2/2 lakeside cabin. 15 Min from Crystal River/Kingsbay. 20 min Rainbow Springs

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About this rental

House (Sleeps 5)
960 sq. ft.  ·   2 bedrooms   ·  2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Property Type: House
  • Minimum Stay: 4 nights
  • Living Area: 960 sq. ft.

Home is centrally located between all local activities.
Just 10 minutes West to downtown Crystal River - Heritage Village area with unique shops and restaurants. Also Kingsbay/ 3 Sisters Springs. Then just 20 min East to Rainbow Springs.
This 1940's home has been updated/restored. Quaint 2 bed 2 bath. Front and back porches. Home sits on 1/2 acre on Lake Rousseau with direct access to Rainbow River and Withlacoochee.
Nice dock for you to fish from or launch a kayak. (kayaks provided). Bring your boat and park it at dock under cover. Boat ramp 5 min away. Watch the squirrels, wide variety of birds, ducks, rabbits, otter, turtles and the occasional gator from the dock or the large back covered porch.
Nice firepit for those cool nights or if you prefer there is an electric fireplace in living room.
Free Wi-Fi and Roku. TV's in Living room and Master.
Washer and dryer in guest bath.
Living room and Master bedroom overlook the water.
Kitchen fully equipped w/everything you should need. Gas grill on back patio also.
Home is centrally located to all parks, bike and walking trails, restaurants, grocery.
Nice and quiet neighborhood. No fireworks please.
A quaint place to relax and rejuvenate.

Unique Benefits

Far enough away to be out of the city but still close to everything within 15 min.
Downtown Crystal River is 15 mins away and water adventure charters are 15 min away.
Rainbow Springs 20 min.
Alpaca Farm 25 min.
Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park 30 min.

Why Kids Love It

Good size yard to run around in or play with a few yard toys provided. Games and books also to keep one busy during very hot or rainy times.

Favorite Places To Eat

Front Porch - 10 min
Blue Gator - 10 min
Swampy's - 15 min.
Nortons - 15 min.
Kane Cattle Co - 15 min.
St. Johns Tavern - 15 min.

Inside Scoop

Front Porch Restaurant. Great home cooked meals. You got to try the pies!
Blue Gator great waterfront restaurant. Got ta try the grouper sandwich.
Nortons more like a sports bar. Great food and live music.
Nice steak dinner- Kanes Cattle Co. -

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Amenities

  • Beds
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
Features
  • Air conditioning
  • Bed linens provided
  • Dock or boat slip
  • Fireplace
  • Free WiFi
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Kayak / canoe
  • Kitchen
  • Lake view
  • Lakefront
  • Lawn / garden
  • Managed by owner
  • Non-smoking
  • Parking available
  • Patio or deck
  • Porch
  • Towels provided
  • Water view
  • Waterfront
  • Wireless internet
Appliances
  • Blender
  • Ceiling fans
  • Coffee maker
  • Dishes & utensils
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Washer & Dryer
Nearby Activities
  • Fishing
    (onsite)
  • Kayaking
    (onsite)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities

Family games and books. outdoor Jenga game and cornhole.

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
Jan 01 - Mar 31 2024
$115 $640 $2,300 4 nights
Apr 01 - Apr 30 2024
$110 $660 $2,250 4 nights
May 01 - Sep 30 2024
$95 $520 $1,800 4 nights
Oct 01 - Nov 17 2024
$100 $550 $2,000 4 nights
Nov 18 - Dec 31 2024
$105 $600 $2,200 4 nights

Fees:

Refundable damage fee: $200
cleaning fee: $125
montly rental cleaning: $175

Tax Rate: 11%

Notes:

Must 25 years or older.

No smoking on property grounds.

Discounts for 2 and 3 week stays and longer.

Taxes added to rate only, not cleaning.

Non-Refundable 10% deposit due at booking. (Can be transferred if date change). Total of 50% due 45 days prior and paid in full 21 days prior.



Long term rental agreements differ from short term rental.

Florida LIC #DWE1901516

Availability

Last updated on February 25, 2024

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Map

Nearest Bar: The loft - 3 miles
Nearest Restaurant: The Loft Bar and Grill - 2 miles

Hosted by Victoria Downey

Victoria Downey

Member since 2022

Year Purchased: 2017

About the owner: WE were born and raised here in Florida and took weekend trips as teens and young adults to Dunnellon. Always remembered the beauty of the area and after raising our children we had the opportunity to purchase a 2nd home. We came across this delapidated home and gave it our blood sweat and tears to make it what it is today.
We come to the lake house to get away from all the hustle and bustle of city life.

Why this property? This property was to be torn down but we had a vision to restore it. The home was part of an old fishing village. Completely made out of Cypress and Pine. We saved the center of the home but had to tear down the front and back. In doing so we saved the wood to reuse within the home. The living room picture frames, dining room table, coffee and end tables and kitchen island were made from the wood we salvaged. The front and back porch ceilings are the original ceilings from the parts of the home.
This home was a labor of love for us as weekend worriers and now use it as a weekend getaway.
We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:

We are coffee drinkers. What set up do you have?

A:

There is a 12 cup coffee pot. And a coffee grinder.

Q:

There ae alot of spammers out there. How do we know you are not one.

A:

First I am Licensed w/the state. LIC #DWE1901516. And you can go on the property appraisers website and you will see that this is my property.

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  • 2/2 lakeside cabin. 15 Min from Crystal River/Kingsbay. 20 min Rainbow Springs #1
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  • 2/2 lakeside cabin. 15 Min from Crystal River/Kingsbay. 20 min Rainbow Springs #1
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    morning back porch view
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  • 2/2 lakeside cabin. 15 Min from Crystal River/Kingsbay. 20 min Rainbow Springs #1
  • 2/2 lakeside cabin. 15 Min from Crystal River/Kingsbay. 20 min Rainbow Springs #1
  • 2/2 lakeside cabin. 15 Min from Crystal River/Kingsbay. 20 min Rainbow Springs #1
  • 2/2 lakeside cabin. 15 Min from Crystal River/Kingsbay. 20 min Rainbow Springs #1
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  • 2/2 lakeside cabin. 15 Min from Crystal River/Kingsbay. 20 min Rainbow Springs #1
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    washer/dryer in guestbath
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  • 2/2 lakeside cabin. 15 Min from Crystal River/Kingsbay. 20 min Rainbow Springs #1
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  • 2/2 lakeside cabin. 15 Min from Crystal River/Kingsbay. 20 min Rainbow Springs #1
  • 2/2 lakeside cabin. 15 Min from Crystal River/Kingsbay. 20 min Rainbow Springs #1
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    Not often, but not photo shopped.
  • 2/2 lakeside cabin. 15 Min from Crystal River/Kingsbay. 20 min Rainbow Springs #1
  • 2/2 lakeside cabin. 15 Min from Crystal River/Kingsbay. 20 min Rainbow Springs #1
  • outdoor game. We have cornhole too!
    outdoor game. We have cornhole too!
  • 2/2 lakeside cabin. 15 Min from Crystal River/Kingsbay. 20 min Rainbow Springs #1

Reviews

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The Best

This country home with its large property & view of Lake Rousseau was the best vacation house we’ve ever rented. Could not ask for more. The interior was amazingly decorated, homey but with modern state of the art appliances. The cleanest place we have ever rented. Lovely porch to view lake with birds & squirrels plus , up closer & fully equipped. We have booked it 2 more times to secure more time there as this beautiful home is very popular. We just fell in love with it. You will love this home. Renter Virginia.

Stayed: Submitted: October 26, 2023

Owner response

Thankyou so much for your great review. We are soo happy you enjoyed your stay and love the home. That means alot to us and appreciate you rebooking with us. Cant wait to have you back.

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Amazing house! Great location

Five stars in not enough. House is adorable. Everything you need for a stay. Very cozy and charming. View is amazing. Close to everything; crystal river, rainbow river, Homosasa, Weeki Wachee etc... Also a short drive for groceries and dining. If you have been wanting to come explore this area then this is the place to stay. We will book again for sure. Vicki also answered all of questions and sent me info on the area. She was available anytime.

Stayed: Submitted: October 08, 2023

Owner response

Glad it was a perfect spot for you and family. And the squirrels will miss you. LOL Thanks for already booking again for next year.

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Perfect getaway

We love this home with all of its personal touches to ensure we had a good time! We loved the back porch, took the kayaks out, (we also went tubing and paddle boarding on Rainbow River), visited the local restaurants and truly relaxed. It was a perfect getaway️

Stayed: Submitted: July 08, 2023

Owner response

Glad you were able to take some time to rejuvenate. Love to have you back when ever you need to get away.

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Well Done!

We say "well done" because the rental was, in all ways, perfect for us! We love Florida and are searching for new homes near Dunnellon. The owners did a fabulous job of renovating this property and we found everything we needed to make our stay a success. Quiet, clean and a perfect location in old Florida style living.

Stayed: Submitted: March 01, 2023

Owner response

Thankyou for the review. We are soo happy you felt right at home. Would love to have you back if needing a place while continuing your search for your new home.

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wonderful peaceful lake cottage, Pet Friendly too!!

we loved staying at Vicki's lake home. it was clean and had everything we needed. Beds were comfortable and bathrooms nicely updated, great washer/dryer. the porch was perfect for watching the lake and all the wonderful wildlife. The fact that is was pet friendly was a huge plus. Very peaceful. Great grocery shopping close by and only 30 minutes to Ocala where everything you want to feel back in the city. thanks!!

Stayed: Submitted: February 01, 2023

Owner response

Thankyou soo much for the review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Our 4 legged companions are family so want them to feel right at home too.

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Winter stay

A great dog friendly lake cottage. Everything you need for a comfortable stay. Super quiet and relaxing. Grocery shopping only 8 miles away. If you want bigger city amenities Ocala is a short 25 minute drive. Updated bathrooms and lovely porch to watch all the wildlife on the lake. Gas grill was used even on cooler nights. Beds are super comfy. So glad we visited this winter.

Stayed: Submitted: January 27, 2023

Owner response

So glad you and your pup had a relaxing enjoyable stay. And thankyou for taking the necessary precautions on those nites we had freezing temps. It was one of our coldest Januarys.

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Beautiful home and view!!

I had a very nice get away!! Everything we would need was there! Had a nice time tubing down Rainbow River! Being on the back porch with a view of the lake was perfect. Thank you so much for this beautiful place.

Stayed: Submitted: June 13, 2022

Owner response

Glad you enjoyed our home. Thanks for the review.

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Lovely cottage

We stayed a week in this nicely done home. It had everything we could need -even nuts to feed the friendly squirrels. Loved the back porch and kayaking. Very clean and comfortable.

Stayed: Submitted: June 01, 2022

Owner response

Glad your stay was enjoyable. Thanks for feeding our squirrels.

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Perfect Location

We had a great weekend getaway at the lake house. Took the jet skis all the way up the Rainbow River (the boat ramp is just around the corner from the house). Enjoyed our time fishing from the dock and catching a glimpse of a gator. Utilized the grill a few nights and paid a visit to The Loft down the street another night. This place is super clean and had everything we needed for 4 adults. Thank you!

Stayed: Submitted: January 16, 2022

Owner response

Thanks for the review. Glad you had a great time.

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