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Cottage Retreat At Private Lake

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2 but we have a pullout couch for 2 additional

.1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom with Walk In Shower. Kitchen, Dining, Living combination with a large Outside covered Deck overlooking Whispering Wind Lake. Attention: AT&T cell phone users will have NO signal in this area.

The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator and stove. In the Living Area is a flat screen TV, with Cable. A DVD Player is available with a large DVD selection. Turn on the air conditioner in the summer and the gas heater in the Winter.

The bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed with a new mattress. In walking distance is the Boat Dock with lounge chairs, floaties and a Kayak available for your use. The Owners house is on the property and also the Owners 2 very large Dogs ( Great Pyrenese). The Cottage is smoke free . Relax at the Lake. Go swimming, hiking and kayaking. We have no Lifeguards on duty, so swimming is on your own risk. If you want to bring your children we have a pull out sofa sleeper in the Living area.

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Jamestown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size bed.We will consider 4guests and will add an air mattress
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Swimming in the lake is on your own risk. No Lifeguards on duty


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

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Cottage Retreat At Private Lake
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

Great place to stay, worth every penny!

  • 5 of 5

The grounds surrounding this property are spectacular. Feels like you are in a treehouse because of the elevation of the property. Sit on the deck and look out on the beautiful fish filled lake. Don't be concerned about owners house being close, they definitely give you all the privacy you want.

Pull up to the house and you are greeted by the owners 2 large but very friendly dogs. The cottage is everything you'd want with everything you need except food and beverages.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you here. Thank you so much for the tree cutting.... lol! That was something!!!! We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and we hope you are coming back one day. Thank you very much for this great review. Silke and Barb
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Fun on the lake

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Barb and Silke’s lake house. It was close to everything we wanted to do and it was clean and comfortable and we were provided with everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Was a great place for us to stay!

  • 4 of 5

Location was great for us!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, relaxing, CLEAN!!!

  • 5 of 5

Barb & Silke are awesome hosts and have a great place!! If you want to unwind, relax, swim, kayak, fish. This is the place for you!! The house was spotless!! Everything you need is at your fingertips (kitchen utensils, towels, hand soap etc.) It was amazing how quiet it was while sitting on the deck, absorbing all the nature around us. Highly recommend staying here if want to get away from it all.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

my wife and I stayed 2 nights at this lovely cabin. it is such a quite and peaceful setting . It served our purpose ,for getting away for a couple days of r&r, perfectly. Very clean inside and out, we didn't have go haul our kayaks because the owners have some there to use. Although the owners were right next door they respected our privacy while making sure all our needs were met.

The only reason I didn't give a full 5 star was for the a/c . The window type air conditioner in the bedroom was not quit adequate for the whole house . it was 87 degrees the day we were there and it was pretty warm for my blood so I would think in the dead of summer this could be an issue. other than that the place is awesome and I would highly recommend for a no quite escape.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful relaxing visit! Barb and Silke are delightful hosts and really have the right mix of interacting and providing for our needs and also honored our privacy! The setting is quiet and enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Silke Wohlrab and Barbara Green
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 4, 2017

About Silke Wohlrab and Barbara Green

My partner Barb and myself were living together since 14 years. We finally got married in March 2015. We raised 3 children together and are now Grandmothers of 1 awesome little boy. I am originally from Germany and Barb grew up here, in Jamestown TN. We lived for years in several parts of Florida before we found our Dream House here, in Tennessee. We love traveling, swimming and just relaxing in nature. We have 2 large dogs, Great Pyrenese, Max and Sasha, who roam around the property.

Silke Wohlrab and Barbara Green purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Silke Wohlrab and Barbara Green chose Jamestown

This property is secluded and right on a private lake but only a 5 minutes drive to Jamestown. Swimming on own risk, no Lifeguard on duty. We live on the property in a house beside the cabin and you may have to share the swimming area in the summer with us. But otherwise we give our guests all the privacy they want.

What makes this cottage unique

Private Lake.Swimming on own risk. No lifeguards on duty


Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
I 40
Car: necessary

Big South Fork National Park, Pickett State Park, Dale Hollow Lake are just a short drive away. A 2 hour drive brings you to Nashville and a 1.5 hour . drive brings you to Knoxville. Chattanooga is about a 2hour drive. Not far away are Burgess Falls and Cunning Falls. Both a must see. Wolf River with historic sites of Sergeant York are 20 minutes away. We have excellent hiking trails in the State Park and National Park. The big South Fork National Park is a horse lovers paradise. Dale Hollow Lake has several marinas and is famous for Bass fishing. The Marinas offer House Boat and Pantoon Boat Rentals. Jamestown is the Headquarters of the famous Highway 127 Yard Sale, the longest Yard Sale in the world. The Sale stretches over 690 miles. This Yard Sale lasts 4 days starting on the 1st. Thursday in August every year.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $59

Payment is not refundable 14 days prior to booked dates . We will refund 50% of the payment for any cancellations before the 14 days. Need to like Dogs. 2 large, very friendly dogs on property. Swimming in lake on own risk. No Lifeguards on duty. Attention Cell Phone Users: ATT does not work in this area at all.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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