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Marie or Bill Tidwell

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

CLOSE TO AUBURN, AL " Greenhouse" Private Cove 7/31 - 8/4/2016 AVAILABLE!

48 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The 'Greenhouse' is an upscale privately owned and managed vacation rental located in a PRIVATE cove on the lake . It is our objective 'to make you feel at home when you are away from home.' This Five Star rental is listed NUMBER ONE of all rentals in our category on Lake Martin that has been reviewed by our previous guests. PLEASE READ OUR FIVE STAR REVIEWS.

Area: Dadeville, AL

Bedrooms: 3 (with a private alcove off third bedroom)

Bathrooms: 3 ( 2 full and one 1/2 bath)


- Bed - King

- Bed - Queen

- Bed - Queen

- Bed - 2 Twin

- Bath Towels and Bed Linens

- Beautiful hard wood floors

- Charter Spectrum HD TVs with Movie Rental in all 3 bed rooms

- 1 TV for your video games in basement

- 40" HD TV in Living room

- Stereo with outside speakers on porch

- DVD in Master Suite

- Wireless Internet

- Coffee Maker

- Dishwasher

- Microwave

- Smooth top range and Oven

- Refrigerator with an ice maker

- Fully Equipped Kitchen

- Washer and Dryer

- Full Basement

- Ping pong table

- Bow Flex

- Treadmill

- Two kayaks w/life vests

- One two-man canoe w/life vests

- One large pull behind tube

- Hammock

- Two charcoal grills ( we do not furnish charcoal)

- Huge front porch with comfortable lounges and ceiling fans

- Easy shallow water entry

- Covered Boat house/dock with pier and stairs

- Fire ring

- Out door seating on pier

- Out door table and chairs

- Fish attracter with fish habitat

This eight-year old lake house offers the ultimate in lake design, comfort, seclusion, natural beauty and is perfect for family trips and football weekends. Enjoy large private gentle sloping wooded lot with 268 feet of water front from our 2000 sq. ft. spacious home.Perfect for small children to enjoy the shallow water at the shore line. This home is tucked away at the end of a long private drive and is situated in a secluded cove (you can not see the neighbors houses in the summer). Has a swimming/fishing pier with ladder that extends in the water and a covered boathouse to park your boat and plenty of places to tie-up boats/jet skis.

Inside our home, first floor features an open living area and powder room, fully equipped kitchen that opens to dinning area that seats eight, a large guest suite with queen-size bed, twin bed, full bath, and a front porch which extends across the entire length of the house that offers great views of the lake and comfortable seating.

The second floor has large master suite with king-size bed, sitting area, and large bath. The third bed room also has a queen bed, shares the master bath, and off the third bedroom is a small private alcove with a single bed suitable for a child/teenager. Our home has beautiful hardwood floors and no carpet.

The full basement has a ping pong table, workout equipment, and a TV for YOUR video games with sofa and chairs..

Due to our high housekeeping standards, early check in and late departure are not available. Check out is no later than 11:00 am CST and check in is no earlier than 4:00 p.m. CST.

Lake Martin water levels are controlled by a hydroelectric dam. Water is lowered by 10 feet in the winter. This lowering begins on 9/1 at about 2 feet per month. The water starts to rise on Feb. 20 and is back up to full pool by May 1.

BLUE CREEK BRIDGE - IT IS COMMON KNOWLEDGE THAT THE MAJORITY (85-90%) OF THE BOATS ON LAKE MARTIN CAN NAVIGATE UNDER THE BLUE CREEK BRIDGE ON HIGHWAY 49. You are advised that navigation of your boat under this bridge is contingent upon the water level at certain time of the year. NOTE: A boat with a tower or rack will not be able to go under this bridge.

The best time for trophy striped bass fishing is February to May (Alex City Guide Service, Captain David Hare, 256-401-3089, Lake Martin is an "Alabama Treasured Lake" and is on the "Alabama Bass Trail".

The "Greenhouse" is located on the banks of Lake Martin in Tallapoosa County, AL. November, 2015, The Washington Post ranked Tallapoosa County the "prettiest" county in all the land of Alabama.

This upscale vacation rental is 22 miles from Auburn University, 1 1/2 miles from Stillwaters Golf course, and 2 miles from five (5) of the most popular restaurants on the lake. Lakeside Marina just 1 mile and offers pontoon boat and jet ski rentals.

We offer $150 worth of water toy rentals per day FREE!

Long-term rental: 12/1/15 - 3/31/16 SNOWBIRDS WELCOME! CALL OWNER FOR DETAILS.

For the quickest response, please contact Marie by phone 7:30am - 9:00pm CST 256-234-2351 or cell # 256-794-5917. After hours, leave a voice message.

IF YOU ARE READY TO BOOK CALL 256-234-2351 OR 256-794-5917.

Keywords: Waterfront, Private, Blue Creek, spacious, Auburn Football, New home, Find my listing. PERFECT FOR HONEYMOONERS!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Marie or Bill Tidwell (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Marie or Bill Tidwell

Moved from Tallahassee, Florida to Alexander City, Alabama August, 2005 to take care of aging parents. Purchased our lake home April, 2008.

Marie or Bill Tidwell purchased this house in 2008

Why Marie or Bill Tidwell chose Alabama

The Blue Creek area of Lake Martin is the most popular and most beautiful and close to Auburn.

What makes this house unique

Property is close to Auburn University, popular restaurants, golf, shopping, etc.

2 miles from I-85, 30 to 45 min. to Montgomery, AL from the house.

Ft. Benning approx. 60 miles


based on 48 traveler reviews

CLOSE TO AUBURN, AL " Greenhouse" Private Cove 7/31 - 8/4/2016 AVAILABLE!
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews

Wonderful Experience and will rent again!

  • 5 of 5

The 'Greenhouse' feels just like home! It is cozy but spacious. The owners saw that we had everything we needed ahead of our arrival. The location is at the end of a quite cove and tucked away in the trees. Great view of water and the ping pong table provided some heated competition among friends when we were not boating or swimming. I would recommend the property to families or couples looking to get away on Lake Martin. We plan to go back!

Thanks Bill and Marie for making our stay a wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. It is our goal to make sure our customers have the best vacation they have ever had.... YOU DESERVE IT!
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Exceeded My Expectations in Every Aspect

  • 5 of 5

The Greenhouse was breathtaking. From the moment you walked in you could tell the homeowners took pride in the home, and went beyond measure to welcome you. There were kayaks and a canoe to take out on the water, the kitchen had all the appliances needed to cook with, the porch area was inviting with a swing and plenty of chairs to sit and relax. Mr. Bill and Mrs. Marie showed us exceptional hospitality, they were always a phone call away, and made the process stress free. Not only were the home and homeowners exceptional, but the people we met at Lake Martin were just as great. All of the places we visited (Lakeside Marina, a restaurant, even the Dollar General), showed us the same hospitality. It was so refreshing to meet people so kind, and eager to help!

I would highly recommend The Greenhouse to anyone wanting to stay on Lake Martin, I know I will be returning!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. It is our objective for you to have the best vacation ever, YOU DESERVE IT!
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Best lake house rental experience of my life

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful, cozy yet spacious, welcoming, well appointed, and extremely restful. There are native pink azaleas by the lake close to the house which were attracting butterflies when we visited in late March. It is in a secluded, quiet cove. The porch is large and gorgeous, with a lovely view. The dock is the perfect size and easy access. The best bed linens I've ever slept on and plenty of soft towels! Our kids kayaked and we canoed and even the rainy days we had were restful. Also it is so convenient to pontoon boat rental places, restaurants, Auburn and the wonderful town of Opelika (which has a great new ice cream shop in the renovated downtown).The owners are so gracious and kind, and I felt they truly want people to have a wonderful time at their house. Very highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our objective for our guests to have the best vacation ever! Thanks for the kind words.
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Wonderful Trip for AU Football Game

  • 5 of 5

My wife and our two children (3 and 4 Yrs. Old) had the best time at the Greenhouse! It is great to be so close to Auburn, but have enough distance to get away from the crowd when you want to relax! Our boys enjoyed playing outside and being on the dock and seeing the wildlife. We woke up one morning and watched hummingbirds while drinking coffee and had the best time. This place really has it all, you will not be dissappointed.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our objective for you to have the best vacation experience you can have. Hope our customers will come again.
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Mount Sinai, NY

Perfect family get away

  • 5 of 5

Felt like ‘home’ from the moment we opened the front door. The home is a beautifully decorated and maintained providing for a very cozy and warm feel. From the bed linens to the bath towels everything was clean and upscale. My wife and I loved the porch and the dock, overall a great place to relax taking in the sights of the lake. Our 3 children (6,8,10 yrs. old) swam and fished off the dock, rowed around the cove, roasted marshmallows at the fire pit and played ping pong in the basement. We truly did not need to bring anything to keep them fully occupied and the quiet cove provided for a ‘safe’ feeling during our stay. Location is also ideal for two of the better local restaurants and we rented a boat at the nearby marina, all very convenient. A hassle free renting experience. Highly Recommend.


  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our objective is to make you feel welcomed and comfortable. Our home is upscale, clean, private, and convenient to all your needs. We have worked very hard to achieve a high customer satisfaction rating and it is our intent to continue to maintain this accomplishment.
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Wow!!! Wow!!! Wow!!!

  • 5 of 5

This property has it all: beautiful home, quiet lot and excellent view. The house is located close to a marina. We easily accommodated 4 twenty-somethings and 2 adults. We loved cooking out, fishing, boating, playing ping pong and relaxing on the porch. Bill and Marie are what really make this property special. They stayed in constant communication throughout our stay to make sure we had everything we needed! Fresh flowers, key lime pie, towel "animals", and soothing music greeted us upon our arrival!! Need I say more??!! We will visit again!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks.
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Rodeo Club
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Stillwaters Golf and Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Niffer's at the Lake
Car: necessary

Fire-ring and fire wood delivery available $25.00 per bundle


Rates & Availability

Lake Martin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
September 7 - 8
Sep 7 2016 - Sep 8 2016
2 night minimum stay
Ark State Red Wolves vs AU
Sep 9 2016 - Sep 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
September 11 - 30
Sep 11 2016 - Sep 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
Louisana Monroe vs. Auburn
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
October 3 - October 20
Oct 3 2016 - Oct 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
Arkansas Razorbacks vs. AU
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
October 23 - Nov 3
Oct 23 2016 - Nov 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
Vandy vs. AU
Nov 4 2016 - Nov 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
November 6 - November 17
Nov 6 2016 - Nov 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Alabama A&M Bulldogs vs. AU
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
November 20 - November 30
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Holidays
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Year's Holiday
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2017 - Jan 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning fees $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Long-term rental: Jan 4, 2017 - March 31,2017 ( 3 months) SNOWBIRDS WELCOME!! Call owner for details.

Due to our high housekeeping standards: checkout no later than 11:00 am CST and check-in no earlier than 4:00 pm CST.

$300 REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT to be paid with first payment

SUMMER Holidays $375 per night 5-NT min. Memorial day.... July 4th...... Labor day
Christmas Holidays 4 night minimum $300 per night


Must be 25 years of age to rent and must provide driver's license upon request

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Alabama House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) PAK AND PLAY
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
A fire-ring is outside to enjoy the cool evenings by the water Out-door shower, Hammock Two (2) kayaks with oars, ONE (1) pull behind tube, two-man canoe with life vests and oars, comfortable out door furniture ( we offer $150 worth of water toy rentals FREE)

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