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Great View! Family Fun and Relaxing "lake Life"

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

3 bedroom 2-1/2 bath 2 story lake home. 2 large covered decks viewing the lake. Master bedroom upstairs with separate living room area and 2 bedrooms downstairs with bathroom. Two large living room areas with one being quiet with a nice fire place and the other as entertainment with large 65" Tv and wraparound couch to enjoy movies and family time. Large open kitchen with dining with patio doors to upper deck for grilling or relaxing. Bedrooms have King size, Full Size, two sets of Bunk beds and futon along with plenty of room for air mattress to accommodate more guest if needed. Boat dock, stairway in sea wall and nice yard with jacuzzi. River north marina just around the corner also offers boat rentals and all your gear you will need to have fun on the water.

Richard Kertz
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2018

About Richard Kertz

Home purchased in Jan-2014. 1st time to actually see snow as we are from Florida and Wife originally from Brazil. Surprising this even happened in Alabama. We have a 5yr old son and currently live in Birmingham, AL due to school preference for our Son. We have enjoyed the home and now want to share the home with all to enjoy as well. The home was purchased to satisfy our family get away for many years to come and we hope you all can make memories in this home as well.

Richard Kertz purchased this house in 2014

Why Richard Kertz chose Jacksons' Gap

The View is amazing, The deck space allows for Quiet time for adults upstairs while children play downstairs as well as all family up or downstairs spending time together. Quick access to River North Marina for all your needs and wants. Quiet morning and glass top lake for morning skiing or wake boarding. Great location to go fishing in the AM or PM. Large parking area to accommodate several vehicles as well on Quiet Cul de sac.

What makes this house unique

Home is very close to Alexander City, AL for all your restaurants and food. No need to waste a lot of time driving when your at this location but you still feel out in the middle of no where. Home has large areas to allow entire family to feel comfortable.


Jacksons' Gap House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Griling: Please Shutoff Propane Bottle Main Shutoff valve when not in use. Place empty bottles in front of grill to be refilled for next person.
  • 1 Jet Skit rental. $450/minimal fee for the 3 day rental. $200/day after. Please refill fuel from Marina. $99 Ins required. $100 fee if not refueled.
  • Request pontoon boat for $600/minimum 3 day stay fee and $250/day after. Please refuel at marina. $99 Ins fee for jet ski/boat rentals.
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
    Lower Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Also enough room for Air mattresses
    Bedroom 2 Gym - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 4, Full Size bed and Twin Bunk bed set.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...


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(4 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 2.0 based on 4 reviews

The home was below par. The owner was more than difficult.

  • 1 of 5

We stayed at the home for six days. The plumbing was a problem; toilets wouldn't fully flush, sinks wouldn't drain. We were without wifi and cable for a day. The washer and dryer were a nightmare. There were soaking wet towels in the washer when we arrived and we were unable to get them dry. They began to smell. As a result we had no towels as the week wore on. We rented the jet ski for $600 but were only able to use it for a day and a half as it broke down. Owner wrongfully accused us of mishandling it and refused to refund us even a part of the fee for its use.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m sorry for you being in satisfied. Sorry the jet ski linkage was damaged and found seat as well as front bumper cracked due to impact and you turned into the marina on the 3rd day of you stay when owner specifically requested not to bring it to marina as it’s owner rental. There is nothing wrong with the plumbing in the home except minor leak found on master tub drain later on found. Home has 20 plus towels to accommodate guest size. Jet ski has been removed for any further events at this residents and I thank you for helping me see why marinas do not rent there jet skis out to customers. This all cost my time and other renters the enjoyment as well as revenue for myself. Good luck on your future stays at other owners homes. In the future also please be truthful as this is helpful for the owner and future guest.
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Beautiful house but it was not in condition to be rented.

  • 1 of 5

Arrived at the house with grass about 1.5’ high a car parked in the front yard, mildew on the front door and porch and a strong pet odor. I thought, let’s give them the benefit of the doubt. As you walk in to the house you can tell that a lot of money has been spent on the house. Nice furniture and nice light fixtures. However there were children’s toys still out everywhere and didn’t seem like much effort had been made to make it friendly to who might be occupying it. We noticed some sugar ants in the kitchen which isn’t uncommon but as we explored a little further there was a load of dirty dishes in the dishwasher. And the washing machine had clothes running in them. We assumed that we were responsible for swapping those clothes out. As we went out to the back porch there was more mildew and pet hair everywhere and a grill that had not been cleaned in sometime. Also the lawn next to the water had not been trimmed so after contacting the owner about the conditions it was very clear that he was not going to address the issues. So I brought a weed eater and trimmed the grass in the area that we would be using most. We cleaned most of the porch off and moved the toys to the side so that we could easily maneuver in and out of the house. Other than this the refrigerator was mostly full so we kept our food in coolers For the duration of the weekend. We made a commitment to make the best out of the weekend but it could have been a little less stressful if some of the things had been addressed before our arrival.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I apologize for your stay not being as pleasant. Thanks for the review and I will do my best to ensure these issues are not happening with future guest.
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Just relaxed and enjoyed the lake!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time, all we had to do was make a grocery run and we were good to go for the week!

Owner was very responsive to any needs or questions. Yes there are security cameras however there were clear instructions to unplug them and plug them back in when leaving, not a problem. Rented a boat at the local marina and just enjoyed the lake!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Disappointing experience

  • 1 of 5

When we arrived at the house, we could not gain access through the front door because the door lock was not working properly. We were eventually able to get in through a door in the back. As we walked through the house, it was obvious that the home is the owner's full-time residence. The maid service was unable to come prior to our visit, so the house was extremely dusty and unkept. There was clothing on the floor in the living room, and personal items such as: an Apple Watch, Men's electric razor, suitcases, etc. in the Master bedroom and bathroom. The kitchen had dirty dishes in the sink, and the refrigerator was filled with the homeowner's food thus there wasn't room for the food we brought for our trip. The washing machine had wet sheets that smelled of mildew, and the dryer was filled with clothing. We did speak with the owner. He apologized and offered to send someone to clean the house the next day; however, we didn't want to spend our first full day at the house dodging a housekeeper so we opted to clean the house ourselves. In addition, the A/C didn't adequately cool the upper level; although, the basement was comfortable. We were also very uncomfortable with the amount of security cameras throughout the house specifically in each bedroom. They were even mounted on the bunk beds where our children were to sleep. From the pictures on VRBO, this appeared to be a great place for a family weekend. We ultimately cut our trip short, leaving after only one night. We tried to reach out to the owner to discuss our dissatisfaction. He just reccently responded, two days later via text only offering a reminbursement of the cleaning fee. We had planned this as a Father's Day weekend getaway, and although we did enjoy the lake, the house was sadly a disappointment.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $150
Jet Ski Minimum 3days $450 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.