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Family & Pet Friendly limited number of pets./ No Smoking

Monticello, KY, USA
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

3 bedroom 2 bath Handicapped Accessible Cottage

Our home is a beautiful cottage in a peaceful area of Monticello Kentucky near Lake Cumberland. Our home has both steps, and ramps to get into the house. When you enter the house you see the warm living room , kitchen with all the appliances, dishes, and silverware. There is washer & dryer for your use. Each bedroom was decorated by my Mom, and they all have closets. There are two full bathrooms on each side of the house. The larger Master Bedroom has a large bathroom. All of the bedrooms have lots of drawer space for your clothes.

We have all kinds of utensils, and a propane grill to enjoy any fish you might catch or any steak you might buy. We also have a propane fireplace in the living room. We also have a screened in porch with a hot tub, and a table and chairs sit and relax. We have a new propane grill, a fire pit, and a corn hole set. And we have both indoor, and outdoor games for both kids and adults.

We also have an old time stereo that plays records, tapes, and cd's. We also have a small collection of old time radio programs to listen to, and a few records, and some books on tape. That you can listen to while you are fixing dinner or while relaxing after a long day on the lake.

My Mom and I hope you enjoy our Cottage that God has so graciously given us. And that you will pass on your stories of your stay with us with your family, and friends. Thank you for considering to stay in our beautiful cottage near Lake Cumberland. In the beautiful state of Kentucky.


Renee Gayheart

Member Since 2008
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
About Renee Gayheart

My Mom and I live near the University of Cincinnati Ohio. We have a beautiful house with a beautiful garden. I graduated from St. Bernard Elmwood Place High School, and The University of Cincinnati. My Mom graduated from Our Lady of Angels.

Renee Gayheart purchased this Cottage in 2000

Why Renee Gayheart chose Monticello

We stayed in a friends house for Mother's day, and our friend said 'He was building a handicapped accessible house that would be perfect for me. We stayed in the house one time, and I said 'If you ever decide to sell the house let me know.' He called two weeks later and asked me if I would like the house. My Mom and I were so excited and we bought it and have been so happy ever since.

What makes this Cottage unique

I am in a wheelchair and the house is truly made for people in wheelchairs. The house is very open so I can get around very easy. We have a handicapped bench seat for the shower for your use. The master bedroom, and bathroom have pocket doors for easy access for anyone with a disability.


    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Master Bedroom
        1 queen, Memory Foam
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • We also have a pull out full size coach that sleeps 2 people.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Handicap Accessible Shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Tourist Attractions


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Iron & Board
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Fireplace
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                    We have enough parking for 3 cars/trucks parked back to back in the handicapped spot in front of the house. We do not have boat parking. But you can park your boatsat Conley Bottom Marina for a fee.
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                        We have a lot of knives, forks, and spoons. Knives, and large serving spoons, can opens, cork screw, and a lighter to light the propane grill, and for lighting the fire pit.
                      • Dishwasher
                        All dish washing supplies provided. Such as dish washing liquid in case you want to hand wash your dishes. As well as dish washing supplies for the dishwasher.
                      • Kitchen
                        We also supply small appliances. Such as a bread machine, a blender, a crock pot.
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                        Freezer trays for ice cube's.
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                          • Dining
                            We have a table cloth on the kitchen table, and candles and salt and pepper shakers.
                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 9 people


                              • Books
                              • DVD Player
                                2 dvd players, and 2vcr's
                              • Games
                                We have a large checker set, and some board games.
                              • Music Library
                                We have a collection of old time radio programs on both CD, and tape. And we have a collection of books on tape for your listening enjoyment.
                              • Satellite / Cable
                              • Stereo
                                Our stereo has a turntable, cassette, and cd player. As well as a radio.
                              • Television
                                We have a plasma tv with a dvd in the living room, a flat screen tv/dvd combination in the 2nd bedroom. And a regular tv with a vcr player.
                              • Video Library
                                We have a small collection of vcr tapes for your use.


                                  • Deck / Patio
                                    We do have a swing set/playset in the back of the house.
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                    We have a fire pit, and a corn hole games for both kids, and adults behind the house.
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                    With have a propane tank that is provided for you.


                                      • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                      • smoking allowed
                                        We would prefer if you would smoke on the back porch.
                                      • wheelchair accessible
                                        The house has ramps to get into the house. The master bedroom has pocket doors, a large walk in closet, and a bathroom with a shower with a hand held shower head. Shower bench included.

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Hot Tub
                                            Our hot tub is on the screened back porch, and chemicals that will be taken care for you by the housekeeper.


                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • library
                                              • marina
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • water parks
                                              • winery tours

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • photography
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • water tubing


                                                              • There is a water park close park called Somersplash, a beautiful marina Conley Bottom is within 5 minutes.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                23 Reviews

                                                                Very Good4/5

                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Enjoyable Stay

                                                                Jaime C.Canton, Michigan

                                                                We enjoyed our stay at the Blessed Cottage. The cottage has a real country feel. The cottage is located in a quiet community and the other guest staying at the Golden Pond rentals were very friendly. There was plenty of space for 6 people and having two bathrooms was a luxury. The kitchen was stocked with necessary pots and pans for cooking. Having laundry was helpful with wet towels, etc throughout the weekend. The hot tub took a while to heat up but once it was hot it was hot! Sadly, this rental does not have access to the community pool that the other Golden Pond rentals have access to. That would have been nice with two young kids. The location of the cottage in relation to water is excellent, only about a five minute drive to lake access.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you Jaime for the wonderful review. I hope you, and your family will come back again. And I hope you will tell your friends, and family about our cottage in the country.

                                                                Large rooms, peaceful, nicely decorated, a real comfortable place for families.

                                                                Carroll B.

                                                                We had an EXCELLENT stay, and only wish the week had been longer. And our dogs had a blast. Only problems: refrigerator wasn't real clean, one burner didn't work on the stove, VCR didn't work, floors of both showers needed to be seriously scrubbed, cold air return hadn't been cleaned in a very long time, directions were great, except the closest Kroger was in Somerset, and Renee's phone number was incorrect. We've already talked to Renee about the problems and she promised to have them fixed. This is a truly wonderful find! Especially for the money.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                It was wonderful talking to you on the phone. I hope you will comeback and stay again. The fall is a beautiful time to stay. I plan to go for 2 weeks this fall for some well earned time off.

                                                                A Scam

                                                                Gabby B.

                                                                We found out that our boat wouldn't fit from a review less than 24 hours after booking and the owner wouldn't help us at all. The housekeeper showed up two hours after check in. She was very nice and apologetic. Her email said we were coming in Sunday instead of Saturday so it wasn't her fault, Just bad management on the owners part. but the house was a mess when we got there. We couldn't get a hold of the owner because she gave us the wrong phone number until after the housekeeper showed up. We had to pay an extra unexpected $200 to a marina because the parking is only enough for one vehicle (the description says two cars, and in the welcome email it says three cars). The outside wasn't kept up as well as the surrounding resort. The hot tub had nasty stuff floating on top of it so we couldn't use it. we could have paid just $30 more to get a different house (from VRBO) with all of the above taken care of. Next time we will do that.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                This traveler did not read the rental agreement before booking her reservation. Her biggest complaint is that she could not park her boat. In my rental agreement it says that I don't have boat parking. I did try to get 4 different friends of mine to allow them to park their boat. Also the traveler came before the check in time, and the house was not ready yet. Over all this was a bad experience for both of us. I hope future guests will read some of the other reviews. And to contact me if you have any questions or concerns, and I would be glad to address them.

                                                                3 couple getaway, men fishing and ladies antiquing

                                                                James G.Midway, TN

                                                                We found the cottage to be exactly as described and well suited for our purposes. The men in our party were headed west to the Wolf Creek dam area while our wives were destined for the Berea area with shopping stops along the way. The cottage was well located for our differing plans and comfortably appointed.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you Mr. Gibbs for the wonderful review. I am so glad you enjoyed the house, and I hope you will come back again.

                                                                Nice place!

                                                                Heidi F.

                                                                Will definitely return in the future and recommend to friends and family!

                                                                Beds falling apart feet sticking to floor

                                                                Robert C.

                                                                The rental has 2 bedrooms with bed frames that are ready to fall in on you. You have to sleep at the foot of the bed just to keep your head up hill. The carpets are so sticky you have to keep your shoes on and everything in the house felt like it was wet. There is only parking for 2 cars back to back and no room for a boat which would have been nice to know up front instead it cost an extra $90.00 to keep my boat the Marina. The rental is not part of the rest of the complex which is hard to tell kids who see pools & play sets that they aren't allowed to use because the rental is not part of the association. This is very apparent when you speak with the people around you. You have no chemicals or test strips to maintain the hot tub so no way to know if its safe or not. The master bedroom has pocket doors and are almost impossible to open or close without help form someone on the other side to help center the door up. Cottage could be a nice if someone put any effort into making it so.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                There is nothing wrong with the bed frames. I have slept in the beds myself, and I feel very confident that the bed is strong. I am paralyzed, and if I didn't feel secure in the bed I surely would not have my guest sleeping on an unsafe bed. I am not sure what the reviewer is talking about when he said "That you have to sleep at the foot of the bed." But I had the house keeper check the bed, and she also said "That nothing was wrong with the beds." As far as the floor feeling sticky the house has carpet in the entire house except the kitchen, and the bathroom. And we had the carpet shampooed before the guest arrived, and the house keeper sweeps, and mops the tile every time someone checks out. The parking is limited, but there is enough room for parking if you park your cars the way I instruct you too! I tell all of my guests in the rental agreement that I don't have room for parking boats ahead of time. I also tell people, and put it into the rental agreement that my house is self contained. And that I am not apart of the resort. Which means my guest can only use the facilities in the back of the house. I have my own play set right outside the back door, and a fire pit, and corn hole set. The hot tub is maintained by the house keeper before the guest arrives. I am able to charge a lower rate per night because I am not apart of the resort. And most of my guest a very happy with the house, and all of the things I supply for them to have a wonderful vacation. Most of the issues this man had were because he did not read the rental agreement before he booked the house. And he did not ask me any questions. I always tell my guests that they can contact me at any time with any questions. Please read the other reviews, and see what other guests have said about the house.


                                                                Monticello, KY, USA

                                                                The most beautiful marina is less than a quarter of a mile away from our home. Conley Bottom Marina and resturant, you can rent any boating equiptment needed to make your stay really enjoyable. Also in the area is a guided stryper fishing expert, and the fish is great! There is also a golf course at the Burnside State Park. We will have all the information for all of these attractions at the house for your convience.

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                Damage Insurance
                                                                Tax Rate

                                                                We ask for at least 1 weeks notice on reservation requests. We charge a $59 non-refundable Property Damage Protection deposit. For anyone interested in renting the house in the off season for a month or longer their will be a $350.00 refundable deposit due immediately to hold the dates. The monthly fee will be due at the beginning of the month.

                                                                23 Reviews
                                                                Very Good 4/5
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