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Kristen Cole

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Waterfront Home With Pool & Boat Dock on Deep Water Lagoon

18 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Florida Central Gulf Coast House Rental Photos and Description

Swim with manatees, go fishing, or enjoy a gorgeous sunset over the bay!

This wonderful home can accommodate approximately 9 guests, which makes it a great option for families. (We apologize, but due to allergies in our family, we do not allow pets of any kind in the home. Thank you for understanding!)

The possibilities are endless when you take your vacation here! Relax by our private pool, enjoy a gorgeous sunset from the large screen porch, visit the quaint Fort Island Gulf Beach, swim with manatees, or take a boat out to fresh or saltwater for fishing, scalloping, snorkeling, scuba diving, sight seeing, or out to eat at one of Crystal River's fabulous waterfront restaurants.

The home is located on a deep water lagoon near King's Bay, which makes it a great choice for larger boats. Several public boat ramps are located near the home and are available for your use at no charge. The lagoon is not only great for boats, but is also a popular swimming place for manatees and dolphin!

We offer discounts for rentals 3 months or longer. Great for snow birds! Please call or email for details.

If this home doesn't have the dates you need available, please check out my other listing in the same neighborhood, property #735615.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone: (352)-267-9893.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Kristen Cole (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Kristen Cole

We are a family from Leesburg, Florida, located approximately an hour from our rental home in Crystal River. We love to take our boat out fishing and scalloping as much as possible. We have been vacationing in Crystal River for many years, and we decided to purchase the home because we enjoyed our vacations so much!

Kristen Cole purchased this house in 2010

Why Kristen Cole chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

After considering many different homes in the Crystal River area, we fell in love with this one! The location and size were perfect for us. After purchasing the home, we made a few renovations to make it feel more up-to-date.

What makes this house unique

Because the house is located on a deep water lagoon, it is great for larger boats. We also love the large screen porch; it's great for entertaining!

Reviews

4.7
based on 18 traveler reviews

Waterfront Home With Pool & Boat Dock on Deep Water Lagoon
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 18 reviews
Daytona Beach Florida
5

FANTASTIC LOCATION ! THIS HOUSE HAS IT ALL YOU WILL NEED FOR A GREAT VACATION.

  • 5 of 5

THE HOUSE IS ON ONE OF THE BEST WATERFRONT LOTS IN CRYSTAL RIVER. LARGE OPEN CANAL FOR SWIMMING, KAYAKING, PADDLEBOARDING OR FISHING. WE DID IT ALL . NICE CLEAN POOL TO SWIM IN, SCREENED ENCLOSE KEPT THE BUGS OUT FOR NIGHT SWIMMING. GREAT DOCK AND WATERFRONT. LARGE TV'S IN ALL THE ROOMS AND GREAT WIFI SERVICE. WE HAD A GREAT VACATION AND HOPE TO BE BACK SOON. KRISTEN THANKS FOR THE HOSPITALITY.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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nice dock

  • 3 of 5

The beds were all very uncomfortable and need to be replaced. When I said something about it, I was told that they were brand new. I've never slept on a bed that was brand new that you rolled towards the middle! The master bathroom drawers were so filthy that I was unable to unpack anything into them for our one week stay, and the other bathroom had hair all over the countertop when we arrived. I expect things to be clean, regardless of whether it's clearly visible or in the cabinet drawers. There weren't enough forks to even have one meal, but there were tons of other utensils, very strange! The pool and dock were nice and the large tvs all over the house were also nice, but the tv on the enclosed porch never really worked even after trying to unplug and plug it back in again as instructed. Would have been nice to have that tv working when relaxing on the porch. We've never stayed in this part of FL before and the fishing wasn't very good, so I'm assuming this was due to the gulf being so close to a river. If you like manatees, then this is the place to be and we brought our kayaks and spent most of our time in them or on our deep sea fishing boat. The only beach nearby is very small and no shells anywhere. so if you want nice beaches and shells, you'll have to go farther south to the Tampa St Pete area. Very small town, with very little to do and very few decent places to eat.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your feedback. I am so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the house as much as our other guests have. The beds are fairly new, but I will look into the issue you had with rolling to the center, as well as the other issues you mentioned, such as the missing forks and intermittent issues with the porch TV. The house should have been spotless when you arrived. I wish I would have been notified if it wasn't. I would have immediately sent housekeeping back to take care of it. As for the location, Crystal River is not a destination most people choose for its beaches. Much of the area is protected woodland, so there are not many sandy beaches nearby. Most people choose to visit this area for kayaking, fishing, scalloping, and swimming with the manatees. I am sorry to hear that you didn't have good luck fishing. We usually have great success in the gulf, but of course, there are many different variables that can affect the fishing conditions.
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Clean,good location.

  • 4 of 5

Lots of action to watch in the lagoon.

Ideal for anyone with a boat.

Would rent again.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Property!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a weekend getaway. The house was very clean, well taken care of, and exactly like the pictures show. There is a large patio, yard, and dock to spend time outside. The location is close to everything you need- restaurants, grocery, gas, etc. The homeowners were very quick to respond with any questions and very helpful. I would definitely recommend renting this home.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location for our 2015 annual family Thanksgiving vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is the first year we have not visited the St. Johns River in the Palatka area since 2007.

One of reasons for the change was the housing in that area was limited and somewhat rustic.

We were not let down with our decision to rent this home.

Close to everything but still had a secluded feel with the bay that the home is located on.

Very little if any boat traffic which is nice if you bring your own boat and have it tied to the dock.

Clean, open concept with great views of the water and lots of screened in outside seating.

You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely locale!

  • 5 of 5

House was spacious and clean. Beautiful and convenient location. Loved the screened in porch and pool area. Close to all amenities for shopping and touring this gorgeous part of Florida. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Map

Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Plantation Inn & Resort
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
Plantation Inn & Resort
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
US Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
2.2 Miles
Crystal River Ale House
Nearest Beach
8.1 Miles
Fort Island Gulf Beach

The Plantation Inn and Resort is just a five-minute drive or boat ride away, where a great golf course, spa, restaurant, and tiki bar are located. If you prefer more adventure, take a short boat ride to take advantage of great snorkeling and diving opportunities with manatees and other wildlife at King's Spring or one of many other springs in the area. Both saltwater and freshwater fishing are also only a few minutes away. There are many restaurants and bars in the area as well. We recommend Fat Boy's BBQ Restaurant, Cody's Steakhouse, and Cracker's Bar & Grill, which is located on the water. There are also several chain restaurants nearby, including Chili's Bar & Grill and Applebee's.

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Rates & Availability

Crystal River House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Scalloping Season 2016
Jun 24 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,700
 
 
Scalloping Season 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$230
$1,400
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping (after check-out) $125
Refundable damage deposit $500

Discounts available for rentals 3 months or longer. Great for snow birds! Please call or email for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Florida Central Gulf Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3383 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • 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:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Double sinks and plenty of counter space
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large counter space and sitting area for hair and makeup
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Guest Bedroom (1) - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom (2) - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 bunk bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Large walk-in closet
  • Each bedroom has an LCD television with DirecTV satellite service.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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