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RAINBOW RIVER RETREAT (relaxed get away for nature lovers). WE HAVE WI-FI

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,450 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom (sleeps 5) on the crystal clear Rainbow River

What to do?

Our main attraction is the 6 mile long spring fed water wonder, The Rainbow River....in the front yard: enjoy nature, i.e. otters, a plethora of birds, turtles, vast array of fish, kayak, canoe, tube, snorkel, fish, swim.....72 degrees year round.

--Blue Run Park, popular biking/hiking/walking trail nearby (5 minutes) with a newly constructed bridge over the Withlacoochee River (Bass Capital of the World)

--Historic district of Dunnellon offers shops/eateries

--Gulf of Mexico (20-30 minutes) if you enjoy salt water fishing, boating, diving and scalloping (season for scalloping is usually from June to September)

--Cedar Key (45 minutes) a quaint fishing village, oyster and clam farms, kayaking, beaches

--Crystal River (25 minutes) a premier dive location known for its abundance of manatees in the winter

--Gainesville (45 minutes) home of the University of Florida Gators, wonderful cultural arena

--Disney, other Orlando attractions only about 2 hours away

Accommodations upstairs include a queen bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen, living room/dining room combo, bathroom and screened porch with full view of The Rainbow River. Downstairs is a bedroom with both a queen and a single bed, large screened patio, outdoor shower, second full sized refrige and a laundry room with full-sized washer/dryer. Home sleeps 5 comfortably.

Two kayaks are available at $75 each per week with a $250 damage deposit. There is also a volleyball/badminton net in the spacious yard plus an outdoor fire pit

More Details

Owner
Mary Ann Ermatinger
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Upstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Outdoor Shower - Outdoor Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Upstairs Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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RAINBOW RIVER RETREAT (relaxed get away for nature lovers). WE HAVE WI-FI
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

A great place to unwind, relax and enjoy the unique enviroment.

  • 5 of 5

Spent a month here and enjoyed our stay so much.

The house was outfitted perfectly for all our needs including tubes, firewood, cleaning supplies, laundry and kitchen necessities. The beds were comfortable as was all the furniture.

The Rainbow River is a beautiful natural amenity full of wildlife crystal clear and 72° temperature, perfect for awimming. Peaceful and quiet early in morning and late in the evening but supporting a lot of outdoor activities for humans that didn't seem to deter the animals and birds. Otters, raccoons, birds of every sort just off the dock for our enjoyment. It was really incredible.

We brought our own kayaks and bikes, owner Mary Ann can provide kayaks for a reasonable fee. We swam, snorkled, tubed and kayaked nearly every day and when we weren't doing that biked the Dunellon and Withlacoochee bike trails.

Dunellon is a fine town with fresh seafood and produce markets available daily. There are some great little boutiques for shopping. Restaurants are great in town. The opportunities to sight- see are plentiful and fairly close: Crystal River, Cedar Key, Yankeetown and three State Parks.

Mary Ann answered all our questions, made suggestions for activities, restaurants and services in town and was most helpful in every way. I would not hesitate to return and most highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Darlene C

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the river. The owners were there to have everything ready. We spent four days, and everything went very well. The house was comfortable and the yard was well maintained. We had our own dock and sat out there in the mornings and evenings enjoying the wildlife on the river. We will definitely be going back.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often Kinda Place

  • 5 of 5

Our word choice for the weekend was EPIC! It started with the warm welcome from the owners. We cooked dinner that night with the fully equipped kitchen and watched the otters play on the dock that over looks the crystal clear Rainbow River. The property is very well maintained and comes with everything you would need but food, clothes, and toiletries. Photos are accurate and true. The owners were fabulous and kind beyond words! This is a property that is fun without ever having to get into your car. We took advantage of the volleyball net, fire pit, canoe, kayaks, tubes, windows open, swimming, and bathing in the river. Personal recommendations: Use the property for what it's worth! The owners want you to enjoy yourself- that is why they are kind enough to share Grandma's house. Sip your coffee early in the morning on the dock- it's sublime taking in the view of the river full of otters, birds, and bass. Enjoy a cocktail on the dock and watch the sunset. Go to the Blue Gator and dance to the live bands. People were extremely kind in town! Take the tubes to Swampy's by car. They will drive you up river to the KP hole. The house is right in between the KP hole and Swampy's. We stopped at the house for a lunch break and then tubed back to the car. It was perfect! Live, laugh, love and be respectful to this place. It is truly an invigorating experience. We are so thankful we stubbled across the small town of Dunnellon and this HOME! Thank you very much for opening it up to us. We cannot wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Rainbow River Fun!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful month long stay!

Owners were very pleasant.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Petersburg, FL
5

Total Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic Find! This spot is perfection! The house is clean and well maintained.....and contains everything for an enjoyable stay. The owners even left a folder with recommendations for local eateries and attractions for those who would like to venture out.....but honestly, who would want to leave this tranquil place? The scenery and wildlife were breathtaking. We will definitely make it an annual getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Naples, Florida
5

We had a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! The photos of the house were accurate, clean and well maintained. The owner, Mary Ann was very accommodating when we made the reservations for our weekend getaway. We especially loved the fact that our chocolate lab was able to join us to enjoy the river. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Ocala
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Swampy's
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Rainbow's End Golf Club, Dunnellon
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US-41
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Carmela's
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Fort Island Gulf Beach
Car: recommended

Wonderful area for water sports; kayaking, tubing, snorkeling, and fishing. A canvas nature lovers, i.e. otters, turtles, vast array of birds, a plethora of fish surrounding our 400 square foot newly constructed dock. Also includes availability of kayaks, a canoe, outdoor fire pit, vollleyball/badmitton net and spacious yard.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £71.74
Damage Deposit £430.44

$1650 per week
$2300 per month for 1 and 2 months
$2200 per month for 3 months
$2100 per month for 4 months
$2000 per month for 5 months

If applicable, a pet fee of $125 per dog will be collected at time of arrival. Cash only.

Two kayaks are available at $75 each per week with a $250 damage deposit. Cash will be collected at time of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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