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Close to springs, pool home on Kings Bay, Crystal River. Bring your boat! 2br/2b

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Waterfront home with pool and mooring whips. 2br/2ba

Manatee swimming, fishing, better place to do all 3. Welcome to our completely remodeled vacation home! For 20 years we have been hosting guests and providing a wonderful way to explore all Crystal River has to offer. Dock your boat on our seawall with your own personal mooring whips. Paddle just 5-10 minutes to Kings Spring or 15-20 minutes to Three Sisters Spring with your own private kayaks and paddle board we offer at no additional charge. Bike around downtown and do a little shopping on your own set of bicycles we also offer at no additional charge. We are situated nearly right on Kings Bay, just 1 house in on a freshwater canal. Come visit Florida's Nature Coast in our brand new remodeled interior from floor to ceiling. Our relaxing vacation home is featured on an over-sized corner lot that is approximately 3/4 acre. The lot is fenced and full of shade trees. Our home is a spacious two bedroom, two bath space with an additional Queen sleeper sofa. It comfortably accommodates 6 people. Aside from the open tiled kitchen/living/dining area, we have an enclosed Florida room, a screened in patio, and a screened lanai with a private pool. We offer cable t.v., wireless internet, and dvd players for your use.

Our visitors enjoy the tranquility that our home offers. It is very common to see manatees slowly making their way through our canal along with an occasional dolphin or otter sighting!! There are several species of birds that come to feed in our yard that can be viewed through our comfortable Florida room and back screened patio. This home is located near the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in a residential neighborhood.

We have plenty of room to park your vehicles and boat trailers in the long driveway or in the yard. There is also a covered carport for your vehicle.

We do offer 3 single seater kayaks and a paddleboard here at the home at no additional cost to you, along with paddles and life jackets. We also provide 2 beach cruiser bicycles at no additional cost. We have a crabtrap in the back you can use as there are several blue crabs in the canal. There is also a fish cleaning table in the back in front of the boatslip.

The home comes completely stocked with kitchen utensils, cookware, bed linens, towels and washcloths, soap and cleaning materials. There is a full washer/dryer here for your use and we keep you stocked with laundry detergent. All you need to bring are your personal toiletries and food!!

There is a county boat ramp with rest rooms and picnic area about 4 miles down Fort Island Trail. Fort Island Gulf Beach is 6 miles away on Ft. Island trail.

The area is perfect for swimming with the manatees and swimming in nearby springs. 3 Sisters and King spring are within paddling distance.

Please feel free to ask us any additional questions you may have regarding our home or the area. We do offer a 10% military, police, ems, fire and return renter discount. Our home is open all year long for rental. Thank you and we hope to hear from you!

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Crystal River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Please respect our neighbors - this is a quiet and serene neighborhood to enjoy a relaxing vacation.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) In seperate bedroom with closet., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sized sleeper sofa in living room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Close to springs, pool home on Kings Bay, Crystal River. Bring your boat! 2br/2b
average rating of 4.785714 based on 42 reviews

Great location, comes with bikes and kayaks.

  • 5 of 5

On a canal, easy access to the bay and springs. Clean, updated furniture and appliances. Lots of windows, great views.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great water access

  • 5 of 5

This home was everything we could ask for. It appears to be recently renovated with new appliances and furniture. It was clean and quiet, perfect for a relaxing vacation. The access to the water was perfect for kayaking; it was very easy to use the steps to get in and out of the kayaks. We were surprised by the huge tides, but the steps meant we could always reach the water. We also enjoyed walking around the neighborhood, cars actually drove slowly! We hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best of the nature coast

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful spot, with boat access to Kings Bay and the gulf. The fishing is so good off the seawall that you never need to leave the place if you don't want to. The interior is just-renovated and very nice. Close to all Crystal River restaurants and stores, but very peaceful and quiet. Lots of wildlife. Great pool. The owner is super-nice. I will be back, I hope.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I'm Keeping This Gem as My Secret

  • 5 of 5

I, my daughter, two granddaughters, and one dog stayed here for four nights. We all wished we could have stayed much, much longer!! The property is old but the interior has been redone with new kitchen, baths, and furniture. There is a firm, king temperpedic mattress in the master. The twin beds in the second room were medium support. I have a very bad back and found the sofa to be just right. The home was immaculate. The pool was sparkling and fantastic.

We took puzzles, card games, and dolls for the girls in the off hours. There are two large tables (one inside and one outside) to do puzzles on. If you don't finish the puzzle you can eat at the bar. Outside there are some small and large gaps between the seawall and the yard so you have to watch children in that area. The yard is very large for playing catch.

My daughter and her girls had a blast in the kayaks. I fished off the seawall and caught lots of large catfish and two small redfish. We could have just stayed at the house, but one day we went diving with the manatees (crystal river outfitters) and, the next day, we swam and watched the mermaids at weekie watchie.

Access to groceries, gas, church, etc was a breeze.

The yard was large and fenced for the dog, but as always, we stayed outside with her and picked up the poo.

On the con side, we did have an issue with the dishwasher because it wasn't installed properly. Cherie responded quickly but we told her we would prefer to just use paper plates for a few days. She has already emailed she has someone coming out to take care of it.

Actually, I would rent this place again just because of the positives I already wrote about above.

Cherie, thank you for providing wonderful vacation getaway.


  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Susan! I truly appreciate having you as a brand new guest at our home! Thank you so much for your kind and complimentary words about our home. Dishwasher all fixed! And as I write, workers are completing work on the seawall! We really enjoy being able to provide an enjoyable vacation in our beloved home town and hope to keep increasing guest experience with every visit!! Cant wait for you to come back!
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Casual Getaway, Beautifully Furnished, Has Everything!

  • 5 of 5

Wife & I had my grandson down from VA for a week and wanted to introduce an 11 year old from Virginia Beach to something a little different than he's used to. Found the Kennedy's house by luck and it could not have worked out better. House is in a very quiet neighborhood, appears to be an older style home when you see it. But, the inside is all furnished like new, top of the line and includes everything you could need for a week or more except food. Hang out around the pool, kayak (3 furnished) to your heart's content, there's even a paddle board to use. Cherie was absolutely pleasurable to talk to and totally responsive to anything that might come up. I'm hoping I can get the kid lined up again for next year & do the same thing, same place!!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike, we so appreciate you bringing your grandson to visit Crystal River and our home. Thank you so much!! I'm so happy you all had a great time and I truly look forward to hosting you in the future and hope to keep making your experience better and better!
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A little slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Several years ago our family discovered this home. We loved our stay so much we keep coming back. Every year we look forward to our visit for some relaxation, fun, and scalloping. We especially couldn't wait to get there this year to see all the new renovations. We were not disappointed! The house looks amazing. Cherie has taken the house from quaint and comfortable to beautiful and serene. If you are looking for a great place to getaway, this is it. Cherie works hard to make sure your stay is perfect, and the home is in a beautiful location. Just step out the back door, hop on your boat or in one of the kayaks at the house and you’ll be right in Kings Bay in seconds. We paddled out into the bay every night for the beautiful sunsets. We are already counting down the days until our next stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I'm so happy that your family loves Crystal River as much as we do!! Thank you for choosing us year after year. And I am so happy you all enjoyed all of the upgrades!! Can't wait for y'all to be back next summer!
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Member since: 2001
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Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About The Owner

Bob and Ramona Kennedy first came to Crystal River in 1969 and knew King's Bay was the slice of heaven they were looking for to live and love and raise their 3 boys. In 2001, their offspring, the 3 Kennedy brothers decided to go in on a joint venture to share the beauty, fun, and adventure they experienced growing up on Kings Bay. There have now been 3 generations of Kennedy's raised here!

The Owner purchased this house in 2001

Why The Owner chose Crystal River

This home and property is truly a gem - from the spreading arms of our giant oak, to the gentle tides flowing in and out in the canal in the back yard, this space provides instant peace and tranquility.

What makes this house unique

Manatees are often seen in the canal behind the house. Otter, Dolphins, and many types of fish can also be viewed swimming by. Fish from the seawall as well as crab. Birdwatching can also be enjoyed here.


Nearest Point of Interest
Our rental home
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Island Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Petes Pier Boat Ramp
Nearest Point of Interest
Hunter Springs Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Island Trail Park

Fish or crab in canal behind home


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee under 30 da $125
Pet Fee $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change. Rates confirmed at reservation with security deposit received. Owners reserve the right to cancel reservation at any time. Owners reserve the right to schedule property repair or maintenance at any time.

Manager'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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