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Relax in Unique Cabin Style on Your Own Peninsula

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-7)

We apologize for the confusion regarding rates. Obviously the cabin does not rent for $1.01 per night. We were forced to put something in the spaces.

Because of a change by vrbo we were unable to keep a chart that gave rates per number of nights when potential guests click on 'Rates'.

Here are the rates for Summer, from March 16 to October 15. This includes fees, taxes and cleaning. It does not include the $200 deposit or a pet fee ($50) if you are bringing furry kids along for your stay.

3 nights: $527.50

4 nights: $675.00

5 nights: $812.50

6 nights: $960.00

7 nights: $1025.00

2 weeks: $1750.00 consecutive weeks only

Winter: October 16 to March 15

2 nights: $340.00

3 nights: $445.00

4 nights: $565.00

5 nights: $675.00

6 nights: $795.00

7 nights: $850.00

Add $110.00 per night for each night above 7 nights

Turtleback Lodge is a unique cabin in a unique location. Being surrounded on three sides by water gives guests a view of the lake from every single window in the cabin!. Enjoy relaxing, playing in the water, taking a lazy paddleboat ride into the quiet cove or taking your boat out for any water sport you like. There is nothing to match the beauty of the sunsets over the lake- who says Key West has a corner on sunsets?? Having coffee in the early morning in the gazebo while the mist on the lake burns away, fish jump, birds of all sorts take flight.... heaven!! A fire pit placed out by the lake allows relaxing with the ones you love while grilling hot dogs or roasting marshmallows while an awesome show of stars twinkle overhead. Stay on site and enjoy endless fishing, swimming, paddleboating, sunbathing, grilling and relaxing. Ending the day soaking in the hot tub on the front porch is sure to be the doctor's order for a good night's sleep!

Or venture out and enjoy year round golf with several courses nearby, local dining and other activities such as tennis, bowling, mini-golf, paintball, and biking. Visit some of the many local cultural activities such as the Greenwood Arts Council, Community Theatre and Museum. Be sure to check for seasonal festivals and celebrations. Drive a little farther... an hour to an hour and a half or so...and find mountain trails, waterfalls, parks, concerts, and dining and shopping to suit almost any taste and desire.

Bring along your furry friend and let him ride in the paddle boat, swim in the cool waters or curl up under the swing on the porch. Your best friend is sure to be fascinated by the jumping fish, the cranes as they lazily take flight or just new places to sniff and run. Let tension go as you relax on the swinging bed in the cozy bedroom corner of the porch as the ceiling fan lulls you into dream land, relaxing to the sounds of frogs and crickets and the water lapping at the shore. As one guest commented about the swinging bed: 'it's like being on a cruise because all you can see is water'!

Sleeping quarters include two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with a queen bed, twin daybeds in the den and the twin size swinging bed in the bedroom corner of the enclosed porch. Each bed is made up, fresh and inviting with linens and towels supplied for your needs. Although there is sleeping space for 7 people, we definitely do NOT recommend trying to use the swinging bed on the porch as your place to sleep during the heat of the summer.

Our full kitchen has all the extras we could think of, including a blender, coffee maker, crock pot, deep fryer and all sorts of drink glasses! For cool mornings you can knock off the chill by firing up the gas log heater in the kitchen.

In addition to the usual maintenance we try to add things as we see either a need or something fun. This year we added a new leather couch with recliners on both ends to replace the (very) old love seat that attracted pet hair like a magnet and the (very) worn recliner in the den. Just a couple of weeks ago, spring 2017, we replaced the gas grill with a new one.

Because Turtleback Lodge is a hand built log cabin, built in the late 50's and early 60's with hand hewn logs, we are very aware of the need for some special precautions and care. We are firm in the **** NO SMOKING **** provision and ask that you understand that this simply is not the rental for you if you enjoy smoking. Please understand that smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property. You are responsible for any friends you invite to visit when you are a guest at TBL. We want to be up front about this so there are no 'surprises' for people when they find the information in the contract.

The fact that we are on a peninsula means we have over 1000 feet of shore line for fishing and exploring. We also have a boat ramp on site.

We know your phone gives almost any information you could possibly want but we also supply information at the cabin so you have directions and driving distances for stores, restaurants, and also a place to rent a boat or jet skis close to the cabin, where to buy bait, a fishing license or go see a movie. There is also info in the notebook about changing the hot tub temp, working the satellite TV, etc. We do all we can to make sure our guests have their needs met and beyond. The feedback we get helps us plan for improvements and new ways to make Turtleback Lodge a place our guests want to return to over and over again.

We have by no means a large cabin- our bedrooms and the bathroom are small- but we are happy to provide a unique, special place, unlike any other on the lake. A recent entry in our journal in the cabin for guests' comments : 'We rent many places through VRBO and yours is the best!' .If there is any information you need please feel free to email or call during the business hours listed below.

Keywords: Cabin, rustic, unique, log, peninsula, private, secure, pet friendly

More Details

Mart and Beverlee Simmons
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Waterloo

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bath is small but has full tub/shower with new grab bar, vanity and sink; we supply a hair dryer and toilet paper and towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Sink with vanity in corner of this bedroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (3) There are 2 daybeds in the den and a twin hanging bed on the front porch.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
4 seat paddleboat and 3 adult life jackets, separate BBQ house, fire pit out by the water, badminton and other outside and inside games, hammock in the trees by the lake


Car: necessary

The area is rich with golf- ask for the list and web sites-, shopping, farmer's market for spring and summer produce, Newberry Opera House shows and performers, community theater, regional festivals and activities. A drive of an hour or an hour and a half will get you to mountain trails, waterfalls, large venue shows, shopping of all kinds, restaurants of every sort and much more. As much as there is to do in the area we have had guests tell us that their plans changed after arriving because that they wanted to stay on site, relaxing, refreshing and becoming 'lake people'. What better compliment than having guests tell us that the little cabin at the end of Turtleback Trail was where they wanted to be? Nice!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Waterloo

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$68.32
Refundable Damage Deposit C$273.3

Obviously the rates listed here are NOT accurate. This new option has caused confusion and inaccuracies in how we price and our rates. There are special deductions for increased length of stays that are not possible to put into a self-booking chart. I was not able to have this removed and go back to how we have listed for years but will be happy to explain our pricing if you will email us. Thanks!

Payment is requested by check(s): a week is allowed to mail the contract and deposit to us; 1/2 of the total fees are required 60 days prior to arrival and the remaining half is due by 14 days before the arrival date.