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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, 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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16 July, 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Close to springs, pool home on Kings Bay, Crystal River. Bring your boat! 2br/2b
average rating of 4.803571 based on 57 reviews

A little glimmer of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

After just settling in for our two week stay, I opened the sliders to a dolphin playing in the canal. What a welcome. I was hooked after that. The home supplied kayaks. My husband and I took them out to the open water, just one house down the canal and just enjoyed watching nature at its finest. As I was rowing, a manatee went right under my kayak and came up and I swear he smiled at me. I was wondering how that experience could be topped. It was when I saw my son for the first time in a year and celebrated Christmas in June. He is a captain for Fun2Dive, and owns Pirate Flag Charters. He is always so busy, but we had a great celebration. We fished, swam in the pool, enjoyed the bikes and listened to the birds. No, it wasn’t boring. It was like hearing to a band. All the wildlife seemed in sync with one another. So amazing! The house was decorated to match the mood of Crystal River-relaxed and cozy with all the newest appliances, tvs, etc . Loved the interior. My dog is like our child. He came and had a great time. He loved chasing the squirrels. The owners were great to work with and answered any questions we had. I can’t wait to return to this little glimmer of Heaven! Thanks for sharing your home.-Sherry Wilson

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for my husband and I. The house is very clean, comfortable beds, perfect location and wonderful added amenities. I loved drinking coffee by the canal every morning. A great way to get my morning started! We enjoyed the swimming pool every single day and the kayaks that were also there. The neighbor hood was nice and we felt very safe. We kayaked King's bay and saw several manatees and two dolphins! So neat to experience being so close to them in their own natural habitat. Kayaking to Three Sister Springs and Hunter Springs from this vacation home is a must! The beauty is nothing that I have ever seen. Fort Island Gulf beach is really close to this vacation home as well and seems to be a nice little beach. We also enjoyed Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park which isn't too far. Great restaurants with cute little gift shops. We traveled to Williston, Florida which isn't to far to visit Devil's Den. It was well worth it! Beautiful! We hope to be back! I've found my new home away from home! Thank you to Cherie for being so wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milton, Georgia

House right on the river and close to everything

  • 5 of 5

My family of four(two teenagers) had a wonderful time at this cute house right on the river. The house is newly renovated and very nice. The beds are extremely comfortable as well. Our dog came with us and enjoyed watching squirrels and lizards through the huge windows which are everywhere. The house comes with two excellent bikes, 1 paddle board, and 3 kayaks. We used everything and the pool every day! It is a perfect size house for a family of 4 in a cute "Old Florida Charm" neighborhood. We went for evening walks and even met some of the neighbors. It had a beautiful yard with gorgeous trees and a fenced in backyard for our dog. We watched different types of birds every day from the backyard. One afternoon about 3:30 my daughter decided to take the paddle board out and here comes a female manatee and her baby. They were so cute, very interesting and relaxing to watch. They hung out in front of the house for at least 30 minutes. It was an amazing experience I will never forget! We kayaked out into the Bay and to the three sisters springs. Do not miss The Three Sisters!!!! It's best to kayak there rather than walk around. We swam in the springs as well. The water was very cold(72) but very refreshing and so clear and clean. You can see every fish! We ventured out to Homosassa one day and rented bikes, ate lunch, then went on an Airboat ride with Swamp Fever Tours. The swamps were amazing and we saw plenty of alligators. We also kayaked "The Chazz" river. We kayaked out to crack springs which made National Georgraphic. We saw two pretty huge alligators as well. We also went to Fort Island Gulf Beach. Not worth it so don't waster your time. The restaurant called Crackers in Crystal River has really terrific food, you can sit outside on the Bay, and has live music. We went there twice! I could go on and extrememly affordable house and Cherie(property manager and owner) is so easy and sweet to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a great property. Everything you need is available. We had a manatee swimming in the dock on our first morning. I have never kayaked before but went out onto the bay at least twice a day and now at 70 I am addicted. Cherie, the owner, kept in touch and was very helpful. I would recommend this house to everyone a great place for a really relaxing stay.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Tampa, Fl.

Hidden paradise.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I came back for the 4th time to this hidden gem of a house.

We feel so relax here, this is the true old Florida, like it used to be.

We house has been beautifully upgraded, and the addition of the second bathroom was a good surprise. We have no complaints about this place, only good things to say......prompt and good communication,....

perfect location, quiet, good water access, lots of wildlife, etc., etc.,

We will return again, and will recommend to all......

Thank you Cherie for allowing us to share your little piece of paradise.

Thank you, ......Mary and Angel, Tampa, Fl.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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 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
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £188.87
Cleaning Fee under 30 da £94.44
Refundable Damage Deposit £377.75

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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