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NEW! 2BR Crystal River House on the Water w/ Pool!

Crystal River house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / Sleeps 4

$145

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Relax in Paradise Surrounded by Florida Waters

Crystal River house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / Sleeps 4

$136

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Perfect Waterfront Getaway - Kayak, Fish, Relax

Crystal River cottage

3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / Sleeps 6

$99

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NEW! Cozy 1BR Crystal River Cottage w/Porch & Deck

Crystal River cottage

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / Sleeps 4

$105

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Waterfront with POOL Crystal River Florida

Crystal River condo

1 bedroom / 2 bathrooms / Sleeps 4

“Very clean, updated” I stayed at the condo while in the Crystal River area for work. The condo was very clean with an updated main level (kitchen, living/dining space). Nice outdoor space overlooking the canal and pool with a table and chairs. Small w

$125

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Mom's River House..quiet n peaceful, canoes, docks

Crystal River cottage

3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / Sleeps 5

“Weekend with the grandkids” Myself and my grandsons met my daughter and the girls for a weekend. The kids loved the fishing and had s great time in the paddle boat. I recommend it for a great family weekend. There were plenty of things to occupy them

$120

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NEW! 2BR House w/ Canal Access to Crystal River!

Crystal River house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / Sleeps 6

$120

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Waterfront Cottage in Crystal River

Crystal River house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / Sleeps 5

$125

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Waterfront Manatee House

Crystal River house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / Sleeps 15

$219

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Pristine Waterfront Home With Designer Finishes

Crystal River house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / Sleeps 8

$220

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Pool Villa at Florida's Nature Coast

Crystal River villa

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / Sleeps 6

$167

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Moss Rose Vacation Home

Crystal River house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / Sleeps 10

$120

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Sleek Waterfront Crystal River Home w/Private Dock

Crystal River house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / Sleeps 10

$209

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Swim with the Manatees, dive, fish and boat

Crystal River house

4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / Sleeps 10

$646

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Paradise Found ~ land accessible-groups 2-20

Crystal River house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / Sleeps 10

$249

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Hollyday house for rent

Crystal River house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / Sleeps 6

$52

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One Bedroom Cottage Rental in Rock Crusher RV Resort

Crystal River cottage

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / Sleeps 4

$67

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About Crystal River

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The city of Crystal River lies in Citrus County, Central Florida, some 90 miles from Tampa. This tranquil area has become known as the ‘Home of the Manatee’ and attracts outdoors enthusiasts all year round.

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About Crystal River

The area surrounding Crystal River was once settled by Native Americans, and today you can see the remains of these settlements at Crystal River Archaeological State Park. Later, the turpentine industry and cedar mills boosted the town’s economy, and the arrival of the railway in the late 1800s started to draw visitors to the area, as Crystal River expanded into the city it is today.

Manatees remain the main draw for visitors, and this is the only place in the US that you can legally swim with them. With over 70 springs in Kings Bay, the 72-degree spring fed water maintains a constant temperature that is ideal for sheltering manatees from November to March.

While you’re here, make sure to dine on Southern specialties like mac and cheese and shrimp and grits. Fish and seafood is on the menu at most restaurants, with a focus on fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.

What to do

Swimming with the manatees is the main attraction for visitors to Crystal River. Visit the boardwalks at Three Sisters Springs to spot them, go stand-up paddle boarding, snorkeling, kayaking or simply enjoy a swim with these gentle giants.

Diving is also popular here, and Kings Bay is one of Florida’s leading scuba dive destinations, with the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Florida Aquifer on your doorstep.

Uncover local history at the Archaeological State Park. This 61-acre Native American ceremonial site is located on the shores of the river, with burial mounds and a small museum to explore. Alternatively, take the kids to Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, where you can spot black bears, alligators, raccoons, bobcats and more.

The focus here is on outdoor activities, and Crystal River is a great place for hiking, camping, fishing, golfing and biking.

Top Crystal River travel tips

The nearest airports are Gainesville Regional Airport (68 miles) and Tampa International Airport (74 miles).

The climate in Crystal River is hot and humid, and the temperature rarely drops below 31 degrees fahrenheit all year round! Summer is the most popular time to visit, although if you’re dreaming of swimming with the manatees, the best time to come is between November and March.

Golfers will find no less than nine golf courses in the area, suitable for players of all abilities.

Whatever outdoor activities you love, you’ll find plenty of fun for the whole family in Crystal River. Swimming with the manatees is an experience you’re never going to forget!

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