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Waterfront Home, Heated Pool, Kayaks, Bikes, PaddleBoards, Canoe, Sunroom w/ TV

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,890 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Fully renovated large waterfront home, deep water canal. Pool, Easy Gulf Access

If this home is booked, please check our other properties. Put 606758 or 900547 in the search bar. AFTER BOOKING YOUR STAY; FOR HELP IN PLANNING THE BEST VACATION EVER GO TO THE CITRUS COUNTY WEBSITE: VISIT CITRUS dot COM.

Your Crystal River Home Away from Home.

We treat our guests very well! We want to give you an experience that will make you feel that this property is "your place" in Crystal River.

This large 3 bedroom, 2 bath waterfront home sleeps 10 people, and 14 can dine in the gourmet kitchen. The gorgeous, L shaped heated Saltwater pool overlooks the wide deep water canal. Dolphins and manatee come up to the dock and you can launch our kayaks, canoe or SUP paddle board (all included in the rental rate) right from the dock. You can also tie up and keep your boat at our dock during your stay. There is a boat launch just 3 minutes away. Both of our rental homes are equipped with Pack and Play's for out guests with infants.

The beautiful sunroom w/ a 42 in. flatscreen TV overlooks the pool, water and large floating dock. Two very nice SUN bicycles are also included in the rental rate along with fishing gear and other water floatables. A charcoal grill and a portable fish cleaning station is also included. Save $$ by not having to rent kayaks, canoes, bikes, etc.!

RENTAL RATE: $1,079/wk plus tax (7 days/6 nights) or $179night w/ 3 night minimum plus $150 cleaning fee and 100% refundable $500 security deposit. *MONTHLY RATE: $3,999 plus tax, cleaning fee and 100% refundable security deposit. THIS IS A NO SMOKING PROPERTY.

There are large Sailfin Catfish, Sheepshead fish and Red Snapper to be caught right from the dock. You can also catch freshwater bass and trap blue crabs off the dock. Feel free to use our 3 sit on top fishing kayaks with rod holders, paddles and PFDs, our two Sun Bicycles to ride to the mall or state park preserve, our SUP paddle board, and our canoe to get you to 3 sister's springs.

The front and side yards are large and filled with palm trees. There is a large 2 car garage with a work bench and plenty of storage area.There is room in the driveway for two vehicles or a boat trailer or RV.

This dog-friendly waterfront home (BUT NO DOGS IN POOL PLEASE!) is located on a family-friendly street in the coveted north end of Crystal River near the mall, restaurants and the downtown area. It is 3 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.

The home is furnished with good quality (all new) furniture. A queen size sleeper sofa and loveseat, and a trundle bed that sleeps two overlooks the pool and water. There are newer Kenmore Elite stainless steel appliances, comfortable pillowtop bedding on all beds, linens, bathrobes, towels, dishes, a toaster oven, a convection oven, a griddle, grill, fish cleaning station and many more accessories too numerous to list.

The kitchen is stocked with good-quality cookware needed to prepare family meals. The master bedroom has a very comfortable king size bed and its own large bathroom. Both the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms have queen beds.There is also another full bathroom with tub located between the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms. We also have an inflatable Queen size Serta Sleeper matress available (when used, the home sleeps 12 people). The flooring in the living room and common areas is beautiful ceramic tile making clean-up easy and fast .

There are five new flat-screen TVs; a 60 in. in the livingroom, a 52 in. in the master bedroom, a 42” in the sunroom, and a 32” in the 2nd & 3rd bedrooms. Wi-Fi and basic cable TV are included along with DVD/CD players.

This family-friendly home is located on a deep canal with Gulf access. The canal is 14 ft. deep at high tide and 5 ft deep at low tide. VERY large boats access this canal easily. There is one bridge going out to the Gulf but it is 40 ft high so NO height restrictions. The house is less than 4 miles from the scalloping grounds (this house is also 4 miles closer to the Gulf than If you stay at a home on Kings Bay).

The Sunroom (w/TV) features seating to enjoy the pool, canal and wildlife. The pool lanai is screened with a special fine mesh to help keep even the smallest bugs out (please rinse off and change swim clothes before going from the river into the pool). The home is approximately 5-10 minutes drive from King’s Bay (& 3 sisters springs) and 35 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico by boat (its a no wake zone in the River). Two nice beaches including Fort Island Beach is nearby. A large public pool with a skate park is also nearby (behind the airport).

Beautiful and peaceful Crystal River has activities for the whole family and is the only place where it is legal to swim with the manatee, 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.

*Please Note: The pool spa at this property is not a hot tub. The spa does not heat up above the temperature of the pool and the spa waterfall is not currently functional.

You can rent at a very affordable rate by the night, week or month.

Keywords: House, home, saltwater pool, swimming pool, misting system, boat dock, boatlift, vacation, swimming, scuba, manatee, springs, nature coast, fishing, snorkeling, diving, boat lift, wildlife, scalloping, waterfront, west coast, recreation, birds, off shore fishing, biking, trails, beach

More Details

Owner
Chuck Wade
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Chuck Wade

The Wade family lives in Marietta, GA. about 30 minutes north of Atlanta. We vacationed in Crystal River rental homes for years before finally buying a vacation home here. We wanted a home in the family-friendly north end of Crystal River and our house is 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.

Chuck Wade purchased this house in 2015

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 sunroom and pool area. 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 this house with all of that in mind. We furnished the house with brand new furniture; all very good quality beds, mattresses, sheets and comforters. But the home is 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, bathrobes 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.

Map

Crystal River Preserve State Park
Three Sisters Springs
Crackers Bar & Grill
Cody's Original Roadhouse
Hunter Springs Park
Seafood Seller & Cafe
Applebee's
Regal Crystal River Mall 9
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Crystal River Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Applebees
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Plantation Inn Golf Resort
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Crackers
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Fort Island Beach
Car: recommended

Crystal River is the only place in the U.S. where it is legal to swim with the manatees. This area is also home to 9 beautiful Golf courses and is known as a world class fishery. Scalloping season provides some great fun for the entire family.

Amenities

Indian Waters House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1890 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No parking in yard please. Weight of vehicle will crush septic tank leech fields and ruin your vacation. No parking on street.
  • NO DOGS IN POOL please! Dog hair will clog the system and result in loss of deposit.
  • 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 = Xtra cost!
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 full baths have granite and ceramic.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom has a king size bed and a 52 in TV.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Waterfront Home, Heated Pool, Kayaks, Bikes, PaddleBoards, Canoe, Sunroom w/ TV
average rating of 4.967742 based on 93 reviews
5

Just Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying in Chuck's properties for several years now. Each stay is just as wonderful as the one before. This particular property has everything we could want for our vacation. Nice house (and thoroughly outfitted), nice pool and a nice boat dock (we come during scallop season). The layout is great and works for us (our adult kids and grandparents come up). Kayaks, paddle boards, canoe, fishing stuff ... Plenty of toys!

In addition, Chuck has always been a pleasure to work with. Quick to respond with any questions and sincerely wants to make sure his guests enjoy the properties. Thank you Chuck ... Will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You folks are always such terrific guests and you are so respectful of our properties. We love having you all back year after year. Thank you once again for such a nice review!
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Oxford, AL
5

Awesome Awesome Awesome

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house. We went down to kayak and explore the area and fell in love with the house and the area. Perfect location. Everything you need. Chuck was super to work with. I couldn't recommend this place any higher. If you like nature, you will love Crystal River and if you go to Crystal River, Stay Here. Thanks Chuck for everything.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We could not agree more. Crystal River and the Nature Coast is absolutely amazing! We are so glad you all enjoyed the house and the area. We look forward to having you back as guests again!
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Waleska Ga
5

Very nice!! A lot bigger then expected.

  • 5 of 5

The house was a lot bigger then expected. The screened in pool and porch area was awesome, we were able to watch football and keep and eye on the kids while they were fishing off the dock. My son even landed a big snook off the dock!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love catching snook, redfish and trout off the dock! Crystal River is a world-class Fishery. We are so glad you all enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the nice review and for being great guests. Please come back again.
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5

Got more than expected!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and well stocked. We didn't expect the bathroom toiletries, kitchen staples and so many toys. Our stay was short so we actually only slept here but with more time it was all you could need. Perfect for getting to the scallop grounds. The owners were in touch and helpful with any questions.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review and for being great guests. We hope you will come back and stay in one of our homes again when you can stay longer. Crystal River has so much to offer it can take many visits of lengthy stays to be able to experience all the area has to enjoy.
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5

Great Stay in Crystal River

  • 5 of 5

Home was lovely and clean....there was plenty of things to do (kayaks/canoe/fishing.) The kitchen was well stocked with good cooking utensils. Lots of linens/towels. The beds were very comfortable too.... which is often surprising in a rental home! We will be back...next time for longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to know you all will be coming back. You were wonderful guests. Thank you for the nice review!
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Tampa Fl
5

Loved this place, hoping to return

  • 5 of 5

Chuck was great with communication and the house is fantastic. Good location and if you're bringing a boat it's close enough to the river for easy access but far enough you don't need to worry about the boat getting bashed against the dock from wakes. Very roomy inside and the master bed was A+. Kitchen has a skillet and crockpot. Plenty of room for family meals and some R&R. Would highly recommend!

Only drawbacks I can think of was the limited car/trailer parking and the grill is a charcoal grill instead of gas.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. So glad you guys enjoyed yourself!
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

This is a NO Smoking property. Please do not smoke anywhere on the property. Pets (small dogs only) are allowed with a $50 per dog pet fee. There is a nice yard and a doggie door so your dog can come in and out from yard to sunroom freely. Please do not allow pets on the furniture! -- The heater for the pool spa is only to be used in the WINTER. There will be an extra charge if spa heater is used in the Summer. Rate is $179/nt. w/ 3 nt. min. Rate for anything less than 3 nights is $250/nt.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.