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A Nature Lover's Dream. Perfect for Boating, Fishing or Just to Relax and Unwind

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Last updated: 10/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Crystal River cottage description

This newly remodeled cottage is located just a few miles downstream from the convergence of the Withlacoochee River and the spring-fed Rainbow River, Lake Rousseau is a place to relax, unwind and enjoy the beauty of Old Florida. Set amidst majestic Oaks and Cypress trees draped in Spanish Moss, the wildlife and natural setting is ideal for fishing and relaxing. For the more adventuresome, there's tubing, swimming and snorkeling on the Rainbow River, golfing at Juliette Falls or El Diablo, swimming with the Manatees in Crystal River, or bring your own boat and explore the local waterways. In addition to the Withlacoochee and the Rainbow, the Crystal and Homosassa Rivers as well as the Gulf of Mexico are all within a short drive, with plenty of public-access boat ramps available.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Leashed, well-behaved pets under 50 lbs. Must be on monthly flea control medication. There are outside cats in the vicinity as well as local wildlife. The yard is fenced, but the lake access is not....moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            Smoking allowed on Deck and Boat Dock only...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Queen size Bed (1) Four-Poster Bed with Tempur-Pedic mattress.

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • BRING YOUR OWN BOAT. Boat Dock available. Public ramps to Lake Rousseau, Withlacoochee River, Rainbow River, and Crystal River are located close by. Dock your boat at the house during your stay....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Water Parks

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Lake View
              • Lakefront:

                Lake Rousseau is a 3700 acre lake fed by the Withlacoochee River and the Rainbow River....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 2 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Heating
              • Internet:

                Secure wifi available...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking Off Street:

                Large parking area located next to guest house, inside gated yard. Remote gate opener provided upon rental....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Plenty of space available for RV or boat and trailer parking....moreless

              • Towels Provided

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Pantry Items:

                Toaster Over, hot plate; electric frying pan...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                Large decked courtyard with patio furniture...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                beautifully landscaped garden area and lawn...moreless

               

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              My Standard Rate
              1 night min stay
              $75

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Pet Fee $25
              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              Reservation is not confirmed until security deposit is received. Balance is due upon check-in.

              $100 deposit to reserve dates; with balance due upon check-in.


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              Last updated: 10/25/2014
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              Location

              85 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Tampa International Airport
              7 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              The Blue Gator, Swampy's
              10 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Juliette Falls, El Diablo Golf & Country Club
              33 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              I-75 and Florida Turnpike
              10 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Swampy's, Crackers Seafood Restaurant
              10 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Rainbow Springs State Park, Crystal River Beach

              Car: Necessary

              In Dunnellon, visit Rainbow Springs State Park and tube or kayak on the crystal clear Rainbow River. In the city of Crystal River, there are plenty of things to do for the whole family, including world-class flats fishing in clear waters for red fish, trout, and tarpon. During the cooler months, you can swim with the manatees, or if you'd rather see them without getting wet, visit Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Crystal River offers one of the few remaining areas to scallop in Florida during the summer. Offshore, there is terrific shallow and deep water grouper fishing. Within a short drive, there is a mall with a multiplex movie theater; restaurants and shopping in historic downtown Crystal River; kayaking, walking and bike trails; snorkeling and scuba diving. Plan a day trip to any of the nine state parks within 50 miles or work on your back swing at one of the 12 nearby golf courses. We are located 90 minutes north of Orlando and Tampa, convenient to major airports and Theme Parks.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1999

              About the owner: My wife and I are originally from South Florida, and moved to the Ocala/Dunnellon area 15 years ago to get away from the concrete and congestion of city life. We run our own electrical contracting business and are very active in the community. My wife volunteers at the local Humane Society and Wildlife Care Centers, and we are both volunteer musicians in the local symphonic band which performs free concerts for the community six times a year. When we have free time, my wife loves to kayak and knit; and you can usually find me bass fishing in my boat.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Main House and Cottage (road view)

                Main House and Cottage (road view)

              • Front of Cottage (deck view)

                Front of Cottage (deck view)

              • deck area

                deck area

              • Bedroom with Queen-sized bed

                Bedroom with Queen-sized bed

              • Kitchen with Fridge, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Hot Plate and outdoor Gas Grill

                Kitchen with Fridge, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Hot Plate and outdoor Gas Grill

              • Otters hanging out on the dock.

                Otters hanging out on the dock.

              • Large-mouth Bass caught March 20, 2013

                Large-mouth Bass caught March 20, 2013

              • Boating on the Rainbow River

                Boating on the Rainbow River

              • Withlacoochee backwaters

                Withlacoochee backwaters

              • Turtles sunning themselves on a log

                Turtles sunning themselves on a log

              • Resident cormorant drying her feathers.

                Resident cormorant drying her feathers.

              • Large dock for relaxing or fishing.

                Large dock for relaxing or fishing.

              • Back of Cottage (road view)

                Back of Cottage (road view)

              • View from front door of cottage.

                View from front door of cottage.

              • View from front door

                View from front door

              • View from Bedroom area

                View from Bedroom area

              • Bath with large walk-in shower

                Bath with large walk-in shower

              • Coots hanging out by the dock for the winter.

                Coots hanging out by the dock for the winter.

              • Large-mouth Bass caught March 3,2013

                Large-mouth Bass caught March 3,2013

              • Fishing on Lake Rousseau.

                Fishing on Lake Rousseau.

              • A bird watchers paradise. The lake is home to over 15 species of water birds.

                A bird watchers paradise. The lake is home to over 15 species of water birds.

              • Kayaking on the Rainbow River

                Kayaking on the Rainbow River

              VRBO #426634

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Saturday, October 25, 2014

              $75 per night (USD)
              12

              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 2

              View calendar: Updated 10/25/14
              Minimum stay: 1 nights
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              Member since: 2012
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated 10/25/2014
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              352-427-4216

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