Fill your itinerary with manatee tours in Crystal River, boat rides down the Withlacoochee River, and a day trip to the pristine waters of Homosassa Springs, all when you book this charming 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom Yankeetown house. This vacation rental is the perfect place to experience the true 'Old Florida,' complete with 2 kayaks, fishing poles, a fish cleaning station, and an outdoor shower. Don't forget to make s'mores over the fire pits or head to B's Marina & Campground for boat rentals!
NATURE COAST: B's Marina (steps away), Yankeetown Marina (0.3 miles), Black Dog Charters (0.3 miles), Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve (0.9 miles), Captain Mike's Swimming with the Manatees (13.8 miles), Crystal River Archaeological State Park (14.0 miles), Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge (16.2 miles), Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park (21.8 miles)
SUN & SAND: Bird Creek Beach (3.0 miles), Hunter Springs Park (14.5 miles), Fort Island Beach (24.8 miles)
LOCAL EATERIES: Blackwater Restaurant (0.3 miles), Shipwreck Lounge (3.8 miles), Shrimp Landing (3.9 miles), Mama Sally's (4.1 miles)
AIRPORTS: Gainesville Regional Airport (60.4 miles), Tampa International Airport (91.5 miles)
Very clean.No issues good place to stay again.
*This review was originally posted on Vrbo
We had a wonderful stay here and loved just charming the area was. My wife grew up in Florida so she loved how nostalgic the area made her feel. The house is located directly across from a marina so we literally walked a few steps and were able to hire a boat and go out all day on the water. The whole area is so beautiful!
There's a really nice restaurant called Blackwater that we walked to - it is a must-visit if you stay. (We actually ended going twice). The scallops we're to die for!
Another favorite part of the trip was driving to Crystal River to see the boutique art shops and coffee shops. There are a number of Springs you can go there and so we took our kids to Hunter Springs Park. There's a little beach area there and it is nice and shallow so the kids enjoyed splashing around. Next time we plan to check out Three Sisters Springs.
One last thing, our flight got delayed when we arrived so we didn't end up arriving until 11pm. I was worried that check-in would be a challenge but Mike the owner was awesome at communicating. He sent me a link to an app to download on my phone. I literally opened the app and it unlocked the lock box for us to get the key. Super easy to use and such a great idea!
They also had buckets of toys for our kids to play with which was really cool.
My wife and I are hoping to make this an annual trip. Between the time on the water, seeing Crystal River and amazing food at Blackwater, this was a fantastic trip.
My wife and I checked into wonderful little property Riverside Dr across from B’s Marina. I stayed before it became an official short term rental. We had a fantastic stay. The property was neat, clean and had everything we needed. We walked to a very nice seafood restaurant. We rented a boat at the marina across the street and toured the Waxahachie River on out to the gulf. This place has a laid-back old Florida fishing vibe and was very relaxing. I recommend it to anyone who just needs to get away and enjoy a river boat ride, some fishing or good seafood dining.
We are already planning a return trip.
This home is absolutely adorable! The river and marina are right across the street. They had a live band the first night we stayed and it was just so nice to sit out back by the fire and listen to him sing and play guitar. The river was calm and kayaking was incredible, saw some gators and eagles. Everyone around was so nice! The home itself as i said is adorable. It has a beachy river theme. The patio is nice and had a gas/coal grill that we took advantage of. Bring your own food because you won't want to leave. And a third kayak that was perfect for my son and I to use. Inside the home has everything you need. Very homey and welcoming. The backyard is big but its only fenced on the left and back side. The whole right-side is just lined with a rope to show separation. Our golden wanted to explore but did good, if you have a runner you will need to keep them on a lead. Also neighbors are very close, so if you're looking for a more secluded home, this doesn't give that. However you almost forget the neighbors are there as you relax and settle in. We had a wonderful stay here and highly recommend!
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