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!
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
Lakefront 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Pool Home with Dock, Canoe, Kayaks & Fire Pit!
Karl & Debbie Schroeder
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 14, 2018
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Our family had a great time. The boys 6 and 9 loved canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. We ended the night with a campfire and s’mores. The house was exactly like described.
Relaxing and fun
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.
The back porch is truly a treasure to relax and enjoy the lake and serene views! So glad you had stayed here in Paradise!
Karl and Debbie
Paradise Found is the perfect title for this gem !!
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!
Thank you for pointing out so many of the wonderful things to do while here in Paradise. We are between Crystal River and Dunnellon/Rainbow River, a terrific central location!
Karl and Debbie
Nice view and enjoyed playing cards on screened in deck
Thank you for staying with us. Paradise Found will be waiting your return! :-)
Karl and Debbie
A Cozy Paradise
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.
We have put a lot of thought and spent a considerable amount of time updating our wonderful piece of Paradise to remain the go to vacation spot on Lake Rousseau in Dunnellon. Thank you for your kind words!
Karl and Debbie
Paradise Was Found!!
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.
Thank you for your wonderful review! So glad you had a terrific time here in Paradise. Come back soon :)
Karl and Debbie
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.