Serene Living on Quiet Lake Norman Cove, Private Dock and More
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Please click on the 'View Calendar' link to the right to see if our house will fit your vacation.
Lake Norman is the largest lake in North Carolina, with over 520 miles of shoreline.
The warm water is perfect for swimming, boating, fishing and relaxing. The house is located on a quiet cove on the northeast side of the lake, easy to access from Interstate 77, about 40 miles north of Charlotte, just minutes from Lake Norman State Park.
Easy day trips can be made to Charlotte, Hickory, Lowe's Motor Speedway, Paramount's Carowinds Theme Park, the Biltmore Estate, and many other local attractions. There are also nearby restaurants, shopping, go-karts, and plenty of other activities, if you want to stay busy.
The house sits on a large .7 acre wooded lot and is a perfect getaway any time of year. The lake water is perfect for swimming from May thru September, with canoeing, kayaking, sailing, boating and fishing available all year.
The outdoor fire pit is a hit all year as well, while the 2 indoor stone fireplaces make everyone warm and toasty from fall through early spring. The hot tub is fun all year too.
Inside the house, the loft overlooks the great room, which has a soaring cathedral ceiling and a big stone fireplace. The master bedroom, with a private master bath, is also located on the 1st floor, along with a 2nd bedroom and another full bath. Completing the 1st floor are the dining room, screened porch/outdoor dining room, and complete kitchen with electric range and oven, refrigerator with ice maker, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster oven, mixer, and more.
The loft has 3 single beds, which are comfortable for kids or adults. Access is up a fairly steep stairway/ladder, so be careful. It's a great hang-out for kids, and a place for them to escape from their parents.
The lower level has 2 more bedrooms and a 3rd full bath. It also has a large family room with a wet bar and another big stone fireplace. There's a wrap-around couch in front of the fireplace and TV, and also a futon for additional seating or sleeping.
The deck that spans the 1st floor in back of the house has a steel cable rail, so it doesn't block views of the private dock and the lake. The hot tub, with wrap-around deck and steps, is nestled in overhanging dogwood trees overlooking the lake. A few steps away is the large fire pit, great for cooking hotdogs or marshmallows, or warming up on a cool fall day.
The deep water dock averages 11 feet of depth, and even had 8 feet of water under it during the 2007 drought, so we could take boats out while many others were aground. Rent a boat nearby, or bring your own - the community boat ramp is about 150 yards down the street.
The dock also has 4 canvas swinging chairs (with cup holders) mounted on springs and swivels. Sitting in one of those chairs, sipping your favorite beverage, a cool breeze in the air...there just isn't a better way to relax. But if you have to work during your escape, don't worry...THE SECURE WIRELESS NETWORK WORKS AT THE DOCK!
Weekly rentals go from Sunday to Sunday. Please click the 'View Calendar' link on the right near the top of the page to view the calendar and see if our house will fit your vacation.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 13-15
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Double Beds (2) One in 1st floor bedroom, one in lower level bedroom with bunk beds, Twin or Single Beds (5) 2 in lower level bedroom, 3 in loft, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) futon in lower level (sleeps 1 or 2), Bunk Beds (2) Pair of bunks in lower level bedroom with double bed...morecollapse
- 3.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Wood Fireplace:
- Parking Off Street:
- Iron & Board
- Air Conditioning
- Satellite / Cable:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet:
- Away From It All
- Wildlife Viewing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
ReviewsWrite a review
RelaxingGuest comment entered by owner
My husband and I rented this house with some friends that we don't get to see often. It was the perfect "meet in the middle" location and we really enjoyed our stay. The house was very neat and organized. Once we hit the grocery store for a few food essentials we were set for the rest of the trip. Most of our time was spent at the dock chatting and enjoying the sun. I didn't want the temperature to drop in the evenings because I didn't want to leave the hanging swing chairs...ever! It wasn't cool enough for a fire at night so we spent our evenings on the back deck overlooking the lake which was just as wonderful (bug spray a must). The steps were a bit much but all the houses were the same, not too much you can do about the steps in that particular cove. And it was just another excuse to stay in the swing chairs. Mike was WONDERFUL to deal with. We would love to return!
- Guest Dawn (Atlanta, GA)
- Date of stay 04/07/13
- Review Submitted 04/24/13
This was a Great Lake home, very comfortable and plenty of room for a crowd . The owner Mike was very helpful and always answered any questions. I would recommend this home to my friends and I look forward to a return trip.
- Guest Jenny
- Date of stay 03/28/13
- Review Submitted 04/04/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.
Cool place to be!
Cool place to be!
We were a big group and loved 'Mimosa House' Everything was neat, clean, organized. Loved the hot tub and fireplaces. Well equipped kitchen, multiple refrigerators, bar. We are definitely coming back!
- Guest Jimmy & Preetha
- Date of stay 12/24/12
- Review Submitted 01/04/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, families with young children.
Beautiful home, we loved having the different levels to play, talk, and sleep. The only negative for our gathering was the yard, there was no outside play area for small children. Great for teens and adults. We totally enjoyed the fireplaces, it made our Christmas together special. The loft was an awesome place for our boys!
- Guest Christmas Gathering
- Date of stay 12/26/12
- Review Submitted 01/02/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
Great Thanksgiving Family Vacation
Great Thanksgiving Family Vacation
A wonderful family vacation with many unforgettable memories at this great vacation house on lake norman. Enough room for 17 adults ages 24-80! This place is even better than the pictures! Great views from the deck! Loved the hot tub and firepit! We especially enjoyed the use of the 3 kayaks provided for our use by the owner, Mike. Had great weather (60's). Mike was very helpful from the time i first inquired about the home. I would definitely come back to this home! We got our exercise walking down the steps to the dock but it was worth it! Would like to rent it in the summer sometime so we can use the slide! Thanks again Mike! P.S. The 2 indoor fireplaces were great too!
- Guest Deb
- Date of stay 11/17/12
- Review Submitted 12/06/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
This is a perfect getaway. The house is very clean and well kept. Plenty of beds for larger groups. The dock is great and if you have time get the hammock chairs out. You will love it. The Kayaks were fun. Unfortunately we did not have time to enjoy the fire pit. We would definitely rent this house again. Mike, the owner, is great to work with.
- Guest Birgit L.
- Date of stay 10/19/12
- Review Submitted 10/25/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children.
Wonderful Place to Spend an Early Fall VacationGuest comment entered by owner
Wonderful Place to Spend an Early Fall Vacation
If you are looking for a restful vacation in the Central portion of the Tarheel State, then this place is for you! We arrived the day after the summer season & the lake was still relatively warm, the kayaks worked GREAT & the Jacuzzi was perfect for those of us from Florida. I am from the area & spent a wonderful time during a reunion with both high school & college buddies. The house is very spacious with plenty of beds for everyone, lots of bedrooms with TVs in everyone. Don’t worry about cooking & eating utenzils, the place is fully stocked! Plenty of wood available for either of the two fireplaces &/or the outdoor fire pit! Spent one day in Blowing Rock….just an hour away. The place is well maintained & we all felt like we were at home. Will probably return in the future & have already recommended the home to other coworkers.
- Guest Jim & Beckey
- Date of stay 10/01/12
- Review Submitted 10/13/12
When we pulled up to the property, it looked like a quaint little cottage, opened the door and the house just exploded into a wonderful get away location. Everything was great, beds, hot tub, fire pit, lake. We were amazed to be swimming in a lake in October! The steps to the lake were alittle much, but worth it. The dock is amazing, if you rent this property, be sure and take the hammock chairs to the dock, so worth it! Very clean, comfortable and pretty. Mike, the owner, is so nice to work with, responds to any emails/phone calls, offers suggestions, even sent us coupons!
- Guest Mandi
- Date of stay 10/05/12
- Review Submitted 10/12/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.
The best vacation for our families. The house is a youngsters paradise with kayaks, water slide, fishing, high dive next door. Lovely setting in the woods providing cooler than normal temps in the evening for sitting around the fire ring or back porch. Evening and morning fishing good for bass and catfish. Hybrides (small) plentiful along the shore line with #16 hooks for kids. House is in excellent condition and well kept considering the continuous summer rental. Plenty of child tapes to occupy the young ones during idle times. I would certainly recommend this property. One air conditioner went out and the owner had it fixed within 24 hours.
- Guest Jerry
- Date of stay 08/05/12
- Review Submitted 08/15/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children.
Great pace full relaxing
Great pace full relaxing
we all enjoyed our stay here evey one enjoyed the kayak form young to old I would do it again.
- Guest Matthew L.
- Date of stay 07/01/12
- Review Submitted 07/13/12
Oct,2012-Apr,2013: $250/nt $1,500/wk (2 night min) May,2013: $350/nt $2,100/wk Jun-Aug,2013: $2,100/wk (full week only) Sep,2013: $350/nt $2,100/wk Oct,2013-Apr,2014: $250/nt $1,500/wk (2 night min) Cleaning Fee $125; Refundable Security Deposit $400; NC Sales Tax Required 1/2 of rent is non-refundable if reservation not cancelled 30 days prior Reservation cannot be confirmed until 1/2 of rent is received. Rents Sunday to Sunday in the summer. Holiday rates may (probably will) be higher. We can only accept payments through PayPal.
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View from dock to where our cove meets the lake
Hot tub and patio from a different point of view
Deck spans entire back of house, overlooking lake
Looking down of great room from the loft
Kitchen with new Silestone countertops and maple cabinets renovated in June 2011
View of dining room, looking past breakfast bar
Dining room and kitchen on far side of great room
Cool spring morning on the dock
Hot tub under dogwood tree, with fire pit behind, and lake below
Rustic steps wind down to our private fire pit
Great room is warm and toasty on this sunny winter day
Deck off master bedroom affords beautiful view of the lake
View of kitchen and breakfast bar from dining room
Steps to loft, with kitchen on other side of breakfast bar
The loft is a great place for kids to escape from the parents
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