RAINBOW RIVER WATERFRONT IN BLUE COVE

Cheryl Lewis

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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RAINBOW RIVER WATERFRONT IN BLUE COVE

Dunnellon House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Located on little ‘Blue Cove’ adjacent to the beautiful Rainbow River you can relax and enjoy the view from your private dock or screened lanai. You’ll find everything you need to make yourself comfortable and have lots of fun.

The famous Rainbow River is a designated Florida Outstanding Waterway and Aquatic Preserve. Visit the Rainbow Springs State Park at the crystal clear, spring-fed head waters. Take a relaxing boat trip or swim, float, snorkel, dive or fish out your back door. Photograph turtles, herons, ducks, otters and perhaps an elusive alligator in their natural habitat. Diving excursions in the crystal clear waters and kayak rental are available nearby. Experienced boaters can enjoy a pontoon boat ride up the river for a small additional charge.

Enjoy a walk around the friendly neighborhood or enjoy Historic/Antique shops and great food in downtown Dunnellon, the Bass Fishing Capital of Florida! The cities of Ocala and Crystal River and all they have to offer are an easy drive.

You’ll be conveniently located 90 minutes North of Orlando and Tampa airports and Theme parks. Go Saltwater fishing in the Gulf of Mexico (20 min. away) and visit World Famous Daytona Beach (approx. 90 min.) Golf Courses available in the area are Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club, Citrus Springs Golf & Country Club, El Diablo Golf Course and the new, beautiful Juliette Falls Golf Course.

Enjoy all the best Florida has to offer in beautiful 'Blue Cove'.

Keywords: Waterfront,Natural,Beautiful View,Peaceful,Quiet,Springs,Swim, Boat,Kayak,Snorkel,Dive,Crystal Clear Water, Fish,Relax,Birding,Antiquing,Wildlife

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Cheryl Lewis

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My husband and I both grew up in central Florida (Ocala) and we both love all types of water activities. He is an avid fisherman and taught me to love it also. I grew up swimming in nearby lakes or vacationing in Daytona Beach. I never dreamed we'd own a piece of waterfront property but I think he always had that as one of his goals!

Cheryl Lewis purchased this house in 1995

We purchased our property and built our house to enjoy the beautiful waterfront and still be close to our business and family. We also enjoy fishing in the Gulf and this brought us closer to the West coast of Florida. All of our friends and guests loved to visit us at 'Blue Cove'! While we still thoroughly enjoy all water activities it became necessary for us to move back to Ocala where we grew up. Sharing our home gives us the opportunity to continue these activities and allow others to enjoy the outstanding beauty of 'Blue Cove' and the Rainbow River.

Enjoy coffee on the dock or back porch watching the fog lift off the water, or take an exhilarating swim after a walk or bike ride through the neighborhood. You can also enjoy the view from the kitchen and most other rooms in the house! Bring your favorite sheet music and play the piano. There's 2 new waterfront restaurants, one within walking distance. The Rainbow Springs State Park is very inexpensive and beautiful and you can take guided hikes/birding/canoe trips at various times throughout the year. A 'tubing' trip down the river is a unique experience!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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5
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Rainbow River Waterfront in Blue Cove
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
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Rainbow River Waterfront in Blue Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p302696vb
(352) 598-2030
Dunnellon North Central Florida
San JUan del Sur
5

EXCELLENT RENTAL HOME, BETTER THAN ADVERTISED

  • 5 of 5
I stayed here with my family for 10 days in December 2013. First of all the owner was great to work with. She was available with a few questions we had before and during our stay which was great. The house was better than advertised, well stocked with the little things that you never thing to buy beforehand but are glad to have once you realize you need them. The river is great fun, we rented a boat and just slowly cruised up the river to springs. December was sunny, 80 degrees and bug free. The water was a bit chilly but we still went for swims and enjoyed the water, I could see how it would be very rfreshing in the middle of summer. The house is located close to town and swampy's restaurant is walking distance right on the river. Great cajun food. We fished from the dock and my 2 young girls loved catching little fish and letting them go. They got to see so much wildlife, bald eagles, gar fish, turtles, many birds and fish in the perfectly clear water. We even found a baby turtle and let them hold it and set it free in the water. I had never been on a spring fed river so this was a new experience for all of us. Was great to get the kids outside and away from TV, Ipads, etc. The town is close by and while small has everything you need from local restaurants and bait shops to a walmart and most things in between. The house was very comfortable and well stocked. Wifi worked well and even a computer for guests to use. Board games were also available which we appreciated. The neighborhood is quiet and on a dead end road so not a lot of traffic. Overall I would say this was one of our best VRBO experiences. Would recommend this to families for sure or anyone looking for a little peace and quiet in a natural setting. Many thanks again to the owner for helping our family create some great memories.
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Rainbow River Waterfront in Blue Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p302696vb
(352) 598-2030
Dunnellon North Central Florida
Deerfield Beach, FL
5

GREAT HOUSE ON THE WATER

  • 5 of 5
Our family stayed at this beautiful home for a whole week. Was very relaxing and quiet. We brought our own paddle boards, so everyday we went up and down the river. We also were fishing all day long:)) We really liked this little spot. The owner was very attentive and nice:)) Hope to come back here again.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Rainbow River Waterfront in Blue Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p302696vb
(352) 598-2030
Dunnellon North Central Florida
5

NICE RELAXING VACATION ON A PRISTINE RIVER.

  • 5 of 5
My family of 4, wife, kids 14 and 12 year olds rented this nice home for 3 wonderful days. We had very good communications with Cheryl the owner from prior to renting to all the way to getting our security deposit back. The house was exceptionally clean and fully stocked with everything we needed. The beds were comfortable and the neighborhood, though residential, was very quiet. The pictures on VBRO were spot on. We liked watching all the nature around. The kids had a blast fishing right off the back of the house. We brought our own tubes and floated down the crystal clear waters of the Rainbow River to the Hwy 484 Bridge. There were a couple bikes at the house so I put one in the car and parked the car at the 484 bridge take out (plenty of parking). Rode the bike back to the house, a short 10 min trip. Then went tubing from the cove at the back of the house. The tubing trip took about 50 min. This was very pleasant trip especially if you went early morning before any of the motor boats or other tubers were out. 50 minutes went by very quickly but it was nice since we could repeat as much as we wanted. We liked the refreshingly cool temperature of the Rainbow River in the hot August weather. This was a very nice trip for relaxing and getting rejuvinated. The house is right in town and conveniently close to a grocery store or Walmart in Dunnellon. Not too may good restaurants so we just ate in. We did go to Grumbles House to look at antiques. Overall a nice relaxing vacation that seemed a little too short. We'll be back.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Rainbow River Waterfront in Blue Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p302696vb
(352) 598-2030
Dunnellon North Central Florida
Sneads, Florida
5

RELAXING FAMILY ADVENTURE

  • 5 of 5
The description/reviews cannot adequately describe the experience. We typically travel with family in RV so was somewhat unsure of how we would enjoy vacation without motorhome. The setting was amazing. The home was extremely clean and we checked in just a few hours after another family departed. I have never had accomodations that we SOOOO clean and with such ease of use. The home has everything. Just pack your food and arrive. The use of the boat is a must as you can explore the river. We went up stream and drifted back in our tubes. Convenient for group as easy access to and from river w/boat allowed us to easily drop off others if they got tired of water before we did. Enjoyed the boat trip down river to eat at Blue Gator. This rental is fully stocked and owners have thought of everything, life jackets, swimming/snorkel gear, floats, masks, outdoor games, indoor games, even a cricket cage for bait LOL. We had great success fishing right where the cove meets the river. The layout of the home is wonderful providing plenty of space to be together in large groups as well as ability to seperate. Some were watching TV, while others cooked and others played games and we were not in each others way. I cannot say enough about how wonderful our stay was. You will not regret your choice of this home. As a mom of active boys age 9 & 13 I must say this trip was very action packed but relaxing at same time. There was so much for kids to do. I got to relax while they fished from dock and I was not constantly trying to figure out how to entertain them. Hope to return again.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Rainbow River Waterfront in Blue Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p302696vb
(352) 598-2030
Dunnellon North Central Florida
Naples, FL
5

BLUE COVE ROCKS!

  • 5 of 5
My family has been going to the rainbow river for 4 years now and renting homes to stay in. The Blue Cove home by far was the best one yet! We meet another family here every year and this home met the needs of both families with its great layout (its like having two masters), wonderful cove location for the kids to swim in, and the pontoon boat for trips up the river! We have already decided to return here next year! Cheryl was wonderful and has left notes and information everywhere in the home to make the stay a breeze! Thanks again!
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Rainbow River Waterfront in Blue Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p302696vb
(352) 598-2030
Dunnellon North Central Florida
Montague, MI
5

A WONDERFUL WINTER STAY

  • 5 of 5
We have lived in this lovely home for 3 months. We have felt very much at home and enjoyed our stay immensely. It is beautifully decorated and very cozy with lots of space and conveniences. The views of the Rainbow River wildlife are outstanding. It is very peaceful on the cove. We have enjoyed the pontoon boat as well. The owner is very responsive and helpful. The neighbors are friendly and welcoming. We are planning to return next winter.
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities
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Rainbow Springs State Park
KP Hole Park - Rainbow River
Grumbles House Specialty Shops
"Antiques/Gifts/Plants"
Blue Gator Tiki Bar & Restaurant
"Waterfront Restaurant/Bait shop/Boat Rentals"
Juliette Falls Golf Course
Swampy's Grill and Bar
Rainbow's End Golf Club
Ross Prairie Trailhead
Harvest Moon Fresh Produce
Dunnellon Public Library
Nearest Point of Interest
Rainbow Springs State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Aquatic Wilderness Adventures
Nearest Point of Interest
KP Hole
Nearest Point of Interest
Grumbles House
Nearest Point of Interest
Blue Gator
Nearest Point of Interest
Juliette Falls Golf Course
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Availability & Rates

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Dunnellon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
FALL
Oct 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
$2,500
 
 
SPRING/SUMMER
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
$2,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100.00
Reservation deposit $200 plus $100 refundable damage deposit
Tax Rate 8.0%
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Amenities

Dunnellon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Garage ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Heating ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Double sinks and lots of room!
    Middle Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Little Bath - toilet , shower
  • Large Master Bath has garden tub & separate shower. Middle bath has tub/shower Small bath has shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Room with a View - 1 queen
    Beach bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed
    Office/Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4) Trundle beds have 2 comfortable twin mattresses-the bottom one pulls out and lifts up.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Games ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Boat ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rafting
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • basketball court
Notes:
Private dock, Snorkel gear, Floats/tubes, Fishing gear, Lounge chairs, Ceiling fans, Piano, Garbage pickup, Indoor & Outdoor games
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