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Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 27 nights


About the property

Elegant Mediterranean, Screened Pool/Hot Tub, Deep Water Lagoon, 4 bed/2 bath

This bright and cheerful 2500 sq. foot, Mediterranean-ranch has four bedroom, two baths and is centrally located near Kings Bay in Crystal Shores - an exclusive neighborhood on Crystal River. The home is only five houses from the main channel on Crystal River Lagoon with good water and no bridges. By car, the home is just off Fort Island Trail, and a few miles from the Plantation Golf Course and Spa, shopping, restaurants, movie theaters, Three Sister's Spring or Fort Island Trail Beach. Two public boat launches are within minutes of the house.

At Casa Del Sol it is the owner's desire to provide you with everything you would expect - A well decorated home in cheery shades of teal, citron and terracotta giving it that uniquely Mediterranean feel.

The home was remodeled in January of 2017 with all new cabinetry, Saltillo tile flooring, new windows and doors, custom bar with reclaimed wood from South America and new furniture. No expense was held back in the furnishings and remodel. The home offers quality furniture and bedding, a screened - solar heated - saltwater pool, hot tub, 24 foot boat dock, fish cleaning station and two fishing kayaks for exploring the area's waterways. Don't forget to peek around the side of the home for the private, outdoor shower. Bring your swimsuit and favorite water toys and you're ready for a vacation your family will always remember!

The Master Suite has a king bed and wall mounted 32" Flat Screen TV. The master bath is completely remodeled with travertine wall tile, private water closet, large walk-in shower with both a wall jet and overhead rain shower head and walk-in closet and double bowl vanity. A second bedroom, which is separated by two - barn style sliding doors, adjoins the Master Suite. This room has two twin beds and large glass doors to the covered lanai.

On the opposite side of the home are two additional bedrooms each with a king bed. These rooms have a shared, newly remodeled bathroom with a shower/tub combo.

The main living room has a 50" Flat Screen TV and DVD player and large overstuffed couch and chair. It's the perfect place to relax with friends or to watch a game.

The pub room has a unique beverage bar made from reclaimed wood from South America that seats four on leather bar stools in hues from the Caribbean of Teal, Burnt Orange and Citron, and a pub table that seats an additional four. Its the perfect spot for hanging out and entertaining.

The family room, has a fireplace, book lending library, DVD library, game cabinet, new rattan furniture and 32" wall mounted - flat screen TV.

The completely remodeled kitchen is well stocked with dishes for 12, a host of small appliances including a deep fryer, crock pot, blender and margarita machine. The stove, dishwasher and refrigerator are all new. The kitchen also has a breakfast bar with seating for four. The dining room has a Tommy Bahama dinning table that seats six.

From the pub room you enter the pool area with an additional seating area for outdoor dining and barbequing as well as the screened, solar heated, salt-water pool and hot tub. There is a large gas barbeque for your use.

The home has WiFi and cable TV.

At Casa Del Sol you can fish and watch manatees from the private boat dock. Area fishing is wonderful! Trout, snapper, and redfish are abundant in the area. Off shore fishing includes trout, grouper, tarpon and shark. Professional guides are available for fishing excursions. Or, you can pack a lunch, board the kayak - provided with your rental - and head for Three Sister's Spring - a short 30 minute kayak ride - for a day of sight seeing and Manatee watching. Manatees frequent our cove and can be seen from the dock along with other area wildlife. At the end of the day wash the salt off in the private outdoor shower and relax by the pool or sit in the hot tub. From Casa Del Sol's screened lanai you can kick back, enjoy your favorite cold drink and watch the sun set over Crystal River.

The property is equipped for our guest's every need including:

Family game cabinet

Book lending library

DVD Library

Extra blankets and pillows

Quality bed linens and new top of the line Serta mattresses

Fishing Poles

Pool floats

Pool towels

Two Kayaks


All kitchen essentials

Off street vehicle parking for three vehicles and parking for ONE boat trailer

24 foot boat dock with 4 foot wide ramp, moorings and whips

Good water and no bridges to the gulf or Kings Bay

Outdoor Propane BBQ grill

Pool side lounge chairs, tables and chairs

Large Freezer for extra ice and your daily catch

Home Security System and locally managed


Cable TV

$100 of the monthly electric bill is paid for long term guests. (Additional balance withheld from deposit)



ALSO CHECK OUT CASA DE RIO VRBO # 902267 - A four bedroom two bath canal front home in the same wonderful neighborhood. It is located just five houses from Casa Del Sol. Rent them both for family reunions.

More Details

Janice Geeding and Teri Burns
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Janice Geeding and Teri Burns

Where would we ever begin to tell someone our story. The truth be told, we are two couples, nearing our "golden years", who simply decided to go in together to invest in a property that we could provide for other's enjoyment and occasionally sneak away from our busy lives to enjoy ourselves. Thus began our search for a vacation rental. Having fallen in love with the Crystal River area, it looked like a perfect place for our rental adventure to unfold. So, in February of 2015, we began a quest to find a home that would meet our needs as well as the needs of our guests.

Knowing the value of a great location, the property had to be well situated just of the main channel in Crystal River. It also had to have a pool, at least three bedrooms, a dock and a garage. We believe we found the perfect home with Casa Del Sol. With a little finesse and our special attention to detail, we believe it will not only meet our requirements but exceed them. From the moment you walk into your vacation rental, it is our sincere desire that you feel this way too. We hope you visit often and enjoy your stay at Casa Del Sol!

Janice Geeding and Teri Burns purchased this house in 2015

Why Janice Geeding and Teri Burns chose Crystal River

This home will complete your check off list of wants. It offers: Two Fishing Kayaks. A 24 foot dock which easily accomodates two boats and a fish cleaning station with running water. Everything is new, clean and bright with a fun tropical flair.

Location is everything at Crystal River and this home is perfectly situated - close to everything Crystal River has to offer - just off the main channel with good water and no bridges to either the Gulf or Kings Bay. It is located half way between the gulf and the restaurants and Springs.

Wildlife is abundant - with Manatees right at our dock. The neighborhood is safe, clean and quiet. A great area for evening and morning walks and bike riding.

What makes this house unique

Casa Del Sol is just 5 houses from our other home - Casa De Rio - VRBO #902267. Rent both homes for family get-togethers or reunions. Enjoy Casa Del Sol's fun, up-beat, tropical atmosphere, hot tub, screened pool and deep water dock one day and Casa De Rio's sophisticated, relaxing atmosphere, outdoor kitchen and beautiful canal setting the next day. It's the best of both worlds within an easy walk.


Crystal Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master bathroom
  • Outdoor shower great for rinsing off after a day in the sun. Cold water only.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , This room is off the master bedroom.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , All mattresses were purchased new in 2017
  • A blow-up mattress is provided for two additional guests. However, there is a $25 per person charge for parties over 8 people. All Beds have top of the line Serta Comfort Sleeper Mattresses which were purchased in 2017. The master bedroom has a beautiful "on-suite" bathroom with large walk-in shower and closet. The master bedroom also has a 32" wall-mounted flat-screen TV.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Long Term Rental Available for Snowbirds at a discounted rate.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews

A winter's escape

  • 5 of 5

Casa del Sol is a beautiful 4 bedroom home on the water. It has all the amenities one could ask for including kayaks and pool toys for the kids.

It definitely feels like"home away from home". Casa is bright, spacious, and comfortable. The manatees seem to be drawn to this section which adds to the entertainment factor.

It's a 'laid-back' area reminiscent of old Florida - friendly and fun with lots of fishing, kayaking, biking, golf, and a host of other things the Nature Coast offers.

The owners, Janice and Teri, go above and beyond to assure you of a pleasant stay and respond immediately to any questions one might have.

We are already looking forward to our next winter at Casa del Sol.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. I have to tell you, the very best part of sharing our homes is the friendships we have made. Thanks again, and we will see you next year. Maybe we will be able to get that fishing trip in.
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house is has a great open layout, very tastefully furnished, very clean and and fresh. Every thing worked fine, plenty of hot water. The pool was great and the dock was newly finished. Overall a wonderful place to vacation with our family.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the Five Star review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our home. You are welcome back anytime.
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Ocean Springs


  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! Manatees even came to the dock. It fit our family comfortable and the owners thought of everything. We had seasonings, laundry detergent, floats, kayaks, extra sheets and blankets, movies, books, and games. We will definitely visit again.

We even had an issue on Easter Sunday which was resolved first thing Monday morning. I was beyond impressed.


  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed your visit with our local Manatee. We love all the wonderful adjectives you used to described our home. We agree, it is amazing!
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  • 5 of 5

This home is fabulous! Beautifully decorated and in a perfect location. 5 times 5 stars for Casa Del Sol.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the awesome review! Glad you enjoyed your time at Casa Del Sol :)
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St. Louis

Casa Del Sol in Crystal River

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Casa Del Sol the end of July. The home was exactly as described - clean, thoughtfully supplied right down to the beach towels and extra pillows and blankets, great location just below Kings bay and a short boat ride to the Gulf, owners were wonderful and the scallops were plentiful. We enjoyed the pool, hot tub and beautiful view. The video and book lending library were a nice touch. Kids enjoyed the kayaks and fishing pools. They caught several nice catfish right off the dock. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms met our needs just fine. All in all, a great vacation and we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully functional house.

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for better accommodations. The house was more than enough for several families with children. Kitchen is packed with everything you would ever need. We actually boxed up some of the plates to make room in the pantry for food. Surprisingly, the wi-fi was able to support all of our devices. I'm certain that we had more electronic devices than people in the house, which came in handy to entertain the kids during the typical Florida afternoon summertime lightning storms (we only had 2 all week, lucky us) Outside grill was great, it cooked our dinner on two nights. The bathrooms are a little dated aesthetically, but functioned just fine. It's nice to have the outside shower to hose off the kiddos and make for shorter inside shower trips (cold water only available outside). Plenty of towels were of great use to us. Nice to have the washer and dryer available to freshen them up. It was great to have the pool maintenance man come mid week to freshen up the water. Hot tub temp was responsive. Dock space was sufficient to secure 3 boats throughout the week. A friend stopped by on a fourth and we were able to tie up for their short visit. Unfortunately, I never got to use the kayaks, but they are good quality and I'll be sure to jump on one of them next year. We already booked!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you next year!!!
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Plantation Golf Course and Spa
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Tampa AmTrac
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Grannies - Great breakfast
Nearest Beach
75 Miles
Tampa Airport
Car: necessary

The home sits just off the main river centrally located between the Gulf and Kings Bay. An easy kayak ride to the springs or quick jet ski ride to Shell Island or boat ride to the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Close proximity to the Plantation Resort and Golf Course, area restaurants, theaters, and recreational areas.


Rates & Availability

Crystal Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Summer or Scallop Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
2017 Fall Kayak Season
Sep 25 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
2017 Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
2018 Christmas Holiday
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
2018 Snowbird Season
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
27 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
2018 Spring Kayak Season
Apr 1 2018 - May 24 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
2018 Summer and Scallop Season
May 26 2018 - Sep 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Minumum Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed and first payment is paid. Dates are not held until the first payment is received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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