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Rainbow River Home - Directly on Main Dive Springs

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 20-30)

Our 3000s.f. home sits on 3.8 acres DIRECTLY ON THE MAIN DIVE SPRINGS of the crystal clear Rainbow River! The absolute premiere location on the river! Why? Check the map! We are UPRIVER of the KP Hole - the county park where thousands of tubers (and boaters) enter the river and float downstream. We are on the widest upriver section with numerous deep springs located directly off the backyard! Swim, snorkel, scuba dive or kayak in peace without massive congestion. Kayak 1 mile upriver to the head springs and state park - the most pristine and preserved section of the river - and then float back to the house. The headsprings and first 1700 feet of the river prohibit motorized vessels, anchoring, fishing, tubing and diving, so kayakers are treated with the most abundant experience of wildlife, native vegetation and crystal clear water anywhere on the river! Or, tube about 1/2 mile to the KP Hole and walk back to the house. Of course, the adventurous can still jump in the river with tubes for the 4 hour float downriver to Swampy's Restaurant at the bridge take-out.

Stay with us and avoid the costs of renting kayaks and tubes, transportation fees and park entrance fees (not to mention waiting in long, hot lines for hours). Perfect for family reunions and other gatherings. Four large bedrooms contain enough beds to sleep 20 (3 Queens, 14 twins), and air beds are available for additional guests, please inquire. Flexible rates based upon number of bedrooms needed - and you are still the only occupant of the house (we just lock unused bedrooms to save on cleaning). Only a 3-day minimum and HUGE 25% DISCOUNT Nov. 1 to Feb. 28 (except for holiday weeks of Thanksgiving , Christmas & New Years). Use of 15 single-person kayaks and 15 tubes included at no charge!

NO ATV's, dirt bikes, go carts, or other similar vehicles permitted on property.

PLEASE NOTE: We have just listed our other home on the Rainbow River located in the desirable Blue Cove Community (#575318). It is suitable for smaller groups (up to 8) that prefer a more refined setting over the rural location of this house for large groups. This home is not suitable for small children.

***If you do not receive an email response within 6 hours up until 9PM, please call. Sorry, no pets. PLEASE CLICK on "RATES" as the website is not able to properly quote listings.

Check in is 5PM and check out is by 11AM



Bedroom #1 - 1 Queen, 2 Twins

Bedroom #2 - 4 Twins


Bedroom #3 - 1 Queen, 3 Twins

Bedroom #4 - 1 Queen, 3 Twins, 1 Bunkbed (2 Twins)

RATE DETAILS (Please Read! VRBO has a rigid rate structure program that does not make allowance for our flexible rates based upon the number of bedrooms rented.)

$240/night (up to 8 ppl) Downstairs 2000s.f. w/ 2 bedrooms ($1500/wk)

$340/night (up to 13 ppl) Adds 3rd bedroom upstairs w/ balcony + bath ($2000/wk)

$440/night (up to 20 ppl) Adds 4th upstairs bedroom ($2500/wk).

5-22-15 to 9-6-15: +$50/day and min. 4 bedrooms.

For rentals involving weekends: Min. 3 bedrooms.

Holidays: +$100/day for first 3 days.

Airbeds available for add'l people ($25/person/nt).

Day guests $25 per person/day. Must notify in advance. Min. rental age: 25

Cleaning fee based upon number of rooms rented.

Keywords: Waterfront, Riverfront, Springs, Dunnellon Lodging, Scuba Diving, Kayaking, Swimming, Private, Vacation Rental, Rainbow River, FL

More Details

Teri Meola
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dunnellon in Marion County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

Rainbow River Home - Directly on Main Dive Springs
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews

Forget Disney. This is the REAL Florida experience.

  • 4 of 5

Spent a week with all our children and grandchildren in this hidden slice of paradise. If you love nature and outdoor adventure, this is the spot for you! The house sits riverfront and is situated on a large swath of old Florida scrub land with palmettos, oaks, and even citrus trees. It's like staying in your own private park with privacy fences bordering on both sides. Plenty of room to run and play on the land, but where you really want to be is in the water! Rainbow River is an absolute treasure. If you've never been, you need to go. The water is as pristine as it gets. A snorkeler's / kayaker's dream. Honestly I didn't want to leave the river. Plenty of kayaks and tubes plus life jackets for all are provided.

The house offers comfortable, clean, adequate shelter and basic amenities- everything you need is there. It's a no-frills kinda place, just as pictures and posts describe. The hot showers always felt great after a day in the river. Lots of room, seating, eating space and comfortable beds for all. The large covered carport is an added bonus for Florida thunderstorms that blow through - you can still hang out outside if you want. The campfires in the fire pit were a nightly event enjoyed by all. Stargazing, moon gazing, bird life galore! So grateful that this piece of old Florida has been protected and left wild for us all to enjoy. Teri is great and offered good communication before, during and after rental. Always available and accessible by phone or email. We would definitely come back to stay again at this property!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place for Thanksgiving Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Lots of space, beautiful natural setting, large kitchen, sleeping accommodations for large family. Loved kayaking and canoeing on river, seeing Dunnellon. Convenient to grocery stores, restaurants, but like being in a park! Wonderful place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and ideal for large groups

  • 5 of 5

We spent this past Labor Day weekend at this great place with 4 families, 16 people total. Plenty of interior and even more exterior space for all of us. Kids played on the river all day in kayaks and swimming off the floating dock. What a great slice of old Florida. Teri is great, very prompt and responsive.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! We are very happy that you enjoyed our home and look forward to having you and your family back next year. My goal is to make your vacation time as perfect as possible. Best regards, Teri
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Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 4 days and they were wonderful. We had three generations aging from 11 to 68 and everyone had a great time. The location on the river can not be beat. With all the kayaks and tubes that are available, we were in the water all day, everyday. We would paddle up to the head spring and then tube down and take out at the boat ramp next to KP Hole. A couple of us even did a drift dive and it was perfect. Our last day we kayaked from the house to Swampy's for lunch. (we dropped off shuttle vehicles earlier in the day). There is a nice sub-division where we could enjoy an early morning run and or walk. Sitting in the back yard next to the river was so peaceful and when the afternoon showers arrived we would sit under the carport. Teri is very responsive and a delight to work with. We have already booked an entire week for next summer and can hardly wait to go again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm beach gardens, Fl

Location is PERFECT!!

  • 5 of 5

We had 14 family members ages 9-77... Everyone had a great vacation. The house is located on the BEST part of Rainbow River!! You can do the 4 hour float or just float a shorter (30-45 min) to the KP hole and walk .3 miles back to the property. We also paddled up stream to the state park area ( about 45 min) and used our diving gear on the float back to the house to look at all the incredible underwater life. The house is definitely simple, but we found this a plus, because then we were not worried about messing anything up. The house could use a good scrubbing. The pictures are spot on! Teri is very responsive and answered all my calls prior to our visit and during. The kayaks and tubes provided were plentiful and made our short stay way more relaxing than arranging rentals on our own. Overall this house is perfect for a trip to the Rainbow River!! I would definitely recommend this property!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakeland, Florida

Hakuna Matata No Worries!

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect house for families and large groups that want to enjoy the river and not worry about kayak or tube rentals. There was plenty of both provided including life vest and whistles! You also don't have to worry about space. There was plenty of room for all 16 of us to sleep, find areas for quite activities as well as lots of room for the kids to run. The house is well stocked, no worries on finding what you need in the kitchen to fix meals for large groups, including multiple coffee makers. Great for kids, no worries that they are going to mess up the floors or break some decorative knick knack. (Even found crayons and a coloring book in one of the kitchen drawers and my 5 yr old great niece and I had a wonderful quiet morning coloring!) We booked this house to celebrate our parents 60th wedding anniversary so we had four generation there and I can definitely say that both the young'uns and the older folks had an AWESOME time! (My 77 yr old Dad was jumping off the tree with the ladder on it across the river!) The owners have definitely made it easy to come enjoy, relax and have no worries! Thank you for a Wonderful "Hakuna Matata" vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Dunnellon, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter/3 bedroom
7 Sep 2016 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 May 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 19 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Holiday fee £232.76 + Tax
Clean fee £232.76 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Airbeds available for add'l people ($25/person/nt).
Day guests $25 per person/day. Must notify in advance. Min. rental age: 25
Cleaning fee based upon number of rooms rented.

$240/night (up to 8 ppl) Downstairs 2000s.f. w/ 2 bedrooms ($1500/wk)
$340/night (up to 13 ppl) Adds 3rd bedroom upstairs w/ balcony + bath ($2000/wk)
$440/night (up to 20 ppl) Adds 4th upstairs bedroom ($2500/wk).
Weekend rentals: Min. 3 bedrooms.
5-29-17 to 9-4-17: +$50/day and min. 4 bedrooms.
Holidays: +$100/day for first 3 days.

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