|Minimum Stay||5 - 27 nights|
NEW PICTURES COMING IN JANUARY 2017 AFTER COMPLETION OF REMODEL!
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 terracotta giving it that uniquely Mediterranean feel.
Having received damages from Hurricane Herminie, the home was completed updated in 2016 with all new cabinetry, Saltillo tile flooring, Talavera Mexican Tile backsplashes, new windows and doors, custom bar with reclaimed wood from South America and all new furniture. New pictures will be posted in January of 2017.
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. 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. 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, new double vanity and Moroccan beaded vanity mirror.
The main living room has a 50" Flat Screen TV and DVD player and large overstuffed couch and chair. It's the perfect place to relax with friends or to watch a 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, book lending library, DVD library, game cabinet and 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 unique coral chandelier and original art work. The Tommy Bahama dinning table 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 also has WiFi, cable TV, a new energy efficient air conditioner, ceiling fans and new tile roof.
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 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
Extra blankets and pillows
Quality bed linens and new top of the line Serta mattresses
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
$100 of the monthly electric bill is paid for long term guests. (Additional balance withheld from deposit)
THE HOME SLEEPS 8 COMFORTABLY AND 10 WITH AN AIR MATTRESS. IT HAS MORE THAN ENOUGH SEATING AREAS, DISHES AND SILVERWARE TO PROVIDE FOR THE NEEDS OF ALL GUESTS.
THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL $25.00 PER NIGHT, PER PERSON FEE FOR PARTIES OVER 8. WE ALLOW A MAXIMUM OF 10 GUESTS INCLUDING CHILDREN AND ADULTS.
ALSO CHECK OUT CASA DE RIO - 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!
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!!
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.
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!
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.
|Minumum Cleaning Fee||£166 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||£62 + Tax|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£415|
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed and first payment is paid. Dates are not held until the first payment is received.