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Family & Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

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. 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.

Renee Gayheart
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

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 Lake Cumberland

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.


Monticello Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • 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 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Handicap Accessible Shower
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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.


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.0526314 based on 19 reviews

Nice place!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beds falling apart feet sticking to floor

  • 1 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here. Just making memories with my family. Loved the fact that it was pet friendly, as it is very hard to find a place that is. Enjoyed visiting local attractions and the lake was beautiful. Thank you Renee.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ellen for the wonderful review. It means so much to us that our guest are happy. We work very hard to keep the cottage in tip top condition. And we try to anticipate the things at the Cottage that will make your stay as close to perfect as we can. We hope to see you again next year. Or again this summer.
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Clean and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

Beds were comfy! Hot tub was hot. Spacious home.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shawnna: Thank you for the nice review. And the really nice email you sent me. I love it when people really get a blessing from staying in our cottage. That is our goal that people really receive the blessings that we get when we are there. I hope you will come back again.
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Nice place close to Conley Bottom

  • 5 of 5

House was nice & clean. I was nice that everything was there, we just needed food & clothes! Close to Conley Bottom which is nice if you're a boater. We'll stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mark for the wonderful review. I really look forward to you coming back. We do have time open in the fall, and next spring too!
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Beautiful property close to the marina

  • 4 of 5

We rented this house over the Labor Day weekend, with another couple and their two young girls. The directions provided by Renee were spot on. No trouble getting to the place or getting in. Parking is pretty much limited to two vehicles. And it is located within 5 minutes to Conley Bottom marina. The neighborhood is very nice and quiet.

The house was clean, with clean linens and bath towels provided. The kitchen had just about everything you would need for cooking and even has a dishwasher. The AC worked great. The handicap ramps were awesome for hauling the coolers.

What we did need but did not take was extra toilet paper and paper towels, soap and shampoo. These may have been noted in what was provided but honestly i just skimmed over the list, noting that the linens were provided. (I have a second trip book soon to another Homeaway home and I think i got confused between what is provided at one home and this one.) Also there was only one dish towel and a scrubber, no dish cloths. Next time I will pack these items.

We did not use the hottub, but noticed it was only half full.

I would defintitly stay here again, and i would recommend this property to firends and family!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry there should have been toilet paper, paper towels. Also there should have been dish towels, and scrubbers. Next time everything will be fully stocked. Thank you for the wonderful review,
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Car: necessary

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

Monticello Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
August 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 3.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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