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Incredible sunrises await you as you drink coffee and overlook the main lake.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Newly renovated vacation lake home overlooking beautiful KY Lake.

Enjoy our lake home overlooking the main lake with incredible sunrises from a spacious deck. A full renovation was completed on the home this year. We renovated the home with a focus on having a "lake cottage" feel and focusing on being outside!

The home features 3 bedrooms and 1 bath. Bedroom one has a king bed, bedroom two has 2 queen beds, and bedroom three features a custom built bunk bed with an extra long twin on top and a full size mattress on bottom. The home also features a full length sunroom with full views of the lake. The new expanded two-tier deck features a large oak tree towering through the middle of the deck and providing a canopy of shade during the day, and lighting hung from the tree at night. We have also included an antique viewer purchased from a resort in Banff, Canada. Looking through this viewer you can see full detail across the lake into Land Between the Lakes or any boats on the water.

If you want to get closer to the water, there is a second deck down at the shoreline. This deck features chairs for lounging above the waters edge. If you choose to get even closer to the water, you can take advantage of the newly installed dock extending 70 feet out from the shore with a 10x40 platform. Feel free to fish, lounge, swim or pull your boat up to the dock for the day.

The home sits privately down the hill located behind the garage. There is parking for 3 cars. If you want to bring your boat, you are within a mile of 2 boat ramps. If you only have one vehicle, you will be able to park your boat parallel to the road in front of the garage. A second option would be to contact Moore's marina and rent a slip for your stay and simply keep your boat there. The house is less than a mile from Moore's.

You will find all the comforts of home including a full kitchen, refrigerator, stacked washer and dryer, cable and Wi-Fi. Of course, the idea with the lake house is to NOT be inside, but if you must, you will find a very comfortable home.

For fun, you are within minutes of Land Between the Lakes which boast 170,000 acres of activities including 500 miles of hiking, biking, off-road riding, horse bike riding, Woodlands Nature Station, Elk & Bison Prairie, Homeplace 1850s Working Farm, and Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory. You are also within 30 minutes of Murray, KY, home of Murray State University and 30 minutes away from Paducah, KY and 2 hours drive to Nashville. Moore's Marina has a very good restaurant that serves both lunch and dinner.

We are very proud of the home and are excited to share it with you. If you are like us, once you settle in, you won't want to leave. The water keeps calling you back. The beautiful sunrises are breathtaking and the evenings down on the dock make you realize that life still has some places that aren't as busy.

More Details

Greg Yandell
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Greg Yandell

Thanks for checking out our home. My wife and I purchased the home in late 2016 and began a major renovation. We both grew up in Western KY, graduated from Murray State University and now live in Nashville. We wanted to purchase a weekend lake home back on KY Lake for the enjoyment of our family.

Greg Yandell purchased this house in 2016

Why Greg Yandell chose Gilbertsville

We purchased this home because it represented exactly what we wanted in a weekend getaway, plus the renovation allowed us to put our vision into how a fun lake home should make you feel when you walk through the door. From the interior colors, the shiplap walls, and the lake décor, you will see our vision come through and you can't help but feel like you are in a place where work is frowned upon! If you have children, they will absolutely love the custom made bunk bed room.

What makes this house unique

We focused a great deal on the outdoor experience when renovating the home. We doubled the deck size, retained a very old oak tree that is now an integral part of the deck, and purchased a refurbished antique viewer from a resort in Banff Canada. The viewer is the first thing that people want to experience when they walk out on the deck. You can see clear across the lake with great detail looking through the viewer. You will want to get up early every morning just to witness the sunrise across the lake. With a little cloud cover, the colors are amazing. As the home is situated down the hill and tucked in behind the garage, you get a sense that the home is very private. We also installed a new dock that has a very large 10x40 platform. As this has been a life long dream for us, we put a lot of time planning and executing our vision of our dream lake cottage. I am confident it will bring you as much pleasure as it does us.


Gilbertsville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower only, single vanity.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 closets, split unit heat and air.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 1 closet, split unit heat and air, walkout sliding door.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Upper bunk extra long twin, bottom bunk full
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Incredible sunrises await you as you drink coffee and overlook the main lake.
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I celebrated our 5th Anniversary at this comfy and cozy cottage and were blown away by the beautiful sunrises. This cottage is very comfortable and had everything we needed. It was just the two of us, but if we'd brought more family we no doubt would have had enough towels, linens, books, playing cards and a well-stocked kitchen to boot, including Halloween candy, for everyone! Our breakfasts were so much better cooked on the cast iron skillet. And I really enjoyed my tea made in the electric tea kettle. There are many neat places to sit for a spot either on the dock, the concrete landing, the deck (above or below!) which is beautiful, or the sunroom...all had beautiful views. This is a great area for fishing, and we really enjoyed meandering around LBL. Lake Barkley State Resort Park was beautiful and we had a fun time looking for bison and elk at the range. We had a very relaxing time...the bed and pillows were perfect!! We imagined how much fun we could have in the summer months swimming off the dock and making smores over the fire pit!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer, thank you for selecting our home. It was a pleasure being able to host you for your anniversary! The cast iron skillet is the best!!! Happy anniversary and here's to the next 5 years.
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Birthday Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful 4-night stay at the Yandell's lake cottage, which included Thanksgiving and my wife's birthday!

Greg was very hospitable, starting off with having a surprise birthday cake from Parcell's in the refrigerator upon our arrival. He was also accessible on the phone when we had questions about the grill and house during our stay.

The cottage is nice, the king size bed is very comfortable, and the two decks have spectacular views of the water! Our mini vacation included enjoying the cottage and making excursions to Patti's and Land Between the Lakes.

Great time!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greg, Thank you for selecting our cottage for your weekend. Glad you enjoyed the surprise birthday cake as well!! We look forward to hosting you again.
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Breathtaking views!

  • 5 of 5

What a gorgeous home! Right when you pull up the view of the lake is just breath taking. The recently renovated home is done absolutely beautifully and still retains a lot of charm with an original porcelain sink and freshly painted shiplap walls. We were so comfortable during our stay and the owners have really thought of everything - comfortable, clean, cozy bedding, sound machines in every room, plenty of blankets, fresh towels, and a fully stocked kitchen for cooking. We felt so relaxed and enjoyed just hanging around in the sunroom enjoying the view.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rachel for selecting our home! It was a pleasure hosting you for your getaway!
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Great Getaway Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is perfect for a family/couples/friends getaway. The place is spotless and has everything you need to enjoy your time there. I just finished a biking and boating weekend with friends, and it was perfect. This is a great mountain biking area with Land Between the Lakes and a few other local spots. And Kentucky and Barkley Lakes are some of the best in the US, plus a great little store near by. At night we grilled on the back deck and enjoyed the tremendous view of the lake and then the star-filled sky. Truly relaxing. I will definitely be back. Greg was easy to work with and very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ken, it was great to host you for your mountain bike weekend! Thanks also for sharing those incredible sunrise pics from the deck! Maybe next trip I'll be free to do a loop with you guys!
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Perfect location for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Wow, a beautiful home, very clean and comfortable. The location is absolutely perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Terrific cottage with awesome lake view

  • 5 of 5

Newly renovated lake house with everything you need for a getaway. The view from the decks are terrific and the location is quiet. We had a very relaxing weekend. Q

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again Steve for renting our home. So glad you enjoyed both decks! The views really are incredible, especially as the sun comes up across the lake over LBL!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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