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Rainbow River-Withlacoochee Peaceful - FUN Get-A-Way

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

River Front

Otter's Landing is a two story duplex located at the end of the Rainbow Spring on the Withlacoochee River. The Rainbow is ONE of the LARGEST SPRINGS in the WORLD and crystal clear for six miles. This rental is the upper level with a beautiful view of the river. It has two bedrooms, two baths, full kitchen, and laundry. A boat dock is available at this location, so boats are welcomed. There is a public boat ramp just across the street. Canoeing and kayaking are available on both the Rainbow and the Withlacoochee River (2 Canoes or 2 Kayaks on premises for your use), fishing, swimming, and tubing are all accessible. In addition, there is access to a bike trail only a mile away. Otter's Landing is located within walking distance of the Dunnellon Historic District , restaurants, gift shops, and bars.

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Deidre Whitt
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018

About Deidre Whitt

We came to the small town of Dunnellon to raise our two girls. We had a canoe livery in Ohio for over ten years. We used to travel to the Keys often; as that is where my father-in-law lives. On the way through, we found the Rainbow River and knew this was a piece of Florida undiscovered. 17 years ago, we opened a canoe livery at the end of the Rainbow River on the Withlacoochee River,

Why Deidre Whitt chose Dunnellon

This property is so unique, as it sits at the confluence of both rivers: The Rainbow River and the Withlacoochee River. The view from balcony is breathtaking!

What makes this house unique

This property is located close to our canoe and kayak livery. Shuttles run every day! We shuttle up either river-the Rainbow River ( a crystal clear spring-one of the largest springs in the world) or the Withlacoochee River (more of a forest float-deeper, dark panic water), and you float right back to your rental. You get one complimentary shuttle (for up to 4 People) with your stay. You also have use of up to 4 boats of choice to take out whenever you please ~ during your stay.

Another unique benefit is that we are so close to town, but the area is so peaceful, you would not even know it. You have two bikes on site for your use, whether biking to a local restaurant or shop or to take an amazing trip on Dunnellon's new paved bike trail which hugs the Rainbow River.


Dunnellon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Two Queen Beds; Can interchange beds to have two twin beds in one room if you make the request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Local Festivals, Churches, Dining-Food and Drinks, Events, Historical Sites and Shops...All within Walking Distance!


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Rainbow River-Withlacoochee Peaceful - FUN Get-A-Way
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Wonderfully relaxing in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at otters Landing. From the super comfy beds and cozy couches to all the extra touches, it exceeded our expectations. Steve and the rest of the staff at the Outfitters next door couldn't have been more friendly and helpful and the inclusion of the river trip with canoes and Kayaks during our stay was just a great bonus. It was the perfect getaway for myself, my wife, and our daughters, 16 and 18. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate it very much. We look forward to seeing you all again.
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Best of what nature has to offer

  • 5 of 5

Located at the intersection of crystal clear waters of Rainbow river and the wildlife-rich waters of Withlacoochee. We rented the upper floor of the cottage unit. The view was breathtaking, and the place filled with extremely useful amenities. Kayaks and bicycles, were top shape, and the area has lots to offer. I would recommend it!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Best Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, our two children and I had an amazing time at Otter's Landing. We wanted to experience a different Florida- we've been to the beach, we've been to Disney World, but we have never explored any of the areas with the beautiful springs. I'm so glad we chose Otter's Landing! Deidre went above and beyond to answer my questions about our trip. She was there to greet us when we arrived & made sure that we were happy and comfortable. The place was perfect and had everything we needed. We had the best time exploringThe Rainbow River. It was truly magical. We saw tons of beautiful birds, turtles, otters, & even a couple gators! The springs were almost too beautiful to be real. We spent the day exploring and the evenings enjoying the deck & watching the river. We cooked dinner most nights instead of eating at restaurants because we didn't want to leave! We also celebrated my daughter's 7th birthday eating cake on the deck. She said it was the best birthday ever.

As I said before, Deidre has really done an awesome job, the place is great. Everyone is super nice and helpful. Having access to the kayaks and canoes made it so easy.

As a side note, when we left Dunnellon, we went to Legoland for a couple days, my kids ages 7 & 9 made more memories on the River! They both said they liked the river better! That made me so happy! Thanks for a great time!!

If you go to Dunnellon, go talk to the people at the Historical Association. It's right behind the house and the town has such an interesting history!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Otter landing was the perfect get away for our little kayak group! Miles and miles of waterfront!

  • 5 of 5

Otter landing property was perfect. The house was stocked with everything we needed plus some! Miles of waterfront in the backyard kept us in our kayaks most of the day! Having the kayak/canoe rental next door was so helpful for transports and help with our own kayaks. Restaraunts were within walking distance...

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and for choosing "Otter's Landing" for your stay. It was a pleasure to meet you all and so glad that you had the chance to make the trip. We are glad your family knew that escape is good for the soul, and hope it was.;) We hope you can come back to visit us again soon.
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Lovely Place

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay, especially the time spent on the deck watching the river. We highly recommend staying here and hope to come again.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. Thank you, too, for your patience, as we put in the swing set fire-pit during your stay. I certainly hope to see you all again, soon.
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Do not hesitate to book Otter's Landing

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Otter's Landing was absolutely wonderful! The rental was perfectly clean, updated, and spacious. Deidre was a wonderful host- she left a bottle of wine for my birthday and there were fresh flowers throughout the house. I was already impressed with the rental itself, but those little personal touches really put it over the top for me. Having the kayaks available for use was another great feature and we really enjoyed getting out on the river. We watched a group of otters frolicking around and it was one of the highlights of our trip! I would highly recommend Otter's Landing to anyone looking to spend time in the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Blue Gator
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Juliet Falls
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Daytona Beach
Car: necessary

The Rainbow River is one of the largest springs in the world. It is commonly known for its clarity. Swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking and canoeing is a must.

The Withlacoochee River is known for its bass fishing, beauty and solitude.

This house is located right by the confluence of both rivers - giving renters two amazing river options of fun!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
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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