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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.
Our family had a great time staying at this rental for a week. We loved being able to use the kayaks and we really enjoyed the quiet residential neighborhood. The unit was clean and had everything we needed. My kids said it was better than a hotel!
We stayed here the last couple of years in July for scalloping. It's in the middle of everything you need. Daily schedule is springs in the morning, scalloping & fishing, then back to the springs. Catching crab in the cannel while dinner is cooking. Then kayaking the river or into town for a movie or to the beach for a sunset. Some times you can catch small fettler crabs around the dock for fishing. The rental is clean and comfortable. We have never had any problems here. Pete is a great guy to rent from.
Every year we take a long weekend in the fall to get away from it all. This rental is exactly what we look for. It is very cozy and quaint. We had stayed Pete's Three Sister location previously but needed 2 rentals this year. He offered this location when he did not have the availability for his other location. We loved it. Any questions or concerns were addressed right away, you could tell that it is important to the owner to keep his quests comfortable and happy. The only reason I would hesitate to spread the word about this rental is fear about it being booked when we wanted to rent it again! Great quiet neighborhood and wonderful atmosphere. So many activities to enjoy in the area as well. Kayaking has become a favorite and this is a great place to enjoy the outdoors and wildlife. I plan on returning to this location in the future.
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!!!
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!
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.
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
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