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You have just found one more great idea for your family reunion or Bucket List. Picture this, Your having coffee relaxing on one of our big upper decks, lounging on a comfy couch and overlooking the beautiful flowing Rainbow River,. You see a big oak bonfire going near the shore line and the smoke gently drifts your way opening memories of the good days gone by. You see that the kids are bonding and getting along in ways you don't get to see as often as you would like, some kids are snorkeling, some are swimming others are cooking marshmallows and swinging on the rope swing having a ball. There is happy laughter all around because of the choice you made in selecting our vacation home. You hear many family members in our big kitchen cooking and getting ready for a long overdue family reunion and you did it, you brought them all together. It's a family feast and everyone is enjoying being under one roof together with plenty of space to spread out. You turn back to see some of the fathers launching the pontoon boat, they are headed up river taking the kids with tubes who will float back down later.
No worries, no stress just happy thoughts and a lifetime of good memories for all that you invited. You can feel that your in a safe harmonious place and we the owners are near by ready to help in any way we can if needed. Many of our guest have found the perfect spot to sit and watch the flowing river and all the native activities going on. Come and see our amazing variety of birds and animals. Bring you cameras, Otters are nesting right next door and fish are clearly seen everywhere. Come and find your spot, you will not be disappointed. Our Rainbow River is the clearest, cleanest, free flowing river in the world, with a hundred thousand tubers, snorkelers and explorers gently floating down every year. There is just nothing like watching the kids young and old swinging on our rope swing or hunting for dinosaur bones right off our own crystal clear shore. See the family launch their paddle boards and kayaks for an adventure up river. We have found Mastodon teeth and tusks, giant prehistoric shark teeth and human molars from our long gone distant relatives and they even found a T rex tooth near by. Our Vacation Home is like no other in the world, just read our absolutely cherished 5 star reviews and you will see why our home has brought many wonderful memories to so many great families.
As Empty Nester Parents of 8 children we felt the loss as the children grew up and moved on with their new families but then we realized that many of our wonderful client have come again and again with their families so we have unofficially adopted them and it has been very rewarding. It is always a pleasure helping our guest with everything they need. We can hold up to 60 guest with a special agreement but our normal is 20 to 40 guest.
Please note: We WILL NOT RESPOND TO ANY RENTAL REQUEST WITHOUT A working USA PHONE NUMBER, INTIAL CONTACT must be by phone DUE TO THE SPAMMERS AND SCAMMERS.
We are The BIGGEST, Cleanest, most fully equipped AND clearly the only unique 5 story waterfront VACATION HOME ON THE ENTIRE RAINBOW RIVER.
PRICES: All Holidays are a minimum of up to 20 people at $2000.00. per day plus fees for a three day minimum stay. All published regular rates are based on up to ten people at $1000.00 per day for three day minimum plus fees. Each additional guest must pay $300.00 for the minimum three days. ABSOLUTELY NO DAY GUEST and no switching of guest, everyone must pay for a minimum of three days. Any violation subjects you and your guest to substantial fines and or eviction (see Rules) No frat parties, big wedding parties or excessive drinking parties , no drunken loud or disruptive behavior. No kegs or open bars on the river. We don't mind a drink or two but abusive excessive drinking has caused way to much damage and disruption to our home and our neighbors so we have had to stop it completely. We are a family vacation home retreat where you can have the best that is offered anywhere and our home is big enough for everyone to be under one roof.
Please read our wonderful 5 star Reviews, they tell it better than we can. We specialize in Family and Friends reunions, birthdays special ceremonies and team events. We can handle you Special Waterfront Memorial and Bereavement Gatherings. We can handle all your needs including catering with really great food. We have a big comfortable grassy beach front with docks, bonfires pit and the best rope swing on the entire Rainbow River. We have a full game room and a basketball hoop. We light up the river and the waterfront at night. We are on our 10 th full size Hawaiian style Pig Roast. Our home is very very large, its clean, comfortable, well equipped and if we don't have it we will get it for you. We live close by to accomodate your every wish. You can do great all niters and campouts around the bonfire. Our neighborhood quiet outside time is from 10:00 PM to 9:30 AM. This is our whisper time where all outside beach front, upper deck loud talk, noise and loud activities must be lowered.
You don't have to stand in long hot lines or travel two hours each day to pickup and return your boats, kayaks and equipment because we have it all and its free. You will love our vacation Home it includes 11 Bedrooms and 8 Bathrooms, and other great spots for larger groups. We don't try to cram 20 to 60 guest in a small 3 or 4 bedroom home with two bathrooms. Our Giant 5 story multi decked waterfront home has 12 rooms and 8 bathrooms and there is no crowding. Our home was designed for your large family and friends making your stay the best gathering ever. We know that Large reunions need plenty of room for everyone to eat together in comfort and then guest want to spread out, we provide that with lots of comfortable areas inside and outside. We do understand what items are needed for large groups, including a big pontoon boat, kayaks, paddle boards tubes and the best rope swing on the river. Many of our guest intend on using our home as a home base for visiting Disney World and other places around Florida but only one group has taken advantage of other attractions. The kids usually sway the family to not leave because they love all the fun waterfront activities that we offer and they really do enjoy exploring our crystal clear river. Parents always welcome the 'lets stay here' statements from their family and friends because they all save more money and they know they made an excellent selection for their family vacation. To the Shelton Family, that is the best testimony a Vacation Home can have and we are proud to share what we have built with so many wonderful families. Most of our clients are repeats. PLEASE NOTE: All Our Summers and holidays book out very early, so if a date is important then book it as early as you can. We have an arrival time of 5 PM and departure time of 11 AM. These times cannot be changed unless additional fees are paid and agreed to by the owners. Please remember: There is a three day minimum and there is no substitution of guest and no switching of guest. Everyone must pay a minimum of three days. Thank You, The Shelton's
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RULES: There is a quiet time from 10:00 PM to 9:30 AM. This home is for family type events. We are the best choice for large groups or family reunions when it comes to a great place to explore the Rainbow River. HOWEVER WE MUST RESPECT THE PEACEFUL NATURE OF OUR NEGHBORHOOD . See your kids face light up if he finds a dino tooth or bones. Bring your own Firewood from a Walmart. A.) Your Payment of fees gives your approval of THE DETAILED AGREEMENT as seen on www.RainbowRiverLodging.com ( The Rental ) begins by: #1 You ( The primary Renter ) agrees that it is mandatory that you agree to our rules and the agreement...moreless
There is a A $2000.00 dollar fine if you bring animals in our home or on to the property. There is also a $2000.00 dollar fine for smoking in the home. You may smoke on the outside porches. Great accomodations are available at our local dog and cat spa. All ununauthorized guest or guest who are not paid for is a violation of our contract. You agree to pay $2000.00 per day for each guest not accounted for. Re: A Place nearby for your pets, go to... www.Dunnellon.com...moreless
We only provide net flex and hulu, Crackle. many guest stream games etc but you must know how to set it all up to accommodate you needs. we only supply internet but the area and our cable is lacking....moreless
We're right on the Crystal clear spring fed Rainbow River. Simply put The Rainbow River is the best in the world for Snorkeling, Swimming, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Boating and its a tubers paradise....moreless
Its not a lake but it is a crystal Clear flowing river and we are right on a wide section. Take a short trip in one of our boats and make your own adventure come true. This could be your Bucket List....moreless
This home has two big A/C units. All doors must be kept closed or the system will not work. Putting the tempter below 74 degrees may cause it to freeze and you will have to wait for it to defrost...moreless
Bring you own extra towles for the river please. Please note that we only provide a limited amout of linens for our beds. Please bring you own linens pillows towel etc when guest exceed bed capacity....moreless
We have two Bonfire Pits. But you must be responsible, for when conditions apply by county. Bring wood and starter logs from Walmart or where ever you can find it. All fires are your responsibility...moreless
There is an unfinished 5th floor Safari Room with king size bed, bumper pool, bathroom and a private outside shower and resting area. Its almost completed but Still the most popular room in the home....moreless
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 1 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
These rates are subject to change, rates based on ten guest per day no substitutions or switching out guest. Everyone must pay for a three day minimum. All holidays are reserved for up to 20 guest at $100.00 per person per day. You can bring less but you still pay for 20 guest. Can hold up to 70 with special approval and additional rules. There are no refunds. Please use renters insurance.
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The following rules are strictly enforced:
#1.This is a quiet peaceful river front neighborhood and we must insist that our guest not have loud abusive noise at any time that would disturb our neighbors. IT'S WISPER TIME ON ALL OUTSIDE DECKS docks AND BACKYARD STARTING AT 10:00 PM TILL 9:30 AM. Please No nudity, outside urinating, or drunken behavior of any kind.
#2. Some Floaters from the river will try to use the rope swing, do not let them come on the property for any reason. There is a lock on the rope swing. ROPE SWING MUST BE KEPT LOCKED AT ALL TIMES WHEN NOT BEING USED BY YOU OR YOUR GUEST.
#2.a All Paddle Boards, Kayaks, Paddles, and tubes must be pulled away from river and shore after each use. Lost Paddles are $100.00 Lost kayaks are $600.00 Lost Paddle Boards are $500.00. Lost Tubes are $30.00.
#3. We don't mind a drink or two but a few guest have ruined it for all the rest so no more keg or frat type parties. Only small weddings are allowed, but no DRUNKEN BEHAVIOR permitted for any reason. Music TVs and or radios are not permitted outside our home or on our decks or docks. Our Primary Mission is to bring large groups together especially families where everyone can enjoy the peaceful nature of our Crystal Clear Clean Rainbow River and residential community. Please read our reviews, many of our guest return year after year.
#4. Marion county laws: Absolutely No alcohol or drugs on the River or our boats.
#5. No Drunken Loud or Abusive Behavior.
#6. No fighting, no pushing or shoving guest off docks, boats etc.
#7. No drug ( pot use ) or any illegal activities of any kind.
#8. No Dogs, birds, reptiles or animals of any kind.
#9. WARNING: There is a $2000.00 fine for smoking in the home
and also for allowing NON PAYING day or overnight guest.
#10 There is also a $2000.00 fine for Bringing Dogs, birds, reptiles or animals of any kind to our property or home. Fines must be paid immediately or you will be asked to leave.
Arrival time is 5 PM and departure time is 11 AM.
This will be our busiest year ever and we can not alter these times without an agreement and extra fees.
Please note: No visitors or day guest are allowed who haven't paid a three day minimum unless a flat fee has been paid for an entire group. New rule: All guest must be registered. You may not give out our gate code to any guest who has not paid for a three day stay.
Home must be returned the way you found it.
#1 Pull all used sheets pillow cases and used towels (not the comforters) and put them in stacks near white laundry room door down stairs.
#2. Empty trash containers from all 8 bathrooms and kitchen. Place in big trash bins outside.
Wash and dry all used pans, dishes, utensils and return to proper place. Please empty and clean refrigerator. same for stove tops and ovens.
#3. We do not wash or dry your personal laundry or your towels. There are laundry facilities near by.
#4. Bring your own towels for the outside river and yard use. Our towels are very limited, only one per guest for your stay. Hang them up to dry for later use. Have your guest bring additional towels.
Year Purchased: 1999
About: Nothing we say can top our guest 5 star reviews, please take the time to read all of them and you will see why our guest come back. WE ARE A PRIVATE GATE GUARDED WATERTFRONT VACATION RENTAL ESTATE.
SECURITY WARNING: YOU MUST PROVIDE A WORKING PHONE NUMBER PRIOR TO ANY CONTACT FROM US. We Must speak to you. There is nothing like our big comfortable 5 story home on the Rainbow River, we have the inside and outside space (Over 12,000 sq. ft) needed to make your stay very enjoyable. We are not a 3 or 4 bedroom home converted to handle large groups, our home was designed for very large groups that need lots of space for living and cooking. You won't feel crammed in or forced to share only two or three bathrooms. We have 11 well designed bedrooms and 8 bathrooms with lots of other space to put sleeping bags in for larger groups. Look at the price a realize that all the free boats kayaks paddle boards tubes etc save you almost $1000.00 per day in rental fees. But most important you don't have to spend two to three hours each day standing in line to fill out papers, pay and secure with a deposit then haul and return the rental items by 4 o'clock. We know you would rather be on the river having fun so we solved the problem. Everything you need is right on our shore line and its free. We enjoy sharing our home and we have met some very nice people who take the time to give us back our home the way they found it, in fact we are amazed at how some people clean up our home. We welcome all of you to our Vacation Rental, our mission is to make your stay one to remember for the rest of your life. Thank you, Dorothy and Ray Shelton Owners / Managers
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
We now offer special Bereavement Gatherings discounts with your Accommodations so that families and friends can share special moments together. We are also kid friendly. Many large families come to our lodge who bring their friends who are involved in professional teams, churches, Corporations, youth and adult groups. However we are not a resort or commercial venture of any kind. We are simply a very large waterfront residential 5 story home for families and friends who want to stay together and not be crammed in to a small home. Our neighborhood Vacation Rental Home is allowed and governed by our state and county laws. Many of our guest spend all night just sitting on the dock or around the bonfire with family and friends. Morning and Evening paddle boarding and kayaking can center your life, body and soul as you interact with nature and the wildlife along the river. We have a new whisper time where all outside and upper deck loud noise of any kind must be reduced, its from 10:00 PM to 9:30 AM. You can still enjoy the evening outside and our star gazing is the best, you can also enjoy great bonfire outside. But please lower the loud stuff and help us be good neighbors. This rule is strictly enforced and governed by our published rules. Please read them on www.RainbowRiverVacationRentals@gmail.com or email for us for a copy. Please call us directly and only use www.VRBO.com for all other communication to us because Scammers and Spammers are everywhere. Do Not send any Money via western union or wire transfer and please make initial voice contact and you will maintain complete security for all of us.
FREE: Pontoon Boat, stand up paddle boards, kayaks, 20 tubes. Crystal Clear.
The Cantina Alcove
Entrance to Kids Bunk Room from Cantina
The Texas Room can sleep 4 with conecting bathroom
Big Living room with 6 Lazy Boy Recliners and some leather couches. Big screen
This is the place where it all comes together over looking river having coffee
The Game room has been remodled and has new decore with air hocky and ping pong
Big Master bedroom has two new Kings with bathroom
We are very happy at our Family Vacation Rental, hope you will feel the same
Our New Tiled Game Room with Air Hocky , card table and alum Ping Pong table
Our Crystal Clear Gated Water Front Estate is just what you need for a retreat
Kids bunk house holds up to ten in nice beds
The Duck Room for two.
The End of the Hall Room with another conecting bathroom and a Queen Bed
More tables are avail for big sit down family dinners over looking river
New Mardi Gras Room has two big Queens. Most of our beds are new pillow top
Bathroom with shower off game room
Third Floor Safari Suite is the one people want but it is slighty unfinished.
Thie is the Waterside Oak Room it is one of our best, holds two in Queen Bed
Just another beautiful day on the Rainbow River
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