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Rainbow River Home with Private Island

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

6 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Two Story 5000 Sq Ft.

Completely restored Rainbow River home located directly on the river with private island. Home is very large with a contemporary open floor plan. Separate master wing has large walk in shower, separate two person Jacuzzi tub with large closet. The other bathroom also has a two person Jacuzzi tub with a rain head. The kitchen has granite countertops, double oven, flat stovetop and a breakfast bar, the dining room has an eight seat table for large gatherings. There is a sunken fireplace area for reading or enjoying quiet time and a pool table for entertainment. WiFi throughout the home and Dish network with every movie channel available w/ four flat screen TVs. Home will comfortably sleep 20-30.

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Amber

I purchased this home in 2011 after falling in love with the Rainbow River, the crystal clear spring fed water took my breath away. The land that this home site on is truly priceless and I am excited for you to experience the wonder of this magical place.

Amber purchased this house in 2011

Why Amber chose Dunnellon

Years ago as a child I visited the Ichetucknee River in northern Florida and I promised myself that one day, if I ever found a place that beautiful again, I would buy it and build my dream home. Thankfully I found it and now I would like to share it with you.

What makes this house unique

The land this home sits on is truly unique. Almost every home on the Rainbow River is directly on the main flowing river where there is constant tuber traffic and noise. My house is set off the river in a crystal clear lagoon (not Blue Cove) with a private clear large stream that runs through it. Plenty deep for swimming but smaller children love it because they can stand and enjoy in the fun. You can see the tubers floating by and you can reach the river by swimming to it in less than two minutes. You will love the privacy of your own oasis. This home is a must see!


Dunnellon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No water balloons
  • Absolutely no pets
  • No smoking
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Dual sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Master bath: Double sinks in bathroom with marble counter tops, two person jetted tub, 6 shower heads in shower Second bath: Shower and sunken two person jetted tub Third bath: Is a half bath off the third bedroom
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom: King size bed, reading nook w/ two person jetted tub and huge shower. Upstairs bedroom: Queen size bed with large roof balcony and sink. Amazing view! Third bedroom: Queen size bed with half bath Fourth bedroom: Queen size bed with private shower and sunken two person jetted tub Fifth bedroom: Two single twin beds Sixth bedroom: Full size bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(29 traveler reviews)

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Rainbow River Home with Private Island
average rating of 4.62069 based on 29 reviews
Pompano Beach, Florida

Spring Break 2015

  • 5 of 5

This place is remarkable. The house was great. The privacy and the Island were awesome. We went with a group of parents and children during our spring break and had a wonderful time. Not only was the house great, but the town and the river were beautiful. We spent 3 nights and 4 days and no one wanted to go home. Plenty of room, plenty of amenities, plenty to do. And if you want to do nothing, you can do that as well. We posted photos as we were there and no one believed we were in Florida still. Hidden Gem and we didn't want to tell many people our secret location. We are planning the same for next year and adding a night or two. The place was great.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cold weather but still had fun

  • 5 of 5

Cold while we were there but still had fun fishing and kayaking. Heating in the house was good so it all worked out.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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The River House - Great Getaway for all Trip Types

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the River House for a long "Ladies" weekend. The home would also be great for family vacations if you enjoy nature, are looking for a peaceful atmosphere that also provides fun activities such as kayaking and tubing. We tied our rafts together and docked right outside the home in the lagoon one day, then tubed down the river the next day. We enjoyed watching all types of birds including woodpeckers and hawks. At dusk, the otters came out to feed so it was really cool watching them swim in the crystal clear water. I recommend this as a place to try on your next getaway. We are from Tampa so we also liked that we weren't too far from home, it was perfect for us. It is Florida so if you come during warmer months bring your bug spray if you plan on being outside otherwise enjoy the screened in area where we did a low country crab boil one night for dinner. Must try and see.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I had an amazing time at the River house!! The house is very nice...the master bath is to die for!! Sunken garden tub and shower with jets, rainfall shower head and dual shower heads!! Spacious living area and pool table!! The dining room table seats 12 and has a "lazy Susan" style table!! Which was just awesome!! Lighting was amazing!! The river is right out the back door....just a few steps and you are in the crystal clear water of Rainbow river. I loved the bridge that led to the "private Island". They already had 2 Kayaks, floats and several tubes waiting for use. We saw birds, fish and otters playing in the water!! The neighbors were also very nice allowing us to use their paddle boat and kayaks as we had a pretty big party with us. The week before the trip was a bit stressful due to Hurricane Irma coming through, as i was not sure if we were going to be able to make it. Amber was in constant communication with me throughout the week, Giving me updates on clean up, power and internet capabilities!!! Everything turned out fine and was in working order!! Thank you Amber for a great and enjoyable time!! I forgot to mention two fire pits..One in front of the house and one in back...Great for smores!!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tampa, FL

A lovely family retreat on the river

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Rainbow River before, but this was our first time at this rental. It was a nice layout for a family home with plenty of room in the kitchen and living space. The river access is also nice as it is a little offset from the main space so it provides a safe space for kids to play in the water.

There was an unusual cold snap, but Amber was very easy to get a hold of and very accommodating with all of our requests. We will be coming back again!!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our 15th wedding anniversay with family and friends.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I own 3 vacation rentals ourselves. I also stay at others a couple of time per year so I have expectations. Amber has a wonderful place that accommodated my family of 13 and about 8 friends that visited us at different times during our 10 day stay.

In 10 days, I left the property only 4 times. They couldn't pry me out of there. I was so happy and content. I spent all day either on the porch or in the water. The kids went tubing. Husband and friends went boating. I recommend Amber's wonderful home for family reunions, girls' getaways, family vacations and I might just have to sneak back up there by myself. Great job, Amber.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Orlando Int'l or Tampa Int'l
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Swampy's or Blue Gator
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Juliette Falls
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Swampy's, Blue Gator, Gruff's, Coach's
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Gulf of Mexico 15 minutes or Atlantic 1.5 hours




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

This home is NOW available for rent all year long! Please call today to reserve your reservation. Special pricing is available for the winter months!!!

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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