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Waterfront with Gorgeous View, Pet Friendly and Heated Pool!

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:18
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Sleeps 15, instant hot water, fully stocked kitchen, linens and towels included.

Sitting on the backwaters of the Gulf of Mexico, with an absolutely gorgeous backyard view of Dixie Bay and St Martin's Marsh Aquatic Preserve, is our pet friendly, three bedroom, eleven bed, two bath, (BUT WITH AUTOMATIC HOT WATER), dining room seating for 16, 2000 square foot waterfront ranch in Crystal River, Florida.
We are only minutes away from the beach or boat launch that takes you to Kings Bay or the Gulf, so bring your boat. Fun fishing right in your own backyard where visitors often see manatees or dolphins. Depending on the size of your boat it may be parked in the driveway. There are also two local marinas. For the adventurous, some boats can be driven to and tied up at the homes sea wall. Shallow water, especially at low tides makes for a tricky route, but it is a very beautiful ride. Inquire with Captain Traci if interested in learning the local back waters.
Manatee house boasts spectacular sunrises, sunsets, and a serene pastoral setting throughout the day.

Amenities include wireless internet access, over sized screened in and heated in ground pool with plenty of seating around the pool deck and lanai. Fully equipped kitchen and laundry room. Plenty of towels, linens, blankets and pillows, and a couple days supply of paper products to help ensure everyone's comfort.
In conjunction with Captain Traci Wood, we offer custom vacation packages as well, and we will gladly help you and your family/friends make the most of your visit to Crystal River, in the heart of FLORIDA'S NATURE COAST. Captain Traci will happily take you to swim with the manatees, look for dolphins, or on a sunset cruise.She will also help you plan any other activity available in the area. During your stay make sure you contact Captain Traci at nativevacations.com and "Do Something Real Today"!!
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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/09/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Twenty one...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children will love the pool and the many beds so they don't have to sleep on the floor. Swimming with the manatees is an adventure that a child will never forget. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is not allowed in the house but the pool deck is acceptable....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We are a pet friendly home. Pets need to be well behaved or on a leash when outside. Always be respectful of the neighbors. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    It is a one story ranch although not ADA compatible, people in wheel chairs are certainly welcome....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 15-18

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 3 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    playpen for babies in walk in closet...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 4 twin/ single

    plus a day bed and a pull out couch in the living room...moreless

  • One private bedroom with a queen bed, the other two bedroom are set up dormitory style with twins and one full size bed , eleven beds in all plus a day bed and a pull out couch in the living room. Any two adjoining singles can be made into a King Bed, with the adapter kit that is available. Please let us know if you would like a king bed or two before you arrive. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Two full baths one with a walk in shower and one with a tub. The hot water heater is tankless, which provides instant hot water....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Activities available nearby: Manatee encounter, SCUBA diving, sunset cruise, nature hikes, biking, golf, day trips, amusement parks, fishing, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, restaurants, sightseeing, swimming, snorkeling & diving, boating, kayaking and canoeing and eco-tours. Paint the Town Citrus is the largest art gallery in Citrus County as well as a Paint and Wine Experience, come and join a fun night including wine, beer, soft drinks, finger foods and a free art giveaway, paintthetowncitrus.com...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    See the pictures for the amazing view from the backyard of Manatee House...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The house sits on the backwaters of the Gulf of Mexico, overlooking Dixie Bay and St Martin's Marsh Nature Preserve....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Beautiful view while you dine, or dine outside around the pool. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    central air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free Wireless ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens, pillows and blankets are provided....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Please park cars and boat on the driveway only, parking on the lawn really messes up the grass and the sprinkler heads. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are provided at the house. If you are going to be going to the beach or boating, we ask that you bring some beach towels with you, as we prefer that the towels remain in the house....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    We have a fully stocked kitchen, if there is anything missing please let us know. ....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    Rentals available within a few miles...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Multiple courses within a short driving distance including World Wood is one of the 100 top public courses,...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available within a few miles...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Two charcoal grills...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Jet ski rental within a few miles as well as many dive shops ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Heated and enclosed over sized pool with tables and chairs and lounge chairs too....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Special Deal
Apr 30 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$179 $209
Fri, Sat
$1,200

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Special Deal II
Oct 1 - Nov 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$179 $209
Fri, Sat
$1,200

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$219 $249
Fri, Sat
$1,399 $5,596

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
  • Accidental Damage Fee $50 + tax
  • Pet Fee $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

If you would like to use American Express to pay for your vacation, please contact me directly at manateehouserental@gmail.com or 352-746-9477. The cancellation policy will be; If reservation is cancelled 60 days prior to arrival a full refund will be issued, less any and all credit card fees charged to the owner, if applicable. If the reservation is cancelled within 60 days of arrival the $300.00 will not be refundable, but can be applied to a future stay at the house, depending upon availability.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tampa International
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Plantation Inn
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Plantation Golf Resort
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Suncoast Parkway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pantation Inn
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Fort Island Gulf Beach

Car: Necessary

Crystal River is the only known place in the world that you are allowed to actually get in the water and swim with manatees, an adventure that you will never forget. The largest concentration of manatees come into Kings Bay and the surrounding areas beginning early fall to late spring, when the ocean gets too cold for them. Some of them stay all year long, especially those who have newborns. The area is also well known for its scalloping season from the end of June until the end of September. We have seafood festivals, art festivals, manatee festival and many fruit themed festivals, such as the strawberry or blueberry festival. We have a local mall and movie theater, a fun activity for all is Paint the Town Citrus, an Art Gallery and Paint and Wine Establishment. Walk In Painting from 1-5 daily and evening events at 6:30PM nightly. Visit paintthetowncitrus.com for more detials

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: We came to swim with the manatees in 1999, and never left. The Crystal River area is laid back and unhurried, which was reminiscent of our home in Southeastern Michigan. We are still associated with our charity back home which provides services for people with disabilities. We bought the home on the water so we had a place for the people we serve and our staff to visit and enjoy the beautiful sights and activities available on the Nature Coast. Our daughter, Captain Traci has been a Manatee Tour Provider since 2000 and loves her job. You will enjoy your time with her. Dan and Diana

Why the Owner Chose Dixie Shores, Crystal River, FL, USA:
The view from the backyard is one of the most beautiful you will ever find. The house is a simple three bedroom ranch which makes it comfortable and inviting. The pool makes it a blast for children of all ages. We usually stay in houses when we travel and our main concern is always cleanliness, then comfort. As such, that is always our priority with Manatee House, and we hope that you appreciate our dedication to your comfort. Elisha does a wonderful job and will meet you at check in and make sure that everything is as it should be. She, or our jack of all trades, Kevin are available if an emergency occurs.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The most unique feature is our association with our daughter. Captain Traci is dedicated to the environment and is a lover of all things nature. She absolutely loves her job and touring with her is well worth your time. We will be opening a paint and wine adventure this fall, and if you visit after our grand opening, expected in October 2015, we would love to see you there. Yes Virginia, at a discount for our rental customers.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/09/2016

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Photos

  • Backyard Sunset

    Backyard Sunset

  • Spacious dining overlooking the water

    Spacious dining overlooking the water

  • From the kitchen to the pool

    From the kitchen to the pool

  • Our largest bedroom

    Our largest bedroom

  • Fully enclosed, over sized, heated pool with a view!

    Fully enclosed, over sized, heated pool with a view!

  • Some of the most beautiful sunsets anywhere

    Some of the most beautiful sunsets anywhere

  • Leave your autograph, now you know why we call it our signature laundry room.

    Leave your autograph, now you know why we call it our signature laundry room.

  • The kids can giggle all night!

    The kids can giggle all night!

  • Nicely landscaped Florida feel

    Nicely landscaped Florida feel

  • The sunsets at the beach are not to be missed.

    The sunsets at the beach are not to be missed.

  • Plenty of parking for cars or boats

    Plenty of parking for cars or boats

  • Living Room overlooking the Lanai

    Living Room overlooking the Lanai

  • Fully stocked kitchen

    Fully stocked kitchen

  • Lots of seating and color

    Lots of seating and color

  • Our Lanai just off the pool

    Our Lanai just off the pool

  • Welcome to Manatee House

    Welcome to Manatee House

  • Our signature laundry room!

    Our signature laundry room!

  • Daybed converts to two twins if you need extra room

    Daybed converts to two twins if you need extra room

  • Our one private bedroom

    Our one private bedroom

  • Manatee can be seen in the bay, if you want to swim with them call Capt Traci

    Manatee can be seen in the bay, if you want to swim with them call Capt Traci

  • The first clue you have reached Manatee House

    The first clue you have reached Manatee House

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, December 09, 2016

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