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Bending Waters,Private Estate On Illinois River @ Threshold Of Lake Tenkiller

Ken Lightcap

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Ken Lightcap

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015
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Bending Waters,Private Estate On Illinois River @ Threshold Of Lake Tenkiller

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Tenkiller Lake Estate Rental Photos and Description

Home, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 3 Fireplaces (Comfortably Sleeps 13)

(PLEASE REVIEW OUR NEW VIDEO ABOVE) This beautiful modern home is 3800 square feet where rustic charm is combined with contemporary elegance that comfortably sleeps 13 people. It comes complete with 3 bedrooms, 2 and 1/2 baths, and 2 family rooms with wood burning fireplaces that overlook the river and walk out to a deck. The master bedroom comes complete with a private 2 person Jacuzzi, large walk in shower with body sprays and large rain-head, gas fire place and deck with sights and sounds of the river below. The kitchen is fully equipped with an eating area that has a fabulous view of the river complete with hearth room, fireplace and television. A formal dining room is adjacent to the living room on the main floor. A gas grill is just off the kitchen on a 2-level deck. Every room has large windows that overlook the river and the private wooded acreage.

This peaceful home is a true retreat with wildlife such as humming birds, eagles, deer, turkey, squirrel and lots of fish such as crappie, trout, bass, catfish and more. The best sand bass fishing in the area is right in your back yard!

This quiet home sits in the midst of thousands of acres of corps of engineers land. The road is paved all the way to the house with 900 feet solid rock drive to the home. A koi pond with water fall and lilies welcome you to a place of serenity, relaxation and peace.

This beautiful home I call, Bending Waters, is nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, surrounded with dogwood forests, hilly terrain and beautiful foliage from spring through fall with the Illinois River coming through the back yard of the wooded acreage. I know you will enjoy your stay as you soak in as much of the relaxation and fun that you have time for while remembering what else there is to offer that can be experienced in your next trip to our home, Bending Waters!

Illinois River:

Our back yard is on the scenic clear waters of the Illinois River providing opportunity for fun, adventure and photography! There are many outfitters along the river that provide (or you may bring your own) kayak, canoe or raft to enjoy 70 miles of floating where you will observe scenery of the Ozark hills, high bluffs, rocky islands, medley of wildlife and dense forests by way of the river. shuttle services are available through most of the outfitters.

Fishing:

Year-round fishing is good with black bass, white bass, striped bass, crappie, channel and flathead catfish, bream and walleye, with rainbow and brown trout stocked in the Illinois River below the dam. Three heated fishing docks offer winter fun for crappie fishing. Lake Tenkiller is popular for fishing tournaments. Fishing is a year-round activity with each season producing its own fun! More than 70 species of fish have been found in the waters. Classes are available for fly-fishing, lure tying and guided fishing trips.

Lake Tenkiller:

This peaceful home is just .5 mile from Lake Tenkiller which is the clearest body of water in Oklahoma. It is nearly 13,000 acres of water and over 130 miles of shoreline. This beautiful lake provides a wide variety of boating activities that cover sailing, water skiing, wakeboarding, inner tubing, and cruising, lounging, fishing and jet skiing. There are many secluded coves to anchor into and enjoy a day on the lake. The sunsets and clear night skies are perfect for stargazing and romance. There are full service marinas on the lake that provide fuel, snacks, and swimwear and water toys. Several marinas rent pontoons, ski boats and wave runners. Four of the marinas serve as floating restaurants.

Scuba Diving:

Scuba Park is a diver’s dream with clear waters from 8-30 feet. You will see sunken vehicles, planes, boats, remains of homesteads and artifacts left behind before the lake was formed that give divers a glimpse of history. The lakes underwater terrain ranges from sloping hills to rock cliffs, and the water goes up to 165 feet in places. Some divers go spearfishing! Two diving pro shops are located on the lake offering training, certification and equipment rental.

Hunting:

Approximately 2,590 acres of project land are licensed to the Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife conservation for a State Game Management Area. Principal game species include whitetail deer, bobwhite quail, wild turkey, mourning dove, duck, geese, cottontail rabbit and squirrel.

Golfing:

Cherry Springs Golf Club, a scenic championship course, is located north of Tenkiller Lake on the southern edge of Tahlequah. Tenkiller Golf Club’s championship course plays through a hardwood forest on the southeast corner of Tenkiller Lake.

Nature and Hiking:

There is a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities for bird watching and wildlife observation. You will see migratory geese, ducks and other waterfowl. Winter time is an excellent time to view bald eagles, bobcats and whitetail deer. White pelicans come in the fall. Elk, deer, turkeys, bobcats, squirrels, bald eagles, rabbits and owls can be seen. Spectacular rock formations, huge boulders, high bluffs and natural springs are enjoyed. Programs from bird watching to tree identification to animal habitat are scheduled activities. The following places can be accessed by foot and some by horse or mountain bike: Tenkiller Valley Recreational Area, Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, Cookson Game Refuge, Tenkiller State Park Nature Center, Standing Rock Nature Trail, Buzzard Roost Trail at Cato Creek Landing and Overlook Nature Trail located at the Tenkiller Dam Overlook.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ken Lightcap (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015

About Ken Lightcap

I love coming and literally smelling the roses of our bending waters estate. I live very busy and demanding live that I truly love. For me, there is nothing like coming here because this is a beautiful serene place where the stresses of life just seem to float away down the river. The majestic views from our beautiful home inspire my creativity and romance while rejuvenating my souls. Living on the land and enjoying the scenic clear waters is refreshing and exhilarating, while providing lots of fun and adventure for me and my entire family. As I leave this safe harbor, I am always strengthened and rejuvenated to face the stormy sea of life once again!

Ken Lightcap purchased this estate in 2002

Why Ken Lightcap chose Tenkiller Lake

I discovered this sublime secluded piece of property that inspired me to personally design, build and furnish my dream home to complement the beauty of God's majestic handiwork in this place of serenity. This elegant home I call, Bending Waters, is nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, surrounded with dogwood forests, hilly terrain and beautiful foliage from spring through fall with the scenic crystal clear waters of the Illinois River boarding the back of the wooded acreage.

What makes this estate unique

Bending Waters is a private retreat of vegetation and wildlife where you can enjoy the beauty and sounds of nature. This is a place of refreshing tranquility and peace! We like taking our kayaks to the water's edge of our back acreage for a brisk ride down the river to Lake Tenkiller, just 1/4 mile away. The lake provides lots of fun, adventure and excitement for the whole family! I know you will enjoy your stay as you soak in as much of the relaxation and fun that you have time for while remembering there is more to offer that can be experienced in your next trip to our amazing home, Bending Waters!

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Sleeps13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Bending Waters,Private Estate On Illinois River @ Threshold Of Lake Tenkiller
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews
5

Wonderful family reunion getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Bending Waters. It is comfortably laid out so no one was on top of each other (important for teens to have their own space), the kitchen was more than furnished with pots/pans/dishes (is usually my complaint when we rent) so it was fantastic for all the cooking we did. Beds & bedding were super comfortable & it was a lovely house. The grounds were beautiful & loved that the house was set back off the street. Thanks, Ken, for accommodating us, answering all my questions & helping with our requests!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owasso, OK
5

Perfect retreat for friends and family

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Bending Waters for our annual treat with close family friends. The owner personally greeted us and showed us arond the property. It had plenty of room for four adults and five small children and plenty to do!! It was an adventure getting down to the river with kayaks, but the kids enjoyed the trek, and once we did, a nearby sandbar provided a great base for fishing, playing in the water, and kayaking. The best part, though, may have been the massive fire pit located in a clearing in front of the house. What a perfect way to end each day! The house was clean with quality applicances, TV, all the linens and towels we needed, etc. We even saw a bald eagle while relaxing off the back deck!

This house is in a great location and was perfect for a mix of relaxing and adventure. Would certainly recommend staying at Bending Waters!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Noble, OK
5

Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property and home. We had an excellent time and will be back in the future. The owner is very nice and very accommodating. There was plenty of room for everyone and we loved the view of the river from the back deck. We were able to relax, hang out with friends and family all while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Looking forward to our next trip to Bending Waters!!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Georgetown, Texas
4

Family time

  • 4 of 5

We truly enjoyed our recent stay at Bending Waters. The view of the river and woods from the .spacious deck was awesome. Though there are other houses next door this home still seems secluded. We enjoyed the fire pit and our grandsons loved making smores.

The kitchen is well supplied, make mealtime effortless. The bedrooms are very comfortable and spacious with plenty of extra blankets in the closet.

I was disappointed that the fountain was not working. The access to the riverside is quite a trek with youngsters. I was uncomfortable not having window coverings in the bedrooms and would rather have the option of coverage especially at night. I would recommend bringing plastic cups for young children. I worried about breaking glasses.

All in slow would recommend this property..

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Oklahoma City
5

Family annual fall break trip.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 days at Bending Waters. There was more than enough room for all to be comfortable, and relaxed. The expanse of the property gave a feeling of seclusion and isolation. We were able to thoroughly enjoy both fire pits and were able to find enough wood easily to build and keep the fire going each evening. I would say the only disappointment was access to the shoreline. I would highly recommend this as a good place to have a family reunion.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Born on the Fourth of July!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 adults and 7 kids book this wonderful home every Fourth of July. It is such a special place and means so much to our family that we return each year for much needed rest and bonding with our family. The house is stunningly located on a clear, gentle flowing river which all ages of our kids (5 to 14) find delightful to swim in. It is easy, fun, and safe (small kids always have life jackets though, regardless!) to access via Kayak from the short distance to the boat ramp (half a mile to boat ramp). We just load the Kayak's in the van with the seats down, and the kids are in the water in no time. Sometime they prefer to swim at the boat ramp area itself as it has beautiful cliffs and clear water with plenty of fish jumping out of the water. We are excited to hear that the owners are approaching the Core of Engineers to allow further access to the river, but we have no problems in getting to any point of the river our kids want. As for the house, it is equal to this beautiful setting and sits like a Norman Rockwell painting on the bluff overlooking the river. Look for the rare, beautiful chartreuse and white Luna Moth which flies up and down the river at the back of the house. It can be seen at sunset and is so large that it can be seen from the deck of the house. For those who don't know....Luna Moth's are very rare to find as they are becoming extinct due to loss of habitat, but there is no loss of habitat, for wild life or man, at Bending Waters.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
68 Miles
Tulsa International Airport,
Nearest Barpub
9.5 Miles
TBones Steakhouse
Nearest Golf
10.4 Miles
Cherry Springs Golf
Nearest Motorway
4.7 Miles
Oklahoma Highway 82
Nearest Restaurant
12.7 Miles
Jincy's Kitchen
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Horseshoe Bend Boat Landing & Park
Car: necessary

Take a step back in time to the orginal location used in the Classic Movie 'Where the Red Fern Grows' at Jincy's Kitchen & General Store For Yummy Home Cooking.

We are 10 miles South East of Tahlequah on the North end of Lake Tenkiller.

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Rates & Availability

From $269 Per night

Tenkiller Lake Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Rate
Mar 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$299
From
$349
Fri,Sat
$1,883
$6,870
 
 
Memorial Day (First night: 05
May 23 2015 - May 26 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,347
Flat fee
 
 
July 4th (First night: 07/03/2
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 5 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,796
Flat fee
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,347
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 29 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,347
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$269
From
$299
Fri,Sat
$1,603
$5,670
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $145
Refundable damage deposit $295
Pet Fee $145
Tax Rate 6.25%
Notes Check in time is 4:00 PM on the date of your arrival
Check out time is 11:00 AM on the date of your departure

The non refundable Cleaning Rental rates apply to parties of 6 or less
A additional cleaning fee of $10 per person for parties of more than 6 will be added to the $145.00 base cleaning fee

!/2 of the refundable deposit will be held for pets ($147.50)

No Smoking inside the home

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Tenkiller Lake Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 2 Lavatory, 2 Person Jacuzzi, Shower W/ Rain Head/ Body Jets
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Lavartory
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , 2 Lavatory
  • Master Bath with 2 people Jacuzzi overlooking the river, walk in shower with 3 water jets and rain shower, toilet, double sink and mirror Half bath on main floor with toilet and lavatory Full bath on lower level with Jacuzzi tub and shower combo, toilet and 2 lavatories with mirror
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Comfortable memory gel foam
    Bedroom 4 - Bunk Bed With 1 Double & 1 Twin
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Trundle - 2 Twin
  • Master Bedroom is on main floor: I king - comfortable memory gel foam Bedroom 2: 1 Queen Bed memory foam gel 1 Twin Bed Bedroom 3: 1 Queen Bed 1 Trundle (2 Twin) 1 Twin Bedroom 4: Private sleeping nook: Bunk Bed With 1 Double 1 Twin
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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