Discover a selection of 351 vacation rentals in Crystal River, FL that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and kitchens. Prices start at $127 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Crystal River. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Crystal River—more than just the manatees!

To enjoy life in the slow lane for a while, bring the family to Crystal River for plenty of exciting vacation options, but what’s more exciting than Mother Nature in all her tropical glory? With state parks, art galleries, specialty toy shops, manatee encounters, fishing, swimming, boating, and beautiful beaches, Crystal River vacation rentals offer the perfect base from which to go exploring the local area. Located in West Central Florida, Crystal River, nicknamed the “Home of the Manatee,” is off the beaten path, but well worth the detour.

Things to do

Manatees, beaches, art, and antiques—all in Crystal River

After you’ve had your manatee fix, head over to one of the beaches for an old-fashioned boardwalk experience and try your luck fishing off the pier. The Boardwalk is home to longleaf pine, gopher tortoise, and fox squirrel, and takes visitors through a sawgrass marsh and out to a hammock island. Little Springs Park Playground is a hidden gem that will keep the kids happy and give the adults the chance to relax amid beautiful surroundings. You can also enjoy art and antiques with the shoppers in your group at the nearby stores.

Activities

Crystal River is a must for your Florida nature vacation

Crystal River vacation rentals are your home away from home and perfect for exploring the Crystal River Preserve State Park and Crystal River Archaeological State Park. Both parks offer canoeing, fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking, and cycling. Younger members of the family will love fishing off the pier and then heading for some nature coast food at one of the local family-owned restaurants. Of course, the number 1 attraction here is snorkeling and swimming with the local celebrities—the manatees, that is!

Weather

Cool off or warm up in secluded Crystal River

While you’re enjoying your Crystal River vacation rentals, you’ll find the climate in Crystal River pleasant and relaxing. Crystal River is located on a natural spring-fed bay which maintains a constant 72°F temperature year-round. The summers are sunny and hot, the winters are short and cool. Over the course of the year, temperatures typically vary from 45°F to 90°F and are rarely below 30°F or above 95°F. The water temperature is warmest in July, with an average temperature of 85°F and coolest in February, when it’s more like 65°F.

Natural features

Crystal River—the hidden treasure of West Central Florida

Located just 80 miles from Tampa and 85 miles from Orlando, Crystal River is located northwest of the center of Citrus County on Kings Bay and the Crystal River—an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. Routes 19 and 98 pass through the center of the city, leading south to Homosassa Springs and north to Chiefland. Crystal River has a total area of 6.8 square miles of which just over 9% is water. Kings Bay can be home to over 400 manatees during the winter when the water temperature in the Gulf of Mexico cools.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Crystal River

The nearest airport is in Ocala, FL (OCF-Ocala Intl.), located 30.9 mi (49.7 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Crystal River, FL?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 351 vacation rentals around Crystal River. From 264 house rentals to 25 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a shore-front property in Crystal River?

The soothing sounds, the undeniable sense of peace, the mesmerizing views... is there anything sweeter than being at the water's edge? Vrbo has no less than 178 waterfront vacation rentals in this destination. Open to more suggestions? Vrbo has stacks more rental options to investigate, including:

  • 134 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 73 riverside vacation rentals.
  • 63 waterfront vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Crystal River?

Say goodbye to standard, cookie-cutter hotel-chain rooms. Our house vacation rentals have an unique, personal touch — as well as all the space you could possibly need! There are 258 options currently on Vrbo. Prices begin at $50 a night. If that doesn't suit your crew's style, we've got a number of other property types to pick from, such as:

  • Condo: 27 vacation homes. Prices start from $57 per night.
  • Cottage: 18 vacation homes. Prices start from $75 per night.
  • Villa: 15 vacation homes. Prices start from $57 per night.

Can I stay in Crystal River in a large group?

There's nothing more exciting than exploring somewhere totally new with family and friends. The great news is Vrbo has options to suit big groups. House vacation homes are the leading choice here for big groups of travelers. Our worldwide database presently has 95 available. Properties for rent around here that can house large groups include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we have 122 vacation homes ideal for that size. Book a night for as little as $50.
  • If you've got 8 in your squad, you'll be pleased to discover that there are 75 vacation homes that are ideal. The starting price is $87 per night.
  • Looking for properties for rent to suit 10 people? You'll be delighted to learn we have 34 that'll be ideal. You can get one from just $69 a night.

So don't worry! When you travel with us you'll be able to bring your aunt, your cousins and all your pals to Crystal River.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Crystal River?

Those narrow hotel hallways are no place to spend those precious vacation moments! Look through our value-packed rentals now and make sure everyone has enough room to move. When it comes to looking for a fantastic deal, your first stop should be Woodland Estates. Here, Vrbo has 28 rentals at an average price of $167 per night. Springs at Kings Bay is another good option. Vrbo has 28 rentals here, and the average price is around $176 a night.