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Waterfront Home, Heated Saltwater Pool w/Misting System, Kayaks, Boatlift & Dock

Indian Waters, Crystal River, FL, USA
  • House1520 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

3BR/2BA Family Home On Deep Canal W/ Heated Saltwater Pool W/ Misting System

If this home is booked, please check our other properties. Put 733360 or 900547 in the search bar. Please note the number of 5 star reviews for this home. This property has more 5 star reviews than any other Crystal River rental property on VRBO/HomeAway. AFTER BOOKING YOUR STAY; FOR HELP IN PLANNING THE BEST VACATION EVER GO TO THE CITRUS COUNTY WEBSITE: VISIT CITRUS dot COM.

Beautiful, waterfront pool home on deep canal. Gulf access. $164/ night rental rate includes 3 kayaks rigged for fishing (saves you $75/day in kayak rental fees), 2 SUN bicycles (saves you $60/day in bicycle rental fees) a 16 ft. 4-person Gheenoe Canoe (saves you $35/day in canoe rental), 2 SUP Paddle boards w/ paddles (saves you $120/day paddle board rental fees) and 3 fishing rod/reels. All other water floatables (skimboards, etc.) are also included in the rental rate. A fish cleaning station and outdoor grill is also available and included in the rental rate. This home has absolutely everything you need for a wonderful family vacation! PLEASE NOTE THE HIGH NUMBER OF 5 STAR REVIEWS THIS PROPERTY HAS ACHIEVED. (Reading the reviews will answer most questions you may have about the home).

RENTAL RATE: $164/night w/ 3 night minimum (or discounted rate of $1,099 wk for 7 nights or more) plus cleaning fee and 100% refundable security deposit. *MONTHLY DISCOUNTED RATE: $3,800 plus tax, cleaning fee and 100% refundable security deposit. THIS IS A NO SMOKING PROPERTY.

This immaculate, fully renovated (3) bedroom, 2 bath waterfront family home with heated saltwater pool (3rd bedroom doubles as a den with a sleeper sofa for the bed) has its own dock and boatlift. Fresh water and electricity is available at the seawall. The back yard is fenced.

The screen-enclosed heated saltwater pool has a misting system that lowers the temp at the sunbathing end of the pool in Summer, and a pool heater that warms the water to your chosen temp in the Winter. Manatee and Dolphin come up to the dock and there are large Sailfin Catfish, Sheepshead fish and Red Snapper to be caught right from the dock or boatlift. You can also catch freshwater bass and trap blue crabs off the dock. Feel free to use our 3 fishing kayaks with rod holders, paddles and PFDs, our two Sun Bicycles to ride to the mall or state park preserve, our 2 SUP paddle boards, and our 4 person canoe to get you to 3 sister's springs. Boat rentals are available at nearby Twin Rivers Marina or Plantation Inn.

The back and side yards are large and filled with mature oak and palm trees. The back yard is fenced and there is a doggie door so your pup can come and go freely between the house/pool and yard (no dogs in pool please)! There is a finished-in garage with easy inside access to the washer and dryer. There is room in the driveway for two vehicles or a boat trailer or RV. There is a large storage shed in the backyard to store water toys and fishing equipment.

This dog-friendly waterfront home (BUT NO DOGS IN POOL PLEASE!) is located on a family-friendly cul-de-sac street in the coveted north end of Crystal River near the mall, restaurants and the downtown area. It is 5 min. from Crystal River Watersports where you can launch your boat for $10, and buy bait and fishing equipment. When not rented, the home is used by our family for personal vacations. All of our vacation rental homes are equipped with Pack and Play's for out guests with infants.

The home is furnished with good quality furniture, two sleeper sofas and loveseat, newer appliances, bedding, linens, bathrobes, towels, dishes, toaster oven, griddle and more accessories. The kitchen is stocked with the cookware needed to prepare family meals. The master bedroom has a very comfortable king bed and its own bathroom. The 2nd bedroom has 2 comfortable full size beds. The third bedroom doubles as a den with a leather sleeper sofa for the bed. There is also another full bathroom located in the hallway. The flooring in the sunroom and throughout the entryways to the home is large ceramic tiles making clean-up easy and fast. There are three flat-screen TVs; a 48 in. in the livingroom, a 40” in the den and a 32” in the master bedroom. Wi-Fi and basic cable TV are included.

This family-friendly home is located on a deep canal with Gulf access. The sunroom features seating to enjoy the pool (please rinse off and change swim clothes before going from the river into the pool), canal and wildlife. The pool lanai is screened with a special fine mesh to help keep even the smallest bugs out. The home is approximately 5-10 minutes drive from King’s Bay (& 3 sisters springs) and 35-40 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico by boat. Fort Island Beach is nearby. A large public pool with a skate park is nearby (behind the airport).

Beautiful and peaceful Crystal River has activities for the whole family and offers one of the few remaining areas to scallop in Florida during the summer. With all of the spring fed rivers and miles of mangroves Crystal River has the best Scalloping grounds in the US. Some of the best scalloping action is usually in 4-6 ft of water around Gomez Rocks at Latitude 2829.8, Longitude 8243.7. Offshore, there is shallow and deep water fishing.

The nearby mall has a multiplex movie theater, restaurants and shopping in historic downtown Crystal River. The house is only a short walk or bicycle ride from the Crystal River State Park Reserve and the Mullet Hole fishing spot. There are nine beautiful state parks nearby or play golf at one of the many nearby golf courses. Your family will make wonderful vacation memories here.

You can rent at a very affordable rate by the week.

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Chuck Wade

Member Since 2014
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Chuck Wade

The Wade family lives in Marietta, GA. about 30 minutes north of Atlanta. I "discovered" Crystal River 30 years ago when I came to the area to scuba dive the Springs and swim with the manatee. When I brought my wife and kids here, they fell in love with the area. We vacationed in Crystal River rental homes for years before finally buying our first vacation home here. We began renting it out as a vacation home and that went so well we bought two more houses in the same neighborhood. We wanted vacation homes in the family-friendly north end of Crystal River and our houses are perfectly situated for what we were looking for. We considered Panama City Beach as a vacation home location and vacationed there often while making the decision between CR and PCB. We decided we like the nature coast best because there are no high-rise condos here in one of the last remaining natural areas of Florida, but Crystal River still offers all the modern conveniences of shopping, restaurants, supermarkets, movie theaters, a mall, quaint shops in the historic district, and more. It has everything we were looking for in a family friendly neighborhood. My wife's family liked the area so much, her parents moved here. They live nearby and help us to take care of our homes. But don't take my word for how great the area and our homes are. Just take a quick look at the 5 star reviews all 3 of our homes get. They have more 5-star reviews than any other Crystal River vacation homes!

Chuck Wade purchased this House in 2014

Why Chuck Wade chose Crystal River

We chose Crystal River because it is so much more quiet and peaceful than other places we vacationed. We also enjoy watching the manatees and other wildlife from our sunrooms and pool areas. Our dream was to watch the manatee while enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning. We also love the fishing and boating in the area, and being certified scuba divers our entire family likes diving and snorkeling the natural springs in and around the area.

What makes this House unique

After staying at dozens of different vacation rental homes we stopped and made a list of all the things we liked, and didn’t like. We picked all 3 of our houses here with all of that in mind. We furnished the homes with brand new furniture; all very good quality beds, mattresses, sheets and comforters. But our homes are not cluttered like so many of the rental homes we stayed in. The kitchen is equipped with all the items you would find in your own kitchen, including quality knives, flatware, appliances, plates, wine glasses, napkins, towels, pots and pans, soap, detergent, and spices — everything you would need. There is a washer and dryer, iron, an ironing board, and bathroom supplies if you forget something. We want your family to enjoy yourselves and come back for many years. You can reach us at (404) 374-8523 to book one of the best vacations your family will ever have.


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


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        2 double
      • Bedroom 3
        1 sleep sofa /futon, 3rd bedroom doubles as a den.
      • Flatscreen TVs in the master bedroom and the 3rd (den) bedroom. Plenty of closet space. Comfortable carpeting in bedrooms. Good quality mattress sets and bedding.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Master Bathroom
        toilet, shower
      • Hall Bathroom
        toilet, shower
      • There is no tub in either bathroom, but we have a flexi-tub for bathing small children. The tub unfolds and sits in the shower making it easy to bathe toddlers. Google flexi tub on Targets website to see a pic.

      Location Type

        • Downtown
        • Water View
          Watch manatee & dolphin in the canal from our back yard.
        • Waterfront
          Home is located on a deep water canal with easy Gulf access.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Energy efficient combination A/C and heat exchanger.
                    • Garage
                      The garage is finished in, but you can park your car or motorcyles there if needed. Please protect the tiled floor from vehicle leaks if parking inside.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Heat pump.
                    • Internet
                      Wi-Fi is available.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Maytag dryer dries large loads easily.
                    • Linens Provided
                      Good quality bed linens and comforters on the beds. Sleeper sofa bedding for both sleeper sofas is also provided.
                    • Living Room
                      Comfortable queen size sleeper sofa in LR.
                    • Parking
                      Room for 2 vehicles and boat trailer or RV in driveway. You can also tie your boat up to the dock. Launch from CR Watersports 5 min. from the home
                    • Towels Provided
                      Plenty of nice, fluffy towels are available and if you should run out there is a washer and dryer in the garage.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Brand new Hotpoint washer purchased Jan. of 2015.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          You gotta have your coffee in the sunroom in the mornings, while watching for the manatee and dolphins in the canal! We have a Black & Decker 12 cup automatic coffee maker.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Fully stocked with dishware for 8 people
                        • Dishwasher
                          Maytag Energy Star quiet-operation Dishwasher.
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully stocked kitchen with good quality cookware and utensils.
                        • Microwave
                          Large, over the stove Maytag Precision touch Microwave.
                        • Oven
                          Maytag 5 burner, two rack Chef's oven. Also includes large Hamilton Beach 3-rack toaster oven, Presto Cool Touch Electric griddle and Hamilton Beach bagel and toast toaster.
                        • Pantry Items
                          We do have an Oster blender, electric mixer and other small kitchen appliances.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Very large freezer space in the fridge.
                        • Stove
                          Maytag 5 burner, two rack Chef's oven.
                        • Toaster
                          Hamilton Beach 3-rack toaster oven and Hamilton Beach bagel and toast toaster.


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Beautiful hand-crafted all wood dining table seats 6.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  Numerous best-selling paperback books available.
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Blockus, MadGab, Unto Attack, card games, etc.
                                • Music Library
                                  Enjoy our collection of Jimmy Buffet and Caribbean music CDs by the pool.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  This is a BrightHouse cable home.
                                • Stereo
                                  You are welcome to use our 'boombox' in the sunroom or out at the pool along with our collection of Caribbean music CDs.
                                • Television
                                  3 - HDTV flatscreen TVs.


                                    • Bicycles
                                      Two Sun Bicycles available for your enjoyment. One Revolutions and one Drifter. These are very good quality bikes (not cheap Wally World bikes). Google Sun bikes for reviews.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      We spend a lot of time enjoying the sunroom! There is a large fan available if it gets too warm.
                                    • Golf
                                      There are 9 golf courses within 50 miles of the home. Plantation Inn Golf Resort is 5 minutes away.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Feel free to use our 3 fishing kayaks with rod holders, paddles and PFDs. You can also rent kayaks nearby at Crystal River Watersports. You can easily launch the kayaks from our dock. Paddle to 3 sist
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      New fine mesh screens keep out even the smallest pests.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Water Sports Gear


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              While the house has its own very nice heated, saltwater pool ,there is also a large public pool nearby. There is also a skate park at the pool.
                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Heated, saltwater pool. Please wash off and change swim clothes before getting in pool after being in river or canal or bacteria will transfer and turn pool water green . NO DOGS IN POOL!!


                                                • library
                                                • churches
                                                • duty free shops
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • cinemas
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • water parks

                                                  Leisure Activities

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

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • The Crystal River Preserve is within walking distance of the home. We like walking or riding the bikes to the Mullet Hole there with our rods & reels and fishing for Mullet and other fish. We have seen foxes and wild boar while out on our walks and bike rides. You can also bike from the house to the preserve and ride on the trails, or hike through 7 miles of scenic trails. There is also a kayak launch area in the Preserve and in the other direction at Crystal River Watersports. Please use caution when entering/exiting kayaks or paddleboards onto the dock.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  116 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Home away from home! Very comfortable and clean.

                                                                  Renee A.

                                                                  House was in a very nice, quiet neighborhood. We had a great time using the kayaks (which we were up close and personal with the manatees!), went for bike rides, and of course the salt water pool. Would definitely recommend this place to everyone. Very comforting to have fast response in renting the property. Thank you for sharing your house with our family. Love crystal river.

                                                                  A lovely home with all the comforts of home plus a whole lot more.

                                                                  terri m.

                                                                  Clean well stocked house on a quiet canal with all the water toys, bikes and a nice heated pool. We have done vrbo all over most owners are fine but have to say Chuck Wade is just a really nice guy, kind and caring-very helpfull. Total ace customer service from this owner and a pleasure to rent from. We will be back. Thanks Terri & Dominic

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you both so much! I feel the same way about you as guests. I hope you will both return to stay in one of our homes many times in the future.

                                                                  Much more than I could have dreamed of!

                                                                  Karen P.

                                                                  This home was beautiful! We had arrived in Florida 1day early and had contacted the owner to see if perhaps the rental would be vacant and we could add a day to our vacation. Not only was it available but Chuck said we could move in and stay the night for free!

                                                                  This house is just as described, beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and had everything we needed to feel at home. We stayed 5 weeks and we wished we had booked for longer! The pool was beautiful and very warm. The property was well manicured and maintained throughout our stay. Our dogs loved the doggy door and fenced in yard. The neighborhood was quiet and we felt very safe.

                                                                  We did some fishing off the dock and caught all kinds of fish. We even saw a couple of manatees in the canal!

                                                                  We only had 1 minor problem with the cable going out and Chuck had Spectrum over to fix the problem within 2 hours!

                                                                  I would highly recommend this property. Thanks so much Chuck for making our vacation so enjoyable. We will rent again in the future!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  It makes us so happy when people enjoy our home! You all were great guests and we would love to have you come and stay in any of our Crystal River vacation homes again any time. Thank you for the wonderful review!

                                                                  Adorable waterfront home. Very clean and well stocked with everything you need for a great vacation.

                                                                  Adriene G.Holland, Michigan

                                                                  My husband and I spent a week here and absolutely loved it. The house would be great for a family as well as a couple. It is immaculate and well stocked. The owners have put a great deal of thought into what should be included in a vacation rental. We took advantage of all the amenities- kayaking, biking and fishing as well as the salt water pool. I even used a paddleboard for the first time! There is so much to do- we really enjoyed kayaking to Three Sister Springs to snorkel with the Manatees and biking the trails at the State Park, The owners are very quick to respond to your texts. They know the area very well and could answer all of our questions. The Crystal River community is very friendly and layed back. There are no high rise condos and the traffic is not very busy. We can’t wait to go back and would not hesitate to rent this place again.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. And thank you for booking the two extra days! We can't wait to have you back as guests again!

                                                                  Very comfortable, well maintained home. We are returning in August.

                                                                  Jeff G.

                                                                  I would highly recommend this property for a comfortable relaxing vacation.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for the nice review! We look forward to having you all back as guests again.

                                                                  Clean, comfortable, convenient, has everything stocked!

                                                                  philip g.

                                                                  Clean, comfortable, convenient, has everything stocked!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are glad you liked the property! Staci works hard to make sure guests have everything they need and your review made her happy!


                                                                  Indian Waters, Crystal River, FL, USA

                                                                  There is so much to do in Crystal River. It is a family-friendly, nature focused, beautiful, peaceful area. If you enjoy kayaking you are welcome to use our 4 Kayaks w/ paddles & rod holders. You can also rent kayaks at Crystal River Watersports just minutes from the house. Kayaking and kayak fishing in the canal, the river and in Ozello is relaxing and fun! Feel free to use our 2 Sun bikes to ride all over Crystal River. The town is designed for bicycle-riding.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  Pet Fee
                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  $949/week (7 days/6 nights) or $159/nt. w/ 3 nt. min. Nightly rental rates less than the required 3 night minimum are $250/night. No pet fee is charged if you do not have a pet. Please do not allow pets on the furniture. The security deposit is refundable after checkout. *Monthly rate: $3,400 plus tax, cleaning fee and fully refundable security deposit.

                                                                  116 Reviews
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