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Waterfront Cabin - Huge Dock, Screened Porch, Double Back Decks

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Fall in Love with Our Little Cabin on Weiss Lake


The main bath has been renovated, interior painted, front and back doors replaced, fans on the porch replaced, porch ceiling painted, deck replaced, and a second lower deck has been constructed. In response to reviews, we have purchase a 17 piece pot and pan set and a pot rack to store them.


Spend some quality time with family and friends in our little two bedroom, two bath cabin with screened-in porch, grilling/dining deck, spacious new lower deck, and immense dock.

The best 'room in the house' is the screened-in back porch that overlooks the lake. There are two rockers and a sofa-sized glider on this porch.

You will love the extra large dock! It has two chaise lounges, a table, and an umbrella stand. The stand for the umbrella is attached to the dock. Additional camp chairs and plastic chairs are available in the storage area.

There is a hammock stand on the NEW lower deck. Hammock and cushions for the chase lounges on the dock are in the storage area.

The living room has a fireplace and a view of the lake.


Both bedrooms have queen sized beds. Clean sheets will be on the beds when you arrive.

There is also a queen size air mattress with a plug in powered pump in the front bedroom closet, and sheets for it are in the front bedroom dresser or back bedroom dresser. Extra pillows are in the top of the closets.

The back bedroom has a small ensuite bath with shower only.

The main bath has a new vanity, toilet, tub/shower surround, tub/shower fixtures, and new vinyl flooring. Washcloths, hand towels, bath towels, and toilet paper will be available in each bathroom.

Along the back wall of the living room is a small kitchen area with refrigerator, stove, toaster, and coffee maker. Blender is in the cupboard above the stove. Microwave is available on the dining table.

We have kitchen basics available for your use - plates and bowls, cups and glasses, mixing bowls, silverware, knives, manual can opener, corkscrew, grater, small wisk, spatula, etc. New 17 piece T-fal pots and pans set on a pot rack.

Napkins and paper towels provided. There is no dishwasher. Dish soap and a dish towel and drainer will be provided.

Swim towels provided on the back porch.


We have wifi from Weiss Lake Internet (10 Mbps down, 2 Mbps up).

There is NO TV! For sports fans we recommend watching the game at The Gridiron in Centre, at Linde Marie's in Cave Spring at the bar, or streaming to your personal laptop computer (you would need to bring this) across our wifi connection.

We do get good coverage on Verizon and Sprint (roaming), but AT&T is text only (no voice calls). T-Mobile works on some devices but not on others. Books and games are available for rainy days.


There is a small deck past the porch for outdoor dining and grilling that has just been rebuilt. Tongs and a spatula for the gas grill are available for your use (stored in the kitchen drawers). Propane for the grill is provided. If you run out during your stay, refills are available in town. If you notice the gas is low, please let us know so we can swap it out before the next guest arrives.

A new lower deck area has just been built off the main deck to allow for additional outdoor space and to take advantage of the water views.

On the extra large dock there are cleats to tie up your boat. You can launch your boat on the other side of the lake. Driving distance from the house to the boat ramp is less than two miles, and by boat to the dock is about eight tenths of a mile. You can see the boat ramp from the dock.

Feel free to borrow our two kayaks to paddle around the immediate area. There's also a paddleboard for guest use. Lifejackets for moderate sized adults are available.

Fishing poles available (you will need an Alabama fishing license).

There are several floats available in the storage area for use while swimming in the lake.


We do not have a washer/dryer, but there is a laundromat in Centre.

We do have dogs. We will vacuum immediately before your arrival; however, there is a chance that some poofs of dog fur will appear during your visit. If you are highly allergic this could be an issue, so we wanted to give everyone a heads up.

We do have central heating and air plus space heaters and fans and two window unit A/Cs. However, the cabin has a metal roof attached to a wooden roof with the ceiling attached directly to that. There is no attic and little, if any, insulation. When the temperature is in the 90s, the cabin will get warm inside. We have done everything we can think of to keep the temperature moderate including adding two window unit air conditioners in addition to the main HVAC, but we can not guarantee the cabin will maintain your desired temperature during the heat of summer. If you are sensitive to warmth, we would love to have you visit in spring or fall.

Check in time is 4:00 PM and check out time is noon, although message me if you would like late checkout or early arrival. We can usually accommodate that.

Things we can't control - weather, power outage (uncommon except in storms), whether or not the fish are biting, and level of water in lake. Google "Weiss Lake lake level" to check. Full pool is 564 feet, and at full pool the water is about 6 feet deep off our dock. We have never seen the lake in our area go completely dry, as we are on the Spring Creek channel. However, once the lake gets around 559 feet you will have a hard time finding enough water to get a motorized boat to the dock.

This is an older building and frankly was not especially well built back in the day, so not everything is high end or perfect. We do, however, keep everything in good working order. We enjoy our visits there and hope you will as well.

It is usually quiet, but we are close to our neighbors so you may hear the family next door. If they disrupt you, turning on air conditioning, fans, and/or the radio or asking them to be quiet should take care of the issue.

The house is in a rural area, so you will be about twenty minutes from town. Despite that, we do have close neighbors on either side, so it is not extremely private.


If you like, hike at nearby DeSoto State Park, Little River Canyon, or on the Gadsden-area riverside trails. If you prefer paved paths, walk, jog, or ride your bike on the nearby Chief Ladiga trail (known in Georgia as the Silver Comet trail).

If you like bargain shopping, we are about an hour and a half away from Unclaimed Baggage. That place is a shopping experience!

The best restaurants in the area in our opinion are Linde Marie’s Steakhouse on the Square in Cave Spring, GA (about half an hour away) or burgers at The Gridiron right in Centre.

Grocery stores and the Wal-Mart Supercenter are in Centre, about a twenty minute drive away. This is also the best area to purchase alcohol, as sales are not allowed outside city limits closer to our property.

If you want a quick snack the store at John's Crossroads is the closest place for food and beverages (no alcohol sales). In the morning they do biscuits and lunchtime they have fried chicken and etc. Sorry, but there are no walkable restaurants or shopping.

We are about 10 miles from Centre, AL; about 12 miles from Cedar Bluff, AL; about 18 miles from Piedmont, AL, and about 33 miles from Rome, GA.


Please note: reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis based upon actual bookings. A tentative booking will not guarantee availability if a definite reservation comes through for those same dates or overlapping dates.

Also, we do keep the calendar 100% current. So if the calendar shows your preferred dates as available, you can go ahead and book. No need to message us first.

We have just learned that we are likely subject to the Alabama Lodging Tax, so beginning with any new reservations after 1/16/18 we will collect and remit 10% tax to the Alabama Department of Revenue & Cherokee County.

This property is managed by Austin Cooper Investments, LLC.

More Details

Lisa Duke
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Lisa Duke

Atlanta-based small business owner. On the weekends, I love to get away to the lake to unwind.

Lisa Duke purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Lisa Duke chose Centre

Weiss Lake is a hidden gem! Only 90 minutes from the northwest corner of metro Atlanta, it's less crowded than Lanier and Allatoona. Weiss Lake is famous for crappie fishing, but you may also catch bass and catfish - maybe even off our dock!

Our large dock, two decks, and screened-in porch provide ample space to enjoy the outdoors.

What makes this cabin unique

Huge dock with cleats to tie up your boat

Screened in porch

Small deck for grilling and outdoor dining

New additional lower deck with excellent water views

View of the lake from the master bedroom and living room

Fireplace in living room

Wifi - 10mbps


Centre Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The master (back) bedroom has a view of the deck and a walk out to the screened-in porch. The back bedroom has a memory foam mattress. We also have a queen size air mattress, but I have not listed that officially as a bed. It's there if you need it, though.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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average rating of 4.4166665 based on 24 reviews

Overall, very comfortable. You could tell the owners are in the process of updating the cabin.

  • 4 of 5

Nice relaxing weekend. The best part was sitting on the dock and watching the beautiful sunsets.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cottage with a great view, very peaceful and quiet.Really enjoyed our time there.

  • 4 of 5

Was really happy with our stay, will more than likely look at coming back soon...

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed the cabin and especially the dock. Cabin was comfortable but shows it's age. Dishwasher would be nice addition.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Getaway

  • 4 of 5

This cabin was perfect for a getaway for two and our furry friend to the lake. Lisa was great to work with on checkin/checkout times and was quick to respond via text about a question we had while we were there. The umbrella had been damaged in a storm so it wasn't on the dock - which made it harder to keep our dog out there with us with no shade. She ordered one on Amazon and offered to reimburse us if we could pick one up locally - unfortunately, we were not able to find one. Lisa recommended Linde Marie's Steakhouse for an anniversary dinner and it was excellent - so that was much appreciated!

The cabin is obviously older and needs some fixing up to make it fully worth the cost per night and cleaning fee. The stairs up to the back deck were rickety and the doors didn't fully close or lock inside the house - most everything else is cosmetic. Some additional cookware (additional pots/pans & cooking utensils) would have been helpful since there is nowhere close by to grab food.

The location however was perfect for us and we really enjoyed the peace & quiet of the area - while being about 20 minutes from Centre for groceries, etc. The dock was perfect for sunset views and fishing - although we didn't catch a thing over 3 1/2 days. We most enjoyed the screened in back porch for relaxing and playing games. Was surprised by how well the wifi worked! Lisa also has a good bit of floats, kayaks and a stand up paddle board for water fun.

All in all, this is a good cabin and location for a few days away.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is on a beautiful lake n is very relaxing, the house needs lots of work , no pots

  • 2 of 5

The water was beautiful

Enjoyed sitting on the porch and enjoying the view but the animal hair got all on our clothes from the futon

The doors inside don't close , main bath had bad Smell from being closed up , the towel rack fell down n the main bath , n rod inside shower also fell down

The kueric don't work

Bedroom bath needs caulking all over

The lake is beautiful really enjoyed that

With work this could be a very wonderful place to stay

Way to expensive for the current condition

If fixed up, I would consider visiting again

Thank u for allowing to rent this

Good luck on repairs

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Austin, TX - United States

Summer Family Time

  • 4 of 5

If you are looking for a good waterfront home on Lake Weiss to rent this one truly met all of our needs. The screened in porch and the dock are amazing. The house is older but clean and needs a few minor repairs but it met our needs. My only disappointment was that the house was farther from my family than I intended and 15 mins out of town but we made lots of great new memories. I highly recommend this place. Big thanks to the homeowners for sharing their home w/me and my family! Thanks again! Mary from Austin, Texas

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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At the house itself, you can relax on the porch, deck, or large dock and enjoy the views. Perfect for swimming, kakaying, or fishing. If you have a boat, we are just across the lake from a boat ramp. There are also pontoon and jet ski rentals on the lake.

Our waterfront cabin is within driving distance of several hiking and biking trails, including the paved Chief Ladiga Trail, DeSoto State Park, Little River Canyon National Park, and Talledega National Forest.

The burgers at The Gridiron in Centre are delicious and there is an awesome steakhouse (Linde Marie's) in Cave Springs.

There are several 'antique' stores in Centre, but the best shopping is at Unclaimed Baggage, about an hour and a half north.

In Cedartown, you can go skydiving!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.