This is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath newly renovated canal front home located right off crystal river. It is a very short boat ride to King's Bay, Three Sister's Springs, Hunter Springs, or the other great spots. Also a great kayak and paddleboarding area.
The house is set up for entertaining with a large very open kitchen with plenty of seating. This open concept kitchen and living room make this the area where everyone gathers. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the tools you need to create great meals. Also we just added an ice machine in the garage which makes 250 pounds a day and holds 100 pounds....more than enough for the boat and coolers.
The master bedroom is on the opposite side of the house from the other two. It has a view of the pool and the dock with a king size bed.
The second bedroom has a queen bed and is close to the guest bath.
The last bedroom is the largest and a great room for children with a beautiful hand painted painted wall mural and plenty of interesting stuff for kids. It is set up with a queen bed and a bunk bed, full mattress on the bottom (larger) with the twin mattress on top. The lower bunk can accommodate two adults. Also, there is a full mattress under the bunk bed which can be slid out if needed.
Out back is a large screen enclosed deck/patio and heated pool (in winter months for small extra charge) with outdoor furniture, eating area, and shower. This is another great hang out where you can eat at the table, relax on outdoor furniture and watch the activity in the pool. Heading toward the water and past the pool is a deck which leads to a large fixed dock and two floating docks. On the large fixed dock you will find a gas grill, a gas fire pit with chairs, a fish cleaning station and fresh water for the cleaning the catch or the boat. There is power and a large light useful for when you get back late on the boat. The two floating docks are perfect to tie your boat and launch the kayaks/paddleboards.
The canal is nice and quiet and you will see wildlife. There are no houses across the canal so when you are out back it is nice and private. Also, there are not many houses past the mermaid house so very little boat traffic. Great to let the kids use the kayaks or paddleboard and explore the canal.
We have four kayaks for your use....two smaller ones, for kids or teens, and two larger ones and paddle board rated for 240 pounds.
This house is right off Ft Island Trail and sits on Watersedge drive. It has a large driveway and is a very nice and quiet neighborhood.
On Ft. Island Trail and a mile from the house is a very large public boat ramp, two miles further you will find the Ft Island beach (a very nice large public sandy beach) and another public boat ramp. Back the other way on Ft. Island Trial and just three miles from the house is the Plantation hotel and golf resort. It has a great restaurant, a fun tiki bar, a large pool, a scuba and snorkeling center and they have charter fishing trips.
Please note, this canal can get shallow in winter at dead low tide. I have a 25ft offshore boat (pictured in the photos) and haven't ever had a problem. But I wouldn't recommend to anyone with a larger boat than 25ft. Also, I do have a large lift in the photo of the fixed dock but at this time it is not part of the rental as it is non-operational.
Legend has it sailors who had been at sea many months would see mermaids and bring these stories back to shore. It is now believed what they might have been seeing were manatees as they inhabit many areas around the world. Here in Crystal River we have manatees!!!!
WINTER AND EARLY SPRING
The manatees flock to this area for the warm spring water and you have to be careful...they are everywhere.......
Summer is scallop season (July through September) and it is very fun to go scalloping. They are out in the gulf in the grass flats in an area which varies in depth from 3 to 8 feet. This makes scalloping fun for all ages!
There are a few full time resident manatees who stay in Crystal River year round. You have to keep a very keen eye out to see them.
Please contact me if you would like to look into a month or longer rental. We do rent out for a month or longer and can discount the price depending on the length of stay.