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Crystal River the Jewel of the 'Nature Coast'

(11 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:90 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1.5 Car Garage, Boat Dock


*** Rates are based on FOUR occupancy. Maximum occupancy is SIX.

This 2,100 SQFT Crystal River CBS home has extras galore. The whole house is bright, with an open split floor plan, sky light and plenty of glass to take in the beauty that surrounds you. The kitchen is modern, with all granite counter tops, well stocked, and HUGE. It has a 10' x 28' Florida lanai with double ceiling fans and large sliding PPG windows on those nice breezy days. It boasts a huge deck, dockage, lighted fish cleaning station w/sink and hoses at the dock. On the deck, off the lanai, there is a 4-person hot tub. There is a jetted Jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom, which also has his/her lighted mirrors and sinks. All bedrooms are well appointed, Queen, double Bed, or twin beds depending on the sleeping arrangements.

There are many points of interest in the Crystal River area accessible by boat. The scalloping grounds are roughly 20 - 30 minutes by boat from the dock. Additional information will be provided in our Guest Book. If you have questions during your stay, don't hesitate to ask. The Scallop season was permanently extended by two weeks so the season now runs the last Saturday in June (unless July 4 is a Saturday) and ends September 24. A Salt water fishing license is required if you enter the scallop grounds by boat. Read the Rules!! In the Scallop grounds, the water depth will range from 3-6', your choice based on your physical ability. You literally can stand and catch scallops. There is a fresh water hose, sink and cleaning station at the dock for you to rinse your boat, gear and catch, have fun! We know you will see why we love our Crystal River. Observe mother nature and see why this place is nicknamed the 'Nature Coast.' I will be happy to provide you numbers to get you in the scallop grounds if you need them.

ALSO: In HOMOSASSA, We have a second property, 5 Star rated by our guests, a 15 minutes drive, VRBO#452044 for overflow on the water w/ access to the Homosassa River (10 min) and the Gulf of Mexico (30 min) Scallop grounds. It has beds for 4, air mattress for two, simply plug it in. The total max occupancy SIX. Rates based on 4 ($175 - $195 p/night and $750-795 p/week and $1,750-$1,850 p/month).

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/15/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed outside Only. ...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Children are welcome, however, the home is not child proofed....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Master Bath: toilet, tub, shower

    Jacuzzi Tub...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We are always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have, so don't hesitate to give us a call or E-mail us and we will try to help you along. We hope you get out there and enjoy our little piece of heaven or stay home and enjoy a swim, right at the dock; there's a swim ladder when you're done. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games and puzzles...moreless

  • Music Library:

    96.7 The Fox plays the Boomer Music (classic rock)...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Surround Sound...moreless


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    Located JUST 30' from the water's edge, on the pristine waters of the springs....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Located JUST 30' from the water's edge, on the pristine waters of the Springs...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Roller Blading
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Heat pump...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:


  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    seating for 6...moreless

  • Parking:


  • Towels Provided:

    not to be removed from premises...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 6...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Huge, brightly lit, service for 6, modern, bright, granite counter tops, well stocked, open to entire house, water view, stainless appliances....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:



  • Boat:


  • Deck / Patio:

    80' of Dock for boat to 28', deep water 6' at low tide...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 for your use, simply put back on the rack, as you found them, when done enjoying them. 1-10', 1-12'. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    10' x 25' All PPG Sliders Florida Style...moreless

Pool / Spa



from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
90 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning fee $125
  • Tax Rate 11%




Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/15/2017
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ale House, Lollygagger
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Plantation Inn
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
HWY 19
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Clawdaddy's; Lollygaggers Sports Pub & Grill
700 Miles
Nearest Ski
Maggie Valley NC
9 Miles
Nearest Beach
Gulf Beach at the end Fort Island Trail

Car: Necessary

This area of 'Old Florida' has many activities, both indoor and outdoor. They call this area of Florida 'The Nature Coast' for a reason. If you are an outdoors person, this is the place for you. With miles of hiking/biking trails, over 100,000 acres of Wildlife Management Area, hundreds of square miles of the Gulf of Mexico waters, just a ten minute boat ride away, there is no shortage of outdoor activities. You'll need to bring your toys: boats, bicycles, kayaks, motorcycles scuba gear & fishing equipment. When you stay in our home, you will watch Manatees right at the dock, or hop in the kayaks and paddle to 3 Sisters water that is gin clear and 72 degrees year around. We refer to it as being reborn by simply taking a swim in it. The springs pump out millions of gallons of pure spring water a day. The word refreshing only begins to explain these waters on a hot summer day. The entire Kings Bay is accessible by kayak and diving Kings spring. Our waters are some of the best fishing whether its off shore in the Gulf of Mexico or staying inside our mangrove estuaries and the Salt river. There are any number of local restaurants of all types of cuisines, numerous small local pubs, watering holes and our own local Copp's Winery. Its only a mile and change from our house, with their own brews and wines produced from their own vineyard. Motorcyclists will love the 'Old Florida' charm of the local communities, all within an hour ride in any direction: Homosassa 15 min, Leesburg 1 hour, Cedar Key 1 hour, Tarpon Springs 45 min, Hudson 45 min, Ocala 1 hour, and many more to be discovered on a day's ride. We have been riding through the area for 8 years and still have not seen it all. There are scenic drives that start at HWY 19: Ozello, Homosassa, Chassahowitzka, Yankee town, Cedar Key and more.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: I frequently travelled to Crystal River from Gainesville in the 70's, and when I married in 2002, my husband and I decided to spend our honey moon at Plantation Inn, and he fell in love with the area, especially Crystal River's natural beauty. My husband is retired from the military and says 'there is no place, like this Place'. It has huge deck & lots of dock space, as well as a spacious lanai. We've spent countless hours enjoying the outdoors and the quiet. We especially love to sit on the lanai in the morning with a cup of coffee and watch the Manatees feeding and generally being Manatees. It's just a short paddle in our kayaks to 3 Sisters springs, the Manatee's living room, especially during cold winter days.

Why the Owner Chose Springs at Kings Bay (Crystal River, FL, USA):
We love retreating away from the busy lifestyle here to relax and fish the Gulf where the fish are plentiful! As avid divers and water people in general, we have been diving and spearfishing the Gulf since 2005 and can tell you first hand that some of the best fishing is in the Gulf. Whether its spearfishing, hook & line or scalloping, access to the Gulf of Mexico is right at your doorstep and only minutes away. We come here to recharge the batteries, so to speak, and generally decompress from the rigors of life. Only minutes after you arrive, you'll understand what I mean.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Close to: Scallop Grounds Dining Shopping Grocery store Bait & tackle Boat launch (Pete's Pier) Kayaking Marinas Guided fishing (in shore/off shore) Banking Medical services And anything Else....

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/15/2017

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  • Our friendly neighbors.

    Our friendly neighbors.

  • They love getting their bellies scratched

    They love getting their bellies scratched

  • Our Gulf of Mexico Sunsets

    Our Gulf of Mexico Sunsets

  • Spacious Living Room

    Spacious Living Room

  • Lanai


  • Lots of counter top

    Lots of counter top

  • 4 person hot tub

    4 person hot tub

  • a Nice day of Scalloping, Bon Appetit

    a Nice day of Scalloping, Bon Appetit

  • #3 Bedroom on water

    #3 Bedroom on water

  • Hum.... what's that?

    Hum.... what's that?

  • Spacious Living Room

    Spacious Living Room

  • Boat dock with cleaning station

    Boat dock with cleaning station

  • A nice day of spearfishing

    A nice day of spearfishing

  • Master


  • #2 Bedroom

    #2 Bedroom

  • Bath 2

    Bath 2

VRBO #554144

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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