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Pettit Mountain Lakeview Cabins: The Big Cabin at Lake Tenkiller

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Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cabin in Park Hill - The Big Cabin

Mountaintop 3 Bdrm Cabin, Sleeps 6, Overlooking The Lake And Surrounding Hill

Older, partially renovated 3 bdrm cabin, perfect for a family getaway. However, we have several couples that enjoy having a little extra space that mention the 'cozy factor', so it's great for two as well. The one-level cabin has had various additions over the years, so it has a bit of a quirky look to it. However, it has knotty pine interior, lots of windows as well as french doors, and you feel like you are on top of the world when looking out over the lake and hills. It has the appearance of a mobile home from the outside, but actually it isn't. It has the feel of a traditional lake cottage. There is nothing fancy about it.

The living room has a leather sectional and large older TV with Dish Network and DVD/BlueRay with hookups for most gaming systems using the old fashioned connections (analog). There are two smaller TVs that have HDMI hookups. There are puzzles, games, and a few movies. French doors open to the back deck and backyard with firepit. There is a beautiful cedar dining table for 6 in the open floor plan, and a wood stove insert with glass doors. Wood is provided. There is a reading chair in the corner by the woodstove.

The spacious Master Bedroom has a king-sized log bed and new memory foam mattress. It also has several windows and french doors that open out to the deck. There is a comfy old (kinda ugly) chair for relaxing and a 32 inch flat screen TV with DVD/Blue Ray in an entertainment center. No Dish service in this room.

The 'Shabby Chic' bedroom has a new queen mattress and is decorated in a vintage theme. It faces the front of the house.

The 'Kids' Room' is a renovated sunroom with two twin beds with memory foam toppers, lots of windows to view the lake, and french doors that open to the front deck. There is a TV, Wii, and Playstation 2 with a few games and toys. Younger children are welcome but there are many small objects that might pose a choking hazard, such as Legos. The beds will sleep adults under 6 feet tall.

The kitchen is small with newer appliances and the common cooking utensils/pans. It's a one-person kitchen. The cabinets are simple and older. Coffee, tea, and creamer are provided along with a few spices.

One small bathroom with tub/shower. Linens for indoor use are provided. Please bring beach towels and lawn blankets.

The laundry room is at the end of the house with a separate outside entrance. Laundry soap is provided.

There is a large deck in the front of the property (non-lake side) with BBQ and dining table. There is a propane grill and a charcoal grill. Propane is provided but bring charcoal if you prefer that.

There are two circular driveways, with plenty of room for boat parking.

We have a strict no-pet policy. Smoking is permitted outside away from open windows.

We also have 'The Little Cabin' for rent next door, perfect for 2. There is another fire pit between the properties as well.

Although the two cabins are not wheelchair accessible, they are both on one level and are fairly easy to access for those with a few physical challenges. We have a shower chair available upon request.

We've had several people ask about having weddings on the property, but unfortunately we aren't able to handle large gatherings. Our insurance has restrictions, and we don't have the bathroom facilities.

We structured our pricing to make it cheaper when fewer than 6 stay. Our biggest costs are for cleaning and linens. The only way we can keep our costs down is to charge more for a full house. We also time our cleaning around the expected number of beds to change for both cabins, and last minute surprises are expensive and delay turn-around. Please help us so we can try to keep our costs as low as possible by booking for the correct number of guests.

There seems to be a glitch in the homeaway/vrbo notification system so we are not getting all reservation requests when they are booked. We do get Inquiries via text so maybe do an Inquiry first and then go ahead and book. If you don't hear from us in a few hours then call because we probably didn't see the request. Other owners are having the same trouble. Also, consider the insurance to cover last minute cancellations.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Patrick & Tisa Newton
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
27 October, 2016
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About Patrick & Tisa Newton

Patrick and Tisa live in the Tahlequah area. Patrick is a retired police officer and Tisa works for Cherokee Nation.

Patrick & Tisa Newton purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Patrick & Tisa Newton chose Oklahoma

We initially purchased this property to be able to cut down some trees in order to open up the view for the Little Cabin. Before we knew it, we were renovating both cabins to rent out as vacation homes.

What makes this cabin unique

Both cabins offer incredible views of the lake and hills. Whenever anyone walks into The Big Cabin, they always walk to the windows and stare out at the panoramic views. There is nothing fancy about the place, but it makes you instantly relax.


based on 50 holidaymaker reviews

Pettit Mountain Lakeview Cabins: The Big Cabin at Lake Tenkiller
average rating of 4.76 based on 50 reviews

Great place on Petit Bay.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely older cabin, well stocked with lots of small amenities (soap, lotion, toiletries etc). Loved the deck!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Great property, unreal view!

  • 5 of 5

It was great, we didn't get there until late the first night so we didn't get to enjoy the scenery. The next morning was beautiful. Cabin was great, had stuff for the kids to do and enjoyed watching some movies as well. It was a great time with the family and we are already checking our calendars to revisit!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Perfect lakeview cabin getaway. We enjoyed our short stay.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect lakeview cabin getaway. We enjoyed our short stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!!!

  • 4 of 5

Everything was very clean & organized!!! My husband & I went for our 10 year anniversary & loved it!!! It was very peaceful & quiet out there!!! We will be booking with the owners again

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Amazing view!

  • 3 of 5

Our favorite thing about this rental Is the amazing view of the lake!! It also has plenty of room, close to a boat ramp and a good little place to eat and have a drink.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Stunning view of lake from well appointed cabin.

  • 5 of 5

I rented for an extended stay and it felt like coming home immediately (but better!). Owners are gracious and go out of their way to ensure every moment of your stay is wonderful. An incredible setting, excellent beds and bedding and more than enough room to relax. Perfect for getting off the grid and spending quality time with friends or loved ones in cozy funiture or around the large dining room table. Watching the sunset from the back porch or gathering around a firepit are tremendously relaxing. A true gem of Oklahoma.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Pettit Bayside Resort
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Piddle's Place
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Pettit Bay Campground
Car: necessary

The Tahlequah area and home to the Cherokee Nation is full of historical and outdoor activities. The Cherokee Heritage Center is about 15 minutes away. The Pettit Bay Campground and Marina is a mile away. The Pettit Bayside Resort and Piddle's Restaurant is just below our property and is a favorite hang out spot on the weekends. They also have cabins for rent.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Park Hill, Oklahoma

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Thanksgiving 2015
24 Nov 2016 - 25 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £164
Tax Rate 6.25%

If canceled <30 days, will refund whatever we can recuperate from a re-rental.

Damages to property will be billed to credit card on file.Quiet, residential neighborhood.We have promised neighbors that there will not be any large gatherings or parties. Smoking & pet policy as well as maximum capacity strictly enforced.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Park Hill, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Small bath
  • Older community water system. Water pressure can vary.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Small second bedroom with closet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2 twin beds in sunroom. No closet.TV with DVD/Wii/Playstn 2
  • Master bedroom with HDTV/DVR-Blue Ray and chair. French doors to back deck
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Although the house is spacious, we are reluctant to rent to more than 6 people given that there is only one small bathroom and we don't know how much the septic system will handle. Also, we don't want to overwhelm our neighbors with large groups.

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