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Spectacular Private Lakefront Home on Lake Wheeler, AL

65 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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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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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Tom & Elaine Kallay (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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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 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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Spectacular Private Lakefront Home on Lake Wheeler, AL
average rating of 4.9692307 based on 67 reviews


  • 5 of 5

“BAMA HOUSE” is truly a home away from home. The view of the lake is breathtaking. The peace and serenity you feel the moment you walk into this home is indescribable. The home is so warm and inviting. The decorations are so suiting for this home, the care that was taken to pick out the decorations for this home show how special this home is to the owners. Everything in the home makes you “Happy”. It was amazing to sit on the patio and just watch the barges and boats go by. Sitting by the edge of the water and watching the fish and turtles was so relaxing. The neighbors were wonderful and welcoming. It rained while we were there which produced some of the most amazing rainbows I have ever seen, double rainbows, colors so bright it was like looking at a post card…The owners are some of the nicest and warmest people you will ever deal with, they know the “true” meaning of customer service…. Home was very clean. We had a great meal at "Walton's" Catfish, hushpuppies, ribs and wonderful Sweet Tea. We were able to have amazing steak dinner at the house using the grill that was provided. We have rented homes in TN, AR, FL, MS and this home was the best of all. We had an amazing time and cannot wait to return. If you want to experience true beauty and serenity you must go to “BAMA HOUSE”.

Thank you sharing your little piece of heaven on earth.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Place is beautiful, clean and a true relaxing environment. Elaine is extremely easy to work with, highly professional. Quick to address any needs and we felt perfectly at home. They had life jackets, rafts, noodles for the water, extras of just about anything you could conceive of needing. Our 4 kids were occupied by the variety of board games, toys etc. Best place we've ever stayed at using VRBO.

We rented a boat from a marina closely and highly recommend Fat Cats for dinner.

Great place to spend a vacation. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Mark and Heather

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay and very clean. Hope to be back soon. Dock is awesome for swimming.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Making memories and reliving many of my own

  • 5 of 5

When I was a child my parents brought us to Wheeler Lake every summer to my great uncle's cabin. It was my favorite thing to do every summer. Now that I'm a father, I wanted to bring my family here to make memories. My six year old learned to kneeboard. I still have family in the area so we were able to have a family get-together like we once had. We will for sure be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautiful views, owner anticipated all our needs

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice, relaxing time at Bama House. We appreciated all the amenities (the deck, the many chairs outside, the grill, the dock, the ice machine, the box fan, etc). The house is decorated like a beach cottage. The yard is huge making the house seem very private. The deck was nice to get a panoramic view of the river and the small island to the left of the house. The boot ramp is a mere 100 yards away and easily accessible to unload the boat and park at the dock below the deck just steps form the house. The bedrooms being on the opposite ends of the house lends itself to quiet times and privacy. We played a board game ( I won!) - something we haven't done in years (since cell phones).

My favorite spot was by the back sliding glass door where I could read and have a180-degree view of the river. The view was fabulous.

Its just a short drive to town where we enjoyed lunch and antiques stores during the hot hours of the day. I highly recommend Stanfield's Steak House - the food was phenomenal!

Joe Wheeler State Park is about 15 min away and has boat rentals and a nice boat ramp area and a sandy beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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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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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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Mar 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 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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Alabama House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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.

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