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3BR Barren River Lake Home w/Private Boat Dock!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Scottsville, Kentucky

Welcome to "Blessing by the Lake," where loving life comes naturally while enjoying the lakefront view. Located on Barren River Lake in Scottsville, Kentucky and offering a picturesque setting with a private boat dock, this delightful 3-bedroom, 3.5-bedroom vacation rental home has everything you need for the ultimate lakeside retreat!


This countryside lake home features 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 1,900 square feet of lovingly appointed living space, and all the essential comforts of home, offering a beautiful open floor plan and an abundance of natural light with amazing views from every room. Dual master suites have separate access to the rear decks, further opening the home to the tranquility of the lake.

You will absolutely fall in love with this home's serene atmosphere on Barren River Lake, which is perfect for all activities such as boating, swimming, fishing, sailing, wakeboarding, tubing, or simply relaxing. A large front porch with rocking chairs and swing plus expansive open decks in the rear of the house will serve as terrific spots to relish in your peaceful surroundings and observe breathtaking sunset views on Barren River Lake. A screened-in porch offers seating and a dining area for untouchable evenings. Prepare some tasty barbeque on the gas grill located on the back deck. Be sure to bring your camera along, as watching the bald eagles fly around the lake provide many prime opportunities for snapshots.


The location of this lake home offers a peaceful environment in the countryside, while still being only minutes from grocery stores and bait shops. Barren River Lake State Park is 7 miles away, Bailey's Point campground and boat launch are just 1 mile away, and Bowling Green can be reached in no more than 30 minutes from the property, along with other attractions such as the Corvette Museum, Cave City, and Mammoth Cave.

Imagine drinking your morning coffee on the front porch overlooking the sunrise on the country ridge, just before heading off for a morning hike or a quick 18 holes at the State Park. After spending your afternoon on a leisurely boat ride or taking an adrenaline-filled wake-boarding trip, park your boat on the private dock located just a short distance through an inclined wooded path from the house, ending with a stunning sunset on the deck with family and friends. Regardless of how you spend your time during your stay, this 'Blessing by the Lake' Scottsville vacation rental house will call you home again and again!


Evolve Vacation Rental Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for guests. Every property in our network has been vetted and verified so you can book with confidence. If you have questions prior to your trip, we are happy to assist you 7 days a week. During your stay, your designated Guest Contact will be available 24/7 to help with any issues that may arise.


Key Residence Features:

- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and Keurig coffee maker, private boat dock a short, peaceful, slightly inclined walk away, wood burning fireplace, gas log lighter, in-unit washer/dryer, 3 TVs with cable, Wi-Fi, large front porch, multiple open decks, screened-in porch between the 2 open decks, gas grill on the back deck, and much more

- Incredible lakefront location on Barren River Lake near Bailey's Point boat launch and several other notable attractions

- Enjoy breathtaking sunset views over the water!

Bedroom Configuration:

- Master Bedroom (North Master Suite): King-sized Bed

- Bedroom 2 (South Master Suite): Queen-sized Bed

- Bedroom 3: (Bunk Room): 2 Twin-sized Beds

- Sleeping Area (Basement): Full-sized Bed

Additional Sleeping:

- A Sectional with Chaise in the basement can accommodate extra guests if needed

- Leather sofa and love seat available


- No smoking

- No pets allowed

- No parties or large gatherings allowed

- The maximum occupancy for this property is 7 guests

- Occupancy over the indicated capacity may result in eviction and forfeiture of amounts paid

- Must be at least 25 years old to book

- Additional fees and taxes may apply

- Please note the lower level is an unfinished basement. Travelers are permitted to go down there as it includes corn hole, foosball, toys for kids, etc!

- Please note access to the dock is not ADA accessible or suitable for the elderly, once you complete a 600ft peaceful walk through the woods you'll walk 55 steps down to the boat dock be careful when descending the steps if they are wet. There is also a boat launch you can drive to 1 mile away

More Details

Property Manager
Evolve Vacation Rental Network
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017



Scottsville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom (North Master Suite) - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 (South Master Suite) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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3BR Barren River Lake Home w/Private Boat Dock!
average rating of 4.860465 based on 43 reviews
Louisville, KY

Great location and scenery

  • 5 of 5

Good time with friends and a place to form new memories

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Evansville IN

More than a Blessing

  • 5 of 5

This home is amazing. It is beautiful, comfortable, roomy and the place to relax. Every room has an incredible view. The owners have anticipated every need from a fully equipped kitchen to comfortable linens. Cell reception and Wi Fi worked great. Everything about this home is first class. The attention to detail is outstanding. The decorating is lovely. We plan to return. Beautiful home, beautiful surroundings and oh, so inviting.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabin is great

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th or 5th visit to the cabin, it is wonderful.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisville, KY

Wonderful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the cabin and we loved it. The only glitches were when the TV didn't have any guidance and a call was needed to help adjust the settings. The other area was that the jetted tub wouldn't hold water. Other then that, we again had a great time and look forward to the next visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Relaxing Place

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 loved Blessing by the Lake

As the photos show it is a beautiful home and very well decorated

The beds were comfortable and the towels and lines were soft.

The quiet AC and fans kept us cool on hot and/or muggy days.

The house has everything you need, with 3 tv's and WIFI for the ones who must still maintain access to the world.

The home is located down the street from farms with cows, while directly across from a field of tobacco (this year). The road does has some traffic from campers heading to and from the Bailey Point Campground.

The neighbors to the south can be heard but not seen but walk thru this property to access the private dock.

The woods offer wildlife. We saw five-line skink lizards, chipmunks, squirrels, and got a great photo of a wood pecker. There are various bees or wasps but the owner has set up humane traps and bug spry if needed.

We were really surprised how many areas of the house you could enjoy. Seating areas include the loft, great room, two upper deck outside areas (off both bedrooms), screened in porch, the super long front porch and the walk out basement. We felt a couple of families could enjoy this home at one time. The sunsets were beautiful - though a little obscure by the trees. The west A frame windows sometimes blinded you when making dinner in the kitchen.

Mammoth cave is 45 minutes away and we stopped at a Walmart at Glasgow. Almost daily we would visit Barren River Lake State Park - were we rented pontoon boats for the day, we are nof golfers but had fun just renting the golf carts, there is a beach, plenty of deer, horseback riding, nice trails and the entrance is free. We rented the boats on the weekdays and enjoyed the cruising and floating the miles of river with very few others on the water. We saw many large fish, turtles, heron, hawks, and occasional eagle. Most of the shore is rocky and/or steep like at this cabin. We visited local nature preserve trails and other campgrounds in the area.

So we enjoyed both the nature and the many amenities this cabin home offered.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traveling from Louisville KY, Versailles KY , Concord NC, Laguna Hills CA


  • 1 of 5

The house was fine but we chose this house for the easy access to fishing. The east access was not there. There was a 200 yd walk, a hill down and a hill up, a locked gate, 50+ steps, and arrival at a garbage dump. And then do it all again to return to the house. There was also a note from the owners about how slippery the stairs were when wet and the fact that venomous snakes had been seen there. Our granddaughters were not getting anywhere near the walk to the lake and there was no way we would take them there. We left on Thursday rather than stay til Saturday. We feel like we were misled and deceived.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to let us know about the issues that arose during your trip. We take feedback from our guests very seriously, and we reached out to the property owner to determine how to best to address this problem. As a courtesy, in the welcome book at the lake house, the owners remind our guest of two things: while being in a wooded area you could encounter “woodsy" things and water on any surface has the propensity to be slippery. Merely cautionary. In regards to the gate, the locked gate is on the adjoining property. There is a walking path around the gate and also, an alternate route to the docks. Debris washing into the cove from the lake is unavoidable. Debris wash in and out depending on the waves and wind direction. Our dock is only one of eight docks in this shared cove. We revised the description of the walk to the dock on the rental website to include the specifics of walking down the gradual slope (600 ft) and descending 55 steps, to avoid any hint of deception. We do see that you reached out during your stay to address these problems and hope that the resolution we came to was satisfactory. If you would like to discuss this further, please feel free to reach out to Evolve Vacation Rental Network. Our team will be happy to work with you. We want to make sure travelers have the best vacation rental experience at this home, so we do thank you again for your constructive feedback and we hope to assist you again in booking a vacation rental that will exceed your expectations! Best, The Evolve Team
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