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Private Island Retreat Land Access~ lots free things~ 2 full 2 bedroom homes

People18
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
18
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Crystal River - Private island complex rental

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Sleeps up to 20 , For the cost of renting kayaks!

Not just a home rental, but a Private Island Complex in the Ozello Keys. Experience the Real Florida here on the Nature Coast; only minutes from Crystal River and Homosassa Springs..

Land bridge access with electronic security gate gives you the privacy and convenience of driving to/from your own private island with amenities you won't get from any other home rental! Very little traffic noise to hinder the awesome wildlife and beautiful serenity here.

Swim or relax in one of the 2 spas or the 45’ solar-heated pool with 2 - 32’ waterfalls and wet bar. Relax by the bonfire ring (wood included with your stay), watch one of Mother Nature’s night shows, unhampered by city lights.

All linens, towels, and all cooking utensils, including glasses, dishes, pots and pans are furnished in both units The upper unit has a full kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, stove and refrigerator. The lower unit has a partial kitchen with microwave, stove and refrigerator.

Rent both upper and lower homes (2 bedroom 1.5 bath each) and only your group will be in Paradise*. *Caretakers on property to take care of any needs you may have.

When you rent here, you rent an island retreat complex with many amenities. Be sure you know what is included with your rental, as we have become aware of others making it appear they have enough kayaks for your group; most have 1 or 2 at best, whereas we provide 14. Whether it's paddling with dolphins or exploring some of the 300 islands with one of the 14 kayaks/3 canoes that come at no extra charge, this alone could save a family of 16 more than $800 a day!

Rent a private island, not just a home-in-a-row on a canal. 360 degrees of open water views with very few boats going by!

We also can set you up to snorkel with the manatee or have a private all day tour of Crystal River, including snorkeling and fishing on your own private pontoon boat with your own licensed guide.

Make this the vacation of a lifetime for just a few dollars more.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Paradise Found Island Retreat 2 full 2 bedroom 1.5 bath homes
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
7 November, 2016
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About Paradise Found Island Retreat 2 full 2 bedroom 1.5 bath homes

I am a semi retired artist. I bought this island to retire to. After having several of my art customers come stay. i thought, would't it be nice to make a living sharing this beautiful natural spot with those that would never get to stay on an island like this. Or kayak the islands with dolphins Private Island home, land accessible, many amenities you will not get with an in-town home. *

Paradise Found Island Retreat 2 full 2 bedroom 1.5 bath homes purchased this house in 1995

Why Paradise Found Island Retreat 2 full 2 bedroom 1.5 bath homes chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

This island was abused. I had gone by by boat and saw siding falling off. Major piles of trash every where. I thought how could any one do that to a estuary property. So 48 hours later I owned it. Private Island home, land accessible, many amenities you will not get with an in-town home. * Specializing in groups of 12 to 20, great for family reunions or gatherings. * FREE use of 14 kayaks and 2 canoes (save up to $800/day). * FREE firewood for nightly bonfires. *

What makes this house unique

Open water views. Few boats a day go by so very private.

45' pool with 2 32' concrete waterfalls all LED lite with wet bar and music system

Pool grilling area with seating for 20

45' tiki hut with seating for 52 music system wet bar grilling area

14 kayaks and 2 canoes at your beacon call every day

Awesome ruble fire ring with seating for 20 and cook grill on point of your own island

3 acres of yard all with over 130 mood lights

over 100 yards to any off site house so you can be out at pool fire ring all night

Please email to see out site direct for over 130 photo

If are comparing this to a normal rental we are most likly not the spot for you as we offer way more for not that much more money! Please email to see current sales and pricing

Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Private Island Retreat Land Access~ lots free things~ 2 full 2 bedroom homes
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
St. Augustine, FL
5

Tell your friends!

  • 5 of 5

Phenomenal resort! From the beginning I had a good feeling about this place as I thought the reference to Milton's literary classic was very clever. The experience was far better than I could have even hoped for, as for the price of a decent hotel room in some cities you basically get your own private island resort! Words cannot describe and even picture don't do this sanctuary justice.

Do yourself a favor and give it a try. I can guarantee you will be telling all your friends and coming back to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Previewing for an upcoming family reunion in February

  • 5 of 5

I just stayed overnight in Crystal River this week. I am planning to host a 60th birthday party/ family reunion for my husband next February and I wanted to come up to Crystal River and see the Paradise Found Island Retreat and the Plantation Resort that is 10 minutes away. I intend to put up my guests of 20 between the two establishments. First, the Plantation is nice but after doing my math it adds up to quite a bit more expense then the Paradise Found Retreat when compared. And the age and condition at the Plantation was not markedly better than the accommodations at the Paradise Found Island Retreat. The walls at Plantation Resort are paper thin and I was woken up a few times over the night. The island will be blissfully quiet.The food and drinks at Plantation are expensive and I am really glad that we will be having the use of Paradise Found Island Retreat and it's amenities to host my extra guests on a day pass basis for a very low extra cost. This way I can feed the group three times a day and save the cost of restaurants which will save us a ton, not to mention the bar bill we wont have to have by bringing our own beverages and serving them from the adorable Tiki hut and bar on the island. There are kayaks and canoes to accommodate 20 passengers all included in the price as well as a pool and two jacuzzi's. I set up a meeting with the owner Ken at 9am Thursday to preview the property and go over my plans. When I arrived the downstairs unit was getting a makeover in the kitchen and main bath and the rest of the unit was in great shape. It was very clean and I saw no bugs, but hey it is Florida, pretty hard to not have any. Upstairs is already spruced up and has amazing views from every window and bedroom. The two massive porches are screened in and that will make for nice indoor outdoor living while we are there. Ken put me in touch with two restaurants right up the road who will do some catering and bring a few dinners over for us and Dominoes even delivers pizza out in this remote location. My cell phone, metro pcs, gets great reception. At the Plantation I could only make emergency calls. And the wifi works great too on the island and also at Plantation. I am a decorator by trade and I think the direction the owner is going in is "cute and island like" and sure it is dated, but so is the Plantation. For the price of admission you can't be expecting the Ritz, but you will get a clean, private island retreat with lots of amenities and a landlord

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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charlotte, north carolina
5

best vacation on the island!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time last spring on paradise island. We are looking at it now for the holiday. We have 18 in our group and is hard to find anywere to handel us comfortable. There we not only had room to sleep. But all went kayaking togeather 2 days of our week stay. I am hopeing with the fall weather that the fishing will be as good if not better than spring.

We enjoyed our stay. Managment was great. Very helpfull when my child tried to hook up xbox and then could not get tv back on at 10pm. But not realy around other wise. We would all recomend this place highly. Heck the fact we are going there 2 times in 6 months should say tons

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the island after 10 years or design and detailing it is always nice to hear that people enjoyed there time in paradise. We try to offer a unique experience of island living. We do offer so much more for just a few dollars more. Like with your family who did there research they find that although we are a little more money per person you more than get that back with all the island extras. Don't forget to tell me you stayed here before as you get a discount for re-booking!
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Lakeland, Florida, USA
5

vacation at paradise found island

  • 5 of 5

we stayed at this island and were more than pleased! we had a great time with no problems at all. the owner was close for anything we needed or questions that we had otherwise we really didnt see him. the pool was gorgeous! loved sitting on the deckside by the pool and just lounging and having a great time with friends.

i was a little surprised when we got there, the homes were much nicer and more comfortable than what the photos show.

ken, the owner, took us on a jet ski tour out to the gulf and we seen a ton of dolphins and some stingrays and even a couple sharks! great day!

what can i say other than GREAT VACATION!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Lakeland, Florida, USA
5

vacation at paradise found island

  • 5 of 5

we stayed at this island and were more than pleased! we had a great time with no problems at all. the owner was close for anything we needed or questions that we had otherwise we really didnt see him. the pool was gorgeous! loved sitting on the deckside by the pool and just lounging and having a great time with friends.

i was a little surprised when we got there, the homes were much nicer and more comfortable than what the photos show.

ken, the owner, took us on a jet ski tour out to the gulf and we seen a ton of dolphins and some stingrays and even a couple sharks! great day!

what can i say other than GREAT VACATION!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Location

Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Snorkel with manatee.

* Kayak with dolphins at the island.

* Privacy on an island retreat.

* Going out with top fishing guides..

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.

* Rainbow Springs State Park.

* Free use of kayaks/canoes.

* Free firewood for nightly bonfires.

* Free fishing from the island.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Spend quality time without worrying who is aproching the kids.

* Quality time on a island with the family alone.

* Snorkel with manatee.

* Fishing/scalloping.

* Nightly bonfires.

Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park is one of the best places in the state to view manatees, some of which are treated here before being released into the wild. An excellent value at $13/adult, $5/child, spend the afternoon at the zoo and research center (15 minute drive from Paradise).

Rainbow Springs State Park offers swimming, snorkeling, canoeing and kayaking, hiking and wildlife viewing (squirrels, otter, turtles, alligators, songbirds, hummingbirds, red-shoulder hawks, osprey, barred owls, and various water birds).

Weeki Wachee Springs is where underwater performances by mermaids (women wearing fish tails) can be viewed in an aquarium-like setting. Visitors can swim at Buccaneer Bay, see the Misunderstood Creatures Animal Show, or take a riverboat ride down the Weeki Wachee River.

Crystal River Archaeological State Park is a 61 acre National Historic Landmark, activities include salt and fresh water fishing, bird watching and a boat tour of Crystal River.

Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park contains the remnants of the once-thriving 5,100-acre sugar plantation, serving as a supplier of sugar products for southern troops during the Civil War.

Take a manatee snorkel trip for as little as $30 (let us know and we can book it for you).

Many Orlando area amusement parks and attractions are just a day trip away.

Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
holiday
22 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,856
for 3 nights
From
£619
From
£692
Fri,Sat
£3,436
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring break
1 Mar 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£3,166
for 5 nights
From
£619
From
£692
Fri,Sat
£3,856
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Scallop Season
1 Jun 2017 - 14 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£3,166
for 5 nights
From
£619
From
£692
Fri,Sat
£3,856
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£928
for 2 nights
From
£464
From
£518
Fri,Sat
£2,911
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £32 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Private Island home, land accessible, many amenities you will not get with an in-town home.
* Specializing in groups of 12 to 20, great for family reunions or gatherings.
* FREE use of 14 kayaks and 2 canoes (save up to $800/day).
* FREE firewood for nightly bonfires.
* We offer the ultimate in privacy and security for your group.
For the cost of renting a kayak each day

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Upper main - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Sink
    Upper second - Toilet , sink
    Lower main - Toilet , Bath with Shower , see our site for more info
    Lower second - Toilet , sink
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Upper main - 1 Large Double Bed
    Upper second - 1 Large Double Bed
    Lower main - 2 Large Double Bed
    Lower second - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Upper has 2 queen sofa beds Lower has 1 queen sofa bed Each level has 1 Queen air mattress
Outside:
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Notes:
FREE use of 14 kayaks/2 canoes (enough for 23 to paddle together ~ save hundreds a day in rental fees!) 45' solar-heated pool with wet bar 2 32' lit waterfalls into pool 45’ Tiki hut with wet bar and sound system with charcoal grill 8' 9HP spa with 6 water freatuees Private double-pump Jacuzzi on deck of upper home Picnic area with charcoal grill by pool and at 45' tiki hut will sit up to 60 people Bonfire ring with furnished wood coin-op washer and dryer 61” Sony HDTV in upper home, with over 200 channels 42' HDTV in lower home, with over 200 channels Queen-size beds Full kitchen in each home Screened-in patio and deck for each home High-speed wireless internet Awesome wildlife viewing and so much more... check our website for more details.

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