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Lake Front Lodge 5BR/3200 Sf/Hottub/Massagechr/Wifi/3 Fireplaces/Kid Friendly

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Last updated: 06/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
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Property description

Massive Remodel now completed! Dates are now open!

The 5BR/3BA/3200 SF enchanted Julian Lake Lodge is water front & is beside 80 acres of lush forest. It is located right in town with NO remote roads to navigate! Both levels of the home can be entered from ground level and accommodates guests who cannot climb stairs.

Be spoiled by the large hot tub, firepit, massage chair, high speed wireless Internet, plush bedrooms (2 kings, 2 queens, kids bunk room), quality kitchen & cookware, large open concept kitchen, dining & living room areas, 60” and 50" HDTVs in living room & family room plus TV/DVDs in 3 bedrooms - all TV's with premium HD channels, central heat & air. It is thoughtfully furnished w/comfortable furniture & lovely décor. For kids, there is an indoor playroom (4 twin beds) & outdoor fort/swings/slides play equipment & toddler playset, baby crib/stroller/high chair. For additional sleeping there are two sleeper sofas and air bed.

I am a local owner who takes exquisite care of my properties & am available anytime to see to your needs. I make sure the home is exceptionally clean, well maintained & the hot tub sparkling with fresh water. SEE MY WEBSITE LINK BELOW (or email me) FOR 60+ PHOTOS & all 11 of my luxury vacation homes.

This picturesque lake lodge is in 1 mile south of Asheville city limits on the southeast shore of Lake Julian with only 10 to 15 minutes to downtown Asheville, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Biltmore House & the Asheville Airport.

Julian Lake Lodge has delightful amenities to pamper you: large hot tub, awesome massage chair, multiple decks with plenty of seating, sumptuous linens, top-of-the-line mattresses, high speed wireless Internet, 5 HDTV’s, big movie library, foosball, gas grill, quality kitchen cookware & dishes, central heat & air, huge children’s playground with slides, swings and forts. For babies there is a crib with bedding, strollers, high chair, baby bath tub & more.

YOU DESERVE TO BE SPOILED!!! I promise you a meticulously clean & well-maintained home thoughtfully furnished with your every need in mind! I am a local owner who takes exquisite care of my properties and am available anytime to see to your needs.

(Note: formerly Mountain Laurel Lodge)



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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    Kids love it here with all toys, books, games, stuffed animals and colorful mural. Outside is a big playground with forts, swings, slides including a tub slide & picnic table as well as a toddler playground. a crib, high chair, stroller and a pack-n-play for babies....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs will be considered and need prior approval and agreement to our pet policy as listed on our website. A pet rent is charged....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

  • King Bedroom 1 Living Room Level: 1 king

    King Bedroom with glass door to private deck and lake view...moreless

  • King Bedroom 2 on Living Room Level: 1 king, 2 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    King Bedroom with glass door to deck and lake view...moreless

  • Queen Bedroom on LIving Room Level: 1 queen

    Fireplace, Love Seat, Glass Door to Deck with Lake View....moreless

  • Queen Bedroom on Family Room level: 1 queen

    As with all beds, the mattress is plush w/sumptuous bedding...moreless

  • Kids Bedroom on Family Room Level: 4 twin/ single

    Two trundle beds; kids love the bright colors & secret room...moreless

  • Family Room: 3 twin/ single, 2 sleep sofa /futon

    For a large group, there is a queen and a twin sleeper sofa...moreless

  • Experience the best:! The 2 King and 2 Queen beds have ultra luxurious top-of-the-line mattresses. Sumptuous cotton sheets and plush blankets & comforters await you! The fun kids bedroom/playroom have 4 twin beds with soft bedding. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 on Living Room Level: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Plenty of plush cotton towels provided. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2 on Living Room Level: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Plenty of plush cotton towels provided....moreless

  • Bathroom on Family Room Level: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Plenty of plush cotton towels provided....moreless

  • The very clean bathrooms have plush towels and delightful decor.

Other Amenities

  • Big Hot Tub, Firepit, Massive Outdoor Playground with Slides, Swings, 2 Level Fort, Awesome Massage Chair; Baby Friendly - Crib, Pack N Play, High Chair, Stroller, Child Gate; HDTV 50 and 60 inch, All TVs have premium HD channels including Showtime, HBO and Cinemax, DVD Players; Huge Movie Library; Complete Kitchen Cookware and Accessories, Central Heat & Air Conditioning, 2 water heaters for plenty of hot water, Sumptuous sheets, Ultra soft blankets, Elegant comforters, Soft towels, Foosball table, Board games, CD/radio/alarm clocks, 2 Over-sized washers & dryers, Vacuum cleaner & cleaning supplies,...moreless


  • Books:

    Fun selection of paperback novels...moreless

  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games:

    Fun Board games for all ages...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Included are a 50 inch and 60 inch HDTVs;...moreless

  • Toys:

    Kids bedroom has lots of toys & games...moreless

  • Video Library:

    There's a large DVD Movie Library....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Lake views from almost every room! Plenty of decks to sit outside and enjoy the vista!...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    On the south east shore of the 320 acre Lake Julian...moreless

  • Town:

    The Lodge is centrally located to many restaurants, galleries, antique stores and unique shops....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Lake Julian water frontage at south edge of Asheville!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large dining room table - room is open concept to kitchen and living room...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Heat & Air...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    High Speed Wireless Internet through Cable Modem...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    2 large capacity dryers....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    2 Gas Log Fireplace - in living room and family room. A queen bedroom has an elegant electric fireplace with realistic looking flames, heat and sound!...moreless

  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance:

    Phone is through cable company with free calls to US and Canada...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central as well as fireplaces if you prefer....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Sumptuous 400+ count sheets, plush blankets, elegant comforters, plenty of soft towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large open concept living room, gas log fireplace, hardwood floors, sofas, massage chair and big screen 50" HDTV. Slider doors open to massive deck with fabulous lake view. Plenty of seating....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    Ample parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Room for plenty of cars in the back parking area...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    There are ample soft bath towels, hand towels and wash clothes...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    There are two 5 cubic foot washers with no center agitator top loader...fabulous for big loads. Uses 'he' (high efficiency) laundry soap....moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    High Speed Wireless Internet through Cable Company...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Two coffee makers...perhaps some in your group want decaf while others may like regular coffee....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Quality cookware, sharp cooking knives, festive dishware and plenty of utensils to please most any chef. Basic spices are provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There are plenty of dishes & silverware for even the largest group....moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    There is plenty of cabinet and counter space as well as a pantry to store your dry foods....moreless

  • Microwave:

    New 1100 watt...moreless

  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices & stables...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New large capacity refrigerator with french doors & bottom freezer drawer....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    Decks at the entry, living room and 3 bedrooms....moreless

  • Golf:

    Many golf courses in the area...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Lage gas grill with propane tank...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    A large hot tub is provided with sparkling clean water for your enjoyment....moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 22 - Aug 31, 2015
6 night min stay


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

NOV 1 - NOV 19
Nov 1 - Nov 19, 2015
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Nov 20 - Nov 30, 2015
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Dec 1 - Dec 17, 2015
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Dec 18 - Jan 5, 2016
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $75 + tax
  • Clean/HotTub/Management $300 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11.75%


Scroll to bottom of page to the last item in under “Amenities” for link “Owner’s Website” with 60+ PHOTOS OF THIS HOME & ALL 10 OF MY ASHEVILLE & HENDERSONVILLE VACATION HOMES. I am a local owner who takes exquisite care of my homes & YOU! Virtual tour at AshevilleVacationHomes.

NOTE: Due to safety issues, we do not accept online payments. Please call to make your reservation to be spoiled!

NOTE: Instant Quotes System ERROR does not include children in guest count! PLEASE EMAIL FOR ACCURATE RATE QUOTE! Children & Infants are counted as guests. Home sleeps 14 guests.

USAGE FEE: $300 (includes cleaning, hot tub, management fee).

HOLIDAY WK: $2730 for 1 - 10 guests; $100/wk/ea extra.

PET RENT: $15/Nt or $75/Wk per dog & Prior Approval.


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Last updated: 06/27/2015
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4 Miles
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4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 26

Car: Necessary

In WNC you'll find an eclectic group of people from movie stars to mountain folk. Our town & activities are as diverse as its residents. For outdoor enthusiasts there is hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, white water rafting, sightseeing, horseback riding, fishing, swimming, golf, miniature golf, rock climbing, snow skiing, zip line adventures & more!

If you love to shop for the unusual, there are fantastic antique stores, galleries, boutique shops, and amazing local handcrafted goods. There are galleries, art/craft festivals, mountain music, dancing & fantastic restaurants!

We're famous for the Biltmore Estate (the largest privately owned home in the US), the Blue Ridge Parkway lookouts & trails, Carl Sandburg's home, Thomas Wolfe's Home, Grove Park Inn & Spa, Blue Ridge Parkway, Chimney Rock, Mount Mitchell (highest mtn east of the Mississippi), Lake Lure, Maggie Valley, Hot Springs & more! Enjoy the Fun Depot for a wealth of indoor fun for kids.

Guests may purchase discounted Biltmore Estate tickets good for two consecutive days with free wine tasting tickets. Tickets will be in the home when you arrive so you can avoid waiting in long ticket lines.

Golf: Asheville & Hendersonville are a golfer’s paradise where the strikingly beautiful scenic settings provide a lush backdrop to your golf experience! These are a few of the public courses near our luxury vacation rental homes:

The upscale BROADMOOR GOLF LINKS located in the lush French Broad River Basin is a certified Audubon Society award winning 18-hole Par 72, 7000 yards golf course known for its bent grass greens & practice facility. You will encounter ponds, streams, views & abundant wildlife.

The HIGH VISTA GOLF COURSE is a scenic mountain valley 6935 yards, 18-hole championship golf course, with spectacular 360 degree views & variety of challenging terrain! Although in a private gated community, this lush course is open to the public

The ORCHARD TRACE GOLF CULB is an 18 hole par-3 course w/2,139 yards of golf from the longest tee. It has a course rating of 54 & a slope rating of 113. It’s perfect for a quick 18 hole game & reasonable green fees. Night golf is a great treat!

The CUMMNINS COVE GOLF is an 18 hole par 71 course w/long-range vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains at this 3,000’ elevation. Fairways are lined w/trees, lakes, streams, waterfalls & spectacular mountain views! From the longest tee, there are 6,415 yards of golf. The course rating is 70.1 & a slope rating of 129 on Bermuda grass.

The SOUTHERN TEE Course is a fun 18 hole, par 3 w/wide fairways. The course rating is 70.0 with a slope rating of 113 with 2573 yards of golfing


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2010

About: I am Stephanie Joy Johnson. My passion is creating beauty in real estate….remodeling and restoring homes, landscape design, interior home décor and, best of all, making guests feel pampered when they stay at my personally owned luxury vacation homes in the gorgeous mountains of Western North Carolina. I devote myself full-time to taking care of my homes & guests. YOU are my full-time business! My business is called Asheville Vacation Homes. I began this business in 2004 and delight in finding beautiful locations and gorgeous homes for vacation rental settings. I am always searching for interesting furnishings (shopping!) to add to the delightful decor for my guests. During your stay, you also might meet my awesome property manager and “fix-it man,” David. He can take care of any maintenance or property issues should they arise. He and I are both available 7-days-a-week to make sure your stay is the best ever! Email me for my web address to see all 10 of my vacation homes. Take a virtual tour at AshevilleVacationHomes.

Why Asheville:
I am passionate about living in these awesome Smokey Mountain & Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina and adore sharing my vacation rental homes with guests who come to experience our area’s mountains & towns. I take exquisite care of my properties and am available anytime to see to your needs. I make sure each home is exceptionally clean, meticulously well-maintained and the hot tub sparkling with fresh water. I have lived in Asheville, North Carolina for many years and find great joy in discovering more and more reasons why this is the BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD TO LIVE! Asheville is consistently in the “Top 10 Places To Live” according to almost any criterion published! It’s a diverse multi-cultural blend of mountain folk and cosmopolitan society set in a dramatically beautiful mountain setting. It is my heart-felt desire to provide gorgeous welcoming homes in spectacular settings and to share this town with you!

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
With all the special touches, I promise you that my vacation rental homes will feel as though you are staying at a friend’s warm inviting home rather than a 'vacation rental house. You will appreciate the tasteful decor and thoughtful care my homes reflect. Each home has been lovingly remodeled, elegantly furnished, beautifully decorated and thoughtfully accessorized with special amenities to pamper you including massage chairs, hot tubs, high speed wireless Internet, king beds with sumptuous bedding, HDTV’s & DVD's, movie libraries, quality well-equipped kitchens, fireplaces, central heat & air conditioning, washers & dryers and much more! Unique to my homes are all the amenities offered for babies and children. There are cribs, pack-n-plays, strollers, high chairs, baby bath tubs, stuffed animals & blankies. Older children love to play on the outdoor playgrounds with forts, slides, swings, climbing walls, etc. plus games, books, toys, kids DVD movies and more. Kids of all ages love to roast marshmallow at the firepits. My homes are easily accessed, right in-town, close to grocery stores, restaurants and shopping. No winding mountain roads to get lost in or long drives to town. The homes are in peaceful, lush vacation spots where you can relax and feel at home. Rather than dealing with a third party management company with limited business hours & knowledge of a home, you can deal directly with me, the owner. I am available to you 7 days-a-week, anytime between 9 AM and 7 PM and after hours for emergencies. I know my properties intimately because I have personally had them restored, remodeled, furnished and equipped. YOU are my full time business! Because I live locally, I am available whenever you call. Email me for my web address to see all 11 of my vacation homes. Take a virtual tour at AshevilleVacationHomes.

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