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Enjoy our clean and affordable two bedroom condo right on the canal close to Three Sister Springs.
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
theaters is a 10 minute drive. You will love the
location, having so many restaurants, banks and shopping so close and
having nature even closer!!
Nice condo and very close to Three Sister Springs
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.
Guestbook comments from the manager
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
4.7 based on 63 traveler reviews
Nice condo and very close to Three Sister Springs
We just got back from a 3 night stay in this condo. It was great and we would stay again. We had 2 adults and 4 children and everyone slept comfortably. The condo had everything we needed when we got there, we just had to grocery shop. Pete responded to my text quickly. The location of the condo is perfect. The kids even swam in the canal right in front of the condo! Though we didnt see it, our neighbors said there was a manatee by the boat docks one morning! Our wildlife visitors included, lizards (only outside of course), a duck and her babies, turtles, apple snails, and craps. It was great. We went on a manatee tour and saw lots of manatees, but we also saw them while kayaking on our own. Three Sister Springs is closed down for the summer and that was a bummer but it didnt take away from the trip! We hung out by the entrance to the spring and it was fun.
SPRINGS ARE CLOSED UNTIL NOVEMBER!!!!!
We rented from Pete on Father's Day weekend, and Three Sisters springs which is advertised as being open is CLOSED until November. When I received all of my documentation the number one item of the document "Best of/Things to do in Crystal River" is "swim/kayak in the springs and with the manatees in Three Sisters Springs...is a must see". We emailed Pete asking for a chance to speak with him in reference to this during our stay, and he called back the wrong number. I emailed again after our stay for a chance to speak with him regarding this. He automatically assumed we wanted a refund which we never once indicated. My husband called Pete, and he started stating there are no refunds and this was not false advertising. All we wanted was to ask if we could return next summer when the springs reopened at a discounted rate. We did not ask for our money back AT ALL! He did not want to hear our anything we had to say and was very rude and unprofessional. We will never rent from him again. I cannot believe we were treated in such a manner when all of my emails were polite and professional. My husband attempted to be polite over the phone, but was never given the chance to speak he was only berated, and we were told "our happiness and entertainment is not his responsibility". The only reason we rented here was so we could only canoe a short distance with our 4 and 5 year old children, and not for hours up River to different locations. He was aware of all of this before our stay but still failed to tell us the closest spring was closed.
Great location but second hand smoke forced us out
We saw manatees right off the dock within minutes of our arrival and they were there off and on all week. The condo was clean though not sparkling. The view from the upstairs balcony was outstanding and we spent a good deal of time there. We were assigned unit #1 at Driftwood Villas. The first thing you see upon opening the front door is a prominently displayed "NO SMOKING" sign. Unfortunately the owner lives in unit #2 & she is not bound by that rule. She smokes from the time she gets up until she goes to bed. Even with everything closed and the A/C on the smoke seeped through. Day 1 of our second week two guests arrived to stay with her....both smokers...inside, outside all the time...couldn't escape it. We left. Mr. Vega responded with "too bad you didn't give me more notice maybe I could have done something". Seemed to me Feb.8 when he got my check should have been plenty of notice. Not what I payed for.
Lovely property with all the amenities for Crystal River!
We had a wonderful time. The home was very nice, clean and we had a lovely view. Our family had a wonderful time kayaking and seeing all of the manatees. We will definitely be back soon!
Great location, needs updating
Owner Pete was wonderful to work with in planning our daughters 18th birthday to swim with the manatees. The location was spot on, the kayaks provided the way to her dream, the price was reasonable. We are from Michigan and would have loved a sliding screen to enjoy the pleasant temps. Instead we were trapped inside just like we will be til May around here! Yes a phone call would have solved things (as Pete said after my complaint), however these maintenance issues should be resolved before any paying customer arrives. In addition to all lightbulbs to be working. It has been made very clear to us that our opinion matters but when compared to everyone else regarding the comfort of the beds and couches (or lack there of) then a small refund was not considered. VRBO is always the way to go in our book and has been for 10 years! This is my first complaint and no apology was given or small refund for OUR discomfort. I was respectful of the process and chose not to give my average review until Pete had a month to consider my opinions which required me to follow up. We stayed in unit #3. Maybe the others are more comfortable and up to date.
I have been to Crystal River several times and had Texas buddies who wanted to come experience the manatees. They, along with two local friends, joined me for a stay here January 20-23, 2016.
Upon arrival, we found everything as presented on VRBO, only better! The condo was spacious and very clean. It was stocked with everything that we needed to enjoy our mini vacation. The location was great, and being by the water was awesome. We even saw manatees right out the back door each day!
There is so much to do in the area. We swam with the manatees two days (highly recommend Manatees in Paradise) and did an airboat ride out of Homosassa Springs.
I have no complaints at all about the condo. It was perfect and we would definitely stay here again. Book it! You won't regret it!!
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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 24 2016 - Sep 11 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - May 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional information about rental rates
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
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
Manager's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
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.”
- Dining Area
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Bathroom 1
- Half Bathroom
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Guests provide their own meals
- Waterfront Satellite TV Wireless internet Fully Stocked Kitchen new appliances Master Queen Sized Bed 2nd Bedroom Two Twin Beds 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