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Property Details

Updated: May 20, 2015
Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 6 Sleeps

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Enjoy our clean and affordable two bedroom condo right on the canal.

You have your own dock for fishing, bring your boat or use the dock

for fishing, kayaking or enjoying the sun. Two Kayaks are included

with the rental!! Your dock is 100

yards from Spring - (a long Swim or a short Kayak

paddle) the premiere spot for manatee watching or Snorkeling!

Our fully equipped kitchen has everything you need for cooking -

refrigerator, coffee maker, blender, full sized stove and

oven, and microwave plus all new utensils, cookware and dishes.

The bedroom features a great Queen sized bed with high quality

linens. The view from your bed overlooks the back yard and canal

where you may be greeted by a morning manatee or dolphin swimming


The quiet neighborhood is safe and secure. There is a restaurant, dive shop, national park, and an outdoor sunset bar all within a five minute walk!!!

A big grocery store is two minutes away. A large mall with 8

theatres is a 10 minute drive. You will love the

location, having so many restaurants, banks and shopping so close and

having nature even closer!!

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Pets welcome

Recent Review

About the Owner

Our new family lives just outside of Orlando which is approximately 1.5 hours from Crystal River. We are all Florida natives; Pete grew up in Inverness which is the town next to our vacation condos and why we chose Crystal River. We like the laid back sleepy little town feel and fell in love with the areas springs, specifically Three Sisters. What started as a weekend get a way has turned into a wonderful place we are happy to share.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Hey Pete, It's the ledys from Pickford Michigan. I was cleaning up my

computer with all the junk mail and I came upon yours(I saved it just

in case we need a week or two at your villa) Our stay was more than I

expected, Patty was a charm she had anything we needed. The kayaks

were an extra bonus, loved to go out in the morning and pick oranges

for fresh juice, and the grapefruit were a hit also. Thank you for

sharing a bit of Florida Heaven with us!! sincerely Sherry Ledy
Mar 2010
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15 Reviews

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2 Bdrm Condo-waterfront - W/Kayaks Near Springs
+1 -407-921-8613
Crystal River Florida Central Gulf Coast
North Port, FL

Best place we have ever stayed in Crystal River

  • 5 of 5
This was our second time staying at this property and both times we stayed there were amazing. You're right down the waterway from Three Sisters Springs. We have even put grass in the water off the dock and floated there. Every single morning without fail manatees came down the waterway to greet us. It's the perfect place for our kids to enjoy they can go to the springs come back to the dock grab a snack and go again. Just having the kayaks there and not having to rent them pays for the entire stay itself. We have stayed in a lot of hotels in Crystal River and you have to not only pay for the hotel but then go drop $100 buck for your family to kayak for the day. I truly cannot say enough good things about this property. The owner is very accommodating and it seems like he tries to go out of his way to make your stay more pleasurable. The only downfall I have with this property is more and more people are finding out about it and realizing how great it is which is making it harder for us to find available weekends to stay there. I would definitely recommend this condo for any age group any family or anyone just want to have a good time and really enjoy what Crystal River has to offer.
  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We enjoy hosting families that come with a great attitude and an appreciation for the springs and Crystal River area. There is so much to see and do, we believe that our location so close to the springs and having kayaks at your disposal offers a value to families that want to enjoy the waterways in Crystal River. We look forward to Alison and her family returning to enjoy what our place has to offer....Pete
2 Bdrm Condo-waterfront - W/Kayaks Near Springs
+1 -407-921-8613
Crystal River Florida Central Gulf Coast

Rude owner to deal with during our stay.

  • 2 of 5
Rude owner. We stayed cold in the condo the whole time. He controlled the thermostats from his home in another area of Florida. It was 30 to 40 degrees in Florida the first couple of days we were there. I had to buy a heater for the bathroom in order to take a shower. Bottom bunk mattress ha no padding. Blinds broken, smelly couch and awful curtains doesn't help me give a high rating to this condo.
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is disappointing to get a poor review, we look for feedback to help us get better. This review was a surprise since we never actually spoke to this guest (not sure why she called us rude). We have a Nest Thermostat in each of our units which allows complete thermostat control to our guests. We DO NOT control the temperature, we do have the ability to see it remotely and can make adjustments when requested. We were able to pull the energy report which shows the temp was set to 75 degrees upon arrival. She text us saying the heat does not work two days after their arrival, we were able to see that the condo temp was 75 degrees. She asked us to set the temp to 85 degrees (very hot for a heater) via text, so we did remotely (she could have set it herself). the condo was at 85 degrees within 15 minutes (shows the heater is working). The thermostat was then set in condo to 75 degrees 30 minutes later. Last time we heard from her so we struggle with her statement "she was cold the whole time" in Florida when it was 75 degrees in the unit during her stay. The other issues she mentioned will be fixed, blinds have been replaced (couch was purchased less then 3 months ago, we have scheduled a steam clean) and not sure what "awful curtains" but we have noted the guest does not like either our curtains or shades so we are at a loss on what we could have done differently to make this guest more comfortable. We hope you read our other reviews and see that most of our guests enjoy the location, kayaks and springs so close to our place...Pete
2 Bdrm Condo-waterfront - W/Kayaks Near Springs
+1 -407-921-8613
Crystal River Florida Central Gulf Coast


  • 5 of 5
My boyfriend, niece and I just returned from a week's stay at Pete's Paradise Avenue condo. What a great place to stay and interact with the manatees. The condo itself had everything we needed and was just as described. We ate in most of the time and found everything we needed in the kitchen. There was plenty of room for us. The furniture was comfortable--we really felt at home.

We used the kayaks everyday to paddle down to the Three Sisters Spring. We swam with the manatees every afternoon. One morning there were several manatees right off our dock. This condo is in an amazing location.

There is a permanent resident at the Villas named Patty. She is a great lady who was very helpful and knows all about the area.

I really can't say enough about this place and it's owners. We have already booked another week at this oasis in Crystal River!!
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
2 Bdrm Condo-waterfront - W/Kayaks Near Springs
+1 -407-921-8613
Crystal River Florida Central Gulf Coast

Had a BLAST!

  • 5 of 5
My parents, my boyfriend, and I stayed in the condos on Paradise Ave. We stayed 4 nights and 5 days... and had a wonderful time! We had 2 kayaks of our own so with the 2 provided we were able to enjoy some relaxing kayak trips visiting springs on the river. The place was clean and had all we needed. We saw a mother and a calf manatee in the canal out back! It was awesome to see them so close to the docks! Well worth the money, convenient to everything in town, and we decided we need to make it a yearly family vacation! We can't wait to get back!
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
2 Bdrm Condo-waterfront - W/Kayaks Near Springs
+1 -407-921-8613
Crystal River Florida Central Gulf Coast


  • 5 of 5
My husband and I, and two of our dearest friends, have rented the Paradise Ave condo from Pete two years in a row and are ready to book it a third time. This understated waterfront condo is only a 5 minute kayak to Three Sisters Springs and we all refer to it as our "happy place". The condo is always clean and tidy, and the kitchen, although small, comes fully stocked with all the appliances and cooking utensils you need. This saves us quite a bit of money and we have had a lot of fun preparing meals in there! We love sitting on the upstairs balcony or the downstairs patio whenever we're not in the water with our manatee friends. The included kayaks are my most favorite bonus. The neighbors are friendly, there are multiple fruit trees in the back, and parking has never been an issue. The neighborhood is quiet and charming, and we enjoyed walking through the streets in the evenings.

We can't wait to come back to our "happy place" this winter. As long as Pete continues to own/manage this property, we'll be back every year.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: we love returning guests! we are looking forward to Camon & Sean's visit again this year...If you have never visited Three Sister Springs, as soon as you enter oasis and see the crystal clear water flowing from the three large springs, you will understand why it is so many visiters "Happy Place" (ours too!)
2 Bdrm Condo-waterfront - W/Kayaks Near Springs
+1 -407-921-8613
Crystal River Florida Central Gulf Coast

Wonderful place- awesome vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful place! It exceeded our expectations! The condo was very clean and very well maintained and had everything we needed. We especially appreciated the use of the kayaks and had such a wonderful time using them. We are a family of four, and after checking with the other guests, were able to use theirs as well so we could all kayak at the same time. You are just a five minute kayak to Three Sisters Springs, which was so beautiful. We went on a Manatee Excursion with a local tour company and loved it! Also saw a mom and baby manatee swimming right behind the condo in the canal. Was our first time scalloping, which we also loved!
Thanks Pete for answering all our questions so quickly! We also appreciated the free wifi that was provided. If you are looking for a clean, comfortable, relaxed place in a perfect location- you will love this. It was perfect for our family! We will definitely be back and can't wait!!
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing your experience, Crystal River really is a great place for a family vacation, we were happy to hear you saw manatees in July....we always love to hear about families having such a great time at our place and enjoying what Crystal River has to offer....


From the Owner

We chose Crystal River because I grew up close to the springs and remember swimming in them as a kid. I enjoyed frequent field trips and summer camps to see the manatees and swim in the springs. My first scuba trip was in King Springs, around the corner from our place. We hope you enjoy the area as much as we have....

Activity and Interests

The City of Crystal River is built around Kings Bay, a manatee

sanctuary popular for snorkling or scuba diving in the winter when

manatees are in abundance. Summer offers a warm area for all types of

water sports including snorkeling, Scuba and great fishing with the

constant cool waters from the springs to keep

you comfortable. Easy access to the Gulf of Mexico for year round

fishing and when in season, scalloping. Fast becoming an area known

for ecotourism with a large number of nature trails, parks and a

canoe trail. For the Golfing enthusiasts we have 9 courses enough to

keep you busy all week. Lots of shopping for the bargain hunters.

Close enough for day trips to Orlando and Tampa for all the major

theme parks.


Rental rates


  • Nightly Rate: $129 - $139

    Weekly Rate: $695 - $795

    Monthly Rate: $1995 - $2250

  • $695/week May June Sep Oct
    During Season/Holidays (July, Aug, Nov- April)- $795.00 per week
    Nightly fee $129 weekdays and long weekend--$139 per night weekend/holidays
    Covered Boat dock and (2)Kayaks included with Rental
    Seasonal Oct-April - $2275.00 per month
    Off Season- $1995.00 Per Month
    Cleaning Fee upon your arrival of $75.00
    State and County Tax 9% not included in fees listed
    $200 Pet Deposit Refunded after Departure
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From the Owner

Crystal River is a quiet little town with plenty to offer. The springs are beautiful and less than a 2 minute paddle from our dock. On any given morning you can see manatees and dolphin swim by our dock, boat or paddle to waterfront restaurants and enjoy the nature preserve in Kings Bay. A 7 mile scenic boat ride takes you to the Gulf of Mexico where there is fantastic fishing, nature viewing and in the summer, scallop harvesting. You will enjoy near by Homosassa Wildlife Park and Indian burial grounds which leave a lot to explore. Golf courses, bike/hiking trails close will allow for an active vacation if desired.

Property Type

  • condo


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Half Bathroom


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Waterfront Satellite TV Wireless internet Fully Stocked Kitchen new appliances Master Queen Sized Bed 2nd Bedroom Two Twin Beds Pull Out Queen Couch High Quality Linens Fully Furnished with Everything You Need Dockage Kayaks with rental Front Door Parking with two assigned Spaces Upstair/Down Stairs 1/2 Bath on Ground Floor Big Fenced Yard Fruit Trees including Orange, Grapefruit and Banana On Site Washer/Dryers

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