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All about Memories and Manatees Paradise

This stunning FL vacation rental in Crystal River is not your typical vacation rental home.

Memories and Manatees is truly a part of the habitat for local wildlife and manatees.

The recently remodeled FL waterfront vacation rental, is three-bedroom, two bath home. It was designed to be your home away from home. Artfully redecorated, all furnishings, appliances, artwork and accessories are new, and of the highest quality.   This waterfront vacation rental contains everything guests will need to enjoy all the activities that the beautiful Crystal River area has to offer.  It includes an enclosed full size inground pool, a boat slip,  three single kayaks and one see through tandem kayak, floating dock for the kayaks, mooring whips for boats, indoor/outdoor Florida room  with beautiful water frontage, a one car garage, and all the amenities the discerning guest will appreciate.  The full cooks kitchen is stocked with all the amenities needed to enjoy a relaxing waterfront meal, including side-by-side refrigerator, gas range,  microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster, cookware, dishes and cutlery, etc. 

Memories and Manatees  is located just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. Manatees, dolphins, river otters and a myriad  of birds and other wild life frequent the area and manatees are often seen playing at our sea wall. Kayaks, fishing poles with full tackle box, 3 different size coolers and everything you need to enjoy a vacation filled with leisure and adventure is here.  The backyard features private extensive river views and all the wildlife that comes along with it. If you choose to bring and dock your boat, the property also contains a cut in boat slip and also mooring whips.

Our Fl waterfront vacation rental has three bedrooms and sleeps 8 people comfortably.   The master bedroom suite has a queen bed, walk in closet and a private bathroom. The second bedroom has a queen bed and in the third bedroom are two twin beds. There is also a full size futon  in the sitting area to accommodate extra guests.

 Also included are five flat screen smart TVs with DVD players. There is one in each bedroom one in the living room, and one in the cozy sitting area just off the formal dining room. Cable TV access is provided on three of the TVs, and all are smart TVs that can also access Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc.  wireless high-speed Internet, accessible throughout the property, is also provided. 

 The garage contains a high efficiency washer and dryer available for your use. The patio is screened with a special fine mesh to help keep even the smallest bug out. It includes an electric George foreman grill, as well as a charcoal grill outside for those cool evening barbecues, and there is ample seating outside for manatee, bird and wild life viewing as you sit and dine alongside our secluded canal.

Memories and Manatees also features an in ground pool for those hot days you just want to stay home play and keep cool. Three one person kayaks are provided along with a  “bottomless kayak” - a see through two person tandem, which is EXCELLENT for viewing at Three Sisters Springs.  The home is a five minute kayak ride to Kings Bay and aprox a 45 minute beautiful kayak ride to Three Sisters Springs, a ten minute drive to the beach and only 90 minute drive to Disney World.

 Crystal river has activities for the whole family, including world class flats fishing for redfish, trout, Spanish mackerel, cobia, and tarpon.  Crystal River offers one of the few remaining areas to scallop in Florida during the summer. Much fun for all ages!  Catch freshwater bass and trap blue crabs off the sea wall, or look for manatees and dolphins.  Come see the hundreds of manatees, November through March, that migrate at the springs. Offshore, there is terrific shallow and deep water grouper fishing. Within a short drive, there is a mall with a multiplex movie theater, restaurants and shopping in historic downtown Crystal River, kayaking, tubing down Rainbow River, Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park,  walking and bike trails, scuba diving, and swimming with the manatees. Plan a day trip to any of the nine state parks within 50 miles or work on your backswing at one of the 12 nearby golf courses, or go to the beach only a few miles from this beautiful waterfront  vacation rental by owner.

 There’s no place like Memories and Manatees - a paradise in it’s own right.  We hope to welcome you to a place where you will make memories to last a lifetime! Please call or text now at 908-963-6134 or via email at memoriesandmanatees@gmail.com to select your dates, or for any questions at all. At Memories and Manatees, we are always eager to help you plan the perfect holiday,  whether it be for just a romantic getaway for two, or a family.   For quality, comfort, cleanliness, convenience and fun, Memories and Manatees will not disappoint. 


House Amenities

  • Kitchen appliances (coffee maker, blender, cookware, dishes, utensils, etc)
  • Bedding, house towels and beach towels
  • (5) Smart TV's, 3 which include cable (55", 46", 42", & 2- 32")
  • 5 DVD players for all the TV's
  • DVD movies, games
  • High speed wireless internet 
  • High efficiency washer and dryer 
  • Laundry baskets, iron, ironing board, floor scale, & 2 blow dryers
  • Inground screened in pool
  • 4 kayaks- 3 single person kayaks & 1 see thru (transparent) tandem (2 person) kayak 
  • (4 adult & 2 child life vests)
  • Fishing poles, fishing gear, tackle boxes
  • 3 coolers small, med, & 1 large wheeled cooler
  • Florida room with outdoor sitting & eating area
  • George Foreman electric grill & 1 charcoal grill
  • Boat slip for skiffs or up to 22 ft boat
  • Floating Dock for kayak launching
  • Boat mooring whips



Nightly rates vary

*Taxes and cleaning fee not included in nightly rate

There is a 3 Night Min. Rental

You must be 24 years of age to rent

**We have a no pet policy


Dolphin in backyard canal

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Crystal River Refuge's Manatee Manners

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Manatees and Memories Paradise

Crystal River, Florida, United States


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