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Cabin in Eclectic
Lake Martin Cabin w/ Luxury Dock & Kayaks!
Bask in lakefront bliss at this 3-bedroom, 2-bath Eclectic vacation rental! Sitting on the shore of Lake Martin, this modern cabin offers a full kitchen and cozy interior space. In addition to unbeatable views, the cabin’s highlight is the luxurious 2-level dock which boasts a waterfront bar, outdoor kitchen, Smart TV, fire pit, and more! Guests of all ages will love paddling on the lake with one of 2 provided kayaks, renting a boat at nearby marinas, or roasting s’mores beneath the stars.
$259 per night
Cottage in Lake Martin
Creekside Cottage-Pet friendly/Kayaks/Fire Pit
Creekside Cottage is a waterfront retreat tucked away on a quiet and peaceful area of Lake Martin. Relax on the shady back porch & watch the herons fly by or fish jump out of the water. Or during summer months, park your boat at the dock and head out for a day of adventure. Creekside Cottage has the best of both worlds! Enjoy all the amenities that it has to offer including kayaks, grill, fire pit, fishing & dock! Can be rented with 2 tiny cabins & a cottage next door to sleep up to 24!
$152 per night
Home in Eclectic
Waterfront Lake Martin Home w/ Grill & Beach!
The ultimate Lake Martin retreat begins at this darling red vacation rental with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and all of the comforts of home! You'll be on the water in no time thanks to the property's personal dock, perfect for swimming, fishing and sunbathing. When evening rolls around, fire up the gas grill for a barbecue followed by a cold brew on the covered deck. Ready to explore? Jump off of Chimney Rock, feast at Kowaliga, and horseback ride with The Stables at Russell Crossroads!
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.