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Lakehouse with Dock - Rustic Getaway Close to B'Ham - $99/Night + Cleaning Fee

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268 South Lakeshore Drive


Last updated: 09/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Alpine Bay house description

Welcome to 'Cocktail Cove' on Logan Martin Lake. This all-cedar cabin is perfect for your fishing get-a-way. I actually caught a 14-lb catfish off my dock in August of 2013.

Please keep in mind though, this is a fishing cabin. Don't let the big screen TV, wifi access, or gazebo fool's still a fishing cabin. There maybe a few holes in the screen door, a chipped tile or two on the countertops, and a musty smell from time to time, but I know about all these things. It's just the beauty of owning a place on the lake (I work for a Certified Mold Remediation company, so I know there is NO mold in my home.). This is not the type house to have a wedding reception or a 'just-us-girls' weekend getaway. This is a 'bring a few steaks, call the guys, we're going fishing for the weekend' place.

If you're into golf, we've got Alpine Bay just a few miles down the road. It's not a great course anymore, but it's definitely not the worst I've ever played either.

I added the 50'x8' boardwalk and boat dock back in 2007 along with the almost 1500 square feet of decks surrounding the house, too. There's not a lot of furniture to fill up all the decks, but there's enough for a few people to enjoy a weekend full of sunsets and cold beers.

We do have a Subdivision Boat Launch and park just a few lots down from the cabin. You're more than welcome to launch your boat from there and leave your trailer in the park, so you can have use of your boat and your vehicle during your entire stay. Don't forget to take the boat out at night, too. That's the best time to enjoy the 'slick-as-glass' riding.

I hope you've enjoyed my honesty with this listing. There's not a large management company running the show here. It's just me, and I happen to own a lakehouse. Don't get me wrong, we love staying there when we can. My girlfriend and her 8-year old son absolutely LOVE the place. I just felt I needed to revamp this site to be a little more realistic with your expectations. I've had a few people over the years that obviously thought they were renting a $400/night bed and breakfast before they got to my cabin...They quickly realized, they weren't.

You'll have fun and relax there. That's the biggest reason we all get away.

Race Week rentals are for a 7-night minimum only. A $500 deposit (credit card, OK) will be required during each race week. (Race week rates are listed below)

Keywords: Lakehouse, Lake House, Lake Cabin, Cedar Cabin, Cabin in the woods, Logan Martin Lake, Talladega AL, Alabama,

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                I prefer not to rent to under 25 years old. Please email, though. I was under 25 once, too. As long as I get a good feeling, we'll discuss it....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                We've had kids from a few months old to 25 years old that have stayed here with us, and they've all loved. It's really all about the water anyway. ...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Please smoke on any of the attached decks...Anywhere but inside the house....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                I have several repeat-renters that rent from me every year. Some of these are allergic to pets, and I've assured them I will not allow pets. Please understand. I have a dog, too, but I leave him at home when I go to the lakehouse....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

                There are way too many steps for this home to be easily accessible by wheelchair. Sorry for the inconvenience. ...moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Downstairs Full Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

                Brand New bathroom just added in 03/2014....moreless

              • Main Floor Full Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

                This bathroom got completely renovated in 08/2013....moreless


              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games:

                I do have a full-size poker table downstairs with a large case of chips and cards....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television:

                I have three TV's in the house, all with cable....moreless

              • Video Game Console:

                I have an older Playstation 2 in the house. I was never a 'Gamer', so this is as good as I could provide....moreless


                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Outlet Shopping

                  Location Type

                      • Lakefront:

                        The lakehouse sits directly on Logan Martin Lake, so you'll have access to the boathouse. Boat launches can be made for free at the subdivision boat launch, just a few lots down from the lakehouse....moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Sailing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Water Tubing


                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people


                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Central Heat and Air...moreless

                      • Broadband Access
                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        Yes, downstairs....moreless

                      • Covered Parking:

                        I do have one carport that is covered. There is only room for 2-3 cars in my driveway. We ask that additional cars be parked across the street, on the side of the street....moreless

                      • Linens Provided:


                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Washing Machine:

                        Yes, downstairs....moreless

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        I do have a broadband, password protected wifi there inside the house. The password is located on top of the router....moreless

                      • Wood Stove:

                        I love my wood stove. It's perfect in the winter months....moreless


                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Got it. And filters, too....moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        I have everything there you will need from pizza cutters and Henkel knives to corkscrews and saute pans...(except for a few missing pieces some previous renters thought they should keep) Not cool!!!!...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        We have everything you will need....moreless

                      • Dishwasher:

                        I do have one of these, too...I've even been told it works great, but I've never used it. Haha...moreless

                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen:

                        I have a fully stocked kitchen. Just bring the food and drinks....moreless

                      • Microwave:

                        Yes, we have a microwave, too....moreless

                      • Oven:

                        Single in-wall oven...moreless

                      • Pantry Items:

                        We try to keep very little in the cabinets. Maybe some salt and pepper, but that is supposed to be it. I don't want the bugs around when it's not rented....moreless

                      • Refrigerator:

                        Refrigerator with ice-maker...moreless

                      • Stove:

                        Cooktop works great....moreless


                      • Balcony
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Gazebo
                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        For some reason, I have had 3 grills broken by renters in the past two years. There is a small charcoal grill there now, though....moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Discover
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa


                      Write a review 4.1
                      from 9 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Cleaning Fee $75
                      • Taxes Not included


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                      Last updated: 09/24/2014
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                      40 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      BHM - Birmingham International
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Alpine Bay
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Fincher's Catfish Kitchen (This place is Mmm-Mmm)

                      For the NASCAR fans, the lakehouse is located about 10 miles or so from the Talladega track and Nascar Museum. If you're not into fast cars, then you'll be able see a few fast boats on Logan Martin Lake during the summer months. For those of us into the slower things in life, you'll appreciate the winter months inside the Lakehouse surrounded by a nice warm fire, a good book, and the slow meandering feeling of absolutely NOTHING to do the next day...In case you can't tell, I love spending winter weekends at the lake.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2006

                      About the owner: I am a traveler, too, so I've tried to equip the lakehouse with everything you might need. For instance, I don't drink coffee, but I have a coffee pot there. Just bring your boat, clothes, and food. You'll have a good time.

                      Why the Owner Chose Alpine Bay:
                      I grew up not too far from where the lakehouse is located, and I always wanted a lake place. I had to get a little older to afford it, but my dream finally came true in 2006. Renting it on occasion, throughout the year just helps me with the upkeep and some of the bills. For that, I must say...Thank you.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      I actually prefer staying at the lake during the winter. It's so quiet and peaceful, that a fire, a good book, and the greatest girl in the world are all I need to have a very relaxing weekend.

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                      Speaks: english



                      • 268 South Lakeshore Drive

                        268 South Lakeshore Drive

                      • Large great room for indoor activities

                        Large great room for indoor activities

                      • From top deck looking over dock

                        From top deck looking over dock

                      • Welcome to "Cocktail Cove"

                        Welcome to "Cocktail Cove"

                      • Kitchen with vaulted ceiling

                        Kitchen with vaulted ceiling

                      VRBO #354367

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, October 01, 2014

                      $99 per night (USD)

                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 09/24/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                      Member since: 2006
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated 09/24/2014
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