Life's Ducky At Ducky Swamp Farm. 100 Acre Farm-lake/3500 Sq.ft.house Delights!

Life's Ducky At Ducky Swamp Farm. 100 Acre Farm-lake/3500 Sq.ft.house Delights!

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Jun 20, 2014
Sleeps 8. Craftsman House. Fish-swim-cycle-hike-golf, Even Get Married!

This exceptionally quiet and private gated estate adjoins your own 40-acre fishing, canoeing, wildlife habitat and duck roost. There is a cascading stream of several small waterfalls. We have a horse riding ring (bring your own horses). There is a medium size soccer field (110 X 70 yards). There are great walking trails and open fields. You can hike or ride horses or mountain bikes on some adjoining lands for hours. Picnic by the edge of the lake or atop one of the grandest ridges in Central Alabama.

Ducky Swamp Farm is four minutes from the renowned Shoal Creek Golf Club, site of two PGA Majors and the annual Regions Tradition Seniors Masters tournament held every early June. Tee times at Shoal Creek can be arranged with advance planning.

Also nearby are the two fabulous Greystone Club Courses.

Just 25 minutes down 280 is the world-renowned Farmlinks golf course. A charter member of the Southern Living Hotel Collection and home of the number-one public golf course in Alabama and ranked among Golf Digest top national golf resorts, this pristine, 3,500-acre destination is located at Pursell Farms in Sylacauga, Alabama.

We are just ten miles from the amazing Barber Motorsports Park and Museum. This ten-year-old racetrack holds the 2014 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama April 25-27. The track has hosted numerous motorsport races including Grand-Am, Vintage Racing Series events, and AMA Superbike. It serves as the home of the 'Porsche Driving Experience' and the Kevin Schwantz Suzuki School. The museum has over 1200 vintage and modern motorcycles and racing cars. It is considered the largest motorcycle museum in the world, as well as the largest collection of Lotus race cars. The motorcycle collection includes bikes dating from 1904 to present production. About half of the 1200 motorcycles are on display at any given time. The entire Barber Motorsports property is an awesome sight to behold and is proclaimed the greatest race track in the world by many champion drivers and motorcycle racers.

Make this master-crafted house and lands your own resort. Even if you just like to walk around in natural surroundings your visit to DSF will be a truly rewarding time for you and your friends and family. With room in the house for up to 12 guests nightly, there is room to roam around the farm lake and trails to find the beautiful solitude you have been missing in your hectic life.

Fishing, boating, mountain biking, cycling, horse riding, enjoying the very quiet and private surrounds just a 20 minute drive to Birmingham! The beautiful 40-acre private fishing lake has canoes and paddle boats for your use! Bring your rods and reels for fine fishing. This lake is a Duck Refuge. In winter hundreds of ducks roost here.There are year-round Wood Ducks and Oct-Feb migrating ducks roosting here. I watch hundreds of Mallards, Woodies and Ringnecks coming in to roost every evening in late fall and winter. Spectacular.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

I am a lover of people and nature, especially people in nature exploring their deeper nature! I am the father of four daughters whom I always encourage to 'Put down the i-pad and GET OUTSIDE AND PLAY'.

I make architectural precast-concrete products and a building system called Castle One. I have designed several and built many houses. The Ducky Swamp Farmhouse is a house I designed and built from oak, poplar, pine and other trees that were felled by Hurricane Opal as it swept across Alabama back in 1995. The work was mostly done by me and my assistant, Larry, off and on from 1998 to 2012. Now it is ready to share with you.

I am a graduate of The University of Virginia and I remember all the best parties if not all my economics classes. I continue to learn and am committed to conservation and environmental restoration efforts.

I am also involved in the sustainable building industry and committed to designing solar and photo-voltaic elements into all our future projects.

My company is working to develop the Castle One sustainable house projects in the urban revitalization districts in Birmingham, Buffalo NY and in New Jersey.

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Reviews

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Life's Ducky At Ducky Swamp Farm. 100 Acre Farm-lake/3500 Sq.ft.house Delights!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3671589
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Birmingham Metropolitan Alabama
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5
This place was absolutely beautiful. It FAR exceeded our expectations. The listing is accurate, although it understates the beauty of the home and the landscape. We would highly recommend this location to anyone looking for an absolutely beautiful, extremely quiet place to get away. Not only that, but it is only a short drive from many restaurants and shops. The owner was fantastic.Very friendly.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Life's Ducky At Ducky Swamp Farm. 100 Acre Farm-lake/3500 Sq.ft.house Delights!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3671589
+1 2053357797
Birmingham Metropolitan Alabama
5

Loved, loved, loved it!!!

  • 5 of 5
This estate is absolutely beautiful! Hand crafted with a lot of love. Beautiful inside and out. Wake up early to see the sunrise through the magnificent bedroom windows. The house has SO MANY wonderful features!! Enjoy the out of doors - beautiful lake, ducks, canoeing, fishing. It was a wonderful time for our whole family! Thanks Sid! I don't know why anyone would not absolutely love this place!!
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway

Location

From the Owner

The Ducky Swamp Farmhouse is a house I designed and built from oak, poplar, pine and other trees that were felled by Hurricane Opal as it swept across Alabama back in 1995. The work was mostly done by me and my assistant, Larry, off and on from 1998 to 2012. Now it is ready to share with you.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport at 21 Miles Nearest Train : Leeds, AL at 8 Miles Nearest Motorway : US Highway 280 at 6 Miles Nearest Beach : Seaside, Florida at 220 Miles Nearest Barpub : On 280 at 7 Miles Nearest Golf : Shoal Creek, Greystone, Farmlinks at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Town of Mt. Laurel has 3 great restaurants at 5 Miles Car: recommended

This exceptionally quiet and private gated estate is four minutes from the renowned Shoal Creek Golf Club, site of two PGA Majors and the annual Regions Tradition Seniors Masters tournament held every early June. Tee times at Shoal Creek can be arranged with advance planning.

Also nearby are the two fabulous Greystone Club Courses.

Just 25 minutes down 280 is the world-renowned Farmlinks golf course. A charter member of the Southern Living Hotel Collection and home of the number-one public golf course in Alabama and ranked among Golf Digest top national golf resorts, this pristine, 3,500-acre destination is located at Pursell Farms in Sylacauga, Alabama.

We are just ten miles from the amazing Barber Motorsports Park and Museum. This ten-year-old racetrack holds the 2014 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama April 25-27. The track has hosted numerous motorsport races including Grand-Am, Vintage Racing Series events, and AMA Superbike. It serves as the home of the 'Porsche Driving Experience' and the Kevin Schwantz Suzuki School. The museum has over 1200 vintage and modern motorcycles and racing cars. It is considered the largest motorcycle museum in the world, as well as the largest collection of Lotus race cars. The motorcycle collection includes bikes dating from 1904 to present production. About half of the 1200 motorcycles are on display at any given time. The entire Barber Motorsports property is an awesome sight to behold and is proclaimed the greatest race track in the world by many champion drivers and motorcycle racers.

Make this master-crafted house and lands your own resort. Even if you just like to walk around in natural surroundings your visit to DSF will be a truly rewarding time for you and your friends and family. With room in the house for up to 12 guests nightly, there is room to roam around the farm lake and trails to find the beautiful solitude you have been missing in your hectic life.

Fishing, boating, mountain biking, cycling, horse riding, enjoying the very quiet and private surrounds just a 20 minute drive to Birmingham! The beautiful 40-acre private fishing lake has canoes and paddle boats for your use! Bring your rods and reels for fine fishing. This lake is a Duck Refuge. In winter hundreds of ducks roost here.There are year-round Wood Ducks and Oct-Feb migrating ducks roosting here. I watch hundreds of Mallards, Woodies and Ringnecks coming in to roost every evening in late fall and winter. Spectacular.

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 9 2014 - Dec 11 2014
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,300
$5,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,400
$5,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $200
  • Pet Fee $50

Rates may vary. Hold harmless waiver is required.

Amenities

From the Owner

Fishing, boating, mountain biking, cycling, horse riding, enjoying the very quiet and private surrounds just a 20 minute drive to Birmingham! The beautiful 40-acre private fishing lake has canoes and paddle boats for your use! Bring your rods and reels for fine fishing. This lake is a Duck Refuge. In winter hundreds of ducks roost here.There are year-round Wood Ducks and Oct-Feb migrating ducks roosting here. I watch hundreds of Mallards, Woodies and Ringnecks coming in to roost every evening in late fall and winter. Spectacular.

Property Type

  • estate

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Living Room

Kitchen

  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Toys

Suitability

  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed

Location Type

  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Rural
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Resort

Attractions

  • museums
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 3500 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, 2 double, 2 twin/ single

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals
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