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  •  Type: House
  •  Beds: 5
  •  Baths: 3
  •  Sleeps: 12


We welcome extended families searching for necessary restorative time with plenty of space, inside and out to relax and enjoy each other. There are many quiet places to pursue a novel found in one of our bookcases. If you crave peace and quiet, this is the home for you.
Our spacious luxurious home is located on a large double lot at the end of a quiet road and has all the amenities for you to relax, unwind, escape the ordinary and enjoy the change of pace you deserve. Privacy galore. East of us is a wide open yard with lots of play space for everyone to enjoy. Easy access for all vehicles, boats and trailers via our pull through driveway in front of the house. For your convenience there is also extra vehicle parking plus a driveway down to our private covered dock just East of our house. Feel free to take your supplies directly to our dock for a day on the Lake Barkley via your vehicle. Driving to our private dock is an unusual convenience that we know you will certainly enjoy.
Get far away from the stress and demands of everyday life and surround yourself with nature and people you love in our perfect hideaway. Our back lawn slopes gently down to our private covered dock which features one covered slip for your use, plus two extra tie up areas on either side of the dock. It is a fun place to gather for swimming and/or fishing. A spool table is provided on the dock for fish cleaning. There is a ladder to the water at the end of the dock for the swimmers in your family. The lake is shallow with a sandy bottom near the shore and gently slopes toward the end of our dock.
Gently sloping large yard for volley ball, corn hole, three legged race, water balloon toss, or your favorite outdoor activities. Bring your favorite yard games. Our fire pit on a round, fenced patio is popular for roasting hot dogs and of course enjoying s'mores. Firewood is provided (stored under our large oak tree) and roasting sticks are located in the kitchen pantry. 
Catching lightening bugs is also a summertime favorite activity for the youngsters of all ages. Some of our guests have never had the chance to pursue this fun summer evening activity. It's a memorable, unique experience if you do not live where beautiful lightening bugs abound.  
Our large cement driveway is also a good game area for lots of fun. If you use sidewalk chalk, please bring equipment to remove the chalk before leaving. We want a 'clean' driveway for our next guests. 
Morning coffee on the screened porch is a wonderful way to start your day. Our two (2) large decks, overlooking Lake Barkley, with direct access from eight rooms, give you a true 'outdoor living' feel. They provide great gathering places in the comfortable deck and lounge chairs provided.
Amenities include:  
Main level: Accessible with one step into the house.
Foyer table with a welcome note for you to peruse.
Desk for your laptop with hi speed internet provided. Case sensitive wifi access code is in the guest book.   Local maps and area information in the desk drawers.
Bring your iPad or iPhone and listen to your own music, or enjoy music via the TV on the terrace level.
The first floor also features a King suite with private bath and access to deck. Two queen size bedrooms. Hall bath with large vanity and tub/shower. Large living room with comfy couch and love seat, lazy-boy and rocking chair for quiet relaxation and conversation. Bookcase in the dining room full of puzzle books and reading material for all ages. The completely equipped kitchen has a large refrigerator with freezer and ice maker. Another full sized refrigerator is steps away in the garage. There is also a garbage disposal, double waste baskets, dishwasher, microwave, wall oven, ceramic cook top, Mr. Coffee and filters, electric hot water kettle, blender, toaster, crock pot, large electric griddle plus numerous large pots, large roaster, sauce pans, cake pans and cookie sheets. Large empty pantry shelf and several cupboards in the dining area for your personal supplies. Dish detergent, paper towels and napkins, plastic bags and foil, and some staples are available for your use. Check out the cook book in the glass cupboard in the dining area filled with delicious local favorite recipes.
Liquid body wash is provided in each bathroom, if you prefer, bring your favorite bar soap. Laundry room off kitchen with iron and ironing board, and some laundry soap provided. Kitchen stocked with colorful dishes, silverware and glassware. Seating for 14 at two tables in the large dining area. Two extra folding chairs in the front hall closet.  Two high chairs (stored in front closet) a youth chair also provided. Access to the screen porch and deck from kitchen dining area.
Two pack and plays, with linens, for the babies in the family.
Terrace level:
Bedroom # 4 with queen bed and deck access.
Bedroom # 5 with two twin beds and deck access. Outside is a favorite retreat...a porch swing facing the lake.
Hall bath with 'rain' shower head and separate vanity.  
Large family room with 47-inch satellite TV and DVD.  
Wood burning fireplace (some kindling and logs provided).
Snack bar with sink, small fridge and gas cook top.
Game closet with jigsaw puzzles, decks of cards, sketch pads and crayons, and numerous board games for all ages. Large toy trucks, doll basket and baby blankets for toddlers play time.
Game/play room has couch with a full size hide-a-bed. Linens for the  bed are stored in a small white wooden chest nearby. Foosball table, round game table with 4 chairs ready for your favorite card or board game. Another book case with reading material for all ages.
Private 'SPA' room with double whirlpool tub for your pleasure. Towels, for inside use only, provided.
Double garage plus level parking for several cars on large cement circular drive through driveway in the front of the house. Extra parking on our large lot East of the house. Access to dock via your vehicles is a huge help in loading supplies for a day on the lake. Numerous lounge and deck chairs for reading, relaxing and dreaming on the decks. A new porch swing, facing the lake,is a favorite spot on the terrace level deck Very quiet, private setting with large, expansive yard for outdoor enjoyment. 
Large gas grill provided on deck next to screened porch. Grilling utensils, baskets and marshmallow/hot dog forks in the pantry. Extra full propane tank in the garage.

Owner info


  • David & Ellen Waters

Cattle and blueberry farmers in western Kentucky, not far from Lake Barkley.
Why Ellen Waters/ David Waters
This home fulfills our dream of owning waterfront property on beautiful Lake Barkley. We intend to use this property in our lifetime and have created a trust to pass it on to our family and hope that it will provide years and years of fun and togetherness for all of them.. It is large enough to accommodate 3 and 4 generation reunions and cozy enough for the two of us to spend quiet time alone.
What makes this House unique
After extensive shopping, we finally found a home in a small quiet neighborhood that did not require any steps to reach our own private covered dock with electricity. With a gently sloping expansive lawn leading to the water, we definitely were interested before we even stepped inside this spacious custom built home. To further assure our privacy, we bought the lots East of our home and now have a unique, expansive very private playground We had casually looked at waterfront property for years and had a list of 'must haves', that we would not compromise on. This home fulfills all of our desires: solid construction, within an hour from our farm home, good major road access, quiet and sparsely populated neighborhood, gentle slope with no steps to the lake, large private,electrified covered dock, southern exposure, screened porch, ideal spot for a fire pit, expansive decks with comfortable lounge chairs, a porch swing and a view of lake from most of the major rooms for easy 'outside living'.
Furnishing the home was a labor of love. Using Ellen's handmade quilts, and her sewing expertise plus solid wood furniture, much of which has been refinished by David, furnishing our home is an ongoing project. We are able to use what we both love creating and enjoy knowing our guests appreciate our efforts. Truly the ideal family vacation home for our children and grandchildren. We know how much fun we all have as we gather here for our annual reunion. Now we are sharing this unique home for those who appreciate a comfortable lake home to unwind and enjoy quality time with family and friends. I know you will enjoy our home as much as we do. We appreciate the reviews we have received and look forward to hearing from you.

Terms & Conditions

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 
50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

Additional Rate details

Cleaning Fee $150
Security Deposit Refundable $300
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
June, July & August 1 Week Minimum Stay Saturday to Saturday
The Rest Months 3 Nights Minimum Stay.







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Guest Reviews

Home on Lake Berkley

Wonderful, large home to enjoy a family getaway. Peaceful location, right on the lake, with a dock and plenty of room.

Awesome Lake House!

Beautiful home and very clean. We had 4 families with plenty of space for everyone. Teens loved swimming down by the dock. Plenty of parking and big yard for outdoor activities. Enjoyed having breakfast and quiet time at the table in the screened in porch. Loved sitting on the deck in the evening with everyone. Owners very easy to work with and very responsive to all our questions. Beautiful secluded setting. Kitchen was well stocked. Beds were comfortable. We had a wonderful time, making many memories. Enjoyed a night out at Triplets BBQ in Cadiz, great food and desserts. Would highly recommend this property, especially nice for large groups. Been one of the nicest houses we\'ve stayed at.

Friends Reunion

The house was perfect for 3 couples with plenty of room to spare. House is well stocked and in a relaxing setting.

Great Retreat

This is the 3rd year weve rented Our Triggwood for our sibling reunion. Perfect house for 5 adults. The house is clean, well equipped, and has wonderful lake views from the quiet private deck. Ellen is very easy to communicate with and was quick to accommodate our needs.

This house was amazing! Very large, wonderfully equipped for our big group, very clean!

Our entire children & grandchildren came from the Chicago suburbs & Florida for our bi-annual vacation. We were delighted at how large the home was and how well equipped it was. The kitchen was stocked with virtually everything we needed from dishes to utensils to electric devices, griddle, etc.! I have never rented a place previously that was so well provided, even things like hand soap, bath soap, shampoo, toilet paper, paper towels, nice bathroom towels, etc. The porches were lovely; we enjoyed the fire pit with s\'mores and star gazing (amazing!); loved the screened-in porch for coffee & wake-ups first thing in the morning. The kids spent most of their time in the water and enjoying the dock, but no luck with fishing (I think they scared them all away)!!! Everything was clean and well maintained. We saw deer every morning & evening, even some that came fairly close to the house. It was peaceful and relaxing. Not the best signal for electronics use, but we made do. Thanks, Ellen & David, for sharing your lovely home. We will certainly recommend it to anyone traveling to this area.