• Sleeps: 15
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3.0
  • Pets: Allowed
  • Check-in: After 4:00 pm
  • Check-out: Before 10:00 am
Sleeps: 15
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3.0
Pets: Allowed
Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Check-out: Before 10:00 am
OBO Amenities: Access to Pursuits (On Site), Boat Ramp < 1 Mile, Fire Pit, Kayaks\Canoes Included, Outdoor Living Area, Public Lands\Waters < 1Mile
Everyday Living: Air Conditioning, CO2 Detector, Coffee Maker, Fire Pit, First Aid Kit, Full Kitchen, Heat, Linens, Smoke Alarm, Towels, TV, Washer\Dryer, Wifi
Homosassa, FL

The Fish House

The Fish House is located on a half-acre covered with large oaks. 125′ of waterfront. The stilt house overlooks a huge bay. NICE NEW BOAT RAMP! Garcia Rd. Homosassa.

This 3 bedroom – 3 Bath home will sleep 15 comfortably. King bed in the master, with a smart TV and ensuite bathroom, 2nd bedroom has a Queen bed and Full futon – sleeps 4 in that room plus a smart TV. There is an updated full guest bathroom next to the second bedroom with a shower tub combo.

The living room features a piano, electric fireplace, new leather couches, new kitchen, and a twin daybed with a twin trundle. The Living room is an open concept with the kitchen, living area, desk, and dining room. Smart Tv in the living room and fast Spectrum internet. The laundry room is located upstairs with a utility sink. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the cooking utensils you will need. We provide a roll of paper towels, new sponge, trash bags and commercial trash bags for scallop shells, dish soap, hand soap, mini soaps in the bathrooms, 2 rolls of soft toilet paper in each bathroom, laundry soap, dishwasher cubes, coffee, and filters to get your started. Regular 12 cup coffee maker provided.

Linens, comforters, and towels are provided. Please do not take the white towels on the boat. All comforters, sheets, towels, and blankets are washed after each stay.

Enjoy beautiful views from the screened in porch overlooking the bay.

The downstairs of the house has one bedroom with 2 full beds and 1 twin with a trundle. There is a tv in this room. Just outside this room there is another twin bed. Downstairs sleeps 7. There is a bathroom downstairs with a shower, sink and toilet. There is a mini kitchen downstairs with a refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, and sink.

Stairs and Elevator to upper level – Wheelchair accessible. Remote for the elevator is located upstairs inside the door. The elevator must remain on the ground level between uses.

500 lb Commercial Ice Maker on premise for your use.

Outside features: Outdoor propane grill, covered patio, and a fire pit. New Private Boat Ramp and 2 Docks. Fish Cleaning station on the dock. 4 kayaks for your use!

The Bay leads to the canal with direct access to the Homosassa River – a 5 min beautiful boat ride. No Bridges! A fisherman’s paradise. Watch manatees and dolphins from the back yard overlooking the bay. Fish and crab off the dock.

Outdoor Access

Scallop Tours offer an exciting and educational experience suitable for the entire family. Delve into the pristine and crystal-clear waters of the Nature Coast, immersing yourself in snorkeling adventures in depths ranging from 2 to 4 feet. As you explore this underwater world, you’ll encounter a diverse array of marine life, including small tropical and semi-tropical fish, turtles, seahorses, conch shells, as well as hard and soft corals, and vibrant sponges. Of course, the star of the show is the scallops, a delightful sight to behold. After an exhilarating day of underwater exploration, savor the delectable bay scallops for a well-deserved treat.

If you’re searching for unspoiled wilderness, breathtaking landscapes, and a peaceful escape from crowds, Homosassa, hidden within Florida’s “Nature Coast,” offers the perfect retreat. Fishing in Homosassa is the ultimate way to immerse yourself in this pristine region, with three rivers meandering through backcountry and flats, eventually leading to the bay and the Gulf of Mexico, all while passing through numerous nature reserves.

Homosassa’s pristine coastline rivals the beauty of the Everglades, offering an abundance of fish and fewer fellow anglers, allowing you to choose your preferred catch. Notably, the area is also home to numerous manatees, offering the unique opportunity to snorkel alongside these gentle giants. With something to offer every outdoor enthusiast, let’s explore what Homosassa has in store.

Homosassa’s diverse ecosystems provide a variety of fish species, catering to both novice and experienced anglers. You can expect to find Redfish and Spotted Seatrout: These inshore favorites abound in the Homosassa, Crystal, and Chassahowitzka Rivers, offering exciting catches. During summer, target them in the shallow waters of Homosassa Bay and Saint Martins Keys. Spring is prime time for Tarpon, while Snook becomes more active in warmer weather. Homosassa is renowned for catch-and-release opportunities. The Gulf waters near Homosassa are teeming with Snappers and Groupers, including year-round Mangrove Snappers and fall/winter Gag Grouper. For larger catches, venture to the offshore “Middle Grounds.” Pursue Cobia primarily in spring, while Amberjack are available year-round, peaking in spring or late fall.

Did you know the name “Homosassa,” derived from Seminole meaning “river of fishes,” and reflects the area’s rich fishing heritage. You can enjoy fishing through various methods, be it from shore, kayak, pier, or aboard a charter. For example, discover riverside clearings or Gulf-side beaches for relaxing shore fishing. If you seek a challenge, explore the rocky outcroppings in Chassahowitzka. Another option is to navigate calm inshore waters with your kayak—a great workout that grants access to prime fishing spots.

Homosassa offers a wealth of productive fishing spots, accommodating various preferences, whether you prefer fishing on foot, with a guide, or on your own vessel. Some notable options include the Chassahowitzka River, affectionately known as “The Chass,” which provides year-round opportunities for saltwater species. The Homosassa River consistently yields fruitful catches throughout the year, with peak action during spring and summer. The Roger Goettelman Memorial Fishing Pier in Crystal River extends 170 feet into the bay, offering excellent fishing opportunities. Saint Martins Keys, with its productive mangroves, stands out as an ideal spot, particularly for Redfish during the summer season. For Tarpon enthusiasts, the Black Rock Hole is the go-to location, renowned for its history of world-record fly Silver King catches. Whether you venture 15 miles or 100 miles offshore, the Gulf of Mexico surrounding Homosassa promises encounters with abundant bottom-dwelling species year-round.

The fishing season in Homosassa remains active throughout the year, with spring through summer offering particularly fruitful periods. Keep in mind specific regulations for certain species, such as Red Snapper, Scallops, and Gag Grouper, which have strict seasons and size/bag limits. Most saltwater charters include fishing licenses, and pier entrance fees often cover license costs. If you plan to fish independently, ensure you obtain the necessary permit. Enjoy your angler’s paradise in the untouched beauty of Florida’s Nature Coast, free from the distractions of larger fishing towns. Discover the incredible world of fishing in Homosassa, and who knows, you might even set a new world record!

Waterfowl hunting in Florida spans from September to January, with various sub-seasons for different waterfowl species. Homosassa offers diverse hunting opportunities in backwaters, marsh grass areas, and coastal regions along its coastal system. The region’s temperate climate provides both comfort for hunters and ideal conditions for migratory waterfowl in terms of temperature, food, and shelter. The specific waterfowl species that hunters can expect to encounter in Homosassa may vary depending on the season and local conditions. Some common species include the mottled duck, known for its distinctive mottled brown plumage; wood ducks, recognized for their vibrant plumage and preference for wooded wetlands; and blue-winged teal, among the early migrants to Florida for the winter. Other species include northern pintails, northern shovelers, ring-necked ducks, gadwalls, American wigeons, redheads, canvasbacks, black ducks, and common mergansers, each with its unique characteristics and habitat preferences. Homosassa provides a rich and varied environment for waterfowl hunters to explore.

CHASSAHOWITZKA WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA) is a vast protected area located ten miles north of Weeki Wachee in Hernando County, Florida. It encompasses 24,243 acres of sandhill, mesic hammock, and forested wetland habitats, including three satellite tracts nearby. In conjunction with the neighboring Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, the WMA preserves the largest continuous block of habitat in this region of Florida, home to a remnant population of Florida black bear, gopher tortoises, Sherman’s fox squirrel, and many imperiled snake species. Additionally, underwater caves, such as Buford Spring and Eagle’s Nest Sink, house populations of troglobitic invertebrate species. Hunting for white-tailed deer, feral hogs, and small game is productive at this WMA, with the general gun season being especially popular. However, it is important to note that the area is also popular with the cave-diving community and both caves have claimed lives, making safety an important consideration for all visitors.

Kayaking in Homosassa
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.***7 more VACATION RENTALS IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD – ALL WATERFRONT – INQUIRE FOR MORE DETAILS******

1 mile away from The Monkey Bar, Nauti Time Seafood Shack, the Freezer, Shelly’s Fish House, and MacRae’s. Easy access to Homosassa WildLife Park, Publix, Tractor Supply, and Walmart. Pets are welcome with a $200 pet fee (more if it’s a long term rental). NO CATS. Golf cart friendly community!


Guest acknowledges the Property is on the Homosassa River, there is no fence blocking access to the river from the Property and there is no lifeguard on duty at or near the Property. Guest assumes all risks of damage, personal injury, or death, arising from the proximity of the Property to the river and the use of the river for swimming, diving, boating and other recreation. This provision extends to Guest, the rental party, and all other persons on the Property at the request or with the consent of Guest or any member of the rental party during the term of the lease. Guests will indemnify and hold Homeowners harmless from any and all claims, loss, cost, damage or expense arising from or relating to such risks.

Smoking is NOT allowed in the house or on the porch, Smoking is allowed outside downstairs only. Cigarette butts need to be put in the garbage or you will incur a $50.00 fine.

People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of the Guest.
All of the units are privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.

Keep the property and all furnishings in good order.

Only use appliances for their intended uses – notify the homeowner IMMEDIATELY if anything stops functioning properly.

PETS ARE allowed with a $150 pet fee.

PARKING – Parking is limited to __3_____ vehicle(s). Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Parking on the road is not permitted. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner.

Trailer Parking: You may park your trailer in the grass in the front yard.

Boat Ramp: Private Ramp – used by the Fish House. No Other houses are allowed to use this ramp.

Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. We suggest you bring beach towels. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the house.
Extra Fees: Late Check out – $50.00, Yard clean-up of fireworks or garbage in yard or fire pit – $50.00, Extra Cleaning fees – $25.00 per hour (normal cleaning is 4 hours) – Missing towels or sheets = replacement price. Extra people = $25.00/person/night. Cigarette Butts on the ground or in the yard = $50.00. Please respect our property.

If there is a storm or hurricane, no refunds will be given unless:
The state or local authorities order mandatory evacuations in a “Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning area” and/or
A “mandatory evacuation order has been given for the Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning” area of residence of a vacationing guest.
The day that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order in a “Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning,” area, we will refund:
Any unused portion of rent from a guest currently registered;
Any unused portion of rent from a guest that is scheduled to arrive, and wants to shorten the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning is lifted; and
Any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the “Hurricane Warning” period.

Kayak and Paddle Board usage waiver-

I fully understand and acknowledge that: (a) outdoor recreational activities have inherent risks, dangers, and hazards and such exist in my use of paddle sport equipment and my participation in paddle sport activities. (B) my participation in such activities and/or use of such equipment may result in injury or illness including, but not limited to bodily injury, disease, strains, fractures, partial and/ or total paralysis, death, or other ailments that could cause serious disability; (; the negligence of participants, the negligence of theirs, accidents, beaches or contract, the forces of nature or other causes. Risks and dangers may arise from foreseeable or unforeseeable causes including, but not limited to, guide decision making, including that a guide may misjudge terrain, weather, trail or ocean conditions, and water level, risk of falling out of or drowning while paddle sporting and such other risks, hazards and dangers that are integral to recreational activities that take place in a wilderness, ocean, outdoor, or recreational environment.

By my participation in these activities and/ or use of equipment, I hereby assume all risks and dangers and all responsibility for any losses . I also verify that I am in good health, not under the influence of any drugs or alcohol of any kind, nor do I have them in my possession, and am capable of pursuing paddle sports, and that my participation in this activity is voluntary. I/we also agree to a properly secured USCG approved personal floatation device, of type 3 or better, at all times.

I, on behalf of myself, my personal representatives and my heirs, hereby voluntarily agree to release, discharge, hold harmless, defend and indemnify Scott Family Fish House LLC and Homosassa Vacation Rentals and its owners, officers, and employees from any and all claims, actions or losses for bodily injury, property damage, wrongful death, loss of services or otherwise which may arise out of my use of paddle sport equipment or premises or my participation in paddle sport activities. I specifically understand that I am releasing, discharging, and waiving any claims or actions that I may have at present time or in the future for the negligent acts or other conduct by the owners, agents, officers of Scott Family Fish House LLC.


BY BOOKING THIS HOUSE I have agreed to the terms of this rental.


OBO Amenities

Access to Pursuits (On Site) Access to Pursuits (On Site)
Boat Ramp < 1 Mile Boat Ramp < 1 Mile
Fire Pit Fire Pit
Kayaks\Canoes Included Kayaks\Canoes Included
Outdoor Living Area Outdoor Living Area
Public Lands\Waters < 1Mile Public Lands\Waters < 1Mile


Air Conditioning, CO2 Detector, Coffee Maker, Fire Pit, First Aid Kit, Full Kitchen, Heat, Linens, Smoke Alarm, Towels, TV, Washer\Dryer, Wifi

Things to Do

  • Amberjack
  • Bird Watching
  • boating
  • Canvasback
  • Cobia
  • Eco Tours
  • Flounder
  • Grouper
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mahi Mahi
  • Mallard
  • Manatees
  • Marina
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Pintail Ducks
  • Redfish
  • Saltwater Fly Fishing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper
  • Snorkeling
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Swimming
  • Tarpon
  • Teal
  • Tuna
  • Water Tubing
  • Waterfowl Hunting
  • Wood Duck

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