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Waterfront Home On Crystal River Lagoon

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Come visit beautiful Crystal River on Florida's Nature Coast! This 3 bedroom, 2 full bath home is located on a lagoon directly off of the Crystal River, with river views. The property has been completely renovated while still preserving it's mid-century charm. Mermaid Haven boasts a completely remodeled kitchen with all new wooden cabinetry, tiled backsplash, stunning and durable quartz counter tops and brand new appliances. Both bathrooms have been remodeled and have gorgeous new wood cabinets, new light fixtures, Corian counter tops and dual sinks.

The deep water canal allows you immediate access to the Crystal River, regardless of the tides. Ride to the Gulf in just 20 minutes and Three Sisters Springs in only 15 minutes. Tide fluctuations are not an issue for this river-facing property.

The Master Bedroom has a queen bed and an attached bathroom. Each of the additional guest bedrooms have bunk beds with a full-sized bed on bottom and a twin-sized bed on top. A trundle bed with a blow-up twin mattress can be accessed in each room as well. The guest bathroom is located between the guest bedrooms.

The galley kitchen includes a coffee maker and all new stainless steel appliances: dishwasher, range, refrigerator, and microwave. The kitchen is fully stocked with pots, pans, dishes, and any utensils you could want.

The open floor plan allows you to enjoy the 10-seat dining room table as well as the wrap-around couch and 42-inch TV with basic cable and a DVD/VCR player. Complimentary wifi is available for your use during your stay.

The sun room allows seating for 13 and has beautiful views of daily sunrises as well as views of the lagoon and the River to the north. This is everyone's favorite place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning and a cocktail in the evening.

The large yard is completely fenced and the charcoal grill is available for your next bar-b-que.

A (brand new!) floating dock is available for your use, so please bring your boat! A FREE public boat ramp is just another mile down the road, so you can easily put your boat in the water immediately upon arrival.

The spacious garage allows for easy storage of all of your gear and contains a brand new washer and dryer for your use. Two kayaks and two paddle boards are also available for your use. Two basic adult-sized life jackets are provided, but bring your own if you prefer a more customized fit.

The over-sized driveway (with a freshly poured asphalt apron) can comfortably fit 3 vehicles (or two vehicles and a boat trailer). Four vehicles fit with some squeezing and then there is still room to park another vehicle or two horizontally behind those if needed.

Citrus County's only beach is just another 3.5 miles down the road. After a long day on the water, enjoy watching the sun set into The Gulf while flying kites or listening to the drum circle that performs once a month on Sunday evenings.

Crystal River is only an hour and a half away from Tampa (to the south) and Orlando (to the east) and allows for easy day trips to the theme parks, aquariums, and other attractions in those areas.

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Sunni Mohammadbhoy
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018

About Sunni Mohammadbhoy

Hi there! We are Mo and Sunni and we have two daughters, Lorelei and CiCi. We both grew up in Arcadia, FL and attended Florida Sate University (go Noles!). After college, we left Florida to pursue graduate school and careers, but after having children, we were eager to return to our roots. Citrus County has been our home for the past 7 years. We love everything our town and our county has to offer and we are so happy to be raising our children in such a loving and beautiful community. We are avid boaters and you might just see us jumping on our boat that still resides at the second dock on the property during your stay!

Sunni Mohammadbhoy purchased this house in 2012

Why Sunni Mohammadbhoy chose Crystal Shores

We simply adore Mermaid Haven. This property used to be our full-time home until we moved further in-land to be closer to work and the kids' school. We love the house and the river life so much, in fact, that we move back to Mermaid Haven ourselves each Memorial Day weekend and stay all summer until school starts back in August. We spend the whole summer hosting our favorite friends for Scalloping Season. These are some of our most precious family memories and we have formed bonds with our friends that will never be broken during these weeks living and scalloping together. Our house motto (which is framed prominently within the home) is "What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens on the River gets laughed about all year long."

What makes this house unique

To us, this is not just a rental property. Mermaid Haven was our HOME for a few years and continues to be so each summer. It includes every comfort we would expect for ourselves and our guests. We invite you to enjoy our little piece of river life.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Waterfront Home On Crystal River Lagoon
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Great river getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend getaway on the Crystal River. Mermaid Haven was a great location for exploring the river by boat or kayak!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for the lovely review.
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Beautiful home right in the canal with great views. Close to Crystal Springs!

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy with the home, super roomy, kayaks etc. would love to come back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely river home for a long weekend and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! The house was extremely comfortable, well equipped and just what we needed for a relaxing get away! Sunni was quick to respond with any question we had, and was gracious to offer an early check in/out to us. Frankly we spent the majority of the weekend on the back of the property either sitting on the docks or on the comfy seating in the Florida room which overlooks the canal. Our grand pup had the time of her life chasing lizards all weekend! Sunrises are are great and evenings peaceful. Our grandson mastered the paddle board in the first couple of hours and spent hours on it. We would most certainly enjoy staying again! Thank you Sunni and Mo!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5

We were able to check-in and out with no problems. House was very clean and contained everything we needed except a gas BBQ grill. Internet and cable TV worked great. Big kitchen and large dinning room table. Dock was great for our boat and the kids loved the kayaks and paddleboards provided. Plenty of parking and garage storage available. Easy access to the river and Bay, but far enough from the main channel so no busy boat traffic. Sunni was very responsive and easy to deal with. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay! Would definitely stay here again.

  • 5 of 5

The property was very neat, clean and well equipped. The fenced yard was perfect as we had a toddler. Plenty of room for the whole family. Floating boat dock was great! Would definitely rent this again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very well maintained

  • 5 of 5

we had a great time, nice place, very clean, would stay again, thank you

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £113.37
Refundable Damage Deposit £226.74

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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