|Minimum Stay||1 - 28 nights|
Enjoy that tropical atmosphere? This is it! Admire Crystal River from elevated porch area in this private stilt home. Feel like you are on the water even from inside...windows offer lovely vistas from the great room and kitchen! Enjoy new flooring and nautical decor with all the amenities, including ice-maker, internet and entertainment center. Downstairs is a screened area for grilling which overlooks the dock and cleaning station. Sleeps 5, and best suited for a couple or family. The second bedroom is small as seen in photo.
Bedroom 1 Queen bed
Bedroom 2 Bunk beds plus single bed
Bath 1 in master suite, has shower, toilet and Jacuzzi tub.
Bath 2 toilet and sink,... washer and dryer
Living room has cable tv and dvd player. Master bedroom as small tv with tape player. Downstairs features grilling area and also outside shower.
Quiet and peaceful, away from the in town highways. Plenty of room to park cars and boat trailer. Dock accommodates motor or sailboat....wide deep canal. Boat ramp is about a mile past our entrance and takes only 5 minutes to drive your boat around to the dock. Home is about five houses from mouth of river on the west side. I am told that the latitude is 28.90281 and longitude is -82.62089800000001; however I don't have any idea if that is correct! But I do know that you will love the location!
"E-mail owner" through this website first to confirm dates. We require a signed Rental Agreement (which is sent to you by e-mail), and then a separate $500 damage deposit check is due prior to check in.
Owners are lifetime Florida residents, University of Florida Gators with two U of FL student daughters. Since 2003 this has been a weekend home.
Dixie Fechtel purchased this house in 2003
You can book this private home for the price of a condo! Memories are made here! This is a fun and peaceful place for a couple or a family. Canal on one side with river view, and wildlife preserve on the other side.
Perfect location for scalloping,... + fishing, kayaking, swimming near manatees, and water activities.
Drink your coffee viewing morning sunrise from the porch. Sun is behind the house in late afternoon. Large covered grilling area downstairs is great for hanging out near the waterfront! Owner loves to help guests enjoy their stay!
We really enjoyed our stay in this clean, clean, clean stilt home. Love the brand-new grill, well-appointed kitchen, the owner is very responsive and accessible, quick paddle to the river. Great location if you are in town to do the manatee swims/tours.
The rental was immaculate and very welcoming. The view was spectacular right on the river. We spent our days fishing off of the deck. We were evacuating our home in response to Hurricane Matthew and the owners were very flexible and accommodating. I can't wait to stay again when we have our boat and we're prepared for a real vacation!
This is a lovely house on the water, with a great deck overlooking the canal. It was perfect for my brief getaway -- I wish I could have stayed longer!
This was our first visit to Crystal River, and we were not disappointed. The house was plenty spacious for our family of 4 and the owners were very accommodating with any and all questions we had about the area and the house. The house was is very clean with plenty of seating space in the main living area. We enjoyed the deck overlooking the canal and river each day, taking in the sights and other boaters. Our main reason for vacationing at Crystal River was to kayak, and we did plenty of that each day. We kayaked right from the canal at the house out to Crystal River and paddle out to the Gulfone day, and another day we paddled up to Three Sisters Springs area. There is so much to see and explore in these beautiful salt marshes- we saw alligator tracks, plenty of waterfowl, birds, dolphins, manatees, and so much more. We enjoyed a day and sunset trip to Fort Island Gulf Beach, and enjoyed a walk on the Great Florida Birding Trail. We also took our kayaks out to the boat ramp at Fort Island boat ramp and paddled to Shell Island- had an amazing dolphin display and gorgeous gulf views that day! One day we took our kayaks to Weeki Wachee for a trip down that river and were able to enjoy the spring fed river and enjoy seeing some manatees. What an unforgettable, memorable vacation in Crystal River, and so thankful for the Fechtel's for their hospitality and advice through it all. We were made to feel at home in their home and that made the trip that much better. Thank you for everything. We hope to be back one day!
We have rented a house in Crystal River for a week every summer since 2009 to conduct marine biology research in the area. This is our favorite of the houses we have rented and we will be back. The house is very nice and well-appointed with a very nice kitchen and living space as well as a nice deck overlooking the canal and river. It has plenty of room for four or five people and plenty of storage space as well. The house is very conveniently located for getting to the Gulf. It is just off the main river less than 5 minutes by boat to the marina and only about 15 minutes to the Gulf. In addition, the public boat ramp is just down the street and the dock at the house was solid and had plenty of room for our 26' research boat. We will be back next summer.
My husband and I loved our stay here. We brought our boat and were able to drop in close by. The canal access is wide, easy to find and navigate. The home was clean and comfortable, and the view is fabulous. We had a great time, the owners were exceeding friendly and our transaction was effortless. We look forward to staying again!
Manatees. Swim and view manatees in world famous Crystal River and Springs. Rent kayaks or boats. Lots of dive gear places and fishing/manatee guides are available. Three Sisters Spring is featured in April 2013 of National Geographic.
A State Archeological Park is directly across the river.
Very quiet and peaceful. We also recommend Hommossasa State wildlife park just north of Crystal River. Great fun for anyone!
Pricing is for up to 5 guests. There is a $21.80 charge per night if more than 5 guests are approved. "E-mail owner" through this website. I will e-mail you the Rental Agreement. Prior to occupancy, when you submit the balance of the rental fee, we require a separate damage deposit check in the amount of $500 be mailed to us. This allows us to destroy the deposit without it ever coming out of your account/charged to you.
Rental Rules are attached to the Rental Agreement.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.