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5 Star Waterfront Peter Cave Retreat on Rough River Lake, Property #1 of 2

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Located 7 miles from Leitchfield Ky, this 4-bedroom + loft beautifully decorated lakefront home was completely renovated in 2012, and is waiting for your boating, swimming and fishing pleasure. The great room features a cathedral ceiling and stone fireplace and is open to the dining room and fully equipped kitchen. The open floor plan provides ample space for large groups such as family and friend reunions, company retreats, graduation and retirement gatherings and friend getaways. There are 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Sleeps 9 with 2 queens, 1 full and 2 twins with another twin in loft sleeping area and game room. Play cornhole game? We've got one there with plenty of room on the spacious wraparound porch, complete with 200 sf covered area. The expansive view from deck faces the lake with beautiful view of M&D Marina across the water. You can launch your boat or rent a pontoon boat at Peter Cave ramp (M & D Marina), dock access and steps from lake house to dock. You can tie up your boat, fish and swim from the dock. Fire pit, gas grill, satellite TV, VCR, DVD, for all of your guests to enjoy. Plenty of parking for boats and cars with off street parking and circular drive. Fresh linens provided and a laundry room to keep towels clean. Conveniently located off Highway 737, Peter Cave Retreat is only 7 miles from Leitchfield and 15 minutes from Western KY Parkway. The state dock and lodge and air strip are a 20 minute drive away. Daily activities for the kids at the state lodge. Minimum age for rental is 25. There is a NO Pet policy on this property. If pets are found on the property, you will forfeit your damage deposit. We have an additional property next door, the Barnwood Bungalow, which sleeps 6.

Keywords: lakefront, reunions, family gatherings, dock open floorplan, Rough River, Rough River Lake, Kentucky

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About The Owner

I am retired from the landscaping business and have grown up visiting Rough River and fishing in the Peter Cave area. One of my pleasures in life is to renovate and restore homes. I recently renovated this beautiful lakehouse. I live in the same neighborhood and can tell you it is very conveniently located to M and D Marina for boat launching and rentals.

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

Why The Owner chose Kentucky

I have grown up visiting this area for fishing and boating. My family would come here for weekend gatherings. It is very easy to get to. I am from Vine Grove KY and can access it from 65 South to the Western KY Parkway to Leitchfield exit. Then it's only 7 miles from all shopping and restaurants.

What makes this house unique

Dock for boat and swimming. Front porch swing overlooking the ground fire pit area. Wraparound deck overlooking the expansive view of the lake and marina. Fireplace in great room with large sectional sofa, provides seating for the group. Kids gameroom loft area.


Leitchfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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5 Star Waterfront Peter Cave Retreat on Rough River Lake, Property #1 of 2
average rating of 4.964286 based on 56 reviews

Another great stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth year staying here for three nights. We had six adults and three children, aged 7, 9, and 10. The owners are extremely helpful and kind, and the house is exceptionally well-maintained and equipped. What's not to love?

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

it has a swing on a trellis by front door over looking the lake. There is a large beautiful deck on the back of the house over looking lake. large clean home beautiful home has a fire pit they supple the wood. Swam in the lake off the dock fun by all . The weather was nice we were out side most of the time.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful getaway. The house was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

This house has a WOW factor! The house has been beautifully renovated and the view of the lake is spectacular. Our family had a wonderful week-end and we will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was our second stay and once again the experience was beyond our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

A perfect venue for family gatherings.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a beautiful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just returned from our weekend stay at Peter Cave and had a wonderful time. This is no cabin, folks! It's a beautiful, super clean, spacious, comfortable home with everything you need for a fun, relaxing vacation. There were six of us (me and my adult children/spouses} and we were very comfortable in the four bedrooms. The loft area is so cute and houses the games; a great area for little kids to play.

It's such a beautiful setting there, so we did a little family photo shoot in the backyard overlooking the lake. My daughter and her new fiance ever took engagement photos there!

My family loves playing games, so we took advantage of the large kitchen table. The home has a number of games and we used some of them, but we also brought our favorites and had a blast.

Bring your marshmallows so you can take advantage of the great fire pit They provided tons of split wood and even long sticks for roasting.

The deck is huge and can seat 10 comfortably around the two tables. The view is fantastic, so we ate outside several times.

We had a little bit of confusion with M&D Marina because it rained the morning we planned to rent a boat. We called in the morning and they said to cancel or pay for the whole day. We drove over to the marina when it stopped raining two hours later, but there was no one there and the sign said they were closed on weekends. Maybe it's just because it's off season. We hope to get our deposit back.

Good news, though! The folks over at Rough River Dam State Park (about a 20 minute drive) rent by the hour so we rented a pontoon for three hours. The men working there were so friendly and accommodating. You're not going to ski behind these boats, but the lake is beautiful and we stopped to float and play.

When they say the home has everything you need, they aren't kidding! They provided toliet paper, wine openers, coffee filters, dish soap, and all the pots and pans you'll need.

My family and I were only able to stay two night this time, but we'd love to stay here again next year, hopefully for a longer stay Thanks Kathi and Dave!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such an awesome review. We take great pride in our properties and we love it when people notice! What a great place for family photos. I would love to see them!. If you have any trouble with the Marina just let me know.Thanks!
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Mammoth Cave and local Wineries and Distilleries are nearby


Rates & Availability

Leitchfield House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
End of Summer
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Winter 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $200

$200.00 deposit required for booking and is also your refundable damage deposit. It is a NO PET RENTAL. You will lose your deposit if pets are found on property. Additional fees for number of guest over 10. Week of July 4th is to be rented for a whole week at a rate of 1600.00.

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.

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