Spacious & Hip Crystal River Home w/Dock & Kayaks!

City: Crystal River, Florida Property ID: 426885

grand total: From $150 total Per Night

    At this Crystal River vacation rental house, 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 inside, and an unbeatable outdoor space right on the canal. Enjoy access to a boat dock, kayaks, and more! It's the perfect spot for friends, family, or any group of 6 guests looking to get away for a while. Whether you're here to fish, search for manatees, or explore Florida's Nature Coast, 'Live Bait' is the place to be!

    -- THE PROPERTY --

    Bedroom 1: King Bed | Bedroom 2: Queen Bed | Bedroom 3: Queen Bed

    'Live Bait' is a beautiful, brand new waterfront home. You'll be greeted by a welcome basket as you enter into the open layout, complete with all the comforts of home and the amenities you desire.

    During your downtime, unwind with a movie on the flat-screen TV in the living room, or make your way to the screened-in porch for an afternoon watching the boats cruise by on the canal.

    Bring back the catch-of-the-day to cook right at home! Flame-grill fillets on the gas grill outside, while side dishes and crab cakes are perfected in the fully equipped kitchen inside.

    When you're ready to retire for the night, choose a spot in one of the 3 comfortable bedrooms.

    -- THE LOCATION --

    This property offers an unbeatable location right on the canals leading to Crystal River, complete with a 20-foot boat dock and 2 kayaks! Launch your boat less than a mile away at the Days Inn or the public launch for a fun day on the water.

    If you're new to the fishing scene, join along on a fishing excursion with one of the Live Bait recommended guides. Visit during the summertime to take part in the Scallop Season!

    Fed by springs, Crystal River is aptly named, with crystal-clear water throughout. Visit Three Sisters Springs or Crystal River Wildlife Refuge to search for manatees, and to Hunter Springs Park to sunbathe on the beach!

    Outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to drive 1 mile over to Crystal River Archaeological State Park and Crystal River Preserve State Park, both home to multiple trails for exploration.

    If you're up for a day trip, drive less than 2 hours to reach Tampa or Orlando - home to dozens of theme parks, including Walt Disney World!


    Evolve Vacation Rental wants your vacation experience to be everything you hoped for and exactly what you needed. To make it easy, we help you find a property you love, offer world-class support seven days a week, and make sure our properties are safe, clean, and ready for your stay. Even better, each home has a Guest Contact available 24/7 for anything that’s on your mind. It’s a fresh new approach to vacation rental. Try Evolve today!


    Key Residence Features:
    - Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, in-unit laundry machines, screened-in patio, driveway parking, boat trailer parking, 20-foot boat dock, 2 kayaks, and more!
    - Wonderful location right on the canal. Just minutes from Crystal River, less than 1 mile from boat launch, and under 2 hours from Tampa and Orlando!
    - Nearest Commercial Airport: Tampa International Airport (~81 miles away)

    -- POLICIES --

    - No smoking
    - No pets allowed
    - No events, parties or large gatherings
    - Must be at least 25 years old to book
    - Additional fees and taxes may apply
    - Photo ID may be required upon check-in
    - The property has 3 steps to get inside and may not be suitable for mobility-impaired

  • Location

    Area Activities

    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Deep Sea Fishing
    • Eco Tourism
    • Festivals
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Kayaking
    • Restaurants
    • Scuba Diving
    • Snorkeling
    • Swimming
    • Wildlife Viewing

    Inside Amenities

    • Air-Conditioning
    • Kitchen

    Key Amenities

    • Carbon Monoxide Detector
    • Coffeemaker
    • Complimentary Toiletries
    • Cooking Basics
    • Fire Extinguisher
    • First Aid Kit
    • Free Parking
    • Hair Dryer
    • Hangers
    • Iron/Board
    • Smoke Detector
    • Trash Bags/Paper Towels
    • Wireless Internet (WIFI)

    Nearby Amenities

    • Waterfront

    Outdoor Amenities

    • Gas Grill
    • Screened Porch

    Property Amenities

    • Ceiling Fans
    • Central Heating
    • Closet
    • Dryer
    • Ensuite Bath
    • Internet Connection
    • Laundry Detergent
    • Linens Provided
    • TV
    • Towels Provided
    • Washer


    • Minimum Age Requirement
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non Smoking
    • Suitable for Children
    • Suitable for Elderly
  • Guest Reviews (8)
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    Wonderful new home right on the water!

    Reviewed by: Terry B. on


    This home was completed in October 2018 and is immaculate. The property manager Nancy did a fantastic job in preparing the house and answering all the questions. This home serves as a winter home for the owners who live in the Pacific Northwest, so the furnishings are what you would see if you stayed in someone's home. It does not have the typical "rental" feel. We specifically chose the home because it was on the canal and had a boat dock. Two years ago we rented a house two canals away and really liked the location for scalloping. The floating dock was perfect and made loading and unloading a breeze. I would estimate you could keep two boats here using the dock and the pilings. There is a boat lift but it is unavailable for renters use. It is about a 10 to 15 minute idle speed run to Crystal River. Parking is excellent. The home is located on a cul-de-sac and we parked our trailer on the opposite side of the cul-de-sac from the house. However we could've also put the trailer in the driveway or (once some paver work is complete) on the side of the house. I would say that there's plenty of room for two trailers and 3 to 4 vehicles. We had access to all of the house except the owners' closets. This included the garage which was handy for loading and unloading. The house is well equipped with bicycles, kayaks, all the electronics and Wi-Fi you could want, and a well-stocked kitchen. We found the beds and furniture to be very comfortable. Finally, the owners provide a welcome basket with a few goodies from their home in the Pacific Northwest which was a wonderful touch! I would absolutely consider renting this house again. It surpassed our expectations.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2019

    Reviewed by: Joey on


    Great house with a nice location close to Crystal River. Everything is new and in great shape. Really recommend Live Bait if you are looking for a Crystal River vacation.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in August 2019

    Scallop season annual family vacation

    Reviewed by: Chris A. on


    The "live bait" house was great, the channel going out to main river was deep and beautiful. The house was exactly what we expected, clean organized, and kitchen was extremely equipped... Nancy was helpful and responded quickly to anything we needed.... overall - five stars from our family....
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2019

    Lovely House in Crystal River

    Reviewed by: Debbie M. on


    Great place to stay for a few days, and it was exactly as described. Well equipped for a comfortable stay. Nancy was very helpful with check in, thank you. We had fun with the Kayaks as well as visiting the manatees and springs.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in June 2019

    Reviewed by: Tracey on


    The location was perfect with a 30 minute paddle to Crystal River on one of two tandem kayaks at sunset to listen for the manatee. The local restaurants and fresh fish and produce were delish. The home doesn’t disappoint!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in June 2019

    Reviewed by: Tracy on


    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in June 2019

    Reviewed by: Christopher on


    The host was great with communicating and very friendly. The house looks exactly how it looks in pictures. Great spot for kayaking or docking your boat for an outing. Overall great experience.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in May 2019

    Our stay at "Live Bait" was excellent!

    Reviewed by: Cheryl T. on


    The property was exactly as it was described. The location was on a quiet street and provided easy access to Crystal River by car or boat. The house was amazingly clean and comfortable. We loved the welcoming items provided by the owners. Nancy, our contact person, was wonderful. She was readily available to answer any questions or promptly solve problems. We would gladly stay again.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in April 2019