Waterfront home with pool and mooring whips. 2br/2ba on Kings Bay.
About Property Manager
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!
Property Manager purchased this House in 2001
Why Property Manager 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.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Not allowed indoors/Florida room. Outside only.
No cats allowed.
6 people max, including children
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Please respect our neighbors - this is a quiet and serene neighborhood to enjoy a relaxing vacation.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Explore the area and sim with the Manatees!
This little, cool cottage was a great place to explore the Crystal River area. Conveniently located to top attractions and restaurants made it a great base for fun. Very peaceful, pretty setting, super clean and comfortable. Did the 10:30 am swim with the Manatees with Plantation Pointe Adventures - they were great - saw many Manatees and knew where to go - away from the other groups. Check out Fort Island beach - an easy drive from the house - beautiful. Definitely recommend this cottage and a visit to the area.
Close to but off the beaten path.
This is the perfect place fort a nice quiet getaway but also not far from things to do in Crystal River.
We went with 2 adults and 2 dogs and there was plenty of room for us. 4 people could stay comfortably, 5 or 6 people I think would be tight but maybe other people like their friends and relatives more than I do!
"Wow" was the first thing out of our mouths as we opened the door and noticed the cleanliness and pleasant odor of the house. My wife and I congratulated each other on making such a good choice for our 50th Anniversary getaway, so we made it our home for a few days while we had a relaxing, laid-back time to observe our years of marriage. Highly recomended!!!!
Great place to see manatees
House is lovely and in a great location for kayaking. Saw a lot of manatees, dolphins and turtles in kings bay
The home is in a great location, quiet community yet only 5 mins drive downtown, beach and pier 10 min drive or use the cycles provided, lots of great restaurants and supermarket within 5 min drive. I found WinDixie expensive but only 5 mins away, Publix was a little further but worth the 15 min drive, Walmart was around 20 mins. A bait shop and other small shops 2 mins drive.
We found the car port kept the car cool and great cover during a storm getting out of the car. The pool area overlooks the huge trees in front yard and there is a small road bridge runs alongside, the pool deck needs a little maintenance. We used the kayaks provided, the first time I have paddled with five manatee, this was just a few metres away from the house. It was amazing, we saw a couple of manatee pass by the back of the house, a small gator and many birds. My husband caught a lot of fish off the deck and used the equipment provided to snorkel. He would catch bait fish out back then take it down the pier (you don’t need a license to fish from a pier) from the beach and pier you could sometimes see manatee and dolphins.
We were overwhelmed with the beauty of the area and being able to paddle out to Kings Bay within 2 mins was fantastic, I am 60 and this is the first time I have been in a kayak, we would wait for high tide when the water was up next to the steps, it was much easier to get in and out. Inside the house is nicely refurbished, very clean, large TV in lounge and bedrooms. Very comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen. It was nice to stay at a home without notices everywhere telling you not to do this or that, which is common sense, also makes a pleasant change to have more than enough toilet and kitchen roll, detergent, soap etc for your entire stay.
There is a lanai area out back where you could sit but it was too hot 95deg during our visit to do so, and another area with snorkelling gear, BBQ supplies, pool toys, kayak paddles etc.
We would spend all day outside, reading by the pool or in the huge back yard, even though not manatee season we were surprised how many reside year round.
We have stayed in many places around Florida but this is the first time at Crystal River, this by far is our favourite we loved the area and will be back.
Thank you Cherie.
Fish or crab in canal behind home