HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar

Riverfront Condo - Rainbow Springs Area, Overlooks River, Pool, Hot Tub and Dock

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Pay with confidence

Your booking will be backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee when you complete your reservation online and finalise payment on HomeAway.

Learn more


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday condo in Dunnellon - Rainbow Springs Condo Getaway

Condo with Magnificent View, Boating, Fishing, Pool and Hot Tub. 2 Bed/2 bath!

This condo has everything.* Fishing, boating, swimming, kayaking, and water sports are right out your door and golfing is nearby.

This 2-bedroom condo is located in Dunnellon (FL) in Florida's Nature Coast, about 20 minutes east of the Gulf of Mexico and only 5 minutes from Rainbow Springs & River. Dunnellon is the Bass Fishing Capital of Florida. THIS IS THE ONLY COMPLEX WITH POOL OVERLOOKING RIVER and it is the closest condo complex to the Rainbow River (there are no condos on the Rainbow River itself).


This unique condominium is located directly on the Withlacoochee River just 5 minutes from the Rainbow River. We have our very own boat slip (guests must make prior arrangements) and boats can be rented nearby. Tucked away in a natural setting of rivers and Cypress trees, yet you are still in walking distance to Dunnellon's Historical District with antique shops and dining.

Our condo has all the amenities you need to enjoy your stay. Two bedrooms with queen-size beds, this unit is on the top floor (but only one flight of stairs) and has high vaulted ceilings for a spacious feel. It overlooks the Withlacoochee River and your view from the screened porch is unbeatable. This unit is in Building B -- right above the pool and hot tub spa. With large heated pool, hot tub, and expansive barbecue area located just a few feet from the condo and river. You will never grow tired of this wonderful setting.

It is directly down the river (5 minutes) which leads you to either the Rainbow Springs & River for the cleanest water you have ever seen, known for its Family Tubing Adventures or the Withlacoochee River for the world’s best Bass fishing.

Boat rentals, diving, or snorkeling excursions are available nearby. Consider scuba diving, to view the freshwater springs from under the water or do your first Open Water Dive here. Excursion boat rides, pontoon boat rides, airboat rides, canoe/kayak/tube/boat rentals are available on the Rainbow River and/or the Withlacoochee.

Nearby forests with well- maintained trails invite walkers and bikers. The 46-mile Withlachoochee Rail Trail offers biking and walking along a wide, cypress-lined blacktop trail.

We offer a great riverfront vacation home for your golfing trips to FL, too. We have several top ranked golf courses within minutes of our home in Dunnellon, Fl. Courses are Rainbow Springs & Country Club, Citrus Springs Golf & Country Club, and El Diablo Golf Course.

Happy Hour: Join winter snow birds many afternoons at 4:00 on the riverside patio and pool deck.

This charming little town is a true depiction of the historic life of Florida and dates back to the 1880s when it was founded, and it still maintains that charm. Today, Dunnellon strives to maintain it's natural beauty and honor its long history. This tradition continues by paying tribute to its early beginnings by celebrating the annual event “Boom Town Days" and "Christmas on Nature Coast Parade."


This unit is FOR SALE. IF you are interested, please contact our real estate agent:


More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Rebecca Shafer
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016
Call Owner

About Rebecca Shafer

Bill and Becki have traveled to many Caribbean Islands, Europe, the Mediterranean, and South America, but we like this small Florida town best so this is where we chose to come back to time and time again. We are retired professionals who know what you are looking for to relax and enjoy your vacation. We want our guests to enjoy our home as much as we enjoy it. We reside in Connecticut.

Rebecca Shafer purchased this condo in 2015

Why Rebecca Shafer chose Florida North Central Gulf Coast

Newly remodeled, freshly painted, newly furnished and ready for you to enjoy this fabulous family condo. This is a small complex of residents and snow birds who have lived here for years and rent their units occasionally. It is friendly and convenient with an unbeatable view of the river out the front door.

- Directly ON the Withlacodchee Rriver

- Magnificent View (over river, not parking lot)

- Screened Porch

- 2 bedrooms

- Washer/Dryer IN the unit

- Boat Dock usually available

What makes this condo unique

Rainbow Springs is the prettiest place in Florida with 500 Million Gallons of freshwater flowing out of the earth daily into the Rainbow River. It is one of the World's Cleanest Rivers. You can see to the bottom of the river through the crystal clear water!

Everything is convenient. Rent a boat next door and park it at our boat slip next to the condo, walk through the historic district to antique shop, tour "The Nature Coast" easily from Dunnellon, or swim with Manatees. Bike the Withaloochee Rail Trail for many miles. Horseback ride nearby. Enjoy The Scallop Festival 20-minutes away in Crystal River. Disney World, Universal Orlando, Seaworld and Busch Gardens are less than 90 minutes door-to-door.

There are several river-front restaurants, Swampy's and Blue Gator, within 2 minutes offering the best seafood on the coast, and numerous BBQ and local cuisine restaurants nearby.

All this and so much more............

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nate had last minute change of plans which we were able to accommodate for the week. He was clean, quiet and a nice guest. He let us know right away and was very understanding (he "rolled with it") when the air conditioner circuit needed repair unexpectedly. We would welcome him back! FIVE STARS!
Aug 2016
  • 1 of 1


based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

Riverfront Condo - Rainbow Springs Area, Overlooks River, Pool, Hot Tub and Dock
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great place! Very peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Great place clean. The owners were prompt to handle any problems that arose!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

Myself, my wife, and my two children enjoyed our week in Dunnellon at the condo very much. Clean, quiet, functional and very accurately depicted in the property description. This condominium is located on a great spot, waterfront on the Withlacoochee River. It has a beautiful view of the river and overlooks the pool and hot tub as well. This property, while located near the main highway was found to be surprisingly serene and peaceful.

This property has many positive attributes and I don't want to write a book, so I will try to highlight some of them.

Great location in Dunnellon. It is within walking distance of a public boat launch, bait/tackle stores, and good local restaurants. Shopping, groceries and chain type restaurants are to be found within a 5 minute drive as well. Dunnellon is also located very central to many other attractions in Florida and was one of the reasons we chose to stay here. Beaches in Clearwater/St. Pete are an easily managed day trip. Orlando/Disney is also a drive close enough for a day trip and Crystal River which is 20 minutes away has what I assume to be the largest congregation of Manatee in the U.S .

Great for fishing/boating. I kept our boat docked in the water at the property during the week we stayed. Between the Withlacoochee River, Lake Rousseau, and the Rainbow River there is a smorgasbord of fishing, boating and wildlife viewing activities. I caught fish, the kids caught fish, we saw river otters, a plethora of birds, alligators, turtles and many other critters as well. The Rainbow River confluence with the Withlacoochee is less than a mile away by water and its crystal clear waters are a destination that should not be missed if one is in the area.

The condo/complex itself was very nice. The unit was clean, comfortable, updated, and everything worked as it should. Other than food or personal consumables we did not find ourselves needing or wanting for anything. The complex overall was very clean, quiet, secure and well maintained. The pool and hot tub were great and our family enjoyed them very much. The management at the property was very courteous and helpful as were all of the residents we had the pleasure of meeting during our stay.

Finally, the owners of the property were a pleasure to deal with. Becki and Bill were very prompt, very helpful and very courteous each time we talked. My only complaint about our entire experience would be that it did not last long enough.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

great position, lovely unit. great view

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to find a lovely, comfortable clean unit with everything you needed for a very enjoyable stay including full TV system boxes in the living room and main bedroom, along with a fast wifi system, also literature on local interests and a lovely screened off porch to enjoy the Beautiful View.The owner had even added a new electric kettle as we were from the UK. The complex has a heated pool and hot tub, and also situated in a good position, even though you feel you are in the middle of the country away from everything, a Walmart and main food chains are but a couple of minutes drive away. With the so much to do in this Gorgeous Area, you cannot fail to have a great time here as we did. We very much hope to Holiday here again soon

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great vacation get away for a peaceful and relaxing time.

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very nicely decorated and very clean. Great attention to details. The area is a very beautiful setting that provides for an enjoyable and restful vacation. Only seen a few people within the condo during our stay and everyone was very nice and friendly. The owner was very pleasant to work with and very easy to reach! Their condo caretakers were very friendly and willing to help with any questions or needs. They also were easy to contact. Looking forward to visiting again! Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was a lovely family of 4 which included two teenagers. They mentioned that the kids enjoyed the pool and kayaking. They made a suggestion to add a light over the kitchen sink to see dishes better when washing them. We have done that already and very much appreciate their helpful suggestion.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


  • 5 of 5

We arrived on May 16th and spent the week in this lovely town of Dunnellon and had such a great time.

This condo we rented had just been freshly painted with new carpets and ceramic tile and nicely decorated.

It's exactly as the pictures show and was spotless!

It's a very quiet condo and was so relaxing spending time on the porch overlooking the pool and the

Withlacoochee River.

We rented a boat for several days at the marina just a couple hundred feet up the river. Also it was

SO convenient having the ability of leaving the boat right there on the property.

The town of Dunnellon is unique with many quaint shops within walking distance of the condo.

There's local restaurants offering inside and outside dining along the rivers edge. Great offerings of

seafood and ribs which we certainly treated ourselves to.

We were also able to take our daily walks along the Withlacoochee Trail just down the road. The trail

is paved and nicely shaded for the most part.

We found everyone to be very friendly and we are already planning another visit back this fall.

Thanks Becki & Bill.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your vacation at our condo and hope you come back again. We loved hearing about which restaurants you enjoyed so we can pass those along to other guests.
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


  • 5 of 5

We have been to rainbow river many times but have always stayed at a hotel. We found this home on VRBO and it is beautiful and extremely clean. Everything that you could possibly need was furnished. The owners were amazing to work with and just a phone call away if you did need anything. I would highly recommend this home to anyone. The pictures do not do justice on how clean and pristine it really is. Definitely will come back again!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great vacation at our condo. Please come back again!
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0


Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Blue Gator
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Amtrak, Sanford, FL
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 41
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Blue Gator Tiki Restaurant
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Rainbow Springs
Car: recommended

Rainbow Springs is one of the purest freshwater springs in the world. 500 million gallons of freshwater flow from the headwaters into the Rainbow River for great tubing, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing or enjoying nature and wildlife. This is the "Nature Coast."

This historic district abounds with antique and retro collecting shops and restaurants.

Drive to the Gulf Coast to see MANATEES, walk on the ocean front, or spend the day scalloping or fishing. Fresh water or salt water, we have it.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
17 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jan 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £246
Property Damage Protection £48
Cleaning Fee £82 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

No more than 4 people permitted on the property at any time. All guests must be registered. DAY GUESTS ARE NOT PERMITTED WITHOUT ONE MONTH PRIOR APPROVAL.

DAMAGE DEPOSIT: There is a $300 REFUNDABLE damage deposit required.

CANCELLATION POLICY: The refund policy is 50% due at time of booking and is non-refundable. The balance is due 90 days prior to arrival. Once paid it becomes non-refundable unless we are able to rebook the unit. We normal get many monthly booking requests, so when we break up a month in the middle of high season we lose monthly bookings as soon as we put your reservation on our calendar. As a result, our cancellation policy is strict so it's best to wait to book until your plans would be firm.

Check in time is 4:00pm EST on scheduled day of arrival.
Check out time is 11:00am EST on scheduled day of departure.

NOTE: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

DAMAGE: Unit will be inspected upon departure and renter will be responsible for all damage. All damage will be deducted from deposit or charged to a major credit card.

LIMITATIONS: Parties & Gatherings - While we like to enjoy our vacation we want you to know in advance, this is a FAMILY complex with only a few rentals and IS NOT intended for parties, reunions or family gatherings unless ALL guests (day or night) are registered guests in other condos in this complex. Use of the pool and facilities is not permitted by off-site persons. There are many snowbirds who enjoy the peace and quiet of our friendly complex, so lots of unnecessary activity is strongly discouraged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Enquire Now
Available arrival


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Dunnellon in Florida

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom #2 was fully updated in 2015.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master bedroom is on second floor with cathedral ceiling, half bath and washer/dryer. NEW queen-size pillow top mattress, Pier 1 headboard, a Pier 1 night table and lamp. Second bedroom is on first floor with queen bed, two night tables, bureau and closet. Full bathroom with tub/shower combination is adjacent to this bedroom. Pillows include an assortment of NEW down, hypoallergenic and memory foam pillows.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Rainbow River and Rainbow Springs is a MUST-SEE activity a 5-minute drive from us! Tube, kayak or paddle board. Or, just walk in the park and enjoy magnificent views. It is so beautiful that many couples get married there! The best bass fishing is right outside our door! Fish from the dock or park your boat at our boat slip condo grounds so you are ready to fish in the morning. Get the fishing license at Wal-mart 5 minutes away. We are located on the top floor (3rd floor) but there is only ONE short flight of stairs as the parking is near the second story of the building.

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

You might like these similar properties