About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 30 nights
2BR/1.5B - Modern Private Home with Upper Deck and View of Crystal River!
The 2019 Winter rates are $2,995 a month plus 11% tax and $150 cleaning.
Enjoy that tropical atmosphere? This is it! Admire Crystal River from elevated porch area in this private stilt home. Feel like you are on the water even from inside...windows offer lovely vistas from the great room and kitchen! Enjoy nice flooring and nautical decor with all the amenities, including ice-maker, internet and entertainment center. Downstairs is a screened area for grilling which overlooks the dock and cleaning station.
Quiet and peaceful, away from the in town highways. Plenty of room to park cars and boat trailer. Dock accommodates motor or sailboat....wide deep canal. Boat ramp is about a mile past our entrance and takes only 5 minutes to drive your boat around to the dock. Home is about five houses from mouth of river on the west side. I am told that the latitude is 28.90281 and longitude is -82.62089800000001; however I don't have any idea if that is correct! But I do know that you will love the location!
We require a signed Rental Agreement (which is sent to you by e-mail), and then a separate $500 damage deposit check is due prior to check in along with 3% if you book on line.
Boat and Kayak users need to tie up at dock to accommodate the two ft. tide change. Use a spring line to keep boats from sliding under dock or there will be a lot of damage to the boats and/or to the dock!
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 10, 2018
About Dixie Fechtel
Owners are lifetime Florida residents, University of Florida Gators with two U of FL graduate daughters. Since 2003 this has been a weekend home. Message me on Messenger or FB but give me a heads up here first. My phone number is there also.
Dixie Fechtel purchased this House in 2003
Why Dixie Fechtel chose Crystal River
You can book this private home for the price of a condo! Memories are made here! This is a fun and peaceful place for a couple or a family. Canal on one side with river view, and wildlife preserve on the other side. Perfect location for scalloping,... + fishing, kayaking, swimming near manatees, and water activities. See Scallop season at: http://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/recreational/bay-scallops/ Sleeps 5, and best suited for a couple or family. The second bedroom is small as seen in photo. Bedroom 1 Queen bed Bedroom 2 Bunk beds plus single bed. Small room. Bath 1 in master suite, has shower, toilet and Jacuzzi tub. Bath 2 toilet and sink,... washer and dryer Downstairs outside shower in screened room. Living room has cable tv and dvd player. Master bedroom as small tv with tape player. Downstairs features grilling area and also outside shower.
What makes this House unique
Drink your coffee viewing morning sunrise from the porch. Sun is behind the house in late afternoon. Large covered grilling area downstairs is great for hanging out near the waterfront! Owner loves to help guests enjoy their stay!
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Very good stay
Property offered everything needed for a relaxing vacation. Owner was attentive to needs and questions. Good location, close to restaurants, grocery stores, and many nature attractions. Recommend this property.
This Crystal River home was very clean and comfortable and well stocked with anything you might need. The front porch over the water was wonderful for bird and boat watching. From kayaking with manatee to seeing dolphin from an airboat we saw so much wildlife. Even a good look at a bobcat in the neighborhood! Would highly recommend a stay here. Dixie was very responsive to any questions or concerns.
Beautiful home, great location.
Home is clean and has everything you need. Close to everything. Nature lovers' and fishermen's perfect location. Owners are very accommodating. We had a wonderful vacation here!
We really enjoyed our stay at this property. Dixie was fabulous at setting us up at the very last minute. My son and I spent the weekend fishing and this was the perfect place to bring the boat and get to many different fishing spots. We will definitely stay here in the future.
Great place, no issues, wonderful owner to work with. We'll be back next year.
Great home and location
Very nice river home with good boat dockage and easy access. Enjoyed our stay.
Manatees. Swim and view manatees in world famous Crystal River and Springs. Rent kayaks or boats. Lots of dive gear places and fishing/manatee guides are available. Three Sisters Spring is featured in April 2013 of National Geographic. A State Archeological Park is directly across the river. Very quiet and peaceful. We also recommend Hommosasa State wildlife park just north of Crystal River. Great fun for anyone! You can contact me personally thru FB, but give me a heads up on this site prior to sending me a message on FB because I don't check it every day.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Pricing is for up to 5 guests. There is a $21.80 charge per night if more than 5 guests are approved. My mailing address is 1069 Island Way, Leesburg FL 34748. If you prefer to use a charge card through this site, there is a separate 3% reimbursement fee to us which is charged to us by the company. We require a signed Rental Agreement (which is sent to you by e-mail), and then a separate $500 damage deposit check is due prior to check in along with the 3% if you book on line. Rental Rules are attached to the Rental Agreement. Excerpt from Rental Agreement: To book the reservation, one-half is due with the return of this Rental Agreement or with on line booking. Prior to check in the balance is due along with a separate $500.00 damage deposit check and, if booking on line, a separate 3% reimbursement which is charged by HomeAway to owner. The damage/security deposit may be returned or destroyed after departure. This method of handling the security deposit usually results in no deposit into Owner’s account nor the money coming out of Guests’ account. If the premises appear dirty or damaged upon Check-in, Guest shall inform Homeowner immediately. Guest shall advise Homeowner of any problems during the stay. Damage Deposit: The separate $500.00 check mentioned above is required as a damage deposit. The deposit is for security and shall be returned or destroyed within 14 days of the last check-out date provided no deductions are made due to: i. damage to the property or furnishings; ii. dirt or other mess requiring excessive cleaning; or iii. any other unreasonable cost incurred by Homeowner due to Guest’s stay.