Riverview Homosassa Escape w/ Dock + Lanai!

Property ID: 469963HomosassaFLUS
Sleeps 62 BR1 BA
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Highlighted by its prime waterfront location and must-have amenities, this charming Homosassa cottage is perfect for small families and groups of friends to enjoy a relaxing Florida getaway. This 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom vacation rental features modern conveniences like free WiFi and a Smart TV, as well as a stylish screened lanai to help you unwind after a day in the sun. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can go for a paddle in one of the kayaks before walking to a restaurant for dinner!


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


Location Details

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: Homosassa River (access on site), Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park (1.3 miles), Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park (2.0 miles), Homosassa Springs Visitor Center (2.0 miles), Bluebird Springs Park (2.8 miles), Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge (7.9 miles), kayaking, boating, fishing, manatee sightings

RESTAURANTS: Marguerita Grill (0.4 miles), Seagrass Resort (0.7 miles), Kim’s Cafe II (1.6 miles), Luigi’s Pizza (2.2 miles), The Museum Cafe (2.9 miles), MacRae's (3.8 miles)

HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS: Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park (3.0 miles), Crystal River Archaeological State Park (12.3 miles), Citrus County Courthouse (18.6 miles)

RENTALS/TOURS: Blue Heaven River Tours (0.7 miles), Homosassa Springs Marina (1.4 miles), River Safaris (3.4 miles), Mellow Mangrove Charters (3.9 miles), kayak rentals, fishing charters, pontoon rentals, river tours

AIRPORTS: Ocala International Airport (38.5 miles), Tampa International Airport (68.2 miles)


28 reviews
  • Location is ideal


    This was the 2nd time we’ve stayed at the cottage. Love the location to the springs. We enjoyed watching dolphins and manatees swimming right behind the house.

    The cottage is perfect for our family of 4. Well stocked kitchen and the propane grill was a nice addition from our last stay.

    The kids loved going to breakfast at Florida Cracker by boat& we really enjoyed Marguerita Grill for dinner. We are already planning our next trip.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published June 14, 2024
  • Look no further!


    Im still thinking about our wonderful stay at this beautiful home by the river. It exceeded all my expectations! This house is very spacious and beautifully renovated and decorated. Everything appears to be brand new. Everything you need is provided from kitchen tools to bath products.

    We really enjoyed cooking in the huge kitchen while watching the boats go by on the river. And I haven’t even mentioned the best part—that humongous screened porch! We spent hours out there watching the water and the dolphins and manatees float by! There is plenty of seating we had eight friends over for dinner one night and there was seating for even more—there’s even a gas fire table for ambiance!

    I cannot recommend this place enough. It is located on the best and most beautiful part of the river and just a short paddle to the head spring. From the hidden driveway, to the private backyard to the kayaks and canoes to paddle from right off from the house could not be better!

    Don’t hesitate to book this house. You won’t regret it. We will be back!

    Published May 19, 2024
  • Lovely retreat


    My family and I really enjoyed our stay. The home was exactly as described and very clean. The beds were very high so I opted to put the mattress from the pull out couch on the floor in the living room for my kids and I to sleep on. This was very comfortable and worked perfectly for us. I would definitely stay here again.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published April 3, 2024
  • Stay was just okay


    Great location on the river. Cottage is cute and decorated in coastal decor. Kitchen, dining and living room is spacious.

    Down side was there were too many bugs. There is stagnant was behind the house. Not sure if there is a canal or if it’s just swampy. Tried to sit on screen porch but too many bugs in there to as one door on the porch didn’t close all the way and there were sandbags in front of it. Went inside to relax. I thought the couch and loveseat were too hard but my son didn’t. On the upside the side bed was comfortable. Beds in bedroom were very very high. We are fairly tall and still thought the were high. But they are pretty and quilts and decor is nice.

    Very clean cottage. Evolve was great to work with. If you have a boat and are going to be out all day I would recommend this place, GREAT location on the Homosassa River. We were fishing from the shore and just got bit up by bugs too much. Even with bug spray on.

    Oh, driveway is sand and can get kind of rutted out after a storm.

    amy L
    Published March 14, 2024
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Amy, we’re so glad you enjoyed the wonderful location on the river, coastal decor, and cleanliness of the cottage, but we’re sorry some aspects fell short of expectations. After sending your feedback to the owner, they’d like to share the following:
    - In Florida, it's important to be aware of pests like "no-see-ums," especially around dusk. These tiny bugs can be irritating. Using a high-concentration Deet, Cutter, or Deep Woods Off repellent can be effective in mitigating their presence. Additionally, there are natural remedies available, such as products using lemongrass oil. To further address pests, we have our yard regularly sprayed and apply pest control granules throughout the yard. This helps to keep the nuisance of bugs at bay.
    - Behind the cottage, there's a wetland, tucked away from both the river and the main residence, which is protected and regulated. Florida, wetlands are areas saturated by water, supporting specialized vegetation. Regulation safeguards against wetland loss and pollution. Wetlands serve vital functions for our ecosystem.
    - The door on the right side of the screened lanai is functional. Sandbags in front of the door are from previous hurricane preparations, as noted in the welcome binder. We'll relocate them near the boathouse to ensure they're out of the way.
    - The couch and loveseat are new which may explain the firmness. Thank you for your comment regarding bed height. It's important to note that furniture preference is subjective.
    - The driveway has received repairs, including grading and the addition of rocks to resolve the matter.
    We work hard to provide an outstanding guest experience and we look forward to hosting many satisfied guests.

  • Wonderful stay on the River!


    Can’t wait go back. It’s a wonderful quiet place to relax and feel a part of the river ecosystem.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published March 7, 2024
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