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Highlights Crystal River

  • Peaceful rental locations
  • A city full of attractions
  • Cycling Itineraries and Unique outdoor activities
  • Nature enthusiasts
  • Watersport enthusiasts

Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Crystal River

$165for 24 Jun - 1 Jul
$300 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability Crystal River

23%for 24 Jun - 1 Jul
37% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Crystal River

Peaceful rental locations

Take a trip to Florida's soul, a city overlooking the Crystal River in Citrus County at the heart of Florida's Nature Coast. The city is located around the spring-fed Kings Bay that maintains a constant warm temperature year-round. The unique warm Gulf water attracts swarms of manatees to the Crystal River; Crystal River is bewildering! Rental properties are found in the city's outskirts towards the Crystal River, along the US Highway 98, and a stone's throw away from various attractions and points of interest.

Vacation rentals suited for you

Discover the wide range of accommodations available. Whether you are a cohort of adventure-seeking friends or a family with kids and pets, there are plenty of rental properties to suit your unique needs. Go for those basic amenities such as television, fast internet, air conditioning, and parking, or take it a notch higher with amenities such as pools, balconies, and gardens. Whatever your demands are, they will be met with poise.

Vacations in Crystal River

The area and getting around

A city full of attractions

Crystal River brims with sceneries and attractions for you to savor. Manatees await to befriend you at the Three Sister Springs, the three natural springs that feed the Crystal River. Drive for 20 minutes to the Chassahowitzka River, also spring-fed, to savor its fascinations. Catch a beach sunset at the Fort Island Gulf Beach, a 15-minute drive away. Make a Visit to the hippos, alligators, and bald eagles at the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 15 minutes from Crystal River. As you return, Stop by the Hammerhead Marine Sculptures, an art gallery, or drop by the Coastal Heritage Museum. With all these, you'll still not have exhausted Crystal River's marvels.

Cycling Itineraries and Unique outdoor activities

Are you an avid cyclist? What would you do with 46 miles of paved trails? Crystal River Preserve State Park offers you that and access to more trails weaving through Citrus County. If more speed does it for you, hit the Ozello Trail on a motorcycle to the Gulf of Mexico. Rent a bicycle in one of the many outfitters; if you didn't carry your own. Ensure it's a mountain bike! Catch one of the many hiking trails dotting the landscape. You'll be on a sightseeing spree! Do you love birding?The availability of salty and fresh water and abundant natural habitat makes Crystal River a bird-watching paradise.

Travelers and activities

Crystal River for nature enthusiasts

Crystal River is deemed the 'Manatee Capital of the World.' You do not only get to see; you are legally allowed to swim alongside them in their sanctuary. You must have seen dairy cows; Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge offers you 'Sea cows'; witness this spectacle of nature. Savor the undisturbed Florida coastline with salt marshes, mangrove islands, and coastal scrubs in the Crystal River Preserve State Park. To couple nature with some history, visit the historic Indian Mounds located in the Crystal River Archeological State Park within the preserve. Your appetite for nature will be significantly satisfied!

Crystal River for watersport enthusiasts

The springs and the rivers they feed are perfect places to paddle. Hit the waters on your Kayak, canoe, or paddleboard for thrilling maneuvers in the waters. With numerous boat ramps and marinas, the city allows you to relish the marvels in the seas through boats. Boating opens up a frontier of water sports; the fishing experience in Crystal River is world-class; drop your line, get that sea trout, or that snook for grilling when evening comes. Didn't you catch any fish? Dive right in and snorkel for Scallops, have your catch for dinner. It doesn't get better than this! Try scuba diving to explore the underwater world with arguably the best guides in Florida.

Did you know that the railroad reached Crystal River in 1888? Its arrival improved trade and caused a tourism boom. Sportfishing was one of the early attractions here.

Top 5 travel tips for Crystal River

1. Hunter Spring Park

It is a wooden park with a sandy beach. It has numerous natural springs where you get to float your Kayak, paddleboard, or canoe or embark on sightseeing. It opens at 8.00 am

2. Explore Crystal River city parks

There are many city parks; it takes determination to visit all. Little Springs park next to city hall, Frederick W. Copeland community park, Jim LeGrone memorial park give you a glimpse of nature right within the city center.

3. Fort Island Gulf Beach

If you are boating through the Crystal River with the intent of reaching the Gulf of Mexico, Fort Island Gulf Beach is your stop-over. Apart from the sandy beach, it offers you a free boat ramp, a boardwalk to a beach fishing pier, and basic amenities such as bathrooms and restrooms.

4. Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Relish the wildlife at the state park, mainly the manatees and a Florida black bear. See the massive Homosassa main spring located here or follow one of the numerous trails weaving up in the park.

5. Explore Yankeetown

How about a Yankee in Yankeetown? It's the rivers that draw many to this small town: several rivers, the longest being the Withlacoochee River wind through the landscape into the sea. The river is breathtaking enough to see without having to float your Kayak or charter a boat ride. However, you may opt to do just that!

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Crystal River

How much do you pay, on average, for vacation rentals in Crystal River?

Crystal River is one of the cheapest cities in the USA. For a vacation rental here, you can expect to pay around $205 per night.

During which months can you find the best price for vacation rentals in Crystal River?

Those who want to be budget-friendly should travel to Crystal River in November, April, or December, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $158, $160, and $160 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.

During which months are vacation rentals more expensive in Crystal River?

When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Crystal River, the months that cost the most are, in order of highest to lowest, June, August and July, with average prices per night of $373, $249, and $248, respectively.

Do I need to plan a trip to Crystal River well in advance?

You should book your stay well in advance when visiting Crystal River, as only 13% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.

Which months offer the highest availability?

The months that offer the most accommodation options are, on average, September (with an availability of 49%), October (34%), and August (28%), according to the trends observed in the prior year.

Are there many vacation rentals in Crystal River?

Holidu works with 2 different partners to offer you a choice between 40 properties we have in Crystal River.

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