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Bonfires are your responsibility, bring starter logs . We provide some  
firewood if its available.  All outdoor fires are subject to Marion Count  
rules, regulations and possible fire bans.  Please call our local fire dept for current bans.


​Accommodations: Estate, 12 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 8 Baths (Sleeps 6-70)

Keywords: Rainbow River Vacation Rentals, Large Family Reunions, family reunions, Romantic Getaways, Corporate Events, Birthday Partys, Corporate Retreats, Camping Rainbow River, Rainbow River, Waterfront Camping, Vacation Rental, Crystal Clear River, Dunnellon Lodging, Kid Friendly vacations, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving,

No Body Does it Better...on the entire Rainbow River: All Visitors to the Rainbow River should seek out reliable information and trusted reviews as seen on they are very strict on their reviews and they will check them out to be sure that they are legitimate. There are some very nice accommodation on our river that will be perfect for you and your group. But we are clearly the leader when it comes to the biggest and cleanest home plus you get free boats, kayaks, paddle boards and tubes equipment, all nite bonfires and nobody does it better when it comes to a Kid Friendly Private Estate and a place for larger groups. We here at Rainbow River Lodging are very proud of our reviews and our repeat 90% customers are a testament to how we take care of our guest. Our reviews are the best way to know how others feel about our place... ( For more pictures and a cool video see youtubes Rainbow River Lodging.) We will keep you happy by providing you the largest, most unique 5 story Waterfront Vacation Home on the entire Rainbow River and it really is right on the river.
This is a fun place for kids and it is a very relaxing vacation retreat for adults. Everything you need is included and your family will never forget a vacation gift like this. We can hold up to 50 to 60 guest or as few as 6. Our best feature is our big multi level 5 story home and it's new  Safari Trophy Room with a private romantic outside shower and it's has its own private sun deck on the 5 th floor over looking the river. Our rope swing is for kids but without a doubt it's the best on the river and it is highly recommended by everyone who stays with us. Our 24 ft pontoon boat, kayaks paddle boards and tubes can take you anywhere on the two rivers. Everything you need comes with our giant Vacation Home. We are the only home that has big all night camp fires and we have lights in the river for night swimming.
Its Great Camping weather friends, so bring your small tents for the kids and let them rough it just a little right next to a warm, all night, riverfront campfire. You will also enjoy the security of being close by to watch over them and having the comfort of your own Vacation home a few steps away. Our 24 ft Pontoon boat is ready to explore the river all year long. Water temp is constant at 74 to 76 degrees.

Special Day Spa Notice for Dog and Cats: We still don't allow animals on the property or in our Vacation Rental but we have made some very special arrangement with one of the best veterinarians in the business. Take a look at the deluxe Spa for dogs and cats that this vet has created. It is close by and it is top of the line a accommodation and services. See 

Please note: To Our Repeat Guest: PLEASE BOOK AS EARLY AS YOU CAN TO SECURE YOUR DATES. I know many of you missed out this year because we were booked out for the dates you needed and we are trully sorry that we missed you. It is going to get even more busy. So Please think about next year and secure you dates ASAP. We have many new groups this year like teams and players from the NFL, FFA Golfing buddies,  Red Hat ladies, youth and church groups from all over the USA and many others who are booking way in advance
(Check out time is 11 AM and check in is 5 PM) You must leave the Home, Dock, yard and boats just the way you found them. 

WE CAN EASILY HOLD From 6 to 40 guest in our waterfront home. We have held up to 65 but mostly small children. 
Rates start at $750.00 per night up to 10 guest. $1500.00 for 20 guets etc etc Then its $75 for each additional person.  rate change a little during off season

Visitors of our guest must also pay $75 per to enter the property. Over night visitors must pay a three day min of $225.00. and must be registered.
We have some extra thick sleeping mats for some of your overflow guest and a thick padding with good Berber carpet for the brave ones. (BRING YOUR OWN LINEN, TOWELS, SLEEPING BAGS, BLOWUPS, LINEN ETC FOR YOUR EXTRA GUEST above 30. No towels from the homes are ever allowed on the river or shore line. You must bring your own beach towels. 

Like to Trade??? Trade your big boy toys or your own vacation rental for our Vacation rental / Credits? Call Ray at 352 274 8467.

Families and friends will really enjoy the kid friendly things to do like using the rope swing right on the river. Or simply enjoying our all night campfire with the whole family. We are Scuba Diver and snorkeling friendly. Try Exploring the river in your own free 24 ft pontoon boat, kayaks or tube down at no cost its all included. The parks close very early now days and we are ready to help with the overflow. Avoid the long lines and the hard drive home, stay with us and use the river again and again. Please call in advance for your reservations, we are very limited as to space right now and are booking up in advance for larger groups. 

Crystal River is very close by and we are the central hub for all three counties. In the event you want to Hunt, bike, hike, swim with the Manatee's or dive in the beautiful springs we are in the best location. Race Fans heading to the Gator Nationals or visiting any of the local Dive Springs, this is the place to lodge for your group. Corporate retreats, Romantic Getaways, memorial event and accommodation for special event guest are also welcome. 

This the only full service vacation rental We are the only officially approved Vacation Rental for the Blue Grotto dive cave. Our Rainbow River is the clearest and cleanest river in the state. Come see why our guest return year after year.

Contact us for information about special Birthday Parties, Family get together's, Corp events etc.

  • Amenities
  • Air Conditioning : This big estate home is blanky time cold in the summer and warm and cozy in the winter. But you can pick how cold and how warm you need it because our A/C and heating units are great
  • Linens Provided : Bring you own extra Towles for the river please. Please note that we only provide a limited amout of linens for 30 guest . Please consult with manager for extra guest linens etc.
  • Covered Parking : There is a two car carport when owner is not present, it comes with the big home.
  • Off Street Parking : This is security gated private estate with codes for entry and exit. We can hold up to 50 cars, some will be parked on our very low traffic street, off property
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer : Dock side
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove : This is a big pit for burning large logs when permitted by our county.

  • Beds
  • King Bed (4) : Many nooks and crannies for guest to sleep in, Some camp out on the docks, the decks or by the all nite bond fire. Some people even take the boat up stream to camp out on.
  • Queen Bed (5)
  • Twin/Single Bed (10)
  • Convertible Bed : We do have three large foam beds that are for the young adult guest and lots of couches and lazyboys. We can not provide enough beds for very large groups. Most of our larger groups bring blow ups or mats with sleeping bags. Two new baths and bedrooms are coming soon. Check out our reviews for others large groups who have had a ball...
  • Child Bed

  • Entertainment
  • TV (No Cable/Satellite) : only internet but we can't guarantee it due to poor service. Bring your own fav DVD or get rentals about 3 miles away at one of our RED BOX stations
  • DVD
  • VCR
  • Video Games : Parents, we strongly recomend that leave all electronics for the kids at home ...It's time for bonding with your friends and family and you will be happy with lots of things to do with the kids. But if you must bring it then my son will set everything up for you on our big screen.
  • CD Player
  • Stereo System
  • Music Library : We have a great system on our Roku internet account for all types of music or you can bring you own music to play on our surround sound
  • Foosball

  • Kitchen
  • Full Kitchen : can handel large groups too, please read our reviews
  • Cooking Utensils Provided
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave (2)
  • Ice Maker
  • Catering Available

  • Outdoor Features
  • Gas/Electric and charcoal BBQ Grills (3) : We have a great waterfront area to have large family barbeques and big all night campfires. Many kids will bring small tents and camp around the camp fires. Some kids will group up and sleep on the trampoline. Lots of places to have nite time man hunts too. Kids love all the space we have.
  • Charcoal BBQ Grill : Its a really big grill with two propane tanks
  • Deck/Patio (3) : Big Dock with nite lights.
  • Balcony (2) : Great 2 nd story waterfront views for having coffee in the morning or watching the otters play in the evenings.
  • Lanai : There is a fifth story bedroom with king size bed, and bathroom, private outside shower and resting area. almost completed.
  • Gazebo : see pictures

  • View/Location
  • Beach View : We do have a waterfront view but its on a fresh water crystal clear river. There are No Red Tides, No stinging jelly fish, No sharks or man o wars.
  • Waterfront, not Lake/Oceanfront. Ask for details : This estate in right on Florida's most beautiful Crystal Clear and gently flowing Rainbow River.
  • Water View : We do have one of the best water front views on the entire river and it is one of the best places for swimming because it is right on the river.

  • Communications
  • WiFi (Wireless Internet)

  • Other Amenities
  • We are the only private vacation rental on the entire Rainbow River that can handle very large groups, NFL, FFA, PILOTS, CHURCH GROUPS etc...are coming to us all the time. We have a free 24 ft Pontoon Boat, holds up to 20. We also incl. 10 sit on top Kayaks, paddle boards and tubes ( more avail to rent if needed) they are all free. Cost of renting these items somewhere else can exceed $600.00 additional dollars per day. Our main attraction is the big multi level home that has just opened up. . We can handle up to 60 guest but not everyone will have a room and or bed. But it all works out." Read Sue's review" 35 People had a ball... Some of our clients are booking up to two years in advance because their family and friend are coming from around the world. Summers, fall, winter and spring rentals go very fast so call as early as possible to get the dates you need. 

  • Suitability
  • No Pets Allowed : Luxury accomodations are available at our local dog and cat spa. It's top of the line and your pet will be pampered like never before. Check it out,
  • Handicapped Accessible (may have many limitations) : Ramps everywhere but Call for exact info
  • Wheelchair Accessible (may have many limitations) : Ramps everywhere but Call for exact info
  • Kid Friendly : We are the kids best choice when it comes to having fun and exploring the Rainbow River. See your kids face light up if he find a dino tooth or bone. There is a large trampoline, all nite fires and our best feature is our Rope Swing and swimming area. We are right on the river. Our kids love to play man hunt and our place is a large two acre estate right on the river. No Body does it better.

            see you soon!   Ray and Dorothy Shelton