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Rainbow River Home - Directly on Main River

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,358 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

This 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home sits on .48 acres directly on the main channel of the crystal clear Rainbow River. Located in the desirable Blue Cove Community, the house features 2,358 s.f. of A/C living space plus a screened porch and 966s.f. garage. Kayak and swim right from the backyard, or enter upriver and tube back to the house! Use of 8 kayaks and 2 paddle boards included! With a pull-out living room sofa, the house comfortably sleeps 8. Rates are for 6 people. This home is not suitable for groups with small children. We do have a 12 year or older age requirement. Ask us about our week rental discounts. Holiday fees ONLY apply to holidays. VRBO does not quote correctly.

Because this is a brand new listing, you may want to check reviews and our 5-year history by clicking on 'All My Rental Listings' below under 'Owner info.' Larger groups (up to 20 -30) may want to see our other Rainbow River Home (VRBO #352980). It is set up for multiple families with children and large gatherings. The house is more 'basic' so guests don't have to worry so much about kids damaging or breaking things, but it is well-equipped with lots of kayaks, tubes, chairs, beds, kitchen utensils, and room to roam - in doors and out! Check in time is 5PM and check out is by 11AM

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Teri Meola
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2358 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Fires are not permitted in the fireplace. Our home must be locked up completely and keys left where they were found.
  • Our home should be left as it was found. Kayaks returned to the rack and life vest hung up to dry. No linens are to leave the house or be damaged.
  • Due to the nature of activities available, I will not hold Keith Baxter or employees liable for any accident while leasing the property.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Rainbow River Home - Directly on Main River
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Great set up for a good time

  • 5 of 5

This house has it all; great location (close to restaurants, bars and shopping), roomy house with all the amenities, three car garage and large driveway and owner provided kayaks & paddle boards with all the safety equipment. When we were not on the river enjoying the beauty, we were sitting on the dock watching the wildlife and paddlers. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place on the Rainbow River

  • 5 of 5

Our second time spending the long Thanksgiving weekend at "The River House" as my granddaughter calls it. Excellent location, kayaks, tubes, everything you need in kitchen, super clean, nice neighborhood. We loved fishing and jumping off dock - yes we went in the river in Nov. Excellent spot to stand up paddleboard too. Large house, nice views of river, amazing screened back porch. Nice new grill. Everything is in very good condition, very responsive to questions. Close to some antique shops in Dunellon, Rainbow River State Park, some hiking.... We rented a pontoon boat this year and did Rainbow and Withlacochee Rivers. Super relaxing spot at this time of year. Super definitely gets busy on river. The house set up works great for 3 couples or extended family, we had our two daughters and their partners. Bedrooms are spread out and each has own bathroom. Plenty of room to spread out inside and out.

They also have another rental we've stayed in that's above the KO Hole where most of the tubers go in so it has less river traffic during the busy season. That ones more rustic but more than comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented the River House for a family weekend get away, the home was awesome, very clean and a spacious floor plan. Teri was very accommodating. We enjoyed hanging out on the dock and our 4 year old grandson caught his first fish. The home is centrally located and we even rented a pontoon boat for the day from The Blue Gator and drove it back to the house and docked it. We enjoyed this trip with our family and the accommodations were excellent, we would definitely stay here in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Vacation on the River!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time, home is beautiful, spacious and very clean! Beautiful view of the River right in the backyard. Home has kayaks and tubes for floating on the river, no need to rent from another location. Great location, right next to Swappy's, they'll take you up river and you can float right back home. I recommend this home 110%!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home and property exceeded our expectations. It was the perfect place for a nice relaxing vacation and we totally loved the beautiful Rainbow River! We watched birds, turtles and otters right from the backyard. The home was very roomy and clean. We loved the back screened in porch. We used the provided kayaks and loved the outing. One of the most fun relaxing family trips I have ever taken. Thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rainbow River Retreat

  • 5 of 5

If you want to spend a few days relaxing in a wonderful house on a beautiful river, this is the place to go! The house is spacious, comfortable, well-laid out, and pristine clean with a kitchen supplied with all kinds of pots, pans, dishes, utensils, paper products, cleaning supplies—everything you would need. The view of the river cannot be beat. You can see it from the living room, dining area, kitchen, two of the three bedrooms, the porch, and of course from the dock. Kayaks of various sizes and tubes are provided if you want to enjoy going down the river. Everything was as advertised but better. We enjoyed a tour of the Rainbow and Withlacoochee Rivers on a 40 foot pontoon boat. We highly recommend this "Singing River Tours" with Capt. Jon Semmes who is also a first class professional musician who also entertains with a few songs and great narration of the sights along the way. We also had a meal at nearby Swampy's Bar and Grill which is within walking distance of the house. We also visited Rainbow Springs State Park which is a short distance away. The property manager was extremely helpful before, during and after our visit. She called to make sure everything was okay upon our arrival, and she called the night before leaving to remind us of how to close up the house for the professional cleaners who come in to make it ready for the next guests. We highly recommend this beautiful home that is well-managed and maintained.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Swampy's Restaurant


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house 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
11 Oct 2017 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
25 May 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Holiday fee £112.31 + Tax
Cleaning fee £104.82 + Tax
Refundable deposit £374.35

Minimum age requirement for children is 12 years of age.
Neighbors are NOT to be disturbed. Do not go on their property, do not park on their property, do not make excessive noise or otherwise disturb any neighbor. ALL QUIET at sunset. Failure to comply may result in immediate eviction and forfeiture of deposit.

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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