Guest Reviews

Smith Family

This was out 3rd year at this beautiful home. I think that speaks volumes to how much we love it!!

- Janet of Prattville, AL US
Reviewed Aug 30, 2020

Lake Martin Lover

This was our third year staying at this wonderful home. That speaks volumes!!!!! The home is beautiful and clean and has all the necessities for a great week on this beautiful lake. The dock area is perfect for boating and swimming. You won't go wrong with this location for your lake getaway!!!

- Janet of Prattville, AL US
Reviewed Jul 23, 2020

Hickory Drive

Great cabin with a fantastic front porch, view, and dock. Only complaint would be that Lake Martin Realty failed to mention that if you are towing a boat you CANNOT turn around in the drive and the house sits at a dead end. We had to back our boat up over a 1,000 yards in the rain on a gravel road. We ended up getting stuck but thankfully a neighbor towed us out with his four wheel drive vehicle. Launch your boat first at the public dock before you even get close to the house. Other than that it was great.

- Brice of Trussville, AL US
Reviewed Jul 8, 2020

Hickory Drive

We really enjoyed our stay and would love to return when we can enjoy the lake. The drive to Auburn was easy. The location on the lake was beautiful! Definitely recommend this home for families.

- Jean of Dothan, AL US
Reviewed Nov 20, 2019

Perfect weekend retreat

The house was cozy and felt li like home. The view was amazing! We would definitely stay there again.

- Maggie of Arlington, OH US
Reviewed Nov 10, 2019

Our group really loved this lake house!

This house has it all. A great view, charming decor, and absolutely everything you'd need (except a cheese grater!) in the kitchen. Very clean, wonderful outdoor space, and the most comfortable easy chair I've ever sat in . I literally could have spent the night in that chair! There's nothing I didn't like about this lake home, but it's not a good choice for mobility limited people because there are four sets of stairs leading down to the floating dock. Otherwise, it's ideal.

- Beth of Birmingham, AL US
Reviewed Oct 18, 2019

Another glorious stay at Hickory Drive

This was our second time to vacation at this beautiful lake home. Everything was just what we expected. The home is beautiful and the location can't be beat. I can't think of anything to complain about!!! Wish I could stay forever. Love Lake Martin and Hickory Drive!!

- Janet of Prattville, AL US
Reviewed Jul 16, 2019

Perfect place to enjoy the lake and breathtaking sundowns

Beautiful lake home for our annual family trip. The house is beautiful and the swimming area at the dock was enjoyed by everyone from 6 to 60. Couldn't use the covered boat dock when it rained a few hours but there was plenty of room to tie up our boat, pontoon boat and jet ski. Plenty of sleeping space, a kitchen big enough to feed an army, and a great place to just relax, enjoy the lake, and end the evenings swimming down at the dock after watching one amazing sundown after another. Very, very nice.

- Jeff of Pratville, AL US
Reviewed Jun 18, 2019

428 Hickory Dr Lake Martin

Perfect for our family of 6 adults and 2 grandchildren 2 years of age and 7 months. House was clean, located in a great location with easy access to restaurants and marinas for food and fuel. Swimming off the dock with steps and a ladder. Our 2 year old started out with not wanted to get in the water to jumping off the dock before our time was over. Would definitely recommend and rebook. Did not want to leave.

- Debbie of Birmingham, AL US
Reviewed May 28, 2019

Gorgeous Lake House

Our family stayed at the lake house on Hickory Drive while we were evacuating Hurricane Michael. We absolutely loved this house & we definitely plan to stay there again when we're able to stay longer! The outside space with the dock was a huge hit! The views were breathtaking & we all absolutely loved it! We'll be back soon!

- Travis of Santa Rosa Beach, FL US
Reviewed Oct 22, 2018

428 Hickory Drive

This cozy lake home is everything you want it to be, quaint, comfortable, clean and has the perfect outdoor space to watch the kids play and the sun set. We celebrated my daughters 16th birthday here with family and friends. It was a great space for everyone to enjoy. You won't be disappointed. We can't wait to go back!

- Michael of Newnan, US US
Reviewed Oct 10, 2018

Best place ever

We LOVED our stay on the Lake. The house is perfect in all ways. What an awesome weekend we had. Thank you.

- Doris of Maitland, FL US
Reviewed Oct 1, 2018

Love this place! One of the best we have stayed in!

This house had everything we needed and more! It is very comfortable with chic antique decor. The stay started off a little rocky since we chose the house based on there being a Lily pad mat for the grandkids to play on. When we arrived, we discovered that a recent storm had destroyed it. We contacted Tiffany and she soon got back to us that the owners son was 2 doors down and had located a lily pad and would bring it the next day, which he did! Thank you so much! Our grandchildren would have been very disappointed. The son was very nice and helped us "unlock" the dishwasher while he was there as well. You could tell that the family that owns the cabin had lived there because there were a lot of extras that other houses that we have rented have not had. There were plenty of dishes, pots and pans, cleaning supplies, even hand soap! There were 2 refrigerators plus a small one on the deck. The beds were very comfortable (and had mattress pads--a pet peeve of mine) and the linens were nice. The air conditioning worked well. The house was clean. No problem with plumbing, etc. The only negative that I can think of was the stairs do not have a hand rail. Not really an issue for us, but you have to watch your step. Now for the outside! First of all, everything was clean! We have rented houses that had yards and decks that had not been cared for. Someone must have blown off the leaves and pine straw and the landscaping was nice and neat. Parking was good with a paved driveway and parking. The deck off the main living area was wonderful. The cedar gliders and Adirondack chairs were so nice to drink coffee and enjoy the beautiful view of the lake in the mornings. The outside rug was clean. The ceiling fans worked well. There were outdoor shades on this deck to deflect the hot afternoon sun if needed. The steps down to the lake are not too steep. The covered boathouse has a table and chairs and a wonderful swing (but not the kids swing in the picture-insurance issues!) and is a great place for the older generation to sit in the shade and enjoy watching the younger ones swim. There are steps into the lake as well as a ladder handy for swimming. We enjoyed having the jetski ramp for our Seadoo. We appreciated the option of having the two paddle boards for the kids to use, but especially the Lily Pad. It was a big hit! The underwater light made swimming at night exciting for the kids as well. The location of the property makes water activities nice. The neighbors were not too close and the open water was visible from the dock and deck areas. It also faces West, so the sunsets were amazing. So, we loved this house! Thanks to the Smiths for allowing us to use it. We plan to rent it again this Fall. And stay longer!

- Janice of Seale, AL US
Reviewed Jul 28, 2018

A perfect family getaway

We loved everything about our stay. The home was perfect for our family and our kids enjoyed the great swimming area. Lake Martin Realty made everything a breeze.

- James of Vestavia Hills, AL US
Reviewed Jul 25, 2018

428 Hickory Drive is Awesome!

Fabulous house on a beautiful cove that is very clean and inviting. The covered deck was amazing for relaxing with a beautiful view. The only thing needed was a bed swing or hammock for a nap! The pier and swimming area was perfect! Kitchen was great for preparing aware cooktop is electric... you WILL scorch your gumbo!! Bring a gallon tea pitcher if your family likes sweet tea and a large nonstick frying pan if your family likes grits and eggs for breakfast!! (Can you tell we are Southerners?) There’s two full size refrigerators inside which is a great bonus, plus a smaller one on covered deck. Nice comfortable beds with nice linens. Master bath has a VERY slow drain in the sink, which was the only real problem we encountered. One other MAJOR Fox if you absolutely do not watch CNN, this makes for a week with no news!! We loved every minute of our week long stay and would rent again in a heartbeat!!! This is our second time renting from Tiffany at Lake Martin Realty, and she definitely makes the process easy and stress free. THANKS FOR THE WONDERFUL VACATION! Janet Smith, Prattville, AL

- Janet of Prattville, AL US
Reviewed Jul 16, 2018

Dadeville Treasure!

Great house with a great location, just a short boat ride to Chimney Rock and a short drive to restaurants. We especially enjoyed the views from the back porch , the swing on the boat dock and paddle boards. The house was well equipped for cooking, relaxing, sleeping,and enjoying! Lots of games, movies and books to use. Our group ranged in age from 2-77 and all loved it! We made some great memories! Thank you Stan and Brenda for sharing your home!

- Sharon of Grand bay, AL US
Reviewed Jun 26, 2018

Hickory Drive

What a beautiful home on a fabulous cove! Everything was perfect... and we couldn’t believe we got so much for such a reasonable price. Thank you so much... we’d come again without hesitation! Also thanks to Tiffany and Lake Martin Realty... so pleasant to work with and so easy to check in and out.

- Donald of APO, AE US
Reviewed Jun 21, 2018