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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Welcome to beautiful Crystal River! The pictures tell the story, but this is a peaceful, spacious, and modern waterfront pool home, built in 2005 with three bedrooms, two baths, and an oversize garage, as well as a beautiful shaded lanai and a fantastic covered dock with fish cleaning stations, and a 12,000 pound boat lift. We've also just added a brand new electric pool heater to get you through the winter months!

Description of the house.

Between the king bed in the master, the queen bed in the second bedroom, the trundle bed in the third bedroom, and the sleeper sofa in the formal living room, this home easily sleeps eight. The formal dining room also has a large, beautiful table with plenty of seating for your entire group. All of the furniture is modern and new, hand-picked to complement the design and flow of this beautiful Florida home.

The home also has a beautiful, open kitchen which overlooks the main living room and the swimming pool, with views down the canal. The swimming pool and shaded lanai blend into the living room and also open into the master bedroom. The home come equipped with an alarm system to keep little ones safe from the pool. There is also a very large garage and sizeable driveway that should be able to accommodate most RVs or other large campers. There’s a large washer and dryer combo in the laundry room just off of the kitchen, and the house is equipped with a whole house generator.


The best amenity is of course the waterfront location and access to beautiful Crystal River. But to help you enjoy the local area, we’ve provided two stand-up paddleboards, a large dock with a floating dock (making launching paddleboards and kayaks a piece of cake), and even two sets of golf clubs that you can use to play the local plantation course, all free of charge. There is a new, large UHD TV in living room for unwinding after hours and watching your favorite shows, as well as WiFi. We’ve also left a pack ‘n play for those traveling with infants.


The house is just off of Highway 19, a very easy and quick drive to the Crystal River Mall as well as the many shops, bars, and restaurants in downtown Crystal River. For example, it’s a 2.8 mile drive to Burke’s Irish pub and Norton’s Sports Pub on Citrus Ave, a 2.6 mile drive to Charlie’s Fish House and Cracker’s, and only 3.5 miles to the local grocery stores. There are multiple boat launches less than 1 mile from the house, and the house is largely surrounded by state parks and undeveloped park land.

The waterway.

The home is on a quiet and peaceful canal system that feeds directly into the main branch of the Crystal River. Once you get to the main river, you can go left to head into the bay and explore the spring systems, or go right and head out to the mouth of the Crystal River, with excellent fishing, millions of scallops, hundreds of small islands, and wildlife galore. The canal system allows for peaceful exploration via paddleboard and kayak, one of the best parts of the location.

There are many very large boats in the area. The canal is well over 10 feet deep at high tide and around 5-6 feet deep at low tide, enough to accommodate most midsize-to-large boats. If you are drafting more than four feet you’ll want to pay attention to the tide chart, however, just to be safe: There is a bridge between the house and the open water but it is very high (around 40 feet).

The local fishing grounds.

Many of you looking at this home will already know this, but Crystal River is a fisherman’s paradise. I grew up catching reds among the small islands in the mouth of the river, a 20-30 minute boat ride from the house. The area is also known for tarpon, sea trout, and grouper. There are lots of great write ups of the type of fish you can catch and the best seasons (February - April for trout, August - September for reds, May - June for tarpon, October - November for grouper). I recommend googling an article by sportfishingmag titled “Crystal River offers saltwater fishing bonanza.”

More on the wildlife, and of course the manatees.

Despite the great fishing, the area is most famous for a different water-dwelling creature: manatees. I’d say the scallops take a close second. The best time to see manatees is in the cooler months; in late December and January they’ll be packed into the nearby Three Sisters Springs area like commuters on a NYC subway car. You’ll often be able to see manatees right outside on the dock, as they love to explore the canals off the main river. If you are taking your boat out please please please be mindful of our friendly neighbors in the water and always respect the no wake zones.

Scallop season is also fantastic, and takes place from the last Saturday in June to the last Saturday in September. If you’ve never been, scalloping is great fun, you’ll need only a mesh bag, a snorkel and some fins, and a boat to take you out on the bay. If you don’t have a boat there are lots of local companies that will take you out to the prime scalloping grounds. Please pay attention to the daily catch limits; you can find more information on the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation website.

The area also has great bird watching, and in fact there are wonderful bird watching trails less than a mile from the house.


The rates table below spells out our general rates on a seasonal basis. Please feel free to contact me directly to arrange longer term stays.


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More Details

Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Charlie

I grew up in this neighborhood, going to high school in nearby Lecanto and spending my summers at my friend Blake's house just off of the Three Sisters Springs.

Charlie purchased this house in 2016

Why Charlie chose Indian Waters

This property is wonderful, and offers something for everyone (even teenagers). Great fishing, birdwatching, and wildlife, a pool, canal, and paddleboards, two bikes, golf clubs, etc. It's my home away from home (I live in NYC) and I try to share as much of that with my guests as possible.

What makes this house unique

Crystal River is itself a unique and magical place. Growing up here I took much of it for granted, but where else in the world can you swim with manatees, feast on bountiful scallops, enjoy world class fishing, escape the cold of the wintry north, and do it all in the luxurious environs of a designer's home?


Indian Waters House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

Property was exactly as advertised....great in all ways

  • 5 of 5

Everything at this rental was great...area, amenities, house, waterfront,,,everything

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Clean, comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

House was very clean! Nice dock, canal. Overall great place to stay and I would recommend staying at this home. We set some crab traps off of dock and caught 13 crabs in 3 days. Book it!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was perfect in the water and had a pool. Plenty of room for everyone to spread out.

  • 5 of 5

Amenties were very nice. Everything worked great. The boat lift with the cover helped in the summer rain storms. Kitchen was well stocked for cooking.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Venice, FL

Excellent House, location and docking

  • 5 of 5

Very impressed with the condition of house as it was all that the pictures indicated and lovely furniture, TV and kitchen appliances. Boat dock was very good and accommodated my 22 ft. pathfinder so that was very good and had a cover to product the boat from the sun and rain. cleaning table was just right for cleaning fish and scallops. Would recommend this house to anyone and owners were very good to work with and house was ready by check in time.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mims, FL

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Awesome stay at this beautiful home! Very convenient and comfortable. Looking forward to returning next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Punta Gorda Florida

Great property!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting this property and it was perfect for us! The property was easy to get out to the scallop grounds and had enough room to dock two boats. House was very well kept, pool, everything you would want in a vacation home. I look forward to booking this house again next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $50
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59

Please plan on checking out of the house by 11 a.m.

Please plan on checking into the house no earlier than 4 p.m.

I may be able to accommodate different times depending on whether another traveler is arriving or leaving on the same day, please contact me if you need different check in/check out times.

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.