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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
LaFollette house description
At Barefoot Landing you'll enjoy over 5,000 square feet of living space reminiscent of an upscale fishing and hunting lodge.
We offer several master suites with comfortable, custom-built log beds, and all rooms offer king and queen mattresses. Barefoot Landing is perfect for busy professionals wanting to sprawl out and accomodates up to 5 or 6 couples. Planning a family reunion? Maybe we can help, or share your vacation with friends. Plenty of linens,sheets,blankets,pillows and towels are provided and there is a laundry room on the lower level for use if needed.
On the upper level, spend your evenings in the comfortably furnished great room or start a fire in the stone fireplace and share the day's big events. Use the fully stocked gourmet kitchen with a 6 burner stove and double ovens, surrounded by a huge granite island, perfect for guests to converse as dinner is being prepared. Just a few steps away, use the huge built in gas grill on the screened in porch, perfect for summer barbecues overlooking the water.
On the lower level there is a complete entertainment area equipped with a 50 inch LCD, satellite dish, DVD and whole house Hi-Fi system.
At Barefoot Landing soak your cares away on the lower level with our sunken hot tub,or enjoy the views and warm sun rays from the upper level deck or the over sized dock.
Our goal is to make your vacation as easy as possible. You can design your vacation at Barefoot Landing any way you please. We have had the pleasure of sharing our home for the past 10 years and have many repeat renters. We book a year in advance and try to find the perfect week for you and your friends/family to enjoy our home. Please feel free to e-mail us or call with any questions.
You will never forget your vacation at Barefoot Landing...truly a place to remember.
Keywords: WATER FRONT HOME!!
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 12-16
- King size beds (3) There are 3 king beds in the master bedrooms., Queen size Beds (2) There are a total of 2 Queen beds in the lower level and one in the loft/bedroom as well., Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) There is a day bed in the loft/bedroom area with a pull out trundle as well., Baby Cribs (1) We do have a pack and play if you need one for your chid., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) We havea pull out queen bed in the entertainment area on the lower level...kids love to bunk here!...moreless
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
Our fully equipped open kitchen features a 10-foot gourmet island with a 4 burner electric range, wine cooler, under counter ice machine, twin dishwashers and plenty of cooking space. Behind the island, gourmets will marvel over the stainless steel 6-burner gas range with twin ovens and a 24 inch griddle. The commercial size refrigerator offers 50 cubic feet. We also have a seperate free standing freezer in the pantry along with enough items for all your cooking and baking needs! (30 inch flat screen to watch while your making your favorite meals!)...moreless
- Catering Available:
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- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
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- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
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- Gas Fireplace
- Air Conditioning
Satellite / Cable:
There are a total of 6 TV's for your viewing pleasure.There is a 50 inch flat screen on the lower level perfect for watching movies, and sports with surround sound. Flat screen in the kitchen,40 inch flat screen in the great room, 40 inch flat screen in the master bedroom upstairs, one TV in the loft and 1 TV in the master bedroom downstairs.We also have the NFL ticket for all you sports fans in the fall!(We have Direct TV)...moreless
- Video Library:
- Ping Pong Table
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Free Long Distance
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
ReviewsWrite a review
We hosted a "Get Away Wedding" for our initimate wedding experience. The beauty of the home is archetectually divine and centers on personally engaging guests to participate as a "Head Chef Dorko"!. Even in February, underneath blissful blanket of snow we were able to reconnect to friends and family by laughing, cooking, and yes even dancing by the enormous fireplace to Nat King Cole, Sinatra, and of course Dean Marthin! It felt very much like a Hallmark Card or a Thomas Kincaid painting. Getting married and having our family surround us for a family reunion-vacation, felt surreal and yet it will always be the most amazing thing we could do for our family; bring them together for a family vacation in the winter. Thank you John and Marci for sharing your dream with the rest of world. I can only imagine groups from churches, work retreats or continuing education forums would be enthralled when they see the massive accommading rooms, gourment kitchen, and the proximity to Norris Lake itself. The love you have put into this home is more than amazing....it's gift that you now allow others to share! When it snowed on Valentines Day....I felt like we were in our little Wedding Snow Globe! THANK YOU, Thank You, thank you for making our wedding dream come true!!! May your home be a beacon for anyone who needs a winter retreat with lots of R & R. ~ Love, Debora and Joe
- Guest Debora (Washington Township)
- Date of stay 02/10/10
- Review Submitted 01/05/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Hey Debora and Joe We were glad our home was part of your wedding day and you are so welcome!!! Thank you so much for the great review and hopefully more people will visit in the winter. You know we love to come year round!!! It's quite the getaway!!! We always love when people love it as much as we do!!! Hope to see the Dorko clan again!! John, Marci and Heidi
What a place!
What a place!
My sister and I brought our husbands, grown children and youngsters to Barefoot Landing for a wonderfully relaxing week in June. It was the best of all possible worlds for everyone from age 8 to 58 The young people skied and rode jet skis while the "mature" ones in the crowd fished, sunbathed or enjoyed the deck and screened in porch. We made fabulous dinners in the amazing kitchen and we had a seemingly endless supply of frozen drinks from the commercial icee maker. The lake is very calm and there was very little boat traffic the entire week we were there. The house was a comfortable refuge when it rained. Plenty of space for everyone to do their thing while inside but we mostly gathered at the large dining table and did crafts. We'll definitely return.
- Guest Carol (Germantown, MD)
- Date of stay 06/05/10
- Review Submitted 08/25/10
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with teenagers.
"Just Another Day in Paradise"
"Just Another Day in Paradise"
That's what my uncle from Florida kept saying about Barefoot Landing and Norris Lake! We celebrated my parents 70th birthday's this year and Barefooot Landing was awesome! Plenty of room for the entire family. Everyone kept telling me what a wonderful job I did picking the right house at Norris Lake. The unbelievable generosity and hospitality from owners John and Marci was the icing on the cake. They were so incredibly friendly and helpful. John even helped launch our boat! What a truly awesome experience!
- Guest Dr. Craig (Columbus, OH)
- Date of stay 07/17/10
- Review Submitted 08/18/10
Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Barefoot Landing is much more than described here! Whether it's a peaceful retreat or action packed weekend there is not a better place to stay. This home has plenty of space and first class touches, including every detailed amenity you can imagine. You will not have to bring anything besides your bathing suit and your happy hour state of mind.
- Guest Rob (Cincinnati, Ohio)
- Date of stay 05/28/10
- Review Submitted 06/23/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thanks Rob...we are so glad you and your friends and family had a wonderful time! John really enjoyed meeting and talking with you. Hope to see you back next year! Marci
I have had the privilege of going to Barefoot Landing quite often and I always look foward to going back again. It truly is one of the most relaxing places to visit. while I love the lake views, the beautiful bedrooms, and the cozy screened porch, my truly favorite area is the large gourmet kitchen. No matter what all of our friends or family do all day, in different directions, we meet up in the kitchen to talk and laugh for hours over dinner and snacks! It's a great place to come together and feel like a home away from home!
- Guest andrea mann (centerville,ohio)
- Date of stay 08/03/08
- Review Submitted 08/03/08
What a beautiful home. I have a large family and it is so hard to find somewhere we can all stay together, this was the perfect place. You can tell there was no expense spared when the owners built this house. The rooms are spacious, the location is ideal on the lake, it is just a wonderful get away. I especially loved the gourmet kitchen and large dining room table. It is nice for everyone to be able to sit down and eat together. I can't wait to get back to Barefoot every year !!
- Guest Jill ODonnell (Centerville, Ohio)
- Date of stay 08/03/08
- Review Submitted 08/03/08
I have stayed at Barefoot Landing only once, but I can't wait to go back! I'm planning on taking my dad there for his 60th birthday to spend with his family. The property is absolutely gorgeous, both inside and out. It's perfect for a group trip with or without children.
- Guest Kelley Dorko (Springboro, OH)
- Date of stay 07/21/08
- Review Submitted 07/21/08
I had heard so many wonderful things about Barefoot Landing and until I was invited there for our first "Girls Weekend" everything that everyone has said was absolutely true. What a magnificant place to be with friends and family! There is so much to do or if you like, just do nothing, relax, bring a book and enjoy the beautiful sceanry and sounds of the wooded area. I am always looking forward for our "girls weekend" and can't wait to get down there to enjoy another weekend with them. Thanks to the Johannas for sharing their beautiful home with all of us.
- Guest Maribeth Carlson (Centerville, OH)
- Date of stay 07/17/08
- Review Submitted 07/17/08
This is truely one of a kind! I love to see the reaction in the kids faces when we pull in the driveway and how they are trying to open the car door before we even come to a stop. Everyone wants to be the first one to get into the house! It's amazing how quickly the car gets unloaded and the bathing suits are on! The location of the dock is perfect for swimming, being that it's tucked back away from the large body of water and so safe that enjoying a few adult beverages while the kids swim is relaxing instead of stressfull. There is always plenty of calm water for sking, wakeboarding and tubing and only five to six minutes away from two Marinas for a quick lunch or dinner. It's hard to eat dinner out when the kitchen in this place is not only overstocked with everything you could ever need but also one of the many gathering spots where everyone ends up preparing food and remembering the days events! There is so much space in this house that even large numbers of kids can be downstairs watching T.V at night and everyone else can be on the screened in porch or in the living room. The only time you see the kids is when the want something to drink or more popcorn. This place is truely amazing and I really can't thank John and Marci enough for all the great times and memories we've had at Bearfoot Landing!
- Guest Bob and Laurie Kunst (Kettering, Ohio)
- Date of stay 07/16/08
- Review Submitted 07/16/08
Prime season .. Memorial Day-Labor Day .................... $4200 a week Sat-Sat Off season .... Oct-Apr.................. $425-$475/night (3 night minimum) Please give us a call as sometimes we do have split weeks available. $240 cleaning fee. $1000 deposit required upon reservation. If you are looking to book a last minute vacation please check out our calender and call for special pricing!!!
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About the owner: The property was built 11 years ago and have put our heart and soul into our home! We truly enjoy every moment we spend at Norris...we love to have friends and family down and have met so many wonderful families that have stayed with us through out the years. We love to go boating and spend a lot of time on the lake. John has even taught many renters how to surf and wakeboard through the years! We meet each and every one of our families in person and show you around our property!
Why the Owner Chose LaFollette:
We LOVE the area we are in called Big Creek...we sit on a point in our cove(Racetrack Hollow) and have plenty of shore line for kids to walk around and you can enjoy swimming right off of our dock. It's very peaceful and relaxing in Lafollette and you feel like your worlds away from the city life! Our lot is one of the best!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Where do I begin? We love our gourmet kitchen! You won't find a better one on the lake. If you love to cook or hang out watching the cook this is the place to be! The screened in porch is one of our favorites with our comercial size grill. So much fun to hang out at the end of the day or grill out for lunch! We have surround sound throughout our home so you can enjoy listening to music wherever you choose to hang out!Even outside!! Another unique feature in our house is our furniture. We brought in custom furniture from South Dakota...all of our beds and kitchen table were hand made! The number 1 extra our renters love would be our huge ice machine...you never have to worry about buying ice on the lake. You can fill your coolers before you even head to the dock! We pride ourselves on keeping our house exteremely clean and are ready for you to come down and have a relaxing and wonderful vacation just like we do!!!
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Beautiful view of our home from the top of our driveway!
Master bedroomon on main level with walkout deck!
Bedroom on lower level. All bedrooms downstairs have their own walkout!
Our beautiful handmade table seats up to 12 people!
Screened in porch perfect for BBQ!!!
Great room on main level.
View of our 2 slip covered dock walking down from our house.
View form our dock!
Our beautiful kitchen!!
Master bedroom on lower level.
Additional bedroom on lower level.
Just look at our fridge! 50 cubic feet. Leads out to our screened in porch!
Commercial size grill!
Another view of the Great Room! Lot's of natural light...
View of the dock with sun deck in the front. Water is deep enough to jump in!!
Gorgeous sunsets on the water! Yes, I took this photo on our boat!
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