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Lilli or Dave Stevens

Member since: 2009
Speaks english

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

47 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this Winchester holiday apartment

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lilli or Dave Stevens (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks english

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.


based on 47 traveller reviews

Lakefront with Floating Dock, Hot Tub, Home Theater, Kayaks & Pedal Boat
average rating of 4.9574466 based on 47 reviews

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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Fantastic place to stay

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay with Dave and Lilli... it was our 18 year anniversary and when we got there, they had cookies made for us and a happy anniversary note. The place was so nice and felt like home. The place was stocked with so many items, there was really nothing that you would need. The view was amazing and the dock was wonderful. We hope to come back time and time again

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

The property is incredible with an amazing view and access to Tims Ford Lake. The private boat launch is very nice and secure. The house had everything we needed and more. Fishing in July is a bit slow, but we knew that going in, we did have some success, but if you are looking to slay the fish, pick a different time of year, this was not our main goal. Jet skiing on the lake and tubing was incredible, there was so much room we never felt cramped on the lake. The golf courses are also great, my son and I played Bear Trace and Scenic view, both are great courses. Bear Trace is a bit more upscale, but not snotty, while Scenic View is a family owned place that is unique in that they have 12 holes. Elk River Canoe trip was very low key and relaxing, not sure our 11 year old boy found enough adrenaline in that trip, but my wife and I loved it. Check out Big Marv's BBQ, you won't be disappointed. Overall I would say that this property and area is great, I give it a solid 9 out of 10.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Views, Amenities and Value

  • 5 of 5

Instead of our usual summer vacations to the beaches of the Carolinas and Virginia we decided to try something different. Best decision this summer! For less cost than a beach front condo, we had an amazing private lake front view off of the private dock. Two kayaks provided fun for the teenage girls as well as swimming and fishing from the dock.

The house was well furnished with everything we needed to enjoy our stay,

Rent a pontoon boat at Tims Ford Marina for a relaxing day exploring the rest of the lake. The weekdays on the lake were peaceful, without many boaters making it seem like your own private resort.

Will definitely be making plans for a return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

We were astonished at the hospitality that was received upon arriving at this lake house. We were met with homemade cookies, which were enjoyed mostly by our kids. The lake is beautiful and being so close to Tim’s Ford State Park was a plus.

We will admit, we were a little reluctant in staying here with our 9yr old twins since the owners lived upstairs. We were concerned of the privacy and the noise. But this never presented itself to be a problem and often at times forgetting that there was an upstairs.

The house is perfectly laid out and even stocked with the basic necessities, which came in handy when we needed cooking spray.

The movie projector was a big hit with our kids and came in handy on the rainy days that we encountered.

We used the dock for swimming, a little fishing and mainly to enjoy the sunshine. We really enjoyed the paddle boat. Allowed us to get out a bit and look at the scenery.

Thank you for opening up your piece of paradise for us to share.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Views, great hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

What a great find on Tims Ford Lake - my wife and two kids spent the weekend and it was a perfect get away. Initially from the photos the stairs were a concern with two small kids (2 and 3) but they were not a problem at all. We were able to easily navigate up and down them to the dock where we caught all kinds of fish. The apartment is VERY well equipped with anything you might need including pantry items which can be a hassle to pack. We got some rain one of the days so having a movie size screen projector with plenty of G and PG rated movies to choose from allowed my wife and I to hang out in the hot tub enjoying the view!

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment on Winchester, Tennessee

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
1 May 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 3 Nights
23 Nov 2016 - 25 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas 3 Nights
23 Dec 2016 - 25 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years 3 Nights
31 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Memorial Day Weekend 4 Nights
26 May 2017 - 30 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
Bonaroo Weekend 3 Nights
9 Jun 2017 - 11 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th Weekend 4 Nights
30 Jun 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend 4 Nights
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$98
Refundable Damage Deposit A$196

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • The fully equipped bathroom has a dual vanity, full tub, heat lamp and separate toilet room.
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • 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
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.