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Tom & Elaine Kallay

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, russian, hungarian

Spectacular Private Lakefront Home on Lake Wheeler, AL

60 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Alabama House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

This pristine, very private 3-bedroom, 2-bath ranch home sits on the most spectacular 'big water' view of Lake Wheeler, minutes from Florence and Athens Alabama. Surrounded by an acre of land in a rural setting, each room is decorated in Caribbean Casual, painted in bright calypso colors sure to make you feel like you are in your own private island resort.

This home boasts cathedral ceilings with large windows offering a continuous and uninterrupted view of Lake Wheeler. This home has a completely renovated kitchen, with new appliances, cabinets and countertops. The master bedroom and guest room feature French Doors that open onto the large patio where you can enjoy your morning coffee or an afternoon chat while rocking in a good old fashioned rocking chair. All bedrooms face Lake Wheeler, which is one of the premiere fishing lakes in the United States and host to many national fishing tournaments. Fish off the dock, relax with your favorite cold beverage on the large deck of the boat house, or just float on the water. Pontoon boat rentals are available at nearby Joe Wheeler Marina. The Robert Trent Jones golf trail is also just minutes away for you golfers. Shopping and restaurants are 20 minutes away in either Historic Florence or in Athens. If you are looking for a cosmopolitan environment surrounded by gourmet boutiques and fine dining, this is not the place for you. However, if you are craving a 'got-to-get-away' peaceful, private safe and beautiful place to recharge your spirit, then this is your spot. Whether you want a romantic getaway, or to reconnect with loved ones or friends, come relax in the serene beauty of this home. Take advantage of sitting in a rocking chair by the fire pit with your cold beverage

Talladega Race Fans: 'Bama House is located a little over two hours away from the track. Relish in both the race and the relaxation of the lake simultaneously! Go to the races, then come back and relax!

Nashville, for you country music lovers, and Birmingham are both a short 2 hour drive. Alabama football is 2 1/2 hours away in Tuscaloosa! ROLL TIDE. Huntsville International Airport, serviced by American, Delta and United, is 45 minutes away. Nashiville International Airport and Birmingham International Airport are each 2 hours away.

Huntsville, rated among the number one best cities in the United States, is 45 minutes away. Visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Space Camp and/or Aviation Challenge. Parents of campers will find this the perfect place to stay while your child is at camp-close but far enough away! After camp, bring your family back to 'Bama House to play for another week.

Minimum 2 night stay. One week rental is 7 days (6 nights), typically Sat-Sat (negotiable). Check in time is 3 PM. Check out time is 11 AM.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Tom & Elaine Kallay (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, russian, hungarian

Guestbook comments from the owner

We recently spent a week in Bama House while our 10 year old son attended Space Camp. We have other sons ages 13, 7 and 13 months and Bama House was PERFECT for our family. It's quiet and peaceful and doesn't have all the modern trappings that we really needed to escape! Not hearing a phone ring? Priceless. :) The house has absolutely everything. In fact, we actually made a bet to that the house did not have (blank) and of course....it was there. From hair dryers to spices to whatever else you could possibly need. Everything was clean and well-kept. Our boys had an absolute delight playing in the children's room. Lets just say there is a TON of goodies in there for children. :) We caught a few crappie and enjoyed all the local restaurants, too. The neighbors are such sweet, caring people. I was sad when we left! All in all, just a wonderful getaway.
Jul 2011
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Reviews

5
based on 60 traveler reviews

Spectacular Private Lakefront Home on Lake Wheeler, AL
average rating of 4.983333 based on 62 reviews
Prattville
5

Great River Home!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights in this relaxing home and loved every minute of it. You can tell at every turn that the owners LOVE this home. The décor is so cute and really gives you a feeling of being on vacation. Every single decoration has been picked out specially for this home, down to the lighthouse pull knobs in the kitchen! We especially enjoyed the view of the river from every room in the house! The river is literally like 100 ft. from the back of the house! The owners have taken great care to have several items that might be needed in both the kitchen AND bathroom. When I contacted the owner, she got back with me very quickly, as did the property manager that lives next door! We stayed here to go see the Helen Keller play in Tuscumbia, but would go back just to hang out and relax! Our kids and grandchildren enjoyed their stay as well! There were even toys for the girls, and movies galore! I recommend taking a boat ride with Captain Steve on the Nautical Wheeler from Wheeler State Park, too!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

GREAT

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing enjoyed watching river and shopping house was 5 star

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Week with family

  • 4 of 5

The Bama House was more than we hoped. The views were incredible, the house clean and comfortable, the pantry stocked with just about anything we forgot to bring, the neighbors wonderfully helpful, the dock peaceful and the fishing (well, we are terrible at fishing, but it was fun trying). The week we spent there as a family was what we needed. I would have given it a perfect 5 if we could have brought our two old family dogs. But I understand, as sometimes people do not handle their pets well and allow them to make a mess. It was a great place for paddle boarding, floating on the tubes and eating dinner on the picnic table on top of the dock. Thank you, it was a wonderful family getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nashville, TN
5

GREAT VACATION SPOT!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great spot to have a relaxing weekend (or longer). The views are spectacular and the house is very well stocked and clean. There is plenty of outdoor seating, which is where we spent most of our time, and the boat house is great for docking the boat while you have lunch or dinner at the house. We did not, however, leave the boat docked overnight there (because of some rain and higher winds) but the boat ramp is literally 100 yards from the house. The owner was GREAT! She texted to make sure we were comfortable and she made sure that we also felt comfortable asking her for anything that we needed. Deposit were returned promptly after the cleaning crew inspected the house for any damage (which there was none). We WILL return here for our next vacation. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN
5

GREAT VACATION SPOT!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great spot to have a relaxing weekend (or longer). The views are spectacular and the house is very well stocked and clean. There is plenty of outdoor seating, which is where we spent most of our time, and the boat house is great for docking the boat while you have lunch or dinner at the house. We did not, however, leave the boat docked overnight there (because of some rain and higher winds) but the boat ramp is literally 100 yards from the house. The owner was GREAT! She texted to make sure we were comfortable and she made sure that we also felt comfortable asking her for anything that we needed. Deposit were returned promptly after the cleaning crew inspected the house for any damage (which there was none). We WILL return here for our next vacation. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Etta, Mississippi
5

Excellent Lake House

  • 5 of 5

We had another wonderful vacation experience staying at Bama House. Fabulous property with everything we could possibly need or want. It is a fantastic home away from home. Thanks for your hospitality! We look forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Historic Florence, AL is nearby featuring first class restaurants, horse-drawn carriage rides, shops, etc. Helen Keller's home is in nearby Mussel Shoals; see the Frank Lloyd Wright House in Florence or golf at the world famous Robert Trent Jones golf trail. These are all a short drive away. NASCAR's Talladega race track is just 2 hours away. Nashville, with its many attractions is also a 2 hour drive away. Fishing tournaments are held on Lake Wheeler and the surrounding lakes year-round. Huntsville, featuring the US Space & Rocket Center is nearby.

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Rates & Availability

Wheeler Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Mar 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$245
$1,470
 
 
Fall/Winter
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 
 
Spring/Summer
Mar 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$255
$1,530
 
 
Fall/Winter
Dec 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$210
$1,260
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $450

$150 cleaning fee will be deducted from your security deposit prior to refund. $300 will be refunded assuming no damages incurred to the home.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Alabama House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1) King in Master BR, Queen size Beds (1) Queen in BR #2, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Couch in family room can accommodate two smaller people., Bunk Beds (1) Lower bed is a double bed, upper bunk is a twin.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
'Bama House sits on a flat lot with a 180 degree frontage and totally unobstructed view of Lake Wheeler and portions of the Elk River. It is 1500 square feet of comfort, all on one level.

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