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Waterfront Home With 14 Skylights and Pier ~ 'CLIFFHAVEN'

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Welcome to our dream home. This is not our vacation home, but it is our beloved home whenever we are in the USA. It was completely gutted in 2010 and lovingly renovated extensively. So you will be staying in a newly remodeled home.

Our house is 3800 sq. ft. with 6 bedrooms (sleeping 15), every room with beautiful views. The house has a split floor plan, with three bedrooms in one wing and 3 on the other.

* The master bedroom has a king bed. The master bath has a luxurious Asian style soaking tub.

* Next to the master are two bedrooms. One with two twin beds and a smaller bedroom with one twin bed.

* In the wing on the opposite side of the house are two bedrooms on the ground floor and one large bedroom upstairs. One bedroom contains a queen size bed and one bedroom has two twin beds.

*The biggest bedroom upstairs has 6 twin beds. It also has a breath-taking turret with 6 skylights which will make you feel like you’re in a castle.

The exact opposite of a dark log cabin, this house on the water is bright and light with 14(!) beautiful skylights, you’ll never have to turn on the light during the day.

Eat your meals out on the patio overlooking breathtaking water views. Walk down the steps and set up your fishing lines on the pier, or sit on the beautiful natural rock ledges by the water. The water view is expansive, the opposite shore being over a mile across. Across the waters is TVA land, so you will be looking at a pristine natural shore instead of houses. Not only is the water beautiful during the day, but you just may be treated to a moonrise on the water as well. Crystal clear moonbeam spanning a long trek across the water is a sight few people ever get to experience.

Situated on 7 acres, our property is also a bird watchers’ paradise. We guarantee you will delight in seeing our resident great herons and red-headed woodpeckers. And if you’re lucky, you may see a bald eagle right outside the window! We have seen ospreys, kingfishers, pelicans, hawks, foxes, groundhogs, etc. On our land is also 3 acres of woods, a fruit orchard, and a pine tree stand we named Narnia.

More Details

Judy Linton
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Taiwanese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Judy Linton

We are a family of 7 and we spend most of our years overseas in Taiwan. After all our travels around the world, we love beautiful North Alabama the best. This home is our primary residence (dream home) when we are in the US.

Judy Linton purchased this house in 2009


Killen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 6 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin Beds (11), portacrib (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

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Waterfront Home With 14 Skylights and Pier ~ 'CLIFFHAVEN'
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 24 reviews

Large home with awesome views!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I booked this home for a week to visit my younger sister who lives in Alabama. We had 8 adults and 6 children staying in the home and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the visit. The views along the back of the home are wonderful! The property was very scenic and many enjoyed walking it.

My parents enjoyed the king bedroom suite and many of us took a turn in the asian soaking tub, which was very relaxing. My husband and I had the bedroom next to the king suite (we pushed the twin beds together and it was fine). Our son had the small bedroom across the hall from us. We were very pleased that the hallway to our wing had a door to it to keep out extra noise while our son was napping.

My two sisters and their husbands had the bedrooms on the other side of the house, which worked out well because they are the louder group. My sisters and I enjoyed chatting late into the night in the second living room, and again, it was very nice that there was a door to this living room. The older kids really enjoyed having their own space and bathroom upstairs!

The kitchen and main living room were very spacious and we liked the large open area. It worked out great for meals together. There were plenty of linens to go around and we used the washer and dryer almost daily. The washer was a little tricky, but once we got the hang of it, it was fine. Each bathroom was well stocked with hand soap and toilet paper which was nice.

Everyone enjoyed the large selection of books, movies, and games to choose from. The internet was not bad at all considering the large number of people with phones and devices.

There was a nice patio and a table and chairs in the back of the home to sit and take in the views. Several steps takes you down to the pier which also had a few chairs to sit. The pier and steps down to it could use some work, but it was stable and pleasant to sit on.

The drive to Florence was not bad at all and we made the trip several times. I messaged the owner Judy several times before our trip with questions and she was happy to answer all of my questions in a timely manner. She even had a hair dryer shipped to the home before our visit when I inquired if there was one at the home.

All in all, if you need a large home with private but also large spaces, this is the place for you. You will feel right at home and the owners go out of their way to make sure you have a good experience. I would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great experience

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful location with great facilities. Would love to return for another visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were wonderful, considerate guests. What a pleasure it was hosting you all. We truly hope you all will return!
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Great view of lake and patio! House is overpriced.

  • 1 of 5

Had a great visit with sisters but the house needs a thorough cleaning and new bath linens and the with debris removed from outside of home.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry Cliffhaven did not meet your expectations. As you can see from our other reviews, we almost always get excellent ratings. Would you be willing to message me and give me a detailed list of what things you thought needed improvement so I can discuss them with my manager and housekeeper? I am guessing that the towels are getting worn and I'm glad to replace them. We are always eager to make improvements. Best regards to you and yours.
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Great House! Bring some stuff though...

  • 4 of 5

We loved this house and it was PERFECT for our group with beautiful views! Be warned though, some things aren't included. There was no hand soap in the house at all. No toilet paper present as well. Also, check all kitchen implements as we found some that were broken and dirty dishes also in the cabinets.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all loved the house! You were great guests and we loved hosting your group. Thanks for letting me know about the supplies and kitchen utensils. The housekeeper always has a full roll of toilet paper on the roll, and one extra roll on the toilet. In fact, she normally tries to make sure there is a roll or two under the sink, too. There is also supposed to be hand soap in each bathroom and a few bathrooms with extra hand soap under the sink. It is possible with the busy month of July that the soap ran out. We'll be more careful about checking these things!
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A great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Cliffhaven House was wonderful!! It is in a perfect location looking out at the beautiful lake! The home was very spacious, had great mattresses on the beds and was very "homey" feeling!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Y'all were perfect guests! Welcome back!
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Great place and location

  • 4 of 5

The house is nice and the location on the lake is perfect. Lots of room and the upstairs room with sky light is awesome. Kids really enjoyed it. Not much boat traffic and there is a small river close by that can be used for pulling kids behind jetski/boat. The pier and steps to water need some work. Also, the room upstairs stayed hot.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas are weekly rentals only.
Cancellation Policy: 100% refunded if cancelled prior to 30 days of check-in.
0 % refunded if cancelled within 30 days of check-in.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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