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Bedrooms 5
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property


NOTE: If you prefer to pay by personal check, we welcome this type of payment. It will save you and us the credit card fee. Please list your phone number when making your reservation, I will phone you and we can work out the final details. I will send via USPS two for you to sign and return with a check for one/half of rental. The other contract is for your files. Your final payment will be due 15 days before check-in when I will email you with the address and directions to our home and the key code # for the front door.

We welcome extended families searching for necessary restorative time with plenty of space, inside and out to relax and enjoy each other. Many quiet places to pursue a novel found in one of our bookcases. If you crave peace and quiet, this is the home for you.

Our spacious home is located on a large double lot on a quiet road and has all the amenities to relax, unwind, escape the ordinary and enjoy the change of pace you deserve. Privacy galore. East of us is wide open yard for everyone to enjoy. Easy access for all vehicles, boats and trailers via our pull through driveway in front of the house. For your convenience there is extra vehicle parking and a driveway down to our private covered dock just East of our house.

Get far away from the stress and demands of everyday life and surround yourself with nature and people you love in our perfect hideaway. There are no steps leading to our private covered dock which features one covered slip for your use, plus two extra tie up areas on either side of the dock. It is a fun place to gather for swimming and/or fishing. A spool table is provided on the dock for fish cleaning. There is a ladder to the water at the end of the dock for the swimmers in your family. It is permissible to drive your vehicle down to the dock for ease of loading your boat with supplies for a day on Lake Barkley!.

Gently sloping large yard for volley ball, corn hole, three legged race, water balloon toss, or your favorite outdoor activities. Bring your favorite yard games. Our fire pit on a round, fenced patio is popular for roasting hot dogs and of course enjoying s'mores. Firewood is provided (stored under our large oak tree) and roasting sticks are located in the kitchen pantry.

Catching lightening bugs is also a summertime favorite activity for the youngsters of all ages. It's a unique experience if you do not live where lightening bugs abound.

Our large cement driveway is also a good game area for lots of fun. If you use sidewalk chalk, please bring equipment to remove it before leaving. We want a 'clean' driveway for our next guests.

Morning coffee on the screened porch is a wonderful way to start your day. Our two (2) large decks, overlooking Lake Barkley, with direct access from eight rooms give you a true 'outdoor living' feel. They provide great gathering places in the comfortable deck and lounge chairs provided.

Amenities include:

Main level: Accessible with one step into the house.

Foyer table with a welcome note for you to peruse.

Desk for your laptop with hi speed internet provided. Case sensitive wifi access code is in the guest book. Local maps and area information in the desk drawers.

Bring your iPad or iPhone and listen to your own music, or enjoy music via the TV on the terrace level.

The first floor also features a King suite with private bath and access to deck. Two queen size bedrooms. Hall bath with large vanity and tiled tub/shower. Large living room with comfy couch and love seat, lazy-boy and rocking chairs for quiet relaxation and conversation. Bookcase full of puzzle books and reading material for all ages. The completely equipped kitchen has a large refrigerator with freezer and ice maker. Another full sized refrigerator is steps away in the garage. There is also a garbage disposal, double waste baskets, dishwasher, microwave, wall oven, ceramic cook top, Mr. Coffee and filters, electric hot water kettle, blender, toaster, crock pot, large electric griddle plus numerous large pots, large roaster, sauce pans and cake pans and cookie sheets. Large empty pantry shelf and several cupboards and drawers empty for your personal supplies. Dish detergent, paper towels and napkins, plastic bags and foil, and some staples are available for your use. Liquid body wash in each bathroom, if you prefer, bring your favorite bar soap. Laundry room off kitchen with iron and ironing board, and some laundry soap provided. Kitchen stocked with colorful dishes, silverware and glassware. Seating for 14 at two tables in the large dining area. Two extra folding chairs in the front hall closet. Two high chairs (stored in front closet) a youth chair also provided. Access to the screen porch and deck from kitchen dining area.

Two pack and plays, with linens, for the babies in the family.

Terrace level:

Bedroom # 4 with queen bed and deck access.

Bedroom # 5 with two twin beds and deck access. Outside is a favorite retreat...a porch swing facing the lake.

Hall bath with 'rain' shower head and separate vanity.

Large family room with 47-inch satellite TV and DVD.

Wood burning fireplace (some kindling and logs provided).

Snack bar with sink, small fridge and gas cook top.

Game closet with jigsaw puzzles, decks of cards, sketch pads and crayons, and numerous board games for all ages. Large toy trucks, doll basket and baby blankets for toddlers play time.

Game/play room has couch with a full size hide-a-bed. Linens for the bed are stored in a small white wooden chest nearby. Foosball table, round game table with 4 chairs ready for your favorite card or board game. Another book case with reading material for all ages.

Private 'SPA' room with double whirlpool tub for your pleasure. Towels, for inside use only, provided.


Double garage plus level parking for several cars on large cement drive through driveway in the front of the house. Extra parking on our large lot East of the house. Access to dock via your vehicles is a huge help in loading supplies for a day on the lake. Numerous lounge and deck chairs for reading, relaxing and dreaming on the decks. A new porch swing, facing the lake,is a favorite spot on the terracer level deck Very quiet, private setting with large, expansive yard for outdoorenjoyment.

Large gas grill provided on deck next to screened porch. Grilling utensils, baskets and marshmallow/hot dog forks in the pantry. Extra full propane tank in the garage.

More Details

Ellen Waters/ David Waters
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018

About Ellen Waters/ David Waters

Farmers in western Kentucky near Lake Barkley.

Ellen Waters/ David Waters purchased this house in 2013

Why Ellen Waters/ David Waters chose Cadiz

This home fulfills our dream of owning waterfront property on beautiful Lake Barkley. We intend to use this property in our lifetime and have created a trust to pass it on to our family and hope that it will provide years and years of fun and togetherness for all og them.. It is large enough to accommodate 3 and 4 generation reunions and cozy enough for the two of us to spend quiet time alone.

What makes this house unique

After extensive shopping, we finally found a home that did not require a huge set of steps to reach our own private dock. With a gently sloping lawn leading to the water, we definitely were interested before we even stepped inside this spacious custom built home. We had casually looked at waterfront property for years and had a list of 'must haves', that we would not compromise on. This home fulfills all of our desires: solid construction, within an hour from our farm home, good major road access, quiet and sparsely populated neighborhood, gentle slope with no steps to the lake, private covered dock, southern exposure, screened porch, ideal spot for a fire pit, expansive decks and a view of lake from all the major rooms for easy 'outside living'.

Furnishing the home was a labor of love. Using Ellen's handmade quilts, and her sewing expertise plus solid wood furniture, much of which has been refinished by David, furnishing our home is an ongoing project. We are able to use what we both love creating and enjoy knowing our guests appreciate our efforts. Truly our ideal family vacation home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful setting in a very quiet neighborhood. Spacious house with lots of room to gather together, or spots to be alone. Especially like the easy access to the dock area. We drove our truck down to the dock with our fishing gear and picnic supplies. Launched our watercraft just 3 miles away. Extra large refrigerator in the garage right off the kitchen was a bonus. Meals at the two large tables in the dining area were perfect for our large family. They were used constantly when we were not outside. Card games and board games from the toy closet provided us with 'bonding' entertainment one rainy afternoon.

Many thanks for letting us rent your beautiful, comfortable home.
Jul 2017
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Cadiz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main level, hall bath large vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Terrace level Hall bath vanity& separate toilet/shower room
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main level Master vanity and separate toilet/shower room
  • Main level. King Suite split bath: Vanity with separate commode/shower room. Hair dryer, shampoo and liquid soap, extra toilet tissue and Kleenex provided for your convenience. Main level. Large vanity with tiled tub/shower. Hair dryer, shampoo and liquid soap, extra toilet tissue and Kleenex provided for your convenience. Terrace level. Vanity with separate commode/shower room with unique 'rain' shower head. Hair dryer, shampoo, and liquid soap, extra toilet tissue and Kleenex provided for your convenience. Large absorbent bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths in each bathroom. Please bring your own beach towels.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main level. MBR Suite with private bath. Access to deck.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main level. Large room with front garden view. Bath nearby.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Main level. Front garden view. Steps to large hall bathroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Terrace level. Deck access, steps to bath with rain shower.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Terrace level Deck access. Steps to hall bath.
  • All bedrooms have ceiling fans/lights, and bed side lamps for your reading in bed pleasure. Each bed is dressed in quality sheets, one blanket and handmade quilt or bed spread. Each bedroom has an extra blanket (2 for BR#5) on the closet self. MBR has direct access to top deck. BR# 4 and BR# 5 have direct deck access to terrace level deck. Each bedroom has at least one (1) large closet (two (2) in MBR and BR #2) and drawers in a chest so you can unpack and feel at home during your stay. Convertible couch with full size bed in game room on terrace level. Linens are on top shelf in the game closet. Two (2) Pack n plays with sheets and blankets in hall closet, main level.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
If you enjoy peace and quiet, then our private setting fits the bill. You can be as active or passive as you desire. You almost feel alone as you cannot see another neighbor from any of our numerous windows. Wildlife watching is a fun pastime with abundant deer, birds and water fowl. Pelicans on the lake are fascinating to observe. You will see the evidence of beaver activity these past winters A great place to relax and do nothing. Truly a 'vacation' home. We are 1/2 mile off of the main road, with an easy commute to a convenience store and small restaurant about three miles away. Six miles to the local Subway. Seven miles into Cadiz, a friendly, unique small town with restaurants, grocery stores, library, ATMs, churches and many antique shops for your enjoyment. A variety of water craft rentals are available within four miles of our home. You are welcome to tie up at our private dock. Great fishing right off our dock. Trolling fishermen are common in our cove.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Large, beautiful home perfect for gatherings

  • 5 of 5

The home is situated on a hill a short walk from Lake Barkley which gives you great views of the lake. The home is very clean and well maintained and has plenty of room to relax, both inside and out. The screened-in porch was the favorite place to hang out as well as eat meals. The yard is very large and is perfect for a variety of yard games, and it also gives you plenty of privacy. This rental is perfect for a large family or a family reunion, there is plenty of room to relax. There is a covered boat slip in the dock that we used to park the boat, the home is in an inlet off of the main part of the lake which results in calm waters to float but also has enough room to do any water sports. Overall, we had a great time while we were staying here and the owners David and Ellen are great people to deal with and are very responsive to any questions we had.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Ryan, for taking the time to tell us what you enjoyed while visiting our Lake Barkley home. I'm certain other families will like hearing about your great experience. That screened-in porch is a favorite of ours, too. Hope you can come again... Take care, Ellen
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Such a great experience.

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as advertised, clean, comfortable and spacious. There was plenty of room for all 11 of us. We were there to see the eclipse and the expansive deck was the perfect place to watch it from.

Ellen was available anytime I had a question, and being that this was the first time I've rented a house on VRBO, that really put my mind at ease.

Thank you again David and Ellen for sharing your home with us.


Fenton, MI

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marty, for taking the time to tell us about your week, as first time VRBO renters, at our home on Lake Barkley. We feel it is important for all our guests to be comfortable and receive exactly what is promised on our web site. Even though we were traveling at the time, being available to answer text questions in a timely manner was very important to me. Happy you and your family had a memorable time. Thank you for sharing the beautiful, professional quality eclipse pictures with us. They will definitely be part of our decor soon. Ellen
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South Bend,IN

Great retreat

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home, off the road 1/2 mile so you don't hear the traffic, close enough to town to pick up groceries with great access to the lake. The home is comfortable, clean and big enough for our group of 12 adults and 4 kids. Ellen was prompt to respond to our questions and returned our deposit as we negotiated. My favorite place is the swing and watching the birds.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to tell us and future guests about your visit to our home on Lake Barkley. It's good to hear you and your family enjoyed your vacation. That swing on the lower deck is one of my favorite spots too. Easy access to Cadiz and their "catering" grocery stores is an added bonus for those special occasions you don't want to cook!
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Family togetherness!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week away from home with our family of 12 in this very roomy house. Everyone had a great time relaxing, boating, swimming, fishing, and just being together!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to have you visit again, this time with your whole family. Happy you had a wonderful week of togetherness, making great memories. Thank you for letting us know our home met your expectations and needs. We appreciate your sharing this information with our future guests.
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Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful fall weekend in this very comfortable lake house. We immediately felt at home and were able to relax in the wonderful space in the home as well as the decks and dockside. The cove is very quiet and peaceful. We look forward to returning again in the summer with our children & grandchildren to enjoy swimming, boating and fishing on this beautiful lake.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Beth for taking the time to tell us about your enjoyable Fall weekend at our lake home. Glad you were comfortable and had a restful visit. We look forward to seeing you next summer when you return with your children and grandchildren. Thank you for booking a week to introduce your family to our quiet Lake Barkley retreat. Repeat guests let us know we are offering the amenities they expect and respect.
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Williamsburg, VA, US

Great Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to have a family reunion and even with 5 young adults, parents and grandparents (us), there was plenty of convenient and comfortable space in this lovely house. Our son brought his boat and we all spent many hours down at the great covered dock and beautiful lake. It was also so pleasant just to sit on the deck and read and chat and just relax. The owners (whom we never met, but feel we know them) couldn't have been more helpful, even to the "extra, extra mile" of mailing 2 fishing rods which were inadvertently left behind. All in all, it was a memorable week and we are happy to give it 5+ stars.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Reunion Abode" would be an appropriate title for our lake home if ever we decide to change it's name. Almost all of our guests are part of multi-generation gatherings. We are happy to be able to provide the space and amenities that seem to satisfy all ages, and know people appreciate that. Thank you for taking the time to tell us how much you enjoyed your visit. Packing and sending the fishing rods was not difficult, and something I feel someone would do for us in similar circumstances. Happy to return them to your son in good order. Although we did not personally meet, I too feel that we know you from our frequent communications. We will welcome you and your family anytime you can return.
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Boots Randolph Course
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Interstate 24
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Fishing Hole for casual dining, a local favorite.
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Sandy beach at Lake Barkley Resort Park
Car: necessary

Come and enjoy easy access and plenty of parking on our circle drive. Additional parking and access to the lake and our dock in your vehicle just to the East of our spacious double lot. Tons of privacy to enjoy our tranquil setting.

15 minutes to Cadiz, a quaint small town with numerous antique shops, grocery stores, variety and liquor shops. Decorated pigs on main street displayed year round reminding folks of the annual Ham Festival weekend every October. A fun time for perusing various vendors with crafts, and food galore.

Churches of many denominations, too.

About 50 minutes to Paducah, the quilt capital of western KY, with the American Quilters Museum and many wonderful quilt shops and excellent restaurants.

15 minutes to Lake Barkley Resort Park by car, 5 minutes by boat. Lake Barkley Restaurant is always a wonderful place for delicious meals in their Lakeside dining room. The Marina has a casual dining room. The Lodge and the Marina are accessible via land or water.

Land between the Lakes, & KY Dam Village nearby. Princeton with multiple antique shops and Adsmore Historic Museum Home is just 30 minutes away.

No need to leave this home if you are truly looking for a relaxing, quiet change of pace. Time and place to rest, and dream...

Spacious enough for a large family, cozy enough for a small group.

Who can resist enjoying a few hours with a good book and perhaps a snooze on one of our decks? Our zero gravity deck chairs invite comfortable lounging.

The annual Trigg County Ham festival in early October is a wonderful time to visit and experience the small town atmosphere of Cadiz with numerous craft booths, and delicious food of every description. The usual cool Autumn weather and colorful trees make it a great destination for a unique, fun week-end.

Our home is a quiet haven any season of the year.

The perfect destination to use for rest and relaxation.

Many multiple generation families have enjoyed getting together here for their annual reunions. Lots of places to gather together, plus many quiet spots for all important "down" time...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $300

Before this booking is finalized, I would like to talk with you. Please list your phone/text number so I can contact you. Two contracts will be mailed to you for you to pursue. Keep one for your files and return a signed on to us within 10 days of booking. Paying by personal check is also an option and will eliminate credit card fees.
First payment will be fully refunded if cancelled 60 days prior to check-in date.
50% refunded if cancelled 30 days prior to check-in date.
No refund if cancelled within 30 days prior to check-in.
If a cancellation is necessary, depending on the circumstances and availability of VRBO #556394, it may be possible to reschedule your visit one time at the prevailing rate for any available dates within one year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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