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Sweet Waterfront Cottage on Quiet Mountain Lake

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Last updated: 07/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-90 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lake Santeetlah cottage description

This cottage is on one of the most pristine lakes in the United States with 90% of it's shoreline in national forestland. Unlike many other southern lakes, the Lake Santeetlah water level is maintained at high levels year round. On this 8 mile lake there is an abundance of spectacular scenic views, rope swings to get your heart pumping fast, short and tall rocks and cliffs to jump off of & quiet coves to explore with few if any boats or Jet skis in sight on most days.
(No houseboats or speedboats permitted on lake)

This house has 3 small bedrooms and sleeps eight.
The large 600 square foot screened-in sleeping porch includes a beautiful natural gas fireplace with glass sides for chilly evenings or for watching like a campfire. You will love relaxing on the screened in porch with the dock in sight. Or whipping up a storm in the fully equipped kitchen.

This cottage is in a quiet neighborhood on a quiet lake. If you like loud music and screaming and yelling late at night, this is not the place for you.

~ This property has 40 feet of lakefront. The dock is 8' x 16'. You will love swimming in the crystal clear water of Lake Santeetlah. Our cove faces west so we watch a wide, wondrous sunset. In the daytime, part of the dock is in the shade and part in the sun. You can dive and play in the water and dry off fast in the sun while others can sit in the shade watching, cheering on, reading etc... We had not considered these attributes (a shady spot on the water) when looking for a lake house but are thankful they are this way. This beautiful mountain lake home is about 1.5 hours from Asheville, 2 hours from Knoxville & about 3 from Atlanta.
Thank you for your interest!

Keywords: cottage, camp, cabin, waterfront, lakefront, dock, swimming, hiking, pets, dogs, deep water, relaxing, screened in porch, kayaking, canoeing, SUP

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            This is a lake house with steep stairs down to the lake. It may not be suitable for toddlers or elderly....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Most pets are welcome. Please contact us if you would like to bring a pet....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            There is no smoking allowed anywhere on our property....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


          • Sleeping Porch: 2 twin/ single

            Best sleeping spot in the house!...moreless

          • Two bedrooms each have a super comfy queen bed. The third bedroom has a high-rise (two twins). There are two twin beds on the screened in porch side for sleeping. One Fold-out sofa in the living room. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Although there is an indoor dining room with a large table and chairs, we have always eaten all of our meals on the screened in porch which has a table (which extends) and can seat many....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Full kitchen, no dishwasher....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            With ice maker....moreless

          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Linens Provided:

            We only use %100 cotton sheets and down pillows! ...moreless

          • Gas Fireplace:

            One (beautiful) fireplace on the porch....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            One gas indoor fireplace....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            For two cars....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            %100 cotton...moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            The lake!...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Washing Machine
          • Living Room seats 6

          Other Amenities

              • A GREAT SPOT FOR A RELAXING VACATION!. Two hours from Asheville and the Biltmore Estate. The NOC white water rafting center is about half an hour away....moreless


              • Television:

                We have a large selection of family friendly (old) VCR tapes and there is also a DVD player....moreless

              • Games:

                Lots of good games to play together as a family....moreless

              • Video Library
              • Books
              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • CD Player


                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Large screened in enclosed porch. This is where we spend most of our time when we're not down on the dock (which is visible from the porch)....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill


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

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    When you're sitting on the dock the view is spectacular. Super sunsets a plenty!...moreless

                  • Lakefront:

                    THE BEST!!! EVERYONE LOVES IT HERE!!!...moreless

                  • Lake View


                  • Restaurants
                  • Kayaking
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Golf
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Rafting
                  • Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Skiing
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Tennis
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Water Parks
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Boating
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Antiquing
                  • Swimming


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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Jul 5 - Aug 1, 2014
                  7 night min stay


                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Aug 2 - Aug 29, 2014
                  7 night min stay


                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Sept. Labor Day Week
                  Aug 30 - Sep 5, 2014
                  7 night min stay


                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Sep 6 - Sep 26, 2014
                  7 night min stay


                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Sep 27 - Oct 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay

                  Nov 1 - Nov 28, 2014
                  3 night min stay

                  My Standard Rate
                  90 night min stay

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
                  • Cleaning Fee $60
                  • Taxes Included


                  First off, thank you for considering our property for your vacation/retreat.

                  Check in/out dates may be flexible. Please write with any questions or special requests.

                  If you are interested in renting by the month or for several months at a time we will be happy to have an agreement.

                  Jesse & Tom

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                  Last updated: 07/23/2014
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                  The Tail of the Dragon is a popular motorcycle route going north of the lake to Tennessee. The Appalachian Trail runs through Robbinsville from Georgia to Maine. Several lakes are in the area as well as hiking and rafting areas. The Joyce Kilmer forest is on the north end of the lake.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2006

                  About the owner: We are a happy family living in Asheville, N.C. Our oldest son is in college now so we're finding there are many weeks over the summer we are not be able to use our great lakehouse and so we are making it available to others. It thrills us for you to enjoy our small slice of perfection!

                  Why the Owner Chose Lake Santeetlah:
                  We looked for a quiet lakefront property not too far from Asheville with pristine clean, high water levels year round. A beautiful lake!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  This is a no smoking property and most well behaved pets are allowed. It is hard to imagine a lake with no people. This is about as uncrowded as you can get on a pristine lake in the U.S. The house is bright yet shaded.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english



                  • Another spectacular sunset...

                    Another spectacular sunset...

                  • Great Day!

                    Great Day!

                  • View from the porch

                    View from the porch

                  • Full kitchen

                    Full kitchen

                  • Living room

                    Living room

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • Self explanatory

                    Self explanatory

                  • Bedroom #2

                    Bedroom #2

                  • WHEEEEEE


                  • Sunset from the dock!

                    Sunset from the dock!

                  • View of the cottage...

                    View of the cottage...

                  • Front screened sleeping porch with gas fireplace

                    Front screened sleeping porch with gas fireplace

                  • Kitchen


                  • Inside Dining Room & BR #1 (table has extra leaves)

                    Inside Dining Room & BR #1 (table has extra leaves)

                  • Bathroom sink. Outside of shower/tub/toilet room.

                    Bathroom sink. Outside of shower/tub/toilet room.

                  • Bedroom #1

                    Bedroom #1

                  • Bedroom #3

                    Bedroom #3

                  • View from dock. We built a ramp for dogs to get onto dock easily when swimming!

                    View from dock. We built a ramp for dogs to get onto dock easily when swimming!

                  • mmmmmm....picture yourself here....

                    mmmmmm....picture yourself here....

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, March 25, 2014

                  $22 - $121 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 07/23/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-90 nights
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