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Peaceful Home on the River

Mimi Wills

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Mimi Wills

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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Peaceful Home on the River

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Dunnellon House Rental Photos and Description

This three bedroom, two bath home has the most breath-taking view of the Withlacoochee River. The open floor plan, screened in lanai and large windows make this home the perfect place to enjoy Florida's Nature Coast. Wake up to a view of untouched nature through French doors from your bedroom. Ample closet space in all bedrooms, so you can unpack & make yourself at home.

Kitchen is fully equipped and decorated for your cooking pleasure and adjoins the living area that has an open river view and cozy furniture to relax after spending the day exploring our beautiful Nature Coast.

This riverfront home has 3 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8).

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Mimi Wills (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2015

About Mimi Wills

I grew up in the Tampa Bay area so I have a true appreciation for all that Florida has to offer. Since my day-to-day job requires much of my time, I've become an expert at seeking out new and exciting places to explore. My favorite adventures are found off-the-beaten-path and that's exactly what my house in Dunnellon is. My family has made many wondeful memories here. I hope yours will, too!

Mimi Wills purchased this house in 2006

Why Mimi Wills chose Dunnellon

I purchased this home to escape the non-stop business of city life. Whenever I come alone, with family or with friends, my heart melts with the view and my mind settles upon the quietness. It's also fun to spend your days soaking up the sun pontooning down to Rainbow Springs or enjoyng the festivities down at Gator's on the river. But take comfort in knowing where I'll be at the end of the day---my piece of paradise on the river!

What makes this house unique

This home is truly your home away from home. Stay a week, 2 weeks or longer. No need to leave Fido at home; bring Fidos pet bed. We are pet-friendly.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a blast celebrating the 4th of July on the river. Thanks for sharing your vacation home with us. I'll try to post a photo of our festivities.
Jul 2014
  • 1 of 4

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Peaceful Home on the River
average rating of 4.85 based on 24 reviews
Western North Carolina mountains
5

Serenity Found! A great property with warmth, charm and comfort

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to spend almost two weeks in this peaceful, charming property. The deck is fantastic

for bird watching and enjoying the quiet. The fenced, secure lot was ideal for our small dog. All the comforts of "home" in a spacious, charming home. We hope to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan & Donnie, It makes me very, very happy to know that you both enjoyed your time at my home in Paradise!! That is definitely what I call it when I'm able to squeeze myself into the house between guests Please come back & visit again. I'm happy your doggie enjoyed it too My best Mimi
Vero Beach, FL
4

Happy Kids Happy Mom

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic quick family gets away. Very quiet and quant. Loved the deck on the river, especially the kids! The mornings on the deck were a great way to start the day of adventures. Rainbow is around the bend and Crystal River is just a short drive up the road. We couldn't wait to get back to watch the gorgeous sunsets. The house was incredibly spacious to stretch out for having a house full. The house was clean and well equipped! Felt extremely safe and relaxed! FORGET hotels!! Best choice we could make! And thank you Mimi for being so gracious and kind.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paula Thank you for your kind words about my home on the river. It makes me so happy to be able to hear that you & the kids enjoyed yourselves. Hope you will come back for another visit. Mimi
Columbia, MD
4

What a spot.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for a family reunion. The house is roomier than the photos portray. There was plenty of room for kids and air mattresses. The view of the river is spectacular, and the kids were thrilled with our "pet" alligator who visited every morning. The house was very clean and well equipped; the beds were very comfy. The location is great, 10 minutes to Dunnellon and Rainbow River; 20 minutes to Crystal River.

The shower heads could use some updating, but Mimi said she would address this. Otherwise, would recommend, especially for a family.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jean, So glad you enjoyed your stay at my Peaceful Home on the River. It gives me great pleasure to know that others love it as much as I do Hope to have you as a guest again, real soon Regards Mimi
Cincinnati, OH
5

A Beautiful, Peaceful, Comfy Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week at this comfy, clean home on the river and throughly enjoyed every minute! This home is well equipped, clean, cozy (comfy beds too) and has plenty of room to offer. We loved getting up early in the morning to enjoy the stillness of the sunrise from the dock and again enjoy the sunset at night. If you enjoy birds and wildlifle, this is the place to be. Thanks MiMi for the binoculars! We chose this home due to the ability to bring our dogs, they absolutely loved it and the property was well secured to keep them from becoming a gator's dinner (haha). We did see the gator daily in the water by the dock along with a lot of sunning turtles. The location was nice as we spend a day at Universal in Orlando (1 hr. 15 min. ride) and took the dogs down to Fort De Soto Island (near St. Petersburg) to their own gulf side dog beach. We came down to swim with the manatess in Crystal River, the most AWESOME expreience ever!. Tubed the Rainbow River in Dunnellon, absolutely beautiful. After a day's adventures, it was so nice to go back to MiMi's cozy house for some relaxation on this beautiful Florida river. Loved everything about it!

Vicki (Cincinnati, OH)

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vicki, I wish I had a chance to meet you. You are just like me (Mimi). I am so very thrilled to know you enjoyed yourself (and the dogs too). Thank you for such a kind review of my home in Dunnellon "Peaceful House on The River" I hope you will come back down again. hugs Mimi
5

Great Old Florida Charm!

  • 5 of 5

Well, we rented this property for a 4th of July getaway and it was fantastic. My friends and I are from Tallahassee/Tampa and we had a great time sitting on the deck, and watching the sun set on the water. The location was great, as we rented a boat from the Magic Manatee to go scalloping and hit Rainbow River for some tubing. The owner is fantastic and very understanding. The place was clean and everything worked well. The beds were comfortable with clean sheets, and the towels were nice and soft. Such a great place for a long weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you & your friends enjoyed your stay at my home in Dunnellon. I love it there myself (if I had a spot to block it out!!!, it stays rented!!) Thank you for being such great guests. I hope you will return in the future for more of the Old Florida life! Mimi
5

Perfect! Beautiful! We felt right at home!

  • 5 of 5

We're from Miami, and we were looking for a place to spend a few days with friends from Orlando, our dog and their dog. We couldn't have found a better place than Mimi's house on the Withlacoochee if we invented it ourselves. The back deck overlooks a bend in the boat channel, and a number of marshy islands which are home to Sandhill Cranes and other birds. Once or twice a day a speedboat would roar around the big curve. Other than that the sound was crickets at night and birds in the morning. A flock of Ibis made themselves at home in the front yard. Lots of space for the dogs to run. Plenty of room inside, too. The house feels like home the minute you walk in. A lot of the little things you expect to find in your own house are just, well, there where you expect to find them! We didn't get a chance to meet Mimi in person, but she was helpful and enthusiastic on the phone. We took some of her recommendations for eating out - Front Porch for breakfast (and cherry pie!), Blue Gator for casual seafood and live music (good, but LOUD!) , as well as The Freezer in Homosassa (45 minutes away). We'd also recommend Swampy's on the Rainbow River and Rainbow Springs State Park. And don't miss Capt. John Semmes 1 hr 40 minute Singing River Tour to see two rivers, get a little piece of Florida History and hear some great tunes! Mimi says she has a long list of repeat customers. It's no wonder. It was our first time, but we might just be on that list soon.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grant, What an awesome review. I could not have put it better myself. I also love the place! I am so very happy that you & your friends (& puppies) enjoyed yourselves. I would love to have you as a guest again. You a most welcome anytime. Regards and thank you for your kind words. Mimi

Map

Homosassa Springs
"Great day trip with the family. http://www.homosassasprings.org/Homosassa"
Rainbow Springs State Park
"We love to spend the day at Rainbow Springs State park while vacationing in Dunnellon. There..."
Grumbles House Specialty Shops
"Spend an afternoon shopping in town and be sure to stop in to Grumbles where you'll find uni..."
Angler's Resort
"This is where we go to buy bait, fill up the tank on the pontoon and enjoy lunch on the deck..."
KP Hole Park - Rainbow River
"You've got to be an early bird to enjoy this excursion. Arrive early to get your tube for a ..."
Front Porch Restaurant
"Southern-style cookin'. Great for breakfast & lunch."
Blue Gator Tiki Bar & Restaurant
"Great spot to grab a bite to eat or enjoy a late night out right on the river."
Stumpknockers Restaurant
The Pizza Joint Wood Fire Pies
"A cute little place in a cute little town for a good slice of pizza."
Captain Bob's Airboat Tour
Rainbow's End Golf Club
Happy Acres Ranch
Rainbow River Canoe & Kayak
Harvest Moon Fresh Produce
Ross Prairie Trailhead
"For nature lovers!"
Captain Mike's Lazy River cruises
Juliette Falls
Juliette Falls Golf
Dunnellon Public Library
Inglis Lock
"This dam has Florida physical, cultural and historic features."
Felburn Park Trailhead
"Great for bikers & hikers."
Crystal River Preserve State Park
Fort Island Gulf Beach
"It's a pretty good drive from my home in Dunnellon, but well worth the day trip."
Nearest Airport
54 Miles
Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV)
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
The Blue Gator, 12189 S Williams St.
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Citrus Springs Golf & Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Front Porch Restaurant & PIE
Nearest Beach
21 Miles
Fort Island Beach, FL
Car: necessary

Rainbow Springs State Park is a great place to plan a picnic or barbeque. The park offers many activities for people of all ages: canoe & kayak rentals, nature trails, swimming in the springs, tubing down the river, and much more. There is a gift shop, snack bar and pavillions. If you're looking for a restful day of doing nothing much, relax on the back porch with a book and listen to nature. Or sit out on the deck overlooking the Withlacoochee. The view alone is breathtaking. You'll be visited alligators, turtles, anhingas, and ducks. There are many antique & specialty shops nearby such as Grumble's House. Or go out for some home-cookin' at The Front Porch Restaurant. Take a ride on a glass-bottom boat and meet Florida's state fresh water mammal- the manatee at Homassassa State Park. It's only a 20 minute drive from the house.

There are many, many things to do and see while staying in the peaceful town of Dunnellon. Feel free to email me for suggestions that would suit your interests. Make my home on the river your next vacation spot. Tranquility guaranteed!!!!

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Rates & Availability

From $134 Per night

Dunnellon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$134
$895
$2,050
 
 
Peak Season
Oct 1 2015 - May 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$155
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$145
From
$155
Fri,Sat,Sun
$995
$2,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Call owner for lockbox code; daily rates differ from weekly and monthly rates Pets welcome. 125.00 cleaning fee . Seasonal & Holiday rates due apply. The above weekly, daily, monthly apply from May through September. Winter: October through April 30: $2150.00 monthly, 995.00 weekly,
Owner cell: 813-205-2385

The rates are based on minimum charge for 3 day stay/ larger parties: rates may differ

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Dunnellon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - Trundle
    Master - 1 queen , bath in master bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , French doors / river front
  • Master / Queen bed with bathroom/shower in this master bedroom Queen bed in third bedroom next to family room with french doors leading onto a furnished deck. Both of these rooms have a view of the river., Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin bed with trundle in middle bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Two futons in the family room. One opens into a full bed, the other opens into a twin.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Please call the owner for more information: Mimi 813-205-2385.

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