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Dixie Fechtel

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

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

30 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights

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Overview

Crystal River House Rental Photos and Description

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 new 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

Bath 1 in master suite, has shower, toilet and Jacuzzi tub.

Bath 2 toilet and sink,... washer and dryer

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!

"E-mail owner" through this website first to confirm dates. 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dixie Fechtel (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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.

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.

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!

Reviews

4.8
based on 30 traveler reviews

Stilt home with stunning view and dock! Midway between Gulf and Three Sisters!
average rating of 4.8 based on 30 reviews
4

Very nice well kept

  • 4 of 5

Location is perfect. Your not too far off the river that it takes forever getting out of canals ,but not so close that your boat takes a beating either . Very good hosts they have thought of everything right down to extra beach towels and crab traps that my grandkids and I had a blast with. After a week of scalloping , seeing dolphin everywhere and swimming in the springs with manatees we did not want to leave.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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odessa, florida
5

scallop vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great scallop vacation!!! lovely house... warm home owners!!! Dixie was very sweet... the house had everything we needed and much more! we would come back in a heart beat.....!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gray,Ga
5

Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

Kathy and I had a blast at your home. It was a wonderful place to return to after a day of swimming with manatee and kayaking Indian River. The location is perfect as we also went to a couple of state parks and the Florida Aquarium in Tampa. The home was very clean and a great place to relax. We especially enjoyed sitting on the large upper deck. Dixie (owner) made sure everything was perfect for our visit.We plan to return.

Mickey & Kathy

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great home with a great location on the water!

  • 5 of 5

Kathy and I had a blast last week in this home. It has all the amenities that make it a wonderful place to return to after a long day in the water with the manatee.We especially enjoyed sitting on the second floor deck overlooking the canal/river. The owner (Dixie) made sure that everything was perfect for our visit before and after we arrived. We kayaked, swam with manatee and visited several state parks. Beaches, boat ramps, and great restaurants are close by. We will definitely return.

Mickey & Kathy

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

I will come back

  • 5 of 5

I came down here for a 2 week job. SO much better than a hotel! Waking up to the smell of coffee, full kitchen, and fishing in the backyard after a day on the job site. The only thing missing was my family, but they are rarely able to be where I'm at during the week. Very clean, and felt like a home, not a room at a hotel, and less money per night!!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Wonderful River House

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the house during the month of Jan. This house is very, very clean, neat and well maintained. It has all cooking equipment a person needs, although, we did eat out frequently. We found several nice places to eat nearby. Crystal River is a nice town and not too busy. There is a small but very pleasant beach near this house. We didn't have a boat, but just enjoyed the peacefulness of the area. We did greatly enjoy the days we were able to have our coffee on the deck in the morning. Very pretty area__loved our stay. The Hollers

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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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 Hommossasa State wildlife park just north of Crystal River. Great fun for anyone!

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Rates & Availability

Crystal River House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Scallop
Jul 9 2016 - Aug 14 2016
5 night minimum stay
$179
From
$199
Fri,Sat,Sun
$995
$3,000
 
 
Endless Summer/Scallop
Aug 15 2016 - Sep 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
$179
From
$199
Thu,Fri,Sat
$995
$2,550
 
 
January 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
$2,650
 
 
February 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
27 night minimum stay
$2,650
 
 
March 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$179
From
$199
Fri,Sat,Sun
$995
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$159
From
$179
Fri,Sat,Sun
$850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Tax Rate 9.0%

Pricing is for up to 5 guests. There is a $21.80 charge per night if more than 5 guests are approved. "E-mail owner" through this website. I will e-mail you the Rental Agreement. Prior to occupancy, when you submit the balance of the rental fee, we require a separate damage deposit check in the amount of $500 be mailed to us. This allows us to destroy the deposit without it ever coming out of your account/charged to you.
Rental Rules are attached to the Rental Agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Crystal River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • 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 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Downstairs on porch, outdoor shower with hot & cold water
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , This bath has a shower plus a jacuzi tub.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Washer and Dryer are located in the half bath
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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. Small tan stilt home with porch up top on West. (About five houses on the right. It is after blue stilt home.) Park your trailer in the driveway or on the grass across the street directly 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. 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.

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