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Stilt home with stunning view and dock! Midway between Gulf and Three Sisters!

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 28 nights

Overview

About the property

2BR/1.5B - Modern Private Home with Balcony and View

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.

More Details

Owner
Dixie Fechtel
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

About Dixie Fechtel

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

Why Dixie Fechtel chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

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. See Scallop season at:

http://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/recreational/bay-scallops/

What makes this house unique

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!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Crystal River in Citrus County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower , Downstairs on porch, outdoor shower with hot & cold water
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , This bath has a shower plus a jacuzi tub.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Washer and Dryer are located in the half bath
  • Unless you are a longer term guest, there should be plenty of toilet paper, a hair dryer and some emergency personal supplies.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , 2 Bunk Bed , This small BR sleeps 3, with bunk beds and a single bed.
  • BR #1 Queen BR #2 Bunk beds and a single bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • Kayaking
  • diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
The canal to our home is located between Markers 22 and 23. From the Fort Island Trail ramp exit, go east toward town… it is just after Marker 22 to the South. Small tan stilt home with porch up top on West. (About five houses on the right. It is after blue stilt home.) Park your trailer in the driveway or on the grass across the street directly across from our house. Salt water fishing, diving, and viewing the manatees are popular past times. Scallop season is a popular time to visit in the summer. http://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/recreational/bay-scallops/ We accept a personal check for one-half the total amount due to book the reservation along with the signed Rental Agreement (which is sent to you by e-mail), and then the balance with a separate $500 damage deposit check is due prior to check in. On-line booking is available with an additional service fee charged by the company and a 2.9% fee charged to us by the company. You would write us a separate check for the 2.9%.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(39 traveller reviews)

Stilt home with stunning view and dock! Midway between Gulf and Three Sisters!
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 39 reviews
5

We loved our stay in Florida at this lovely stilt house!

  • 5 of 5

Since my husband is partially disabled from a stroke, I questioned the wisdom of renting a stilt house, but it worked out very well for us. Once upstairs, everything is on one level; so it was fine. We loved the view from three sides in the greatroom--like being in a sunroom. The kitchen worked out well--nice new appliances. I like to cook and managed very well. Loved the washer and dryer in the 2nd bathroom. That was very convenient. It's a quiet neighborhood, and Dixie was just a phone call away. We stayed for two months and were very pleased with the accommodations.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spotless canal home on adventure coast

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stay here!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Bay, Florida
5

Wonderful, quiet getaway on the water!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Belton, SC
5

Amazing house, spectacular location

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Teresa, Florida USA
5

Great house in a fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Fort Island Trail Gulf Beach

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!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Crystal River, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer begins
26 May 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£426
for 2 nights
From
£155
From
£172
Fri,Sat,Sun
£977
£2,322
 
 
July 4th/Scallop begins
30 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,055
for 5 nights
From
£181
From
£198
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,371
 
 
Scallop
8 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£969
for 5 nights
From
£163
From
£181
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,198
£2,668
 
 
Endless Summer/Scallop
19 Aug 2017 - 24 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£272
for 1 night
From
£155
From
£172
Thu,Fri,Sat
£977
£2,322
 
 
December 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£982
for 7 nights
£982
£2,668
 
 
Christmas Week
23 Dec 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,241
for 7 nights
£1,241
 
 
January 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
28 night minimum stay
£2,498
for 28 nights
£2,668
 
 
February 2018
1 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
27 night minimum stay
£2,413
for 27 nights
£2,668
 
 
March 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£977
for 7 nights
£977
£2,668
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£272
for 1 night
From
£155
From
£172
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£977
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £116.86
Tax Rate 11.0%

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. If desiring to book here, there is a 2.9% fee which would be reimbursed to us by separate check.
Rental Rules are attached to the Rental Agreement.

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