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'The Ponds at Nantalaha Lake' is a 'Unique Retreat' strategically located as the hub, surrounded by a wheel of incredible activity and tourist gems. Our 3.6 acres are beautifully landscaped to please the senses. The outdoor deck overlooks a two-tiered fish pond, with a refreshing fountain for rustic ambiance. Walking to the middle of the property, you will enjoy the breathtaking view of another quarter acre pond situated with a lovely Smokey Mountain background. Your family can paddle around, sport fish or simply relax on a few large boulders and muse, read or watch the wildlife. The Nantalaha Stream with its many small waterfalls runs through and borders the property. Open up the master bedroom doors to the lanai and sleep to the peaceful sounds of gently rushing water. The pristine Lake Nantahala is just a five minute drive to the public boat launch. Bring your boat and RV too. We have outbuildings to protect your special vacation vehicles, with electric and septic hook-ups. After a day of activity come back to the cabin for a meal cooked on our gas or charcoal grills. Parents relax in the hot tub while the children play badminton, volleyball, horseshoes, or croquet. The entire family can retire to the 'fire-pit' by the stream to enjoy roasting marshmallows, story telling and singing.
Our authentic log home is modest and decorated in keeping with the simple mountain life, yet with all the modern conveniences of home. It sleeps up to nine people, but can be a real retreat for one or two couples. Master 1 is a large bedroom with a queen electric bed. This room is decorated in traditional mountain decor and opens to the lanai for the experience of outdoor sleeping, yet in the safety and comfort of the home. It has a cedar closet, computer area, satellite TV and shares a full bath with the main floor. Master 2 provides old world charm in the tradition of a cottage. It too has a full bath and satellite TV. In addition to the formal bedrooms, the large entertainment area on the lower level has another trundle day bed and one queen futon. This area also has a kitchenette, private full bathroom and private stone deck with a hot tub. This entertainment area is perfect for children, or another independent family arrangement!
The gas fireplace coupled with the leather furniture and satellite TV is a quaint place for relaxation, reading or quiet conversation. The kitchen is equipped with everything you would need: all modern appliances and some extras for the gourmet cook. There is a small eating area in the cabin, a large deck for eating and entertainment, and another large table on the lanai for meals or craft activities.
'The Ponds at Nantahala Lake' is mountain-close to all major attractions. Looking to the North, South East and West of us, you will find all major attractions conveniently located. We are 5 minutes to the pristine Nantahala Lake, and within 15-30 minutes to Nantahala Gorge and Outdoor Center, Bryson City, Fontana Lake, Santeeilia Lake, Chatuge Lake, Franklin NC, The Cherohala Skyway, John Campbell Folk Arts School, Murphy NC, Andrews NC, and much more. The locals say we are 'two hours from Anywhere': Atlanta GA, Ashville NC. Charlotte NC, Knoxville TN, and Gatlinburg TN. We are truly blessed to be in the middle of no-where, yet so close to everything that means so much to the people who live here and the tourists that visit. We heartily invite you to share our lovely home, our community of open and trusting folk, and one of the most beautiful places on this planet!
We are a smoke free / drug free zone! There is NO smoking of any kind allowed in the cabin or around our property. We strictly enforce this policy, and non-compliance could result in eviction (with forfeiture of remaining paid stay). Offenders will also be held responsible for damages that may include, but are not limited to, lost rents (if a subsequent guest needs to be refunded because of smoke smell or evidence) and additional cleaning and maintenance charges. ...moreless
Pets Not Allowed
3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7
Master Bedroom 1: 1 queen
Main level, cedar closet, full bath, french doors to lanai...moreless
Master bedroom on main level has french doors leading to screened in porch. Mountain cabin decor. 2nd level master bedroom with full bath combines cottage elegance and privacy. Plenty of extra sleeping room on lower entertainment level.
Fully supplied with your relaxation and comfort in mind: Hypo-Allergenic and Insect Retardant mattress covers/pads. Two bed linen sets/bed (one in case of emergency). Decorative Quilt Hanger (themed top quilt for decoration only, NOT for sleeping), with non-decorative quilts, dual-controlled electric mattress pads and extra blankets....moreless
Master Bathroom 1: toilet, shower
Locking door separates sink from toilet/tub/shower....moreless
Great for the quick shower after outdoor activities!...moreless
Fully stocked with bath towels, hand towels, beach towels, wash cloths, paper towels, facial tissue, toilet paper, products for tub cleaning after each use, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner, hair dryer. Magnified makeup mirror....moreless
Library shelf in loft overlooking family room...moreless
Huge lower level functions as Entertainment Center including large screen TV, pool table, classic wooden card table, game rack, kitchenette with seating, access to outdoor hot tub with full bath....moreless
Horseshoes, bean bag toss, multiple board games....moreless
Loft overlooking family room features classic antique organ (please: only for those who actually play - no children allowed to touch) and guitar stand....moreless
7 foot, beautiful decor, rack with multiple cues...moreless
TV in Master Bedroom 1. Flat screen TV in living room. Entertainment Center Large Screen TV on lower level....moreless
Large DVD and VHS library at lower level Entertainment Center...moreless
Away From It All
Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
Look down from your spacious deck to see the trout in the pond, or look up to see the beautiful Smokey Mountains...moreless
Your own piece of Smokey Mountain Serenity, just 5 miles from beautiful Nantahala Lake...moreless
Beautiful larger pond is fed by fresh water from the mountain creek year round. Look out from the deck across the front pond to see the mist of the clouds in the Smokey Mountains....moreless
Mountain stream feeds the pond just below your deck, which then flows to a babbling creek that runs along the back of the property...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Cross Country Skiing
Hunting Small Game
Additional dining areas on beautiful screened in porch facing creek and on open deck facing waterfall into pond; additional kitchenette and seating on lower level...moreless
Seating for 6 people
New state of the art. Fabric softener above dryer....moreless
Fitness Room / Equipment
RV garage: electric and septic hookup. Separate oversized insulated 2 car garage with bathroom/shower, storage (extra chairs, etc.), and possible pet kennel site (please ask for details re: pets)....moreless
Backup electric generator with automatic cutover provides security for HVAC and electric....moreless
Less than 5 miles from cabin to public boat launch (0.6 miles to access road, then 4 miles of beautiful woods leads to lake). Incredible view: peaceful Nantahala Lake surrounded by Smokey Mountains....moreless
Deck / Patio:
Overlooks beautiful pond fed by mountain stream; table and chairs for four; umbrella...moreless
Use of 2 sit-on Spitfire kayaks and paddles included....moreless
Lanai / Gazebo:
Access from dining room or Master Bedroom 1; table seats six; swing; art area; screened; faces babbling creek...moreless
Lawn / Garden:
Unique! 3 lovely acres includes large pond stocked with fish and fed by mountain creek, another set of ponds with waterfall adjacent to house. Large yard for games. Blueberries trellis and grapes....moreless
New gas grill (four burners and side plate burner) and separate Weber charcoal grill. Adirondack chairs and side table surround fire-ring by the stream, with firewood by garage porch.
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
$175 Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Pet Fee$20 + tax
Cleaning and Maintenance Fee$150 + tax
Refundable Damage Deposit$250
Rates are subject to change unless booked. Pets require advance approval.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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The best of both worlds! Relax in your own beautiful yard with mountain fed ponds and creek. Take the kayaks from the garage to beautiful Nantahala Lake in 10 minutes (Big Choga, the entrance road to the lake, is only 0.6 miles away). Quickly drive to Nantahala Gorge for hiking or water sports. And so much more...
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: We searched long and hard throughout the Smokey Mountains region for the 'place of our dreams' for our own retirement, and were thrilled to purchase this unique estate in the summer of 2013.
Why the Owner Chose Andrews: The location was strategically chosen to provide its guests with all that the mountains have to offer; “Exquisite Mountain Beauty”, Lake Activities, Stream Wonderment, Open Land For Games and Family Fun, and The Ponds for Relaxation. It is convenient to the best local attractions, and a short distance to many tri-state and national tourist sites. “The Ponds At Nantalaha Lake” is situated on 3.5 exquisite acres with one quarter acre pond, two smaller fish ponds with a large fountain, two streams and water falls, bordering state forest, and 5 minutes to the lake. Bring your boat and/or RV too!
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin: The minute we enter our home, we feel we are on vacation, and make every effort to provide you the same experience!
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