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Rainbow River Home - Directly on Main Dive Springs

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 20-30)

RATE DETAILS (Please Read! VRBO has a rigid rate structure program that does not make allowance for our flexible rates based upon the number of bedrooms rented in the off season).

Our 3000s.f. home sits on 3.8 acres DIRECTLY ON THE MAIN DIVE SPRINGS of the crystal clear Rainbow River! The absolute premiere location on the river! Why? Check the map! We are UPRIVER of the KP Hole - the county park where thousands of tubers (and boaters) enter the river and float downstream. We are on the widest upriver section with numerous deep springs located directly off the backyard! Swim, snorkel, scuba dive or kayak in peace without massive congestion. Kayak 1 mile upriver to the head springs and state park - the most pristine and preserved section of the river - and then float back to the house. The headsprings and first 1700 feet of the river prohibit motorized vessels, anchoring, fishing, tubing and diving, so kayakers are treated with the most abundant experience of wildlife, native vegetation and crystal clear water anywhere on the river! Or, tube about 1/2 mile to the KP Hole and walk back to the house. Of course, the adventurous can still jump in the river with tubes for the 4 hour float downriver to Swampy's Restaurant at the bridge take-out.

Stay with us and avoid the costs of renting kayaks and tubes, transportation fees and park entrance fees (not to mention waiting in long, hot lines for hours). Perfect for family reunions and other gatherings. Four large bedrooms contain enough beds to sleep 20 (3 Queens, 14 twins), and air beds are available for additional guests, please inquire. Flexible rates based upon number of bedrooms needed - and you are still the only occupant of the house (we just lock unused bedrooms to save on cleaning). Only a 3-day minimum and HUGE 25% DISCOUNT Nov. 1 to Feb. 28 (except for holiday weeks of Thanksgiving , Christmas & New Years). Use of 20 single-person kayaks, 3 paddle boards and 10 tubes included at no charge!

NO ATV's, dirt bikes, go carts, or other similar vehicles permitted on property.

PLEASE NOTE: We have just listed our other home on the Rainbow River located in the desirable Blue Cove Community (#575318). It is suitable for smaller groups (up to 8) that prefer a more refined setting over the rural location of this house for large groups. This home is not suitable for small children.

***If you do not receive an email response within 6 hours up until 9PM, please call. Sorry, no pets. PLEASE CLICK on "RATES" as the website is not able to properly quote listings.

Check in is 5PM and check out is by 11AM/No exception in the summer season!



Bedroom #1 - 1 Queen, 2 Twins

Bedroom #2 - 4 Twins


Bedroom #3 - 1 Queen, 3 Twins

Bedroom #4 - 1 Queen, 3 Twins, 1 Bunk bed (2 Twins)

RATE DETAILS (Please Read! VRBO has a rigid rate structure program that does not make allowance for our flexible rates based upon the number of bedrooms rented.)

$252/night (up to 8 ppl) Downstairs 2000s.f. w/ 2 bedrooms ($1575/wk)

$357/night (up to 13 ppl) Adds 3rd bedroom upstairs w/ balcony + bath ($2100/wk)

$462/night (up to 20 ppl) Adds 4th upstairs bedroom ($2625/wk).

5-24-18 to 9-4-18: +$50/day and min. 4 bedrooms.

For rentals involving weekends: Min. 3 bedrooms.

Holidays: +$100/day for first 3 days.

Airbeds available for add'l people ($25/person/nt).

Day guests $25 per person/day. Must notify in advance. Min. rental age: 25

Cleaning fee based upon number of rooms rented.

Keywords: Waterfront, Riverfront, Springs, Dunnellon Lodging, Scuba Diving, Kayaking, Swimming, Private, Vacation Rental, Rainbow River, FL

More Details

Teri Meola
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018


Dunnellon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming


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Rainbow River Home - Directly on Main Dive Springs
average rating of 4.8285713 based on 35 reviews
Saint Petersburg

Amazing Riverfront Property Perfect for Large Groups

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a house on the Rainbow River that could house our large family and this property was perfect. Huge yard for the kids (we set up a volleyball court in the back), tons of kayaks and paddle boards to use, and best of all - the house had a perfect location on the River - directly across from an amazing spring and a short paddle up to the head springs. The house was perfectly appointed - no frills, but super clean and has everything you will need (including 3 refrigerators). I would highly recommend this property. My rental contact, Teri, was very informative and super responsive. The property is huge and private and the kids had a blast running around and using the rope swing into the River.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property. Excellent for families who want to spend time on the river.

  • 5 of 5

Great property. We had a multi-family trip on the rainbow river. Plenty of kayaks, tubes and paddles to go around. Kids loved wading directly into the water and the big back yard was great for quick game of wiffle ball. Even in the summer heat the kids loved being by the fire pit at night making s’mores. House is not a far paddle from the headwaters of the rainbow river and roughly a 4 hour float in the tubes to swampy’s. Great place that made memories.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful spot right on the river

  • 5 of 5

This is the 3rd year we have rented this house, and as always, it never fails to keep us busy. Our kids and grandkids spend most of their day in the water, jumping from trees, using the kayaks and paddle boards and most recently, skimboarding on the edge of the river. We set up our pop-up canopies on the river's edge and watch the kids for hours.

Teri is very available and easy to work with. We're ready to reserve out spot for next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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By far the best location on the river!

  • 5 of 5

Kayaks and paddle boards included! Great floating dock, beach area for wading in, by far the best location on the river. House was comfortable, with plenty of beds, and even an easy access bathroom from the carport. Lots of natural landscaping, resident rabbits playing in the morning is the sweetest view while sipping coffee. Will stay again, in fact, it was a unanimous decision that this trip needs to be a yearly event, always at this house!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location with room for everyone!

  • 4 of 5

This home is perfectly equipped for a large group who wants to enjoy the beauty and wonder of the Rainbow River. The home is situated on a gorgeous section of the river with easy access to some of the most desirable swimming and diving holes on the entire river, yet protected behind beautiful natural grasses from the main flow of river traffic. The boats, boards and floats are in excellent condition and easily accessed and stored. The large yard and ample outdoor seating makes it perfect for games and relaxation.

The kitchen is very well stocked with all pots, utensils and appliances, and there is a large dining table and a separate picnic table off the kitchen for overflow crowd. The sleeping arrangements are simple and comfortable with multiple bedding choices in the different rooms. This is perfect for large, casual groups who want to experience the natural beauty and wonder of the river. While the house is not fancy, it is immaculately clean, nice and comfortable.

Teri was a delight to work with. She was responsive and helpful. thank you!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location on the river!

  • 5 of 5

Teri was wonderful to work with. She replied very quickly to emails and phone calls and made us feel right at home. The house is big with room for everyone, clean, and its location can’t be beat. We spent everyday on the river and my son even caught 4 bass from the shore. A great time!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage deposit $300
Holiday fee $300 + Tax
Clean fee $300 + Tax

Check in time is 5PM and no earlier during the summer months without exception.
Airbeds available for add'l people ($25/person/nt).
Day guests $25 per person/day. Must notify in advance. Min. rental age: 25
Cleaning fee based upon number of rooms rented.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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