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Lake Summit Family Fun, Swim, Ski, Explore, Entertain

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Beautiful Lake Summit, fed by Green River. Our swimming dock with diving board.

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Last updated: 09/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lake Summit house description

This is an original Lake Summit house with wormy-chestnut walls, modern bathrooms, well equipped kitchen, screen porch overlooking the lake, lovely stone terrace behind the house, a fabulous boat house with room for renter's own boat, use of owner's kayak, fabulous entertaining room above the boathouse.

Parking is either above or below the house. From above, you enter the large living room with beamed cathedral ceiling and fireplace. Through the two windows you look out onto the screened porch which overlooks the lake. To the right is the large kitchen which often becomes the central gathering place of the house. It shares the chimney with the living room and has had many a cozy fire. The kitchen is well equipped. We eat at the lazy susan table built by the original builder for the dining room which connects the porch and the kitchen.

Back to the front door, going left, is a hall. Off of the hall on the left is a large bedroom overlooking the terrace. It can accommodate a blow-up mattress, if needed. It has a bath with tub and a laundry chute. At the end of the hall is a bath with shower and a separate bedroom with a sink and two lovely windows overlooking the lake and the side garden. At the beginning of the hall on the right is the original master bedroom with an antique double bed and large bathroom with tub. This room opens onto the screen porch. (The screen porch is between this bedroom and the dining room).

From the front porch there are steps leading to the downstairs very large bedroom with Italian tile floors and two twin beds that can be set up as a king bed. There is plenty of space for a queen size blow up mattress if needed as well. There are two bathrooms, one with a claw-foot tub and a dressing table, the other with tub and shower. We converted the two closets into a tiny room for child size bunk beds that are very comfortable and have on occasion even been used by adults. The final room downstairs is a dedicated laundry room that receives clothes from above.

Continuing down the steps is a charming pathway of stones and steps to the South Lake Summit Road and across the road is the fabulous waterfront area. The waterfront consists of a large double boat house with great room above that has a large 'kitchen' with wooden counters and cabinets, a stove and ice-maker, toaster, blender, plastic dishes, a refrigerator. It is not a real kitchen because there is no plumbing on the lake but we have cooked many a meal here, either on the grill or on the stove. We just pack up our plastic dishes and take them to the house.

Part of this outdoor room is in the sun and part is shaded and there are two large tables for eating, rocking chairs and lots of space for gathering. There is even a place to jump from here into the lake. Back on the water there is a stone terrace with wooden steps leading into the water and a wooden dock with diving board. The children (and adults) spend the day jumping into the water, skiing, playing, sunning, face-painting, eating pop-scicles. The lake is safe. Our house is particularly well situated in a cove that is both protected from other boats but open to the fun of lake activity.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            This is a most happy place for children. We require life jackets for our non-swimming children when they are on the waterfront....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            A pet deposit is required in addition to approval by the owner....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            The minimum age for the responsible renter is 30....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Bedroom 4

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          • Other (See Description)

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          • Double Beds (1) beautiful antique bed, Twin or Single Beds (6) There are 6 twin beds in three of the bedrooms which can be can be set up as king beds., Child Beds (1) adorable bunk beds for 2 children in a tiny room (not counted in room count)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            The large kitchen has an old timey fireplace, wooden counters, 2 refrigerators, wall ovens, stove, dishwasher and bar with ice-maker. The kitchen is a natural gathering place. The fireplace shares the chimney with the living room fireplace and both can be going at the same time. Eating is best handled at the charming lazy-susan table in the adjacent dining room....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            The kitchen is fully equipped with Le Creuset cookware, Cuisinart, numerous utensils....moreless

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine:

            The washer and dryer are in a dedicated laundry. There is a laundry shoot from the main floor above....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            There is one window air-conditioning unit in the living room. Mostly we don't use or need the ac....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            (2)...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • The major entertainment at this house is the waterfront. The Lake Summit Association allows renters to obtain a boating permit and to use the boat landing to launch boats. We have one space in our boathouse for a renter's regular size ski boat. We do not provide skis or life jackets. We do provide a kayak for your use. You can rent paddleboards and other water toys nearby. On a sunny day everyone is in and out of the water all day long. We eat lunch in the upper room of the boat house where you can sun or get out of the sun. Some even jump into the lake from the upper level. There is a great 'kitchen' with counters and cabinets but no sink because of the lake. However, there is a refrigerator, a stove and an ice-maker, plus electric blender and toaster. There are many bikers and walkers who enjoy the 14 mile long lake road. You may want to bring your own bikes....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Television

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                (2) There is one land line in the kitchen and one on the dock. Most people use their own cell phones. The house is equipped with wyfy for internet and cell phones....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                The passcode for the wireless is given in the guest information....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                There is a lovely stone terrace behind the house off of a covered back porch. There is a screened porch overlooking the lake. There is a stone terrace on the lakefront and an open sunning area on the upper level of the boathouse. There is also a swimming dock with a diving board....moreless

              • Boat:

                Renters are allowed to bring their own boat which can be launched at the lake landing. This lake is perfect for waterskiing, canoeing, paddle boarding. ...moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Kayak. Other gear can be easily rented nearby. ...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Renter's may use owner's Kayak...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

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

              Location & View

              • Lakefront:

                The house is situated on a hill overlooking the lake. The boathouse is situated directly on the lake with access to all water activities. Cars can be parked either on the South Lake Summit Road or b...moreless

              • Lake View:

                The house is situated with a lovely view of both the lake and the surrounding mountains. ...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Lake Summit is situated within a mountain range. ...moreless

              • Waterfront
              • Water View

              Activities

              • Museums
              • Medical Services
              • ATM/Bank
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Jet Skiing
              • Rafting
              • Water Tubing
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Parasailing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Snowboarding
              • Cycling
              • Hospital
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Fly Fishing
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Arboretum
              • Botanical Garden
              • Recreation Center
              • Synagogues
              • Water Parks
              • Theme Parks
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours
              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Water Skiing
              • Whitewater Rafting
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Fall
              Aug 16 - Oct 31, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $475
              $3,325
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $575
              $4,000

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              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Cleaning and Linen Fee $300
              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Tax Rate 10.5%

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              Last updated: 09/22/2014
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              15 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Asheville/Hendersonville
              4 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              I 26
              45 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Sapphire Valley Ski area
              7 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Flat Rock, NC
              7 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Purple Onion, Saluda, NC

              Car: Necessary

              If you want to leave the lake there are many nearby attractions. Asheville is a 30 minute drive, Hendersonville a 15 minute drive, Saluda and Flat Rock are 10-12 minutes away, and Charlotte is about 2 hours away. The lake is 4 miles from Interstate 26. The Blue Ridge Parkway, Chimney Rock State Park and Lake Lure are close by. The Pisgah National Forest offers lovely hikes, picnic sites and the famous Sliding Rock. Hendersonville has a long history of antique shopping and native-only famous 'Curb Market'. Historic Flat Rock is home of the NC State Theater, also known as the Flat Rock Playhouse, where Broadway plays are enjoyed by sell-out audiences. The town has shops, a fine wine store, historic houses, St. Johns in the Wilderness Episcopal Church, Carl Sandburg's home, a fabulous bakery, street dancing every Friday night. Nearby historic Saluda offers pottery and jewelry shopping on their picturesque Main Street, gourmet dining, delicious barbecue, playground, tubing, whitewater rafting, historic center. Or on the lake you can follow the 14 miles of lake road for walking or biking.

               

              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 1956

              About: This vintage Lake Summit house is owned by three sisters. Our parents bought this charming home from the original builders. We all live in Charleston, SC. We are Ashley Hall graduates, parents and grandparents, hold masters degrees, with careers in teaching, library science and clinical counseling. We grew up swimming and skiing on the lake and now our children and grandchildren adore their summer time on the lake. We are no longer able to spend the entire summer on the lake so have begun to share this special property with others.

              Why Lake Summit:
              This special property is on the highly desirable Lake Summit where homes are passed down from generation to generation. It is a gentle, clean, refreshing mountain lake, built by Duke Power Company in the 1920s to power textile mills in Spartanburg, SC. It is the home of Camps Mondamin, Green Cove and Greystone. The Lake Summit kids become skilled skiers and the lake association allows renters to bring their own ski boat. Kayaking, and paddle boarding and sunfish sailing, biking, hiking, picnicking, horseshoes are all popular pastimes. Or if you want to leave the lake, Asheville with the famous Biltmore House is 30 minutes away, historic Hendersonville, Flat Rock and Saluda are even shorter rides and Sliding Rock in Pisgah National Forest (an hours drive) is an obligatory outing at least once a year.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              This house was built by a Spartanburg lady loaded with personality. The latch doors, the spacious lazy susan, the old timey fireplace in the kitchen, the wormy chestnut walls are her special creations and appreciated by young and old. You will love watching a storm move in as you sit in the old wicker furniture on the cozy porch overlooking the lake. Or maybe you will choose to have your wine and cheese on the back terrace nestled in the trees and close to the outdoor grill where you can cook your supper and eat under the stars. Or you might eat at the dock with another grill, stove, refrigerator and ice maker. You can choose between an eight person handmade wooden table or the 6 person glass table, or use both. The design of this huge entertainment area allows for both covered shaded areas and uncovered sun exposures.


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              Photos

              • Beautiful Lake Summit, fed by Green River. Our swimming dock with diving board.

                Beautiful Lake Summit, fed by Green River. Our swimming dock with diving board.

              • Screened porch overlooking lake, bridging bedroom #1 and the dining room.

                Screened porch overlooking lake, bridging bedroom #1 and the dining room.

              • Living room with beamed cathedral ceiling, fireplace, windows opening onto porch

                Living room with beamed cathedral ceiling, fireplace, windows opening onto porch

              • Bedroom #1, antique bed, overlooking lake and opening onto porch, large bathroom

                Bedroom #1, antique bed, overlooking lake and opening onto porch, large bathroom

              • Bedroom #3 overlooking lake, corner sink

                Bedroom #3 overlooking lake, corner sink

              • Bedroom #4 Room for blow up bed. 2 bathrooms and tiny room with youth bunk beds

                Bedroom #4 Room for blow up bed. 2 bathrooms and tiny room with youth bunk beds

              • Back view of house and stairs from lake

                Back view of house and stairs from lake

              • Boathouse, wooden steps into the lake, 'great room' above for entertaining

                Boathouse, wooden steps into the lake, 'great room' above for entertaining

              • Great room above boathouse. Dock 'Kitchen' to the left, diving platform to right

                Great room above boathouse. Dock 'Kitchen' to the left, diving platform to right

              • Front porch to front yard

                Front porch to front yard

              • Terrace behind the house. Magical spot for drinks, outdoor dining and s'mores.

                Terrace behind the house. Magical spot for drinks, outdoor dining and s'mores.

              • Front yard driveway to house.  Plenty of land and privacy

                Front yard driveway to house. Plenty of land and privacy

              • Porch outside living room and door to bedroom left shown, dining room behind.

                Porch outside living room and door to bedroom left shown, dining room behind.

              • Lake in Back of yard from porch

                Lake in Back of yard from porch

              • Dining room with vintage lazy susan table. Kitchen is to the right, porch behind

                Dining room with vintage lazy susan table. Kitchen is to the right, porch behind

              • Bedroom #2 overlooking terrace, ensuite bathroom with tub, laundry chute

                Bedroom #2 overlooking terrace, ensuite bathroom with tub, laundry chute

              • View from huge yard in front of house

                View from huge yard in front of house

              • Charming path from house down to lake

                Charming path from house down to lake

              • Boat house 'kitchen' opening onto large entertaining space. Easy and fun.

                Boat house 'kitchen' opening onto large entertaining space. Easy and fun.

              • Dock when lake is full

                Dock when lake is full

              • partial side yard with plenty of room to run and play horseshoes

                partial side yard with plenty of room to run and play horseshoes

              • path to boat house and dock

                path to boat house and dock

              • view from driveway to front of house

                view from driveway to front of house

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              Sleeps 12

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