Pettit Mountain Lakeview Cabins: the Big Cabin at Lake Tenkiller

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Last updated: 10/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Older, partially renovated 3 bdrm cabin, perfect for a family getaway. However, we have several couples that enjoy having a little extra space that mention the 'cozy factor', so it's great for two as well. The one-level cabin has had various additions over the years, so it has a bit of a quirky look to it. However, it has knotty pine interior, lots of windows as well as french doors, and you feel like you are on top of the world when looking out over the lake and hills. It has the appearance of a mobile home from the outside, but actually it isn't. It has the feel of a traditional lake cottage. There is nothing fancy about it.

The living room has a leather sectional and large older TV with Dish Network and DVD/BlueRay with hookups for most gaming systems using the old fashioned connections (analog). There are two smaller TVs that have HDMI hookups. There are puzzles, games, and a few movies. French doors open to the back deck and backyard with firepit. There is a beautiful cedar dining table for 6 in the open floor plan, and a wood stove insert with glass doors. Wood is provided. There is a reading chair in the corner by the woodstove.

The spacious Master Bedroom has a king-sized log bed and new memory foam mattress. It also has several windows and french doors that open out to the deck. There is a comfy old (kinda ugly) chair for relaxing and a 32 inch flat screen TV with DVD/Blue Ray in an entertainment center. No Dish service in this room.

The 'Shabby Chic' bedroom has a new queen mattress and is decorated in a vintage theme. It faces the front of the house.

The 'Kids' Room' is a renovated sunroom with two twin beds with memory foam toppers, lots of windows to view the lake, and french doors that open to the front deck. There is a TV, Wii, and Playstation 2 with a few games and toys. Younger children are welcome but there are many small objects that might pose a choking hazard, such as Legos. The beds will sleep adults under 6 feet tall.

The kitchen is small with newer appliances and the common cooking utensils/pans. It's a one-person kitchen. The cabinets are simple and older. Coffee, tea, and creamer are provided along with a few spices.

One small bathroom with tub/shower. Linens for indoor use are provided. Please bring beach towels and lawn blankets.

The laundry room is at the end of the house with a separate outside entrance. Laundry soap is provided.

There is a large deck in the front of the property (non-lake side) with BBQ and dining table. There is a propane grill and a charcoal grill. Propane is provided but bring charcoal if you prefer that.

There are two circular driveways, with plenty of room for boat parking.

We have a strict no-pet policy. Smoking is permitted outside away from open windows.

We also have 'The Little Cabin' for rent next door, perfect for 2. There is another fire pit between the properties as well.

Although the two cabins are not wheelchair accessible, they are both on one level and are fairly easy to access for those with a few physical challenges. We have a shower chair available upon request.

We've had several people ask about having weddings on the property, but unfortunately we aren't able to handle large gatherings. Our insurance has restrictions, and we don't have the bathroom facilities.

We structured our pricing to make it cheaper when fewer than 6 stay. Our biggest costs are for cleaning and linens. The only way we can keep our costs down is to charge more for a full house. We also time our cleaning around the expected number of beds to change for both cabins, and last minute surprises are expensive and delay turn-around. Please help us so we can try to keep our costs as low as possible by booking for the correct number of guests.

There seems to be a glitch in the homeaway/vrbo notification system so we are not getting all reservation requests when they are booked. We do get Inquiries via text so maybe do an Inquiry first and then go ahead and book. If you don't hear from us in a few hours then call because we probably didn't see the request. Other owners are having the same trouble. Also, consider the insurance to cover last minute cancellations.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age limit of 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children welcome but some choking hazards for small children...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside only...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Small second bedroom with closet...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    2 twin beds in sunroom. No closet.TV with DVD/Wii/Playstn 2...moreless

  • Master bedroom with HDTV/DVR-Blue Ray and chair. French doors to back deck...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Small bath...moreless

  • Older community water system. Water pressure can vary.

Other Amenities

  • Although the house is spacious, we are reluctant to rent to more than 6 people given that there is only one small bathroom and we don't know how much the septic system will handle. Also, we don't want to overwhelm our neighbors with large groups. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Several books to read while staying at the cabin...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Television:

    Living room has large, old fashioned TV with universal hookups for analog cables for gaming system. No HDMI. Master bedroom and kid's room have smaller flat screens with HDMI ports. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    A few kid's toys...moreless

  • Video Games:

    A few Wii and Playstation 2 games...moreless

  • Video Library:

    A few family DVD's available but not a large selection...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Spectacular panoramic views of Lake Tenkiller...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Panoramic views of the foothills of the Ozarks...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    glass doors...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, tea, creamer, and a few spices...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Decks on both sides of cabin...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden


Write a review 4.8
from 50 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 24 - Nov 25, 2016
2 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$125 $150
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 6.25%


If canceled <30 days, will refund whatever we can recuperate from a re-rental.

Damages to property will be billed to credit card on file.Quiet, residential neighborhood.We have promised neighbors that there will not be any large gatherings or parties. Smoking & pet policy as well as maximum capacity strictly enforced.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/19/2016
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80 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pettit Bayside Resort
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Piddle's Place
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pettit Bay Campground

Car: Necessary

The Tahlequah area and home to the Cherokee Nation is full of historical and outdoor activities. The Cherokee Heritage Center is about 15 minutes away. The Pettit Bay Campground and Marina is a mile away. The Pettit Bayside Resort and Piddle's Restaurant is just below our property and is a favorite hang out spot on the weekends. They also have cabins for rent.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Patrick and Tisa live in the Tahlequah area. Patrick is a retired police officer and Tisa works for Cherokee Nation.

Why the Owner Chose Park Hill, OK, USA:
We initially purchased this property to be able to cut down some trees in order to open up the view for the Little Cabin. Before we knew it, we were renovating both cabins to rent out as vacation homes.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Both cabins offer incredible views of the lake and hills. Whenever anyone walks into The Big Cabin, they always walk to the windows and stare out at the panoramic views. There is nothing fancy about the place, but it makes you instantly relax.

Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • Finally getting paint!

    Finally getting paint!

  • The living/dining room and fireplace

    The living/dining room and fireplace

  • The Shabby Chic queen-bed room

    The Shabby Chic queen-bed room

  • Reading nook by the woodstove

    Reading nook by the woodstove

  • The twin beds in the sunroom

    The twin beds in the sunroom

  • Sectional sofa in living room. Hard to get a good picture in the light

    Sectional sofa in living room. Hard to get a good picture in the light

  • The Cedar Table

    The Cedar Table

  • Small full bath

    Small full bath

  • The front/side yard

    The front/side yard

  • Side yard looking toward Little Cabin and old garage

    Side yard looking toward Little Cabin and old garage

  • Views of Lake Tenkiller

    Views of Lake Tenkiller

  • The King Log Bed in the Master Bedroom

    The King Log Bed in the Master Bedroom

  • The foothills of the Ozarks in the Fall

    The foothills of the Ozarks in the Fall

  • The view from the french doors in the living room

    The view from the french doors in the living room

  • The Kitchen

    The Kitchen

  • The deer visit regularly

    The deer visit regularly

  • This end is the sunroom/twin bed room

    This end is the sunroom/twin bed room

  • More views over Lake Tenkiller

    More views over Lake Tenkiller

  • Outside entrance to the laundry room

    Outside entrance to the laundry room

  • Taken by our guests who got snowed in

    Taken by our guests who got snowed in

VRBO #562914

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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Park Hill, OK, USA #562914

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