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Mom's River House..quiet n peaceful, canoes, docks

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cove, fire pit, fish cleaner table, and one of the docks
living room and telephone...we have a few antiques...
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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
The cottage is situated on a quiet road...road ends on a canal. The wide porch with rocking chairs face a cypress lined cove which opens into an area called, 'Lake Rousseau' which really is the Withlachoochee River. There is a dam (see dam spillway pics) below the house with a recreation area and fishing. The cove where the cottage is located has only five houses...outside the cove is a wide expanse of river in which to fish. The house has been in our family for over forty years and belonged to our parents.. We treat you as family. The house has been updated and refurbished, but still maintains the 'old Florida' vibe. There are upscale touches added such as soap/shampoo/cream rinse dispenser in the shower...along with two fluffy comfy robes for use. There is a towel warmer avai...The cottage is situated on a quiet road...road ends on a canal. The wide porch with rocking chairs face a cypress lined cove which opens into an area called, 'Lake Rousseau' which really is the Withlachoochee River. There is a dam (see dam spillway pics) below the house with a recreation area and fishing. The cove where the cottage is located has only five houses...outside the cove is a wide expanse of river in which to fish. The house has been in our family for over forty years and belonged to our parents.. We treat you as family. The house has been updated and refurbished, but still maintains the 'old Florida' vibe. There are upscale touches added such as soap/shampoo/cream rinse dispenser in the shower...along with two fluffy comfy robes for use. There is a towel warmer available. Beds have commercial grade pillow top mattresses. The water system was just upgraded ($8,000) by Culligan water, a top of the line addition for our renters... Cell phones required as we do not maintain a land line. We have a special r/o faucet in the kitchen with bottled water ability. The large yard is landscaped with a fire pit and two docks, a fish cleaning table, a fish keeper, and a charcoal smoker/grill, outside wet bar with mini refrig, umbrella and table and chairs.. There is room for boat trailers....The cottage is tastefully furnished with a natural history influence and is sparkling clean. All the usual appliances are there and upgraded cooking pots, slow cooker, toaster, coffee maker, microwave, electric skillet...electric grill, and wine glasses (added) just bring food. All linens and paper towels supplied. There is a private laundry room as well...try out the canoe or the fishing kayak on either the cove or the river or take the bikes for a ride down to the dam and the less traveled roads around the dam. (canoes , paddle boat and bikes at own risk) See pictures..Fish camp is within walking distance with a place to put a boat into the water...one of the owners is next door for help and guidance to things to do and see. Cottage has wifi/cable, 50' flat screen tv, sound bar, blue ray dvd player in the living room and a 40' smart (with built in wifi) tv in main bedroom... We upgraded the wifi router as well...We just refurbished the living room with new furniture. There is a screened porch on the front of the house with furniture...great for breakfast, and a wide porch with big bottom rocking chairs facing the water. Property is situated ten minutes from gulf fishing and there is a boat ramp at the Barge Canal (see pics of dam spillway...we are above the dam; hence cannot boat to Gulf)... The neighborhood is an area that is made up of frame and block homes. There are game chickens next door and some crowing does occur...Most older homes were built as 2nd homes years ago...it is a crime free area and neighbors are older and helpful. We are in scalloping area, but must trailer boat to the Florida Barge Canal on US 19 and put in there to go to Gulf scalloping grounds....13 minutes by car/trailer to Barge Canal and then about 10 minutes in canal to Gulf...great scalloping grounds with least crowd...and we are .down river from Rainbow Springs...three major springs in the area and Kings Bay (with six springs) in Crystal River. Beautiful Cedar Key is to the north....scalloping, crabbing, and fishing in the gulf. Great duck hunting on Lake Rousseau...and some sounds of gunfire during duck season...for those who love to take pictures...the area is outstanding...ducks, water birds, fox, gators, and other creatures abound. Springs in the area are good for manatee spotting from about November to April. There are 'Swim with the Manatees' businesses in Crystal River...and during scalloping season marinas offer excursions to scallop. Visitor table in the hall with things to do...More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Small children need supervision on docks...it is a natural environment and we have wild creatures. The water is deep as well. So sorry but with just the one property, we cannot allow pets as through cleaning is a must for us. Smoking outside on open air porches and around the fire pit and outside cook area is ok.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Norma K
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2014
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Reviewed 31 December 2018

We loved our stay here. It had 3 bedrooms plus 2 sofas that can accommodate petite adults. Lots of bedding was included so we did make up a sofa which was super comfy. The living room had a coffee table big enough to play board...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Wanderer790
NormaK6, VR Owner at Mom's River House..quiet n peaceful, canoes, docks, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2019

Thank you...such a complete and in depth review....So glad you had a nice time. The cottage is between Dunnellon and Crystal River and is usually quiet....so we are told....Our cottage was my Mom and Pop's place and well loved so it has history....a small piece...More

Reviewed 22 May 2018

We spent three nights in Mom's River House and had a wonderful time. The location is beautiful and very relaxing, just what we were looking for. The house was clean and beautifully decorated so you feel like your in the real Florida, not the one...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Mickey S
NormaK6, VR Owner at Mom's River House..quiet n peaceful, canoes, docks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

We agree. The cottage and the area are truly the real Florida...unique and treasured.

Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely quiet location. WiFi worked well even on dock. Canoes, boats, bikes to use. Allen very helpful and friendly.

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank Jasmine H
NormaK6, VR Owner at Mom's River House..quiet n peaceful, canoes, docks, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Thank you...you just nicely described our attributes...it was a pleasure to host you and we are happy that you found us. Looking forward to your return.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
19949
Reviewed 26 August 2017

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Date of stay: August 2017
NormaK6, VR Owner at Mom's River House..quiet n peaceful, canoes, docks, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We had a delightful time Alan was a fantastic guide he took the everyone out on his boat fishing ! I took my family for peace & quiet we all needed a break this was a perfect choice the house is lovely plenty of space...More

Date of stay: August 2017
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NormaK6, VR Owner at Mom's River House..quiet n peaceful, canoes, docks, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you...We are so happy to know that you all had a great time...we love hearing that as we love our parents and gparent's old home place as well. It is truly a slice of old time delights. You were great guests and we look...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Moms is a beautiful place on the lake, Allen was such a great host, we love the place very relaxing, very peaceful, we will definitely be back and thank you so much again Alan.More

Date of stay: June 2017
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NormaK6, VR Owner at Mom's River House..quiet n peaceful, canoes, docks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

You were a pleasure to host...Thank you for your offer to take me fishing off the coast of Florida...you and your wife were most accommodating and so interesting to talk with...Somehow Mom's River House does lend itself to total relaxation...a step back to old Florida...gators,...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

We had a great week just chilling out at Moms House. It's a real taste of Florida away from all the tourist traps. Allen is a fantastic host and made us feel welcome and nothing was too much trouble, a true gentleman. Whether it be...More

Date of stay: April 2017
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NormaK6, VR Owner at Mom's River House..quiet n peaceful, canoes, docks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

I really enjoyed hosting you. You were a pleasure and a perfect guest...so glad your travel home was safe (UK) and thank you for the message you sent...Do visit us again...looking forward to that....Allen

Reviewed 28 April 2017

We had a great time. Very friendly and helpful owner. Lots of wildlife, boats and water at the bottom of the garden. Peaceful and relaxing.

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank sral68
NormaK6, VR Owner at Mom's River House..quiet n peaceful, canoes, docks, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Thank you. Our guests seem to value the peace and quiet of our lovely corner of a busy world...old Florida.

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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

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Date of stay: March 2017
NormaK6, VR Owner at Mom's River House..quiet n peaceful, canoes, docks, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

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Reviewed 2 January 2017

This perfect river front home was the most inviting and relaxing vacation for our family. The owner was so hospitable from the time we arrived to the day we left. Allen was there for anything we needed. From fishing, taking a canoe ride, cooking out,...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank Cindy D
NormaK6, VR Owner at Mom's River House..quiet n peaceful, canoes, docks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Thank you....Both the cottage and Allen are welcoming...Son, Allen, takes great pride in his grandmother''s river house...so glad you had a relaxing time..Norma

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Grill
Blender
Boat Available
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Garage
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Porch
Private Fishing Lake/River
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Staffed Property
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
The area abounds with lakes, rivers, springs, and is near the gulf. So there is fresh water at the cottage, but near the gulf (about 10 minutes). Crystal River is a small town but has nice restaurants and a neat antique and boutique shop area...Kings Bay located in Crystal River is spring fed and hosts manatees during the winter months. Rainbow River is to the east of the cottage, about 15 minutes away, and is a crystal clear river which offers tubing and kayaking. Actually the river outside the cove flows past the Rainbow River. and 13 minutes north of the cottage is a town called Inglis. The main road through Inglis to the bay is a lovely drive through marshland to the gulf on the Follow That Dream Highway...named after the Elvis movie filmed on this drive. Saltwater marshes and ...
Getting around
Getting around requires a car...Florida has little true public transport. The house is equal distance between Dunnellon and Crystal River...there are state parks in those towns that are really nice...Homosassa is a little further away south of Crystal River on US 19. There is a great state park there which offers both a zoo and a boat ride for about $8 or so...
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