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Waterfront Home, Heated Pool, Kayaks, Bikes, PaddleBoards, Canoe, Sunroom w/ TV

Bedrooms 3
Space 175 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Fully renovated large waterfront home, deep water canal. Pool, Easy Gulf Access

If this home is booked, please check our other properties. Put 606758 or 900547 in the search bar. AFTER BOOKING YOUR STAY; FOR HELP IN PLANNING THE BEST VACATION EVER GO TO THE CITRUS COUNTY WEBSITE: VISIT CITRUS dot COM.

Your Crystal River Home Away from Home.

We treat our guests very well! We want to give you an experience that will make you feel that this property is "your place" in Crystal River.

This large 3 bedroom, 2 bath waterfront home sleeps 10 people, and 14 can dine in the gourmet kitchen. The gorgeous, L shaped heated Saltwater pool overlooks the wide deep water canal. Dolphins and manatee come up to the dock and you can launch our kayaks, canoe or SUP paddle board (all included in the rental rate) right from the dock. You can also tie up and keep your boat at our dock during your stay. There is a boat launch just 3 minutes away. Both of our rental homes are equipped with Pack and Play's for out guests with infants.

The beautiful sunroom w/ a 42 in. flatscreen TV overlooks the pool, water and large floating dock. Two very nice SUN bicycles are also included in the rental rate along with fishing gear and other water floatables. A charcoal grill and a portable fish cleaning station is also included. Save $$ by not having to rent kayaks, canoes, bikes, etc.!

RENTAL RATE: $184 night w/ 3 night minimum (or discounted rate of $1210/wk. for 7 nights or more) plus $150 cleaning fee and 100% refundable $500 security deposit. *MONTHLY DISCOUNT RATE: $4,100 plus tax, cleaning fee and 100% refundable security deposit. THIS IS A NO SMOKING PROPERTY.

There are large Sailfin Catfish, Sheepshead fish and Red Snapper to be caught right from the dock. You can also catch freshwater bass and trap blue crabs off the dock. Feel free to use our 3 sit on top fishing kayaks with rod holders, paddles and PFDs, our two Sun Bicycles to ride to the mall or state park preserve, our SUP paddle board, and our canoe to get you to 3 sister's springs.

The front and side yards are large and filled with palm trees. There is a large 2 car garage with a work bench and plenty of storage area.There is room in the driveway for two vehicles or a boat trailer or RV.

This dog-friendly waterfront home (BUT NO DOGS IN POOL PLEASE!) is located on a family-friendly street in the coveted north end of Crystal River near the mall, restaurants and the downtown area. It is 3 min. from Crystal River Watersports where you can launch your boat for $10, and buy bait and fishing equipment. When not rented, the home is used by our family for personal vacations.

The home is furnished with good quality (all new) furniture. A queen size sleeper sofa and loveseat, and a trundle bed that sleeps two overlooks the pool and water. There are newer Kenmore Elite stainless steel appliances, comfortable pillowtop bedding on all beds, linens, bathrobes, towels, dishes, a toaster oven, a convection oven, a griddle, grill, fish cleaning station and many more accessories too numerous to list.

The kitchen is stocked with good-quality cookware needed to prepare family meals. The master bedroom has a very comfortable king size bed and its own large bathroom. Both the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms have queen beds.There is also another full bathroom with tub located between the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms. We also have an inflatable Queen size Serta Sleeper matress available (when used, the home sleeps 12 people). The flooring in the living room and common areas is beautiful ceramic tile making clean-up easy and fast .

There are five new flat-screen TVs; a 60 in. in the livingroom, a 52 in. in the master bedroom, a 42” in the sunroom, and a 32” in the 2nd & 3rd bedrooms. Wi-Fi and basic cable TV are included along with DVD/CD players.

This family-friendly home is located on a deep canal with Gulf access. The canal is 14 ft. deep at high tide and 5 ft deep at low tide. VERY large boats access this canal easily. There is one bridge going out to the Gulf but it is 40 ft high so NO height restrictions. The house is less than 4 miles from the scalloping grounds (this house is also 4 miles closer to the Gulf than If you stay at a home on Kings Bay).

The Sunroom (w/TV) features seating to enjoy the pool, canal and wildlife. The pool lanai is screened with a special fine mesh to help keep even the smallest bugs out (please rinse off and change swim clothes before going from the river into the pool). The home is approximately 5-10 minutes drive from King’s Bay (& 3 sisters springs) and 35 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico by boat (its a no wake zone in the River). Two nice beaches including Fort Island Beach is nearby. A large public pool with a skate park is also nearby (behind the airport).

Beautiful and peaceful Crystal River has activities for the whole family and is the only place where it is legal to swim with the manatee, and offers one of the few remaining areas to scallop in Florida during the summer. With all of the spring fed rivers and miles of mangroves Crystal River has the best Scalloping grounds in the US. Some of the best scalloping action is usually in 4-6 ft of water around Gomez Rocks at Latitude 2829.8, Longitude 8243.7. Offshore, there is shallow and deep water fishing.

The nearby mall has a multiplex movie theater, restaurants and shopping in historic downtown Crystal River. The house is only a short walk or bicycle ride from the Crystal River State Park Reserve and the Mullet Hole fishing spot. There are nine beautiful state parks nearby or play golf at one of the many nearby golf courses. Your family will make wonderful vacation memories here.

*Please Note: The pool spa at this property is not a hot tub. The spa does not heat up above the temperature of the pool and the spa waterfall is not currently functional.

You can rent at a very affordable rate by the night, week or month.

Keywords: House, home, saltwater pool, swimming pool, misting system, boat dock, boatlift, vacation, swimming, scuba, manatee, springs, nature coast, fishing, snorkeling, diving, boat lift, wildlife, scalloping, waterfront, west coast, recreation, birds, off shore fishing, biking, trails, beach

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Chuck Wade
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2018

About Chuck Wade

The Wade family lives in Marietta, GA. about 30 minutes north of Atlanta. I "discovered" Crystal River 30 years ago when I came to the area to scuba dive the Springs and swim with the manatee. When I brought my wife and kids here, they fell in love with the area. We vacationed in Crystal River rental homes for years before finally buying our first vacation home here. We began renting it out as a vacation home and that went so well we bought two more houses in the same neighborhood. We wanted vacation homes in the family-friendly north end of Crystal River and our houses are perfectly situated for what we were looking for. We considered Panama City Beach as a vacation home location and vacationed there often while making the decision between CR and PCB. We decided we like the nature coast best because there are no high-rise condos here in one of the last remaining natural areas of Florida, but Crystal River still offers all the modern conveniences of shopping, restaurants, supermarkets, movie theaters, a mall, quaint shops in the historic district, and more. It has everything we were looking for in a family friendly neighborhood. My wife's family liked the area so much, her parents moved here. They live nearby and help us to take care of our homes. But don't take my word for how great the area and our homes are. Just take a quick look at the 5 star reviews all 3 of our homes get. They have more 5-star reviews than any other Crystal River vacation homes!

Chuck Wade purchased this house in 2015

Why Chuck Wade chose Indian Waters

We chose Crystal River because it is so much more quiet and peaceful than other places we vacationed. We also enjoy watching the manatees and other wildlife from our sunrooms and pool areas. Our dream was to watch the manatee while enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning. We also love the fishing and boating in the area, and being certified scuba divers our entire family likes diving and snorkeling the natural springs in and around the area.

What makes this house unique

After staying at dozens of different vacation rental homes we stopped and made a list of all the things we liked, and didn’t like. We picked all 3 of our homes with all of that in mind. We furnished the houses with brand new furniture; all very good quality beds, mattresses, sheets and comforters. But our homes are not cluttered like so many of the rental homes we stayed in. The kitchens are all equipped with all the items you would find in your own kitchen, including quality knives, flatware, appliances, plates, wine glasses, napkins, towels, pots and pans, soap, detergent, and spices — everything you would need. There is a washer and dryer, iron, an ironing board, bathrobes and bathroom supplies if you forget something. We want your family to enjoy yourselves and come back for many years. You can reach us at (404) 374-8523 to book one of the best vacations your family will ever have.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Indian Waters, Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 175 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No parking in yard please. Weight of vehicle will crush septic tank leech fields and ruin your vacation. No parking on street.
  • NO DOGS IN POOL please! Dog hair will clog the system and result in loss of deposit.
  • Wash off and change swim clothes before getting in pool after being in river or canal or bacteria will transfer and turn pool water green = Xtra cost!
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 full baths have granite and ceramic.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • Master bedroom has a king size bed and a 52 in TV.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Waterfront Home, Heated Pool, Kayaks, Bikes, PaddleBoards, Canoe, Sunroom w/ TV
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 105 reviews

Beautiful, Clean, and lots of amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Group of ten, with five adults and five daughters from 13 down to 8. EVERYONE had a great time. There really is something for everyone here. My Mom enjoyed just sitting and relaxing the dock with a magazine while the rest of us were out exploring. From bikes, to canoe, to kayaks, and paddle boards, Chuck really does provide it all. The owner could not have been any more accommodating. We unexpectedly arrived much earlier than anticipated and could not have been happier with the owner allowing us an earlier check in. The house was very clean, and stocked with just about anything you could ever need. Paddled down to the Crystal river, water was calm and easy to paddle. House is well thought out and everything is labeled! All light switches and are labeled as well as a very comprehensive welcome book that has pictures! Pool could not have been nicer, dock was great very relaxing. Rented a pontoon boat from Captain Mikes and cruised around Kings Bay. All staff at Captain Mikes were very nice as well. We swam into the Three Sisters springs which was really nice. Kids got to swim with the manatees like they wanted to do since we arrived. Over all a great experience. The seven mile bike loop was a lot of fun. Short drive to Inverness was worth it. Ate at Stumpknockers which was really good. We stayed four days and feel like we did not see and do everything we wanted. The kids absolutely LOVED all the different wildlife. So much so, that they did not want to leave. And, we were leaving for a two week stay at Disney's Boardwalk resort. If that doesn't tell you how fun this house and location are, then nothing will! I Can't wait until next year, we will definitely, be coming back! Thank you Chuck for a great experience! See you next year!

  • Review Submitted: 25/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! What a terrific review. Thank you for taking the time to write it. We are so happy that all of you enjoyed your stay so much. But it is true that it is difficult if not impossible to experience all that Crystal River has to offer without staying for an extended period of time. We hope you all will come back again when you can stay longer and enjoy this house or one of our other properties in Crystal River. You were delightful guests!
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Wonderful home and great owners

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Chuck and Staci’s beautiful house was outstanding and we are sad to be leaving today. Chuck is, without question, the best owner you could possibly ask for. His response time is always very quick and he truly wants to make sure your stay is enjoyable. Staci is the one that gets ignored in most of these reviews, but her eye for decorating and making sure their homes are well stocked set these two apart from all others. The high end appliances in this house make cooking, laundry and TV viewing better than any home that we’ve ever stayed in. Our dogs loved the doggie door and fenced in yard, which are hard to find and were greatly appreciated. The neighborhood is quiet and the neighbors that we did see are very friendly. The pool, and all the floats that are supplied, was used every day. The bikes and kayaks are a major bonus for people that want to stay active and explore the area by water and on the trails. The roomy master bedroom with huge TV and large master bathroom are perfect. All the beds have high quality mattresses and plenty of closets and drawers. The kitchen is supplied with all the pots, pans and spices that you will ever need. This location is amazing and the owners are the best. We truly enjoyed everything about our month spent here. You will not be disappointed if you rent from Chuck and Staci.

  • Review Submitted: 01/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you for the best written, most comprehensive review we have ever had. And it came from the best guests we have ever had! We so look forward to having you both back as guest again at any of our homes.
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Felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious, comfortable and clean! The kitchen was great to cook in and had everything you needed. Quiet and friendly neighborhood located close to everything. Walk or bike to nearby parks and trails.

  • Review Submitted: 28/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when our guests feel at home in one of our properties. You all were terrific guests and we hope you will come back and stay again and again!
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Great House in the Crystal River Area

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house. Lots of amenities. Beds very, very comfortable. TV in every room. We actually took the double kayak down to Hunters Spring and paddled around with the manatee. Also, there are forest trails just west (down the road at the curve) that go for miles. These are great for a walk or bike ride. It is like you are in the wilderness. Everything in the house worked and the kayaks, canoe, bikes were all nice extras.

  • Review Submitted: 09/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! Please come back again.
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Wonderful Family Destination!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house! It was clean and had a spacious, open, relaxing floor plan. The Wades were very responsive to questions and extremely helpful! The house was outfitted with all necessary fishing equipment, kayaks, life preservers, towels, bedding, bikes, and even a pack and play crib and high chair for the baby (all of which we used). The kitchen (especially gas stove) was perfect for in-house meals. We loved that the house was located on a canal with access to Crystal River and the Gulf. It was within biking distance to a scenic state park and also within driving distance to Hunter Springs Park, where we swam with manatees! The only problem we had was with the no-see-ums, which are small enough to come through the screens that enclose the pool area and bite in large numbers in the morning and evening. We would suggest purchasing Avon Skin So Soft before leaving home to prevent the little buggers biting too much. Regardless of bugs, this was a perfect place to stay for our five child, four adult group. We would stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 18/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you liked the property! Sorry about the noseeums. They don't like hot weather so they are not a problem most of the year. But when its cool out they can be annoying at dawn and dusk. The Avon SSS does seem to work well for most folks. We just learned of a homemade noseeum repellent made with (old style) listerine, witch hazel and tea tree oil (all available at any drug store). A lot of people swear by it. We are going to give that a try. We hope you all will come back again and stay in one of our 3 Crystal River houses. You were great guests!
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Great stay, everything provided

  • 5 of 5

As always owners very responsive, property spotless and every detail for perfect stay was thought of. Will continue to be a repeat customer.

Thank you,


  • Review Submitted: 12/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! And we are so glad that you will continue to vacation in our homes. You and your family and friends are always great guests.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Crystal River Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Plantation Inn Golf Resort
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Fort Island Beach
Car: recommended

Crystal River is the only place in the U.S. where it is legal to swim with the manatees. This area is also home to 9 beautiful Golf courses and is known as a world class fishery. Scalloping season provides some great fun for the entire family.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Indian Waters, Florida

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$63.71
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$637.15
Cleaning fee AU$191.14
Tax Rate 11.0%

This is a NO Smoking property. Please do not smoke anywhere on the property. Pets (small dogs only) are allowed with a $50 per dog pet fee. There is a nice yard and a doggie door so your dog can come in and out from yard to sunroom freely. Please do not allow pets on the furniture! -- The heater for the pool spa is only to be used in the WINTER. There will be an extra charge if spa heater is used in the Summer. Rate is $179/nt. w/ 3 nt. min. Rate for anything less than 3 nights is $250/nt.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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