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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- Jun 20, 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, www.rainbowrivercanoeandkayak.com
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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderfully relaxing in a beautiful setting.
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!
Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate it very much. We look forward to seeing you all again.
Relaxing stay in the Real Florida
Wonderful house on the river with great added features. There were bikes available and kayaks to use during the entire stay. Deidre bought supplies for making s'mores by the fire pit for our family, what a nice touch. The house was very well supplied with soap, paper products, and cooking supplies, which you do not typically see in a rental. The river and nearby Rainbow Springs is something my entire family loved. I enjoyed watching all the wildlife and boats floating by in the back. This part of Florida was new for my family. My husband and I enjoyed it more than any amusement park. We would love to return someday.
Everything you need is provided, host is kind. Makes sure your good and leaves you to it"!
Just as described.
Best of what nature has to offer
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!
The Best Vacation!!
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!
Thank you so much for the amazing review. I am so glad that you all had a good time. You were a pleasure. the added bonus and blessing: Your little girl spent her birthday right here on the river! Hopefully, this birthday will be a memory that she will forever keep. I love when people enjoy their time and the river. It is a magical place, for sure. I am so happy to share it! Thank you! We hope to see ya all again, soon.
Otter landing was the perfect get away for our little kayak group! Miles and miles of waterfront!
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...
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.
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!