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Crystal River Waterfront *Heated-Screened-Pool* Hot Tub, Kayaks, 4 bedrooms

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Crystal Shores - Casa Del Sol -

Sleeps 10, Fantastic Location just below Kings Bay, Large Boats Welcome,

This bright and cheerful 2500 sq. foot, Mediterranean-ranch has four bedroom, two baths and is centrally located near Kings Bay in Crystal Shores - an exclusive neighborhood on Crystal River. The home is only five houses from the main channel with good water and no bridges. By car, the home is just off Fort Island Trail, and a few miles from the Plantation Golf Course and Spa, shopping, restaurants, movie theaters, Three Sister's Spring or Fort Island Trail Beach. Two public boat launches are within minutes of the house.

At Casa Del Sol it is the owner's desire to provide you with everything you would expect - A well decorated home in cheery shades of teal, citron and coral giving it that uniquely Florida feel. The home offers quality furnishings and bedding, a screened, solar heated, saltwater pool, hot tub, 24 foot boat dock, fish cleaning station and two fishing kayaks for exploring the area's waterways. The yards surrounding Casa Del Sol are professionally landscaped providing a lush tropical oasis. Don't forget to peek around the side of the home for the private, outdoor shower. Bring your swimsuit and favorite water toys and you're ready for a vacation your family will always remember!

The Master Suite has a king bed and private bathroom with walk-in, handicapped accessible, shower. A second bedroom, which is separated by two - barn style sliding doors, adjoins the Master Suite. This room has two twin beds and sliding doors onto a covered lanai. On the opposite side of the home are two additional bedrooms each with a king bed. These rooms have a shared bathroom with a shower/tub combo. The main living room has a 50" Flat Screen TV and DVD player. The pub room has a 32" Flat Screen TV, and the master bedroom has a second 32" Flat Screen. The pub area has a great repurposed wood bar with four bar stools and a pub table with an additional 4 stools. Its the perfect spot for hanging out and entertaining. The family room has a fireplace, book lending library, DVD library, game cabinet and additional seating. The kitchen is well stocked with dishes for 12, a host of small appliances including a deep fryer, crock pot, blender and margarita machine. The stove, dishwasher and refrigerator were new in 2016. The kitchen also has a breakfast bar with seating for four. The dining room seats six. From the pub room you enter the pool area with an additional seating area for outdoor dining and barbequing as well as the screened, heated, salt-water pool and hot tub. There is a large gas barbeque for your use. The home was completely updated and improved after being hit by hurricane Hermine in September of 2015 and it now offers a new energy efficient A/C, new tile roof, fresh paint, all new bathroom fixtures and design, new appliances and the list goes on....

At Casa Del Sol you can fish and watch manatees from the private boat dock. Area fishing is wonderful! Trout, snapper, and redfish are abundant in the area. Off shore fishing includes trout, grouper, tarpon and shark. Professional guides are available for fishing excursions. Or, you can pack a lunch, board the kayak and head for Three Sister's Spring - a short 45 minute kayak ride - for a day of sight seeing and Manatee watching. Manatees frequent our cove and can be seen from the dock along with other area wildlife. At the end of the day wash the salt off in the private outdoor shower and relax by the pool or sit in the hot tub. From Casa Del Sol's screened lanai you can kick back, enjoy your favorite cold drink and watch the sun set over Crystal River.

The property is equipped for our guest's every need including:

Family game cabinet

Book lending library

DVD Library

Extra blankets and pillows

Quality bed linens and new top of the line Serta mattresses

Fishing Poles

Pool floats

Pool towels

Two Kayaks with life jackets and paddles


All kitchen essentials

Off street vehicle parking for three vehicles and parking for ONE boat trailer

24 foot boat dock with 4 foot wide ramp, moorings and whips

Good water and no bridges to the gulf or Kings Bay

Outdoor Propane BBQ grill

Pool side lounge chairs, tables and chairs

Large Freezer for extra ice and your daily catch

Extra full-size refrigerator located in garage for extra drinks, fish or bait

Home Security System and locally managed


Cable TV

$100 of the monthly electric bill paid for long term guests. (Additional balance withheld from deposit)



ALSO CHECK OUT CASA DE RIO - Recently purchased four bedroom two bath canal front home in the same wonderful neighborhood. It is located just four doors from Casa Del Sol. Rent them both for family reunions.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Janice Geeding and Teri Burns
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 September, 2016
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About Janice Geeding and Teri Burns

Where would we ever begin to tell someone our story. The truth be told, we are two couples, nearing our "golden years", who simply decided to go in together to invest in a property that we could provide for other's enjoyment and occasionally sneak away from our busy lives to enjoy ourselves. Thus began our search for a vacation rental. Having fallen in love with the Crystal River area, it looked like a perfect place for our rental adventure to unfold. So, in February of 2015, we began a quest to find a home that would meet our needs as well as the needs of our guests.

Knowing the value of a great location, the property had to be well situated just of the main channel in Crystal River. It also had to have a pool, at least three bedrooms, a dock and a garage. We believe we found the perfect home with Casa Del Sol. With a little finesse and our special attention to detail, we believe it will not only meet our requirements but exceed them. From the moment you walk into your vacation rental, it is our sincere desire that you feel this way too. We hope you visit often and enjoy your stay at Casa Del Sol!

Janice Geeding and Teri Burns purchased this house in 2015

Why Janice Geeding and Teri Burns chose Crystal River

This home will complete your check off list of wants. It offers: Two Fishing Kayaks. A 24 foot dock which easily accomodates two boats and a fish cleaning station with running water. Everything is new, clean and bright with a fun tropical atmosphere.

Location is everything at Crystal River and this home is perfectly situated - close to everything Crystal River has to offer - just off the main river with good water and no bridges to either the Gulf or Kings Bay. Wildlife is abundant - with Manatees right at our dock. The neighborhood is safe, clean and quiet. A great area for evening and morning walks and bike riding.

What makes this house unique

Casa Del Sol is just 4 houses from our other home - Casa De Rio - VRBO #902267. Rent both homes for family get-togethers or reunions. Enjoy Casa Del Sol's fun, up-beat, tropical atmosphere, hot tub, screened pool and deep water dock one day and Casa De Rio's sophisticated, relaxing atmosphere, outdoor kitchen and beautiful canal setting the next day. It's the best of both worlds within an easy walk.


based on 20 holidaymaker reviews

Crystal River Waterfront *Heated-Screened-Pool* Hot Tub, Kayaks, 4 bedrooms
average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews

Casa de Sol

  • 5 of 5

Casa del Sol is a great place for families or groups. Beautiful decor, plenty of space both inside and out. It has a very nice dock that was big enough for our 31' boat, easy access to Crystal River and the Gulf. Pretty much everything you could possibly think you need was included. We had a great time and enjoyed the house and pool. Everything was as promised.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Debby - We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Please keep us in mind the next time you plan to visit Crystal River.
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Casa Del Sol in Crystal River

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Casa Del Sol the end of July. The home was exactly as described - clean, thoughtfully supplied right down to the beach towels and extra pillows and blankets, great location just below Kings bay and a short boat ride to the Gulf, owners were wonderful and the scallops were plentiful. We enjoyed the pool, hot tub and beautiful view. The video and book lending library were a nice touch. Kids enjoyed the kayaks and fishing pools. They caught several nice catfish right off the dock. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms met our needs just fine. All in all, a great vacation and we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully functional house.

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for better accommodations. The house was more than enough for several families with children. Kitchen is packed with everything you would ever need. We actually boxed up some of the plates to make room in the pantry for food. Surprisingly, the wi-fi was able to support all of our devices. I'm certain that we had more electronic devices than people in the house, which came in handy to entertain the kids during the typical Florida afternoon summertime lightning storms (we only had 2 all week, lucky us) Outside grill was great, it cooked our dinner on two nights. The bathrooms are a little dated aesthetically, but functioned just fine. It's nice to have the outside shower to hose off the kiddos and make for shorter inside shower trips (cold water only available outside). Plenty of towels were of great use to us. Nice to have the washer and dryer available to freshen them up. It was great to have the pool maintenance man come mid week to freshen up the water. Hot tub temp was responsive. Dock space was sufficient to secure 3 boats throughout the week. A friend stopped by on a fourth and we were able to tie up for their short visit. Unfortunately, I never got to use the kayaks, but they are good quality and I'll be sure to jump on one of them next year. We already booked!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you next year!!!
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Great family vacation home, will diffidently book again!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our first time booking this house for scalloping and fishing in Crystal River. The is is roomy, clean, lots of character, comfortable beds and pillow, a nice clean and refreshing screen in pool with a private boat dock which was perfect for our boat. Theres also a fish cleaning station in the back to clean our fresh catch and BBQ to grill them. The extra fridge and freezer in the garage where great and help a lot. We also use the two kayake provided, our family really enjoyed our time there. The owners where very nice and helpful. Definitely will be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer - We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa Del Sol. Thank you again for leaving the home in such good shape. We loved having you as our guest and welcome you back should you decide you would like to visit again.
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Fabulous Family Vacation at Casa Del Sol!

  • 5 of 5

This was my very first experience renting on VRBO. I will definitely use VRBO again and we will definitely be back to Casa Del Sol! I travel for a living and stay in hotels every week so I wasn't quite sure what to expect here. But I will post my observations for my fellow travelers and vacationers.

1. The house is large and well appointed. In a quiet neighborhood with very little traffic and tucked back into a cove. But the area is still close by to everything. The interior of the house has great artwork, large bedrooms, a great little pool that the kids never wanted to get out of and a hot tub used by the adults. The AC was quirky but the owners quickly responded to our text and helped us fix the issue.

2. Owners provide usage of 2 nice kayaks. I took the kids on a guided manatee dive/tour at a nearby tour shop. But, the greatest thrill for me was taking the kayak out on my own and having no less than 5 manatee surface around me just minutes from the house via kayak. Not to mention the dolphin jumping nearby. I will never forget that moment. Just amazing and thrilling.

3. Great and friendly restaurants nearby. Strongly suggest Sellers Seafood and Café located in the mall. Enter at Kmart and go to the middle of the mall. Fresh as you can get. Also go to Dan's Clam Stand. Family atmosphere and great plentiful food.

4. Fishing - unfortunately there was a tournament held the weekend just prior to our arrival. Caught many above and below weight fish but no keepers. Still, we brought our own boat and docked right at the house. Great for family tours and again, manatee and bird sightings were fantastic.

5. Owners - both are immediately responsive to emails and texts and available by phone as well. Very friendly and you can tell they love their property. The house needed a few minor fixes (nobs, etc.) and she welcomed our suggestions and is making the improvements immediately.

So if you're looking for a great, spacious, quiet property with things to do for all ages, you can't go wrong at Casa Del Sol and Crystal River. We've already decided this will have to be an annual trip for our family.

Just go. You'll love it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for the five star review and positive comments. At this point in time, I can't tell you enough what it means to us!! We truly do love our home and want nothing more then to share it with people that love it too. We are learning that our GOOD guests are not simply acquaintances, they become our friends. We have something in common... the love of nature, the peace, tranquility and enjoyment found at Casa Del Sol, and the value of time spent with family and friends. Welcome to the Casa Del Sol family and thank you again!
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Was a good stay at the time but would not rent again

  • 2 of 5

The house is very dated and needs some updates. The pictures are somewhat deceiving as their is no backyard & is the last house on river before road so trash & debris accumulate in the water right off the floating dock and fishing area. The only view from dock is other houses. M we had a repairman knocking on our doors at 9:00 am on Saturday morning to replace some boards on the front pergola . If they say the hot water takes a while to heat up for master bath, that means it will not heat up & expect a very cool shower. The pullout sofa bed is only supposed to be 6 months old but our feet were 45 degrees higher than our heads & we rolled to the center like an old worn out bed. The rental is fairly inexpensive so you get what you pay for!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We make every attempt to accommodate all our guests but with some people this is a difficult task. As the old adage goes... you can please some of the people some of the time... Although we tried, in this case, it was not possible, and we deeply regret this. Their visit was just after tropical storm Collin and there was damage which needed repaired and debris around our dock. We notified the guest of this prior to their arrival and gave them the option of a full refund. They chose to stay so we gave them a free night for the inconvenience caused by the handyman having to spend an hour finishing up the front pergola. We have tried to be exceedingly honest in our listing and truly believe the home is as described. In fact, many of our guests' reviews confirm our belief. Please know that should an issue come to our attention during your stay, it is immediately addressed. The items brought to our attention through this review have also been addressed and corrected if necessary. Our home truly is more wonderful than not and we are extremely proud of the opportunity to share it with our guests. As for the view at Casa Del Sol... we, as do others, think it is splendid!
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Plantation Golf Course and Spa
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Tampa AmTrac
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Grannies - Great breakfast
Nearest Beach
75 Miles
Tampa Airport
Car: necessary

The home sits just off the main river centrally located between the Gulf and Kings Bay. An easy kayak ride to the springs or quick jet ski ride to Shell Island or boat ride to the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Close proximity to the Plantation Resort and Golf Course, area restaurants, theaters, and recreational areas.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Crystal Shores, Florida Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Fall Manatee and Kayak Season
5 Sep 2016 - 1 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
Christmas and New Year Holiday
17 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
2017 Snow Bird Season
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Spring Kayak Season
1 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
2017 Scalloping Season
24 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Minumum Cleaning Fee £143 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £410
Pet Fee £61 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed and first payment is paid. Dates are not held until the first payment is received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Crystal Shores in Florida Central Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Main Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master bathroom
  • Master bathroom is very functional but dated. It is on our list for future renovations. We have added an on spot hot water booster to eliminate an issue with the hot water taking too long to reach the master shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , This room is off the master bedroom.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , All mattresses were purchased new in 2015
    Livingroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen Sofa Sleeper - New in 2015 but recommended for kids.
  • Top of the line Serta Mattresses in all bedrooms. Queen sleeper sofa in living room. However, there are reports that this isn't very comfortable - might want to save it for the kids. All bedding - sheets, pillows, comforters and blankets were new in 2015. The master bedroom attaches to a day room with two twin beds. There is a sliding - barn door style door that separates the two areas.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Long Term Rental Available for Snowbirds at a discounted rate.

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