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

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome

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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

Beautiful, Rustic Log Home on Lake Martin! 5 Star *
average rating of 4.979592 based on 49 reviews

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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There are no words to describe this amazing cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This property was way above my expectations. It was so beautiful, clean, peaceful and there was plenty of room for my big family! We spent a lot of time right at the pier, it was perfect for the kids to play. The owners

(Mr. Richard and Ms. Gail) are out of this world, they made us feel so welcome as if it was our very own place. I really can not elaborate on how perfect this place was. Oh, and I can not leave out those two precious dogs, Coco and Java were simply the sweetest dogs ever! We will defiantly be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We work really hard at giving our Guests a great rxperience. We enjoy our peice of heanen and love sharing it With our guests. Please come back and see us. Rich and Gail Knef
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It far exceeded our expectations. Great property. Would highly recommend it.

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic property. We had our two college kids with us and it was perfect. Plenty of room and could fit two families of four comfortably. The lake was beautiful and very clean. The highlight for the kids was the double decker dock where they could jump into the water. The refrigerator and mister on the dock were a perfect addition to spend all afternoon in the sun. We would highly recommend this property and will come back ourselves.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Brad, Its always great to have people appreciate our place. Yall were great renters and hope to have you back. Where always adding and improving so Its always somthing new to come see. Thanks again.Rich and Gail Knef
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Peaceful Place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our first trip to Lake Martin. The cabin was comfortable and very peaceful. We spent most of our days relaxing on the dock, swimming, and fishing. It was a great place to unwind and enjoy the view.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we try and provide a very nice and peaceful place and its always nice when our guests appreciate this. Hope to see yall back again. Thanks so much.
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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
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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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Tallassee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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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