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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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More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2001
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
September 19, 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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the house. We sat on the porch for breakfast, and then moved outside to the screened in porch. Just love it!

We took the kayaks out one day and saw many, many manatee!

We went to the Homosassa Wildlife Park and then to "The Freezer" for an inexpensive meal of shrimp and crab.

Our other favorite restaurants are The Crab Plant and Crackers - must have their lobster bisque as it is awesome!

We enjoyed watching the animals in the channel and the peaceful neighborhood.

St. Timothy Lutheran Church was very nice and we felt welcomed.

We will certainly return!
Feb 2018
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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 ...
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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 4.8 based on 61 reviews

Clean, great location, updated!!!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to stay! Very clean and updated! Could not have been happier with our stay and will definitely stay here again!

This was the cleanest and most accurate representation of a vacation rental we have stayed in.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Cute updated house, great location! House has everything you need for a weekend away from home. :)

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay for scalloping, snorkeling the springs or just relaxing.

  • 4 of 5

2 Bedroom; 2 Bath. Inside is open and very modern. All appliances, fixtures, flooring, lighting - everything is up to date. Large TV in the family room. Pull out sofa/sleeper in the family room. Bedrooms are nice sized. One queen bed in the master, two twins in the other bedroom. Kitchen and dining areas are spacious. Two porches - one in the back facing the canal, and one on the side with the small pool. Mooring whips help keep the boat off the sea wall during the tide shifts. Tides is about 3 and 1/2 feet between low and high. If your boat draws 1 and 1/2 feet of water or more, you'll have a little trouble maneuvering in the canal and Kings Bay during low tide - bring your tide chart, go slow and be ready to lift your motor. About a 25 minute boat ride to Three Sisters Springs. About a 45 minute boat ride to marker #1 in the gulf, then another 20 to 30 minutes to the scallop grounds. Plenty of parking for cars/trailer.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place!!! As a matter of fact we are considering renting it next month again. Met the owners and they were amazing. Great time and great memories!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little glimmer of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

After just settling in for our two week stay, I opened the sliders to a dolphin playing in the canal. What a welcome. I was hooked after that. The home supplied kayaks. My husband and I took them out to the open water, just one house down the canal and just enjoyed watching nature at its finest. As I was rowing, a manatee went right under my kayak and came up and I swear he smiled at me. I was wondering how that experience could be topped. It was when I saw my son for the first time in a year and celebrated Christmas in June. He is a captain for Fun2Dive, and owns Pirate Flag Charters. He is always so busy, but we had a great celebration. We fished, swam in the pool, enjoyed the bikes and listened to the birds. No, it wasn’t boring. It was like hearing to a band. All the wildlife seemed in sync with one another. So amazing! The house was decorated to match the mood of Crystal River-relaxed and cozy with all the newest appliances, tvs, etc . Loved the interior. My dog is like our child. He came and had a great time. He loved chasing the squirrels. The owners were great to work with and answered any questions we had. I can’t wait to return to this little glimmer of Heaven! Thanks for sharing your home.-Sherry Wilson

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for my husband and I. The house is very clean, comfortable beds, perfect location and wonderful added amenities. I loved drinking coffee by the canal every morning. A great way to get my morning started! We enjoyed the swimming pool every single day and the kayaks that were also there. The neighbor hood was nice and we felt very safe. We kayaked King's bay and saw several manatees and two dolphins! So neat to experience being so close to them in their own natural habitat. Kayaking to Three Sister Springs and Hunter Springs from this vacation home is a must! The beauty is nothing that I have ever seen. Fort Island Gulf beach is really close to this vacation home as well and seems to be a nice little beach. We also enjoyed Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park which isn't too far. Great restaurants with cute little gift shops. We traveled to Williston, Florida which isn't to far to visit Devil's Den. It was well worth it! Beautiful! We hope to be back! I've found my new home away from home! Thank you to Cherie for being so wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Pet Fee $250
CC fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee under 30 da $125

Service fees and CC fees will be omitted if paid by personal check. 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.