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A Nature Lover's Dream. Perfect for Boating, Fishing or just to Relax and Unwind

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

1 Bedroom Lakeview Cottage with Private Dock

This newly remodeled cottage is located just a few miles downstream from the convergence of the Withlacoochee River and the spring-fed Rainbow River, Lake Rousseau is a place to relax, unwind and enjoy the beauty of Old Florida. Set amidst majestic Oaks and Cypress trees draped in Spanish Moss, the wildlife and natural setting is ideal for fishing and relaxing. For the more adventuresome, there's tubing, swimming and snorkeling on the Rainbow River, golfing at Juliette Falls or El Diablo, swimming with the Manatees in Crystal River, or bring your own boat and explore the local waterways. In addition to the Withlacoochee and the Rainbow, the Crystal and Homosassa Rivers as well as the Gulf of Mexico are all within a short drive, with plenty of public-access boat ramps available.

Mike and Terry Holt
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

About Mike and Terry Holt

My wife and I are originally from South Florida, and moved to the Ocala/Dunnellon area 15 years ago to get away from the concrete and congestion of city life. We run our own electrical contracting business and are very active in the community. My wife volunteers at the local Humane Society and Wildlife Care Centers, and we are both volunteer musicians in the local symphonic band which performs free concerts for the community six times a year. When we have free time, my wife loves to kayak and knit; and you can usually find me bass fishing in my boat.

Mike and Terry Holt purchased this cottage in 1999


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large walk-in shower; no tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1) Four-Poster Bed with Tempur-Pedic mattress.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • water tubing
BRING YOUR OWN BOAT. Boat Dock available. Public ramps to Lake Rousseau, Withlacoochee River, Rainbow River, and Crystal River are located close by. Dock your boat at the house during your stay.


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A Nature Lover's Dream. Perfect for Boating, Fishing or just to Relax and Unwind
average rating of 4.888889 based on 36 reviews

Great getaway spot near Crystal River

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was the perfect weekend getaway spot for my boyfriend and me. Mike and Terry really allowed us the privacy we were seeking. We drove down the road 15 minutes to Manatee Paddle and rented paddle boards to spend time on the river with manatees. It was lovely. Just 15 minutes from the Tea House where you can get the area's best chai smoothie! Overall, the cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Small Cottage Perfect for Couples

  • 4 of 5

This little studio cottage is perfect for 2 people. Sitting amongst nature it is very peaceful. The hosts are very friendly and helpful but it was not obvious from the listing that the cottage is located right next to their house so it is not totally private. The boathouse blocks the view of the water from the deck but there is a gorgeous view from the dock. The only complaint I have is that it was hot in the cabin so I did not sleep well. This may be due to the AC unit being off before we arrived at 4pm and it probably took 24 hours to catch up. I would stay here again but maybe not in the middle of summer.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wish you had mentioned the A/C was not working to your satisfaction. The problem was a loose connection and took only a few minutes to correct. As to the cottage's location, there are several photos on the VRBO site that show the location of the cottage in relation to the house, as well as inside the cottage and the views from all locations.
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Very Nice, Quite

  • 5 of 5

Most enjoyable, had everthing one needs to feel at home and yet was so relaxing

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Very nice private cabin

  • 5 of 5

Mike and Terry's cabin was very nice and comfortable. Close to all the things we wanted to do, kayak. Nice to relax on dock evenings. Terry's flowers were beautiful. Great wood fired pizza place close by.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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St Petersburg, FL

Gorgeous setting and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Everything was above and beyond expectations. Can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bryson City, NC

A perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I were able to stay for 4 days and our only mistake was not staying longer! We woke to birds chirping and watched a small alligator sunbathing while we relaxed on the dock after a full day of swimming with manatees. Terry and Mike we're great hosts and we will definitely be back in the future! Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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KP Hole Park - Rainbow River
The Front Porch Restaurant and Pie shop
Grumbles House Specialty Shops
Blue Gator Tiki Bar & Restaurant
Juliette Falls Golf
Swampy's Bar & Grille
Crackers Bar & Grill
Rainbow Springs State Park
Rainbow River Canoe & Kayak
Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
The Blue Gator, Swampy's
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Juliette Falls, El Diablo Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
33 Miles
I-75 and Florida Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Swampy's, Crackers Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Rainbow Springs State Park, Crystal River Beach
Car: necessary

In Dunnellon, visit Rainbow Springs State Park and tube or kayak on the crystal clear Rainbow River. In the city of Crystal River, there are plenty of things to do for the whole family, including world-class flats fishing in clear waters for red fish, trout, and tarpon. During the cooler months, you can swim with the manatees, or if you'd rather see them without getting wet, visit Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Crystal River offers one of the few remaining areas to scallop in Florida during the summer. Offshore, there is terrific shallow and deep water grouper fishing. Within a short drive, there is a mall with a multiplex movie theater; restaurants and shopping in historic downtown Crystal River; kayaking, walking and bike trails; snorkeling and scuba diving. Plan a day trip to any of the nine state parks within 50 miles or work on your back swing at one of the 12 nearby golf courses. We are located 90 minutes north of Orlando and Tampa, convenient to major airports and Theme Parks.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Dunnellon, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Manatee Season
15 Nov 2017 - 15 Mar 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £19.43

Reservation is not confirmed until security deposit is received. Balance is due upon check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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