Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 5 Sleeps
About Pete Vega
Pete Vega Manatee Property Mgmt, 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.
Pete Vega purchased this Condo in 2000
Why Pete Vega chose Springs at Kings Bay
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....
What makes this Condo unique
Although the City officials do not want visitors for less than 90 nights and has outlawed vacation rentals, our property is Grandfathered in. 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.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
no more than two vehicles and one boat/trailer per rental strictly enforced
Quiet time/no noise after 10 pm No events or parties allowed
Fair Cancellation policy that provides a refund based on how long you hold the reservation
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
A Great Place !
We loved staying at this property. It was incredibly close to the spring, restaurants, store, and well, everything. The kayaks were BIG plus! I really liked sitting on the back porch near the canal watching the sun set. The neighbors were so friendly .. it was like home but with a nicer view..
I'd give it 6 stars if I could.
So much more than I expected
Let me be honest here, looking at the pictures I wasn't sure the condo was exactly what I was used to, it seemed like maybe it was a little dated. It is an older property, but the quality of the lighting, fixtures etc. was outstanding. You can tell that as the owner maintains it he updates it constantly with the latest and excellent quality items.
We brought our own kayaks and had no trouble at all wheeling them down to the water. We parked our trailer on the grass in the side yard next to 2 other trailers, and hauled our kayak paddles and stuff into the back yard behind the fence. The next day we took everything down to our dock and that was where it stayed. Much to my surprise, we had our own covered dock that was ideal for our kayaks. Honestly, I want to own a place like this for vacations!
The beds were comfortable, the bathrooms were very nice, and the kitchen had everything you could need.
The first day we kayaked over to Three Sisters, and that was such a blast. Maybe 10 minutes away? The water was beautiful, temperatures were perfect (in November). My problem now is I'm ruined for anywhere else! The only thing I would do different, was stay longer.:)
Thanks for the 5 star review and your fine description of our property. We work hard to keep the property well maintained and clean and try to include all the luxuries of home. The real appeal of this location is how close you are to Three Sisters (this guest refereed to 10 minutes away?? we are 150 yards so it should take no more than 2-3 minutes to paddle to the Springs). each unit has its own floating dock and easy to put in our kayaks or the boat or kayaks you bring from home...Pete
Quiet time on the river...
The plus is that this property is very close to three sisters springs and places to kayak... The property owner provided kayaks which was really nice. Fun to go out on the river! The sliding door was very hard to open and close. Replace some of the broken blinds in the master bedroom... and provide a broom and dust pan. I like to sweep everyday. Otherswise it was a quiet, enjoyable stay... restaurants ... Cajun jimmys seafood seller, the Crab Plant, Margarita Breeze, and Grannies.
Thanks for leaving your review....to reply to this guests concerns....the sliding glass door is only hard to open when a guest opens so forcefully that it comes off the tracks (very simple to put back on), if we would have been notified we could have told them how to fix or sent our local maintenance man over...we have a broom and dust pan in the closet under that stairs if this guest would have only looked or asked....we do provide frequently asked questions and will respond if there is an issue or concern....Pete
Gazebo, water and three sisters= Perfect
We found the property to be very clean and well maintained. The location was great, and we really enjoyed the gazebo. We didn't use the kayaks, as we trailered our boat, but that was a great option to have. Our dog got a little anxious and chewed a door. The owner was very understanding, and of course we paid for the repair, but it was nice that he didn't get upset with us. We live about 25 minutes away, but it was still a great Chang of pace for a few days and no hotel. Our small children loved running in circles around the condo. I would highly recommend this property to others.
Gazebo, water and three sisters= Perfect
We were very impressed. The property was clean and had everything we needed. We did not use the kayaks, as we trailered our boat, but what a great option. The location was wonderful. It's just a short boat ride to three sisters a must do, if in this area. Although, we don't live far away it was a nice change of pace. Our little ones loved the gazebo as well. I would highly recommend this rental to friends and family.
The proximity to Three Sisters Springs is just a couple hundred yards if that. Just a few minutes away in the provided kayaks. The beds were comfortable and kitchen had everything we needed, although it was mainly used for breakfast as there are many good restaurants minutes away. The permanent neighbor Patty was also very helpful in providing information about the area.
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