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Lake Hickory Cottage in Appalachian Foothills

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Cottage and two flagstone terraces - from large dock on deep water cove


Last updated: 06/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Taylorsville cottage description

Relax and enjoy the delights of western North Carolina in this 1,200 square-foot cottage on a deep-water cove of Lake Hickory. Enjoy swimming, fishing, jet-skiing, and boating from the dock, or just watching the blue heron, geese, and ducks from the sunroom or patios. Relax as the sun reflects off the water. Visit the sights of western and Piedmont North Carolina.

Winston-Salem, Charlotte, Asheville, and the mountains are all within an easy drive. Enjoy shopping for furniture at the Hickory Furniture Mart or along US 321, gem mining in Hiddenite, races at the tracks in Hickory, Charlotte or No Wilksboro, or golf at local courses.

The spacious great room and sunroom (each 30 feet long), in addition to the half-acre site, make this a wonderful place for a one- or two-week vacation with the family -- or a longer-term exploration of retirement possibilities. This quiet country location is just seven miles from Taylorsville, and 12 miles from Hickory.

Retirees and soon to be retired -- this is a great location to check out possible retirement homes in western and northwestern North Carolina: Hickory, Asheville, Hendersonville, Boone, Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Greensboro areas are all close enough to scout out and still come 'home' each night. For extended stays in the off-season, call for special rates.

Keywords: Cottage; lakefront

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            18 to sign contract; children welcome but must be supervised due to slope and lakefront...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking permitted outdoors only...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6

          • Bedroom 1


          • Convertible bed(s)


          • Queen size Beds (1) in bedroom w/ two chests of drawers, ceiling fan, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen-size sleeper sofa w/ 5' mattress in greatroom near fireplace w/ view of Lake
 Queen-size sleeper sofa in sunroom w/ 3' mattress and views of lake from 3 sides...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Large eat-in kitchen on east end of Greatroom includes table seating 6, refrigerator w/ ice-maker, toaster oven, electric stove, microwave, coffee maker, double sink and dishwasher...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            All the basics from salt & pepper, flour & sugar, spices, oil & vinegar...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Dishes, silverware, etc. for 10...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Pots, pans, baking ...moreless

          • Dining:

            4 chairs; 2 stools...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Linens Provided:

            Bed sheets, pillows & pillow cases, blankets, bath & kitchen towels, placemats are provided. Bring your own towels for swimming and gem mining...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Wood available at local groceries, Lowe's, etc....moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            off street parking at top of property...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Bring own towels for gem mining!...moreless

          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking
          • Heating
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Ceiling fans in all rooms; Filtered water at well and 2nd filter in kitchen for ice maker and drinking...moreless


              • Satellite / Cable:

                24' TV in greatroom receives DishNetwork Top 200 ...moreless

              • Games
              • Piano
              • Books
              • DVD Player


              • Telephone:

                Local phone service only; bring cell or calling card to access long distance service...moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                DSL (software available to connect your laptop to BellSouth)...moreless

              • Wireless Internet
              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                (2) Flagstone terraces leading from sunroom down towards lake front. Picnic table & benches seats 6. ...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Charcoal grill -- small family size...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden


              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Romantic

              Location & View

              • Lakefront:

                175' of lake front on deep water cove. Large dock (16'x16') with great swimming and fishing, and cleats for your boat or jet ski. Water depth: 5' off rear of dock, 20+' off front....moreless

              • Lake View:

                View of main channel from kitchen, greatroom and sunroom...moreless

              • Rural


              • Museums
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services
              • Massage Therapist
              • ATM/Bank
              • Cycling
              • Golf
              • Water Skiing
              • Jet Skiing
              • Hiking
              • Swimming
              • Fishing
              • Kayaking
              • Sailing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Rafting
              • Antiquing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Miniature Golf
              • Boating
              • Cinemas
              • Theme Parks
              • Restaurants
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Caves
              • Forests
              • Churches
              • Winery Tours
              • Scenic Drives
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Walking
              • Paddle Boating
              • Bird Watching
              • Sight Seeing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Shopping
              • Hunting Small Game


              Write a review 4.8
              from 15 traveler reviews
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              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • Tax Rate 7%

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              Last updated: 06/24/2014
              Check availability
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              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
              23 Selected dates


              73 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              65 Miles
              Nearest Train
              15 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              I-40 less than
              12 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              45 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              12 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Crossroads Grill

              Car: Necessary

              Onsite: Water-skiing & Jet-skiing (bring your own); public boat launches nearby; boat rentals available from Marinas

              Nearby: Hickory Furniture Mart, NASCAR, Gem Mining, Great Smoky Mountains, Riverbend Park


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1988

              About the owner: I love the serenity of the lake, and hope you love my home as much as I do.

              Why the Owner Chose Taylorsville:
              I moved to NC from Los Angeles, and the cost of my half acre on the lake was a fraction of the price of the home I left in LA. I worked in Hickory, then in Boone, and when my work took me further away, I decided to keep this house. This is my home away from home, and hopefully will be my retirement home.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              I love western NC, and my home has one of the best locations on Lake Hickory -- right on the water, few houses in view, little boat traffic, and lots of peace, sunshine and quiet. It is a wonderful place for a relaxing break from the daily grind and pressures of work. During the summer, it's a great place to sun and swim; and year round there's good fishing in the lake.

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              Speaks: english

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • Cottage and two flagstone terraces - from large dock on deep water cove

                Cottage and two flagstone terraces - from large dock on deep water cove

              • Large eat-in kitchen area of great room - lake views

                Large eat-in kitchen area of great room - lake views

              • Bedroom from hallway - wooded lot ensures maximum privacy

                Bedroom from hallway - wooded lot ensures maximum privacy

              • Living room area of greatroom -- lake view from picture window

                Living room area of greatroom -- lake view from picture window

              • Sitting area of sunroom - lake views

                Sitting area of sunroom - lake views

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              This listing was first published here in 2003.

              Date last modified - Monday, April 28, 2014

              $150 per night (USD)

              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 06/24/14
              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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