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Whimsical Cabin On Rainbow River, Free Kayaks & Canoe

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cabin


About the property

Uncork your spirit & indulge in the phenomenal rainbow river on a property with an ancient phosphate mine & whimsical past.

This wonderful old Florida cabin, circa 1940, celebrates the charm of the era in a very romantic & cozy setting. The open 600 sf layout of this cabin is very comfortable and perfect for only two people. The screened porch looks out over the picturesque Rainbow River offering 116' of pristine river frontage. You will encounter otters, wood ducks, turtles, foxes & exceptional birding, along with other forms of wildlife.

Explore this unique river on our kayaks or canoe should you choose to indulge. Fish or dive off our dock where vast fishing opportunity abounds. We furnish a gas BBQ grill for your outdoor dining pleasure & fire pit to relax by in the evenings.

This historic river property steeped in Florida history, nestled in a very serene setting on 1.5 acres of towering pines & majestic oaks, is very much like a storybook. The property boast an ancient phosphate mine, excavated during the Dunnellon boom days, circa late 1800's. This phosphate mine was bridged over to access the cabin & river.

Wondering about the property literally brings you back in time in a park like setting. You will enjoy the natural flora & fauna, some of which could be considered prehistoric, such as the large mastodon fossils in the phosphate mine, which can be viewed. Many of the majestic pines are centuries old & history reveals they have been used for turpentine harvesting. Come and take a stroll through our beautiful property which we have been blessed with. The 1.5 acre has 2 cabins. The 1st is the rental cabin & the 2nd cabin the owners live in

There is also a small vineyard on this land.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Dunnellon, Florida

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Sorry No Day Visitors or Pets During Rental. Cabin Rental Contract has complete information on cabin rules.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Cabin has an open layout floor plan & sleeps only two people
  • Bedroom King Size Memory Foam Bed. Maximum Cabin Occupancy is 2 (Sorry No Exceptions) The futon bunk is only used as a sofa.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
1 mile to Winn Dixie Market and 2 miles to Super Walmart.


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Whimsical Cabin On Rainbow River, Free Kayaks & Canoe
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

The whole experience was absolutely wonderful. Not a thing we would change

  • Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough. Absolutely wonderful people who own this property. They are a huge part of the charm. Great little cabin loft. Simple quaint and quiet. Right on the river. So peaceful. Great look of the property. Mike and Nancy really put their heart into it. Dunellon is right in the middle of Ocala and Crystal River. Quick drive to either place. I would recommend to anyone looking to get away and relax. Regroup from real life.

  • Submitted: 24-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Far exceeded our expectations!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for 2 nights at the cabin. Absolutely stunning!!! The reviews on this property are wonderful (as they should be) but seeing this place in person is a must!!! Nancy and Mike made us feel at home. They are wonderful people. The love Nancy and Mike put into these property shows. Rainbow river is breathtaking!!! We are already looking at dates to go back. If you book this will not be disappointed!!!!!

  • Submitted: 18-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I stayed for 3 nights & thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Nancy & Mike got us settled in the first night & were quick to help us get set up in the canoe & get us on the river the next two following days. The cabin was perfect for two people & had everything needed from coffee maker to utensils to towels to hair dryer. It was also clean! We enjoyed eating our breakfast & lunch on the screened in porch facing the river, daily & used the gas grill for one of our meals. We had the option of using the canoe or kayaks & we used the canoe both days of our stay & it was a snap to get the canoe in & out of the water at the property. We canoed all the way into the Rainbow River State Park head springs area & back. It was beautiful on the river & if we got too hot, then quickly cooled off by splashing each other or jumping into the water for a quick swim. We brought our own tubes & opted to tie up to the dock & float a bit on one of the days & also just enjoyed time sitting on the dock & watching the tubers & other wildlife. We had dinner in town all three nights & ate at the Blue Gator, Swampy’s & BubbaQue’s BBQ restaurants & had good meals & service at each place. Both Blue Gator & Swampy’s have outside dining with river views. The property is gorgeous & if you get the chance to visit with Nancy & Mike for a bit during your stay, then they can fill you in on the history of their property & the springs area. We are looking forward to visiting again & definitely appreciate all the work that has been done to the property & cabins & that such a beautiful spot is available as a vacation rental.

  • Submitted: 5-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is our third stay at this amazing place. Besides the accommodations being absolutely perfect, the beauty is in the details. Mike and Nancy poured their heart and soul into this beautiful property and it shows! We are always so touched by their hospitality - you definitely feel like you are at home! We love walking the property at night and noticing all the small but thoughtful details that were added to make everything as perfect as can be. It will always be our very special getaway spot! We're already looking forward to our next visit! ;-)

  • Submitted: 26-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Cabin for about a week. We enjoyed it so much that we will most likely be coming back. The property is breath taking form the moment you enter to the moment you leave. We both loved that we could spend the day on the river and the evening at the cabin. The Cabin had everything we needed to be a able to enjoy the week. The owners Mike and Nancy are such kind people. They stayed to themselves and left us alone (even though they are super nice and we wouldn't of mind them talking to us more). My husband enjoyed being able to fish right off the dock and I also enjoyed being able to lay out on the sun deck . This is a trip for the books :)

I would give this rental higher then a 5 if I could.

AMAZING place to stay and perfect for a little getaway.

  • Submitted: 9-May-2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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* Rainbow Spring State Park, under 2 miles from Cabin

* Aquatic Wilderness Adventures

* KP Hole Park - Half mile from Cabin

* Grumbles House, unique shops, Historic Area

* Blue Gator & Swampy's- Waterfront Restaurant,

* Juliette Falls Golf Course, one of many to choose from.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Dunnellon, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rental payment is made directly to the owner (Nancy).
Only 2 people on property per reservation, No Exceptions
Sorry, No Pets Allowed, No Exceptions
Rental contract along with rental payment must be returned to owner for reservation to be complete & confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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