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Private Island Retreat. lots of free extras, Land Accessible 14 kayaks 3 canoes

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom 1.5 bath island home 45' pool/waterfall/2 spa/fire ring

You are renting the upstairs of a duplex unit. You could be sharing the property with another group or you could rent the entire for your group. see 7015642 listing

Step your vacation up to not just a home rental, but a Private Island Retreat in the Ozello Keys. Experience the Real Florida here on the Nature Coast; only minutes from Crystal River and Homosassa Springs.

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!

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.

Please be aware that there is a 7' bridge to get under if you are coming to Scallop.

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), while you watch one of Mother Nature’s night shows, unhampered by city lights.

All linens, towels, dishes and cooking utensils (pots and pans) are furnished in your unit . You have a full kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, stove and refrigerator.

If you rent both upper and lower homes (2 bedroom 1.5 bath each) and only 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 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 6 more than $500 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.

Email for way more information, as well as to see current and correct pricing, we may be having an unadvertised sale!

This property is a hybrid and comes with lots you would normally only get at a high end retreat and share with 200 units. Not just 1 other group or just your group if you take both homes.

More Details

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:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

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

Semi-retired artist of metal, wood and leather. I purchased the island to retire to. With economy being what it turned out to be, I decided to share my little piece of Paradise with others and here we are! But it's ok, I love sharing the island with those that would never get to experience island living. We are more money than a in town home but if you compare apples to apples(private islands to Private islands) we give you 3 tiems more at about 40% of the price! Be sure and look at all you get with your rentals. As a roof over your head is usually less than 1/2 of cost of a vacation. Here you have lots of extras

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 Crystal River

It's hard to find an island that has little boat traffic. It is romantic to rent an off shore island. But a hassle to go get to. Here you have a 250' land bridge with electronic gate to keep out unwanted visitors and the island private.

What makes this house unique

45 solar heated salt water pool

2, 32' waterfalls all LED lit

45' tiki with sound system and wet bar siting for 60 guest

fire ring with furnished wood each day

14 kayaks and 3 canoes, That alone would cost you 800 a day up town

over 140 yard lights so you can walk most of the island at night with out a flashlight

2 bedroom 1.5 bath home with 2 real queen beds 2 sofa queens and 1 queen air mattress.


Crystal River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 Upper main - toilet , combination tub/shower , Please email to see my site and over 130 photo of island
    Bathroom 2 upper 1/2 bath sink toilet - toilet , Please email to see my site and over 130 photo of island
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upper main - 1 queen , Please email to see my site and over 130 photo of island
    Upper second bedroom - 1 queen , Please email to see my site and over 130 photo of island
    Upper living room 2 queen sofa 1 queen air - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Please email to see my site and over 130 photo of island
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
FREE use of 14 kayaks/3 canoes (enough for 23 to paddle together ~ save hundreds a day in rental fees!) 45' solar-heated pool 2 32' lit waterfalls 45’ Tiki hut with wet bar and sound system 9 HP spa with 6 water features at pool Private double-pump Jacuzzi on deck 2 Picnic areas with charcoal grills Bonfire ring with furnished wood Coin-op washer and dryer 61” Sony HDTV in upper home, with over 200 channels Queen-size beds Full kitchen Screened-in deck High-speed wireless internet Awesome wildlife viewing and so much more... check our website for more details.


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Private Island Retreat. lots of free extras, Land Accessible 14 kayaks 3 canoes
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
Cedar Key

Best Much Needed Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was the get-a-way my husband and I needed. We own a motel and wanted to getaway to somewhere remote on the water and private. Paradise Found Island is gorgeous and abound by nature. All natural environment, not a concrete jungle with paved driveways. The views of the marsh are incredible with birds singing, lizards about and the sound of the waterfall at the pool. We rented the upstairs and loved it. We spent most all of our time on the large screened in porch playing yatzee and sipping on wine coolers and rediscovering our marriage of 20 years. Our first vacation in 16 years and it was everything we wanted it to be. The owner, Ken was so nice and so down to earth. His lady friend Elizabeth was also very pleasant. This was by far the best vacation we could have had. The hot tub was our favorite amenity and we loved that it was on the covered porch we spent most of our time. There are kayaks and canoes and a awesome pool also part of the fun. If you like nature and simple homey comfort this is the place to be. The house was very clean with everything we needed. The sheets were very soft. It was great that we were allowed to bring a pet as we brought our kitty with us. We will definitely be reserving our next getaway to Paradise Found Island. This vacation helped us to rekindle our love for each other. We would definitely recommend Paradise Island Found to nature lovers and folks that need something unique.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is truly a paradise. The homes are beautiful and clean. It is such a peaceful environment. You can grab a cup of coffee and sit out on the deck and watch the sunrise in the morning and dolphins play in the evening. I was able relax at the pool as well as enjoy the spa. Due to a hectic schedule, it was perfect to be able to rest and relax for a week on the island with my family

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Previewed the Retreat for an upcoming 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 mere $10 per person. 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 17, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and your great ideas on interior designs. I am great with decks or pools but little fro fro touches are not my thing. I am sure you have seen the new shots on the site of the great changes we are done with now on the island. We are always doing something to make it a awesome place for people to stay. I love the fact that you came and looked before you stayed. I encourage all that can to do so.
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Great place to get away from it all.

  • 5 of 5

The description was very accurate the houses and property were very clean. The owner was very friendly and helpful. I would absolutely recommend this property to everyone. i loved the pool kayaking and just hangin out at the huge tiki bar the view out there was beautiful and really peaceful.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2012
  • Stayed: April 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. So glade you could come and enjoy this private island retreat. Feel free to come and stay again.Was great getting to meet your family
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Atlanta Ga

We love to kayak and this place was paradie

  • 5 of 5

We loved this rental. We like to not be so public. We sat and played music and sang at the bonfire until the sun came up. The homes are not fancy but very clean,very old island decor and nice to stay in. Every thing is well maintained.It made me feel like we had taken a trip in time to a simpler and more basic time. The kids loved the pool/spa and waterfalls. We were pleasantly surprised at all the art around the island. You could tell the owner use to art shows. As every were you look is little pieces of art. We highly recommend this rental and will be back later in year after the heat breaks. This is very different than renting most homes, as here you are renting a private island complex with lots of extras. We saved about 400.00 over what we would have spent if we rented up town and paid for the extras we got at the island that were included

  • Submitted: May 24, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It was awesome meeting your family. Look forward to you all returning to spend time in paradise.
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Orlando, FL

Vacation in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This property was the perfect getaway for our family of eight. We rented the downstairs unit for one evening and then rented the entire house for the remainder of our stay...would definitely recommend renting the entire place if possible. This made for a very peaceful, relaxing and beautiful vacation. The owners are very service oriented, extremley knowledgeable about the area and are completely in tune with anything you might need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. The kids loved the pool but probably enjoyed the outdoors and the kayaks even more - the gorgeous scenery, the wildlife make for quite an experience. And, if you're into fishing, you don't have to go any further than the edge of the property. During incoming tides we caught a slew of fish including reds, trout, gar, catfish, lady fish, stingray, etc. They've got a great little baitshop less than a mile away that has shrimp and pinfish, very cool. There's also a fantastic fish restaurant, Pecks, less than five miles away that has some of the best seafood. Leave your IPhone and Laptop at home. Come to this property just to get away from it all and relax. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2011
  • Stayed: October 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glade you enjoyed your stay in our area. Look forward to seeing you again some time soon
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Nearest Airport
78 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
There are 3 bars within 3 miles of the island
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Plantation Inn
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Us 19/98
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Island bar and grill 1/2 mile 3 within 2 miles
Nearest Beach
39 Miles
Pine Island
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.

* Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park.

* Rainbow Springs State Park.

* Bonfire with your best friends.

* Scalloping.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Kayak for up to 18 people included with your stay.

* Free Tiki and bar area.

* Free firewood for nightly bonfires.

* Free use of kayaks/canoes.

* Free fishing.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Manatee Tour.

* Kayaks included with your stay.

* Gather around in the tiki hut.

* Fishing/scalloping.

* Family bonding around the bonfire.

Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park is one of the best places in the state to view manatees, some of which are treated here before being released into the wild. An excellent value at $13/adult, $5/child, spend the afternoon at the zoo and research center (15 minute drive from Paradise).

Rainbow Springs State Park offers swimming, snorkeling, canoeing and kayaking, hiking and wildlife viewing (squirrels, otter, turtles, alligators, songbirds, hummingbirds, red-shoulder hawks, osprey, barred owls, and various water birds).

Weeki Wachee Springs is where underwater performances by mermaids (women wearing fish tails) can be viewed in an aquarium-like setting. Visitors can swim at Buccaneer Bay, see the Misunderstood Creatures Animal Show, or take a riverboat ride down the Weeki Wachee River.

Crystal River Archaeological State Park is a 61 acre National Historic Landmark, activities include salt and fresh water fishing, bird watching and a boat tour of Crystal River.

Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park contains the remnants of the once-thriving 5,100-acre sugar plantation, serving as a supplier of sugar products for southern troops during the Civil War.

Take a manatee snorkel trip for as little as $30 (let us know and we can book it for you).

Many Orlando area amusement parks and attractions are just a day trip away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $70 + Tax

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.