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Paradise Awaits you! - Less than 5 Minutes to Sunset Marina, & Beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 12, 4 Bdrm, 4 Bath, 2 Living Rooms, 3 Decks, Breathtaking view

"The SunCatcher" consists of four floors and three covered decks. It has four bedrooms and four full baths. There are two living rooms and two TV's. Each floor is decorated in a different theme. On the lower level there is a Foosball table, wet bar and dining table.

It is only minutes to Sunset Marina where you can launch your boat, enjoy a meal at Pier One restaurant, shop or feed the ducks.

If you do not want to go out on the water for the day you can swim at the beach at Obey River Campgrounds and Beach.

If you want to hike you can hike to the water from our home taking Plankyard Rd. which will take you to primitive camping as well as a boat launch.

The mountain view is breathtaking and when the sun sets the lights from the marina shimmer on the lake. The night view is extraordinarily beautiful.

The home will rent to a couple or will sleep a maximum of 12 persons comfortably.


If you stay at the home you will be staying at a home that has been on TV.

The home was featured on HGTV's "My Lottery Dream Home" in 2018. They renamed the house for the show "Bridgewater Terrace." HGTV selected our home to be considered for purchase by winners of the Florida Lottery that bought a vacation home Cedar Hill where they had rented for the last 35 years. Check HGTV "My Lottery Dream Home" for the episode "Lakehouse Luxury" to see the upcoming air times.

"Watch the Sunrise over Sunset Marina."

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Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Bonnie

Over 30 years ago I met my husband Greg. Before we were married he brought me to Dale Hollow Lake because it is where is father grew up as a child and he has many family members that still live in the area. Greg has visited Dale Hollow every year for over 50 years. I have been coming here for over 30 years every year with my family. The kids have pretty much grown up boating, water skiing, and enjoying the lake and the community. We have seen many changes over the years.

We purchased the 'SunCatcher' property with the idea of building a small rental cottage but when we started to build we soon came to the realization that it would be much larger than we expected. Thus we ended up with four floors. We drove from Ohio to Tennessee every weekend for over a year to work on the house. We have had many wonderful visitors that love the house as much as we do and we hope everyone that stays will enjoy it too!

Bonnie purchased this house in 2003

Why Bonnie chose Byrdstown

We purchased this property because of the location and the view of the lake, marina, and mountains. Also, because of the convenience to launching our boat and being on the water in just a few minutes. We purchased it too because it is in a quiet neighborhood. We love the location!

What makes this house unique

The unique layout of the home is great. It has four floors with each floor having its own full bath. Three of the floors have covered decks.

One of the most awesome things about the home is the night view. If you sleep in the loft bedroom you can raise your head at night and see the lights from the marina, and the bridge which lights up the water. It is so beautiful.

You can sit on any of the decks and listen to the sounds around you. It is so serene.

Lots of space, lots of privacy, and a great place to vacation. We built the house for others to enjoy as we have for many years.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Byrdstown

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All four bedrooms have their own full bath. The main floor has a whirlpool tub.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • 4 Private Bedrooms, 4 Full Baths with Queen Beds. 2 Queen Sofa Beds.
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Check-Out 10:30 a.m. TN time Check-In 4:00 p.m. TN time


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Paradise Awaits you! - Less than 5 Minutes to Sunset Marina, & Beach
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Great house great view amazing host!

  • 5 of 5

House was great. Clean. View is amazing. Great for large parties. The host is also extremely kind and helpful!

  • Submitted: 7-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Suncatcher is absolutely fantastic!! My family and friends have been renting this cabin for the last 4 years. This is our all time favorite place to stay when vacationing on Dale Hollow Lake!! The cabin is always SUPER clean and provides all that you would need. Lots of towels. blankets, pillows, and fully equipped kitchen. Love having four different levels, and three different decks over looking Dale Hollow Lake. Each level has a bedroom and a full bath! To top it off, it's only 5 minutes from Sunset Marina. The owner Bonnie is absolutely awesome if any problems occur! If your are looking for a cabin on Dale Hollow Lake for just a short weekend; or the entire week, this is the place to stay!! You will absolutely fall in love with this cabin!! My family is already asking to go back next year!

  • Submitted: 5-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. It has been a pleasure renting to you for several years. As for the house, every time I go there and open the front door I can't believe the view. You pretty much said all of the great things about it and I appreciate that you stay every year. I know that I told you that HGTV just filmed our house for the TV show "My Lottery Dream Home." The house was chosen randomly for the show as it was for sale and the lottery winners are buying their dream home. The show will air in January. I will post the date. Talk with you soon!
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Great place to spend Labor Day Weeekend!

  • 5 of 5

We took our entire family down to spend Labor Day at the Lake. This cabin comfortably slept 11 people. GREAT views and an even better location! Renters were quick to reply throughout the entire process. We will be back!

  • Submitted: 6-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 Family Vacation Rental overlooking Sunset Marina on Dale Hollow Lake

  • 5 of 5

If you haven’t visited DHL, Suncatcher is nicely located with convenient access to groceries, gas, ice cream, and adult beverages in Byrdstown. It’s also an easy 3-5 minute drive down to Sunset Marina which offers boat/jet ski rentals in addition to a bar, restaurant, and souvenir shopping for the kids.

Suncatcher is a 4 level home (3 floors + loft over main living) offering plenty of sleeping space for our 3 families (6 adults/6 kids). The home is well loved by its owners, nicely decorated, and remarkably clean from top to bottom. Bonnie, the owner, even hand-cleaned the windows ahead of our arrival.

While only the loft provides a true en suite, the bedrooms and bathrooms are located right next to one another on each of the 3 levels. Our girls had a bedroom to themselves in the lower level and our boys crashed in the middle and lower level open spaces with plenty of room. We did bring cots for the boys however so as not to have to open/close the sleeper sofas each day. The lower level bed was wrapped in a protective coating; while our girls didn’t mind, not an ideal sleeping option for adults. Each bedroom has dressers and closet space to store your belongings. The bathrooms are limited in the amount of hooks for towels and bathing suits. We would recommend the addition of modern tv’s/entertainment offerings to help the kids through rainy days.

On the main level the kitchen provides a great view out over the lake and marina, and can fit about 2 people at a time. Any more than that and becomes difficult to maneuver while making a meal or doing the dishes. For a house that accommodates 12-14 people, we wish there had been more utensils, plates that can go in the dishwasher, and other cooking amenities. But with proper planning we made it work with use of paper plates, plastic ware, and disposable drinking cups.

The three decks provided an abundance of outdoor space to eat, drink, and enjoy the sights. We appreciated that Suncatcher provides multiple outdoor trash bins that were emptied several times throughout our week-long stay. The clean grill was easy to use and was stocked with two full tanks of propane. With a large picnic table, two smaller tables/chairs, and a porch swing – you won’t need to bring your own chairs to watch the boats come and go from the marina each morning or view the moon and stars at night.

Bonnie was a pleasure to work with. We recommend this house for 2-3 families and look forward to returning to Suncatcher!

  • Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and plenty of room!

  • 5 of 5

Due to thee hot muggy weather we were unable to enjoy all the views from the home. Mosquitoes were swarming! The home was very comfortable and ideal for

Multiple families due to living spaces on all levels.

  • Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wish I was able to do something about the weather and mosquitoes but unfortunately I can't control that. I am sure that the views were still spectacular. Every time I am there I am amazed at how relaxing and beautiful the views are from all four stories in the house. The privacy that the house gives having four floors, four bedrooms, and four baths is what most people love about the home. Hope you got to cool off in the lake!
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2nd Annual Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to stay at this beautiful home. It is so spacious and having all of those bathrooms sure is a big plus. The view is spectacular and house deco is great. Most importantly the house was very neat and clean. We had every amenities at our finger tips. It is as if you are at home, but with this incredible view. Bonnie (the owner) is very accommodating and makes sure you have everything you need. Thanks for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for returning for your stay at the house. Always a pleasure having you! I appreciate your input on the home and hope to see you again next year!
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Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pier 42 Restaurant
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Obey River Campgrounds Beach

Located at beautiful Dale Hollow Lake overlooking Sunset Marina. Enjoy boating, jet skiing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, sightseeing, bird watching or sunbathing on the beach. Just minutes to Highway 111, boat launch, swimming, shopping, and restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Byrdstown

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Seasonal Rate
May 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Off Season
Oct 1 2018 - Apr 30 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$199.75 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$526.02

2 persons can rent the house for $175.00 per night In-Season and $140.00 per night in Off-Season. There would be a deposit required as well as a $125.00 cleaning fee and 9.75% TN sales tax.

See Contract for Additional Rental Terms.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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