Dale Hollow Lake - Grand Tennessee Vacation Home - Lake View !
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Byrdstown house description
Your very own Grand Tennessee Lakehouse on Dale Hollow is located on a two-acre lot in the Sherwood Shores neighborhood just outside Byrdstown, Tennessee and very near the mouth of the Obey River. It is as close to the water as private residences are allowed to be on Dale Hollow and will delight you with breathtaking views of the lake. The information provided here is but a fraction of what is available on the home and the Dale Hollow Lake Area. Click the link below taking you to a dedicated site for much more information!
Construction was completed in 1999, and you will immediately relax when you experience the gentle sounds of nature in the surroundings. There is also something about the look and feel of the rustic western red cedar and crab orchard flagstone exterior that encourages one to kick back and unwind, particularly in this little corner of the world!
With your first step inside, you will understand this home was designed to be a permanent residence, not some ordinary rental property. We first greatly admired the home from the water with the large 2-story prow windows facing the lake. After purchasing and furnishing the home, we decided it was just too nice not to share with others.
We have been coming to Dale Hollow for years, and STILL continue to find more activities for adventure each year! Again, you simply must view our dedicated website linked below for a comprehensive rundown of things to do. The site continues to evolve with richness as we expand on new things we learn about and see in the area.
There are two choices with regard to space. Guests can decide how much of the home is needed, and choose accordingly. Be certain to click on the link at the bottom of this listing to our dedicated website for more details about upgrades.
The Base Option will accommodate Sleeping arrangements for a comfortable 10-12 consisting of a king size bed in the master suite on the main floor, three upstairs bedrooms; two with king-sized beds; and a third with four twin beds. A full bathroom upstairs serve guests there. The great room on the main floor has a plush La-Z-Boy sectional sleeper sofa making a queen-size bed. Finally, there is a La-Z-Boy loveseat sleeper in the main floor great room. The bathroom off the MBR is quite spacious and has a Jacuzzi tub.
The Plus Option includes everything in the Base Option, plus access to a fully finished walk-out lower level. Construction on the stone retaining wall and lower level build-out was completed in June, 2007. The lower level produced two more bedrooms, a full bath with incredible walk-in tile, stone & glass block dual head shower, a kitchenette, two gathering spaces, and a full blown office. This added sleeping accommodations for another 4-6, bringing the total to 16.
You will enjoy many small amenities in this fine home, some of which were decisions made at the time of construction, like high quality Maytag appliances throughout including washer/dryer, and Kohler sink and bathroom fixtures. We also decided to go the extra mile with a home theater system in the great room on the main level complete with a 47' 1080 high definition LCD flat television. Yamaha audio components provide full surround sound for movies and DirecTV high definition sattalite service is provided. We have taken great care to create detailed operating instructions for all major components in the home.
We have furnished a permanently mounted marine radio inside the house between the great room and the kitchen. It has delighted us with being able to stay in contact while out on the water. The marine radio is also helpful for getting up to date weather broadcasts from the National Weather Service.
Since we are on the topic of communications, we should mention there is a landline telephone inside the house, although we did have to think twice on this one! Also, wireless broadband is available to guests!
Weekly housekeeping service is included as well as garbage pickup a couple times weekly. Note: The Lakehouse is fine for infants and well-behaved school-age children, but not necessarily for toddlers, who could easily hurt themselves bumping into sharp table edges or climbing up stairs. We simply haven’t done the things necessary to make the place truly “toddler-friendly.” Proceed under that advisement.
The property is managed by Jolene. Contact her at the e-mail link below to confirm availability and for any other information she can help with regarding your plans. We suggest you reserve the home well in advance. Please reference the 'Rice Retreat.'
Keywords: lake, lake view, home, house, water, private,
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
The lakehouse is fine for infants and well-behaved school-age children, but not for toddlers, who could easily hurt themselves bumping into sharp table edges or climbing up stairs. We simply haven’t done the things necessary to make the place truly “toddler-friendly.” Please proceed under that advisement. ...moreless
- Pets Not Allowed:
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Parking Off Street:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Washing Machine:
- Dual heat / air Conditioning, A full blown office with 19' LCD monitor, keyboard, optical mouse, printer/scanner/copier (Plus Option). A second desk location in the 'Dorm Room' on the upper level with 19' monitor, keyboard & mouse. (Base Option) 2 Coffee makers, Blender, tea brewer. Huge walk-in tile, stone & glass block dual head shower with the Plus Option and many more aminities....moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
- CD Player
Deck / Patio:
(3) Huge rear deck provides spectacular views of Dale Hollow Lake and lots of room for entertaining. Additional is a patio off the walk-out lower level. A sizable covered front porch provides additional outdoor space....moreless
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Live Theater
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
What a great walkout basement. I've stayed here for years, and the finish done on the lower level this year adds so much to the house. The house was perfect! The lake was perfect! Allways a great summer getaway. Thanks for sharing it with us.
- Guest Steve Brown (Indianapolis, IN)
- Date of stay 09/01/07
- Review Submitted 09/13/07
Chris from Ohio
Chris from Ohio
Stayed for an extended weekend in August of 2013. It was perfect. The view alone was worth the visit. Great house, clean, comfortable. Great amenities - amazing deck, grill, satellite TV and internet to check out work email and look up some local activities. Owners were incredible throughout the process. Responsive and engaged. Provided great instructions for the house, and tons of information on the surrounding area. Couldn't have had a better experience. Will definitely be back.
- Guest Chris from Ohio (Cincinnati, Ohio)
- Date of stay 08/16/13
- Review Submitted 08/21/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Great Family Time
Great Family Time
We had a great time! The house was perfect for the needs of a large group, everyone had plenty of space and we were very comfortable. We spent a lot of time together and got in some good euchre time!! The information on the Rice Retreats web site was extremely in planning our time at Dale Hollow. We had several families in the group and we could spend time together but the house was big enough that you can get away by yourself if needed. We were very pleased overall!!
- Guest Indyfamily (Muncie,Indiana, USA)
- Date of stay 08/08/13
- Review Submitted 08/15/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: The housekeeper wants you to return and so do we! Thanks for taking such great care of the retreat. Glad you enjoyed your time together and got to experience the Dixie breakfast. Next time make it more than a weekend!
Rice Retreat on Dale Hollow Lake
Rice Retreat on Dale Hollow Lake
We had a reunion of 13 members of my fraternity pledge class from 1975. We had a great time. The house worked perfectly for what we needed. There were plenty of beds, nice kitchen, great deck with grill, and great view. There is easy access to the lake. The owners are very helpful with paper work and local advice about the surroundings. We all enjoyed our stay and would readily go back any time.
- Guest JC (Zionsville, IN USA)
- Date of stay 05/31/13
- Review Submitted 06/23/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Very nice house with everything needed
Very nice house with everything needed
We were all very please with the house and have decided to stay there again, next year. This was our 8th house and the very best one yet. Improvements could be but not necessary: Master bedroom TV Extra refrigerator in basement High capacity coffee maker
- Guest Calvin (Indianapolis)
- Date of stay 05/05/13
- Review Submitted 05/16/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Owner response: So glad your family and friends enjoyed their time spent here! You are welcome back anytime.
The location was excellent. The beds were very comfortable (always a bonus!) and the space on the first level and top floor was very accommodating for us. The kitchen had all the expected appliances and more! I would definitely rent this property again.
- Guest Cousin (Memphis)
- Date of stay 12/06/12
- Review Submitted 12/10/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Owner response: We are delighted you enjoyed your family time and birthday celebration! You're welcome back for a visit anytime. The housekeeper, Jackie, loved y'all!
Wonderful Family Getaway!
Wonderful Family Getaway!
We had a wonderful time staying at this home. There was plenty of room for all of our family and everything we needed was provided. The viewsof the lake from the deck across the back of the home were amazing! We all said we sould like to come back and make this a regular trip.
- Guest Forrest (Spring Hill, TN USA)
- Date of stay 11/30/12
- Review Submitted 12/05/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Fun and Relaxing Weekend!!!
Fun and Relaxing Weekend!!!
We spent a 3 day weekend at this lakehouse on Dale Hollow Lake. We had a group of 10 guys celebrating our 20 yr college reunion. The house had a fantastic view of the lake. There was plenty of room for us in the home. We especially enjoyed hanging out on the deck, playing cornhole and watching football on the big screen TV. The grill was great for burgers and steaks. The house was about a 15 min drive from Eagles Cove Marina - we rented a pontoon for half a day and had a great time! The owners were very responsive to my questions and provided many valuable tips and suggestions.
- Guest Rich (Brentwood, TN)
- Date of stay 11/08/12
- Review Submitted 12/03/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: So glad you Blue Devils enjoyed your time here! You had perfect weekend weather to take it all in, a pontoon outing in November can sometimes be a sketchy adventure. Come back anytime, maybe a couples retreat next?
Family gathering ...Guest comment entered by owner
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The place was amazing and everyone loved it. We were thinking of coming back in the summer and spending some time on the lake. Thanks so much for allowing us the opportunity to stay at Rice Retreats. It was a lovely weekend. Kindest Regards, John
- Guest John and family from TN and WV
- Date of stay 10/05/12
- Review Submitted 11/20/12
Family Reunion 2012
Family Reunion 2012
Sitting here looking at pictures of our fabulous weekend at your place. Everyone oohed and aahed at the accommodations and views. Naturally, I took all the credit for picking out such a great place. We had guests from Maryland, Eastern Tennessee, Columbus and Bloomington, Indiana, San Francisco, San Diego, Pasadena, The Philippines and good old Morgan County. What great memories! We had a professional chef come from Knoxville on Saturday night so we could give our excellent cooks the last evening off. We all participated in a corn hole tournament while he prepared the meal. We went out on the pontoon boat, took hikes, carved pumpkins, and had a sing-a-long. Great times!! Thanks!
- Guest Bob (Indiana)
- Date of stay 10/18/12
- Review Submitted 10/26/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: So happy to facilitate the international gathering for you! .... what a fantastic family experience. You did a great job with the event planning! The local area offers so much beauty and activity offerings year round, sounds like you took the time to discover them. Thanks for the great care and respect you showed for the home. Come back anytime!
SUMMER SEASON (6/15-8/10): $2256/week Base option, $3569/week Plus option weekly rental required, Sat-Sat only EDGE OF SUMMER (5/28-6/15, 8/10-8/30): Base option: $297/night* or $1579/week Plus option: $469/night* or $2498/week OFF SEASON** (1/2-5/24, 9/3-12/21): Base option: $229/night* or $1222/week Plus option: $322/night* or $1710/week HOLIDAYS: Base option: $322/night or $1709/week, Plus: $499/night or $2645/week * Nightly requires a 3 night minimum ** OFF SEASON excludes Thanksgiving
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Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: We are the Rice family from Indiana. (Go Boilers!) My husband grew up not far from here and still has family in the area. We celebrate with a big family reunion every July, which is what started our annual trek. This home and the beautiful lake and hills that surround it have seen us gather with grandparents, neighbors, cousins, extended family, in-laws of in-laws and a guestbook full of friends. We've celebrated numerous birthdays, anniversaries, Easter, Mother's and Father's Day, lost teeth, potty-training, new babies and too many 4th of Julys to count. We make the run down from Indiana every chance we have and dream about it when we're not there. These are the souvenirs that last forever.
Why the Owner Chose Byrdstown:
We've tried it all since 1994: houseboats, marina cabins (so that's what they mean by 'rustic'?) and camping. Not until we rented a darling little lake view cabin in 2000 did we know what we were missing! Water fun all day, then a warm shower, hot grill, games, movies and a comfy bed all waiting for us off the water. We'd admired the home from both the lake and street on several occasions. It was our 'dream lake home'. We'd called a realtor in hopes of it being available for rent (what a great idea!) only to find out that it had been on the market for over a year. In no way were we in a position to buy a 2nd home with 2 babies, busy careers and no budget allocation. So that's what we did anyway...... took a huge leap of faith. The lake was calling our name and we knew we would regret passing up this amazing opportunity. We stuck it out there and never looked back. Turning it into a business allows us to reap the wonderful benefits while sharing the property with others to enjoy. So we're not in the vacation rental business, we're in the make memories business. It's a little piece of heaven right here in Tennessee. The stars shine brighter, the birds sing louder and the air doesn't get any fresher. God did good, come see for yourself!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Life has a tendency to spin too fast. This home and it's surroundings put it all into perspective and allow you to get right with what matters most. The memories made by grandchildren and their grandparents, the friends that gather, the laughter that you hear from the water...... that's what life is all about. Take in the view, share it with the people you care most about and you'll think to yourself 'life doesn't get any better than this'. That reconnection will follow you home and call you back.
- Primary: Mobile: (317) 513-4234 (Tennessee, USA)
Lakeside - Click the link to the dedicated website for more photos & info
From Deck - Click the link to the dedicated website for more photos & info
Kitchen - Click the link to the dedicated website for more photos & info
Master Bath - Click the link to the dedicated website for more photos & info
Lower Level Gathering Space - Plus Option
Full Blown Office in Lower Level - Plus Option
Huge Stone Retaining Wall
One of the Upper Level Bedrooms
Front - Click the link to the dedicated website for more photos & info
Great Room on Main Level
Master Bedroom on Main Level
Lower Level Master Bedroom - Plus Option
Walk-in Dual Head Shower in Lower Level - Plus Option
Overlooking the Great Room on the Main Level
Kitchenette on Lower Level - Plus Option
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