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

Bedrooms 1
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 February, 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

A Nature Lover's Dream. Perfect for Boating, Fishing or just to Relax and Unwind
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We only had 3 days at this lovely cottage and will definitely be back. Terry and Mike are wonderful hosts. Loved our little cottage on the lake. Thank you for the cutting of the Ginger Plant.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The birds on the lake were so beautiful to watch from the dock. Comfy studio apartment with everything we needed: friendly helpful hosts, privacy, quiet, comfy bed, awesome big shower, good cable. Came to relax and relax we did. Our hosts even provided local wine and fresh citrus from the yard. The woodfired "pizza joint" had amazing food right down the road. We were well fed relaxed and happy. Just wish our stay had been longer!! Would book this again in a heartbeat. Thanks!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a couple seeking a peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stay at vacation rentals regularly and this was one of the best and most comfortable. The cottage was perfect size for two people in an amazingly beautiful setting. It was so peaceful and calm and even doing nothing sitting by the lake was wonderful. It's close to many nature activities if desired as well.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and serene.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for our getaway, so serene and comfy. Just what we needed for a stress free few days.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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AWESOME, Relaxing get away.

  • 5 of 5

Mike & Terry were so gracious & helpful, on our stay. We stayed 5 nites, morning sunrise coffee on the dock, evening sunset on the dock w/ glass of wine, day trips around the area. What more could you ask for. Cottage has homey feel, & the wild life, is every place you look. We strongly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Seculded Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Mike and Terri's home is an absolute paradise. Located about 10 minutes from either Crystal River or Dunellon, their property is beautifully landscaped with tropical flowers and moss covered trees. They have a wonderful dock that overlooks the river which was a perfect place to sit and watch the local wildlife. They were wonderful, welcoming hosts, and Mike even offered to take my boyfriend out fishing in the morning. We couldn't have enjoyed our stay more and would love to return here the next time we're in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from 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 North Central Gulf Coast

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 2016 - 15 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dunnellon in Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • 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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