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Waterfront, Heated Saltwater Pool, 2 Master Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Near Gulf/Bay

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,315 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful, 3 BR, 2 BA heated pool home w/ 2 master bedrooms opening onto pool.

If this home is booked, please check our other properties. Put 606758 or 733360 in the search bar to see the other two homes. They both have more 5 star reviews than any other Crystal River vacation home! We treat our guests very well. We want you to be delighted with your stay. AFTER BOOKING YOUR STAY; FOR HELP IN PLANNING THE BEST VACATION EVER GO TO THE CITRUS COUNTY WEBSITE: VISIT CITRUS dot COM.

This large 3 bedroom, 2 bath waterfront home sleeps 12 people, and 14 can dine in the kitchen. There are two master bedrooms that both open onto the gorgeous, heated Saltwater pool which overlooks the wide deep water canal. The 3rd bedroom has a super comfortable queen size bed. THIS IS A NO-SMOKING PROPERTY.

Dolphins and manatee come up to the dock and you can launch our kayaks or SUP paddle boards (all included in the rental rate) right from the dock. You can also tie up and keep your boat(s) at our dock during your stay. There is a boat launch just 3 minutes away.

The beautiful poolside bar has a 42 in. swivel mount flatscreen TV and overlooks the pool, water and large dock. There is patio seating with roll down shades for shaded comfort. Three very nice beach bicycles along with kid's riding toys 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, paddle boards, bikes, etc.!

RENTAL RATE: $179/night w/ 3 night minimum (or discounted rate of $1,200/wk) plus $150 cleaning fee and 100% refundable $500 security deposit. *MONTHLY DISCOUNTED RATE: $3,950 plus tax, cleaning fee and 100% refundable security deposit. THIS IS A NO SMOKING PROPERTY.

There are large Sailfin Catfish, Redfish, Snook, Jacks and Mangrove 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 sit on top fishing kayaks with rod holders, paddles and PFDs (life jackets), our bicycles to ride to the mall or state park preserve and our SUP paddle boards.

The front and side yards are large and filled with palm trees. There is a large 2 car garage with 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 daybed that sleeps two are in the livingroom. The beautiful, well-equipped kitchen overlooks the pool and water. There are newer LG 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. Both master bedrooms have very comfortable king size beds. The ensuite master has its own large bathroom. The 2nd master and the 3rd bedroom share a hall bathroom (full bathroom) with tub. Using the Queen sleeper sofa, the daybed with trundle, the trundle bed in the master bedroom, the king beds in both masters and the queen bed in the 3rd bedroom provides sleeping arrangements for 12 people. .

There are five flat-screen TVs; a 55 in. in the livingroom, tvs in both master bedrooms, a 42” outside at the bar, and a 32” in the 3rd bedroom. Wi-Fi and basic cable TV are included along with an undercounter mounted CD player.

This family-friendly home is located on a deep canal with Gulf access. 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 poolside bar (w/TV) features seating to enjoy the pool, canal and wildlife. The large 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.

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

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Chuck Wade
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Chuck Wade

The Wade family lives in Marietta, GA. about 30 minutes north of Atlanta. I "discovered" Crystal River 30 years ago when I came to the area to scuba dive the Springs and swim with the manatee. When I brought my wife and kids here, they fell in love with the area. We vacationed in Crystal River rental homes for years before finally buying our first vacation home here. We began renting it out as a vacation home and that went so well we bought two more houses in the same neighborhood. We wanted vacation homes in the family-friendly north end of Crystal River and our houses are 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. My wife's family liked the area so much, her parents moved here. They live nearby and help us take care of our homes. But don't take my word for how great the area and our homes are. Just take a quick look at the 5 star reviews all 3 of our homes get. They have more 5-star reviews than any other Crystal River vacation homes!

Chuck Wade purchased this house in 2016

Why Chuck Wade chose Indian Waters

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 sunrooms and pool areas. 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 all 3 of our houses with all of that in mind. We furnished the homes with brand new furniture; all very good quality beds, mattresses, sheets and comforters. But our homes are not cluttered like so many of the rental homes we stayed in. The kitchens are all 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 in all 3 homes. 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.


Indian Waters House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2315 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No dogs allowed in pool please. Dog hair clogs pool system resulting in loss of deposit.
  • No parking in yard please. Weight of vehicle crushes septic tank leech fields resulting in a ruined vacation and loss of deposit. No pkg. on street.
  • 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:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 full baths
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom Two - 1 king , Second Master opens onto POOL
    Master Bedroom One - 1 king , 2 double , 2 child bed , First Master Bedroom opens onto Pool
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing


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Waterfront, Heated Saltwater Pool, 2 Master Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Near Gulf/Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews

Best vacation property we have stayed in!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our Christmas vacation and we all agree we want to go back! We stayed a week with five adults, two children and our beloved dogs, plenty of room. My ultra "selective" mom gives her thumbs up, and that alone is next to impossible. (Love you mom!) We had a few days of cooler weather and the pool was warm and comfortable. The kids liked that they could swim while watching Netflix. We used their kayaks, SUPs, and fished off the dock. We made a few meals in their well appointed kitchen so that saved us money and a few calories. Very close to Three Sisters Spring and the manatees. I had no idea how beautiful it was going to be. The owner Chuck is super responsive and just a nice person. Thank you thank you thank you!!! My whole family felt comfortable and they said it was almost like being at home. Happy happy.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review! Thank you for taking the time to submit it and thank you for being such wonderful guests. We would love to have you all back at one of our vacation homes again!
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I live in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina

Great house and host!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely property was perfect for our family. Very clean and nicely furnished, gathering space both inside and out, with spacious, comfy bedrooms. The furry family member enjoyed the doggie door out of the lovely screened pool area into the fenced backyard. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful, warm saltwater pool. The yard backs up to a canal, and paddle boards and kayaks were launched from the dock. Wish we could have stayed longer, and would love to visit again. Mr. Wade’s responses to my inquiries, helped make our visit a memorable experience!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the well thought-out review and for taking the time to write it. We are so glad you all enjoyed our home. You were great guests and we hope you come back again
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Excellent rental

  • 5 of 5

Great location great house, owners very helpful, kayaks and other toys great and perfect location for swimming with manatees we swam with hundreds for 6hrs.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you got to spend so much time with all those manatees! As you probably know people come from all over the world to Crystal River for that experience. We are glad you enjoyed staying in our home while in Crystal River. You were great guests and we hope you will come back again.
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Wir haben es sehr genossen!

  • 5 of 5

Eine wirklich sehr schöne Unterkunft mit sehr viel Platz. Alles war in einem hervoragendem Zustand und sehr sauber. Es gab noch zusätzliche Möglichkeiten wie Kanus, Angeln und Fahrräder, die wir allerdings nicht genutzt haben. Besonders viel Spaß hatten wir mit dem eigenen Pool. Wir hatten keine Hemmungen, die Küchenutensilien zu nutzen, alles war sehr sauber. Wir waren 2 Familien mit insgesamt 4 Erwachsenen und einem Kind von 3 Jahren. Die Lage ist sehr ruhig. Wir können das Haus sehr empfehlen und würden es immer wieder buchen. Nochmals vielen Dank an die Eigentümer!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: (English Translation): We enjoyed it very much! A really nice place with a lot of space. Everything was in excellent condition and very clean. There were additional options such as canoes, fishing and bicycles, which we did not use. We had a lot of fun with our own pool. We did not hesitate to use the kitchen utensils, everything was very clean. We were 2 families with a total of 4 adults and a child of 3 years. The location is very quiet. We highly recommend the house and would book it again and again. Thanks again to the owners! Danke für die nette Kritik! Du warst wundervolle Gäste. Bitte komm wieder zurück. (Thank you for the nice review! You were wonderful guests. Please do come back again).
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Fantastic Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house, was perfect for 6 of us. Convenient and close to everything. Enjoyed the pool and the dock area by the canal. Would love to have stayed longer.

Quiet neighborhood, great place!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do hope you all will come back when you can stay longer. You were wonderful guests! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay.
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Very beautiful, lots of amenities!

  • 5 of 5

I have to say that my husband and I will definitely be making our way back to Crystal river and hope to stay in the same place next visit. The house is minutes away from all the adventures. Very clean and per my husband the most comfy bed he has ever slept in. Thank you a million times over for letting us stay at your beautiful place.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay! We are so pleased to know that you will be coming back to stay in our home again. You were wonderful guests.
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Crystal River airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nortons Riverside Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nine top rated golf courses
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Fort Island Gulf Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Please be aware that the house can be booked online by anyone at any time. An inquiry on the home along with a rate quote response does not guarantee it will be available when you are ready to book. Only a paid deposit of $500 can guarantee the home will be available for the time frame you are requesting. We only tell you this so that you will not be upset with us if you send an inquiry and then come back several hours later to find that the home has already been booked. Many people have been upset to find the time frame they inquired about is no longer available.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.