I HAD RATHER BE FISHING

Enter your travel dates

Melinda

Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

This owner accepts HomeAway's most secure form of payment. Learn More

Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

I HAD RATHER BE FISHING

Kentucky Lake House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, Sleeps 6

2000 square foot private Kentucky Lake front home. Beautiful views

of Jonathan Creek bay from every room. Great kitchen with grainte countertops. Twenty by thirty-five foot great

room with floor to ceiling windows facing the lake and wood burning

fireplace for chilly nights. Deck and screened porch facing lake. Satellite internet. Sits on approximately 3 1/2 acres plus TVA land. Great for families, duck hunters, fishermen, etc. For additional pictures visit our facebook page 'I had rather be fishing' and click on photos.

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Melinda

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number

I grew up in Mayfield KY about 20 miles from the lake. I now liv n St Louis MO and I am a lawyer. We built this house so that we could visit our aging parents without the hassle of packing and unpacking all of the time. The house was built for us, not as an income property so it has many touches that other rental houses do not have - huge fireplace, oversized windows overlooking the lake, high end appliances, high ceilings, tall doors,maple and cherry floors in the bedrooms, cherry handrails, large yard (3+ acres) etc. After 3 of our parents died we no longer came to the lake as often but could not bear to sell the house where we had spent so much quality time and where our grandchildren had made so many memories. We decided to rent our house through Homeaway so that others could have great memories there as well.

Melinda purchased this house in 1998

Since we live in a large city, we wanted a place that was away from the hustle and bustle. We found that here. The house sits on 3 acres plus TVA land. We have deer and other wildlife everywhere. At night the stars are very bright and unobstructed by light pollution. You hear the sounds of nature instead of the rumble of cars.

We love that you can see the lake from every room of the house. Even the bathrooms have views of the woods. Sitting on the deck at night with a fire or watching the moon rise over the lake is a priceless treat. Kids can play in the woods or yard and you do not have to worry about them. It is just a good place to be..

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

This owner accepts HomeAway's most secure form of payment. Learn More

Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Property Reviews

26 Reviews Write a Review
I had rather be fishing
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews
business
I had rather be fishing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p205889
314 809-0080
Kentucky Lake Kentucky
5

great place

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
the house was in perfect shape and well taken care of. the veiws are stunning with the entire back of the house being all windows the veiw of the lake is great. the boat dock is a great place to hang out and have a fire at dusk. very peaceful and private. The back deck is a nice place to have a cook out for dinner or lunch. And the sat light tv came in handy when them uninspecting storms come.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We love the lake house and are glad that others appreciate it as well. The only problem - we are renting it so much that we hardly get to use it ourselves anymore!
Helpful votes: 7/7
business
I had rather be fishing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p205889
314 809-0080
Kentucky Lake Kentucky
Illinois
4

Everything you need in a home away from home...

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
You get what you see here only a little better! Very inviting, cozy atmosphere and the decorating is nice as well. Close to several state parks for a variety of activities. Quiet, remote area is fantastic. The dock and outside areas are great! The dock has a swing, hammock, fire pit, paddle boat, chairs, etc. Part of the dock is covered for those not wanting the sun but a section is uncovered for those who want it. There was even a ceiling fan above the hammock! Everyone's happy on the dock!

The kitchen seemed to have everything, including a bottle opener for my wine. I initially started to grumble because I meant to bring one but it turns out Melinda has thought of everything. Satellite TV was a nice plus for late evenings and even though I didn't put my iPod on the dock it was nice to know that I could. Plenty of outlets for charging cell phones and laptops. There was a small storm go through and the satellite went out briefly but there were some movies on the DVR so we still had something to watch.

We golfed several courses in a 45 minute radius and the variety was enjoyable. A couple of the courses (Calvert City comes to mind) were extremely well maintained. If you plan to eat out and you're visiting outside of the summer season, be prepared to drive 20-35 minutes. Locally, The Dinner Bell provides some great home-style cooking served smorgasbord style and Kentucky Dam State Park has a nice menu.

All in all...everything was great and I would certainly recommend this home to anyone. We enjoyed celebrating our 25th anniversary in this home away from home.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
I had rather be fishing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p205889
314 809-0080
Kentucky Lake Kentucky
North Ridgeville, Ohio
5

Relaxing and Secluded Oasis! Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
What a truly amazing vacation we had at "I had rather be fishing"

The owner, Melinda, was awesome to work with. She was outstanding at communicating and answered any question I had.

We were unsure of what to expect when driving up the house. It was very remote and had a long gravel road for the driveway. When we finally saw the house, "Wow" was what first came to mind. This is a hidden gem in Benton, KY.

The house was very updated and very clean. Every bedroom had a flatscreen (Not that we used it alot since we were outside most of the time). The Wi-Fi was nice to have for our smartphones and Ipad. The washer and dryer were a plus, too. The kitchen was fully stacked.

The property was perfect for our German Shorthaired Pointer. An extra plus that we are able to bring our dog.

There is a gentle slope that leads to the dock. Was very easy to access. The dock was great. We fished quite a lot.

I would like to mention that Marshall County is a dry county (We did know this going into our vacation). We were prepared and brought our own spirits and beer. There is a small liqour store in Murray (By Krogers) to fit your needs.

Kroger was about a 17 minute drive. We stocked up well, and ate all our meals at the house. There are quite a few Dollar Generals scattered around Benton, to pick up any quick needs (Bread, Milk, etc)

We went to Kenlake Marina and that was about a 5 to 10 minute drive, where we rented a pontoon for the day.

Great relaxing vacation. We loved how quiet it was and very secluded and private. We enjoyed eating our meals outside on the patio and fished daily.

Melinda - Thank you for sharing your home with us. We thoroughly enjoyed our 2013 family vacation.
Owner's Response: We are always happy to hear that our guests enjoyed our home. The house was built with views of nature in mind and its secluded location makes it possible to have unobstructed views and privacy. The fishing in Jonathan Creek is some of the best in the U.S. and I am glad you were able to take advantage of the opportunity to sample some of our KY fish. Hope to see you again sometime. Thank you for taking the time to submit your review.
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
I had rather be fishing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p205889
314 809-0080
Kentucky Lake Kentucky
Hendersonville, Tennessee
5

Our families 4th of July tradition

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
My family has been coming here for years and feel like we are home when we are here. You have all the comforts of home and fantastic views wherever you are in the house. Bringing a boat makes the time there so much more fun! The paddle boat is a nice way to see the lake too. We have already booked for next year on the 4th for our annual gathering. Our children and grandchildren look forward to this time together as much as we do, making memories at a beautiful retreat.
Owner's Response: We are happy to have you back each year. Traditions that we can look forward to are such an important part of life. Several of our guest families are repeat visitors who have found that our house is centrally located where family members living in different locations can get together and reconnect. We are glad your family chooses our house to be a part of your family tradition.
business
I had rather be fishing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p205889
314 809-0080
Kentucky Lake Kentucky
Danville KY
5

outstanding vacation home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
This home is one of the nicest that we have ever rented (and we rent often!). The setting is so peaceful and private, yet right next to the vastness that is kentucky lake. The home had more amenities than we have ever had available. The house and setting are lovely with beautiful views of Jonathan "Creek" (hardly a creek) and easy accessibility to the "big lake". We made the big decision to tow our boat down from our home in Central kentucky and that was a great decision . We had such easy access to our boat and three of our family thoroughly enjoyed the dock for fishing (many fish caught; all returned to their lake home. ) I would recommend this vacation rental (really a home that the owners are nice enough to share with others) to anyone and would return. The owners are always able to be reached by e-mail. We cooked in most times but went to Murray for pizza and to Patti's (of course) for dinner one night.

Map

× This owner has not provided a specific location. If you would like more information, please contact the owner.
Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Paducah KY
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
I-24
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Murray KY
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Kenlake Resort
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Aurora
Car: necessary

Very private area. Great for getting away from it all. Sleep in the

hammock on the dock. Float in the lake and sun or, if you bring your boat, enjoy boating and tubing/skiing on Jonathan Creek. Fall color is gorgeous. This house is surrounded by woods and is not in a subdivision. Paddle boat available for tenant use.

Other Activities: Boating/fishing (guides available nearby)/ hiking TVA lands around the house and Land Between the Lakes.

Golf: Many golf curses available nearby. Ky Dam golf course is a well maintained 18 hole course. Kenlake has a very nice 9 hole course. Miller Golf Course is operated by Murray State University and is excellent. There are many others available in the area.

Photos

Availability & Rates

Kentucky Lake House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

Notes

  • #350
  • Peak Season from Memorial Day through Labor day - 350 per night with three night minimum. 2200 per week. $300 refundable security/damage deposit required to secure reservation. One half of rental due 45 days prior to arrival and balance due two weeks before arrival. Full refund if cancelled 30 days in advance. Within 30 days, refund subject to re-rental of property for your reservation dates.

    Off season from Labor Day to Memorial Day - please inquire about off season rates.

    Credit card accepted but renter must pay 3% card service fee.
  • $200 - $350 per night depending on season

Amenities

Kentucky Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Basic Soaps
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Filtered Water
  • Toilet Paper
  • Water Cooler
  • Laundry Soap
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Master bath has jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Second bath has a shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Master bedroom with king sized bed and private bath with Jacuzzi. Deck from both the master bedroom and great room overlooking lake. Second bedroom with queen sized bed, bath and screened porch. Third bedroom upstairs with King sized memory bed and half bath. Tile and hardwood floors throughout. Soaring ceilings and skylights. Private boat dock with deck,half under roof,and 100 foot fishing pier.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Games
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • pier fishing
  • golf
  • hunting small game
  • hunting
  • freshwater fishing
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • hiking
  • fishing
Notes:
New professional style gas range and granite counter tops. I pod dock. Pedal boat available for tenant use