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'Chateau Relaxo' Homosassa Riverfront Cottage!

Property ID: 465437HomosassaFLUS
Sleeps 103 BR2 BA
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Description

With access to fishing, water recreation, local restaurants, and more, your stay at this sunny Homosassa retreat can be as laid back or as action-packed as you wish! This 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom vacation rental features direct water access, a large patio, and a fenced yard. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can paddle down the river in a complimentary kayak! Unwind inside with a Smart TV and a fireplace, or head out back to gather around the fire pit and fire up the grill.

Amenities

  • Pets Allowed
  • Kitchen
  • Waterfront
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Washer
  • Essentials
  • Central Heating
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Self Check-In

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Location Details

AREA ATTRACTIONS: Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park - manatee sighting (2.0 miles), Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge (5.1 miles), Three Sisters Springs - manatee sighting (5.7 miles), Fort Island Beach (13.3 miles), Weeki Wachee Springs State Park - manatee sighting (22.0 miles)

FISHING/SCALLOPING (June, July, August, September): Rock Grass Fishing Charters (4.8 miles), High Octane Fishing Charters (5.4 miles), Homosassa River (6.0 miles), Crystal River (6.0 miles)

HOMOSASSA GOLF: Plantation on Crystal River (4.7 miles), Black Diamond Ranch (12.6 miles), World Woods Golf Club (13.6 miles), Twisted Oaks Golf Club (14.5 miles)

GREAT EATING: Bean's Pillar of Smoke BBQ (0.7 miles), Marguerita Grill (3.3 miles), Seagrass Waterfront & Tiki Bar (3.6 miles), Crump's Landing (4.8 miles), MacRae's of Homosassa (5.0 miles), Monkey Bar (5.1 miles), The Freezer Tiki Bar (5.2 miles), Charlie's Fish House Restaurant (6.0 miles), Peck's Old Port Cove (11.6 miles)

DAY TRIPS: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (68.6 miles), Universal Studios Florida (87.1 miles), Walt Disney World Resort (87.7 miles)

AIRPORT: Ocala International Airport (37.7 miles)

Reviews

4.4
15 reviews
  • Cute house but horrible experience

    2/5

    The location in Homosassa is nice and right on a water canal. The house is decorated very cute, but that’s all that was good with our stay. I arrived a day before my family did. When I arrived at night, I found 3 of the back doors were unlocked and one was open. Needless to say I did not feel safe! In the kitchen I noticed the inside of the kitchen drawers were dirty and there were dirty utensils in there as well. I went to go wash them, then found the kitchen sponge that needed to be thrown away with German cockroaches in it. I had to go to Publix and purchase a new sponge, dishwasher detergent and more paper towels. They only supplied one small roll. I also had to clean several spots on the floor where there was some type of sticky substance. The cleaning job was very poor. There was a breadcrumb about the size of a quarter right next to the pullout garbage can in the kitchen. I found more cockroaches in the master bathroom also. Friday we noticed the AC would not go below 75. Saturday morning I called to have someone come out and look at it. The repair guy came and unclogged the drain and then left right away. Then shortly after the AC stopped working completely we had to call and get the repair guy back out but in the meantime we had to get ready for our nephews wedding, and my son was in the wedding party. We were all taking cold showers so that we could cool down because it was in the 80s inside the house. The management team is no help! Stay away!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    amie
    Published May 25, 2024
  • Hidden gem

    5/5

    This place is fantastic. So much to do in the house with foosball, ping pong, giant jenga and more. The sliding dock makes putting in the kayaks so easy, and you are just a few quick rows to an emu farm.

    Great place and would definitely recommend.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Greg
    Published May 7, 2024
  • Internet/Bugs

    3/5

    Everything was fine but things were quite basic and there was no internet. There also were cockroaches and ants so it seemed like the house has been vacant for a while

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Courtney
    Published April 28, 2024
  • Could be the perfect place

    4/5

    We spent my husband’s 50th birthday at the rental. The location, decor & games were great! The property manager Kelly was quick to respond to issues!

    The not so great stuff. The stove/oven has been converted from natural gas to propane incorrectly causing large orange flames to shoot up the inside of the oven walls once it reaches 300 degrees or above. This also caused the stove burners to have large orange flames unless turned to the lowest setting where there you could get a mixture of blue & orange flames. The inside of the oven, all of the pans & the wall behind the stove are all covered in soot since the appliance burns like a fireplace. Due to dietary restrictions we had planned to cook a birthday dinner & cake there but had to change our plans for safety concerns. After sending Kelly a video of the oven flames she sent two different repairmen out to look at the issue while we were kayaking. Both claimed not to find any issues. We checked when we got back to the rental, flames still 6-8 inches high inside the oven walls.

    The microwave was broken. We didn’t know so upon trying to use it the heating element flashed like an electrical shock so we stopped it at once. Kelly did send a small counter microwave that we did not try since we had decided to just eat out for the rest of our stay due to safety concerns.

    The hot and cold water are backwards in the main bedroom bathroom.

    The beds do not have box springs so while not awful, it did feel like a futon when sleeping.

    The front yard is in need of some TLC, particularly the leaf situation.

    The dishes were covered in food. Most places only require that the dishwasher be started upon checkout. This rental requires all dishes to be washed & put away. My guess is the previous renters noticed that part late & only had time to run them under water instead of washing them. Not a biggie, we just washed utensils before using.

    There were no kitchen hand towels or dishrags, only a used sponge. There is a Dollar General nearby where I bought sponges and a dish towel.

    The washer/dryer is in the outside Florida room. There are no ceiling fans or vents to that area so the front loader smelled of mildew.

    There are no ceiling fans in any of the bedrooms. We travel with a small fan so it wasn’t too much of a concern for us in March. Future renters may want to bring their fan in warmer months.

    If these issues were corrected we would definitely stay again! Great location, fun games, cute decor!

    Kristina
    Published March 23, 2024
  • Friend visit

    4/5

    The place was very nice. Nicely decorated and appears to be newly remodeled. We had NO communication with owner. When we got to house to check in , we had not received an email with entry information so I sent an email requesting code to get in. We did not hear anything until 11:24 the following day with the access code.luckily, there was a back door unlocked from which we entered or we would have missed one day of our 3 day getaway.also, no instructions in house for check out instructions . We just winged it. No outside garbage bins to leave our garbage.microwave shoots sparks and no light in laundry room. This sounds negative and we really did enjoy the place and property was better than expected, just no communication.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Dena
    Published March 13, 2024
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