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

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About the property

1 Bedroom Lakeview Cottage with Private Dock

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.

Mike and Terry Holt
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Mike and Terry Holt

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.

Mike and Terry Holt purchased this cottage in 1999


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

A Nature Lover's Dream. Perfect for Boating, Fishing or just to Relax and Unwind
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

Beautiful and serene.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for our getaway, so serene and comfy. Just what we needed for a stress free few days.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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AWESOME, Relaxing get away.

  • 5 of 5

Mike & Terry were so gracious & helpful, on our stay. We stayed 5 nites, morning sunrise coffee on the dock, evening sunset on the dock w/ glass of wine, day trips around the area. What more could you ask for. Cottage has homey feel, & the wild life, is every place you look. We strongly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Seculded Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Mike and Terri's home is an absolute paradise. Located about 10 minutes from either Crystal River or Dunellon, their property is beautifully landscaped with tropical flowers and moss covered trees. They have a wonderful dock that overlooks the river which was a perfect place to sit and watch the local wildlife. They were wonderful, welcoming hosts, and Mike even offered to take my boyfriend out fishing in the morning. We couldn't have enjoyed our stay more and would love to return here the next time we're in the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful hosts and beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 nights at Mike and Terri's cottage, It had everything we could need for our short stay. We were made to feel very welcome and they suggested plenty of activities for us to do - all of which we did and enjoyed.

The most memorable attribute will be the nature! birds, ducks, alligators, turtles, bats, lizards, cats and dogs! I was truly in my element.

Mike the owner, was kind enough to even take us out on his boat on the lake one evening and even try a little lure fishing.

Thank you both for a wonderful memory filled stay, we will be back one day.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxation and Quiet Oasis

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! It was so relaxing and clean. The host and hostess were so nice and accommodating. We had a wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Susan and Don

  • 5 of 5

Cute cottage on the river. Great amenities, helpful and friendly owner. Great location.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
The Blue Gator, Swampy's
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Juliette Falls, El Diablo Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
33 Miles
I-75 and Florida Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Swampy's, Crackers Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Dunnellon Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Manatee Season
Nov 15 2016 - Mar 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Dunnellon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large walk-in shower; no tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1) Four-Poster Bed with Tempur-Pedic mattress.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
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.

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