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Stunning Mountain Lake, Private Forest, Beautiful 4 BR & 4 BA

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Montlake is a unique mountain lake formed millions of years ago. It is one of the very few natural lakes in Tennessee. Our Montlake retreat is a very spacious home with about 20 acres of wooded grounds. There are trails around the lake, and there is a waterfall directly across the lake from the terrace.

Montlake has four bedrooms, four baths, living room, library, great room/dining room, kitchen, and laundry room. There are two fireplaces (library and great room) and a large deck above the terrace. It is a long, rambling house, so there is plenty of privacy for everyone. The master bath has a jetted tub and separate shower, as well as a large walk-in closet and a bidet. The other three baths have tub-showers. The laundry room has large capacity (front-loading) washer and dryer.

The views at Montlake are breathtaking.

Here's what our guests have to say:

'Our stay at Montlake was GREAT!!! Your home was so beautiful and comfortable. There was plenty of room for everyone (we had 9 in our group) to relax and do their own thing. The lake was breathtaking, we hiked around the lake, grilled, and enjoyed the sites. The waterfall was beautiful, it had just rained and it was falling very heavily. The location of your home was also great we were just abbout 20-25 minutes to all attractions, Rock City, Ruby Falls and Chattanooga Railroad Station. Thank you for letting us come to your lovely home. I highly recommend this home to anyone. Hope to stay again next year.' --Carol I.

'We have been recommending your house to friends and family!' --Fabienne V.

'Thank you for the use of your lovely home! We had a relaxed, companiable weekend with our friends. Oh--and the view of the lake is breathtaking! Thank you again; you have a lovely, lovely home.

--Linda and John D.


Keywords: Roomy house

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you for a wonderful view and a great place for us to come together as the Family we have become. From our Family to yours we thank you. From: the Oceanographer, the Political Scientist, Jake from State Farm, the Mortician and Funeral Director, and two Artistic Directors in our group!

Loved the stay and Happy Thanksgiving"
Nov 2015
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Montlake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub , bidet , walk-in closet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double , Adjoins master bath with jetted tub.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Montlake Retreat is perfect for special events, such as weddings and receptions.


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Stunning Mountain Lake, Private Forest, Beautiful 4 BR & 4 BA
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 18 reviews

Cozy, cabin like home with plenty of room, incredible view, close to trails & city & friendly owners

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely enjoyed our stay at this place. Our group included 4 couples and we each had our own private room and bathrooms. It could definitely sleep more if your group is larger. The view in the back yard is incredible with a small trail of its own. Just a short drive away are a few longer trails with swimmable blue holes. We recommend the Cumberland trai;l it is amazing. Lots of food options near by and only a short drive away is downtown Chattanooga. Other things we enjoyed were -lookout mountain and rock city. - The owners are very sweet and accomdating. So easy to work with. We love this place and plan to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. It will be helpful for families looking for a pleasant, wholesome vacation environment. We enjoyed having you as our guests, and look forward to your future return. Mariela
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Excellent location with beautiful hiking paths

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful with spacious rooms and kitchen. The owner family has done a good job maintaining the house. The hiking trail was beautiful. Perfect driving distance to popular locations like Ruby falls, look-out mountain etc.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback. We enjoyed having you as our guest. We hope you'll return again. Sincerely, Mariela
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Excellent property for large families

  • 5 of 5

It was a perfect house for the number of people we had and we very much enjoyed our stay. Thanks and God Bless

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our climbing team rented the house in October 2016. We LOVED it and had a blast. There was plenty of room for 3 families to have their own privacy and a bathroom for each bedroom. The lake is beautiful. We enjoyed walking the trail around it and bonfire at night on the deck. This property is a little secret treasure there at Montlake. We will definitely rent it again.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lucas, TX

Montlake vacation retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion with several groups of our families both staying there visiting with us there. The house was perfect for what we needed. Adult children at one end of the house and more senior adults at the other end. While the house was nice, the deck overlooking the private lake and trails around the lake were the most enjoyable part of the stay. The lake was beautiful! The artwork on every wall was a part of the family history of the owners, one of which is a well known artist. There were books of art and one book told the history of the house and the family. We were fascinated by the history! Mariela was very responsive to questions. Everything about the house met or exceeded our expectations.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Old and not well represented

  • 2 of 5

While the house was clean, it was not well represented in this advertisement. The house was rented because we had 9 people staying here. There was not enough toilet paper to start. Crazy. Then, there were televisions in the living room, and 3 of the 4 bedrooms. One back bedroom didn't have a tv, and you couldn't sleep in it because the ceiling fan is bad, and it made a ton of noise. the other room on that end of the house had an ancient tv in it, but you couldn't watch it because there was so much "snow" on the screen you couldn't see the picture. Everything in this house is 30-40 years old, and needs desperately to be updated. The beds were very saggy in the middle, and when shared with another person, you both rolled inwards. The iron is broken and showing the coils, so very scary to use when needed. The back railing on the back porch is rotted out, and very unsafe. Can't leave children out there unwatched. The air conditioning didn't work the first 3 days we were there, and when it got fixed, would only cool the house to 78 degrees during the day. The unit is too small for this size house.

While the house WAS clean, it was not a "comfortable" and relaxing place to stay, if you are looking for working amenities and a cool place to relax. We would not return, even though the people who owned it were very nice. I think they are charging too much for what they are offering.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Montlake Golf and Country Club Estates

Tennessee Aquarium, Tivoli Theatre, I-Max Theatre, Children's Museum, spectator sports (baseball, football, basketball), Hunter Museum of Fine Art, Houston Museum, Railroad Museum (and steam engine trips), riverboat tours, Incline Railway (up Lookout Mountain), Rock City, Civil War battlefields and museums, art festivals, music festivals (Google Riverbend Festival!), skeet shooting, and a wealth of other activities. Montlake and surrounding areas offer endless opportunities for photographers and artists.

Montlake is a nature preserve. We are proud of our wildlife. Any activities that might harm the natural flora or fauna are strictly forbidden. SORRY, BUT WE CANNOT PERMIT SWIMMING, BOATING, OR FISHING IN MONTLAKE. All those activities are available nearby.

It should be noted that Montlake is an excellent place to hold a wedding or a wedding reception. It is a great place for reunions or for retreats. ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL OFF-SEASON INCENTIVES AND FREQUENT VISITOR REWARDS!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $150
Management fee $25
Tax Rate 4.0%

We have a very special place, perfect for all kinds of day events, from weddings, rehearsals, birthdays, showers, holidays, and business or special group meetings. We absolutely do not permit rowdy events. Large gatherings require individual quotes.

TWELVE GUEST LIMIT. SORRY, NO EXCEPTIONS. 1/3 total required for reservation. Balance due ten business days prior to visit. Security deposit 200, refundable within 10 business days after departure, barring damage, loss, extra cleaning. Cleaning 150, Management fee 25. We accept checks and PayPal. (Add 3% PayPal fee).

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.