|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
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•Bed - King
•Bed - Queen
•Bed - 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
•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 Special:
September 15, 2016 through April 30, 2017. $295/weeknight, $310/weekend night
Normal 2017 Rate: $360 per night from May 1 - September 14, 2017
Normal 2018 Rate: $365 per night from May 1 - September 14, 2018
Housekeeping Fee: $150 per stay (up to 7 days). AL Lodging Tax: 4%. Credit Cards Only. 5% Rent Discount 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 5 nights, or New Years 3 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. 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'.
Large gatherings, large reunions, weddings, etc: No
Loud Music: No
2017 AUBURN HOME FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
04/08/17 A-Day Spring Game
09/02/17 Georgia Southern
09/30/17 Mississippi State
10/07/17 Ole Miss
11/25/17 Alabama - IRON BOWL!!!
12/02/17 SEC Championship Game in Atlanta
LOCAL SPECIAL EVENTS
$5 Pancake Breakfast at Russell Crossroads - 5/28, 7/2, 9/3
$5 Wine Tasting at Russell Crossroads - Every Friday Memorial Day to Labor Day
$8 Hamburger Night at Kowaliga Restaurant - Every Sunday Night
2/21&22/16 Alabama Bass Trail Tournament
2/27/16 Russell Forest Run
3/19&20/16 Lake Martin 100 Trail Run
4/22-24/16 Russell Marine In-Water Boat Show
5/??/16 Mothers Day Lake Martin BBQ Cookoff
5/7/16 Derby Day at The Stables
5/??/16 Kowliga Marine WakeBoard and Surf Clinic
5/27-29/16 RXR Fest at the Crossroads
6/4-11/16 State of Alabama Free Fishing Week
6/10-11/16 Alexander City Jazz Fest at Lake Martin at the Amphitheater (AMP)
7/2&3/16 Arti-Gras at the Crossroads
7/4/16 Fourth of July Boat Parade
9/4/16 Labor Day Concert at the AMP Kowaliga
10/29/16 Family Fall Festival at Russell Crossroads
11/5/16 Pike Road Arts and Crafts Fair
11/25-27/16 Christmas at Russell Crossroads
KEYWORDS: CABIN, LAKEHOUSE, HOUSE, HOME, LAKE, LAKE MARTIN, ECLECTIC, KOWALIGA
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.
The best things are the peaceful surroundings, the views from the porch, the beach, and the slower pace.
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.
We returned again this year for Thanksgiving - three couples whose children have all grown up together and all attended Auburn (except one!). It is one of the most beautiful locations on Lake Martin and has it all - a beautiful screened in porch, a beach, fire pit surrounded by seating, hammocks, pier and boat launch. We love this property and the kitchen is one of the most well-equipped that we've every rented. It is very comfortable and the owner is wonderful. We received our deposit back the same day we checked out. We will return again and enjoy it to the fullest. We also rented the adjacent property for our college age students and that worked out very well. I can't wait to visit in the summer so that we can enjoy the lake even more. Highly recommend this house.
This property was magnificent! It had everything would could have possibly needed for our stay and it was exceptionally clean and comfortable! Highly recommended! Some of the best views of the the Lake and breathtaking sunsets!
Our first but certainly not last visit to Lake Martin was great. Your home was perfect for our family. My daughter.in.law and I fell in love with it! We will be back.
Summerhaven is a perfect place for a family vacation. We love the beachfront which is rare on Lake Martin unless you boat to an island. Provisions are always more than adequate. Porches are great places to relax, and the area is very quiet at night.
Deep water at the boat dock, or pull up to the beach. Owners are great to see that your stay is perfect.
Second time staying at Bill's home. It's hard to beat the location and layout of the home. Great family/living/kitchen setup. Really open and inviting. The outside beach area and dock are very relaxing, quiet, and private. Good water for skiing and boating. We'll be back.
Thanks for letting us rent your Lake Martin cabin! We had a great stay and Summer Haven was the right choice for us. The cabin was just as you described which made us feel right at home when we arrived and made us hate leaving this morning. From the shallow swimming area for the grandson (and the rest of us kids) to the big screened porches and comfortable surroundings your lake house was perfect. All of the furnishings and the modern feel were appreciated by everyone in our party. I would definitely recommend Summer Haven for anyone's vacation plans. We are already planning a return trip. Thank you once again.
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
|Housekeeping Fee||£122 + Tax|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£324|
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.