NEW! Authentic Coosa River Retreat w/ Private Dock

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4 bedrooms, free WiFi, bed sheets
Flat-screen TV, fireplace, books, video library
Flat-screen TV, fireplace, books, video library

Overview of NEW! Authentic Coosa River Retreat w/ Private Dock

Entire cabin

NEW! Authentic Coosa River Retreat w/ Private Dock

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
Shelby, AL

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTalladega National Forest49 min drive
  • Popular LocationOak Mountain State Park51 min drive
  • Popular LocationThe Summit58 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 10
2284 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Bedroom 3
    2 twin/single beds
Bedroom 4
    1 double bed
Common area
    1 double bed

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About this area


This cabin is located in Shelby. Ozan Winery and Cellars and Timberline Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum and Central Alabama Paintball Park. With kayaking and motor boating nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.

What's nearby

  • Lay Lake - 12 min drive
  • Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington - 21 min drive
  • Talladega National Forest - 49 min drive
  • Oak Mountain State Park - 51 min drive
  • The Summit - 58 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

NEW! Authentic Coosa River Retreat w/ Private Dock

Cabin in Shelby with kitchen and balcony
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.


2,284 Sq Ft | Coosa River Access On-Site | Screened Porch w/ River View

If you’re looking for a waterfront outdoor retreat, then look no further than Walter's Heaven, a charming and bright cabin on the shores of the Coosa River - great for families and friends on a quiet and relaxing vacation!

Bedroom 1: Full Bed | Bedroom 2: Full Bed | Bedroom 3: Full Bed | Bedroom 4: 2 Twin Daybeds | Loft: Full Bed | Additional Sleeping: Cot

OUTDOOR LIVING: 2 docking piers, gas grill, dining table, beach chairs
INDOOR LIVING: Flat-screen TV w/ Amazon Fire Stick, wood-burning fireplace, dining table, ceiling fans, walk-in closet, cathedral ceiling
KITCHEN: Fully equipped, microwave, drip coffee maker, blender, toaster oven, Crock-Pot, dishware/flatware, complimentary spices
GENERAL: Free WiFi, washer/dryer, linens/towels, central heating & air conditioning, cleaning essentials
SUITABILITY: 2 steps required for access, bedroom & bathroom on the first floor
PARKING: Driveway (4 vehicles), RV/trailer parking available, additional street parking (first-come, first-served)


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)


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- No smoking
- No pets allowed
- No events, parties, or large gatherings
- Must be at least 25 years old to book
- Additional fees and taxes may apply
- Photo ID may be required upon check-in
- NOTE: The property requires 2 steps to access and may be difficult for guests with limited mobility
Air-conditioned accommodations at this cabin offer fireplaces and washers/dryers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

This Shelby cabin provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Street parking available


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster oven
  • Ice maker
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Dining table


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Books
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Dock


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • In a village

Things to do

  • Kayaking nearby
  • Power boating nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 10
  • Unit size: 2284 sq ft (212 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 1:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as

New! Authentic Coosa River Retreat w/ Private Dock Cabin
New! Authentic Coosa River Retreat w/ Private Dock Shelby
New! Authentic Coosa River Retreat w/ Private Dock Cabin Shelby

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Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 1 out of 5 reviews
5 - Excellent 20%
Rating 4 - Good. 0 out of 5 reviews
4 - Good 0%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 5 reviews
3 - Okay 20%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 5 reviews
2 - Poor 20%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 5 reviews
1 - Terrible 40%

5/5 Excellent

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.
Stayed 13 nights in Nov 2021

1/5 Terrible

Do Not Recommend
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.

1/5 Terrible

Do NOT recommend this rental!
We were not at all satisfied with our stay. The home was filled with bugs, as two other reviews have mentioned. When I read the reviews I dismissed them thinking that the authors of the reviews were likely exaggerating, but I was wrong. The home had ants, cockroaches and many other bugs, both dead and alive, in nearly every room. There were also cobwebs and spiders in every single room. We brought homemade pastries and set them on the counter in a covered container in the kitchen and came back to black ants covering the entire container and all of the pastries. It was absolutely disgusting. Upon arrival, we discovered that one of the windows was broken and there was shattered glass on the window sill and floor. We informed the owner who agreed to come the next day to fix the window only to tell us later that she could no longer come to fix it. The house looked as though an elderly couple had just recently lived there. There were personal items everywhere. What was most disturbing was the fact that they left multiple urns in the home, two of which were on the dressers in the master bedroom. The home was advertised to sleep 12, but it was way too small for 12 people to comfortably reside in. There were only 2 bathrooms and the owner even informed me 30 minutes before my arrival that the showers only worked properly if they were not run at the same time. The tub in the master bathroom filled up nearly full every time someone tried to take a shower in it. The house was extremely unpleasant to stay in, and I honestly can't believe the owners thought that it would be okay to charge someone over $450 a night to stay there. After contacting VRBO and explaining the situation, they only suggested that we contact the owners directly for a partial refund and did not offer to step in and resolve the issue on our behalf. The entire total for the two night stay with all the taxes and fees was over $1,350 for a place that was bug-invested, was not truly suitable for 12 guests and was filled with personal items including urns. I do not at all recommend this home.

2/5 Poor

Very underwhelming and a pest control problem
When I saw this property online, I absolutely fell in love with it. From the pictures, I thought it was absolutely stunning and would be perfect for my family! However, I was quite disappointed when we got there. The home was perfect for my family size and the lake was amazing… That’s the only positives we had. There were bugs and spiders everywhere inside the home, both alive and dead. There was also a terrible ant problem in the kitchen. The property owner warned me that I may see a few dead critters around because pest control had just come out to spray, but it didn’t seem that way. It actually seemed like the home had been sitting for quite sometime without anyone having cleaned or visited it. The home had an extremely stale smell to it. It was so bad that we literally had to spray Lysol and febreeze everywhere and air the home out. The linens and towels were clean, but the bathrooms had old cleaning liquid in them. There was old food in the refrigerator and freezer and the refrigerators were rusted. We were not even comfortable cooking in the kitchen or using the appliances and dishes that were there. All in all, our family trip was nice due to our time on the lake at the dock and relaxing on the porch (which we did actually love). But the pictures give off a much different feel than how dated the property actually is.

3/5 Okay

Team retreat
We booked the cabin for a team retreat. The team had a great time together. However, cabin needs a little decluttering of trinkets and the appliance need an upgrade. The water access was very enjoyable.