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MEADOW LAKE CABIN

SuperhostChelsea, Alabama, United States
Entire cabin hosted by David
4 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cabin to yourself.
Clean and tidy
11 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
David is a Superhost
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Great location
90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
You don't have to sacrifice tranquility and beauty for convenience. Meadow Lake Cabin is relaxing, private, and cozy, with a picturesque meadow, stream and fishing lake just a few steps from the porch swing. Yet nearby are parks, restaurants, and shops. It's the perfect accommodation for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers.

The space
Meadow Lake Cabin is a hidden gem in scenic Shelby County Alabama. Though convenient to shopping, restaurants, recreation venues, and the city of Birmingham, sometimes locals are surprised to find out about our "hide-away" in the heart of Chelsea.

The cabin has a large room downstairs with a living room (couch, chairs, desk, & stone fireplace), dining area (seats 4), equipped kitchen and bathroom. The bathroom features an antique claw-foot tub for baths or showers. Upstairs is a sleeping loft with a queen-size bed. The full-length front porch is furnished with a swing, love seat, and charcoal grill. There is an outdoor shower behind the cabin. The cabin is surrounded by woods, flowering shrubs, and a bamboo grove behind, with open views of the meadow and lake in front.

Our breakfast items usually include fresh fruit, several cereal choices, whole milk, good coffee, tea selection, half & half cream, fresh orange juice, English muffins, jams. and butter.

Please note that there is no Wi-Fi or TV in the Cabin. This is by design, not neglect.
We want the Cabin to be a place of deep rest and personal connection with friends or family face-to-face. Guests can set up a local Wi-Fi "hotspot" using their cell phone data plan, or can connect with our house Wi-Fi from our front porch or patio. Wi-Fi is also available at several local coffee shops or the Chelsea Library, about 1 mile from the Cabin. Wi-Fi is available in our "Meadow Lake Suite" which is also available for rent on Airbnb.

Guest access
We're situated on 3.5 acres. Guests have access to the front meadow, a seasonal stream, views overlooking a 6-acre lake, dock (fishing only on our end of the lake, which is small but productive, and is catch and release only), lakeside benches, and our salt-system swimming pool with patio dining tables (located behind our home). The owners live in another house on the property. Guests have the Cabin and its surrounding lawn area to themselves. Meadow Lake Suite, a walkout basement in the owners' home, may also be rented through Airbnb, so that groups of up to 8 can be accommodated simultaneously. Both Cabin and Suite guests share use of the pool, dock, and grounds.

Our lake is home to Largemouth Bass and several turtle species, and is periodically visited by Great Blue & Green Herons, Canada Geese, Wood Ducks, Kingfishers, Muskrats, & Beavers.

Other things to note
Our Cabin and grounds may not be a good fit for some children, because of proximity to a paved road and unfenced access to the lake. We ask that parents/guardians be the judge of this and be vigilant. They will be the only guarantors of the safety of minors on the property. We are glad to answer in detail any questions regarding this.

We welcome non-crawling infants, and porta-crib is available for your use. There are hard and sharp surfaces in the Cabin, and the wall-mounted heater and kitchen supplies are all within reach of toddlers. The stair treads in the Cabin have gaps that a small child could possibly crawl through.

Please be advised that the Cabin may not be a good fit for elderly or those with restricted mobility, as there are stairs into and within the Cabin, and one must step over a high tub wall for bathing or showering.

The cabin, the Cabin porch, and the pool area are all Smoke-Free Zones. Smoking is only permitted on the lawn in front of the Cabin, and butts must be collected and disposed of in guest vehicle or a bottle of water. There are no exceptions to this.

Our dog "Tilly" lives in our home or fenced back yard, but does not have access to the Cabin or its grounds. She loves meeting everyone, but if you don't want to meet her when entering our yard for the pool we'd be glad to put her indoors.

Guests of ours may not invite others onto the property without our prior consent. If extra guests stay in the Cabin without our consent you will be charged $50 per person, and you may also be required to leave immediately.

PETS:
We will consider allowing pets on a case-by-case basis. Contact us about your needs. There are nearby kennels for cats, but they aren't allowed in the cabin. We require a fee of $10 per night to accommodate dogs. This fee covers up to 2 dogs for 1 night. When a reservation is made you must tell us that you wish to bring your pet(s) and we will follow up with a request for the money through Airbnb. Please give some basic information about it/them (including breed/size, and how many), and state that you have read the following criteria and that you agree to them. Our policy for allowing dogs is is that they be house-broken, that damage to the cabin or property be absolutely prevented at all times, that they not be allowed on any furniture or bed, that they be kept on a lead/leash when outside the cabin, that they be given frequent opportunities to relieve themselves outdoors and picked up after, that they be crated if left alone in the cabin (and not left alone for more than a couple of hours at a time), that they be free of any sickness that could be passed to other pets, and that they be current on their flea medication. If the property is damaged by the dog (including urine on furniture or floor), or if there is a flea problem after check-out, it will be paid for from the Security Deposit that's required. Before your check-out we may do a walk-through with you to verify there were no problems, so neither party will be surprised to learn of something afterward. Our guests must agree to strict compliance with all these points, for the protection of the property, for the comfort of future guests, and for the well-being of your own pet. Dog supplies (bowls, beds, leashes, crates, etc.) aren't provided and must be brought by the guest. Guests may not allow pets to eat from Cabin table or kitchenware under any circumstances. If all of the above is agreeable to our guest(s) they may bring their dog(s).

The Host has a Master's degree in Environmental Education, and is a certified Alabama Master Naturalist. Guided nature walks can be arranged for an extra charge. If interested please inquire for details in advance of your stay.
You don't have to sacrifice tranquility and beauty for convenience. Meadow Lake Cabin is relaxing, private, and cozy, with a picturesque meadow, stream and fishing lake just a few steps from the porch swing. Yet nearby are parks, restaurants, and shops. It's the perfect accommodation for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers.

The space
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Pool
Gym
Breakfast
Indoor fireplace
Essentials
Hair dryer
Laptop-friendly workspace
Iron

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Location

Chelsea, Alabama, United States

Our Cabin is located just off a county road, but on a private lane that's only used by the few residents living on it, allowing privacy without being remote. Because of its proximity to the county road, there may be some daytime commuter traffic noise, and there is a railroad crossing within 1/2 mile. Chelsea has small-town character, but easy access to big-city amenities. Surrounding Shelby County has many quiet and scenic roads to explore. Within 15 minutes you can find great dining and shopping options, a large cinema, and any number of services. Our county seat, Columbiana has a pleasant Main Street to stroll, complete with a drugstore soda fountain. Columbiana also lays claim to a small gem of a museum with the second largest collection of George & Martha Washington memorabilia outside of Mt. Vernon!
Our Cabin is located just off a county road, but on a private lane that's only used by the few residents living on it, allowing privacy without being remote. Because of its proximity to the county road, there…
Getting around
17
Walk Score®
Almost all errands require a car.
15
Bike Score®
Minimal bike infrastructure.

Hosted by David

Joined in May 2016
  • 390 Reviews
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During your stay
We believe informality is a key ingredient of relaxation, and it begins when you arrive. We allow guests to let themselves in and get settled, and enjoy meeting them later when possible. We're always glad to recommend places to visit, shop, or eat at in our area, or otherwise make ourselves available to help.
We believe informality is a key ingredient of relaxation, and it begins when you arrive. We allow guests to let themselves in and get settled, and enjoy meeting them later when po…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $134