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Rainbow River-Withlacoochee Peaceful - FUN Get-A-Way

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

River Front

Otter's Landing is a two story duplex located at the end of the Rainbow Spring on the Withlacoochee River. The Rainbow is ONE of the LARGEST SPRINGS in the WORLD and crystal clear for six miles. This rental is the upper level with a beautiful view of the river. It has two bedrooms, two baths, full kitchen, and laundry. A boat dock is available at this location, so boats are welcomed. There is a public boat ramp just across the street. Canoeing and kayaking are available on both the Rainbow and the Withlacoochee River (2 Canoes or 2 Kayaks on premises for your use), fishing, swimming, and tubing are all accessible. In addition, there is access to a bike trail only a mile away. Otter's Landing is located within walking distance of the Dunnellon Historic District , restaurants, gift shops, and bars.

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Deidre Whitt
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 September, 2018

About Deidre Whitt

We came to the small town of Dunnellon to raise our two girls. We had a canoe livery in Ohio for over ten years. We used to travel to the Keys often; as that is where my father-in-law lives. On the way through, we found the Rainbow River and knew this was a piece of Florida undiscovered. 17 years ago, we opened a canoe livery at the end of the Rainbow River on the Withlacoochee River,

Why Deidre Whitt chose Dunnellon

This property is so unique, as it sits at the confluence of both rivers: The Rainbow River and the Withlacoochee River. The view from balcony is breathtaking!

What makes this house unique

This property is located close to our canoe and kayak livery. Shuttles run every day! We shuttle up either river-the Rainbow River ( a crystal clear spring-one of the largest springs in the world) or the Withlacoochee River (more of a forest float-deeper, dark panic water), and you float right back to your rental. You get one complimentary shuttle (for up to 4 People) with your stay. You also have use of up to 4 boats of choice to take out whenever you please ~ during your stay.

Another unique benefit is that we are so close to town, but the area is so peaceful, you would not even know it. You have two bikes on site for your use, whether biking to a local restaurant or shop or to take an amazing trip on Dunnellon's new paved bike trail which hugs the Rainbow River.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Dunnellon around the Marion County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Two Queen Beds; Can interchange beds to have two twin beds in one room if you make the request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Local Festivals, Churches, Dining-Food and Drinks, Events, Historical Sites and Shops...All within Walking Distance!


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Rainbow River-Withlacoochee Peaceful - FUN Get-A-Way
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

Wonderfully relaxing in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at otters Landing. From the super comfy beds and cozy couches to all the extra touches, it exceeded our expectations. Steve and the rest of the staff at the Outfitters next door couldn't have been more friendly and helpful and the inclusion of the river trip with canoes and Kayaks during our stay was just a great bonus. It was the perfect getaway for myself, my wife, and our daughters, 16 and 18. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate it very much. We look forward to seeing you all again.
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Great place!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location, cottage was everything we had hoped for!! We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mobile, Al

Didn’t want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at Otter’s Landing! The Whitt’s have a beautiful place and they are awesome to work with! My husband and I had two teenage girls with us and we couldn’t keep them out of the water! We done 2 kayak trips down the Rainbow River. The water looked like we were in the Caribbean! It was beautiful! We had so much fun also seeing all the wildlife on the Withlacoochee River! Our girls caught a big turtle and a baby alligator in the yard! We had planned on driving into Tampa a few times for Bush Gardens and the water park. After one day in Bush Gardens the girls didn’t want to go to the water park. They wanted to kayak and paddle board. The staff at Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak are awesome and so accommodating! We can’t wait to come back! Thanks so much to the Whitt’s and their staff for making our trip great!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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River Perfection

  • 5 of 5

Pretty much perfection to celebrate our 44th anniversary. We can't wait to come back. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Valparaiso, Indiana

Relaxing stay in the Real Florida

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house on the river with great added features. There were bikes available and kayaks to use during the entire stay. Deidre bought supplies for making s'mores by the fire pit for our family, what a nice touch. The house was very well supplied with soap, paper products, and cooking supplies, which you do not typically see in a rental. The river and nearby Rainbow Springs is something my entire family loved. I enjoyed watching all the wildlife and boats floating by in the back. This part of Florida was new for my family. My husband and I enjoyed it more than any amusement park. We would love to return someday.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. So happy you enjoyed your stay! Have to agree...a day in nature, beauty and peacefulful Florida does not even compare with lines and crowds and concrete. The river is good for the soul - no matter your age! Glad you got to relax and enjoy. Hope to see you all again. Thanks so much!
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Waynesville, Ohio

Everything you need is provided, host is kind. Makes sure your good and leaves you to it"!

  • 5 of 5

Just as described.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Blue Gator
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Juliet Falls
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Daytona Beach
Car: necessary

The Rainbow River is one of the largest springs in the world. It is commonly known for its clarity. Swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking and canoeing is a must.

The Withlacoochee River is known for its bass fishing, beauty and solitude.

This house is located right by the confluence of both rivers - giving renters two amazing river options of fun!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £76.11
Refundable Damage Deposit £152.22

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.