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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Thank you for your interest in this property. We are accepting reservations only for the fall/winter 2017, and hope to sell the property in early 2018.

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. All lake docks will be on dry land mid October through April. However, this home is on a large pool of the lake and is always waterfront with a lake view and lake access year round. Fishing is good all year. Wax Marina is only a few miles away and also 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 a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 November, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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


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Lakefront cottage with private dock on Nolin Lake, close to caves & attractions
average rating of 4.4210525 based on 38 reviews

Wonder family and fishing get-away!

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay. The house reminded us of our Lake/River Home growing up. Plenty of room for both adults and children to relax. Also, the fishing right off the dock in front of the home was wonderful! We look forward to returning!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing

  • 5 of 5

Omgosh what an awesome house. I couldn't have done a better job choosing it for our long weekend getaway. So perfect to relax, sit out and watch the lake and all the beautiful scenery. We rented a pontoon boat from the marina and went out on the lake one day and went to mammoth caves one day. Boat day was the best! Easy, short drive to the caves. We fished off the private dock a lot too. The house had everything we forgot...a few first aid supplies, pokers for marshmallows, lighter fluid. We had six adults and a dog and there was plenty of room. If you want a peaceful place in a great water front location, this is the place for you. Home owner was really nice and very easy to deal with as well. Two thumbs up. Thank you again for letting us use it.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lakefront lover

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house was pretty much exactly as described and pictured. The host was very responsive. We loved the short walk to the swimmable dock and the views of the lake from the house, decks and fire pit! We would easily return next year if the unit was still available.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and great for kids. Enjoyed all of the games and dvd's. Hope to be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The trip that won't go away!

  • 2 of 5

Unfortunately, this trip ended in lots of frustration and disappointment. Hopefully future guests may find my review helpful.

-- the owner provided information about points of interest. We found it to be outdated. Call ahead or search online to verify info before heading out.

-- the instructions for the upstairs television were incorrect. After reaching out to the owner, it appeared she didn't know exactly how it worked. We were left a little high and dry. Fortunately, we discovered dvd player needed to be turned on.

-- house is on a large slope. If you feel dizzy from motion sickness, this may bother you. It took us a day or two to stop feeling like we had just been on a cruise once we were home.

--kids were excited about the bunk beds. They are downstairs with a door that that has a lock with a bolt that has been removed. So they decided to sleep upstairs, closer to us. Needless to say, we didn't sleep well with the missing lock.

--heading down to the dock, there is a path we walked on. However, we discovered we had chiggers on our legs. We tried to remove them and shower, but unfortunately for some of us, we got bites anyways. After two weeks of dealing with the most intense itching with over 200 bites, I'm not even close to being in the clear. I warn everyone to wear long pants, socks, shoes, and spray. Even if you want to go down to swim. Be extremely cautious.

We still made good memories for many years to come. My kids had fun. And that's what vacation is about. Just wish things didn't go the way they did.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location on the lake.

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this cabin by the lake. The owner was responsive and the location was great. The covered deck out back and the dock by the lake were magical places to spend the mornings and the evenings. (My son wished there was a ladder on the dock to make it easier to get out of the water when swimming.)The negative aspects of this review are about setting expectations for future renters. We are from Colorado and not used to certain aspects of life by a Kentucky lake. The cabin smelled very strongly of moth balls and caused headaches for one of my kids. There were also a great many bugs in the cabin so my kids wouldn't sleep in the lower level. The beds were small and somewhat uncomfortable. Our bed moved so much it was comical. The kitchen is stocked, but cluttered. I think new pots, pans, utensils, dishes, glasses, etc. may be in order now. All of these things seemed to have a "film" on them from lots of use. The dining table only has seating for 5. Overall, we enjoyed our stay. I think this place could easily become a 5 star location with some effort to update and declutter the property.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Clarkson, USA

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £75.76
Pet Fee £11.36

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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