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Spectacular Private Lakefront Home on Lake Wheeler, AL

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

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

More Details

Tom & Elaine Kallay
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, russian, hungarian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

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 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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Rogersville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • 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
'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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(75 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Private Lakefront Home on Lake Wheeler, AL
average rating of 4.96 based on 77 reviews

"Bama House" Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

This home away from home was perfect for our stay while visiting and attending our sons graduation. Walking in the front door everything was so inviting and the view immediately draws your attention. We spent a week in this quiet setting with our children and grandchildren, and I struggled to leave. Although we did not do any fishing, we enjoyed all the comforts of home and felt very relaxed and at peace here. My favorite time of day was early morning watching the sunrise from the swing on the back patio. To say the view was amazing would not be doing it justice, perhaps breathtaking would be better.

The owners were more than gracious and always responded quickly to any questions or concerns we may have had. This will definitely be on the top of my list of places to stay when visiting Alabama again. The whole experience was perfect: accommodations, setting, kindness, short drive to anywhere we needed to be.

Much appreciation goes to Elaine and Tom for sharing their "happy place" with us.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your extremely kind words and we are thrilled that you chose Bama house for your son's graduation! We welcome you back any time and would be happy to host your visit again. We agree the view is amazing and I am glad our happy place made you happy!
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Etta, Mississippi

Excellent getaway home

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time staying in your vacation home! This was our 4th year to stay in Bama House and we continue to love it! Great view of the water, and the home is fully furnished with everything you could possible need! We would definitely recommend this home to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.

  • 4 of 5

Very nice home, set up with great views and well suited for entertaining.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Asheville, NC

We Felt At Home in the "BAMA HOUSE"

  • 5 of 5

We recently had the pleasure of spending 1 week at the BAMA House. We were totally and completely satisfied.

The house was stocked with everything we needed but the kitchen and kitchen supplies went above and beyond. You will be told, at time of booking, that it is best to go to the house before stopping at the store for supplies. This is very true. Elaine has stocked the house with a great deal of supplies, including a lot of food. She only asks that you replace what you use, which is very fair and understandable. It was wonderful to not have to rush to the store on the date of arrival.

If you like "Large Water Views", I do not think you could find a spot that better fills this desire. The views from the patio, the house as well as the multiple sitting areas in the yard afford you with some spectacular sights. In addition, even though the house is not large, it provides three bedrooms, a large kitchen / dining area and a cozy great room area.

If you need anything, please feel free to contact your hosts, Tom and Elaine. They, as well as the neighbors, are very nice and will take care of any necessary issues almost immediately.

In summary, if you are thinking of booking this house for a getaway, you will not go wrong. You will enjoy your trip. We will not only recommend this “Yellow House”, we will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at our Bama house. Thank you so much for this wonderful review and we welcome you back any time. It was our pleasure to host you and your wife.
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Scottsboro, AL USA


  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at the Bamahouse. The house is absolutely perfect, the decorations are happy. I can see why it is the owners "happy place". We will definitely go back again. The owner Elaine is very friendly and very helpful. The lake view is perfect, the fishing is good. We plan on coming back when weather warms up.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Elaine's house for three days back in early October. Everything was as expected, and more. The house was in tip top shape upon our arrival. The view is AMAZING! There is a dock that is very accessible for renters so if you have a boat, there is room for 3 boats to dock. We were with 6 other guys on a fishing trip and let me tell you, if you're a catfishing guru, you can literally travel 1/4 mile down the lake to catch a fish of a lifetime. My brother caught his personal best blue catfish at 84#. It was a monster. Ask Elaine (the owner), she'll show you a picture or two. We will be going back, GUARANTEED!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Rogersville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Mar 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2018 - Feb 28 2019
3 night minimum stay

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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