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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 - 3 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:
April 25, 2017

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 Alabama

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
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

Beautiful, Rustic Log Home on Lake Martin! 5 Star *
average rating of 4.980769 based on 52 reviews

Great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this cabin in March while attending the Lake Martin 50 Mile race that was held close by. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. The pictures do not do this cabin justice. The furnishings were perfect and the layout was ideal for our two families. We cooked a meal in the kitchen and had everything we needed. The views are awesome! We were gone from the cabin a lot to attend the race, but we would love to come back again when we would could relax and enjoy the cabin more. You won't go wrong in reserving this cabin!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beyond Words!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year at the cabin and loved it once again. Leaving is always the hardest part. The cabin is always very well kept, the groundskeeper was extremely helpful and kind and of course the dogs were our buddies during our stay :) we couldn't have asked for anything better. We will be back next year! (It's the start of a new tradition for us)

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bailey and all, thanks so much for your very kind review! We love to hear your feedback and look forward to having you back soon! So glad you enjoyed your stay!
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cabin with a beautiful lake, more than adequate family space & porches on each level- even with rainy weather it was enjoyable- will rent again!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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A beautiful cabin and a wonderfully relaxing weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We were tremendously happy with our time at the cabin. Gail was so hospitable and the cabin had everything that we needed. I'd highly recommend this rental property!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your wonderful review of our cabin! We hope to have you back soon! Gail and Rich Knef
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Great Weekend Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We really loved our stay here. It was great for our family of 6 children. They space in the home was open, clean and family friendly. We would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous views and amazing accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

Our only regret on this trip is that we aren't staying longer to really enjoy the house and the lake. We will definitely be back and for longer next time! Owners were helpful and easy to access when needed. We loved having the golf cart to get to and from the dock. The dogs were friendly and the black lab especially liked to visit with us to play fetch :). Overall great experience! Thank you Knef Family!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! We look forward to having you back for a longer stay next time, so glad you enjoyed it!
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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

Tallassee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off season
Oct 15 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
high season
May 1 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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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