Where to stay around Crystal River?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 275 holiday lettings near Crystal River. From 202 Houses to 17 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Crystal River is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Crystal River?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Crystal River:

  • Springs at Kings Bay: 30 holiday homes
  • Crystal Shores: 23 holiday homes
  • Indian Waters: 17 holiday homes
  • Dixie Shores: 16 holiday homes
  • Woodland Estates: 31 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Crystal River?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Crystal River. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge: 452 holiday lettings
  • Hunter Spring Park: 451 holiday lettings
  • Crystal River Archaeological State Park: 444 holiday lettings
  • Crystal River Watersports Marina: 450 holiday lettings
  • Rainbow Springs State Park: 344 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Crystal River listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Crystal River?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 202 Houses in Crystal River. Our other popular types of Crystal River holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 17 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 12 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 4 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Lodges and more.

Can I rent waterfront rentals in Crystal River?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 165 waterfront rentals in Crystal River. You have also many other possibilities in Crystal River area, including:

  • Downtown rentals: 5 holiday rentals
  • Beach rentals: 3 holiday rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday lettings.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Crystal River?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 93 holiday homes with pool available in Crystal River. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Crystal River, Florida your home away from home

    Crystal River is as delightful as it sounds. This laid-back old-Florida town has a surprising number of attractions and things to do in the area, from swimming, boating and fishing in the clear waters of the Crystal River to hiking, horseback riding and golfing. Enjoy Florida’s outdoor life during the day, then head out to one of the local eateries after dark. There are a number of restaurants, clubs and bars close to your Crystal River vacation home with something for everyone.

    Things to do in Crystal River, Florida


    The Withlacoochee Trail is a 46-mile paved track offering traffic-free trails through some of the best countryside in Florida. Hike, cycle or roller blade along this wonderful amenity and enjoy Florida’s flora, bird and animal life along the way.

    Swim with the Manatees

    Crystal River is the only place in the world where you can swim with these endangered creatures. Take a manatee tour and swim alongside these gentle giants as they eat, play and socialize with each other. Fishing

    The waters around your Crystal River vacation home offer some of the best saltwater fishing anywhere. The proximity to the warm Gulf and the abundance of fish close to shore make this area a very rewarding place to fish.

    Places to visit near Crystal River, Florida Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park

    Once a thriving 5,100 acre sugar plantation belonging to David Levy Yulee, the remains of the historic sugar mill date back to 1852. See the cane press, chimney and iron gears and learn about sugar from the interpretive panels. Inverness

    The county seat of Inverness is a great place to visit just 17 miles east of your Crystal Springs vacation home. Those interested in historic architecture will be charmed by the restored Courthouse which was built in 1912. Inverness also has a good choice of local shops and restaurants as well as the Cooter Pond Park and boardwalk.

    Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

    One of the most popular attractions in the area is this wonderful wildlife state park which is home to manatees, whooping cranes, bears, bobcats, deer, red wolves and even a Florida panther. See alligators basking, turtles swimming and herons wading in the warm waters. Ospreys, limpkins, egrets and birds of prey make this a bird lover’s pradise. There is also an underwater observatory called the Fish Bowl and a Reptile House.

    Weather in Crystal River, Florida

    Your vacation rental in Crystal River will have hot summers and mild sunny winters making it very popular with visitors almost all year round. Winters see average daytime temperatures of around 25°C (77°F) while summers reach a hot and humid 33°C (92°F) during July and August

    Travel to Crystal River, Florida

    The nearest airport to your vacation home in Crystal River is Tampa International Airport which has many national and international flights daily. It is 64 miles drive away. Orlando International Airport is also within easy reach of Crystal River and is 83 miles away.

    Activities and attractions in and around Crystal River

    Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit in the city? Travellers enjoy fun activities like swimming, boating and snorkelling. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Crystal River has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Pine Ridge Golf & Country Club (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
    • Skyview At Terra Vista (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
    • El Diablo Golf & Country Club (13.4 mi / 21.5 km)
    • Southern Woods Golf Club (16.1 mi / 25.9 km)
    • Lakeside Golf and Country Club (17.6 mi / 28.3 km)
    • The Dunes Golf Club (18 mi / 29 km)

    Exploring the natural features in Crystal River

    Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Crystal River is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Chassahowitzka Wildlife Reserve (16.6 mi / 26.7 km)
    • Crystal River Archaeological State Park (1.3 mi / 2 km)
    • Fort Island Gulf Beach (3 mi / 4.8 km)
    • Hunter Spring Park (3.6 mi / 5.9 km)
    • Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
    • Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)