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Waterfront Home, Heated Saltwater Pool w/Misting System, Kayaks, Boatlift & Dock

73 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Indian Waters - Waterfront Saltwater Pool

3BR/2BA Family Home On Deep Canal W/ Heated Saltwater Pool W/ Misting System

If this home is booked, please check our other properties. Put 733360 or 900547 in the search bar. Please note the number of 5 star reviews for this home. This property has more 5 star reviews than any other Crystal River rental property on VRBO/HomeAway.

Beautiful, waterfront pool home on deep canal. Gulf access. $155/ night rental rate includes 4 kayaks rigged for fishing (saves you $100/day in kayak rental fees), 2 SUN bicycles (saves you $60/day in bicycle rental fees) a 16 ft. 4-person Gheenoe Canoe (saves you $35/day in canoe rental), 2 SUP Paddle boards w/ paddles (saves you $120/day paddle board rental fees) and 3 fishing rod/reels. All other water floatables (skimboards, etc.) are also included in the rental rate. A fish cleaning station and outdoor grill is also available and included in the rental rate. This home has absolutely everything you need for a wonderful family vacation! PLEASE NOTE THE HIGH NUMBER OF 5 STAR REVIEWS THIS PROPERTY HAS ACHIEVED. (Reading the reviews will answer most questions you may have about the home).

RENTAL RATE: $898/wk (7 days/6 nights) or $155/night w/ 3 night minimum plus cleaning fee and 100% refundable security deposit. *MONTHLY RATE: $3,300 plus tax, cleaning fee and 100% refundable security deposit. THIS IS A NO SMOKING PROPERTY.

This immaculate, fully renovated (3) bedroom, 2 bath waterfront family home with heated saltwater pool (3rd bedroom doubles as a den with a sleeper sofa for the bed) has its own dock and 10,000 lb. boatlift. Fresh water and electricity is available at the boatlift. The back yard is fenced. Our minpin puppies play back there often.

The screen-enclosed heated saltwater pool has a misting system that lowers the temp at the sunbathing end of the pool in Summer, and a pool heater that warms the water to your chosen temp in the Winter. Manatee and Dolphin come up to the dock and there are large Sailfin Catfish, Sheepshead fish and Red Snapper to be caught right from the dock or boatlift. You can also catch freshwater bass and trap blue crabs off the dock. Feel free to use our 4 fishing kayaks (the 4th one is not pictured) with rod holders, paddles and PFDs, our two Sun Bicycles to ride to the mall or state park preserve, our 2 SUP paddle boards, and our 4 person canoe to get you to 3 sister's springs. Boat rentals are available at nearby Plantation Inn.

The back and side yards are large and filled with mature oak and palm trees. The back yard is fenced and there is a doggie door so your pup can come and go freely between the house/pool and yard. There is a finished-in garage with easy inside access to the washer and dryer. There is room in the driveway for two vehicles or a boat trailer or RV. There is a large storage shed in the backyard to store water toys and fishing equipment.

This dog-friendly waterfront home is located on a family-friendly cul-de-sac street in the coveted north end of Crystal River near the mall, restaurants and the downtown area. It is 5 min. from Crystal River Watersports where you can launch your boat for $10, and buy bait and fishing equipment. When not rented, the home is used by our family for personal vacations. Both of our rental homes are equipped with Pack and Play's for out guests with infants.

The home is furnished with good quality furniture, two sleeper sofas and loveseat, newer appliances, bedding, linens, bathrobes, towels, dishes, toaster oven, griddle and more accessories. The kitchen is stocked with the cookware needed to prepare family meals. The master bedroom has a very comfortable king bed and its own bathroom. The 2nd bedroom has 2 comfortable full size beds. The third bedroom doubles as a den with a sleeper sofa for the bed. There is also another full bathroom located in the hallway. The flooring in the sunroom and throughout the entryways to the home is large ceramic tiles making clean-up easy and fast. There are three new flat-screen TVs; a 48 in. in the livingroom, a 40” in the den and a 32” in the master bedroom. Wi-Fi and basic cable TV are included.

This family-friendly home is located on a deep canal with Gulf access. The sunroom features seating to enjoy the pool, canal and wildlife. The pool lanai is screened with a special fine mesh to help keep even the smallest bugs out. The home is approximately 5-10 minutes drive from King’s Bay (& 3 sisters springs) and 35-40 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico by boat. Fort Island Beach is nearby. A large public pool with a skate park is nearby (behind the airport).

Beautiful and peaceful Crystal River has activities for the whole family and offers one of the few remaining areas to scallop in Florida during the summer. With all of the spring fed rivers and miles of mangroves Crystal River has the best Scalloping grounds in the US. Some of the best scalloping action is usually in 4-6 ft of water around Gomez Rocks at Latitude 2829.8, Longitude 8243.7. Offshore, there is shallow and deep water fishing.

The nearby mall has a multiplex movie theater, restaurants and shopping in historic downtown Crystal River. The house is only a short walk or bicycle ride from the Crystal River State Park Reserve and the Mullet Hole fishing spot. There are nine beautiful state parks nearby or play golf at one of the many nearby golf courses. Your family will make wonderful vacation memories here.

You can rent at a very affordable rate by the week.

Keywords: House, home, saltwater pool, swimming pool, misting system, boat dock, boatlift, vacation, swimming, scuba, manatee, springs, nature coast, fishing, snorkeling, diving, boat lift, wildlife, scalloping, waterfront, west coast, recreation, birds, off shore fishing, biking, trails, beach

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Chuck Wade
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
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About Chuck Wade

The Wade family lives in Marietta, GA. about 30 minutes north of Atlanta. We vacationed in Crystal River rental homes for years before finally buying a vacation home here. We wanted a home in the family-friendly north end of Crystal River and our house is perfectly situated for what we were looking for. We considered Panama City Beach as a vacation home location and vacationed there often while making the decision between CR and PCB. We decided we like the nature coast best because there are no high-rise condos here in one of the last remaining natural areas of Florida, but Crystal River still offers all the modern conveniences of shopping, restaurants, supermarkets, movie theaters, a mall, quaint shops in the historic district, and more. It has everything we were looking for in a family friendly neighborhood.

Chuck Wade purchased this house in 2014

Why Chuck Wade chose Crystal River

We chose Crystal River because it is so much more quiet and peaceful than other places we vacationed. We also enjoy watching the manatees and other wildlife from our sunroom and pool area. Our dream was to watch the manatee while enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning. We also love the fishing and boating in the area, and being certified scuba divers our entire family likes diving and snorkeling the natural springs in and around the area.

What makes this house unique

After staying at dozens of different vacation rental homes we stopped and made a list of all the things we liked, and didn’t like. We picked this house with all of that in mind. We furnished the house with brand new furniture; all very good quality beds, mattresses, sheets and comforters. But the home is not cluttered like so many of the rental homes we stayed in. The kitchen is equipped with all the items you would find in your own kitchen, including quality knives, flatware, appliances, plates, wine glasses, napkins, towels, pots and pans, soap, detergent, and spices — everything you would need. There is a washer and dryer, iron, an ironing board, and bathroom supplies if you forget something. We want your family to enjoy yourselves and come back for many years. You can reach us at (404) 374-8523 to book one of the best vacations your family will ever have.


based on 73 holidaymaker reviews

Waterfront Home, Heated Saltwater Pool w/Misting System, Kayaks, Boatlift & Dock
average rating of 5.0 based on 73 reviews

River stay what a great time

  • 5 of 5

The owner's and the house are very nice. We enjoyed are stay. We had everything we needed first trip on the river with family and best trip in our books. We will for sure rent this house in the future...

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay. You were wonderful guests and we hope you will come back again.
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Awesome location...Very clean and spacious house.

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect house for a great vacation !!! We used the included bikes and kayaks daily.

Best vacation ever. We will defiantly stay at this location over and over.

Close to many springs and parks. Great places to eat are everywhere.

Highly recommend you stay here when you come to Crystal River.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you and your spouse enjoyed the house! You were terrific guests and we do hope you will return often.
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Great house close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. We had four people. There was more than enough room for all of us. The house has everything you need to feel like you're at home while on vacation. We just brought the groceries and didn't need anything else. The owners are great and made sure we were happy and had everything we needed. Most of the houses in the area were flooded from the hurricane a couple of weeks before our trip. Chuck kept me informed the entire time of what was going on. They worked hard to get everything fixed and ready for our stay in time. I couldn't believe it. They definitely went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable. The house comes with all the water toys you could need and also bicycles, so it would be great for a family. We loved having our own pool, too. Everything you need is pretty close by. We will definitely be renting here again if it's available for our next trip.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that we were able to get the house ready in time for your stay after the storm. The most important thing to us is that our guest's vacations are not interrupted. And we are so pleased that you like the property. Please do come back and stay again, you were great guests!
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Perfect place for a Crystal River getaway

  • 5 of 5

Chuck went above and beyond to make sure our weekend trip was not affected by the recent hurricane. He provided us with this property as a replacement for the one we had originally rented. He personally made sure all repairs were taken care of! The house was beautiful! Very clean and well stocked with everything we needed. Our expectations were definitely exceeded! We loved being able to dock our boat right behind the house and relax on the lanai after a fun day on the water. Highly recommend this place. We will most definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad we were able to keep your vacation from being ruined by the Hurricane! We are blessed to have multiple vacation homes in the area so that we can move guests from one house to another if there is ever a problem. Thank you all for being such wonderful guests. Please do come back soon.
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Very Nice house with everything you could ask for.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights with 4 adults and 2 kids and a dog. Slept us all very comfortably. Nice dock for the boat with easy access to the gulf. House came with every toy you might want. Kayaks, paddle Boards and fishing poles. Great setup! Pool was a bonus. We loved it. Very clean house and great customer service.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you were happy with the house. You all were great guests. Thank you for taking such good care of our home. Please do come back soon.
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This stay was wonderful! Check it out!

  • 5 of 5

This stay was wonderful! This house had everything we expected and then some. It is very conveniently placed. We were able to enjoy a lot of what florida's nature coast has to offer!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved the pic of the Snook you caught out in the Bay. Nice fish! The pic of the scallop dish looked delicious too. We are so glad you and your family had a nice time. Please come back and stay in one of our homes again soon!
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Crystal River Preserve State Park
Crystal River Ale House
Grannie's Restaurant
Crackers Bar & Grill
Fort Island Gulf Beach
Regal Crystal River Mall 9
Seafood Seller & Cafe
Plantation on Crystal River
Cody's Original Roadhouse
Florida Manatee Tours
Claw Daddys Raw Bar & Grill
Hunter Springs Park
Pete's Pier, Inc.
Three Sisters Springs
Crystal River Archaeological State Park
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Crystal River Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Buzz Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Plantation Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Suncoast Hwy. (Hwy 19)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Fort Island Trail Beach
Car: recommended

There is so much to do in Crystal River. It is a family-friendly, nature focused, beautiful, peaceful area. If you enjoy kayaking you are welcome to use our 4 Kayaks w/ paddles & rod holders. You can also rent kayaks at Crystal River Watersports just minutes from the house. Kayaking and kayak fishing in the canal, the river and in Ozello is relaxing and fun! Feel free to use our 2 Sun bikes to ride all over Crystal River. The town is designed for bicycle-riding.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Indian Waters, Florida Central Gulf Coast

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £123
Pet Fee £41
Refundable Damage Deposit £410
Tax Rate 9.0%

$898/week (7 days/6 nights) or $155/nt. w/ 3 nt. min. Nightly rental rates less than the required 3 night minimum are $250/night. No pet fee is charged if you do not have a pet. Please do not allow pets on the furniture. The security deposit is refundable after checkout. *Monthly rate: $3,300 plus tax, cleaning fee and fully refundable security deposit.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Indian Waters in Florida Central Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Hall Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is no tub in either bathroom, but we have a flexi-tub for bathing small children. The tub unfolds and sits in the shower making it easy to bathe toddlers. Google flexi tub on Targets website to see a pic.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 3rd bedroom doubles as a den.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed
  • Flatscreen TVs in the master bedroom and the 3rd (den) bedroom. Plenty of closet space. Comfortable carpeting in bedrooms. Good quality mattress sets and bedding.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The Crystal River Preserve is within walking distance of the home. We like walking or riding the bikes to the Mullet Hole there with our rods & reels and fishing for Mullet and other fish. We have seen foxes and wild boar while out on our walks and bike rides. You can also bike from the house to the preserve and ride on the trails, or hike through 7 miles of scenic trails. There is also a kayak launch area in the Preserve and in the other direction at Crystal River Watersports. Please use caution when entering/exiting kayaks or paddleboards onto the dock.

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