Very Good

3 reviews

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Description from owner

This is not your typical rental house. This three-bedroom, two-bath, 3,200 square foot home is on the water in Crystal River and has a one-car garage. It is the personal second home of Douglas & Sherri Brown, executives in the publishing industry. When the home is not rented, it is used by the owners and their two golden retrievers.

Inside you will find the house is loaded with top-notch furniture, artwork, appliances, bedding, towels, dishes, and accessories. The kitchen is stocked with all the amenities needed to enjoy a relaxing waterfront meal. The master bedroom has a king bed and its own bathroom. The second bedroom has a queen bed and in the third bedroom there is a day bed. There is also another full bathroom located in the hallway. The entire floor is professionally tiled in hand-selected Mexican tile. Imported sinks in the bathrooms and specialty hardware from Mexico adorn the rooms, resulting in an exotic, Spanish-style feel. There are two flat-screen TVs with DVD players.

For your convenience, we also provide free cable with music, wireless Internet, and long distance calling. We have also installed a reverse osmosis water purification system and there is a high-efficiency washer and dryer available for you to use. Linens, towels and paper products are provided for your use.

This stunning, pet-friendly waterfront home is located on a deep canal with direct Gulf access. There is a 28-foot floating dock, electrical outlets, and fresh water. The back yard features extensive decks with seating to enjoy the beauty of the river and wildlife. The screened in private patio has a propane BBQ grill, lap pool, outside shower, and ample seating. We have two kayaks and a gas-fired cooker for frying fish or doing a Low Country boil. The patio is screened with a special fine mesh to help keep even the smallest bug out. The home is approximately 20 minutes from King's Bay and 30 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico by boat.

You can rent at very affordable rates by the week or by the month. For more information about reservations, rates, and availability please call or email us.

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4901876

About the area

Crystal River has activities for the whole family, including world-class flats fishing for red fish, trout, Spanish mackerel, cobia, and tarpon. Crystal River offers one of the few remaining areas to scallop in Florida during the summer. You can catch freshwater bass and trap blue crabs off the dock, or look for manatees and dolphins. Offshore, there is terrific shallow and deepwater grouper fishing. Within a short drive, there is a mall with a multiplex movie theater, restaurants and shopping in historic downtown Crystal River, kayaking, Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, walking and bike trails, scuba diving, and swimming with the manatees. The house is only a short walk from the Crystal River Archeological Museum and surrounded by the Crystal River State Park Buffer Reserve. Plan a day trip to any of the nine state parks within 50 miles or work on your back swing at one of the 12 nearby golf courses. You will make memories to last a lifetime here!



  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Waterfront


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine


  • Boat available
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (3)

Very Good – based on 3 reviews Very Good
3 reviews


Reviewed 17 Jul 2014

this was awesome! house was very clean, spacious, great location!! we really enjoyed and wish we could have rented it longer!! next year we hope to!! owners are the best!!!

“Best Crystal River Stay yet!!!”

Reviewed 8 Sep 2013

This is our fourth stay at Crystal River/Homossassa area and by far the best accommodations. The house is decorated with beach/nautical whimsy and was so inviting - it felt like we were staying at a friend's house. We had plenty of room to spread out and the neighborhood was very quiet. Will be booking again for next year. Thank you for sharing your blessing of such a great house with us!

Owner's reply: Thank you for the lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and vacation. We hope to have you back again.

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