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Beautiful Waterfront Home Close To Springs WIth Heated Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 6 Sleeps

This is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath updated home located on a canal that opens into beautiful Kings Bay. There is a large, screened in, heated pool that overlooks the water.

There is a large ice machine with a storage bin that can be used to fill a 100 quart cooler perfect for taking on your boat. There is a large side yard that will easily fit 2 boat trailers. Our home is approximately 0.5 miles from a public boat ramp and we have a boat dock at the house. At our boat dock there is a fish cleaning table/sink with running water. Our canal is not suited for deep sea boats, flats boats only as it can get shallow in the winter. We have seen many manatees and even an occasional dolphin in front of our dock.

Our house is on a canal in the perfect location! Just out of the canal is beautiful King's Bay with a very short boat ride (10 min) to the famous Three Sister's Springs. Our house is also a short boat ride (15-20 minutes) to the main scalloping area. The fishing is excellent almost everywhere in Crystal River.

There are great restaurants nearby and we are happy to give you ideas on where to go.

More Details

Cathy and Ryan Meeks
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Cathy and Ryan Meeks

My husband and I live in Ocala, FL and were born and raised in Florida. We love traveling and being on the water. We love spending time in Crystal River when our house is not being rented and feel like this is a vacation everytime we stay.

Cathy and Ryan Meeks purchased this house in 2013

Why Cathy and Ryan Meeks chose Crystal River

We bought our Crystal River house in 2013 after spending many weekends fishing and scalloping here over the years. We have fallen in love with our house and are continually adding new furniture and decorations. This house is on a private canal with little boat traffic and is in a peaceful area. We have seen several manatees and alligators in our canal. Our home is very cozy with leather, reclining couches and a flatscreen TV for when you are tired from your daily water activities. There is a heated pool and FL is typically warm enough 10 months out of the year to enjoy the pool.

What makes this house unique

Crystal River has a lot to offer. Whether you are an avid fisher, snorkeler, kayaker or just enjoy relaxing in a peaceful area, you will find what you are looking for.

The winter and spring is great for swimming with the manatees where the spring water is 72 degrees year round. In the summer, scalloping has become very famous in Crystal River. After a long day on the water, whether in the summer or spring, you can enjoy our heated pool which overlooks the canal.

Crystal River has great restaurants, pubs, a winery/brewery, a beautiful state park, a golf course 5 minutes from the house, etc.


Crystal River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , shower
    Guest Bath - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest bedroom - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Beautiful Waterfront Home Close To Springs WIth Heated Pool
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 29 reviews

Great vacation getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this stay. The house has everything you need and I can't say enough about the master walk-in shower! Comfortable furniture, great pool. Easy trailer parking in the side yard. We brought our kayaks down and kayaked Kings Bay, the Chassahowitzka river, and Weeki Wachi. So much fun and a relaxing house. Some internet issues popped up but Cathy took care of it as soon as possible. Would recommend this for anyone wanting a nice relaxing getaway.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice House

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time staying here. Waterway out to main channel is shallow a foot and a half @ low tide in some places. Stayed two yrs in a row

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful area, very relaxing and fun for all ages.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! The house was very comfortable, weather was beautiful and we got our limit in scallops everyday! Great vacation home...has something for everyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house and furnishings

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The pictures do not do this house Justice. We came for the week to go scalloping. The only problem we had was the canal was quite low at times and we were thankful that we had a flats boat this year. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for a relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! What a great location on the water. We didn't do any fishing this time, but had a lot of fun taking boat rides and just enjoying the nature all around us. It is just a short boat ride to Three Sister's Springs where we did some snorkeling. We also loved just relaxing in and around the pool! The neighborhood was quiet and the house is beautiful. Take your boat on a 5 min. ride over to Cracker's to eat great food and enjoy live music in the evening!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean, plenty of room. It had everything we needed. Had extra parking area for the boat trailer beside the house. Had a problem with the pool heater and the owners were right over to help. Turns out it was probably operator error on my part. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Plantation Inn & Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Grannie's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Fort Island Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.