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Matt Bowler

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Old Matt's Lakefront Cabin with Spectacular Views, Boat Ramp Access

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Old Matt's Cabin on Lake Tenkiller

Looking to get away from it all? This beautiful lakefront cabin adjoins corps property 100 feet from the water's edge, providing spectacular views from every room in every season, is also 100 yards from a beach and boat ramp. Relax and enjoy Lake Tenkiller, one of the deepest, clearest lakes in Oklahoma.

This cabin has 3 bedrooms, with a king-size bed in the master. There is a queen-size bed in a second room, and two twin beds in the third bedroom. The king and queen rooms each have their own adjoining full bathrooms. The twin room has an adjoining half bath. This home is perfectly suited for one or two families looking for a lake getaway, as well as the couple looking for a quiet weekend away.

There is a full kitchen with a stainless steel oven and glass stovetop, full-size refrigerator, microwave. We have a variety of kitchen utensils, as well as a Kuerig and a coffee pot. There is also a washer and dryer. In the family room you will find a 50' flat screen tv with DIRECTV and a bluray disc player. The kids twin room has a 27' TV with its own bluray player.

The deck provides stunning views of the water 100' away, as well as gorgeous views of fall foliage on the hills surrounding Lake Tenkiller. There is a gas grill provided with propane.

Directly across the cove from the cabin is Snake Creek Marina and State Park. Here, you can rent a boat and/or a slip, as well as get gas. You can also enjoy lunch or dinner at the marina's restaurant on the water. Live bands play on a floating stage every Saturday night in the summer.

The boat ramp and rocky beach are less than a 100 yard walk from the cabin. There, you can launch your boat, skip rocks, fish, or swim. We have seen LOTS of wildlife at our cabin! A doe and her two fawns are known to frequent the deer feeder behind the home, as are a raccoon, ground hogs and chipmunks. The deer also like to swim from our banks over to nearby islands. We are always sad when it is time to leave our relaxing home-away-from-home. We hope that you find the rest and relaxation you need during your time here, as well!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Matt Bowler (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Matt Bowler

We are a family of four who loves spending time together outdoors. We grew up going to Tablerock Lake in Missouri, where Matt's grandmother lived on the lake. When we moved to Oklahoma, we searched to find a lake where we could share similar memories with our children.

Matt Bowler purchased this house in 2012

Why Matt Bowler chose Oklahoma

We have spent time on many Oklahoma lakes since moving here in 2006, but only Lake Tenkiller could match the rolling hills and deep, clear waters of Tablerock. It is very difficult to find homes on Tenkiller that are waterfront due to the stringent Corps of Engineers guidelines. When we found this home, we knew we had found a rare gem. The dock road dead-ends, so there is little traffic and lots of wildlife... perfect for explorers young and old.

What makes this house unique

You cannot find a home closer to the water or a boat ramp on Tenkiller as our deck actually overhangs the Corp of Engineers lake property. This unique location provides unparalleled access to the water and a boat ramp. The east side of the home is nearly all glass providing spectacular sunrises in the morning and beautiful views of the sun on the mountains in the evening. Deer and other wildlife roam the hill behind the cabin.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at Old Matt’s Cabin and loved it!! We are from California and found this charming resort home online. We were very pleased when we walked through the doors. The home is decorated very nicely and we felt right at home. The beds were also very comfortable too. The first evening of our stay was amazing as a couple of deer were looking right at us while we were having dinner. The view of the lake from the deck was also amazing…..We plan to stay at Old Matt’s Cabin again one day ( : We already miss it!!! Thank you Matt and Carrie for welcoming us into your home. We had a fantastic vacation!!!"
Jul 2014
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based on 29 traveler reviews

Old Matt's Lakefront Cabin with Spectacular Views, Boat Ramp Access
average rating of 4.862069 based on 30 reviews

Beautiful place. Great time!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place with a view! We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and well stocked

  • 4 of 5

Cabin was nice...maybe not quite as nice as I would have expected for the price. Didn't do much comparison shopping on price due to availability close to the date of arrival. But, much newer, nicer cabins in other parts of the state for much less price. Can certainly tell that the owners have put a lot of time and energy into the place to make it much nicer than it probably was when they bought it. It was well stocked with dishes, cookware, even some food items. Kitchen was a little difficult to navigate when cooking due to the large separation between the stove and the sink. Would rent this again.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments and rating! We appreciate your thoughts. As others have pointed out, we think we provide a great value right on the water that is clean, well stocked, comfortable, affordable and one of the best cabins in our region of the state. We hope to see you again!
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Weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My kids loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view

  • 4 of 5

The view is just what we needed to recharge before school started!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great return trip

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay and it was even better the second time around! Can't recommend this location enough. We will definitely go back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great get away spot

  • 5 of 5

The house is nicely appointed and tastefully decorated. Plenty of room for the 4 adults and 3 children that stayed there. Matt has lots of great information on the area and is above all else very professional. All in all a great experience and we would do it again!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Tulsa International Airport (also Fort Smith 52 m)
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Snake Creek Marina Restaurant, Bar & Live Music
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Interstate 40
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Big Daddy Restaurant & No Wake Zone Outdoor Music
Nearest Ski
100 Metres
Water Skiing on the Lake
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Cato Creek Public Boat Ramp

Located in the Cato Creek across the cove from Snake Creek Marina & State Park, you will find ample opportunities to engage in all of your favorite watersports from morning until dusk. If you prefer, evenings spent on the deck overlooking the water are equally delightful.


Rates & Availability

Tenkiller Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2016 - May 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Independence Day
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Off Season
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
New Years Eve
Dec 29 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

One Time Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.25%

We accept major credit cards through online payments.
Personal checks & cashiers checks NOT accepted.
$500 refundable reservation and damage deposit
Minimum rental age 30 years of old.
$75 cleaning fee
6.25% Lodging Tax
$200-350 per night, Holiday Weekends Package Rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Oklahoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1225 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1/2 bath
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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