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Peaceful Home on the River

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


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).

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Mimi Wills
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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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 North Central Florida

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
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based on 30 traveler reviews

Peaceful Home on the River
average rating of 4.766667 based on 34 reviews
Jamestown Tennessee

pet owners paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful two week stay. The weather was a little cold but we were still able to get out on the river almost every day. We went kayaking in Crystal River and saw many manatees. I am a amateur photographer and was able to take so many gorgeous pictures of the withlacoochee river, Rainbow river, and all the birds and turtles. The house was perfect for us and our dogs. The yard is completely fenced and my dogs loved it. We hope to come back next year and stay a whole month. Thank You Mimi for sharing your home. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed yourself. I am envious that me & my dogs have not been able to carve out a weekend for ourselves. They love it up there too! Hope you come back to see us Mimi
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peaceful getaway on the river

  • 5 of 5

we spent a lovely time at this wonderful home on the river. great views. accomodation comfortable and spacious. all 3 generations, grandma, son and grandchildren enjoyed themselves--everybody caught a fish from the dock!! we hope to be back soon. thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and so happy that your family enjoyed it. I particularly loved the photos of your granddaughter catching her first fish off the dock. She looked thrilled. Thank you for sharing that with me. Mimi
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Peaceful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful Holiday at your house. Peaceful mornings watching the birds on the screened in patio. Beautiful evenings as the sun went down. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marla I am so happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay at my Peaceful Home on The River. It brings me great joy that others enjoy it as much as I do. Hope to have you as a guest again in the future Mimi
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Keystone Heights, Floridanorth central United Stat

Cousin Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. We caught bream, saw an alligator, watched boats and the sun rise. Very Peaceful, Thanks for sharing your river abode.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anne & Dave What a sweet review. I am so happy that you enjoyed yourselves and hope to have you as a guest again in the near future. Thank you for your kind words. Regards Mimi
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Atlanta, Ga

Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and I throughly enjoyed staying in this home during our vacation. This house had eveything that we wanted and more. The dock was awesome and even a nice place to put our boat. The home was very neat and clean with a fully stocked kitchen and new linens. The view of the river was awesome. We enjoyed sitting on the screened porch eating our breakfast & having dinner. I would recommened this home to anyone. Mimi was awesome to work with and very accomodating. We will definitely be coming back next year and staying here.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You all are too sweet. It was a pleasure "meeting" you even if it was only by phone!! It makes me so happy that you enjoyed my home as much as I do. I will welcome you back. Mimi
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Hattiesburg MS

  • 4 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We brought our own boat and were able to fish and see the rainbow river. The deck overlooking the river was very nice for relaxing and the screened in sunroom was perfect for enjoying meals. The house was very clean and comes with an abundance of linens and the kitchen is fully equipped. The house is only a short drive to local stores and restaurants. We look forward to staying here again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review of your stay at the Peaceful House on the River. I am so happy that you & your family enjoyed yourselves. Mimi
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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!!!!


Rates & Availability

Dunnellon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
Oct 3 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Standard pricing
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning & trash p/up $125

Call owner for lockbox code; daily rates differ from weekly and monthly rates Pets welcome. 125.00 cleaning fee . Seasonal & Holiday rates due apply. (holiday rates are 15.00 per night additional) The above weekly, daily, monthly apply from May through September. Winter: October through April 30: additional persons over 8 is 15.00 per person per night.

Additional people over 8 is 15.00 per person per night

Owner cell: 813-205-2385

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

Rates are subject to change.
50% deposit due at booking, balance due 30 days prior to arrival. No refund for deposit if reservations cancelled less than 60 days prior to reservation date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Dunnellon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Please call the owner for more information: Mimi 813-205-2385.

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