About this rental
Nature Lover's Paradise! Snowbirds welcome, monthly discounts - ! Sonny Springs is on a spring fed deep water canal that is a 10 minute (no wake!) kayak trip to the head springs. Deep water access to the gulf with stunning views all the way (no bridges). Sitting on the dock is a great way to pass the time watching fish, manatees, otters, dolphins, turtles and birds. Enjoy the view, the kayaks or canoe (at your own risk), the springs, the well-equipped house and the laid back vibes of Homosassa.
Large dock for your boat with direct access to the gulf. Kayaks are available for guests (at their own risk), the head spring is a quick kayak trip away. Beautiful, clear springs are a great place to see manatees, snorkel, dive, swim and paddle!
Fully equipped kitchen and bedrooms for up to 8 guests. Large enough for snowbirds to have family visit during their stay and cozy enough for two! Spacious corner lot for backyard games. Fire pit and ample seating on the dock, lanai and deck. Bring your reusable water bottles for our reverse osmosis system!
Florida's Nature Coast is the perfect location to enjoy Florida's natural beauty and be close enough to major attractions for a day trip. World famous attractions are less than 2 hours away - beaches of Pinellas County, Orlando's theme parks, and Tampa Bay's metropolis of sports arenas, aquarium, theme parks and museums.
Why Kids Love It
Nature entertains kids - the wildlife viewing opportunities are endless. Swimming in the springs is a favorite pass time as is fishing off the dock. Great neighborhood to walk or ride bikes. Our house is happy, calm and peaceful.
Sonny Springs is in a peaceful, nature-filled neighborhood with a preserve. You can get away from it all while still being minutes away from any convenience needed. Walking distance to several restaurants and a short ride to Old Homosassa. The Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park is 1.3 miles away.
We have the best restaurants, nature tours and fishing guides - information will be provided in the Welcome book or you may send a message to the owners before your stay - we are always available for questions!
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Walking distance to several restaurants and a short ride to Old Homosassa. The Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park is 1.3 miles away.
Favorite Places To Eat
The Freezer, Seagrass Resort, Florida Cracker, Marguerita Grill and Crumps Landing
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Electric and Water on Dock
200 sq ft screened in lanai
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Sep 23 - Dec 18 2023
Dec 19 2023 - Jan 02 2024
Jan 01 - Apr 30 2024
Mar 01 - Apr 30 2024
May 01 - Jun 30 2024
Pet Fee: $100
Tax Rate: 11%
Rates will be higher for Thanksgiving and Christmas week. Pets considered for monthly rentals.
Last updated on September 17, 2023
Hosted by Nancy Burkhart
Member since 2020
Year Purchased: 2020
About the owner: We are Floridians and have been "stay-cationing" in Homosassa for many years and have often dreamt of owning a vacation house here. We know first hand that our guests will have many happy memories here!
Why this property? Troy has been an avid fisher from an early age and this property is amazing for others that are passionate about fishing! Nancy loves nature, snorkeling and kayaking. Having a deep-water canal in your backyard opens up many opportunities for adventures for water sports and fishing and for those who prefer to stay close to land, it offers many wildlife viewing opportunities.
The house was very well set up with kitchen utensil, great grill, plenty of outside space with chairs. The space inside was plentiful. The host was great easy to get in touch with, very helpful with boat ramp info. Would definitely go here again. Easy access to Gulf.
Stayed: September 2023 Submitted: September 08, 2023
Thank you very much, Melissa! So glad you enjoyed your vacation and really appreciated your communication!
Enjoyed our stay at Sonny Springs
Nancy and Troy are great hosts. They thought of all the little things that might make a stay enjoyable and checked in to make sure we had what we needed.We visited Florida to cycle, kayak, visit beaches, and enjoy the weather. This home fit our needs perfectly. We also tried paddle boarding and fishing. It was so convenient for everything. We visited many of the state parks. Homosassa Springs State Park was within walking distance. There were also good restaurants close by with seating by the water.This felt like our ‘home away from home’. Nancy and Troy had the home set up with all the things that might be needed from towels to dishes to starter supplies to kayaks and more. The back patio was a wonderful place to spend time. We found the location to be very relaxing and enjoyable. In addition, we had a lot of visitors – otters, manatees, herons, kestrels, turtles, and many fish. It was an awesome experience to just sit and watch all of them.We are excited and plan to be return visitors. Thanks to Nancy and Troy for a great time!
Stayed: February 2023 Submitted: April 02, 2023
Thank you for the wonderful review, and for taking such great care of our house! It is so nice to share our slice of paradise with fellow nature lovers and we are excited to have you back next year!
Beautiful Home and Excellent Location!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sonny Springs. The home is bright, nicely laid out and very clean. We had everything we needed - from kitchen utensils to kayaks! The location is quite private and peaceful and yet any shopping we needed to do was just down the road. We spent a lot of time outside even though it was August. There is good shade in the yard and the screened porch always had a breeze. The boat dock was more than ample for our 26' boat with water and electric readily available. We enjoyed going to the springs, which is right around the corner and scalloping in the gulf, which is not too far. We had our kids and grandkids come to visit and made many wonderful memories. We are planning on returning next year!
Stayed: August 2022 Submitted: August 24, 2022
Nancy and Troy were excellent host house was very nice had everything you needed great views and nice neighbors the fishing was excellent Tyler across the street is an excellent captain and lot of fun definitely recommend
Stayed: December 2020 Submitted: August 02, 2022
The house is very accommodating and tranquil .
Staying for a couple of months I got to know the area which has a lot to offer. Troy and Nancy have the house set up great. The amount of cooking equipment indoor and outdoor met all my needs. The kayaks were very useful I enjoyed using them on a daily basis. The wildlife there is amazing. Using the boat lift and having a great boat dock was awesome. Which I used a lot. All of my guest found the rooms and house to be clean and well planned out. The parks in the area are a must see. The fishing was incredible and golf courses were in good shape. Location of the property is in a five minute car ride to so many restaurants and stores but when your at the house it seems secluded. People in the area were very friendly and provided good service. Totally enjoyed my stay and look forward to coming back. Thank you Troy and Nancy.
Stayed: January 2021 Submitted: March 08, 2021
Good morning ... I'm writing the review but wondering if it's bad that my mould name matches yours ...or are you strictly Burkhart in your ads...We visited this lovely retreat as a way to explore the springs and Some fishing in the gulf. I cannot say enough about how we enjoyed our stay . Plenty of sleeping spaces in this clean 3 bedroom house with the master/en suite split from the 2 other bedrooms and shared bath . The kitchen and living area are open and well equipped and lead out to a screened linei with a ceiling fan. So despite being hot July in Florida we had the outdoor time we sought with outdoor dining and plenty of river time . The house provides 4 kayaks,paddles and life vests and we took full advantage of these,spending time at the springs and exploring the clear waters of homosassa . To add to our river experience was the boat slip in which we utilized. What makes homosassa special is combining fresh water springs along with a beautiful trip along the river to the gulf for a fisherman’s paradise ! A publix is 5 minutes away which adds to the convenience of a relaxing get away . I’m looking forward to visiting this rental as a repeat customer!
Stayed: July 2020 Submitted: October 19, 2020
Hosted by Nancy Burkhart