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This House is Lake Summit, Truly Original But with All the Modern Amenities

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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Welcome:

If you want a cross between my lovely grandmothers' “Sweet Briar” full silver service, breakfast, lunch and dinner charm and sensibility with myself, the artist, (Undergraduate and Master’s; will not say which Universities to lose guests due to college loyalties....Ha) who loves to create, design, and cook, you have found the correct Mountain/Lake Summit home. This is one of the first 4 original houses built here at Lake Summit and the first arrivals here get the best view... You and your family/guests will feel its original charm, beauty, and tranquil spirit the minute you walk through and to the front porch which overlooks the lake. You will instantly shed all of the tension, stress, and ill will that you brought with you and will properly start your vacation *(if not, pour a glass of wine, or a higher octane in extreme cases). When you come back into the house you will find a very warm atmosphere with knotty pine, art covered walls, beamed ceilings, comfortable furniture (antiques and contemporary), heart pine floors with traveled rugs, and a working original rock fireplace. Most of the walls are covered by my art (see pictures), art buddies, and local or international talent collected through my life’s journeys.

The house, though originally built in 1920 on this beautiful lake (dammed in 1919), has had all of the proper modernization's to the home without losing the feel of the original house (not sure if grandma would totally approve of the secluded but lake view hot tub, or the downstairs large double head shower, but she always insisted everybody should have fun. She also would not understand the WIFI).

The house has three in-home bedrooms, the Master on the main level with a king-size bed and the two other bedrooms are located on the lower level with very comfy queens (one bed is named the “Marshmallow” because no one wants to get out of it).

I also feature a fourth bedroom which is 15 feet over the water, located on the second story of the Boathouse. This room contains two twin beds, an awesome wake up view, air conditioning and/or fan if needed, and is the perfect hideout for any family’s teenage or older children, or those wanting a little more privacy ***(located down the hill from the house and over water, not appropriate for children who need attending...period). It also works as a great reading/napping room overlooking the lake and the upper deck herb garden. This is also a great place for a Massage! Yes there is a folding massage table provided under front twin bed. Call ahead of time to set up an appointment for a professional Masseuse during your stay.
*(The boathouse is not equipped with a bathroom).

The Main house is complete with two full bathrooms, a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen, gas stove and proper cooking gear (and grab some herbs from the herb garden!!), an exquisite, often-used fireplace in the main room that’s sure to provide the perfect evening setting. Central air/heat, with ceiling fans as well, everywhere. There are two large French farm tables which can hold 10 guests each, one inside and one on the awesome front porch (read above). This house is sure to provide the space and accommodations for any size or type of family or group of friends, cozy enough for as few as two, or spacious enough for as many as eight.

Fully equipped with all the latest in technology, the house includes multiple televisions (which can be left off), fast-speed wireless internet, as well as a surround-sound system that encompasses both the inside and outside settings. The televisions maintain full Premier DIRECTV package w/ two receivers. Yes guys, you can get the game, almost any game, welcome to your vacation as well. The stereo system has surround sound for the movie viewing screen and also goes through the main floor of the house, kitchen, porch, and cooking/hot tub deck. There is a PlayStation at the main TV for gaming or streaming videos.

Perhaps the most stunning and noteworthy feature of the house, aside from its inner beauty, is its multiple locations for outdoor enjoyment. Standing on the edge of the lake, there are three different outdoor areas for entertainment at any time of the day or night. Not only does the lower level bedrooms of the main house have a separate beautiful deck that overlooks the lake, but the boathouse also has a patio deck on its upper level. Again, surrounded by the smells of the herb garden, this is a perfect place for wine, cheese and appetizers. It has nice seating for any afternoon or evening (off of the boathouse bedroom, this deck is also fun to jump off of into the lake).
However, arguably the most enchanting and magnetic place on the entire property is the spanning front porch on the main level of the house. This wooden deck with natural mountain laurel rails and party lighting (electrical, candle lit, or combination) provide the ideal view of the lake at the perfect altitude to see on for what seems to be forever. The Western facing porch allows for the most perfect point of view for every sunset that one could ever ask for. Cameras will get a workout from this perspective, I promise. The deck contains one of the French farm dining tables (breakfast, lunch and dinner lake views) with several candle opportunities. The other half of the porch has a seating area, a large porch swing, it opens to the hot tub deck and brick courtyard with two proper grills (one gas and one charcoal), all allowing for unforgettable nights.

The boathouse and dock has two Kayaks for your use, many floatables, a full-size refrigerator, an ice cream maker, blender, fresh water sink and a hot dog steamer. There can be arrangements made for getting your boat lake permitted and docking your boat as well (it does take several days to get a lake permit so this has to be done way ahead of time before your arrival).

It is a great lake to Canoe, Kayak or Paddle Board Of course, just floating and swimming off the dock is awesome too.

Tryon International Equestrian Center
For those of you visiting or participating in the marvelous new Tryon International Equestrian Center, welcome. Lake Summit is an easy 20 some minute drive up the mountain on I -26, just on the other side of Saluda. That short drive gets you out of the lowland heat and up the mountain where it is at least 10 degrees cooler minimum at all times. Not to mention the cool clean mountain lake to jump in to wash the days dust off... For those guests not familiar with the Tryon International Equestrian Center, its a must see during your visit here if you can possibly get off of the lake.

Thanks for looking at my property and I hope to see you all soon, from which ever direction you are coming from and for what ever reason it brings you here. I would love to share the house I've built my life around and I am sure it will become as memorable for you as it is endearing for me.






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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years of age. This house in not for college activity unless with a supervising parent and probably higher deposit. Sorry, I was a college student once....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Supervised children welcome. This is a lake/mountain home. High decks and lots of stairs. Art on walls. The lake has to have supervised children. The boathouse bedroom in not for small children to stay by themselves or unattended. It is not close enough to the main house for proper parent supervision. Non swimmers need to wear life vests....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    I love kind pets, but, if you want to bring them I need to know about them and there will be an extra Pet/Cleaning charge of $150. Charges are less than a kennel and a puppy dog needs to be on vacation with the family too....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking is allowed on outside decks only, never in the house. Be responsible for your cigarette butts from the grounds and the water or this will change (field strip and pocket all cigarette butts when not around an ash tray please). I will charge you to clean up your cigarette butts...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master: 1 king

    Master Bedroom is on the main floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    This bed is the 'marshmello'. comfortable tuff to get out of...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    The other downstairs bedroom, they share a large deck...moreless

  • The Boathouse bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Over the water about 15 feet, great place to wake up to...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Main floor, main bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Downstairs between the 2 bedrooms w/ 2 headed shower...moreless

Other Amenities

  • This part of the country has it all. The mountains, the lake, Historic towns, Flat Rock Play house, The Biltmore House, Vineyards, Micro brew capital of the East, rafting rivers, hiking, waterfalls, zip line adventures, great restaurants, antiques, music and more...moreless

Entertainment

  • Music Library:

    The Directv has about 80+ music channels and the system is house wide. There is an I-Pod player at the boathouse....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Full on Premier DirecTV service. 2 different receivers for Master and Kitchen, and the living room and front deck TV's...One down stairs bedroom has a blue ray that also has a WiFi for Netflix. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    System throughout house, Main Livingroom, kitchen, front porch, hot tub, and grilling areas...moreless

  • Television:

    Kitchen, Living room, Front deck, Master and the 2 downstairs bedrooms...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Playstation 3...moreless

  • Video Library:

    There are many dvd's for your use. I am a typical guy when it comes to movies, so most are in the action catagory unless someone left it. Bring your own if you have children or like other catagories...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    2 seperate dinning areas to choose from. One inside and the other on the outside porch overlooking lake. Both Farm tables can comfortably seat 10...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air and heat in the main house (window unit in boathouse upstairs bedroom)HE...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Matching front loader dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Original 1920's rock fireplace. Burns wood, looks great....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    There is a stairmaster in front of the house. You use it everytime you walk up or down to the boathouse...ha...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas...moreless

  • Internet:

    WIFI available. You can also stream videos through the Play Station...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    White Towels for shower and hot tub use only. Please provide your own towels for lake use....moreless

  • Living Room:

    See pics to believe. Walls covered in art. Heart pine floors throughout home, Knotty pine walls and ceilings throughout. Beams across cathedral ceiling in Living dining area. Fireplace...moreless

  • Parking:

    Above house, house driveway, and below house next to boathouse...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    White towels for showers and hot tub only. Please provide your own towels for the lake use...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    HE front load washer...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    and coffee grinder...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Complete with real knives, real pans, matching dishes and glasses, and most kitchen gizmos you can think of...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    I am a chef and have a chefs kitchen. Favorite morning activity is to grind some coffee beans and watch the several birds on the several feeders...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Any pantry items in my home can be used by you. I tend to leave starter stuff here. It is silly for you to go buy 5 pounds of flour to make a biscuit. I just ask, If you finish it, replace it....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    See Decks...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    great biking around the lake, or mountain biking in the area but you really need to bring your own bikes....moreless

  • Boat:

    2 brand new kayaks for your use. Can usually also get a canoe if requested....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Upper deck off of front porch with Hot Tub and lake view, Lower deck off downstairs bedrooms with lake view, Deck over boathouse that you can jump in the lake from, also has the herb garden on it....moreless

  • Golf:

    Some of the best golf courses in the country surround this area, you are responsible for those contacts...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Incredible rivers as calm or extreme as you would want them. Also new Zip Line in the area over the Green River Gorge...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Herb Garden over boathouse, the beach is grass...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Both large Gas and Charcoal grills at the house...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Summer or winter...moreless

  • Tennis:

    friends have courts on the lake, can usually get you on them...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Boathouse is for your use. Many floatables and life jackets in there...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    private hot tub overlooks communal pool (Lake Summit)...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer Rates
Aug 2 - Sep 12, 2015
3 night min stay
$425 $550
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,800
Leaf Season
Oct 4 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$450 $450
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,695
Thanksgiving week
Nov 21 - Nov 29, 2015
5 night min stay
$500
$3,000
Christmas Holiday
Dec 18 - Dec 27, 2015
5 night min stay
$500
$3,000
New Years
Dec 30 - Jan 3, 2016
3 night min stay
$600
Early Summer Rates
May 1 - Jun 25, 2016
3 night min stay
$425 $550
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,800
High Season
Jun 26 - Aug 7, 2016
5 night min stay
$500 $600
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,200
Late Summer Rates
Aug 8 - Sep 10, 2016
3 night min stay
$425 $550
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,800
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$400 $500
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • House Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
  • Pet Fee $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

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Year Purchased: 1920


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Photos

  • The front porch at night.  Never too many candles!

    The front porch at night. Never too many candles!

  • Proper dinner selection for a porch dinner with friends. Dinners here take time!

    Proper dinner selection for a porch dinner with friends. Dinners here take time!

  • Master Bedroom with some of the owners art work

    Master Bedroom with some of the owners art work

  • Main room Interior with another large farm table and art loaded walls

    Main room Interior with another large farm table and art loaded walls

  • Main room with original 1920's rock fireplace with 2012 flat screen tv attached

    Main room with original 1920's rock fireplace with 2012 flat screen tv attached

  • Downstairs queen, fondly called the marshmellow because no one can get out of it

    Downstairs queen, fondly called the marshmellow because no one can get out of it

  • Second downstairs bedroom with a queen. Downstairs has its own lake view deck

    Second downstairs bedroom with a queen. Downstairs has its own lake view deck

  • Looking up to the front corner of the house from the lake road.

    Looking up to the front corner of the house from the lake road.

  • Another beautiful lake view. Your camera's will get a workout from this porch.

    Another beautiful lake view. Your camera's will get a workout from this porch.

  • The beach and boathouse and the 2 lake kayaks that are for your use

    The beach and boathouse and the 2 lake kayaks that are for your use

  • I think there is a Corona sitting to the right.

    I think there is a Corona sitting to the right.

  • Front porch with large farm table for dining and lake view hot tub deck

    Front porch with large farm table for dining and lake view hot tub deck

  • Misty morning lake shot and the water is like glass

    Misty morning lake shot and the water is like glass

  • Another Sunset view from the front porch,
with a glass of wine is close by!

    Another Sunset view from the front porch, with a glass of wine is close by!

  • Master Bedroom with King size bed

    Master Bedroom with King size bed

  • Main room with front porch entrance and 'Socks' my dog asking to come in

    Main room with front porch entrance and 'Socks' my dog asking to come in

  • Gourmet Kitchen, fully stocked. Grind coffee and watch the birds on the feeders

    Gourmet Kitchen, fully stocked. Grind coffee and watch the birds on the feeders

  • Downstairs Bathroom with double shower heads for two

    Downstairs Bathroom with double shower heads for two

  • Upstairs Master Bathroom with deep soaking tub

    Upstairs Master Bathroom with deep soaking tub

  • Hot tub deck with lake behind. I am standing on the grilling courtyard

    Hot tub deck with lake behind. I am standing on the grilling courtyard

  • Ready for Lake Summit Fun?

    Ready for Lake Summit Fun?

  • The upper sun deck off the boathouse bedroom with the herb garden.

    The upper sun deck off the boathouse bedroom with the herb garden.

  • My flying squirrel feeder of front deck.  Fun and friendly nighttime visitors

    My flying squirrel feeder of front deck. Fun and friendly nighttime visitors

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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
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