|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Come and enjoy the most pristine waterfront location in ALL of West Central Florida! This is a true gem on Florida's Nature Coast. King's Bay is ranked as the #1 place to see Manatees in the world. This property is the most desirable location in Crystal River and boasts a full view of the Bay adjoining the spring fed canal right outside the back door. See dolphins and manatees and many other wildlife in a very serene location. Convenient to shopping and restaurants.
Enjoy kayaking straight from the house to the famous King Spring or Three Sisters Spring. Direct access to the Gulf of Mexico 3 miles away via the Crystal River. This is an outdoor enthusiast's dream vacation destination with all the amenities of home.
The property is very comfortable, newly furnished and immaculately clean. All new tile throughout. The dining area, master and lanai boast breathtaking views of sunsets over King's Bay.
Our visitors all share the same sentiment....'This is the finest home in the best location in all of Crystal River. We will be back!'
A guest that stayed in February 2010 sent the following email:
'We wanted to tell you that we really enjoyed your bay home, it worked out perfectly for us. We had such a great time. We used the kayak several times and loved sitting on the dock and watching the manatees swim in and out of the inlet. We had some good encounters with the manatees in the springs which we'll remember forever. Thanks for doing such a great job describing your home and location, I don't believe we would have had such a great experience at any of the other spots we were considering.'
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Our family purchased this house because it is unique to anything else we had ever seen in the area. The location is truly amazing.
We love to sit on the lanai and watch the dolphin and manatee swimming in the canal a few feet away. Rising at sunrise to go kayaking is too beautiful to pass up. Hopping in the car to take the kids for a day at Ft. Island Trail Beach is always a fun time. Jumping into the clean spring fed canal to go snorkeling is a favorite, as is throwing a fishing line in off the dock to just pass the day away.
My husband and I are from NC and travel each winter. We are snowbirds and stay somewhere warm each winter for 5 months. We had the pleasure of staying here from Nov-April. We enjoyed ourselves immensely and were not ready to go home, we had so much fun fishing! Each day we fished from the dock and reeled in mangrove snapper, bass, snook, redfish, trout, you name it, we caught it! There are tarpon in the area, too. We also had the surprise of dolphin and manatee encounters each day, right on the dock! This is a truly relaxing destination in a very quiet nieighborhood. The home is decorated warmly and the homeowners are pleasant and accommodating. They wanted us to have a lovely stay and even gifted us with wine and sweets for Christmas. We knew we had found the perfect place the first day we arrived and made our reservation for next winter.
Close to the bay, close to the springs, close to good dining, and close to good fishing. This rental is perfect for me. My wife loves it!
We rented the house for a weekend in early January. Everything was great! Nice and clean, perfect location and very comfortable for two couples and our small child. We were able to keep our boat tied to the dock out back and the house is right on Kings Bay. There were manatees everywhere! Swimming with manatees was our mission and there were more then enough opportunities to do so. It was a great weekend. We will definitely be back and highly recommend this house.
My husband and I loved this character filled, waterfront cottage. We were pleased to find the property exactly as described and extremely clean. We especially loved the huge yard with the wonderful bay view, and spent evenings enjoying the view from the lanai. I would recommend this rental to anyone who loves to enjoy outdoor activities. We divided our time between fishing in the bay, enjoying one of the beautiful beaches that is a short drive from the house and just relaxing and enjoying the nature in the back yard. We were even fortunate enough to have a few dolphin sightings! The owner was extremely friendly and accommodating. Thank you for helping make our vacation so enjoyable, we plan on coming back for another stay as soon as possible!
My wife, our dog Roxy, and I spent a peaceful long weekend at this house. This rental offered a home away from home feel. The bedrooms were spacious and the bed was extremely comfortable especially because it is bigger than ours at home. It was wonderful to be able to go out on the screen porch and enjoy the morning or sunset. The house it right on the water and the view of the bay is fantastic. We were lucky enough to see a few dolphins swim past the dock and catch some fish, which was very exciting. We brought our kayak and paddled around the area exploring. There are some very beautiful natural areas within paddling distance. The house is on a very quiet little street but is just a short distance to all of the stores and restaurants in the area. The kitchen had the essentials we needed and was vrey clean. We can’t wait for some vacation time so we can spend another weekend relaxing by the bay.
The empty box of roach motels in kitchen garbage can were a warning that the owner / cleaner knew about the roach infestation. 12 roach motels under couches and beds, roach feces (and motels) in kitchen drawers, cabinets and on dishes! Roaches came out of the toaster when turned on!
Other than the bug issue it is advertised to have a hammock, satellite TV, Video Game Console, Video Games, Stereo System and music library. It has NONE of these. The owner said they were stolen by renters and the hammock was removed for "liability issues" but they still advertise them! "Full kitchen" does not represent the fact that there is no dishwasher.
If they cleaned the roaches and advertised correctly you have a 1950's era home, with original bathrooms, windows and window dressings. The house is all original except the tile floors, refrigerator and range. It is on a canal with a partial view of Kings Bay, obstructed by overgrown vegetation. I have never stayed at a Motel 6 but if I did this is what I would expect.
Crystal River is a beautiful area with a lot of older homes on the water. As a frequent visitor to the area I was not expecting the Ritz but I was expecting it to be complete with advertised amenities, and free of cockroaches and cockroach traps. A few can sneak in when a door opens, ok, but not throughout the kitchen, in the cabinets, and flying (inside) the home when the lights are out.
We rented this house for a long weekend to do some snorkeling with the manatees. For the last 13 years, we have stayed in hotels, condos & villas in the Crystal River area every January. This was much better! The view was wonderful even from indoors when it was too cold to hang out in the screened lanai. The entire house is tiled which was great since I suffer from allergies. We loved being able to take our dogs on our vacation with us. Plenty of space in a nice quiet neighborhood. Owner is extremely easy to deal with and very nice. I would recommend this rental & hope to make a return visit ourselves. Thanks for providing a great home base for our manatee experience!
Kayaking, Fishing (deep sea and flats),Scalloping, Swim with the Manatee, Beach 3 miles away, Florida's Great Birding Trail, Homosassa Wildlife Park, Snorkeling, Bicycling, Diving, Waterskiing, Jet Skiing, Island Hopping
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Deposit of half due at time of booking, balance due 30 days prior to arrival
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.