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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,
The lakehouse is fine for infants and well-behaved school-age children, but families with toddlers, who could easily hurt themselves bumping into sharp table edges or climbing up/down stairs, need to proceed with caution. We simply haven’t done the things necessary to make the place truly “toddler-friendly.” Please proceed under that advisement.
Non Smoking Only
Pets Not Allowed:
Violation of this policy will result in automatic forfeiture of deposit and immediate eviction without refund....moreless
King size beds (4) Three with the Base Option and four total with the Plus Option, Queen size Beds (2) One with the Base Option, Two total with the Plus Option (both pull-out sofa's), Twin or Single Beds (7) Five with the Base Option and seven total with the Plus Option...moreless
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
Some CD's avaliable at the Main Floor Home Theater system...moreless
Satellite / Cable:
(2) Home Theater system on the main floor w/ 47' 1080 Hi Def LCD flat panel TV with Base Option, an additional 32' TV + VCR/DVD on lower level with Plus Option...moreless
A small TV with DVD / VCR in the 'Dorm Room' on the upper level....moreless
Boarders Corp of Engineers shoreline buffer property. Guests will enjoy some of the most spectacular views avaliable on Dale Hollow Lake!...moreless
New stone retaining wall added in 2007 providing an improved parking area...moreless
Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
Expanded parking to accomodate boats, trailers, and vehicles with safety curb along the road in front of house...moreless
(4) Landline provided. Long-distance service avaliable with calling card. There are 2 phones with the Base Option and an additional two with the Plus Option. All on 1 phone line....moreless
(2) Base Option has one and Plus Option adds another...moreless
Guests have access to the encrypted signal broadcast on the property through a Wireless G router....moreless
On Main Floor and a kitchenette on the Lower Level with the Plus Option...moreless
(2) One in the main kitchen on the Main level with the Base Option and a second one on the Lower Level with the Plus Option...moreless
(2) A large one on the main floor with the Base Option and an under-counter one in the lower level kitchenette with the Plus Option...moreless
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
Off Season (excl Holidays) Sep 8 - Dec 22, 2015 3 night min stay
Holidays Dec 23 - Jan 4, 2016 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
The rates quoted above are for the Plus Option (entire home). For parties of a smaller size (up to 8) please contact the owner for the Base Option rates which are up to 35% off the quoted rates.
Holidays include Memorial Weekend, Labor Day weekend, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years and follow the same rate structure as Memorial Weekend stated above.
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Scuba Diving, Eagle Watching, Historical sites and more, Hit the link below to the dedicated website with much, much more information.
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.