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.
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 DockCrystal River, Florida, United States
Top guest reviewswe used the kitchen for all our we meals the amenities were all great2 beautiful bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and a lot of couches in the living roomvery tastefully decorated very comfortable and beautiful spaceeverything was clean and there were plenty of towelsthe property was accurately described very clean and everything you neededthe home is sparkling clean stylish and moderneverything was very comfortable and clean we will definitely be back next yearit is definitely the best airbnb that i’ve stayed in and also very clean
Host:owner is responsive and easy to work withamazing stay and accommodating hoststhe hosts went to great measures to think of every detailthanks again for being a great hosttailor is a fantastic hostRead more reviewsgreat location and a beautiful back yardgreat place--everything you need is here convenient location to the areai enjoyed my stay at this beautiful house and great locationthe perfect place to get away enjoy the kayaks and beautiful local springsquiet and friendly neighbourhood
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
Top guest reviewsthe apt was super comfy and well stockedit’s a quiet clean placelarge accommodations sparkling clean awesome hostessregina's space is clean and comfortable with thoughtful touchesthe place was clean quiet and mostly met our needsapartment was very clean and we will be staying here again when we are in the area
Host:regina was a great hostregina is an outstanding hostregina is a superb hosteverything was awesome great hostregina is a kind and gracious hostRead more reviewswonderful location close to everything with lots of spots within walking distancegreat place to stay near everythingthe place is located very close to everything making it easy to walkgreat location close to everything private parkingwelcoming environment and within walking distance of things to do
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
Top guest reviewsjim and wendy's cottage is super cute cozy and nicely decorated; perfect amount of space for 2 peoplethe cottage has plenty of room and loved the fire pit outsidethe ac felt amazing and the bed was so comfortable we wish we could have taken it homethey had snacks/breakfast and the place was super cozythe house was perfect for our family plenty of room and super cozyclean quaint and comfortablevery clean and welcomingsuper clean and cozy spaceso clean and well decoratedvery clean with thoughtful touches inside
Host:jim and wendy are fantastic hostsjim and wendy were really responsive quicky to our questionsthe hosts were very helpful quick to respondthe hosts were so thoughtful with every detailwendy and jim were very quick to respond to questions and very friendlyRead more reviewsgreat location and valuelocation is great not walking distance to downtown but short 4 min drivegreat location near everything yet very privatevery good location to explore crystal river and the springsgreat place to stay in crystal river close to everything we had planned
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
Top guest reviewswifi was a lifesaver since we didn’t have very good cell phone servicereally good apartment giant space giant restroom giant bath tubthe king bed was so comfy and the sheets were great too we slept greatthe 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 whileit was very clean and cozyvery clean spacious and comfortableit was clean and very comfortableit was clean quiet and spaciousthe apartment was very clean and nicely decorated
Host:host is sweet and communicativebeth is a really great host very nice and informativei highly recommend beth as a host and the property for anyonebeth was an extremely gracious host the place was very nicebeth is super sweet and hospitable she had a lot of great recommendations for the areaRead more reviewscute little place and very close to everythinggreat location conveniently located in a quiet wooded neighborhoodamazing place for lovers manateegreat place and great locationthis is a great location for manatee adventures
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 PreserveCrystal River, Florida, United States
Top guest reviewsvery comfortable beds well-designed kitchengreat space big kitchen and all the amenities you need to feel at homewe slept really well and enjoyed movies and tv in every roomsofa in the living room is super comfortable so as the two beds(good quality brand)two good size bedrooms each with its own bathroomvery clean and well maintainedclean comfortable stay for 4tf's place was clean and tidythe bathrooms were clean and the towels were thick and softthe house was clean and beds were comfortable
Host:host was great responded very quickly to questionsthe host is very friendly and helpfulthe host was super responsive to messagesbeautiful and cosy home with large beds and wonderful hostsi had the pleasure of meeting the host mrRead more reviewsthe location was greatgreat location and very comfortablethe location is great and close to everything yet secludedit was perfect location for usvery good location for fishing restaurants
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 OaksCrystal River, Florida, United States
Top guest reviewsthe barn looks over a beautiful farm the bed was super comfortablecomposting toilet lol it’s quite easy to usesuper clean and totally functionaleverything was super cleanit's clean adorable peaceful quietthe barn is so cute clean and roomythe tiny barn was spotlessly clean with everything you could need to get away from it all
Host:the hosts were super helpful and kindthe hosts were amazing and we will be returning here very soonthe owner’s dogs are very friendly and love to playgreat hosts and great space highly recommendvery friendly people and dogsRead more reviewswhat a cute little unforgettable placegreat place to get away and relaxwe loved the place had a great stay and the location is beautifulit was such incredible experience so close to so many awesome placesthe location is perfect for enjoying nature and spending quality time without distractions
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 HomeCrystal River, Florida, United States
Top guest reviewsalthough the external photos are not flattering the accommodation is very comfortablewe had a party of nine (7 adults and 2 kids) and there was plenty of roomgreat kitchen and ee also had an outdoor fire pit to cook s'moresi slept on one of the double beds in large room and it was super hardvery clean would stay againvery clean and nicely equippedeverything was clean and spaciousthe place was very clean and roamyclean simple lots of space
Host:the host was awesomethank you so much for being a great hostkristina was absolutely a fabulous and hospitable hostthe hosts were communicative and thoughtfulcheckin and checkout was super easy and kristina was very attentive via textRead more reviewscute house great location good valuegood location very close to crystal river parkgreat location close to the watergreat location for crystal river activitiesgreat location to all local spots
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 CRiverCrystal River, Florida, United States
Top guest reviewsloved this cozy yet spacious cottageawesome place fresh clean and new and spotlesseverything was very clean and comfortableloved the clean/new bedding and towelsthe space was so clean and comfortablethe house was clean and very spacious
Host:jim and wendy are excellent hostswe highly recommend this home and the hoststhe home is in a safe friendly neighborhoodgreat host and add is accuratequick and kind communicationRead more reviewsin a great locationfantastic perfect location in a beautiful homelocated in a quiet safe neighborhood close to all crystal river has to offerthe location was absolutly perfect only a couple minute drive to many of the local attractionsnice place near a lagoon with manatees and fish
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 AbnerCrystal River, Florida, United States
Top guest reviewswifi and inet phone were greatvery nice house excusitely filled kitchen excellent movie selectionthe living room was very comfortable with recliners and nice chairs for everyonewe enjoyed our happy hours on the the patio and the kitchen had everything we neededmore than enough room with a vast library of movies and very cleanclean and comfyhouse was very clean and charmingvery clean and well keptthe house was clean and comfyso spacious and clean great beds
Host:the owner was very nicethe host is detailed and wonderfulhe was a great hosthe is a very nice host and i would recommend him and his homerobert was a great hostRead more reviewsthe location is greatthe location is perfect close to dive shops and restaurantsrobert's place is in a great locationrobert’s place was perfectly located for our trip to crystal river and weeki wachee riverthe house is in a great location is comfortable and fairly priced
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 relaxCrystal River, Florida, United States
Top guest reviewsclean and convenient to area's activitiesi will book with erin again the condo was nice location very clean felt very comfortable just like homeRead more reviewscomfortably slept 6 adults close to a spring where the manatees would gather
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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