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

Bedrooms 2
Space sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


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

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 March, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • 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
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • This is a small bathroom with a full bath/shower, toilet and a single sink.
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • limited accessibility
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

Lakefront cottage with private dock on Nolin Lake, close to caves & attractions
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 24 reviews


  • 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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Glorious Lake View

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the lake house. It was so quiet and peaceful.... it was just the kind of vacation that we needed! The house was very comfortable, and thoughtfully furnished. It was fully supplied with every necessity, plus lots of extras like the wide array of spices in the cupboard, lots of family friendly DVD's and all kinds of games to play. Favorite memories of our week include: sitting by the lake watching the sun set over the water, roasting hot dogs and marshmallows over the campfire, looking at the stars (which were so bright away from the city lights), hiking and touring Mammoth Caves. We hope to visit again!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Piece of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great weekend with siblings and their spouses!. This place is perfect for us and a little piece of paradise! It did rain but it didn't matter. We had a boat and hit the water to fish. Fishing...ask before you go for some tips from locals! We didn't have much luck in that department. Definitely great memories made.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice, accommodating, homey, and convenient place. It had everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four but this lake house could fit 2 more family of our size! We enjoyed grilling and making smores every night by the fire. The outdoor area is very comfortable with beautiful lit torches to keep mosquitoes away. The walkway to our private dock is beautiful. Our kids enjoyed cannon balling into the river from the dock to cool off after a fun day of fishing. The drive to the boat dock was less than 5 minutes..very convenient.

The price is perfect for everything this house and location had to offer our family to create memories.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Second time here- remains a beautiful place to stay! The view is spectacular snd the lake is incredible!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was set up perfectly for our family of four. My husband and I enjoyed our morning coffee on the screened-in porch overlooking the beautiful lake. The kids enjoyed spending time in the downstairs "fun room" that includes a Wii and a basketball hoop. We spent our evenings playing games, doing puzzles, and watching DVDs, all of which are provided with the house.

The outside spaces are just as inviting. There is a cozy seating area with a porch swing at the top of the hill and a fire pit area farther down that overlooks the lake. We especially enjoyed hanging out at the dock and swimming in the lake. Our favorite excursion was Cub Run Cave which was a short 10-minute drive and full of breathtaking views.

I highly recommend this property!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Clarkson, 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
2017 Prime
31 Mar 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £81
Pet Fee £12

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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Car: necessary


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