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Rainbow River Home - Directly on Main River

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,358 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

This 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home sits on .48 acres directly on the main channel of the crystal clear Rainbow River. Located in the desirable Blue Cove Community, the house features 2,358 s.f. of A/C living space plus a screened porch and 966s.f. 3-car garage. Kayak and swim right from the backyard, or enter upriver and tube back to the house! Use of 4 kayaks and 8 tubes included! With a pull-out living room sofa, the house comfortably sleeps 8. This home is not suitable for groups with small children. Ask us about our week rental discounts. Holiday fees ONLY apply to holidays. VRBO does not quote correctly.

Because this is a brand new listing, you may want to check reviews and our 3-year history by clicking on 'All My Rental Listings' below under 'Owner info.' Larger groups (up to 20 -30) may want to see our other Rainbow River Home (VRBO #352980). It is set up for multiple families with children and large gatherings. The house is more 'basic' so guests don't have to worry so much about kids damaging or breaking things, but it is well-equipped with lots of kayaks, tubes, chairs, beds, kitchen utensils, and room to roam - in doors and out! Check in time is 5PM and check out is by 11AM

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Teri Meola
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017


Dunnellon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2358 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Rainbow River Home - Directly on Main River
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This home and property exceeded our expectations. It was the perfect place for a nice relaxing vacation and we totally loved the beautiful Rainbow River! We watched birds, turtles and otters right from the backyard. The home was very roomy and clean. We loved the back screened in porch. We used the provided kayaks and loved the outing. One of the most fun relaxing family trips I have ever taken. Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rainbow River Retreat

  • 5 of 5

If you want to spend a few days relaxing in a wonderful house on a beautiful river, this is the place to go! The house is spacious, comfortable, well-laid out, and pristine clean with a kitchen supplied with all kinds of pots, pans, dishes, utensils, paper products, cleaning supplies—everything you would need. The view of the river cannot be beat. You can see it from the living room, dining area, kitchen, two of the three bedrooms, the porch, and of course from the dock. Kayaks of various sizes and tubes are provided if you want to enjoy going down the river. Everything was as advertised but better. We enjoyed a tour of the Rainbow and Withlacoochee Rivers on a 40 foot pontoon boat. We highly recommend this "Singing River Tours" with Capt. Jon Semmes who is also a first class professional musician who also entertains with a few songs and great narration of the sights along the way. We also had a meal at nearby Swampy's Bar and Grill which is within walking distance of the house. We also visited Rainbow Springs State Park which is a short distance away. The property manager was extremely helpful before, during and after our visit. She called to make sure everything was okay upon our arrival, and she called the night before leaving to remind us of how to close up the house for the professional cleaners who come in to make it ready for the next guests. We highly recommend this beautiful home that is well-managed and maintained.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Melbourne FL USA

Perfect for Girlfriends Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Condition of this home was perfect. Fully stocked kitchen made our meal prep easy. Three baths and bedrooms allowed privacy and no bed sharing necessary. Two of us kayaked for first time and it was easy and fun even going against the current. River is beautiful; this is a must visit property and all pictures do not do it justice. Owner very good to work with and always available for phone calls.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

This house was absolutely spotless! My husband is very picky about staying in clean places and this was wonderful! My favorite part is the location. I spent every bit of spare time I had sitting on the dock enjoying the wildlife! I am a bird lover and was not disappointed! Not only did I see a host of birds but otters, as well!

The house comes with 4 kayaks and enough inner tubes to keep a large family very happy! We found that kayaking after dinner was the best because no one was on the river at that time so we had the entire river to ourselves! This is a lovely setting and within walking distance of Swampy's and a yummy cup cake place, as well!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greensboro, NC

Spacious and spotless - one level home was great for elderly in our group.

  • 5 of 5

Spotless! THE CLEANEST rental we've stayed in. It's an older home, but shows like a new home. Even better than the picts. Very spacious, lots of room to spread out. Huge kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms. All on one level which was great for the older folks in our group. Comfy beds. Used the kayaks daily (even though we had never kayaked). Screened in porch was great, could open sliders in living room and have fresh air flowing, minus the bugs. 2 of the showers are walk ins (no tub combo which means easy for elderly to walk in). Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing place, great house on the river

  • 5 of 5

Great house for relaxing and enjoyable vacation on Rainbow River. Screened in porch with sliders is fun hang out spot, looking right down to river; we ate most of our meals on porch. 3 bedrooms and baths makes it excellent place for family or friend groups, lots of room to spread out. Extremely we'll stocked with all you could possibly need in kitchen. House is very clean and in nice quiet neighborhood. 6 nice kayaks we used everyday. Did lots of fishing off dock, granddaughter loved it, caught lots of small fish. Family of otters swam in the area everyday. We ate all our meals at home but did hit a couple of antique stores and bought some fun stuff. Visited Rainbow Springs State Park; there's a hiking trail right nearby too. You're close to necessities but feel like a world away. Owner easy to work with and very responsive. Hoping to return.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Swampy's Restaurant


Rates & Availability

Dunnellon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 25 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Holiday fee $150 + Tax
Cleaning fee $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Minimum age requirement for children is 10 years of age.

Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day weekends +$150 Holiday fee
Weekly Discounts: Summer $1900/wk. Other: $1600/wk. (Holidays + $150)
October to February Option - available $4500/mo. (if no prior daily reservations)
Published rates for up to 6 people. Each add'l person $25/day. Max. 8 people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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