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Sweet Waterfront Cottage on Quiet Mountain Lake

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Last updated: 10/17/2014
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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

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome:

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

          • Non Smoking Only:

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

          • Pets Considered:

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

          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

          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


              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games:

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

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television:

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

              • VCR
              • Video Library


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


              • Churches
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Lake View
              • Lakefront:

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

              • Mountain View:

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

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Wind-Surfing


              • 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

              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Air Conditioning
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace:

                One gas indoor fireplace....moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                The lake!...moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

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

              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Linens Provided:

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

              • Living Room
              • Parking Off Street:

                For two cars....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                %100 cotton...moreless

              • Washing Machine


              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Full kitchen, no dishwasher....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator:

                With ice maker....moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • 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


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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Sep 27 - Oct 31, 2014
              3 night min stay

              Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
              90 night min stay

              May 2 - May 22, 2015
              7 night min stay


              Changeover Day: Saturday

              May Memorial Day Week
              May 23 - May 29, 2015
              7 night min stay


              Changeover Day: Saturday

              May 30 - Jun 26, 2015
              7 night min stay


              Changeover Day: Saturday

              July 4th Week
              Jun 27 - Jul 6, 2015
              7 night min stay


              Changeover Day: Saturday

              Jul 7 - Jul 31, 2015
              7 night min stay


              Changeover Day: Saturday

              Aug 1 - Aug 21, 2015
              7 night min stay

              Sept. Labor Day Week
              Aug 22 - Sep 8, 2015
              7 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 $75
              • 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: 10/17/2014
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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 - Sunday, October 19, 2014

              $27 - $161 per night (USD)

              3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

              View calendar: Updated 10/17/14
              Minimum stay: 3-90 nights
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              Member since: 2012
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated 10/17/2014
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