About the property
- House3600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
5 BEDROOM, 3 BATHS, SCREEN PORCH. 8 ROOMS HAVE DIRECT ACCESS TO TWO LARGE DECKS.
NOTE: If you prefer to pay by personal check, we welcome this type of payment and have used it for the past four years with no problems. Being able to book online is a costly convenience with VRBO but it is NOT mandatory and it will save you and us the credit card fee (up to &150 for you). 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 contracts and a SASE...one contract 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. Very simple and no additional cost to either of us.
We welcome extended families searching for necessary restorative time with plenty of space, inside and out to relax and enjoy each other. There are 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 at the end of a quiet road and has all the amenities for you to relax, unwind, escape the ordinary and enjoy the change of pace you deserve. Privacy galore. East of us is a wide open yard with lots of play space 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 also extra vehicle parking plus a driveway down to our private covered dock just East of our house. Feel free to take your supplies directly to our dock for a day on the Lake Barkley via your vehicle. Driving to our private dock is an unusual convenience that we certainly enjoy.
Get far away from the stress and demands of everyday life and surround yourself with nature and people you love in our perfect hideaway. Our back lawn slopes gently down 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. The lake has a sandy bottom. .
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.
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.
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.
Ellen Waters/ David Waters
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 21, 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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Wonderful Place for Family & Fun
If you are looking for a place with everything you might need for a lake vacation this is for you! It is the last house on the road, so there is a lot of privacy as the lots past it have nothing on them. The picture you see of the back is accurate - it is nicely mowed down to the lake and the private dock, which has steps that you can lower down for swimming in the lake. The two decks are long and roomy. At the end of the top deck is a screened in eating area right off the kitchen. There is plenty of outdoor furniture available for lounging on the decks. The inside of the house simply had EVERYTHING we needed. The listing is very accurate - the property is clean and well maintained. I was in contact with the owners by text while there - they responded quickly. I would recommend this property if you have a large family that wants to vacation. You won't be on top of each other - there are so many places to hang out - including the fire pit area! There are 5 official bedrooms, but the game room in the basement is off by itself and has a pullout couch that could easily be used as another private sleeping area. The property is about 5-6 miles from the Subway in Cadiz, I believe. It may seem like a drive if you are a city person, but to get this lake experience you've gotta take a small drive.
We spend a lot of time in Cadiz so here are the places we like or go to.
1. Lake Barkley Lodge - love the buffet which changes nightly and is only 9.99 on Frida (fried fish night) and I believe Saturday. Best mixed veggies ever! I would eat there every night for dinner if I had my way.
2. The Cabin - A little coffee ship in downtown Cadiz, sort of pricey for what you get but very good food.
3. The Antique shops, downtown Cadiz - I love to go here on my visits. Don't forget to go down to The Purple Pig - it is a block down from the two large antique malls.
4. Triplett's Barbecue - Out by the interstate, this is some very good BBQ, but every time we go they have a different set-up. It is fairly new and I'm thinking they haven't gotten in the groove of what works best. But the food is tasty. Also a pricey, but they have a new menu and some less expensive items now.
5. The Land Between the Lakes - Beautiful drive and outdoors area for those who want to explore.
6. Elk & Bison Prairie - We love to drive through this and look enjoy the wildlife.
7. The Lakes - are just beautiful with numerous activities/rentals of all types available.
Thank you Kay, for your prompt and gracious review. You mentioned a couple restaurants we have not had a chance to check out but will do so soon. We too enjoy the buffet at Lake Barkley Lodge. I like the varied stations, i.e., soup, cheese and salad bar, several meats and vegetables, fantastic desserts and even ice cream cones! If you want a cook-free meal, it is a wonderful place to gather and enjoy the activity on the lake through their floor to ceiling windows.
We appreciate all your input and we want to also express our appreciation for you taking good care of our home.
We look forward to hosting you again.
Such a great experience.
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.
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.
Beautiful and Spacious Property on the Water
The house was very clean and equipped with everything we needed to enjoy a great family reunion over the 4th of July weekend. During the day we spent our time on the water boating, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding. The dock and boat slip provided easy access to all of our water activities. When we weren't on the water we played yard games in the spacious grassy area near the lake. The screened in porch allowed for many fun nights of card games while enjoying fresh air. The spacious house and plethora of bedrooms made this home ideal for an incredibly enjoyable family reunion.
Large, beautiful home perfect for gatherings
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.
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...
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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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.