Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076

Family Cottage with Fabulous View on Flat Lot! Great for Auburn Home Games!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 BR, 2 Bath Family Cottage with fabulous view of about 1.5 miles of open water

This has been our family lake house since 1958 when our grandparents built it. We love the location and it's easy to get to from Tallassee or Montgomery. In our opinion, this family friendly cottage is very comfortable and relaxing! H20 has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Bedroom #1 has 2 double beds and a tv. Bedroom #2 has 1 double bed and 1 twin bed and a tv. Bedroom #1 and#2 share a bathroom with a shower and access to the outside from this bathroom. Bedroom #3 has 1 queen bed, 1 twin bed, 1 baby bed, tv and a bathroom with a shower. The screened porch on the water side of the cabin has plenty of seating, a table for eating and outlet for tv. There's plenty of parking for around 4-6 cars. The yard is flat and has plenty of space for little ones to run around. The beach area is sandy and the water easy access with steps and goes from very shallow to about 7 feet deep at the end of the pier. There is a floating boat slip and plenty of room for docking other boats. Relax in the hammock, sit in the swing on the point watching the boats on the lake, or just relax in the lake or yard. You will not be disappointed however you choose to relax. H20 has been a favorite place for ultimate relaxation and wonderful memories for our family and friends for many years. 42 miles from Auburn so this is a great place to stay for Auburn Home Game Weekends!

This is a family-oriented home in a family-oriented community. Minimum age to rent is 25. No house parties are allowed and no sororities, fraternities, school or civic groups are allowed. Maximum 6 cars - no parking on street as a courtesy to the neighbors.

No pets without permission from owner. Non-smoking inside the cabin.

Check In Time - 4:00 PM

Check Out time - 11:00 AM

More Details

Melanie McKenzie
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Melanie McKenzie

Our family built this cottage in 1958 when we lived in Tallassee, Alabama. We have spent every summer living on Lake Martin since that time and it has a very special place in our heart and we want to share what we have with you. Lake Martin has also been a fun place for our family in the fall, winter and spring. Our family lives in Montgomery, Alabama now and we want to share our cottage with you to enjoy and make memories with your family and friends.

Melanie McKenzie purchased this cottage in 1958

Why Melanie McKenzie chose Eclectic

Our grandfather worked for Alabama Power and he chose this lot. We love the location! Easy to get to Church in the Pines, Chimney Rock, Anchor Bay Marina, Harbor Docks Restaurant, Kowaliga Marina, Kowaliga Restaurant, Springhouse Restaurant and Willow Point by water. The road to the cottage is paved and it is approximately 25 minutes from Tallassee and Alex City and 45 minutes from Auburn and Montgomery.

What makes this cottage unique

It a 58 year old lake house and that is unique in itself.


Eclectic Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Church in the Pines Children's Harbor - Piggly Wiggly Grocery - Lake Martin Mini Mall - Harbor Docks Restaurant -


Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

95% Complete
5% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Family Cottage with Fabulous View on Flat Lot! Great for Auburn Home Games!
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My family and friends (10 total) thoroughly enjoyed our stay from 15-19 June! The cottage was very clean and was extremely well maintained for an older house. The lawn was well manicured and there was plenty of parking. We had 4 motorcycles, 4 vehicles and 2 trailers in the driveway. We took a nice leisurely motorcycle ride around the lake, and also rented a pontoon boat at the nearby Marina for some quality time on the lake. The boat dock was large enough for docking a 22 foot pontoon and was also perfect for swimming. The owner was very friendly and easy to work with. I highly recommend this property and plan to stay there again in the future, if available!

Thanks for such a wonderful stay!


Jim Gillen

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Dothan, AL

Great outdoors area, clean and well-appointed home.

  • 4 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our weekend at the McKenzie home on Lake Martin. The home was very clean and well maintained. The beds were plentiful and comfortable. There were plenty of very new, nice towels. The kitchen had everything needed for a weekend. The best was the outdoors. The swimming area was perfect for the kids. The marina on Castaway Island was very convenient. The house dock was great for both docking the boat and swimming. Thanks for a great weekend!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy that your family enjoyed their stay at our lake home and that you had everything you needed for an enjoyable weekend. Our family loves the swimming area also and the easy access to Castaway Island. We look forward to your family coming to stay with us again. Enjoy the rest of your summer. The McKenzie Family
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A Great Place for a Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

Our daughter wanted to have a family gathering after her graduation from Auburn University and requested we have it on Lake Martin. We chose the McKenzie's property primarily because of the flat lot and the view of the lake that were pictured on line. Additional benefits were chairs out on the dock and around the screened in porch/patio. The home was extremely clean and very welcoming as the owner left Auburn coasters to help recognize the event we were hosting. There was ample area in the 3 bedroom home to allow us to walk around, socialize and have our space. The owner check on us to assure the home met our expectations and to see if we needed anything else for our visit. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to stay at a traditional lake house with a great view on a tremendous lot.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Franklin, TN

Nice Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five stayed in Melanie's home over Easter weekend 2016. It was a fun time for all of us. We played board games, watched the NCAA tourney, Fished, grilled out, and visited The Church in the Pines. Melanie was great to work with, and we enjoyed a nice lake cabin for a fun family weekend.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy that your family were able to have such a great time together over Easter weekend. Glad that this was a good location to get your college kids together with the rest of your family! Please keep us in mind for future stays at Lake Martin.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Awesome Lake House!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The lake house was very clean and neat. The level lot was well kept. The owner is very gracious . We are looking forward to our next visit

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments and we look forward to your future visits.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful experience. Lovely clean home. Amazing outdoor spaces to enjoy!

  • 5 of 5

Every year we spend a weekend with friends from college to attend an Auburn football game without the kiddos. This was the first year we rented a house. This rental was absolutely wonderful. We spent a great deal of our time on the screened in porch catching up and enjoying the beautiful scenery and sounds of nature. There is a comfortable hammock and several places to sit and enjoy the views. The sandy beach swim area was so nice and the water was so clear. The inside was very clean and beds were very comfortable. Melanie was wonderful - incredibly responsive and helpful. We appreciated the special touches left for us such as the Auburn cups and napkins. It made us feel the location was personalized just for us. We also tried Harbor Docks for dinner and enjoyed it very much. We are looking so forward to visiting again and maybe making a family trip sometime in the summer months. Thank you Melanie and family for allowing us to enjoy all this rental has to offer!!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind remarks. I'm happy you and your friends had a great time. Keep us in mind for future lake trips!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Damage Deposit $250

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Early check in and late check out not allowed so we can prepare of our next guests unless prior arrangement is made with owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties