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Cabin on Dale Hollow Lake - Hike to lake

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Adding another home up the street to accomidate more looking for good rate

Situated approx. 100 yards from water on 5 acres at the end of a road. Very private. Hike to the lake with no one around first thing in the morning with not a soul in site, but only 1.3 miles to the highway and 10 miles to town. 2 miles to boat dock, plenty of land to enjoy. Trails to the lake for a ATV or a horse if you bring yours. The new swimming pool will be complete before April 2015 unless unforeseen circumstances show up. A new pool table is usable in the basement basement has couches and walk out deck to back yard, along with two queen beds in one room and a complete bathroom. I recently added a fire pit down by the lake and left four chairs.

Dishes, silverware, bowls, coffee maker and cups, cooking pots and pans, blender, Crock pot, gas grill. Master Bedroom has King bed and Master bath, other two bedrooms on second floor are queen beds with bathroom between. All beds are new, Purchased 2/26/2014. Very clean and recently Painted. Screened in Deck on back of house facing Lake is 8' x 35'. Deck on front(8' x 35') and side and outside of finished basement(35' x 26' Deck) which faces lake. Small fire Place inside.

The county allows sale of Alcohol. Sunset Marina Cooks up a great steak and The River Grill serves up some good dinner and The Bobcat is good for breakfast. There are other eateries in Brydstown and is a 10 min drive from cabin. For those that like to eat very well, I recommend Craw Daddies or Anchor Down in Cookeville and there is a very good Mexican eatery in Livingston, TN next to Food Lion.

The Marathon station has all the lures anyone could want if you plan to fish and need a few items. Live bait can be found at the Kwik Stop or at Sunset Marina where one could use for boat ramp, 5$. Also, the state park, adjacent to Sunset Marina, has a good boat ramp for 4$, State Park(2 Miles away) also has a beach. There are several Marinas around the lake and Dale Hollow is approx. 61 miles long with several fingers of water.

We have WIFI, TV in the Living Room and Master Bedroom has a DVD player. We are just getting started and although this place is awesome, It will only get better,..

We now have two other properties with Listing numbers 1212162 and 1299121.

More Details

John Pappas
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2018

About John Pappas

I work nation wide building Permanent Grandstands. I can live anywhere in the country I want and after two years of searching, I chose this spot. I live 80 yards from the rental. The rental sits on 5.5 acres and backs up to the Corp. of Engr. Property. My home sits on 11.5 acres and both homes have their own drive. I grew up In South Chicago, I love Chicago, but this place beats that!!! Everyone that has ever been here, Let's just say it is an eye opener, a paradigm shift, therapy if you will;-)!!!

John Pappas purchased this cabin in 2014

Why John Pappas chose Monroe

Clean and beautiful!!!!

What makes this cabin unique

One mile of Trail riding and privacy. Dale Hollow Lake. I love this place. I live approx. 80 yards away.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Monroe

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms have towels and wash rags. There is a washer and dryer in the house.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 3 - Queen bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs with bath between Bedroom 2 and 3.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bath, walk out french doors to deck.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , In Bsmt, Pool table room, Bedrroom, bathroom.
  • Comes with clean linens, blankets and two sleeping bags. There are extra pillows and blankets for couch sleepers. TV and Master Bathroom in Master bedroom has dish network. living room has Dish and DVD. WIFI passcode is dzia1883
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Cabin on Dale Hollow Lake - Hike to lake
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 33 reviews

The Perfect Escape!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th year renting through VRBO and this cabin was my family's favorite thus far! We wanted to get away from the beaten path, hang out by a pool with family, friends, our dog, and just chillax instead of adhering to any kind of jam-packed itinerary. This rental allowed for a super-comfortable, safe, and fun week in gorgeous surroundings doing exactly that! The cabin was clean, the beds were comfy, the linens and supplies were plentiful, and while there were fire pits that we could have used, we didn't because the pool was so darned awesome! The owners were on site when we arrived and they are super-cool, animal-loving folks which we appreciated! There is a FoodLion close by so we enjoyed full meals in the well-stocked kitchen every day, cold beer, and bought more supplies for our group as needed. We had family pool tournaments downstairs and watched DVD's in the living room (BluRays aren't compatible with the current DVD player.) I really appreciated use of the washer and dryer in the cabin, the former of which is nicer than we have at home! We could see Dale Hollow Lake in the distance through the trees, which was lovely, but we weren't interested in venturing down there, again--because we were so happy to hang out by the pool and we aren't into boating. Our group consisted of 6 adults between 19-53 and everyone had a blast. I would def. recommend this cabin to others and return for another vacation here without hesitation.

  • Submitted: 22-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!!!, we've met a lot of great people here,.. working on the outdoor living space today,. Your friend, Pappy
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Great NYE reunion!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a reunion for New Years Eve at the cabin with our dogs. We had a great time! We all had plenty of space. Everything was very clean upon our arrival. Beds and couches were comfortable. We cooked a few times and had everything that we needed. Thanks so much for having us John!

  • Submitted: 1-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cabin was really good.

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was really good and John was really nice. just a couple of things but both very minor. The light bulb in the fridge was out and the instructions said to use big black trash bags but there weren't any where they said.

  • Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you,...
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Great for the human and even better for the dogs!

  • 5 of 5

While the first couple of days got off to a rocky start with no A/C, John immediately corrected the situation by having a new unit installed. We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 week stay and would stay there again in a heartbeat! The house has just about everything you need. John, Wendy, Judy and Dwain are the best and I miss them already. The only thing I would recommend is some new pots and pans and a cutting board to save your counter tops. Otherwise da bomb!

  • Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much,.. some items have gone missing,.. we have replaced several items including pots and pans,... take the best of care,..
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  • 4 of 5

House was roomy. We had 9 people including one yr old twins and a 7yr old. Loved the front porch and the pool. Pool was AMAZING!!! Worth coming back to!

Kitchen pots and pans could be updated but were usable. Back lower porch was a mess. Looked like someone forgot to clean up after working on it, but we didnt use it so it was fine.

Pier 42 marina restauraunt was very good. I recommend the nachos, lemon pepper grilled chicken sanwich and the green beans!!

Overall trip was great and we left happy and sad to be leaving. Was hoping to meet John but he must have been gone all week.

  • Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have taken our pots and pans to the cabin, some have gone missing,.. I'll have to take a look and get that right,.. Cooking is important,.. Thank you,..
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  • 2 of 5

The range hood was falling down. The gas grill was rusted out and only half worked. The master bedroom carpet was filthy. The back porch had junk stored on it so we couldn't enjoy sitting out there. The basement smelled like sewage every morning. The dishes and pots and pans were not sufficient. They were chipped and scratched. We had spiders in the master bed. The hike to the lake was more like mountain climbing. The local dog scratched all 4 kids and kept climbing on them in the pool and popped most of their blow up pool toys. The owners wife was rude and unfriendly. Wouldn't keep her dog away. The ceiling tiles were falling down and missing in the basement shower. We felt like we were deceived and lied to about the condition of the property. With what we paid per night there shouldn't have been any thing out of order.

  • Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That house is immaculate and way under priced,.. with that said, I'll leave it to Windy,... she was there and so were others,.. Range was installed unlevel and is not falling nor is anything else,.. Gas grill is not rusted and was in working condition,... Carpet is never filthy until your children threw up on it,.. We have three decks,... Rusty, Don't put my dog on the back porch locked up with no water and expect to come back, You also brought way to many people than you said you were,.. Don't come back,... Leaving dirty diapers, food , garbage, clothes at the pool,.. That's the kind of stuff you don't do in the Forest,.. Have a little respect, John Pappas
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Nashville, Knoxville or Chatanooga - Approx. 2 hrs
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sunset Marina or The River Grill - Beer only.
Nearest Golf
34.5 Miles
Dale Hollow Lake Golf Course or Crossville / CookV
Nearest Motorway
1.3 Miles
Highway 111
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sunset Marina or The River Grill
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
State Park or Sunset Marina
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
State Park
Car: necessary

I recently added a fire pit down by the lake, its approx. a half mile down the 4x4 trail. I left 4 chairs around it,


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Monroe

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 24 2018 - May 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
4th of July
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 30 2018 - Sep 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$64.43 + Tax
Property Damage Protection C$76.02

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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