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

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


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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Calendar last updated:
16 March, 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Crystal River in Citrus County

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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


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Close to springs, pool home on Kings Bay, Crystal River. Bring your boat! 2br/2b
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 46 reviews

Truly relaxing experience

  • 4 of 5

Exterior is not the best greeting for new clients, but the interior is up to date clean and well decorated. There wasn't anything that we might need that wasn't right there.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

The house, in a quite neighborhood, was very neat and clean and looked like it was recently renovated including kitchen appliances and plumbing fixtures. The kayaks were allot of fun. Easy access from the canal behind the house out to the river where, when the conditions are right, the manatees can be seen. The pool area was private and a very nice place to relax and take dip. Short drive to restaurants and shopping.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for exploring Crystal River!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just enjoyed a wonderful long weekend in Crystal River, and Cherie’s house was really perfect. It’s very nicely appointed inside - the recent renovations turned out beautifully! The home is also equipped with so many extras: a pool, a fish cleaning station, bicycles and kayaks. Don’t miss out on kayaking! We wish we had one more day just to spend paddling out on the water. We also booked an early-morning manatee tour close by and loved it! Finally, Cherie is incredibly helpful and responsive, which really makes the rental experience more personal and all the better. We would definitely come back to Crystal River and to Cherie’s place in particular!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
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Great location, comes with bikes and kayaks.

  • 5 of 5

On a canal, easy access to the bay and springs. Clean, updated furniture and appliances. Lots of windows, great views.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great water access

  • 5 of 5

This home was everything we could ask for. It appears to be recently renovated with new appliances and furniture. It was clean and quiet, perfect for a relaxing vacation. The access to the water was perfect for kayaking; it was very easy to use the steps to get in and out of the kayaks. We were surprised by the huge tides, but the steps meant we could always reach the water. We also enjoyed walking around the neighborhood, cars actually drove slowly! We hope to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
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Best of the nature coast

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful spot, with boat access to Kings Bay and the gulf. The fishing is so good off the seawall that you never need to leave the place if you don't want to. The interior is just-renovated and very nice. Close to all Crystal River restaurants and stores, but very peaceful and quiet. Lots of wildlife. Great pool. The owner is super-nice. I will be back, I hope.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Crystal River, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £180.52
Refundable Damage Deposit £361.05
Cleaning Fee under 30 da £90.26
Tax Rate 11.0%

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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