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2 Bedroom/2 Bath Nestled in the Woods But Close to Retail and Attractions

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Enjoy the use of a dingy, paddleboat, two kayaks for your water enjoyme

*If I do not reply to your request within a couple of hours, please call or text me at 704-607-7078.

Do you long for those days when you went to the Lake and spent time with your family? When you walk into Griff's Place, you feel the positive vibes of the many wonderful experiences of those who have visited this home in years past.

This is a place to relax and forget work and enjoy the water and the wildlife (during the day, you will both hear and see the Eagles that live nearby/also a deer family which visits the home quite often). At the end of the day, you can enjoy the sunset over the water and watch the watercraft go by. Even better, bring your boat and enjoy the use of our dock. Although you are in an established lake neighborhood, when you turn to go to Griff's Place, you leave the hustle and bustle of the busy world as you drive through a heavy wooded canopy to the lake. You feel like you are entering another world when the world's pace was a lot slower yet you are just a few miles from the city and its entertainment. In fact, the Premium Outlet Mall is only five minutes away but at the house, you hear only quietness. At Griff's Place, you can enjoy the best of all worlds.

This house consists of two large bedrooms and a full bath on the upper level and the lower level has a greatroom/kitchen/dining combo with a 1/2 bath for a combination of 1200 square feet of livable space. Patio doors present a view of the lake from all the bedrooms and from the greatroom comb. To further enhance your enjoyment of the water views from the bedroom, you can walk out on the deck. From the greatroom combo, you can walk out of the patio and sit and enjoy a view of the lake while enjoying breakfast or you can swing on the provided 2-man swing or just lay in the hammock and read a good book. You can bring your own boat and tie up at the dock, but if you don't have a boat, I provide a 4-man paddle boat and a dinghy with a trolling motor! I also provide two kayaks for your enjoyment.

Below are exerpts from the notes written in the diary at Griff's Place:

' We absolutely love this cabin-perfect space for a relaxing break.'

' What a gem! We could not have found a better place to enjoy a relaxing weekend. Your home is so welcoming and immaculate! We really enjoyed the bikes and watching the beautiful sunset. Our stay was perfect!'

'This place is awesome! Wonderful way to relax and unwind. The view is spectacular with all the comforts of home. We cannot wait to come back--again & again.'

'Sweet! Two weeks here has brought transquility back to my life.'

'Thank you so much for sharing this great place with me. I don't want to leave but looking so forward to coming back.'

Come and visit 'Griff's Place' where you can slow down and just enjoy the water and nature around you, but when you want to enjoy the sights of Charlotte, you are just a couple of miles from easy access of the city. Randy and I look forward to meeting you and having you stay in our home.

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More Details

Martha Edwards
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Martha Edwards

Randy, my husband, was in the military for over 42 years and since he has retired, he has operated his own boat repair business on Lake Wylie. I was an educator with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System for over 30 years. After I retired, I decided to start renting my two homes on Lake Wylie and got into the vacation rental business. I am the person who emails you and talks to you via the telephone. I am also the person who cleans your home (along with a friend), makes sure everything is ready for your visit, and is there to greet you at your arrival. Randy and I consider all our guests to be special and are there to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Martha Edwards purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Martha Edwards chose Dixie - Berryhill

When Randy and I bought this house, we immediately noticed the good 'vives' of the house. You could picture the families of times past in the house eating together with the children running in and out the doors playing with one another. When I go over to Griff's Place, I always have felt at peace and so close to nature and God--I wanted to share this with others. With all the perils of like, I hope this house will bring peace and happiness to those who visit.

What makes this cabin unique

-The location of the house makes it easy and quick to access Charlotte and nearby towns. You are within 5 minutes from the outlet mall yet when you turn to come into Griff's, you are on a dead end road with little traffic. Once you turn off this road to go to the house, you experience serenity surrounded by woods and the lake.

-Everything is provided that you will need for a stay. Forgot your toothbrush, don't worry, I have extra.

-Beautiful views of the lake from every room of the home.

-Even though you are in a lake community, you are within ten minutes of retail businesses and less than two miles from Interstate 485 which connects to Interstates 85 and 77.

-Don't own a boat or can't afford to rent a boat, I provide a 4-man paddle boat and a dinghy with a trolling motor, no extra cost to you, as well as two 10' kayaks.

The location of the house is so serene but within minutes you can be shopping or on Interstate 485. The house is furnished so it feels just like home but . . .Better!


Dixie - Berryhill Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • All visitors must be approved when visiting the house. No animals are allowed in home or on grounds.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom between Bedrooms
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , 1/2 bath is located in greatroom area
  • This house has a full bathroom between the bedrooms and has a 1/2 bath downstairs in the greatroom area.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Bed
  • A Cot is available which can fit in either bedroom or in the greatroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
A dock for your boat, Hammock/deck chairs available,two bicycles available for riding,ceiling fans in all rooms,4-person paddle boat, 2 kayaks, a dinghy with trolling motor, heat pump in winter


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2 Bedroom/2 Bath Nestled in the Woods But Close to Retail and Attractions
average rating of 4.967213 based on 61 reviews

Charming, warm & cozy

  • 5 of 5

Nestled in the woods, is this charming get-a-way lakefront property! Close enough to the city, yet far enough from the city hustle. Deer roam freely, it’s quiet & serene. The owners are accommodating and attentive ensuring a pleasant experience

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was great

  • 4 of 5

The landlord was outstanding. I would recommend these property to everyone

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waverly, TN USA

Great Property and Great Owner

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 had a great 4 night stay. Due to weather, power issues and travel delays, the owner worked really hard to have the property ready for my late arrival. The communication from the owner throughout the rental process was outstanding. The property itself provided a beautiful view along with a very relaxing environment. I would certainly want to stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. It was the first time I have ever lost power when a guest was coming in for a visit. Unfortunately, a car hit a pole and over 700 customers lost power. Not knowing how long the house would be without power, I was able to provide a stay at an alternative vacation rental which I also own resulting in my guest settling into a warm home after a long plane delay due to bad weather. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and happy I was able to successfully provide a solution for a most unusual situation. Come back soon.
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Fantastic weekend; amazing views of the lake

  • 5 of 5

Martha was exceptionally welcoming and flexible on arrangements. I appreciated the personal welcome and check in and also that they kept us informed of activities around and just generally being good hosts. Griff's place is even better as described, the photos don't do it justice! A lot of thought has been put into guests enjoyment with a new viewing deck; various water activities and the provision of the bikes and games in the cabin. We loved chilling out on the various decks just enjoying the views of the lake - the hammock was a firm favourite! The cabin is very well equipped and the kitchen is well stocked with everything you would need for a longer stay; my only regret is that we were only there for the weekend! I would definitely return to Griff's Place.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. My number one goal is that my guests enjoy their stay. We all work hard everyday and when coming to a home to stay, it should be clean with all the comforts of home. Thank you also for your comment about my newest addition at the house with the viewing deck off of my steps to the water. I built this so my guests could sit on this deck and enjoy the view of the water but be in nature as well surrounded by the trees. So now you can sit not only on the deck at the house and view the water but walk down the steps and have another deck where you can enjoy each others' company. My goal-- another way for my guests to enjoy the lake. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back again any time.
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Love this little slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Griff's Place! Martha was such a gracious host; she thinks of everything and made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. She even delivered some unexpected items we didn't anticipate needing when my daughter ended up with a splinter. The home itself is the perfect lake getaway -- so comfortable and so CLEAN, which is a really big deal to me. We loved lounging on the floats in the lake and just hanging out on the dock. We also enjoyed the paddle boat. We felt like we were a world away from everything (which was what we wanted!) but stores and retail are just a couple of miles away. Wish I could give more than 5 stars. We will definitely return to Griff's Place!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. This house has been enjoyed by many over the years. Because it is nestled in the woods, yet close to retail, it's location is perfect for those who enjoy the lake but like to go to restaurants, shopping, etc. There are a lot of activities nearby (such as Whitewater Center, Carowinds, uptown center, etc.) and if you like fishing, well, we have a fish I call "Big Eddie," a 42inch catfish, who has been caught several times by different guests. I am glad you enjoyed the floats, dinghy, paddleboat, etc. which I provide for you to enjoy the water. I have been a host for over ten years meeting people from all over the world. Putting people first ensures pleasant memories for your guests. Hosting is a pleasure for me. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back any time.
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Huntley IL

Well be back....

  • 5 of 5

We recently had a stay at the Griffs cabin. The stay was relaxing, beautiful views helped with that. Enjoyed the water. Jumping and swimming off the pier water was great. Very well kept and clean. Didn't need to bring much aside from clothes. Most of what we needed was already in the cabin. If you forget a towel...don't worry about it....there will be one there for you. Last, Martha was amazing. Made you feel welcomed and at home.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carowinds Theme Park 15 minutes,Golf courses nearby,Wildlife viewing,US National Whitewater Center 15 minutes,Bank of America NFL Stadium,Charlotte Bobcat's NBA Arena,Discovery Place,Mecklenburg Aquatic Center,Blumental Peforming Arts Center,Future Home of Nascar Hall of Fame, Lowe's Motor Speedway (40 minutes away), new Premium Outlet Mall within 5 minutes from home


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleanup fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 7.25%

Please call the owner for holiday/event prices. Once you book, I will call you and at that time get your address in order to put your personal number on the door lock and send you all documents.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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