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Waterfront Home With Pool & Boat Dock on Deep Water Lagoon

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

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 family vacations. (We apologize, but due to severe 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

Kristen Cole
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2017

About Kristen Cole

We are a family from Leesburg, Florida, which is located approximately an hour from this 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 there so much!

Kristen Cole purchased this house in 2010

Why Kristen Cole chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

After considering several 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, like adding a breakfast bar, to make the house feel more open and up-to-date.

What makes this house unique

Because the house is located on a deep water lagoon, it is great for all kinds of boats. We also love the pool and the large screen porch. It's great for entertaining!


Crystal River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3383 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Waterfront Home With Pool & Boat Dock on Deep Water Lagoon
average rating of 4.681818 based on 22 reviews

SUPER TIME - What a holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at this home. When we arrived the previously shared instructions were right on and there was no confusion entering (or departing) the home. The home itself was clean, spacious and we had ample kitchenware to prepare meals and store leftovers as well as linens for the beds. And what a beautiful view! We were right there on the water and you could see the various pontoon boats, kayaks, paddleboards as they passed by the home. The dock was hard to get back on after diving in - but we managed. The pool was certainly a bonus - it was well-kept and the required chemicals were not excessive. The soft lights surrounding the pool area made for beautiful nights. The neighborhood was quiet and there no disturbances of any kind. Fearful that the owners might find SOMETHING to penalize us with the deposit, that was not the case as the entire damage deposit was refunded. So you can add integrity to the qualities inherent in renting this home. I would highly recommend this Home-Away to anyone without reservation ... it was a delight. Thank you for a super time!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unsatisfied customer

  • 3 of 5

The house was an 80's style with some updates ..... The carpets are badly worn and mildewed..... The large dose of carpet perfume did not resolve the issue....A deep cleaning is in order..

This is the first property we have stayed that required us to do the dishes , put them up, wash the towels, fold and return to storage . Take out the garbage, and make sure to put the dumpster on the curb ..strip the beds.... THEN, charge a 125.00 cleaning fee......threatening to keep deposit of 500.00 if we didn't clean up the house...

The property is situated in a cute neighborhood with pier and access to the river.... There is a pool that we would have played in if it had been heated.... water was freezing....Lastly as we drove away, at 10:00 am .. What we felt as early, but again complying to "her" rules for fear of losing deposit......we won't be returning to this house....

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danny, I am sorry we were unable to give you a five-star experience. I wish you would have contacted me if you were unsatisfied with the house when you arrived. I cannot correct any issues you may have unless I am notified. The carpet in the house is less than a year old, however, I will discuss the cleaning methods with housekeeping to ensure it is being properly maintained. As stated in the rental agreement, and posted in the house, you may leave a load of towels for housekeeping. Unfortunately, we need time to get the house ready for the next guest after you check out, which is impossible if housekeeping has mounds of laundry, a pile of dirty dishes, and overflowing trash cans. We do appreciate you picking up after yourself, however, we do not expect the house to be spotless. That is why we have housekeeping. The deposit is not retained unless there is damage to the house or it is extremely dirty and requires an excessive amount of time, like more than 4 hours, to clean. If there is not anyone checking out immediately before you, or checking in immediately after you, an early check-in and/or late check-out can usually be accommodated. Had you contacted me and asked for a late check-out, it could have been arranged at no cost. I do appreciate your feedback, and I hope you will give the house another chance.
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Chillaxing holiday with friends

  • 5 of 5

We shared a house with our Australian friends and found the location very relaxing. Plenty of facilities at the house, only wish there had been a kettle, as us British and Australians like a nice cup of hot tea (something you can't get in the US). Neighbours were really friendly and we felt at home quickly.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blissful peace, in a very comfotable canal side home. Lovely pool, dock and neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable home, delightful pool, everything you need in the kitchen, all linen, etc. Being from overseas, we really needed a phone, and a boat would have been perfect. Kristen was very helpful and really easy to deal with. I could have stayed forever!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • 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 have since been replaced, again, as they were still under warranty. I will look into 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 could 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. It is called the "Nature Coast" because much of the area is protected woodland. Most people choose to visit this area for kayaking, fishing, visiting the springs, scalloping, and swimming with 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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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 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

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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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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