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Authentic Log cabin with something for everyone.. See video in photos section

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A genuine log cabin nestled in wine country 45 minutes from St. Louis

An original log cabin on 7 acres with a small lake in the front yard. Sleeps 8 in beds and 10 maximum capacity. More wildlife than imaginable. Every time of day brings out different animals and birds. Built for family gatherings and fun. Enjoy swimming in the lake and feeding the catfish. Enjoy local historical places, Ride the Katy Trail, do some local shopping, and be sure to visit awarding winning historical downtown Washington 10 miles away. For chrome users, to see the video, click through the photos until the video image appears.

Property Manager
Tami Morton
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 March, 2017

About Tami Morton

Johnny and Tami Morton purchased this little paradise in 2010 to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Both involved in multiple business ventures, it was a gift to come home in the evening and unwind in this beautiful serene setting. It was like being miles from nowhere yet close if necessary. We loved the cabin so much we decided to share it with others. We live very close and take much pride in ownership. We hope you love it and care for it the same as we do.

Tami Morton purchased this house in 2010

Why Tami Morton chose Missouri

Rebecca Lane is in the middle of nowhere, but actually close to everything. St. Louis is 45 minutes, Washington is 10 minutes, and downtown Marthasville which has practically everything you would need in 3 minutes. Why not this property????

What makes this house unique

Only log cabin of its kind in this area. Built from 10" logs. Large and spacious, lake front, woods to wander in, chimanea to watch fires in, firepit to have open fires for roasting hotdogs, smores and more, berries to pick, fish to feed, wildlife such as deer, fox, raccoons, herons, skunks, turtles, muskrats, hummingbirds and wild birds too numerous to name. A real outdoor paradise for nature lovers.

IMPORTANT SIDE NOTE: The cabin is filled with taxidermy animals. WE DID NOT KILL ANY OF THESE. They were victims of traffic accidents, purchased at auctions, or donated to us by conservationists. We thought this would be a great way for adults and children alike to see wildlife up close without ever feeling the need to harm a live animal. They are also unable to grow new hair so we ask that you do not handle of pet. If taxidermy animals bother you, the cabin is probably not a good fit. Thank you.

Guestbook comments from the manager

My birthday gathering was at the cabin. It was so wonderful. I highly recommend this place! Cozy, comfortable, serene! The view of the pond is so calming. I can't rave about it enough. Stay here. It's great!!
Apr 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Marthasville in Charrette

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Jack and Jill - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Master Jack and Jill bathroom on main floor with shower, sink and toilet Second bath on upper level with shower, sink and toilet Muted lighting in bathrooms to enhance the ambiance of a log cabin. If you need bright light there is a makeup mirror you can use on a table.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Full size couch in living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • King size bed in master br on main floor Queen size bed in guest room on main floor Queen size in guest room on upper level Two twins in loft on upper floor Futon in loft on upper floor Full size couch for one One pack and play for infants/toddler
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
This awesome cabin is close enough to something for everyone. St. louis zoo, Shaws Nature Reserve, Grants Farm, Six Flags, as well as Daniel Boones' Monument, Daniel Boones' home, and an historic village being reconstructed with 2 miles of cabin. There is also the katy trail, shopping, eateries, wineries and more. The other services listed above are booked and paid separately by traveler. You can even hire a limo for a day to tour the wineries. Great way to spend a safe carefree day in wine country.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(45 traveller reviews)

Authentic Log cabin with something for everyone.. See video in photos section
average rating of 4.6 based on 46 reviews

Lovely weekend getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

Great comfy cabin, beautiful nature, great location. Tami was super responsive too which made our stay even better.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Most definitely some of the greatest guests we've ever hosted. Kind, considerate and an absolute pleasure. Sincerely hope to see you again. Wish all of our guests were like you. Thanks again. PS we owe you a dinner next time.:)
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Beautiful location & cabin

  • 4 of 5

We decided on this cabin for a mini family reunion of six adults and one child. It was spacious and had everything you'd need to cook, serve, and entertain a big group. My five year old son loved exploring the lake and wooded area. He also really enjoyed feeding the catfish and finding freshwater mussels shells left behind behind raccoons. We didn't take the boats out but they were provided. It really is a wonderful place for children to play and explore. If you don't like taxidermy, this is not the place for you. We turned it into a scavenger hunt and my son counted 66 items that used to be living, lol. He thought it was great. The stairs to the second floor are VERY steep. We had one older person in our group that could not do them. Fortunately, it was no issue for the rest of us and the handrails felt very secure. Cell service was non-existent in parts of the property (we are on AT&T) and wi-fi was slow but we were there to disengage with the rest of the world anyway. The location feels remote but it is only a ten minute drive to Washington. There is a winery (Lake Creek) within two miles that served good German food. It was an hour drive to the St. Louis zoo and maybe two miles to the Katy Trail. The best part is the owner, Tami, who was quick to respond to questions. Don't hesitate to rent this cabin for your next family get-together.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback. I love the taxidermy but seeing the high count, I am considering taking some away. You and your family were awesome guests. Thanks again for staying with us and remember the cabin is beautiful in all four seasons.
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Very nice cabin!

  • 4 of 5

The cabin is very nice with plenty of amenities. The location is secluded but close to nearby wineries and other attractions.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave us a kind review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again sometime. Have a great day.
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We all had a really lovely and relaxing time in this perfect cabin.

  • 5 of 5

The whole experience was wonderful and all four of us agreed, that it was the perfect place to relax. The only problem that we had, was that our stay of slightly less than two days, really wasn't long enough.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to share them. The great news is that you are always welcome back and the cabin is different but equally beautiful and serene in all four seasons. :) Hope to see you again. Have a great day.
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Tranquility in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

We live in South Florida and were looking for a place near St Louis (where I'm originally from) for all our grown kids to come together in one central location to celebrate the new year and Christmas together. (We gathered from places like Colorado Springs, CO; Columbus, OH, and Miami, FL; as well as the kids still residing in the St Louis area). We knew we wanted a cabin and this fit the bill perfectly. The large dining table in the kitchen allowed us, for the first time in a long time, to actually sit together for a meal. The rustic, old-time cabin feel was great, overlooking the lake, offered a great way to relax in the morning with a hot cup of coffee. I'm not sure when the next opportunity will arise for all of us to get together again, but I believe we will likely stay here again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to hear that the cabin was a perfect fit for your gathering. The closeness of family coupled with the beauty of nature is truly a gift that cannot be purchased. Thank you for letting us share our haven and we hope to see you again. Have a wonderful day.
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Family Christmas in the country

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 6 adults and two dogs thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the quaint cabin decorated for Christmas. It was as advertised, clean and well stocked. We did a lot of cooking while there and found all the necessities provided. The pots and pans were of good quality and easy to use. There are plenty of dishes and glassware for ten. The cabin was comfortable and large enough for all three families to have their own private space. We only wished the weather had been more amenable to use the outside patio and fire pit. The pond thawed one afternoon long enough for a couple of hearty souls to take out one of the boats. They had fun. We appreciated the expansiveness of the property but were not sure when we reached the limits of the property. We didn't want to trespass on others. Also hunting season had opened(thanks for the notice in the book) and we didn't want to be accidental targets. We enjoyed the Shaw Nature Preserve and lunch and wine tastings at Blumenhof Winery the day after Christmas. The wine was great and the folks friendly. Using our GPS we found the property without difficulty but caution those driving in after dark that the road from St. Charles has many twists and turns and limited visibility when raining. We certainly would recommend the property to others and would consider returning especially in the another season so we could appreciate all the amenities.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave the awesome review. We are relatively new in VRBO and trying to improve continually. Since your visit, we have completely refurnished the living room, added all new lighting, and purchased a new tandem kayak for summer. We have also updated our listing so be sure to check out our new video. We think it turned out great. We hope you do return in another season because we think the cabin is and always will be a work in progress that we delight in sharing. Thanks again for being such great guests.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Lambert St. Louis
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
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Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Wolf Hollow Golf course, Labadie, MO
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak, Washington, MO
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
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Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Hidden Valley Ski Resort, Wildwood, MO
Nearest Beach
65 Miles
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Car: recommended

Hermann Maifest, an annual tradition for 64 years is one of Missouri’s oldest German festivals. Maifest is an old-fashioned German celebration of spring, held each year the third weekend of May. Held the four weekends of October, the Hermann Oktoberfest has become a beloved tradition for thousands throughout the Midwest. Celebrate the delicious German food, wine and fun. It’s a beautiful time of year in Missouri.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Marthasville, USA

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £160
Pet Fee £40 + Tax
Cleaning £100 + Tax
Insurance £40 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.48%

$200 Damage deposit is refunded within 7 days after your stay.

Manager'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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