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THE HONEYCOMB RETREAT (GET-AWAY OR GET-TOGETHER)

Michelle McCord

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Michelle McCord

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english
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THE HONEYCOMB RETREAT (GET-AWAY OR GET-TOGETHER)

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Guntersville Lake House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

This cozy lake house was built by one of the original German Scientists who came to work in the space program with Werner Von Braun in the 1950's. A group of them built houses in this quiet cove of Lake Guntersville because it reminded them of their mountainous native land. They were known to spend hours working in their beautifully landscaped yards and then gather in the late afternoon to swim or float on rafts and visit with friends and neighbors in the quiet lake setting.

The house is perfect for accommodating a family who enjoys being together and entertaining friends of all ages. It is great for a family gathering because it has many open spaces for gathering inside and outdoors and plenty of comfortable beds. Great private boathouse (built in 2003) and party dock great for swimming, fishing or even star gazing. Nice flat manicured yard with jungle gym and rope swing for kids, ideal for backyard football.

Two small ponds for bait and catch habitat. (That will keep your kids busy). The boathouse is new and has one boat slip available plus one jet ski slip. The porch is covered and has an expansive view of the yard and lake. It is well protected even during rainy weather and in fact is very comfortable to sit and watch a storm blow by. The water is eight feet deep at the dock with a gradual slope to the shore making it perfect for swimming.

There is a large comfortable room for gathering around the fireplace in colder months, and a separate room for piling up and watching TV or movies. There is also a playroom/bunkroom for the kids with a separate TV. This abundance of living spaces make this a comfortable stay no matter your style of relaxation.

Lake Guntersville is world famous for its bass fishing. We have pulled in 5 pound bass right off the dock. Honeycomb is about eight miles west of the town Guntersville, and 20 minutes from Huntsville city limits. A public access boat launch is conveniently

located one mile from the house.

Bed configuration: Bedroom one, King-size bed. Bedroom two, King-size bed. Bedroom three, twin-size bunkbed plus one single. Bunkroom/playroom, 2 single beds and twin-size bunkbed.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Michelle McCord (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks: english

What makes this house unique

Visit Cathedral Caverns 12 minute drive

Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Hampton cove 15 minute drive. And great shopping down town Guntersville along with great resturants.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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

4.2
based on 4 traveler reviews

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The Honeycomb Retreat (Get-Away or Get-Together)
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews
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The Honeycomb Retreat (Get-Away or Get-Together)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358412vb
-256-653-2613
Guntersville Lake Alabama Mountains
Madison, AL
4

Nice lakehouse

  • 4 of 5
Overall we really enjoyed our stay and family vacation! Due to the close location to Huntsville, family members were able to come and go during our stay. Loved being able to bring our dog along too!

The house was clean and comfortable with a nice family room with TV, large dining room, great open kitchen, 2 large bedrooms, 2 smaller bedrooms and a wonderful porch overlooking the water. The a/c worked great too! WiFi helped tremendously since cell phone signal was non-existent for AT&T (ok with Verizon). We were very comfortable!

Unfortunately, the outside was another matter. The grounds were in a sad state of disrepair. Shrubs and all flower beds were very overgrown and full of poison ivy. The image that shows the outdoor patio no longer has that view due to large bushes. The jungle gym was questionable due to protruding nails and splintered wood. The 2 ponds were stagnant and overgrown. All this to say what used to be a pristine yard (according to neighbors) now needs lots of TLC. Until such time, probably not the best place for small children.

The boathouse was good. Our wake board boat was too large for the inside lift, but we were able to use the covered outside without the lift (lift only rated for 2500#). Both would work great for fisherman. Great water for swimming and water sports right off the dock. Boat launch was very close on Highway 431 and on-water fuel was available nearby at Sunrise Marina-Honeycomb.

The rental manager was super nice and accommodating. She worked with us on a late departure and we certainly appreciated her flexibility.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your response. I am so greatful that you enjoyed your stay. The flower beds and shrubs have been taken care of since your stay. I wished we could have gotten that scheduled before your visit so you could have enjoyed it better. It's such a busy time of year to get yard maintenance on the property especially the way we keep our lake house booked throughout the summer. I hope you get to come back and visit again soon. And appreciate the care and interest that you have for our lake house and the way you left the house in excellent condition.
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The Honeycomb Retreat (Get-Away or Get-Together)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358412vb
-256-653-2613
Guntersville Lake Alabama Mountains
Birmingham, AL
4

June 2013 with 3 families

  • 4 of 5
Loved the front porch with ceiling fan and room for all to sit. Beautiful property with shaded areas at house, pier & boathouse was awesome!!! Plenty of parking for 5 cars and a boat trailer. House was plenty cold in fact too cold. Except for bedroom next to kitchen seemed to get hot from the sun in the window and door going outside but we just bought a small fan. Knobs on kitchen cabinets had some sharp edges but kitchen was well stocked with items.

Only sad part was our arrival time was the same time as the Lawn Care Person was there to cut the grass & blow everything:( Thought his timing could have been better planned. Basement bedroom needs a table to put suitcase or a rod to hang clothes. Rental Property person was VERY FRIENDLY and accommodating on the overflow of garbage left from the previous renters and gave us longer hours on departure day. We will go back!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
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The Honeycomb Retreat (Get-Away or Get-Together)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358412vb
-256-653-2613
Guntersville Lake Alabama Mountains
South Point, OH
4

Good Place!

  • 4 of 5
Overall we were very pleased with the rental. We fished all day everyday with two boats so the boat house/slips were very important. Great outside property/location, however, driveway was a little bit tricky to navigate with a boat. The outside property could stand a good day or two of maintenance (i.e. shrubs trimmed, etc.). Older house that has been added to over the years but has been maintained. Could use some updating/TLC. Boat launch ramp is less than a mile from the house. No cell signal is a pain. With that being said, it is a great value for the money and we would certainly stay there again. Great for someone traveling with a pet or a group on a fishing trip.
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly
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The Honeycomb Retreat (Get-Away or Get-Together)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358412vb
-256-653-2613
Guntersville Lake Alabama Mountains
Huntsville, Alabama
5

Now this is a lake house.

  • 5 of 5
Although this home was built many years ago on going refurbishment has made this a really nice vintage style lake house with all modern amenities. Our family really enjoyed the spaciousness, clean and well maintained lake house. We found the boat house to be particularly nice with dual boat lifts and at the end of the day is was nice to pull in and lift. The water is plenty deep with no mentionable milfoil present we actually went swimming dock side. We really enjoyed it and would do it all over again. Suggestion to owners have you lawn maintenance people get rid of the weedy beds...we did find poison ivy present close to walkways and the fish pond in the back had really stale water in it. Again small complaints for a authentic vintage lake house experience. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Availability & Rates

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Guntersville Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Memorial Day through Labor Day
May 22 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$280
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$255
$1,275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Processing Fee $35
Cleaning Fee $100
Notes A $300.00 deposit plus and $35.00 nonrefundable processing fee are required to reserve the lake house. The balance is due one week before arrival. Checks accepted. Sorry no credit cards.
The $300.00 deposit is refundable 45 days prior to check in date.

Amenities

Guntersville Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (5) 1 in front room along with bunk bed plus four in basement with television. Basement is great kid space for sleeping the masses.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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