OHL Cozy Cottage - Romantic, Boat Dock, Pets OK


Entire cottage hosted by Don & Dora

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Sit on the deck and enjoy your morning coffee. Bring your boat. Bring you furbaby.

30 Minutes from Downtown Nashville, close to shopping, restaurants and local venues. Minutes from many restaurants by water.

De-stress, reconnect, honeymoon or celebrate anniversary.

Large covered deck with hammock.

Private covered dock for your boat or fishing.

King sized bedroom with full bathroom and all the necessities.

Full kitchen.

The space
Our Cozy Cottage on a quiet cove of Old Hickory Lake is perfect for your romantic getaway, honeymoon or a peaceful place to unwind.

Enjoy a glass of wine as the sun sets over the lake on the large covered deck. Watch as deer come through the large shady yard to graze at the waters edge. Cast your fishing line from our private covered boat dock as the turtles sun themselves on a nearby log.

You will have access to the entire upper floor of our Cozy Cottage plus the entire yard, upper deck, lower patio and of course the covered dock. Inside the large Master Suite is a King Size bed and full bathroom with shower/tub with everything you need. Enjoy the electric fireplace as you lounge on the comfy leather sofa or curl up in the huge reading chair. Enjoy a movie or a game on the flat screen smart TV.

Perfect location for fishing, water skiing, tubing and other water sports. Plenty to do nearby in and out of the water. There are several boat launches and boat rentals nearby plus we have a kayak & paddle boat for your use.

Enjoy several nearby restaurants by boat: only minutes to Cherokee Steak House, Awe Daddy's, Sam's at Black Jack Cove, 2 foot cove and OHL Dam.

We are located 30 minutes from Nashville International Airport. Nashville and the surrounding area are full of Civil War History, amazing food, pro football (Titans), pro hockey (Predators), live music events and of course the fun touristy stuff in downtown Nashville "NashVegas" & Broadway. Not into Nashville attractions? There are plenty of attractions in Hendersonville or Gallatin: Golf, Restaurants, shopping, historic homes, etc.!

Special note* As a courtesy to our neighbors WE DO NOT rent our home for events such as Bachelor/Bachelorette Events, Parties or Weddings.

FYI: THIS listing is for the upstairs ONLY. During your reservation period there will be no other guests or residents on the property. If you’d like to bring your family the lower level renovation is complete and includes an additional 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Laundry and family room. The entire cottage (upstairs and downstairs) is available in another listing. The cabin is private and no one else will be staying on the property during your stay. *If you find the lower level unlocked & utilize it in any way without written permission on the platform, you will be charged the posted rates for the entire 4 bedroom cottage plus cleaning fee for your entire reservation period. Please notify us immediately if you find it unlocked.

The cottage is private and no one else will be staying on the property during your stay. While you won't have access to the lower level rooms, nobody will be staying in them. This is your private getaway.

PLEASE NOTE: The property is at the end of the cove cutout just off the main channel. The breeze and current often brings debris into the area around of the dock, including wood, trash and often entire trees. Moss and algae are part of living on the water and we have very little control over what the current brings in on a daily basis. We try to keep the area cleaned out, however we are not on site daily. We have parked our boat in the slip multiple times with no issues and have fished from the dock multiple times with no issues, as have many of our guests. If there is an issue when you arrive please contact us and we will see if there is anything that can be done. Thank You!

What this place offers

Lake view
Beach access – Beachfront
Free driveway parking on premises – 6 spaces
Pets allowed
50" HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, premium cable, standard cable
Central air conditioning
Patio or balcony


Guest entrance and parking

Well-lit path to entrance

Full kitchen

Entrance wider than 32 inches

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Where you’ll be

Gallatin, Tennessee, United States

We are just 6 minutes from Starbucks, major fast food and steak houses, Publix/Kroger and some great stores to shop in. A few minutes farther and you can discover Gallatin's quaint historic downtown square.

LAKE LIFE: Old Hickory Lake Access (on-site), Cages Bend Recreation Area (3.1 miles), Gallatin Marina (8.7 miles), Creekwood Marina (10.0 miles), Cherokee Marina (11.5 miles), Drakes Creek Marina (11.7 miles), Rockland Recreation Area (12.6 miles), Laguardo (14.0 miles), Lone Branch Access Area (18.3 miles), Old Hickory Beach (23.0 miles), Cedar Creek Marina (27.3 miles)

GOLF THE DAY AWAY: The Club at Fairvue Plantation (5.3 miles), Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club (6.3 miles), Country Hills Golf Club (6.6 miles), Long Hollow Golf Course (6.9 miles), Twelve Stones Golf Club (12.4 miles), Riverside Golf Links (21.3 miles), Hermitage Golf Course (25.3 miles), Gaylord Springs Golf Links (25.5 miles)

EXPLORE NATURE: Station Camp Greenway Hiking Trail (7.9 miles), Hendersonville Greenway Trails (9.1 miles), Lock 4 Mountain Bike Trailhead (9.6 miles), Lock 4 Park - The Point (10.1 miles), Bledsoe Creek State Park (15.0 miles)

NASHVILLE ATTRACTIONS: Nissan Stadium (25.2 miles), Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (26.1 miles), Grand Ole Opry (26.2 miles), Bridgestone Arena (26.4 miles), Centennial Park (27.6 miles), The Parthenon (27.8 miles), The Gulch (27.8 miles), Nashville Zoo at Grassmere (33.1 miles)

AIRPORT: Nashville International Airport (33.6 miles) , Sumner County Regional Airport AKA Music City XNX (11 miles)

Hosted by Don & Dora

  1. Joined in November 2014
  • 46 Reviews
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Both of us grew up on the West Coast and discovered this little piece of paradise in 2010 while visiting friends. It was love at first sight. We house hunted for a spell and finally built a home here in 2014. We recently retired from running a stressful construction business for 20 years and are now enjoying the fruits of our labor. Our "Retirement Gig" is finding sad and beat up homes, renovating them and renting them to new families. When we aren't hosting our friends and families as they come to visit and discover the beauty of Tennessee, we enjoy flying small planes, driving muscle cars and spending hours on the water enjoying each others company. All of our family is still in California and include our beautiful daughter, who with her husband have blessed us with 3 amazing grandchildren, 2 awesome sisters and their families and our mom's. Of course our family wouldn't be complete without our fur baby. If you ever meet Titus you will fall in love with him too. Just don't let him know he's a dog... it's a secret! Why THIS property? Living in Hendersonville and so close to the lake we found ourselves spending tons of time on the water. Each evening as we loaded the boat up we talked about how nice it would be to have a lake house. We had friends who lived in this sweet little neighborhood that almost seemed to be forgotten. Each time we visited we talked about how it seemed like an old vacation resort area. When we were presented with the opportunity to buy this little cottage by the lake we knew we had to do it. The sunrise is beautiful as is the rise of the moon. The wildlife that comes out each day amazes us. The turtles sun themselves on logs, the deer graze by the waters edge and the turkey make a trek a few times a day from one side of the yard to the other. It's peaceful... It's beautiful... It's our home away from home. Unique benefits : The resort feeling of the neighborhood captured our hearts before we were even residents of Tennessee. The abundance of wild life brings us joy. The ease of spending our days boating, skiing, fishing and then parking at our own covered dock is wonderful. We love enjoying our meals on the covered deck and then wrapping up in blankets on cool evenings and having fires and s'mores as we listen to the frogs croak and the fish leap out of the water. We knew we had to share this little bit of paradise with others as well.
Both of us grew up on the West Coast and discovered this little piece of paradise in 2010 while visiting friends. It was love at first sight. We house hunted for a spell and finall…

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House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide alarm

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