The Villas at Marker 48

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The Villas at Marker 48

The Water Lover’s Premier Destination on Kentucky Lake

Located right off the main channel of Kentucky Lake at mile marker 48, The Villas at Marker 48 has been the premier destination of water-lovers for more than 50 years.

Our short-term rental community offers something for everyone: A swimming pool, 2 beaches for swimming, a volleyball court, cornhole and horseshoes, a playground, a marina with covered boat slips and more! With complimentary kayaks and paddleboards, The Villas at Marker 48 is the perfect spot for paddlesport enthusiasts!

We have fully furnished lakeside and lakeview cottages with stunning views of Kentucky Lake! We are a favorite destination for weeklong family vacations, birthday, wedding and anniversary celebrations, groups of friends looking for a weekend of water fun and large fishing groups. Need more space? You can also rent several (or all) cottages on our property to bring down the whole family for a reunion!

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What We Offer

The perfect place to stay

Outdoor Recreation

From paddle sports to swimming to cornhole, we offer a variety of outdoor activities that will keep your group active and entertained.

Boat Launch and Boat Slip Rentals (Seasonal)

For boating enthusiasts, we offer a boat launch on our property that is complimentary for our guests, with boat slip rentals available for $20/night. Please see FAQ's for detailed information.

Space & Flexibility

Whether you’re a solo traveler or hosting a large reunion, we have accommodations that will suit your group perfectly.

The Villas at Marker 48

Kentucky Lake and So Much More!
While water activities on Kentucky Lake are a huge draw for our guests at The Villas at Marker 48, many other local area attractions bring guests from near and far.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Once you have booked your stay, you may cancel for a 100% refund up to 30 days prior to arrival. After that, you may cancel for a 50% refund up to 14 days prior to arrival. Unfortunately, we cannot offer a refund for cancellations within 14 days of arrival.

We are in the Central Time Zone.
You may check in anytime after 3 PM CT. Check-out time is no later than 10 AM CT. To allow our housekeeping time ample time to make our cottages pristine, we do not offer early check-ins or late check-outs.

Yes! We allow up to 2 well-behaved dogs with a pet fee of $75 per stay. Dogs must be kept on a leash when not inside your cottage. Dogs are allowed in the 2 beach areas, but may not enter the swimming pool area.

All cottages have a dedicated gas grill and propane is provided.

We do not rent boats, but you may contact Kentucky Lake Adventures about pontoon boat rentals.

We offer the following amenities:
Swimming pool
2 beaches, one sand and the other pebble
Chairs on the beach (first come, first served)
Complimentary paddle boards and kayaks (3 of each, first come, first served)
A playground area for kids
Fire pits (located throughout the grounds for guest use)
Volleyball
Cornhole
Shuffleboard
Horseshoes
Equipment for recreational activities is located at Guest Services (open 24/7).

Yes, a limited number of golf carts are available to rent at a rate of $50 per night. Please contact us prior to your arrival to find out about availability and to reserve a golf cart.

For the fire pits located throughout the grounds, we stock a starter set of firewood upon request at the beginning of your stay. If you need additional firewood during your stay, you may purchase it at guest services.

Ice, drinks, bait worms and other essentials are available to purchase in the self-serve guest services area.

Yes, all cottages have Cable TV and free Wi-fi.

All cottages and decks are non-smoking, as are all common-use areas (marina, swimming pool, beaches, playground, and recreation areas).

Unfortunately, from fall to early spring, the lake is not accessible to boats at The Villas. However, there are deep water options nearby that can be utilized during the off season. Call for additional information.

Lake levels are controlled by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Please visit this link for Current Lake Conditions and Lake Level FAQs.

Grocery stores, restaurants and a movie theater are all located in the city of Murray, about 25 minutes from The Villas.

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