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Lakefront cottage with private dock on Nolin Lake, close to caves & attractions

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

This is a waterfront house at Nolin Lake, between Wax Marina and Iberia. The house sits on one wooded acre with a short path to the lake and private dock. Two bedrooms (queen and full beds) and a full bath are upstairs with kitchen, family room, fireplace, and a screened-in upper deck with lovely view of the lake. The downstairs has an additional sleeping area with bunk beds, a laundry room (washer and dryer), and a second family room with a large sectional, second fireplace, and TV. There are large windows on both levels giving you a view of the woods and lake. Board games, puzzles, toys, and DVD collection are plentiful. Lower level opens to a deck which leads to a campfire area and path to lake. The wooded lot has swing, picnic table, two fire pit areas, and an outdoor grilling area with a charcoal grill. The steep drive can pose a challenge for some, but parking is available at the top of the driveway.

This is a very peaceful setting and a great place to get away, alone or with family. Nolin Lake is a reservoir lake, which lowers lake levels in the winter. However, this home is on a large pool of the lake and always waterfront with a lake view. Fishing is good all year. Wax Marina is only a few miles away and open year round.

Bring your jet skis or boat. Nolin Lake Estates boat ramp is just around the corner and Wax Marina is close by with boats available for rent.

If you're looking for a nice place for fishing, boating, campfires, and family - this is perfect. If you're looking for a place to bring a crowd and party, please don't inquire.

The house is about an hour and half drive from Louisville, 45 minutes from Elizabethtown, KY, and 45 minutes from Mammoth Cave.

More Details

Owner
Shanna
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
28 May, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Clarkson in Grayson County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • This is a small bathroom with a full bath/shower, toilet and a single sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bunk Area - 1 Bunk Bed , This is an area in the lower level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

Lakefront cottage with private dock on Nolin Lake, close to caves & attractions
average rating of 4.4827585 based on 29 reviews
4

Very Relaxing Getaway

  • 4 of 5

My kids and I had a great time at this property. We can imagine how many special family memories have likely been made here! It is about 40 minutes to Mammoth Cave National Park, where we enjoyed a day paddling the Green River through the park. At the cabin, we loved eating meals and hanging out on the screen porch overlooking the trees and lake, where we saw tons of different bird species. My son brought his binoculars and counted something like thirty or forty different kinds! The lake and property were both very quiet (perhaps especially quiet, as our visit was in April during the off-season). It's a bit of a steep walk from the cabin down to the lakefront and back, but very manageable if you're not elderly and in you're in decent shape.

The biggest obstacle we faced - - and the reason we did not rate with 5 stars - - was getting our kayaks down to the water and back up to the property, especially because the water level was quite low during our visit. So, as a previous reviewer stated, the pier was not over the water as depicted in the main photo displayed on the website for this property. It was a bit treacherous getting the boats over the exposed rocky and uneven shoreline. The owner did not mention the potential for low water levels anywhere in the property description, which I feel was unfortunate. We learned after paying for the rental (from another reviewer) that the water level this time of year can be significantly lower than in summertime. It is regulated by the US Army Corps of Engineers and nearby dams. Being from the Midwest, where our lakes are natural and springfed (which means water levels fluctuate only minimally), we had no idea the lakefront could or would look so different from the picture. It would have been helpful (and transparent) if the owner had mentioned this from the get go, along with information on how to find out average water levels - - BEFORE you make your rental decision and commitment.

Despite the disappointment of the lake level, we managed to make the best of it and have a wonderful family vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very nice place, very clean and roomy

  • 4 of 5

The path to the pier is very steep. The pier was not usable in April when I was there (2017). Otherwise the place was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Very relaxing. Beautiful view.

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed a relaxing couple of days but the lake was way down. We were not able to get our boat in the water. The cabin dock was sitting in dirt.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice and family freindly

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect! Will definentley recomend it for anyone coming that way.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Quiet weekend on the lake

  • 4 of 5

This lake house is in a great location to explore the Mammoth Cave NP area! House was perfect for our family of 4. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Disappointed

  • 2 of 5

Just to help anyone out trying to visit before April, the lake and dock were not as shown in the pictures at this time. The lake level was down 25 feet, and does not get filled back up until April (per a local resident). The dock was nowhere near the water! The purchase of two out of state fishing licenses, and 6 hours round trip travel could have been avoided with just one little tip from the owner. The owner did fully refund our money for the rental, but not until she criticized us for not doing our own research on lake levels. Would have appreciated a heads up that fishing from the dock was impossible.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As a courtesy, all guests (including this one) are emailed documents containing Nolin Lake area information, upon booking. This information explains that Nolin Lake is a reservoir lake that lowers water levels in the winter, then controls levels to prevent flooding through the spring. All docks are on dry land in the winter, but the lake is still large and active with good fishing, and several marinas operating year-round. Wax Marina is only a few miles away and very convenient. On March 15th the Army Corp of Engineers allows water levels to raise and move toward summer pool. The house is always waterfront even when water levels are low in the winter and guests can walk down to the water to fish. Hiking along the lake bed is especially good at this time with many fossils and treasures exposed. The area information provided to guests also includes many helpful websites with additional lake information. We encourage all guests to read this information and learn of all the wonderful things Nolin Lake has to offer, before coming to visit.
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Location

Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Clarkson, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2017 Prime
31 Mar 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£348
for 3 nights
From
£116
From
£135
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£348
for 3 nights
From
£116
From
£135
Fri,Sat
£696
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £77.3
Pet Fee £11.6

Email owner at srucker4271@yahoo.com for last minute deals or specials.
Check in time is 4 pm Central Time; Check out is 10 am. Early check in may be available depending on bookings.

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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