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Summer Haven at Lake Martin, Alabama

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,752 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue


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


•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

•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 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'.

Pets: No

Smoking: No

Large gatherings, large reunions, weddings, etc: No

Loud Music: No


04/08/17 A-Day Spring Game

09/02/17 Georgia Southern

09/16/17 Mercer

09/30/17 Mississippi State

10/07/17 Ole Miss

11/11/17 Georgia

11/18/17 ULM

11/25/17 Alabama - IRON BOWL!!!

12/02/17 SEC Championship Game in Atlanta


$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

4/8/17 Alabama Bass Trail Tournament

Russell Forest Run

Lake Martin 100 Trail Run

4/28/17 Russell Marine In-Water Boat Show

Mothers Day Lake Martin BBQ Cookoff

5/7/17 Derby Day at The Stables

6/9/17 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)

7/1&2/17 Arti-Gras at the Crossroads

7/4/17 Fourth of July Boat Parade

9/3/17 Labor Day Concert at the AMP Kowaliga

10/28/17 Family Fall Festival at Russell Crossroads

Pike Road Arts and Crafts Fair

11/24-26/17 Christmas at Russell Crossroads


More Details

David Hornsby
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 May, 2017

Why David Hornsby chose Alabama

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, 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveller reviews)

Summer Haven at Lake Martin, Alabama
average rating of 4.888889 based on 49 reviews

Great stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Really great stay! Nice house and he outside water front areas were amazing! Wish I was there longer!

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice lakehouse! Clean, spacious, beautiful views all around! Favorite part was the shallow beach area...perfect for our 5 year old to swim & have fun!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 0

More beautiful than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect! We had a blast. The cabin is beautiful and well stocked. They were very generous with starter supplies and we had everything we needed to cook and eat in the kitchen. The bedrooms are separated so that each room has it own bathroom and plenty of privacy. The rooms are one level and has a handicap entrance. The porches are screened in so that you can sit out there and enjoy the beauty without insects. Karen was great to work with and very patient with me. She seems very good natured and was pleasant. The deposit refund was being processed before we got home. I would love to go back and stay there again. The surrounding towns and people were so helpful and I was impressed with the Southern Charm of the locals. Eat at Kowaliga Restaurant. Everyone in our group loved what they ordered both times we went. The cabin is bigger than the pictures look and it is nestled back so that you have all the privacy that you would want.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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6 0

Amazing views from all sides of the huge porch

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay. House was clean and well stocked for everything we needed. House layout was perfect for our family of 4...loved the split for plan giving everyone their privacy. We used the firepit each night and spent some much time on the dock swings. Owners were great to deal with and take great pride in their house. Highly recommend! The views of the lake were absolutely perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in the summer of '16....what a great home! Perfect for our family and had everything we needed. Huge property with plenty of quiet time. Excellent sunsets! The owners were the best: polite, responsive and timely. Book it now!!!! We waited too long to book for summer '17 and it's now booked for the dates we finally cleared. Bummer. Will definitely try to rent this place again!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Little Piece of Heaven on Lake Martin

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Catherine's Market
"Great breakfast, lunch, bakery, and small grocery place. $5 Wine Tasting every Friday after..."
Chuck's Marina
"Excellent pizza. Outside very casual dining on patio overlooking the water. Drive your boat..."
Niffer's Place at Lake Martin
"Good for hamburgers and wings."
Kowaliga Restaurant
"Nice casual place on the water near the bridge and marina. The catfish dinner is excellent. ..."
"Probably the nicest place around the area. Great for very special occasions. "
Sho'Nuff Bar-B-Que
"I think that this is the best BBQ around. It is tucked away in a little non descript rundow..."
"Very good place. Steaks, Sandwiches, and Salads. Good for lunch or dinner. Meat and thre..."
Ingrams Triple I Foods Inc
"Nearest grocery store. It is a Piggly Wigley now."
Smith Mountain
"For the hikers. Great climb up the mountain to the fire tower. The fire tower was recently..."
Russell Marine
"Full service marina, boat rentals, boat storage, boat launching, and boat showroom. All mar..."
Anchor Bay Marina Inc
"Also known as Castaway Island. Nearest Full Service Marina with boat ramp launching facilit..."
Oskar's Cafe
"Good casual restaurant open 7 days per week. BBQ, Steaks, Catfish, Seafood, Hamburgers, and..."
Cottons Alabama Barbeque
"Good pork barbeque plates and sandwiches. Get it by the pound or already made up. Its been..."
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

Prices for this holiday cabin in Eclectic, 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 2017
13 May 2017 - 17 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
End of Summer 2017
18 Aug 2017 - 18 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall Special 2017
19 Sep 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Iron Bowl/Thanks.Week 2017
22 Nov 2017 - 28 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
December Special 2017
29 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas/New Years 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter Special 2017/2018
7 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 12 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Housekeeping Fee £115.95 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £309.21
Tax Rate 4.0%

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