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Waterfront Lake James Home in Gated Arbors Community

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, 12 Sleeps

Amazing 5 Bedroom and 4.5 bath timber frame home on Lake James. Cozy and bright with open concept floor plan; fabulous cathedral great room, floor to ceiling windows, poplar bark gas fireplace and custom kitchen with hardwood countertops. This home has 2 main level master ensuites; a second floor loft family room with wet bar area; second floor ensuite bed/bath; second floor full bath; custom bunk room and guest room; large screened porch with wood burning stone fireplace; large deck overlooking the LEVEL backyard and Lake James; a Jacuzzi off of the deck and a gas grill for all your outdoor barbeque needs. Take a short walk down the wooden stairway to a covered gazebo nestled in the rhododendrons overlooking the lake. More steps down to the lake. There are 89 steps to get down to the lake, but there are breezeways and benches to rest for the weary! Plenty of room for fun on the two slip covered dock with entertainment deck, outdoor shower and beach at the waters edge.

First level:

Master Suites have queen size beds

Laundry Room

Second Floor

Ensuite has 2 queen size beds and a futon

Guest Room has 2 twin beds

Bunk Room has 4 twin beds

*Sleeps 12 comfortably

2 seat Kayak, Single Kayak, Paddle Board and a Water Mat are available for on lake fun!

Pontoon Boat available for separate rental price. Must be over 25 years of age to operate this boat.


You are a short car ride away from the Blue Ridge Parkway and spectacular lookouts. You can go gem mining, white water rafting, zip lining, and hiking in the Pisgah National Forest; play golf at nearby Marion Golf Club; or take off explore the quaint town of Asheville bustling with artisans and of course the famous Biltmore and Grove Park Inn. Visit Grandfather Mountain, Blowing Rock, Mt. Mitchell, Linville Gorge, Chimney Rock and Lake Lure (where Dirty Dancing was filmed) or go snow skiing in the winter at Sugar Mountain or Beech Mountain.

The nearby towns of Nebo, Marion and Morganton offer all conveniences and supplies. Beer Creek Marina is located within 5 minute boat ride of the home as well.

More Details

Kim Latham
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Kim Latham

Kim and John live in New York and really enjoy getting away to Lake James to enjoy it's beautiful lake and mountain life. We cannot get there as often as we like, so we are renting it and hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Kim Latham purchased this house in 2017

Why Kim Latham chose Nebo

This property has a lot to offer inside and out. It has a spacious yard with a fire pit to enjoy as well as a double dock in a secluded corner of Lake James.

What makes this house unique

This Lake James home is in a gated community so it is very private. It not only is right on the Lake but has a beautiful view. It is so close to mountain activities whether you prefer outdoor activities such as hiking and climbing or sightseeing and shopping in close by Asheville or Blowing Rock.


Nebo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 4 bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Waterfront Lake James Home in Gated Arbors Community
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews
Lexington, KY

Great experience under new owners!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd annual stay at this lakefront home, and the first under new owners. They kept everything we love about the property and freshened up the living areas with paint and refinished wooden kitchen surfaces.

Some reviews have complained about the stairs down (and up) to the dock, an increasing challenge to this grandmom’s knees but only opportunity for my daughters and granddaughters who teamed up for a morning workout routine daily up and down the 120 steps. But most larger homes on this lake also have many steps to navigate from hilltops down hillsides to water level. Just plan to stay all day on the dock, in the water, or on the beautiful lake on Mike’s pontoon which you can rent through the owner.

There is considerable privacy at The Arbors. Neither nearby house was occupied during our week.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My whole family enjoyed the week at Lake James!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and property in a great area. Many steps to get to the great 2 story dock and swim area that had plenty of toys and amenities but worth the workout. Home is well maintained and delivered as promised. We also had a great experience with boat rental that owners recommended. We are planning on coming back next year! Home owners were quick to respond to any questions and items needing attention.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House!

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time spending the week at this house. The pictures accurately portray the house. Definitely make note there are a ton of stairs to the lake from the house. So probably not ideal if entertaining elderly. Most houses on lake have a lot of stairs and though. Great place, great location, and great time! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenville, SC

Misleading photos and description of the property.

  • 2 of 5

I rented this house for a family vacation which included my 80 year old parents. The house is beautiful but my issue was the fact I felt mislead about the waterfront accessibility. I have to admit that I did not directly ask Kim about the lake access however the pictures and description of the house led me to believe that the lake was easily accessible. In the description, the house is listed as having a LEVEL yard (in caps) and short walk to the lake. The pictures make it look like the dock is level with the yard. Yes, the yard is level however it was not a short walk to the lake, it is 89-100 very steep steps with multiple platforms to get to the lake. The stairs to the lake are basically on the side of a cliff. When I pointed this out to Kim she did change the description of the property however her solution on what to do with my elderly parents whom could not get to the lake was rent them a $275 per day pontoon, drive them to the local marina , pick them up in the pontoon and drive them back to the dock. Not at all what I consider a solution when you are spending a premium nightly rate on a house in which lake access is NOT possible for the elderly or those mobility, knee or arthritic issues. The pictures make the house appear to have easy lake access which is does not have and this needs to be mentioned. Also, the internet is pretty much nonexistent so please do not plan on relying on the wireless for work , etc.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry you felt mislead about the steps. We have clarified the description and added more pictures to make sure future guests are aware of the steps. The flat yard is truly an unusual asset for the lake and enjoyed by many guests. The covered breezeway a third of the way down offers a really nice gathering place for small chats and hangouts. Most houses on Lake James have many steps to get to the lake, this is actually an exceptionally nice staircase, not too steep with several nice spaces to break up the walk.
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Beautiful spacious home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful lakefront home. The photos on the listing accurately display the fine quality of decor. The house is well equipped for large family's to gather in a spectacular location. Well equipped kitchen, nice bedding and linens. Plenty of room to spread out including large group and private spaces. I would highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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June stay

  • 5 of 5

It is a beautiful lake house. Very nice dock with water toys. Kitchen adequately stocked. The screened porch with fireplace is a wonderful place to spend the evening after a day on the lake and playing lawn games on nice back yard.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Asheville or Charlotte
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Bear Creek Marina
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Marion Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Roma's Italian
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Beach Mountain
Car: recommended

Our Lake James home is in a gated community so it is very private. It not only is right on the Lake but has a beautiful view. It is so close to mountain activities whether you prefer outdoor activities such as hiking and climbing or sightseeing and shopping in close by Asheville or Blowing Rock.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Property Damage Insurance $79
Refundable Damage Deposit $250

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.

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