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Crystal River-Gr8 Location*Dock*Waterfront*Heated Saltwater Pool/Hot Tub*Kayak

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Awesome Vacation Home * Open Floor Plan * Great Pool Area * Incredible Location


Now a days, there are so many beautiful homes available for rent in Crystal River, and after the flood of 2016, all but a few vacation rental homes received full make-overs. So, boasting that everything from the kitchen cabinets and tile floors to the A/C, appliances and furniture are brand new means nothing in the comparison game. However, our home does have a few redeeming features that sets it apart from the rest.

The first is our incredible location. Casa Del Sol is located just below King's Bay on a deep water lagoon. Our upscale neighborhood, Crystal Shores, consists of several small islands. For kayakers, we are a 30 minute paddle to Three Sister's or Hunter Springs. Don’t have a kayak, we provide two fishing kayaks for your use. The islands around our home are a kayaker's dream where it is common to encounter dolphins, sea turtles and manatees. Our area is quiet and peaceful unlike the touristy spring area with its wall-to-wall paddle boarders and kayakers. For boaters and fishermen, our home is just five houses off the main channel on a deep water lagoon. We are below all the "No Wake Zones" found on Kings Bay. There aren't any bridges to contend with, no tide concerns, and no long, boring canal ride to the main channel and gulf. There are two boat launches within a five minute drive of the house. By car, we are located just of Fort Island Trail half way between Crystal River and Fort Island Trail beach.

Second, there are very few rental homes in Crystal River that offer a pool, hot tub and screened lanai. We have all three. Along with a 24' floating boat dock that will accommodate two boats. We also have a fish cleaning station with lights, electricity and running water. We offer four full bedrooms and two custom designed bathrooms. The master bath has a large walk-in shower, double sinks and separate water closet.

The next thing that sets Casa Del Sol a part from the competition is that we understand the importance of vacations and family time. Because of this, we put careful consideration into every element of our home. We designed, stocked and furnished the home with our guest's in mind. From first-aide kits to beach towels, we try to think of everything you might need, and we don't skimp on quantity or quality.

Lastly, our maintenance team and cleaning staff are fantastic. If something breaks, we fix it and the home is spotless. We have high standards, and we believe in treating our guests as we would want to be treated on our vacation. We are honest, fair and happy to be in a position to share the homes that we have been blessed with. So, take a moment, look at the pictures and check-out Casa Del Sol - our home in the Sun!

Master Suite - New Serta pillow top King bed - wall mounted 32" Flat Screen TV

Bedroom #2 - Two Serta twin beds

Bedroom #3 New pillows top Serta King bed

Bedroom #4 New Serta pillow top King bed

For additional guests, pull the pillows off the couch in the living room and it makes into a double bed. A Queen Air Mattress is provided.

The main living room has a 50" Flat Screen Smart TV and DVD player, book lending library, DVD's and large overstuffed couch and chair.

The pub room has a unique beverage bar made from reclaimed wood from South America that seats four on leather bar stools and a pub table that seats an additional four.

The family room, has a game cabinet, and 32" flat screen TV.

The kitchen is well stocked with dishes for 12, a host of small appliances including a deep fryer, crock pot, blender and margarita machine, fondue pot, and plenty of pots, pans and serving bowls and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen also has a breakfast bar with seating for four. The dining room has a dinning table that seats six.

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, cobia and redfish are abundant in the area. 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 - 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.


ALSO CHECK OUT CASA DEL 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.

The Snowbird Rate requires a minimum of one month stay.

More Details

Janice Geeding and Teri Burns
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

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 vacation 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 knew it would 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 Shores

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. It 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. 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 Del Rio's sophisticated, relaxing atmosphere, outdoor kitchen and beautiful canal setting the next day. It's the best of both worlds.


Crystal Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Approved furry friends welcome with additional $75.00 pet deposit. $250.00 will be withheld for cancellations within 60 days of scheduled arrival.
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 queen size blow-up mattress is provided. The living room couch works as an oversize single bed. There is a $25 per person charge for parties over 8 people. All Beds have top of the line Serta Comfort Sleeper Mattresses and luxury bedding and pillows. 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 ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 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.


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average rating of 4.818182 based on 33 reviews
Malone, NY

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: January 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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A little piece of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Teri and Janice were wonderful! This was a last minute booking but the ladies did a fantastic job in making our getaway a wonderful experience. Casa del Sol is a beautiful home, very clean and beautifully decorated. The home was fully equipped with everything we needed plus more. My husband and I both have back issue but the beds were very comfortable, no aches or pains! A charming little vacation spot, we highly recommend to others. The location is perfect, with beautiful scenery, great fishing and close to shopping, restaurants and the beach. The Casa del Sol is a newly remodeled home as well, loved the shower, very nice! We will definitely book again. Thank you for the lovely accommodations.

Best Regards,

Angie and Kevin

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angie and Kevin - So glad we were able to stop by and meet you both. We are so glad we were able to accommodate your reservation and that you enjoyed your time at Casa Del Sol. Happy Birthday Kevin... We hope it was one you will always remember!
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Great Stay - Enjoyed the Renovations

  • 5 of 5

It's been a few years since we stayed at this house. When we needed a reservation at the last minute, Jan and Teri were more than accommodating. They quickly responded to my e-mails and we had the place booked in no time! They made sure the house was in order well before we arrived and checked in to make sure our stay was going well.

The house has been recently renovated and everything was in great condition. All the appliances are new. The kitchen was fully equipped compared to other rentals we've stayed at. There was also an extra fridge and deep freeze in the garage. The bedrooms and bathrooms were perfect.

The boat dock fit our 27 ft Ameracat boat. The dock is at the end of the canal and at extreme low tide we had to be a little careful maneuvering. There was a fish cleaning station and hoses nearby to rinse off the boat and gear.

The description says the driveway fits a boat trailer and 3 cars. We could have squeezed in a 4th car without being on the grass or in the way of the neighbors.

Jan and Teri went above and beyond to help us secure the reservation at the last minute. They were quick to respond to e-mails and easy to get a hold of by phone. The house had everything we needed and more. We'll definitely rent this house in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad we were able to accommodate your last minute reservation and that the home worked out for you. Although we are only four houses off the main river, with larger boats, it can still be a little tricky at a very low tide. But then, that seems to be the case with most of Crystal River. We are glad the dock, lagoon and driveway worked for your 27 foot boat. Thanks for staying and we hope to see you next year.
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  • 5 of 5

The house was better than expected. Very comfortable for our family of 8. The house was extremely clean, well stocked and nicely furnished. The floating boat was a plus (didn't have to worry about the tide). The water was plenty deep for our 22 ft. boat. The location was awesome. Close to "Three Sisters Spring" and took only 15 mins. to the Gulf. The kayaks provided were an extra bonus. The owners couldn't have been nicer. We'll definitely be back! The Mattson Family, Tarpon Springs, FL. August, 2017

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you and your family enjoyed their stay at Casa Del Sol. You are welcome back anytime. You were great guests.
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Beautiful home! Has everything you need. Great location on Crystal river, quick ride out to scallop.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this wonderful home for a family vacation, accommodated 8 of us just fine. Everyone had a great time. We docked our boat right there, so easy. Teri and Janice are perfect hosts, Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very glad you enjoyed your stay and that our dock accommodated your boat. The home is a perfect location - half way between the Gulf of Mexico and Three Sister's Springs. It's a short boat ride in either direction - deep water and no bridges. Thanks again! Next year is booking fast. If you decide to stay with us again, you might want to get your reservation in.
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Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Perfect place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family ranges in age from 4 months to grandparents and this vacation satisfied everyone. Casa del Sol was the perfect place to call home during our time in Crystal River. We had plenty of space to spread out and it had everything we needed. We enjoyed all of the special touches, from the welcoming bottle of wine to all of the beach-y decorations that made it really feel like a vacation destination.

Teri and Janice were easy to work with and made sure we had everything we needed for our stay. We downloaded the key app before we arrived and had no issues with accessing the home while we were there. Our deposit was returned very quickly, since we made sure to complete everything on the departure checklist.

The dock and outdoor cleaning station were put to good use. We caught some catfish off the dock (and threw them all back). We docked our rented pontoon boat overnight and cleaned our catch of scallops outdoors. We all enjoyed lounging in the pool after a full day on the water.

We had a great time and would highly recommend Casa del Sol to anyone planning a family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liz - So glad you and your family enjoyed your stay and our home. We truly enjoy sharing our home with our guests and find that our repeat visitors become friends. You and yours are welcome back anytime.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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