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Family Friendly Lake House

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 Bed rooms - 3.5 bathrooms, 2 bunk houses, sleeps 15 easy - 20 people if you have children and they don't mind the sofa. Commerical kitchen, 8 kayaks, washer and dryer, 2 shady pavilions, secure swim area, fishing dock, poker table. Great place if you need room for large families, or just need a place to chill out with that special someone! House has direct tv for your choice of sports, and is now set up with Wi-fi.

Chip Daley
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Chip Daley

Our family has owned this property for 13 years and have raised our children at the LAKE! This is a great place for a vacation, if you want to just relax and enjoy the view. Or go fishing, swimming, grilling out.

Chip Daley purchased this house in 2000

Why Chip Daley chose Shelby

A great place close to Birmingham, Al. For large families or romantic getaways!


Shelby House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3 full bathrooms with showers. 1 small 1/2 bathroom.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • ! large master bedroom, 4 additional bedrooms. 2 sofa in living room. 2 bunk houses that will sleep up to 8 additional people.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Just a great get away location that is affordable.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Family Friendly Lake House
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews
The Villages, FL

Rustic Lake Cabin in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at this fabulous cabin for a family reunion/wedding. It was perfect. My little granddaughters loved the kayaks, tubing, and swimming. The big kitchen made mealtime a dream as did the outside porches and decks. The family room was perfect for the little girls watching favorite cartoons. The master bedroom was awesome. We had 7 adults and 3 little girls and everyone had plenty of sleeping space. The house had central air and WIFI and ample bathrooms. Oh and the view can't be beat. I highly recommend this cabin

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and well equiped

  • 5 of 5

This is the third year my brother, sister and all our kids and grandkids have spent a few days at this house. My granddaughter calls it "Nana's lake house!" The owners are accommodating and helpful and always available to answer any questions during our stay. The beds are plenty and each one is comfortable. The all important Wifi for the kids' devices worked well for being so far from "civilization." There are multiple TV's to cut down on fussing over them. There are board games and great places to sit and play them. I love the kitchen, which has every pot, pan and cooking utensil known to man. Great floor plan for cooking, eating and still being able to visit. Plenty of enjoyable outside sitting area. We felt at home here and hope to return again and again. THANKS FOR A GREAT FAMILY REUNION.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We had a great time!!! Chip was really great to deal with. Everyone had plenty of space to sleep, and lounge. They had tons of fun in the provided floats, and all the kayaks. My daughter said this was the best weekend she has ever had. Great news, since this was celebrating her "sweet sixteen" birthday. My only suggestion would be to upgrade the two fridges in the kitchen because they were not cooling well, and the hamburger meat we bought for one meal spoiled. We will definitely rent again!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We love this place! Just had out 4th family reunion at Chips, it's plenty big enough to spread out and casual which is good for my clan.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful time. We had 18 people with us and there was plenty of room for everyone.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many different places on Lay Lake, Lake Mitchell, Lake Martin and Logan Martin Lake, and we have never stayed in one more accommodating. They had enough beds for at least 25 people. They had the best stocked kitchen and plenty of towels. They were the nicest people to work with. It rained a lot while we were there but we still had a great time. The boys loved the bunk house. We would love to go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Relaxing Lake House

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this lake house. It was the perfect place for family to all come together for Thanksgiving and celebrate. There was plenty of room to kick back and relax and enjoy each other's company. The views and sunsets were stunning. We all enjoyed kayaking and really just being together. We ended up with only 9 people and that gave us plenty of room. The large kitchen with extra refrigerator served all of us perfectly. We enjoyed family dinners at the large tables and played cards into the wee hours at the game table. It really was exactly what we were looking for and was perfect.

The stores are a distance away, but there is a Dollar General very close and that has all you would probably need if you forgot something - after the initial Publix run of course. The house was clean and well maintained and the description of it was accurate. Cell access and wifi were spotty at times, but I think that turned out a good thing. No one spent the whole vacation staring at their phones and tablets. It was just like the old days, but there were down times for some electronic surfing.

We were even lucky enough to meet the owners and they are very nice! While we never needed them they were a text message away. That was a wonderful feeling if we ran into any issues we knew we could reach them and they could stop by if we needed. We didn't, but it gave it a nice level of comfort communicating directly with them. The house was spacious and comfortable. I highly recommend renting this if you need a quiet vacation away from it all.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Birmingham international
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Robert Trent jones
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lay Port Marina
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
Gulf shores
Car: necessary

1 hour south of Birmingham, Alabama- Located on Waxahatchee Creek/Lay Lake. Next to Lay port marina.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Clean up fee $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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