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Blue Run Cabin: Unique Rainbow River Location

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 5

With one bedroom plus a sleeping loft and one bathroom, this cabin offers an unparalleled view of the Rainbow River which can be enjoyed from the hammock, the hot tub, the outdoor dining area or the patio area. This family-friendly rental sits at about the midpoint of the river and is bordered by the Florida State Greenway.

The cabin is ideal for the nature lover. Spring brings the blue herons to nest in the cypress in front of the house. You can see the different creatures as the day progresses: ducks in the early morning, blue heron fishing at mid-day, the hummingbird and otters in the evening, and the owl at dusk. Nature provides an ever evolving show right from the comfort of the deck.

Activities include swimming, snorkeling, canoeing, and everyone’s favorite: tubing down the river. The spring water is 73 degrees year round so if that's not to your liking you can enjoy the screen enclosed hot tub overlooking the river.

The cabin has one bedroom and a sleeping loft and is suitable for up to four. Families of more than four are discouraged but may be considered on a case by case basis for an additional charge. Come enjoy the natural beauty of this gem the locals affectionately call the' Blue Run.'

More Details

Property Manager
Dwight
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

About Dwight

I am about as close to Tom Sawyer as you will find. I grew up running around in the woods along the Rainbow River shirtless and barefoot. We would fish off of anything that would float and we had no qualms about sneaking out and bass fishing off of someone's dock when they left for the supermarket. My first home as an adult was an old cracker style house downstream on the Blue Run. (It was not much of a house). That house is still standing and will for a long time because it stayed in the family and now belongs to one of my closest friends.If you float down you can see the place on the east bank. You can recognize it on weekends because it is the only place with plastic lawn furniture set up out in the river. Give them a shout on the way by. They are fine southern folks. We all remember the river the way it was before it was discovered, but that was a long time ago and we can't undiscover it, so we welcome our visitors. I'm glad I got to see it then in its more natural state. I hope my visitors enjoy the river as much as I have. -Dwight

Dwight purchased this cabin in 2012

What makes this cabin unique

Come visit. You'll see.

Amenities

Dunnellon Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.903226 based on 62 reviews
5

Clean, Cozy Cabin in a Lovely, Magical Setting!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Blue Run Cabin on the crystal clear Rainbow River in early November of 2017. The cabin is very well maintained. The location in a natural setting on the beautiful river is unique. The otters, birds and other wildlife are just amazing. Majestic cypress trees draped with Spanish moss line both sides of the river. You can float the river on the provided kayaks and standup paddle boards right from your own doc.

The weather was quite dynamic during our stay. We had occassion to use both the air conditioning and the heating. They both worked very well. All the systems in the home seemed to do exactly what you would want. The house was well lit inside and out, with well organized light switches logically placed. The decor in the house was clever and appealing. We found a useful and entertaining set of guide books, local information and other interesting reading materials. The host, Dwight, is a writer and an environmentalist. Samples of his informative and interesting writing were available as well.

The cabin kitchen is well furnished with everything you need for eating at home. The hot tub was clean and well situated to soak and watch the world drift by. The privacy and tranquility provided a great change of pace for our vacation in the Florida woods. We hope we get to visit this cabin again, even though we live thousands of miles away.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Get away

  • 5 of 5

The place was just as advertised - awesome. So close to nature and nice and private. The views and decks were incredible. I saw 3 otters while enjoying one of the paddle boards - just what the Dr. ordered. My wife and I(and Yellow Lab Walter) also used the home as a base camp to mountain bike, horseback ride, and hike for three wonderful days. Highly recommend it!

Also, Dwight was super responsive during the booking process and answering questions. He already sent the refund for the damage deposit - very nice not to have to ask for it. Thanks for everything. Eric and Jen

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun and Relaxing Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this cabin. It is very clean and has all of the toys you need to enjoy the river.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time again at the cabin. Can't wait to come back. Relaxing and great family time together. So much beautiful nature. We had a fun time kayaking and snorkeling in the spring.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely refreshing. Thank you Dwight for opening your home up too us

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second family vacation spent at the wonderful Blue Run Cabin and it won't be our last! Sad to leave, but grateful for the time that we were able to spend there. This cabin is perfectly appointed inside and out. The owner/manager is very easy to deal with. Clean and well maintained with all the amenities you could ask for. Thanks again Dwight!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Tampa or Orlando
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $75
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates subject to change until reservation confirmed. No refunds due to inclement weather.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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