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Lakefront with Floating Dock, Hot Tub, Home Theater, Kayaks & Pedal Boat

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

Perched 50 feet above Tims Ford lake, this retreat has Wide Open Views across the lake. A Large Floating Dock is perfect for Swimming, Boating, Water Skiing, Tubing, Fishing or Relaxing. The Master Bedroom has an incredible Lake View through 9 foot wide sliding glass doors with a Hot Tub just outside on the 400 square foot covered patio. In the evening, the living room can become a Home Theater with a 10' pull down screen and Surround Sound. There is a small universal gym in the second bedroom. The living room has a sofa and two Rocker Recliners. A community Boat Ramp is 500 yards from the house. Kayaks are available year round to explore the lake or nearby Goose Island. Originally designed as a 'mother-in-law' apartment, this 800 square foot property is the lower half of a lake home with a private entrance and sound-proofing.

This property is best for a romantic retreat for a couple, or a couple with one or two children old enough to swim and safely navigate the stairs to the lake. It can be used for two couples, but there is only one bathroom and the second bedroom doesn't have any windows. There is only parking room for two cars.

The owners travel frequently and are often not present. If the owners are present, they're usually 'invisible' and the backyard and dock are for exclusive use by the guests during their stay. We do have neighbors on both sides. One of them has small children, and we would prefer they not learn 'new words' :). So, this property is NOT a good choice for loud or late night partying. However, we can often provide special requests such as having a chilled bottle of champagne, cake or flowers waiting upon arrival for special occasions.

We also now have very high speed wireless Comcast Internet (50mbps +).

More Details

Owner
Lilli or Dave Stevens
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 March, 2017

About Lilli or Dave Stevens

Dave is a former Navy F18 pilot and Lilli was in the medical field. They have an e-commerce business and Dave is an author. His Fuzed Trilogy is ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year & won the Eric Hoffer and eBook Epic Award (complimentary copy provided :).

Why Lilli or Dave Stevens chose Tims Ford Lake

We moved here for work reasons and fell in love with the area and people. It's a slower paced life in a beautiful surrounding but with plenty of opportunities to play. We travel frequently and thought it would be a waste not to share this little slice of paradise.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Winchester, Tennessee

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • thermos flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • The fully equipped bathroom has a dual vanity, full tub, heat lamp and separate toilet room.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • The master bedroom has a queen size bed and a lake view through 9 foot wide sliding glass doors. It opens up to the 400 square foot covered patio with the hot tub right outside. The bedroom also has a small walk in closet and 32 inch TV with a BlueRay DVD player. The second room has a small universal gym and a little HD Display and DVD player but no cable. It also has a queen bed, a closet, and the washer and dryer are off of this room. This room DOES NOT have a lake view or windows.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
There is a short gentle set of large open stairs with no handrail down the hill from the parking area (absolute maximum of 2 cars) to the property entrance. The property is also about 50 feet above the lake on a fairly steep slope. The staircase, down to the lake and floating dock, has 60 steps. This property is not recommended for individuals with heart, back or other physical or medical conditions. Due to the steep slope and stairs, small children are not recommended. If present, they MUST be supervised at all times for their safety.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(52 traveller reviews)

Lakefront with Floating Dock, Hot Tub, Home Theater, Kayaks & Pedal Boat
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 52 reviews
5

Lovely, very comfortable setting. Convenient to stores and local attractions.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend. The home had everything we could possibly want or need, the hosts thought of everything! We will definitely come back and recommend it highly for a relaxing, beautiful and comfortable getaway. This place is a real treasure!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greensboro, NC
5

Spectacular serenity

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed sharing a weekend at the Tims Ford Lake retreat with my daughter who's a student at Sewanee, and the two of us had every single thing anyone could need on a trip away from home. The setting is beautiful as the photos reveal and the bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, etc. are thoughtfully stocked as if the visiting guest was actually living there! We participated in campus activities and then were happy to come "home" in the evenings to such gracious and serene accommodations. I hope to return one day soon! :-)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

Great place, beautiful view very clean and well stocked! Will go back again

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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saint louis
5

Great property.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very clean and cozy. The kitchen is well stocked. The view is beautiful. We were visiting our son in college . He enjoyed the homemade cookies that owner made. Sitting in the hot tub looking out over the lake was great. We will stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for 2 couples. The lake and lake access from the house are wonderful! We spent most of our time kayaking and paddle boating. There's a small island just across the lake, which was fun to explore. We roasted s'mores on the small fire pit on the dock and used the hot tub on the back patio. We also watched a movie from their collection, with the big projector and surround sound, which really is a great touch. The kitchen was stocked with lots of condiments, spices, cooking and baking materials, etc. We cooked all our meals in. The little neighborhood itself was quite the treat, a large private circle drive with lots of interesting homes and even a small (very old) family cemetery a couple of lots over. We really enjoyed ourselves and would love to return in summer. Thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Aniversary Celebration!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I celebrated our 17th Anniversary with a two night stay. We enjoyed the quite setting with the gorgeous lake view. We fished twice using the kayaks and enjoyed the sunset on the dock. During the days we relaxed and went antique shopping in Winchester, Cowan and the surrounding areas. Our Anniversary dinner was celebrated at High Point near Sewanee. We had a great time and certainly would recommend this to other couples. Our hosts were very sweet and were quite to meet our needs. It was a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Winchester Municipal AIrport (Nashville 87 miles)
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Bear Trace (Jack Nicholas design) 4 miles by BOAT
Nearest Motorway
6.5 Miles
Winchester Speedway Dirt Track Stock Car
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
John T's BBQ
Car: necessary

Tims Ford is a 10,700 acre lake with 246 miles of beautiful shoreline and less than 20% of shoreline development. Located in a secluded community, but just 12 minutes from local restaurants, a historic cinema and a Wal-Mart. The Jack Nicholas designed Bear Trace Golf Course was named one of the 'Top Ten Places You Can Play', and it's a 20 minute drive or 7 minutes by boat! For history buffs, less than 30 minutes away in Lynchburg is the Jack Daniels Distillery (the oldest in the US) and Wine Tasting, both open for tours and tasting. Sewanee and the University of the South, along with exceptional dining, are a 35 minute scenic drive up the mountain. The Bonnaroo Music Festival is also 35 minutes away. Less than 45 minutes to the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, and some of the best hiking trails in the Southeast, such as Fiery Gizzard and Stone Door. We are also an hour from Huntsville and the US Space Center (rides, museum & Space Camp), and 75 minutes to Chattanooga and 90 minutes to Nashville.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment on Winchester, Tennessee

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$197
A$1,181
A$3,872
 
 
Summer
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$230
A$1,378
A$5,513
 
 
Memorial Day
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$1,050
Flat fee
 
 
Bonaroo
9 Jun 2017 - 11 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$788
Flat fee
 
 
July 4
30 Jun 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
6 night minimum stay
A$1,313
Flat fee
 
 
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$1,050
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$197
A$1,181
A$3,872
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$98
Refundable Damage Deposit A$197

Check-in is 3:00 pm Central Time and check-out is 11:00 am Central Time.
HomeAway now provides optional cancellation insurance if in doubt about reservations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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