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Lilli or Dave Stevens

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Lakefront with Floating Dock, Hot Tub, Home Theater, Kayaks & Pedal Boat

44 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Tims Ford Lake Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

Perched 50 feet above Tims Ford lake, this retreat has Wide Open Views across the lake. A Large Floating Dock is perfect for Swimming, Boating, Water Skiing, Tubing, Fishing or Relaxing. The Master Bedroom has an incredible Lake View through 9 foot wide sliding glass doors with a Hot Tub just outside on the 400 square foot covered patio. In the evening, the living room can become a Home Theater with a 10' pull down screen and Surround Sound. There is a small universal gym in the second bedroom. The living room has a sofa and two Rocker Recliners. A community Boat Ramp is 500 yards from the house. Kayaks are available year round to explore the lake or nearby Goose Island. Originally designed as a 'mother-in-law' apartment, this 800 square foot property is the lower half of a lake home with a private entrance and sound-proofing.

This property is best for a romantic retreat for a couple, or a couple with one or two children old enough to swim and safely navigate the stairs to the lake. It can be used for two couples, but there is only one bathroom and the second bedroom doesn't have any windows. There is only parking room for two cars.

The owners travel frequently and are often not present. If the owners are present, they're usually 'invisible' and the backyard and dock are for exclusive use by the guests during their stay. We do have neighbors on both sides. One of them has small children, and we would prefer they not learn 'new words' :). So, this property is NOT a good choice for loud or late night partying. However, we can often provide special requests such as having a chilled bottle of champagne, cake or flowers waiting upon arrival for special occasions.

We also now have very high speed wireless Comcast Internet (50mbps +).

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lilli or Dave Stevens (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Lilli or Dave Stevens

Dave is a former Navy F18 pilot and Lilli was in the medical field. They have an e-commerce business and Dave is an author. His Fuzed Trilogy is ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year & won the Eric Hoffer and eBook Epic Award (complimentary copy provided :).

Why Lilli or Dave Stevens chose Tims Ford Lake

We moved here for work reasons and fell in love with the area and people. It's a slower paced life in a beautiful surrounding but with plenty of opportunities to play. We travel frequently and thought it would be a waste not to share this little slice of paradise.

Reviews

5
based on 44 traveler reviews

Lakefront with Floating Dock, Hot Tub, Home Theater, Kayaks & Pedal Boat
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 44 reviews
5

Great Views, Amenities and Value

  • 5 of 5

Instead of our usual summer vacations to the beaches of the Carolinas and Virginia we decided to try something different. Best decision this summer! For less cost than a beach front condo, we had an amazing private lake front view off of the private dock. Two kayaks provided fun for the teenage girls as well as swimming and fishing from the dock.

The house was well furnished with everything we needed to enjoy our stay,

Rent a pontoon boat at Tims Ford Marina for a relaxing day exploring the rest of the lake. The weekdays on the lake were peaceful, without many boaters making it seem like your own private resort.

Will definitely be making plans for a return.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Perfect Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

We were astonished at the hospitality that was received upon arriving at this lake house. We were met with homemade cookies, which were enjoyed mostly by our kids. The lake is beautiful and being so close to Tim’s Ford State Park was a plus.

We will admit, we were a little reluctant in staying here with our 9yr old twins since the owners lived upstairs. We were concerned of the privacy and the noise. But this never presented itself to be a problem and often at times forgetting that there was an upstairs.

The house is perfectly laid out and even stocked with the basic necessities, which came in handy when we needed cooking spray.

The movie projector was a big hit with our kids and came in handy on the rainy days that we encountered.

We used the dock for swimming, a little fishing and mainly to enjoy the sunshine. We really enjoyed the paddle boat. Allowed us to get out a bit and look at the scenery.

Thank you for opening up your piece of paradise for us to share.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Amazing Views, great hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

What a great find on Tims Ford Lake - my wife and two kids spent the weekend and it was a perfect get away. Initially from the photos the stairs were a concern with two small kids (2 and 3) but they were not a problem at all. We were able to easily navigate up and down them to the dock where we caught all kinds of fish. The apartment is VERY well equipped with anything you might need including pantry items which can be a hassle to pack. We got some rain one of the days so having a movie size screen projector with plenty of G and PG rated movies to choose from allowed my wife and I to hang out in the hot tub enjoying the view!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Home away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

As new folks in a new town, we typically find it easy to meet new people and get connected. This time we were living in two different cities as a new career began and personal business was closed out in our old home town. The peace and comfort of this two bedroom apartment gave our family a place to relax and recharge after each day of something new and being 'on our game' during the day. Lilli and Dave became fast friends and we look forward to sharing our life's journey in our new home town. Thank you for opening your home and hearts to us! Five stars is no where near enough!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Beautiful Lake Home!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful weekend at Lilli and Dave's lake home. It was stocked with everything we could have wanted, and was a in a great location for hiking, fishing, and general lazy lake days. Lilli and Dave were incredibly responsive and fantastic hosts. I could not have imagined a better getaway location. This place is fantastic!!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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A wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful few days at Lilli and Dave's home. The house was fully stocked, we loved watching a movie at night on the home theater, the home was so clean and they even had cookies waiting for us. My kids loved fishing on the dock, went out on the kayaks for hours and ending the day roasting s'mores in the fire pit. This was the best place to take my kids away and unplug from technology and just be kids. They didn't want to leave! We will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Winchester Municipal AIrport (Nashville 87 miles)
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Bear Trace (Jack Nicholas design) 4 miles by BOAT
Nearest Motorway
6.5 Miles
Winchester Speedway Dirt Track Stock Car
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
John T's BBQ
Car: necessary

Tims Ford is a 10,700 acre lake with 246 miles of beautiful shoreline and less than 20% of shoreline development. Located in a secluded community, but just 12 minutes from local restaurants, a historic cinema and a Wal-Mart. The Jack Nicholas designed Bear Trace Golf Course was named one of the 'Top Ten Places You Can Play', and it's a 20 minute drive or 7 minutes by boat! For history buffs, less than 30 minutes away in Lynchburg is the Jack Daniels Distillery (the oldest in the US) and Wine Tasting, both open for tours and tasting. Sewanee and the University of the South, along with exceptional dining, are a 35 minute scenic drive up the mountain. The Bonnaroo Music Festival is also 35 minutes away. Less than 45 minutes to the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, and some of the best hiking trails in the Southeast, such as Fiery Gizzard and Stone Door. We are also an hour from Huntsville and the US Space Center (rides, museum & Space Camp), and 75 minutes to Chattanooga and 90 minutes to Nashville.

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Rates & Availability

Tims Ford Lake Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
$4,200
 
 
Labor Day 4 Nights
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
$800
Flat fee
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
$900
$2,950
 
 
Thanksgiving 3 Nights
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
$600
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas 3 Nights
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
$600
Flat fee
 
 
New Years 3 Nights
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
Flat fee
 
 
Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay
$150
$900
$2,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $150

Check-in is 3:00 pm Central Time and check-out is 11:00 am Central Time.
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Tims Ford Lake Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The fully equipped bathroom has a dual vanity, full tub, heat lamp and separate toilet room.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The master bedroom has a queen size bed and a lake view through 9 foot wide sliding glass doors. It opens up to the 400 square foot covered patio with the hot tub right outside. The bedroom also has a small walk in closet and 32 inch TV with a BlueRay DVD player. The second room has a small universal gym and a little HD Display and DVD player but no cable. It also has a queen bed, a closet, and the washer and dryer are off of this room. This room DOES NOT have a lake view or windows.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
There is a short gentle set of large open stairs with no handrail down the hill from the parking area (absolute maximum of 2 cars) to the property entrance. The property is also about 50 feet above the lake on a fairly steep slope. The staircase, down to the lake and floating dock, has 60 steps. This property is not recommended for individuals with heart, back or other physical or medical conditions. Due to the steep slope and stairs, small children are not recommended. If present, they MUST be supervised at all times for their safety.

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