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Andy Bankston

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Beautiful Lakehouse with Pontoon boat... NO SERVICE FEES! SUMMER DISCOUNTS NOW!

21 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Lake Wedowee - RL Harris Reservoir House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

A QUIET, PRIVATE, AND FAMILY-FRIENDLY LAKEFRONT HOME JUST WAITING FOR YOUR FAMILY TO ARRIVE!

*** ALL RATES QUOTED VIA INSTANT QUOTE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE ARE FOR THE HOUSE ONLY AND DO NOT INCLUDE BOAT RENTAL DUE TO WEBSITE LIMITATIONS (Boat rental rates below).

*** OUR RATES ARE POSTED UNDER THE RATE TAB... PLEASE CHECK RATES AND VERIFY AVAILABILITY ON OUR CALENDAR.

***Due to demand, Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends are 3 nights minimum and must include pontoon boat rental. Summer rentals are weekly (Saturday to Saturday) and must include pontoon boat rental. August weekend rentals are 2 night minimum and must include pontoon boat rental. This means you must rent the pontoon boat along with the house during these dates.

THE 'BEARFOOT LODGE' IS A BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED, COMPLETELY FURNISHED LAKEFRONT HOME, READY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO ENJOY A MEMORABLE FAMILY VACATION... TUCKED IN THE TREES ON A LOVELY SHADY COVE, WITH YOUR OWN DOCK AND BOAT!

OUR LAKEHOUSE AND PONTOON BOAT RENTAL COMBINATION OFFERS THE BEST VALUE OF ANY LAKEFRONT PROPERTY IN THE SOUTHEAST!!! BRING YOUR FAMILY AND ENJOY A WEEK ON THE LAKE WITH A BOAT AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE!!! TWO FAMILIES CAN EASILY SHARE THIS HOUSE... COMPARE OUR RATES FOR A WEEK ON THE LAKE WITH A BOAT TO ANY OTHER SIMILAR VACATION (BEACH OR LAKE)... YOU CAN'T BEAT THIS DEAL!!!

ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR LAKEFRONT RENTALS ON LAKE WEDOWEE... we have continued to add new amenities each year for the benefit of our guests! Recently, the house, decks and dock got a completely new look and we added a nice porch swing down on the dock as well as swings for the kids on the lower deck. Last year, the house got a new Flat Screen T.V. to enhance our home theater system so you can enjoy your movies, music, etc. We've also added new linens, furnishings and other amenities to make your stay more enjoyable. FOR 2015, WE HAVE UPGRADED OUR PONTOON BOAT TO A 20 FOOT SYLVAN SUNCHASER WITH 75 HP MERCURY 4-STROKE MOTOR... THE BOAT IS IN BEAUTIFUL CONDITION AND THE MOTOR IS DEPENDABLE, QUIET AND FUEL-EFFICIENT!

We do not have cable or satellite service, and our guests often tell us how much they enjoyed being "unplugged" and spending priceless quality time bonding with their families!

Enjoy the double hammock near the water's edge and Adirondack chairs or porch swing on the dock for relaxing by the lake. Our cove is the perfect spot for kids to swim in the lake, right off the dock. We also have 'Kingsford' charcoal grill on the front porch... as well as beautiful outdoor furniture on the screened porch. The large screened porch is everyone's favorite gathering place, but there are more decks and porches to enjoy, including a dining gazebo by the water with a picnic table. Our 'Old Town' 3-person canoe is also available for our guests use.

OUR 20 FOOT PONTOON BOAT IS AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL BY OUR HOUSEGUESTS ONLY... AT THE BEST RATE AVAILABLE ON THE LAKE!!!

ABOUT LAKE WEDOWEE AND THE BEARFOOT LODGE...

Relax in style and enjoy this beautifully furnished and tastefully decorated, 3 Bedroom, 2 bath vacation home on one of the cleanest lakes in the Southeast. Approx 90 minutes from metro Atlanta or Birmingham, Lake Wedowee has been called Alabama's best kept secret... until the last few years.

Nestled in the foothills of the southern end of the Appalachian chain... Lake Wedowee is a mountain lake, affording gorgeous views of over 270 miles of shoreline... less than 25 percent of the lake has been developed, so there are plenty of places to find peace and quiet. Cruise the lake, head to Lakeside Marina for a meal or just drop the anchor in a quiet cove and relax. You can also enjoy some of the best fishing in the southeast! Cheaha State Park, with it's beautiful waterfalls and hiking trails, is less than 30 minutes away. Shop the antique stores in Wedowee or explore the caves at Cathedral caverns.

Our home has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing vacation in style! Two nearby boat ramps and your own private dock in the backyard. Two large porches and a waterside gazebo offer plenty of space for outdoor relaxing and dining. Our lot SLOPES GENTLY TO THE WATER which makes it easy to walk to the dock... plenty of room for kids to play and explore. Enjoy the hammock or the porch swing on the dock while the kids swim in our protected cove. FREE USE OF OUR 'OLD TOWN' 3-PERSON CANOE FOR GUESTS.

All towels, linens, dishes, and cooking utensils provided. We've tried to create a quiet peaceful, atmosphere where you can spend time with friends and family, with plenty of things to do together. Play a board game or read a book and relax. Or just sit out on the screened porch at night and listen to the symphony of frogs and crickets. We also have a nice home theater system, for watching movies or listening to music on DVD/CD. 'Kingsford' BBQ grill (charcoal) available for guest use.

Just 4 miles from downtown Wedowee. Minutes to grocery stores, movie rental, drugstore, and other shopping (Super Walmart a short drive away). You can now buy beer and wine in the local grocery stores (Yes... Wedowee/Randolph County is now 'wet'!). Several nice family style restaurants within 15-20 minutes including excellent barbeque, Mexican, Pizza, and 'Southern-style' cuisine... check out the popular 'Top-of-the-River' Restaurant in Anniston. Also, Lakeside Marina restaurant (for catfish, burgers, etc) is accessible by boat and has nice outdoor seating. Also, El Chilar Mexican restaurant (near the Hwy 431 bridge) has great food, excellent service and now serves beer and Margaritas.

You will enjoy the slow-paced, relaxing lifestyle at Lake Wedowee. Come make some family memories at this simple, but elegant lake home!

PONTOON BOAT RENTAL at best rate available on the lake. $175 PER DAY/$800 PER WEEK (Compare our rates to $299 per day for a "day-only" rental at the local Marina!!!).

BOAT RENTAL POLICIES:

1) BOAT OPERATOR MUST ATTEST TO PREVIOUS BOATING EXPERIENCE... NO TOWING / SKIING / TUBING ALLOWED.

2) BOAT RENTAL IS NOW AVAILABLE YEAR-ROUND.

3) Boat rental ONLY available to renting guests and MUST BE RENTED FOR ENTIRE DURATION OF GUEST STAY (i.e. WE CANNOT RENT THE BOAT FOR 'ONE OR TWO DAYS'). Summer rentals reserved for house and boat together due to high demand. This means you must rent the pontoon boat along with the house during these dates.

4) We DO NOT rent our boat separately... Our rate is FAR less than the local marina for the benefit of our houseguests ONLY (no exceptions).

Keywords: Lakehouse, pontoon boat rental, snowbird

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Andy Bankston (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About Andy Bankston

We've done our best to create a beautiful, comfortable, clean retreat for families who want to relax and enjoy life at the lake. We hope you and your family will be our guests!

Andy Bankston purchased this house in 2006

Why Andy Bankston chose Lake Wedowee - RL Harris Reservoir

Lake Wedowee is an undiscovered gem... this beautiful, pristine lake has not yet been overrun with development. It's an unspoiled place to relax and enjoy time with friends and family.

What makes this house unique

Our guests frequently comment about the wonderful family time they have experienced at our lakehouse... our goal has been to provide an atmosphere where great memories are made!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Your home was everything you advertised plus more. This was the most peaceful, relaxing vacation we have ever taken. The boat waiting at the dock was ideal. For your guests not familiar with the lake, our IPads made exploring the coves and backtracking to favorite places easier than car navigation.

We enjoyed your suggestion to visit Cheaha State Park. The boardwalk was a lovely walk with Mom and while she enjoyed the view from the restaurant, we hiked a trail out to the rapelling cliffs.

We would recommend a day trip to Cathedral caverns. The 1 and a half mile cave hike was very interesting, the drive goes through some beautiful country, lunch at Porky's was a treat and we topped it off with amazing peaches from a roadside stand.

Thank you again for sharing your home"

Ron and Anita from Del Ray Beach, FL
May 2011
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Reviews

4.9
based on 21 traveler reviews

Beautiful Lakehouse with Pontoon boat... NO SERVICE FEES! SUMMER DISCOUNTS NOW!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 24 reviews
5

Relaxing Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Everything I had read about this property/home was exactly as stated. I was very pleased. The property was clean and well-maintained. The owner is absolutely most accommodating - very personable and helpful. Any questions I had he got back to me immediately, whether by phone or email. The directions to the house were accurate and helpful. The layout and amenities were very adequate. I would definitely recommend this property to my friends and family. We stayed around the house for our trip. I had brought prepared food from home which served us well. The utensils and dishes were as needed. It proved to be a most serene weekend.

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It was a hassle having to wash a load of sheets and place in dryer before leaving that morning. It caused a delay in our leaving for our eight hour drive home. I informed the owner about the problems with the washer and dryer not working properly and he seemed appreciative of my comments. The grill had a small tear in the charcoal lining so we were not able to use it. Also, I did find it a pain to have to remove my shoes each time I walked in.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue, Thank you for choosing to stay at our place and I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it! Also, thank you for letting me know about the issues you experienced while there. I've had the washer and dryer serviced and everything is working properly. Also, I've bought a new grill to replace the one that is there now. Thanks again and I hope you'll stay at our place again soon!
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5

Beautiful home!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I decided to stay here for our anniversary, and we absolutely loved it!!! Not only was the home beautiful and clean, it was very quiet and secluded. The home owner was very helpful and answered all of our questions. And not to mention, the home came with a boat rental. I can't wait until the next vacation because we will definitely be back!!!! Anyone who decides to stay in this area should stay here, because you will definitely fall in love!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Antwan, Thank you for choosing to spend your anniversary at The Bearfoot Lodge. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed it and would love to have you come visit again sometime in the future!
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5

Beautiful Lake House

  • 5 of 5

This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom lake house was perfect for our 7-person group. The house comes with a nice 3-person canoe and a charcoal grill. We put both to good use. The house was very clean and comfortable. The screened porch was a perfect place to hang out. The kitchen came with everything we needed to cook large meals for the entire group. We highly recommend renting the boat with the house as well! You can pick up/drop off the boat at the nearby marina. The best part of the rental was the owner! Andy was very friendly, responsive, and helpful. We all had a great time in this getaway and would definitely do it again!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay at The Bearfoot Lodge! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we would love to have you stay again in the future!
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Carrollton, GA USA
5

Great Weekend on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great Labor Day weekend on Lake Wedowee. Very nice home conveniently located to all Lake Wedowee has to offer. I highly recommend renting the pontoon boat that is also available with the house, it made the trip complete.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for choosing to stay at The Bearfoot Lodge, we hope you will visit again in the future!
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5

Wonderful house... Had a wonderful trip!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at this beautiful house on lake Wedowee. It was on a great location on the lake and not far from marina by boat or drive! The kitchen was well stocked with plates and pans and the beds were all SO comfy we all slept like a babies! I will most defiantly be renting this house again in the future and would highly recommend it to anyone that was interested in staying at lake Wedowee!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay at The Bearfoot Lodge on Lake Wedowee! We appreciate your feedback. I'm glad to see you enjoyed your stay!
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Hendersonville, Tn
5

Wonderful trip

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house with the boat and I think that is the only way to go. The boat was in excellent condition and we used it everyday and took it out again at night for the sunsets. We almost always had the lake to ourselves. An absolutely beautiful lake. Clean and lots of areas to explore. The house was perfect for out family. It was really hot so we could only use the screened in porch in the morning. Loved not having cable and wifi. We watched a movie every night from the great selection they have. Loved going to the marina and having a wonderful catfish lunch. We fished everynight and had fun catching catfish. Let them all go. This was a wonderful place to rent and we really appreciate the quiet time we spent together as a family. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay at The Bearfoot Lodge! I am happy to see that you enjoyed your stay. Quality time with family is priceless, so I'm glad you got that on this vacation. We would love to have you stay again sometime in the future, so keep us in mind. Andy Bankston
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Lakeside Marina Market & Grill
"One of our favorite places to eat while at Lake Wedowee, because it is accessible by boat......"
Main Street Pizza
"Great pizza... eat in or take it to go... in downtown Wedowee and only 5 minutes from our ho..."
El Chilar Mexican Restaurant
"Great food... Margaritas, beer, etc. Excellent service. Just north of the Hwy 431 bridge o..."
Lake Wedowee Bait & Tackle
"Lake Wedowee Bait and Tackle store... Gas, groceries, ice, snacks, fishing licenses, bait an..."
Triplett Creek
"Our favorite place to drop anchor and spend the day... no noise, no boat traffic... just cry..."
Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
Car: recommended

Short drive to Cheaha State park. Approx 50 miles to Talledaga Speedway. 85 miles from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Intl Airport and 95 miles from Birmingham International Airport.

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Rates & Availability

Wedowee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2
Jun 18 2016 - Aug 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
$195
$960
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 7 2016 - Sep 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,100
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$195
$1,200
 
 
Fall
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,100
 
 
Early November
Oct 31 2016 - Nov 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,000
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,100
 
 
Early Winter
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,000
 
 
Holidays
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,100
 
 
Winter
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,000
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $90

1) BOAT RENTAL is a SEPARATE CHARGE over the above listed prices.
2) Prices vary widely depending on season... please call for accurate pricing and possible discounts.

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Amenities

Lake Wedowee - RL Harris Reservoir House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bath with tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bath with tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom with water view and Master Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Guest Bedroom with water view and antique bed (plus daybed)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Guest Bedroom with twin over full bunk and addtl twin bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Pontoon boat rental available at best rate on the lake. Free Canoe use for guests.

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