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

cove, fire pit, fish cleaner table, and one of the docks
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24 reviews
cove, fire pit, fish cleaner table, and one of the docks
living room and telephone...we have a few antiques...
Ready for Christmas
Fireplace and 50 inch tv with cable and HD dvd player and sound bar
laundry and boat house
Outside wet bar
Renters having fun on the river
gotta watch your bait...hungry bird
Every thing is green...opening to river
pump house
porch view of light rain
a gathering of coots on the cove
looking from cove to river
Out on the river at sundown
The dam nearby..spillway...bike trail across the dam
looking back at the cove from the river
Brown bedroom antique desk and tv
iron/ironing board
5 bikes...2 adult and 2 children
New paddle boat
bass boat with fish keeper
Canoe rack with new kayak
November pic of porch
This is the spillway on the nearby dam
fishing n picnic area at the spillway of the dam
night at the fire pit
Caught within four hours of arrival..nice bass...he is happy.
some of the lights at the docks
Outside shower available
So you know what to keep
Dock just refinished
Fresh towels
Red bed room
New blue and white tile just installed and new sink...
Mom turtle laying eggs next to the porch
Fresh caught...nice bass July 15, 2015
screened front porch
screened front porch and nice area for breakfast
Outside table
Checkers anyone?
Covered picnic tables on the river at the dam....a bike ride away....
Another view of the cove, docks, and firepit....
Outdoor cooking...they are grilling scallops...
Grilling outside
Game chicken coop
New 'barn' doors to two bedrooms....neat!
Allen caught this February 2016...12.5 catfish in the river area
Caught February 2016  Bass...not weighed yet...
Bass caught 20 Feb 2016
Come and get comfortable...or use rocking chairs....
Fire extinguisher kitchen doorway...
Added to the sewing room...daybed room
Fish....good area for bass fishing...
fire alarms in the house for your safety
view from window
Another view of the docks
native friendlies...no need for an alarm...got you covered....
Firepit redone...smores?
dining room....
dusk with the lights...
Rockers ready...flowers blooming...
view from dock towards porch
Docks and boats
dressing room
we do seasonal decorating
Life jackets...safety
New tiled shower with teak seat and copper grab bars
new cabinet with copper sink and faucets...
Bass shower curtain
view from dressing room to screened porch...
14ft fishing kayak
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Crystal River, Florida
The cottage is situated on a dead end 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 is 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 and is new to vacation rentals. 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 three fluffy comfy robes for use. Beds have commercial grad... Read more
Listing #FKN2600934
About the Owner
Norma K
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
Allen, son, lives next door and will show you the features of the house and can answer questions...he is an experienced fisherman and can offer advice on that as well...he is also the person to contact should something go wrong...he will be glad to help or to stay out of the way....
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Reviewed 23 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

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.

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
Reviewed 26 August 2017


NormaK6, VR Owner at Mom's River House..quiet n peaceful, canoes, docks, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Staffed Property
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
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...
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
    1 Queen
    1 Twin
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week Per month
Default 3 nights
USD 130
USD 793
USD 3,328
8 Oct 2017 -
1 Mar 2019
New rates Norma
3 nights
USD 130
USD 793
USD 3,200
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Cleaning fee: AU$116 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
House is suitable for maximum 5 adults. Please call if there are questions regarding more guests. Please call if there are more than five guests...rate charge for over five guests is $10 per night. With the rent comes one canoe, one kayak, paddle boat, a small bass boat with electric motor, and four bikes (use of bikes/canoes at own risk)....
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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 several 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 mars... more
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...
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Tampa International Airport: 89.0 km
If arriving by air, leave the Tampa International Airport and travel the Veteran's Highway north towards Brooksville. The highway exits onto Hwy 98. Turn left or west onto 98 and go until you reach US19. Turn right or north onto US 19 and travel through Homossasa and through Crystal River. Just a few miles north of Crystal River you will see the hospital on the right then train tracks...keep going about a mile and you will see a sign Hwy. 488 or Dunnellon Road...turn right onto that road...there is no left turn there...go about eight miles and look to the right for Northcut Road...that will be a north or left turn (only way to turn). Go Northcut about 3 or 4 miles to Riverwood...turn right onto Riverwood, go a block and turn left onto Autumn Oak Pt. We own three houses on the rig... more
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Nearest Beach: 16.0 km.
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