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Charming Withlachoochee River Home Hidden Among Nature.

Dunnellon, FL, USA
  • House2600 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The natural sights and sounds from this river home will quickly ease you into vacation mode. With approximately 2,600 square feet, this 3-bedroom/loft, 3-bath home, can accommodate the whole family. The private master suite features a king-sized bed, plus a cozy living area of its own. Other rooms feature a queen-sized bed, twin beds, and double beds. A short walk from this hidden treasure is historic Dunnellon, where you’ll find antique shops and fun local restaurants. Rainbow Springs State Park is an 8 minute drive from our home or swim in the crystal clear water at the local beach park less than 5 minutes away. We have 3 single kayaks for you to enjoy right off of our dock so you can explore the beautiful nature that surrounds us on the Withlacoochee River. We are located on a quiet part of the river so fishing is great for the Big Mouth Bass. Call today to book your relaxing get away and find out why guests come back year after year.


Lisa Rice

Member Since 2009
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
Why Lisa Rice chose Dunnellon

Relax on our huge deck on the river to enjoy the beautiful sunsets. Fish from our dock to catch big mouth bass. We have 3 single kayaks for you to explore all the nature that surrounds us. Our home is nestled in amongst 52 acres of woods yet the grocery, local restaurants, Rainbow Springs State Park, and antique shops are all less than 10 minutes away. Once you arrive at our home you would never know that civilization is close by. This is the perfect escape from our busy lives in the city.

What makes this House unique

The home is spacious and comfortable. Our favorite spot is our huge screened-in porch overlooking the Withlacoochee River as we play at our pool table. The deck creates a covered boat slip. Enjoy making smores with your family and friends at our fire pit area.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Loft + Den
        1 sleep sofa /futon
      • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • 3

      Location Type

        • Waterfront
          Our home has one of the only large decks that actually sits on the Withlacoochee River to create a covered boat slip. We are located on a quiet loop of the river near Lake Rousseau and Rainbow River.


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Linens Provided
                • Air Conditioning
                • Clothes Dryer
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                • Internet
                • Iron & Board
                • Broadband Access
                • Living Room
                • Parking
                • Parking Off Street
                • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                • Towels Provided
                • Washing Machine


                    • Microwave
                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Ice Maker
                    • Kitchen
                    • Cooking Utensils
                    • Oven
                    • Pantry Items
                    • Refrigerator
                      In door ice maker
                    • Stove
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining
                        • Dining Area


                            • Books
                            • DVD Player
                            • Games
                            • Pool Table
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Television
                            • Video Library


                                • Deck / Patio
                                • Kayak / Canoe
                                  Three single kayaks for you to use right off of our dock.
                                • Lanai / Gazebo
                                • Outdoor Grill


                                    • not suitable for children


                                        • churches
                                        • library
                                        • restaurants
                                        • theme parks

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • antiquing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • boating
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • photography
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • laundromat
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • rafting
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis
                                                    • water skiing

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                      30 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Amazing and relaxing week.

                                                      Thomas G.

                                                      Our family had a great time at this house. (2 adults and 2 kids 9 and 12 years old)

                                                      The experience starts well before you get there. Lisa, is a lovely host before during and after your stay. She does her best to limit the impersonal nature of the VRBO website. She greeted us at the house with warm freshly baked bread and it was great to meet the person sharing their house.

                                                      The space is very clean and inviting. The inside is great for relaxing together as a family or in our own spaces. the Screened/covered porch area is perfect for being able to hang out outside in rain or bugs. The pool table was a nice treat and my son and I enjoyed a number of games.

                                                      The back deck is where the real Florida greets you with cypresses, spanish moss and wildlife galore. You should know, if there are any questions before hand, there is no swimming off of the dock. We watched a small gator tooling around the quiet loop in the river most days. Kayaking and boating is perfectly safe though and was a great place to explore up the Withlachoochee and up the Rainbow River.

                                                      The area the house is in is very pleasant. Dunellon is small but very pleasant. It has grocery and a variety of restaurants to choose from. There are nice antique and art shops as well.

                                                      It is close to lots of places to paddle, see wildlife and even ride mountain bikes. The ocean is not far away if you want to make a day trip as well.

                                                      If you are looking anywhere in the area, I can't imagine there is a better place to choose to stay. The kids did not want to leave.

                                                      Thanks Lisa!


                                                      Absolutely stunning place 😊

                                                      Jane R.Albert Lea MN

                                                      I honestly don’t know where to begin to review this property!! From wonderful and fast communication with owners Lisa and Ray to a perfectly stocked and spotless house.

                                                      The location is perfect. Located down a quiet road yet close enough to the quaint town of Dunnellon to walk to.

                                                      We so enjoyed watching the wildlife as we sat on the deck overlooking the river. Loved the frogs croaking at night and watching the birds dive for their meals.

                                                      It was so well stocked as well. We have rented other houses and this one is by far the best ever.

                                                      We were greeted at the door by the owners. And shown the place which was so nice.

                                                      They also had a delicious loaf of warm bread waiting for us.

                                                      I cannot say anything negative about this property. Except one week was not long enough!!!

                                                      Thank you Lisa and Ray for opening your river home for us to enjoy.

                                                      Hopefully we will see you again soon.

                                                      Your attention to detail definitely made it a 5 star stay.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Jane it was a pleasure corresponding with you before you and Bruce escaped your cold Minnesota winter to come stay at our river home. It was even a bigger treat for my husband and I to meet you both in person. We enjoyed getting to know you. We thank you for your 5 star rating and review to let others know why you enjoyed our home so much. We too have traveled and stayed in many rental homes and from that experience I always want to make sure that our guests have everything they need in our home away from their home. So glad you enjoyed all of the beautiful nature that surrounds our riverfront home. As of today we still have the month of January 2019 available for you to get to stay longer than a week and escape your cold winter. You and your family are most welcome to return whenever we are available. You left our house as spotless and clean as we had it for you. We really appreciate that and you got a 5 star rating from us as well. Stay in touch and hope to see you back again soon.

                                                      Kindest Regards,

                                                      Lisa & Ray

                                                      Better then the Photos

                                                      Mary S.Mc Cormick

                                                      Exceptional home and location. Everything you need is right here. The beds are comfortable, the deck is stunning as are the views at sunset. We saw gators and deer without even leaving the house. Lisa is very helpful and accommodating as we were booked to come down as hurricane Irma was arriving in Fla and we changed our dates to even better dates. I can't think of anything negative about this place and I know we will be going back.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thank you for your helpful kind review. It was a delight to meet you and your family and we were happy to accommodate the changes for your stay due to the hurricane. We are glad that your stay became even more special as you celebrated your anniversary and you got to witness your son being sworn in for passing the Florida Bar Exam. We look forward to your return and thank you for spreading the word about what a fun time you had at our home. If your friends are as nice as you all we are in for another wonderful experience.

                                                      Kindest Regards, Lisa & Ray Rice

                                                      Perfect In Every Way !!!

                                                      Toni J.Seminole

                                                      Thank you so much Lisa for sharing your awesome home with us for our belated anniversary and vacation. The house smelled of fresh baked bread upon arrival, which was fantastic. George fished just about everyday from the dock, I was not brave enough to go kayaking with the gators....But we did go kayaking down the Rainbow River. Mid week we also took an airboat road with Capt. Bob which I had been wanting to do for a long time.( It was awesome!) We checked out a lot of the antique shops along with all of the quaint shops in town as well. Probably hit most of the restaurants in town, some good and some never again...LOL...But if you want a good breakfast you need to go to the Biscuit Barn. Once back to the house for the evening, we'd spend time on the deck till dark then played pool for hours. There is one acrobatic squirrel here...I was on the deck and I had just bent down to see past the tree branch to watch the gator coming down the river when something jumped from the roof to the tree...he went whizzing past my head (if I had been standing up straight I do believe he would have landed on my head) That would not have been good for either of us...LOL...This house has everything you could ever need for your stay and the owner, Lisa is an absolute lovely person and fantastic to deal with. Hope to be back sooner than later.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Toni and George we are so delighted that you enjoyed your week at our river home exploring all that our town of Dunnellon has to offer. We love to hear of the activities and restaurants our guests liked so we can recommend them to our future guests. We'll be sure to try the Biscuit Barn. Captain Bob is one of the most popular river tours in our area. Thank you for all of your kind words. I truly enjoyed meeting you and your husband and thank you for leaving our home as immaculate as when you arrived. We look forward to having you return sooner than later. Stay in touch!

                                                      Kindest Regards, Lisa & Ray Rice

                                                      Lovely, nature-filled experience

                                                      Lisa S.Boynton Beach, Florida

                                                      Quaint, sweet and tranquil

                                                      Had a great time.

                                                      Joseph G.

                                                      Property was as advertised. Great location. Fresh baked bread upon arrival. Very relaxing and fun filled stay.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      It was a pleasure to have your family stay at our home and we are so glad you all had a great time. Loved your son's description in our guest book of all the things that he enjoyed doing. Thank you for taking such wonderful care of our home and leaving it SO clean. We look forward to having you come back.

                                                      Kind Regards, Lisa & Ray


                                                      Dunnellon, FL, USA

                                                      Orlando International Airport - 100 Miles Swampy's Bar & Grille - 2 Miles Walmart - 2 Miles Winn Dixie Grocery - 3 Miles

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