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Country Lake House Get Away . Escape and Relax !!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Check in time 3:00 pm . Check out 11:00 am .

Great 2 story lake front home on a 500 acre lake located in West Tennessee . Home is located in a private subdivision 5 miles from town on a 2 acre lot. The house is 2500 square feet with 3 bedrooms , 2 bathrooms , living room open to kitchen with large fireplace , enclosed porch or sunroom , and a large deck on second story ( 40' x 30' ) overlooking lake . Sunroom extends the entire length ofthe back of the house upstairs for a beautiful veiw of the lake . The house is perfect for special events such as weddings, receptions , graduations , and family reunions. Or just come out for the weekend with that special someone and spend some quality time together . Bring the family pet , they are welcome too !! The house is conveniently located half way between Memphis and Nashville ( about 1.5 hours from both ). In Lexington (about 10-15 mins. away ) there is a Super Walmart , where you can pick up most anything that you may need . We also have all the typical fast food restaurants and some family establisments . Neighbors are very friendly and have that down home southern hospitality . Feel free to take an early morning jog or walk around the subdivision . Tell them you are staying at John's Country Lake House !! I will not be present at the house for any of my guest's stay. Guests will have complete privacy and run of the property. I do , however , have a caretaker that lives down the street . Her name is April and she is always available if there are any questions or concerns. She will not interact with guests unless called upon . We want your stay to be something special for you and your family and friends . Something that you will remember forever . If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call me or April anytime of the day or night. John 562-254-0798 . April 731-614-0212 . Thanks for your interest , hope to hear from you soon , John Helm

John Helm
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 9, 2017

About John Helm

Hi my name is John ,and I am the proud owner of this beautiful property. I live in Los Angeles , California with my wife and my son and 2 daughters . i work for the Public Works Dept. for the City of Bell Gardens (32 years) . I am an electrician by trade but I also deal with other projects that involve other disciplines .

John Helm purchased this lodge in 2007

Why John Helm chose Tennessee

I was looking for a vacation home , preferably a house on a lake . We searched for about 6 months on the internet , but when it was all said and done ,we settled for the this gem on Pine Lake in friendly Tennessee. I actually found this property advertised on Ebay. We negotiated with the owners for about 6 months and finally came to terms. This is probably the best decision I have ever make in my life . We are truly blessed.

What makes this lodge unique

I guess that the best benefit of owning this home is that it gives us a chance to travel to a different place and meet new people . Also we have created some great memories with family and friends here and will continue for years to come.


Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nashville BNA or Memphis
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
In Town
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Hwy 40
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
in Town
Car: necessary

Check in time 3:00pm . Check out time 11:00am .


Lexington Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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(11 traveler reviews)

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Country Lake House Get Away . Escape and Relax !!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

An escape

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this home! There was plenty of space and a beautiful lake right outside. We lounged on the sturdy and spacious dock most of the day. I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little Rock, AR

Beautiful spot & home on a lake; very comfortable and clean.

  • 5 of 5

My sister & I live in AR & IN, hadn't spent time together for 2 yrs, & this home was the perfect place and area to meet. The location and lake view are spectacular; home nicely furnished and beds very comfortable; even had milk & eggs in the fridge! Plan to meet my sis at this home again! It's a 2 story home, and getting up/down the stairs was a challenge as I have knee problems, so we just stayed at the upper level, which is where the kitchen and "VIEW" are. Thanks to John for making his home available.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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South Florida meets Tennessee!

  • 5 of 5

The lake house was just what our South Florida family needed to get some much needed rest and relaxation. Visiting our son at Freed-Hardeman University and spending the Holiday at the house was convenient, picturesque, and most importantly of the highest quality. One of the highlights was my kids seeing their FIRST snow! We plan to make a return visit! April was a wonderful host as well!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We Could Not Ask for More

  • 5 of 5

I probably cannot properly put into words what the availability of this property in this location meant for our family reunion! The layout of the home was excellent for the 30+ people we had in attendance. Everything was clean and well-maintained. Our family was very impressed with the home and amazed I was able to locate it. I spoke with April prior to our arrival and she was able to answer several questions I had which made me more comfortable about what to expect once we arrived.

All the beds were very comfortable. It is a very quiet location and in the early mornings we viewed deer and lots of blue birds on the front lawn. We did not get to enjoy the property to its full extent since the weather was very rainy and foggy while we were there - but I would think this would be an ideal location during the warmer months as well. The view alone is spectacular!

We enjoyed our downtime in the evenings around the fireplace. There is ample seating between the living room’s three couches, the chairs around the dining table, and the additional couches/futons located on the enclosed porch. We utilized all the appliances which appeared to be new and everything worked just fine.

Since our family is from the area, we were easily able to navigate our way to town. We ate at Zaxby’s and visited Wal-Mart for a few things we needed. We had the reunion meal provided by Scott’s BBQ – always a crowd pleaser!

There was one thing that I’m not sure if I just missed in the description or it may not be mentioned, but the main floor of this property is on the second floor. I did not realize this until we arrived at the property. Being that we used this home for a family reunion, we had people of all ages visiting including someone whom recently had knee replacement surgery. Thankfully, it was not a problem and we found the outside stairs to be much easier to navigate for everyone.

Also, my son brought his gaming system to use while we were there. Unfortunately, the TVs are both wall-mounted and were located too high for him to utilize. This was something I inquired about before our arrival, so he was disappointed.

Overall, it was a very enjoyable time and a nice getaway, especially at Christmas. We left a few decorations we setup solely for the reunion-just some minor pleasantries. Thank you, again, for allowing us to use your property for our reunion. Our family may very well be back for another reunion in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We will return!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at the lake house, this visit was too short being only 3 days. The description of the property is accurate, you have everything you need for a relaxing vacation. We have family in the area and it was a great place to gather to visit and have a meal without having to impose on anyone. We look forward to renting again soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words and nice review. We are grateful to have such great people as guests at our home. Come back soon , John Helm
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  • 5 of 5

My family & I stayed 5days/4nights at this beautiful lake house for my husband & I Anniversary & for the Labor Day weekend! The house is absolutely beautiful!!! It was equipped with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. Including a baby gate for my 1yo son!! Our family loves to fish so this house was the perfect!! We also rented a jet ski from April (the house caretaker) which we had a BLAST!!!! Speaking of April, she is soooo awesome & sweet!!! So is her husband!! Walmart is only 20min away if not Dollar General is closer if you do not want to make that drive!! Everyone is sooo friendly!! We really love this house so we are planning to book our next vacation soon!! (really soon) Thank you Mr. John Helm for allowing us to make great memories with your beautiful lake house!! You will hear from us soon!! Thank you all again!! Can't wait to return!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $70

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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