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Rainbow River Home with Private Island

Bedrooms 6
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

6 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Two Story 5000 Sq Ft.

Completely restored Rainbow River home located directly on the river with private island. Home is very large with a contemporary open floor plan. Separate master wing has large walk in shower, separate two person Jacuzzi tub with large closet. The other bathroom also has a two person Jacuzzi tub with a rain head. The kitchen has granite countertops, double oven, flat stovetop and a breakfast bar, the dining room has an eight seat table for large gatherings. There is a sunken fireplace area for reading or enjoying quiet time and a pool table for entertainment. WiFi throughout the home and Dish network with every movie channel available w/ four flat screen TVs. Home will comfortably sleep 20-30.

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

About Amber

I purchased this home in 2011 after falling in love with the Rainbow River, the crystal clear spring fed water took my breath away. The land that this home site on is truly priceless and I am excited for you to experience the wonder of this magical place.

Amber purchased this house in 2011

Why Amber chose North Central Florida

Years ago as a child I visited the Ichetucknee River in northern Florida and I promised myself that one day, if I ever found a place that beautiful again, I would buy it and build my dream home. Thankfully I found it and now I would like to share it with you.

What makes this house unique

The land this home sits on is truly unique. Almost every home on the Rainbow River is directly on the main flowing river where there is constant tuber traffic and noise. My house is set off the river in a crystal clear lagoon (not Blue Cove) with a private clear large stream that runs through it. Plenty deep for swimming but smaller children love it because they can stand and enjoy in the fun. You can see the tubers floating by and you can reach the river by swimming to it in less than two minutes. You will love the privacy of your own oasis. This home is a must see!


Dunnellon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Dual sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Master bath: Double sinks in bathroom with marble counter tops, two person Jacuzzi tub, 6 shower heads in shower Second bath: Shower and sunken two person Jacuzzi bathtub Third bath: Is a half bath off the third bedroom
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - Left open for air mattresses
    Bedroom 6 - Left open for air mattresses
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Upstairs loft w/ bar sink
  • Master bedroom: King size bed, large walk in closet, reading nook w/ two person Jacuzzi bath. Upstairs bedroom: King size bed with large roof balcony. Amazing view! Third bedroom: Full size bed with half bath Fourth bedroom: Full size bed with private shower and sunken two person Jacuzzi bath
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Rainbow River Home with Private Island
average rating of 4.576923 based on 26 reviews
Pompano Beach, Florida

Spring Break 2015

  • 5 of 5

This place is remarkable. The house was great. The privacy and the Island were awesome. We went with a group of parents and children during our spring break and had a wonderful time. Not only was the house great, but the town and the river were beautiful. We spent 3 nights and 4 days and no one wanted to go home. Plenty of room, plenty of amenities, plenty to do. And if you want to do nothing, you can do that as well. We posted photos as we were there and no one believed we were in Florida still. Hidden Gem and we didn't want to tell many people our secret location. We are planning the same for next year and adding a night or two. The place was great.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tampa, FL

A lovely family retreat on the river

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Rainbow River before, but this was our first time at this rental. It was a nice layout for a family home with plenty of room in the kitchen and living space. The river access is also nice as it is a little offset from the main space so it provides a safe space for kids to play in the water.

There was an unusual cold snap, but Amber was very easy to get a hold of and very accommodating with all of our requests. We will be coming back again!!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our 15th wedding anniversay with family and friends.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I own 3 vacation rentals ourselves. I also stay at others a couple of time per year so I have expectations. Amber has a wonderful place that accommodated my family of 13 and about 8 friends that visited us at different times during our 10 day stay.

In 10 days, I left the property only 4 times. They couldn't pry me out of there. I was so happy and content. I spent all day either on the porch or in the water. The kids went tubing. Husband and friends went boating. I recommend Amber's wonderful home for family reunions, girls' getaways, family vacations and I might just have to sneak back up there by myself. Great job, Amber.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

I booked this house for a guys weekend and it was everything we could have wanted. Amber was wonderful to work with and was a very accommodating and responsive host. The house is huge and very nice - the pictures don't really do it justice. The one thing I would not is that the "6th bedroom" is actually a gigantic closet (it's the size of a bedroom) that is only accessible via the master bathroom (which can be accessed either from the master bedroom or the 5th bedroom). The location of the house is amazing. You can launch your tubes at the state park and tube to the house (about a 4 hour tube) or launch from the house and tube to the bridge exit point (about a 1 hour tube). The stream behind the house is like a private natural swimming pool. We would absolutely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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fantastic time

  • 5 of 5

Our daughter and her wife were recently married , live in Austria and wanted to come home for a wedding ceremony . They found this home on the rainbow river . The location is incredible with the river in the back yard. The home itself surpassed our expectations . We had the ceremony on the private island and a reception afterwards . The owner was a pleasure to deal with and made us feel at home. I look forward to renting again next year for a family re-union.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect time on the river

  • 5 of 5

Decided to get my siblings together as it had been too long. Found this home and decided it looked like what we had in mind for the entire family. We had ages ranging from 2-70 and this place suited us all perfectly. The little private swim area entertained the little ones all week. We swam, boated and relaxed ( which was most important). Thank you for the good times in a great location. Will be looking to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Orlando Int'l or Tampa Int'l
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Swampy's or Blue Gator
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Juliette Falls
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Swampy's, Blue Gator, Gruff's, Coach's
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Gulf of Mexico 15 minutes or Atlantic 1.5 hours


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