Rainbow River's Best Location: Riverfront with All Your Toys(20 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Lodge
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Waterfront Lodge, 4 Bedrooms, 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 6 to 8)
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 2010, the lodge underwent an extensive transformation in 2011 with continuing upgrades each season since then. Both baths were completely replaced, and the spacious kitchen was redesigned and updated with new appliances. You'll find a large breakfast bar with seating for four, a walk-in pantry, and just about any accessory you'll need to exercise your culinary skills.
The great room together with the adjoining dining area features a vaulted ceiling, new laminate flooring, carpets and furnishings. Both connect through sliding glass doors to a spacious wrap-around outside deck area offering sweeping views of the gently-rolling property down to the riverfront. After sunset you you'll be entertained by 140 channels of DirecTV on a 37” flat screen TV, with an integrated 100-watt stereo system with iPod/iTouch connectivity, plus a DVD/CD player.
The ground floor also features the master suite with an adjoining full bath. Just outside the back door you’ll find a roomy two-car carport flanked by the utility room housing many of your water toys, plus a full-sized Samsung washer & dryer. And just around the corner: your own private, outdoor garden rainshower.
Head upstairs to find three additional bedrooms – each with expansive river views -- plus another full-size bath with a large cultured marble shower. All of the bedrooms offer brand-new, top-of-line Stearns & Foster bedding sets; three feature queens, the other a twin bed with a separate trundle twin.
Be as adventuresome as you like...
Love wilderness and water? Then welcome to paradise. Enjoy kayaking, tubing, paddleboarding, 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 -- 'Where Life Flows Down.' Aren’t you ready to make your reservation?
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Member since: 2011
- 1850 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Your rental includes complimentary use of all of the recreational gear you will need for your adventures. 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
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Covered Parking:
- Hair Dryer
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Outdoor Grill:
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2017 Peak Season
Mar 1 - Oct 1, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Cleaning Fee $95 + tax
- Tax Rate 8%
CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations made more than sixty (60) days prior to your arrival date are subject to a 5% cancellation fee or $50 fee, whichever is greater. Cancellations or changes resulting in a shortened stay, or that are made within 60 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent. Exceptions are at the Homeowner’s discretion and a credit for the forfeited rental fees may be granted and used toward a future reservation booking, subject to the then current availability and rates.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: We're two busy professionals, with two grown children, a mischevious dog, but unfortunately too little time right now to enjoy the luxury of unwinding on the beautiful Rainbow. That's where you come in!
Why the Owner Chose Dunnellon, FL, USA:
Visiting the Rainbow for over 30 years, we have found each visit more amazing than the last. When this unique property became available, we seized 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 Withlacoochee, 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 launch pad to over five miles of Florida's most remarkable spring-fed river.
- Primary: 727-560-3323
- Secondary: 727-572-4665
- Fax: +1 7275721828
Amazing! Wish we had a gorgeous view like this back home.
Yes, thank you very much. I'll have that morning coffee now.
Ready, set: One, two, three... jump!
Okay, so I quietly disappear upstairs for a short nap. Won't be missed.
Just figured out where they got their slogan -- 'Where life flows down.'
Ahhhhh. Perfect ending to my perfect day: outside in my private rainshower.
There's even a little mint on my nightstand. Sweet!
Sure loving these new queen Stearns & Foster bedding sets.
Really enjoy having our own dock -- a brand new one at that.
Less than a two-mile paddle and I'm at the amazing and famous headsprings.
The Lodge's namesake greeted us on arrival. Can't wait to meet one on the river.
Big decision again today: Shall I kayak, tube, canoe or stand-up paddleboard?
Guessing a cozy fire might take the chill out of the evening air.
This paddelboarding stuff is a whole lot of fun - and not that hard at all.
Looks like time for the otters' evening show. Meet me down on the dock.
Super idea! Count me in for a seafood feast on the deck tonight.
Custom-designed soap in our shower? Really? What didn't our hosts think of?
And the place is a gallery of Rainbow Spring's history as well. Very cool.
Tough to tell who's having a better time: the kids or the dog?
Couldn't say it any better: Cheers!
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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