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Question: What could be better than renting a beautiful log house in a bucolic setting?

Answer: Owning a beautiful log house in a bucolic setting. Fortunately, Hardy Realty can help make this a reality for some lucky buyer. Aptly named, Little River Harmony is currently used as both a family vacation home and as a vacation rental on Lookout Mountain in the charming community of Mentone, Alabama. This is an ideal place for business or church retreats, community events, family reunions, or more intimate escapes from the world.

Designed to please  

Little River Harmony is a custom-built log home, designed to both impress visitors and give them a feeling of tranquil seclusion. Everything about the home seems simultaneously roomy and intimate. Much of that comes down to aesthetics; the overall impression the home provides is one of modern comfort blended with a rural sensibility. Country, but cozy country.  

For real estate, location is always at a premium, and this location certainly does not disappoint. Situated on the middle fork of the Little River on more than three acres of lightly wooded land, this property enjoys over 150 feet of river frontage. It’s a perfect location for a getaway, while still having access to the conveniences and attractions of town. And it’s no wonder the house has a stable of faithful repeat renters. (Several bookings are already reserved for 2024 and will transfer with the sale. A detailed rental history is available upon request; see website below.) 

For many, one frustration of moving into a new place is shopping for new furniture, having it all delivered, and organizing it in a way that is practical and pleasing to the eye. However, for the new owner of Little River Harmony, this will not be a problem. An added bonus of this home is that not only is it beautifully decorated, but it is being sold completely furnished and turn-key ready. That is a huge plus, considering the house has three levels, four bedrooms, four and a half baths, and sleeps up to 20 people. That’s a lot of space—and it’s already filled with everything a homeowner needs.  

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Plenty of room, and then some 

Keeping with the rustic aesthetic, Little River Harmony features heart pine hardwood floors throughout and heart pine walls and ceilings. The first floor has two bedrooms and two bathrooms; one of the bedrooms is the master with an en-suite bath. This main floor boasts an open-concept floor plan, which includes a large living room with a large gas log river rock fireplace. The scale of this space is accentuated by a 21-foot cathedral ceiling, multiple seating areas, a spacious, fully equipped kitchen, and an adjoining dining room. A sturdy log staircase leads to a walkway that overlooks the living area. One of the special features of the first level is a long screened-in porch (with a wood-burning rock fireplace), from which guests can take in the view of the river from the comfort of rocking chairs.  

The second floor includes two additional bedrooms and one and a half baths. And here’s an extra benefit of purchasing this place fully furnished: one second-floor bedroom has a king-size hand-made log bed, and the other has two sets of handmade log bunk beds. Also, the upstairs has a laundry nook with a commercial-size washer and dryer and a bonus room/den with a trundle bed.  

The lower level, which has its own private entrance, can serve as a separate living space, complete with everything needed for a comfortable stay. It sleeps six people and has a gas-log fireplace, a full bath, a seating area, a kitchen, and a full-size washer and dryer.  

A history of care 

The current owners of Little River Harmony have taken a personal interest in the preservation and care of this home because they built it. For them, this has been a labor of love to maintain the property at a high level. For instance, the exterior of the log home was stained in 2022, and the walkway from the house to the river has been well manicured (and the walkway is wide enough to accommodate an ATV).  

Speaking of the river, the bed of the Little River is comprised of stones that have been smoothed by countless years of rushing water, making it a fun place for children to play and an ideal spot for fishing.  

This property sale is a wonderful opportunity for some family to find its own Sweet Home Alabama and to own a lovely property that will not only give them years of priceless memories, but will also help pay for itself through its proven rental potential.  

For more information on this property, contact Hardy Realty agent Becky Woodard becky@hardyrealty.com, 706-506-0777) or visit LittleRiverHarmony.com 

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