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Save $313.00-Private Estate On Illinois River @ Threshold Of Lake Tenkiller

People13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Home, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 3 Fireplaces (Comfortably Sleeps 13)

Stay 6 Nights 7th Night Free(save $313.00) This beautiful modern home is 3800 square feet where rustic charm is combined with contemporary elegance that comfortably sleeps 13 people. It comes complete with 3 bedrooms, 2 and 1/2 baths, and 2 family rooms with wood burning fireplaces that overlook the river and walk out to a deck. The master bedroom comes complete with a private 2 person Jacuzzi, large walk in shower with body sprays and large rain-head, gas fire place and deck with sights and sounds of the river below. The kitchen is fully equipped with an eating area that has a fabulous view of the river complete with hearth room, fireplace and television. A formal dining room is adjacent to the living room on the main floor. A gas grill is just off the kitchen on a 2-level deck. Every room has large windows that overlook the river and the private wooded acreage.

This peaceful home is a true retreat with wildlife such as humming birds, eagles, deer, turkey, squirrel and lots of fish such as crappie, trout, bass, catfish and more. The best sand bass fishing in the area is right in your back yard!

This quiet home sits in the midst of thousands of acres of corps of engineers land. The road is paved all the way to the house with 900 feet solid rock drive to the home. A koi pond with water fall and lilies welcome you to a place of serenity, relaxation and peace.

This beautiful home I call, Bending Waters, is nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, surrounded with dogwood forests, hilly terrain and beautiful foliage from spring through fall with the Illinois River coming through the back yard of the wooded acreage. I know you will enjoy your stay as you soak in as much of the relaxation and fun that you have time for while remembering what else there is to offer that can be experienced in your next trip to our home, Bending Waters!

Illinois River:

Our back yard is on the scenic clear waters of the Illinois River providing opportunity for fun, adventure and photography! There are many outfitters along the river that provide (or you may bring your own) kayak, canoe or raft to enjoy 70 miles of floating where you will observe scenery of the Ozark hills, high bluffs, rocky islands, medley of wildlife and dense forests by way of the river. shuttle services are available through most of the outfitters.

Fishing:

Year-round fishing is good with black bass, white bass, striped bass, crappie, channel and flathead catfish, bream and walleye, with rainbow and brown trout stocked in the Illinois River below the dam. Three heated fishing docks offer winter fun for crappie fishing. Lake Tenkiller is popular for fishing tournaments. Fishing is a year-round activity with each season producing its own fun! More than 70 species of fish have been found in the waters. Classes are available for fly-fishing, lure tying and guided fishing trips.

Lake Tenkiller:

This peaceful home is just .5 mile from Lake Tenkiller which is the clearest body of water in Oklahoma. It is nearly 13,000 acres of water and over 130 miles of shoreline. This beautiful lake provides a wide variety of boating activities that cover sailing, water skiing, wakeboarding, inner tubing, and cruising, lounging, fishing and jet skiing. There are many secluded coves to anchor into and enjoy a day on the lake. The sunsets and clear night skies are perfect for stargazing and romance. There are full service marinas on the lake that provide fuel, snacks, and swimwear and water toys. Several marinas rent pontoons, ski boats and wave runners. Four of the marinas serve as floating restaurants.

Scuba Diving:

Scuba Park is a diver’s dream with clear waters from 8-30 feet. You will see sunken vehicles, planes, boats, remains of homesteads and artifacts left behind before the lake was formed that give divers a glimpse of history. The lakes underwater terrain ranges from sloping hills to rock cliffs, and the water goes up to 165 feet in places. Some divers go spearfishing! Two diving pro shops are located on the lake offering training, certification and equipment rental.

Hunting:

Approximately 2,590 acres of project land are licensed to the Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife conservation for a State Game Management Area. Principal game species include whitetail deer, bobwhite quail, wild turkey, mourning dove, duck, geese, cottontail rabbit and squirrel.

Golfing:

Cherry Springs Golf Club, a scenic championship course, is located north of Tenkiller Lake on the southern edge of Tahlequah. Tenkiller Golf Club’s championship course plays through a hardwood forest on the southeast corner of Tenkiller Lake.

Nature and Hiking:

There is a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities for bird watching and wildlife observation. You will see migratory geese, ducks and other waterfowl. Winter time is an excellent time to view bald eagles, bobcats and whitetail deer. White pelicans come in the fall. Elk, deer, turkeys, bobcats, squirrels, bald eagles, rabbits and owls can be seen. Spectacular rock formations, huge boulders, high bluffs and natural springs are enjoyed. Programs from bird watching to tree identification to animal habitat are scheduled activities. The following places can be accessed by foot and some by horse or mountain bike: Tenkiller Valley Recreational Area, Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, Cookson Game Refuge, Tenkiller State Park Nature Center, Standing Rock Nature Trail, Buzzard Roost Trail at Cato Creek Landing and Overlook Nature Trail located at the Tenkiller Dam Overlook.

More Details

Owner
Ken Lightcap
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2017

About Ken Lightcap

I love coming and literally smelling the roses of our bending waters estate. I live very busy and demanding live that I truly love. For me, there is nothing like coming here because this is a beautiful serene place where the stresses of life just seem to float away down the river. The majestic views from our beautiful home inspire my creativity and romance while rejuvenating my souls. Living on the land and enjoying the scenic clear waters is refreshing and exhilarating, while providing lots of fun and adventure for me and my entire family. As I leave this safe harbor, I am always strengthened and rejuvenated to face the stormy sea of life once again!

Ken Lightcap purchased this estate in 2002

Why Ken Lightcap chose Oklahoma

I discovered this sublime secluded piece of property that inspired me to personally design, build and furnish my dream home to complement the beauty of God's majestic handiwork in this place of serenity. This elegant home I call, Bending Waters, is nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, surrounded with dogwood forests, hilly terrain and beautiful foliage from spring through fall with the scenic crystal clear waters of the Illinois River boarding the back of the wooded acreage.

What makes this estate unique

Bending Waters is a private retreat of vegetation and wildlife where you can enjoy the beauty and sounds of nature. This is a place of refreshing tranquility and peace! We like taking our kayaks to the water's edge of our back acreage for a brisk ride down the river to Lake Tenkiller, just 1/4 mile away. The lake provides lots of fun, adventure and excitement for the whole family! I know you will enjoy your stay as you soak in as much of the relaxation and fun that you have time for while remembering there is more to offer that can be experienced in your next trip to our amazing home, Bending Waters!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Park Hill in Cherokee County

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 2 Lavatory, 2 Person Jacuzzi, Shower W/ Rain Head/ Body Jets
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Lavartory
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , 2 Lavatory
  • Master Bath with 2 people Jacuzzi overlooking the river, walk in shower with 3 water jets and rain shower, toilet, double sink and mirror Half bath on main floor with toilet and lavatory Full bath on lower level with Jacuzzi tub and shower combo, toilet and 2 lavatories with mirror
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Comfortable memory gel foam
    Bedroom 4 - Bunk Bed With 1 Double & 1 Twin
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Trundle - 2 Twin
  • Master Bedroom is on main floor: I king - comfortable memory gel foam Bedroom 2: 1 Queen Bed memory foam gel 1 Twin Bed Bedroom 3: 1 Queen Bed 1 Trundle (2 Twin) 1 Twin Bedroom 4: Private sleeping nook: Bunk Bed With 1 Double 1 Twin
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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(44 traveller reviews)

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Colorado meets Oklahoma

  • 5 of 5

Every year my family located through-out Oklahoma and Colorado meet at Bending Waters for the 4th of July. It is such a wonderful bonding experience for all, that it was observed that the younger generation now coming up, think the 4th of July IS Bending waters....While the rest (aka older) of us have a more diverse 4th of July memory bank, none can recall one enjoyed as much as those spent at Bending Waters.

Thanks Ken for keeping the property in such great shape that it is a respite for all who visit, regardless of age!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely stunning property secluded and mesmerizing place to feel detached and relaxed

  • 5 of 5

The pictures will NEVER give the real impression of this unbelievable castle away from home!!! I have no idea how I lucked into finding this gem, but I will be VERY hard pressed to ever go back to this lake/river destination without staying at Mr. Lightcap's accomidations. He was more than generous with his information on the best places to go, float the river, put a boat in, and see the best places of Tenkiller lake! It felt more like staying at a family members home, than at a hotel or any possible resort. With the rentals available on location in the spacious garage, we had the best friend reunion any of our group could ever have imagined. Left to our own devices, Bending Waters established home offered any and all provisions for anything we could possibly want, from can openers to kayaks (HA HA HA)!!! Our group of 8 had MORE THAN ENOUGH room to roam inside and out, and I will always speak of the Royalty Suit my fiancé and I shared for our stay... The most gorgeous display of paradise found we could have dreamed. From the superior view and bay widow jacuzzi, to the remarkable bathroom layout and the first rate California King, we will be coming back should reservation allow! Thank you again, Ken, so much for a memory we will NEVER forget!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kaitlin was so nice to host you and your wonderful group and I am thrilled you enjoyed staying at Bending Waters plus experiencing this wonderful area. Hope to see you all back next year. Ken
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Beautiful home nestled in a gorgeous wooded area overlooking the river 😍

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this beautiful home. Ken the owner is so helpful on things to do in the area. Amazing kitchen! I love to cook. Peaceful beautiful sourroundings. We loved our stay!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene, cool, quiet, beautiful, clean, and stunning.

  • 5 of 5

It was beautiful inside and out. Everything was clean, neat, and orderly. Ken is thorough and makes sure your stay is perfect. We spent so much time on the back deck, overlooking the river, and drinking coffee. It is perfectly shaded and keeps everything comfortable and cool. My brother actually was married there with our closest family members present and it couldnt have been more perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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The entire property was wonderful ! The house is large and comfortable with great views of the river

  • 5 of 5

We loved the home! It's is large in all the right places. My kids played in the river while I sipped wine from the deck. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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Relaxing vacation getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and highly recommend for anyone looking for a peaceful location near Lake Tenkiller.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
68 Miles
Tulsa International Airport,
Nearest Barpub
9.5 Miles
TBones Steakhouse
Nearest Golf
10.4 Miles
Cherry Springs Golf
Nearest Motorway
4.7 Miles
Oklahoma Highway 82
Nearest Restaurant
12.7 Miles
Jincy's Kitchen
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Horseshoe Bend Boat Landing & Park
Car: necessary

Take a step back in time to the orginal location used in the Classic Movie 'Where the Red Fern Grows' at Jincy's Kitchen & General Store For Yummy Home Cooking.

We are 10 miles South East of Tahlequah on the North end of Lake Tenkiller.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Park Hill, 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
 
Summer Rate 2017
5 Sep 2017 - 25 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£580
for 2 nights
From
£235
From
£274
Fri,Sat
£1,599
£5,775
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£896
for 3 nights
From
£262
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£896
for 3 nights
From
£262
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years
27 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£896
for 3 nights
From
£262
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break
1 Mar 2018 - 19 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,157
for 4 nights
From
£262
From
£274
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Rates 2018
20 Mar 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£815
for 3 nights
From
£235
From
£274
Fri,Sat
£1,599
£5,775
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£992
for 3 nights
From
£294
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Rate II 2018
29 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£815
for 3 nights
From
£235
From
£274
Fri,Sat
£1,599
£5,775
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Independence Day
29 Jun 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,757
for 5 nights
From
£329
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Rate III 2018
9 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£815
for 3 nights
From
£235
From
£274
Fri,Sat
£1,599
£5,775
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 4 nights
From
£235
From
£274
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Rate IIII 2018
4 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£815
for 3 nights
From
£235
From
£274
Fri,Sat
£1,599
£5,775
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2018
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 4 nights
From
£235
From
£274
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2018
23 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£933
for 3 nights
From
£274
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years 2018
30 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£933
for 3 nights
From
£274
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£533
for 2 nights
From
£211
From
£235
Fri,Sat
£1,419
£5,129
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £103.6
Additional Guest Fee £7.4 per person per night
Pet Fee £111
Damage Deposit £218.3

Check in time is 4:00 PM on the date of your arrival
Check out time is 11:00 AM on the date of your departure
No Smoking allowed in the House
The non refundable Cleaning Rental rates apply to parties of 6 or less
A additional cleaning fee of $10 per person for parties of more than 6 will be added to the $140.00 base cleaning fee
An additional charge of $30 per guest over the 13 guest maximum will be charged
An additional pet fee of ($150.00) is required with ($75) withheld for the refundable deposit for each additional pet
Any items left can be returned to you by mail with a $50.00 return fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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