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- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
ESCAPE FROM THE HURRIED LIFE TO THE SIMPLE LIFE!
SALE!! SPECIAL RATE: MAY 13-26 AT $150/NT!
SALE! $50 OFF STANDARD RATE OF ANY WEEKLY STAY AND $25 OFF STANDARD RATE OF ANY TWO NIGHT STAY!!
RESERVE NOW AT OUR LOW RATES FOR YOUR MOUNTAIN LAKE VACATION!
BED & BATH LINENS AND DEPARTURE CLEAN INCLUDED! PEDAL BOAT AND CANOE PROVIDED FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT!
SEE OUR LAKE FRONT LOG CABIN WITH CLAWFOOT TUB FROM MOVIE 'THE NOTEBOOK' LOCATED NEXT-DOOR TO OUR COTTAGE AT LINK ON THIS PAGE FOR 'ALL MY RENTAL LISTINGS' OR AT VRBO NO. 58791!
BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN AND SUNSET VIEWS! BRING YOUR FAMILY AND BOAT!!
We invite you to unwind and relax in our charming cottage with glorious mountain and sunset views on Beautiful Lake Lure. You take only four short steps from the street and you enter into the top floor of our cottage recently renovated to include modern amenties while still retaining the rustic charm. We added old fashioned beaded board ceilings upstairs and refinished the original wood floors.
You will find one full bath (linens provided) with stack washer/dryer, vanity sink and tub/shower. Down the hall, you have two bedrooms, one with queen size bed and ceiling fan, and one with bunkbed with double mattress on bottom and twin mattress on top (children only on top bunk). You can step outside onto the upstairs porch to greet the morning with your tea or coffee and enjoy the glorious views of the lake and mountains on the swing or chaise lounges.
Downstairs is the great room with the original knotty pine paneling, 2 large sofas (one is log frame futon) and a chair to cozy up in front of the gas fireplace and enjoy the selection of books, games, satellite tv, dvd. Movies available at Ingles Grocery Store.
When you are ready to eat, you will find a fully stocked kitchen with microwave, frig, stove and a dishwasher to help clean up. You can move the cooking outdoors to the charcoal grill or gas grill and keep an eye on the burgers from the downstairs back porch furnished with classic glider and rockers, and then eat outdoors on the picnic table.
While you are enjoying the back porch, yard, boathouse and lake, you will find for your convenience the second bathroom located on the back porch, which has a shower, sink and commode. A few steps from the porch brings you to about 12 stone steps leading to the deck on top of the boathouse with dining furniture and lounging furniture with those glorious views of the lake and mountains. Down another short flight of steps takes you to the dock where you will find a canoe (life jackets supplied) and a paddle boat for getting around the lake.
Try your hand at fishing where past guests have caught trout and bass, (and some have caught a quiet time), or go for a swim to cool off in the clear waters of Lake Lure. Remember the water is at least 15 feet deep in front of our boathouse! The Simple Life Cottage is located on the east side of the lake on a large quiet cove with a no wake zone (not far off the main channel), so that swimming, fishing, canoing and pedalling is safe and fun.
Selected as one of the ten most beautiful man-made lakes in the world by National Geographic, Lake Lure is nestled in the serene setting of the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. You will discover the magic and bounty of nature in this wondrous canyon known as Hickory Nut Gorge. Lake Lure was built in 1925 and consists of approximately 1500 acres with 27 miles of shoreline. Major motion pictures filmed here include Firestarter, A Breed Apart, Dirty Dancing, and Last of the Mohicans.
The iso-thermal belt provides enjoyable climate and four season splendor year round. For the 'active life' scenic attractions, parks, hiking, white water rafting, and water sports, as well as waterfalls close by, good food, and quaint shops. For the 'simple life' relax and lounge on the deck on top of our boathouse enjoying the lake and mountain views with a good book.
So Sorry, but No Smoking (except outside) and No Pets allowed.
Departure Cleaning Included. Bed, bath and kitchen linens included.
Maximum occupancy is five guests at all times, visitors included. Maximum parking is for two vehicles. Ask about possible extra (third) parking spot.
Cancellation Policy: 30 days prior to check in, full refund minus 10 percent. Less than 30 days prior to check in and we are able to re-rent during the cancelled reservation time period, we will refund equivalent portion of paid funds, minus 10 percent.
Check in is 4:00 p.m. and Check out is 10:00 a.m.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Simple Life Cottage!
Keywords: Cottage, Lake, Lake Front, Mountain View, Sunset View, Canoe, Pedal Boat
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Convertible bed(s)
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Gas Fireplace
- Parking Off Street
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
Gas Fireplace Reminiscent of Log Burning Stove, Central downstairs with a Variety of Movies, CD\Radio, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Stack Washer/Dryer, Bed, Bath and Kitchen Linens provided (bring your own swimming towels), Weber Gas Grill with Picnic Table, Large Boathouse Deck and Dock, Canoe and Paddle Boat (life jackets included), Selection of Books, Selection of Games. Please, No Smoking (except outdoors), No Pets, Departure Cleaning Included....morecollapse
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
loved this setting
loved this setting
We are a family of four and we fell in love with the area and the the views. The cottage was very well-equipped and very cozy. Even in the cold days (cold for Floridians but only in the 30s), we spent quiet mornings sipping on hot cocoa on the top porch swing, we used the canoe and paddle boat and BBQ'd and had meals outside. Very short drive to Chimney Rock, horse back riding, zip lines and antique shops and restaurants in the downtown area. We tried zip lines for the first time and loved it. The only drawbacks that were NOT a problem for us but maybe for others is no closet space and little drawer space.
- Guest mountain-lover
- Date of stay 12/24/12
- Review Submitted 01/15/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: So happy you enjoyed your stay at The Simple Life Cottage and the fantastic location off-off the main road with beautiful views of sunsets, mountains and lake. Our cottage is small and cozy as you can see from the pictures, with efficient use of space. While the closets are used for owner supplies, we do provide multiple hooks on the back of the doors in the bedrooms, and a chest of drawers in each. Also there are hooks in the hallway and downstairs to hang jackets and caps. Loads of choices for outdoor living space with the top porch, downstairs porch, small backyard with grills and picnic table, large boathouse roof deck (my favorite), and dock to fish, swim and boat from, all for a relaxing or active escape to the mountains. We hope to welcome you back soon :)
Girls just gotta have fun !
Girls just gotta have fun !
Life was absolutely grand for the entire stay. We enjoyed every outside lounge/hang out location within 2-3 hours. Never turned on the tv. Enjoyed watching rain drops hitting the lake, canoeing on the lake, lounging by the lake, watching wildlife, and lots of laughter amoungst friends. The accomodations could not have been more perfect. We only ventured out once as our purpose was to relax and enjoy friends which we did to the best of our abilities. Thank you for sharing your perfect, quaint cottage with us. It was wonderful.
- Guest Susan
- Date of stay 07/19/12
- Review Submitted 07/24/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
We came for a long weekend and it was great! Cottage was cozy and clean – couldn’t have been better. Really enjoyed sitting on the boathouse and enjoying the view. Close to Chimney Rock and highly recommend taking the boat tour of Lake Lure! The other reviews we read were right on the money – glad we came and we’d definitely like to come back again.
- Guest Chris & Dean
- Date of stay 05/20/11
- Review Submitted 05/02/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.
Can't wait to go back!
Can't wait to go back!
My boyfriend and I saw this adorable cabin online and immediately booked it. The pictures did not do it justice..it was the cutest, cleanest, most relaxing place I've ever stayed at! The cabin was stocked with everything we needed! We took the canoe and pattleboat out, went hiking, BBQ'd and simply relaxed and enjoyed the peace and quiet. I would recommend this adorable cabin to anyone who is looking to get away for a nice quiet long weekend. We definitely plan on returning. Thanks again Mary Ann...we had such a wonderful time
- Guest Kish
- Date of stay 03/30/12
- Review Submitted 04/02/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
perfect place to honeymoon!
perfect place to honeymoon!
my husband and I were so lucky to find this adoreable little cottage right on the lake! What an amazing view and what a perfect cozy little place for just two people! (it may have been crowded with our 18 month old!) we had a wonderdul time canoeing and it was not far from the convenience of ingles grocery store 3 miles away. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to honeymoon. And Ms. Mary ann is so nice and hospitable. She called shortly after checkout to see if we had a pleasant stay. The house is just as described on the site. Highly recommend her cozy cottage for any couple! Definitely plan to come back!
- Guest Ashley and Matthew
- Date of stay 03/16/12
- Review Submitted 03/20/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing.
My daughters and I had a wonderful time at The Sinple Life Cottage. I would recommend it to anyone looking to relax and get away. With a canoe, paddle boat and proximity to Chimney Rock, it also has enough activity for the kids. We look forward to visiting again soon.
- Guest Scott
- Date of stay 03/09/12
- Review Submitted 03/16/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
What a great weekend!! Although we only live an hour away it was the perfect getaway. What a lovely cottage and right on the lake. Even though Lake Lure is somewhat "sleepy" in the winter it was just what was needed. The fireplace was wonderful with the chilly weather. The cottage was just as described; warm, inviting, clean and well maintained. Will definitely return and would highly recommend others for a visit.
- Guest Mackey
- Date of stay 01/27/12
- Review Submitted 01/30/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Great place! So relaxing you just want to stay another night. Close to Chimney Rock for a nice day out. Restaurants in the area if you choose to eat out, but we preferred to bring our meals and cook at the cabin. Movie and fireplace at night to take the chill off. Basically, just show up and the cabin does the rest. Definitely will come back. Easy contact with Mary Ann to setup everything. We had such a nice time. Love the bear theme :o) Dennis and Kathy.
- Guest Dennis and Kathy
- Date of stay 03/23/11
- Review Submitted 04/01/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway.
Lake Lure cabin
Lake Lure cabin
This is a wonderful place to stay in Lake Lure. Beautiful views. Good location near many of the local attractions.
- Guest Lake Lure vacationer
- Date of stay 03/26/11
- Review Submitted 04/01/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing.
Guest comment entered by owner
We had a wonderful 12 days in your cute, little cottage. We greatly enjoyed all the many places to sit, relax, enjoy the views and listen to the calming splashing of the lake. The deck overlooking the lake is fabulous. With the canoe and pedal boat to explore the lake, and many nice places - Asheville, Hendersonville - close by to visit our days were quiet and relaxing but never boring. Thank you for sharing the "Simple Life" with us.
- Guest Uli - Heidi - Chris - Katja
- Date of stay 07/14/01
- Review Submitted 03/21/11
June 8 - Aug 10: $1100/wk * Summer Season Weekly Only * Saturday-Saturday * Aug 11-Oct 31: 175/nt * $900/wk * Week May Begin Any Day * 2 night minimum * Nov 1-Mar 31: $150/night * $800/week * 2 night minimum * Week may begin any day * April 1-June 8: $175/nt * $900/wk * 2 night minimum * Week may begin any day * Nov-Mar: 1 bath only (2nd bath winterized.) Advance Deposit (1/2) due in 7 days * Final Deposit & Refundable Security Deposit due 1 month prior to check in * Departure Cleaning Included * Bed, Bath & Kitchen Linens Included * 16.75% Tax Fee Holidays: No Discount, 3 Nt Min&Rate Increase* Rates & Amenities Subject to Change
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View of Cottage facing Lake Lure with Relaxing Porches Up and Down
All the chef needs after working up an appetite in or on Lake Lure
Log futon for sitting, watching tv or snoozing
Queen size bed for a great night's sleep after hiking Chimney Rock
Street side view of Lake Lure Cottage with only four steps to the door
Friendly neighbors swim by to greet you
We're eating out tonight - outside in the backyard
Memorable Sunset from Boathouse Roof Deck
Relax in the Living Room after Outdoor Adventures
Where's my burger?
Sweet Dreams on Bunkbed with double mattress on bottom and twin mattress on top
Gorgeous view from boathouse roof deck
View from Lake Lure of Cottage and Boathouse during glorious fall color season
Swing for two overlooking mountains and Lake Lure
The Best Spot - Relaxing on the Boathouse Roof/Deck
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