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Close to springs, pool home on Kings Bay, Crystal River. Bring your boat! 2br/2b

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Waterfront home with pool and mooring whips. 2br/2ba

Manatee swimming, fishing, relaxing....no better place to do all 3. Welcome to our completely remodeled vacation home! For 20 years we have been hosting guests and providing a wonderful way to explore all Crystal River has to offer. Dock your boat on our seawall with your own personal mooring whips. Paddle just 5-10 minutes to Kings Spring or 15-20 minutes to Three Sisters Spring with your own private kayaks and paddle board we offer at no additional charge. Bike around downtown and do a little shopping on your own set of bicycles we also offer at no additional charge. We are situated nearly right on Kings Bay, just 1 house in on a freshwater canal. Come visit Florida's Nature Coast in our brand new remodeled interior from floor to ceiling. Our relaxing vacation home is featured on an over-sized corner lot that is approximately 3/4 acre. The lot is fenced and full of shade trees. Our home is a spacious two bedroom, two bath space with an additional Queen sleeper sofa. It comfortably accommodates 6 people. Aside from the open tiled kitchen/living/dining area, we have an enclosed Florida room, a screened in patio, and a screened lanai with a private pool. We offer cable t.v., wireless internet, and dvd players for your use.

Our visitors enjoy the tranquility that our home offers. It is very common to see manatees slowly making their way through our canal along with an occasional dolphin or otter sighting!! There are several species of birds that come to feed in our yard that can be viewed through our comfortable Florida room and back screened patio. This home is located near the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in a residential neighborhood.

We have plenty of room to park your vehicles and boat trailers in the long driveway or in the yard. There is also a covered carport for your vehicle.

We do offer 3 single seater kayaks and a paddleboard here at the home at no additional cost to you, along with paddles and life jackets. We also provide 2 beach cruiser bicycles at no additional cost. We have a crabtrap in the back you can use as there are several blue crabs in the canal. There is also a fish cleaning table in the back in front of the boatslip.

The home comes completely stocked with kitchen utensils, cookware, bed linens, towels and washcloths, soap and cleaning materials. There is a full washer/dryer here for your use and we keep you stocked with laundry detergent. All you need to bring are your personal toiletries and food!!

There is a county boat ramp with rest rooms and picnic area about 4 miles down Fort Island Trail. Fort Island Gulf Beach is 6 miles away on Ft. Island trail.

The area is perfect for swimming with the manatees and swimming in nearby springs. 3 Sisters and King spring are within paddling distance.

Please feel free to ask us any additional questions you may have regarding our home or the area. We do offer a 10% military, police, ems, fire and return renter discount. Our home is open all year long for rental. Thank you and we hope to hear from you!

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2001
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About The Owner

Bob and Ramona Kennedy first came to Crystal River in 1969 and knew King's Bay was the slice of heaven they were looking for to live and love and raise their 3 boys. In 2001, their offspring, the 3 Kennedy brothers decided to go in on a joint venture to share the beauty, fun, and adventure they experienced growing up on Kings Bay. There have now been 3 generations of Kennedy's raised here!

The Owner purchased this house in 2001

Why The Owner chose Crystal River

This home and property is truly a gem - from the spreading arms of our giant oak, to the gentle tides flowing in and out in the canal in the back yard, this space provides instant peace and tranquility.

What makes this house unique

Manatees are often seen in the canal behind the house. Otter, Dolphins, and many types of fish can also be viewed swimming by. Fish from the seawall as well as crab. Birdwatching can also be enjoyed here.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the house. We sat on the porch for breakfast, and then moved outside to the screened in porch. Just love it!



We took the kayaks out one day and saw many, many manatee!



We went to the Homosassa Wildlife Park and then to "The Freezer" for an inexpensive meal of shrimp and crab.



Our other favorite restaurants are The Crab Plant and Crackers - must have their lobster bisque as it is awesome!



We enjoyed watching the animals in the channel and the peaceful neighborhood.



St. Timothy Lutheran Church was very nice and we felt welcomed.



We will certainly return!
Feb 2018
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Please respect our neighbors - this is a quiet and serene neighborhood to enjoy a relaxing vacation.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) In seperate bedroom with closet., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sized sleeper sofa in living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Close to springs, pool home on Kings Bay, Crystal River. Bring your boat! 2br/2b
average rating of 4.7843137 based on 52 reviews
5

This home was AMAZING!!

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough great compliments of this home!! I had never rented a home before. This home was awesome and so much more than I could expect. The house was beautifully decorated and updated. The beds, pillows, sheets so comfortable! We took the kayaks and paddle board out everyday! We saw where visitors took the tour boats to see the manatee...we didn't need to do this at all! There is a momma manatee and her calf that stay all year...everyday they visited the seawall at this house. Up close and personal viewing was wonderful! We fished every day off the seawall and hung out at the pool at night. We will DEFINITELY be back for a longer stay!! You can not get what the Kennedy's have to offer by staying at a hotel. Thank you so much Ms. Kennedy for your magnificent hospitality and home!!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hilton Head, Sc
5

Fabulous home, perfect location!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay at this beautiful home! The interior was recently updated and it’s beautiful. The back wall of the home is all sliding glass doors so you can take in water view from living/kitchen/dining.

We took advantage of the kayaks provided. We saw manatee, dolphins and lots of birds. We also did a swim with the manatee tour with River Venture which I highly recommend.

The home is perfectly located to enjoy all the sights in Crystal River and Homasassa. Homasassa Wildlife Center was wonderful. Because they are a rescue center, they don’t have to have four wall cages as the birds can’t fly away. This gives you the feeling of being right in the middle of their habitat. This was one of the best zoo/wild life center experiences we’ve had!

Fort Island Beach was beautiful so recommend heading down there ... right down the end of the street!!

Bottom line - if we visit Crystal River again, we wouldn’t stay anywhere else!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very nice and new on the inside.

  • 4 of 5

Great location for enjoying the natural beauty of Crystal river. Can launch kayaks, provided by the owner 👍🏻, and easily paddle out to a very serene and natural river. Also great seafood in Crystal River and Homassassa Springs. All around great trip.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A comfortable and clean home with excellent views and access to Kings Bay.

  • 5 of 5

The home was very comfortable. It was a cooler week in Crystal River, but being from Minnesota, we still enjoyed and made use of the kayaks and even the pool. I found the owners to be very responsive to our needs. They promptly responded to our calls and emails. We will definitely go back in the future.

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

Great location and manatees in canal!

  • 5 of 5

Location is great for kayaking and swimming with the manatees. They even show up in canal next to the house! Lots of birds and other wildlife. We even saw dolphins on the bay!

The house is very spacious and nicely decorated. Very pleasant to stay for a couple of days.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Odessa, Florida
5

Everything was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful & very clean! The beds were very comfortable; the neighborhood was nice; they had kayaks & bicycles at the property, which served as cheap entertainment for the (4) teenagers we had w/us - they loved it!! The dining room table perfectly seats (6), which allowed us to eat together & play board games. The owners really focused on the small details, making our stay comfortable & enjoyable. Thank you for sharing your home - we’ll definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Point of Interest
Our rental home
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Island Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Petes Pier Boat Ramp
Nearest Point of Interest
Hunter Springs Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Island Trail Park

Fish or crab in canal behind home

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Crystal River, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£440
for 3 nights
From
£116
£895
£3,068
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£490
for 3 nights
From
£132
£919
£3,151
 
 
Fall
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£490
for 3 nights
From
£132
£919
£3,399
 
 
Winter
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£490
for 3 nights
From
£132
£919
£3,399
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £186.13
Refundable Damage Deposit £372.25
Cleaning Fee under 30 da £93.06

Rates are subject to change. Rates confirmed at reservation with security deposit received. Owners reserve the right to cancel reservation at any time. Owners reserve the right to schedule property repair or maintenance at any time.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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