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Judy or Jack

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Crystal River The Jewel Of The 'Nature Coast'

9 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Crystal River House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1.5 Car Garage, Boat Dock

*** CONTACT OWNER FOR RATES AND AVAILABLE DATES ***

*** Rates are based on FOUR occupancy. Maximum occupancy SIX.

This 2,100 SQFT Crystal River CBS home has extras galore. The whole house is bright, with an open split floor plan, sky light and plenty of glass to take in the beauty that surrounds you. The kitchen is modern, with all granite counter tops, well stocked, and HUGE. It has a 10' x 28' Florida lanai with double ceiling fans and large sliding PPG windows on those nice breezy days. It boasts a huge deck, dockage, lighted fish cleaning station w/sink and hoses at the dock. On the deck, off the lanai, there is a 4-person hot tub. There is a jetted Jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom, which also has his/her lighted mirrors and sinks. All bedrooms are well appointed, Queen, double Bed, or twin beds depending on the sleeping arrangements.

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In Homosassa, We have a second property, 5 Star rated by our guests, a 15 minutes drive, VRBO#452044 for overflow on the water w/ access to the Homosassa River (10 min) and the Gulf of Mexico (30 min) Scallop grounds. It has beds for 4, air mattress for two, simply plug it in. The total max occupancy SIX. Rates based on 4 ($175 - $195 p/night and $800 - $950 p/week). Our rate for additional guests above 4 is $25 p/night, p/person.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Judy or Jack (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Judy or Jack

I frequently travelled to Crystal River from Gainesville in the 70's, and when I married in 2002, my husband and I decided to spend our honey moon at Plantation Inn, and he fell in love with the area, especially Crystal River's natural beauty. My husband is retired from the military and says 'there is no place, like this Place'. It has huge deck & lots of dock space, as well as a spacious lanai. We've spent countless hours enjoying the outdoors and the quiet. We especially love to sit on the lanai in the morning with a cup of coffee and watch the Manatees feeding and generally being Manatees. It's just a short paddle in our kayaks to 3 Sisters springs, the Manatee's living room, especially during cold winter days.

Judy or Jack purchased this house in 2012

Why Judy or Jack chose Crystal River

We love retreating away from the busy lifestyle here to relax and fish the Gulf where the fish are plentiful! As avid divers and water people in general, we have been diving and spearfishing the Gulf since 2005 and can tell you first hand that some of the best fishing is in the Gulf. Whether its spearfishing, hook & line or scalloping, access to the Gulf of Mexico is right at your doorstep and only minutes away. We come here to recharge the batteries, so to speak, and generally decompress from the rigors of life. Only minutes after you arrive, you'll understand what I mean.

What makes this house unique

Close to:

Dining

Shopping

Grocery store

Bait & tackle

Boat launch (Pete's Pier)

Kayaking

Marinas

Guided fishing (in shore/off shore)

Banking

Medical services

And anything Else....

Reviews

4.8
based on 9 traveler reviews

Crystal River The Jewel Of The 'Nature Coast'
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
5

Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We are two retired couples and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Jack and Judy's house. The booking process was very smooth and excellent communication. The house was even better than described. Very roomy and open. Very clean and welcoming. We appreciated the split floor plan and the men enjoyed cooking in the modern kitchen. The screened in porch was a very pleasant space to read in the morning and to watch the canal traffic. We were lucky to see one manatee in the canal while we were there. The kayaks were lots of fun to paddle down to the springs and out to Kings Bay. The manatee count was down due to the warm weather, but we had great time in the sunshine. The location is very good for walking. We went down to the Three Sisters Spring and walked in to the boardwalks around the spring. The house was very close to all the amenities in Crystal River. Thank you for a wonderful visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for you kind words, and we are so glad you had a Great Time in our lil slice of Paradise! We welcome you back anytime its available:) Judy & Jack
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Kansas City
5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful home. Kayaked several times everyday to Three Sisters spring and farther down river to see the manatee. The kitchen was well stocked and the owners were easy to contact and quick to respond to questions. We especially enjoyed the hot tub, but it could have been set a degree or two warmer.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words, and glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to you're return visit to our lil slice of Paradise! Jack & Judy
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4

Wonderful place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. The home was really clean, comfortable and nicely furnished. We enjoyed having a big kitchen with room for the whole family to cook in. (Go to Charlie's fish market on 19 just north of the Chevron station for great Gulf seafood if you're not into catching your own!) We were really excited about having access to kayaks, but unfortunately it was too cold for us to get that adventurous. It was a great location for us. We loved being close to the birding trails and the road that leads out to the gulf for viewing stellar sunsets, as well as being just around the corner from the new boardwalk for viewing manatees. The owners were really easy to communicate with and answered questions right away.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you had a great time, and look forward to seeing you again! Judy & Jack
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5

Great trip!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Crystal River was great! The house was beautiful, clean and had everything we needed. The second morning we were greeted by a manatee in the canal. We loved being able to put the kayaks in the canal right out the back door and be at Three Sisters in a matter of minutes. Late one afternoon we were the only people at the springs and it was so peaceful just to sit and watch the manatees. The owners were wonderful to work with. If I make it back to Crystal River, I would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your return:) Judy & Jack
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Orlando Florida
5

Fabulous!!

  • 5 of 5

We surprised our sister with a trip for her Birthday. The property had everything we needed. It was so nice to come back from scalloping and stop at Three Sisters Springs for a refreshing swim, then head back to the property. Easy access via boat, great opportunities for kayaking, this is truly a relaxing/fun filled place to stay!! Owners were extremely helpful in giving directions to their dock and was an easy tie up with our boat. If it helps anyone we have a 21 foot Sea Hunt with a topper, no problem getting our boat in and out of the canals. Enjoy :)

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review, and we hope you surprise your sister again this year! Lol Judy and Jack
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5

Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this amazing home. To start his is our second time dealing with the owners, we have also stayed at their Homosassa home which is also amazing. We spent a week with the family at this home. The house is in great condition, cute, modern, and very clean. The best part is the location. A few minutes kayak to the springs, and a very easy ride via boat out to Kings Bay and to the Gulf. We spent a week and never felt bored at all. We will be returning here next year. The owners are great to deal with, which is an added bonus. You can't go wrong staying in either of their properties.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your wonderful review. Its always our pleasure to share such a slice of Paradise with our friends and family, a slice of Paradise that we ourselves cant seem to get enough of while we are there! We hope you come back again soon:) Judy & Jack
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Tampa
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Ale House, Lallygagger
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Plantation Inn
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 19
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Clawdaddy's, Mullet Hole
Nearest Ski
700 Miles
Maggie Valley NC
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Gulf Beach at the end Fort Island Trail
Car: necessary

This area of 'Old Florida' has many activities, both indoor and outdoor. They call this area of Florida 'The Nature Coast' for a reason. If you are an outdoors person, this is the place for you. With miles of hiking/biking trails, over 100,000 acres of Wildlife Management Area, hundreds of square miles of the Gulf of Mexico waters, just a ten minute boat ride away, there is no shortage of outdoor activities. You'll need to bring your toys: boats, bicycles, kayaks, motorcycles scuba gear & fishing equipment. When you stay in our home, you will watch Manatees right at the dock, or hop in the kayaks and paddle to 3 Sisters water that is gin clear and 72 degrees year around. We refer to it as being reborn by simply taking a swim in it. The springs pump out millions of gallons of pure spring water a day. The word refreshing only begins to explain these waters on a hot summer day. The entire Kings Bay is accessible by kayak and diving Kings spring. Our waters are some of the best fishing whether its off shore in the Gulf of Mexico or staying inside our mangrove estuaries and the Salt river. There are any number of local restaurants of all types of cuisines, numerous small local pubs, watering holes and our own local Copp's Winery. Its only a mile and change from our house, with their own brews and wines produced from their own vineyard. Motorcyclists will love the 'Old Florida' charm of the local communities, all within an hour ride in any direction: Homosassa 15 min, Leesburg 1 hour, Cedar Key 1 hour, Tarpon Springs 45 min, Hudson 45 min, Ocala 1 hour, and many more to be discovered on a day's ride. We have been riding through the area for 8 years and still have not seen it all. There are scenic drives that start at HWY 19: Ozello, Homosassa, Chassahowitzka, Yankee town, Cedar Key and more.

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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
 
Scallop Season
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
$3,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 9.0%

RATES ARE BASED ON FOUR GUESTS; MAXIMUM GUESTS ALLOWED ARE SIX. RESPONSIBLE LESSEE, THE PERSON PAYING FOR THE ACCOMODATIONS, MUST BE 40 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.

CONTACT THE OWNERS FOR AVAILABILITY AND RATES. 3 month min may apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Crystal River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Jacuzzi Tub
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
We are always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have, so don't hesitate to give us a call or E-mail us and we will try to help you along. We hope you get out there and enjoy our little piece of heaven or stay home and enjoy a swim, right at the dock; there's a swim ladder when you're done.

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