Authentic Retreat w/ Private Dock on Coosa River!

Property ID: 445302ShelbyALUS
Sleeps 84 BR2 BA


Get away from the noise of the city and escape to this riverside retreat in Shelby! With 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and a screened porch with a lovely view of the Coosa River, this vacation rental will meet all your needs and more. Explore the area with boating trips from the private dock, hiking excursions through Oak Mountain State Park, vineyard and winery tours, or a journey into the depths of Desoto Caverns! Endless adventure awaits at this inviting cabin.


  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Deck
  • Central Heating
  • Washer
  • Kitchen


Location Details

THE GREAT OUTDOORS: Coosa River Access (on-site), Okomo Campground and Boat Launch (1.5 miles), Beeswax Creek Park (7.4 miles), Magnolia Meadows Golf Course (9.7 miles), Oak Mountain State Park (36.8 miles), Peavine Falls (40.8 miles)

FAMILY ATTRACTIONS: Harrison Museum-G Washington (10.5 miles), Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum (17.7 miles), Old Baker Farm (21.0 miles), The American Village (23.0 miles), Desoto Caverns (27.6 miles)

WINERIES: Lewis Lakes Vineyards (12.3 miles), Ozan Winery & YH Distillery (16.0 miles), Morgan Creek Vineyards (21.3 miles), Hidden Meadow Vineyard & Winery (22.1 miles), Corbin Farms Winery (22.6 miles)

LOCAL FOOD: VJ's Restaurant (3.4 miles), Shelby Sandwich Shop (5.6 miles), The Point Grill & Bar (7.9 miles), Tin Top Bar-B-Que 2 (10.3 miles), Fat Johnny's Comfort & Soul (10.3 miles), The Local Kitchen & Ale (10.9 miles), The Pizza Star (11.0 miles), PITA Meditteranean Street Food (11.2 miles)

NEARBY TOWNS: Columbiana (10.3 miles), Calera (17.6 miles), Clanton (23.2 miles), Birmingham (49.9 miles), Montgomery (60.7 miles)

AIRPORT: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (55.2 miles)


12 reviews
  • A good place for a little get away.


    A good place for a little get away. Loved the big porch with a nice view of the water.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Amanda S.
    Published June 21, 2023


    So I am currently staying here for a work trip for three weeks and this place is outdated!! The owners of the house DO NOT ANSWER their phones it’s flea invested and roaches and it’s not worth the price! They need to clean it immediately!

    Joshua Cortez
    Published June 14, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Joshua, we want all of our guests to rest easy when they stay with us, and we're sorry that you experienced some issues during your trip. We followed up with the homeowner after reading your feedback, and they wanted to share the following:
    -We're sorry you weren't 100% satisfied with your stay
    -We have pests sprayed on schedule twice a month to keep the area maintained to ensure a clean, comfortable, and great environment
    -The home is always cleaned before each check-in, including steam cleaning the floors. We do a thorough walk-through before your arrival and didn't see any cleanliness issues
    -We send a welcome text three to five days before check-in to our guests that include cabin update, activities, restaurants, and shopping within the surrounding area. We provide guests with great hospitality and are responsive to your requests and questions
    -Regarding the response times and communication, the guest's contact information is listed in the pre-stay information to address any concerns quickly for a most comfortable stay. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, we were at a funeral and were unable to respond promptly to your concerns. We apologize that the communication fell short
    We go above and beyond for our guests and we are confident future guests will have excellent stays! Thanks again for letting us know about your stay!

  • nice


    old school house pretty neat the pictures on line miss lead a little bit but i would got back we were there headed to nascar so didnt plan on fishing but looks like a great place for that and hanging out on lake

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Kevin M.
    Published June 1, 2022
  • Great River Retreat


    Exactly as expected - a lovely house on the Coosa with gorgeous views and lots of areas to gather and enjoy great company. Excellent visit, would stay again.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Michael M.
    Published December 8, 2021
  • Do Not Recommend Until Property is Cleaned Up


    From the pictures on the website, we were excited about the property specifically the screened in porch, location, and access to the lake. Upon arrival, we immediately noticed spiders and ants inside the house. The house also had a damp, musky smell. The screened in porch had most of the screen missing with holes in the screen that was still attached. The back door from the house to the porch required much effort to open and close with a sign saying not to turn the knob because it might lock. The knob was antiquated, loose and felt like it would pull off every time you used it. The grounds of the property had many "antique" items such as old tires, rims, kitchen appliances, etc. laying around in the yard. There was also a nice crop of poison ivy growing all around the property. The pier was weathered with several old, loose boards but nice. The pier also had a two-boat storage area, but it was not available for guests. As the evening progressed, it became evident of a significant bug infestation... German Cockroaches. The later it got, the more they came out. Due to the unsanitary conditions, we packed up and checked into a hotel for our 10-day VACATION ON THE LAKE.

    We are currently working with Evolve to get our money refunded.

    Published September 16, 2021
    Manager's Response:

    Hi David, we want to make vacation rental easy for everyone, and we're sorry that you experienced some issues during your stay. We followed up with the homeowner after reading your feedback, and they wanted to share the following:
    - Insects enter the cabin at night when the lights are on and doors are left open. Roaches tend to come out later in the night, and we are very sorry you experienced so many during your stay.
    - We are using a professional pest control company, and I have personally cleaned out every cabinet and drawer in the kitchen, as well as refinishing them to ensure they are clean.
    - We have removed some kitchen supplies like sugar and spices that might have attracted some insects. We also clean the grill after each guest.
    - There has been an increase in rain, heat, and humidity this summer, and when the air conditioner is left on after guests leave, it can cause the windows to sweat. We also ask guests to not bring food into the rooms, and we found a stain under a bed. These two factors might have caused the musty smell.
    - We have cleaned the stains, replaced the bedding and pillows with brand new ones, and try to arrive quickly after guests to prevent any smells.
    - The floors are steam cleaned, windows are washed, and the door has been repaired.
    - Our boathouse is private and unavailable to guests. Guests are welcome to dock their boat at either of our two piers, which also has seating and loungers, as does the beach.
    - We have kayaks, paddles, and swim noodles for guests to use, as well as clean life jackets in the main cabin.
    - The piers are weather-worn from age, and we plan to re-deck the older pier after the rental season slows down.
    - The tires and rims nearby belonged to a neighbor and have been removed.
    - We have a well-kept lawn with no poison ivy, but there is some poison oak in the woods around the property. We do not plan to underbrush the woods, but we advise avoiding the area.
    We hope that the measures taken by Evolve and the owner make up for the inconvenience, and we would love the opportunity to travel with you again the next time you book a vacation rental!

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