Cozy Riverfront Homosassa Cottage w/Boat Slip

City: Homosassa, Florida Property ID: 427983

grand total: From $150 total Per Night

    Homosassa boasts world-class scalloping, wildlife watching, and boating, all of which you can experience with ease from 'Tipsy Tarpon,' a 2-bedroom, 1-bath vacation rental! Begin your day with a boat tour at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park 3 miles away, then embark on a scalloping or manatee snorkeling excursion at Homosassa Manatee Snorkeling Center! Explore the river on your own boat, then dock at the private boat slip and end the day with dinner and drinks around the backyard fire pit!

    -- THE PROPERTY --

    *NOTE: Your safety matters. This property features exterior surveillance cameras. These devices may be recording activity for your safety, but should not infringe on your privacy.*

    Bedroom 1 (Tarpon Room): King Bed | Bedroom 2 (Dolphin Room): Queen Bed | Additional Sleeping: Queen Air Mattress (Available Upon Request)

    Blue skies and palm trees lead the way to the waterfront neighborhood where your Homosassa getaway awaits! Park your car and boat trailer in the available spots, then head inside to check out the comfortable interior.

    The living space is adorned with modern decor and furnishings all highlighted with a bright, coastal flair. The sectional sofa allows you to sprawl out in front of the flat-screen Smart TV, complete with a DVD player and cable access, while you munch on a snack prepared in the fully equipped kitchen.

    Serve dinner at the 4-seat dining table or step outside to toss your catch of the day on the charcoal grill! Enjoy your fresh-caught seafood on the covered patio's picnic table, then play an after-dinner game of cornhole with the provided boards. Head down to the riverfront lawn at any time of day, where you can snag an Adirondack chair to soak up the sun beside your private boat slip or to watch the stars emerge by the warmth of the brick-lined fire pit.

    -- THE LOCATION --

    This Homosassa cottage is perfectly placed for experiencing all the highlights of Florida’s Natural Coast, only minutes from the Gulf of Mexico and with river access just steps outside your door!

    Embark on an unforgettable snorkeling experience in Homosassa or Crystal River, the only places in the country where you can legally swim with manatees! Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park is 3 miles away, inviting you to view these unique marine mammals in the underwater observatory or book a boat tour to encounter the other prevalent wildlife including bobcats, black bears, alligators, and river otters.

    Walk 15 minutes to rent a pontoon boat at Homosassa Springs Marina, or launch your watercraft from the neighborhood’s private boat ramp. Cruise down the river to dock at your home’s private boat slip, where you’ll find 40 feet of private dock space on prime fishing waters and an underwater fish light to attract your next big catch!

    A 6-minute stroll brings you to River Adventure Tours, where kayak rentals, fishing charters, and wildlife tours await! Take advantage of the area’s world-renown scalloping and head out an excursion with a local guide during the 90 day season spanning between July and September.

    After your adventure, pop into Marguerita Grill for a local bite on the water then cool off with a cold drink at one of the area’s many waterfront tiki bars, such as Freezer Tiki Bar, Crumps Landing, or Seagrass Waterfront & Tiki Bar only a 3-minute walk from your door!


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    Key Residence Features:
    - Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning, in-unit washer and dryer, free WiFi, flat-screen Smart TV with cable, DVD player, games, fish cleaning table, private yard, charcoal grill, fire pit, cornhole boards, covered patio, outdoor dining area, off-street parking for 3 vehicles, boat trailer parking, and more!
    - Fantastic Homosassa location, with the riverbanks steps outside your door! Enjoy local restaurants, tiki bars, and marinas within walking distance, or make a short drive to unique wildlife watching, boating excursions, and hiking at nearby state parks!
    - Nearest Major Airports: Tampa International Airport (~70 miles away) | St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport (~81 miles away)

    -- POLICIES --

    - No smoking
    - *NOTE: Your safety matters. This property features exterior surveillance cameras. These devices may be recording activity for your safety, but should not infringe on your privacy.*
    - No pets allowed
    - No events, parties or large gatherings
    - NOTE: Children must be supervised at all times, as there is no fence between the yard and the sea wall
    - Must be at least 25 years old to book
    - Additional fees and taxes may apply
    - Photo ID may be required upon check-in

  • Location

    Area Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Boating
    • Deep Sea Fishing
    • Eco Tourism
    • Fishing
    • Fly Fishing
    • Kayaking
    • Nightlife
    • Restaurants
    • Shopping
    • Snorkeling
    • Swimming
    • Zoo/Wildlife Park

    Inside Amenities

    • Air-Conditioning
    • Kitchen

    Key Amenities

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

    Kitchen Equipment

    • Blender
    • Crock Pot
    • Dishware and Flatware
    • Dishwasher
    • Refrigerator
    • Spices
    • Stove/Oven

    Nearby Amenities

    • Near Ocean
    • Riverfront
    • Water View
    • Waterfront

    Outdoor Amenities

    • Beach Towels
    • Charcoal Grill
    • Dock/Boat Slip
    • Outdoor Dining Area
    • Private Yard

    Property Amenities

    • Air Mattress
    • Books
    • Closet
    • DVD Player
    • Dryer
    • Games
    • Internet Connection
    • Keyless Entry
    • Laundry Detergent
    • Linens Provided
    • Shampoo
    • Shower
    • TV
    • Towels Provided
    • Walk-in Closet
    • Washer
    • Window A/C Unit


    • Bathtub or Shower On First
    • Minimum Age Requirement
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non Smoking
    • Suitable for Children
    • Suitable for Elderly
  • Guest Reviews (13)
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    Excellent property manager

    Reviewed by: Birthdaygirl on


    Our rental was clean and we enjoyed our time staying here!

    Reviewed by: Mary on


    This is the perfect home for anyone that wants to spend time in the Homosassa area. There is much to do for adults and kids alike! It can be relaxing or busy depending on what you want it to be!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in November 2019


    Reviewed by: Jane M. on


    VRBO--Service charges are too high. Other than that we had a great stay. Very clean & comfortable.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2019

    Great Weekend

    Reviewed by: Smitty on


    I had some customers with us for the weekend at the Tipsy Tarpon for scalloping and it was a wonderful time. The place is beautiful, clean and having the dock right out back is awesome. Big advantage is having a couple of restaurants within walking distance and the private boat ramp with no wait. We would defiantly stay at the Tipsy Tarpon again.

    Reviewed by: Abby on


    Expect everything you need to be handled!!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in July 2019

    Perfect location

    Reviewed by: Joanne W. on


    Property was well maintained and stocked with all the necessities. Great fire pit and fishing light helped us to pull in few at night. We will be back.....
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in June 2019


    Reviewed by: Ellen H. on


    Beautiful place
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in March 2019

    Reviewed by: Joseph on


    Clean and very conveniently located to shopping , restaurants and activities!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in March 2019

    Great Weekend Get Away!

    Reviewed by: Joe on


    If your looking for a nice getaway... I highly recommend The Tipsy Tarpon! The hosts had everything we needed including recommendations for activities, restaurants and live entertainment that did not disappoint. The river was beautiful and filled with wildlife as we toured down the Homosassa with a great guide, all within walking distance!

    Perfect welcome

    Reviewed by: Lee on


    From the moment we entered the property it felt like home. Emily left no detail unattended and we could begin enjoying our break from the first minute.

    Kayaking the Halls River and in The Springs with the manatees is a very special experience.

    We look forward to our next visit

    Reviewed by: Jim on


    Such an amazing place!!! The cottage was as perfect as the weather. So many memories made the last 3 days I’ll always cherish the time we’ve spent here. Thank you to our hosts Emily and Tommy, your house is beautiful and the setting is simply spectacular!!!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in March 2019

    Extremely satisfied!

    Reviewed by: Rick on


    We very much enjoyed our stay at theTipsy Tarpon. The cabin is completely furnished, from shampoo and towels to dishwasher soap. Huge television, large frig, new washer and dryer, toaster, coffee maker, you name it!! The cabin is beautiful inside, obviously recently refurbished and the yard has something for everyone - firepit, fish cleaning table, tiki torches, solar night lights, kayak, cornhole games, etc. We caught fish right from the backyard and it is just a 3 minute walk to a wonderful riverfront restaurant.
    We loved the place and recommend it very highly!!
    Thank you!!

    Charming cottage atmosphere with a very thoughtful host

    Reviewed by: Walker on


    The home had a very charming decor with a very comfortable feel and the backyard featured a fire pit and lovely view of the canal for perfect ambience. Our family had a wonderful stay and felt very cozy and peaceful at the Tipsy Tarpon. It?s a perfect location for the many activities to be enjoyed in Homosossa and nearby Crystal River. The host could not have been better, we were provided with everything we could have needed - from shampoo and towels to a very detailed guidebook to local attractions and restaurants. Overall, highly recommend this cottage and our hosts. Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in February 2019