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Floating Lakehouse on Lake Fontana

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Front view of the beautiful floating house on Lake Fontana

Front view of the beautiful floating house on Lake Fontana The Loft has a beautiful view of the entire lake and mountains Living and Kitchen area are open with full views of lake and mountains. The views are awesome!!!!! The Great Smokey Mountains. One of two Bedrooms on the lower level Wow!! Good Fishing Guys!  Bobby and John View from loft looking over living area. Nice catch John!!  Let's go fishing!! Everyone loves to kayak. So much fun! Two kayaks available. Jump Fishing. Fun-Fun-Fun!! The view is beautiful. We encourage you to feed the ducks. Fun. Such beauty. Donald visits everyday. Sometimes he will get on the dock and let you feed him. Sunsets are so beautiful that a picture can not capture the true beauty..

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Fontana Lake house description

Lake Fontana is located in the far reaches of Western North Carolina in the majestic beautiful Great Smoky Mountains of the southern Appalachians.

This region is home to some of the highest and most remote mountains east of the Mississippi with elevations ranging from 1177 to 5560 feet. Fontana is nestled among hundreds of thousand of acres of wilderness full of stunning mountain landscapes and many memorable breathtaking views.

Our floating lakehouse has a breathtaking view of the lake and mountains. The sunset is AWESOME!

The house has 16 ft cathedral ceilings that are black walnut tongue and groove paneling. The loft is done in wormy red oak paneling. The bedrooms are done in all cypress tounge and grove paneling. The fully equipped kitchen is all hickory cabinets. A beautiful home for the perfect vacation.

We offer shuttle service to and from Cable Cove Wildlife Landing to the floating lakehouse. Upon arrival a 28 ft pontoon boat with hard top sundeck is available to use your entire vacation.

For those who love to fish, all tackle and fishing rods are available with guide. Our dear friend Bobby Milsaps is available upon request to guide you for the best fishing spots on Lake Fontana. Bobby was born and raised in Fontana and has guided for over 50 years of his life.

Lake Fontana is a wonderful place for the adventurer, sportsman, outdoors man or just to get away and relax. Experience of a lifetime!!! Gather up all your fishing buddies or family and get ready for lots of fun.

Two kayaks are available for the family to enjoy. Great hiking trails and much more.



Keywords: Floating Lakehouse, Lakehouse, Lake, Mountains, Fishing

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Dishes, pots, pans, silverware, dishes are provided. Most people bring paper plates and cups....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Cooking utensils are provided for kitchen and for grill....moreless

              Amenities

                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

                  Other Amenities

                      • Fishing guide may be reserved upon request

                      Entertainment

                      • Satellite / Cable:

                        Direct TV. TV has DVD player....moreless

                      • DVD Player

                      Communications

                          • Mobile Phone:

                            Most cell phones work at house if not you go out into the channel and pick up signal....moreless

                          Outdoor Features

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            Cleaning Station for the CATCH of the Day....moreless

                          Theme

                          • Romantic
                          • Sports & Activities
                          • Tourist Attractions
                          • Historic
                          • Adventure
                          • Away From It All
                          • Family

                          Location & View

                          • Lakefront:

                            This is a floating house. This is more than lakefront. The house is totally surrounded by water. Arrive on boat. The house sits on the heart of the main channel over-looking half million acres of the great smokey mountains federal forest. There is a 15 minute boat ride to the house....moreless

                          • Mountain View

                          Activities

                          • Fly Fishing
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Hunting Big Game
                          • Fishing
                          • Hiking
                          • Swimming
                          • Mountain Climbing
                          • Snorkeling
                          • Water Tubing
                          • Whitewater Rafting
                          • Mountaineering
                          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                          • Skiing
                          • Walking
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Antiquing
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Hunting
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Sailing
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Rafting
                          • Cycling

                          Other Activities

                              • Fishing guide may be reserved upon request. Cast and blast trips available starting 2011 Turkey Season. Call for information on cast and blast reservations....moreless
                               

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                              • Boater's Paradise

                                Boater's Paradise

                                • Guest Jason Smith (Waxhaw, NC)
                                • Date of stay 06/15/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/14/13
                                My family and I spent a week in June at this truly unique vacation house on one of the most beautiful lakes I have ever seen. We brought a boat last year and were looking for a place to take it on vacation where we wouldn't have to haul it or our gear around all the time. There was nothing more convenient than docking it 15 feet from the sliding door of this house! The house is very well built using quality materials. As an engineer I truly appreciated all the work that was put into building a house that floats on the water. Make no mistake, this is a floating "house" not a cabin just to bunk in. The queen sized beds were comfortable and we found that there was everything we needed for the week. The location and views from the house are unbelievable! I honestly think that they have the best location on the entire lake. The pictures of the view do not do it justice and what it doesn't capture is just how quiet the area is. The house is in a creek just off of the main channel where the lake opens up to miles of undeveloped lake. On the weekend, there were maybe 2 or 3 other boaters out and during the week there was only 1 other family in the creek, so we felt like we had the area to ourselves. The lake itself is clean, deep, deserted and usually pretty flat (think of a mirror). Even though it is up in the mountains, the water was warm and perfect for water sports. If you are new to boating or renting their boat, this is an easy lake to navigate. We went out fishing with Bobby a couple of times and had some good luck! He was an excellent guide and handled my young boys (6 and 8) wonderfully. What is truly an amazing accomplishment was he got my wife into position to catch her first "solo" fish while they were jumping. Steve and Marcella were excellent hosts. They have set up this house with everything you need and were a pleasure to work with. Steve made it a point to offer up anything in the house and made us feel at home. You can tell he's proud of the house and rightfully so. This was a great family vacation for us and when the week was over nobody wanted to go home. We could have easily stayed another week and normally my wife won't say that. Our kids loved the house and playing in the water at every opportunity. While they had DirecTV in the house our kids spent more time away from all that. I would highly recommend this rental. I'm sure we'll be back, probably next year.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing.

                                Owner response: Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again.

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                              • VACATION NIGHTMARE

                                VACATION NIGHTMARE

                                • Guest Paula D.
                                • Date of stay 07/20/13
                                • Review Submitted 09/11/13
                                BREATHTAKING mountain-view! Well-equipped home! Gracious hosts that is until there is a PROBLEM. First red flag was when they ONLY accepted cash & refused to give receipt. Second red flag was no contract required before or during our stay. Owners advised they lived 3 hours away & if we had any problems their friend (fishing guide) was staying across the lake & he would be by regularly to check on our well-being. Saturday was GREAT! Sunday we woke up to no running water. We advised their representative immediately who told us he was contacting owners but that they were aware of the faulty "pump issues" & had been trying to locate another pump. Because of reception, we finally were able to contact owners on Wednesday who said he finally located one & would be coming out Thursday to replace it. We went 4 days with no running water. We were grateful to their representative for bringing us fresh drinking water & ice! We tried to talk to owners about compensation & they said they couldn't prevent the faulty pump & that pumps do break. PLEASE BE WARNED: Any/All running water in the house comes directly from a two foot pipe extending into the lake. Your usable fresh water is given to you in unsealed 5 gallon jugs. I inquired about where the water in the jugs comes from and was advised it was out of a well from their other home. For 9 days we boiled water to wash/rinse dishes & to bathe. Four of those days we had to dip buckets into the lake because of no running water in the home. We had to dip water out of the lake to flush the toilet. We LOVED the ducks visiting, but they left feces around the home & we were terrified of getting ill if we used the water without boiling it first. We expressed our concerns to the owners. The day we were to leave, they handed me a contract & asked me to sign only after we complained of our circumstances. They refused to return deposit unless we signed contract. After 3 weeks & no complaints from them, part of my deposit was returned. The other was kept for a cleaning fee and damage we supposedly did to their dock. We vehemently deny these allegations! We abided by the rules & made sure home was clean when we left. And, there is no cleaning fee mentioned in the advertisement. As I indicated earlier, they are gracious hosts UNTIL there is a PROBLEM. We paid a lot of money to live as we did during the hurricanes in Florida in 2004. I have contacted North Carolina Department of Health, IRS, and Better Business Bureau.

                                Owner response: As owners of a home that is even considered a vacation rental we go beyond measure to assure those that visit our site have a safe and pleasant experience. Our site is most unique in the fact that it floats and is stabilized at an area in the lake where the depth of water is approximately 135 feet. This is not a home connected to city amenities yet it has all the comforts of home. These comforts certainly have their individual characteristics consistent with a "self contained" unit. Great care is taken to have provisions in place for situations if and when they could arrive. Each time a guest arrives, this time was certainly no different, they are provided with the name and number of a local representative who if not immediately available certainly will be shortly. This representative also does routine visits to answer questions or attend to any need if they were to arise. The phone numbers for both my wife and I are given to each group. On this occasion I programmed the contact numbers into their phone before leaving the home site. In other words all effort is given to provide availability for service if the need arises. On Sunday our representative did come by on his routine check on the guests. Yes, he was asked to check the water. He did and found it to be reacting typically with the delay that is part of the workings of the pump type, siphoning action, and the fact that unlike in a typical household the pressure is not constantly on the lines but is built on demand. He did his explanation and left with everyone seemingly happy. Wednesday evening we received two calls stating there was a possible problem. One call was from the guest and the other from our representative where they had confronted him on his visit. He at that time made full provisions for their need of ice and water to last the balance of their day and well into the next which would be Thursday. Thursday morning at 8:00 a.m. I was waiting for the pump supplier to open. I purchased an new pump, made the journey to the site, and installed the new pump even though I found nothing wrong with the function of the one already in place. I remained in the area for the rest of their stay just in case there was a further issue. One last comment , fact and observation about the matter. Our other reviews speak for themselves. Of all that have visited our most unique home this is the first time we have gone to our site to find it damaged and trashed by the guest.

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                              • Natures Best!

                                Natures Best!

                                • Guest Linda W.
                                • Date of stay 08/04/13
                                • Review Submitted 09/09/13
                                We had a fabulous time relaxing and enjoying the house and lake. It is hard to believe such a great place exists. Beautiful views of the mountains, swimming, kayaking, floating, boating, fishing (many thanks to Bobby!!), feeding the ducks and fish - hard to believe all that in one place. It was a great get away from everything but simplicity and nature at its finest. Thanks Steve and Marcie for making our vacation possible, it was like no other.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                              • Quality Family Time

                                Quality Family Time

                                • Guest Pops (St. Simons Island, GA)
                                • Date of stay 08/09/13
                                • Review Submitted 08/19/13
                                Our son located this fantastic floating home to spend time together. The home is just as the photos suggest...very clean and high quality. It's also very private-only one other home (similar in quality) in the protected "bay". The owners have thought of everything including fun, comfy floats for enjoying the crystal clear water and a reserve pontoon boat just in case the first one has problems-which didn't happen! It's rare to find a spot that is secluded amidst such beauty. The quiet nights with the windows open and no bugs were treasured. (There are fans and AC if needed.) The fishing guide, Bobby, was so kind and entertaining. We did catch and eat fish! We also took the pontoon boat to Fontana Dam and spent time at the Visitors' Center which is very worthwhile. All four of us are dreaming of returning next year.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                                Owner response: Your welcome back anytime. Thank you.

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                              • True Paradise

                                True Paradise

                                • Guest char (North Lawrence, Ohio)
                                • Date of stay 07/28/13
                                • Review Submitted 08/16/13
                                This trip was one of the most tranquil and relaxing vacations we have ever enjoyed. I was able to get some amazingly beautiful pictures of the lake and Smokey mountains right from the front door of this wonderful floating house. Steve & Marcella were wonderful to work with and made us feel so welcomed and right at home, and we needed nothing one we arrived. My husband enjoyed the time he spent with Bobby, (their fishing guide), although the fish just were not biting that evening. Steve and Bobby had so much history of the lake area to share, still keep thinking about being there and want to come back in the near future.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.

                                Owner response: Thank you for your kind words. I'm so glad you guys had such a great time. Your welcome anytime!!

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                              • Great Vacation!

                                Great Vacation!

                                • Guest Pecanman (Andersonville, Ga. )
                                • Date of stay 07/22/12
                                • Review Submitted 07/31/12
                                Absolutely beautiful scenery. The Smoky Mountain backdrop to the pristine Fontana Lake is about as good as it gets in this part of the U.S.. The house on the water was comfortable, spacious and crafted beautifully. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip! Steve and Marcie are terrific hosts who go the extra mile to please. We all enjoyed the wit , humor and accommodating style of Bobby Milsap. He kept us all laughing. Thanks to all for a great vacation. We will do it again!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                Owner response: Mike, Carolyn, I was such a pleasure to share our home with you. Steve and I are so glad we met you. You were more than renters, we also made some new great friends. Thank you so much! Hope to see you soon. Marcella and Steve

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                              • Just what the doctor ordered! Peaceful, Tranquil and fun.

                                Just what the doctor ordered! Peaceful, Tranquil and fun.

                                • Guest Craig T. (-)
                                • Date of stay 05/25/12
                                • Review Submitted 05/31/12
                                We had the pleasure of being guests in this unique home over the Memorial Day weekend 2012. My wife, 2 young kids and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. For us as a family, it was awesome because it forced us to be together....(no x-box no neighborhood kids no interruptions. Just good quality family time.) The setting was beautiful and very close to nature. We had a pair of mallards and their 7 ducklings visit our front porch every morning. The walleyes, small mouth and steel head visited our dock every night. The sun rises and sunsets over the lake were stunning. The house was extremely well equipped and very comfortable. The owners were great communicators and told us everything we needed to bring and what to expect once we arrived. They are absolutely fantastic folks to deal with and nice as can be. I can tell you that this was one of the best, if not the best vacations we have ever been on and we are looking forward to coming back soon. The only bad part of our stay was when we were leaving......our kids did NOT want to go home!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                Owner response: Thank you very much for such a kind review. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. Look forward to seeing you again. Marcella and Steve

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                              • Fantastic

                                Fantastic

                                • Guest JABIII (Wateree, SC)
                                • Date of stay 04/13/10
                                • Review Submitted 08/20/10
                                We can't decide which aspect of our trip was the most memorable. The awesome silence, the incredible views, the wild turkeys gobbling on the mountain, the positively charming Bobby Millsap (our fishing guide), the hikes up Hazel Creek, the refreshing swims, watching the eagles fish for their supper, and on and on. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful retreat with the rest of us. Relaxation therapy at it's very finest. The fishing was first class, the peaceful sleeping was amazing, and we will definately be returning next year!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                              • 3 Nights is not long enough

                                3 Nights is not long enough

                                • Guest Cathy (Knoxville, TN)
                                • Date of stay 07/02/10
                                • Review Submitted 07/06/10
                                A camera cannot capture the beauty of this lovely home and surroundings. Craftsmanship and detail to design are apparent upon stepping foot onto the dock. Clean and like new, the "float-house" is a bit of paradise, with privacy to boot. The owner was Southern Hospitality through and through: gracious, helpful, & attentive to our every need. My only hesitation in highly recommending this is purely selfish....I'd like to keep this jewel on Lake Fontana a secret all to myself! As we dined "at home" each meal (fresh trout one night), we are unable to recommend any restaurants. However, we highly recommend dining out of doors every chance you get. As for activities & attractions, they surround you 24 hours in this peaceful setting: nature, pristine water, little boat traffic, and sunsets that will bring tears to your eyes. God Bless you, Mr. "Floathouse", for sharing your delight with others. We will be back!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                Owner response: Thank you so much for your review. Hope you come back and see us.

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                              • 2009 Get-away

                                2009 Get-away

                                • Guest gnavejr (Folsom, LA)
                                • Date of stay 07/16/09
                                • Review Submitted 05/10/10
                                Most relaxing trip we've had in years.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

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                              3 night min stay
                              $600
                              $3,003

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                              Why the Owner Chose Fontana Lake:
                              A custom built home to get away and relax and have fun.


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                              Photos

                              • Front view of the beautiful floating house on Lake Fontana

                                Front view of the beautiful floating house on Lake Fontana

                              • Living and Kitchen area are open with full views of lake and mountains.

                                Living and Kitchen area are open with full views of lake and mountains.

                              • One of two Bedrooms on the lower level

                                One of two Bedrooms on the lower level

                              • View from loft looking over living area.

                                View from loft looking over living area.

                              • Everyone loves to kayak. So much fun! Two kayaks available.

                                Everyone loves to kayak. So much fun! Two kayaks available.

                              • The view is beautiful.

                                The view is beautiful.

                              • Such beauty.

                                Such beauty.

                              • Sunsets are so beautiful that a picture can not capture the true beauty..

                                Sunsets are so beautiful that a picture can not capture the true beauty..

                              • The Loft has a beautiful view of the entire lake and mountains

                                The Loft has a beautiful view of the entire lake and mountains

                              • The views are awesome!!!!! The Great Smokey Mountains.

                                The views are awesome!!!!! The Great Smokey Mountains.

                              • Wow!! Good Fishing Guys!  Bobby and John

                                Wow!! Good Fishing Guys! Bobby and John

                              • Nice catch John!!  Let's go fishing!!

                                Nice catch John!! Let's go fishing!!

                              • Jump Fishing. Fun-Fun-Fun!!

                                Jump Fishing. Fun-Fun-Fun!!

                              • We encourage you to feed the ducks. Fun.

                                We encourage you to feed the ducks. Fun.

                              • Donald visits everyday. Sometimes he will get on the dock and let you feed him.

                                Donald visits everyday. Sometimes he will get on the dock and let you feed him.

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                              Date last modified - Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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                              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 8

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