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lakefront -City Limits- Kiddie Beach- arbor- pier, crows nest. location!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + sofa bed -2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Welcome to Cattscradle vacation rental, this is a wonderful location by land or water located in city limits of Guntersville, this property is family friendly with large colorful themed rooms, we have board games for kids, along with videos, the great room is 20x50 overlooking the lake with a large stone gas fireplace and a cozy game/ meal table in sun room , foose ball game table, basketball hoop, flat screen tvs /dvd players in 2 bedroom, 50inch flat screen in great room, .which has 3 sofas, master bedroom has cozy bench for relaxing, overlooking the lake, many rooms have paddle fans.

The bedrooms are cozy and private, you won't see beds stacked together here, only one bunk set in kids room! The kitchen is roomy with lots of cookware, or a charcoal grill outside for that perfect steak or catfish!

The screened in porch is perfect for morning coffee or evening sunsets, the stamp concrete patio is great spot for a friendly chat...

The yard has a park like setting, with a new 11 foot heigh arbor with built in bench & stone picnic table, also has a fish table for cleaning your catch, this yard is flat and kid friendly, you also won't see bluffs or dangerous slopes here or multiple levels, easy to bring in groceries, easy to walk out to lake, safe area for toddlers. Also, good areas for boats, trailers & cars, no road side parking. we have a boat launch next to beach area , best use of this is for small water craft only, jet ski type.. we are not responsible for any damages that may occur using our yards boat launch. . we encourage using the local community launch 2 miles away..

The pier is a great place to sit and try your luck at a great catch or just to jump off with a tube, the choice is endless, sunlight or moonlight it's always a good day here at Cattscradle! Make this one a family tradition!

..p.s as stated throughout...interior of boathouse & attached garage are locked for owner use only...

we do not supply extension cords, water hose, charcoal, or wood for fire pit. items to bring would include.. trash bags,foil, plastic wraps ,extra toilet paper, personal toiletries , laundry detergents, soaps..

.extra people over ten must be cleared with owner. first .additional fees may apply.!!!! (this includes visitors, that are not staying night)

We do not provid .

Water hoses.

Extension cords.

Laundry soaps...

charcoal ,wood for fire pit...

Keywords: detached house in residential neighborhood, yet private.. nice location on water! large, family friendly flat yard, new large stone patio. boathouse exterior is available with crows nest, long pier lots of room for tie up of boats, interior is locked for owners space,

More Details

jill cattaneo
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About jill cattaneo

My family moved here 19 years ago from California, we wanted a quieter life style, we chose Guntersville for the beauty of the lakes and mountains. i was house hunting with my sister and her husband for a home for them, we found our lake home but in extreme poor condition, too much work for a move in ready home. I instantly fell in love with the location and the yard, i knew the home would be a project, the property looked like a park on the water, so different from the other surrounding lots, so at that point the idea of a vacation rental came to be, cattscradle comes from the first part of our last name and cradle is self explanatory!

jill cattaneo purchased this house in 2004

Why jill cattaneo chose Guntersville

I instantly loved the property location and the park like yard, flat and family friendly, so many of the lake properties have steep slopes and driveways, this lot is flat and very enjoyable for all activities! The location is just a few minutes from our own home, which makes it very easy for me to meet and open the property myself, or for those who would like to stop by before renting to see if the home will work for their stay, I enjoy meeting the visitors, we have been blessed with wonderful renters, many whom have made this an annual vacation spot!!

What makes this house unique

The homes location is central to many enjoyable ammenities, my favorite are the blacktop walking trails along the waters edge,10 minutes away, if that. also the tennis courts at this location, the recreation center with the wonderful lap pool, kids pool, and large swimming pool with curved slides make a nice change from the lake for the kids or toddlers.Guntersville state park is about 15 minutes drive, also super walmart, and other stores..located in the city limits. plus a brand new publix grocery store ,the first of its kind..with a pier you can drive your boat up to, park and shop...

Guestbook comments from the owner

we wanted to take a winter break for a change, had several friends recommend this lake front house. it was too cold to swim, haha. but we had a wonderful time with friends and family around the stone fireplace in the great room. Had a wonderful selection of cookware, from crock pot, mixer, blender, cork screws, stone ware galore. bedrooms were cozy, new flat screen tvs in bedrooms and a large flat screen in great room, bring wii games, they have one also that we had a blast playing on. state park, eagle watching 10-15 minutes from house, gorgeous sunsets off the pier, love,,loved, the new large outside arbor, with built in benches, we brought charcoal for outdoor grilling, our friends have stayed at this house every summer for the last 6 years, we will be back. thanks so much for sharing this cozy, fun get a way!!! p.s loved all the wildlife and birds that were on the lake.. not sure where to post the star rating, but would give this one a 10 for sure...
Jan 2013
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Guntersville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas 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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • one bathroom with tub/shower combo one with shower only... washer-dryer in bath room area...
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (2) 4 couches two are sofa beds, perfect for extra pull out beds if needed. located in the great room., Bunk Beds (1) full size bed on bottom, 1 twin on bottom sturdy iron bunk bed set..
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
we do not supply paper products, foils, plastics etc..bring trash bags and extra tp... and personal toiletries,water hose or extension cords. small beach, and boat launch located in yard. is best used for small water craft (jet ski, small fishing boat, flat yard, perfect setting for families, beautiful new stone patio area, a few steps from house to water. pier is wheel chair accessible , wonderful new boathouse with crows nest!(interior of boat house is locked for owners use only ) crows nest on top is available! home offers nice parking for cars, boats and boat trailers.. the house has 3tv s and 2-2vcr' , lots of family friendly videos, we are not responsible if you use the yards boat launch and damage your boats, trailors or vehicles...


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lakefront -City Limits- Kiddie Beach- arbor- pier, crows nest. location!
average rating of 4.911111 based on 46 reviews

Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Jill's place was perfect for us. We were two families with 5 teenage girls. We had plenty of room. The foosball table was the nightly highlight. The dock was great. We were able to pull up our pontoon rental with ease. Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So great to hear that you all enjoyed Cattscradle.. there’s always something for everyone! Hope to see you again next season.. the fall season is also a beautiful time to come visit with all the colors reflecting off the lake:)
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Excellent location

  • 4 of 5

Family enjoyed a wonderful quiet Labor Day weekend. Rental was clean and location was great. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a long weekend at Cattscradle in January. It was perfect! Great location, close to restaurants and shopping. First time to Guntersville and will definitely be back. House had everything we needed and we stayed cozy in 20 degree weather. Jill was a gracious host and we plan to revisit in warmer temps!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Our family had a very nice time.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time with relatives who were able to come visit. Since we were all gathered together we were also able to celebrate Grandpa's birthday. Everyone appreciated the wi-fi and cable tv when the heat index got up to 105 in the afternoon.

A very nice flat property for the kids and elderly to enjoy a vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Catts Cradle: just right!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 days at on Lake Lanier at Catts Cradle over Easter weekend. Everything was just right: the accommodations, the weather, the fishing...We especially enjoyed the well stocked kitchen as we cooked all of our meals. Also, enjoyed sunsets on the rooftop terrace above the boathouse. The owner was very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all enjoyed Easter at cattscradle.. btw. It's lake guntersville :)). Hope you come back for another great trip to our beautiful city... thanks again for choosing cattscradle...., Jill
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dobbins family

  • 5 of 5

excellent great location for fishing boating swimming Great for kids flat lot sand beach, great host. Plan to go again next year

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the positive review! We strive to make our cattscradle a very cozy, homey , lake front retreat.. We would đź’š To add you to our annual families that continue to make cattscradle a regular date on their calendar ! Thanks again. .. Blessings to each of you.. Jill
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
huntsville airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
rock house bar and resturant
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
guntersville state park
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
guntersville state park
Car: necessary

close to walking trails, tennis, rec center, state park, golfing, cathedral caverns, largest in the south.. space and rocket center.. huntsville botanical gardens, boat rentals...

WE DO NOT RENT OUT FOR EVENTS.....such as weddings or groups of 15 or more...

0r for large group activities...thank you.....

boathouse interior is locked for owners use only, also attached garage..



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee is $125.00 $125
Refundable damage deposit $350
Property Damage Protection $59

CANCELLATION TERMS IS ON RESERVATION AGREEMENT,. the lodge tax is 12%... holiday rates are higher all holidays are $25.00 per nights lodge additional .. 4th of july is minimum one week at $300.00 per night (does not include a free night with a weeks stay)you must fill out and mail or email my cattscradle reservation agreement to complete reservation. you can find it on pdf file on vrbo this location will need to be printed and mailed. or scanned to myself

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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