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Old Florida Riverfront Charm At Its Best

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 5 Sleeps

Welcome to Cypress Point. Get away from it all in this remote, magical location along the banks of the historic Withlacoochee River. This two bedroom, two bath home is newly remodeled with careful attention to retain its old Florida character.

Cypress Point is just six miles from Dunnellon by car or by boat, but as you drive in you will see right away that its seclusion sets it apart from everywhere else. The cabin is situated in a quiet neighborhood on a peaceful part of the Withlacoochee where you can experience a constant symphony of birds, crickets and bullfrogs while the visual wonder of the 6,000-acre undeveloped state park land across the river and the carefully tended butterfly garden add to your visual delight.

You just might want to spend the entire day outside, enjoying your morning coffee on the back porch while watching the waterfowl fly by, marveling at or reading among the hummingbirds and butterflies in the garden, or launching the kayaks or paddleboards for a spin in the river to see what lies around the next bend. Later, bring out your rod and reel and try landing the big one from the dock or just go out there after dinner to enjoy a glass of wine watching the moon rise among the stars.

Store your groceries in the huge refrigerator and cook your meals out on the grill or inside the fully updated kitchen. For recipe ideas, access Pinterest with the high speed satellite internet or just turn on the TV and watch the Cooking Channel. Otherwise, it’s time to unplug; your electronics won’t be needed. There is enough visual wonder for you to treasure at Cypress Point that you will forget that cell phone even exists! This is a place where you can completely relax in a rustic but modern home away from home.


Q: How far is the Rainbow River?

A: The city of Dunnellon, home of the Rainbow River, is six miles by car from Cypress Point. If you decide to kayak to the Rainbow River from Cypress Point, it takes about three hours of moderate paddling each way.

Q: Can you swim in the Withlacoochee River?

A: Unless there is an advisory about bacteria (which would most likely close both rivers) you CAN swim in the Withlacoochee from the dock in the backyard. However, the water is not as clear as the Rainbow River.

Q: Can you tube down the Withlacoochee River?

A: There are not currently any outfitters running shuttles for tubing trips down the Withlacoochee River. If tubing is in your plans, there are two trip options on the Rainbow River, a two-hour float and a four-hour float.

Q: Are there kayaks? Paddleboards?

A: There are two kayaks, a single and a tandem, two paddleboards, and a canoe/rowboat. Life jackets and paddles are provided.

Q: Where is the nearest grocery store?

A: In Dunnellon you will find a Sav-A-Lot, Winn Dixie and Wal-Mart Supercenter.

Q: Where are the nearest restaurants?

A: For a delicious, plentiful breakfast or lunch, head east on C39 until you get to the stop sign and you will find Red’s right at the corner there. In Dunnellon are many restaurants including sports bars, pizza/Italian and fast food options. You’ll also find seafood, ice cream and even a cupcake bakery in Dunnellon.

Q: What else is there to do?

A: Enjoy shopping in Dunnellon’s downtown historic district. Bring your bikes and check out the many bike trails in the area. If it’s raining and you develop cabin fever, the bowling alley is a few miles south on Hwy 41. For updated event information, visit the tourism office in Dunnellon Plaza (north on Hwy 41). There is so much to do around here, especially if you like nature and history.

More Details

Member since: 2014
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

Why Dwight chose Dunnellon

This property has been completely redone, inside and out. Many of its unique features have historical significance.

What makes this bungalow unique

You cannot beat this location if you want to get away from it all.


Dunnellon Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking


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Old Florida Riverfront Charm At Its Best
average rating of 4.695652 based on 23 reviews

Cozy river cabin

  • 5 of 5

The Cypress Point Cabin was perfect for our family getaway. We had a great time fishing off the dock and using the kayak & paddleboards. Plenty to do in the area. We swam at the Rainbow River headsprings and tubed down the river. We also took a short drive over to Silver Springs and went on a glass bottom boat tour. The cabin had everything we needed for cooking and grilling. Thank you Dwight!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, quiet place on the river!

  • 5 of 5

My mom and I enjoyed our stay at Dwight's cabin. Although we had a lot of rain, the home was quite comfortable with all the kitchen and bath amenities necessary. We cooked out on the grill each night and watched the beautiful cardinals in the mornings on the back porch. Thanks Dwight!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Getaway from the snow

  • 4 of 5

What a nice place to stay a lot to do in the area Rainbow river is a must the house was very secluded we had fires at night house had everything we needed the river is in the back yard we had to leave early and owner even offered to reduce our next visit. Thanks Dwight!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week at Cypress Point! It was secluded and quiet--exactly what we needed. Although it did not rain while we were there, the covered patio and swing were delightful. My husband and I enjoyed afternoon rides in the kayaks provided. I even caught a bluegill! We hope to return soon. Thanks, Dwight, for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, serene, and as engaging as you want

  • 5 of 5

There are different perspectives on Florida. Most people tend to think of the beaches and waving palm trees or Key West funky, but there is another side of Florida. There is the other Florida, most of our annual tourist invasion drives or flies right passed on the rush to the beaches. We call it "old Florida." This is the Florida of cypress trees, languid rivers, otters, alligators, dear, and black bear. If you want to get away from the rushing torrent of day-to-day life, to slow down and experience a genuine taste of old Florida, consider booking this property for a stay. You will know that you are getting away from that "other life," when you drive off the main road and turn down the chalky, hard pan country lane taking you further back, away from towns and traffic. The cottage is near the end of a lane on a spit of land in a loop of the Withlacoochee River. You will have the urge to run right through the house to the back to drink in the beautiful, unbelievable tableaux of the Withlacoochee flowing past. The other side of the river is a wildlife preserve. There is a small fishing dock on the beautiful well-maintained waterfront. You didn't bring fishing gear, that's okay the owner has several rods and reels to chose from.

Do you just want to sit and rest? Just pull up a chair and watch nature flow by on the river. Want to get even closer to nature? The owner has a tandem kayak, a single fishing kayak, and a nice canoe. We explored the rive by water, paddling both up and down the river. Suggestion, if you are going for a long paddle, go up-river as far as you want. That way when you turn around the river will do most of the work bringing you back to the cottage. Dunnellon is surrounded by various nature parks and preserves, with hiking trails and other rivers to explore. I did an approximately 18 mile hike one day. The cottage is clean and well arranged. The kitchen is well equipped, with plenty of room for cooking. There are two bedrooms (each with its own bath). One has a double bed and the other has two singles. The owner is very friendly and accommodating. On Christmas day he brought us new propane tanks for the barbeque.

If getting closer to the true nature of Florida is what you want, then this is the place to go. It is just about 1.5 hours from Tampa International Airport.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very charming home!

  • 4 of 5

I took my 2 teenage children to this charming home. The view was beautiful and the home had everything you needed. My only complaint would be that their were no tvs in the bedrooms and the family room could really only seat 3 people comfortably if you wanted to lounge around. Many people may not care at all about that.

It was close to rainbow river. We went tubing one day and then went kayaking another day. We did not use the owners kayaks because the river behind the house is not clear and clean looking. It may have been that time of year. I am not sure. I would imagine that being there during the winter would be amazing. The back patio was covered and so cute. Nice to have coffee outside in the morning. The house was very clean and music was on as we walked in. You can tell that there is a pride of ownership in this home. It's a very special little house.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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