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Guntersville Getaway $100 discount for booking a week, 1 month in advance.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 9

Relax in your own private, waterfront home. Complete rennovation in 2017. The Guntersville Getaway is nestled in a small cove on scenic Lake Guntersville, which has 949 miles of winding shoreline.

There is a lot to do without even leaving the property. Relax on the large patio of this 1900 square foot waterfront home. Watch the sunset and grill out. Swing in the over sized hammock and take a nap. Watch the wildlife, which may include a Bald Eagle, Osprey or the endangered Whooping Crane. Great Blue Herons, Coots and Turtles are almost daily visitors. The turtles and ducks like to sun on the log in front of the house.

Field and Stream Magazine voted Guntersville one of the top 10 fishing towns in the country. It is well known for it's Bass fishing and National tournaments. Guests often catch fish right off the bank or pier. The kids will love catching Blue Gills, Catfish or Bream.

Fun in the Sun for Everyone: The Guntersville Getaway Waterfront home is easy to find, it is less than a mile from Highway 431. It is located on Buck Island Shores near Gunter's Landing, across from the Guntersville Yacht Club. It offers a fun and inviting place to bring the whole family or it can be a romantic retreat for two. Children are welcome and pets sre considered. We have children's books and DVD's. Create memories with your family that will last a lifetime. We have movies and books for grown ups as well.

The Boathouse, built in 2017 offers deep water year round. Summer and Spring bring boating, swimming, fishing, skiing, or just sunning. If you have had too much sun, shop till you drop in Guntersville for antiques and bargains. Or zip over to the Factory Outlet Stores in nearby Boaz and Unclaimed Baggage in Scottsboro.

First Class Golf and Family Attractions: It is centrally located to four first class Golf Courses: Gunters Landing, Cherokee Ridge, Robert Trent Jones/Hampton Cove and Goose Pond.

Your whole family can discover Cathedral Caverns, which has the largest cave opening in a public cave in the U.S. It is only 20 minutes away.

Spend a day exploring the Space and Rocket Center and Space Camp, in Huntsville, which attracts visitors from all over the world. Huntsville is less than an hour away.

In the fall and winter curl up next to the fire with a good book from our collection of hard and paperbacked books. Take a drive or a boat ride and treat yourselves to the explosion of fall colors.

What's new? Almost everything!!! We added a 300 square feet master bedroom. the bathrooms were transformed into elegant, luxury bathrooms. New rock and an amazing mantle piece are the focal point of the living room; that is if you can tear yourself away from the fabulous view of Lake Guntersville. We have a beautiful new flagstone walkways. new landscaping, and larger driveway. We replaced the sliding glass doors in each bedroom that lead to the patio. We painted the living area paneling a light gray color, which brightened the space. We have painted the interior and much of the exterior. It was time to replace the boathouse. Now guests have their own slip with lift, chest freezer and fish cleaning station.

More Details

Nicholas or Lyndall Hamlett
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, Some ASL American Sign Language.
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Nicholas or Lyndall Hamlett

My parents, built this home in 1958. My father helped design the house with it's open living and dining area floor plan. I have kept some of the retro look by leaving some of the original fixtures, but it has also been completely updated the kitchen, laundry room, both bathrooms and added a 300 sqare foot master bedroom.

I live just 3 miles away, also in Guntersville. My husband and I have lived here since 1990. He is the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Albertville. We are still keeping it in the family. My son Nicholas manages the property for me.

Nicholas or Lyndall Hamlett purchased this house in 1958

What makes this house unique

It is a jewel of lake front property, because it is not steep and keeps deep water year round. It has shady and sunny area of this one acre property that provides privacy. It is in a cove. My favorite part about the house is the windows. In almost every room of the house you can look at the serene lake.

The retro look has been blended with modern convenience. For example there are modern granite counter tops and antique dressers.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just arrived home from our wonderfully relaxing vacation in Guntersville! Gunterville is such a lovely town with beautiful veiws of the lake and mountains. The state park is breathtaking! This is a beautiful house that has all the comforts of home. I love to cook and the kitchen provided every gadget I needed. I also loved the beautiful stove! The house was emaculately clean. The view of the lake is breathtaking and the back patio is great. My kids loved being able to walk outside and fish and swim. The location and neigborhood is very safe and I didn't worry at all about my kids safety. Lyndall is a gracious and thoughtful hostess! My family is looking forward to going back!

Michelle H., Millry, AL
Jun 2012
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Guntersville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront
  • River ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large Bathtub and large shower, grab bars in both bathrooms
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Luxury Bathroom, Large Shower, grab bars
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 5 twin/ single , 2 sets of bunkbeds; stairs lead up to upperbunk, not ladder
  • Every bedroom has sliding glass doors that lead to the patio, lake view. You can connect to WiFi ( internet ) in every room and even outside on the patio.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The house is all on one level, ideal for those who do not like to climb stairs. The walk to the boathouse is on a very gently sloping flagstone walkway. Cell phone reception is good. No landlines to jangle your nerves. A starter set of paper products and soaps are provided. Save money by fixing your own meals in the kitchen, which has lots of gadgets. Boathouse included with one slip for guests.


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Guntersville Getaway $100 discount for booking a week, 1 month in advance.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 25 reviews
Alabama USA

Amazing home with big views

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful home with great views from every room. Also, loved the boathouse and the privacy provided by the trees. Thanks for sharing your wonderful home and look forward to staying there again!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a great review! We are happy to share our home with wonderful guests like you. Michelle we look forward to having you back soon!
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Nice quiet getaway

  • 4 of 5

Like the name says, it's a great little getaway. The owners were easy to contact, the home is updated and modern, cozy and comfortable.

The little corner of the lake it's on gets very little boat traffic, the boat house is new, the patio is great, we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Guntersville Getaway. Owner Nick was great, so kind to let us have all of our animals at beautiful Lake Guntersville.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the spending the time to write a review of the guntersville getaway. It was a joy to get to know you. It is really gratifying when all our hard work is appreciated. Thanks again and we hope to see you back soon.
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Back patio looking out over the lake was great

  • 5 of 5

There were 4 adults and 1 teenager. The house was perfect for us! Great, LEVEL lot, with plenty of shade trees. Caught fish off of the dock and had a nice boathouse to keep my boat in. Guntersville Getaway is an easy drive to antique stores, grocery stores, outlet stores and tackle stores. We'll definitely be going back. AC works great!!

We recommend to any guest(s) to NOT use Boat Mart on Hwy 69 for any boat rental purposes. Ask Nicholas for any boat/waverunner rental information.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week at Guntersville Getaway relaxing, seeing beautiful Alabama, and visiting with family. The owners were extremely friendly and booking was easy. The house was located in a easy to get to location with a lovely view of the lake and wild life. It was the perfect jumping off place for fishing and boating, or visiting locations such as shopping in Guntersville, The Cathedral Cave and Guntersville State Park. It was an easy drive to the Space and Rocket Center. The house was very clean and well-maintained. We were pleasantly surprised by the size of the yard, great for playing family games in the evening. I would recommend this house to anyone seeking a relaxing getaway!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! That is our goal, for you to have a wonderful relaxing vacation. It is gratifying for wonderful guests like you notice our hard work ! Take care and come back soon! Hugs, Lyndall and Nicholas
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Great home

  • 5 of 5

Three couples came for a wonderful time away from the stress of the world and sickness and we were blessed with a great home!! Nicholas and Lynn were great host and did everything they could to make our little vacation an experience to remember. They recommended a great restaurant, The Rock and we had already discovered another one, Top of the River. As promised, we caught a lot of fish on the pier and had a fish fry one night. The pictures of the home are perfect and the kitchen is the most stocked one of a vacation home I've ever seen. I give this home a 5 star rating or more. We hope to return in the spring.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Claysville small airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 431/79 and Buck Island Road
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Rock House Restaurant
Car: recommended

Things to do:

Tour Cathedral Caverns,

Play Golf on First Class Golf Courses

Visit the Space and Rocket Center and Space Camp


Catch fish off the dock or bank

Shop till you Drop,

Read a book on the hammock or just look at the view

• Easy access to Boat Launch - 1 Mile

• Dine at local and chain restaurants

• Boating - Boat rental places near by

• Water Skiing

• Windsurfing

• Kayaking

• Wildlife Viewing and Bird Watching

• Play Tennis, free court in Guntersville

Walk or bike the 7 mile paved Lakefront walking trail and playground just 3 miles away at the park. Bathrooms available on walking trail.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $95 + Tax
Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Travel Insurance is strongly recommended. Cancellation Policy: All Cancellations subject to a $50 fee. Forfeit Security Deposit: for cancellations within 31 days of arrival. Guest shall loose deposit unless property can be re-booked. For cancellations 14 days, guest will pay full rental fee. Min. stay 1 week in summer & holidays.3 to 4 night minimum in March and April.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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