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Exotic Vacation Home

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

5 Bedroom, 4 Bath Spanish Hacienda on Scenic Private Point.

Escape to another world in this spacious vacation retreat on Lake Wedowee, known for being one of the cleanest and most beautiful lakes in the state of Alabama. Featured on tours and in a magazine, this luxury 5 bedroom/4 full bath home comes complete with 2 fireplaces, open floor plan, wrap around decks, hanging rope bed, antique soda fountain bar, 2 refrigerators and a washer and dryer. The best feature of all is the view, ..there may not be a better one on the lake. This vacation retreat sits on a private point lot with easy access to the lake and a 2 story dock.

Mac & Julie McKinney
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 5, 2016

About Mac & Julie McKinney

After falling in love with Lake Wedowee, we made the decision to build a home there in 2005. The deal was sealed when we stumbled upon an incredible point lot surrounded with deep water and a gentle slope. What luck, ...we still have to pinch ourselves!

Mac & Julie McKinney purchased this house in 2005


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Exotic Vacation Home
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Could be perfect

  • 4 of 5

As a frequent user of VRBO, I depend heavily on traveler reviews. I realize that no property is perfect so I appreciate balanced reviews so that I am not surprised with my stay.

For this property, let me begin by saying how absolutely awesome the house and property are. The house is large enough that our family of 13 was very comfortable and never felt crowded both inside and outside. The two bunk rooms with four beds each in the basement were great for the grandkids. The kitchen is a great size-larger than it looks in the pictures. The outdoor areas have magnificent views from a point with 3 sides to the lake. There was plenty of room to fish and pull our kayaks up on the land. The vacant boat slip was awesome for our boat and was much appreciated during a wind storm.

Julie was very accommodating and friendly. She responded quickly to any correspondence.

However, we had some concerns. The house did not seem as "fresh" as expected with our arrival-multiple cobwebs inside the home and cleaning service was not up to what we have experienced in the past at VRBO homes. There were a few minor repair opportunities-ice machine didn't work, stove top kept giving error code, handles off cabinets. Also, there were multiple pest issues. I spoke with Julie regarding the issues and she expressed concern and promised her attention. I fully expect her to remedy them. If remedied, this property would definitely rate 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was simple Beautiful....Loved it!!!

  • 5 of 5

This property was absolutely stunning from the inside out. It was about 12 of us and we had plenty of space. If I'm ever in that area again I will definitely stay there. All of our plans were in Birmingham which was a 2-hour drive but it was worth it.

Mrs. Julie was very helpful and always available to answer any questions are concerns.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tuscaloosa, AL

Best View on Lake

  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful home with all the amenities you will need, plus more! The property is very well kept and very clean. The decks around the house are very comfortable and a lot of fun to hang out on no matter what time of the day! The dock is one of the nicest I've ever seen and probably one of the best available. The downstairs area is great for the kids, and the old school ice cream bar is really amazing! Julie is very nice and efficient at answering any questions. Like I've read on other reviews, the pictures she has posted do not even begin to express how nice and beautiful this property is. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newnan, GA

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with all the amenities listed. Ice maker kept up with us even having enough to fill a small cooler every day to take down to the great double decker dock. Every one including grandma swims but only kids would launch themselves from upper deck of dock. Home and yard are nicer than photos. Property was clean and ready for our arrival. Julie always answered e-mails promptly. We boat and have 2 ski doos so we swim, tube and ski. We eat in all week as it is easier when we are feeding as many as we do. We have eaten many times at the restaurant across from the Wedowee marina. It has good food and you can park your boat on the water. We also go to Scoops usually just for their hand dipped ice cream but they have good food too. They have a web page. Scoops is up the river but each are about the same distance from the house 30 minutes by boat. Up the river is a nice cruise with good bird watching of hawks and such nested in trees in the creek. Both restaurants have gas. We had great weather with only one storm that sent us in around lunch then cleared up and we were back out that afternoon. Our party included my oldest daughter and her family. My youngest daughter and her family. Me (Grandma) and my brother (Great Uncle). Plenty of room for all. There were interesting magazines and books available to read. A 2010 issue of Lake Wedowee Life, a free magazine, that was on the living area table had a 3 page layout regarding the house with pictures. I took pictures so I could post on my Facebook page. A great time was had by all. We have been coming to Wedowee for several years now because it is a clean, uncrowded lake and according to the kids this was the best lake trip of all. If you are interested in spending time on the lake this home is highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntsville, Alabama

Great long weekend with 4 families!

  • 5 of 5

We all loved the house... with 8 adults and 8 kids, we still had plenty of room and just had an awesome time! The house is well equipped for vacationing!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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R & B in Winsto,Ga

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic,Beautiful,Fun,There is none better on Lake Wedowe!Well equipped and sooo comfy!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Wedowee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall - Winter
Oct 1 2016 - May 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150

Stays including Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day require a minimum of 4 nights.

We do not rent to anyone under the age of 32.
Sorry, we do not rent out for weddings or parties.
Checkin is at noon, checkout is at 3pm.

Security Deposit which also serves as a Damage Deposit must be paid in order to make your Reservation.
Rent Payment in Due in Full no later than 2 weeks prior to your stay.
Damage Deposit is returned within 2 weeks after a post visit inspection for Damage or Theft.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Wedowee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master suite on it's own floor.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen bed, full bathroom just outside bedroom door.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , Bunk room, sleeps 4.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed , Bunk room, sleeps 4.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , private adjoining full bath
  • Master suite on a floor to itself. Hanging king size bed, balcony, walk in closet, and large two sink vanity. In addition to the bedrooms there is a sleeper sofa on the lower level.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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