Canalside Crystal River Home w/ Dock & Kayaks

Property ID: 426885Crystal RiverFLUS
Sleeps 63 BR2 BA


At this Crystal River vacation rental, life is good and the living is easy! 'Live Bait' is a 3-bedroom, 2-bath home that boasts over 1,700 square feet of living space with an unbeatable screened patio right by the canal. Enjoy access to a boat dock, kayaks, and more! It's the perfect spot for friends and family looking to get away for a while. Whether you're here to fish, search for manatees, explore nearby state parks, or lounge by Hunter Springs Park’s beach, 'Live Bait' is the place to be!


  • Essentials
  • Kitchen
  • Waterfront
  • Washer
  • Central Heating
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Free Parking
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV


Location Details

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Crystal River Archaeological State Park (1 mile), Crystal River (2 miles), Crystal River Preserve State Park (2 miles), Crystal River Fishing Company (2 miles), Kings Bay Park (3 miles), Fort Island Trail Park (9 miles)

SUN & SAND: Hunter Springs Park (3 miles), Fort Island Beach (13 miles)

WILDLIFE VIEWING: Three Sisters Springs (4 miles), Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge (5 miles)

DAY TRIPS: Tampa (85 miles), Orlando (89 miles)

AIRPORTS: Ocala International Airport (38 miles), Gainesville Regional Airport (66 miles), Tampa International Airport (79 miles)


70 reviews
  • Lovely home in great location


    We spent a week visiting family in Crystal River over the holidays. This home is very well located in town on a very quiet cul de sac. The three bedrooms were perfect for our family, and we appreciated the convenience of a well stocked kitchen, washer/dryer and kayaks.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published January 16, 2024
  • Fabulous Stay!


    “Live Bait” is a beautiful home, tastefully decorated, and with plenty of room for us and our 2 grown sons to relax.

    We prepared several meals in the spacious kitchen, which had everything we needed. The gas grill was a bonus, and we enjoyed one meal on the rear screened porch.

    We were just a short drive from downtown Crystal River.

    We loved spending our Christmas here!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published January 10, 2024
  • Thanksgiving Vacay


    I travel a lot and have stayed in many rentals. This by far was one of my favorites. It was super clean and has a very accurate property description. Me and my kids fell in love with this house, the extremely quiet neighborhood, and the small town. I highly recommend this property!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published December 11, 2023
  • Fabulous


    Very clean, decor is fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Three couples, plenty of room. We have a 25' boat with a T-Top and had no trouble docking or getting to the scalloping grounds, the bridge going over was high enough to accommodate our boat. The house was well equipped from trash bags, soap, towels, toilet paper, etc.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Diane E.
    Published August 23, 2023
  • Scalloping 2023 opener


    Great location. House was great for (3) couples as each had their own bedroom. Not a bad run to the scalloping grounds. Property manager very responsive.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Frank L.
    Published July 25, 2023
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