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Unique Smokey Mountain Retreat

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Ponds, creek, mountain view, large yard, minutes from Nantahala Lake and Gorge

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Last updated: 04/05/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Andrews cabin description

'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!

Sincerely,
Toni & Camillo Iacoboni

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    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

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    At this time we are seeking adult rentals....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 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 2: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    2nd floor, full bath...moreless

  • Lower Level: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...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

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Locking door separates sink from toilet/tub/shower....moreless

  • Master Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Private bath inside 2nd master bedroom...moreless

  • Entertainment level bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Large counter space, convenient to hot tub....moreless

  • Garage Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    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

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Library shelf in loft overlooking family room...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    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

  • Games:

    Horseshoes, bean bag toss, multiple board games....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Loft overlooking family room features classic antique organ (please: only for those who actually play - no children allowed to touch) and guitar stand....moreless

  • Pool Table:

    7 foot, beautiful decor, rack with multiple cues...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish TV service...moreless

  • Television:

    TV in Master Bedroom 1. Flat screen TV in living room. Entertainment Center Large Screen TV on lower level....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Large DVD and VHS library at lower level Entertainment Center...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Look down from your spacious deck to see the trout in the pond, or look up to see the beautiful Smokey Mountains...moreless

  • Rural:

    Your own piece of Smokey Mountain Serenity, just 5 miles from beautiful Nantahala Lake...moreless

  • Water View:

    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

  • Waterfront:

    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
  • 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
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    New state of the art. Fabric softener above dryer....moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage:

    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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Backup electric generator with automatic cutover provides security for HVAC and electric....moreless

  • Internet:

    Free WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    2 leather sofas, fireplace, Dish TV...moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Unlimited free long distance (USA); no collect calls accepted...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    New state of the art. Utility room stocked with pre-measured laundry detergent packets....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker and electric tea kettle...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, cutlery, silverware and glassware, mixing bowls/bakeware/measuring cups and spoons, pots, pans and cooking utensils (please use plastic only on pans)...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwasher detergent under sink...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Stand/Hand Mixer, Food Processor/Blender (Ninja). Ingles (grocery store 7 minutes away) shopping card provided for your convenience; optional grocery shopping service for your convenience....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Cleaning products, insect sprays for emergency use, dish soap. Items often leftover from prior guests: condiments, coffee & filters, spices, paper towels, foil, paper plates and cups....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full Refrigerator with Freezer...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Bread/bagel toaster and toaster oven...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Paved bicycle trails nearby...moreless

  • Boat:

    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

  • Golf:

    In area...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    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

  • Outdoor Grill:

    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. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Sanitized and adjusted prior to visit. Easily seats 4 persons, variable speed jets, mood lights, private setting on porch with easy access to full indoor bathroom stocked with beach towels....moreless

 

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2015 Rate
Apr 19 - Oct 17, 2015
4 night min stay
$160 $175
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,050

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$160 $175
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,050 $3,750

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

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Fees:

  • Pet Fee $20 + tax
  • Cleaning and Maintenance Fee $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 10.75%

Notes:

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Last updated: 04/05/2015
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Location

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149 Miles
Nearest Airport
Atlanta, GA (ATL)
5.8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US-19

Car: Necessary

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...

 

Owner info

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!


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Ponds, creek, mountain view, large yard, minutes from Nantahala Lake and Gorge

    Ponds, creek, mountain view, large yard, minutes from Nantahala Lake and Gorge

  • Looking up from same deck toward Smokey Mountains

    Looking up from same deck toward Smokey Mountains

  • View from walkway to home as setting sun begins to dip below Smokey Mountains

    View from walkway to home as setting sun begins to dip below Smokey Mountains

  • Front pond flows under walking bridge on way to brook feeding large pond - Wow!

    Front pond flows under walking bridge on way to brook feeding large pond - Wow!

  • 3 floor home, big deck, screened lanai porch, hot tub on lower porch, RV garage

    3 floor home, big deck, screened lanai porch, hot tub on lower porch, RV garage

  • View from 2nd floor loft - the high ceiling and exposed beamwork create a warm, open lodge atmosphere

    View from 2nd floor loft - the high ceiling and exposed beamwork create a warm, open lodge atmosphere

  • Lanai: screened in porch with french doors to master bedroom

    Lanai: screened in porch with french doors to master bedroom

  • Another view of 2nd floor Master bedroom shows access to full bath and additional trundel bed

    Another view of 2nd floor Master bedroom shows access to full bath and additional trundel bed

  • Large Screen TV, Poker and Pool Tables, Futon and Trundel Beds, Full Bath - wow!

    Large Screen TV, Poker and Pool Tables, Futon and Trundel Beds, Full Bath - wow!

  • Fire pit at stream's edge - gather and enjoy!

    Fire pit at stream's edge - gather and enjoy!

  • No shortage of companies nearby providing water sport guides and gear!

    No shortage of companies nearby providing water sport guides and gear!

  • Spacious yet serene, cozy yet convenient, see why vacationers love this place!

    Spacious yet serene, cozy yet convenient, see why vacationers love this place!

  • Breakfast on your deck viewing tranquil upper pond and majestic Smokey Mountains

    Breakfast on your deck viewing tranquil upper pond and majestic Smokey Mountains

  • Ponds connected by waterfall fed by mountain stream

    Ponds connected by waterfall fed by mountain stream

  • Welcome to our log home!

    Welcome to our log home!

  • Pull into oversize 2 car garage: no winding, steep hills or parking concerns!

    Pull into oversize 2 car garage: no winding, steep hills or parking concerns!

  • Enjoy the warmth of your cozy living room.  Relax on the leather sofas without losing access to DISH cable TV and WIFI.

    Enjoy the warmth of your cozy living room. Relax on the leather sofas without losing access to DISH cable TV and WIFI.

  • Master Bedroom on main level with walk-in closet.  French doors leading from master bedroom to lanai overlooking babbling brook are seen in the next picture.

    Master Bedroom on main level with walk-in closet. French doors leading from master bedroom to lanai overlooking babbling brook are seen in the next picture.

  • Master Bedroom on 2nd Floor -  rustic yet elegant

    Master Bedroom on 2nd Floor - rustic yet elegant

  • Vacationers love the fully equipped and spacious kitchen

    Vacationers love the fully equipped and spacious kitchen

  • Relax in the privacy of your back porch hot tub with basement bath steps away!

    Relax in the privacy of your back porch hot tub with basement bath steps away!

  • Kayaks and gear included - quick trip to free public access  for Lake Nantahala

    Kayaks and gear included - quick trip to free public access for Lake Nantahala

  • The pond in autumn - each season brings unique Smokey Mountain pleasures & views

    The pond in autumn - each season brings unique Smokey Mountain pleasures & views

  • The Ponds at Nantahala Lake - truly... a UNIQUE Smokey Mountain Retreat!

    The Ponds at Nantahala Lake - truly... a UNIQUE Smokey Mountain Retreat!

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 04/05/2015
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