About the Property
Live "Island Style" in our updated 2 BR/1 BA cozy stilt waterfront home on a huge corner lot at the end of a private road. Launch your kayak just out the back door and be out on the St. Martins or Salt River in minutes where you can often see dolphins and catch redfish, snook, seatrout and blue crabs. Clean them at your fish cleaning station. Harvest scallops in the nearby Gulf waters. Kayaks and a bicycle are available for your use. Enjoy fishing, birding, paddling, boating and relaxing!
Watch the sun rise over the water to the east, enjoy the screened porch for watching birds on the marsh, and finish your day by watching the glorious sunset over the water to the west. If you’re lucky, you may see manatees or dolphins in front of the house. Birdwatching here is excellent. Serene, peaceful, and full of wildlife, you’ll find our house and this area to be the perfect place to relax and enjoy the natural world around you.
High speed Wi-fi is provided, along with streaming basic cable tv via provided Roku. Our compact kitchen is well equipped, and there is also a gas grill available. We have a regular drip coffee maker as well as a Keurig for your use- so bring your favorite coffee or enjoy the supplied coffee. Grab your cup and watch the marsh wake up from your screened-in porch. We will have all of the basics you need for a comfortable homey stay. Spices and other essentials are supplied should you want to cook and dine at home. Please let us know if you have any special requests, and we’ll do our best to honor them.
Extra touches like memory foam mattresses (and a brand new one on the king bed in the larger bedroom) make it feel like home. This romantic location is ideal for a couple! The house is very comfortable, but on the small side and best suited for 2 guests, and maybe another person or couple if they really like each other. :)
Our neighborhood is very quiet and safe, as we are at the end of a short private road used only by neighborhood residents.
We are within walking distance to John Brown Park, a large public boat landing for small boats. We have a small boat house for your small skiff/jon boat. A marina for larger boats is approx. a mile away where our guests can launch and store boats for a very reasonable charge.
We have several different kayaks for your use- a tandem kayak, an older sea kayak (it moves well through the water!), and four traditional sit-in 12-14’ kayaks great for our waters here, or the local springs.
When you reserve your stay, you will be asked if you agree to these few rules, so please note them:
-Maximum of four guests! The house is small, with two beds total.
-Two vehicles per stay. With the small road and one lane drive into our house, we can only allow a maximum of two vehicles. We can however make sure you have room to park your boat if it doesn’t fit in the boathouse.
-No parties or guests. Due to the size of the house, and being on a septic system, we cannot have more people at the house than on the reservation. Please let us know the names of your party for the reservation.
-Sorry, no pets. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate any pets/animals in the home, due to severe allergies (this is also our home). A damage charge of $250 for extended cleaning will be assessed for any unauthorized animal.
-No smoking or vaping allowed. Due to homeowner’s allergies, and with all of the wood pilings, decking, stairs, boat house, etc, there is no smoking allowed anywhere on the property. You can definitely take a very short walk, as long as you dispose of the butts.
-There are outdoor security cameras pointing to the road and house ingress, but NO cameras indoors or in any of the living spaces outside. We are in a very safe neighborhood, but since we are away for long-ish lengths of time, we monitor the tides due to flooding, and any unknown traffic in our dead end road while we are gone. Tampering with, obscuring, or dismantling these outdoor cameras will result in immediate cancellation of your stay without refund.
Ozello is a small community of friendly people, about a 10-15 minute drive from Crystal River and about 7 minutes to Homosassa. Three very good restaurants are within just a few miles of our house. If you enjoy "Old Florida" living, you will enjoy your stay in Ozello.
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Cleaning fee (per stay): $100