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jill cattaneo

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

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

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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 sunroom also new fooseball 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...

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,

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
jill cattaneo (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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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based on 33 traveler reviews

CATTSCRADLE, City Limits- Kiddie Beach- New outdoor room & crows nest..
average rating of 4.909091 based on 34 reviews
whitesburg, tn usa

A+++ getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful STAY and everything that was needed was available to us. We have been coming to Guntersville for 6 years now and this rental was the best so far in location and easy access. Truly a great vacation destination with no hidden surprises, We will return...

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thank you for the kind review! We try to continue improving every year, even in small ways... I know what I like on our vacation get a ways. So I strive to make cattscradle a home away from home... Thank you for choosing us this year.. Would appreciate a return visit .. Be blessed... Jill & Bob
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Beautiful. Couldn't ask for better.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. Beautiful place. Great communications with Jill.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all enjoyed your stay at cattscradle! Hope you can come back for another week sometimes:) house looked great at your departure!!
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Absolutely delightful !!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Kid friendly !!! Well equipped !!! Great location !!!! Colors and decor sets a "fun" atmosphere. Owners, Bob and Jill, are truly delightful people. Our family was so thankful and felt so blessed to have found Cattscradle for our very first spring break vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you all enjoyed your first stay, hope not your last... So nice talking to you... Jill
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Stayed for b.a.s.s. Team championship tournament

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place, everything was perfect, couldn't ask for anything more!!! 10 fisherman stayed here and everyone was happy and comfortable!! Jill you are a super nice person in every way!!! A pleasure to deal with thank you very much! Will be back soon!!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: you guys were great to work with, you left the house in incredibly nice shape! so glad yall chose cattscradle for your comfort zone between the fishing days.. i hope all was well within your liking..i so appreciate working and getting to meet such nice people through out the states! please consider us again on your next trip, would enjoy meeting your wife or wives with your group..merry blessed christmas to each of you!! happy 2016
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Great Birthday Celebration!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks, Jill, for a wonderful place to make great family memories. My husband totally enjoyed his 65th birthday celebration! This was his fourth birthday spent at Cattscradle and if it is God's will, we will see you again next year. The little ones just learning to fish even caught some from the pier! Made their day!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So great that you all enjoyed another trip to cattscradle, always look forward to your group:) house looks so nice at your departure, so thoughtful! So glad you all celebrate that special birthday here the last few is a spec umiak place to create lasting memories....happy to share our loved cattscradle... Jill & Bob.
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Lebanon, TN

Great Place for Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family just stayed in this wonderful home for the 3rd time in past 12 months ! It is just right for big family gatherings. Everything you need is provided and the kayaks/paddle boat were a great addition this year!

Owners are great to work with! Very nice home and looking forward to returning again!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: wow..3 times in a year...i believe that's a record so far! so glad you all enjoy coming to our lake house, there's something for everyone, from fishing, swimming, water sports. grillen or chillin! would love to have ya'll back anytime... you always leave the house looking great, do appreciate early...summer fills quickly...thanks again.....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.. "
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...

we do not rent out for weddings!

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

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



Rates & Availability

Guntersville Lake House Rental Rates

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winter rates
Nov 1 - Mar 1
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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Alabama House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
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
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,,

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