WHIMSICAL CABIN ON RAINBOW RIVER, FREE KAYAKS & CANOE

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Bedrooms 1
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WHIMSICAL CABIN ON RAINBOW RIVER, FREE KAYAKS & CANOE

Dunnellon Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Uncork your spirit & indulge in the phenomenal rainbow river on a property with an ancient phosphate mine & whimsical past.

This wonderful old Florida cabin, circa 1940, celebrates the charm of the era in a very romantic & cozy setting. The open 600 sf layout of this cabin is very comfortable and perfect for only one couple. The screened porch looks out over the picturesque Rainbow River offering 116' of pristine river frontage. You will encounter otters, wood ducks, turtles, foxes & exceptional birding, along with other forms of wildlife.

Explore this unique river on our kayaks or canoe should you choose to indulge. Fish or dive off our dock where vast fishing opportunity abounds. (dock mooring is available for rental boat). We furnish a gas BBQ grill for your outdoor dining pleasure & fire pit to relax by in the evenings.

This historic river property steeped in Florida history, nestled in a very serene setting on 1.5 acres of towering pines & majestic oaks, is very much like a storybook. The property boast an ancient phosphate mine, excavated during the Dunnellon boom days, circa late 1800's. This phosphate mine was bridged over to access the cabin & river.

Wondering about the property literally brings you back in time in a park like setting. You will enjoy the natural flora & fauna, some of which could be considered prehistoric, such as the large mastodon fossils in the phosphate mine, which can be viewed. Many of the majestic pines are centuries old & history reveals they have been used for turpentine harvesting. Come and take a stroll through our beautiful property which we have been blessed with.

There is also a small vineyard on this land, and if in season, wine may be available for tasting. The property has two cabins, the owner lives in one of them.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
Owner
Advertiser since 2013
Speaks english

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
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5
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Whimsical Cabin On Rainbow River, Free Kayaks & Canoe
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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Whimsical Cabin On Rainbow River, Free Kayaks & Canoe
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p488424vb
Dunnellon North Central Florida
5

Amazing place to stay

  • 5 of 5
This place was amazing, it was so relaxing and the owners were so kind they allowed us to use their canoe so that we could enjoy the river, i would recommend this place if you really want to enjoy yourself on vacation.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Whimsical Cabin On Rainbow River, Free Kayaks & Canoe
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p488424vb
Dunnellon North Central Florida
5

Total relaxation

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I recently stayed at the cabin for a long weekend and had a fantastic time. We spent a lot of time on the screened porch reading and watching the people tubing down the river. We also took the time to use the kayaks including kayaking all the way to Swampy's and back.
The owners Nancy and Michael are fantastic and have set up the property so that it is pure relaxation in a very peaceful settings, while at the same time giving the guests the opportunity to have adventures on the river.
We cannot wait to go back on another trip when we can have more time to enjoy the tranquility.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
business
Whimsical Cabin On Rainbow River, Free Kayaks & Canoe
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p488424vb
Dunnellon North Central Florida
5

Wonderfully Relaxing Time - Really felt like we got away

  • 5 of 5
My spouse and I had such a lovely time, the cabin is decorated nicely and well maintained. I loved the view from the porch in the morning while we sipped our coffee. It is so peaceful there all day. We tubed down the river and kayaked as well. The owners were ever so helpful and friendly, they really made you feel at home. We could not have asked for a better vacation spot. If you are looking to get away and just relax and enjoy the outdoors a little. This is a great place where you have the comforts of home and then some. Really want to say thank you for making our time there special.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
business
Whimsical Cabin On Rainbow River, Free Kayaks & Canoe
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p488424vb
Dunnellon North Central Florida
5

It was a great Anniversary weekend!

  • 5 of 5
My wife an I had a great time at the cabin.

We took full advantage of the river, kayaks, and canoe. Everyday we were on the water. The property the cabin sits on is beautiful, with its garden, dock and the landscaping. We loved it. The cabin was fully stocked with everything you would need minus food and your toiletries. Every night for our 3 night stay we grilled on the gas grill, and ate dinner on the screen porch.
It was a 90-95° weekend, so the water was a must, and the a/c in the cabin worked great. We got plenty of sun in the private waterfront yard. It felt great exploring the rive in the canoe and be able to pull right up to the cabin and not worry about any sort of drive. If you bring all the things you need personally, there's no reason to leave the property during your stay.

We even kayaked DOWN river to Swampy's. The kayak trip back UP river was a bit of work but it was a good experience :).

I am 100% positive we will be back to the cabin in the future, whether it be an anniversary trip again, or just a random weekend to get away from it all!.

Thanks again
Adam & Kristin
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Whimsical Cabin On Rainbow River, Free Kayaks & Canoe
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p488424vb
Dunnellon North Central Florida
5

Absolute Perfection In A Nut Shell!

  • 5 of 5
This is a perfect getaway!!!!
The owners have thought of every tiny, little need for their guest. We were treated like royalty and then some!
Nancy and Michael,
have created a bit of heaven river side. They have honored the history of this amazing property and keep the property to perfection! We enjoyed our stay, the bed was the most comfortable ever, to wake up and enjoy the lovely screen porch and by night with the symphony of nature, just close your eyes and enjoy the tranquility and perfection in every possible way when staying here!! Michael, set us up with their canoe and tubes
for use on the river just steps from the cabin, just another of the way to many to list, gesture of the kindness and perfection, that abounds when you stay at this slice of paradise!
We are counting the days until our next visit!
Thank you both again for a meow than perfect stay!
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Whimsical Cabin On Rainbow River, Free Kayaks & Canoe
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p488424vb
Dunnellon North Central Florida
5

A Perfect Little Spot

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I were looking for a quiet place where I could do some writing, and we decided to try the Whimsical Cabin as our first ever VRBO rental. It was a great choice. We so enjoyed the screened in porch, from where we could view the river with its endless birds, frequent boats and occasional swimmers. The crystal clarity of the water, whose headwaters are just a few miles upstream, was a constant source of delight. The cabin was skillfully decorated and clean. Its kitchen was well equipped, and it even had a supply of teas and basic condiments. We enjoyed the kayaks and wished we had more time to use them. My wife developed some significant health issues shortly before we arrived, and Mike and Nancy did everything they could to help us, including providing a lovely meal one evening. We would gladly spend time there again.
  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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* Rainbow Spring State Park, under 2 miles from Cabin

* Aquatic Wilderness Adventures - Pontoon Boat Rental

* KP Hole Park - Less than 1 mile from Cabin

* Grumbles House, many unique shops, Historic Area

* Blue Gator - Waterfront Restaurant, Bait ,Boat Rental

* Juliette Falls Golf Course, one of many to choose from.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Dunnellon Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay
$160
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Only 2 people on property per reservation
Age Restriction 10 years old
Sorry, No Pets Allowed
Full rental payment is due for reservations made 30 days or less of check-in. Payment must be received within 7 days of booking.
For extreme advanced reservations, 50% rental dep. is requested, & the remaining rental dep. will be due 30 days before check-in date.
Refundable Security dep. of $200. is due for all reservations,at check-in time.
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Amenities

Amenities

Dunnellon Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Cabin has an open layout floor plan & sleeps only two people
  • Bedroom King Size Memory Foam Bed. Maximum Cabin Occupancy is 2
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • equestrian events
Notes:
1 mile to Winn Dixie Market and 2 miles to Walmart.
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