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Cozy Lakeside Cabin-Free Covered Boat Slips! Near Downtwn Guntersville-Must See!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Great Room + large kitchen, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Situated on Polecat Hollow on beautiful Lake Guntersville, AL, this charming cabin offers complete rest and enjoyment. Only 1 mile from downtown Guntersville so convenient to all restaurants and shopping. The cabin is condo-like in that it has a separate unit on each floor. The Rental unit featured here is the original cabin - the entire MIDDLE floor - with magnificent views - right on the lake. Every unit is self-contained with private entrance, balcony and large patio. Very clean with all the comforts of home. Plenty of parking for boats. Public launch nearby. ONLY 5 MIN TO LAKE GUNTERSVILLE STATE PARK.

FREE Private boat slip inside boathouse with electrical. Fishing pier with 8-10 feet of water at dock. Public boat launch within view just across the lake.

Vacation Rental Amenities -

Polecat Palace (middle floor): This listing only! Bottom floor rents with separate listing - See VRBO Listing #881638. Call for details. This listing includes 2 Q Bedrooms, 2 twin beds in Great Room, 1 BA, fully equipped eat-in kitchen, wood-burning fire-place, private deck and entrance, sleeps 4-6. Free covered boat slip with electrical!

Polecat Pad (bottom floor): This unit available for much lower cost with separate online listing see VRBO Listing #881638. 1Queen BR, futon double bed in great room, 1 BA, fully equipped kitchen, private deck and entrance,sleeps 2-4. Free covered boat slip with electrical!

Wireless Internet, Firewood, charcoal grill, washer/dryer, linens and towels, and much more.

Activities and Attractions

Great fishing and water sports - 950 mile shoreline and 69,000 acre Lake Guntersville; magnificent mountain and valley scenery; Eagle-watching, hiking and public beach at nearby State Park; 7 major golf courses; huge outlet center nearby; antiques galore; lots of bargain shopping, and more.....

Keywords: Cabin, lakeside cabin, boathouse, FREE Boat Slip, Lake Guntersville al cabin rental, Guntersville AL cabin rental, Polecat Place, cozy lakeside cabin

QUESTIONS? CALL OWNER 1-256-298-0444

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Libby

Mark and I (Libby) have been making our family vacation home available to the public when our family does not use it which seems too often these days. We have one child - Nicholas - a dog and cat. One of our favorite things to do is hiking - the state park is only 5 miles away and has some great trails. Of course eating and shopping in quaint downtown are much fun. We love having guests visit our cabin and have convenient methods for checking in and paying rental fees.

Libby purchased this cabin in 1980

Why Libby chose Alabama

Guntersville is a neighboring city to our hometown, Albertville. Almost all water and surrounded by the foothills of the Appalacians, it must be one of America's best kept secrets - sleepy but absolutely breathtaking.

What makes this cabin unique

The views are amazing here. The cabin is on a mountain side sort of and the upper floors are especially good for viewing the water and mountains. The boathouse with free boatslip is still only 50 feet away.) This place is all about outdoor life with water sports, cooking out, and general fun with friends and family.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We moved here about 5 months ago and I never knew about these cabins.

I had a very stressful week so my sone and daughter in law booked me a cabin. It is so peaceful here and cozy.

I felt so at ease and my stress has lifted.

Thank you for this time here.

I will let people know about this place

Sep 2012
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Guntersville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full Size Bath with tub and Shower. Plenty large enough for everyone.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Great Room - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1 Queen bed in each of the 2 bedroom. Day bed with trundle makes 2 twin size beds in the great room area. Very comfy matresses.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Use of 2-slip boathouse included in rental w 8 ft width max. - 1 possibly 2 slips available for this unit - FREE!. First come first serve.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Cozy Lakeside Cabin-Free Covered Boat Slips! Near Downtwn Guntersville-Must See!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Excellent Value!

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved our stay at Polecat Place. I have severe allergies and tend to have problems in environments with dust, but I had virtually no issues here. It was spotlessly clean, stocked with everything we needed, and was really close to nearby restaurants and grocery stores. Perfect stay- I would recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lucasville, OH

Great Fishing with Southern Hospitatlity

  • 5 of 5

My elderly dad and I really enjoyed our stay, If your looking for convenience, mixed with southern hospitality, along with a great place to fish this is the place. The owner is excellent and she made sure we felt at home. The lower unit is comfortable and the covered boat house was a great benefit. However remember to bring bumper buoys for your boat the skiing community, of an evening, keeps the waves going.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alabaster, AL


  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd time staying at Pole Cat and we will be back again! The views are breathtaking, the location is wonderful and the house has everything we need. My husband and I have always stayed in the bottom unit and we love the bottom deck. We only caught 4 fish but we still had a blast. We celebrated out 10th anniversary at Rock House Eatery (highly recommend) and we also ate at Somewhere on the Lake (yes, that's the name of it) which was just perfect. We will be back again! Thanks Libby!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntsville, AL

A Great Escape!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time on he lake! The Polecat Place should be renamed The Polecat Palace, because we definitely felt like royalty watching the sunrise each morning from our wonderful view on the deck on the second floor. Libby keeps the place spotless and the decor is so comfy, we felt like we were right at home from the minute we arrived! We've already booked a return trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoy your stay Randy. Guests like You are such a blessing! Libby
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Seneca, Illinois

Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

The place has been completely redone since I was there last and it is beautiful. The really fun part was sitting on the deck with all my relatives and visiting, AND watching my granddaughters catch bluegill on the pier. They had a blast! Libby, her husband and son and "Jack" the dog could not have been nicer. Thank you for another wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Douglasville, GA

Polecat Palace

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great! The listing accurately depicted the location, the photos accurately showed what the house is like, the property was clean and well maintained, the owner is super nice and helpful, I would reccomend this property to anyone for a fun getaway on Lake Guntersville! It is conveniently located to sveral boat ramps for fishermen and the state park for fun with the kids.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Top O' The River
Rock House Eatery
Crawmama'S Seafood, Steaks & Catering
Wintzell's Oyster House
Cracker Barrel
Los Arcos
Bragg's Fish Market
"Not even sure what they have here. I think its raw fish for sale depending on season."
Lake Guntersville State Park
"amazing views, swimming, eating, hiking, zip line!"
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Huntsville AL
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Gunters Landing
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rock House
Nearest Ski
in the back yard!
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Lake Guntersville State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Guntersville
Car: necessary

Located approximately 1 mile from downtown Guntersville with lots of great shopping and restaurants. Salvage shopping our favorite. Don't forget to hike or ZIP at the nearby State Park, Water sports are the best right at the cabin!


Rates & Availability

Guntersville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
July 4th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Dec 1 2017 - Jan 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.5%

We have additional smaller unit (bottom floor) sleeps 2-4 starts at $95/night. Call 1-256-298-0444 to reserve or look for separate listing with VRBO to book online.

Pets are allowed! However the pet fee will not calculate correctly with the online quote/booking so amount will be updated with confirmation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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