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Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 27 nights


About the property

Elegant Mediterranean, Screened Pool/Hot Tub, Deep Water Lagoon, 4 bed/2 bath

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 on Crystal River Lagoon 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 terracotta giving it that uniquely Mediterranean feel.

The home was remodeled in 2017 with all new cabinetry, Saltillo tile flooring, new windows and doors, custom bar and new furniture, stainless steel appliances. No expense was spared in the furnishings and remodel. The home offers 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. 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 wall mounted 32" Flat Screen TV. The master bath is completely remodeled with travertine wall tile, private water closet, large walk-in shower with both a wall jet and overhead rain shower head and walk-in closet and double bowl vanity. A second bedroom, which is separated by two - barn style sliding doors, adjoins the Master Suite. This room has two twin beds and large glass doors to the covered lanai.

On the opposite side of the home are two additional bedrooms each with a king bed. These rooms have a shared, newly remodeled bathroom with a shower/tub combo.

The main living room has a 50" Flat Screen TV and DVD player, book lending library, DVD's and large overstuffed couch and chair. Here's where you kick back, relax and take in a good movie or game.

The pub room has a unique beverage bar made from reclaimed wood from South America that seats four on leather bar stools in hues from the Caribbean of Teal, Burnt Orange and Citron, and a pub table that seats an additional four. Its the perfect spot for hanging out and entertaining.

The family room, has a fireplace, game cabinet, new rattan furniture and 32" wall mounted - flat screen TV.

The completely remodeled 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 are all new. The kitchen also has a breakfast bar with seating for four. The dining room has a Tommy Bahama dinning table that 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, solar heated, salt-water pool and hot tub. There is a large gas barbeque for your use.

The home has WiFi and cable TV.

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 - provided with your rental - and head for Three Sister's Spring - a short 30 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


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

Home Security System and locally managed


Cable TV

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



ALSO CHECK OUT CASA DE RIO VRBO # 902267 - A four bedroom two bath canal front home in the same wonderful neighborhood. It is located just five houses from Casa Del Sol. Rent them both for family reunions.

More Details

Janice Geeding and Teri Burns
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 September, 2017

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

Location is everything at Crystal River and this home is perfectly situated - close to everything Crystal River has to offer - just off the main channel with good water and no bridges to either the Gulf or Kings Bay. It is located half way between the gulf and the restaurants and Springs. It 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 flair. 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 5 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Crystal Shores in Crystal River

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Approved furry friends welcome with additional $75.00 pet deposit.
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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Main Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master bathroom
  • Outdoor shower great for rinsing off after a day in the sun. Cold water only.
  • 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 2017
  • A blow-up mattress is provided for two additional guests. However, there is a $25 per person charge for parties over 8 people. All Beds have top of the line Serta Comfort Sleeper Mattresses which were purchased in 2017. The master bedroom has a beautiful "on-suite" bathroom with large walk-in shower and closet. The master bedroom also has a 32" wall-mounted flat-screen TV.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Long Term Rental Available for Snowbirds at a discounted rate.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.806452 based on 31 reviews

A winter's escape

  • 5 of 5

Casa del Sol is a beautiful 4 bedroom home on the water. It has all the amenities one could ask for including kayaks and pool toys for the kids.

It definitely feels like"home away from home". Casa is bright, spacious, and comfortable. The manatees seem to be drawn to this section which adds to the entertainment factor.

It's a 'laid-back' area reminiscent of old Florida - friendly and fun with lots of fishing, kayaking, biking, golf, and a host of other things the Nature Coast offers.

The owners, Janice and Teri, go above and beyond to assure you of a pleasant stay and respond immediately to any questions one might have.

We are already looking forward to our next winter at Casa del Sol.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. I have to tell you, the very best part of sharing our homes is the friendships we have made. Thanks again, and we will see you next year. Maybe we will be able to get that fishing trip in.
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  • 5 of 5

The house was better than expected. Very comfortable for our family of 8. The house was extremely clean, well stocked and nicely furnished. The floating boat was a plus (didn't have to worry about the tide). The water was plenty deep for our 22 ft. boat. The location was awesome. Close to "Three Sisters Spring" and took only 15 mins. to the Gulf. The kayaks provided were an extra bonus. The owners couldn't have been nicer. We'll definitely be back! The Mattson Family, Tarpon Springs, FL. August, 2017

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you and your family enjoyed their stay at Casa Del Sol. You are welcome back anytime. You were great guests.
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Beautiful home! Has everything you need. Great location on Crystal river, quick ride out to scallop.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this wonderful home for a family vacation, accommodated 8 of us just fine. Everyone had a great time. We docked our boat right there, so easy. Teri and Janice are perfect hosts, Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very glad you enjoyed your stay and that our dock accommodated your boat. The home is a perfect location - half way between the Gulf of Mexico and Three Sister's Springs. It's a short boat ride in either direction - deep water and no bridges. Thanks again! Next year is booking fast. If you decide to stay with us again, you might want to get your reservation in.
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Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Perfect place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family ranges in age from 4 months to grandparents and this vacation satisfied everyone. Casa del Sol was the perfect place to call home during our time in Crystal River. We had plenty of space to spread out and it had everything we needed. We enjoyed all of the special touches, from the welcoming bottle of wine to all of the beach-y decorations that made it really feel like a vacation destination.

Teri and Janice were easy to work with and made sure we had everything we needed for our stay. We downloaded the key app before we arrived and had no issues with accessing the home while we were there. Our deposit was returned very quickly, since we made sure to complete everything on the departure checklist.

The dock and outdoor cleaning station were put to good use. We caught some catfish off the dock (and threw them all back). We docked our rented pontoon boat overnight and cleaned our catch of scallops outdoors. We all enjoyed lounging in the pool after a full day on the water.

We had a great time and would highly recommend Casa del Sol to anyone planning a family vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liz - So glad you and your family enjoyed your stay and our home. We truly enjoy sharing our home with our guests and find that our repeat visitors become friends. You and yours are welcome back anytime.
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Beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Del Sol was wonderful. The house was very clean and had everything we needed! The location was great and easy to get on the water. We hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and great location!

  • 5 of 5

This house was awesome! The location has great access to the river. The house was very nice and had everything we needed. The owners are very easy to deal with and are very helpful.

Thanks for our great vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
2017 Fall Kayak Season
20 Aug 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
2017 Thanksgiving Holiday
18 Nov 2017 - 3 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
2018 Christmas Holiday
22 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
2018 Snowbird Season
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
27 night minimum stay
for 27 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
2018 Spring Kayak Season
1 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
2018 Summer and Scallop Season
15 Jun 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £148
Additional Guest Fee £18.5 per person per night
Pet Fee £55.5
Damage Deposit £370

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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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