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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 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
24 July, 2017

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 6 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 River

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: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • 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 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

This home has it all. The rooms were spacious, it was clean. The boat dock was perfect. Really nice that it floats so you didn't have to worry about the tides. Close to the springs and the ocean. We really enjoyed ourselves and would rent this home again given the chance. The only thing I would say that would make this house even better would be to have a ceiling fan in the living room. It would help to circulate the air, other than that all was very good. Loved the fenced back yard so we didn't have to worry about the pup running off.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly a home away from home. Spacious living area, big yard and tons of fun right off the deck.

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely rent here again. Very clean, large dinning room table with plenty of seating, upgraded microwave/oven system. Loved the use of the paddle boards and we had fun fishing right off the deck. Ideal location for kids and the place to stay when scalloping. A great find!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The House is prefect for a small group, the Dock was in great condition and away from boat traffic

  • 5 of 5

The owners were amazing to work with. They were very flexible and accommodating to our family. They answered questions almost immediately whether it was before or after booking as well as during the stay. The house was extremely clean when we arrived and it was very well decorated. the neighborhood is super quiet and everyone that drove by was polite and waved. We enjoyed the use of the paddle boards that we were able to use to commute to our friends who rented another house down the street. After hearing about how particular their renter was I was happy that ours were so friendly and accommodating. We had several request that were outside of our contract and they were happy to accommodate them whenever possible. The house was very well appointed with everything we needed, it was set up nice and was safe for our two year old to play in without us worrying too much about him hurting himself or destroying the house. The whole experience was very low stress from booking, to the set up of the house, to the check in and check out process. The bottom line is I highly recommend this house and these great property owners!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property in a great location for scalloping!

  • 4 of 5

Overall we had a fantastic time staying at the River House. The house is very comfortable and it's location on Crystal river is perfect for a weekend of scalloping. We did have one issue with the house that the owner responded to very quickly. The issue had the potential to ruin the weekend for us, however the owner did an amazing job resolving it and made sure our interests were taking care of. Highly recommend this property and any that she owns to others!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, Beth! I'm so glad that we were able to successfully resolve the issue to your satisfaction and that you had a good time scalloping!
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Better than advertised !

  • 5 of 5

we arrived after a full day car trip to a wonderfully inviting experience. the home is very well laid out for both a small group, we had 3, or a large group of maybe 10. the family room and that wonderful reclining leather sectional sofa were appreciated after our days of kayaking and fishing. be advised kayaking can be dangerous. both me and my son overturned our kayaks and so say the least was not a happy experience. there were no life jackets we could find to take with us and we didn't initially see any harm. we were both taken by surprise how easily these are to overturn and both found ourselves in precarious situations. they are nearly impossible to reenter if overturned. my wife had to rescue me and assist me to land. all appliances and furnishings were modern and very nice. she loved the back porch for her morning coffee and reading. the canal access is nice and we caught several fish off our docks. the floating wood dock could use some maintenance as some of the wood planks are deteriorated and need replaced. all that being said, we would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! And thank you for the suggestion of life jackets for the kayaks. I will be sure to leave a couple in the garage for future tenants. And about the dock: would you believe that it used to be the "good" dock?!? We were so focused on getting the other one repaired, that it wasn't until it was completed that we realized that the floating dock also needed work. We immediately put in an order for a new floating dock to be built. It's been ordered and paid for since February, but we are still waiting for the dock company to complete the work and install it. Crossing my fingers that it arrives before the end of scalloping season! We hope to host you again if you are ever back in the area. Thanks! ~ Sunni
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  • 5 of 5

The home was so clean, well decorated, homey, and had everything we needed! Beautiful view of the river with a sunroom for that first cup of coffee in the morning. Ease of rental to boot!


  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Scallop Season
24 Jul 2017 - 24 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £115.41
Pet Fee £57.71
Refundable Damage Deposit £230.82
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.
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