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Charming Withlachoochee River Home Hidden Among Nature.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The natural sights and sounds from this river home will quickly ease you into vacation mode. With approximately 2,600 square feet, this 3-bedroom/loft, 3-bath home, can accommodate the whole family. The private master suite features a king-sized bed, plus a cozy living area of its own. Other rooms feature a queen-sized bed, twin beds, and double beds. A short walk from this hidden treasure is historic Dunnellon, where you’ll find antique shops and fun local restaurants. Rainbow Springs State Park is an 8 minute drive from our home or swim in the crystal clear water at the local beach park less than 5 minutes away. We have 3 single kayaks for you to enjoy right off of our dock so you can explore the beautiful nature that surrounds us on the Withlacoochee River. We are located on a quiet part of the river so fishing is great for the Big Mouth Bass. Call today to book your relaxing get away and find out why guests come back year after year.

Lisa Rice
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2017

Why Lisa Rice chose Florida North Central Gulf Coast

Relax on our huge deck on the river to enjoy the beautiful sunsets. Fish from our dock to catch big mouth bass. We have 3 single kayaks for you to explore all the nature that surrounds us. Our home is nestled in amongst 52 acres of woods yet the grocery, local restaurants, Rainbow Springs State Park, and antique shops are all less than 10 minutes away. Once you arrive at our home you would never know that civilization is close by. This is the perfect escape from our busy lives in the city.

What makes this house unique

The home is spacious and comfortable. Our favorite spot is our huge screened-in porch overlooking the Withlacoochee River as we play at our pool table. The deck creates a covered boat slip. Enjoy making smores with your family and friends at our fire pit area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for your very kind review. I really enjoyed having you guys as guests and look forward to your next visit in April 2012. In the meantime the deck is waiting as well as the fishing gear. Thanks again, Harold Korb
Jul 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dunnellon in Citrus County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Loft + Den - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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(22 traveller reviews)

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Charming Withlachoochee River Home Hidden Among Nature.
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Great Family Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This river house is such a cool house. The owners make the stay totally worth it. This house comes with everything you need, from the Kayaks to fishing poles and every household amenity you can think of. Lisa is a great host. Thanks for the homemade bread; it was delicious... We had a great time exploring. We went scalloping several days. The property accommodated my 21 foot boat and was 20 minutes from crystal river. Will stay again and will recommend to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael and Dora it was a pleasure to get to know you and find out how much we have in common. We have been so blessed to have wonderful people like you stay in our home that makes it easy to be a gracious host. Your kind words and 5 star review makes us smile to know what a great time your family had. Thank you for recommending our place to your friends and family. We appreciate that and can't for your return! Kindest Regards, Lisa & Ray
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Tampa, Florida

Absolutely PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Charming Withlachoochee Home started due to a scheduled group swim down the Rainbow River. We decided to turn it into a weekend away from the kids and birthday celebration as well. The home couldn't have been any better! Lisa was so kind and quick to respond and accommodate us and our last minute decision to get away! The home is spotless and well furnished with every amenity you need! It is in a very quiet and peaceful nook of the river, but so easy to get into town if needed. We enjoyed the outdoor activities as well as peaceful rest in the evenings/mornings. We were greeted with a handmade birthday banner, homemade bread and a warm welcome from Lisa, the owner. We enjoyed watching the wildlife, eating and playing pool in the back screened in enclosure and even doing AM yoga on the back deck! (Ok, that was just me...but it was wonderful!) I am so thankful we found this gem and look forward to another stay soon! Thank you Lisa for making our stay so perfect!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christie, We are so happy that we were able to make your birthday weekend celebration fun and memorable. It was such a delight to meet you all and we appreciate all of your kind words. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience in your review. We also appreciate you all leaving our house as clean as it was when you arrived. We thank you for the opportunity to share our gem with you all. Stay in touch and we can't wait for your return. We are glad to have you as a part of our river house family. Kind Regards, Lisa & Ray Rice
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Vicksburg Michigan

Excellent month in the sun and nature

  • 5 of 5

The river house is in a great location an undeveloped all wooded section of Dunnellon. This is a bird and reptile lovers paradise! On a lesser traveled section of the river, not much boat traffic, occasional friendly fisherman. The deck and screen porch are the main attractions, nice pool table for those leisurely afternoons. A couple of great river tours available, and Dunnellon is an easy laid back little town. We enjoyed the outdoor dining at Swampys and Blue Gator. Several great breakfast joints.Golfers, play Juliet Falls, and Twisted Oaks! Plenty of room at the river house bring friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your month stay at our home in March as you escaped your Michigan winter. It was so nice meeting you and your wife the lucky retirees. Your review describes everything we love about our area surrounding our home. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience and giving others the names of places you visited and enjoyed. Your professional photographer friend Fran truly captured the beautiful nature that is all around us. Anyone reading this needs to check out her site at frandwught.smugmug.com and browse art & travel to find her Withlacoochee trip. https://frandwight.smugmug.com/Art-Travel/Withlacoochee-River-Florida-2017/ Thank you for your wonderful and helpful review and we look forward to you returning again and again. Kind Regards, Lisa & Ray Rice
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 50th birthday celebration at the Rice River House Retreat! When we arrived, Lisa took us on a thorough tour of the home and spent time getting to know us. She even baked us amazing bread and had a special birthday banner for our arrival.

The location and atmosphere were exactly what we were looking for. The home was well maintained and we really enjoyed meals and hanging out in both the outside and screened-in patio areas. We rented boats down the street to explore the rivers. We also enjoyed fishing and kayaking right from the backyard dock. We would recommend this to anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to meet all of you ladies. I loved the pictures you sent of the beautiful sunset you enjoyed from the deck, you ladies boating on the river, and especially the group shot of the 6 of you on the dock with such joyful smiles on each of you. I have that one framed on our River House Family Wall of Fame. Ray and I are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in our home and can't wait to have you back again. Sounded like the 40th birthday celebration is next or no occasion at all. Just come to have fun again. Thanks for taking the time to send such a nice review and treating our home as if it were yours. Kind Regards, Lisa & Ray
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  • 5 of 5

There are no words to describe how amazingly beautiful this home is, the location is perfect near town but yet hidden in the woods, we never heard a car go by, only the sounds of nature were heard...so relaxing, our kids enjoyed playing pool, fishing, watching movies, figuring out puzzles (great selection by the way) and hiking in the woods.

We WILL definitely return! The owners are so sweet made us feel so welcomed. Thank you Lisa and Ray for having such a beautiful home.

Love, the Pavon Family

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It brings us such great joy to be able to share our home with such a nice family as yours! Your children are so well behaved and polite and it really warmed our hearts when your son greeted us as you were leaving with the art he had drawn for us. Thank you for sharing the pictures you took of all of the fun you had during your stay at our home and at Rainbow Springs. There are so many great ones that we're going to have a hard time picking favorites to showcase on our river house family wall. It was such a PLEASURE to meet you all and we look forward to having you stay again anytime. We also want to thank you for leaving the house so clean and your kind review. Love, Lisa & Ray Rice
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Mount Dora Florida

Amazing river home

  • 5 of 5

Perfect birthday getaway for my husband and anniversary trip for my in laws. We enjoyed everything from the beautiful open country home on the river to sounds of wildlife and close proximity to rainbow River, withlachochee state trail , rolling acres of horse farms and the gulf. We had a wonderful experience. Loved kayaking from the back deck. Best bass fishing just minutes from the dock and plenty to see and do in this charming small town. Lisa made my in laws feel right at home and had fresh home made bread when they arrived. 5 stars. Definitely hoping to make it an annual trip!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jaclyn for your 5 star rating and helpful review. I really enjoyed talking to Cheryl & Jennifer while I was waiting for you to arrive. I'm just sorry your trip started out with a flat tire and we never got to meet in person. You were a delight to correspond with in booking this vacation for your family. We are so glad that you all had such a good time and we look forward to your return and meeting you in person next time. Kind Regards, Lisa & Ray Rice
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Black Diamond Ranch
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Blue Gator
Car: recommended

Orlando International Airport - 100 Miles

Swampy's Bar & Grille - 2 Miles

Walmart - 2 Miles

Winn Dixie Grocery - 3 Miles


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Dunnellon, Florida

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £95.96
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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