Peaceful Home on the River
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Dunnellon house description
This three bedroom, two bath home has the most breath-taking view of the Withlacoochee River. The open floor plan, screened in lanai and large windows make this home the perfect place to enjoy Florida's Nature Coast. Wake up to a view of untouched nature through French doors from your bedroom. Ample closet space in all bedrooms, so you can unpack & make yourself at home.
Kitchen is fully equipped and decorated for your cooking pleasure and adjoins the living area that has an open river view and cozy furniture to relax after spending the day exploring our beautiful Nature Coast.
This riverfront home has 3 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8).
- 2600 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Master / Queen bed with bathroom/shower in this master bedroom Queen bed in third bedroom next to family room with french doors leading onto a furnished deck. Both of these rooms have a view of the river., Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin bed with trundle in middle bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Two futons in the family room. One opens into a full bed, the other opens into a twin....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Washing Machine
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Covered Parking
- Living Room seats 8
- Towels Provided
- Please call the owner for more information: Mimi 813-205-2385.
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Music Library
- Deck / Patio:
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Equestrian Events
- Jet Skiing
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Deepsea Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Mountain Biking
- Water Tubing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hunting Small Game
- Water Parks
- Bird Watching
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
- Theme Parks
- Paddle Boating
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Rainbow Springs State Park is a great place to plan a picnic or barbeque. The park offers many activities for people of all ages: canoe & kayak rentals, nature trails, swimming in the springs, tubing down the river, and much more. There is a gift shop, snack bar and pavillions. If you're looking for a restful day of doing nothing much, relax on the back porch with a book and listen to nature. Or sit out on the deck overlooking the Withlacoochee. The view alone is breathtaking. You'll be visited alligators, turtles, anhingas, and ducks. There are many antique & specialty shops nearby such as Grumble's House. Or go out for some home-cookin' at The Front Porch Restaurant. Take a ride on a glass-bottom boat and meet Florida's state fresh water mammal- the manatee at Homassassa State Park. It's only a 20 minute drive from the house. There are many, many things to do and see while staying in the peaceful town of Dunnellon. Feel free to email me for suggestions that would suit your interests. Make my home on the river your next vacation spot. Tranquility guaranteed!!!!...moreless
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We stayed here for a birthday and couldn't have asked for a better weekend. The house was very spacious and comfortable. We were able to sleep 11 people in the house with more room available for a blow up mattress. We rented a pontoon boat from Wednesday to Friday and ended up traveling about an hour North everyday to go to the Rainbow River. Great fishing from the dock as well. We will definitely be back! Thanks Mimi!
- Guest Jacob (Clearwater, FL)
- Date of stay 08/14/13
- Review Submitted 08/26/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Jacob, Thank you for your review regarding your stay at my home in Dunnellon. I'm so happy that you & your friends enjoyed yourselves. Hope to have you as a guest again in the near future. Mimi
Mimi's House on the River
Mimi's House on the River
Our morning and evening view from the dock was beautiful! Each day was filled with swimming and kayaking in Rainbow River. Our 2 dogs loved the deck and yard! We will consider returning again this year, thank you, Mimi!
- Guest Carmyart (Falls Church Va.)
- Date of stay 08/06/13
- Review Submitted 08/16/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Carmen, I am so thrilled that you & your husband (and dogs) enjoyed your stay at my home in Dunnellon. Cannot wait to get up there myself, when I can carve out the time on the calendar! Best wishes to you and hope to be able to have you as a guest real soon. Mimi PS Thank you for posting a review for me, it makes other tentative guests more comfortable when reserving to hear about it from a guest.
What a wonderful place to go and relax. Mimi described the place perfectly.It was very clean and comfortable and lots of fresh air. We loved how spacious it was and how many different places you had to choose from to just sit and relax. We fished off the dock and caught plenty of blue gills and came home and had a big fish fry with them. The alligator that stayed on the log across from the dock enjoyed the occasional dead fish we threw back.The kitchen was fully stocked but with the amount of close by restaurants, we went out instead of cooking in. The short trip to rainbow river springs was spectacular. It truly was a beautiful sight. Mimi, you do have yourself a little piece of heaven. Thanks for letting us share it. Denise
- Guest Denise (Tampa, Fl)
- Date of stay 06/29/13
- Review Submitted 07/02/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+.
Owner response: Denise, Gosh, what a sweet review you gave for my house in Dunnellon. I'm so glad you were able to get up there & enjoy yourself. Please come back & visit again. We would love to have you as a guest. Mimi :)
So peaceful on the river. Beautiful scenery, house is perfect, great ammenities, great memories! Close to shopping, restaurants and parks. Can't wait to go back for another get away.
- Guest Susan (Lakewood Ranch, FL)
- Date of stay 05/24/13
- Review Submitted 05/29/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Hi Sue, Thank you for that wonderful review. I love that house! you're right, so very peaceful and a great place for a girls getaway! Mimi
Perfect In Every Way!
Perfect In Every Way!
My family immensely enjoyed our stay here. The house is charming, clean & comfortable. We look forward to returning again in the fall!
- Guest Charlynn P.
- Date of stay 05/15/13
- Review Submitted 05/22/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Charlynn, What a sweet, sweet review you wrote. I am so happy that you enjoyed yourself at my home. I hope you found it comfortable. you may by glad to know, I am having 2 new futons delivered next week, the ones in the house were getting old and not very comfortable. The best to you & your family and I hope you will return to visit the Peaceful House on the River! Mimi
This spacious cottage on the river was just perfect. The view from inside was great but when we walked out to the dock the nature sounds and sights abounded everywhere! From the security of the dock we enjoyed watching the fishermen, the many species of birds, turtles, and gators. I wish I had recorded the wonderful sounds of all the different birds to be able to remember our lovely stay. This is definitely not the place for big city excitement --just get back to nature! Visit nearby Rainbow Springs with the beautiful water and walking trails and don't miss Homosassa Park to visit the manatees. Front Porch and Pie in Dunnellon has tasty home cooked food and has the best fried chicken I ever ate! Many towns and roads to explore to find the old Florida. The handyman came right away when we had a small leak problem and owner Mimi aims to please with everything needed for a pleasant stay. I'm back in PA now but wishing I could go back to the river cottage again soon!
- Guest Linda (PA)
- Date of stay 03/01/13
- Review Submitted 04/07/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, pet owners, age 55+, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Such a treat to have guests like you Linda. I have been extremely fortunate to have the type of people in my home that appreciate "Old Florida" and the wonderful state of mind it puts you in (glad you liked the cottage too!). Hope you will visit again soon. Regards Mimi PS Any advice you gave me has already been graciously received!!
quiet, comfortable, clean, private, accurate listing
quiet, comfortable, clean, private, accurate listing
Quiet except for the sounds of nature which of course are welcomed. Close but very quiet neighbors. Of 5 VRBO's we've stayed at, the listing is most accurate. Good, friendly nearby casual family owned/operated restaurants. Not 5 star but quite goodwith very fair prices. Lots of birdlife: Sand hill Cranes, nesting Osprey, Bald Eagle, Egrets, herons, hawks, ducks, several other water species. Resident 'gator, too, sharing a sunning log with lots of turtles! Not a golfer but a nearby quality course was advertised at only $35, 10 min away. Light traffic for FL. Nearby 12'wide paved bike/running/walking/patrolled path, rails to trails, 86 miles long. 20 to 30 minute car rides will take you to the gulf, small picturesque towns as well as Gainsville, Ocala. Weather was nice in February: Almost every day it got up to the high 60's to low 70's which was perfect for us folks from the Finger Lakes of NYS. Cool at night for great sleeping without a/c. Not "touristy" at all. Not a single tee shirt or souvenier shop. Fishing reputed to be good (fresh water). Real kitchen, 2 clean baths. Nice owners, great "handyman" who installed a brand new refrigerator and dishwasher while we were there. Lots of hot water. We recommend.
- Guest Tom (Ithaca, NY)
- Date of stay 02/01/13
- Review Submitted 03/22/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, pet owners, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Tom, I am thrilled that you & your wife enjoyed your stay at my river house. You are fantastic guests and would love to have you stay again. Thank you for taking such good care of my home. Mimi
Fantastic river retreat near the small town of Dunnellon. If you like being on the river and watching birds, this is a great place. Great hiking nearby. House has everything you need.
- Guest Mike (WV)
- Date of stay 01/01/13
- Review Submitted 01/31/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, pet owners, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you so much for the nice review of my "Peaceful Home in Paradise" I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves. See you next year
Great place to relax and unwind!
Great place to relax and unwind!
We stayed at this property last summer and it was so relaxing! The house is wonderfully decorated and immediately you get the feeling you are at home. It was so nice to sit on the dock, have a drink and watch the sunset. You can certainly relax and unwind at this place! The owner is very kind and accommodating. You can't swim off the dock in the river water as there are alligators, however, the Rainbow river is a short drive away. The listing photos accurately reflect the house's appearance and amenities~it is beautiful! We will be back this summer for sure!
- Guest Rivergirl (St. Petersburg, FL)
- Date of stay 09/21/12
- Review Submitted 01/31/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+.
Owner response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at the river house! Hope to have you as a guest again real soon Mimi
Photos were accurate of this peaceful location. Our family enjoyed our stay and the view of wildlife from the pier. Would definitely stay here again. House was neat and nicely decorated. Owner was friendly and easy to communicate with. The fenced in yard was definitely a nice benefit for our dog, she enjoyed the views on the pier as well! Wished we could have stayed longer! A great getaway to enjoy nature!
- Guest Lynda (Concord, NC)
- Date of stay 11/19/12
- Review Submitted 11/29/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: Lynda, Thank you for taking the time to send in your comments regarding your stay at my home in Paradise! That was very nice of you and I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay. Hope you will come back again. We would love to have you Mimi
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3 night min stay
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Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Call owner for lockbox code; daily rates differ from weekly and monthly rates ( also dependant on # of persons) Pets welcome. 125.00 cleaning/trash p/up fee in addition to rental rate. Seasonal rates due apply. The above weekly, daily, monthly apply from May through October.
Owner cell: 813-205-2385
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- Nearest Airport: Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) at 54 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Fort Island Beach, FL at 21 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: The Blue Gator, 12189 S Williams St. at 4 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Citrus Springs Golf & Country Club at 9 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Front Porch Restaurant & PIE at 4 Miles
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: I grew up in the Tampa Bay area so I have a true appreciation for all that Florida has to offer. Since my day-to-day job requires much of my time, I've become an expert at seeking out new and exciting places to explore. My favorite adventures are found off-the-beaten-path and that's exactly what my house in Dunnellon is. My family has made many wondeful memories here. I hope yours will, too!
Why the Owner Chose Dunnellon:
I purchased this home to escape the non-stop business of city life. Whenever I come alone, with family or with friends, my heart melts with the view and my mind settles upon the quietness. It's also fun to spend your days soaking up the sun pontooning down to Rainbow Springs or enjoyng the festivities down at Gator's on the river. But take comfort in knowing where I'll be at the end of the day---my piece of paradise on the river!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This home is truly your home away from home. Stay a week, 2 weeks or longer. No need to leave Fido at home; bring Fidos pet bed. We are pet-friendly.
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My piece of paradise on the river. Three bedroom, two bath home. Very homey.
Open floor plan from living room, kitchen, dining room to the family room.
View from the screened in lanai which includes an outdoor dining set for six.
Cozy spot to enjoy your morning coffee & a book leading from third bedroom.
View from the front door. Fenced in with a carport & large yard.
The living room is furnished with a plush leather sofa & ecclectic home decor.
View of the dock & river from the deck right outside the bedroom.
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Date last modified - Friday, November 29, 2013
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