“Cliff House”, the spectacular view in Mentone, a cliff hanger experience
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About Susan Collins
Cliff House was constructed in 2017 on the brow cliff overlooking Desoto Falls on property owned by our family since 1945. It was developed with vacationers in mind specifically as a retreat for spiritual reflection. The estate will soon include a second woodland cottage with 2 bedrooms and private baths. The anticipated opening is Fall 2019. This cottage will be available to accommodate additional guests when reserved at the time Cliff House is rented or available as a separate rental. The new cottage will be on this website when available for renting.
Susan Collins purchased this Cottage in 1994
Why Susan Collins chose Mentone
Because there is no other like “Cliff House”. “FEEL the MAGIC” of your vacation rental immediately on arrival. It is without equal and one spectacular place of a lifetime, all in Mentone, Alabama. You will be beckoned back to “Cliff House” year after year.
What makes this Cottage unique
The Cliff House is a cabin with magnificent views of Desoto Falls from every room in the house. Our pictures cannot possibly convey the peaceful serenity awaiting you at this ancient site on Lookout Mountain, a truly spiritual experience.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Entertainment of 8-10 day guests acceptable
Cliff House is a NON SMOKING PROPERTY
Not allowed. No exceptions.
Beds Not suitable for young children. No Twin beds
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Gas fireplace must be OFF when leaving house.
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY 4 . NO exceptions and arrival with more than 4 persons will void rental contract and forfeiture. Late check out is not an option.
Manager, Susan Collins, is a licensed Real Estate agent in DeKalb County Alabama
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Everything was absolutely perfect - the house, the view, location! We will definitely be back.
Slice of Heaven
The word "AWESOME" does not do justice to this property. It is without a doubt the most relaxing place a person could go to just relax and get back in touch with God. The owner, Mr. Balpha, immediately makes you feel welcome and is a gentle kind soul. The fact that he lives next door is a plus. He shows you the house and then he lets you enjoy your stay. The waterfall sound is so soothing and relaxing that you really hate to leave. But alas, life goes on. I would like to thank Mr. Balpha again for allowing the average Joe to experience such a great place. It is our hope that we will be able to go back for longer next year.
This is a beautiful property with a lovely house. The property owner has thought of all the little things to make your vacation easy. The view of Desoto Falls is spectacular from the screen porch and the deck, even from both bedrooms! The location is very convenient to Desoto State Park and Little River Canyon National Preserve. It’s also less than an hour from Russell Cave National Monument and Cloudland Canyon in Georgia. Highly recommend!
Cliff House Heaven
This was our 2nd stay and it was just as perfect as our first. A beautiful home, in a beautiful location, with spectacular views of Desota Falls. Overall, it puts one closer to heaven and closer to true nature.
Took my dad there for his 90th birthday. It was the perfect location to go to to just hang out and enjoy the cabin. We received a warm welcome from the owner, had everthing we needed, and an amazing view that made us feel like, "why go anywhere else!"
Simply the best
Our second visit this year. This is the nicest and most scenic VRBO we have ever rented. The falls are fabulous. The house is superb. We hiked at Little River Canyon and Cloudland Canyon. Cloudland Canyon is beautiful. We visited Eddie’s Florist for the Christmas tree displays. That was worth the 20 minute drive. Oh, and did I say the house and falls are wonderful? LOL. Quiet and private. Simply the best!
The Desoto State Park maintains a boat landing and facilities with swimming available above Desoto Falls which is a three minute walk from "Cliff House". The town center of Mentone Alabama is a three mile drive where restaurants/bar, shops, banking and service stations are located. Desoto State Park Lodge is seven miles away with dining including breakfast, also hiking, bird trails, and swimming available. The Little River Canyon National Preserve Visitor's Center is twelve miles away where educational exhibits and activities are administered jointly by the National Park Service and Jacksonville State University. Rangers are on site to answer questions about The Little River Canyon ecology and geology. Little River Falls is directly across from the Visitor's Center, and Martha's Falls is a short hike into the canyon where swimming and picnicking are popular.
Downtown Chattanooga Tennessee is less than an hour drive where one can visit The Tennessee Aquarium and exhibits. Atlanta, Birmingham and Nashville are each about 2 1/2 hrs drive. Chattanooga, TN (CHA) is the nearest airport about a 45 min drive.