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Secluded River Front Retreat. Minutes by boat to Rainbow River and Lake Rousseau

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, and den with queen sofa sleeper. 166 feet of riverfront

This beautiful custom built river home is impressive with vaulted ceilings, quality furniture and all amenities that define luxury living.

Situated on the banks on the Withlacoochee river, in the Hapalta Tastanaki Preserve, in Dunnellon, Florida. Deer, turkey, alligators and over 150 species of birds can be frequently spotted along the river's edge.

This rental property includes a boathouse, a floating dock with kayak launch and two kayaks.The main dock has an outdoor table and chairs with umbrella where you can enjoy your favorite drink and an outdoor meal.

A few miles down river it converges with Lake Rousseau and the Rainbow River, which is one of the most famous spring fed rivers in Florida. People flock from all over the country to kayak/canoe, swim, tube, snorkel, and fish in its crystal clear waters.

You can always launch your boat right from the boathouse and meander the banks of the Withlacoochee River.

More Details

Jon Turner
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018

About Jon Turner

Born and raised in Houston, Texas. After graduating from the University of Houston I took a year off to canoe and backpack in the Pacific Northwest, then spent two years in Alaska. After that I returned to Houston and started a very successful outdoor furniture business. In 1985 I started a dry cleaning operation. I sold that in 1995 and moved to Tampa, Florida, where I continued in the dry cleaning business. I recently retired and now focus on my other investments. My wife and I live in Tampa.

Jon Turner purchased this house in 2014

Why Jon Turner chose Dunnellon

I bought this property in 2014 because of its many recreational opportunities and exceptional beauty. Nestled on the Withlacoochee River within a nature preserve, it is a very large two bedroom, two bath riverfront home. Only minutes from the rainbow River and Lake Rousseau(ideal for trophy bass fishing). Large laundry room. Upstair master bedroom and balcony with an astounding view of the river.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Dunnellon around the Marion County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 17:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    den - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , queen sofa sleeper
  • Master bedroom has a queen bed that overlooking the river and the balcony.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • forests
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Secluded River Front Retreat. Minutes by boat to Rainbow River and Lake Rousseau
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Beautiful, Peaceful Property

  • 5 of 5

This amazing home was so quiet and relaxing away from all the hustle and bustle! We have used VRBO many times and this was by far one of our best experiences. The view from the back patio/deck was absolutely stunning and so peaceful. The home, especially the kitchen had everything you could think of to make your stay wonderful. We stayed in and cooked most nights because we didn't want to leave the peacefulness of the dock and fishing! We also enjoyed having full access to the garage and dock to keep our boat. The home had plenty of room for everyone to do their own thing. The home was very clean, organized and the beds were extremely comfortable. Jon was wonderful to work with and quickly responded to our needs. The view of the river and surrounding wildlife were breathtaking, especially at sunrise from the master bedroom deck! Very quiet area. The pool was an added bonus after a long day of fishing and kayaking while exploring the area, which we really enjoyed.

Thanks for sharing your home! Hope to return again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway!

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time relaxing in this beautiful home! The river wasn’t very clear (and we did see an alligator), but the Rainbow River is close and amazing. The lap pool was a real treat, too.

We’ll hopefully be back again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

In 8 years of renting vacation homes this is the most immaculate, well-kept, and accommodating home that I have stayed in. The Turners have tended to every conceivable detail including greeting us upon arrival to explain everything we needed to know to enjoy the week. Wherever our travels took us during our stay, I always looked forward to returning here at the end of the day. If you looking for rental in this area of Florida, it doesn’t get any better than this. If I had one minor complaint it would be the noisy water pump. I am an early riser, but if your not you will be when the water softener cycles at 5 am.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great River Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Right from the start we knew this was going to be perfect - the location and property was exactly as advertised and the serenity is not something you can detail in writing! The homeowners were very accessible prior to our arrival to answer questions. They even greeted us to show us around and gave us a care package - that was very nice! The house has just about everything you can imagine and they are so generous in their access to it all - we cooked almost every meal there for 7 people for 7 days - on the 8th day we rested :) The kayaks and extra fishing equipment was appreciated and so much fun. The pool was just what was needed to cool off. The access to nice river kayaking cannot be better. Downtown Dunnellon is a short drive. We went to Crystal River a few days as we were there for the start of scallop season. All in all - the experience was top rate, the house was fabulous and the homeowner were great and made it a lovely, lovely time for our families.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vacation on the river

  • 5 of 5

This home was just awesome and the owner went above and beyond to ensure our stay was memorable. From the minute we walked in, it felt like home. Our host included so many special touches and little extras that we were not expecting. Being right on the river was very peaceful and relaxing. I wouldn't hesitate to book this home again. Thank you, Jon, for making this such a wonderful trip! Hope to see you again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful private setting right on the river!

  • 5 of 5

This is a spacious, well-appointed home. The owners are great to work with and went out of their way to make sure our stay went smoothly, including meeting us on an evening arrival to show us around and providing breakfast and coffee goodies! We kayaked and fished right from the dock when the weather permitted, found manatees at the nearby Crystal River, and toured Silver Springs in the famous glass-bottom boats. We even saw a lynx exploring the opposite bank one afternoon! If you're looking for peaceful getaway where you can enjoy outdoor activities and be centrally located for Florida exploration, this is a home you'll really appreciate.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £150.72
Refundable Damage Deposit £376.8

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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