A NATURE LOVER'S DREAM. PERFECT FOR BOATING, FISHING OR JUST TO RELAX AND UNWIND

Mike Holt

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage

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A NATURE LOVER'S DREAM. PERFECT FOR BOATING, FISHING OR JUST TO RELAX AND UNWIND

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1 Bedroom Lakeview Cottage with Private Dock

This newly remodeled cottage is located just a few miles downstream from the convergence of the Withlacoochee River and the spring-fed Rainbow River, Lake Rousseau is a place to relax, unwind and enjoy the beauty of Old Florida. Set amidst majestic Oaks and Cypress trees draped in Spanish Moss, the wildlife and natural setting is ideal for fishing and relaxing. For the more adventuresome, there's tubing, swimming and snorkeling on the Rainbow River, golfing at Juliette Falls or El Diablo, swimming with the Manatees in Crystal River, or bring your own boat and explore the local waterways. In addition to the Withlacoochee and the Rainbow, the Crystal and Homosassa Rivers as well as the Gulf of Mexico are all within a short drive, with plenty of public-access boat ramps available.

Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Mike Holt (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Mike Holt

My wife and I are originally from South Florida, and moved to the Ocala/Dunnellon area 15 years ago to get away from the concrete and congestion of city life. We run our own electrical contracting business and are very active in the community. My wife volunteers at the local Humane Society and Wildlife Care Centers, and we are both volunteer musicians in the local symphonic band which performs free concerts for the community six times a year. When we have free time, my wife loves to kayak and knit; and you can usually find me bass fishing in my boat.

Mike Holt purchased this cottage in 1999

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
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A Nature Lover's Dream. Perfect for Boating, Fishing or Just to Relax and Unwind
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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A Nature Lover's Dream. Perfect for Boating, Fishing or Just to Relax and Unwind
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p426634vb
352-427-4216
Rainbow River North Central Florida
WPB
5

one of our best rentals

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at the Holt's while kayaking in the area. The cottage is adorable and very nicely appointed. The Holt's are delightful host and it was a pleasure to stay with them. There is a truly magnificent view from the dock, sunrise is to the right and sunset is to the left.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
A Nature Lover's Dream. Perfect for Boating, Fishing or Just to Relax and Unwind
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p426634vb
352-427-4216
Rainbow River North Central Florida
Tallahassee, FL, USA
5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this lovely cottage for one night as a stop over on our way to South Florida. It was well appointed and Mike could not have been more accommodating. With a rate of $75, why would you stay in a hotel room when you have so much more in this cottage, plus you are on the water with beautifully kept grounds. By far the best deal I have come across in a long time. Highly recommend!
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
business
A Nature Lover's Dream. Perfect for Boating, Fishing or Just to Relax and Unwind
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p426634vb
352-427-4216
Rainbow River North Central Florida
Jacksonville Beach Fl
5

Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Our stay there was Fabulous! Mike and Terri were more than accomidating! The cottage was darling and very clean! The view and access to the river was perfect! I would highly recommend this rental for a relaxing fun getaway!
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
A Nature Lover's Dream. Perfect for Boating, Fishing or Just to Relax and Unwind
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p426634vb
352-427-4216
Rainbow River North Central Florida
5

Guest Cottage Lake Rousseau, Dunnellon, FL

  • 5 of 5
Perfect for a get away! Met our expectations. Clean and well maintained. Owners Terri & Mike made us feel at home. Spent most of our time relaxing on the dock., watching the wildlife. Especially enjoyed their beautiful butterfly garden. Dinner at Swampy's on the Rainbow River was great. We were there off season & mid week so the boat tours were not available. Boating activities are available weekends off season. Would highly recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
A Nature Lover's Dream. Perfect for Boating, Fishing or Just to Relax and Unwind
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p426634vb
352-427-4216
Rainbow River North Central Florida
Gainesville, FL
5

great retreat

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was everything we hoped for. We were very impressed with how beautiful it was. The place simply reeks with good taste, attention to details, and shows the care and pride the owners take in maintaining the place, inside and out. The only disappointments were that the cottage is on the other side of the owner's house from the lakeside deck, and that the water there is not suitable for swimming. But for the price, it can't be beat.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
A Nature Lover's Dream. Perfect for Boating, Fishing or Just to Relax and Unwind
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p426634vb
352-427-4216
Rainbow River North Central Florida
5

A Nature Lovers Dream

  • 5 of 5
What a gem of a place: we feel very lucky to have found this little slice of paradise tucked in the middle of Florida. The cabin was very clean and decorated nicely and came with fresh flowers and a bottle of wine! The setting is gorgeous. There's a beautiful garden and deck right out the front door and a dock right on the water in front of the main house (which is where we spent 90% of our time). We saw crocodiles, turtles, river otters, and lots of different kinds of birds within 20 ft of the dock--truly remarkable.

The Hosts were delightful and went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable.

There are all sorts of activities within a 20 minute radius of the cabin from hiking, to biking, to swimming with the Manatees. We spent most of our time hanging out at the cabin but we did float down the Rainbow River in Kayaks on a weekday which was a wonderful experience: crystal clear water all the way to the bottom and lots of wildlife. Rainbow River Canoe & Kayak were very friendly and the owner who shuttles you out there is the Mayor who is full of information.

I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a peaceful place to stay within close proximity to great outdoor activities.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Motorway
33 Miles
I-75 and Florida Turnpike
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Rainbow Springs State Park, Crystal River Beach
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
The Blue Gator, Swampy's
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Juliette Falls, El Diablo Golf & Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Swampy's, Crackers Seafood Restaurant
Car: necessary

In Dunnellon, visit Rainbow Springs State Park and tube or kayak on the crystal clear Rainbow River. In the city of Crystal River, there are plenty of things to do for the whole family, including world-class flats fishing in clear waters for red fish, trout, and tarpon. During the cooler months, you can swim with the manatees, or if you'd rather see them without getting wet, visit Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Crystal River offers one of the few remaining areas to scallop in Florida during the summer. 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, walking and bike trails; snorkeling and scuba diving. Plan a day trip to any of the nine state parks within 50 miles or work on your back swing at one of the 12 nearby golf courses. We are located 90 minutes north of Orlando and Tampa, convenient to major airports and Theme Parks.

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Availability & Rates

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Rainbow River Cottage Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
$75
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Notes Reservation is not confirmed until security deposit is received. Balance is due upon check-in.
$100 deposit to reserve dates; with balance due upon check-in.
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Amenities

Amenities

Rainbow River Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large walk-in shower; no tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1) Four-Poster Bed with Tempur-Pedic mattress.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • library
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • fly fishing
  • snorkeling
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
Notes:
BRING YOUR OWN BOAT. Boat Dock available. Public ramps to Lake Rousseau, Withlacoochee River, Rainbow River, and Crystal River are located close by. Dock your boat at the house during your stay.
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