Storybook Lakefront Cottage on Lay Lake


Entire cottage hosted by Dayna And Joe

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
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Kick back, kayak, and explore the lake and the surrounding countryside from the comfort of this charming waterfront cottage hidden among the trees.

A place to retreat, reset, realign, and renew your spirit and mind amid the quiet beauty of the Alabama forest and Lay Lake’s magic.

The space
Situated in a quiet cove overlooking Lay Lake, Fox Haven Cottage provides the perfect balance of seclusion and comfort while offering ready access to central Alabama beauty.

The area is geared for all you outdoor enthusiasts, sportsman, and those seeking a little down time. For a nominal fee, we provide kayaks and/or paddle boards that can be launched directly from the property with 100 feet of lake access.

Boaters and fisherman, feel free to park your trailer on the gravel driveway or the grassy area in the front of the cottage. Launch at Cedar Creek Marina just 5 miles down the road. Boat rentals and water toys are available to rent at paradise Cove Marina 45 minutes away.

The space

Land: 1 wooded acre waterfront
Perched high among the trees with spectacular sunset views

Deck: dining area water view, Weber gas grill

Sitting Porch: 2 sides of cottage

Dock: stationary with sitting area

Kayak launch and rack

Fire pit lakeside

Chimenea and fire pit forest side

In the front of the cottage, facing the woods, is a fire pit as well as a chimenea to take the chill out of those cool nights. Or, you may choose to sit on the porch that runs half way around the house and enjoy a cool drink or a hot cup of coffee.

A spacious deck, nestled among the trees, surrounds the back, and provides ample space for dining, grilling, unwinding, and gazing at stunning sunsets overlooking the lake.

Follow the stairs down to the lake and arrive at a large dock with views across the cove. Here you can sit and relax, cast a line for some jumbo bass, launch the kayaks, or read a good book surrounding by the soothing sounds of nature. There’s also a lakeside fire pit and seating to enjoy the serenity of the lake.


The cottage boasts an A-frame style that creates a large open area feel, and offers plenty of space to cook a gourmet meal, entertain friends, or just relax.

A fully stocked kitchen with dining area as well as an electric fireplace for those cold Alabama nights creates the perfect atmosphere to ensure you and your family are nice and toasty.

The kitchen opens to a large sunroom that looks out over the lake. Cuddle with that special someone or curl up with a good book on the full-sized sofa. A 55 inch TV is available to stream the big game or choose a good movie from an assortment of DVD’s.

The master bedroom contains a queen-sized bed and a 32-inch smart TV to stream your favorites.

There is a full bathroom complete with tub and shower that contains all the amenities to meet your needs.

A winding staircase leads to the loft area. Enjoy the picturesque views of the trees as you lie in the full-size bed large enough to accommodate two adults.

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What this place offers

Lake view
Free parking on premises
55" TV with Roku
Free washer – In unit
Free dryer – In unit
Security cameras on property
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Where you’ll be

Sylacauga, Alabama, United States

Minutes away is Pursell Farms, a 3,200 acre resort complete with world class golfing on the Farm Links course, fine dining, along with a classic pub.

Open to the public, Pursell Farms provides hiking walking, biking, and equestrian trails, UTV rentals and tours. Orvis fly fishing clinics, as well as many seasonal special events, such as outdoor concerts and holiday festivities, are an added bonus.

For all you NASCAR fans, Talladega SuperSpeedway is less than hour away.

Other areas to explore include: Desoto Caverns and State Park, Talladega National Forest, and Cheaha State Park.

Wine aficionados, Morgan Creek and Bryant Wineries specialize in producing muscadine and fruit wines (45 minutes).

The Fox Haven Cottage is located approximately 1 hour from major cities such Birmingham, Montgomery, and Auburn, and 2 hours from Atlanta. Go ahead, treat yourself. You deserve it!

Hosted by Dayna And Joe

  1. Joined in March 2018
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Hi from Joe and Dayna! Like you, we love getting away from time to time, going on adventures, and making memories. We have tried to think of all the things that we enjoy on vacation and incorporate them at our property for the comfort of our guests.

Currently, we live south of Atlanta but come to Blue Ridge and Lay Lake as often as we can. Joe is a trained wildlife biologist and passionate about everything outdoors. We love to explore all that North Georgia and Central Alabama have to offer. Numerous lakes, rivers, and mountain peaks await those eager to discover the south’s hidden treasures.
Dayna works at a Montessori School and loves to create beautiful spaces for our guests.
Hi from Joe and Dayna! Like you, we love getting away from time to time, going on adventures, and making memories. We have tried to think of all the things that we enjoy on vacatio…


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Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 10:00
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No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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