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SPACIOUS HOME IN SERENE SETTING WITH GENTLY SLOPING LAWN FOR EASY LAKE ACCESS.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 BEDROOM, 3 BATHS, SCREEN PORCH. 8 ROOMS HAVE DIRECT ACCESS TO TWO LARGE DECKS.

FYI: Perhaps you noticed that we do not accept on line booking. Before you decide to look elsewhere, please let me explain why we prefer payment by personal check or money order. Home Away charges YOU, our guest, 6% of the total booking fee. To keep your costs down, we pay more to book with Home Away, but save you the necessity of paying taxes of any kind. I think you are entitled to this information.

However, if you prefer using your credit card, please phone us, we have the facility to run the charges, and we DO NOT KEEP your information.

Please consider our home, "the tax free vacation spot".

Our spacious home is located on a large double lot on a quiet circle drive and has all the amenities to relax, unwind, escape the ordinary and enjoy the change of pace you deserve. Privacy galore.

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 the outer sides 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. Ladder to the water at the end of the dock for the swimmers in your family.

Gently sloping large yard for volley ball, corn hole, three legged race, water balloon toss, or your favorite outdoor activities. Our fire pit on a round, fenced patio is popular for roasting hot dogs and of course enjoying s'mores. Firewood is provided and roasting sticks are located in the 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. We provide all the extras for a comfortable, memorable visit. 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.

Lawn chairs are provided by the dock for 'hanging out' there, too.

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 and a few condiments for your use. Another full sized refrigerator is steps away in the garage. There is also a garbage disposal, new double waste baskets, dishwasher, microwave, wall oven, ceramic cook top, Mr. Coffee, 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 (1 stored in the front hall closet and 1 in the linen closet) and a youth chair also provided. Access to the screen porch and deck from kitchen dining area.

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 convertible bed. Linens for game room convertible bed on top shelf of game closet. 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, provided.

Outside:

Double garage plus level parking for several cars on large cement driveway in the front of the house. Numerous lounge and deck chairs for reading, relaxing and dreaming on the decks. A new porch swing, facing the lake, on the lower level deck Very quiet, private setting with large, expansive yard for outdoor games.

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

Owner
Ellen Waters/ David Waters
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
June 14, 2017

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 Lake Barkley

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

We weren't able to get out on the water or sit on the dock, but next time we'll take advantage of water sports and fishing.

Huge yard, serene setting, spacious home with lots of room to spread out.

It is a great place for family gatherings, good place to relax and do nothing but dream.

Looking forward to our next visit.
Dec 2013
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Amenities

Cadiz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

SPACIOUS HOME IN SERENE SETTING WITH GENTLY SLOPING LAWN FOR EASY LAKE ACCESS.
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
South Bend,IN
5

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: Jul 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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5

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: Jul 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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5

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: Oct 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
5

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: Aug 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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Richland, IN
5

Wilkinson

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this beautiful and spacious home. The accommodations allowed us to be together or have some privacy when needed. With younger grandchildren with us we appreciated the games and toys available. We loved the private dock available to us where we swam and docked a boat. We also enjoyed the grill and the fire pit in the evening. The deck and the screened porch were among the favorite spots for our family. Our family enjoyed our time spent in this clean, beautiful setting.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your week at our home on Lake Barkley. All the things you mention are the reason we too look forward to our time there. We appreciate having guests like you. Come again...
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Anna, IL
5

Immaculate

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful home and stocked with everything imaginable. We usually stay on KY Lake however the lake in this area is much quieter and we pretty much had the whole cove to ourselves! The home is comfortable and roomy and had plenty of eating space for our family reunion! You could tell the owners and the housekeeping staff took very good care of the upkeep. It was immaculate and we had NO problems whatsoever. We would love to make a return visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Maryann. We do like knowing all of our efforts are appreciated. Our housekeeper is very thorough and we could not do without her and her eye for detail. One family described the water in our secluded, quiet cove as "soft", meaning very calm without the current and waves in the main channel. Some of our family especially love tubing and wake surfing in the early mornings when the sleepy heads are still abed and they do have the cove all to themselves. Weather you are in the water or just enjoying the view from the shore, it is definitely tranquil and you feel like you're 1,000 miles from the rest of the busy world. "A perfect vacation spot", as one of our guests wrote in our guest book.
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
NASHVILLE, TN
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

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.

60 minutes to Paducah, the quilt capital of western KY, with the American Quilters Museum and many wonderful quilt shops and 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 the 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...

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Rates & Availability

Cadiz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak season
May 27 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning $150

All taxes are included in the quoted prices.
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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