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Cowan Creek Hideaway on Weiss Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

This recently built 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is located on Cowan Creek at Weiss Lake in Northeast Alabama. The fully furnished home features spectacular views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Cowan Creek is a favorite location for wake boarding, water skiing, crappie, and bass fishing. The master bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed. There are twin beds in each of the other two bedrooms. And, there are twin beds in the loft. The great room also has a sleeper sofa. Towels and linens are provided. The kitchen is fully furnished and there is a washer/dryer in the laundry room. The home also has internet access (wifi), high-definition satellite TV and DVD player. There is a parking pad for a boat trailer or RV and adequate parking for two additional vehicles in the driveway (garage is used for owner storage and is not accessible). The home is also equipped with a monitored alarm system. The deck has adirondack chairs, and table with chairs. A gas grill is also available. There are stairs down to the dock which has power for boat charges or other equipment and a fish cleaning station. There are chairs on the dock. Located on a natural point, the dock is a great area for swimming, with a ladder provided. Boats can be launched nearby at Pruett's Fish Camp, less than one mile away.

Laurie Bailey
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Laurie Bailey

We live in the Atlanta area and bought on Weiss Lake in 2004. We fell in love with the area and spend almost every weekend at Weiss Lake from March through September. In 2009 we purchased a second lot and built a home on the property in 2014. The second property is used nearly exclusively as a vacation rental but also used occasionally by friends and family.

Laurie Bailey purchased this house in 2010

Why Laurie Bailey chose Weiss Lake

We were first attracted to Lake Weiss as my husband is an avid fisherman. Spending more time there, we found that the area is great for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. There are some great spots nearby - like Cherokee Rock and Little River Gorge. The surrounding mountains are beautiful and the people as friendly as you would ever find. Cowan Creek is a great area for tubing, skiing, wake boarding, and swimming. Except for holidays, it's rarely crowed, so you always feel safe taking the kids out.

What makes this house unique

Quiet, peaceful, with spectacular views of the lake and mountains. Close to Atlanta, Chattanooga, and Birmingham but not crowded. There's a boat launch at nearby Pruett's Marina. This is a private home with your own dock and every convenience you would want for a weekend getaway or vacation.


Centre House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Loft (open to Great Room) sleeps two. There is also a sleeper sofa in the Great Room
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We have a portable fire pit to roast marshmallows or hot dogs. The skewers are located in the pantry. Please bring your own wood. You can purchase small bags at Walmart or grocery stores. We provide two adirondack chairs and and umbrella on the dock. If you need more chairs please bring lawn chairs. Also, if you need floats for swimming please bring those as well. Please bring your floats and chairs back up at night. It can get windy at the lake. We have a fish cleaning station for your catch.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(66 traveler reviews)

Cowan Creek Hideaway on Weiss Lake
average rating of 4.8939395 based on 66 reviews

Beautiful property! So relaxing. Had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Property is as beautiful as advertised. Owner/manager easy to work with. Visited for the week with our young adult kids and a girlfriend. There are several steps down to the water, but property is landscaped and well cared for. Would recommend for anyone needing a relaxing haven away to de-stress. Loved the deck overlooking the lake - got some writing done in quiet moments there. Kids loved jumping in the lake, sunning on the dock, and taking our kayak out. Will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place. Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This lake house is even more beautiful than the photos. It was so clean!!! The kitchen was well stocked so that cooking was easy.

The owner was so nice to work with and she went out of her way to make sure we were happy.

Loved our stay & hope to return again!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and clean

  • 5 of 5

When visiting here bring shampoo and soap

House is very clean updated, Sleeps 10. Has a great view. Swimming/fishing dock could use some up dating but nothing to keep me from going back it's just small if you have more then 4 people fishing or swimming it gets cramped. Love this place plan on returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice relaxing getaway

  • 4 of 5

Got what we wanted and needed from this vacation

Very clean home - enjoyed our stay

Must visit little river canyon- beautiful

No complaints

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Great getaway spot with incredible views.

  • 5 of 5

House was awesome and just as described. Host was super responsive. The views are incredible and the house is perfectly stocked with everything you need for a great getaway weekend at the lake with all the comforts of TV/Wifi/games/kitchen stuff etc you need. We had multiple games of Monopoly and meals on the deck and a few hours just enjoying the lake view. Definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what was presented

  • 5 of 5

My family was in the area to break up my Grandparents Estate. This home made it feel like a vacation from a stressful and emotional day. We loved the way the house was decorated too! Would stay here again in a heart beat!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: necessary

Cherokee County Alabama is well known for its geographical features and beautiful landscapes. Weiss Lake has 30,200 acres and is fed by the Coosa, Little River and Chatooga Rivers. It is also know as the 'Crappie Capital of the World'.

Featured for entertainment are several parks listed below:

Canyon Mouth Recreation Center, Cherokee Rock Village, Cornwall Furnace Park, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Pratt

Memorial Park and Yellow Creek Falls.

If you enjoy fishing and would like a guide, there are several services. For the golf enthusiast there is the Cherokee Country Club 18 hole golf course and if you have not been to a drive in theatre ,we have the 411 Twin Drive In.

There are several locations for Kayaking and Hiking.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
House Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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