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Summer Haven at Lake Martin, Alabama

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What can I say, other than a typical sunset at the cabin from the porch.

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Last updated: 12/08/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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:
September 15, 2016 through April 30, 2017. $295/weeknight, $310/weekend night


Normal 2017 Rate: $360 per night from May 1 - September 14, 2017
Normal 2018 Rate: $365 per night from May 1 - September 14, 2018

Housekeeping Fee: $150 per stay (up to 7 days). AL Lodging Tax: 4%. Credit Cards Only. 5% Rent Discount 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 5 nights, or New Years 3 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

2/21&22/16 Alabama Bass Trail Tournament
2/27/16 Russell Forest Run
3/19&20/16 Lake Martin 100 Trail Run
4/22-24/16 Russell Marine In-Water Boat Show
5/??/16 Mothers Day Lake Martin BBQ Cookoff
5/7/16 Derby Day at The Stables
5/??/16 Kowliga Marine WakeBoard and Surf Clinic
5/27-29/16 RXR Fest at the Crossroads
6/4-11/16 State of Alabama Free Fishing Week
6/10-11/16 Alexander City Jazz Fest at Lake Martin at the Amphitheater (AMP)
7/2&3/16 Arti-Gras at the Crossroads
7/4/16 Fourth of July Boat Parade
9/4/16 Labor Day Concert at the AMP Kowaliga
10/29/16 Family Fall Festival at Russell Crossroads
11/5/16 Pike Road Arts and Crafts Fair
11/25-27/16 Christmas at Russell Crossroads

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

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/08/2016

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1752 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years of age for person signing rental agreement and they must be staying at the cabin for the entire rental period....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    However; there are high porches and walls without railings....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside or on porches / decks...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No pets inside or on porches / decks...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Has 32" Flat Screen TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Has 24" TV which shares same channels as master bedroom...moreless

  • All bedrooms have ceiling fans and hardwood floors.

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

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  • All bathrooms have tile floors. Guests should provide their own personal care items and shampoo. Bath towels and hand soap are provided...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Small library with paperback books...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    with Blu-Ray...moreless

  • Games:

    Good selection of board games including Monopoly, Clue, Twister, and various card games ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DISH Network with movie channels. Sports Networks added on Sept 1 for fall football season....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    55" Flat Screen HD TV...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Nice gently sloping sandy beach area with beautiful rock wall and steps to water ...moreless

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

    100 ft. of gently sloping private sand beach, 300 ft. of waterfront, private dock, floating pier, firepit, beautiful landscaped setting ...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Additional seating for three is on kitchen island. An outside dining table is also on the screened porch for four....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless Internet (g speed)...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    2 couches, 2 easy chairs, 2 rocking chairs...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking for cars within 30 ft of the front door. Boat trailers can be parked at two different locations....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels only are provided. Bring your own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Large capacity, bring your own detergent...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We only provide filters. Bring your favorite ground coffee....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 12 with glasses, plates, utensils, and serving plates...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Including cookware, can opener, and blender...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    25 cu ft. side by side freezer / refrigerator with icemaker...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    4 slice...moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    Pontoon boats and ski boats available for rent at two nearby marinas...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Both large screened and unscreened areas. The screened area has a dining table. Both areas have a variety of chairs and benches....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    With Fire Pit, Picnic Table, Wood Benches, and Hammock...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Charcoal Grill, Charbroil Charcoal smoker, and Fire Pit with Grill Top. Don't forget to bring your regular charcoal briquette. We do not have a gas grill for use....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Special 2016
Nov 29 - Dec 20, 2016
2 night min stay
$285 $300
Fri, Sat
Christmas/New Years 2016
Dec 21 - Jan 6, 2017
4 night min stay
$300 $310
Fri, Sat
Winter Special 2016/2017
Jan 7 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$295 $310
Fri, Sat
Spring 2017
Apr 1 - May 12, 2017
2 night min stay
$295 $310
Fri, Sat
Summer 2017
May 13 - Aug 17, 2017
4 night min stay
$360
$2,420
End of Summer 2017
Aug 18 - Sep 18, 2017
3 night min stay
$360
$2,420
Fall Special 2017
Sep 19 - Nov 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$300 $315
Fri, Sat
Iron Bowl/Thanks.Week 2017
Nov 22 - Nov 28, 2017
4 night min stay
$360
December Special 2017
Nov 29 - Dec 20, 2017
2 night min stay
$300 $315
Fri, Sat
Christmas/New Years 2017
Dec 21 - Jan 6, 2018
4 night min stay
$315 $325
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$360
$2,420

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Housekeeping Fee $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 4%

Notes:

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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

  • Catherine's Market

    "Great breakfast, lunch, bakery, and small grocery place. $5 Wine Tasting every Friday after..."

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  • Chuck's Marina

    "Excellent pizza. Outside very casual dining on patio overlooking the water. Drive your boat..."

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  • Niffer's Place at Lake Martin

    "Good for hamburgers and wings."

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  • Kowaliga Restaurant

    "Nice casual place on the water near the bridge and marina. The catfish dinner is excellent. ..."

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  • SpringHouse

    "Probably the nicest place around the area. Great for very special occasions. "

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  • Sho'Nuff Bar-B-Que

    "I think that this is the best BBQ around. It is tucked away in a little non descript rundow..."

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  • Jake's

    "Very good place. Steaks, Sandwiches, and Salads. Good for lunch or dinner. Meat and thre..."

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  • Ingrams Triple I Foods Inc

    "Nearest grocery store. It is a Piggly Wigley now."

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  • Smith Mountain

    "For the hikers. Great climb up the mountain to the fire tower. The fire tower was recently..."

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  • Russell Marine

    "Full service marina, boat rentals, boat storage, boat launching, and boat showroom. All mar..."

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  • Anchor Bay Marina Inc

    "Also known as Castaway Island. Nearest Full Service Marina with boat ramp launching facilit..."

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  • Oskar's Cafe

    "Good casual restaurant open 7 days per week. BBQ, Steaks, Catfish, Seafood, Hamburgers, and..."

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  • Cottons Alabama Barbeque

    "Good pork barbeque plates and sandwiches. Get it by the pound or already made up. Its been..."

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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Montgomery Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Stillwaters Golf Club
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
County Road 229
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kowaliga Restaurant
Eclectic, AL, USA
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

 

Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Eclectic, AL, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The best things are the peaceful surroundings, the views from the porch, the beach, and the slower pace.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/08/2016

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Photos

  • What can I say, other than a typical sunset at the cabin from the porch.

    What can I say, other than a typical sunset at the cabin from the porch.

  • The front door with a ramp.

    The front door with a ramp.

  • Enjoy the screened porch under the ceiling fans

    Enjoy the screened porch under the ceiling fans

  • The pier at night.  It does not get much more relaxing than this.

    The pier at night. It does not get much more relaxing than this.

  • An outstanding kitchen makes the trip more enjoyable.

    An outstanding kitchen makes the trip more enjoyable.

  • One of two living room couches and easy chair

    One of two living room couches and easy chair

  • King size bed in the large master bedroom which overlooks the lake.

    King size bed in the large master bedroom which overlooks the lake.

  • 3rd Bedroom - two twins and private bath

    3rd Bedroom - two twins and private bath

  • Sit by the firepit and enjoy the view of the beach and lake

    Sit by the firepit and enjoy the view of the beach and lake

  • Another striper on the line! Guided trips including all gear are available.

    Another striper on the line! Guided trips including all gear are available.

  • Our logo.  Its also on the entry sign near the street entrance.

    Our logo. Its also on the entry sign near the street entrance.

  • Screened in porch with easy direct stair access to the beach

    Screened in porch with easy direct stair access to the beach

  • Additional dining on the screened porch.

    Additional dining on the screened porch.

  • A swinging chair on the pier under a ceiling fan.

    A swinging chair on the pier under a ceiling fan.

  • The dining area for six overlooking the lake.

    The dining area for six overlooking the lake.

  • Another living room couch and fireplace

    Another living room couch and fireplace

  • 2nd Bedroom - Queen size bed with private bath

    2nd Bedroom - Queen size bed with private bath

  • Stairs down to the beach.

    Stairs down to the beach.

  • Large adjacent grassy area with benches  and a hammock.

    Large adjacent grassy area with benches and a hammock.

  • Fourth of July from the Pier

    Fourth of July from the Pier

  • Excellent striper fishing.  Its really hot in February through March!

    Excellent striper fishing. Its really hot in February through March!

  • Easy ramp access to the front door from the parking area

    Easy ramp access to the front door from the parking area

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016

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