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Charming Withlachoochee River Home Hidden Among Nature.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The natural sights and sounds from this river home will quickly ease you into vacation mode. With approximately 2,600 square feet, this 3-bedroom/loft, 3-bath home, can accommodate the whole family. The private master suite features a king-sized bed, plus a cozy living area of its own. Other rooms feature a queen-sized bed, twin beds, and double beds. A short walk from this hidden treasure is historic Dunnellon, where you’ll find antique shops and fun local restaurants. Rainbow Springs State Park is an 8 minute drive from our home or swim in the crystal clear water at the local beach park less than 5 minutes away. We have 3 single kayaks for you to enjoy right off of our dock so you can explore the beautiful nature that surrounds us on the Withlacoochee River. We are located on a quiet part of the river so fishing is great for the Big Mouth Bass. Call today to book your relaxing get away and find out why guests come back year after year.

Lisa Rice
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

Why Lisa Rice chose Dunnellon

Relax on our huge deck on the river to enjoy the beautiful sunsets. Fish from our dock to catch big mouth bass. We have 3 single kayaks for you to explore all the nature that surrounds us. Our home is nestled in amongst 52 acres of woods yet the grocery, local restaurants, Rainbow Springs State Park, and antique shops are all less than 10 minutes away. Once you arrive at our home you would never know that civilization is close by. This is the perfect escape from our busy lives in the city.

What makes this house unique

The home is spacious and comfortable. Our favorite spot is our huge screened-in porch overlooking the Withlacoochee River as we play at our pool table. The deck creates a covered boat slip. Enjoy making smores with your family and friends at our fire pit area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for your very kind review. I really enjoyed having you guys as guests and look forward to your next visit in April 2012. In the meantime the deck is waiting as well as the fishing gear. Thanks again, Harold Korb
Jul 2011
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Dunnellon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We prefer that your payment for our rental is made on VRBO by E-CHECK which is a free service that does not charge a transaction fee.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft + Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Charming Withlachoochee River Home Hidden Among Nature.
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 37 reviews

Beautiful and Serene!

  • 5 of 5

The home was absolutely wonderful. The relaxed ambiance was immediate the minute you walked through the door, it is a true river house. Our family loved sitting on the deck during the sunset hours to listen to the sounds of nature all around us. We brought our boat and took rides down the Withlacoochee to see all the wildlife and also took a short 10 minute ride to the Rainbow River. The home has everything you need for a wonderful vacation and we loved the little touches that the owner did for us before our arrival. Thank you for the surprise treats Lisa! We will be back soon!

Jan and Joe

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, not a rental feeling at all!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at your home. The pictures truly do not give justice to how beautiful this home is. It is so nice to come in to a space that is equipped properly to allow you to enjoy yourself. Many houses I have leased do not even have the basics, let alone the extras. The kitchen is fully equipped and so is the house. We really enjoyed our stay. I would recommend it to anyone looking to stay in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review and recommendation to others wanting to stay in our nice peaceful and relaxing home. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and that your family was able to have the quiet time together that you needed. Kind Regards, Lisa & Ray
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  • 5 of 5

Great house. Very fun time. Recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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St Petersburg, Florida

The MOST beautiful River House

  • 5 of 5

It’s been 3 weeks since we left the Withlachoochee River, and not a day has gone by that I haven’t thought back to our awesome stay. All of us are still missing the Rice’s gorgeous River House Retreat. It is beyond beautiful. Lisa and Ray are wonderfully gracious hosts, and epitomize hospitality. They are just the right blend of friendly and helpful, without being too overly envolved. The house is simply amazing. It was very clean and tidy, and well stocked with every amenity. Even though the kitchen is small, it is fully functional and was just the perfect size for us. It had exactly what we needed for cooking every meal. I even baked a birthday cake for my mom. My family and I were there celebrating a combined Mother’s Day/ birthday weekend. The six of us were all more than comfortable with our accommodations. When in the house one can’t help but feel at home. It’s almost magical how it feels both equally cozy and spacious. The front and backyard are nothing short of serine and breath taking. The house is tucked away down a narrow dirt road in the woods. Yet, it’s just a short 5 min drive into town where there are grocery stores and a pharmacy, and restaurants. Then just another 5 minutes to the oh so fun Rainbow River. On Saturday, we rented a glass bottom boat on the Rainbow River. We brought our own tubes and even one of the kayaks from the house. Then on Sunday, we took turns on the peddle boat, in back, while my husband fished off the dock. My daughter and I had so much fun on the peddle boat that we were out for two hours before we even realized the time. In the evening we enjoyed playing pool on the beautiful screened in porch. The billiards table is in excellent condition and is well equipped. There were flat screen TVs, a Blu-ray player and WiFi for when we felt like lounging. We can’t wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Right on the River

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property because it was close to Rainbow River which is where the group of us were going tubing. We went tubing and instead of spending day out we came back to the house and enjoyed kayaking , paddle boating and the beautiful deck at the house. House is very clean, relaxing, and quiet. There were 6 adults and plenty of room. Owners are very easy to get a hold of, very friendly to talk to. We all agreed we will rent thus property again.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation at our home and our surrounding area. It's nice to know how much you all enjoyed the activities we offer right in our own backyard and on the river at our home. We appreciate you taking the time to tell others about your stay. We look forward to your wonderful group coming to stay at our river home again in the near future. Kindest Regards, Lisa & Ray
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Amazing and relaxing week.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time at this house. (2 adults and 2 kids 9 and 12 years old)

The experience starts well before you get there. Lisa, is a lovely host before during and after your stay. She does her best to limit the impersonal nature of the VRBO website. She greeted us at the house with warm freshly baked bread and it was great to meet the person sharing their house.

The space is very clean and inviting. The inside is great for relaxing together as a family or in our own spaces. the Screened/covered porch area is perfect for being able to hang out outside in rain or bugs. The pool table was a nice treat and my son and I enjoyed a number of games.

The back deck is where the real Florida greets you with cypresses, spanish moss and wildlife galore. You should know, if there are any questions before hand, there is no swimming off of the dock. We watched a small gator tooling around the quiet loop in the river most days. Kayaking and boating is perfectly safe though and was a great place to explore up the Withlachoochee and up the Rainbow River.

The area the house is in is very pleasant. Dunellon is small but very pleasant. It has grocery and a variety of restaurants to choose from. There are nice antique and art shops as well.

It is close to lots of places to paddle, see wildlife and even ride mountain bikes. The ocean is not far away if you want to make a day trip as well.

If you are looking anywhere in the area, I can't imagine there is a better place to choose to stay. The kids did not want to leave.

Thanks Lisa!


  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Black Diamond Ranch
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Blue Gator
Car: recommended

Disney World Orlando - 5 Miles

Seaworld Orlando - 91 Miles

Universal Studios Orlando - 86 Miles

Florida Museum of Natural History/Butterfly - 44 Miles

Juliette Falls Golf Club - 8 Miles

Ocala Civic Theater - 31 Miles

Orlando International Airport - 100 Miles

Rainbow Springs State Park - 5 Miles

K P Hole - 4.9 Miles

Swampy's Bar & Grille - 2 Miles

The Pickin' Patch - 1 Mile (open seasonally)

Walmart - 2 Miles

Winn Dixie Grocery - 3 Miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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