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Multiple-night stay discounts - November & December dates still available

People14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,649 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 31 nights

Overview

About the property

2,649 sf modern accommodations w/ game room, bar, and water toys.

The Rainbow River is the most beautiful sight in Florida. Its crystal clear water is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, canoeing, kayaking, and tubing. Chimera is a 2,649 sf home, modern and completely outfitted for comfortable, pleasant vacationing. Sandy's special decorative flair warms your surroundings and makes you feel at home. The game room will keep the kids entertained for hours, while you enjoy the bar for drinks, cards, or board games. Chimera has four bedrooms, including two master bedrooms w/ high quality comfortable mattresses. Two night minimum stay - rate is discounted for 3 or more night stays; inquire for Multiple Night Discounts.

More Details

Owner
Hal Rogers
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2017

About Hal Rogers

Sandy and I own a client-centered financial planning practice - my expertise is preventing probate and preventing unintended heirs. I play competitive billiards; Sandy sings in the church choir and plays in the bell choir. We are both members of the East Arlington Rotary Club in Jacksonville. We have eight children and five grandchildren.

Hal Rogers purchased this house in 2015

Why Hal Rogers chose Florida North Central Gulf Coast

Chimera (Kim-er-a") - something that exists only in the imagination and is not possible in reality. Sandy says we should have named the house "Chimera No More". Buying Chimera fulfilled a 20+ year dream of owning a house on the Rainbow River. It is warm and luxurious, but comfortable for vacationing. The first time we walked into the house it just felt right and we knew it was the house we wanted to enjoy and would enjoy sharing. Chimera will be our legacy to our eight children and (so far) five grandchildren, and we hope it will be yours as well. That's just the history - It takes a stay at Chimera to understand "why this property".

What makes this house unique

There are several nice places to stay on the Rainbow River, but there is nothing else like Chimera. The canoe, paddleboat, 4 Kayaks, snorkels & fins, tubes, and floats aren't unique, but there the similarities disappear. Your favorite drink will be on the bar or in the fridge; bowls of miniature chocolates await you. Nothing keeps the kids occupied at night like the game room. The Laser War pinball machine, Wurlitzer Juke Box with hits from the 40's forward, arcade basketball net, shuffleboard table, and Super Nintendo with lots of games, leave the adults playing poker and having drinks at the custom bar, with the kids seen but not heard! One modern plus one more traditional master bedroom provide exceptional accommodations for your family members or other guests. You won't need to bring extra kitchen utensils, or laundry detergent, or dish washing soap; they're all there. Spices, flour, sugar, they're there, too. Sandy and I remember the places we have rented - just the bare essentials. Not the case at your new river house. We have done everything we could think of to make this the best vacation you ever had. If there is anything we overlooked, let us know after your vacation and the next time you come, if we can correct it, we will.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2649 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No pets.
  • No smoking, inside the house or on the property. (Guests can smoke across the street.)
  • No late check-out w/o authorization.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Master Bathroom with double sinks - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Second Master Bedroom Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Upstairs with balcony overlooking the river
    Second Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Private Master Bathroom
    Guest Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Children's Bedroom - 2 Bunk Bed , Two sets of bunk beds - Sleeps 4
  • All bedrooms have high quality comfortable mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
On the beautiful crystal clear Rainbow River. Swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, canoeing, Kayaking, paddleboating, and tubing. Game room w/ pinball machine, Wurlitzer Juke box, arcade basketball, and table shuffleboard. Custom bar - drinks, board games, or cards.

Reviews

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Multiple-night stay discounts - November & December dates still available
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 70 reviews
5

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a mom's small vacation, and had such a wonderful time!

The house is in a perfect spot on the river, and they have so many floats, goggles and kayaks to make it fun😃?

Hal is a great person to deal with, so accommodating and kind, and we had all the comforts of home with the stocked cupboards and drinks they left for us. Would definitely stay again, and recommend staying in their beautiful home!

Sharon Mayl

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Family or Friends Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for a three-day guys weekend and was not disappointed. To complicate matters we booked the house for the weekend directly following the arrival of hurricane Irma. Hal was great to work with throughout the week giving updates on when the power was restored and if the house would be ready for us to use. With a lot of attention to detail by the owners we checked in on Friday right on time the house was wonderful it has everything you need to have an enjoyable week or weekend with family or friends.

They make sure to have the little things that makes a VRBO vacation that much easier. The location is perfect the river is gorgeous and the house made our get together even more enjoyable. I highly recommend anybody looking for a house on the rainbow to pick this one.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved it!! Great for all ages. We will definitely be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

6 stars, again

  • 5 of 5

This was the third time that our extended family and friends have stayed at Chimera, and we are already looking into our next vacation there. I did not think it was possible to improve on perfection (see my Jan 29, 2017 review), but then Hal and Sandy added an a addition to their already-large deck -- a perfect spot for morning mimosas, bird-watching, and simply relaxing. It's a magical experience to hop in a kayak at dawn, while the mist is rising and before the river gets busy. This trip, we also rented a pontoon boat for the day -- An unforgettable experience for everyone! Thank you again, Hal and Sandy. You are the best!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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RELAX AND REJUVENATE

  • 5 of 5

This river retreat is a beautiful home that is well loved and cared for. It provides an ideal place for families and friends to enjoy one of the best spring-fed Florida rivers around. Thanks to all the water toys available, both big and little ones can have a great experience. The quiet dock (once other rollicking tubers are done for the day) is a sublime spot to feel the splendor of nature's sights and sounds. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to see our glorious Florida!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow! Unbelievable, but REAL!

  • 5 of 5

The three ladies accompanying me agreed with me when I said, 'This is a fantasy, I must be dreaming!' The days spent at the perfect vacation home Sandy and Hal developed will be cherished. I can''t think of anything that could be more comforting (my stepson died a few months ago) or tee-totally peaceful.

Sandy's interior decorating was outstanding! It was truly a joy spending time there, enjoying the many lovely, funny and thought-provoking pieces and art work she chose. A true delight!

When Hal called to see how we were were doing, our response was 'It's fantastic, DO NOT change anything!' There wasn't anything we could want that wasn't already there!

Thanks to Hal and Sandy, for the wonderful weather you planned.

Extremely appreciated,

Judy B.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
20.6 Miles
Ocala International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Numerous - all within...
Nearest Golf
5.8 Miles
Juliette Falls Golf and Spa Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Many within...
Car: necessary

The Rainbow River is the primary place you will want to spend time, but water sports aren't the only thing to do in Dunnellon. Bikers will enjoy the Withlacoochee State Trail, the largest paved rail trail in Florida. For birdwatchers, four of the Great Florida Birding Trails are close by. Hikers will want to try the Dunnellon trail and Blue Run Park. While our house is fully equipped for the family chef, sometimes you just want to go out to eat. Dunnellon has many excellent restaurants, including the Citrus Grill for breakfast, the Blue Gator for lunch, and the Purple Sage for dinner. For ethnic fare, there is Don Pepe, Carmela's, and China Wok. Seafood lovers will like Simply Seafood. For down home cooking, you can't beat The Front Porch Restaurant & Pie Shop (also great for breakfast). Music lovers will want to take a Singing River Tour. While dad is playing poker at the bar in our house, and the kids are in the game room listening to hits from the 50's, 60's, and 70's on the Wurlitzer Juke Box, mom can save dad some money at The Historic Village Shops of Dunnellon. You won't lack for something to do in Dunnellon!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Dunnellon, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
31 night minimum stay
£3,208
for 31 nights
£3,110
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£756
for 2 nights
From
£294
£1,639
£3,530
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £227.16
One-time Cleaning Fee £151.44 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

2 Nights: $350/night
3-4 Nights: $300/night
5-6 Nights: $275/night
7 Nights & +: $250/night
Monthly: $4,000: Only when available January 2 - February 28
Holiday Rates: Unlike with some vacation rentals, we do not charge more for holidays. Minimum four night stay; multi-night discounts apply like any other rental. Holidays are Rental Dates that include any of the following holidays, or any day immediately before or after one of these days: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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