Get away from the hectic affairs of daily life and relax on the bucolic west side of Lake Norman. The house is surrounded by 13 undeveloped acres with 198 feet of waterfront. Located mid-way up Lake Norman, the house is far enough away from Charlotte to be outside of suburbia, but close enough to civilization for convenient access to restaurants and shopping. The house has a good view across a very wide cove that is perfect for swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking or paddle boarding. You have a choice of swimming from a protected beach or swimming off the dock in deep water. We have a canoe, kayaks, paddle board and small sailboat that are available for use by the renters free of charge. (Satisfactory evidence of sailing proficiency is required to use the sailboat.) We also have various indoor and outdoor games available for use, including various board games, Bocce, horseshoes, and Croquet. We also have fishing rods if you want to try your luck at catching dinner.
The house was completely renovated in 2015-2016 and a new screen porch was added in February 2018. There is a queen-sized (firm) bed in one bedroom and two (medium firmness) twin beds in the second bedroom. A side room has an additional twin bed (medium firmness) and there is fold out couch in the living room (the fold out bed is not recommended for adults). Because the fold-out couch is in the main room and only suitable for children, we do not recommend the house for groups with more than 5 adults and teens.
A washer and dryer are available for use in the utility room. If it gets cold, there is a wood-stove in additional to a heat pump system. Outside, there is a large dock with deep water and room for multiple boats. If you have a boat, it is most convenient to put the boat in at either the Lake Norman Hotel landing, the McCrary Creek access area, the Hager Creek access area or the Burton Creek access area.
The house is not large or fancy, but it is clean and comfortable. Although there is a great view from most of the rooms in the house, you will want to spend most of your time on the dock, on the screen porch or in the water. Early in the morning, as the mist is lifting from the lake, is great time to sit in the porch swing on the dock or one of the rockers and enjoy a relaxing cup of coffee. It is not uncommon to see deer, herons, turtles, muskrats, ducks, and geese. There is also a friendly catfish that will stick its nose out of the water and beg to be fed.
2017 was the first year that we rented the house so currently we do not have many reviews, but we will do our absolute best to try to make your experience a good one.