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Lakefront Cottage on Mountain Island Lake/Lake Norman & Lake Wylie

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Picturesque view from the Rosella's screened porch

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Last updated: 12/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Charlotte house description

'Rosella' is a cottage built on the shores of the beautiful and private Mountain Island Lake. Much of this lake is parklands, wildlife, sanctuaries and properties restricted from development. This home was built in 1952 and has provided decades of lakefront fun and fishing. Years ago the house was divided into two separate apartments. In 2011 we converted the upstairs into a vacation rental. In March 2014 we completely updated the decor. We provide high speed wireless, flat screen TV's, Wii and a state of the art karaoke machine with thousands of songs, but you can get most of that at a Holiday Inn. The unique experience you get with a stay here is that little step back in time. It starts when you pull in to the skinny gravel drive and end up at a plain but well kept mid-century home. There are paneled walls unit a/c and no dishwasher. No subdivision, no pool, no tennis courts. There are only two neighbors. There is a 1 bed room unit below that is also available for rent. Unless you plan on renting both units you should be planning a quiet stay. Prior guests that have most enjoyed Rosella spend much of their time on the screened porch overlooking the lake. Rosella was built right on the lake's shoreline. You are so close to the boats going by you can see right inside them. At night when they cruise by you could truly join in their conversation. The place is very popular and in our few short years leasing it we have had hundreds of guests. In that time we have learned that Rosella is not for everyone. We have done our best to accurately describe the 'experience.' If that slow paced step back in time is not what you are looking for you may not enjoy Rosella, if on the other hand, you would like to relive the way things used to be or experience it for the first time we don't think you will be disappointed. We look forward to your arrival. In 2014, we just purchased a new Harris Floteboat that will be docked at the home and available for rent. Rental fee is $150/day and includes gas and insurance. This rate is approximately 1/2 the going rate in the area. Boat rental is scheduled separately from the vacation rental. It is strongly advised that you reserve it prior to your stay. A security deposit and application is required in advance.

Bob and Kim


Keywords: Lake Norman, Lake Wylie, Mountain Island, US National Whitewater Center, Carolina Panthers, Carowinds, Nascar Hall of Fame, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Democratic National Convention, waterfront, pet,fishing,private, hot tub, time warner arena, downtown,airport, boat dock

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Property Type

  • House
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered
          • Smoking Allowed:

            It should go with out saying but please smoke outside and take care of the butts and we are all happy....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • This is truly a waterfront cottage that's located just a few feet from the beautiful water's edge. A great ski/ sight seeing boat is available for your private use. Owner lives close by and at your request will take you out and give you a tour of the lake. There are sandy beaches for picnics or camping and a sandbar where all the local boaters gather. Adjacent to the property is a large county owned park that has miles of hiking and wildlife. Believe it or not but all of this is just 15 mins from downtown Charlotte and all the major attractions Charlotte has to offer. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library:

                Karaoke...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Video Game Console:

                Wii Video game console...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Lake View
              • Lakefront
              • Water View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Whitewater Rafting

              Dining

                  • Dining Area

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Telephone
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Shared Hot Tub
                       

                      Reviews

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                      from 39 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      winter
                      Nov 1 - May 1
                      2 night min stay
                      $125 $125
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $875 $3,750
                      peak
                      May 2 - Oct 31
                      2 night min stay
                      $150 $150
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $1,050 $4,500
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $125 $125
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $875 $3,750
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                      • Pet Fee $0
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 12/15/2014
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                      21 Unavailable
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                      Location

                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Charlotte Douglas International
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      MVP or Sports Page
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Downtown Charlotte
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      16/74
                      200 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      myrtle Beach SC

                      A unique feature to this property is that we have a boat rental company that provides your choice of either a pontoon boat or ski boat right from the dock in front of the house. Please inquire for additional details.

                      Please note We are struggling to continue to offer

                      the boats. We have had guests that over estimated

                      their nautical expertise and have had numerous accidents and mechanical break downs due to inexperience. We will have to have a large deposit

                      to secure a boat and please be honest about your

                      experience level. I am more than glad to take you

                      out and show you the ropes. Boats will be available

                      as it is mechanically possible.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1990

                      About the owner: We are Bob and Kim and we are lake enthusiast. We own homes on several of the lakes in the area. We presently live on a lake close by and we love this place so much we spend many weekends here.

                      Why the Owner Chose Charlotte:
                      We lived here at one time and knew we could never part with it. 'Rosella' is not an investment for us. She is part of the family. We know that if you stay here and get to know Mountain Island Lake you will be 'hooked' too.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Many of our guests come to experience the National Whitewater Center. If you come, we strongly suggest you visit there. It's a man made river rapids that you can kayak or do a guided raft run. This is the only man made Olympic qualifying rapids in the country. There is vertical rock climbing, zip lining and a lot more outdoor adventures. If you don't feel quite that adventurous there is a riverside restaurant where you can get a great meal and a glass of wine while you watch crazy people careen down a wall of water and rocks. You can watch with interest rafters trying to save one of their own who has fallen overboard while you nibble some delicious Macho Nachos. There are also summer concerts and island sunset parties. It costs just $5 to park and nothing to visit the center. You can drive from Rosella, park your car, and walk to the river's edge in less than 10 minutes.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Picturesque view from the Rosella's screened porch

                        Picturesque view from the Rosella's screened porch

                      • The green room

                        The green room

                      • Relaxing sunset

                        Relaxing sunset

                      • Living room updated 2014

                        Living room updated 2014

                      • Friendly Hall

                        Friendly Hall

                      • Bed room two. Sunset view.

                        Bed room two. Sunset view.

                      • 2nd and 3rd best seats in the joint

                        2nd and 3rd best seats in the joint

                      • Bright shinny and clean

                        Bright shinny and clean

                      • Lakeside tub has fiber optic lights,stereo ,TV, cable, internet
and microwave!

                        Lakeside tub has fiber optic lights,stereo ,TV, cable, internet and microwave!

                      • Stairway to Heaven

                        Stairway to Heaven

                      • Front upper level with grill

                        Front upper level with grill

                      • The longest yard

                        The longest yard

                      • remodeled kitchen

                        remodeled kitchen

                      • Lakeside bedroom
Sunrise view

                        Lakeside bedroom Sunrise view

                      • Entertainment center with painting of Mountain Island

                        Entertainment center with painting of Mountain Island

                      • The best seat 
in the joint

                        The best seat in the joint

                      • New porcelain counters

                        New porcelain counters

                      • beautiful views

                        beautiful views

                      • Plenty of room for 6. 8 if everyone stands up!

                        Plenty of room for 6. 8 if everyone stands up!

                      • outdoor living

                        outdoor living

                      VRBO #353073

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

                      $125 - $150 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 5

                      View calendar: Updated 12/15/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                      Member since: 2011
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/15/2014
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