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Stilt home with stunning view and dock! Midway between Gulf and Three Sisters!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 28 nights

Overview

About the property

2BR/1.5B - Modern Private Home with Balcony and View

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. 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.

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!

You can contact me personally through Messenger or 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. If you prefer to use a charge card through this site, there is a home-a-way service fee and 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.

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!

More Details

Owner
Dixie Fechtel
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 29, 2017

About Dixie Fechtel

Owners are lifetime Florida residents, University of Florida Gators with two U of FL student daughters. Since 2003 this has been a weekend home.

Message me on Messenger or FB but give me a heads up here first.

Dixie Fechtel purchased this house in 2003

Why Dixie Fechtel chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

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/

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!

Amenities

Crystal River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows: 75% if cancelled 75 days prior to the
  • Check-in Date. 25% if cancelled 60 days prior to the Check-in. If owner wishes to cancel reservation, owner must do so prior to 60 days of check in
  • Owner sends a Rental Agreement for approval & return with $500 damage deposit check & 3% reimbursement charged by HomeAway to owner. Call352 217 3215
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Shower - shower , There is an outside shower in the downstairs screened room.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Sink and mirror. Washer and Dryer are located here.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large bath has a shower plus a jacuzi tub.
  • Unless you are a longer term guest, there should be plenty of toilet paper, a hair dryer and some emergency personal supplies.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , This small BR sleeps 3, with bunk beds and a single bed.
  • BR #1 Queen BR #2 Bunk beds and a single bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
The canal to our home is located between Markers 22 and 23. From the Fort Island Trail ramp exit, go east toward town… it is just after Marker 22 to the South. All boats and kayaks must be tied to allow for 2 ft tide change or your boat can get caught under the dock causing damage.Park your trailer in the driveway or on grass across the street across from our house. Salt water fishing, diving, and viewing the manatees are popular past times. Scallop season is a popular time to visit in the summer. wttp://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/recreational/bay-scallops/ We accept a personal check for one-half the total amount due to book the reservation along with the signed Rental Agreement (which is sent to you by e-mail), and then the balance with a separate $500 damage deposit check is due prior to check in. On-line booking is available with an additional service fee charged by the company and a 3% fee charged to us by the company. You would reimburse us a separate check for the 3%.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Stilt home with stunning view and dock! Midway between Gulf and Three Sisters!
average rating of 4.866667 based on 45 reviews
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Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2nd stay

  • 5 of 5

Great place, no issues, wonderful owner to work with. We'll be back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great home and location

  • 5 of 5

Very nice river home with good boat dockage and easy access. Enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We had a great week in crystal river. Didn't want to go home

  • 5 of 5

The property was just as advertised. The location on the river was great and the owner was great to work with

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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FSU Ichthyology & Fisheries Science Lab

  • 5 of 5

Our team rented this property while conducting our annual coastal shark survey in the Florida Big Bend and it was fantastic. The house is great and fit our crew of 5 quite comfortably. We also trailer a 26ft boat with us, which we were able to dock and clean easily. Finally, the owner was was wonderful to work with and could not be nicer. We hope to rent this property for our work in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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FABULOUS Boating Destination

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I visited Crystal River for a boating vacation. This home was the perfect fit - our 23' deck boat docks easily, dropping in is only a few minutes away and the canal is deep and wide. The home is clean and comfortable with a great view of the canal. WIFI allowed me to stay connected to my business and my husband enjoyed grilling our dinners on the gas grill. We had a fabulous time walking out of the house and right onto the boat and getting out to the gulf in minutes. The local marina has pre-mixed fuel and bait at reasonable prices, too. This was a great get-away for us and we will DEFINITELY be back. It feels like home!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Fort Island Trail Gulf Beach

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.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

Pricing is for up to 5 guests. There is a $21.80 charge per night if more than 5 guests are approved.

You can contact me personally through Messenger or FB, (Dixie Fechtel), but give me a heads up on this site prior to sending me a message because I don't check it every day. If you prefer to use a charge card through this site, there is a home-a-way service fee and 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.

Handling the damage deposit this way allows us to hold the check without it ever coming out of your account/charged to you.
Rental Rules are attached to the Rental Agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.