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Waterfront Luxury at Watauga Lake!

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Well-Appointed Kitchen with Stainless and Granite. Has 5-burner gas stove.

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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What sets this house apart is its private dock and large swimmable shoreline. At Whipkins Cove, you can swim in a shallow area (gets deep gradually) near fire circle or plunge into deep water at the dock. One of the few areas around lake where you feel safe swimming out from shore.

This is a great home for multi-generational groups or two families vacationing together. Be sure to check out the video tour (with guided audio).

Home has three distinct living 'zones.' Top floor has master bed (king) with private bath (soaking tub and separate shower) and loft (w/ built-in double bed).

Middle floor has open kitchen/dining/living area (w/fireplace), 1/2 bath off kitchen, and master bedroom (king) with private bath (shower only).

Lower floor has mudroom with extra-large capacity W/D, 1/2 bath, entertainment area with sofa/love seat/fireplace/50-inch TV, and a large bedroom with two sets of bunkbeds and private bath (tub/shower combo and double sinks).

Outside there are four levels of decks, two covered porches and a huge waterfront with boulders to relax on. Fire circle at lakeside. Swim right off the dock or shore (from your own private gravel beach with large sitting stones).

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Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 years or older. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    House is great for children 2+. Includes a selection of games, books, puzzles, fishing poles, kayaks and kid-size life vests. ...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed outside if butts are properly disposed of. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Loft

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  • King size beds (1) Two king beds (home has two master suites)., Double Beds (1) Double bed built into (daybed style) loft. Has only moderate privacy., Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (2) Lower-level bunk bed room has two bunk beds to accommodate four. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Boat Launch (used by a handful of homeowners), private aluminum dock with boat slip, Fire Circle for Wood Fires, Expansive Decks and Covered Porches...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Several dozen CDs of various musical options. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (5) Five TVs with satellite: 52-inch in lower level entertainment area, 40 inch in main-floor living room, DVD/TV combos in each bedroom. ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Video Game Console:

    Wii gaming system with Wii Sports and a dozen other games, two Wii remotes with rechargeable batteries....moreless

  • Video Games:

    (6) Family-friendly games for the Wii...moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVD library has more than 120 movies, ranging from old classics to new releases....moreless

Attractions

  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Private shoreline more than 300 feet wide. Includes pea-gravel beach. Area just off shore includes shallow section protected from boats and a deep-water area (40+ feet deep). Dock (over deep-water area) new for 2011 season. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central AC...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    High-speed internet included. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Front-load, extra-large capacity...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    Mac computer available in loft for surfing web and printing directions/info....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Nationwide long distance included. ...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace on main level, electric fireplace on lower level. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Also provide towels to be used around lake. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Room for several vehicles, including boat trailer. ...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine:

    Front-load, extra-large capacity...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WIFI wireless Internet included....moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Expansive selection of pots, pans, bowls, etc. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    All appliances new 2010. Stainless. Stove is 5-burner gas stove from GE's Cafe line. Has two ovens. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless, has ice maker. ...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    (4) Four decks on multiple levels let visitors spread out and get close to the lake. Also has new aluminum dock. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Discounts: 7 nights or more: $391 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $145 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 14.5%

Notes:

During high season (summer), 7-night booking is required. Shorter stays are available off season. Summer rents Sunday to Sunday. No pets (sorry).

50 percent of the rental fee is due at booking to hold reservation. Balance is due 30 days before stay.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Our family has long dreamed of creating a vacation rental home specifically for the people who visit. We travel the globe for work and pleasure and take notes and ideas from each place we stay in. We jumped at the opportunity to buy Whipkins Cove (named by the former owners, who used a combination of their last names) and transform it into an amazing place by moving walls, adding dormers and giving it upscale touches. More than $100k later (ouch!), the home is completely remodeled and designed for maximum guest enjoyment (ie: lots of room to spread out and a lot of luxury touches). Taking ideas from our favorite hotel chains (including Marriott and Ritz Carlton), we furnished the beds, kitchen, bathrooms, etc., with amenities that would make the house comfortable and memorable. Now, as we enter our first rental season, we're blown away by the interest Whipkins Cove has already generated (including bookings made when it was still a construction mess). If Whipkins Cove is a VRBO success, we have our sights on other potential VRBO properties, including another cabin, this one located near the North Carolina ski resorts.

Why the Owner Chose Watauga Lake:
Watauga Lake is beginning to capture attention of nature-loving travelers from around the globe. To us, that meant it would be a great investment opportunity. So far, that's been true. We've gotten inquiries from several Midwestern states, Florida, New England and even Europe. The kicker? Very few of the people contacting us had ever been to Watauga Lake before 2010.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The waterfront is amazing. It ranges from peaceful to party (depending on the season and joviality of the boaters passing by). I love that we have both shallow-water and deep-water (40-feet-plus) areas right off shore. The shallow area is protected from cove boat traffic by a giant rock and tree, located about 50 feet off shore. The rock keeps boats from coming too close to shore (or they'll crash into it) and gives children a safe place to swim.


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Photos

  • Well-Appointed Kitchen with Stainless and Granite. Has 5-burner gas stove.

    Well-Appointed Kitchen with Stainless and Granite. Has 5-burner gas stove.

  • Large table provides seating for nine in open-concept main floor.

    Large table provides seating for nine in open-concept main floor.

  • Soak in the Tub in Top Floor Master Bathroom (has separate shower).

    Soak in the Tub in Top Floor Master Bathroom (has separate shower).

  • Many expansive decks give guests space to spread out and admire Watauga Lake.

    Many expansive decks give guests space to spread out and admire Watauga Lake.

  • Rental includes plush linens and hotel-style shampoo/conditioner/soaps/lotion.

    Rental includes plush linens and hotel-style shampoo/conditioner/soaps/lotion.

  • Lower level bunkbed room sleeps  four, has private full bath.

    Lower level bunkbed room sleeps four, has private full bath.

  • Roast marshmallows at the fire circle down by the lake (wood provided).

    Roast marshmallows at the fire circle down by the lake (wood provided).

  • Private dock (no other docks within hundreds of feet).

    Private dock (no other docks within hundreds of feet).

  • Home includes row boat and four kayaks (plus life vests, fishing poles and more)

    Home includes row boat and four kayaks (plus life vests, fishing poles and more)

  • An aerial view of Whipkins Cove shows its peaceful location on the lake.

    An aerial view of Whipkins Cove shows its peaceful location on the lake.

  • Main floor greatroom with gas fireplace, 40-inch TV and open floorplan.

    Main floor greatroom with gas fireplace, 40-inch TV and open floorplan.

  • Two Master Bedrooms Each Have King Bed and Private Bath. Upper bedroom shown.

    Two Master Bedrooms Each Have King Bed and Private Bath. Upper bedroom shown.

  • Upper level loft has corner desk, high speed internet, seating and daybed.

    Upper level loft has corner desk, high speed internet, seating and daybed.

  • Second master bedroom also has king bed and private bath.

    Second master bedroom also has king bed and private bath.

  • Entertainment area on lower level has TV, DVD, CD, Wii system and more.

    Entertainment area on lower level has TV, DVD, CD, Wii system and more.

  • Enjoy a meal right down near the water on the lower deck.

    Enjoy a meal right down near the water on the lower deck.

  • Open loft overlooks Watauga Lake and greatroom.

    Open loft overlooks Watauga Lake and greatroom.

  • If you want to be waterfront, make sure you are. Whipkins Cove is ON the water!

    If you want to be waterfront, make sure you are. Whipkins Cove is ON the water!

  • Watauga Lake is peacefully located within the Cherokee National Forest.

    Watauga Lake is peacefully located within the Cherokee National Forest.

  • Waterfront home has four levels of decks. Spread out and get close to the lake.

    Waterfront home has four levels of decks. Spread out and get close to the lake.

VRBO #301942

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 08/24/2015
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