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Lake Front Family Retreat on Lake Nantahala in the Smokies

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A view of this spectacular property from the lake

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Last updated: 08/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Come enjoy a truly one-of-a-kind mountain escape. Located on Lake Nantahala, the highest lake east of the Mississippi, this house offers the perfect opportunity to retreat with family and friends. It is spacious enough to accommodate an extended family or a reunion with its two levels of outdoor decks, plenty of beds, large kitchen and dining room table, and a dock large enough to accomodate an 18-foot boat. The back porch is perfect for relaxing or dinner at the picnic table. A hammock is always ready to accomodate a nap while cooled by the lake's breeze.
Plenty for all ages to do and leave room for more.

Late spring and summertime bring ample opportunities and fun for everyone! The clear-water lake provides great fishing, kayaking, boating and water skiing. Cycling is just a moment away when you can hit the breathtaking climbs of the Smoky mountains. The Appalachian trail passes within a few miles and great hiking is just out the front door. World class rafting and kayaking at the Nantahala Outdoor center are other great attractions. Up high in the mountains and completely shaded by trees, with high vaulted ceilings and fans, we hardly have a need for the window units on the top floor! A cool breeze off the lake (or a quick jump in) is usually all you need to stay cool.

Autumn is a visual treat! The house is nested among deciduous broad-leaf trees that produce vibrant and beautiful colors as the weather starts to cool. Daytime temperatures of 60-70 degrees make perfect hiking weather, while nighttime temperatures of 30-40 degrees produces a great campfire and s'more ambiance!

Winter at the lake is a time of relaxation and recuperation. Snowfall can range from a light dusting to 8 inches, which makes drinking a warm cup of joe or cocoa all the more toasty! The wood fireplace keeps the place cozy while you read a good book, work on a project, or just lounge around and watch a good movie. While the temperatures are a bit more nippy in the winter (20-40 degrees during the day, 10-30 degrees at night), it certainly doesn't keep you from bundling up and hiking or star-gazing!


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Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    dogs only. Large Kennel crate available in the basement...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master : 1 king

    Master bedroom on second floor with one king bed...moreless

  • Upstairs 1: 1 queen, 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Upstairs 2: 2 twin/ single

    shared full bathroom with upstairs bedroom 1...moreless

  • Bunk Area: 6 bunk bed

    ...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (8)...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Fire Pit for Marshmallow Roasting, life jackets for your dogs (dock jumping is a great spectator sport). Four kayaks launch right off your own dock....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV with basic cable package...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    25 inch flat screen...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    perhaps our most loved aspect of this house. The view is of protected national forest and the sunset is visible every night over the lake and behind the mountains...moreless

  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    see the picture provided but a huge dining room table so all can gather...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    wood burning with lots of wood on the back porch and all equipment inside...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    basic service only for e-mails and simple web access. The satellite internet does not support video, You Tube, movie or music streaming...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    room for four cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    No cell service available on the lake. We do have a hard wired phone in the house but you will need a long distance card to make calls. You can forward your cell phone to this line....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    basic service only for e-mails and simple web access. The satellite internet does not support video, You Tube, movie or music streaming...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    the usual fare and shouldn't lack for basic spices....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    we provide basic utensils as well as a mixer, bread maker and pannini toaster. Glasses and plates and basic cooking gear...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    just replaced last year with an in-door ice and water dispenser...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    the best place to be at sunset. Purples, gold and blue ever changing as the sun sets...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Great cycling just out the drive. Challenge yourself to peak Wayah's bald at 4300 feet. I love to ride and have left maps at the house...moreless

  • Boat:

    not available through this rental but we can provide contact information for either pontoon or ski boat rentals from trusted source....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    four kayaks provided ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    you will need some charcoal and lighter...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    basic life jackets for the kayak and one well worn dog life preserver...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
year round
Feb 8 - Feb 1, 2016
3 night min stay
$360
$2,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$360
$2,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

For this year (2015) we have done away with the cleaning fee and it is now incorporated into the flat rate price per week. We have also chosen to limit the total number of guests to 8; this will allow us to ensure a quality experience for all of our guests. We are willing to accept payments and refund payments through PAYPAL as well. Please let us know if this works for you


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 08/30/2015
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Location

110 Miles
Nearest Airport
Knoxville Tennessee or Atlanta Georgia

Car: Necessary

Wireless internet is available at the house but bandwidth is limited to checking e-mail and basic services. Streaming video, music and other media is not possible.

The gate code to our community is changed often and we will keep you updated of changes

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Professional couple and family from Cincinnati who love their time in the mountains of North Carolina and wish to share with others.

Why the Owner Chose Lake Nantahala:
We have travelled to Lake Nantahala for the last eight years. Our family found it to be such a special place that we decided to invest in a property for a lifetime. We continue to use the house as a retreat and special family gathering place. From the moment we get 'up on the hill and on the lake' things are entirely different. Can't wait to be there.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
High in the mountains and secluded by the lake. Awaken every morning to sunrise on the hills and over the lake. Eagles and egrets are the closest neighbors. Fishing off the private dock or a swim across the quiet lake are just two of the many choices one can make for the day. Kayaking around the lake provides ample opportunity to explore the beauty of the Nantahala forest range. Cycling, hiking and trout fishing are all premier class. The private dock is perfect to tie up a ski boat for personal use.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • A view of this spectacular property from the lake

    A view of this spectacular property from the lake

  • Beautiful lake and mountain views from every room.

    Beautiful lake and mountain views from every room.

  • Cozy family den with beautiful stone fireplace

    Cozy family den with beautiful stone fireplace

  • Wake up to gorgeous views in this stunning master bedroom

    Wake up to gorgeous views in this stunning master bedroom

  • second guest bedroom with one queen and one full sized bed

    second guest bedroom with one queen and one full sized bed

  • We challenge you to find the secret waterfall on the lake

    We challenge you to find the secret waterfall on the lake

  • The view of the lake from the dining room  table

    The view of the lake from the dining room table

  • get your skiing 'hero' shot any morning-- the lake is like glass.

    get your skiing 'hero' shot any morning-- the lake is like glass.

  • dock jumping is taken very seriously as a sport at the dock-- can you beat this?

    dock jumping is taken very seriously as a sport at the dock-- can you beat this?

  • An exquisite sunset from our private dock

    An exquisite sunset from our private dock

  • the porch is always worth the view

    the porch is always worth the view

  • A great dining room table that hosts both a large family and a great view.

    A great dining room table that hosts both a large family and a great view.

  • upstairs guest bedroom with two twin beds

    upstairs guest bedroom with two twin beds

  • your own private dock is just down the steps-great for swimming or boating

    your own private dock is just down the steps-great for swimming or boating

  • Lots of space for friends and family to gather

    Lots of space for friends and family to gather

  • the dock is just down the stairs and leads to many smiles

    the dock is just down the stairs and leads to many smiles

  • This is the view up at Wayah Bald- about a 1200 foot climb from the house

    This is the view up at Wayah Bald- about a 1200 foot climb from the house

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Lake Nantahala #274118

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