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Rainbow River's Best Location: Riverfront & All Your Water Toys

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Enjoy an amazing view of the Rainbow River right from your private deck.

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Last updated: 08/08/2014
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Dunnellon lodge description

Unpack. Unplug. Unwind. Feel like you’re living in a National Park.

Welcome to the Lodge at Wood Duck Crossing directly on Florida's awe-inspiring Rainbow River.

Nestled in a two-acre grove of pines, cypress and majestic oaks, this recently remodeled and redecorated four bedroom, two bath lodge sits on a gently-sloping knoll overlooking the pristine, spring-fed waters of the Rainbow River, a hidden treasure designated as a Florida Outstanding Waterway and Aquatic Preserve. The original owner selected the property over 40 years ago as among the most picturesque on the Rainbow, offering a sweeping view of the riverfront. Little has changed today.

Acquired by its current owners in late 2010, the lodge underwent an extensive remodeling, updating and refurnishing in 2011. Both baths were completely replaced, and the large kitchen was redesigned and updated. It features a large breakfast bar with seating for four, a walk-in pantry, and is accessorized with just about anything you might need to create a tasty family meal.

The great room and adjoining dining area features a vaulted ceiling, with new laminate flooring, carpets and furnishings. Both areas connect to a spacious wrap-around outside deck area through sliding glass doors offering sweeping views of the gently-rolling property down to the riverfront. The great room includes an entertainment center for your enjoyment once the sun sets on the river. You’ll discover 150 channels of DirecTV on a 37” flat screen TV, an integrated 100 watt stereo system with iPod/iTouch connectivity, plus a DVD/CD player.

The ground floor also features the master suite and an adjoining full bath. Just outside the back door you’ll find a roomy two-car carport flanked by the utility room housing all of your water toys, plus a full-sized washer & dryer. Just around the corner: a brand new private, outdoor garden rainshower.

Head upstairs and you'll find three additional bedrooms – each with expansive river views -- plus another full-size bath with a large cultured marble shower. All of the bedrooms feature brand-new, top-of-line Stearns & Foster bedding sets; three have queens, the other with a twin bed and trundle twin.

Do as much as you want.

Love wilderness and water? Then welcome to paradise. Enjoy kayaking, tubing, paddle boarding, birding, swimming, hiking, snorkeling, diving and exploring … all in your own backyard with all of your gear included! The quaint Dunnellon area also offers amazing fishing opportunities, dozens of world-class golf courses within minutes, several of Florida’s most renowned state parks, and much, much more.

Wildlife abounds -- especially of the non-human variety. At Wood Duck Crossing you’ll not only discover our beloved namesake, but likely a playful family of otters who call the other side of our river home. Turtles, foxes, largemouth bass, and whitetail deer are easily discovered. And then there’s Dixie, our neighbor’s gentle, loveable black Lab. Dixie’s never met anyone she didn’t love.

Or do nothing at all.

Close to everything yet far from the madding crowd, Wood Duck Crossing is the perfect place for respite and retreat. Relax on the oversized deck – or perhaps stretch out and sway in our riverside hammock -- as you watch and listen to the Rainbow River flow gently by. Later settle in to an Adirondack next to a crackling fire in the dockside fire pit just around sunset. Whether you’re an artist, painter, writer, or just a dreamer, the natural beauty of the surroundings are sure to inspire.

No matter what your speed, and whether you stay with us for a long weekend, a week or even a month, we know you will fall in love with Wood Duck Crossing on the peaceful, pristine Rainbow River. Aren’t you ready to make your reservation?


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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 1850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            No extra charge for one,well-behaved adult dog; Addendum to Rental Agreement required...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 years old or older...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 3

            Upstairs, new Stearns & Foster set in 2014...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

            Upstairs, Twin bed with twin trundle...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Downstairs master, new Stearns & Foster in 2014; TV...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Upstairs: New Stearns & Foster in 2014; TV...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (3) In three bedrooms (Master downstairs and two upstairs), Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twins (one trundle) in fourth bedroom - upstairs...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Kitchen breakfast bar seats 4; Outdoor dining on deck seats 6; New commercial KitchenAid LP gas grill (2013)...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Large, updated (2011) and fully-equipped...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            New Circulon Cookware (2013)...moreless

          • Stove:

            Thermal & Convection Combo...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Clothes Dryer:

            New in 2014...moreless

          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room seats 8
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Your rental includes complimentary use of all of the recreational gear you will need. Our flotilla currently includes, two 8' Emotion single kayaks, one Wilderness Tarpon 130 tandem 13' kayak, a 15' aluminum canoe, an Emotion-Traverse 10' SUP (stand up paddleboard) all paddles, inner tubes and assortment of snorkle gear and life vests in varying adult, youth and children sizes; Private lighted dock; dockside firepit with Adirondack seating group; Shaded hammock riverside...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                37' flat screen in living/dining area; 20' in master bedrrom, 19' flat screen in one upstairs bedroom...moreless

              • Stereo:

                100 watt stereo with iPod connectivity...moreless

              • Video Library:

                50+ selections...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                DirecTV...moreless

              • CD Player
              • Games
              • Books
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                Secured network - complimentary high speed DSL...moreless

              • Internet:

                Complimentary high speed DSL with WiFi...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Complimentary use of 2 - 8' kayaks, 1 - 13' tandem kayak, 15' canoe, & 10' stand up paddleboard...moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Tubee, snorkel gear and life vests in adult, youth and child sizes...moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                New in 2012 - Private outdoor garden rainshower...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Large wrap-around deck overlooking the river...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Location & View

                  • Waterfront:

                    Directly on the Rainbow River across from the southern end of the State Park; 100' frontage with large, lighted private dock with fresh water supply...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Hiking
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Laundromat
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Medical Services
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shopping
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Water Parks
                  • Churches
                  • Zoo
                  • Museums
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Water Tubing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  2013 In-Season (Mar.- Oct.) --   $1,195/week   $3,495/month    $225/add'l night
                  2013 Off-Season (Nov. - Feb.) --   $995/week   $2,995/month    $195/night
                  MINIMUM WEEKLY RENTAL (7-nights) during Season (Off-Season: 3-night minimum)
                  8% taxes additional    Cleaning fee:$95    Minimum Rental Age:25
                  ABSOLUTE EIGHT GUEST LIMIT strictly enforced - both overnight and/or day visitors
                  $250 Reservation/Booking fee converts to Security/Damage Deposit (Refundable)
                  50% of rental fees due 60 days prior to arrival, balance 30 days prior
                  Personal and/or business checks accepted. Sorry, no cash, M.O's or credit cards..
                  

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                  Location

                  Directly on Florida's famous Rainbow River about two miles downstream from the headsprings, just across from the southernmost point of the State Park -- less than a mile downstream from the KP Hole County Park. We're part of a peaceful, serene residential neighborhood, In respect for our neighbors we observe an ABSOLUTE EIGHT-GUEST LIMIT at all times for those staying and/or visting the property. The property is not avaiblable or suitable for larger groups, wild partying or late night noise.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  About the owner: We're two busy urban professionals, with two grown children, two mischevious dogs in two different sizes, but unfortunately too little time right now to enjoy the luxury of kicking-back and unwinding on the beautiful Rainbow. That's where you come in!

                  Why the Owner Chose Dunnellon:
                  Visiting the Rainbow for over 30 years, we have found each visit more amazing than the last. When this most unique property became available, we siezed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own, preserve and share this special place with others who would also come to appreciate its natural beauty. Wood Duck Crossing offers the ultimate get-away experience -- close to everything, yet far removed from the noise, hustle and hectic pace of urban life.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
                  Few area vacation rentals offer such a scenic and serene location directly on the crystal-clear Rainbow River. You might find some further down on the Withalacoochee, or others over in Blue Cove, but none of those duplicate the wide-eyed wonder of staying directly on the Rainbow -- especially at this value. Your own private dock is your personal lauchpad to over five miles of Florida's most remarkable spring-fed river.


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                  • Enjoy an amazing view of the Rainbow River right from your private deck.

                    Enjoy an amazing view of the Rainbow River right from your private deck.

                  • The spacious, newly-redcorated great room features sweeping river views.

                    The spacious, newly-redcorated great room features sweeping river views.

                  • Enjoy the view from the great room -- plus a flat screen TV.

                    Enjoy the view from the great room -- plus a flat screen TV.

                  • Pleasant dreams:  New queen Stearns & Foster bedding sets for 2014.

                    Pleasant dreams: New queen Stearns & Foster bedding sets for 2014.

                  • Both baths were completely updated in 2011 including all new fixtures.

                    Both baths were completely updated in 2011 including all new fixtures.

                  • Our new riverside fire pit.  Perfect for those chilly evenings.

                    Our new riverside fire pit. Perfect for those chilly evenings.

                  • Try your hand at paddleboarding. Our river flotilla includes a 10' SUP.

                    Try your hand at paddleboarding. Our river flotilla includes a 10' SUP.

                  • Perfect ending to your perfect day: Retreat to your private outdoor rainshower.

                    Perfect ending to your perfect day: Retreat to your private outdoor rainshower.

                  • Just about sunset looking downstream from the dock -- playtime for our otters.

                    Just about sunset looking downstream from the dock -- playtime for our otters.

                  • Our namesake greets you on arrival.

                    Our namesake greets you on arrival.

                  • The recently updated and fully-equipped kitchen offers a spacious breakfast bar.

                    The recently updated and fully-equipped kitchen offers a spacious breakfast bar.

                  • Inside dining also features a sweeping river vista. (Terrier not included.)

                    Inside dining also features a sweeping river vista. (Terrier not included.)

                  • All three upstairs bedroom overlook the beautiful Rainbow.

                    All three upstairs bedroom overlook the beautiful Rainbow.

                  • Kayaks, canoe, tubes, stand up paddleboard -- all included for your river fun.

                    Kayaks, canoe, tubes, stand up paddleboard -- all included for your river fun.

                  • Just a jump off your private dock to enjoy 5 miles of Florida's famous Rainbow.

                    Just a jump off your private dock to enjoy 5 miles of Florida's famous Rainbow.

                  • Where life flows down: Treat yourself to a lazy afternnon in a riverside hammock

                    Where life flows down: Treat yourself to a lazy afternnon in a riverside hammock

                  • Across from Rainbow Springs State Park --just a 2-mile paddle to the headsprings

                    Across from Rainbow Springs State Park --just a 2-mile paddle to the headsprings

                  • Enough said?

                    Enough said?

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