2 BDRM 2 BATH AND 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH WATERFRONT UNITS W/KAYAKS

Pete Anthony(we reply to all inquiries, check spam folder or call after 24 hour)

Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Contact the Owner

Pete Anthony(we reply to all inquiries, check spam folder or call after 24 hour)

Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

2 BDRM 2 BATH AND 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH WATERFRONT UNITS W/KAYAKS

Crystal River House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

We respond to all inquiries within 12 hours If you have not received a response please check spam folder or call/text us directly.....

Enjoy our clean and affordable two bedroom/two bath with fireplace Duplex right on the canal very close to King's Bay. Both bathrooms and kitchen were remodeled Nov 2010. You have your own covered boathouse for fishing, bring your boat or use the dock/walkway. We offer a large back yard for fishing, kayaking or enjoying the sun. Two Kayaks are included with the rental!! Your dock is 100 yards from Kings Bay. Kayak the premiere spot for manatee watching or Snorkeling!

Our fully equipped kitchen has everything you need for cooking - refrigerator, coffee maker, blender, full sized stove and oven, and microwave plus all new utensils, cookware and dishes. The bedroom features a great Queen sized bed with high quality linens. The view from your bed overlooks the back yard and canal where you may be greeted by a morning manatee or dolphin swimming by

The City of Crystal River is built around Kings Bay, a manatee sanctuary popular for snorkeling or scuba diving in the winter when manatees are in abundance. Summer offers a warm area for all types of water sports including snorkeling, Scuba and great fishing with the constant cool waters from the springs to keep you comfortable. Easy access to the Gulf of Mexico for year round fishing and when in season, scalloping. Fast becoming an area known for ecotourism with a large number of nature trails, parks and a canoe trail. For the Golfing enthusiasts we have 9 courses enough to keep you busy all week. Lots of shopping for the bargain hunters. Close enough for day trips to Orlando and Tampa for all the major theme parks.

More Details
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed

Pete Anthony(we reply to all inquiries, check spam folder or call after 24 hour)

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.4
based on 10 traveler reviews

Write a Review
2 Bdrm 2 Bath and 2 bedroom 1 bath Waterfront units W/Kayaks
average rating of 4.4 based on 10 reviews
business
2 Bdrm 2 Bath and 2 bedroom 1 bath Waterfront units W/Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p359736
+1 407-921-8613
Crystal River Florida Central Gulf Coast
Florida
4

Family of 5 w/ 2 dogs

  • 4 of 5
Our family of 5 were very pleased with our rental of the 2 bed/1 bath condo. Pete is extremely prompt on returning messages and phone calls. This rental is located in a very nice & quiet neighborhood. I would recommend this rental to Crystal River vacationers. Kayaks & life vests are available for use. Three sisters is very close & beautiful. Bring your bikes to check out beautiful Crystal River. We enjoyed our stay at Pete's property & would definitely rent from him again. Thanks Pete for a great place to stay!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
2 Bdrm 2 Bath and 2 bedroom 1 bath Waterfront units W/Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p359736
+1 407-921-8613
Crystal River Florida Central Gulf Coast
2

Not all it's made out to be

Not all it's made out to be
  • 2 of 5
This a older duplex. It is in decent shape and clean, but needs some updating. The location was great. It also has a nice car port. Pete started out to be very nice and accommodating. After we checked in we started having problems. The wireless Internet did not work the entire time we were at the unit. We re-set the modem as instructed, and it did not do anything. We also found that the a/c did not work properly. It was a "network controlled thermostat", and did not let us adjust the temperature properly due to the Internet being down. We also found that the toilet did not flush properly sometimes. The utencils and glassware were all mismatch probably from a garage sale. The furniture was outdated.The mattress in the master bedroom was very uncomfortable and firm. A washer and dryer are available, but the there is a coin collector on the washer that charges you a $1.50. per wash.

The backyard was nice and had a nice gazebo. There is a small floating dock. The water in the canal was very dirty. The boat ramp Pete said to use that was near the house is not a public ramp. It is better to go to Pete's Marina which is a public ramp. It was a logistical problem to get you car and trailer back to the unit.

I sent back Pete the survey he sent us for our stay and became very defensive. He accused me of somehow disconnecting the Internet from the unit even though it never worked when I arrived. Then he implied that I was lying about thermostat not working properly, and that again it was my fault. If that is not enough, Pete then said the only way he would update the plates and furniture is if he raised the rate and charged a security deport. He then said . . "would you be willing to pay a higher rate to stay in a place with newer furniture and matching plates"?? I hate to tell you Pete, but a set of plates and some new silverware at Walmart is only about twenty bucks!

Overall, decent place to stay if your in a bind. If the management were not so cheap they would probably do a lot better. If customer service is a priority for you . . . . be cautious!
  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate constructive feedback. Most guests provide valuable information (good and bad) to help us improve. The above review became personal and provided inaccurate information which we will address.
We have a 2 nt min, this guest requested a weekend stay but wanted to book only 1 nt (early ck in Sat. AM & late ck out Sun. PM). They became upset when we limited the early check-in & late check-out. They sent an email saying although they had a great time, they were upset the internet was down, no flat screen TV and mismatched dishes (remember a 1 nt stay).
Accurate info from review: Our Unit # 2, is pet friendly 2 bdrm 1 bath value unit, "dated" means no flat screen, basic set-up (furniture 4-5 years old). Yes, it is very clean (all tile floors), in a great location & has a nice back yard w/ Gazebo on the water. The queen mattress in mstr is firm, the queen in the 2nd bdrm is soft (offered for both preferences). The washer is $1.50, the dryer is free. Water in our canal is from Kings Bay and tidal (moves in and out, not dirty). The floating dock is 8X12 w/max boat size of 25’ & we also offer a covered boat house & 100’ of sea wall.
Inaccurate info: Internet- Wifi was working and went down after they arrived according to our guest in unit #1. We called the Brighthouse who said "it appears someone sabotage the modem and reset it to factory settings on Saturday evening".
The A/C temp is controlled from the thermostat in unit (not “network controlled”). The WiFi feature lets us set temp limits, turn on A/C prior to arrival/off after depart (which is why we suspect the WiFi was disabled). We read the thermostat log & discovered the temp was set to 71 deg after their arrival.
There is a public boat ramp 3 blocks away (we have used many times)
Toilet flushes "sometimes", we don’t understand this one, our local maintenance man handles most issues w/in 24 hours.
Our intent is not to make this personal (as he did). The 1st time a guest was upset over mismatch plates, we plan to replace this month. We keep the rates low by offering a clean, secure rental in a nice location w/ standard amenities (we offer other units w/ flat screen TV’s and newer furnishings). Please read between the lines from a guest who booked 1 night & was upset we limited arrival/departure times (still offered early arrival/late departure, just not all day). If you are considering our 2/1 pet friendly unit pls contact us & we will email photos & address any concerns. Pete
business
2 Bdrm 2 Bath and 2 bedroom 1 bath Waterfront units W/Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p359736
+1 407-921-8613
Crystal River Florida Central Gulf Coast
Griffin, Georgia
5

Great Place to spend Christmas

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed the quaint little house. It was very comfortable. It sits right on one of the canals. The weather for Christmas was absolutely wonderful. We cooked Seafood Gumbo Christmas Eve and Christmas Brunch & Dinner at the house. We only ate out once while during our stay and wish we would have not had so many Christmas leftovers. Lesson learned. This was our first Christmas trip ever and it was all a learning experience. The day after Christmas we went on a manatee tour with River Adventures. We were amazed at the gentle giants. My daughter and I had a full encounter with one. It was a very spiritual encounter.

We highly recommend a drive to Homosassa Springs State Park. There were many fascinating animals and the price to enter was very fair. It was a bit of a surprise! We ate at Neon Leons and it was pretty good. A 20 minute drive to the beach was nice on Christmas day since nothing was open. There's a nice boardwalk that winds to the woods to a pier... another surprise.

The only thing I would ask for the owner to provide is utensils, especially spoons and cooking utensils and possibly more cook ware, especially a big stock pot. Luckily I brought my own gumbo pot. It would have also been good to know that you need 6 quarters to run the washing machine. It's possible it was in the paperwork he provided before we went, but I wasn't prepared. Otherwise, the house had all we needed.
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
2 Bdrm 2 Bath and 2 bedroom 1 bath Waterfront units W/Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p359736
+1 407-921-8613
Crystal River Florida Central Gulf Coast
jacksonville FL
5

scuba weekend

  • 5 of 5
his a great rental unit in Crystal River FL! It's easy walking distance to restaurants and an ice cream shop. Being right on the water is perfect. I love that there are kayaks and bikes available to use at no extra charge. The tile floors look great and are perfect if you have dogs with you. The place was perfectly clean when we arrived. I look forward to my next trip here for more scuba diving or just relaxing on kayaks and looking at manatees. It's much better than any of the local hotels. 
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
2 Bdrm 2 Bath and 2 bedroom 1 bath Waterfront units W/Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p359736
+1 407-921-8613
Crystal River Florida Central Gulf Coast
jacksonville FL
5

scuba weekend

  • 5 of 5
This a great rental unit in Crystal River FL! It's easy walking distance to restaurants and an ice cream shop. Being right on the water is perfect. I love that there are kayaks and bikes available to use at no extra charge. The tile floors look great and are perfect if you have dogs with you. The place was perfectly clean when we arrived. I look forward to my next trip here for more scuba diving or just relaxing on kayaks and looking at manatees. It's much better than any of the local hotels.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
2 Bdrm 2 Bath and 2 bedroom 1 bath Waterfront units W/Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p359736
+1 407-921-8613
Crystal River Florida Central Gulf Coast
Cambridge, uk
4

My favorite area of Florida

  • 4 of 5
Travelled around Florida with husband and two teenage daughters. This was my favorite area of the State. It was a little cooler (a blessing in July) and the lovely cool spring water was superb for cooling down. Didn't see any Manatees but we didn't expect to at this time of year. Had a lovely time messing about in the kayaks that came with the property. Also visited Homosassa State Park which was one of the hightlights of our holiday and Weeki Wachi Park which was also good fun.

Insect bites were a problem in the garden during the evening so had to use the covered gazebo. This could use a smarten up to be honest.

The house was very well stocked and relatively clean although we did find rubbish, flush and hairs behind beds and sofas. I'm sure this could be sorted out with the cleaning company. Washer and drier in the outhouse worked very well.

Overall a good stay. With a little more attention to cleanliness this is the perfect place to stay in a lovely area. Lots to see and do and places to eat.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: We agree there is a lot of things to see and do in the Crystal River area...We enjoy having guests from the UK and Europe visit and bring a unique prospective to the area.
Our cleaning service for the past 5 years has recently retired so we are using a new service. We have received many positive comments since adding the new service, we are also working through the high level of cleanleness we require for our rental, the items mentioned in the comments above have been addressed and corrected....Pete
Email Owner Contact Me

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Tampa or Orlando International
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Crystal RiverFt Island Gulf
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
CrackersTiki Bar
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Plantation Inn Golf resort
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Charlie's Fish house

The quiet neighborhood is safe and secure. There is a restaurant, dive shop, national park, and an outdoor sunset bar all within a five minute walk!!! A big grocery store is a few minutes away. Downtown Crystal River is a 15 minute walk or 3 minute car ride where you can enjoy shopping, searching for antiques or strolling the sidewalks. A large mall with 8 theatres is a 3 minute drive. You will love the location, having so many restaurants, banks and shopping so close and having nature even closer!!

Other Activities: Swimming with the manatees, kayaking, fishing, boating, nature trails, canoeing, scalloping in season, biking, hiking

Email Owner Contact Me

Photos

Photos

Email Owner Contact Me

Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

Available
Unavailable

Crystal River House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
$139
$795
$2,411
 
Email Owner Contact Me

Amenities

Amenities

Crystal River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • River
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Boat Dock
  • Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water skiing
  • hunting
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hiking
Notes:
Screened Gazebo, Covered Parking
Email Owner Contact Me