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Shawn Kries

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish

Luxurious New Lakefront Custom Home - 4 secluded acres - deep water boat slip

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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3 formal BR / 3.5 baths / Loft - Sleeps 16

Barren River Lake Rental – 4 Beautifully secluded acres with new custom waterfront home. Ideal setting for a multi-generational gathering, weekend get away with the kids, or a group of friends looking to unwind.

Don’t be fooled by the natural surroundings. This home has all the amenities (with cable/sat TV intentionally omitted). High Speed internet is available throughout the home and all the outdoor living space. If you cannot unplug, the signal will reach the hammock and sometimes the boat dock. High Def 52'' LCD TV, Sony Blu-Ray, and Apple TV stream whatever you want, whenever you want. Movies, music, it’s all there and available on demand. Top of the line security features inside and out.

The gourmet kitchen if fully stocked with any utensil and gadget you would need including the KitchenAid stand mixer for the cook who just has to make it from scratch. 2 refrigerators on site so you can stock up on your favorite food and drinks with room to spare. Huge pantry, double wall oven, and island ensure room for all the cooks to be in the kitchen.

3,000 sf of outdoor living space is highlighted by the “Autumn Porch” with a 25’ cathedral ceiling and deep seating for your group. Patio Heater for cool nights and all you need to grill or smoke the gourmet meal you’ve been planning all week.

Hike one of our trails and explore the miles of shoreline Barren River Lake has to offer. Wet a line and try to catch dinner for the fam. Kick your shoes off and enjoy our composite deck boat dock with swim ladder. Launch the canoe and explore the lake and shore line for hours. Or, load the little ones in the pedal boat for the most stable ride on the water. Not to worry, life jackets from infant to XXL are on site and plentiful.

Toast marshmallows or s’mores in the fire pit, or swing in the breeze from the 2 person hammock, or practice your marksmanship with the BB gun and targets on site.

Enjoy the best of both worlds with your family and friends at our lakeside retreat.

Area Attractions: Mammoth Cave National Park is less than 30 minutes door - door. Many restaurants and retailers are available within 10 minutes drive in Glasgow, KY. Barren River State Resort park and marina is an easy 7 mile drive. Bowling Green is 40 minutes away and is home to hundreds of restaurants, bars, shops, National Corvette Museum, Bowling Green Motorsports Park and Olde Stone golf course. Horseback riding and golf at the Barren River State Park are a big hit. Finally, one of our favorites between Memorial Day and Labor is lake church, a waterfront gathering of Christians enjoying fellowship and God's creation.

Recreation: This home was built for making a lifetime of memories for our family and yours. Our 4 acre property offers plenty of room to explore, relax, and get away from everything. A gentle stream feeds a cove that borders our property which then feeds into the main channel of the lake. A canoe and pedal boat are available for your use and we have a great option available for renting jet skis.

If you'd like to bring your own vessel the Beaver Creek Boat Ramp only 2 miles away for launch. We have a ladder on our dock to make swimming a breeze. Target shooting is a family favorite and there is ample open space for football, baseball, and outdoor games of all kinds. Covered porches afford you the opportunity to be outside regardless of the weather with gorgeous views. HD Network TV is the perfect centerpiece for sports gatherings including NFL playoffs, NCAA Final Four, Master's Weekend, etc.

Other: This is a TVA US Army Corp of Engineer managed lake. The levels vary significantly throughout the year. The lake is brought up to 'summer pool' each year in mid April. The levels start to drop in late October. You can see actual levels and 'target' levels online. Please inquire for the URL.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Shawn Kries (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Shawn and Kelly,

I received your note and our deposit check last week. Thanks for getting that to us so promptly!

We had the most phenomenal trip to Kentucky, thanks in large part to your beautiful home and your care and concern for our comfort. It was such a blessing to have such kind and thoughtful people to rent from. Your personal touch was truly appreciated. Your home was beyond our expectations, and was absolutely perfect for the purpose of our being there. People came and went all week, and the beautiful views and decks provided space for folks to spread out and visit. For my Dad, it was probably the most memorable trip he’s ever taken. Knowing his time is limited, and having the opportunity to see so many people he loves and cares about could not have been more momentous. It was very special for both my Dad and my Mom.

Thank you for the picture of your family. What a beautiful family indeed!! I know you all look forward to making memories as a family, and I can tell you, from personal experience, that those memories will be cherished by you, Kelly, AND your children for as long as you live. God is good, and we can find blessings in our lives, no matter what hardships we have to face.

God bless you and your family, and I look forward to hearing from you in the future!


Apr 2010
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Luxurious New Lakefront Custom Home - 4 secluded acres - deep water boat slip
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Bowling Green, KY

Lake Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My law firm chose this property for our retreat this fall. The open layout and private location provide an ideal setting for both work and recreation. The home is amazing and has all the extras one would expect at a first class resort. Wifi kept everyone connected and the large kitchen allowed for easy dining and conversation. The huge deck space allowed our meetings to enjoy the fresh air. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
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Nashville, TN USA

Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

Best long week end, with extended family, in years. Home is absoluely beautiful with every amenity one would ever need. You can tell the owners are well traveled, as they have prepared this home for it's visitors.

The wrap around multiple decks gave us great pleasure with it's views and the fellowship with family it provided. The lake was great. We fished and everybody got into the water sports, including the great grandmother!

We gave it an excellent rating, because, it deserved it.

Hope to do again some day.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
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Bowling Green, KY

Serenity for the Soul

  • 5 of 5

Are you looking for a traquil setting surrounded by nature? Perhaps you need a place to get away from it all. This lake house is the ultimate getaway from all the stresses of life. This is the place for you and your family or just a group of friends! I have been lucky enough to experience this gorgeous lake house twice. Once for a large family gathering and another time for a girls' getaway relaxation weekend. I must say that it was ideal for both! This well decorated, cozy home offers space for everyone from adults to children. The bedrooms are huge and are equipped with double bunkbeds as well as additional double beds in the same room! The master suite is beautiful and soothing with its pale blue and brown accents. The best part of the house is the outdoor patios. Dozens can gather on the side porch on the various couches and cozy chairs, or you can just have an intimate gathering. Porches downstairs and upstairs allow everyone their own private area to visit and read. A grill is provided for cooking outdoors and you can always take a walk down to the lake for some boating or swimming. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need and more. Top of the line appliances coupled with a large island for serving make the kitchen, great room combination ideal for sharing a meal with friends. I HIGHLY recommend this lake house for any size family gathering. I cannot wait to return and look forward to the serenity it offers!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words Maura. You guys were model guests. We appreciate the care and attention you gave our home and hope you can make it back.
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  • 5 of 5

Our family had a fabulous time at your beautiful lake house. Everything was just perfect for getting away from a hectic everyday life. The boys loved being able to run through the "forest" on the trails and the fishing. The canoe rides were especially enjoyable for them. Our daughter even learned to play chess! We loved the quiet and calm. Every part of the house was very cozy and comfortable, not to mention exceptionally clean. The location is perfect for privacy but still so convenient to dining and shopping. We have all been raving about what a great place you have to friends and family since we got home. We can't wait to come back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Louisville, KY

Beautiful Lake Home

  • 5 of 5

This home was everything we expected and more! The upscale amenities were wonderful – it is a luxurious lake house with all of the extras. The house had plenty of space for everyone to have their privacy and for the kids to play indoors when needed. Our family enjoyed fishing and swimming off the dock, hanging out on the porches together, and a great bonfire. The owners went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed for the weekend. We definitely recommend this home to other renters and would love the chance to go back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Nearest Motorway
21 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Honey's BBQ
Car: necessary

Our property is right on the water. Home is 30 miles from Bowling Green, KY.

Golf: Barren River Lake State Park has an 18 hole golf course and is a 10 minute drive away. Bowling Green offers several public, private and semi private courses including the Award Winning Olde Stone Golf Course.


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Glasgow House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Payment Processing $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Glasgow House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Large walk in showers with 2 chairs in place of full tub in Master and Basement. Added for easy access in limited mobility situations. Full tub in upstairs bath for bathing small kids, etc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master - 1 king , Private Deck / Master Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 3 double , Full over Full bunk bed + standard full
    Bedroom 3 - 3 double , Full over Full bunk bed + standard full
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon
    Great Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper Sofa
    Rec Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper Sofa
  • Loft area is open to below with futon / reading area. Little privacy but great for kids.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Gourmet Kitchen with built in Stainless Steel appliances. Granite countertops, Cherry cabinetry, 2 convection ovens and island bar with seating for 5. High Speed Internet Access available throughout the home and outside decks. Video conferencing available for corporate meetings / retreats or to keep up with the office while on vacation. Luxurious accommodations throughout.

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