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Chloe Harden

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Quiet Lakefront Retreat, Lake Wedowee, Family Friendly

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Lake Wedowee - RL Harris Reservoir House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 9-12)

Just placed back on VRBO for rental, after much interest from previous guests and the owners' realization that they could not get away as often as they had hoped....

Escape the chaos of everyday life in our spacious, 5BR/3BA lakefront retreat. Our beautiful, family-friendly home is located in a quiet cove on the South end of Lake Wedowee where the waterways are open and uncrowded, even on the busiest of holidays. The home’s layout, outdoors and in, is perfect for a large family, or two to three families wanting thier own living spaces to create lasting vacation memories.

You and your guests will savor the endless ways to relax off of our deep-water docks. Jump off the stationary dock to splash those sunbathing on the large, uncovered floating dock, or fish for catfish, bream, bass and crappie. Feed the turtles with left-over bread from your picnic lunch. Take off in your boat or jet-ski to speed along the open water or troll along multiple inlets for more fishing opportunities. Explore near-by coves in our kayak, or simply float in the calm water off our docks without the threat of being tossed around on the busier areas of the lake.

If you want to escape the heat and sun, relax in the porch swing on one of our covered porches while watching your guests have fun near the water. Curl up for an afternoon nap in our great room with the sun shining in and trees swaying outside the large, open windows. Or make a batch of homemade ice cream in our electric ice cream churn in the shade on the back porch.

Within 15-20 minutes, you will find a multitude of activities to entertain you. Explore charming antique shops, rent movies to enjoy after dinner, pick up last minute items at the local grocery, drug or dollar stores. If you are tired of cooking for the crowd, let someone else prepare your next meal as takeout from Mexican food to pizzas, Southern cuisine to coffee shop items. Drive a little further to Mount Cheaha for hiking nature trails and share a meal in their mountain top lodge while watching a gorgeous sunset. Anniston, AL is about an hour away with a mall, book stores, movie theater, and multiple dining choices for a day trip. Several wineries are also with-in driving distance for another day trip opportunity.

At the end of the day, you will find plenty of room for everyone to spread out. The walk-out basement, which opens onto a covered deck overlooking the lake, provides a large living/game area with Wii entertainment system and Ping-Pong table. This level also contains two bedrooms (one with queen bed, one with twin/double bunk) and full bathroom. Going up the stairs to the second and main floor, you will find dining areas, fully stocked kitchen, laundry room, full bath with walk-in shower and master bedroom (with private access to the bathroom), and great room with vaulted ceiling, fireplace, large screen TV/DVD/DVR and iHome stereo system opening onto large open deck with outdoor dining areas. Off the kitchen, there is a covered porch with a large stainless steel gas grill and seating area convenient for unloading groceries, sipping cold drinks while grilling dinner, storing coolers, and making homemade ice cream. From the wide staircase leading from the great room to the top level, you can access both upstairs bedrooms (one queen, one twin bunk with extra mattress) which have mirrored vanities in each bedroom for extra privacy as well as a full bath off the balcony connecting the two rooms.

Fishing is great here at Lake Wedowee! The lake is adverstised as one of Alabama's cleanest and best fishing lakes. Golfing is also convenient in Roanoke, a 20 minute trip, as well as other golf courses within an hour drive. There are multiple Antique shops in downtown Wedowee for lazy, afternoon browsing and Talladega, Auburn and University of Alabama are a short drive away on NASCAR/football weekends.

Owners are located an hour away from lake house property and will be accessible to you during your stay should you need anything! We hope that you will return year after year and enjoy our retreat as much as we do!

Keywords: Family-friendly, 5 bedroom, Lakefront, three story home, less than 50 steps to the water and three docks/lakeside decks, child-friendly furniture, fully furnished kitchen, two living areas, three decks, life vests/fishing gear included

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Chloe Harden (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Chloe Harden

My husband and I both have busy schedules and enjoy the serenity of Lake Wedowee. We enjoy both entertaining other famlies at the lake and also spending much needed family time making memories. We live about an hour away from our lake house, so we are very accessible to our renters and will be available to assist in any way.

Chloe Harden purchased this house in 2007

Why Chloe Harden chose Lake Wedowee - RL Harris Reservoir

We built this lake house as a retreat from every day life and as a place to relax with our friends and family. We both grew up spending summers on Lake Wedowee and wanted those memories for our children as well.

What makes this house unique

Lake Wedowee is a very convenient drive from Birmingham, AL and Atlanta, GA. There are endless things to do and enjoy, no matter how long your stay. Our favorite things to do at the lake: hearing children squeal with delight when they jump off our stationary dock and fall 6-8 feet into the water (20 feet deep off the end of our dock), sipping hot coffee on cool mornings before any 'human' noises can be heard, running in near-by neighborhoods before the heat of the day while the kids ride their bicycles, memories of proud children holding up 2 pound fish caught off the dock with plans for great dinner feasts....


based on 27 traveler reviews

Quiet Lakefront Retreat, Lake Wedowee, Family Friendly
average rating of 4.814815 based on 27 reviews
Fort son, GA

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Worried about an earlier review, we contacted the owners. They were up front with us and explained it was a disgruntled guest. We had a great time. Hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pine Mountain, GA

Great place for a big group!

  • 5 of 5

We just pulled out of this great house! Shared the house with two other families and the place was perfect for us! Plenty of supplies and great access to the lake. We truly appreciated the use of your kayaks and there was plenty of room to park our boat as well as the 3 kayaks we brought along. The 70 steps down to the lake are a workout but the time we had more than made up for the leg workout! Thank you so much for sharing your home!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Poorly kept

  • 1 of 5

My husband and I have been coming to Lake Wedowee for 8 years. We had stayed at this rental several years ago but even tho it slept more than most we didn't go back because I remember the beds being really uncomfortable and old. We decided to try it again sine we had my niece and her husband and our grown kids all coming for a three night long weekend stay. Well it will never happen again. This home needs a deep cleaning and the beds are still the same old mattresses. We left a day early because my son-in-law woke up with bites on him. We got to checking the bed he slept in which had numerous layers of bedding on it and found bed bugs. We were disgusted and left. I asked the owner for a refund and if they had had a problem with this before and she said they had treated for it. I was given back a one night refund. There are other issues with this house but I've said enough.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was waiting for this review. Nothing could have made these guests happy. I believe they expected a stay at the Ritz while on Lake Wedowee, and waited to voice their complaints until the day that they were left. We refunded their damage deposit in full and one night's stay, despite some damages that occurred while they were there. The entire house is deep cleaned every 3 months and cleaned thoroughly between guests by an independent housekeeper who is also able to provide personal assistance with problems that arise during our guests' stay....if we are aware that there are problems before departure.
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Great getaway place!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year to stay at this wonderful house and we hope to continue this as a yearly tradition. The house is big enough to accommodate several (we had 4) small families, while still providing enough space for privacy when wanted. The lake is very relaxing and the multiple levels of decking provide shade all day long. We love this place!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Laid Back Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family & I had a great vacation here! The kids, ages ranging 5-15, enjoyed the kayaks, fishing & jumping from the dock countless times! The wii system & ping pong table were great at night & on the only rainy day we had while visiting. There was plenty of room for a large family to still have some private time. The home had everything we needed & more. We also got plenty of exercise going up & down the many, many stairs to the dock :)

No complaints & we would definitely vacation here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denham Springs, LA


  • 5 of 5

First of all, this was a mother/daughter trip with 13 ladies ranging from ages 35-68. The lake is absolutely beautiful, with water was so clear that we all got in the lake and floated around. The house is spacious and very clean. Plenty of room for us all to sleep and get away from each other when we needed a break. The decks on the bottom and middle floor were exactly what we needed to just hang out and visit. The kitchen is a little small but it's well stocked and it served our purpose of warming up food. The stairs...oh the stairs...when you go to the lake make sure you plan accordingly and bring EVERYTHING you need to be there for a while. The stairs are in excellent shape (looks like they were just replaced) but it's a hike back up...70 steps to be exact and they are steep. Every single one of us went to the lake several times each day so we all managed the stairs but we definitely got a work out. The stairs actually have a very good layout because they could have been steeper and there are landings so you can rest a bit on the way back up. My only complaint is there is no wifi here. Everyone of us except 1 has AT&T cell service and no one had service once we got to the house. We actually had to get almost into town to get any type of service. The other person had Verizon and did have service so luckily we weren't without a phone. Wifi would have been nice to be able to text from our cellphones and send emails. But then again we are all so connected that a weekend without service was kind of nice :)

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We just recently purchased wifi service and are currently waiting for the first service date available for installation/our schedules to be available for install.. It's coming next week, but that will unfortunately not help your experience! So glad that everything else was to your liking :) Thanks so much for your review and for vacationing with us!
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Nearest Airport
86 Miles
Hartsfield Jackson Internatioonal Airport
Car: necessary

Flat Rock State Park is located 15 minutes away by water for the little ones that want to put their toes in the sand and wade on the shore in more sandy soil; great for a lunchtime picnic trip.


Rates & Availability

Wedowee House Rental Rates

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Jan 1 - Mar 31
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 - May 17
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 11.0%

For excessive cleaning/laundry fee(over 6 hrs) $25/hr

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Lake Wedowee - RL Harris Reservoir House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Top floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower level deck - outdoor shower
    Main floor bathroom - toilet , walk-in shower
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Upstairs master - 1 queen
    Upstairs kids room - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Extra twin mattress for floor
    Main floor master - 1 queen
    Downstairs master - 1 queen
    Downstairs Kids room - 1 bunk bed , double/twin bunk sleeps 3
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , double futon in downstairs living/game area
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Year-round water, Jet-ski dock, large open dock with multiple cleats for boat/jet-ski, stationary dock for jumping into deep water off floating dock, two large shaded stationary docks, two covered decks for escaping pop-up storms, iHome stereo system, outdoor stereo system, book and magazine library, ceiling fans/area fans, fishing gear provided, three person kayak, multiple life vests for children 30-90 pounds, beach towels provided, kayak and oars provided

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