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Old Florida Charm. Idyllic Private Large River Front House w. Screened-in Pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom , 2 bath , sleeps 10! Private River views & lanai, pool & fireplace

3-bedroom , 2 bath, sleeps 10

Enjoy old Florida charm in this scenic , peaceful riverfront property, complete with private screened-in swimming pool & lanai.

Step out unto the stone patio and enjoy the quiet lapping of the Withlacoochee River, serenading you while you delight in an idyllic waterside picnic. The river is banked with large trees dripping with the iconic Spanish Moss. And if that's not enough birds , fish ,cloudy reflections on glittering watery ripples will transport you into a dreamlike reverie.

Dunnellon offers easy access to Orlando and Tampa Bay, as well as many quality local restaurants, shopping and sightseeing.

After relaxing and enjoying the serenity of the Withlacoochee River , take a refreshing dip in the private, screened-in pool while enjoying the river view!

The screened in lanai and garden are perfect for observing the large variety of birds. There are many activities which are available as rentals close by; fishing, boating, canoeing, power boating and sailing. Another local favorite is moonlight sailing.

Other outings that you may enjoy include visiting the nearby Manatee preserve (Brooksville),you can even swim with the beloved symbol of Gulf Coast Florida..

River House : After your day out return to the tranquility of the River House.

The private en-suite master bedroom has a canopied queen size bed overlooking the river with

private walkout access to the lanai . Completing your perfect get-away your Master bedroom has its own private master bath with double sinks, shower & bath.

In a separate wing you will find two guest bedrooms : the first guest room has a gorgeous four-poster wrought iron queen bed.

The bunk room is our second guest room , sleeps four in comfy double mattress bunk beds a wonderful reminder of childhood summers! Each Bunk bed is a double bed and able to accommodate two adults comfortably.

They have a shared bathroom with a single sink , shower and bath.

Should you have unexpected guests drop in we also provide, for your convenience an air- mattress.

The River house is complete with a state-of-the-art walkout kitchen including a built-in breakfast bar .

The large living room features genuine country style wood paneling and wainscoting, large leather furniture , flat screen TV with cable & Internet access as well as a fabulous stone fireplace, perfect for cozy evenings . In addition it has a large window-seat bay window. I assure you, you won't ever want to leave ! The wood wainscoting continues into the dining room giving the room a warm evening glow .

More Details

Property Manager
Valerie Daniel
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 November, 2017

Why Valerie Daniel chose Dunnellon

River House offers the best of two worlds : Surrounded by unspoiled nature easy access to towns, shopping and restaurants !

The peaceful surroundings of River House complete with riverfront , private screened-in swimming pool & lanai and stone patio allows me to enjoy the serene quiet of the Withlacoochee River, while the family & I delight in an idyllic waterside picnic. The River bank lined with large tree dripping with iconic Spanish Moss transport me into a reverie further complimented by a variety of birds , fish , and nature reflected on the glittering water ripples.

Dunnellon offers easy access to Orlando and Tampa Bay, as well as many quality local restaurants, shopping and sightseeing.

What makes this bungalow unique

Private River front Complete with screened in lanai & pool, stone patio and fireplace ! Can't get better ? How about , Canopy bed! , ensuite master bedroom with private access to pool! Large private 3 bedroom/ 2 bath home sleeps 10!

Beautiful wood wainscoting , fireplace in living room , lg screen TV, patio doors open stone patio ,


Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Fort island beach


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Dunnellon in Citrus County

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Single sink
    Master bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Private en suite master bath with double sinks
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Canopy bed , private bathroom ,walkout to,patio, lanai& pool
    Guest room - 1 Large Double Bed , Comfy queen bed
    Bunk room - 2 Double Bed , 2 Full / double Bunk beds, sleeps 4 !
  • Plus a full size air mattress is available for extra sleeping room!
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Old Florida Charm. Idyllic Private Large River Front House w. Screened-in Pool
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Loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

This home is so pleasant! My grandchildren, children and I enjoyed the pool and the dock where one of my grandsons caught his first fish!!! The house was roomy and made you feel "at home". I would definitely like to revisit this home. The owner was very helpful when needed.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marie, for this lovely review! We are delighted to know that your River House stay made all the generations , from young to old , happy. Please come again! Best regards , Valérie Daniel
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Million Dollar House

  • 5 of 5

My daughter, my grandchildren and my best friend, a retired teacher, stayed at the River House for Spring Break. I checked the last selling price for this house - $1.1! I told my grandkids we were staying in a million dollar house and it lived up to my words. It's a beautiful house, on spacious grounds full of wild life of all kinds. They loved it; from swimming in the private pool, barbecuing on the enclosed patio, kayaking nearby, fishing from the private dock (fishing poles in the garage), nature walks on the 20ish care grounds, riverboat tour with a singing captain, shopping in town, guided horseback riding, and great food at nice restaurants. All that with a well-appointed, clean and comfortable house with with-filled so the kids could stay connected. This was the best vacation I'd ever had and the first time I even rented a house. The kids bragged to their friends about the vacation Grandma ever took them on - as good, if not better than Disneyland. Thank you. Love, love, love that River House.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome House, Awesome Renters and Nice Price

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. We usually have rented on the rainbow, but the houses lacked pools, weren't as nice as advertised or we kept getting checked on by the owners.

This house was great, total privacy, amazingly clean and has a great design. Close to town, but we felt like we were way out in the country. The furniture is in great shape, the grounds are beautiful and well maintained. There is even an orange tree with fruit. The kids loved the pool and the withaloochee was beautiful and quiet, unlike the rainbow river. The renters were very accommodating and helpful. We will be renting there again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home in a quiet, private setting! Great fishing spot, nice back yard, comfortable amenities. Very clean!! The house is close to Walmart, grocery store, farm stand, restaurants, etc. It's a small town, but has everything you need within a 10 minute drive. I would suggest renting Kayaks and take a river tour! Visit www.dunellon.org for area attractions, etc.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, quiet, comfortable, beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

Pictures do not do the RiverHouse justice. This house feels like home, everything you need other than food is here, but do bring your children's favorite outdoor toys, big lawn to play. Beds and linen are very comfortable! Everything is clean. Fishing right off 2 docks, canoe rentals only 10 mins away, shopping is close by, some good local food choices. If you and your family need a place to rest, relax, unwind from a busy life, this is it, so quiet...

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wrong location but loved the home!

  • 4 of 5

The ad says Clearwater but it's not.. It is almost 2 hours north of Tampa! That was a little aggravating but we made the best of it. The home was great though! We had no issues with it at all.. And if we are ever back in that area, I would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review . We are Delighted to hear your party of 10 enjoyed your stay at the RIVER HOUSE! And that you would return someday in the future . We strive to make your RiverHouse stay a home away from home! To clarify ' wrong location' , it is the 'Advertising Region' that says Clearwater area , but our house listing clearly states Dunnellon. Best Regards , Valerie Daniel
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Dunnellon, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
4night min holiday excluded
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £225.24
Tax Rate 11.5%

For your convenience we accept all major Credit Cards, with the exception of AMEX.
Holiday Rates may apply .

Monthly rental rates upon request.

We require 50% payment  at time of reservation and the remaining balance to be paid 30 days prior to your stay . The security/damage deposit will be refunded upon the successful termination of your stay.

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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