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Beautiful, Rustic Log Home on Lake Martin! 5 Star *

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

log house, (Sleeps 10-12 comfortably possibly more with air mattresses

Beautiful, rustic log home with all amenities, boat dock and boat ramp access to beautiful Lake Martin Comes with extended living screened in comfort porch, master bedroom with king bed, loft with two swinging single beds, main floor bath, eat in kitchen and living room with gas fireplace. Downstairs, large family room with fold out queen couch, full wet bar with refrigerator, separate bedroom with two bunk beds (double/twin each), Full laundry room, bathroom and walk out patio and extended deck with attached outdoor fire pit. Rustic furnishings with total comfort in mind.

Perfect for family vacationers, those interested in boating, fishing, golfing, horseback riding. Nearby hunting site, (Yates West), Alabama hunting zone, over 3000 acres available to those with a valid Alabama hunting license and area permit.

Also within close distance to Auburn football games.

Keywords: Rustic, secluded, newly built log home, beautiful top to bottom.

More Details

Richard and Gail knef
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Richard and Gail knef

We, Gail & Rich Knef, as owners of a beautiful log home on Lake Martin, are airline employees who travel the world, but love to come home to our own 'piece of paradise' in Tallassee, Alabama. We welcome rental tenants who can also share in the beauty of this property and surroundings. We also share this with our three labs, Cocoa,

Java + Chino. Lake activities are unlimited and convenient access to it all is right at your fingertips at this Lake Martin getaway. Come enjoy! You can follow us on Facebook and Pinterest under the Log Knest.

Richard and Gail knef purchased this house in 2011

Why Richard and Gail knef chose Tallassee

Because if you want the nicest, cleanest, and just all around best place on the lake to stay, plus a beautiful

log home, this is where you stay.

What makes this house unique

Peace and privacy with the utmost enjoyment. Uncrowded lake access and lake sports easily available. we will go out of our way to make this a great experience for you.


Tallassee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • lower level bathroom has full walk in shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Loft - 2 twin/ single , two swinging single beds
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Two single beds in loft, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Additional fold out bed available, Bunk Beds (2) Double on bottom single on top on bottom floor of house
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The house is about 200 yds from the boat dock and we do have a 6 person golf cart to carry you back and forth up and down the hill.The cart is included with the rental. a 25 ft boat slip available with electric and water. huge sun deck, fridge, music, shower, etc.


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Beautiful, Rustic Log Home on Lake Martin! 5 Star *
average rating of 4.9508195 based on 61 reviews

Most Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been happier at such a wonderful place... the only drawback is that the weekend is too short!!! Everything was so nice and Gail was such a help on where to eat, etc. Even staying an extra night was no problem, thank goodness---we did NOT want to leave!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! So glad you enjoyed the weekend and excelled at the golf tournament too! Hope to see you again.
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It was very inviting and there was room for everybody. The grandkids enjoyed the party deck.

  • 4 of 5

The view was lovely and the cabin very homey. We enjoyed using the kayak and relaxing on the deck or on the porch. What a great place!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really nice cabin!!

  • 5 of 5

First time out in a cabin in my life and really enjoyed staying out here would really recomend to anyone!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our family recently spent Thanksgiving holiday weekend at this house. We lucked out on the weather and the weekend could not have gone better. We have three "boys" ages 17, 19 and 22 and had plenty of room in the cabin for everyone with beds to spare. The home was really nice and clean. The screened porch was nice and we really enjoyed the outdoor fire pit each night. The Kneifs provided wood but my sister and her kids came down to visit one day and the kids found it fun to find their own in the woods.

We had pretty much everything we needed. The kitchen has almost everything I needed to cook a Thanksgiving meal which was really nice. My only complaint was there were very few forks and spoons but I brought it to their attention and I feel sure it will be restocked before the next person stays.

I would highly recommend it to anyone - it is a great house!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. Beautiful home and can’t complain about anything. Very nice owners who were quick to respond for any questions asked!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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,very relaxing and got the feel of the lake living.

  • 5 of 5

From the kind greeting upon arrival, my family and I enjoyed our stay,(our second stay at this log cabin house). It was great for our large family and everyone was confortable. we rented a skin boat and had kayak,paddle boards,water ski and tow doughnuts -in short ,it was a blast for the kids, and some grown ups enjoyed the quiet and peaceful setting to read,relax nd unwind. air conditioning was great and ,in short ,just right!. I HOPE WE CAN STAY WITH YOU AGAIN.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! So glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again! Gail and Rich Knef
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Montgomery al
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
stillwaters public
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Interstate 85. Talassee exit
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Car: necessary

6 seat golf cart provided for (200 ft) ride down to water and dock! We now have a two person kayak for your use

starting this season.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150

Minimum stay for 4th of July week is on week. With groups more than 6 adults, large adult get togethers, the cleaning fee will be duble. 300 dollars.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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