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Family-Friendly Clifftops Lake House Near Sewanee, TN - 4 bedroom

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Lake house is best suited as a retreat for one or two small families or three couples.

Large lake house, family-friendly, serene, secluded, nestled on five wooded acres in the 1,500 acre gated Clifftops community, atop Monteagle Mountain, Tennessee. Clifftops is conveniently located approximately one hour from Chattanooga, 1.5 hours from Nashville and a short drive from the University of the South at Sewanee.

Walls of windows. Lake views. High ceilings. Tennessee mountain stone wood burning fireplace. Large stone patio. Hardwood floors.

Four bedrooms. Two and a half baths. Sleeps nine. Master bedroom (queen) on main level with private bath and deck. Three additional bedrooms upstairs - one single, one double, one room with four singles.

Upstairs laundry room with washer, dryer, iron and ironing board.

Gracious screened porch, wicker rockers, lake view. Two decks. Large stone patio with wrought iron table and chairs. Covered front porch with rocking chairs.

Well-equipped kitchen: gas stove, dishwasher, disposal, microwave, blender,coffee maker.

Fully air-conditioned and heated.

Dock on private cove.

Free wireless internet.


What a delight to drive through the trees and find your lovely home. Thank you for the warmth and happiness the house conveys...Houston, Texas

Your lovely lake house has provided a restful,peaceful retreat during a fun but stressful week of graduation. We found everything we needed here (wonderfully, well-equipped kitchen). You have anticipated every need!...Charlotte, NC

Another great Thanksgiving at your wonderful place...New Orleans, Louisiana

Thanks for having me here in your part of paradise. The late night talks on the wicker rockers will sustain until next time...Toronto, Canada

What a great place to stay for our Sewanee family wedding...Chattanooga, Tennessee

Here for our 30th reunion. A wonderful time for reflection and renewal...Springfield, Virginia

The nicest 5 days I have ever spent...Austin, Texas

Keywords: Lake House

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Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Monteagle in Grundy County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No outdoor fires or motor boats are permitted in Clifftops.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (5)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(21 traveller reviews)

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Family-Friendly Clifftops Lake House Near Sewanee, TN - 4 bedroom
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Comfortable, spacious home in beautiful, tranquil setting.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this lovely home for our daughter's Sewanee graduation. The screened in porch was a favorite place to read or nap, the porch overlooking the lake an idyllic spot for morning coffee, or just to sit and listen to the birds. Downstairs master perfect for elderly grandparents, while the large upstairs room accommodated our teens. We only had breakfasts at the home but the kitchen had everything we needed. We did have to share the two showers, but the large downstairs powder room was a practical place for the girls to get ready. We enjoyed walking through the wooded trails and sitting on the dock. Unfortunately we were not there long enough to take out the canoes.

The owner was accessible for questions, and made us feel welcome with a basket of goodies.

Great experience overall. Hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, Tn

A well equipped, beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many houses over the years in several states but this house is at the top of the list! It is beautifully appointed, yet welcoming and comfortable.....set back in the woods on a lake. Peaceful and quiet.....a real get away from our hectic world! Lynne has provided everything you can possibly need...and more! The kitchen is fabulous and made cooking easy.....entertaining is a delight with the open spaces and multiple dining areas. The dock and canoes were the highlight for our family......life vests enough for all....we wish we could bottle the laughter that attended hours on the beautiful lake! We saw only one other boater out one day....the lake feels like it is yours alone! A little rain here and there afforded game time......and our favorite spot....the screened in porch! The Piggly Wiggly has everything you might need for any kind of meal.....and Sewanee provides great excursions! Looking out over the Pelham (Franklin County) Valley overlook at the Memorial (60 foot) Cross is breathtaking!

Sewanee Natural Bridge (stone) is also a must.....and All Saints Chapel can't be adequately described! Monteagle also boasts trails and lakes and The Assembly Grounds ....interesting history. We have been to these places many times before but always take the opportunity to see them again. Everything is close....no long drives to take in architectural wonders as well as creational wonders. A Tennessee gem. We cannot thank Lynne enough for sharing her home. She responds quickly and genuinely cares about your stay. Lovely week....hard to leave. We will return again!

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Peaceful, Perfect House!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at this fantastic home. It was perfect for a weekend getaway with the girls. There were 8 of us. We had plenty of room, beds were comfortable and it had all the amenities we needed. We sat for hours on the screen porch and on the dock just visiting and enjoying our time together.

We brought our road bikes. The ride through Clifftops was a lovely and challenging way to start and finish each ride. There are also nice hiking options in Clifftops.

I highly recommend this home for your next Sewanee vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN

Wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

I rented the Trafalgar House for our firm's annual retreat. The home is lovely and works perfectly for groups. There were large dining areas (both inside and out), spacious bedrooms (with enough private spaces to house several unrelated people), and good living areas. The screened-in porch was fabulous, especially on rainy days when you still want to enjoy nature. The best part of the home was the gorgeous lake views. One of my colleagues remarked that she could feel the stress melt away as she was sitting by the lake. I highly recommend Trafalgar House for a relaxing getaway!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We just enjoyed a great Memorial Day weekend at Trafalgar House. The location was great, secluded but not too isolated. The dock is also very private. We rarely saw or heard other people, much more likely to hear fish jumping in the lake. We spent a lot of time in the water, canoeing and playing. Our next favorite spot was the screened porch, incredibly peaceful at all times. The house was well-appointed with everything we needed and more. The house is very close to great outdoor trips, such as Natural Bridge, hiking around the Sewanee campus and spending time on the Fiery Grizzard trail. We definitely plan on making return trips to the area and staying at Trafalgar House again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a wonderful week at Trafalgar House in June. The scenic lake setting is beautiful and relaxing. It is tucked away in a quiet gated community, but with easy access to Sewanee, Monteagle, Chattanooga and the South Cumberland pocket wilderness areas. The house is immaculate and well appointed with many personal touches that make it feel like a "home away from home"... much better than a sterile hotel room. We enjoyed day hikes, Sewanee campus, and other local activities. But we also liked just relaxing at the house... playing games, teaching my grandson how to fish from the dock, etc. Lots of deer, birds, frogs, fish jumping in the lake and the biggest owl I have ever seen.

The houses are far enough apart that it feels like you have the place to yourself. It is much more than just a place to sleep. Plenty of great restaurants nearby (Pearl's, Ivy Wild, Crossroads, Mountain Goat Market & others), and a well-stocked kitchen for meals at home. The owner is extremely helpful and responds promptly. I am so glad we found this hidden gem! We have already made reservations for a return visit in October.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Monteagle, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Graduation 2018
10 May 2018 - 12 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 24
24 May 2018 - 26 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
July 4
2 Jul 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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