Lakefront Home with Private Dock, Wooded Setting, Close to Smoky Mtns
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
McGuire Creek house description
All the comforts of a Modern Home nestled in 3 acres of Secluded Woods.
Set on a beautiful cove on Douglas Lake, this property is perfect for families or friends who enjoy diverse entertainment. The lake provides excellent swimming, fishing, and water sports; and the location gives quick access to all the attractions of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg. Dandridge, the second oldest town in Tennessee, is just 10 minutes away.
Douglas Lake is one of the best fishing lakes in Tennessee! Our particular cove has good fishing and excellent swimming right off the dock behind the house. The dock sits in 15-25 ft of water from late April until September, and is protected from lake traffic, so its convenient for both swimming and boating. The closest boat ramp is just 5 minutes away.
Enjoy any of these nearby activities or simply stay at the house and relax in the hot tub, watch the deer and wild turkeys, and enjoy the beautiful vistas.
This house is relatively new to the vacation rental market (since summer 2011), and we have had a great response so far. We listen closely to our guests and make improvements based on the feedback. We set up a propane gas grill on the deck just outside the kitchen, repaired the hot tub, added a TV, and set up fast wi-fi internet access. We have also expanded the deck and are now adding a gazebo.
- 2500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Scenic Drives
- Outlet Shopping
local services and businesses
sports and adventure activities
- Fly Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Tubing
- Dining Room
forms of payment
- Accept Credit Card
- Clothes Dryer
- Paper Towels
- Linens Provided
- Split-System Air Conditioning
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Split-System Heating
- Ice Maker
- Coffee Maker
- 4 Ring Stove
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Grinder
- Boat Dock
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Wood Deck
- Walkway To Water
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Hot Tub
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Spacious lakefront home amidst trees
Spacious lakefront home amidst trees
This large property has 5 bedrooms on three levels, along with 3.5 baths. The layout is perfect for up to 9 people, with plenty of spaces to spread out, including two porches, several living areas, the gazebo, and the dock. You can't see much of the lake from the porches because of the trees, but the shade keeps things nice and cool. The cove is quiet. This location is convenient for visiting the Smoky Mountains, Knoxville, and Oak Ridge.
- Guest Ruth N.
- Date of stay 06/16/13
- Review Submitted 06/26/13
We spent a week at this property and enjoyed every minute of it. The house is in a very nice location and was able to accomodate a very large party of us (around a dozen people for part of the week). Overall, the house is well maintained and looks great. I was particularly pleased with the quality of the bedding and the climate control system. The owner also went to the effort of having an extension cord run down to the dock for us to charge our trolling motor batteries. Anyone renting needs to realize there are about 100 steps to get from the house to the dock as clearly portrayed in the pictures. The steps are well maintained and shouldn't be an issue for healthy adults. We would definitely like to return again sometime.
- Guest Randy (Kansas City)
- Date of stay 05/18/13
- Review Submitted 06/03/13
2 week stay just over :( Just had to write to praise property, it's owner and his brother. The property was extremely clean. Kitchen well stocked. Everything in perfect working order. Owner and brother friendly, courteous, helpful and very welcoming. Couple of very minor issues were dealt with in a speedy and efficient manner. Perfect setting with great access to beautiful Douglas Lake from private dock for our boat. Dock in well maintained order. Steps down to dock very sturdy. House spacious and super-clean; Great decks round house for kicking back and relaxing after a busy day boating, fishing, tubing. Lovely ultra-clean hot-tub a definite bonus after a busy day relaxing ! Camera a must for photos of the lake and local wildlife Take it steady and watch out for the beautiful deer on the way up and down. Ideally situated also for the entertainment and shopping in nearby Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Only problem we had - 2 weeks just NOT long enough ! Remedied that by booking up to come back next year - can't wait !!!!
- Guest Tanya B.
- Date of stay 08/04/12
- Review Submitted 08/19/12
We stayed during the third week of June and had an absolutely wonderful stay. Everything was VERY clean, including the hot tub. There were plenty of towels/toiletries. We had two people ages 40-50, two in our 20's and one 11 year old and we had no trouble getting down to the dock ( but those stairs will give you a workout haha!) We spent most of our days in town, then the afternoons/nights we spent relaxing at the house. My father in law spent most of his time down at the dock- they even took the canoe out a few times and had a blast. I would highly recommend this house-we really enjoyed our stay!
- Guest Erika S.
- Date of stay 06/18/12
- Review Submitted 06/28/12
Our week at the lake
Our week at the lake
My family and I had a great time during our stay. We did have problems with the AC and they had someone there that day to fix it! The lake was so nice and quiet, the stairs werent too much fun though :) We would have loved for it to be a bit cleaner though, it didnt look like anyone came to clean before we got there.
- Guest megan v.
- Date of stay 06/10/12
- Review Submitted 06/27/12
Nice location; BUT in need of TLC / up-keep...
Nice location; BUT in need of TLC / up-keep...
Nice location, on a quiet cul-da-sac. House was NOT clean when we arrived! Dirty dishes in the dishwasher, used towels/wash cloths in one shower, and waste baskets had NOT been emptied. (Alcohol bottles, used q-tips, "used" feminine products in BR waste basket.) There was dried tooth paste in sinks, soap trail running down the shower, where an old used bar of Dial still remained. Carpeting in the down stairs bedroom,and family room, had not been swept in quite some time... Basicially we were grossed out when we first arrived. Was quite obvious, that it had not been looked after/cleaned prior to our arrival!!! The owner requested that we give his brother, (who lives at the property above the garage) $50-$100 when we arrived, for cleaning the place! The hot tub water had NOT been treated~we did not realize it until we got in. Horrible odor of mildew/black pieces of scum floating everywhere. We both got red raised skin bumps, after being in the tub for less then 15 minutes. We mentioned it to the brother, and he came right over, and put a powered chemical in the water. (Should have been done before our arrival.) The floors were filthy, and if we wore white socks, they were gray to almost black in no time. The half bath on the main floor had a bowel movement in it, that had not been flushed! We are in our late fifties, and were very disappointed to have a not very nice note left taped to the garbage can one day, by the brother of the owner, that lives at the property. As we traveled from Ohio, we tossed some used glasses in the trash can when we arrived. There were two empty Chic-filet glasses. The note stated that we should not throw DQ glasses in the garbage, as they may leak and draw raccoons... We don't go to DQ! The A/C upstairs kept tripping the breaker. We e-mailed the owner, as he had NOT returned our call. (Was in the high 80's & 90's while we were there. Good thing we were able to get it working ourselves... The dock is totally unacceptable, as it is old, and missing the floatation device, that keeps it from sinking, when you step onto it. Made it impossible to dock our boat, and walk out to the dock safely... The brother had to come in and out of the the property on Sunday, seven times! He had to bring in his personal items to put in a closet upstairs. Folks were arriving onThurs., he moved items from the garage apt. where he lives, to the home we were staying, so folks could stay there. First day we had to buy toilet paper and paper towels. EEK!
- Guest Ohio Traveler
- Date of stay 05/12/12
- Review Submitted 06/01/12
Owner response: I am sorry that these guests had so many problems. The house was indeed cleaned prior to their arrival, and I have not had any problem with cleanliness before now. In fact I doubt that all the problems mentioned in this review are true. However, I will pay closer attention in the future that the house is satisfactorily cleaned before every guest. The hot tub was recently repaired and placed back into service. I wish the guests had let me know that it was not adequately cleaned. I could have had it drained, cleaned, refilled with fresh water and running again within 24 hours. I used the hot tub last week and it was great! Indeed, the dock was missing a flotation device (although no guest had complained about it previously, and my parents, both in their 70's, access the dock without difficulty). Still, I have since added a float under the dock's walkway which should fix this problem. It is unfortunate that the upstairs A/C unit quit working while these guest were staying. It is a bother to have to change to a downstairs bedroom mid-visit. I arranged for a repairman who came the next day and fixed the problem. The upstairs A/C is working fine now. Finally, I am easily reached by phone or email. And if any problems arrise during a guest's stay, I will do everything I can to remedy the situation as quickly as possible. I am sorry that these guests did not feel comfortable. I try to be a thoughtful home-owner and strive to make my home inviting and comfortable for all my guests.
We Loved the Home
We Loved the Home
We had a great Time it was just what we needed. There was Everything there that you would need. Plenty of room were you're not bumping into each other Very Nice Setup. Everything was very Clean and up to Date. The Owners Brother Was Very Nice to Talk to and very Helpful. I Would Recommend this to Everybody. Thanks For Shareing your Home With Us. Frank & Sue Fisher Attleboro Ma.
- Guest Frank F.
- Date of stay 05/05/12
- Review Submitted 05/17/12
The house is located in a quiet area, but within 30 minutes of most attractions and activities. It's a clean and comfortable house. There is plenty of space for everyone. Thanks for a great vacation!
- Guest Michele M.
- Date of stay 03/30/12
- Review Submitted 04/11/12
We loved the house it was clean & well maintained We will recommended this property to all of our friends. Owner gave us lots of information about the area. Thank you we had a great time.
- Guest Bertha C.
- Date of stay 11/23/11
- Review Submitted 12/04/11
We had such a great time. Three couples renting for a great football weekend. The house was perfect - roomy, accommodating and a view for days! We were able to cook dinner Friday night, prepare food for tailgate Saturday, and spend the evenings/nights playing games around the kitchen table. We even discussed returning this summer with our boat to play on the lake! The only recommendation I have would be a TV on the main floor - it was game seven of the World Series so I had to spend some time downstairs by myself:) GO CARDS!! The house was wonderful. The town was easy to navigate and getting into Knoxville was a breeze. I definitely recommend it. It was a perfect weekend with great friends - we'll be back!
- Guest Alison B.
- Date of stay 10/28/11
- Review Submitted 11/08/11
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Oct 30 - Oct 31, 2014
3 night min stay
- Pet Fee: $200 + tax
- Taxes Not included
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- Nearest Motorway: I-40 exit 412 at 6 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Ober Gatlinburg at 20 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Dandridge Golf and Country Club at 5 Miles
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: We live in Chattanooga for work but dream about a time we can move back to Dandridge. Until then, our house will remain a home away from home for ourselves and for anyone who is wants to vacation there.
Why the Owner Chose McGuire Creek:
It was an easy decision to buy this lakefront home. Being passionate sailors, this house gives us the secluded wooded feeling and access to a huge lake at the same time.
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First Bedroom with Queen Bed and private bathroom
Third Bedroom with Twin Bed
Large rec room in basement
Outdoor dining overlooks lake
Great swimming, fishing, or relaxing
Dock on quiet cove of Douglas Lake
Fourth Bedroom with King Bed and private bathroom
Second Bedroom with Queen Bed
Outdoor dining on upper deck is just out back door from kitchen
View from deck - steps leading to dock
4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
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