|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!!!!
My daughter and I stayed at the Country Lake House for a relaxing Mother, daughter weekend. We enjoyed the boat dock and relaxing in the water on rafts. We also brought our 2 furry babies and they loved the water too. The house was very comfortable, clean and had everything we needed. Angie made us feel welcome and answered all our questions promptly. I highly recommend this property.
This place was incredible. We had initially planned on five of us being there, but we had one that had to cancel last minute. More than enough room for four people. As mentioned in other reviews, April the caretaker, was as good as gold. We enjoyed the boat rental as well. We fished off the pier without much luck...one really small white bass. We took to the lake and trolled with crankbaits. We had success here. Caught a few large mouth bass, a catfish, and a crappie, with this method. The deck and boat were our mainstays. We put the little wrought iron table to good use. We BBQ'd and did all of our cooking on an outdoor burner that we brought with us. We got some incredible pictures and made some lasting memories(some of which we will never remember). We plan on coming back in the future, but we will bring our wives that time. We even watched Forrest Gump on VHS for some late night nostalgia. Only recommendation to future guests, grab all of your groceries you need in Lexington on your way in. It beats having to keep returning to town.
On behalf of my friends and I, we would like to thank John and April for everything. We look forward to heading your way in the future.
Check in time 3:00pm . Check out time 11:00am .
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.