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Lakefront cottage with private dock on Nolin Lake, close to caves & attractions

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Thank you for your interest in this property. We are accepting reservations only for the fall/winter 2017, and hope to sell the property in early 2018.

This is a waterfront house at Nolin Lake, between Wax Marina and Iberia. The house sits on one wooded acre with a short path to the lake and private dock. Two bedrooms (queen and full beds) and a full bath are upstairs with kitchen, family room, fireplace, and a screened-in upper deck with lovely view of the lake. The downstairs has an additional sleeping area with bunk beds, a laundry room (washer and dryer), and a second family room with a large sectional, second fireplace, and TV. There are large windows on both levels giving you a view of the woods and lake. Board games, puzzles, toys, and DVD collection are plentiful. Lower level opens to a deck which leads to a campfire area and path to lake. The wooded lot has swing, picnic table, two fire pit areas, and an outdoor grilling area with a charcoal grill. The steep drive can pose a challenge for some, but parking is available at the top of the driveway.

This is a very peaceful setting and a great place to get away, alone or with family. Nolin Lake is a reservoir lake, which lowers lake levels in the winter. All lake docks will be on dry land mid October through April. However, this home is on a large pool of the lake and is always waterfront with a lake view and lake access year round. Fishing is good all year. Wax Marina is only a few miles away and also open year round.

Bring your jet skis or boat. Nolin Lake Estates boat ramp is just around the corner and Wax Marina is close by with boats available for rent.

If you're looking for a nice place for fishing, boating, campfires, and family - this is perfect. If you're looking for a place to bring a crowd and party, please don't inquire.

The house is about an hour and half drive from Louisville, 45 minutes from Elizabethtown, KY, and 45 minutes from Mammoth Cave.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Clarkson

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • This is a small bathroom with a full bath/shower, toilet and a single sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bunk Area - 1 bunk bed , This is an area in the lower level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Lakefront cottage with private dock on Nolin Lake, close to caves & attractions
average rating of 4.45 based on 40 reviews

Great quiet family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We live in south Florida and spent the last week in December at the cottage and it was perfect for us. My favorite part was waking every morning and sitting in the peaceful living room with all the windows while the sun came up. My husband’s favorite part was using the wood burning fireplace and the outdoor fire pit. The temps dropped to 10 and below so the fires were great! The kids’ favorite part was being able to run around and explore down by the lake, which was really low but gave them an opportunity to utilize their waterproof boots. The cottage was very cozy, stayed warm, had plenty of entertainment, and provided the quiet getaway that we needed! We want to visit again in the summer! The one drawback is the sleeping. There are 2 double beds and 2 twin bunks. The double beds make sleeping with your spouse a little difficult.

  • Submitted: 2-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Autumn getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a nice stay we had at this place!

It is the 1st of November, and it is cloudy and rainy. At first when we came upon the cottage it was a bit more weathered on the outside than the photos provided on the site. But, once we stepped inside we were overwhelmed with a sense of warmth and family!

The cottage was packed with everything anyone would want for a relaxing weekend. The weather didn't lend to any fishing or boating so we opted to stay inside and just play some guitar, cook nice meals, watch movies, read, and watch birds.

It is a birders heaven. Surrounded by a canopy of fall colors, we spotted a bald eagle! We also photographed pileated, red-bellied, downy and hairy woodpeckers; many nuthatches, titmouse, chickadees, and the list goes on.

We said many times that we wished we owned a lake house like this one. We are grateful that the owners shared their place with us. Fall at Nolin didn't disappoint. There is splendor as far as your eyes can see.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • Submitted: 4-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonder family and fishing get-away!

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay. The house reminded us of our Lake/River Home growing up. Plenty of room for both adults and children to relax. Also, the fishing right off the dock in front of the home was wonderful! We look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing

  • 5 of 5

Omgosh what an awesome house. I couldn't have done a better job choosing it for our long weekend getaway. So perfect to relax, sit out and watch the lake and all the beautiful scenery. We rented a pontoon boat from the marina and went out on the lake one day and went to mammoth caves one day. Boat day was the best! Easy, short drive to the caves. We fished off the private dock a lot too. The house had everything we forgot...a few first aid supplies, pokers for marshmallows, lighter fluid. We had six adults and a dog and there was plenty of room. If you want a peaceful place in a great water front location, this is the place for you. Home owner was really nice and very easy to deal with as well. Two thumbs up. Thank you again for letting us use it.

  • Submitted: 3-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lakefront lover

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house was pretty much exactly as described and pictured. The host was very responsive. We loved the short walk to the swimmable dock and the views of the lake from the house, decks and fire pit! We would easily return next year if the unit was still available.

  • Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and great for kids. Enjoyed all of the games and dvd's. Hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Clarkson

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$125.58
Pet Fee C$18.84

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Check in time is 4 pm Central Time; Check out is 10 am. Early check in may be available depending on bookings.

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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