August 19, 2022

Dreamcatcher Island, a 5-acre private island near Tampa Bay, is back on the market

A privately owned 5-acre island only accessible by boat is back on the market  in Homosassa.

Located a little over an hour north of Tampa at 12451 The Homosassa Riv, "Dreamcatcher Island" sits at the mouth of the Homosassa River, just downstream from Monkey Island, and has been used as a vacation rental property over the years.

The island comes with a 2,800-square-foot main house with three bedrooms, and three bathrooms. It also also features two kitchens, a solar-heated saltwater pool and spa, a floating tiki hut, a 5,000-gallon rainwater cistern, a tractor, a golf cart, a dock, and a 20-foot pontoon boat.

For how close it is to civilization, the island is actually pretty secluded, and most of it is still underdeveloped. It's also ideally positioned at mile marker 71, which is just a short boat ride to the springs for snorkeling or out to the Gulf for scalloping.

Dreamcatcher Island was sold to its current owner just last year for $649,900, and is currently asking $899,900.

The listing agent is Philip Oakes of Silver King Properties.
Scroll down to view images

Join the Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Press Club

At a time when local-based reporting is critical, support from our readers is essential to our future.


This 6-acre private island near Tampa Bay is now for sale, and it's ideal for scalloping
This 6-acre private island near Tampa Bay is now for sale, and it's ideal for scalloping
This 6-acre private island near Tampa Bay is now for sale, and it's ideal for scalloping
This 6-acre private island near Tampa Bay is now for sale, and it's ideal for scalloping
This 6-acre private island near Tampa Bay is now for sale, and it's ideal for scalloping

Join the Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Press Club

At a time when local-based reporting is critical, support from our readers is essential to our future.