This two story house has a laid back lodge feel. The original owners built this house using trees that came out of the river (as you will see in the pictures) that adds to the rustic feel of the four open ceiling bedrooms upstairs. This charming home has plenty of room for up to 12 people if the large sofa is used for sleeping as well. There is a queen size bed located down stairs for anyone that may have issues with climbing stairs. There is also a bath on both levels. the bath down stairs also has access to the river so that you don't have to necessarily go through the house to get to it. We also offer the use of two kayaks to enjoy the exploration of nooks and cranny's of the river. Plenty of local restaurants in town, however the kitchen is ready for you to cook if you prefer. we provide linens, and towels, but you may want to bring extra towels if you plan to swim often.
- House1470 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
( FREE KAYAK USAGE WITH RENTAL) 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 12
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 10, 2018
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Kid friendly clean quiet & relaxing!
We will definitely be coming back! Perfect swimming area for the young ones and the adults loved swimming to the rock in middle of the river. House was very accommodating. We all enjoyed the paddle boat very much. Fishing off the dock was plentiful. Donna treated us with a basket of goodies and was pleasant to deal with. Love love love this treasure of a spot!
It was great having you all. Looking forward to having you back. Thank you so much for the review.
A gorgeous setting
I might never vacation anywhere else again! I cannot tell you how beautiful the Rainbow River is and this home is in just a perfect location to really enjoy it. There is a little curve to river here so you can see so much. Somehow the dock always seems to be in the shade so sitting and watching all the activity on the water - both people and wildlife is so pleasant. Then when you want to enjoy the water just hop in. Easy to swim in the area in front of the house. Or get on a float. It was a little over an hour and a half to float down the river - but just 5 minutes to have someone pick us up from the bridge take out area. Or you can kayak in the kayaks provided and it takes 20-30 minutes. I brought my paddleboard and it was about 30 minutes to the bridge take out area. So much fun.
We also used the firepit to make S'mores and that worked great.
The back yard also had plenty of room to set up a corn hole game.
The house itself is super cute. And when you walk in there is a gorgeous view of the water even from inside. The living room is very spacious with plenty of room for sitting. We had 10 adults and 2 children and plenty of room,
The remarks from other reviews are true and you just need to be prepared for a few quirks of the house. It is a very open plan, both upstairs and downstairs so you will hear everything going on everywhere. If you are a light sleeper bring earplugs. The refrigerator is small - bring a cooler for drinks and extra space. The oven is a little persnickety - but I made a birthday cake in it.
Other things you might want to know. The bathrooms are spacious and plenty of hot water. There is a large gas grill outside that works well. Also a small charcoal grill but we did not use it.
Donna is great to work with and very responsive.
Overall, this house is a great value and in one of the most beautiful spots in Florida. I would stay here again.
I love rainbow river
All in all it was a nice river get away my first impression was an old rotted tree at the entrance and all the debris that went with that. Then we entered the house there are spider webs in the windows. there was a garbage can by the back door with garbage in it walked out to the doc it is very run down needs to be cleaned at least but a coat of paint would have made it look nice. The airconditioning was very loud, which you noticed when you were trying to sleep. The wiring of the house is quite old nobody could plug in their games some needed to use a plug for electronics but they were unable to do so. The 5th bedroom left a lot to be desired it was actually a bed in the middle of the main room with sheets surrounding it which left a lot to be desired for sure.
It was a great home to stay for a long weekend on the river.
Rainbow river magic
This is our second year staying at the river house. The addition of kayaks and washer and dryer were great. It is comfortable and accommodates our tribe of littles and elders. See you next year
Great River House on Rainbow River
Our stay on the River at Donna’s place was great! Cute rustic place with plenty of space. Kayaks provided by owner was a nice addition! We kayaked to head spring then kayaked downstream back to the house. It was a blast! Upon arrival we had a “sweet” surprise.....carrot cake greeted us! It was a nice touch by the owner. Owner was very responsive and directions/house rules were clear and straightforward. Overall, I’d recommend this place for a nice getaway doing outdoor activities.
Lindsay, we are so glad you guys enjoyed your stay. Myself and the owner Mary, would love to have you and your guest stay with us any time. You all were a true pleasure to deal with.
Rates & Availability
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Traveler must leave house as you find it. If you leave dirty dishes, move furniture, any extra cleaning other than normal usage, will be charged an extra charge from your damage deposit. Traveler must respect all wildlife, river and neighbors. Our neighbors are our friends and we watch out for each another. More guest, than house is booked for, loud parties after hours, will not be tolerated and you could be asked to leave, and you will not be aloud back. The Rainbow River is a magical place that we want to share with as many people as possible. We love this River and want others to love it as much as we do. You will find that you are very rested and relaxed out here. It really is food for the soul. We look forward to making lifetime friends out of our travelers and hope you will be one of them. Thank you Donna