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Member since: 2013
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Rainbow River Home with Private Island

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday home in Dunnellon - Rainbow River Paradise

6 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Two Story 5000 Sq Ft.

Completely restored Rainbow River home located directly on the river with private island. Home is very large with a contemporary open floor plan. Separate master wing has large walk in shower, separate two person Jacuzzi tub with large closet. The other bathroom also has a two person Jacuzzi tub with a rain head. The kitchen has granite countertops, double oven, flat stovetop and a breakfast bar, the dining room has an eight seat table for large gatherings. There is a sunken fireplace area for reading or enjoying quiet time and a pool table for entertainment. WiFi throughout the home and Dish network with every movie channel available w/ four flat screen TVs. Home will comfortably sleep 20-30.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Amber (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks English

About Amber

I purchased this home in 2011 after falling in love with the Rainbow River, the crystal clear spring fed water took my breath away. The land that this home site on is truly priceless and I am excited for you to experience the wonder of this magical place.

Amber purchased this house in 2011

Why Amber chose Florida North Central Gulf Coast

Years ago as a child I visited the Ichetucknee River in northern Florida and I promised myself that one day, if I ever found a place that beautiful again, I would buy it and build my dream home. Thankfully I found it and now I would like to share it with you.

What makes this house unique

The land this home sits on is truly unique. Almost every home on the Rainbow River is directly on the main flowing river where there is constant tuber traffic and noise. My house is set off the river in a crystal clear lagoon (not Blue Cove) with a private clear large stream that runs through it. Plenty deep for swimming but smaller children love it because they can stand and enjoy in the fun. You can see the tubers floating by and you can reach the river by swimming to it in less than two minutes. You will love the privacy of your own oasis. This home is a must see!


based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

Rainbow River Home with Private Island
average rating of 4.5416665 based on 24 reviews
Pompano Beach, Florida

Spring Break 2015

  • 5 of 5

This place is remarkable. The house was great. The privacy and the Island were awesome. We went with a group of parents and children during our spring break and had a wonderful time. Not only was the house great, but the town and the river were beautiful. We spent 3 nights and 4 days and no one wanted to go home. Plenty of room, plenty of amenities, plenty to do. And if you want to do nothing, you can do that as well. We posted photos as we were there and no one believed we were in Florida still. Hidden Gem and we didn't want to tell many people our secret location. We are planning the same for next year and adding a night or two. The place was great.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

I booked this house for a guys weekend and it was everything we could have wanted. Amber was wonderful to work with and was a very accommodating and responsive host. The house is huge and very nice - the pictures don't really do it justice. The one thing I would not is that the "6th bedroom" is actually a gigantic closet (it's the size of a bedroom) that is only accessible via the master bathroom (which can be accessed either from the master bedroom or the 5th bedroom). The location of the house is amazing. You can launch your tubes at the state park and tube to the house (about a 4 hour tube) or launch from the house and tube to the bridge exit point (about a 1 hour tube). The stream behind the house is like a private natural swimming pool. We would absolutely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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fantastic time

  • 5 of 5

Our daughter and her wife were recently married , live in Austria and wanted to come home for a wedding ceremony . They found this home on the rainbow river . The location is incredible with the river in the back yard. The home itself surpassed our expectations . We had the ceremony on the private island and a reception afterwards . The owner was a pleasure to deal with and made us feel at home. I look forward to renting again next year for a family re-union.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect time on the river

  • 5 of 5

Decided to get my siblings together as it had been too long. Found this home and decided it looked like what we had in mind for the entire family. We had ages ranging from 2-70 and this place suited us all perfectly. The little private swim area entertained the little ones all week. We swam, boated and relaxed ( which was most important). Thank you for the good times in a great location. Will be looking to return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxation and fun in the sun...

  • 5 of 5

I have rented this home 3 times and I will continue to do so as the owner is extremely cordial; the property is BETTER than pictured and the Rainbow River is by far one of the most beautiful places I have ever snorkeled/dived. We come every year and the property is so large and the neighbors are very friendly. Il

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coral Springs, Florida

Yearly Vacation with my children and grandchildren

  • 1 of 5

I am sorry to have to agree with the other review from July 24th. Although we did receive our deposit back and a bit of a refund or $200, it was little compensation for the condition of the house and our aggravation during our stay.

In addition to what the previous review spoke of we found that 3 of the air conditioners did not work, which made 2 of the bedrooms not able to be used, the kitchen counter top was gritty and dirty, and the refrigerator and freezer were problematic in that the freezer never really froze, the ice maker did not work and the refrigerator never got really cold. We were left with all of the TV remotes with old batteries that did not work, no extra toilet tissue and no extra garbage bags and only one garbage can outside to place garbage.

The day after we got there, the handyman came over to give us batteries, toilet tissue and garbage bags and extra garbage cans for outside. But we had to deal with the Sears refrigerator repair man, the air conditioner repair men for 2 days and the pest control man, which was very disruptive to our stay and not something that we as guests should have to deal with. The Air conditioners were never fixed during our stay.

The owner did come over during our stay also and was very apologetic for all of the issues, however I think she could have done more.

The house is in a beautiful location, with a lovely little sandy lagoon that my grandchildren loved, but the house itself is lacking.

The owner needs to hire a good cleaning service and perhaps a laundry service that can wash the sheets and towels in hot water. All of the towels need to be thrown out, the odor will never be able to be washed away. Many of the Air mattresses leak and should be thrown away.

I even asked the owner for a broom and mop, so I could clean the floor before I left, having little grandchildren that can be messy , but was told not to worry a cleaning service would clean. We did wash all of the towels we used and left all of the bed linens in the laundry room as requested.

It would not take too much change to make this house a wonderful enjoyable place to stay, but the owner needs to put in the time and effort and hire the right people to care for the house.

I hope she will make the effort, it is in a lovely location.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, there was a terrible storm that took out one side of the air conditioning unit and yes I did have a service crew out there to fix the problem. Thank you for the compliments regarding my home however you demanded a complete refund for an entire week of your stay which was unacceptable. I inform all of my guests to use cold water as it uses too much propane to heat the water. There are river towels and then there are bath towels...when I was there you had just taken food out of the oven and were putting it in the fridge. Obviously hot food continuously going into the refrigerator would bring the temperature up - I even had someone come and look at that and there was nothing wrong with it. There is a monthly routine pest control company and the home comes with toilet paper, paper towels and garbage bags but when I have week long guests it is their responsibility to provide extra toiletries for the remainder of their stay. That is typical in most rentals. This is a private home, not a hotel. I would like to mention that when I was there to remedy the air conditioning situation there was only one unit not working in the upstairs bedroom which was being used and that all of the air mattresses were inflated and spread throughout the home. You made me well aware that if I did not refund the entire amount a negative review would be posted. I am sorry for the inconvenience and that you remain unhappy with your stay. Everyone was all smiles when i was there....
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Orlando Int'l or Tampa Int'l
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Swampy's or Blue Gator
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Juliette Falls
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Swampy's, Blue Gator, Gruff's, Coach's
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Gulf of Mexico 15 minutes or Atlantic 1.5 hours


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Dunnellon, Florida North Central Gulf Coast

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dunnellon in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • 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
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Dual sinks
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Master bath: Double sinks in bathroom with marble counter tops, two person Jacuzzi tub, 6 shower heads in shower Second bath: Shower and sunken two person Jacuzzi bathtub Third bath: Is a half bath off the third bedroom
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - Left open for air mattresses
    Bedroom 6 - Left open for air mattresses
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Upstairs loft w/ bar sink
  • Master bedroom: King size bed, large walk in closet, reading nook w/ two person Jacuzzi bath. Upstairs bedroom: King size bed with large roof balcony. Amazing view! Third bedroom: Full size bed with half bath Fourth bedroom: Full size bed with private shower and sunken two person Jacuzzi bath
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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