Waterside Angler’s Heaven: Crooked River Fish Camp

Property ID: 451839InglisFLUS
Sleeps 62 BR1 BA
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With 360 degree views, on-site wildlife viewing, and plenty of outdoor space to romp around in, the 'Snook Shack' - a 2-bedroom, 1-bath waterfront home - was made for nature-loving groups. During your stay, on-site activities include bass fishing, kayaking and canoeing, and swimming in freshwater springs, so you won't have to travel far for a little adventure. Back at your vacation rental, feel free to rest and relax on the screened-in porch, or enjoy some peace and quiet on the private dock.


  • Kitchen
  • Free Parking
  • Deck
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Washer
  • Essentials
  • Cable/Satellite TV


Location Details

WITHLACOOCHEE RIVER (on-site): Fishing, kayaking/canoeing, picnic areas, swimming springs, wildlife viewing

OUTDOOR RECREATION: Winding River Garden (2.9 miles), Crystal River Archaeological State Park (10.3 miles), Crystal River Preserve State Park (10.7 miles), Hunter Springs Park (10.9 miles)

ON THE COAST: Bird Creek Beach (6.7 miles), Florida Manatee Tours (8.7 miles), Fort Island Trail Park (17.3 miles), Fort Island Gulf Beach Fishing Pier (21.1 miles), Fort Island Beach (21.3 miles)

AIRPORTS: Gainesville Regional Airport (57.9 miles), Tampa International Airport (85.3 miles)


22 reviews
  • Great place


    It is a great place with a very neat setting. Very clean

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published May 2, 2024
  • Just OK


    No bedroom windows open. Kitchen/living room windows not meant to open either, difficult to have fresh air in the house. House has dark floors, furniture, ceilings & black kitchen counters so needed to use bright overhead lights. Bathroom is small and dated but functional.

    Light bulb in the hood over stove was burned out, no spare. I replaced it myself. Plastic kitchen garbage container had no lid or top. W/o fresh air it’s noticeable. To me, these issues are due to inattentive property manager. Hot water temperature likely set at bare minimum of 120º so hard to wash dishes. 140º is recommended temp. Most cooking pans were worn out, non-stick pans and pretty scratched up. No working can opener. Propane tank for outdoor grill was empty upon arrival. Had to email prop manager, she sent someone over to swap it out. Should have already been done. Upon arrival for three-week stay the lawn was not mowed w/ scattered tree debris and shin high weeds. A week later someone mowed & cleaned up. No additional lawn care after that, weeds back to shin high when I left. Timing was off for my stay. Extremely difficult to launch a canoe or kayak from the property as the river bank is high, steep and made of rocks. I had to drive my canoe to local boat ramps for launch sites. The dock is basic, a fixed platform over the water. The porch had new Weber grill that was nice though the grease pan was near full. Prop manager never emailed, texted or checked to see how things were.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published March 28, 2024
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Peter, your review is greatly appreciated, and we're thankful for your time sharing your experience. Upon reviewing your feedback, we've connected with the homeowner, who wanted to address a few points:
    - Thank you for choosing to stay in our Inglis, Florida home and leaving a review, as guest feedback is vitally important to us and the success of our vacation rental business.
    - We acknowledge your concern about the windows and offer alternative ventilation options like sliding glass doors, ceiling fans, and air conditioning. We prioritize accurate representations in our photos and descriptions. Apologies for any inconvenience with the stove hood light bulb; we'll address it promptly. Outdoor trash cans are available for extra disposal needs, despite the plastic garbage can lacking a lid.
    - Thank you for notifying us about the need for extra trash bags and your preference for hotter water. We'll check the thermostat and inventory our cookware, replacing items as necessary. We apologize for the oversight with the propane tank and grease pan and will monitor them closely to prevent future issues.
    - The dock features a convenient attached ladder to facilitate water access. Moreover, direct access to the river is provided through stone steps leading down to the water. These stone steps are located in the middle of our backyard, to the left of the dock. We understand your expectations regarding communication from the property manager and will incorporate this into our future guest interactions.
    - Adhering to our no-pet policy is crucial for maintaining property quality and guest comfort. Unfortunately, we observed two dogs on the premises without prior notification or permission, violating our rules and insurance requirements.

    We truly go above and beyond for our guests and are confident that future guests will have excellent stays!

  • Great Stay


    Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The home was comfortable and the location was convenient to the activities we had planned in the area. Our favorite feature was the screened in porch!

    Published March 27, 2024
  • February Break Manatee trip


    We loved the little house. It was conveniently located to Crystal River, where we paddled with manatees. We forgot our paddle board pump and were so excited to see that there was one at the home. We loved fishing off the pier, although we didn't catch anything. Our kids and their Barbies enjoyed the screened-in porch and my husband was happy to see the brand new girll!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published March 1, 2024
  • Great little place


    Perfect little escape. Quiet and clean and close to a lot of interesting places to visit.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published January 29, 2024
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