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

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Last updated: 08/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years old...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Leashed, well-behaved pets under 50 lbs. Must be on monthly flea control medication. There are outside cats in the vicinity as well as local wildlife. The yard is fenced, but the lake access is not....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking allowed on Deck and Boat Dock only...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Bed (1) Four-Poster Bed with Tempur-Pedic mattress.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Lake Rousseau is a 3700 acre lake fed by the Withlacoochee River and the Rainbow River....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Lake Rousseau is a 3700 acre lake fed by the Withlacoochee River and the Rainbow River....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    Large parking area located next to guest house, inside gated yard. Remote gate opener provided upon rental....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of space available for RV or boat and trailer parking....moreless

  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Microwave, toaster oven, hot plate and electric frying pan available. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large decked courtyard with patio furniture...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    beautifully landscaped garden area and lawn...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Manatee Season
Nov 15 - Mar 15, 2017
1 night min stay
$125
$700
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$100

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $25

Notes:

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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Last updated: 08/23/2016
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Location

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: 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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Have a seat on the dock and enjoy the wildlife.

    Have a seat on the dock and enjoy the wildlife.

  • Gas grill on the deck for your use.

    Gas grill on the deck for your use.

  • Ibis foraging next to the dock

    Ibis foraging next to the dock

  • The dock has a viewing log that attracts many types of wildlife.

    The dock has a viewing log that attracts many types of wildlife.

  • Lake Rousseau

    Lake Rousseau

  • Large-mouth Bass caught March 20, 2013

    Large-mouth Bass caught March 20, 2013

  • Back of cottage (road view)

    Back of cottage (road view)

  • deck area with gas grill

    deck area with gas grill

  • Queen bed with Tempur-pedic mattress

    Queen bed with Tempur-pedic mattress

  • view from front door of cottage

    view from front door of cottage

  • Coots on the viewing log

    Coots on the viewing log

  • Withlacoochee backwaters

    Withlacoochee backwaters

VRBO #426634

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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