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Lakefront cottage, private dock, near Nashville TN, restaurants/shopping closeby

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,650 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

4 BR, 2 1/2 Baths, Covered Deck, Hot Tub , Kayaks, Modern Kitchen, Sleep 10

Relaxed cottage on a shady, tree covered lot with easy access to the water.

4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, sleeps 10, modern kitchen, large gathering areas inside and out, dining table seats 8 - 10, huge covered deck with tables and chairs for 12, hot tub, washer and dryer in kitchen, oversized carport with charcoal grill and lots of paved parking. Firepit beside the water.

Private covered dock to store your boat with a large swim platform, 2 kayaks available, boat launch 2 miles away. Rent our stand up paddle board. Great fishing, water skiing, tubing and other water sports. Marina with boat/jet ski rental and restaurant 1/2 mile away by boat. Cedar Creek Marina will deliver rental deck boat or pontoon boat. JBeez's will deliver jet ski.

4 miles to Starbucks, Publix/Kroger and restaurants. 9 miles to I-40, shopping and major restaurants. 30 minutes to downtown Nashville. See the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman, Honky Tonks along Broadway/2nd Ave., Riverfront, Country Music Hall of Fame, Titans Football, Predator Hockey, Sounds Baseball, Schermerhorn Symphony Hall, BlueBird Cafe, just one of many signature music venues, General Jackson Showboat plus more Music City attractions. 20 minutes to Nashville International Airport.

This property is generally not a good fit for rambunctious getaways. This is a family neighborhood with friendly retirees on both sides of us. We want to keep them friendly. Out of respect for them, please plan to dial down loud socializing and music about 10:30pm. Thanks.

Sip coffee on the covered deck in the mornings as you watch the ducks, geese, bald eagles, grey herons and other birds. Relax in the hot tub after a day water skiing or on a snowy winter evening. Drive into Nashville and catch a music show, concert or play. Or, sit by the fire roasting hot dogs, making s'mores and telling tall tales. There are so many things to do here. Come and enjoy a special time in a magical place.

More Details

John & Marie Golden
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2018

About John & Marie Golden

Ten years ago Marie and I walked the aisle and said "I Do!" I have always loved lake living and now she likes it as much as I do. I brought a cabin on a lake in the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas into her life and she saw the peace and calm that lake living brought to our family.

Three years ago we moved into our current home on Old Hickory Lake. We feel like we are on vacation every day. Some of our pleasures include watching the sun rise over the lake in the mornings, watching it set over the lake at dinner or taking a moonlit ride in the boat at night. Life is better at the lake.

We want to share the glow we feel at the lake with others.

John & Marie Golden purchased this cottage in 2016

Why John & Marie Golden chose Mount Juliet

We had been looking for a special lake property to share for some time. We looked at many homes that were nice, but when we walked into this home we knew it was the one for us. We have owned vacation property on the lake as well as for a permanent residence and we have rented property for family outings on the lake over the years. We know what it takes to make a great time for our family and friends and believe we can create that for you, too.

The house is very comfortable and has plenty of room for a group up to 10. We especially like the covered deck facing the lake. There are lots of chairs and a couple of tables for family gatherings during warm weather but there is plenty of gathering space in the living room during the colder periods. However, it also has a coziness that would make an intimate outing for a couple.

The house is conveniently located to many amenities and yet gives the feeling of being secluded. It is located in a quiet neighborhood surrounded by lake people. We are a very sociable bunch until about 10:30 and then the lights usually go out. That makes it easier to watch the beautiful sunrise in the morning.

We believe you will find the peace and quiet of a secluded retreat but the excitement of downtown Nashville a short drive away. All water related activities are a short, comfortable walk through the shaded back yard to our covered dock.

What makes this cottage unique

The tree covered lot gives abundant shade during summer making for a cool walk down to the dock. The lot is level with an easy pathway to the lake. The covered back deck provides a fabulous view of the water and is a great place to hang out.

The covered boat slip provides a safe, protected place to dock your boat and the huge swim platform gives you a great place to sun or just sit and watch the sun set.

The Golden Getaway provides a peaceful, relaxed setting that will leave you refreshed at the end of your vacation.


Mount Juliet Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In hallway.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , In Master Bedroom shower w/ seat
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Toilet & vanity w/sink. Private entrance in bedroom 4.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed uses Bath in hall. Sleeps 2.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bath in hall. Sleeps 2.
    Master Bedroom - 2 king , Private bath and TV in room. Sleeps 4.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Sleeps 2 with private 1/2 bath.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Lakefront cottage, private dock, near Nashville TN, restaurants/shopping closeby
average rating of 4.8 based on 30 reviews

Golden Getaway is an excellent stay. The house is very accommodating and spotless.

  • 5 of 5

John was very attentive to our needs. Helped me with my boat and gave a great tour showing us everything. Highly recommend this house. We LOVED the location on the river!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time. The location was perfect for us. Plenty to keep us busy at the house and about 30 min into Nashville.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kelly. We are very happy you and your family enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you return. Blessings John & Marie
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Exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

I must say that we were very pleasantly surprised with the Golden Getaway. The house was so much better than the pictures and it was spotlessly clean. Thank you very much for a wonderful family gathering. We loved having a combination of country living and nighttime city life. We were there for 4 nights (4/25-4/29) for a mini family vacation and to celebrate our twins' 21st birthday. We had fun going to Broadway two nights (about 30 minutes away) and we also enjoyed two nights with a quiet fire pit by the lake. The house easily slept the 9 of us. Mr. Golden was very gracious and very responsive. We liked the special little poles, s'mores sticks, marshmallows, kayaks, etc. A neighbor provided us some great fishing tips (catfish around 6pm!).

I loved the extra large dining table that we could all gather around but if I'm going to be just a touch picky, I would add a little more couch/chair seating in the family room so we could all have a comfy place to sit and chat. Also, the pillows were overly hard. Again, that's being overly picky (sorry!). The towels were plentiful and beautiful. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The house was nice and clean and plenty big for all 6 of us. The surroundings were peaceful and Serene. Don't forget your binoculars for awesome bird watching experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Teresa We are very happy you had a good time. Hope you are able to return. Don’t know what kind of birds you saw but sometimes we have white pelicans and occasionally a Bald Eagle will cruise by.
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Chattanooga, Tennessee

Country Charm not far from the Big City

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! There were 9 of us staying at the house -- two chaperones and 7 high school students! We felt like we were "away from it all", but still just had a 30 minute drive to our convention at Opryland! There was plenty of room with all the amenities... and lots of extras... the kids loved taking the kayaks out on the lake! The owners are great and very assessable! We have nothing but good things to say about our stay!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Glen Thank you for your glowing review. We are very happy you guys had a great time and we look forward to your return. Blessings John & Marie
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Chapel Hill, NC

A lovely family Thanksgiving visit in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The house is clean and well laid out for a larger family with a most beautiful view in an excellent location. Everything was just as described and pictured, and the host was easy to contact and provided excellent communication. We enjoyed the large TV, kayaks, horse shoe set up, hot tub soaks and plenty of room for our cars. Our groceries came from the nearby Publix, and we found shops and fast food for the kids near enough, but our short drive off the main road was winding, country and beautiful! A restful, happy place for multigenerational fun!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nashville International Airport
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Windtree Golf Club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
The Nashville Star
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Benders Ferry Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $300

Check In Time 4pm
Check Out Time 11am
Ask Owner about early check in or late check out. $35/hr penalty for late check out without prior approval.

Full refund if canceled 60 days prior to check in date.
50% refund if canceled 30 days prior to check in date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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