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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)


Three bedroom, log home built from hand hewn logs. Breathtaking view of 65 mile long Center Hill Lake and surrounding hills in the Heart of beautiful Middle Tennessee on 7+ acres very private gated property at the end of a small community road. Located near Hurricane Marina

A Lifetime movie was filmed here in 2003 and is now being shown. The name of the movie is 'No Regrets' so watch your TV listings for show times or order from Netflix. We have also had a recent Vice President and his family spend some of their vacation time here.

The home is a two-story, private dwelling with 12-foot high picture windows across the lake side of the house. The great-room has a large living, dining, and kitchen area with 24-foot vaulted ceilings, and a massive fieldstone fireplace. Great room has a new large sofa with built in cell phone chargers for relaxing while you watch 60 inch,smart TV from the sofa.

One downstairs Twin bedroom with half bath. Upstairs has two bedrooms and a full bath.

One bedroom has a King bed and the other has a Queen bed. Aero Beds are available for two more guests--the kids love them! A large deck with rocking chairs, many marinas nearby for boating, water-skiing, and fishing. Water ski instruction is available at some docks. Pets are NOT allowed; no smoking. No children under 12, and no parties or weddings without owner approval.

Restaurants are at most marinas and in Smithville and Cookville.Try the new restaurant at Hurricane Marina. Many types of boats are available for rent at most marinas. Hikers and nature lovers enjoy the numerous state parks nearby including 'Fall Creek Falls State Park', with the highest falls east of the Rockies, and 'South Cumberland State Park'. Hike to the many 'water falls' in this park and see the 'Great Stone Door.' Burgess Falls is also nearby and can be reached by boat on Center Hill Lake. Horseback riding is available in Cookville. Don’t miss “Bluegrass Underground” in the Cumberland Caverns, plays in Crossville on

the Cumberland Plateau. Also Smithville Jamboree 4th of July week. In late October, when the leaves are beautiful, go “Off the Beaten Path”, a

great way to Christmas shop, beautiful works of art available, or you can enjoy a great fire in the fireplace or both!

For country music fans, Nashville is less than an hour's drive. Appalachian Center for Crafts is only three miles. For those who like to antique there are many shops in the area. Cookville is only 20 minutes away and has many large chain stores and restaurants.

I have been with VRBO for over 18 years and have one complaint. Also look at all my Reviews and they will tell you how I do business in the correct way.

Keywords: Private Home

More Details

Bill Wright
Member since: 2001
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Bill Wright

I live in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl. I am from Tennesee and was raised in Johnson City and Nashville. I have lived in New York, New Jersey, Michigan,and several other south eastern states. I have 3 grown children, 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. We all love the lake and the unique log home with the breathtaking view.

Bill Wright purchased this house in 1988

Why Bill Wright chose Smithville

We love Tennesse and Center Hill Lake because of the beauty of the area. It is peaceful but not far from more activity if you would choose to go to Nashville for the day or to Knoxville.

We had always wanted a log house and we were so happy when one of our children found the house for us. Once we saw the view and the house we knew it was for us and our family to enjoy when we are not renting for others to enjoy.

What makes this house unique

The beautiful setting that gives us the use of the lake for swimming or a chance to go boating, golfing and hiking on the beautiful Tennessee trails. Just sitting on the deck watching the wildlife and enjoying the view is a treat.


Smithville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please observe house rules in the house when you arrive.
  • Please treat house and equipment as your own
  • Please call Maudine Neal, our housekeeper of 18 years, 24 hours before arrival at 931. 743.2589
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , 1st Floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs Full Bath
  • Full bath upstairs, half downstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Massive Fieldstone Fireplace. We have been told many times that we have the best view on the Lake.


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average rating of 4.866667 based on 30 reviews

Perfect View

  • 5 of 5

End of the road seclusion, great fire place and back porch. If you are looking for an updated cabin this is not it, kinda rustic and the view just makes it magical.

Wonderful host and very responsive. No issues.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the very kind review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at our cabin. The fireplace is always a popular attraction in the winter. Summer is popular for those that enjoy the lake and sitting on the front deck and relaxing.
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  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing!! The view spectacular!! Susan was so nice to deal with! We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we are happy you enjoyed the view. Look forward to your future visit!
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October ‘17 TN visit

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the cabin! We knew there would be a lake view but having never visiting the area had no idea how awesome it would be! The cabin gives you a rustic feel without feeling you are roughing it. Well equipped & furnished. Would recommend everyone to stay here.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had an awesome time. The cabin is beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin. Amazing view.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I know I need to have pictures done so people that might be interested in a neat old Log Home might better see how nice it is in a secluded area with a beautiful hard to beat view that is close to Hurricane Marina. I added the 60 inch smart TV in hopes that folks might like sitting before the fireplace to watch ball games in the cold weather. The view is always pretty regardless of the time of year.
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Secluded, quiet vacation with incredible view

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! It's a truly unique home with an incredible view of Center Hill Lake. We loved taking walks in the neighborhood, enjoying the rocking chairs and taking in the views of the beautiful lake and all of the boating activity. It's private, peaceful, and exactly what we needed. We didn't leave the house for the first two days of our stay, we were perfectly content where we were. Thank you Susan, for sharing your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I hope future renters find the houae as pleasant as you did. We always try to make things go soomthly and appreciate hearing the good and the bad!! We like for our guests to enjoy the unique log home and the fabulous view we are fortunate to have for our guests. Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful review. We hope you will come back again!! Sincerely, Susan Wright
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  • 5 of 5

The photos don't do this place justice! We spent an amazing honeymoon here. Curled up by the fire, read books from the great selection, good wifi, great kitchen to cook in, this place is big! And so solidly built. We sat on the porch overlooking the amazing view of the lake, it is truly stunning! We did not want to leave. If your looking for a cabin where the place itself is the destination, then this is it!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the wonderful review and are so happy you had a good visit to our special little hideaway. We hope you will consider coming again.
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Nearest Point of Interest
Log Home
Nearest Point of Interest
Hurricane Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Hurricane Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Floating Mill Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Hidden Harbor Marina
Car: necessary

Canoeing the Caney Fork River, visit 'Underground Bluegrass', in McMinnville at Cumberland Caverns, the 'Jamboree' in July


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $400

All fees and taxes are included. There is a $400 refundable deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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