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RAINBOW RIVER'S BEST LOCATION: RIVERFRONT & ALL YOUR WATER TOYS

Jack Hebert

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay nights

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Jack Hebert

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
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RAINBOW RIVER'S BEST LOCATION: RIVERFRONT & ALL YOUR WATER TOYS

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Dunnellon Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Waterfront Lodge, 4 Bedrooms, 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps up to 8)

Unpack. Unplug. Unwind. Feel like you’re living in a National Park.

Welcome to the Lodge at Wood Duck Crossing directly on Florida's awe-inspiring Rainbow River.

Nestled in a two-acre grove of pines, cypress and majestic oaks, this recently remodeled and redecorated four bedroom, two bath lodge sits on a gently-sloping knoll overlooking the pristine, spring-fed waters of the Rainbow River, a hidden treasure designated as a Florida Outstanding Waterway and Aquatic Preserve. The original owner selected the property over 40 years ago as among the most picturesque on the Rainbow, offering a sweeping view of the riverfront. Little has changed today.

Acquired by its current owners in late 2010, the lodge underwent an extensive remodeling, updating and refurnishing in 2011. Both baths were completely replaced, and the large kitchen was redesigned and updated. It features a large breakfast bar with seating for four, a walk-in pantry, and is accessorized with just about anything you might need to create a tasty family meal.

The great room and adjoining dining area features a vaulted ceiling, with new laminate flooring, carpets and furnishings. Both areas connect to a spacious wrap-around outside deck area through sliding glass doors offering sweeping views of the gently-rolling property down to the riverfront. The great room includes an entertainment center for your enjoyment once the sun sets on the river. You’ll discover 150 channels of DirecTV on a 37” flat screen TV, an integrated 100 watt stereo system with iPod/iTouch connectivity, plus a DVD/CD player.

The ground floor also features the master suite and an adjoining full bath. Just outside the back door you’ll find a roomy two-car carport flanked by the utility room housing all of your water toys, plus a full-sized washer & dryer. Just around the corner: a brand new private, outdoor garden rainshower.

Head upstairs and you'll find three additional bedrooms – each with expansive river views -- plus another full-size bath with a large cultured marble shower. All of the bedrooms feature brand-new, top-of-line Stearns & Foster bedding sets; three have queens, the other with a twin bed and trundle twin.

Do as much as you want.

Love wilderness and water? Then welcome to paradise. Enjoy kayaking, tubing, paddle boarding, birding, swimming, hiking, snorkeling, diving and exploring … all in your own backyard with all of your gear included! The quaint Dunnellon area also offers amazing fishing opportunities, dozens of world-class golf courses within minutes, several of Florida’s most renowned state parks, and much, much more.

Wildlife abounds -- especially of the non-human variety. At Wood Duck Crossing you’ll not only discover our beloved namesake, but likely a playful family of otters who call the other side of our river home. Turtles, foxes, largemouth bass, and whitetail deer are easily discovered. And then there’s Dixie, our neighbor’s gentle, loveable black Lab. Dixie’s never met anyone she didn’t love.

Or do nothing at all.

Close to everything yet far from the madding crowd, Wood Duck Crossing is the perfect place for respite and retreat. Relax on the oversized deck – or perhaps stretch out and sway in our riverside hammock -- as you watch and listen to the Rainbow River flow gently by. Later settle in to an Adirondack next to a crackling fire in the dockside fire pit just around sunset. Whether you’re an artist, painter, writer, or just a dreamer, the natural beauty of the surroundings are sure to inspire.

No matter what your speed, and whether you stay with us for a long weekend, a week or even a month, we know you will fall in love with Wood Duck Crossing on the peaceful, pristine Rainbow River. Aren’t you ready to make your reservation?

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jack Hebert (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Jack Hebert

We're two busy urban professionals, with two grown children, two mischevious dogs in two different sizes, but unfortunately too little time right now to enjoy the luxury of kicking-back and unwinding on the beautiful Rainbow. That's where you come in!

Jack Hebert purchased this lodge in 2010

Why Jack Hebert chose Dunnellon

Visiting the Rainbow for over 30 years, we have found each visit more amazing than the last. When this most unique property became available, we siezed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own, preserve and share this special place with others who would also come to appreciate its natural beauty. Wood Duck Crossing offers the ultimate get-away experience -- close to everything, yet far removed from the noise, hustle and hectic pace of urban life.

What makes this lodge unique

Few area vacation rentals offer such a scenic and serene location directly on the crystal-clear Rainbow River. You might find some further down on the Withalacoochee, or others over in Blue Cove, but none of those duplicate the wide-eyed wonder of staying directly on the Rainbow -- especially at this value. Your own private dock is your personal lauchpad to over five miles of Florida's most remarkable spring-fed river.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Rainbow River's Best Location: Riverfront & All Your Water Toys
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews
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Rainbow River's Best Location: Riverfront & All Your Water Toys
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340903vb
+1 -727-560-3323
Dunnellon North Central Florida
Williston, Florida
5

Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5
My family and I love coming here every year. The place always looks great and every year something new is added. One thing we would love to see next year is ceiling fans or window units in the upstairs bedrooms. It can get warm upstairs so we always pack a box fan to keep the children cool at night. What we love best about this place, is that it's relaxing. The reason you're able to relax is because the homeowners have provided everything you want or need. We are looking forward to next year!!
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Rainbow River's Best Location: Riverfront & All Your Water Toys
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340903vb
+1 -727-560-3323
Dunnellon North Central Florida
5

Down by the Rainbow River

  • 5 of 5
Came to Wood Duck Crossing for a hopeful week of unwinding, fishing, swimming, birding, floating, boating, enjoying family and friends, reading, photograping, and daydreaming.

Two young girls were tickled to find all the added water toy amenities, most especially the kayak & sup ! A perfect setting and location, the house had everything for the Rainbow River admirer:

- a large beautiful tree shaded waterfront view
- an outdoor fire pit for spooky or silly games
- a convenient dock for the anticipated jump-in
- colorful array of "noodles" for us lax*a*lazy snorkeling guests
- everything necessary for coffee & eggs on the porch
- a nice grill for all those fish we caught ( burgers )
- a covered carport to unpack & repack in cooler temp.
- every bath, kitchen, eye, ear, & sleeping need availed
- AND !! Wi-Fi

We had a most excellent opportunity to find whatever it was each of us needed to have a splendid time.

It was awesome!
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
business
Rainbow River's Best Location: Riverfront & All Your Water Toys
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340903vb
+1 -727-560-3323
Dunnellon North Central Florida
Saint Augustine, FL
5

Relaxation

  • 5 of 5
The house turned out to be all it was advertised. Kayaks, a canoe and a stand-up paddleboard all at your disposal along with lots of inner tubes for floating down the river. Accommodations were good though the upstairs could get a little warm without really blasting the air conditioning. Overall, a great place to stay and we'll be back!
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Rainbow River's Best Location: Riverfront & All Your Water Toys
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340903vb
+1 -727-560-3323
Dunnellon North Central Florida
4

River of Fun

  • 4 of 5
This place has all you'll need to enjoy the outdoors and life on the Rainbow river. Great location and simply a very beautiful place to relax.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Rainbow River's Best Location: Riverfront & All Your Water Toys
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340903vb
+1 -727-560-3323
Dunnellon North Central Florida
5

Wood duck crossing

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful home on Rainbow River, it had everything we needed kayaks, tubes etc to enhance our stay.
The home was clean and very comfortable. A little slice of heaven ! Sitting on the dock at sunset watching the birds, otter ducks and so much more
  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Rainbow River's Best Location: Riverfront & All Your Water Toys
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340903vb
+1 -727-560-3323
Dunnellon North Central Florida
Saint Petersburg, Florida
5

Family Fun

  • 5 of 5
Wow! We had an amazing time. The photos of the house were very accurate, clean and well maintained. The only thing that didn't work well was the can opener. The water toys were a hit with the whole family. We had never tried paddle boarding. Lots of fun. We saw one aligator and six otters. Each morning they would come by the dock. Loved it so much we want to buy property up there but since we can't aford that - we'll just have to come back here! Thank you for sharing your home with our family Jack and Susie.
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Directly on Florida's famous Rainbow River about two miles downstream from the headsprings, just across from the southernmost point of the State Park -- less than a mile downstream from the KP Hole County Park. We're part of a peaceful, serene residential neighborhood, In respect for our neighbors we observe an ABSOLUTE EIGHT-GUEST LIMIT at all times for those staying and/or visting the property. The property is not avaiblable or suitable for larger groups, wild partying or late night noise.

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Rates & Availability

Dunnellon Lodge Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $995/week
  • US Dollars
  • 2013 In-Season (Mar.- Oct.) -- $1,195/week $3,495/month $225/add'l night
  • 2013 Off-Season (Nov. - Feb.) -- $995/week $2,995/month $195/night
  • MINIMUM WEEKLY RENTAL (7-nights) during Season (Off-Season: 3-night minimum)
  • 8% taxes additional Cleaning fee:$95 Minimum Rental Age:25
  • ABSOLUTE EIGHT GUEST LIMIT strictly enforced - both overnight and/or day visitors
  • $250 Reservation/Booking fee converts to Security/Damage Deposit (Refundable)
  • 50% of rental fees due 60 days prior to arrival, balance 30 days prior
  • Personal and/or business checks accepted. Sorry, no cash, M.O's or credit cards..
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Amenities

Dunnellon Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 2.25
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - Upstairs, new Stearns & Foster set in 2014
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs, Twin bed with twin trundle
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Downstairs master, new Stearns & Foster in 2014; TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs: New Stearns & Foster in 2014; TV
  • Queen size Beds (3) In three bedrooms (Master downstairs and two upstairs), Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twins (one trundle) in fourth bedroom - upstairs
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Your rental includes complimentary use of all of the recreational gear you will need. Our flotilla currently includes, two 8' Emotion single kayaks, one Wilderness Tarpon 130 tandem 13' kayak, a 15' aluminum canoe, an Emotion-Traverse 10' SUP (stand up paddleboard) all paddles, inner tubes and assortment of snorkle gear and life vests in varying adult, youth and children sizes; Private lighted dock; dockside firepit with Adirondack seating group; Shaded hammock riverside

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