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Local Favorite! Spacious Home Perfectly Situated on the lake in Guntersville

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Family Lake House with Dock, Basketball, Large Deck & More

What an amazing way to wake up! The gorgeous sunrise and lake scenery from this property is sure to be a highlight of your Lake Guntersville vacation. With 3 spacious bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (including a large, whirlpool tub), generous living and dining spaces, multi-level deck with patio and grilling area, lakeside basketball court, private boat launch, picnic table, and boathouse with swings to enjoy the lake view, Sunrise Retreat is one of the best options available for families, groups, or fishing parties of almost any size.

Spend your time at Lake Guntersville with a leisurely rest on the patio, deck, or upstairs porch overlooking the picturesque background at Sunrise Retreat. Or, if action and adventure is your choice, this place is perfect for fishing, boating, wakeboarding, or skiing on some of the lake's premium water. Whether visiting Guntersville for relaxation or recreation, Sunrise Retreat is only minutes away from anything that Guntersville has to offer including unique shopping and dining attractions, pleasant walking and bicycling trails, parks, playgrounds, the Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge, numerous golf courses, the cultural district of downtown Guntersville, churches, and more.

Be sure to bring your fishing gear as this area of the lake is known for large bass and plenty of bream that can easily be caught from the boathouse pier or shoreline. Bringing a boat or jet ski? Feel free to use the private boat launch attached to this property, and dock your boat at the pier.

The house sleeps 10+ with options for additional sleeping on a pullout sofa. The downstairs, master bedroom features a king bed and large bathroom with a double vanity and spacious shower. Another downstairs bathroom, just off the master, offers a relaxing whirlpool tub. One upstairs bedroom has a queen bed as well as a double bed with a twin bunk. The second upstairs bedroom sleeps three with a double bed and twin bed.

More Details

Property Manager
Christian Barrett Gibson
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Christian Barrett Gibson

As the granddaughter of the original owners, I manage the property for the family. After graduating from Auburn University, I returned to Guntersville and currently reside only minutes from the home that we now rent through VRBO. I spent much of my childhood swimming and skiing in Lake Guntersville and am happy to help you experience the lake from a local perspective.

Why Christian Barrett Gibson chose Guntersville

This family-owned property has been the perfect home for generations of lake lovers. Many Guntersville residents have spent time boating, playing basketball, swimming, picnicking, kayaking, and enjoying the lake life with the family that owns and operates this property. The town of Guntersville provides a unique combination of relaxation and small-town life along with modern comfort and convenience; it is truly one of America's gems and has been nationally recognized as such by multiple magazines and organizations.


Guntersville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , Double Vanity
    Downstairs off Master - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , The bunk bed has a double bottom and a twin top
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Local Favorite! Spacious Home Perfectly Situated on the lake in Guntersville
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Great host. Great home

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Clean. Clean clean

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house was perfect. My family had a great time at Guntersville and the house played a big role.

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for a great week. The house was spacious and the beds were very nice. A beautiful place. I would recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fall mini vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The view was absolutely gorgeous and it was very peaceful. The fishing was great . The house was a spacious older home. It was very clean and very well kept. We were there when Hurricane Nate blew through and we barely heard the wind and rain. It was located in a very quiet neighborhood. It had all the conveniences that we needed. Christian and Josh were great to work with. They responded quickly to all of our questions and went out of their way to accommodate all of needs.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We would love to welcome you again, anytime!
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Beautiful home and lovely owners

  • 5 of 5

When we got the notice that we needed to evacuate our home due to Hurricane Irma, we immediately panicked. We had just moved from Jacksonville, FL to the Haines City, FL area and with no friends or family around, we were left with the hard decision of having to evacuate to one of the states near FL to ensure the safety and well-being of our three children, two of their college friends, and our two dogs. Having only a day to evacuate before the arrival of Irma, we looked, unsuccessfully, every where online for an available hotel that would take all of us. With the passing of the hours, we became very frustrated because nothing was available, until we found Christian and Josh's beautiful lake house in the skirts of the Hurricane Lake in Alabama. After we found it, it took less than 30 minutes for us to book the house, get some of our questions answered and to complete the packing for our scheduled departure at 6:30am the next day. That night, even with all the chaos around us, we slept at peace and that was all thanks to the way Christian reacted toward our situation and the quick reply to our request to stay in her house. Christian's empathetic approach and fast communication made the traumatic experience of having to evacuate a very easy one.

Once we arrived to the house, we couldn't believe how lucky we were. We had not only found a safe place, but also a beautiful and very comfortable home. This house was everything we had always dreamed of for a vacation home and even when the circumstances that brought us there were not exactly a vacation one, we truly felt like we were on vacation. We loved everything about the house, the lake, the surrounding areas - EVERYTHING. And if staying in such a wonderful place wasn't enough, in one of the days that we stayed there, we got a visit from the owners of the house (Christian's parents) who came to the house to say hello and to bring us lunch - a delicious BBQ lunch. Who does that? Only Christian, Josh, and Christian's parents would do such a wonderful thing.

Today, we are safely back home, but we can't stop thinking about the experience we just had, the amazing people we got to meet, and the wonderful house that we got to stayed at, all thanks to hurricane Irma.

Bottom-line is that this home has become our ultimate favorite place and we will definitely come back again, hopefully, next time on a real vacation.

Christian and Josh, THANK YOU for everything and God bless you all.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have ask for a better experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are happy you had a fantastic time & look forward to welcoming you back anytime!
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Though it is an older home, everything worked fine especially the AC!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the trip. Josh and Christian we great to work with in every aspect. The only small disappointment was the on property boat ramp which wasn't exactly in the shape expected but the public ramp was just down the road and wasn't a problem. We would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Liquid Cellar
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Lake Guntersville State Park Eagle's Nest Golf
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Toke Thai

Lake Guntersville is one of Alabama's premium vacation towns. With numerous local attractions, downtown shopping, and a small town, friendly atmosphere, it is the perfect place to experience lake living. This particular home is located on one of the most peaceful and scenic areas of Lake Guntersville while still being centrally located and connected.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $300

Manager'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.

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