THE PROPERTY — THIS IS A 55+ PROPERTY! The Crane at Cranes Roost sits on the shores of Lake Rousseau on Florida’s Nature Coast on a private, multi-million dollar serene and spectacular large estate-sized, securely fenced and gated property. Located between Dunnellon (appx. 6 miles) and the Gulf of Mexico (appx. 15 mi.), it offers the perfect spot for those seeking a waterfront paradise that features the peaceful nature of Old Florida, while being close to big city amenities. Nature Lovers appreciating the serenity and beauty of living in peaceful quiet surroundings will be thrilled to call The Crane at Cranes Roost home!
Sitting right on the shores of beautiful Lake Rousseau (Bass Fishing Capital of the world spanning appx. 4,000 acres) with 325’ of private waterfront that features a fishing/docking/sunbathing pier, this unique and incredibly peaceful and beautiful property is a great jump-off spot for trips to Disney and other Central Florida attractions, as well as the Daytona Beach area, Orlando, Tampa and St. Pete. Located in Dunnellon, Ocala, Gainesville, Crystal River, Cedar Key and the Gulf of Mexico are all close by. Dunnellon has Walmart, Winn Dixie and Publix stores as well as a variety of restaurants and services.
5 homes share this gorgeous 6.5 acre location; two are currently rentals while a 3rd is undergoing a refresh before it, too, will be a rental. The property is completely fenced and gated and offers the utmost in peace, quiet, and security, while sharing with the multitude of birds residing on-site. The property is perfect for taking long, leisurely walks in total peace and quiet. Because of the long, private entrance, traffic noise is at a minimal, and sirens and big-city sounds are hardly ever heard here.
THE LOCATION — THIS is Levy County, Florida! THIS is for nature lovers who want to enjoy the peace and quiet the area offers. If you’ve never heard of it, you’re in good company as most people haven’t. Here, we have a glorious, untamed coastline – we DON’T have crowds! We DO have rivers winding through lush forests and wildlife thriving in expansive public lands. Levy has a total area of just over 1,400 square miles of which 295 are water. This relatively large county has a population of just over 40,000 people, we DON’T have crowds! Near Cranes Roost you’ll find the unique enclave of Cedar Key, with fewer than 1,000 residents, NO crowds! It DOES have quaint restaurants that offer fresh regional seafood straight from the Gulf. The beaches here are unspoiled and routinely have NO CROWDS! We DO have lands that offer a prime location for hunting, fishing and wildlife watching. The Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve and the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge host hikers to explore salt marshes filled with grand cypress and oaks. Wacassa Bay Preserve State Park is only accessible by boat and is ideal for canoeing and kayaking in completely unspoiled landscapes filled with migratory birds, manatees, alligators and more. Levy offers both salt and freshwater fishing. For bicyclists, there is the Nature Coast State Trail, 32 miles long. NO CROWDS!
While Florida is a tourist mecca, visitors to Levy county come to get away from theme parks and CROWDED beaches; life is more relaxed here. This land has nesting grounds for migrating birds on the small islands dotting the coastal waters. Fanning Springs and Manatee Springs state parks offer warm, turquoise waters that are favorites for swimming, diving, snorkeling and manatee watching. The area offers a myriad of art and seafood festivals, as well as a watermelon and peanut festival. Then there is Devil’s Den — forgotten by time this is an underground spring with 72 degree crystal clear water year-round. Divers can see ancient rock formations and fossil beds 33 million years old, giving them an unforgettable underwater experience.
Catch your own dinner directly from Cranes Roost’s private pier, join a chartered fishing expedition, or find a stretch of waters to toss in a line, NO CROWDS! Lake Rousseau is teeming with bass, catfish, bluegill, pickerel and more. Airboat excursions are also readily available in the area. Kayaking puts paddlers close to the surface of the water, giving explorers a chance to get within touching distance of surrounding flora and fauna. Paddling in the waters of Cedar Key, you are likely to encounter dolphins swimming; if you don’t have a kayak, one can be rented nearby.
THIS is Levy County, Florida! THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE THIS PLACE, SO THIS MUST BE THE PLACE! NO CROWDS!
THE REST: On-site, there is room to park your car and boat trailer should you wish to bring your fishing boat and leave it at the dock; boat slips incur a small fee for power and water that’s available at each slip. Your RV may be stored on-site as well; there is a modest charge for RV storage, with or without electric and water hookups .
The Withlacoochee River runs right through Lake Rousseau and the famous Rainbow River can be reached by boat just a short trip from our dock. Saltwater fishing in the Gulf is super easy with a free boat launch just a few miles away.
The property is perfect for leisurely private walks. The waterfront is completely outfitted with ample lakefront seating and glorious views, as well as a large fire bowl with cooking grate and picnic tables. The pier is perfect for fishing and sunbathing besides docking your fishing boat, while the waterfront area has many shady spots.
THE CRANE is a modern home, completely outfitted with everything needed for daily living except for personal items. The house is light and bright, and has both front and rear furnished decks that dramatically extend living spaces. There is a gas grill on the rear deck and BBQ tools in the utility room. 2 homes, soon to be 3, currently participate in our rental program. The other 2 homes are owner’s residences.
If you’re still reading, you owe it to yourself to come and experience this unique property and check out the surrounding area. You won’t regret roosting here and make this one-of-a-kind setting your home!
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