Florida ‘Cracker’ River Home

This is one of the most environmentally connected houses in Ozello Florida (Crystal River, FL).
My house, with 750 feet of natural shoreline, as seen from the south.

o My place is on Windmill Bay on the St. Martins River, Ozello, Crystal River.
o The six mile paved connection (West Ozello Trail) to US 98 traverses five miles of beautiful, protected coastal marsh.
o Five major grocery stores, Home Depot, restaurants, etc., are within ten miles.
o The Tampa Airport is 65 miles south, via Veteran's Parkway.

The Ozello Keys:
o Ozello is a rare remnant of old 'Cracker' Florida.
o This was the waterland area of Winslow Homer.
o We are surrounded by 100 square miles of wildlife refuge.
o Bird watching, fishing, sailing, bicycling, and snorkeling, are all close at hand.
o The area has an abundance of canoe and kayak trails.

My Lots:
o My property includes three lots, totaling three quarters of an acre.
o The three lots have a total of 365 feet of waterfront.
o The adjacent 600 feet to the west is protected and provides great views.
o My eastern lot can be split off and sold, or you can build a guest house on it. Given the high elevation, you can build at ground level - stilts are not required.
o My house straddles the middle and western lot.
o Vegetation is native live oaks, palmettos, and cedars.
o These are the highest elevation lots in Ozello - 9.5 ft above mean sea level.
o Every spot provides beautiful, tranquil, quiet views of water and nature.
o Includes a pre-Columbian Native American Indian oyster mound midden, built up over a thousand years. The mound is verified by an archeological survey.
o Property includes a springpond.
o The lots face the St. Martin River, near the 'Ozello Island School' (1880-1943) site. The school was featured in Ripley's Believe it or Not.. 

My House:
o It was built by the underboss of the Tampa Mafia, Frank Daddy Diecidue, who is featured in the book, "Cigar City Mafia."
o My house has “Cracker” charm. It is not a plain vanilla tract house.
o It is situated on a point, which gives nice breezes and views.
o Three sides of my house look out onto real water (not a canal).
o The fourth side faces into a native oak hammock.
o The house has 1844 sf air conditioned area, with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.
o The waterside 12x40 porch extends over the water, for a 270 degree water views.
o Thirteen sliding glass doors provide fantastic views. All have vertical blinds.
o The entire house is on one level. There are no inside steps or stairs. 
o Either entrance requires only a single step.
o There are eight ceiling fans, plus electric central heat/air.
o Both bedrooms view both water and woods.
o The kitchen includes gas stove/oven, a disposal, and a Bosch dishwasher.
o The master bath includes a Jacuzzi.
o The utility area includes washer and dryer.
o The roof is a two year old galvanized steel (“Tin”) roof.
o Floors are ceramic tile, varnished hardwood, or carpet.
o There's a 250 square foot storage building; plus a single carport.
o This was the home of Phillis Milton, a well known local artist who created hundreds of paintings of the area's environment and culture.
o Furniture and furnishings are included.

o Included is a 40 ft dock.
o There is a boat ramp for an outboard, up to about 20 ft.
o Kayaks can be launched from the beach.
o The Gulf is 3 water miles; Homosassa River: 3 miles; and Crystal River: 5 miles

To see the house, contact me:
o e-mail: Kayakbiker@gmail.com
o phone: 352 228 0910.
o I'll show my house by appointment to qualified buyers who seek an 'old Florida' environment, rather than in a standard tract house on a narrow standard lot.
o This web-site is www.Ozellohome.com

Check out: www.Ozello.net.

South porch. The island and areas to the west are protected.

Looking south from south porch.

Canoe launching beach

The paved road in traverses five miles of protected marsh..

Dock. The eastern porch is on the right of the photo. The beach is to the left.

Looking into the tiled Kitchen and breakfast area.