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19 reviews
Fun for all at the oversize heated pool
Sunset from Backyard
Spacious Living Room
Beautiful Living Room
Hang out by the pool, out of the elements
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Kitchen
Kitchen/Dining
Dining for plenty
Snorkel with Manatees
Plenty of parking
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Rental Home -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 15
Crystal River, Florida

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Very good - based on 19 reviews
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Leatherta...
Hamilton, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing property”
Reviewed May 4, 2013 for a stay in December 2011

Beautiful, well set of house on the water. 3 rooms sleep over a dozen people. All are well set up with all the amenities you can think of including travel size bottles of personal care items if you forget yours. Well supplied kitchen where all you have to do is bring food but even that can be supplied for you. Heated pool in screened area right out the back door.
We even took a scuba course while there with the confined water part in the pool. There is fishing available right off the back dock wall and a nice view to enjoy whie doing so.
Very comfortable house!

Date of stay: December 2011
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Liked best: Very comfortable house with everything you could need.
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Paul N
Waterford, Michigan, United States
1 review
“Highly recommended. Wish we could of stayed longer!!!!”
Reviewed January 20, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

I just don't know where to begin. Right from the begining our experience made us speechless. From the house (that was far to big for the four of us) to the tours. It was everything we expected which is rare. Some vacations build up so much hype and there are a few let downs during the experience, but not this one. The beautiful Captain Traci was so friendly and smart. Our kids just loved her liked they have known her forever! My wife and I were so happy with this trip and plan to go again next year when we get back from Japan. That is just giving you a heads up Native Vactions. Thank you for every thing!

Date of stay: January 2013
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Liked best: The amount of wild life we saw. It was like a zoo!
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Mount Prospect
Reviewed November 29, 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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Date of stay: July 2012
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Management Response
Nov 29, 2012
We are so sorry for the confusion. We had this custoemr booked in June, however, we did not know that they had not arrived at our house until after they were supposed to have left. We were contacted by the customers son, and have since refunded their payment.
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Diana M
Clarkston, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The Picture Does Not Portray the Beautiful Settings”
Reviewed April 12, 2012 for a stay in March 2012
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First let me say that the owners really should change the first picture on the site, as it just does not do the home and atmosphere any justice!. The view from the back of the house, from the pool is awesome, especially as the sun was setting. The sky was filled with a spectacular show of purple's, red's and yellow's as the sun was going down, and was a favorite gathering place for our group.
I almost always stay in rental homes when i travel, especially with the extended family as it saves money, is much more convenient, more comfortable than a bunch of hotel rooms and allows us all to be together as a family throughout our vacation rather than meeting in a lobby somewhere. To top it off I am somewhat of a clean freak, and this house lived up to my expectations, which is not always the easiest to do!
This house was great! It was nice, but not pretentious. A place where we felt as at home as possible. All together there were 17 of us, including kids, and we were able to find appropriate sleeping arrangements for all of us (the kids being flexible as kids can be!). Captain Traci even brought over 2 inflatable mattresses for us to use, which was awesome and not expected...but greatly appreciated! With the lanai, the pool deck and 3 dining tables we never felt overcrowded.
Oh! And Captain Traci. What a Sweetheart she is! We booked the house in conjunction with Traci and her company, Native Vacations, and she set us up on some great adventures. I also "cruise" a lot, and I have to say that I really liked Traci's "all - inclusive" approach. We just told her what we wanted to do, and she took care of the rest. She even provide transport to and from the airport, and took us to the local car rental place. The Manatee Snorkel, the wine and cheese Sunset Cruise through the back waters off the Gulf, the dolphin watch trip and fishing trips were all wonderful! Traci also set up tee times for the golfers in the bunch, and a horseback trip for the "youngins". Traci had some free time and actually went with us on the horses, in fact I think that the Captain is a past Rodeo Princess! Bottom line; if you love nature Captain Traci and this house is worth the trip! We will definitely be back.

Date of stay: March 2012
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Liked best: The pool, and view, were the ticket for our more Maxin' and Relaxin' members of our group, while the
Liked least: Apparently this area is getting very popular, as there were many people also swimming with the manatees when we went out. I would like to have had fewer people out in the water, but who wouldn't?!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
Apr 11, 2012
Thank you very much for your raving review of our Manatee House and our tours/activities. I enjoyed having yu and your whole group, and look forward to seeing you in the future.

Take care - Capt. Traci Wood
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BKitt444
Kittery, Maine
1 review
“Perfect Place”
Reviewed April 6, 2012 for a stay in February 2012

The Manatee House was the perfect place for our extended family (3 generations) visit to Chrystal River. There was plenty room for all to mix and mingle and it was in a great location for the activities we were interested in doing. But also very relaxing just to sit and take in the view of the waterway behind the house.

Capt Traci and Jessica were great. Even provided us with a Pack N Play and bought a new high chair for the baby. And our trip to snorkel with the manatees with Capt Traci and Native Vacations was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable about the manatees and got us to a location where we could interact with them. This trip will provide us with many great memories to talk about for years to come.

Date of stay: February 2012
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Liked best: enough room for everyone to eat together at the table
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Apr 5, 2012
Thank you so much for your review. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and your manatee tour as well. It was such a pleasure to meet all of y ou and to share a little of your vacation with you. Please come back to see us again some time.

Best Wishes - Capt. Traci Wood
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