monthly stays! You now have the option when booking this home to rent a dock space located within walking distance! The dock is located at Marguerita Grill and will accommodate a boat up to 23 feet long, 8 feet wide and 10 feet tall. The rental fee is $35 per night which you would pay at the time of booking.

    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! 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.

    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.

    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.

    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, the deck is perfect for watching the gorgeous sunsets over the Homosassa River. 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 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 head water 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. Enjoy your very own in-the-water manatee encounters right off the boat ramp of the Upper Deck or anywhere you venture on the river.

    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 manateee 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 MaCraes 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 Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for guests. Every property in our network has been vetted and verified so you can book with confidence. If you have questions prior to your trip, we are happy to assist you 7 days a week. During your stay, your designated Guest Contact will be available 24/7 to help with any issues that may arise.

    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, 4 adult kayaks and 1 child kayak, inflatable row boat, community boat loading ramp, 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!

    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
    - 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
    - The dock is available to rent for a $35 per day fee and is within walking distance from home.
  • 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

    • Kitchen

    Key Amenities

    • Air-Conditioning
    • Coffeemaker
    • Complimentary Toiletries
    • Free Parking
    • Iron/Board
    • 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
    • Dock/Boat Slip
    • 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 (22)
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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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