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Pontoon Boat, Nice Lake Front Home, Whenever You're Ready....

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Last updated: 09/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Lake Toxaway house description

Enjoy family living on Lake Toxaway just like our special guests decided to do.


This four bedroom home is within walking distance to Greystone Inn where you can indulge in facials, manicures and massages. A pontoon boat provides a floating platform that shows off spectacular lake views. In addition, a nice dip in the lake down by the dam can provide just the departure from - well - most things. Oscar the Mule Deer, seated above the fireplace, is waiting to share country living at it best. He was really excited that we chose to mount his whole head as opposed to his cousin who would up contributing only his antlers to our hanging lamp. Anyway, the fireplace is without peer - Grove Park Inn, notwithstanding. Once you get a good bed of coals going, you will watch the fire more than the TV - guaranteed. The drapes in the living room are room darkening so a nice fire in the middle of a sunny afternoon with the drapes drawn (and maybe HBO with mute enabled) can help provide relief from too much night before or another bad headline from the WSJ... just a thought.

Beautiful summer days and crisp mountain evenings await your family and friends, including your pets. If you don't have one of the best night's sleep in any of the King beds, I'll buy you a pizza at Brown Trout. Just tell Cliff you didn't sleep well at 36 West Shore and he'll know what to do.

The picture of the house shows the garage and opposite of it is the kitchen. The one upstairs bedroom that does not face the lake is also shown between the two. The main floor master bedroom faces the lake and has its own bath that can double as the main floor powder room. (We always make the kids use the upstairs baths during the all important intermission from too much Dora.) The master also has sliding door access to the back porch with a private sitting area for morning coffee and evening Stingers. The living room is 22x13 so it is plenty big enough to accommodate everyone who stays at the house. Some very large karaoke parties have been held in this room. There are 2 sliding glass doors that lead to the back porch. The dining room is good sized , faces the lake and has a sliding glass door to the covered back porch where the ping pong table resides. As we've gotten older, ping pong has yielded to beer pong. The kitchen is very complete from a cooking standpoint: upper and lower ovens, 4 burner electric stove and plenty of dishes, glasses, pans and utensils. There are 2 refrigerators available so the wine, beer and cokes have a home of their own. The laundry room is off the kitchen. The washer is a horizontal axis type that can hold most bed linens at once. The 3 upstairs bedrooms share 2 baths with one of the rooms being set up as a 'suite'. There is a saftey gate stowed in the linen closet at the top of the steps.

The boathouse is a rather large (25x25) additional outdoor gathering area for day or night. The view of the lake from the house and boathouse is east-northeast so clear nights can provide excellent moon rise parties - these can be short, though, as it only takes the moon about 9 minutes before everybody starts looking for something else to do. It's dark at night in Toxaway so if you're in from a well lighted city like Asheville or Miami, the kids will enjoy the true planetarium effect of lying on their backs on the boathouse roof and observing actual stars as well as the crisscrossing satellites. There is 110AC at the boathouse for cell phone recharging as the teens always seem to do all their calling and texting away from the main group.

Vacation on the lake for less than you lost last week in the world markets. We have several nice people available for cleaning or odds and ends if you stay longer and need some household help while you are finishing up your manicure. Why ruin a good manicure with housework anyway? Better to leave right for the Brown Trout and let somebody else vacuum up the chips.

Directions to the house: you can take either entrance in to Toxaway, but the main entrance on Hwy 64/281 seems to have the most directional signs to the Greystone Inn. So, follow the signs to the Greystone and take the first right just before the tennis courts near the Inn (West Shore Drive). Proceed down this little road for a minute or two and turn left into the next to the last driveway. The house is visible from the road and the mailbox is numbered (36 WSD). The phone number at the house is listed on the handsets. If the phone rings while you are there, (and you haven't given out our number) feel free to answer it if you feel like brushing up on your skills for turning down either the Satellite TV dudes or some new long distance player who just arrived in the area. Otherwise, feel free to disconnect the phones during your stay.

RENTAL NEWS FLASH! We've completed 70 VRBO Rentals with over 500 total guests this past four seasons and all of the families said they had a nice time and most left the house in a condition that made our transition text book for us - which always means good things for those that follow - thanks for your help.







Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            We have older relatives who stay with us and use both a walker and a mobilized electric wheel chair with no problems on the main floor. We just move to an upstairs bedroom and let the wheeled wonders have their way. The main floor bath is not handicap equipped, but there is plenty of room to maneuver and the shower is almost flush with the floor....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            There are plenty of nice covered and open areas outdoors to sit and have a smoke. A late evening (after the Brown Trout, of course) on the boathouse with a port or decaf while the other half indulges in a perfectly humidified Montecristo will rival many other evening choices. BTW, there is an 8 cigar Humidor on site and at your service....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            We're dog people. We like responsible pet owners like ourselves.(Control barking, pick up after your pets) Please ask us about your pet when booking. ...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            The place is fairly bullet-proof. There are several staircases that need to be respected for the little ones. ...moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

          • Other (See Description)

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          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 4: 1 king

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          • King size beds (4) All 4 Kings are top quality for a guaranteed great night's sleep. Linens are 300 thread count. The pillows are new and of several varieties. We always travel with our own favorite pillows because with rentals, you never know. You can trust these pillowS. Twin or Single Beds Rollaways that can be set up in any of the bedrooms in addition to the kings. There is a Baby Crib (1) and Linens are provided for King beds only....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

            if we're missing something, let me know and we won't be henceforth. Also, a nice blender is available - but bring your own fresh watermelon if you want to try the Smith's Pink Mosquito!...moreless

          • Dining:

            Extra large dining room table as well as seating in kitchen, Living room and Decks!...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            eat in kitchen as well as dining room...moreless

          • Stove:

            two ovens...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            (2)...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Dishwasher
          • Ice Maker
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Gas Fireplace:

            Nice slate top, propane fire pit table on covered back porch. This provides a setting that doesn't take long to get used to. I've got the Frontgate order number handy if you need one back home....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Large fireplace - can handle 2-3 foot logs (you'll have to leave the room if it's not 20 below, however). The most beautiful fire you will ever make while not in your our home....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            The driveway area with the garage can easily hold 5 cars and still allow any car to maneuver out if someone needs to do a quick beer run or to get the morning news....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            large Capacity Our cleaners are very appreciative if you are able to start a load of towels before you say good bye to the house and Lake!...moreless

          • Garage:

            Double...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Towels Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Pontoon Boat with 50hp outboard motor large enough for pulling kids with included tube. A canoe and 2 kayaks are also available for quiet morning exercise or loud king of the hill wars. Temporary fishing license can be obtained at the ACE Hardware at Hwy 64 (McNeely's Hardware)....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Ping Pong Table
              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Games

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                (3) Long distance service is on the line and is not restricted. We ask that you leave a couple of dollars in a jar if you're a big user....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                House and Boathouse available internet, 2 wireless Wii, WiiFit, and Dual Guitar Hero...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Boat:

                Pontoon boat free of charge with rental ...moreless

              • Deck / Patio
              • Balcony
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Kayak / Canoe
              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

              • Family
              • Sports & Activities

              Location & View

                  • Lakefront:

                    Easy access to the lake for swimming and boating....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Rafting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Hunting
                  • Sailing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Sledding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Marina
                  • Arboretum
                  • Playground
                  • Churches
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Walking
                  • Skiing
                   

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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Late Summer
                  Aug 2 - Sep 30, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $4,000
                  Fall
                  Oct 4 - Nov 29, 2014
                  5 night min stay

                  $3,600

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Exit Clean $250 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 11.75%

                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 09/13/2014
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                  Location

                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Sapphire
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Sapphire, Brevard, Etowah
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Osteria, Brown Trout , Country Cupboard

                  Car: Necessary

                   

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                  Photos

                  • Once inside, keep the TV off and experience the withdrawal of current reality.

                    Once inside, keep the TV off and experience the withdrawal of current reality.

                  • Oscar peers out the window at the rival Fire Pit Table.

                    Oscar peers out the window at the rival Fire Pit Table.

                  • There's something soothing about a fire in the middle of a table.

                    There's something soothing about a fire in the middle of a table.

                  • A few rooms with a view.

                    A few rooms with a view.

                  • The view from a king bed upstairs overlooking the lake.

                    The view from a king bed upstairs overlooking the lake.

                  • Upstairs king number three. This is the room that overlooks the driveway.

                    Upstairs king number three. This is the room that overlooks the driveway.

                  • Light and Airy Breakfast Nook

                    Light and Airy Breakfast Nook

                  • Screened Porch With Ping Pong

                    Screened Porch With Ping Pong

                  • Great Location On The Lake

                    Great Location On The Lake

                  • A Wonderful View From Here!

                    A Wonderful View From Here!

                  • Beautiful Entry

                    Beautiful Entry

                  • Can you say Pontoon Boat...? Sure you can.

                    Can you say Pontoon Boat...? Sure you can.

                  • This view is not without parallel, but it's awfully close.

                    This view is not without parallel, but it's awfully close.

                  • Say goodnight to the gang and proceed down the hall to the master bedroom.

                    Say goodnight to the gang and proceed down the hall to the master bedroom.

                  • King bed in second upstairs room overlooking the lake.

                    King bed in second upstairs room overlooking the lake.

                  • Enjoy This Well Equipped Kitchen

                    Enjoy This Well Equipped Kitchen

                  • Formal Dining

                    Formal Dining

                  • Spacious Living

                    Spacious Living

                  • A Great Gathering Place!

                    A Great Gathering Place!

                  VRBO #174592

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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, April 02, 2014

                  $514 - $571 per night (USD)
                  4

                  4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

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                  Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
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