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Lakefront Pool Home, Dock, Canoe, Kayaks, Fire Pit, Nature Lovers Paradise!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lakefront 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Pool Home with Dock, Canoe, Kayaks & Fire Pit!

Located on Lake Rousseau is Paradise Found! Relax and enjoy all of the amenities this wonderful lakefront pool home and its convenient location have to offer! An open and spacious floor-plan awaits you including 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Enjoy a perfect cup of coffee from the Keurig coffee maker while you watch the sunrise in the large screened porch overlooking oak trees draped with Spanish Moss, views of the lake and the wildlife that frequent the area, very calming and peaceful! When you’re not fishing, bird watching, laying under the trees on the hammock, or exploring the lake with the canoe and two kayaks, take a dip in the refreshing screen enclosed swimming pool. Fishing is the name of the game on this lake and the covered boathouse has 2 slips waiting for your boat! There is Goldendale public boat ramp just a short run to our dock. Run your boat east up the Withlacoochee River to the sparkling clear waters of the Rainbow River where you can swim, tube, fish or tie your boat and dine at one of two waterfront restaurants, Swampy's or The Blue Gator Bar and Grill, which also rents boats. If you boat west to Inglis Dam, you can tie up and hike the nature trails and explore. You can also trailer your boat to the Gulf of Mexico for saltwater fishing and scalloping! Bring your bike! Minutes by car takes you to Gulf Junction, the beginning of the beautiful Withlacoochee Trail or head into Dunnellon for its antique shops, boat rentals, diving, snorkeling, and tubing or kayaking the sparkling clear waters of the Rainbow River and Rainbow Springs State Park. Drive a short distance west to Crystal River and swim with manatees, dive for scallops, or visit the beach and go shelling or ocean fishing. As your day of adventure comes to an end enjoy the sunset while having a marshmallow roast and your favorite beverage around a roaring fire at large backyard fire pit. The ideal central location with so much to see and do!

Karl & Debbie Schroeder
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018


Dunnellon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Attached bath and TV.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , There is an extra twin mattress under one of the beds.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Bring your boats! Two stall covered boat house available, free to use. 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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Lakefront Pool Home, Dock, Canoe, Kayaks, Fire Pit, Nature Lovers Paradise!
average rating of 4.724138 based on 58 reviews

A wonderful place to relax and enjoy nature. Was perfect for our family.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. We were there with our 3 grandsons who love to fish and swim. Having the dock and pool they could go back and forth between was ideal. They caught fish everyday we were there and even a very LARGE catfish. I spent much of my time in the hammock with a book, where I had the prettiest cardinal visit me every day. We had a hawk visit each day, many other types of large birds stopped by, saw many large turtles and a small alligator. We didn't have a chance to use the firepit which we meant to do, it is a nice touch out there. The neighbors were very friendly. Crystal River is close we went over there one day. The home is clean, has everything needed. Having a washer/dryer was nice and even toys for the pool. I think we all spent most of our time on the back porch. Even though there were plenty of TV's we didn't have them on much which was a nice change. The owners were very accomadating and easy to get a hold of.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Erika! Thank you so much for the wonderful review and kind words. We're so glad you had a wonderful time here in Paradise. A great place to relax and recharge the batteries! :-)
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Brandon, FL

Paradise Was Found!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful stay with lots to do. We spent a lot of time fishing, swimming in the pool and in the canoe. The kids really enjoyed catching the fish and showing them off. Walmart and Save A Lot was a few minutes from the home along with a lot of restaurants. There is a new Publix being built near as well!! We grilled ribs and burgers on the charcoal grill provided a few times and cook most of our meals there. Everything I needed to prepare meals was all well stocked in the kitchen. Bring your own beach towels for the pool or just use the bath towels provides. My family had a really nice time and really appreciate the wonderful home away from home. We will be back someday.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise Found is the perfect title for this gem !!

  • 5 of 5

Clean as a whistle and just as pictures portray. This is absolutely a place we would consider returning to. We had a door handle issue while there and the owners were super quick to get their handyman out and fix it. I can't even say it was a problem.

The screened porch is huge and the fans keep it very comfortable even in high humidity. The pool was sparkling and delightful and garage was packed with floats and noodles.

I was able to sit at the far end of pier and spy on a little gator for about 30 minutes who was sunning on a log as well as enjoying turtles and many sea birds.

The areas of Dunnellon, and further down Crystal River are very nice places with plenty to do both in and out of water. The State Park in Dunnellon is amazing .. shocked and delighted to find out that you can swim there in the crystal clear water for a small $2 admission fee. Restaurants do not disappoint. We found several in Dunnellon are more abundant in Crystal RIver, but that's only a pleasant 12 mile drive. Chamber of Commerce ladies were super helpful with maps and information of the area as well as what the owner has provided at the property.

I think anyone would love this place!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and fun

  • 5 of 5

Even though it rained every afternoon, we had a great time. The boys fished, swam in the pool, took the canoe out and toasted marshmallows. The huge screened area was the best. Enjoyed sitting out there, eating out there, and playing board games. Quiet neighborhood and the house had everything that we would need. We would definately stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Nice view and enjoyed playing cards on screened in deck

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Cozy Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This lakefront property is not exactly luxurious, but it is certainly charming, cozy and very well equipped. The home is an older home as you will know by the width of most of the closets. It has been redone to suit today's tastes, with an open floor plan that is great for spending time with family. The master bedroom is great, with a surprising walk-in closet and a tiled shower with good, strong grab bars in exactly the right places. (Some people don't care about grab bars, but if you need them they are important. ) The other two bedrooms are smaller and share a bathroom off the hall. All the linens are fresh and clean, the colors are cheerful and beach-y and the decor was very welcoming.

I particularly appreciated extra gear found in this rental -- there are games for adults and kids, and lots and lots of books. In fact, this house is stocked with books worth reading --everything from Dr. Zeus to Dennis Lehane to Paul Friedman to romance novels. The kitchen has all the gear you need to cook--and a choice of Kuerig or drip pot for coffee.

Outside you'll find two kayaks and one canoe. The lake is full of life, so kayaking is an adventure. Have you ever kayaked in a lake with alligators? I have! It keeps you alert. The gators were small and docile and we kept our distance but it was exciting. The landscape is very beautiful here, and there is a nearby park called Rainbow Springs that is outstanding! Waterfalls and butterflies and lovely trails for hiking. You also must visit the cafe "Just a Cupcake," in the nearby town. All-in-all I felt completely at home but a lot more relaxed than I get to be at my ACTUAL home, where the work never ends.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
87 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Blue Gator Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Juliette Falls Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Blue Gator and Swampy's
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Fort Island Gulf Beach

Travel to Historic Dunnellon and indulge in antique shopping, a terrific variety of restaurants and boat tours and rentals. Visit Rainbow Springs State Park where you can swim and snorkel the sparkling Rainbow River, hike the walking paths and tube or kayak the Rainbow River. There are three local Golf Courses including Citrus Springs Golf and Country Club, Juliette Falls Golf and El Diablo Golf and Country Club.

We are located approx. 95 minutes northwest of Walt Disney World, Orlando and Tampa. Convenient to major airports and Theme Parks. We are also just 20 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico where you can swim with the Manatees and just over 2 hours from Daytona Beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

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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