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CATTSCRADLE, City Limits- Kiddie Beach- New outdoor room & crows nest..

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Welcome to Cattscradle vacation rental, this is a wonderful location by land or water located in city limits of Guntersville, this property is family friendly with large colorful themed rooms, we have board games for kids, along with videos, the great room is 20x50 overlooking the lake with a large stone gas fireplace and a cozy game/ meal table in sun room also new foose ball game table, and new basketball hoop and teather ball.. brand new flat screen tvs /dvd players in 2 bedroom and 47 inch flat screen in great room. great room has 4 sofas, master bedroom also has nice size sofa for relaxing overlooking the lake, all rooms have paddle fans.

The bedrooms are cozy and private, you won't see beds stacked together here, only one bunk set in kids room! The kitchen is roomy with lots of cookware, or a charcoal grill outside for that perfect steak or catfish!

The screened in porch is perfect for morning coffee or evening sunsets, the stamp concrete patio is perfect for that perfect book.

The yard has a park like setting, with brand new 11 foot heigh arbor with built in bench & stone picnic table, also has a fish table for cleaning your catch, this yard is flat and kid friendly, you also won't see bluffs or dangerous slopes here or multiple levels, easy to bring in groceries, easy to walk out to lake, safe area for toddlers. Also, great room for boats, trailers & cars, no road side parking here!we have a boat launch next to beach area , best use of this is for small water craft only, jet ski type... local launch 2 miles away..

The pier is a great place to sit and try your luck at a great catch or just to jump off with a tube, the choice is endless, sunlight or moonlight it's always a good day here at Cattscradle! Make this one a family tradition!

..p.s as stated throughout...interior of boathouse & attached garage are locked for owner use only...

we do not supply extension cords, water hose, items to bring would include.. trash bags,foil, plastic wraps ,extra toilet paper, personal toiletries, laundry detergents, soaps...extra people over ten must be cleared with owner..additional fees will apply

Keywords: detached house in residential neighborhood, yet private.. nice location on water! large, family friendly flat yard, new large stone patio. boathouse exterior is available with crows nest, long pier lots of room for tie up of boats, interior is locked for owners space,

More Details

jill cattaneo
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About jill cattaneo

My family moved here 19 years ago from California, we wanted a quieter life style, we chose Guntersville for the beauty of the lakes and mountains. i was house hunting with my sister and her husband for a home for them, we found our lake home but in extreme poor condition, too much work for a move in ready home. I instantly fell in love with the location and the yard, i knew the home would be a project, the property looked like a park on the water, so different from the other surrounding lots, so at that point the idea of a vacation rental came to be, cattscradle comes from the first part of our last name and cradle is self explanatory!

jill cattaneo purchased this house in 2004

Why jill cattaneo chose Alabama

I instantly loved the property location and the park like yard, flat and family friendly, so many of the lake properties have steep slopes and driveways, this lot is flat and very enjoyable for all activities! The location is just a few minutes from our own home, which makes it very easy for me to meet and open the property myself, or for those who would like to stop by before renting to see if the home will work for their stay, I enjoy meeting the visitors, we have been blessed with wonderful renters, many whom have made this an annual vacation spot!!

What makes this house unique

The homes location is central to many enjoyable ammenities, my favorite are the blacktop walking trails along the waters edge,10 minutes away, if that. also the tennis courts at this location, the recreation center with the wonderful lap pool, kids pool, and large swimming pool with curved slides make a nice change from the lake for the kids or toddlers.Guntersville state park is about 15 minutes drive, also super walmart, and other stores..located in the city limits.

Guestbook comments from the owner

we wanted to take a winter break for a change, had several friends recommend this lake front house. it was too cold to swim, haha. but we had a wonderful time with friends and family around the stone fireplace in the great room. Had a wonderful selection of cookware, from crock pot, mixer, blender, cork screws, stone ware galore. bedrooms were cozy, new flat screen tvs in bedrooms and a large flat screen in great room, bring wii games, they have one also that we had a blast playing on. state park, eagle watching 10-15 minutes from house, gorgeous sunsets off the pier, love,,loved, the new large outside arbor, with built in benches, we brought charcoal for outdoor grilling, our friends have stayed at this house every summer for the last 6 years, we will be back. thanks so much for sharing this cozy, fun get a way!!! p.s loved all the wildlife and birds that were on the lake.. not sure where to post the star rating, but would give this one a 10 for sure...
Jan 2013
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Guntersville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (2) 4 couches two are sofa beds, perfect for extra pull out beds if needed. located in the great room., Bunk Beds (1) full size bed on bottom, sturdy iron bunk bed set..
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
we do not supply paper products, foils, plastics etc..bring trash bags and extra tp... and personal toiletries, small beach, and boat launch located in yard. is best used for small water craft (jet ski, small fishing boat, flat yard, perfect setting for families, beautiful new stone patio area, a few steps from house to water. pier is wheel chair accessible , wonderful new boathouse with crows nest!(interior of boat house is locked for owners use only ) crows nest on top is available! home offers nice parking for cars, boats and boat trailers.. the house has 4 tv s and 3 vcrs, lots of family friendly videos,


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

CATTSCRADLE, City Limits- Kiddie Beach- New outdoor room & crows nest..
average rating of 4.925 based on 41 reviews
shelby county, al

dobbins family

  • 5 of 5

excellent great location for fishing boating swimming Great for kids flat lot sand beach, great host. Plan to go again next year

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the positive review! We strive to make our cattscradle a very cozy, homey , lake front retreat.. We would 💚 To add you to our annual families that continue to make cattscradle a regular date on their calendar ! Thanks again. .. Blessings to each of you.. Jill
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Great house for our family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house, plenty of room for all us, very clean and has a great location on the lake! Renting the kayaks was a great idea, the kids enjoyed them very much. Thanks Jill!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yay.. So glad you all enjoyed your week at cattscradle.. The kayaks are always a great, fun addition! Hope to have y'all return next year.. Thanks again for choosing cattscradle.. Be blessed. Jill
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Very relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our family trip at this beautiful lake house! The property was well kept and the house was very spacious. We will difinitely be back for another family trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that cattscradle was a good fit for your group.. Thanks for taking care of home and with laundry at departure.. Hope to see you all again next season... Jill
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Beautiful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying here and we absolutely love it!!! The house is comfortable. There is more than enough room. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes and dinnerware. Swimming off the dock is my favorite. There is no grass or weeds. The fishing is great too. We caught brim, catfish and bass right off the docs. We will be back next year!! Its truly home away from home. Thank you for having us!!

Lamb Family

Auburn, AL

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words.. Appreciate so much your choosing cattscradle.. We strive to continue to be a special place to create memories.. Jill
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful. House is nice and spacey. Being right on the lake is breath taking. There was plenty to do. Had room to park our boat on the dock and a little sand area for our boys to play in. Awesome location and will be returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all enjoyed your stay at cattscradle...thank you very much for laundry help, always a blessing for me.. Most of our bookings are back to back throughout the summer:)) hope you'll make this a family tradition like so many of our other guest have done.. A place to create lasting memories each year..
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Ocean Springs, MS

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Cattscradle provided a wonderful and relaxing getaway for our family and friends. The home and property are beautiful and well-maintained. I especially enjoyed the outdoor areas! The kitchen was extremely well stocked with everything a person would need. We had 9 in our party, and definitely had ample space.

The owner, Jill, was just minutes away if we needed any assistance and was attentive to our needs.

Thank you, Jill, for a great place to kick-off our summer. You can't go wrong here!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So thrilled that cattscradle was a great fit for your group..thank you for the kind words...we strive to make it a special place to create memories and hopefully return. 80% of our bookings are from our regulars... Thank you for leaving in great shape and 💕 The laundry help! Jill
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Rock House Eatery
"great place for a nice afternoon lunch, dinner is very good also, call ahead for hours ...a..."
Top O' The River
"opens at 5pm ,,,close to our location, you can drive a boat from our property and tie up ..."
Walmart Supercenter
"one stop shopping...about 3-4 miles away"
"across from wal mart in guntersville...."
Outlaw Steakhouse
"at the end of our road....lunch buffetts...dinner"
"love this place! closed on sundays..."
JJ's Drive-Thru Hamburgers
Guntersville Boat Mart Inc
"thought id list for folks that may need boat parts im not familiar ..."
"right down the road for those who still like a quick junk meal,,,,,"
Lake Guntersville State Park
"15 minutes from cattscradle, great walking trails, beach, golfing, many other amenities."
Cathedral Caverns State Park
"check this out, this cavern is awsome, located about 20 minutes away, a unique one of a kind..."
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
"one of a kind space camp or spend the day there and take a tour.. "
Cracker Barrel
Crawmama'S Seafood, Steaks & Catering
Wintzell's Oyster House
Los Arcos
Huddle House
Simmons Bar-be-Cue
Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
huntsville airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
rock house bar and resturant
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
guntersville state park
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
guntersville state park
Car: necessary

close to walking trails, tennis, rec center, state park, golfing, cathedral caverns, largest in the south.. space and rocket center.. huntsville botanical gardens, boat rentals...


0r for large group activities...thank you.....

boathouse interior is locked for owners use only, also attached garage..



Rates & Availability

Guntersville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 1 2017 - Nov 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee is $125.00 $125
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 12.0%

security deposit is used for any and all damages to home, can be responsible to pay above security deposit property and boathouse, pier, or cleaning above the normal..... the lodge tax is 12%... holiday rates are higher all holidays are $25.00 per nights lodge additional .. 4th of july is minimum one week at $300.00 per night (does not include a free night with a weeks stay)you must fill out and mail or email my cattscradle reservation agreement to complete reservation. you can find it on pdf file on vrbo or this location will need to be printed and mailed. or scanned to myself

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