Exceptional 5 Bedroom Lakefront Home with Private Dock !
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Glenville house description
The essence of these ancient mountains is palpable in the majestic views and forests around this magical place. You rightly sense something quite special is awaiting you while meandering on the lane far through the surrounding sparsely developed 60-acre forest tract, filled with large rhododendron and mountain laurel. The spirit and past presence of the Cherokee is felt here and evidenced by the countless arrowheads found on the property. Peace, calm and well being envelop you upon arrival and will keep you spellbound until you leave.
Nestled among the oak and pine on the shore of Lake Glenville is one of the lake’s most magnificent properties. Lake Glenville at 3500 ft., fed by 4 waterfalls with 26 miles of shoreline, is the highest man made lake east of the Mississippi: widely known for its exquisite beauty, purity and temperate summer climate. Designed 5 years ago by the famed William T. Baker, this house seems both lodge and gracious home. The soaring 23-foot great room with its massive beamed ceiling, large stone fireplace and immense windows boasts an unbelievable view a mile down the lake, evoking a sense of grandeur well beyond the ordinary.
Life here is at its best however when you are outside. But there are too many choices! Relax on the large covered porch under the ceiling fan with your feet up listening to music. Or perhaps unwind in the evening with a glass of your favorite libation; sitting with friends and family on the expansive, westward facing deck at mid tree level, looking out at the lake, mountains, sunset and countless stars. Gentle cool breezes wafting through the trees and the sounds of the crickets have caressed many into a relaxed trance. Wind your way down to the stone amphitheater with its large fire-pit near the shore for storytelling and s’mores. Early risers can start the day by sitting with a cup of coffee on the 16’x20’ dock (stretching 50ft out into the lake), often shrouded in the typical summer morning fog, listening to the sounds of the ducks, geese and jumping fish. If you feel like being active, you can swim or float off the end of the deep-water dock or rent a pontoon, ski boat, jet ski or canoe from the marina a mile away.
This 5400 sq. ft., 5-bedroom/5 ½ bath home on three levels is very ample for 12+ to comfortably stay here. The exterior use of natural materials especially the poplar bark siding and extensive stonework, allows this house to almost disappear into its beautiful wooded setting. Liberal interior use of hickory paneling, pine floors, beautiful stone fireplaces and laurel railing, as well as selected rustic and antique furnishings lend to the phrase “rustic elegance” that aptly describes this home.
A spacious chef’s kitchen with counter seating, fully stocked with virtually every amenity and appliance, awaits you and will surely be a gathering point for lively conversation and gourmet cooking. The table in the beautiful dining room easily seats 8 and can accommodate up to 10 people (additional seating nearby). Should you decide to eat al fresco, the ample dining area on the covered porch provides a wonderful ambiance. The master suite features its own private deck with incredible vistas, satellite TV and a large walk-in closet. The master bath boasts double vanities made with antique Canadian pine countertops and a large shower with dual heads. All the bedrooms are spacious with comfortable beds and magnificent views of the lake; each has its own elegantly appointed bathroom with granite counters. The two upstairs bedrooms have a bonus window bed perfect for reading (or a nap!) The lower level, a perfect area for the kids to be away from the adults, has two bedrooms one with a bunk bed and two twin beds. The entertainment area downstairs features a ping-pong table, large screen TV with surround sound, satellite TV, DVD with video library, x-box, game table and a bar area with a microwave, sink and refrigerator. This level also has a fully stocked laundry room with a large washer and dryer. A smaller deck off the lower level with porch swing below creates more potential private spaces.
Beautiful mountain hikes with breathtaking vistas, waterfalls, shopping, antiquing, golf and dining in nearby Cashiers or Highlands allow one to indulge in other pastimes. Located conveniently on the eastern side of the lake making getting to most attractions much more convenient. But most will find they just want to sit on the deck and soak in the in breathtaking beauty here!
No Smoking, No Pets. Off-season rates are discounted 15%.
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14
Bathrooms: 5.5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Air Conditioning:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Parking Off Street:
- Linens Provided:
- Video Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Ping Pong Table
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Water View
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
ReviewsWrite a review
ExcellentGuest comment entered by manager
We had a great time. The home was beautiful and well kept. Comfortable for all and the location was perfect.
- Guest Sam R
- Date of stay 07/06/11
- Review Submitted 03/21/12
Family Get TogetherGuest comment entered by manager
Family Get Together
Summer Cove was a perfect fit for our family. From a 90 yr. old Great-Grandma from Palm Beach, Florida to a 6 month old baby Peter from Princeton, NJ...and the other 9 of us in between. The house was modern, clean with up to date appliances. The view spectacular! We rented a pontoon boat with a tube for pulling the kids around the lake and the dads also used it for fishing. Cashiers Resort Rentals is an excellent business and we highly recommend them.
- Guest Judy
- Date of stay 09/02/10
- Review Submitted 03/21/12
A wonderful time in an incredible house.Guest comment entered by manager
A wonderful time in an incredible house.
We had a tremendous time at the lake! Our two families had more than enough room in your beautiful home, and the six kids particularly enjoyed having their own space downstairs where they could hang out after a day on the water. The house had every amenity that we could have needed, but we spent most of our time just sitting on the porch enjoying the view. Thanks so much - Our families spend a fair number of weekends in the mountains, this is by far the nicest place we have stayed.
- Guest Ric
- Date of stay 09/16/10
- Review Submitted 03/21/12
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Sep 20 - Dec 31, 2014
7 night min stay
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- Taxes Not included
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Prepare to immerse yourself in one of the most amazing homes on Lake Glenville!
You'll love the wood burning fireplace and the breathtaking views.
Granite counters, gas stove, ice-maker, bar sink in the island, counter seating.
Twin beds with a day bed perched at the window.
Downstairs den has satellite TV, a game table and a wood burning fireplace.
Downstairs twin bedroom that includes a set of bunk beds. The more the merrier!
SA covered porch with a wood burning fireplace and a gas grill.
This exceptional lakefront home is a well-kept secret hidden away in Summer Cove
The foyer is striking and a hint of what awaits you.
Eight can dine comfortably at the dining table.
A king size bed, a king size view, satellite TV and an adjoining private bath.
Ping Pong in the bottom level of the home, a great gathering place.
Downstairs has queen bedroom with a private, adjoining bath and a view.
Enjoy sunshine and cool lake breezes on the main level deck.
Private Dock .. The lake and mountain views are very calming
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