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KY Lake Arts & Crafts Cedar Shake Home - Private Dock/On-site Boat Rentals *

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

* 2018 PEAK SUMMER RATES INCLUDE OUR FISH AND SKI BOAT FOR 3 DAYS. **

PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER LISTING #145129 FOR PARTIES OF 5 or LESS

SETTING A HIGHER STANDARD... Our fleet now includes a sleek, 21ft. Bennington Southwind Deck Boat with a Yamaha 150HP four stroke. For the fishermen, it depends on what they prefer. Choose from a 21 foot Fishing / Ski Boat or a War Eagle Bass Boat, each has a 115HP Yamaha 4-stroke.

* * Please contact KENTUCKY LAKE VACATION RENTALS for special pricing on our boat rental fleet. All our boats are delivered to your own private dock. We do offer extra days, different types of boats and water toys as an option.

With a total renovation to this 2450 square foot home complete, it becomes the model for the optimum vacation experience in the area. Conveniently located only 13 miles from Murray State University. We do include Free WiFi.

Having the closest proximity and most gentle slope to the water of any rental home in the vicinity are not the only reasons it delivers such an unrivaled experience on the Lake. Outstanding features and an extraordinary location are factors contributing to its distinctive standing. Unlike the resorts and rental homes in crowded coves with heavy boat traffic to which so many visitors to Kentucky Lake have grown accustomed, here is a vast, wide open, peaceful vista across the main lake of the Land Between the Lakes.

The main deck is one of the outdoor spots to relax. From the branch of a surrounding tree a Bald Eagle may preside over a meal or casual break, he’s the perfect compliment to the awing view.

The options for stretching out in the sun or shade are right here - the deck is outfitted with comfortable chaises and dining tables. If the guests feel like relaxing even closer to the water, this home’s covered dock has a large swim platform perfect for taking in the view while soaking in some sun - It has an area for sitting in the shade, too.

The façade of this ideally positioned, traditional lake home is a perfect melding of Craftsman Style with Cedar Shake. Before even stepping inside one first senses its richness. The unparalleled view of the lake and warmth of the natural red cedar says welcome. The exterior accents of stained glass windows and lighting with complementing colors confirm the quality that signals the start of a very special time away for family and friends is about to begin.

Once inside it takes just a glance out of any of the numerous windows and doors for guests to know they have the ultimate vantage point. From the main deck, hand laid stone patio, and rooms on both levels, visitors find their attention drawn to the pristine blue water. It is so close that when rising in the morning, dining throughout the day, or just relaxing, one is struck by the familiarity of taking in the view from the balcony of a cruise ship. In reality this view is from a homey three bedroom, two and a half bath escape.

Upstairs is one of the home's two kitchens. Spacious, well equipped with a walk-in pantry, stainless appliances, granite countertops, and an Italian tile floor. The kitchen joins the dining room with hardwood floors and a unique raised stone fireplace. The combination makes for a large friendly space where many great meals are enjoyed surrounded by walls of windows facing the lake.

Upstairs are two bedrooms with lake views. One with two full beds and another has a queen bed, private half bath and its own large sliding glass door with direct access to the deck and the soothing lake view. The primary bathroom on this level is striking with an eight-foot, modern, custom designed shower stall, entirely clad in marine blue tile. It has a built in bench, shower heads at both ends, body jets, and a large stained glass window created by a local artisan.

The downstairs is reached by a spiral staircase. Numerous windows ensure the lake continues to be the focus. The bedroom here features sliding glass doors with a direct prospect of the lake. Its occupants may choose to step out onto the patio sitting area or remain in the comfort of their bed to find themselves inspired by the captivating morning sunrise, promising the perfect start to the day. One wall with interior arts & crafts style stained glass windows adds a dramatic architectural detail. This accommodation has access to a walk-in closet with a front-loading washer and dryer, as well as a full bath.

The main living space looks out on the water – the smallest of needs have been considered and met here. An eight-foot granite bar and an additional full kitchen outfitted with cherry-wood cabinets and stainless appliances provide all of the tools needed to entertain on the lower level with ease - it is the backdrop to the living room. Furnished with a great arrangement of comfortable seating – here is an area ideal for a special reunion that will remain etched in the minds of all who attend.

Carefree waterfront living was the objective when the home's deluxe, covered dock was selected:

The Fishing Possibilities at the dock are exceptional with a great population of bluegill, bass, crappie, and catfish.

As for the Access - Here there is no steep slope or long trek to your boat. Being only seventy feet away, step out the door and be on the dock in a minute or less.

Coverage and Quality are Redefined – Equipped with an attractive and highly functional hip roof, superior protection from the elements is ensured. It has one 24 foot covered slip. Not only is the aluminum decking non-slip, but it is splinter free. There is electricity for charging trolling motors.

Then, there is the Relaxation & Recreation – If after a day out you return with the sense that exploring and playing on the lake can be both fun and hard work, here is the place to reflect on the day you have had and contemplate tomorrow’s plans. Having a 12x28 swim platform complete with a retractable ladder makes this the spot to share a fun and rejuvenating break lounging, sunbathing or swimming.

A Boat Rental on the Property: Is one more convenience, and can add hours to vacation time on Kentucky Lake. There is no drive to and from a marina to collect and return a boat. For a rental over multiple days how great it is to have the driving completely eliminated. Imagine instead the pleasure of a sunrise breakfast ending seamlessly with a stroll across the lawn to board the boat that awaits you at your private dock. Effortlessly, straight from the comfort of your home, a day on the lake begins...

More Details

Owner
Pam & Paul
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

Why Pam & Paul chose Murray

Having been raised on Kentucky Lake I can’t imagine life anywhere else. I don’t take for granted how fortunate I am. Now sharing all the lake offers with others is extremely rewarding for us. Hearing from first time visitors that Kentucky Lake is so much more than they imagined it would be makes having developed our properties all worth while.

After completing several projects, both commercial and residential, my lifelong interest in architecture is combined with that of assuring a great vacation.

What makes this house unique

From the ground up there’s an emphasis that comes naturally on making sure our accommodations be of a quality not found in rental homes in the area, and that the features compliment this exceptional property and location. Whether it’s a unique attribute incorporated in the structural design or a special element that creates an unexpected convenience, making it unforgettable is the priority.

With my wife Pam having had a 20 year career in the luxury hotel & resort industry she lends a professional touch. As a Director for North America & Europe she lead a talented team overseeing Sales, Marketing and PR for many of the finest accommodations in the world. Her knowledge is on a global scale from a wide array of 5-star themes. She visited renowned properties and met with clients on frequent around the world trips working in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean & Bahamas, Mexico, and numerous countries in Europe, the U.K., Asia, South East Asia, Australia, French Polynesia, and South America. She ensures a consistent commitment to the principles that keep our customers returning. Pam approaches each guest’s visit with the dedication she did as she helped cultivate standards that would exceed the expectations of dignitaries and celebrities alike.

Map

Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Miller Memorial Golf Course
Car: necessary

FISHING: The fish are surely not hard to find, but for visitors with the goal of maximizing their fishing experience the owners are happy to help with finding a knowledgeable guide. We are delighted for customers to enhance their fishing time by getting out with one of the area specialists who has made it his life's passion to master and uncover this lake’s greatest features: impressive fishing opportunities, as well as a wide array of wildlife. They are at the disposal of the expert or the novice and promise anyone wishing to learn and have the mysteries of Kentucky Lake revealed a day that will long be remembered.

GOLF: In addition to the satisfaction a day on the water offers, just a 15 minute drive away is Miller Memorial Golf Course - considered to be one of the finest golf courses in west Kentucky's lakes region, it presents many challenges for even the most seasoned golfer.

Amenities

Murray House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • * 2018 Peak Summer Rates include our Fish and Ski Boat for 3 days. Extra boating days or different Boats are an option. (Based on availability)
  • VRBO Cancellation policy and payment terms are not accurate. Please review actual policy and payment terms at the bottom of our listing. Thank you.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Blue Tile Bathroom with Stained Glass Window - toilet , shower , Eight foot shower stall with a built-in bench & jets.
    Downstairs Full Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , With terracotta tile floor.
    Private half-bath - toilet , In the upper lakefront queen bedded room with toilet & sink.
  • The blue tile bathroom on the upper levels works particularly well for those with limited mobility.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Lakefront with a private sliding door onto Deck. - 1 queen , Has a private half bath.
    Lakefront with a private sliding door onto the stone patio. - 1 queen
    Lakeview room with two full beds. - 2 double
  • All beds have Swedish foam pillow-top mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
On-Site Boat Rentals delivered to your Private Dock. A great collection of books - hundreds by renowned authors, covering a variety of topics with classic titles appealing to all ages, many games, puzzles and Poker. Italian ceramic tile floors throughout.

Reviews

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KY Lake Arts & Crafts Cedar Shake Home - Private Dock/On-site Boat Rentals *
average rating of 4.894737 based on 38 reviews
5

Beautiful inside and out. Our family is already looking at the next dates to visit again

  • 5 of 5

Pam and Paul have thought of just about everything to make your stay comfortable. The kitchen is fully stocked, including bottled water in the refrigerator. The bedrooms are very comfortable. The view amazing. I recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing get away.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roanoke, Indiana
4

Amazing lake property

  • 4 of 5

House was amazing. Well supplied and good variety of cooking supplies. Everything we needed was there. Huge selection of books and movies. Spiral stair case a little different. The views were awesome. Only issue needs some work was upstairs shower but other wise had no issues. Owners were great and close by if we did have any concerns.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your feedback. We ask of all our guests that they let us know if any issues arise during their stay. We can then resolve the matter quickly for them. We surely would have done this for you had we known. Upon your departure, we found the shower head needed a minor adjustment. The spiral staircase is a standard version. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Stickney, IL
5

Beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

As usual, I am very late on this review because Chicago gets so busy, but better late than never!

I am so glad I remembered Kentucky Lake from my time in Carbondale. This was a last minute trip, and Pam did everything possible to make sure our vacation happened! The home was beyond beautiful! Every detail taken care of. We spent most of the time outside looking at the lake. And if inside, you still saw the lake ! We brought a portable sirius radio, only brought it outside every now and then because you just want to sit and listen to nature.

Saw an eagle and a few hawks right outside the house. View of the lake is outstanding. You have neighbors, but you would never know it. Plenty of trails to hike. Me and my dog went to one close to the house, and it was perfect! I hope to go to this home with another family so they can enjoy the fishing it has to offer in that area.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cedar shake

  • 5 of 5

Great vacation!!! Beautiful house inside and out, quality throughout from silverware, to light fixtures, to wall decor, to bedding, ect. Every corner had something to look out but not overly done. Selection of books and movies, if you find time between the fishing, swimming, and boating, was outstanding. Owners very hospitable, went the extra mile with a car repair for us. Flashlights in every room proved they thought out what a renter may need. Besides it. being a great property to call home for a week, it's in a great location to many attractions!! I'm not one who likes to repeat vacations, but this one is back on the list! So much more to go explore!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maurice, LA
5

Great early Christmas celebration!

  • 5 of 5

Met up with my parents for a wonderful early Christmas get-together- plenty of space for 4 adults and a dog- the house is fantastic (someday I hope to have a bathroom like the main one upstairs!) and we love the views of the lake. We hiked and looked for wildlife in Land Between the Lakes- lots of bison that day! The owners really made the stay special for us- loved the smell of the Christmas tree! And our dog had a blast exploring the yard- tons of space for him to check out. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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IL - USA
5

Absolutely Wonderful Nov 2015 Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, his parents, our dogs and I thoroughly enjoyed staying in this lovely and well-appropriated home. We stay at VRBO's across the country and this is one of the nicest! Like many other travelers on here have said, the owners have thought of everything to make your stay welcoming and comfortable.

The home was very clean - the view was breathtaking (from both the first and second floors) - the stars at night were unforgettable - and the owners were very easy to communicate with and very friendly and hospitable! The home was very family friendly, and the kitchen was so well equipped and nice to cook in.......great appliances etc! It's clear that much planning and personal work went into making this such a lovely home.

We look forward to staying again and will recommend this lovely rental to all.

PS: Hope to rent the boat next time :)

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $350

* 2018 PEAK SUMMER RATES INCLUDE OUR FISH AND SKI BOAT FOR 3 DAYS
(EXTRA BOATING DAYS OR DIFFERENT BOATS ARE AN OPTION).

CEDAR SHAKE HOME #353951 PAYMENT TERMS & CANCELLATION POLICY:

RESERVATIONS MADE MORE THAN 90 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL:
1. $350.00 initial payment toward total charges is due with signed rental agreement.
(All stays with a boat will have a $200 security deposit due with signed boat agreement)
2. 50% of remaining balance is due 90 days prior to arrival.
3. Final payment is due 60 days prior to arrival.

RESERVATIONS MADE 90 DAYS OR LESS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL:
1. 50% of total amount due with signed agreement(s) if more than 60 days prior to arrival.
2. Remaining balance due 60 days prior to arrival.

RESERVATIONS MADE 60 DAYS OR LESS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL:
1. 100% of total amount is due with signed rental agreement(s).

CANCELLATION POLICY: Should the Guest cancel a confirmed booking, the Guest shall be liable for the full amount of the rent if the cancellation is made on or less than 60 days prior to the agreed arrival date. If the Owner is able to find another Guest to assume the booking, monies paid WILL BE REFUNDED on a dollar for dollar basis, less a cancellation fee of $350.00USD. If more than 60 days remain until the arrival date, the Owner WILL REFUND the monies on a dollar for dollar basis less a cancellation fee of $350.00USD.

During higher demand seasons stays being back to back on the calendar is required. The Cedar Home security deposit is $350. Boat security deposit is $200 (Both are refundable within 10 days of departure). Holiday periods are subject to a rate increase & minimum night stay requirements. Please include the breed & weight of pet(s) with your initial inquiry. Pets are considered on a case by case basis. During Peak Season, stays being back to back are required. Thank you.

VRBO CANCELLATION POLICY BELOW IS NOT ACCURATE - PLEASE REFER TO ACTUAL POLICY ABOVE.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund