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Discounted rates for multiple-night stay - Aug & Sept dates still available!

People14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,649 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue

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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 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:
  • 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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(56 traveller reviews)

Discounted rates for multiple-night stay - Aug & Sept dates still available!
average rating of 4.964286 based on 56 reviews
Floral City, Florida
5

An Amazing Birthday Celebration At Chimera!

  • 5 of 5

This home is warm and welcoming. The owners thought of everything. We enjoyed every minute of our stay inside and out, relaxing on the dock and swimming and tubing on the Rainbow River. The only time we left the house, was to shuttle the kids back from the bridge, with their tubes. Our grandson requested to celebrate his Sixteenth Birthday -weekend on the Rainbow River. My daughter chose Chimera, the perfect accommodations for this event. Family members are already planning a vacation at this river home. We can't wait to return. Thanks Hal and Sandy for supplying kayaks, a canoe, water toys, etc. And a great home!!!!

Shelley Ketchum

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time. I would totally recommend staying here. The owners have everything you could possibility think of and have a beautiful property to relax and make great memeories.at..

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place to relax and enjoy the Rainbow River

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks at Chimera. The setting is beautiful and one can spend hours on the dock watching the activity on the river. The house is spacious and is the best equipped rental we have ever had. The owners have thought to include anything you will need to enjoy your time there including some food items to help you get settled. There are lots of watercraft to use, also, although we didn't take full advantage of them. The house happens to be located in an area with an abundance of good golf courses which was our primary focus. I look forward to having another opportunity to live in this house and highly recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A little bit of heaven

  • 5 of 5

If ever you are looking for THE place to unwind and relax, this is the place. A more tranquil spot could not possibly exist. The peace in this area is formulated by the slow, steady pace of the beautiful Rainbow River and its occupants, meandering in a variety of floating crafts, or just plain swimming along with absolutely no urgency. Couple this with a house outfitted with amenities designed for that "home away from home" feel, and size enough for extra family, and you have Chimera on the Rainbow. Plus access to the town and golf courses are within minutes. The only thing I can think of that would improve the stay is if Hal would get off his butt and get the pin-ball machine operational. Great fun. Bob Q

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville
5

Spacious, clean, welcoming, relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

The owners of this home make sure you have all you need and more to relax and feel welcome at this lovely rental. The home is clean and ready when you arrive, to give you that wonderful first impression and everything just flows from there. We brought four different families together for spring break at Chimera and we all had a truly comfortable place to sleep (great mattresses, warm blankets, extra linens) and plenty of space to share without feeling cramped. The great selection of kayaks, canoe, paddle boat and tubes that are provided made is so we could all enjoy the water together as well as do different things and not have to wait for someone else to get out of the water. Hal is very responsive in all stages of the rental process and very kind and helpful. They say they want your vacation to be like your home away from home and they mean it. Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation! We highly recommend this rental!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tampa, Florida
5

Beautiful home!!

  • 5 of 5

Hal and sandy really thought of everything you may need at a vacation home. The only thing I would recommend is getting some outdoor games to play in the backyard (can jam, cornhole, etc.) overall a great experience and I will be back every year

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Location

Blue Gator Tiki Bar & Restaurant
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:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Year Round...
24 Mar 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£772
for 2 nights
From
£300
£1,673
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
1 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
30 night minimum stay
£2,746
for 30 nights
£2,746
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£772
for 2 nights
From
£300
£1,673
£2,746
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £231.91
One-time Cleaning Fee £154.61 + 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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