Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Summer Haven at Lake Martin, Alabama

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,752 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom / 3 Full Bathrooms / Sleeps 6

Please Read Entirely Before Making An Inquiry And Check Our Availability Calendar Since It Is Always Kept Up To Date.

Area: Eclectic

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 3

Amenities:

•Bed - King

•Bed - Queen

•Bed - 2 Twin

•Bath Towels and Bed Linens

•DISH Satellite TV System with Premium Movie Channels

•Sports Networks Added During College Football Season

•Large Screen 55" HD TV

•DVD w/ Blu Ray in Living Room

•65+ Movie Library

•Wireless Internet

•Coffee Maker

•Dishwasher

•Microwave

•Electric Stove Top and Oven

•Washer/Dryer

•Hammock

•Weber Charcoal Grill and Charcoal Smoker

•Huge Screened Porch

•100 ft. of Sandy Beach Easy Water Entry

•Covered Fixed Dock and Floating Pier with Stairs

•Fire Pit with cooking grate

•Picnic Table near Fire Pit

•Fish Attracting Pier Lights & Fish Habitat Under Pier

Description: Fall and Early Spring Special:

October 2017 through April 30, 2018. $300/weeknight, $325/Fall weekend night, $315 Early Spring weekend night

Normal 2017 Rate: $360 per night from May 1 - September 30, 2017

Normal 2018 Rate: $365 per night from May 1 - September 30, 2018

Housekeeping Fee: $155 per stay (up to 7 days). AL Lodging Tax: 4%. Credit Cards Only. 5% Rent Discount Off Nightly Rate for Active Duty Military with ID. $400 Refundable Damage Deposit

Enjoy your stay at our cozy three bedroom cabin, tucked away on a 1-1/2 acre wooded lot, with wonderful lake views. The beautifully designed cabin has over 100 ft. of white sand beach, covered pier, floating pier, rock fireplace, and 500 square feet of screened patio with exposed wood beam ceilings. There is an additional 350 square feet of unscreened open air covered deck to enjoy for sunning or outdoor dining. The screened deck offers plenty of space to enjoy outside dining and comfortable seating while sitting under ceiling fans. The covered pier offers a cool place out of the sun, where you can fish for bass, catfish, stripers, or crappie. There is a porch swing and a ceiling fan on the pier to provide comfortable seating and a continuous breeze.

Our three bedrooms (one king, one queen, and two twins) are spacious, each with a private bathroom and wonderful lake or forest views. Easy access throughout the cabin is provided by: a ramp to the front door, lever handles on all interior doors, tile / hardwood floors, and extra wide doors. The open floor plan consists of: a 20’ x 35’. living and dining area, 55" satellite TV, 65+ movie library, DVD, and board games. The great room adjoins the open kitchen to form a large gathering area, with beautiful views of the lake and grounds. The kitchen features electric appliances with granite countertops. The kitchen is stocked with all cooking utensils. There is plenty of seating to accommodate dining either indoors or outdoors. Don't forget to bring marshmallows or the fixings for s'mores. The firepit is a great place to toast marshmallows, tell stories, or sing songs.

Nearby towns offer plenty of shopping, hiking, and sightseeing. We are located 50 miles from Montgomery, 40 miles from Auburn University, 95 miles from Birmingham, and about 2 1/2 hours from Atlanta. The cabin is conveniently located in the Anchor Bay / Kowaliga Area.

2 Night minimum except Summer 4 nights and holidays which are: Memorial Day or Labor Day 4 nights, Independence Day 7 nights, Thanksgiving 4 nights, Christmas 4 nights, or New Years 4 nights.

For rentals over 10 days: Please inquire with Owner for additional information.

Due to the high housekeeping standards, early check in and late departure are not available. Check out is no later than 10:30 am and check in is no earlier than 3:00 pm.

Lake Martin water levels are controlled by a hydroelectric dam. Water is lowered by 10 ft. in the winter. This lowering begins on Oct 15 at about 2 ft. per month. The water starts to rise on Feb 20 and is back up to full pool by May 1. The fishing is still great and we have a floating pier with stairs! The best time for trophy striped bass fishing is February to May. Lake Martin is an 'Alabama Treasured Lake' and is now on the 'Alabama Bass Trail'.

Pets: No

Smoking: No

Large gatherings, large reunions, weddings, etc: No

Loud Music: No

2017 AUBURN HOME FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

04/08/17 A-Day Spring Game

09/02/17 Georgia Southern

09/16/17 Mercer

09/30/17 Mississippi State

10/07/17 Ole Miss

11/11/17 Georgia

11/18/17 ULM

11/25/17 Alabama - IRON BOWL!!!

12/02/17 SEC Championship Game in Atlanta

LOCAL SPECIAL EVENTS

$5 Pancake Breakfast at Russell Crossroads - 5/28, 7/2, 9/3

$5 Wine Tasting at Russell Crossroads - Every Friday Memorial Day to Labor Day

$8 Hamburger Night at Kowaliga Restaurant - Every Sunday Night

4/8/17 Alabama Bass Trail Tournament

Russell Forest Run

Lake Martin 100 Trail Run

4/28/17 Russell Marine In-Water Boat Show

Mothers Day Lake Martin BBQ Cookoff

5/7/17 Derby Day at The Stables

6/9/17 Kowliga Marine WakeBoard and Surf Clinic

RXR Fest at the Crossroads

State of Alabama Free Fishing Week

Alexander City Jazz Fest at Lake Martin at the Amphitheater (AMP)

7/1&2/17 Arti-Gras at the Crossroads

7/4/17 Fourth of July Boat Parade

9/3/17 Labor Day Concert at the AMP Kowaliga

10/28/17 Family Fall Festival at Russell Crossroads

Pike Road Arts and Crafts Fair

11/24-26/17 Christmas at Russell Crossroads

KEYWORDS: CABIN, LAKEHOUSE, HOUSE, HOME, LAKE, LAKE MARTIN, ECLECTIC, KOWALIGA

More Details

Owner
David Hornsby
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

Why David Hornsby chose Lake Martin

The property has been in our family for four generations and was one of the original properties on the lake, after Lake Martin Dam was constructed from 1926-1930. The original cabin was rebuilt several times over the decades and has recently been rebuilt to offer all of the conveniences and comforts of a modern home. Our family has enjoyed spending many summers on the lake and appreciate its beauty. We hope that you will enjoy your visit here as much as we have.

What makes this cabin unique

The best things are the peaceful surroundings, the views from the porch, the beach, clear water, and the slower pace.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just want you to know how much my family and my sister-in-law's family have enjoyed staying at Summer Haven over the years.-- When I go to the Lake-I want to stay in house that has a big screen porch, nice yard, and a pier and dock that is good for swimming, fishing, or just sitting in the swing taking in the beauty of the lake and watching my family enjoy skiing and riding on the tube! I also love the stone wall and sandy beach! My family loves the big open living and dining area when we come in for a meal.-- Thank you for renting it so that others can share the enjoyment of staying in such a beautiful place. If we don't get to rent it this Fall- we will definitely be reserving a few days in the Spring and a week in the Summer.
Aug 2014
  • 1 of 4

Map

Catherine's Market
"Great breakfast, lunch, bakery, and small grocery place. $5 Wine Tasting every Friday after..."
Chuck's Marina
"Excellent pizza. Outside very casual dining on patio overlooking the water. Drive your boat..."
Niffer's Place at Lake Martin
"Good for hamburgers and wings."
Kowaliga Restaurant
"Nice casual place on the water near the bridge and marina. The catfish dinner is excellent. ..."
SpringHouse
"Probably the nicest place around the area. Great for very special occasions. "
Sho'Nuff Bar-B-Que
"I think that this is the best BBQ around. It is tucked away in a little non descript rundow..."
Jake's
"Very good place. Steaks, Sandwiches, and Salads. Good for lunch or dinner. Meat and thre..."
Ingrams Triple I Foods Inc
"Nearest grocery store. It is a Piggly Wigley now."
Smith Mountain
"For the hikers. Great climb up the mountain to the fire tower. The fire tower was recently..."
Russell Marine
"Full service marina, boat rentals, boat storage, boat launching, and boat showroom. All mar..."
Anchor Bay Marina Inc
"Also known as Castaway Island. Nearest Full Service Marina with boat ramp launching facilit..."
Oskar's Cafe
"Good casual restaurant open 7 days per week. BBQ, Steaks, Catfish, Seafood, Hamburgers, and..."
Cottons Alabama Barbeque
"Good pork barbeque plates and sandwiches. Get it by the pound or already made up. Its been..."
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Montgomery Airport
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Stillwaters Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
County Road 229
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Kowaliga Restaurant
Nearest Beach
On Property
Car: necessary

Some of the other nearby activities are:

1. Hike up Smith Mountain to the newly restored Fire Tower. What a view!

2. Guided Largemouth & Striped Bass Fishing Trips - Contact owner for discount information

3. Stillwaters Golf Club open to public - Scenic golf overlooking the lake.

4. Horseshoe Bend National Military Park - War of 1812!

5. Lake Martin Amphitheater 'The AMP' - Great concerts.

6. Alabama Antique Trail - Shopping.

7. Whippoorwill Vineyards - Alabama Wine.

8. Wind Creek State Park

9. Alexander City Golf Course

10. Anytime Fitness Gym in Alexander City

Amenities

Eclectic Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1752 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No items from property are to be taken off premisis.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms have tile floors. Guests should provide their own personal care items and shampoo. Bath towels and hand soap are provided
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Has 32" Flat Screen TV
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Has 24" TV which shares same channels as master bedroom
  • All bedrooms have ceiling fans and hardwood floors.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The property also has about 100 ft. of private sandy beach with easy shallow water entry. Wood, ONLY for use in the fire pit, can be arranged for $40. Bring your charcoal for the grill. Striper fishing has been good about 200 ft. off the pier. Catfish and bream fishing are always good near the pier. Bring some minnow nets for catching bait. Nearest Public boat ramp at Castaway Island / Anchor Bay Marina(about 1 mile by water). Pontoon boats can be rented at the marinas but reserve early.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

90% Complete
7% Complete
1% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Summer Haven at Lake Martin, Alabama
average rating of 4.890909 based on 59 reviews
5

The property is always very clean

  • 5 of 5

This is our third visit. We have always had a clean well stocked house with everything we need. Very good communication with owner/staff. Will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad your stay was wonderful and that your family could visit us again!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Best Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed Summer Haven once again. Our second stay was great. The cabin suits our family's needs quite well and it's location cannot be beat for convenience.. All of the kids - from three years to sixty - truly enjoyed the beach area. We are already planning our return trip. Thanks to the David and Bill once again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
5 0
Louisiana
5

Best Ever...relaxing week

  • 5 of 5

Everything you could hope for in a vacation home on a beautiful lake...

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0
Jay, Fl
5

End of summer fun at Lake Martin

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at Summer Haven. The house is in a perfect location to visit Chimney Rock and Goat Island. We were able the launch our pontoon boat at the marina which was very close to the house.

Summer Haven was roomy and perfect for our family of six. . The kitchen was well stocked with dishes and cookware however we didn't have an area/pantry for storing our groceries. We combine some of the cookware to open up space in a cabinet for breakfast cereals, etc. The bedrooms were large enough for our family and we loved having a private bath in each bedroom . There was plenty of bath towels /cloths for all our family members. The mattresses on the twin beds were firmer than we like but may be acceptable for others.

Our grandchildren loved playing in the shallow water at the beach area while the adults enjoyed the lake views from the screened in deck/porch. The owner was easy to work with and provided detailed information about the area around Lake Martin which was so helpful when we decided to eat out during our stay. I think we all agreed with the grandchildrens' opinion-our vacation at Summer Haven /Lake Martin was one of the best family vacations we have ever had! Can't wait to visit again next year !

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0
5

Will be back

  • 5 of 5

Love this lake home.....second summer we've stayed here. Hopefully will be a third.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0
4

Great family vacation!

  • 4 of 5

Communication/service & home/amenities were great!! The only thing I would say is we (well my husband😜) had to give a good scrub to the grill before we could use it and the beds/pillows weren't ours😬.....other than that the trip just wasn't long enough!!😉 Thanks again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 1

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $155
Damage Deposit $400

Due to our high housekeeping standards: Checkout is no later than 10:30 am and Check-in is no earlier than 3:00pm. Please check in the description section for minimum night restrictions during holiday or special event periods. Rates are subject to change until completed Rental Confirmations are made. No pets.

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.