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Private Preferred up Rainbow River Access. Peaceful Home.5 Min Walk to Access

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Country club estates of Rainbow Springs home with private up river access

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3BR/2BA (2343 sq ft) screened in back porch w/ lanai ,2 car indoor garage

Short 5 minute walk to private small beach access on the crystal clear five mile long Rainbow river which is popular with snorkelers. The Rainbow flows into the darker Withlacoochee river which has good bass fishing. Parking and restrooms available at our private access.

Country Club Estates at Rainbow Springs has private preferred up river access which has covered picnic areas, grills, a private kayak launching lagoon and a small beach/swimming area. Up river location gives the ability to do shorter kayak trips up to the head springs with less traffic then enjoy a peaceful drift back to the private access. Excellent snorkel spot right in front of the private access.

River temperature is 72 degrees year round (cool in Summer and warm in winter). Kayak/ canoe and tube rentals available at very close state park and the walkable KP hole facility.Tree shaded neighborhood. Neighbor's homes are well maintained.

Rainbow river is a clear river (only 5.7 miles long) and flows into the darker Withlacoochee River. The Withlacoochee river which flows into Lake Rousseau which is known as a top area for bass fishing. Inexpensive motor boat rentals are available at the Blue Gator restaurant.

Home has a screened in porch with a covered out door dining area. Fireplace. Peaceful street. 2 Riverside restaurants (among others) are in Dunnellon and the Front Porch restaurant has excellent breakfasts and excellent home made pies of all kinds. Ocala Fl (Horse country) is 30 minutes away with many good restaurants.

Winn Dixie and large Walmart are a short drive away. Dunnellon is a small town but has everything you need. Gainesville (43 miles away) is home of Univ. of FL and has museums and one of the best hospitals in the country.

Adjacent Rainbow Springs state park used to be a location for glass bottom boats and has beautiful azalea gardens and waterfalls. February and March feature bountiful blooming azaleas and is a popular time to visit the park. Otters swim playfully in the Rainbow river.

2 car garage, washer and dryer, dish washer, central air and heat. Glasses utensils and plates. Bath towels. Office desk and desk chair for your use..
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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2343 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    dogs only (we are allergic to cats) Dog crate available if desired. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom : 1 queen

    walk in closet...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 bunk bed

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  • Master bedroom has queen size bed 2nd bedroom has queen size bed 3rd bedroom has 2 bunk beds...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    his and her vanities/ walk in shower with safety handles...moreless

  • 2 full baths Master bath has his/her sinks and walk in shower

Other Amenities

  • Empty desk and office chair available for your use.

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    private access area has a small beach and swimming area where boats are prohibited ( kayaks/canoes are launched from our other deeper lagoon which is spring fed) ...moreless

  • Golf Course Front:

    Home is on golf course fairway. Our golf course is closed. Other golf courses: 2.4 miles to Rainbow's end course. 4.8 miles to Juliette falls. 17 miles to excellent Black Diamond course....moreless

  • Water View:

    Access area has small beach with close by visible springs. Snorkeling off the swim area is popular. Shallow slow moving river popular for tubing and kayaking. Spring fed river is 70 degrees...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Private river access via preferred up river location bordering the Rainbow River Springs State Park. Short paddle ride to the crystal clear head springs. Touted as the prettiest river in Florida. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    4 bar stools kitchen counter dining 4 chair dining room table Lanai : 4 person table for outside dining w/ screened porch 2 rocking patio chairs with wicker table and small side table for drinks...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    garage door opener...moreless

  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    In door garage and large driveway...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Inside washer /dryer room with sink ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and utensils and pots and pans...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Recently added new dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave:

    Recently replaced old microwave with a newer one....moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    can rent pontoon or small boats at the Blue Gator restaurant to take up the Rainbow river...moreless

  • Golf:

    Area has numerous golf courses...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Can rent canoes, tubes and Kayaks at the 2 nearby parks...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    2 rocking cushioned metal patio chairs. Prop your feet up on the outdoor wicker table and listen to birds in the trees on the golf course. Another metal outdoor glass top table can sit 4 comfortably...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    At the private river access...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.4
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
winter
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$150 $200
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$999 $3,900
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$125 $180
Fri, Sat
$800 $2,000

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • cleaning fees $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Monthly renters need to transport your garbage to the local drive through recycling center

275$ monthly cap on electric bill ( renter pays excess amount)


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

48 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gainesville FL
4.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Blue Gator Tiki Bar and Restaurant
2.43 Miles
Nearest Golf
Rainbow's End golf and country club
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 41
4.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Simply Seafood
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
Crystal River (Gulf of Mexico)

Car: Necessary

Peaceful street in peaceful neighborhood.

Disney World (one hour 52 minutes away).

Beautiful Clearwater beach (2.2 hours away)

Tampa international airport (1 hour 54 minutes away)

Famous theme park Busch Gardens in Tampa (1 hour 54 minutes away)

Gainesville (Univ of FL) has art and natural history museums (43 miles away)

Crystal river on the Gulf of Mexico is famous for summer scalloping (20 miles away) rental boats available there

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Family of 5 who fell in love with the clear Rainbow River. Love the snorkeling as the water is clear like the Bahamas. People snorkel year round due to the constant 72 degree water. Kayaking up stream to the bordering state park head waters (checking out the spring fed lagoons on the way) then drifting back to the private access is very easy.

Why the Owner Chose Dunnellon, FL, USA:
We bought this home because the crystal clear Rainbow river is so beautiful. This home is a way to be close to nature with civilization close by. We border the State Park that used to be a theme park with glass bottom boats which still has waterfalls and beautiful gardens. The Central FL location puts you within range of numerous top tier day trips such as the loaded Disney World area, Busch Gardens, Clearwater beach and Gainesville Univ of FL museums. Return to a peaceful town. Dunnellon is considered to be a part of the famous Nature Coast of Florida. Take a relaxed tube ride down the Rainbow River. Rent a pontoon boat or a small boat for a very reasonable price at the Blue Gator restaurant which has excellent steamed shrimp and seafood and has outdoor dining with occasional bands and indoor dining.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The up river access we have has less traffic than the lower river. As you go further down the river is where more people get in the river (tubing down this cool clear slow moving river during the summer is popular). We are a short 20 minute drive to the city of Crystal River which is a popular scalloping spot for Floridians (scallop in Kings bay's shallow waters during July thru September). You can rent boats there. We also rent small or large motor boats at the Blue Gator Restaurant (for around 50 dollars for the smaller ones for a 1/2 day) and go up the river exploring. The gently winding Rainbow river is only 5.7 miles long and empties into the darker Withlaccooche river which has great fishing. The Rainbow River is an Aquatic Preserve with a first magnitude clear spring with numerous vents and sand boils.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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Photos

  • Country club estates of Rainbow Springs home with private up river access

    Country club estates of Rainbow Springs home with private up river access

  • New dishwasher, counter seating for 4,  Keurig coffee maker, toaster,microwave

    New dishwasher, counter seating for 4, Keurig coffee maker, toaster,microwave

  • Master BR. 1 Queen. 
Walk in closet. Rocking patio chairs on covered  lanai

    Master BR. 1 Queen. Walk in closet. Rocking patio chairs on covered lanai

  • Dining room view of golf fairway through screened in porch

    Dining room view of golf fairway through screened in porch

  • Living room  borders kitchen.

    Living room borders kitchen.

  • Snorkeling/tubing popular. Spring fed clear river 72* year round. Warm in winter

    Snorkeling/tubing popular. Spring fed clear river 72* year round. Warm in winter

  • His and her sinks and walk in shower in master bedroom

    His and her sinks and walk in shower in master bedroom

  • Desk area

    Desk area

  • Three sisters kayak trip 20 minutes away See Manatees.

    Three sisters kayak trip 20 minutes away See Manatees.

  • Playful otters on the river

    Playful otters on the river

  • Sandy snorkeling area across from access swim lagoon

    Sandy snorkeling area across from access swim lagoon

  • Private access boat launching lagoon. Borders Rainbow Springs State Park.

    Private access boat launching lagoon. Borders Rainbow Springs State Park.

  • Peaceful street/golf community a few miles from grocery store and Walmart

    Peaceful street/golf community a few miles from grocery store and Walmart

  •  3rd BR 2 bunk beds

    3rd BR 2 bunk beds

  • A peaceful picnic on the Rainbow river at private access area

    A peaceful picnic on the Rainbow river at private access area

  • Private access picnic area on clear shallow  Rainbow River. Parking available.

    Private access picnic area on clear shallow Rainbow River. Parking available.

  • 2nd full bath

    2nd full bath

  • Bordering Rainbow Springs State Park
Feb/March numerous azalea gardens in bloom

    Bordering Rainbow Springs State Park Feb/March numerous azalea gardens in bloom

  • Short kayak trip up slow river to the crystal clear head waters of state park

    Short kayak trip up slow river to the crystal clear head waters of state park

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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