Lakehouse with Dock - July 4th Week Now Open - $120/Night + $75 Cleaning Fee

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268 South Lakeshore Drive


Last updated: 07/07/2015

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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 & hammock 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 few too many leaves in the yard, but I know about all these things. It's just the beauty of owning a place on the lake. 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.

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. I've just started purchasing outdoor furniture for the decks in 2015, and so far I have room to seat 8 with all new cushions for the couches and chairs...I will be adding more throughout the year. This house has LOT of deck space to fill up.

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 on the lake 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 5-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, Alpine, Aline Bay, Lincoln AL,


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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
  • 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



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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

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  • Cleaning Fee $75
  • Taxes Not included


Fill in the "Email Owner" section here in VRBO to send me an email with the dates you're interested in. I will respond with a rental agreement and my phone number. We can handle everything vie email and Paypal (easy peasy).

I would be happy to talk to you about renting, but I just can't post my cell number on here anymore...Sometimes I get up to 20 calls a day from people wanting to rent from me or just ask questions about the house, and I still have a regular J-O-B. I'm going to try it this way for a little while, and see if it helps. I would love to talk to everyone that calls about my house because I really do love it and I'm very proud of it, but customers (and my boss) just don't always understand. Email me any questions you have, and I will definitely get back to you.

One final thing I need to mention is that I currently have the home listed FOR SALE with a Realtor, so I will not be renting it as much this year as I have in the past. If the Realtors have scheduled showings already booked for dates, I will not rent those dates. If I do book a rental for you, though, I can assure you that you will NOT be bothered by any Realtors trying to show the home. I would not want that on my vacation, and I know you would not either.

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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, you'll forget your just an hour from Birmingham.

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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

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 26, 2015

Minimum stay: 2 nights
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Lakehouse with Dock - July 4th week NOW OPEN - $120/night + $75 cleaning fee

Alpine Bay #354367

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