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Private Island Retreat Land Access~ lots free things~ 2 full 2 bedroom homes

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Space 232 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps up to 20 , For the cost of renting kayaks!

Not just a home rental, but a Private Island Complex in the Ozello Keys. Experience the Real Florida here on the Nature Coast; only minutes from Crystal River and Homosassa Springs. Just 30 min from Scallop beds. Saving you about 2 hours a day on your trip in and out.

We have lots of things no other rental offers like 45' tiki hut with music system ,disco lights,wet bar, 2 spas, 45' pool with 2- 32' waterfalls, all LED light. Almost 3 acres of yard with 180 yard lights, Fire ring with wood each day. Private dock for up to 5 boats.

Here at Paradise Found Island we strive to make your island adventure the best it can be. We are one of the few property with help on site to take care of anything that goes wrong quickly!

This listing is for both homes, if you are looking for an individual home, please see the listings for the upper 7072032 home and lower home 7011901

Land bridge access with electronic security gate gives you the privacy and convenience of driving to/from your own private island with amenities you won't get from any other home rental! Very little traffic noise to hinder the awesome wildlife and beautiful serenity here.

Swim or relax in one of the 2 spas or the 45’ solar-heated pool with 2 - 32’ waterfalls and wet bar. Relax by the bonfire ring (wood included with your stay), watch one of Mother Nature’s night shows, unhampered by city lights.

All linens, towels, and all cooking utensils, including glasses, dishes, pots and pans are furnished in both units The upper unit has a full kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, stove and refrigerator. The lower unit has a partial kitchen with microwave, stove and refrigerator.

When renting both upper and lower homes your group will be in Paradise*. *Caretakers on property to take care of any needs you may have.

When you rent here, you rent an island retreat complex with many amenities. Be sure you know what is included with your rental, as we have become aware of others making it appear they have enough kayaks for your group; most have 1 or 2 at best, whereas we provide 14. Whether it's paddling with dolphins or exploring some of the 300 islands with one of the 14 kayaks/3 canoes that come at no extra charge, this alone could save a family of 16 more than $800 a day!

Rent a private island, not just a home-in-a-row on a canal. 360 degrees of open water views with very few boats going by!

We also can set you up to snorkel with the manatee or have a private all day tour of Crystal River, including snorkeling and fishing on your own private pontoon boat with your own licensed guide.

Make this the vacation of a lifetime for just a few dollars more.

More Details

Owner
Paradise Found Island Retreat 2 bedroom 1.5 bath home - 14 kayaks/3 canoes
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Paradise Found Island Retreat 2 bedroom 1.5 bath home - 14 kayaks/3 canoes

I am a semi retired artist. I bought this island to retire to. After having several of my art customers come stay. i thought, would't it be nice to make a living sharing this beautiful natural spot with those that would never get to stay on an island like this. Or kayak the islands with dolphins Private Island home, land accessible, many amenities you will not get with an in-town home. *

Paradise Found Island Retreat 2 bedroom 1.5 bath home - 14 kayaks/3 canoes purchased this house in 1995

Why Paradise Found Island Retreat 2 bedroom 1.5 bath home - 14 kayaks/3 canoes chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

This island was abused. I had gone by by boat and saw siding falling off. Major piles of trash every where. I thought how could any one do that to a estuary property. So 48 hours later I owned it. Private Island home, land accessible, many amenities you will not get with an in-town home. * Specializing in groups of 12 to 20, great for family reunions or gatherings. * FREE use of 14 kayaks and 2 canoes (save up to $800/day). * FREE firewood for nightly bonfires. *

What makes this house unique

Open water views. Few boats a day go by so very private.

45' pool with 2 32' concrete waterfalls all LED lite with wet bar and music system

Pool grilling area with seating for 20

45' tiki hut with seating for 52, music system, wet bar, grilling area

14 kayaks and 3 canoes at your beacon call every day

Awesome ruble fire ring with seating for 20 and cook grill on point of your own island

3 acres of yard all with over 130 mood lights

over 100 yards to any off site house so you can be out at pool fire ring all night

Please email to see out site direct for over 130 photo or with any questions.

If are comparing this to a normal rental we are most likely not the spot for you, as we offer way more for not that much more money! Please email to see current sales and pricing

Amenities

Crystal River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 232 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Upper main - toilet , combination tub/shower , Sink
    Upper second - toilet , sink
    Lower main - toilet , combination tub/shower , see our site for more info
    Lower second - toilet , sink
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Upper main - 1 queen
    Upper second - 1 queen
    Lower main - 2 queen
    Lower second - 1 queen
  • Upper has 2 real beds, 2 queen sofa beds and 1 queen air mattress Lower has 3 real queen beds, 1 queen sofa bed 1 queen air mattress
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes:
FREE use of 14 kayaks/3 canoes (enough for 23 to paddle together ~ save hundreds a day in rental fees!) 45' solar-heated pool with wet bar 2 32' lit waterfalls into pool 45’ Tiki hut with wet bar and sound system with charcoal grill seating for 60 9 HP spa with 6 water features at pool Private double-pump Jacuzzi on deck of upper home 2 Picnic areas with charcoal grills and 45' tiki hut that will sit up to 60 people Bonfire ring with furnished wood Coin-op washer and dryer 61” Sony HDTV in upper home, with over 200 channels 42' HDTV in lower home, with over 200 channels Queen-size beds Full kitchen in upper home and Partial kitchen in the lower home Screened-in patio and deck for each home High-speed wireless internet Awesome wildlife viewing and so much more... check our website for more details.

Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

St. Augustine, FL
5

Tell your friends!

  • 5 of 5

Phenomenal resort! From the beginning I had a good feeling about this place as I thought the reference to Milton's literary classic was very clever. The experience was far better than I could have even hoped for, as for the price of a decent hotel room in some cities you basically get your own private island resort! Words cannot describe and even picture don't do this sanctuary justice.

Do yourself a favor and give it a try. I can guarantee you will be telling all your friends and coming back to stay again!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Previewing for an upcoming family reunion in February

  • 5 of 5

I just stayed overnight in Crystal River this week. I am planning to host a 60th birthday party/ family reunion for my husband next February and I wanted to come up to Crystal River and see the Paradise Found Island Retreat and the Plantation Resort that is 10 minutes away. I intend to put up my guests of 20 between the two establishments. First, the Plantation is nice but after doing my math it adds up to quite a bit more expense then the Paradise Found Retreat when compared. And the age and condition at the Plantation was not markedly better than the accommodations at the Paradise Found Island Retreat. The walls at Plantation Resort are paper thin and I was woken up a few times over the night. The island will be blissfully quiet.The food and drinks at Plantation are expensive and I am really glad that we will be having the use of Paradise Found Island Retreat and it's amenities to host my extra guests on a day pass basis for a very low extra cost. This way I can feed the group three times a day and save the cost of restaurants which will save us a ton, not to mention the bar bill we wont have to have by bringing our own beverages and serving them from the adorable Tiki hut and bar on the island. There are kayaks and canoes to accommodate 20 passengers all included in the price as well as a pool and two jacuzzi's. I set up a meeting with the owner Ken at 9am Thursday to preview the property and go over my plans. When I arrived the downstairs unit was getting a makeover in the kitchen and main bath and the rest of the unit was in great shape. It was very clean and I saw no bugs, but hey it is Florida, pretty hard to not have any. Upstairs is already spruced up and has amazing views from every window and bedroom. The two massive porches are screened in and that will make for nice indoor outdoor living while we are there. Ken put me in touch with two restaurants right up the road who will do some catering and bring a few dinners over for us and Dominoes even delivers pizza out in this remote location. My cell phone, metro pcs, gets great reception. At the Plantation I could only make emergency calls. And the wifi works great too on the island and also at Plantation. I am a decorator by trade and I think the direction the owner is going in is "cute and island like" and sure it is dated, but so is the Plantation. For the price of admission you can't be expecting the Ritz, but you will get a clean, private island retreat with lots of amenities and a landlord

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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charlotte, north carolina
5

best vacation on the island!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time last spring on paradise island. We are looking at it now for the holiday. We have 18 in our group and is hard to find anywere to handel us comfortable. There we not only had room to sleep. But all went kayaking togeather 2 days of our week stay. I am hopeing with the fall weather that the fishing will be as good if not better than spring.

We enjoyed our stay. Managment was great. Very helpfull when my child tried to hook up xbox and then could not get tv back on at 10pm. But not realy around other wise. We would all recomend this place highly. Heck the fact we are going there 2 times in 6 months should say tons

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the island after 10 years or design and detailing it is always nice to hear that people enjoyed there time in paradise. We try to offer a unique experience of island living. We do offer so much more for just a few dollars more. Like with your family who did there research they find that although we are a little more money per person you more than get that back with all the island extras. Don't forget to tell me you stayed here before as you get a discount for re-booking!
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Lakeland, Florida, USA
5

vacation at paradise found island

  • 5 of 5

we stayed at this island and were more than pleased! we had a great time with no problems at all. the owner was close for anything we needed or questions that we had otherwise we really didnt see him. the pool was gorgeous! loved sitting on the deckside by the pool and just lounging and having a great time with friends.

i was a little surprised when we got there, the homes were much nicer and more comfortable than what the photos show.

ken, the owner, took us on a jet ski tour out to the gulf and we seen a ton of dolphins and some stingrays and even a couple sharks! great day!

what can i say other than GREAT VACATION!!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Lakeland, Florida, USA
5

vacation at paradise found island

  • 5 of 5

we stayed at this island and were more than pleased! we had a great time with no problems at all. the owner was close for anything we needed or questions that we had otherwise we really didnt see him. the pool was gorgeous! loved sitting on the deckside by the pool and just lounging and having a great time with friends.

i was a little surprised when we got there, the homes were much nicer and more comfortable than what the photos show.

ken, the owner, took us on a jet ski tour out to the gulf and we seen a ton of dolphins and some stingrays and even a couple sharks! great day!

what can i say other than GREAT VACATION!!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Scallop Season
May 26 2017 - Aug 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$720
From
$805
Fri,Sat
$4,488
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
$720
From
$805
Fri,Sat
$4,488
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$720
From
$805
Fri,Sat
$4,488
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break 2018
Feb 1 2018 - Apr 22 2018
5 night minimum stay
$720
From
$805
Fri,Sat
$4,488
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer/Scallop
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 18 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$720
From
$805
Fri,Sat
$4,488
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 18 2018 - Nov 24 2018
5 night minimum stay
$720
From
$805
Fri,Sat
$4,488
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2018
Dec 23 2018 - Jan 5 2019
5 night minimum stay
$720
From
$805
Fri,Sat
$4,488
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$720
From
$895
Fri,Sat
$4,488
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Private Island home, land accessible, many amenities you will not get with an in-town home.
* Specializing in groups of 12 to 20, great for family reunions or gatherings.
* FREE use of 14 kayaks and 2 canoes (save up to $800/day).
* FREE firewood for nightly bonfires.
* We offer the ultimate in privacy and security for your group.
For the cost of renting a kayak each day

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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