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Location, Location, Location!! Book 6 nights, get 7th free. Private pool

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom/2 bath pool home on freshwater canal with boat dock space, sleeps 6

Welcome to our completely remodeled vacation home! We are situated nearly right on Kings Bay, just 1 house in on a freshwater canal. Dock your boat in our seawall with your own set of mooring whips. Paddle just 5-10 minutes to Kings Spring or 15-20 minutes to Three Sisters Spring. 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 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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More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

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 Florida Central West

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.

Amenities

Crystal River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Location, Location, Location!! Book 6 nights, get 7th free. Private pool
average rating of 4.75 based on 36 reviews
5

Best vacation in a long time

  • 5 of 5

Wow!! That's the first word to come to mind when I think about our vacation in Crystal River. Cherie was so wonderful to work with and talk to. It's not often you deal with a vacation home manager or owner who speaks DIRECTLY with you. She immediately returned calls or texts and answered any and all questions we had. She definitely made it easy for us and made us feel so comfortable. And, oh my, the home is just absolutely beautiful. Kudos to whoever designed the home. We truly felt like we were on vacation and everything was so comfortable and stylish. There is a memory foam mattress in the master bedroom that had me feeling like I was sleeping on a cloud! Everything we needed to be comfortable was already here for us. Sheets, blankets, towels, even soap!! And the house was spotless. Very clean and cozy. We just loved relaxing on the back porch in the florida room. What gorgeous views the house offers! We even saw some dolphins coming through the canal one morning. We also very much appreciated having the kayaks and paddleboard already there for us to use. It sure saved us some money rather than having to rent some! We took them over to 3 sisters spring and we got to see some manatee! Thank you so much Cherie and we will definitely be returning to your home for our Crystal River trips!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

An overall very nice vacation spot

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this home and it met our expectations. It's and older Florida home, so it had its share of quirks, but the location and setting is great.

Pros: Location on the canal and short paddle to the springs. Manatees were everywhere! Nice large lot. Lots of usable outdoor spaces with the pool, screen rooms, and yard. Kayaks available for use (canoe has a leak and unusable). Quiet neighborhood. Wifi, cable TV, games, laundry, well stocked kitchen. Cute town nearby.

Cons: Older interior. Lacking in power outlets? Was clean, but still had a funky "old Florida" smell (not bad, but my wife still cleaned heavily once we got in). Had our personal kayak paddles stolen from the canal side yard.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maricopa, Az.
4

Very Peaceful & Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Everything you need in a vacation rental, on the water-pool-fenced yard for our Irish Setter. Saw 2 manatees the first day & caught large mouth & small mouth bass in the canal. Would rent again for sure. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was I enjoy a gas grill over charcoal & cleaning fee was excessive.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Home from Home, great location.

  • 5 of 5

Wow, is the best word to start this review with. We spent one week here in early August. The villa was great, homely, very clean, everything you need is there. The location, just off King's Bay was amazing. Owner’s communication was excellent and attentive. We used the kayaks every day, less than 30 minutes slow paddle to the Three Sisters Spring. We saw and swam with Manatee. An amazing holiday, didn't want to leave. Thank you so much Cherie for a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, OH
5

One of our best vacations in a long time!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time visiting this area and we had a fabulous time! Also our first time using VRBO and we're definitely spoiled after working with Cherie. She's terrific to work with, very responsive, and made everything simple. The house is just as pictured and described. We were there in March and knew nothing about kayaking, manatees, hot springs...but we learned quickly how to enjoy the water, the nearby springs, and especially the manatees. We canoed to Three Sisters (no manatees) and realized the next day that manatees were much closer. We just canoed/kayaked out to the bay and they were all around us. And we got a great picture of two manatees swimming in the canal behind the house. In addition to the kayaks and canoe, my granddaughter used the pool everyday. Like others, we took a day to drive down to Clearwater to visit the aquarium and enjoyed meeting Winter and Hope, the dolphin movie stars. My 30-year-old daughter said it was one of the best vacations in a long time and she doesn't give those compliments often. I can't think of anything I would change about the house, Cherie has it well stocked and we basically just bought groceries. Thanks for everything and for sharing your house!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sioux Falls, SD
5

Exactly what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 8 nights in this home in January 2015. It was exactly what we were looking for -- affordable, on the water, clean, and a great owner to deal with. This home is not fancy - but it is exactly as listed, very clean and has enough of what you need. The canoe and kayaks are a huge bonus. I wish the pool could be heated at an extra cost but I knew that was an option and picked this anyway. We traveled with two younger kids and had a ball - they loved checking the crab trap every morning and we all enjoyed the birds that visited the yard each day. We were close enough to kayak to 3 Sisters Spring and have amazing manatee experiences. For me, having a natural, peaceful setting in Crystal River is so worth the drive into Tampa if you want to do more tourist type things. We drove in one day for Busch Gardens and one day to visit Clearwater Aquarium. The rest of the time we fully enjoyed Crystal River and Old Homosassa. Check out The Freezer Tiki Bar for amazing steamed shrimp. Hope to be back next year! Please always keep the kayaks for renters - it is the perfect touch for this home!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $200
Damage Insurance $79
Damage Deposit $500

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.