The Dragonfly River Hideaway
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Brooksville cottage description
The Dragonfly is a charming cottage on the Withlacoochee River. This property is brand new inside with hardwood floors, Bead board ceilings and walls, with chabby chic furnishings and cabinetry. Features include cute country kitchen with bar and two bar stools, a Dining room, nice stone fireplace in family room, TV & Antenna, with DVD player and over 100 movies to choose from. Enjoy Florida's Nature Coast!
Now with Dish cable!
A short block away, you will find the Riverside Restaurant. Our cottage is located next to the Withlacoochee State Forest and 1/2 mile from the rails to trails biking route. Kayaks and bikes available. Enjoy kayaking, fishing, seasonal hunting, and birdwatching on the beautiful natural river. The boat ramp is 500 feet away, where the local folks swim. State Forest offers hiking trails. Horse back riding is available closeby. This is a peaceful getaway, where you can unwind and enjoy nature at it's best! 1 1/2 hours from Disney, 1 hour North of Tampa & Busch Gardens. 1/2 hour to Weekee Wachee and the mermaids!
Keywords: River Cottage
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Wood Fireplace
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- 1/2 mile from the 46 mile Withlacoochee biking trail
- CD Player
- Music Library
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Free Long Distance
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Theme Parks
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- 1/2 mile from the 46 mile Withlacoochee Bike trail
ReviewsWrite a review
A delightful experience!
A delightful experience!
My husband and I spent a week at the Dragonfly cottage and wished we could have stayed longer. It was as others have mentioned, charming, well located and very clean. It is one of the best equipped rentals I've stayed in - Diane has thought of virtually everything (even putting a spare battery close to the smoke alarm should it die in the middle of the night!) when stocking and furnishing this home. Admittedly, I was wondering how I would like the décor being a person who prefers a more modern look, but we both were charmed by the house and its many treasures. Its obviously a well loved place and has such personality. The deck and view of river was also a real treat. Enjoyed the birds and duck clan that hung out waiting for handouts. Diane called to check in on us and was ever so helpful. We are kayakers and found the entire area to be fantastic. We will definitely return.
- Guest CCK (Portland, OR)
- Date of stay 02/05/14
- Review Submitted 02/27/14
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Perfect for our needs
Perfect for our needs
M y wife and I stayed at the Dragonfly for 10 days over the holidays. It was perfect for our needs- cozy and friendly. We prefer the quiet and didn't mind a few minutes drive to the store. We loved sitting on the deck and watching the river for hours. We didn't get around to trying out the kayaks on this trip but will for sure next time! The Withlacootchee trail is a 5 minute ride across the street. Be sure t0 check out the antique store next door- Patty has great ice cream!
- Guest Dave S.
- Date of stay 12/23/13
- Review Submitted 01/09/14
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Great Place for Biking
Great Place for Biking
We spent a week at the Dragonfly and had a great time. The long Rails-to-Trails bike trail is just a few blocks away and you can ride to it. The trail is absolutely wonderful. We biked two other trails in the area as well, although those we had to drive to. The cottage itself is a unique place, beautifully situated on a river right there in the backyard. An additional feature is a resident group of Muscovy ducks that love being fed. The whole place is quiet and relaxing. There's a very nice sandwich shop nearby and I highly recommend their chili. Although there's no internet access, all the nearby public libraries have both public computers and WiFi. The WiFi is available in their parking lots 24 hours a day, so you can just bring your laptop or netbook with you to check your email. All in all, we highly recommend the Dragonfly cottage.
- Guest John and Diane (Foley, Alabama)
- Date of stay 12/29/10
- Review Submitted 01/14/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, tourists without a car.
We recently spent a week at the Dragonfly Cottage. We highly recommend this wonderful little cottage. We found it to be comfortable, cozy, and most importantly very, very clean. We found the Dragonfly Cottage both peaceful and relaxing, it was everything we hoped it would be and definitely lived up to our expectations as advertised. We enjoy biking and there is a 46 mile paved bike path within 1/4 mile of the cottage. We would not hesitate to send family or friends to this unique little cottage.
- Guest Roger & Deb (Grand Island, NY)
- Date of stay 04/10/10
- Review Submitted 05/26/10
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
Richie & I spent the month of March at the Dragonfly Cottage and thoroughly enjoyed it. The cottage itself is very uniquely decorated and very comfortable. It was very close to our friends and relatives that we came to visit. The weather could have been warmer but we managed to find plenty of "indoor" activities to enjoy. We would highly recommend this rental to anyone looking. The owners of the next door antique/ice cream shop are special people, very friendly and helpful. Thanks for sharing your wonderful cottage with us Diane. Richie & Judy from Wisconsin
- Guest Richie & Judy (Neshkoro, Wi)
- Date of stay 03/01/10
- Review Submitted 04/07/10
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.
My wife and I stayed in the “Dragonfly” for one week and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is cozy, well equipped and very convenient to many outdoor activities. The nearby 46 mile bike trail is easily accessible from the cottage. The view from the back yard is very relaxing and quite beautiful. Diane was very helpful with all the little details that made our stay even more convenient and relaxing. She returned our deposit quickly and we would not hesitate to stay again or to recommend it to friends and family.
- Guest Oscar & Susan (Florida)
- Date of stay 01/10/09
- Review Submitted 01/10/09
What a charming and serene place to stay. All the comforts of home and a beautiful grass roots Florida setting too. Enjoyed every moment of my visit to Dragon Fly River Cottage. Bike trail was awesome and Kayaking was so much fun. Dade City near by, has a collection of antique shops and a really cute and refreshing tea room. Hope to come again next year. Thanks for all the special touches in the cottage.
- Guest Melody9 (Fort Wayne, IN)
- Date of stay 05/01/08
- Review Submitted 05/01/08
My daughter and I stayed in the cottage for a week in mid-March. It was great. So quiet and peaceful yet close to shopping and restaurants also. Many places to see within a reasonable distance. Only about an hour from Tampa Airport. Did a lot of sightseeing during the day and my daughter enjoyed kyaking in the evenings.
- Guest Pat McKimens (Virginia Beach, VA)
- Date of stay 03/28/08
- Review Submitted 03/28/08
My husband and I stayed at the Cottage for almost five weeks. It was one of the best vacations ever. So much to do if you like day trips, or do nothing if you wish except enjoy nature, go canoeing or walk the nearby Rails to Trails. There are many interesting places to go that are under one and one-halp hours. Tarpon Springs, Clearwater Beach, Hudson Beach, the Market of Marion (big flea market) in Belleview and the list could go on. We would give this Cottage our highest recommendation and hope to return again next year.
- Guest Lorraine & Bud (Stockton Springs, ME)
- Date of stay 03/14/08
- Review Submitted 03/14/08
What a great place to stay. We had a blast! The cottage is right on the river so the setting is beautiful. It's fully stocked with cooking supplies & all the creature comforts including a full library of video tapes. We explored the surrounding small towns by car, although the Rails to Trails bike/running/walking trail is just down the street. You've got to check out the old-time Rexall Drug store in Inverness just up the road. You can easily spend a few hours there. I highly recommend spending a week or weekend at the Dragonfly.
- Guest Jim Moan (Safety Harbor, FL)
- Date of stay 09/13/07
- Review Submitted 09/13/07
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- Refundable Damage Deposit: $300
- Taxes Not included
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- Nearest Airport: Tampa International at 50 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Caladesi Ferry at 68 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: US 41 at 5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Hudson Beach at 18 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Riverside Restraunt or River Rats at 0.1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Brooksville at 12 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: See nearest bar (accross the street or 1 block) at 0.1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: I'm a realtor, and found this property while looking for one for a client. He didn't buy it so I did. It needed rescuing at the time. My husband and I gutted the property and rebuilt it from the inside out. It took a year and a half of Saturdays! But the effort was worth it. I love to rescue things, whether it is a piece of furniture or a house! I like to uncover what others have covered up!
Why the Owner Chose Brooksville:
Hernando county is so pieceful. They don't call it the Nature Coast for nothing! It has 1/10 of the population of Pinellas county, (where I live) so it is nice to 'get away from it all!' The river varies quite a bit and when we bought it, we had 4 tropical storms that year! It was probably in a flood stage but it was so wide and beautiful! It's probably a good thing I didn't know any of that or I might have been scared off! I'm so glad we bought it!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Sitting on the dock, enjoying the quiet and the birds! The bike trail is what brings most of the folks to my place, but I would rather kayak! My goal is to ride the whole trail! If my guest can do it, I should be able to do it!
- Primary: (727) 725-2655
- Secondary: (727) 638-1080 (Florida, USA)
Charming River Cottage
Country Kitchen with dishwasher, garbage disposal,
Charming Dining Room
Wood Burning Fireplace
Withlacoochee River perfect for Kayaking, fishing and swimming.
Watch the birds...
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