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Relax And Enjoy The Best Nature Has To Offer On The Beautiful Rainbow River

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,470 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

( FREE KAYAK USAGE WITH RENTAL) 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 12

This two story house is a brand new listing. It 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 a paddle boat, and 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.

Property Manager
Donna Sowell
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018


Dunnellon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1470 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No diving from dock No loud music or profanity Must leave house as you find it, example wash your own dishes, and do not rearrange furniture.
  • Be courteous to neighbors. Respect all wild life, and respect the river.
  • Park to right side of driveway, not in main yard. In summertime the main yard is wet from daily thunderstorms, and you don't want to get stuck.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Downstairs bathroom has two doors You can access from river.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sofa is large sectional and can be used to sleep two
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Satalite TV in this bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Master overlooking river, Satalite TV in room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Satalite TV in room
  • Note: Bedroom One is located down stairs for anyone having trouble climbing stairs. We have given the beautiful little nook it's own privacy by installing curtains that completely close off the bedroom from rest of house.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Relax And Enjoy The Best Nature Has To Offer On The Beautiful Rainbow River
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews

Kid friendly clean quiet & relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you all. Looking forward to having you back. Thank you so much for the review. Donna
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Relaxing river fun

  • 4 of 5

Great house for a relaxing river holiday with family and friends. Close proximity to rails-to-trails bike trial and spring right in the back yard made it a weekend full of activities.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great campy fun!

  • 5 of 5

Our large family with many children had a blast. WiFi didn’t really work but we really didn’t care. Would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry about the WiFi. It seems to be going in and out lately. I got it up and running, but will give AT&T a call to see that it doesn't continue to have a problem. Glad y'all had a good time, and thank you so much for taking good care of the house. Can't wait to have y'all back. You were the perfect guest. Thanks again Donna
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Fantastic Spot for Great Family Fun!

  • 5 of 5

My husband's mother recently turned 80. We wanted to celebrate her special day in a big and memorable way. We decided a stay on the beautiful Rainbow River would be just the place. We were not disappointed.

First thing when we walked in the door we were greeted with a welcome note and a basket full of fresh fruits. The house was clean and well appointed in an eclectic decor and comfortable furniture. There was even a bed located downstairs. We enjoyed all the amenities of home, including a kitchen with all the necessities as well as a washer & dryer located in the downstairs bathroom. There was plenty of room for everyone with plenty of beds and 2 bathrooms.

My mother-in-law enjoyed seeing the grandchildren swimming and playing off the dock and taking a ride in the provided paddle boat. The river was clean and cool with good visibility of turtles, fish, fowl and other wildlife. Towards the end of the day even the otters offered a delightful past time watching them and their antics as they floated down the river.

Dunnellon is a nice little town and offers various seasonal and on going activities nearby. One place I would like to recommend is a family run restaurant called The Front Porch, located nearby on US Hwy 41, where you will find great hospitality and excellent home cooked meals. If you get a chance to go there, you will want to save room for a slice of one of their wonderful pies. If you find you can't eat another bite be sure to take a slice or two with you for later.

Donna, the owner of this rental, was easily accessible, gracious and charmingly personable. The price of the rental was very reasonable and we all had a wonderful time. We highly recommend this HomeAway location to others. I'm sure you will not be disappointed either. Your stay can be as exciting or relaxing as you want it to be.

As for us, we plan to return in the future to this Fantastic Spot for more Great Family Fun!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! What a great review. Thank you so much. We are glad you guys enjoyed your stay and hope to have you stay with us again soon. Just a footnote. I ( Donna ) just manage the property for the owner Mary. Thanks again for the glowing review. Donna
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Great time! Enjoyed by all even though the weather wasn’t as cooperative as we would have hoped.

  • 4 of 5

Other than needing more parking space. The “cabin like atmosphere” was great and the picture window out over the lake was my favorite part. Definitely a unique experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved this fabulous cabin on the beautiful rainbow River.

  • 5 of 5

The property was just gorgeous! We had a friendsgiving celebration and made an incredible memory at this wonderful home. Thank you Donna for your warm Hospitality the beautiful fruit basket and opening up your treasure to our family!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Damage Deposit $500

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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