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Gulf Home: Fishermen and Wildlife Enthusiasts

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Boardwalk Island - view from front deck
View to the west from wraparound porch
Caught off our bridge - June 2014
1 of 24Boardwalk Island - view from front deck
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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Our home, otherwise known as Boardwalk Isle, is located on an island in the mid-western coast of Florida, convenient to Crystal River and Cedar Key. There are only two properties on our private road; we are about 1/3 mile in and down the road another half mile is the exclusive Bonita Fishing Club. To reach our home you will cross over a 300' bridge (Fuller Creek below which leads directly to the Withlacochee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico). On a 5 acre island surrounded by 100s of acres of marsh and woods, the stilt home features a huge enclosed screen room on the ground floor (about 1400 sq. ft.) with a full rustic bath and laundry, kitchenette (sink, refrigerator and cabinets) as well as a private air conditioned bedroom with a sitting area (queen bed and queen sleeper). Going up 8 steps ...Our home, otherwise known as Boardwalk Isle, is located on an island in the mid-western coast of Florida, convenient to Crystal River and Cedar Key. There are only two properties on our private road; we are about 1/3 mile in and down the road another half mile is the exclusive Bonita Fishing Club. To reach our home you will cross over a 300' bridge (Fuller Creek below which leads directly to the Withlacochee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico). On a 5 acre island surrounded by 100s of acres of marsh and woods, the stilt home features a huge enclosed screen room on the ground floor (about 1400 sq. ft.) with a full rustic bath and laundry, kitchenette (sink, refrigerator and cabinets) as well as a private air conditioned bedroom with a sitting area (queen bed and queen sleeper). Going up 8 steps you will find a spacious deck for lounging and another 8 steps will bring you up to the main floor of the air conditioned and heated house. Upon entering the screened door is a large wraparound porch complete with a seating area and a porch swing. Step inside the house and you enter the main area: a great room with wraparound windows and french doors leading to the porch. A double sided limestone fireplace separates the great room from the dining room. Ceilings throughout most of the main floor are vaulted, beamed, and made of cedar. The great room features a leather sectional and two twin sleepers chairs. Our new kitchen has the latest appliances, including a dishwasher, granite counter tops, eating area, and many cabinets and is outfitted with everything you need to serve a complete meal. The dining room is 17' long and can easily accommodate a dozen or more people. The master bedroom is a spacious 14'x16' and has a complete suite including a queen sized bed. Windows overlook the water. Attached is the master bath with double sink and large fully tiled shower. There is an exit door leading out to the wrap around porch and a large closet with mirrored closet doors. The second bedroom also has a queen sized bed with large windows looking out to woods and water, and there is another bath with a tub. Satellite television is available in the great room and all bedrooms. There is limited internet availability. Yankeetown is one of the best places for red fishing, and our home is a premier spot for this. Fishermen come from the club to catch fish here. There is also a large oyster bed below the bridge. No boat needed. Bring your boots. You can choose to fish from the bridge (there is a covered area and light for night fishing) or on the sandbar or cove to the east of the house. We have spotted deer, boar, tropical birds, eagles, manatee, and dolphin out here. There is an upscale restaurant close to the home and a couple of local restaurants a few miles away, a beach and boat ramp about 5 miles away, and an excellent small grocery and bait shops close by. Venturing further on to the city of Crystal River, you will find all you need in restaurants and basic shopping. The airport in Gainesville (home of the Florida Gators and a wonderful natural history and butterfly museum as well as an art museum and the Santa Fe college zoo ) is a little over an hour away and Tampa's airport and its many attractions are about 1 1/2 hours from here. Primary renter must be at least 25 years old. There is parking for a maximum of 5 vehicles. No pets allowed. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
Bathrooms
3 Full baths
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About the Owner
Linda B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2013
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Reviewed 20 October 2019 via mobile

This is the most fabulous place to get away, especially if you love to fish. We have the best fun. I have never had a bad fishing day. We have told many friend about this unique getaway. It is highly recommended.

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Trinigirl17
Reviewed 4 September 2018

This place is so beautiful, so charming, a piece of heaven. It was so tranquil the view was so wonderful. It's going to stay with me and my family I am just looking forward to when we will return. Angela is so awesome, she was...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Claudiam280_13
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Thank You Angela for your gracious hospitality. We appreciate the efforts you made to make this a nice time away. We did not need for any amenity, the house was fully stocked.

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank roxanne d
Reviewed 21 February 2016

The home has all you will need , the views out of this world , look up at night so many stars , town has gas stations ,supermarket , places to eat . It a quick run down to Crystal River for anything else. Could...More

Date of stay: February 2016
1  Thank William R. E
Reviewed 4 March 2015

Gulf Home was a unique experience. The property was situated on a hammock, or island, in the middle of salt flats north of the Withlacoochee River. The sense of isolation was dramatic. We accessed the property through private road through the salt flats. In a...More

Date of stay: February 2015
Thank naturecoast2015
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Date of stay: February 2015
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
Air Conditioning
Grill
Books
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Porch
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Boardwalk Isle is located on an island surrounded by water and marsh. To get to the island you must cross a 300ft. long bridge (a cart is available to transport luggage and other items). Also for your enjoyment you will find a gas bbq grill and internet through wi-fi hotspot; additional fee will apply. Third bedroom accommodating up to an additional 4 guests is available; please call for rates.Note: parking is limited to FIVE vehicles; all vehicles must be off the road entirely.
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