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Lake Junaluska Family Getaway

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Well-equipped 4-br, 3-ba Mountain House, Perfect For Family Fun And Relaxation!

Attractive, quiet, fully furnished mountain house on the grounds of the Lake Junaluska Conference Center. Large deck in the trees; mountain view from the front porch. Equipped with cable TV, DVD player, free Wi-fi, washer/dryer, dishwasher, wood-burning fireplace, central heating/cooling, and ceiling fans in every room. Within walking distance of the pool, playground, Rose Walk, trail around the lake, and other activities. Five-minute drive to Waynesville or Maggie Valley, 15-minute drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway, 25-minute drive to Asheville, and many hiking opportunities nearby. Well-behaved dogs welcome.

Kathy Rentz
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Kathy Rentz

I grew up at Lake Junaluska, and while Cincinnati, Ohio, has been my hometown for over 30 years now, it has been a lifelong dream of mine to own a property in NC where so many of my favorite memories were made. At last I got my chance, and I couldn't be happier with my Lake Junaluska getaway! Many thanks to my husband, Dave, for supporting this big life step. We hope you have a great time at the place and learn to love Lake Junaluska and the Waynesville area as much as our family does.

Kathy Rentz purchased this house in 2016


Lake Junaluska House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Rents for a maximum of two weeks per party unless other arrangements are pre-approved by owner
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • First floor Master BR #1 - 1 king , with full bath
    First floor Master BR #2 - 1 king , with full bath
    Second floor BR #1 - 1 queen , with Jack-and-Jill bathroom and window A/C unit if needed
    Second floor BR #2 - 1 queen , with Jack-and-Jill bathroom and window A/C unit if needed
  • All have ceiling fans. Pillows, mattress pads, and blankets provided. Guests will need to supply bed linens and towels. Two sets of king sheets can be provided for a $20 laundry fee, if arranged in advance.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Lake Junaluska Family Getaway
average rating of 4.285714 based on 7 reviews

Perfect for a mountain getaway weekend

  • 5 of 5

The perfect home for a mountain trip that was relatively close to everywhere we wanted to go (both hiking and downtown asheville). Bedrooms were very comfortable and exactly like the pictures. Owners did a great job of making our stay easy and answering questions. Would absolutely stay again and always recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Quiet Location

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean and in a nice, quiet location. It was a 2-3 minute drive to the lake and 5-10 minutes to a nearby grocery store or restaurants.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rainy but Relaxing Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend stay at Kathy's Lake Junaluska Family Getaway! Most rental properties have at least one room that has two twin beds or a bunk bed so it's difficult to find a place that caters to adults with full sized beds but Kathy's place was perfect for us!

Before check in Kathy responded to all my emails promptly and she reassured us that the house had everything we needed for the weekend. She even went above and beyond by double checking to make sure the cable was working correctly so we could watch the Winter Olympic Games all weekend.

While we didn't get to enjoy the porch because of the weather we had plenty of room inside to accommodate 8 adults comfortably while cooking, eating, pretending we could be Olympians, and playing board games. Even our dog fully enjoyed all the attention he received since we were forced to remain indoors.

I would highly recommend staying at this property-it was an amazing weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

A very nice and spacious home super close to Lake Junaluska and Maggie Valley!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect evacuation vacation

  • 4 of 5

We were looking for a place for our family to flee from Hurricane Irma. The owner was awesome! She was so accommodating and understanding of our situation. The house was just what we needed. I thought it was quaint, clean, and was in a great location close to the Lake. It had everything we needed, minus sheets and towels, which to me is no biggy. We would definitely rent here again! Thank you so much!!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious house, but lacks basic amenities

  • 2 of 5

Open floor plan, spacious. Unfortunately there was no toilet paper in 2 of the 3 bathrooms, the third bathroom had barely any left. There weren't even paper towels in the kitchen. There also wasn't any hand soap in the bathrooms. I've never rented a house before that didn't provide the basics. The owner requested us to bring our own sheets - how absurd. You can rent the sheets for $20 each! So the owner will nickel and dime you, but then won't provide the basics. We all had allergies in the house, probably the old carpet in the bedrooms. The rooms are spacious but we weren't exactly comfortable. Our friends were in a house nearby that was cheaper, had sheets and much more comfortable. If you have other options, please book elsewhere.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just to clarify . . . --The reviewer has a good point about the paper goods. We try to be sure there's a goodly amount of these when each rental starts. This time, that slipped past us, as I explained to the renter when I apologized. --The custom at Lake Junaluska and in many other places is for renters to provide their own linens. Please read the rental terms carefully. (The sheets that are for rent are for king sheets, in case renters don't have those. The rental fee for those pays for the extra work this creates for the cleaning person.) --There are no old carpets in the house, and the floor coverings that are there are well vacuumed. I want to give a shout out to my cleaning lady for the super job she does. The house is always in great shape when people check in.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $90
Pet Fee $0
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.