Welcome to the Grand Victorian waterfront estate in Old Homosassa! This 5-bedroom, 3.5-bath home on 1.8 acres comfortably sleeps 15. Enjoy a spacious kitchen and explore local attractions within walking distance, including country stores, Monkey Island restaurants, and water activities. Named “The Hampton House” after MLB All-Star Mike Hampton, the home offers high ceilings, smart TVs, and wheelchair accessibility on the ground floor.
The chef’s kitchen with granite countertops is perfect for gatherings, and you can unwind on the covered patio overlooking the backyard gazebo and water. After a day of adventure, retreat to the game room on the upper floor, which boasts a variety of activities from a billiards table to board games on a solid oak card table, along with a perfect viewing spot for the big game on the large smart TV.
There’s a canal leading to the Homosassa River with a gazebo for outdoor enjoyment. Parking is ample, including space for boat trailers, in this golf cart-friendly neighborhood.
The downstairs is wheelchair accessible, including the bathroom. This property can host small events like weddings for up to 30 people. Please inquire about additional rental options on the property.
In summary, it’s a spacious and luxurious waterfront estate with a fantastic game room, convenient amenities, and proximity to local attractions.
>((By boat you will need to go under Linden Creek Bridge. There’s approximately 10 ft of clearance on mean low water, and you’ll still have about 20 inches of depth. A flat bottom or shallow drafted boat will allow you to better navigate through the shallow water during the dry season. A retractable Bimini will allow you to get through during the higher tides. Always check the full moon and tides to best navigating the canal))
Explore the Nature Coast Canoe and Kayak Trail, a 20-mile paddling adventure that winds through salt marshes from Fort Island Trail Park to Mason Creek, extending beyond to the Chassahowitzka River Campground in Homosassa. This trail is part of segment 7 of the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail, managed by the Florida Park Service’s Office of Greenways and Trails.
As you paddle along this scenic route, you’ll pass through the St. Martins Marsh Aquatic Preserve and the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, providing an opportunity to spot a variety of wildlife, including rails, wading birds, pelicans, gulls, terns, hawks, and even Bald Eagles.
To navigate the trail, keep an eye out for numbered signs with crossed paddle symbols. It’s advisable to download maps in advance and bring essential equipment like a compass and GPS unit. Ensure you have all necessary provisions for your day on the water, including a life jacket. Additionally, be mindful that some sections of the trail are shared with larger, faster watercraft.
For a more manageable experience, consider paddling the trail in 5-mile segments, which typically take 3 to 4 hours to complete. It’s a great opportunity for birding and wildlife viewing, especially the first stretch from Fort Island Trail Park along the Crystal and Salt Rivers down to the John Brown Boat Ramp off CR 494/W. Ozello Trail. To make logistics easier, you can leave a second vehicle at your planned take-out point.
Discover the pristine wilderness of Homosassa, hidden within Florida’s “Nature Coast.” Here, you can enjoy peaceful fishing in unspoiled landscapes. Three rivers wind through backcountry and flats, leading to the bay and Gulf of Mexico, all while passing through numerous nature reserves. Homosassa offers a diverse range of fish species, including Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Tarpon, Snook, and more. You can fish from shore, kayak, pier, or charter, with plenty of productive spots to explore.
Embark on exciting scallop tours suitable for the whole family. Dive into crystal-clear waters, encountering marine life like tropical fish, turtles, seahorses, and, of course, scallops. After your underwater adventure, savor delicious bay scallops.
Homosassa provides waterfowl hunting opportunities from September to January, with diverse species to pursue. The region’s climate and habitats offer ideal conditions for migratory waterfowl. Common species include mottled ducks, wood ducks, blue-winged teal, and more. The Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area (WMA) nearby provides additional hunting opportunities and preserves valuable habitats.
CHASSAHOWITZKA WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
Located north of Weeki Wachee in Hernando County, Florida, this 24,243-acre protected area features sandhill, mesic hammock, and forested wetland habitats. It’s home to various wildlife, including Florida black bears, gopher tortoises, and unique snake species. The area also houses underwater caves and is popular for hunting white-tailed deer, feral hogs, and small game during the general gun season. Safety is crucial, especially considering the presence of underwater caves.
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