Homosassa Home w/ Private River Dock & Boat Ramp!

City: Homosassa, Florida Property ID: 402139

grand total: From $199 total Per Night

  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION
    Location, location, location...it doesn't get better than this! Experience Sunshine State majesty in Homosassa Springs from 'La Casa Del Rio,' an exclusive 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom vacation rental house for 8+ guests. This magnificent riverfront home with open water views is the ultimate getaway, located directly on the deep Homosassa River waters. If your paradise includes swimming, scalloping, boating, fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking, and watching glorious sunsets - this is the home for you!

    THE PROPERTY

    Bedroom 1: King Bed | Bedroom 2: 2 Queen Beds, Fold-out Futon, Blow-up Queen Mattress (Upon Request)

    Nestled in a prime location on the shores of the Homosassa River, this 1,300-square-foot home features a covered balcony overlooking the private dock - located in a No Wake Zone- and a furnished deck with beautiful views of the crystal clear water, allowing you to make the most of the beautiful Florida climate. During your stay, get up close and personal with your 2,000-pound neighbors, by sitting on the dock or kayaking alongside the manatees or dolphins that live in the river.

    From the moment you open the front door, you'll have a breathtaking view of the river complete with boaters going to-and-from the spring. Light, bright, and breezy - that's how you will feel in this home. With comfy rooms furnished to perfection, this is riverfront living at it's finest.

    This spectacular home offers tranquility and a one-of-a-kind coastal living experience. Located on a small island, decorated in upscale coastal decor, this stilted home is a unique hybrid of elegant and fun! The views are panoramic from the balcony with the river as your backyard, the opportunities for nautical adventure are endless.

    Channel your inner Bobby Flay in the fully equipped kitchen when stomachs start to rumble. With stainless steel appliances and lots of counter space, the spacious kitchen has everything you'll need to impress your friends with your Food Network caliber finesse.

    Looking to spice up your dinner? Instead of dining at the indoor dining table for 6, head to the covered porch and have a banquet-style meal against a backdrop of sunset skies and drifting vessels. With a high-top table for 4 and an outdoor couch, the furnished porch is the perfect setting for a family meal or nightcap.

    Before heading to bed in one of the home's 2 cozy bedrooms, throw your dirty duds in the laundry and rinse off in one of the 2 walk-in showers. The master bedroom features a luxurious king bed, an en-suite bathroom and elegant pops of color, creating an elegant captain's quarters ambiance.

    Make the most of the home's riverfront location and spend as much time as possible in the large backyard. With a gas grill, large dock and kayak launch, the backyard provides access to endless river fun for people of all ages! There is also a private community boat ramp located just 2 houses down from 'La Casa Del Rio.'

    THE LOCATION

    'La Casa Del Rio,' is the ultimate fishing retreat perfectly placed within minutes of the Gulf of Mexico and clear waters of the spring. When bringing your boat or toys along, the private ramp is just a short walk away - no fuss like public ramps - making it easy to unload and cruise through the water to park at the home's private dock.

    Known as 'Florida's Natural Coast,' Homosassa is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. Whether you choose to fish off your private dock, snorkel for scallops or kayak with wild manatees, you'll be experiencing the beauty of nature just steps from your front door. Launch an excursion from the free private boat ramp, just a short walk away, and head out to the 'Blue Waters' at the head of Homosassa Springs or the Gulf.

    For an unforgettable Florida experience, head 1 mile down the road to Homosassa Springs and swim among wild manatees. Located within walking distance from the property, these crystal-clear waters that maintain 72-degree temperatures year-round are the only place in the U.S. where it's legal to swim with these majestic sea creatures.

    Can't get enough of the native wildlife? Spend a day at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and experience the beauty of black bears, bobcats, white-tailed deer, American alligators, American crocodiles and river otters! The park is also home to Lu, a hippopotamus that has lived in the park for the last 57 years.

    After a day of fishing, let off some steam at one of the area's many tiki bars. All within 10 minutes of the property, The Freezer, Margarita Grill, Seagrass and the Monkey Bar provide delicious drinks and authentic local atmospheres.

    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 a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, furnished covered patio, gas grill, private dock ( can fit a boat up to 32 feet), kayak dock and boat launch, 70-inch flat-screen cable TV, free WiFi, laundry machines, 2 kayaks and life vests (available upon request), private parking for 4 vehicles, and more
    -Unbeatable Homosassa Springs Location - Steps from the Homosassa River, 2 houses down from a private boat ramp, 1 mile from the Homosassa Springs Marina, 5 minutes from Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, and within 10 minutes of local eateries
    Nearest Commercial Airport: Tampa International Airport - 4100 George J Bean Pkwy, Tampa, FL 33607, (~69.8 miles away)

    Policies:
    - No smoking
    - No access to Garage or use of Boat Lift ( dock only )
    - No pets allowed
    - No parties or large gatherings - smaller events or gatherings considered with prior homeowner approval (please contact Evolve for additional information)
    - Must be at least 25 years old to book
    - Please note that this home accommodates 8 guests with beds, but the maximum occupancy may be flexible with use of the queen air mattress (reach out to Evolve for more details)
    - Proof of any additional cleaning that is required due to pets, smoking, or large gatherings will result in a $400 fine.
    - Additional fees and taxes may apply
    - Photo ID may be required upon check-in
  • Location
  • DETAILS & AMENITIES

    Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Boating
    • Cinema/Movie Theater
    • Cycling
    • Deep Sea Fishing
    • Farmers Market
    • Festivals
    • Fishing
    • Fly Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Jet Skiing
    • Kayaking
    • Mountain Biking
    • Museums
    • Nightlife
    • Rafting
    • Restaurants
    • Scuba Diving
    • Shopping
    • Snorkeling
    • Swimming
    • Theme Parks
    • Wildlife Viewing
    • Zoo/Wildlife Park

    Communications

    • Internet Connection
    • Telephone
    • Wireless Internet (WIFI)

    Entertainment

    • Cable/Satellite TV
    • Flat-Screen TV
    • Stereo
    • TV

    Included Services

    • Linens Provided
    • Towels Provided
    • Trash Bags/Paper Towels

    Inside Amenities

    • Air-Conditioning
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Central Heating
    • Complimentary Toiletries
    • Dryer
    • Iron/Board
    • Steam Shower
    • Telescope
    • Washer

    Kitchen Equipment

    • Coffeemaker
    • Crock Pot
    • Dishware and Flatware
    • Dishwasher
    • Ice Maker
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove/Oven
    • Toaster
    • Water Filter

    Other Amenities

    • Onsite Laundry Facilities
    • Optional Housekeeping
    • Security System

    Outside Amenities

    • Balcony
    • Beach Chairs
    • Beach Towels
    • Beach Umbrella
    • Charcoal Grill
    • Deck
    • Dock/Boat Slip
    • Free Parking
    • Gas Grill
    • Kayaks
    • Lanai
    • Outdoor Dining Area
    • Parking
    • Patio
    • Patio Furniture

    Restrictions

    • Minimum Age Requirement
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non Smoking

    Suitability

    • Access Only By Stairs
    • Car Recommended
    • Suitable for Children
    • Suitable for Elderly

    View And Location

    • Riverfront
    • Waterfront
  • Guest Reviews (27)
    Write Your Own Review

    Perfect place great host

    Reviewed by: John J. on

    Comment:

    The place was amazing and so much attention to details. Kendra is very thoughtful and complete down to the welcome snacks and information. Every time I needed communication, she was quick to respond. The whole experience was great! We ate at the Tavern and Margarita Grill and both were very good but we liked the Margarita Grill a little better. It did not take very long to get out to the gulf and paying close attention to the markers was very essential. There are so many neat looking places to stop and eat or drink along the river. The place has a great view, great AC and TV for the games. We recommend this place to anyone looking for an all-around great Homosassa experience. Thanks for stocking the place with all the supplies needed. We will be coming back to Homosassa again.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in September 2018

    Fantastic location and beautiful home. Very clean and well maintained.

    Reviewed by: madeline K. on

    Comment:

    An absolute perfect location for scalloping. After a long day scalloping, it was so nice that we were so close to the springs. The welcome basket and helpful hints were such a nice added touch. We were amazed with everything that was provided. We had a great 3 nights. Wish we could've stayed longer.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August 2018

    5 Stars

    Reviewed by: Ernie B. on

    Comment:

    This home is beautiful, clean, and has everything you need to be comfortable during your stay.
    The location is perfect : close to Publix grocery and many restaurants. Having access to the dock and boat ramp is the icing on the cake !

    great vacation get away

    Reviewed by: joseph s. on

    Comment:

    we booked this house for a family get away to go scalloping. Loved the house and location it was very nice inside and out. It was great that there was a boat ramp in the neighborhood so no fighting to launch at the local boat ramps. the dock was great too.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August 2018

    Wonderful stay at La Casa Del Rio!!

    Reviewed by: Brandon S. on

    Comment:

    Perfect location, beautiful home, tons of extra little touches that made our stay a great one. Very convenient having access to a private boat ramp and the dock was large enough to hold multiple boats. The spring is only a few minutes away, and if you need to hop in your car to get to something you are very near everything you would need. Very clean and owners were quick to respond to any questions we had. Would highly recommend staying at this home!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August 2018

    We will definitely be back!!

    Reviewed by: Lainee K. on

    Comment:

    Beautiful home, owners put an amazing amount of thought into making sure you have everything you need and more.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2018

    Best Rental & Boat Ramp in town!

    Reviewed by: J & T on

    Comment:

    This home , dock, and ramp is the best thing going in Homosassa ! Our family has been coming to this town for years and this was our first stay at Del Rio, by far the best rental EVER ! The boat ramp is a few steps away and worth everything penny not fighting the lines and crowd at the local public ramp or marina. This will be our come-to rental from here on. Can't say enough wonderful words about the location, view, decorations, and how clean the home is. We will be back next summer and many more!

    J&T

    Beautiful view from a cute and cozy home!

    Reviewed by: Kayla S. on

    Comment:

    Our stay at La Casa del Rio was awesome. Our contact, Kendra was very helpful and provided info and welcoming postcards and letters prior to our arrival. The house was immaculately clean and the decorating definitely made you feel like you?re staying on the water. Plenty of dock space for our 2 20ft boats and the private boat ramp is just down the street. Kitchen was stocked with anything you might need along with a cute welcoming basket filled with snack goodies. The view from the balcony is amazing; springs are maybe 10 min away but that?s due to the no wake zone speed. Going out to the scallop groups took about 40 minutes but it?s a nice ride on the river. We would absolutely recommend staying here
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2018

    nice touches!

    Reviewed by: M Currey on

    Comment:

    We have stayed at many rentals and this is the first one with those nice touches!

    Reviewed by: A Verified Guest on

    Comment:

    Great experience
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in July 2018

    Best rental we have ever stayed at, especially in Homosassa.

    Reviewed by: Tracy Peabody on

    Comment:

    Best rental we have ever stayed at, especially in Homosassa. Super comfortable, super cute, clean, just like home...and a perfect view of the river and nice dock for our boat. It was the perfect place for our scallop trip this year. Looking forward to booking again for next season.

    This rental was all that it was marketed as.

    Reviewed by: Mark S Howard on

    Comment:

    This rental was all that it was marketed as . The place was CLEAN , NOT a single bug , well provisioned , the AC blew COLD. The location was in a no wake zone, close to the springs . I would stay here again .

    Mark S. Howard
    June 12, 2018

    Amazing!!!

    Reviewed by: Dwight K. on

    Comment:

    Some buddies and I were in town for a fishing tournament. We picked Cas del Rio because of the location and access to the river. We could not have picked a better place. The house is completely furnished and emaculate. The view is spectacular an dockage is perfect. The owners are very freindly and very helpful. Better book it before us because we will be back for sure!!!!! Thank for an awesome experience!!!!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in June 2018

    Perfect Location when we stayed June 2018

    Reviewed by: Meg Carter on

    Comment:

    Perfect location! Easy access to the 'real world', publix, cvs literally 4 minutes away. Step into the riverfront backyard, instant 'vacation mode'! Quick drift to the beautiful springs one direction, nice cruise out to the bays. Plenty of places to stop by boat for necessities like ice, bait, sunscreen, or for a bite to eat and a cold one. Take the kayaks one morning across the river to see beautiful herons, and playful river otters.

    The homey touches make it feel more like you're at a friend's house. Thoughtful information packet and maps. Tubes, kayaks, rafts, lifejackets, grill, boombox, really nice!

    I almost don’t want to share this little gem!

    Reviewed by: Jessica Withrow on

    Comment:

    07/08/2018
    I almost don’t want to share this little gem! But here goes! Gorgeous water front home, yes home, not a hotel room or some bare bones house for rent. The views are breathing taking, especially sunrise! Boat ramp and dock exceeded out needs for a 24ft pontoon. So much to do very close by. We went out to the gulf and scalloped and fished and ended our day at the springs. Great restaurants also by but if you wanna stay in the kitchen is fully stocked with all imaginable needs to create your own meal and enjoy the evening from the back deck. Catch up on your zzzz in the very cozy bedrooms that are decorated perfectly! Also has a full laundry room so you can come home to an empty laundry basket. The price is unbeatable I regularly pay more for one bedroom at the beach. I will be back as long as they will have me!!!
    Jessica

    Unbelievable, Home is better than 5 stars !

    Reviewed by: E. Jones on

    Comment:

    Was definitely taken back when I opened the door ( in a good way ). Home is better than 5 stars.
    When you open the door , you are immediately welcomed by the view of this  lovely home. Not only was the location a dream,  the entire stay was unforgettable.
    The home is decorated  beautifully and the view of the river & boats going by is amazing. The owners are very detailed and left a nice goodie welcome basket. The dock is so relaxing, we contacted the owner to see if we could stay a day longer, but unfortunately they had another booking.We look forward to coming back again soon. Beautiful place , A+ !

    E.Jones

    Reviewed by: Dwight K. Jr. on

    Comment:

    Awesome place!! Perfect location and perfectly furnished!! We will be
    back!!!

    *This review was originally posted on Facebook for a stay in June of 2018.

    Reviewed by: Dwight on

    Comment:

    Awesome place!! Perfect location and perfectly furnished!! We will be
    back!!!

    *This review was originally posted for a stay in June 2018

    Beautiful views and charming house.

    Reviewed by: Heather R. on

    Comment:

    The house is as described - clean, cozy and had an amazing view. The owners were wonderful to work with. They had a welcome basket and made us feel at home. Wonderful place to rent!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in May 2018

    Home Away From Home

    Reviewed by: lgifford2018 on

    Comment:

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Casa Del Rio. The home is beautiful and the view is priceless. It literally felt like home away from home to us. We were impressed at how nice all of the furnishings were and especially how clean and tidy it was. The property also provides many amenities and extras that you just won’t find in other rentals. It is definitely not like any other vacation rental that we have stayed at in the past. The location is conveniently located near several restaurants, grocery store, gas station, etc. and that is a huge plus for me and my family. We are already picking out dates for our next getaway and plan to book this location again and again. We highly recommend that you book too. You’ll love it!
    *This review was originally posted on TripAdvisor for a stay in June 2018

    Great vacation!

    Reviewed by: Anne T. on

    Comment:

    We had a great time and had everything we needed and MORE!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in May 2018

    Everything is 5 stars

    Reviewed by: Facebook User on

    Comment:

    Everything is 5 stars - luxurious house, fantastic dock, owners are always ready to help and it's super easy to contact them for recommendations.

    Amazing location but air freshener in home was extreme and uncomfortable

    Reviewed by: Laura Morales on

    Comment:

    This is a very difficult review for me to leave. I love this amazing river house and its location and amenities. When I found your home, I was hoping this would be somewhere our family could return to for years to come and bring our boat too. Unfortunately, there is an extreme amount of plugin scented oil air fresheners being used in the home. I dont think I am exaggerating when I say there is one in every single outlet in the home. For an approximately 1000+ square foot living space, this is extreme and makes the conditions in the home unlivable. When we first arrived we could smell it before we even opened the front door. We immediately unplugged all of them, somewhere around 20+, my two year old daughter was struggling to breathe and we were all choking for air. It took a full 48 hours out of our three night trip for the smell to dissipate to comfortable conditions. Unfortunately after leaving and arriving back at our home, most our our stuff that we brought still has lingering air freshener smell. We debated leaving early during our stay which was a difficult decision. I am trying not to be too negative or picky in this review, but I will mention two additional things. The master king size bed should be replaced soon, the sags in it are extreme and uncomfortable, and finally the television had some child locks on it that prevented us from watching most television programming and even family rated movies. Otherwise, beautiful home and location, kind hosts left our daughter a little goodie basket which was very thoughtful, she loved it. We would love to come back someday if the air freshener is discontinued.

    Location

    Reviewed by: A FlipKey verified reviewer on

    Comment:

    The location was great, the parking availability was wonderful. The house was staged beautifully. I would prefer a little less as we had a 2 yr old but she was wonderful and didn't touch.There were coloring books and crayons, everything you could ask for.
    *This review was originally posted on TripAdvisor for a stay in May 2018*

    Looking forward in being back next year

    Reviewed by: Steve & Dean Brown on

    Comment:

    We had a wonderful time here the past 2 months. We look forward to seeing you again next year.

    Steve & Dean Anne Brown

    This home was wonderful, the location was great, very close to everything.

    Reviewed by: A FlipKey verified reviewer on

    Comment:

    This home was wonderful, the location was great, very close to everything.
    The home was fully equipped for all our needs.

    We loved going to eat dinner by boat and taking in the spring to see all the beautiful manatees.

    The dock was great to sit and relax in the morning drinking coffee watching the sun rise.

    We will be back to this home, had a wonderful time here.

    The Steller Family.
    *This review was originally posted on TripAdvisor for a stay in January 2018

    Unbelievable View of the River

    Reviewed by: #1 River house on

    Comment:

    Best location hands down , close to everything by boat or car. The views off the back balcony are breathtaking, we could see dolphins and manatees swim by and fish jumping. The dock was great to fish off of and have a cold beer as time flew by.

    Loved how close to the spring and gulf. Having the boat ramp is worth the money, not having to fight the crowd and pay to launch. Will come back !

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