Waterfront/pool home Come enjoy at Memories and Manatees

Florida Vacation Rentals By Owners
  • House 2400 Sq. Ft.
  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Minimum Stay 3 Nights

Property Description

This stunning waterfront manor in Crystal River is not your typical vacation rental home.

Memories and Manatees is truly a part of the habitat for local wildlife and manatees.

The recently remodeled three-bedroom, two bath canal waterfront home was designed to be your home away from home. Artfully redecorated, all furnishings, appliances, artwork and accessories are new. The home contains everything guests will need to enjoy all the activities that the beautiful Crystal River area has to offer.

 The home includes an enclosed full size inground pool, a boat slip, along with seawall boat mooring station, an indoor/outdoor screened in Florida room with a beautiful water frontage, a one car garage (NOT to be used for personnel vehical, trailer, nor boat storage), and all the amenities the discerning guest will appreciate. The full cooks kitchen is stocked with all the amenities needed to enjoy a relaxing waterfront meal, including side-by-side refrigerator, Ice maker, electric oven range, microwave, coffee maker & coffee grinder and tea kettle, blender, toaster, slow cooker (crock pot), cookware, storage containers, dishes and cutlery, ice packs, etc.

Memories and Manatees is located just minutes from the gulf of Mexico. Manatees, dolphins, river otters and a myriad of birds and other wild life frequent the area and manatees are often seen playing at our sea wall. Kayaks, floating kayak launch dock, fishing poles with full tackle box, 3 different size coolers and everything you need to enjoy a vacation filled with leisure and adventure is here. The backyard features private extensive river/ canal views and all the wildlife that comes along with it. If you choose to bring and dock your boat, the property also contains a cut in boat slip. (22 foot boat max.) and a boat mooring station off the sea wall.

The house has three bedrooms and sleeps 8 people comfortably. The master bedroom suite has a queen bed and a private ensuite bathroom & walk in closet. The second bedroom has a queen bed and in the third bedroom are two twin beds. There is also a full size futon in the sitting area to accommodate extra guests.

 Also included are five flat screen smart TVs with DVD players. There is one in each bedroom & one in the living room, and one in the cozy sitting area just off the formal dining room. Cable TV access is provided on three of the TVs, and all are smart TVs that can also access Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc. wireless high-speed Internet, accessible throughout the property, is also provided.

 The garage contains a high efficiency washer and dryer available for your use. The patio indoor / outdoor Florida room is screened in with a special fine mesh to help keep even the smallest bug out. It also includes an electric George foreman grill, as well as a charcoal grill outside in the sun bathing area for those cool evening barbecues, and there is ample seating (for 8) outside in the Florida room for manatee, dolphin, bird and wild life viewing as you sit and dine alongside the river/ canal.

Memories and Manatees also features an inground pool fully screened in for those hot days you just want to stay home play and keep cool. Three one person kayaks are provided along with a “bottomless totally transparent tandam kayak” - a see through two person tandem, which is EXCELLENT for viewing at Three Sisters Springs & Kings bay areas. The home is a five minute kayak ride to Kings Bay and about a hours relaxing and beautiful kayak ride to Three Sisters Springs.

 Crystal river has activities for the whole family, including world class flats fishing for redfish, trout, Spanish mackerel, cobia, and tarpon. Crystal River offers one of the few remaining areas to scallop in Florida during the summer (July - Sept.). So Much fun for all ages! Catch freshwater bass and trap blue crabs off the sea wall, or look for manatees and dolphins and birds. Come see the hundreds of manatees, November through March, that migrate at the springs. Offshore, there is terrific shallow and deep water grouper fishing. Within a short drive, there is a mall with they multiplex movie theater, restaurants and shopping in historic downtown Crystal River, kayaking, tubing down Rainbow River, Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Fort Island Gulf Beach, walking, hiking, and bike trails, snorkling, scalloping, scuba diving, river cruizing, and swimming with the manatees and tons of fishing. Plan a day trip to any of the nine state parks within 50 miles or less or work on your backswing at one of the 12 nearby golf courses.

 There’s no place like Memories and Manatees - a paradise in it’s own right! We hope to welcome you to a place where you will make memories to last a lifetime!

 At Memories and Manatees, we are always eager to help you plan the perfect holiday, whether it be for just a romantic getaway for two, or a family. For quality, comfort, cleanliness, convenience and fun, Memories and Manatees will not disappoint.


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer & Dryer
  • TV
  • Heater
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Children Welcome
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Accessible
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean (7 miles to Fort Island Gulf Beach and Park. Gulf of Mexico.)
  • River (Crystal River)
  • Waterfront (On a canal leading to Kings Bay. 8 houses down canal from Kings Bay)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Living Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator (Brand new side by side refrigerator with ice maker)
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen (Fully equipped kitchen with all new appliances. Coffee pot, blender, hand mixer, Dishes, cookware, utensils, everything you would need to make any kind of meal.)
  • Kettle
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • Kayak / Canoe (3 single person kayaks and 1 tandem (2 person) transparent kayak)
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool (Screened in in ground pool.)
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • No smoking in the home



Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly

Standard Rates

3 nights min stay
$172.00 $205.00 Fri,Sat - -
Additional information about rental rates:
  • Cleaning Fee $ 175
  • Property Damage Protection $ 350
  • Tax Rate 11%
Notes :

No Pets Allowed


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Kari H.

Just what we needed!
First time staying in a vrbo in crystal river, usually stay at plantation or best western...this was perfect for what we needed. Close to everything. Owners very accessible and helpful with info about tides. Kids loved the pool and kayaks when we weren’t out on the scallop grounds. Plenty of manatee to see!


Great place for family vacation
We had a great family vacation at this property. The kayaks, pool and accommodations at the house were all a nice touch. We did see manatees, a dolphin and an alligator in the canal in back of property during our weeks stay. We would recommend this property.  

Kathy T.

Annual Scallop Trip 2019
Everything about renting this house was super easy! From booking to checking out Megan made everything smooth and comfortable. The house is perfect, very warm and inviting. It was very clean and had all the amenities you could ask for to enjoy the area. We docked two boats easily and loved having a pool to come home to after a long day of scalloping. The sunsets are amazing, we encountered dolphins and manatees in the canal while we grilled out and relaxed with friends. We have stayed at a hotel before prior to this trip. We will absolutely be back and have already picked out our dates for next year. Thank you again Megan for allowing us to stay at your home! It is absolutely beautiful!!

Jennifer T.

Great home!
We travel every year to Crystal river with another family but always stayed in hotels. This year we stayed in this amazing home on the canal. Owner had great communication! We highly recommend this location!

Dora D.

Rockledge, USA
Annual family vacation
The home was clean and well stocked with utensils, towels, and games for our use. The home was well laid out and spacious. My family loved the pool and kayaks. The home wasn’t far from town, shopping or the springs, however, the tranquility of its location brought you back to nature and it’s beauty. A great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday. Even got to see a manatee and her baby on our kayak trip. I would return herefor our next vacation

Jeffrey R.

Family Getaway
The condo and the amenities were exactly what we were hoping for; we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay.  Property owner "Megan" was great to work with. Communicating through email and text was convenient and easy. We were so pleased. If we ever visit again, it would be where we would want to stay. Loved it!

Cynthia F.

The Perfect Place
This was the perfect place to relax, have fun & enjoy our 30th family Womens Weekend. Very clean, comfortable, peaceful, well stocked with a nice screened in pool/patio & the kyaks were an added bonus! Thanks Megan, we had an absolutely wonderful time!!

Alicia J.

Perfect Getaway
This house was everything promised and more. I've stayed at mpw then a dozen vrbo homes and this was the cleanest yet! I was very pleased with how prepared the house was for our visit. Check in and out was very simple. At first we were nervous to venture out on the kayaks, but it was the best part of the house! So the only thing I'd change would be kayaking sooner!

Cynthia H.

Great Stay
We had a great stay in Crystal River. The property was clean, well equipped and in a great location. We were close to several natural attractions, grocery stores and restaurants. The property owners were great and easy to contact. And the kayaks and pool at the home were a wonderful plus!

Sharon h.

Everything was perfect!
We enjoyed the house so much! Fishing from the dock saw several manatees. The kids enjoyed the pool and the games. The internet signal was superb. Everything new and clean. We went out on the kayaks and met the locals. Hunters springs beach was awesome. So many things to do. The owner always responsive and available. Thank you!
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