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3 Br/2 Ba Waterfront Surrounded By Nature Close To Plantation Inn/ Kings Bay

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Br/2 Ba 3 Level Home On Canal Near Kings Bay With A Natural Spring Near Dock

Enjoy our clean and affordable three bedrooms two bath three level private home with screened in decks/porches on each level overlooking a large spring, canal and wilderness. You will certainly spend your mornings sipping coffee or your evenings having dinner on the middle deck steps from a modern kitchen. The home is stocked with everything you need including WiFi, flat screen TV’s and a sound bar to Bluetooth your music/movies. You will love how close it is to shops and restaurants while being quiet and surrounded by nature. Our canal leads to Kings Bay/Crystal River and Gulf with no bridges. We have a covered boathouse, screened fish cleaning station and trailer parking on the property. We offer three kayaks currently (two single and one tandem sit on top). This home is ideal for large families, couples or two families since it is a three level home where you can enjoy the common areas and have privacy by retreating to the first or third floor.

Good chance you will see plenty of wildlife in the springs off our dock including manatees, otters, plenty of birds, fish, turtles and an occasional pod of dolphins. Kayak the premiere spot for manatee watching or snorkeling with Kings Springs a short 10 minute paddle!

Our fully equipped kitchen has everything you need for cooking - refrigerator, coffee maker, blender, full sized stove and oven, and microwave plus all new utensils, cookware and dishes.

The master suite includes a King Bed, flat screen TV, private bathroom with a large shower overlooking the nature preserve and private balcony. The 2 remaining bedrooms each have queen beds and one room has a 2nd full bed all with high quality linens.

The quiet neighborhood is safe and secure. There is a restaurant, dive shop, national park, and an outdoor sunset bar all within a five minute drive!!! A bike trail 1 mile away.

A big grocery store is a few minutes away. Downtown Crystal River is a 8 minute car ride where you can enjoy shopping searching for antiques or strolling the sidewalks. A large mall with 8 theaters is a 10 minute drive. You will love the location, having so many restaurants, banks and shopping so close and having nature even closer!!

More Details

Property Manager/Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 July, 2017

About Property Manager/Owner

Our family lives just outside of Orlando which is approximately 1.5 hours from Crystal River. We currently have three vacation rental locations in Crystal River with this location being our first private home.

We are all Florida natives; Pete grew up in Inverness which is the town next to our vacation home and why we chose Crystal River. We like the laid back sleepy little town feel and fell in love with the areas springs, specifically Three Sisters. What started as a weekend get a way has turned into a wonderful place we are happy to share.

We chose Crystal River because I grew up close to the springs and remember swimming in them as a kid. I enjoyed frequent field trips and summer camps to see the manatees and swim in the springs. My first scuba trip was in King Springs, around the corner from our place. We hope you enjoy the area as much as we have....

Crystal River is a quiet little town with plenty to offer. The springs are beautiful and Kings Springs is less than a 10 minute paddle from our dock. On any given morning you can see manatees and dolphin swim in the natural spring near our boathouse. From our back yard, you can boat or paddle to waterfront restaurants and enjoy the nature preserve in Kings Bay. A 7 mile scenic boat ride takes you to the Gulf of Mexico where there is fantastic fishing, nature viewing and in the summer, scallop harvesting. You will enjoy near by Homosassa Wildlife Park and Indian burial grounds which leave a lot to explore. Golf courses, bike/hiking trails close will allow for an active vacation if desired.

Property Manager/Owner purchased this house in 2015

Why Property Manager/Owner chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

We really liked this home in particular because there is nature in front of us and nature behind us (including a natural spring). We also loved the layout of the house with a private master suite on the 3rd level which includes a private bathroom, large walk in shower and private balcony. The middle level offers a large screened in porch a step away from the kitchen for easy morning coffee or dinner outside. We like being on the water and close to nature with the luxuries of town close by which made this home the ideal place....


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master Suite bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
    master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Lower level great room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 Bunk Bed
  • Master Suite on 3rd level with King Bed, flat screen smart TV, private bathroom with large walk in shower and a private balcony
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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3 Br/2 Ba Waterfront Surrounded By Nature Close To Plantation Inn/ Kings Bay
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed for Father's Day and my birthday weekend. We all (10 of us) had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. the owners were very prompt in answering any of our questions and we had plenty of info on the area. We enjoyed kayaking and saw manatees and we were really excited to see 2 dolphins swimming right out in front of us from the deck/porch. The beds were comfortable, we had plenty of room and lots to do. I/we highly recommend this home and we all wish to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: this home is a great spot for seeing all kings of wildlife in the spring behind the home....including manatees and occasionally dolphins! thanks for the high recommendation, let us know when you plan to visit again....Pete
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Perfect Location

  • 4 of 5

This was our first trip to crystal river Florida.

We loved watching the manatees and all the birds. The house was very accommodating it had all we needed to cook our own meals and had all the comforts of home.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Petersburg, FL

Where nature meets...Palm Springs Terrace rustic waterfront home for family and friends!

  • 5 of 5

When you're thinking of your special getaway and want a welcoming spot for friends and family to come and gather, this is that place!!! Steps from the canal that leads to larger Kings Bay, the covered boat dock is perfect for smaller vessels. (Low tide is low May, approx 2') plan with the tide charts and you'll be able to venture from home to 3 sister springs canal, all the way out to the Gulf of Mexico.

The home is rustic and exactly what you'd expect for a vacation spot in a woods. Stairs are involved for the 3 levels of the home, creating a nice view. We enjoyed our stay, Crab Plant Restaurant is a no frills, but great crab and the best grouper we locals have tasted in a long while. Other waterfront dining such as Crackers Bar, Grill & Tiki, have floating docks for your boat/dining pleasure. Additional restaurants are also nearby. Main channel alows speeds up to 25 mph, slow and minimum wake zones are also posted, watch for the manatee's!

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we are glad you enjoyed your stay at our home and took advantage of some of the waterfront dining and local seafood spots....we will look forward to having you back! Pete
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Great place to stay on crystal river

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Palm Springs home in Crystal River. Kids had a blast kayaking around looking for manatees and turtles. They even caught some fish! Great location. Nice and quiet. Enjoyed every minute of it!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

The view is amazing and the location of the house is absolutely fabulous! The screened in back porch is where we spent most of our time watching the manatee, fish and other wildlife. One of us was either fishing or kayaking at all times. We stayed there with 4 children and 6 adults for my in-laws 50th anniversary. We brought our boat that fit awesome in the boat slip and every day we took it out and went to 3 sisters and around and saw manatee every day. We even swam with manatee near the springs! It was so amazing. Every day we would also Kayak.

The only recommendation I would have is that the kitchen should be restocked with new pots and pans and utensils. The knives were super dull and there were not many pots, bowls or utensils. It was very clean and again it was an awesome vacation. HIGHLY recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for sharing your experience, we are so happy to hear you and your family enjoyed our home and the Kings Bay/Crystal River area. Thanks for the feedback on the kitchen, we will replace and restock the kitchen as you have suggested...The home has been booked solid since November so we have not had an opening to replenish until this month....we will look forward to your return visit! Pete
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Relaxing with Nature - this is a clean, comfortable home surrounded by birds and nature

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I and our dogs stayed here for 3 weeks and had trouble leaving. As nature lovers, we were totally impressed with our view from the back decks. The screened-in deck off the kitchen was nice for eating breakfast and birdwatching. Birds abounded. Daily we would watch the herons, egrets, anhinga, osprey, hawks, woodpeckers, etc. go by. The narrow waterway behind the house acted as a small highway and the birds would just fly right by as we watched. Even saw 2 gators across in the little grotto area behind the house. While we loved this deck, the furniture could have been better maintained and cleaned. The deck was under some repair which it needed, as did door replacement and general cleaning of the area.

The house itself is quite comfortable with nice leather couches in the living room and a large screen TV. The master bed was very comfortable and the deck off the bedroom is a nice touch. Plenty of storage space for clothes and a big walk in closet. Bathroom is roomy with good storage. Master shower is delightful with plenty of hot water. The kitchen is nicely laid out but fell short with limited kitchen utensils and pots which were well used and could use some restocking. Potholders, trivets, more kitchen towels would also be nice. All would help the quality of usage in this lovely kitchen. There is plenty of space in this house for a large group.

Pete, the house manager, was very responsive to any questions or concerns. The house came with plenty of instructions on how to work things and with information on the area. That was all helpful. A little better clarification on the trash days and type of garbage on what day would be good.

The house is in a great location - easy access to main roads with so many parks and hiking trails in the nearby area. Would recommend Charlie's for lunch/dinner. Three Sisters Springs is a must for manatees on a cool day.

Overall, we had a very good experience at this house and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing your thought and feedback....we agree it is a great location and you can enjoy nature from the back porch. To address the constructive feedback (thanks for letting us know)...we have already addressed the kitchen request with new pot holders and kitchen towels (let us know what other utensils are needed?)...we have also replaced soft wood on the deck, just needs to be painted which we will do once we have an open day. Outside furniture is just that, outside furniture, it remains on the outside porch so it does get dirty, we had plastic on it, unfortunately a guest removed it and it has been hard to keep clean since (we will never purchase white cushions again!). For anyone who enjoyed nature and a quiet location close to area shops and restaurants, this home will not disappoint! Pete
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Plantation Inn
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Plantation Inn
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Many area restaurants
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Crystal River local


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Crystal River, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Scallop Season
10 Jul 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Holiday Season
17 Nov 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter/Manatee Season
8 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £97.49
Pet Fee £38.99
Damage Deposit £233.97

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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