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The Dragonfly River Hideaway

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Last updated: 05/15/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 1/2 mile from the 46 mile Withlacoochee biking trail. Sit on the deck and enjoy nature at it's finest!...moreless


  • Books:

    Read out on the deck!...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    With DVR and VCR/DVD player Dish cable...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Lots of movies and series TV...moreless


  • Away From It All


  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Located on the river along Lake Lindsey Rd with it's rolling pastures, and scenic countryside....moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Roller Blading
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming


  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Room to park boat or RV...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line for local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All linens provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In outdoor shed....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker:

    Plus coffee, and condiments...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Most everything you need....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Kitchen is fully stocked...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items:

    Condiments, spices and paper goods provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator:


  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    1 single bike, 1 tandem. 1/2 mile from the Withlacoochee Trail....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Overlooking the beautiful Withlacoochee River. Watch the birds!...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    canoe and kayak...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
yearly rates
Oct 7 - Oct 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$600 $1,600
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$100 $100
Thu, Fri, Sat
$588 $2,100
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee if needed $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Taxes Included


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Last updated: 05/15/2015
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tampa International
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Riverside Restraunt or River Rats
68 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Caladesi Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 41
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
See nearest bar (accross the street or 1 block)
18 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hudson Beach

Car: Necessary

1/2 mile from the 46 mile Withlacoochee Bike trail


Owner info

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!

Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • Charming River Cottage

    Charming River Cottage

  • Country Kitchen with dishwasher, garbage disposal,

    Country Kitchen with dishwasher, garbage disposal,

  • Charming Dining Room

    Charming Dining Room

  • Wood Burning Fireplace

    Wood Burning Fireplace

  • Withlacoochee River perfect for Kayaking, fishing and swimming.

    Withlacoochee River perfect for Kayaking, fishing and swimming.

  • Watch the birds...

    Watch the birds...

VRBO #102923

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Date last modified - Saturday, May 23, 2015

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