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.
- House2600 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Jul 2018
Why Lisa Rice chose Dunnellon
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.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful home, not a rental feeling at all!
We truly enjoyed our stay at your home. The pictures truly do not give justice to how beautiful this home is. It is so nice to come in to a space that is equipped properly to allow you to enjoy yourself. Many houses I have leased do not even have the basics, let alone the extras. The kitchen is fully equipped and so is the house. We really enjoyed our stay. I would recommend it to anyone looking to stay in the area.
Thank you for your wonderful review and recommendation to others wanting to stay in our nice peaceful and relaxing home. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and that your family was able to have the quiet time together that you needed.
Lisa & Ray
Great house. Very fun time. Recommend.
The MOST beautiful River House
It’s been 3 weeks since we left the Withlachoochee River, and not a day has gone by that I haven’t thought back to our awesome stay. All of us are still missing the Rice’s gorgeous River House Retreat. It is beyond beautiful. Lisa and Ray are wonderfully gracious hosts, and epitomize hospitality. They are just the right blend of friendly and helpful, without being too overly envolved. The house is simply amazing. It was very clean and tidy, and well stocked with every amenity. Even though the kitchen is small, it is fully functional and was just the perfect size for us. It had exactly what we needed for cooking every meal. I even baked a birthday cake for my mom. My family and I were there celebrating a combined Mother’s Day/ birthday weekend. The six of us were all more than comfortable with our accommodations. When in the house one can’t help but feel at home. It’s almost magical how it feels both equally cozy and spacious. The front and backyard are nothing short of serine and breath taking. The house is tucked away down a narrow dirt road in the woods. Yet, it’s just a short 5 min drive into town where there are grocery stores and a pharmacy, and restaurants. Then just another 5 minutes to the oh so fun Rainbow River. On Saturday, we rented a glass bottom boat on the Rainbow River. We brought our own tubes and even one of the kayaks from the house. Then on Sunday, we took turns on the peddle boat, in back, while my husband fished off the dock. My daughter and I had so much fun on the peddle boat that we were out for two hours before we even realized the time. In the evening we enjoyed playing pool on the beautiful screened in porch. The billiards table is in excellent condition and is well equipped. There were flat screen TVs, a Blu-ray player and WiFi for when we felt like lounging. We can’t wait to come back!
Right on the River
We rented this property because it was close to Rainbow River which is where the group of us were going tubing. We went tubing and instead of spending day out we came back to the house and enjoyed kayaking , paddle boating and the beautiful deck at the house. House is very clean, relaxing, and quiet. There were 6 adults and plenty of room. Owners are very easy to get a hold of, very friendly to talk to. We all agreed we will rent thus property again.
We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation at our home and our surrounding area. It's nice to know how much you all enjoyed the activities we offer right in our own backyard and on the river at our home. We appreciate you taking the time to tell others about your stay. We look forward to your wonderful group coming to stay at our river home again in the near future.
Kindest Regards, Lisa & Ray
Amazing and relaxing week.
Our family had a great time at this house. (2 adults and 2 kids 9 and 12 years old)
The experience starts well before you get there. Lisa, is a lovely host before during and after your stay. She does her best to limit the impersonal nature of the VRBO website. She greeted us at the house with warm freshly baked bread and it was great to meet the person sharing their house.
The space is very clean and inviting. The inside is great for relaxing together as a family or in our own spaces. the Screened/covered porch area is perfect for being able to hang out outside in rain or bugs. The pool table was a nice treat and my son and I enjoyed a number of games.
The back deck is where the real Florida greets you with cypresses, spanish moss and wildlife galore. You should know, if there are any questions before hand, there is no swimming off of the dock. We watched a small gator tooling around the quiet loop in the river most days. Kayaking and boating is perfectly safe though and was a great place to explore up the Withlachoochee and up the Rainbow River.
The area the house is in is very pleasant. Dunellon is small but very pleasant. It has grocery and a variety of restaurants to choose from. There are nice antique and art shops as well.
It is close to lots of places to paddle, see wildlife and even ride mountain bikes. The ocean is not far away if you want to make a day trip as well.
If you are looking anywhere in the area, I can't imagine there is a better place to choose to stay. The kids did not want to leave.
Absolutely stunning place 😊
I honestly don’t know where to begin to review this property!! From wonderful and fast communication with owners Lisa and Ray to a perfectly stocked and spotless house.
The location is perfect. Located down a quiet road yet close enough to the quaint town of Dunnellon to walk to.
We so enjoyed watching the wildlife as we sat on the deck overlooking the river. Loved the frogs croaking at night and watching the birds dive for their meals.
It was so well stocked as well. We have rented other houses and this one is by far the best ever.
We were greeted at the door by the owners. And shown the place which was so nice.
They also had a delicious loaf of warm bread waiting for us.
I cannot say anything negative about this property. Except one week was not long enough!!!
Thank you Lisa and Ray for opening your river home for us to enjoy.
Hopefully we will see you again soon.
Your attention to detail definitely made it a 5 star stay.
Jane it was a pleasure corresponding with you before you and Bruce escaped your cold Minnesota winter to come stay at our river home. It was even a bigger treat for my husband and I to meet you both in person. We enjoyed getting to know you. We thank you for your 5 star rating and review to let others know why you enjoyed our home so much. We too have traveled and stayed in many rental homes and from that experience I always want to make sure that our guests have everything they need in our home away from their home. So glad you enjoyed all of the beautiful nature that surrounds our riverfront home. As of today we still have the month of January 2019 available for you to get to stay longer than a week and escape your cold winter. You and your family are most welcome to return whenever we are available. You left our house as spotless and clean as we had it for you. We really appreciate that and you got a 5 star rating from us as well. Stay in touch and hope to see you back again soon.
Lisa & Ray
Disney World Orlando - 5 Miles
Seaworld Orlando - 91 Miles
Universal Studios Orlando - 86 Miles
Florida Museum of Natural History/Butterfly - 44 Miles
Juliette Falls Golf Club - 8 Miles
Ocala Civic Theater - 31 Miles
Orlando International Airport - 100 Miles
Rainbow Springs State Park - 5 Miles
K P Hole - 4.9 Miles
Swampy's Bar & Grille - 2 Miles
The Pickin' Patch - 1 Mile (open seasonally)
Walmart - 2 Miles
Winn Dixie Grocery - 3 Miles
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