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Spectacular Log Home...12 Acres on Private Cove, Lakefront

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Enjoy your vacation getaway while staying in a spectacular log home on 12 acres in Mark Twain National Forest nestled on a private cove located on the 'Quiet side of the Lake'. The 3 story log house has plenty of room to relax and everything you need to make your vacation perfect. Pine logs, milled and kiln-dried in North Carolina, along with notty pine wood, doors and maple hard wood flooring give the home a very rustic and warm feel. Cedar trees that were cut down on the property provide both a functional and unique accent to the home.

Once you enter you will be delighted at the spacious and open floor plan. The lake and tall hardwood trees can be seen through the large windows and sliding glass doors on the back 2 story wall of the family room.

Relax with a drink on the large, covered porch while watching and listening to the birds and wildlife without leaving your chair. You will feel like you are sitting in a tree house with nature and trees all around you.

Cook your favorite meal in a custom designed kitchen while still staying connected with your guests. The kitchen is fully equiped with everything you need to make your favorite meal. Black walnut cabinets, granite counter tops, a farmhouse sink and new stainless steel appliances makes the job easy and enjoyable. A long kitchen table made from old barn wood, the kitchen island and bar will seat up to 12 people for an evening meal.

Soak the day away in a large claw foot tub in the Master Bath. The large Master Bedroom has a very comfortable king size bed for a good night sleep. When you wake up, open the sliding glass doors to join your guests on the back porch for a morning coffee.

A spacious office just off the foyer provides a private get away for reading or using your laptop. Internet access is provided for your convenience. If you need an additional room for sleeping, you can use the day bed and roll out bed.

As you go up the stairs to the second floor, you will find a loft and two bedrooms. Each bedroom has its own full size bath, a queen size bed, 2 single beds and your very own private balcony. In addition, you have your own HVAC unit and thermostat for your own personal comfort.

There are several trails on the property to go on a nature hike through the woods. The backyard has a gradual slope to the lake.

If you need to run into town for supplies, groceries or get something to eat, it is just a short 15 minute drive. If you are looking for a day trip, Branson, Silver Dollar City and Eureka Springs, AR are only 1 hour away.

No Pets and No Smoking....Please.

Keywords: Table Rock Lake, Shell Knob, Lakefront, log cabin, house, lake access, wooded property

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Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About The Owner

We both grew up in St. Louis, MO, met in high school and have been married for 36 years. We currently live in The Woodlands,Texas (35 miles north of Houston) and are blessed to have 3 adult children living near-by. We moved to Houston just after getting married in 1980 and have lived there most of our lives. In 1999, our job took us to Philadelphia where we stayed for 8 years prior to returning back to Houston. Although both of us are very busy with our jobs in Houston, we always look forward to our next trip to Shell Knob. We enjoy spending time together or with family and friends. Lisa loves to cook and everyone enjoys eating her delicious meals. Dennis likes getting up early in the morning and take a leisurely boat ride on the lake. Most of all, we enjoy when family and friends tell us how much they like coming to our log home in Shell Knob. This makes it all worthwhile.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2008

Why The Owner chose Shell Knob

While growing up in St. Louis, MO, we spent many family vacations on Table Rock Lake. Lisa's parents actually went on their honeymoon to Table Rock Lake 67 years ago before there was a lake. As many of us got married , had our own families and moved away from St. Louis, we remained committed to come back to Table Rock Lake every summer for a family reunion. This tradition continued over the past 35 years. As our parents grow older, we wanted to build a place of our own that everyone could enjoy. We chose Shell Knob because of its beauty and rural feel. We also wanted to build a log home with enough property to give us privacy. The end result, we couldn't be happier ! What a beautiful and charming area to live and we love our log home and property. After almost 7 years of coming up to Shell Knob from Houston, we can't wait for our next visit. We hope you enjoy our home and get as much pleasure from it as we do.

What makes this cabin unique

As you drive down the gravel road to our log home you will approach a small pond. The sounds from the frogs at night, especially after a rain, are magnificant. Michael, our middle son, named it the 'Chorus Pond'. There are several paths that we cleared on the 12 acre property to take leisurely walks through the woods. The slow gradual slope of the backyard provides for an easy walk to the lake. We also enjoy building a campfire in the evenings in front of the house. This is a great place to sit back with a drink and look at the stars on a clear, cool evening.

The boys like to ski and wake board with their friends and cousins. There are some great rock cliffs to jump off near the Big M Marina and a rope swing under the Shell Knob bridge.

The small town of Shell Knob has everything you need. Groceries, shopping, hardware store, dining, golf, etc. Our favorite place to eat is at the Steak Inn located just south of the bridge. Nice place if you need a break from the kitchen. Also, the Pizza Hut in town is great, If you have a boat, you can dock it on the lake and walk up. Icy Mays in town is also good for breakfast or lunch. Have fun !!!


Shell Knob Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • 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 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1) Located in Downstair Master Suite, Queen size Beds (2) Located in each of the upstair bedrooms, Twin or Single Beds (4) 2 single beds located in each of the upstair bedrooms, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Day bed is located in office with a single pull-out
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Claw foot tub, Master shower with jets, Private balconies in upstair bedrooms, Loft can be used for additional sleeping area, Lots of room for parking on property, 5 burner gas cooktop, All brand new stainless steel appliances, Granite counter tops, Black walnut kitchen cabinets, Fully equiped with everything you need


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Spectacular Log Home...12 Acres on Private Cove, Lakefront
average rating of 4.85 based on 40 reviews
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It is a beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed in the house for 10 days this summer and truly enjoyed the house and lake. Great family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy that you enjoyed your vacation at our cabin this summer. Hope to see you back again next year.
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Fantastic time

  • 5 of 5

This Review is a bit delayed from our stay. We stayed during Labor Day of 2017 and had a wonderful time. From the front the house appeared a little smaller than than what we were expecting but once we walked inside it opened up to a very comfortable space for 12 people. The finished basement was a really nice area to gather in.

The house was fully furnished with all of the amenities that we needed with a great setup in the Kitchen.

The house was located at the end of Private Drive that gave way a secluded and peaceful spot plentiful with wildlife. The walk to the Lake is down a gravel pathway with some fishing access and plenty of space for us to launch our kayaks into the cove.

Overall it was a great stay that I would reccomend to others. If we have another large group that wants to go to Table Rock I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The home and the setting were every bit as lovely as the pictures. It was immaculate, comfortable, and inviting. We had coffee and read books every morning on the deck as the sun rose and warmed us through the canopy of leaves, and I could have stayed there all day long if it weren't for the beauty of the lake and the voices of my children calling me away! This place is a jewel among the rocks in the Ozark mountains. I loved this home and its setting. The owner is very friendly and helpful, too. We have done VRBO many times now, and this was, by far, the best place we've stayed.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely incredible. Very spacious and we'll-maintained. Can't beat the location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this cabin. Very clean and spacious, not just in terms of bedrooms but in living spaces as well. It exceeded the expectations of everyone in our group. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What else can I say....your review makes us very happy. We love our cabin and so happy to be able to share it with you. Hope to see you again next year.
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Table Rock Summer 2017

  • 5 of 5

This was a very nice home with a great cabin feel. Was very spacious and roomy. Very open floor plan on the main floor. Had plenty of amenities, would have been nice to have had a few more storage containers with lids to put left over food in. Great place to stay loved the home.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house was beautiful!!! Even better than the pictures depict.

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space for our family of 11 and could have slept more. The alcoves were perfect for the kids. Well equipped with kitchen utensils. Basement was great for a game of pool. Fun to hike to lake and explore. Nice to utilize the boat slip and dock by 5 min drive. Very pretty view of wooded lots with lake in background. Only suggestions would be to clear out broken down trees near lake but that's probably core of engineers job. The walk down to lake and boat slip was a bit treacherous for parents in their 60s but they managed and knew this was the case from previous reviews. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Steak Inn
A good and reasonably priced steak house just south of the Shell Knob bridge off Hwy 39.

Located 1 hour from Branson and Silver Dollar City, 45 minutes to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, 5 miles from Shell Knob for grocercies, dining and shopping, Three marinas nearby for boat rental, supplies and storage....Kings River, Big M and Campbell Point Marina, 12 acre property with several walking paths, Lots of wood on property for campfires, Abundant wildlife


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Insurance $79

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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