AWESOME WATERFRONT VIEWS!! Renovated in Fall 2014 5 BR/3 Ba, Large Pool. Hot Tub
Heather or Brian
About Heather or Brian
Our family bought this home as a vacation property back in 2005. For the past nine years our parents have enjoyed living, entertaining, and caring for this family jewel but now we have choose to open it up to share with others. The house is owned by us and our parents. We live in Raleigh, NC, while our parents live just a few miles inland in the Black Diamond Golf community. My wife grew up in the Tampa area so the house gives us a central place for everyone to meet and spend the holidays and a few weeks a year. We can't wait for our little girl and boy to grow up learning about all that nature has to offer in the Crystal River area.
Heather or Brian purchased this House in 2005
Why Heather or Brian chose Crystal Shores
This property has something for everyone. Nature seekers, fisherman, scallopers, divers, or just those looking to enjoy a great view and front row seats for natures glory during a relaxing weekend, week, or months away. Not many homes can boast comfortable seating for 14-20 for meals making this home a unique find for entertaining groups of multiple families, friends, or corporate getaways. Headed to Florida to see Mickey? Stay here in natures cradle and drive just 90 minutes to Sea World, Disney, Epcot, etc. Head to Tampa just 74 miles south to see the aquarium or take in a Tampa Lighting NHL game.
What makes this House unique
Minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, minutes from some of the best springs and eco-tourism in the world. Two open floors of living area make this home very special for large groups or cozy couples. Our kids love to hang out in the basement or around the pool while my we enjoy adult time in the very well done, calming second story living room. The house faces due east so every day you get awesome sunrises, moon views, and exceptional star gazing. Having nothing to block your view you'll see these events in ways you haven't before while relaxing on the patio, deck, or screened in porch. Open the downstairs triple wide sliding doors to experience indoor/outdoor living in the fall and spring.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
No more than 5 cars, and 1 boat trailer at the house at time. No parking on the lawn. No more than 14 persons at the house at a given time. No more than 14 persons sleeping overnight at the house at any given time. All trash needs to go out on trash day and cans reclaimed from the curb. All used linens must be striped from beds and laundry started prior to departure. More than 4 loads left at check out will result in a charge of $25/load from the security deposit. Any damage to the carpets should be cleaned as best as it can and must tell the owners immediately prior to check out. Refrigerators must be emptied prior to check out, dish washer loaded and started. Please leave our home as you found it.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Wonderful place to entertain what a view
We had a great time the down stairs kitchen was a blessing.
We had a great time. We plan to return.
We enjoyed the house and grounds with all the amenities very much. We highly recommend it to others. The master bath was so wonderful everyone wanted to use that.
I attempted to contact the owners to make a few recommendations but received no return call. There is a tripping hazard with a rug between the kitchen and dining around. There is only 1 towel per person. If you stay more than a day you are constantly doing laundry. The master bedroom pillows leave a lot to be desired. Overall I give the house an A plus
Beautiful property, well equipped, quiet, super clean. Awesome place to enjoy family!
The property is exactly what they present online. Beautiful location with all the things you need for a lovely family retreat. Kitchen well equipped, had everything we needed to cook. Lots to do during the day, and a fun game room. I had coffee on the dock with a manatee surfacing nearby. Went kayaking and had a dolphin swim right along the side of us. Beautiful location. The host was great, we will book again.
Nice property, well maintained, expertly managed
We really enjoyed our 4 night stay at Manatee Manor. The property lived up to it's name despite being off season for manatees. The only manatee we saw in 4 days was right off the pier of the house. We kayaked the entire King's Bay and into Three Sisters Springs without seeing another manatee.
The only issue was with the pool temperature which we resolved. The owner stopped by just to be sure all was OK. Both the pool and spa were clean and large enough for our group of 12.
Exactly as expected
Very nice place, with beautiful views of the river
Set just outsite the Crystal River Perserve State Park, there is boundless natural activities to enjoy year round at this fabulous location. From late fall until late spring Crystal River is the #1 spot in America to view and interact with Manatees. Crystal River is at the heart of the Nature Coast of Florida. The city is situated around the magnificent Kings Bay, which is spring-fed and so keeps a constant 72 °F (22 °C) temperature year round. A cluster of 50 springs pump 64 million gallons of water per day into the Crystal River. Because of this discharge amount, the Crystal River Springs group is the second largest springs group in Florida. Kings Bay is home to over 400 manatees during the winter when the water temperature in the Gulf of Mexico cools, and is the only place in the United States where people can legally interact with them in their natural conditions without that interaction being viewed as harassment by law enforcement agencies. Tourism based on watching and swimming with manatee is the fastest growing contribution to the local economy.