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Waterfront Home With 14 Skylights and Pier ~ 'CLIFFHAVEN'

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Welcome to our dream home. This is not our vacation home, but it is our beloved home whenever we are in the USA. It was completely gutted in 2010 and lovingly renovated extensively. So you will be staying in a newly remodeled home.

Our house is 3800 sq. ft. with 6 bedrooms (sleeping 15), every room with beautiful views. The house has a split floor plan, with three bedrooms in one wing and 3 on the other. We can close off one wing so that you have the option of only renting the main living space with 3 bedrooms (sleeping 5).

* The master bedroom has a king bed. The master bath has a luxurious Asian style soaking tub.

* Next to the master are two bedrooms. One with two twin beds and a smaller bedroom with one twin bed.

* In the wing on the opposite side of the house are two bedrooms on the ground floor and one large bedroom upstairs. One bedroom contains a queen size bed and one bedroom has two twin beds.

*The biggest bedroom upstairs has 6 twin beds. It also has a breath-taking turret with 6 skylights which will make you feel like you’re in a castle.

The exact opposite of a dark log cabin, this house on the water is bright and light with 14(!) beautiful skylights, you’ll never have to turn on the light during the day.

Eat your meals out on the patio overlooking breathtaking water views. Walk down the steps and set up your fishing lines on the pier, or sit on the beautiful natural rock ledges by the water. The water view is expansive, the opposite shore being over a mile across. Across the waters is TVA land, so you will be looking at a pristine natural shore instead of houses. Not only is the water beautiful during the day, but you just may be treated to a moonrise on the water as well. Crystal clear moonbeam spanning a long trek across the water is a sight few people ever get to experience.

Situated on 7 acres, our property is also a bird watchers’ paradise. We guarantee you will delight in seeing our resident great herons and red-headed woodpeckers. And if you’re lucky, you may see a bald eagle right outside the window! We have seen ospreys, kingfishers, pelicans, hawks, foxes, groundhogs, etc. On our land is also 3 acres of woods, a fruit orchard, and a pine tree stand we named Narnia.

More Details

Owner
Judy Linton
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Taiwanese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Judy Linton

We are a family of 7 and we spend most of our years overseas in Taiwan. After all our travels around the world, we love beautiful North Alabama the best. This home is our primary residence (dream home) when we are in the US.

Judy Linton purchased this house in 2009

Amenities

Killen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 6 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin Beds (11), portacrib (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Waterfront Home With 14 Skylights and Pier ~ 'CLIFFHAVEN'
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 17 reviews
5

great place

  • 5 of 5

very nice and accommodating! would definitely recommend cliffhaven

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely lake house. Loved each individual room.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love the peacefulness at Cliffhaven, too! We welcome you back to experience it again : ).
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The Property was lovely - just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. There was enough space for everyone. The owner, Judy, was very nice and accommodating. We enjoyed fishing and other activities during the stay. The view in the morning was beautiful. The kids were happy to see that there was a "kids room" with books and other items suited for kids. They felt at home. During our stay in Alabama, we rented two house due to the size of our family. I have to say we enjoyed staying here far better than the other property. Thanks Judy for making your home so welcoming. I should also note that during our stay there were new mattresses placed on a few of the beds (and it was not due to any complaints from us).

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bill

  • 3 of 5

The home was neat, clean, and mostly appropriate for a group of 10 professional males visiting the area on a golf outing. We simply chose the wrong weekend for golf; the area received its ONLY snowfall of the year our last night there.

Since the home is remotely located, driving to restaurants and sports bars was cumbersome. Thus, after golfing and eating out, our evenings were spent, for the most part, in the rental house. There we discovered several problems for a group of male golfers. Female visitors may not agree.

1) the Dish Network TV system had no ESPN or sports package availability. I have recommended to the owner that she may wish to make that small investment to preclude future frustration from future groups of male renters( unfortunately our visit occurred the weekend of conference tournament basketball games, which we were unable to watch- we did not realize from the booking data provided that we needed an HDTL cable to hook into our laptops so that we could watch the games).

2) the 6 beds in the upstairs rooms, as well as several of the smaller downstairs beds were inadequate. The 6 upstairs beds were essentially cots, most of which had 2-3 inch thick "mattresses" on wooden platforms- most uncomfortable for adult sized males. We elected to have one person per downstairs bedroom, thus 3 of us were relegated to the upstairs bedroom, the room with 6 cots. Those three needed to take the mattresses from the three unused beds to double their own mattresses. Several of the smaller downstairs mattresses also needed replacing.

The grill noted in the pre-rental data was a charcoal grill. One needs to supply charcoal and lighter fluid to use.

However, overall the house was comfortable, accommodating, and clean and a relatively good value for the price paid.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback, Dr. Betsill, As we had communicated in our e-mail, the new mattresses were already in the works and I apologize again that your guests were not able to take advantage of them. The mattresses should be delivered sometime this week and we do welcome you all back to check out our brand new 12" thick mattresses. I'm wondering whether or not you were aware that the town of Florence, AL is only a 25 minutes' drive away? As I had mentioned in our welcome e-mail, Florence AL has all the great chain restaurants, sports bars plus several local favorites and a charming downtown. Our former guests seemed to all enjoy dining out in Florence. Be assured we will do our very best to tend to the things you mentioned and make the home even better for future guests!
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We had a wonderful stay with great communication

  • 4 of 5

We would not hesitate to stay here again!

A welcoming and responsive owner goes a long way to making a positive experience; Judy feels like a friend after fielding so many questions from us!

The best things:

a great balance of open family space and segmented, private spaces,

a terrific selection of unique books and games

and location, location, location!

We could have the whole family together for a game or split off into different spaces for reading, puzzles, etc. And when we put kids in bed, they were seperated from the main space so the adults could still socialize without waking anybody up.

The negatives: (I'll restate that we had a wonderful time and none of the negatives were enough to spoil our vacation)

Many of the beds were very basic and uncomfortable for adults.

As parents of young kids we felt there were some safety concerns - no railings on patio or lower dock, some worn out steps and rough wood railings.

And there were some trashy areas outside like a burn area with trash bags that have ripped open and left trash scattered around.

Again, we had a great time and really enjoyed Cliffhaven and it's owners!

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had a good stay! Thanks for letting me know about some of the twin mattresses - we will be switching them out! Brand new mattresses it is! Thanks for also letting me know that the burn pile was not yet taken care of. We had a burn ban for months due to lack of rain and I didn't realize that pile had not been taken care of yet. We'll take care of that right away. Welcome back! We'd love to host you all again!
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"Cliffhaven" was wonderful!

  • 4 of 5

We spent the week of Thanksgiving for a family reunion. The 6 sleeping areas were what we needed for the family coming together. The 2 living areas made it easy for card/board games and watching football simultaneously. The kitchen had almost everything we could ask for as well (couldn’t find hand mixer, but we had brought one just in case). We had the thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings. The view of the lake was fabulous. The grandkids loved watching the birds and barges go by. We kayaked, the grandkids fished off the dock. The convenience of the town of Florence for shopping and access to golfing were a plus. My family was so impressed with my find. Thank you for making this reunion a possibility.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a pleasure to host you all. Welcome back!
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $185 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas are weekly rentals only.
Cancellation Policy: 100% refunded if cancelled prior to 30 days of check-in.
0 % refunded if cancelled within 30 days of check-in.

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