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.
6 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Two Story 5000 Sq Ft.
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 19, 2018
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!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The owner is terrific! The house is wonderful and saves time and money having everything there. This is our 2nd visit and it’s definitely not our last. As beach front property owners who’s neighbors rent their homes for 1300 plus a day, to rent this place so inexpensively and have kayaks and everything to use for free, it’s truly remarkable. Our family travels a lot and we are blessed to call this place one of our first class accommodations, and that’s saying a lot!!!
As anyone knows who owns waterfront property, it’s hard to maintain and Amber does a great job of it!!
The only good thing about this house is the LOCATION!!!
We had family visiting from Australia and couldn't take them to the beach w/ the Red Tide. Rainbow River has always been one of my favorite places in Florida so we took the whole family. Upon arrival we found a huge dog poop on the back porch, GROSS. We couldn’t use the porch during our stay b/c the furniture was so moldy. The screens were just stapled on making it easy for critters & bugs to get in. When we were putting our food in the pantry I had to clean out so much crap just to make room. Then I found rat or mouse poop all over the shelves in the pantry. The kitchen was so packed full of cheap plastic utensils that there was barely any room for our stuff. The fridge had multiple broken shelves. The cookware was terrible and we had issues trying to cook for our large group every night. Whoever cleans this property does a terrible job! None of the doors lock to the bathrooms and that made for many awkward moments. The kayaks and provisions were so beat up and dirty. The photos for this house must have been from 10 years ago b/c this house is awful and not cared for. The pool table is crooked, and the flooring is unstable in places. The so called "private island" is just a bug infested swamp. I cannot believe what they charge a night for this dump. I was so embarrassed to take my family to this home for the weekend. We were completely disappointed!!! The only saving grace is the location near the end of the river.
Every guest is invited and encouraged to come and view the property prior to booking as you know. When you visited the property you loved it! I am very sorry you feel this way, I have not had a negative review in years. The home went through an enormous renovation in 2012 and we began renting it in 2013 so the pictures are within five years and many new pictures have been uploaded. We have a strict no pet policy so how there was a mess on the back porch is surprising. Animals cannot get into the back porch.
The furniture on the back porch is not moldy however in the summer months in Florida it can get hot and sticky outside, we do provide fans.
The two kayaks are rather new and so is the large canoe w new paddles and seating...we did get a lot of rain this summer so the river was up a little higher than usual. Being that it is “an island” it is subject to the water levels of the river.
We have many beautiful weddings on that island and have reservations for weddings booked out two years in advance.
The left over plastic ware is from previous guests who appreciate the extra provisions we leave at the home and there is plenty of space for cooking w the brand new double oven and large new cooktop which were purchased less than six months ago. The fridge works great, we have removed some shelving to accommodate for larger items per guest requests.
We have elected to make the bathroom doors not lock because children have locked themselves in the bathrooms with the tubs full of water and to avoid possible tragedy we felt keeping them from locking would be best. We have a monthly pest control company (Florida Pest Control) and have had no issues that I have heard of for years. I will speak w my cleaning crew and have them address your complaints immediately.
Beautiful family spot!
We loved the location and the house. There were a few quirky details we would have liked to see changed (door locks and lack of privacy in the shower) but we had an awesome time and would definitely come again. We had a group of 19 people and the house fit us all perfectly. I would highly recommend this VRBO to anyone with a large group
Great time on the water. Location!
This is a amazing location. The pictures are accurate and it is great for a large group. The home only privided one trash bag and one roll of paper towels. But with a group of 12 people, someone is bound to need a run to the store during the 3 day stay. So no biggie. Overall, the house was well stocked and clean. Thank you Amber for letting us stay in your "Paradise" on the river.
WOW. The River was beautiful. This house has one of the best spots on the river, with shallow swimming for kids and boats and kayaks for all ages. All inside spaces are huge and great for partying! We generated a lot of garbage but Amber the host was very understanding and we were happy to pay because we had an amazing stay.The bedrooms were very roomy and easily accommodated my friends and family staying in the house. Our stay was magical and I wish we didn't have to leave! Plenty of towels were a huge perk. Also the bathrooms are very luxurious. We will absolutely book this place again and again! I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys the beauty and serenity of the Florida springs.
Wonderful location on Rainbow River
We hosted a work trip for people from my office to come together and have fun and this house met all our needs. There was ample parking space. Kitchen was fully stocked with pots and pans and silverware and coffee pot, and the view from the open living space of the river was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed bringing kayaks and paddle boards and spending the day in the water and the evening eating or playing games at the giant round table. Amber was also quickly available for communication. We had a lovely relaxing weekend with plenty of bedrooms to fit everyone, even with babies/cribs. Thanks again!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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!!!