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Summer Haven at Lake Martin, Alabama. GREAT FISHING!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,752 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom / 3 Full Bathrooms / Sleeps 6

Please Read Entirely Before Making An Inquiry And Check Our Availability Calendar Since It Is Always Kept Up To Date.

Area: Eclectic

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 3


•Bedroom #1 - King

•Bedroom #2 - Queen

•Bedroom #3 - 2 Twin

•Bath Towels and Bed Linens

•DISH Satellite TV System with Premium Movie Channels

•Sports Networks Added During College Football Season

•Large Screen 55" HD TV

•DVD w/ Blu Ray in Living Room

•65+ Movie Library

•Wireless Internet

•Coffee Maker



•Electric Stove Top and Oven



•Weber Charcoal Grill and Charcoal Smoker

•Huge Screened Porch

•100 ft. of Sandy Beach Easy Water Entry

•Covered Fixed Dock and Floating Pier with Stairs

•Fire Pit with cooking grate

•Picnic Table near Fire Pit

•Fish Attracting Pier Lights & Fish Habitat Under Pier

Description: Fall and Early Spring Specials. Rates subject to change. See calendar.

Normal 2018 Rate: $365 per night from May 1 - September 30, 2018

Housekeeping Fee: $155 per stay (up to 7 days). AL Lodging Tax: 4%. Credit Cards Only. 5% Rent Discount Off Nightly Rate for Active Duty Military with ID. $400 Refundable Damage Deposit

Enjoy your stay at our cozy three bedroom cabin, tucked away on a 1-1/2 acre wooded lot, with wonderful lake views. The beautifully designed cabin has over 100 ft. of white sand beach, covered pier, floating pier, rock fireplace, and 500 square feet of screened patio with exposed wood beam ceilings. There is an additional 350 square feet of unscreened open air covered deck to enjoy for sunning or outdoor dining. The screened deck offers plenty of space to enjoy outside dining and comfortable seating while sitting under ceiling fans. The covered pier offers a cool place out of the sun, where you can fish for bass, catfish, stripers, or crappie. There is a porch swing and a ceiling fan on the pier to provide comfortable seating and a continuous breeze.

Our three bedrooms (one king, one queen, and two twins) are spacious, each with a private bathroom and wonderful lake or forest views. Easy access throughout the cabin is provided by: a ramp to the front door, lever handles on all interior doors, tile / hardwood floors, and extra wide doors. The open floor plan consists of: a 20’ x 35’. living and dining area, 55" satellite TV, 65+ movie library, DVD, and board games. The great room adjoins the open kitchen to form a large gathering area, with beautiful views of the lake and grounds. The kitchen features electric appliances with granite countertops. The kitchen is stocked with all cooking utensils. There is plenty of seating to accommodate dining either indoors or outdoors. Don't forget to bring marshmallows or the fixings for s'mores. The firepit is a great place to toast marshmallows, tell stories, or sing songs.

Nearby towns offer plenty of shopping, hiking, and sightseeing. We are located 50 miles from Montgomery, 40 miles from Auburn University, 95 miles from Birmingham, and about 2 1/2 hours from Atlanta. The cabin is conveniently located in the Anchor Bay / Kowaliga Area.

2 Night minimum except Summer 4 nights and holidays which are: Memorial Day or Labor Day 4 nights, Independence Day 7 nights, Thanksgiving 4 nights, Christmas 4 nights, or New Years 4 nights.

For rentals over 10 days: Please inquire with Owner for additional information.

Due to the high housekeeping standards, early check in and late departure are not available. Check out is no later than 10:30 am and check in is no earlier than 3:00 pm.

Lake Martin water levels are controlled by a hydroelectric dam. Water is lowered by 10 ft. in the winter. This lowering begins on Oct 15 at about 2 ft. per month. The water starts to rise on Feb 20 and is back up to full pool by May 1. Great bass fishing starts in November. The fishing is still great and we have a floating pier with stairs! The best time for trophy striped bass fishing is February to May. Lake Martin is an 'Alabama Treasured Lake' and is now on the 'Alabama Bass Trail'.

Pets: No

Smoking: No

Large gatherings, large reunions, weddings, etc: No

Loud Music: No


09/08/18 Alabama State

09/15/18 LSU

09/22/18 Arkansas

09/29/18 Southern Miss

10/20/18 Ole Miss

10/27/18 TBD

11/03/18 Texas A&M

11/17/18 Liberty


$5 Pancake Breakfast at Russell Crossroads -

$5 Wine Tasting at Russell Crossroads - Every Friday Memorial Day to Labor Day

$8 Hamburger Night at Kowaliga Restaurant - Every Sunday Night

2/5-11/18 B.A.S.S Master Elite Tournament

Alabama Bass Trail Tournament

2/24/18 Russell Forest Run

3/17-18/18 Lake Martin 100 Trail Run

4/27-29/18 Russell Marine In-Water Boat Show

Mothers Day Lake Martin BBQ Cook-off

Derby Day at The Stables

Kowliga Marine WakeBoard and Surf Clinic

RXR Fest at the Crossroads

State of Alabama Free Fishing Week

Alexander City Jazz Fest at Lake Martin at the Amphitheater (AMP)

Arti-Gras at the Crossroads

7/4/18 Fourth of July Boat Parade

Labor Day Concert at the AMP Kowaliga

Family Fall Festival at Russell Crossroads

Pike Road Arts and Crafts Fair

11/24-26/18 Christmas at Russell Crossroads


More Details

David Hornsby
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This 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:
23 April, 2018

Why David Hornsby chose Eclectic

The property has been in our family for four generations and was one of the original properties on the lake, after Lake Martin Dam was constructed from 1926-1930. The original cabin was rebuilt several times over the decades and has recently been rebuilt to offer all of the conveniences and comforts of a modern home. Our family has enjoyed spending many summers on the lake and appreciate its beauty. We hope that you will enjoy your visit here as much as we have.

What makes this cabin unique

The best things are the peaceful surroundings, the views from the porch, the beach, clear water, and the slower pace.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just want you to know how much my family and my sister-in-law's family have enjoyed staying at Summer Haven over the years.-- When I go to the Lake-I want to stay in house that has a big screen porch, nice yard, and a pier and dock that is good for swimming, fishing, or just sitting in the swing taking in the beauty of the lake and watching my family enjoy skiing and riding on the tube! I also love the stone wall and sandy beach! My family loves the big open living and dining area when we come in for a meal.-- Thank you for renting it so that others can share the enjoyment of staying in such a beautiful place. If we don't get to rent it this Fall- we will definitely be reserving a few days in the Spring and a week in the Summer.
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Eclectic in Elmore County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1752 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No items from property are to be taken off premisis.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms have tile floors. Guests should provide their own personal care items and shampoo. Bath towels and hand soap are provided
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Has 32" Flat Screen TV
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Has 24" TV which shares same channels as master bedroom
  • All bedrooms have ceiling fans and hardwood floors.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The property also has about 100 ft. of private sandy beach with easy shallow water entry. Wood, ONLY for use in the fire pit, can be arranged for $40. Bring your charcoal for the grill. Striper fishing has been good about 200 ft. off the pier. Catfish and bream fishing are always good near the pier. Bring some minnow nets for catching bait. Nearest Public boat ramp at Castaway Island / Anchor Bay Marina(about 1 mile by water). Pontoon boats can be rented at the marinas but reserve early.


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Summer Haven at Lake Martin, Alabama. GREAT FISHING!
average rating of 4.9 based on 64 reviews
Mountain Brook

Wonderful As Always!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed another beautiful weekend here again. Immaculate, well organized cabin with a walk in beach and huge screen porch on a beautiful point of the lake.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome experience!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute. Good space for families and amazing views of the lake. Porch was incredible and lots of towels and comfy beds. We were very happy!! Hope to stay again soon

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Summer Haven is awesome. Everything was as advertised and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming.
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It was beautiful!! Owner was great to work with. House was clean and view was terrific!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very welcoming and up-to -date. Kitchen was nice and big. Loved the screen porches and view was magnificent!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to have you stay at our property.
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home away from home

  • 5 of 5

visiting Lake Martin and Summer Haven has become one of our new yearly family outings with our kids and grandkids. we wait all year to return, and when we get there time just flies. Summer Haven is all we could ask for in a vacation home. it meets all our needs. 3 br, 3 bath means we are not cramped up on top of each other. we are considering making this a twice a year get-away, it's that wonderful!!!! Summer Haven, you are the BEST!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Several of our guests feel the same way and are now staying twice per year. Glad to have you return and we hope to make each stay even better.
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The property is always very clean

  • 5 of 5

This is our third visit. We have always had a clean well stocked house with everything we need. Very good communication with owner/staff. Will be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad your stay was wonderful and that your family could visit us again!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Montgomery Airport
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Stillwaters Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
County Road 229
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Kowaliga Restaurant
Nearest Beach
On Property
Car: necessary

Some of the other nearby activities are:

1. Hike up Smith Mountain to the newly restored Fire Tower. What a view!

2. Guided Largemouth & Striped Bass Fishing Trips - Contact owner for discount information

3. Stillwaters Golf Club open to public - Scenic golf overlooking the lake.

4. Horseshoe Bend National Military Park - War of 1812!

5. Lake Martin Amphitheater 'The AMP' - Great concerts.

6. Alabama Antique Trail - Shopping.

7. Whippoorwill Vineyards - Alabama Wine.

8. Wind Creek State Park

9. Alexander City Golf Course

10. Anytime Fitness Gym in Alexander City


Prices & Availability

Ask Owner a Question

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £111.2
Damage Deposit £286.96

Due to our high housekeeping standards: Checkout is no later than 10:30 am and Check-in is no earlier than 3:00pm. Please check in the description section for minimum night restrictions during holiday or special event periods. Rates are subject to change until completed Rental Confirmations are made. No pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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