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Life on the Lake in Comfortable Cabin with pier & boathouse with two boat lifts

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms and 2 baths ready for you to enjoy. Come and recreate and relax.

This cabin offers the retro feel of 1960s lake living. The boathouse and pier are directly across a rarely traveled road. The cabin is on a hillside so the view over the boathouse is awesome. Deep water. main channel. Eagles nearby for birdwatching. Bass fishermans paradise.

Bedding includes one queen. Two bedrooms have 2 twins and the other has a double and a sofa sleeper. Also 2 futons. Central heat & air. Working fireplace. Maximum people at property 12.

John McClendon
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About John McClendon

Retired local couple who wants to share the beauty of lake life with others. Owners live nearby on the Island.

John McClendon purchased this cabin in 2012

Why John McClendon chose Alabama

We bought this cabin to save it and recreate the trips to the lake like when I was a child. One of the last remaining original lake cabins on our island.

What makes this cabin unique

Main channel. Best part of Lake Guntersville for fishing. Cabin uniquely designed with 2 separated living areas.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Scottsboro in Jackson County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 baths. One tub & shower combo. The other is shower only.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedrooms - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 4 bedrooms. Bed configurations listed separately. And one fouton is on the porch and the other is in the living room. Also have 3 roll-away beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Fishing comes first. All other water activities next. Eagle nesting nearby. Wildlife abounds. Duck hunting and other hunting on TVA property. No discharging of guns on property.


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Life on the Lake in Comfortable Cabin with pier & boathouse with two boat lifts
average rating of 4.681818 based on 22 reviews

Older property but great location and friendly homeowner! No complaints here...

  • 5 of 5

Older property but great location and friendly homeowner! No complaints here...

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was as expected by looking at the pictures, there were no surprises as to how it looked.

  • 5 of 5

I can't fully describe how much fun my family had at this house. We gathered from 3 different states and made memories that will last a lifetime.

The owner did stop by each day but we only took it as they wanted to ensure we had everything we needed and brought us fresh blueberries. He even brought the garbage can back up the driveway for us.

We had a great experience and would love to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great hospitality!!

  • 5 of 5

The owners are super nice and showed great hospitality! They have a garden that we picked berries from and ate, they were delicious! Awesome lake view from the house and great fishing off the dock! We really enjoyed our stay! Thank you again for letting us pick from your beautiful garden!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable house with a great yard for lawn games!

  • 3 of 5

Mr. McClendon was so very nice and very helpful, he brought us a huge pail of strawberries from his garden! The house is old but was nice and clean. The only problem I have is not with the house itself or Mr. McClendon, it is with the state of Alabama. After returning home I googled the issues I had with the house and found that Alabama has little to no building codes. Coming from North Carolina and selling appliances for more than 20 years I just assumed that gas ranges everywhere had to have either an overhead vent or a downdraft venting system. There was neither on the "all gas" range. Also, there were no GFB outlets in the bathrooms. If you are from Alabama and use to these things, this is a great house with yard space to play lawn games and the McClendons are great landlords! But as for me and my family, I think this was our third and final trip to Alabama.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big enough for our party but won't be back

  • 2 of 5

Pros: Location is great. Price was fair for what it was. Nice boat house with lifts. Plenty of parking. Owner very informative

Cons: The house is old and has some problems. Our party doesn't require anything fancy but some of the problems were unacceptable. The bathroom light switch shocks you, can't turn off lights on ceiling fan (have to unscrew light bulbs) soft spots in floor, deck is sketchy. The gas stove is dengerous. One eye doesn't work and if cooking in the oven the other eyes don't work well. The house was not clean when we got there. Cob webs in corners and on ceiling fans. Mold/mildew on bathtub and toilets. the yard is huge but perimeter is very snakey looking and unkept. The biggest problem we had though was we felt like the owner was spying on us. He came around at random times and it just seemed like he was checking up on us. He even questioned how many people we had there and told me that there was a Maximum of 12 people on the property because the deck might fall off the house. We won't be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our cabin is not suitable for hosting parties larger than 12 people. They wanted to have additional friends join them durning the day. It is an older property, I have had the cabin and deck inspected by our city inspector and implemented his suggestions. I did request that they host their larger group at the public area on the island which has picnic tables and a dock. I did express safety concerns when they did exceed the 12 guest limit and were using our neighbors property. I live a few houses from the cabin. I always stop and speak to guest when I pass to see if averything is ok or if they need anything. None of these problems were reported until after they left. The electrical issue has been addressed. I am sorry they were not satisfied. Our goal is to always have happy customers.
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Second year renting and had a great time again

  • 5 of 5

Mr John is a very informative man.

This was our second year at this house and we love it. The place is always clean and the grounds are gorgeous and well taken care of. Plenty of space for everyone. We had such a great time we mat rent again in the fall but definitely again this coming May. Thanks for a wonderful time.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Guntersville jetport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Car: necessary

Lake views await. Enjoy any Warner sport you desire. Fishing, skiing, canoeing etc. casual retreat for fisherman and families. Family time for large for ups or couples to share. Great girls or guys retreat. Even family reunions. Sleeps up to 12 folks.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Scottsboro, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Late summer
5 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Labor day
1 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
4 Sep 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £73.8
Pet Fee £27.19
Damage Insurance £45.83

Maximum number of guest on property at one time is 12. Check in is 4 PM and out is 11 AM unless approved in advance. No pets allowed unless approved in advance. Guest shall allow Homeowner access to the property for purposes of repair and inspection. Homeowner shall ex cerise this right in a reasonable manner. There is no daily housekeeping service. Owner is not responsible for accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on premises or its facilities. By excepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guest are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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