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Why to Rent a House on Lake Martin this Summer

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While summer technically doesn’t begin until late June, the summer spirit has been alive around Lake Martin for a few weeks. School ended in May which means we’ve already started seeing an uptick in visitors, and we happen to love it. Visitors to our lake is part of what keeps our community thriving. Some of you might think of Lake Martin as a no-brainer vacation destination while others of you have never considered the Lake as a spot to rent a home. We’re here today to tell you all about why you should rent a house on Lake Martin this summer. We’ll give you the scoop on where to rent and why to rent to make this summer on Lake Martin one to remember.

Renting a Lake Martin home can offer big savings.

In the era of AirBnB and VRBO, it might seem strange to think about using a realtor for renting a vacation home. However, often times, realtors are able to get you a better deal, negotiate different rental terms, and offer you a more personalized experience. In many cases, rental companies like those mentioned above charge a service fee to book through their app or website. This is on top of the fee that these companies charge for home owners to even list their homes on their sites. Today, many homeowners are skipping this step and using a trusted Lake Martin realtor, like the Lake Martin Team, instead. Since they’re cutting out the middle man, they’re also cutting out unnecessary fees making a fabulous rental an affordable experience too.

Pro Tip: All of our rentals offer discounted rates for weekly and sometimes monthly rentals.  If you are able to stay in your Lake Martin rental longer than a week, come multiple times within a month, or visit throughout the summer, ask about longer term rental options to save money. Imagine having a lake home at your fingertips to use throughout the summer!

Lake Martin is a relaxing escape that you might not get at a traditional beach.

Trust us: we love going to the beach as much as the next person. Those Gulf waters in South Alabama call to us every year. However, if you’ve never experienced a vacation on Lake Martin, you don’t know what you’re missing. Lake Martin is a great place for families to come and enjoy themselves away from the crowded strips and beaches. We offer a beautiful clean lake for swimming, fishing, boating, skiing, wakeboarding, or just floating around at an island hot spot and meeting new friends. Plus, summer is a wonderful time on Lake Martin. There are always festivals and concerts, our summer sunsets are incredible, and you definitely don’t want to miss our Fourth of July celebrations. There’s truly nothing like summer on Lake Martin!

There are tons of Lake Martin rental homes available to suit your needs!

Did you know that in addition to selling homes, we also have several Lake Martin rental properties in our repertoire? If you’re looking to rent a home on Lake Martin this summer, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a breakdown of a few of our favorite rentals currently available:

Our Crowne Pointe Condo offers big views in a central lake location. There are two pools, and we have a condo on the top end with panoramic views of the lake. It’s close to the Ridge Marina, Chimney Rock, Chuck’s Pizza, and all the fun places on the lake.

The Stoneview Summit condos in Still Waters offers a pool, boat dock, full service marina, trailer parking locations, and Coppers Restaurant with live entertainment – all within a gated community. Chuck’s Pizza, Chimney Rock and Kowaliga is also a fun boat ride away!

Our Holiday Shores house is perfect for those looking for water adventures. With just a step or two out of the door, you’re in the water! There are big views at this home along with a boat launch. Just a few miles down the road, you’ll find great food at Popular Dawgs, Table 34, Oskars, and Niffers, or jump in a boat and head to other fun places like Chuck’s Pizza and Coppers Grill.  

The Harbor House is a big house with big views. If you’re looking for a multi-family home, this house offers plenty of room for two families. It’s located on the southside of Lake Martin off of Overlook Drive near Martin Dam which is close to Auburn and the other developments of Marina Marin and The Village. Just outside the entrance of this neighborhood is the trailhead for the Deadening Alpine Trail, a system of trails that are part of the Cherokee Ridge Trail Association.  This home is also centrally located to Chimney Rock, Harbor Docks Restaurant, Kowaliga Restaurant and River North Marina. When you’re not out in the boat, enjoy playing pool and ping pong on the tables downstairs. Make sure to take a boat ride out to Billy Goat Island, too! Bonus: this house can be leased long term!

Summer Place in the Parker Creek area is directly across the water from The Landing and Parker Creek Marina. The Landing serves up food, fun, and entertainment all within a rock skip from this house. Smith Marina, Kowaliga Restaurant, Spring House Restaurant, and Kowaliga Marina are also just an enjoyable boat ride away. This is a close drive for the Montgomery and Birmingham folks looking for a quick weekend getaway.

Bradley at Lakeview is a charming cabin in a protected slough. By water, this cabin is close to Wind Creek State Park, Lakeside Marina at Bay Pine, and Smith Mountain Tower and trails. It’s great for fishing, kayaking, and swimming, too.  Make sure you take a boat ride and visit the folks hanging out on the islands and get some of those great peanuts at Peanut Point.

Contact any of us at Lake Martin Team for more information about these rentals, or leasing your own Lake Martin home for the summer. We’d love to chat more!

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