Welcome to Wood Duck Crossing North, our stunning property directly on Florida's awe-inspiring Rainbow River. With more than five years of excellent reviews on our other property, the WDC brand maintains a standard of hospitality rarely found anywhere with vacation rentals.
Nestled on a nearly two-acre grove of pines, cypress and majestic oaks, this recently remodeled and redecorated four-bedroom, three-bath home sits right above the pristine, spring-fed waters of the Rainbow River, a hidden treasure designated as a Florida Outstanding Waterway and Aquatic Preserve. About 50 years ago, the original owner selected this property because it sits right on the upper third of the Rainbow, offering a sweeping riverfront view. Little has changed today.
The Hebert's and Gregory's acquired the property in 2015 and initiated a six-month transformation. The bathrooms are completely redesigned, all interior surfaces have been replaced/updated, and the new kitchen has new stainless appliances. You'll find plenty of room inside and outside for dining and entertaining. Your refreshment hours are enhanced by a vista only available on this peaceful river retreat.
The great room and dining area showcase a vaulted ceiling, new furnishings and river decor. Two doors access raised porches that overlook our private island and swimming hole. The adjacent covered Tiki pavilion is equipped with a grill, prep table/bar and a dining table. After sunset, you may want to be entertained by 140 channels of DirecTV on a 40” flat screen TV, which includes a DVD/CD player.
The four roomy bedrooms are perfect for any family or groups of families. You determine who sleeps where. Choose from a large room with a private bath and private entrance with two queen-sized beds, or one of the two river-view bedrooms with access to brand new redesigned roomy showers. Children or adults will enjoy the “kids” room with double bunk beds and video games. All the bedrooms offer brand-new, top-of-line bedding.
Next to the front entrance you'll find a utility room that houses many of your water toys, plus a full-sized new washer & dryer. Or you may enter the property from the road and park in the carport overlooking the house.
Be as adventuresome as you like...
Love wilderness and water? Then, welcome to paradise. Enjoy kayaking, tubing, paddle-boarding, birding, swimming, hiking, snorkeling, diving and exploring … all in your own backyard with all your gear included! The quaint Dunnellon area also offers amazing fishing opportunities, antiquing and dozens of world-class golf courses, and within minutes, several of Florida’s most renowned state parks, and much, much more.
Wildlife abounds -- especially of the non-human variety. At Wood Duck Crossing North you’ll not only discover our beloved namesake, but likely a playful family of otters who call the other side of our river home. Turtles, foxes, largemouth bass, and whitetail deer are easily discovered.
Or do nothing at all...
Close to everything yet far from the madding crowd, Wood Duck Crossing North is the perfect place for respite and retreat. Relax on the oversized deck as you watch and listen to the Rainbow River flow gently by. Later settle into an Adirondack next to a crackling fire in the dockside fire-pit just around sunset. Whether you’re an artist, painter, writer, or just a dreamer, the natural beauty of the surroundings is sure to inspire.
No matter what your speed, and whether you stay with us for a week or a month or more, we know you will fall in love with Wood Duck Crossing North on the peaceful, pristine Rainbow River -- 'Where Life Flows Down.' Make your reservation now!
QUICK HITS: 2,300 sq. ft. house • Sleeps 12 • Pets considered • Four spacious bedrooms: master features two premium queens, two river-view rooms, each with queen beds plus a kid's bunk room with two "twin-over-full" bunk bed sets • All have new ceiling fans • Three full bathrooms, all with showers • Wifi internet • Three 40’ flat screen TVs • DVD player w/ movie collection • DirecTV • Nintendo Wii • Full-size new Samsung washer & dyer • Parking for 4-5 cars • Dining area seats 8 • Two coffee makers (Keurig and drip) • Dishwasher, microwave, fridge, stove, toaster, and all the dishes and utensils you’ll need • Outdoor dining area • Outdoor LP grill • Two 8' sit-on kayaks, one 10' sit-in, and one 13' tandem kayak, all paddles and life-vests included • Various other tubes and water toys.