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Cabin on Dale Hollow Lake - Hike to lake

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Situated approx. 100 yards from water on 5 acres at the end of a road. Very private. Several Cabins say on Dale Hollow, but this one is. Hike to the lake with no one around first thing in the morning with not a soul in site, but only 1.3 miles to the highway and 10 miles to town. 2 miles to boat dock, plenty of land to enjoy. Trails to the lake for a ATV or a horse if you bring yours. The new swimming pool will be complete before April 2015 unless unforeseen circumstances show up. A new pool table is usable in the basement basement has couches and walk out deck to back yard, along with two queen beds in one room and a complete bathroom. I recently added a fire pit down by the lake and left four chairs, hope to leave a grill down there next spring and a hammock or two.

Dishes, silverware, bowls, coffee maker and cups, cooking pots and pans, blender, Crock pot, gas grill. Master Bedroom has King bed and Master bath, other two bedrooms on second floor are queen beds with bathroom between. All beds are new, Purchased 2/26/2014. Very clean and recently Painted. Screened in Deck on back of house facing Lake is 8' x 35'. Deck on front(8' x 35') and side and outside of finished basement(35' x 26' Deck) which faces lake. Small fire Place inside.

The county allows sale of beer, no Liquor(40 min away in Cookeville, TN). Sunset Marina Cooks up a great steak and The River Grill serves up some good dinner and The Bobcat is good for breakfast. There are other eateries in Brydstown and is a 10 min drive from cabin. For those that like to eat very well, I recommend Craw Daddies in Cookeville and there is a very good Mexican eatery in Livingston, TN next to Food Lion.

The Marathon station has all the lures anyone could want if you plan to fish and need a few items. Live bait can be found at the Kwik Stop or at Sunset Marina where one could use for boat ramp, 5$. Also, the state park, adjacent to Sunset Marina, has a good boat ramp for 4$, State Park(2 Miles away) also has a beach. There are several Marinas around the lake and Dale Hollow is approx. 61 miles long with several fingers of water.

We have WIFI, TV in the Living Room and Master Bedroom has a DVD player. We are just getting started and although this place is awesome, It will only get better,..

More Details

John Pappas
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About John Pappas

I work nation wide building Permanent Grandstands. I can live anywhere in the country I want and after two years of searching, I chose this spot. I live 80 yards from the rental. The rental sits on 5.5 acres and backs up to the Corp. of Engr. Property. My home sits on 11.5 acres and both homes have their own drive. I grew up In South Chicago, I love Chicago, but this place beats that!!! Everyone that has ever been here, Let's just say it is an eye opener, a paradigm shift, therapy if you will;-)!!!

John Pappas purchased this cabin in 2014

Why John Pappas chose Tennessee

Clean and beautiful!!!!

What makes this cabin unique

One mile of Trail riding and privacy. Dale Hollow Lake. I love this place. I live approx. 80 yards away.


Monroe Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms have towels and wash rags. There is a washer and dryer in the house.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 3 - Queen bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs with bath between Bedroom 2 and 3.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bath, walk out french doors to deck.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , In Bsmt, Pool table room, Bedrroom, bathroom.
  • Comes with clean linens, blankets and two sleeping bags. There are extra pillows and blankets for couch sleepers. TV and Master Bathroom in Master bedroom has dish network. living room has Dish and DVD. WIFI passcode is dzia1883
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Cabin on Dale Hollow Lake - Hike to lake
average rating of 4.6551723 based on 29 reviews

The Perfect Escape!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th year renting through VRBO and this cabin was my family's favorite thus far! We wanted to get away from the beaten path, hang out by a pool with family, friends, our dog, and just chillax instead of adhering to any kind of jam-packed itinerary. This rental allowed for a super-comfortable, safe, and fun week in gorgeous surroundings doing exactly that! The cabin was clean, the beds were comfy, the linens and supplies were plentiful, and while there were fire pits that we could have used, we didn't because the pool was so darned awesome! The owners were on site when we arrived and they are super-cool, animal-loving folks which we appreciated! There is a FoodLion close by so we enjoyed full meals in the well-stocked kitchen every day, cold beer, and bought more supplies for our group as needed. We had family pool tournaments downstairs and watched DVD's in the living room (BluRays aren't compatible with the current DVD player.) I really appreciated use of the washer and dryer in the cabin, the former of which is nicer than we have at home! We could see Dale Hollow Lake in the distance through the trees, which was lovely, but we weren't interested in venturing down there, again--because we were so happy to hang out by the pool and we aren't into boating. Our group consisted of 6 adults between 19-53 and everyone had a blast. I would def. recommend this cabin to others and return for another vacation here without hesitation.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!!!, we've met a lot of great people here,.. working on the outdoor living space today,. Your friend, Pappy
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  • 2 of 5

The range hood was falling down. The gas grill was rusted out and only half worked. The master bedroom carpet was filthy. The back porch had junk stored on it so we couldn't enjoy sitting out there. The basement smelled like sewage every morning. The dishes and pots and pans were not sufficient. They were chipped and scratched. We had spiders in the master bed. The hike to the lake was more like mountain climbing. The local dog scratched all 4 kids and kept climbing on them in the pool and popped most of their blow up pool toys. The owners wife was rude and unfriendly. Wouldn't keep her dog away. The ceiling tiles were falling down and missing in the basement shower. We felt like we were deceived and lied to about the condition of the property. With what we paid per night there shouldn't have been any thing out of order.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had eleven of us including 5 grandkids (6-16 years old). The house and entire property were very accommodating, the dogs were friendly, and the pool was spectacular. John and Wendy are the perfect hosts, we truly felt at home the entire visit. Looking forward to a return visit next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast for our girls weekend. We had plenty of room at the cabin and the hospitality was even better. I truly enjoyed meeting John, Wendi, Joe and D. And the pups of course! Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time , could have spent entire summer there

  • 5 of 5

Love this place, John was the perfect host. The pool was amazing.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Decent house with private location

  • 3 of 5

House worked out fine for my family. Kitchen pots and pans were inadequate so we had to buy some to get us by.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Nashville, Knoxville or Chatanooga - Approx. 2 hrs
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sunset Marina or The River Grill - Beer only.
Nearest Golf
34.5 Miles
Dale Hollow Lake Golf Course or Crossville / CookV
Nearest Motorway
1.3 Miles
Highway 111
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sunset Marina or The River Grill
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
State Park or Sunset Marina
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
State Park
Car: necessary

I recently added a fire pit down by the lake, its approx. a half mile down the 4x4 trail. I left 4 chairs around it and will add more to the site in the spring of 2016.


Rates & Availability

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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