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Summer Haven at Lake Martin, Alabama. GREAT FISHING!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,752 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 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:

•Bedroom #1 - King

•Bedroom #2 - Queen

•Bedroom #3 - 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 Specials. Rates subject to change. See calendar.

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

Housekeeping Fee: $160 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. Great bass fishing starts in November. 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'. Lake Martin is popular for bluegill, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, striped bass, crappie, and catfish.

Pets: No

Smoking: No

Large gatherings, large reunions, weddings, etc: No

Loud Music: No

2018 AUBURN HOME FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

09/08/18 Alabama State

09/15/18 LSU

09/22/18 Arkansas

09/29/18 Southern Miss

10/13/18 Tennessee

10/20/18 Ole Miss

10/27/18 TBD

11/03/18 Texas A&M

11/17/18 Liberty

LOCAL SPECIAL EVENTS

$5 Pancake Breakfast at Russell Crossroads -

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

$8 Hamburger Night at Kowaliga Restaurant - Every Sunday Night

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

More Details

Owner
David Hornsby
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

Why David Hornsby chose Eclectic

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
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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 premises.
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
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
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 3 - 2 twin/ single , Has 24" TV which shares same channels as master bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Has 32" Flat Screen TV
  • 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, is on site next to the fire pit. 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.

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Summer Haven at Lake Martin, Alabama. GREAT FISHING!
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Wonderful weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Over the years, we have rented several homes on Lake Martin and found this one just right for Labor Day weekend! Excellent location—short boat trip to Anchor Bay and Kowaliga marinas, beautiful big water—for view and swimming, exceptionally clean home, comfortable furnishings, well-appointed kitchen, large TV—excellent for game-watching, fabulous screened porch, lovely grounds, including fire pit, three BR/3 BA, W/D, lots of windows and open floor plan—all made this a wonderful vacation! Hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and relaxing home

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed the Summer Haven Home and made lasting memories! What a great place to relax and enjoy time together!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer Haven - best place on the lake

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to Summer Haven and it was as good as the previous two. The house is appointed well and there is nothing lacking. The shallow beach area is our favorite part of the property since it allows us to play with grandchildren. We will plan another trip next year. We appreciate the Hornsby family for sharing and I would recommend a Summer Haven stay for anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location and house

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Summer Haven. It’s in a perfect location and the house is very nice and clean. Will be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property is perfect for a family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Summerhaven about 4 times now, and I don’t know of a better place on Lake Martin for a family to enjoy swimming, a nice beach, and boating. It is close to 2 marinas and many of the most visited sites on the lake. Already booked for next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Fantastic Summer vacation place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at your Summer Haven. Plenty of space and loved the swimming area. We played games and built a fire and made a lot of memories!! We plan on coming back next summer!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Map

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

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Refundable 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.