Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Crystal River, Florida

airbnb crystal river fl

A short distance from Florida’s Orlando and Tampa Bay lies the ultimate coastal retreat: Crystal River. This place is famous for its idyllic environs, bountiful forests, freshwater springs, and visiting manatees. While water sports, boating, fishing, and nature exploration are the top attractions around here, soaking in the best of Southern hospitality and packing a hearty grub of seafood specialties are highly recommended too. Head out here if you want to experience an amazing, wholesome getaway, and while you’re planning, don’t forget to zero down on accommodation too. Check out our picks for the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Crystal River, Florida.

1. Waterfront home with direct river access (from USD 263)

This beautiful two-bedroom river house is an ideal accommodation for up to six guests. The rental has been equipped with standard amenities. It even has a large backyard for you to enjoy the great outdoors. The place also boasts a private dock, so kayaking, camping, and other outdoor activities are some things you can definitely do here. Two bicycles, kayaks, and two fishing poles are available on-site for guests to use.

Stones Throw Riverhouse and Private Dock
Crystal River, Florida, United States
39 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we used the kitchen for all our we meals the amenities were all great
2 beautiful bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and a lot of couches in the living room
very tastefully decorated very comfortable and beautiful space
everything was clean and there were plenty of towels
the property was accurately described very clean and everything you needed
the home is sparkling clean stylish and modern
everything was very comfortable and clean we will definitely be back next year
it is definitely the best airbnb that i’ve stayed in and also very clean
owner is responsive and easy to work with
amazing stay and accommodating hosts
the hosts went to great measures to think of every detail
thanks again for being a great host
tailor is a fantastic host
great location and a beautiful back yard
great place--everything you need is here convenient location to the area
i enjoyed my stay at this beautiful house and great location
the perfect place to get away enjoy the kayaks and beautiful local springs
quiet and friendly neighbourhood
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2. Pet-friendly home near Three Sisters Springs (from USD 85)

Being in close proximity to Three Sisters Springs, this two-bedroom Airbnb vacation rental can easily house up to four guests. This cosy space has been designed with all standard facilities. As a bonus, it has a lot of open areas for guests to enjoy the best of Crystal River. This place also allows pets, so you can stay here to spend some quality time with your furry buddies. Two bicycles and a tandem kayak are also available for guests to borrow.

The Three Sisters Manatee, Private 2 Bdrm Apt.
Crystal River, Florida, United States
33 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apt was super comfy and well stocked
it’s a quiet clean place
large accommodations sparkling clean awesome hostess
regina's space is clean and comfortable with thoughtful touches
the place was clean quiet and mostly met our needs
apartment was very clean and we will be staying here again when we are in the area
regina was a great host
regina is an outstanding host
regina is a superb host
everything was awesome great host
regina is a kind and gracious host
wonderful location close to everything with lots of spots within walking distance
great place to stay near everything
the place is located very close to everything making it easy to walk
great location close to everything private parking
welcoming environment and within walking distance of things to do
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3. Well-appointed home for two (from USD 63)

Offering easy access to boat ramps, hiking and biking trails, fishing spots, Three Sisters Springs, and several local restaurants and shops, this two-person cottage is another great option for you to consider. It provides guests with essentials. However, if you’re planning to cook your own meals during your stay, do note that this rental only has a single burner hotplate, an electric skillet, and a microwave oven. Guests may also use the on-site laundry facilities and supplies available.

1BR Guest House close to Water+Heart of CrRiver 🛶🛶
Crystal River, Florida, United States
87 reviews
Entire cottage 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
jim and wendy's cottage is super cute cozy and nicely decorated; perfect amount of space for 2 people
the cottage has plenty of room and loved the fire pit outside
the ac felt amazing and the bed was so comfortable we wish we could have taken it home
they had snacks/breakfast and the place was super cozy
the house was perfect for our family plenty of room and super cozy
clean quaint and comfortable
very clean and welcoming
super clean and cozy space
so clean and well decorated
very clean with thoughtful touches inside
jim and wendy are fantastic hosts
jim and wendy were really responsive quicky to our questions
the hosts were very helpful quick to respond
the hosts were so thoughtful with every detail
wendy and jim were very quick to respond to questions and very friendly
great location and value
location is great not walking distance to downtown but short 4 min drive
great location near everything yet very private
very good location to explore crystal river and the springs
great place to stay in crystal river close to everything we had planned
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4. Comfortable four-person home (from USD 100)

Travelling with three other people? Consider booking this cosy, one-bedroom rental. It is equipped with standard amenities, and it provides easy access to public boat ramps, fishing spots, and other local attractions. The apartment is housed on the first floor, and it provides guests with a cosy living space to stay in. Aside from an interior that provides a comfortable ambience, the rental also features a lot of space for guests to move around in.

Cozy Crystal River Apartment, see the manatees!
Crystal River, Florida, United States
98 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was a lifesaver since we didn’t have very good cell phone service
really good apartment giant space giant restroom giant bath tub
the king bed was so comfy and the sheets were great too we slept great
the place was clean and had everything we needed (wifi stove fridge and tv)
what a gem a lovely cozy space with the comfiest airbnb bed i’ve slept on in a while
it was very clean and cozy
very clean spacious and comfortable
it was clean and very comfortable
it was clean quiet and spacious
the apartment was very clean and nicely decorated
host is sweet and communicative
beth is a really great host very nice and informative
i highly recommend beth as a host and the property for anyone
beth was an extremely gracious host the place was very nice
beth is super sweet and hospitable she had a lot of great recommendations for the area
cute little place and very close to everything
great location conveniently located in a quiet wooded neighborhood
amazing place for lovers manatee
great place and great location
this is a great location for manatee adventures
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5. Ideal home near local attractions (from USD 119)

This sophisticated vacation rental offers the best of modern conveniences. It provides comfortable living space and easy access to several attractions. The host lives right across the street and is readily available to assist guests. Aside from relaxing indoors in this gorgeous living space, you can also head out for some outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, jogging, or biking.

New Home on Accessible Nature Preserve
Crystal River, Florida, United States
123 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable beds well-designed kitchen
great space big kitchen and all the amenities you need to feel at home
we slept really well and enjoyed movies and tv in every room
sofa in the living room is super comfortable so as the two beds(good quality brand)
two good size bedrooms each with its own bathroom
very clean and well maintained
clean comfortable stay for 4
tf's place was clean and tidy
the bathrooms were clean and the towels were thick and soft
the house was clean and beds were comfortable
host was great responded very quickly to questions
the host is very friendly and helpful
the host was super responsive to messages
beautiful and cosy home with large beds and wonderful hosts
i had the pleasure of meeting the host mr
the location was great
great location and very comfortable
the location is great and close to everything yet secluded
it was perfect location for us
very good location for fishing restaurants
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6. Pet-friendly home in a wooded area (from USD 102)

Located in a lush, wooded area, this four-person retreat is another excellent accommodation worth considering. Aside from being able to accommodate up to four guests, pets are also allowed here. The fully fenced yard is a great spot for you to enjoy a fun time with your furry friends. However, remember to keep the gate closed at all times. Keep in mind that the host’s dog stays on-site as well, so it’s best to notify the host ahead of time. Additionally, the rental is equipped with an outdoor kitchenette, composting toilet, and comfortable indoor spaces. Also, on nights when you plan on staying in, you can make use of this rental’s bonfire pit, corn hole, and assorted games provided here to keep you busy.

Tiny Barn at Windy Oaks
Crystal River, Florida, United States
159 reviews
Tiny house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the barn looks over a beautiful farm the bed was super comfortable
composting toilet lol it’s quite easy to use
super clean and totally functional
everything was super clean
it's clean adorable peaceful quiet
the barn is so cute clean and roomy
the tiny barn was spotlessly clean with everything you could need to get away from it all
the hosts were super helpful and kind
the hosts were amazing and we will be returning here very soon
the owner’s dogs are very friendly and love to play
great hosts and great space highly recommend
very friendly people and dogs
what a cute little unforgettable place
great place to get away and relax
we loved the place had a great stay and the location is beautiful
it was such incredible experience so close to so many awesome places
the location is perfect for enjoying nature and spending quality time without distractions
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7. Spacious home near Gulf of Mexico (from USD 112)

Large groups of up to 10 guests can look into booking this spacious Airbnb vacation rental. It is located near the Gulf of Mexico, so you can go golfing, snorkelling, fishing, scalloping, kayaking, and doing many other outdoor activities here as entertainment. Kayaks are also available at the rental for guests to use. The rental also offers all the facilities and amenities you may need during your stay.

Moss Rose Vacation Home
Crystal River, Florida, United States
120 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
although the external photos are not flattering the accommodation is very comfortable
we had a party of nine (7 adults and 2 kids) and there was plenty of room
great kitchen and ee also had an outdoor fire pit to cook s'mores
i slept on one of the double beds in large room and it was super hard
very clean would stay again
very clean and nicely equipped
everything was clean and spacious
the place was very clean and roamy
clean simple lots of space
the host was awesome
thank you so much for being a great host
kristina was absolutely a fabulous and hospitable host
the hosts were communicative and thoughtful
checkin and checkout was super easy and kristina was very attentive via text
cute house great location good value
good location very close to crystal river park
great location close to the water
great location for crystal river activities
great location to all local spots
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8. Cosy home at a central location (from USD 104)

If you want to enjoy staying near many attractions and having easy access to outdoor activities in Crystal River, this three-bedroom home is worth considering. This rental can comfortably accommodate up to four guests and has a cosy interior. The place has a wraparound porch and a large open area where you can hang out and feel the amazing Florida breeze. Additionally, the property has enough space to set up a trailer.

Updated 3BR, Close to Water + Heart of CRiver
Crystal River, Florida, United States
80 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved this cozy yet spacious cottage
awesome place fresh clean and new and spotless
everything was very clean and comfortable
loved the clean/new bedding and towels
the space was so clean and comfortable
the house was clean and very spacious
jim and wendy are excellent hosts
we highly recommend this home and the hosts
the home is in a safe friendly neighborhood
great host and add is accurate
quick and kind communication
in a great location
fantastic perfect location in a beautiful home
located in a quiet safe neighborhood close to all crystal river has to offer
the location was absolutly perfect only a couple minute drive to many of the local attractions
nice place near a lagoon with manatees and fish
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9. Fully furnished house for six (from USD 120)

Another great option you can book is this house that can accommodate up to six people. It has three bedrooms, a spacious living area, a full kitchen, a two-car garage, and a spacious lawn. While this property is listed as a three-bedroom home, it features an office room that may serve as an additional area where you can request an airbed or couch to be set up. There is also a large, screened patio, equipped with a grill that you can use for cookouts.

Robert Abner
Crystal River, Florida, United States
109 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi and inet phone were great
very nice house excusitely filled kitchen excellent movie selection
the living room was very comfortable with recliners and nice chairs for everyone
we enjoyed our happy hours on the the patio and the kitchen had everything we needed
more than enough room with a vast library of movies and very clean
clean and comfy
house was very clean and charming
very clean and well kept
the house was clean and comfy
so spacious and clean great beds
the owner was very nice
the host is detailed and wonderful
he was a great host
he is a very nice host and i would recommend him and his home
robert was a great host
the location is great
the location is perfect close to dive shops and restaurants
robert's place is in a great location
robert’s place was perfectly located for our trip to crystal river and weeki wachee river
the house is in a great location is comfortable and fairly priced
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10. Great home with amazing amenities (from USD 75)

Overlooking the famous Hunter Springs, this two-bedroom accommodation is another awesome rental choice. The house is equipped with all amenities that you may need, including a full kitchen, washer-dryer area, private balcony, and lots of space for all guests to move around in comfortably. A riverfront pool, private dock, trailer storage, and gas grill are some outdoor amenities that you can find at this rental. Two kayaks are also available on-site, should you want to use them.

Attn scallopers! Swim, fish, snorkel or just relax
Crystal River, Florida, United States
7 reviews
Entire place 0 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
clean and convenient to area's activities
i will book with erin again the condo was nice location very clean felt very comfortable just like home
comfortably slept 6 adults close to a spring where the manatees would gather
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Southern with a splash of coastal beauty

Swimming with manatees, kayaking across Chassahowitzka River, and scalloping are easily the top highlights of a holiday in Crystal River. All these feature a quintessential Southern charm that is great to experience. Time your trip accordingly and make the best out of your Crystal River experience. When you visit Crystal River, consider choosing your accommodation among these amazing rentals to make your holiday even better.

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