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Dale Hollow Lake - Grand TN Vacation Home - Lake View!!

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

Your very own Grand Tennessee Lakehouse on Dale Hollow is located on a two-acre lot in the Sherwood Shores neighborhood just outside Byrdstown, Tennessee and very near the mouth of the Obey River. It is as close to the water as private residences are allowed to be on Dale Hollow and will delight you with breathtaking views of the lake. The information provided here is but a fraction of what is available on the home and the Dale Hollow Lake Area. Click the link below taking you to a dedicated site for much more information!

Construction was completed in 1999, and you will immediately relax when you experience the gentle sounds of nature in the surroundings. There is also something about the look and feel of the rustic western red cedar and crab orchard flagstone exterior that encourages one to kick back and unwind, particularly in this little corner of the world!

With your first step inside, you will understand this home was designed to be a permanent residence, not some ordinary rental property. We first greatly admired the home from the water with the large 2-story prow windows facing the lake. After purchasing and furnishing the home, we decided it was just too nice not to share with others.

We have been coming to Dale Hollow for years, and STILL continue to find more activities for adventure each year! Again, you simply must view our dedicated website linked below for a comprehensive rundown of things to do. The site continues to evolve with richness as we expand on new things we learn about and see in the area.


There are two choices with regard to space. Guests can decide how much of the home is needed, and choose accordingly. Be certain to click on the link at the bottom of this listing to our dedicated website for more details about upgrades.

Base Option:

The Base Option will accommodate Sleeping arrangements for a comfortable 10-12 consisting of a king size bed in the master suite on the main floor, three upstairs bedrooms; two with king-sized beds; and a third with four twin beds. A full bathroom upstairs serve guests there. The great room on the main floor has a plush La-Z-Boy sectional sleeper sofa making a queen-size bed. Finally, there is a La-Z-Boy loveseat sleeper in the main floor great room. The bathroom off the MBR is quite spacious and has a Jacuzzi tub.

Plus Option:

The Plus Option includes everything in the Base Option, plus access to a fully finished walk-out lower level. Construction on the stone retaining wall and lower level build-out was completed in June, 2007. The lower level produced two more bedrooms, a full bath with incredible walk-in tile, stone & glass block dual head shower, a kitchenette, two gathering spaces, and a full blown office. This added sleeping accommodations for another 4-6, bringing the total to 16.

You will enjoy many small amenities in this fine home, some of which were decisions made at the time of construction, like high quality Maytag appliances throughout including washer/dryer, and Kohler sink and bathroom fixtures. We also decided to go the extra mile with a home theater system in the great room on the main level complete with a 47' 1080 high definition LCD flat television. Yamaha audio components provide full surround sound for movies and DirecTV high definition sattalite service is provided. We have taken great care to create detailed operating instructions for all major components in the home.

We have furnished a permanently mounted marine radio inside the house between the great room and the kitchen. It has delighted us with being able to stay in contact while out on the water. The marine radio is also helpful for getting up to date weather broadcasts from the National Weather Service.

Since we are on the topic of communications, we should mention there is a landline telephone inside the house, although we did have to think twice on this one! Also, wireless broadband is available to guests!

Weekly housekeeping service is included as well as garbage pickup a couple times weekly. Note: The Lakehouse is fine for infants and well-behaved school-age children, but not necessarily for toddlers, who could easily hurt themselves bumping into sharp table edges or climbing up stairs. We simply haven’t done the things necessary to make the place truly “toddler-friendly.” Proceed under that advisement.

The property is managed by Jolene. Contact her at the e-mail link below to confirm availability and for any other information she can help with regarding your plans. We suggest you reserve the home well in advance. Please reference the 'Rice Retreat.'

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Member since: 2003
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18 August, 2017

About Jolene

We are the Rice family from Indiana. (Go Boilers!) My husband grew up not far from here and still has family in the area. We celebrate with a big family reunion every July, which is what started our annual trek. This home and the beautiful lake and hills that surround it have seen us gather with grandparents, neighbors, cousins, extended family, in-laws of in-laws and a guestbook full of friends. We've celebrated numerous birthdays, anniversaries, Easter, Mother's and Father's Day, lost teeth, potty-training, new babies and too many 4th of Julys to count. We make the run down from Indiana every chance we have and dream about it when we're not there. These are the souvenirs that last forever.

Jolene purchased this house in 2003

Why Jolene chose Byrdstown

We've tried it all since 1994: houseboats, marina cabins (so that's what they mean by 'rustic'?) and camping. Not until we rented a darling little lake view cabin in 2000 did we know what we were missing! Water fun all day, then a warm shower, hot grill, games, movies and a comfy bed all waiting for us off the water. We'd admired the home from both the lake and street on several occasions. It was our 'dream lake home'. We'd called a realtor in hopes of it being available for rent (what a great idea!) only to find out that it had been on the market for over a year. In no way were we in a position to buy a 2nd home with 2 babies, busy careers and no budget allocation. So that's what we did anyway...... took a huge leap of faith. The lake was calling our name and we knew we would regret passing up this amazing opportunity. We stuck it out there and never looked back. Turning it into a business allows us to reap the wonderful benefits while sharing the property with others to enjoy. So we're not in the vacation rental business, we're in the make memories business. It's a little piece of heaven right here in Tennessee. The stars shine brighter, the birds sing louder and the air doesn't get any fresher. God did good, come see for yourself!

What makes this house unique

Life has a tendency to spin too fast. This home and it's surroundings put it all into perspective and allow you to get right with what matters most. The memories made by grandchildren and their grandparents, the friends that gather, the laughter that you hear from the water...... that's what life is all about. Take in the view, share it with the people you care most about and you'll think to yourself 'life doesn't get any better than this'. That reconnection will follow you home and call you back.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The place was amazing and everyone loved it. We were thinking of coming back in the summer and spending some time on the lake.

Thanks so much for allowing us the opportunity to stay at Rice Retreats. It was a lovely weekend.

Kindest Regards,

Oct 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Byrdstown in Pickett County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (4) Three with the Base Option and four total with the Plus Option, Queen size Beds (2) One with the Base Option, Two total with the Plus Option (both pull-out sofa's), Twin or Single Beds (7) Five with the Base Option and seven total with the Plus Option
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Dual heat / air Conditioning, A full blown office with 19' LCD monitor, keyboard, optical mouse, printer/scanner/copier (Plus Option). A second desk location in the 'Dorm Room' on the upper level with 19' monitor, keyboard & mouse. (Base Option) 2 Coffee makers, Blender, tea brewer. Huge walk-in tile, stone & glass block dual head shower with the Plus Option and many more aminities.


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Dale Hollow Lake - Grand TN Vacation Home - Lake View!!
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Indianapolis, IN

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

What a great walkout basement. I've stayed here for years, and the finish done on the lower level this year adds so much to the house. The house was perfect! The lake was perfect! Allways a great summer getaway. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2007
  • Date of Stay: August 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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beautiful lakefront property!

  • 5 of 5

great place for the family to gather, beautiful views!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Franklin TN

Tom, Nancy and friends

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at an excellent property provided by wonderful people.

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kokomo, IN

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

For the past 10+ years, we have taken our kids to a lake in Tennessee. It has become a family tradition. The kids are growing older and after this year's trip, I asked them if they wanted to continue to do this since they were getting older. Their reply, "dad we want to keep doing this for the next 10+ years!" We have stayed at many amazing places, but Rice's Retreat has been one of our favorites. In fact, after 10+ years of staying in different homes on the lakes, we feel like we have found our permanent location and plan to return to Rice's Retreat in 2015! So, don't take our week :-)! Jolene, we had a great time and you have a beautiful home. We felt like we were treated with great hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Warms my heart....many thanks for sharing! You have experienced what we have as a family. Regardless of the many adventures, states traveled, 'house of mouse' escapades, etc they always call the lake weeks their favorites. And that's where the forever memories come in. So glad you could create your own. PLEASE come back, you're forever welcome here.
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Good house for a family reunion

  • 4 of 5

The lake house was our destination for our biennial family reunion over the July 4th holiday. It served our family well, using both levels. We were 12 and very comfortable. Ownership welcomed us with a locally made pie in the fridge enjoyed by all. Nice, welcoming touch. All beds were very comfy. Great having washers/dryers on both levels. We all go about our own plans during the day, but gather for dinner. The outside deck is large, but too hot to enjoy our dinner meal, unless you wait for the sun to set. We moved the kitchen table into the dining room so that 12 of us to sit together for dinner. An easy fix. The patio on the lower level is far more comfortable and we used that in the mornings to visit with our coffee and evenings after dinner. The beach at Sunset Marina was nice, clean and close by. One of the neighbors actually did really professional fireworks on the 4th and we had a front row seat on our deck! There are some good hiking spots within a reasonable distance. If you enjoy adult beverages, though, you should know that no alcohol is sold within the Brydstown limits. Just over the border you can get beer. But if you enjoy good wine, bring it with you. We did visit one of the wineries and were pleasantly surprised by how decent the local wines are. Ditto, the grocery options are limited. Stock up ahead! Our family had a wonderful time and will have great memories of time spent together in this beautiful part of Tennessee. Jolene is a delight to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your family reunion was a wonderful one! We've got the perfect spot for that.
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Dale Hollow Lake

  • 5 of 5

This was a great choice for our family. We loved the house, we had plenty of space. The kids had lots of room to play. The kitchen had everything we needed for making meals. Really enjoyed our long weekend stay.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you could enjoy some great Christmas multi-generation family time! Hoosiers always welcome ;)
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Scuba Diving, Eagle Watching, Historical sites and more, Hit the link below to the dedicated website with much, much more information.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Byrdstown, USA

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Off Season (excl Holidays)
1 Sep 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Jan 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Memorial weekend
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
29 May 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
9 Jun 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
4 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £378.3
Tax Rate 9.75%

The rates quoted above are for the Plus Option (entire home). For parties of a smaller size (up to 8) please contact the owner for the Base Option rates which are up to 35% off the quoted rates.

Holidays include Memorial Weekend, Labor Day weekend, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years and follow the same rate structure as Memorial Weekend stated above.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.