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5 Bedroom Riverfront/Gulf Home w/tons of room. Perfect location @ Crystal River

Crystal Shores, Crystal River, FL, USA
  • House4100 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Spacious 4100 sq ft Waterfront Home with Pool/Docks Space for Several Families

THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOT A BETTER HOUSE IN CRYSTAL RIVER FOR FAMILY VACATIONS AND REUNIONS. VRBO MARKET RANKING CHOSE OUR HOME "1ST OUT OF 221" CHOICES TO RENT IN THIS AREA......2 KING AND 3 QUEEN BEDS PLUS QUEEN FUTON. 5 SPACIOUS BEDROOMS AND 4 FULL BATHS TO ACCOMODATE EVERYONE WITH COMFORT IN YOUR GROUP. SPRAWLING HOME WITH 2 DENS, HUGE KITCHEN, FLORIDA POOL TABLE ROOM AND SPACIOUS SCREENED LANAI FOR GRILLING AND SWIMMING IN YOUR PRIVATE POOL. DOCK IS WELL SET UP WITH SPACE FOR BOATS OR USE ONE OF OUR 4 KAYAKS PROVIDED. SPRING IS HERE AND THE FISHING IS GREAT. CRYSTAL RIVER IS KNOWN TO BE ONE OF THE BEST AREAS IN FLORIDA FOR TARPON FISHING. THE BEST TIME TO CATCH THIS MONSTER SPORT FISH IS MAY AND JUNE. 2018 SUMMER SCALLOP SEASON IS ALMOST COMPLETELY BOOKED. I RECOMMEND BOOKING YOUR STAY QUICK TO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS FUN ACTIVITY FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. THERE ARE A FEW "TWO DAY OPENINGS" THAT WILL NOT SHOW UP ON CALENDAR . ASK ME IF INTERESTED AND I CAN GIVE YOU THE DATES........ THOSE LATE SCALLOP BOOKINGS WHO DO NOT HAVE A RESERVATION...... PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR ANOTHER PROPERTY WE WILL BE MAKING AVAILABLE IN LATE MAY OF THIS YEAR. IT IS ON THE MAIN RIVER CHANNEL AND ACROSS THE ROAD FROM THIS HOUSE. Check out our video of the home located at the end of the pictures. Read our gracious reviews from guests who have visited our home. Our vacation rental is located in prestigious Crystal Shores Subdivision just minutes via boat to The Gulf of Mexico and only about a mile to Kings Bay, Three Sisters Springs and Hunter Springs. Minutes from the fabulous local waterfront Restaurants. By land we are in close proximity to what the Crystal River area has to offer. Nestled in an upscale/safe neighborhood with multi million dollar homes. NO bridges to get to Gulf or Kings Bay. Depending on the time of year you choose to visit our backyard entertains pods of manatees, dolphins, jumping mullet and otters to mention a few. Numerous activities are available for everyone to enjoy. We have 4 Single Kayaks with Paddles and Life Vests for your use during your stay. BRING YOUR BOAT.....The Inshore Fishing is some of the best in Florida for Redfish, Tarpon, Cobia and Offshore for Grouper. Our dock space is yours to enjoy while you are at our home. We can house several boats at one time. (Boat lift is not for rental use) We are minutes away from the heart of Scalloping during the summer season and Manatee watching can happen at our dock in the winter. Other activities at/or around us include Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Golf, Bicycling, Nature Trails, Horseback Riding, Shopping or just relaxing by our screened POOL at the house. We are located about 1 1/2 hours from Orlando as well as the Tampa/Clearwater Beaches. Our local beach here in Crystal River is just about 4 miles from the house. Homosassa State Wildlife Park is about 10 miles away and Rainbow River is about 30 minutes away. Weeki Wachee is about 30 minutes away. The Natural Springs are some of the most beautiful water spots in Florida. Our local Restaurants have amazing fresh seafood.


Our Kitchen is well appointed with stainless appliances and includes pots, pans, dishes and utensils for 12, coffee makers, toaster, etc.

Your Private Screened Pool has lounge chairs, table, water toys and safety alarm if you choose to activate to protect children. There is a solar pool cover available for use during cooler nights to maintain swimming temperatures during early spring and fall swimming season. Screened Lanai is spacious enough to hold a large group with a Gas Grill if you choose to eat in.

Sleeping Options:

Top level Master Bedroom is nicely appointed with a great private screened porch and private TV. The Upstairs Master was just updated in 2018 with a King Bed and a Gel Cooled Memory Foam Firm Tulo Mattress. The Bottom Master is huge and also houses a King Size Bed, Exercise Equipment, Private TV and Private Bath. The Downstairs Master Bedroom and Bath is handicap accessible with support rails in both bath and shower. The remaining Three Bedrooms house Queen Beds. All Four Baths throughout the house are spacious and updated. The upstairs Den has a Queen size futon for guests if needed.

Two dens....one on top level and one on main level with TV's and Xbox upstairs.

Plus: Florida Room on main level which contains a Pool Table!

Top Level has drink station with Coffee maker, sink and small fridge for guests utilizing this area of the house.

Pets can come along if pet fee is paid and approval is allowed PRIOR to visit. Our backyard is fenced and we even have a doggy door! Please PAY PET FEE with your reservation or your damage deposit will be forfeited after your stay.




Patty Beaty

Member Since 2017
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Apr 16, 2018
About Patty Beaty

My husband and I are Tennessee Natives with a Love for the Florida Lifestyle and this Fabulous Nature Coast. We happened upon Crystal River while camping and Riding Horses. Never knew Florida could be so much fun with so much to do. We are excited to get to share our little piece of heaven with the world. Planning ahead for our retirement we bought our only vacation rental in September of 2017. We have been thrilled with the support we are getting to share our home. We think it' special and are so thankful others do too. Thank you to all upcoming and past guests for helping us share our little piece of paradise with the world until the day we can permanently call it home.

Patty Beaty purchased this House in 2017

Why Patty Beaty chose Crystal River

We absolutely Love this little "hidden gem" of an area located in Florida. This house is located right in the heart of surrounding activities to make your vacation the best it can be. It is in a safe/upscale neighborhood surrounded by multi million dollar homes. We first vacationed in this area because of the State Forests and warm winter weather for camping and horseback riding with our horses. The area is surrounded with Nature Trails and Beautiful Florida scenery. From the many gorgeous Palms to the breath taking Live Oaks there is no place prettier to be "one" with nature. After here we began to discover all the other amazing things this location has to offer. The natural springs are some of the most gorgeous you will ever see. This home is right in the center of all of it. How heartwarming to see dolphin and manatee in your backyard. You can paddleboard, kayak, boat. The fun never ends! Our friends who visit for the first time are amazed. They thought Florida was just going to the beach and driving in heavy traffic. Going to restaurants and waiting in long lines that serve mass produced food/overpriced. But..... OH NO!!!! It's so much better in Crystal River!!! We love the local fresh seafood and small family owned restaurants. Ease of getting to your destinations. The beauty of this nature coast. I don't think there is a better place to enjoy your time once you discover it too. This house has the space to do all of these things and be comfortable with your family and friends.

What makes this House unique

Huge Home that truly has beds and space for 12 people. 5 bedrooms and a futon. No Blow Up mattresses. No bunk beds. Two King Beds, Three Queen Beds and One Futon. 4 Full Bathrooms. Great choice for multi family vacations and family reunions. The house is centrally located to all activities in the Crystal River Area. House is divided up so guests don't feel cramped and crowded. Space for everyone to be together or do lots of individual things. Main Chanel is One home away and NO Bridges to Gulf or Kings Bay. Not a better set up in Crystal River for large groups and area activities. We were home to National Geographic employees while working on a manatee project recently here in Crystal River. Come and Stay and See for Yourself.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12


          • 4 Bathrooms

              Location Type

                • Waterfront
                  Crystal River/Gulf Direct Access. Natural Springs are minutes away as well. Local Restaurants are close by Water and Land.


                    • Adventure
                    • Away From It All
                    • Family
                    • Romantic
                    • Sports & Activities
                    • Tourist Attractions


                        • Guests provide their own meals


                            • Iron & Board
                            • Air Conditioning
                            • Fitness Room / Equipment
                            • Hair Dryer
                            • Heating
                            • Internet
                            • Clothes Dryer
                            • Linens Provided
                            • Living Room
                            • Parking
                              Free Off Site Trailer Parking is available at the Plantation if you launch your boat there. We have optional trailer storage at our farm about 15 minutes from the home. Requires Preplanning.
                            • Towels Provided
                            • Washing Machine


                                • Coffee Maker
                                  One Upstairs and One Downstairs. Separate Tea Maker Too Downstairs
                                • Dishes & Utensils
                                  Service For 12
                                • Dishwasher
                                • Kitchen
                                  Completely Stocked for Cooking Meals and Dining In.
                                • Microwave
                                  Stainless Hooded
                                • Oven
                                  Double Ovens
                                • Pantry Items
                                  Most things you would need while preparing and eating meals.
                                • Refrigerator
                                  Main Kitchen has large Stainless. Additional large Fridge in Laundry and small fridge in upstairs den. One small fridge outside for bait.
                                • Stove
                                • Toaster


                                    • Dining
                                      Large Dining Room. An extra 6 foot temporary table can be found in outside storage under porch to use if additional table space is desired.
                                    • Dining Room
                                    • comfy seating for 9 people


                                        • DVD Player
                                          Several in various rooms.
                                        • Game Room
                                        • Games
                                          Games for your use in the Downstairs Den
                                        • Pool Table
                                          Florida Room is set up with Pool Table
                                        • Satellite / Cable
                                        • Stereo
                                          In Florida Room where pool table is located. Bluetooth capable for your personal music choices or FM radio.
                                        • Television
                                          Cable TV in Dens. One upstairs and One Downstairs. Cable TV in both Master Bedrooms.
                                        • Video Games
                                          Xbox with Games in upper den.


                                            • Balcony
                                              Upstairs off Master Bedroom and off of Upstairs Den.
                                            • Boat
                                              Rental are available close by or bring your own and use our dock space.
                                            • Deck / Patio
                                              Screened upstairs patio and large screened area at pool.
                                            • Kayak / Canoe
                                              4 Single kayaks/ available for free use while at home. Swim and Observe the Manatees/See Dolphin & Other Wildlife from dock. Scalloping during the summer & we are just minutes away from scallops beds
                                            • Lanai / Gazebo
                                            • Lawn / Garden
                                            • Outdoor Grill
                                              Located in Screened Pool area.
                                            • Water Sports Gear
                                              Fish Cleaning Station at Dock and 4 single kayaks with life jackets nd paddles for use while staying. A few Fishing Poles and tackle but limited based on past guests use.


                                                • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                                • wheelchair accessible
                                                  Downstairs Master has optional shower seat if needed and grab bars in shower and toilet area.

                                                  Pool / Spa

                                                    • Private Pool
                                                      Private Screened Pool with Solar Cover for heating if needed during the winter months.


                                                        • museums
                                                        • churches
                                                        • festivals
                                                        • health/beauty spa
                                                        • marina
                                                        • cinemas
                                                        • playground
                                                        • restaurants
                                                        • theme parks
                                                        • water parks
                                                        • zoo

                                                          Leisure Activities

                                                            • paddle boating
                                                            • antiquing
                                                            • bird watching
                                                            • boating
                                                            • horseback riding
                                                            • miniature golf
                                                            • outlet shopping
                                                            • beachcombing
                                                            • photography
                                                            • scenic drives
                                                            • shelling
                                                            • shopping
                                                            • sight seeing
                                                            • walking
                                                            • wildlife viewing

                                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                                • ATM/bank
                                                                • groceries
                                                                • hospital
                                                                • laundromat
                                                                • massage therapist
                                                                • medical services

                                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                    • kayaking
                                                                    • cycling
                                                                    • equestrian events
                                                                    • fishing
                                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                                    • golf
                                                                    • golf privileges optional
                                                                    • hiking
                                                                    • hunting
                                                                    • jet skiing
                                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                                    • pier fishing
                                                                    • sailing
                                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                    • snorkeling
                                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                                    • sound/bay fishing
                                                                    • swimming
                                                                    • water skiing
                                                                    • water tubing
                                                                    • wind-surfing


                                                                        • Child's Booster Seat, Playpen and Two Fold Out Twin Cots are available in downstairs den closet for use if Needed. Games are found here too for your use. Queen Size Futon in upstairs Den. Maximum Occupancy is 12 Guests. Please do not exceed this limit or you will be asked to vacate the property with no refund of fees.

                                                                          House Rules

                                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                          13 Reviews


                                                                          Latest reviews

                                                                          A Great Find

                                                                          Mark C.Auburndale, Florida

                                                                          Our stay in Crystal River was excellent, thanks to our accommodations and our rental's owners. This home is spacious and has a great split layout that is very well designed. The decor is creative, the furnishings are comfortable and everything is well maintained. We found the kitchen to be well equipped and lacking nothing. Our location made going out for shopping and dining a breeze. We brought our boat with us and kept it tied to the back dock all week, which made trips on the water very easy and frequent. The fish even cooperated! The owners made themselves available for questions and it was clear, they wanted to ensure we had a great time. We are looking forward to returning next year for another relaxing week of Spring Break.

                                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                                          So happy your family enjoyed our home. We think our "Little Spot of Heaven" is pretty special and love when we can share it with great guests like your family. Thank you for choosing our home and leaving it in such great shape after your stay. It did not go unnoticed or unappreciated. Glad you are coming back next year......Thank you again.

                                                                          Comfortable for all ages.

                                                                          Karen P.

                                                                          We invited family from 3 different states to share our mothers 90th birthday. All had a lovely time, especially the birthday girl.

                                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                                          My favorite stories are family stories. I loved getting to be a small part of your mothers 90th birthday party. So happy you chose our home to celebrate the event. Maybe come again for The 100th Birthday Celebration?????

                                                                          This was the best home we have ever rented!

                                                                          Beth L.

                                                                          Perfect for our family get together! Everything we needed- even a footed cake plate. Kayaks & the swimming pool a big hit. We loved the cruise out of The Plantation. Breakfast at the Greenhouse Bistro was fantastic! Even though the no-see-ums were bad, even with spray, I wholeheartedly recommend this home.

                                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                                          Thank you Beth for allowing us to host your family event. So happy you came and so happy the home met your expectations. We Have the Greatest Guests!

                                                                          5 stars

                                                                          Amy S.

                                                                          Perfect house for a 10 day stay with my husband. We cooked almost all our meals and found the kitchen extremely well equipped. The grill by the pool worked fine, too. The king temperpedic mattress in the master was super comfortable. We loved sitting on the upstairs véranda watching the wildlife on the canal. We loved the location. My husband caught redfish and trout out in the gulf. I walked daily around the neighborhood. I always felt safe and the neighbors were very friendly. We visited the nearby birding trails and were amazed at the number and diversity of water birds. We watched an osprey feed it’s young in the nest in the front yard. Patty was very kind and responsive to all our questions. This is really the best house. Highly recommend it.

                                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                                          We have the best guests at our home. Thank you so much for staying at "The River House." I love that upstairs veranda too. It is such a tranquil place to sit and enjoy some of the Amazing Nature Florida has to offer. Glad you had a wonderful trip and glad we could be a part of it.

                                                                          Much nicer than the online pictures show.

                                                                          tom k.Chattanooga, Tennessee

                                                                          The house was spotlessly clean. Decorating of this home is far superior than any VRBO I rented. Pride of ownership is obvious. Very nice and quiet neighborhood. Huge great room with big flat screen tv, leather furniture was great for large family gathering. Everyone left with great memories and a fondness of this home. We will be back for years to come.

                                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                                          I was so happy to host some fellow Tennesseans. I did not know them prior to their visit but got the chance to meet a few of them while they stayed. This group definitely made our home state proud. Gentlemen who took great care of our home and left it with very little cleaning work to do after they left. I am so thankful you chose our home and can't wait for your group to visit again next year. GO VOLS!!!

                                                                          Family Christmas get together

                                                                          Lee W.

                                                                          House was perfect and owner was very attentive. Made sure we had everything we needed and more. We all had a great time visiting the area and seeing the manatees. Thanks so much.

                                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                                          Thank you for visiting. It gives me such pleasure to have families spending time together in our home. Glad we could be a small part of your memories.


                                                                          Crystal Shores, Crystal River, FL, USA

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