Nykyaikaistettu koti jaetulla suunnitelmalla ja rauhallisella ympäristöllä.
Lemmikkejä ei sallita
Asiakkaiden enin sallittu määrä:7
Please, do not throw discarded shells into canal.
100 %:n hyvitys, jos varaus peruutetaan vähintään 60 päivää ennen saapumispäivää. 50 %:n hyvitys, jos varaus peruutetaan vähintään 30 päivää ennen saapumispäivää.
Vacation on the river
I couldn’t say enough good things about this property and the owner, John!
My family and I usually stay in Crystal River for Christmas vacation and this year we spent the week here. We were beyond pleased with the comfort and entertainment the house offered us for the week we were there. From nightly family games around the large bumper pool/game table, to peaceful dinners at the very large kitchen table, taking the kayaks out right behind the house and down the river, watching TV around the calming fireplace, and relaxing in the large 8-person spa under the covered back patio.
This house had it all!
Check in was easy and the house was very clean. Everything in the home had been updated so there was absolutely no shortage of quality throughout. Rooms were spacious (especially the master), with lots of storage in closets and dressers. The open concept floor plan was fantastic from the front room, kitchen, dining, and living... which offered plenty of room and entertainment for the family gatherings when we were no longer being hermits in the comfortable bedrooms.
John, the owner was very communicative and helpful if/when needed. He even cleaned out the spa himself (which was done to perfection, and is probably why he prefers to do the job)... note that this wasn’t done by request,; he does this between guests so that everyone has the best experience with it.
I would highly recommend staying here for any vacations being planned in Crystal River. It’s just a few miles west of 19 but far enough out and away to feel secluded and apart of the quiet and welcoming community off the Crystal River water channels. Tons to do at the house and in the surrounding areas. Don’t pass this one up if it’s available during your next vacation!!
SECOND TIME HERE - LOVE IT!!
SECOND TIME HERE BECAUSE WE LOVE IT. THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS SO PEACEFUL AND QUIET. ONE OF THE FEW PLACES THAT DOES NOT HAVE BUNKBEDS WHICH WE LIKE. THE BEDS ARE EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE. SLEEP BETTER HERE THAN ANYWHERE ELSE WE HAVE GONE TO. SPENDING THE MORNINGS AND EVENINGS ON THE SCREENED BACK PORCH LOOKING AT THE WATER IS GREAT. JOHN IS VERY EASY TO GET INTOUCH WITH AND MAKES YOU FEEL RIGHT AT HOME. UMMMM...STAYING LONGER NEXT YEAR BECAUSE 1+ WEEK JUST ISN'T LONG ENOUGH.
Scallop Season 2019
House was just as described and clean . Beds were comfortable, neighborhood was quiet and the hot tub was perfect after a long day on the water.
Easy access out to the River and scallop grounds.
Worth noting on low tide the channel coming in and out of the river is very shallow, about a foot of depth so be mindful if you need more water of the tide charts.
Glad you enjoyed your stay. I agree, it’s wise to be mindful of the tides. Especially extremely low ones.
Our group stayed here for our 2019 scalloping vacation. My boat was the main vehicle for travel the entire week. Being able to dock the boat at the house and avoid the boat ramp easily saved us 2 hours per day. The canal behind the house is a short 5 minute idle out to the main river. From there, it's a 5 minute boat ride to Kings Bay and to several restaurants. A 5 minute boat ride the other direction will put you in the Gulf of Mexico. When we left each morning, the tide was dead low. There was still plenty of depth for my 22ft boat to navigate. The house is super nice. Rooms are big and spacious. The neighborhood is quiet and the neighbors are great. The driveway is plenty big to drop a boat trailer and 2 vehicles. This place couldn't have been more perfect. Highly recommended!
Thank you for your kind remarks. Sorry the scallops weren't so plentiful this year. I'm told it's improving. Neighbors enjoyed your company as well.
Hope you'll book again.
Great Place on Crystal River Canal
We were very impressed with the property. We rent a lot of vacation properties and this was one of the cleanest and best-equipped homes we've stayed at. It's in a quiet residential neighborhood with nice neighbors on a tight, but navigable canal just minutes from Crystal River (we had no problems at low tide, but it could be really shallow during the low winter tides).
Three nice bedrooms (all with cable TV) and 2 bathrooms. Beds were comfortable with good linens. The living area is very open and comfortable. Large open kitchen with granite countertops and new, high-end appliances. Nice matching serving ware (not the hodgepodge of assorted plates/glasses you often get) and good stainless pots/pans. Also has coffee maker (filter basket kind, not K-cup), toaster, crock pot, hand mixer, small food processor and I think, a blender.
It has a 2-car garage with a remote and a screened-in patio with a nice hot tub. There is a small 2-burner gas grill off of the rear patio - large enough for some steaks, burgers or chicken, but not big enough to grill a lot of ribs. There is a small floating dock off the back of the lot which comfortably fit our 20' boat. There's a small 4' gator that hung around the area and was not a problem for us, but might be for a small pet.
There are 2 small kayaks/paddles/life vests in the garage which were handy to paddle around in the canal (easy to launch from the floating dock) and take out to the springs (saving $35 per kayak in rental there).
Unlike every other Florida home we've rented, we did not see a single bug in the house. No ants, no spiders, no palmetto bugs, none. It was exceptionally clean.
If new to the area, we can highly recommend Live Action Charters for fishing. Justin was an awesome guide and we took a couple of trips with him. For a great meal, check out Seafood Seller - had some of the best Cajun food we've had outside of Louisiana. Grannies is great for a quick, cheap and great breakfast.
The only complaint I had was with the property security deposit. I have no problem at all with a security deposit, but I would not expect to be billed for it at the time of reservation - in our case, 6 months before we to actually be there. I don't know if that policy is dictated by the property owner or by Home Away/VRBO, but it seems unnecessary to tie up $1200 that far in advance.
So, all in all, we could not have been happier with the rental. It's a very nice home.
Thank you for taking the time to write the extensive review. Your comments are spot on. Regarding the timing of the security deposit, VRBO/Home Away collects the security deposit up front. There is an option though. Most travelers choose the $59 Property Damage Protection (PDP) in lieu of putting up the $1,500 deposit. The disadvantage of PDP is it is not refundable. For what it's worth, I have opted for the least coverage. I hope this helps.
Thanks again, John
Sijainti on noin puolivälissä Crystal Riverin kaupungin ja Meksikonlahden välillä. Se on veneellä tai ajoneuvossa.