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Pam Gadd

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Lake in the backyard. Golf Course in the front yard!!!!!!

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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5 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 12+ people!!!! Full walkout Basement

This great lakefront home has the best lake access on Herrington Lake. The property is located on the north part of the lake near the damn/power plant. This ranch home has 5 bedrooms with a full finished basement. The basement has a pool table, big screen TV, and a view of the lake. This house is located right across the street from the 18 hole Peninsula Golf Course. The property also has a private dock to leave your boat in the water while you stay. Wake up in the morning and be in the boat in minutes. Children have their own lake playhouse. This property is great for golf trips, family gatherings, vacation, or just to get away.

Central Kentucky Lake Herrington: Herrington Lake was created in the 1920's when a dam was constructed across the Dix River three miles upstream from its confluence with the Kentucky River. The purpose of the dam was to establish a reservoir which would provide the water to operate a hydroelectric generating station. The dam also provided the State of Kentucky with the capability to partially mitigate flooding on the Kentucky River by holding back water in Herrington Lake during critical periods. Construction of Dix Dam began in the fall of 1923, impoundment of water began on March 17, 1925, and the project was completed and power generation began in October 1927.

It is worth noting that the Dix Dam was constructed by the private sector and prior to the Great Depression when many public works projects were financed and managed by the federal government throughout the United States. Consequently, Kentucky Utilities owns the land beneath Herrington Lake (up to the maximum possible lake level of 760 ft. above sea

Property is located across the lake from the power plant and dam. Owner is not responsible for lake level and condition of the lake. NO REFUNDS will be issued to due either issue. Please visit for more information regarding the lake and its surroundings

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pam Gadd (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english


based on 24 traveler reviews

Lake in the backyard. Golf Course in the front yard!!!!!!
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 24 reviews

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a fantastic five night stay at this property! There were issues with the lake and access to the dock when we arrived due to rain, but the owners got everything taken care with the dock the next morning (and lake conditions thankfully improved).

The home is clean, well stocked and very comfortable. Family joined us for one afternoon to celebrate my son's birthday and the spacious layout of the property was perfect. My only complaint is the mattress on the pullout couch - super thin and uncomfortable. Otherwise - we hated to leave!

We swam and fished from the dock, rented a pontoon for tubing and roasted hotdogs on the bonfire. Cellphone access was limited - perfect for our getaway! Thanks for sharing this property - we will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home in beautiful area

  • 4 of 5

My family rented this home for our 2016 family summer vacation. The home is beautiful and accommodating for two families. The home has lots of fun things to do such as a pool table, board games, ping pong table, multiple decks, a fire pit, and a floating boat dock.

The home makes you want to stay inside because it’s so nice and spacious. The property has a steep slope which limits a lot of outdoor activities other than walking down to the fire pit and the waterfront. Depending on the rain before your trip the lake level will vary. When we arrived the lake level was down so we could use the cove for swimming and wadding in sandy / rocky water, it was perfect and one of the few sandy coves on the lake. After a day of heavy rain, the cove level rose three feet and we were unable to swim or boat due to the debris picked up during the storm. So beware if the water level rises and it’s storming your use of the cove, and possibly even the dock, for swimming or boating purposes may be limited for a day or two.

We were able to cook each night at this home. The kitchen has a ton of room and there are two dinner table to support two families. There are plenty of items to support cooking, such as pots, pans, silverware, etc... Or you can cookout on grill located on the upper deck. There are plenty of linens and towels and they were very well kept.

The lake is beautiful and golf course near the home is also wonderful. You’ll get real enjoyment on the lake as there is very little boat traffic and it’s very scenic. The golf course is a 2-minute drive from the home and is a great value for being such a well maintained and challenging course.

The county is dry so you’ll have to buy or bring refreshments from elsewhere. There is not much near this vacation house as far as stores or restaurants, so plan wisely.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kentucky Family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed this property so much. The home is so very beautiful and made an exquisite backdrop to our christmas photos. If there was an option to share pics with the viewers, I certainly would. The home was very clean and the energy plant was not an issue at all. It even played Christmas music on Christmas Eve. It was a great experience and are planning a return visit soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Exceptional Stay

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was exactly as advertised and incredibly nice. There was plenty of space for everyone, the view of the lake out back was actually quite lovely, and it was incredibly peaceful. The only possible negatives were there were a few cleaning spots missed, and the back yard was in a bit of a rough state, but it didn't hinder the experience in the slightest. Those staying wished they had more time to really enjoy the cabin, and it would be a lovely place for an extended stay. Secluded, but not overly far from getting anywhere interesting.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice two day stay!

  • 4 of 5

Nice house to rent, we had a great time staying on the lake. I thought it was very peaceful, I was paying particular attention to the "noise/buzzing" due to other reviews, you can hear the water pumps pulling water from the lake, more of a faint humming noise, when I wasn't paying particular attention I couldn't hear it, kind of just fads into the background. The second thing I hunted for were bugs in the house, none that I could find. The house has a great view from the deck, if you go down to the lake you will be looking at the power plant which actually was interesting to look also has a neat dock, the little boat was a cool treat, it allowed us to paddle around the cove. The Rock on the shore allowed us a adventurous walk around. The house was clean, like a hotel, not your moms house. I don't think the renters that talked about cleanliness have stayed in a hotel before. If you find anything wrong or have questions just email Pam, we found her very responsive. I would/will for sure stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Two Day Get-A-Way

  • 4 of 5

Family and a few friends stayed 2 days & nights at this lake-front house. We enjoyed our stay and the scenic view of the lake. It was relaxing to look out at the lake and seeing other boats on the water incited water activity.

The housekeeper could pay more attention to certain areas of the kitchen and some of the floors. However, the bed linens and bathroom linens were clean as was the bathrooms.

Overall the house is acceptable and I would stay again. I recommend this lake-front house for a weekend or a vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Blue Grass Airport Lexington Kentucky

Golf: This 18 hole championship course is situated on 200 acres of rolling terrain. Built in 1997 by the renowned Pete Dye, it has already been the host of various professional and amateur events. Lush Bermuda fairways sweep through natural contours and elevations producing many breathtaking sights. Mr. Dye has strategically placed over 60 bunkers around the fairways and greens. The bent grass greens of Peninsula are recognized as some of the best in the country. With their many undulations and swells, the challenge is not over until the last putt is holed. All the greens are surrounded by bent grass approaches and Dye's famous 'collection areas' for those wayward iron shots. The championship tees, Playing almost 6700 yards, will provide even the scratch golfer with a most arduous task. The middle and front tees play 6100 and 5100 yards respectively. All players of every caliber will enjoy the Peninsula experience.

Course Difficulty: Gold Blue White Red - Slope 124 119 TBD 115 - Course Rating 71.5 68.9 TBD 68.5 - Yardage 6647 6082 5519 5049


Rates & Availability

Lancaster House Rental Rates

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Aug 1 2016 - Oct 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
May 15 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Lancaster House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Basment - toilet , tub , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeper sofa
  • Bedroom 4 has day bed and bunk bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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