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Home in Jacksons' Gap
Waverly Creek Retreat-kayaks/fire pit included
Waverly Creek Retreat is a waterfront retreat tucked away in the woods on a quiet and peaceful area of Lake Martin. Relax on the shady back porch and watch the herons fly by or wade in the shallow creek area (perfect for families with kids) During summer pool, park your watercraft at the dock and head out for a day of adventure. Enjoy all the amenities it has to offer including kayaks, grill, fire pit, fishing & dock. Can be rented with Creekside Cottage and 2 tiny cabins to sleep up to 24!
$243 per night
Cottage in Jacksons' Gap
Woods & Water @ Lake Martin - Terrell Lake House
The Lake House of our family’s dreams! & We hope you love it just as much as we do. Private 3 Bedroom/ 2 Bath with an open floor plan to include living and dining areas. Stocked kitchen with coffee/tea area. Screened back porch overlooking Lake Martin and tons of patio space with a propane fire pit! Private dock, zero entry swim area, Peninsula with fire pit & swings, 2 kayaks, stand up paddle board, hot tub, & much more! Great fishing too! Very Convenient to 280! Approx. 26 miles to Auburn!
$450 per night
Tiny home in Lake Martin
Natures Cove Cabin A- Fire Pit/Kayaks/Pet Friendly
This tiny cabin nestled in the woods is the ideal place to relax, unwind and enjoy nature near the lake! Located in Manoy Creek on Lake Martin, it is less than 250 steps to the water through a wooded trail and offers lake access in the summer and creek access in the winter with a shared dock area.
Relax on the covered porch & fire pit or fish on the banks of the creek or enjoy a day of adventure on a kayak or boat which can be kept at the shared dock. (Shared with other tiny cabin)
Tucked away in central Alabama, Lake Martin’s rugged shores are framed by over 750 miles of untouched forests and rocky cliffs. This artificial lake was once the country’s largest, created when the Martin Dam was constructed on the Tallapoosa River in the 1920s. Climb up to Chimney Rock, a cliff that rises high into the sky, and feel the rush as you take in sweeping views of the sparkling water far down below. Rental boats and kayaks galore sail the tranquil waters, and seasonal Alabama soul food is the perfect way to refuel once you’re back on dry land. Locals from the nearby cities of Birmingham, Montgomery, and Atlanta head here for the area’s many water-based activities, along with laid-back golfing, hiking along local woodland trails, and low-key marina dinners. More adventurous visitors will enjoy high-octane ziplining and waterskiing, while natural sand beaches beckon for relaxed days soaking up the sun.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Lake Martin?
The most popular time to head to Lake Martin rental houses is summer, when high temperatures attract outdoor activity aficionados and locals settle into their lakeside homes for the season. This is the time to make the most of swimming, waterskiing, and boating on the lake. Summer is also festival season, from Fourth of July fireworks fizzing over the water to fishing tournaments and the infectious beats of the annual Alexander City Jazz Festival. To get more of the region to yourself, consider arriving in May or September, when the weather will still be warm. Winter is a quiet season in Lake Martin, making it a good choice for those looking for a little more tranquility, breezy lakeside walks, and cozy sweater weather.
What are the top things to do in Lake Martin?
As one of the lake’s most recognizable landmarks, Chimney Rock is visible from miles away. Jutting straight out from the hills, the commanding views from the top of this peak span the whole lake. Trek through forested trails to reach the summit, then take five and watch boats bob along beneath you.
Wellborn Musclecar Museum
Car enthusiasts, this one’s for you. Make the 30-minute trip to the Wellborn Musclecar Museum in neighboring Alexander City to admire rare American-made cars of the 1960s and 1970s.
Lake Martin is a golfers’ paradise, with 38 courses sprawled around the lake. Choose between greens set along the water or nestled against the dense forest, with scenic views to admire while you swing.