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Duck Island Cottage on Watts Bar Lake

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6 in beds +2 on pull out sofa

* The "Cottage on the Lake" is one of the most relaxing and fun spots to be.

* Huge deck for sunning, relaxing, dining, kids play.

* 3 Bedrooms, 2 baths. King Master Bedroom, queen guestroom and twin beds guestroom. Sleep 6 in beds and optional 2 more on pull out queen sofa in living room.

* Fishermans dream on Watts Bar Lake.

* Kids love the shallow lake entry for water play.

* Firepit with Water View, site out and watch the stars and hear the geese and ducks on the water, by a nice fire (bring your own firewood)

*Remodeled inside and outside with large bedrooms, living room, large screened in porch that over looks beautiful Watts Bar Lake.

* Great gradual sloped lake lot with easy walk to the dock and boathouse.

More Details

Steve Hillis
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2018


Spring City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Full size washer and dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs guest bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With full master bath with washer and dryer & walk-in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • water skiing
* Large new Kitchen with custom cabinets and granite counter tops * New wood flooring in kitchen and living room * Satellite TV with DVD player * High Speed Internet with Wireless Free * Great swimming area with dock and ladder for the kids * Pet Friendly home and large yard to play and run * Pull out couch with sofa sleeper for two * Extra refrigerator on the screened porch for "extra beverages" kept cold


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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Duck Island Cottage on Watts Bar Lake
average rating of 4.4 based on 15 reviews
Temperance, MI USA

Family Fun!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Steve and Ann for sharing your home with us. What a perfect spot for some well deserved quality time and centrally located for our scattered family. The home has absolutely everything you need. The beds are all comfortable with high end linens and all three bedrooms are large and private. The kitchen is well appointed, we have never had the pleasure of so many dishes, glasses, utensils, spices, pots and pans and appliances! Most important, the place is spotless inside and well cared for outside.

We rented a pontoon boat for a day of fishing, hiked the Duskin Creek Trail of the Cumberland Trail, kayaked on Watts Barr Lake, fished off the dock, lounged on rafts in the lake, enjoyed a campfire, and just spent our time reminiscing, laughing and telling stories of our busy lives! The pictures I took are priceless. I was in heaven!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cathy, Thank you for your review and so glad you and your family had a wonderful time at the cottage on the lake. We have also had many great family memories at this special spot on Watts Bar Lake!
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Very Nice

  • 4 of 5

The only reason I did not give 5 stars is because the owner forgot to schedule a cleaning before our stay. He did however make it right by refunding the cleaning fee.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Siblings and spouses enjoyed a great adults only week here. This is the first time ever that we have had a vacation without kids/grandkids. And we had a fantastic time! Even though the weather was warm, the cottage cooled nicely inside. The screened porch with fans was comfortable in the morning and evening. The open deck had lots of additional seating and we enjoyed it when not too hot. Our favorite place was the dock. We enjoyed beautiful sunrises and sunsets every day, including a beautiful rainbow after the rain on the last day. There were very few bugs so we could have coffee on the dock in the morning and watch the stars at night! We enjoyed nice walks on the private road every morning. The area was very quiet all week. It was so enjoyable we did not go anywhere but stayed at the cottage visiting, playing games, making our own meals and relaxing. Everything we needed was provided (except we ran out of toilet paper and paper towels--easily replenished). I cannot comment on how it would be to have kids with us, but for 6 adults it was perfect! Beds were comfortable and we all rested well. Large clean rooms and bathrooms, laundry facilities were perfect. We did have a little trouble with cell phone connections in the house but Wi-Fi worked well. We were able to use the house phone to call out on 1-800 numbers when one cell phone died. Thank you for a fantastic week!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to get away! Homeowners are very responsive .

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing screened porch! Great dock!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to relax and enjoy family!

  • 5 of 5

The house is clean and full of dishes, pots and pans for cooking. A great place for family. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was comfortable and welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

We had two families stay here and had plenty of room to spread out. Kitchen was fully stocked with everything you need. Loved the sun porch and dock-swimming was great.

Deck chairs were too worn to sit on and steps down from driveway to entrance may be difficult for some. Will definately be returning to this house! Thank you for response when we called for assistance!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at the Duck Island Cottage on the lake and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We replaced the lounge chairs on the deck this weekend and thanks for your input. Look forward to your next stay!
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Great Fishing.

* Water Skiiing.

* Boating and Tubing.

* Trout Fishing.

* Picnic.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Family Picnic.

* Hiking on Cumberland Mountain.

* Boating at local restaurants.

* Fishing.

* Water Skiiing.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Boating.

* Fishing.

* Picnic.

* Hiking.

* Water Skiiing.

* Fishing for Bass, crappie, blue gill and strippers on Watts Bar Lake

* Several restaurants and bars on the water close enough to ride by boat

* Smooth water with little boat traffic for great water skiiing & tubing

* Close to golf & fly fishing on the Cumberland Mountains

* Knoxville Tennessee is 40 minute drive for dining, shopping and UT Football!

* Gatlinburg and Smoky Mountains are 1.5 hours away


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $185
Pet Fee $350

Nightly Rate: $180 - $195

Weekly Rate: $950 - $1200

Monthly Rate: $1950 - $3900

$180/night(2 nt min.) or $950 /wk after Halloween October 31 thru April 1
$195/night(2 nt min.) or $1,200/wk April 1 thru Halloween October 31
Refundable security deposit required-$500
Please contact Steve for more information and booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.