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'Happyhour', Norris Lake, Cov Dock w/slide, by Deerfield, Lg Fire Pit, sleeps 30

Bedrooms 8
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 8 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Sleeps 30, 2 full kitchens, 18x30 waterside fire pit

Happy Hour is a newer lake front home designed around the celebration of family and friends. It is ideal for reunions, gatherings, and the entertainment of both large and intimate groups. Happy Hour accommodates up to 30 guests in beds and is equipped with ample table seating. Located on an acre lot with more than 200 feet of private water frontage & built right on the 1044 (the lowest and closest to the lake that the Tennessee Valley Water Authority will allow).

This 8 bedroom home offers 2 full Living levels complete with a full kitchen, living room, dining area, as well as a private deck with a full outdoor furniture set and grill on each level. A 3rd walkout lower level is equipped with a game room offering Foosball, air hockey, a gaming TV, and two bedrooms designed as kid friendly bunk rooms and a full bath. This 3rd level is very private and is sure to accommodate the more active evening activities, while providing tranquility to the upper two floors. The 3rd level walks out to a private deck which extends to a secluded hot tub deck equipped with a new hot tub overlooking the water. Beyond the hot tub deck is a walking path and fire pit area on the waters edge.

The Covered boat dock is oversized, constructed with Trex decking and is equipped with two personal watercraft drive up docks, a water slide, and a large sunning deck with a Tiki Bar and is ideal for playing at the water or just hanging out. The Main level of the house is located on the street level with no steps to the entry. This is ideal for those wanting to avoid steps while still enjoying the breathtaking views of the water from this level.

An 18 x 32 foot fire pit and camping area has just been added on the waters edge. It is elevated and overlooks the water & is perfect for evening gatherings or early Spring and Fall activities. Like the rest of Happy Hour, it was designed with the group gathering/family in mind. Sharing stories with your friend/relatives around the fire or just roasting marshmallows with your grandchildren is a special experience you will remember for a lifetime. Two tent areas beyond the main gathering area are ideal for the kids to have a campout close to the house during your vacation.

The main level kitchen is enhanced with granite counter tops and custom Tennessee built cabinets. The majority of the main level has authentic hardwood flooring, 17 foot tall cathedral ceilings, a 50 LCD TV, a Bose iPod Sound Dock, two dining areas, a beautiful owners suite equipped with a king bed and a pull out single love seat. The owner’s bath is top of the line with a Jacuzzi type tub and tile flooring. The 2nd bedroom on the main level has a king bed and adjoins a full bath via a private entrance. This 2nd bath is also open to the great room and is a common bath. The 3rd bedroom offers a full over full bunk and a great view. The Main level deck extends the length of the home as do the other 2 levels of deck, and offers a sunning area with lounge chairs at one end and a table and chair area with a large stainless steel grill at the other.

The middle level has an open floor plan complete with a large family room with a spectacular view and a 50 inch plasma TV, as well as a 2nd full kitchen, dining area, 3 bedrooms, full bath and a laundry room with an extra ice maker. The 4th bedroom is located on the lakeside and has a king bed and TV. The 5th bedroom offers a king bed. The 6th bedroom is set up ideally for the young family with a queen bed and a set of twin bunks with a trundle pull out bed. There is plenty of room for a Pak N Play as Happy Hour has two of them upon request.

The lower walkout level, as mentioned above, is complete with a recreation/game room and two bedrooms. The large room has two full over full bunk bed sets, and the 8th bedroom has two twin bunk sets.

Happy Hour has plenty of parking and, can accommodate up to 8 cars outside of the home, and many more in the development's auxiliary parking area. Happy Hour is conveniently located in the Lakeside Estates gated community just a few miles from I-75 and minutes from the city of La Follette. From the lake, you couldn't ask for a better location. The very popular Deerfield Resort is located just south of Lakeside Estates and around the corner from Sugar Hollow Marina, Shanghai Marina, and Springs Resort. You can enjoy these full service marinas and restaurants within a few minute boat ride, yet be very secluded at your vacation home.

Call or email us today to book your next vacation and let us treat you like family.

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More Details

Andrew Gaydosh
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Andrew Gaydosh

Our family lives on a lake in Ohio and have enjoyed waterfront living for many years. Due to our experience with lake living for several years we custom built Happy Hour to reflect the needs of our family and others like it when we vacation at Norris. Over the past few years we have made many improvements to complete our wish list.

Andrew Gaydosh purchased this house in 2007

Why Andrew Gaydosh chose Lakeside Estates

As a real estate professional, I specialize in waterfront homes for sale & rent. With the knowledge and experience of 20 years of being involved in waterfront homes we designed and built Happy Hour with all the wish list items a renter would want.

What makes this house unique

Most of the reservations we have at Happy Hour are repeat visitors year after year. We hear over and over how they love the floor plan and how it accommodates their large groups. They love the 2 full kitchens, the oversized fire pit and oversized covered dock. The waterslide is always a favorite for the children and the adults love the Tiki bar. The home/dock is located on a safe and peaceful area on the lake. The little ones can swim right off the dock with very few waves and little boat traffic to worry about. Being just a minute from Norris Lake's most popular water hang out spot, 'the jumping bridge', is always a crowd favorite. Sugar Hollow Dock is just right around the corner. It is a big attraction as it has some of the best food on the lake and the night life is second to none with the oversized outdoor bar and famous Karaoke night and theme weekends.


Lakeside Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • King size beds (4) Four individual rooms have king beds, Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (6), Twin or Single Beds (8), Child Beds (2) 2 Pak N Plays upon request, Baby Cribs (2) Two Pak N Plays are available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Located in the owners suite, Bunk Beds (6)
  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Oversized PRIVATE Dock, water slide, and TIKI BAR, No wake zone swimming area, Electric to the dock, well lighted stairs and dock, Private swimming area, Cove like swimming area, Jet Ski docks, Personal watercraft drive up docks, Additional Ice machine in the home in addition to the two refrigerator with built in ice machines, Covered boat Slip, Dock can hold 3 plus boats for 4 total boats. The jumping Bridge is just around the corner. 3 of the most popular marinas on the lake are within a 10 to 15 min boat ride.


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'Happyhour', Norris Lake, Cov Dock w/slide, by Deerfield, Lg Fire Pit, sleeps 30
average rating of 4.857143 based on 49 reviews

Awesome House!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house! It is very well stocked and has plenty of space for large families or groups! We loved the hot tub and the fire pit is wonderful! The owners are great to work with and so enjoyed the whole time we were there! Thank you and we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to give us feedback. It is important to Dawn and I that our guests have the best vacation as possible at our home. You guys were great to have and we look forward to you coming back! Andrew
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Fantastic house for a big group!

  • 5 of 5

Happy Hour was a great house for our large family, we had about 25 people, including children. The description of the house is very accurate, the house was well equipped with everything you need and the location was perfect. The access to the water was great, there were a lot of steps, but compared to some of the other houses we've seen, the happy hour steps were by far the least. My brother who is disabled was able to manage them just fine with little assistance. The only drawback was there were only 4 bathrooms for 25 people. Having just an additional half bath would have been nice. But overall, this is a great property and I would highly recommend to anyone that has a big group.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Inviting and tranquil

  • 4 of 5

Happy Hour overall was a great experience to us and our friends. The hous is in great condition, has a beautiful view of the lake and the location was perfect for us. I recommend it to anyone looking for a safe, pleasant and relaxing vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome lake house!!

  • 5 of 5

My group loved our stay at Happy Hour. It was the perfect place for us to spend an early summer vacation. Happy Hour has one of the best docks in Lakeside Estates: we spent most of our days there chilling at the tiki bar, sunbathing on the dock, and tubing in the lake. For the few moments of our week that didn't have perfect weather, the house's game room and entertainment systems were great ways to have fun indoors. Andrew and Dawn were excellent hosts, making sure that I had all the information I'd need prior to our stay. I can't give them or this house a high enough review! We plan on booking this house again for our vacation next year, as well.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the wonderful response! We're so glad you all had a great time! We look forward to having your group again next year. We really appreciate the positive feedback.
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Great summer getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 30, ranging in age from 1-77 had a wonderful time at happy hour! The house was spacious and well-equipped. We used the two grills a few times, which were great. We loved the 3 porches (one on each level). There was a bit of surprise on each one - some had tables and chairs, one had a lovely swing. We used the hot tub almost every evening and the fire pit once. We were surprised the lack of bugs with being the in middle of a wooded area. We brought 2 boats and 2 waverunners with us. I will mention that it is very steep in some places approaching the house. Luckily we towed the 2 boats with large trucks. The minivan with the waverunners had a tough time. We were disappointed the community pool was out of commission while we were there - it was small but looked nice and would have been fun for the kids to play in. The water is very deep at the dock - none of us could get near the bottom, so I would advise even the good swimmers to wear life jackets when floating around. We loved the location at the end of the inlet near the boat dock. There was no current and not too many boats in and out except on sunday.

The hardest part about the property (and all of them on the lake appear to be this way) is the stairs and incline. Due to the great incline, there really is nowhere to be outside except on the dock. The kids had hoped to play some lacrosse or football, but there is nowhere in the area that is flat enough to do so. There was a lot of stairs...102 I believe from the water to the main floor. We got around this by prepping before we went down for the morning or afternoon (water bottle, sunscreen, hat, book, etc), this reduced the number of trips up and down. We also used the boat ramp to bring some items, like coolers, down to the walking path level and then just had a few flights of stairs. Again, this is not unique to this property, it is all the houses on the lake, just wanted to share how it worked for us.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and feedback on Happy Hour. I am very happy that you liked our home and had such a wonderful time. Sorry about the steps, you are correct most of the houses at Norris Lake do have a lot of steps. One thing to clarify for the benefit of our readers is that we have 3 levels of house before you get to the back stairs leading to the dock. Most of the time when we are there we are going down to the dock from one of the lower levels. From the lower level of the house there are only about 50 steps to the lake with a walking path about 20 steps down and a long run of deck about 10 more steps from the walking path to break the climb up. I thought it was worth mentioning because many of the houses actually do have 100 plus steps from the house down. Thanks for taking the time to let us know how your stay was and we look forward to a return visit from you. Andrew
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Excellent Home With Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

This is a large house that is well maintained! The dock is big, in good shape and is in a great no wake zone. Their is a grocery store and alcohol within a 12 minute drive. This house is in a great neighborhood and a 1 minute boat ride away from the popular jumping bridge. Their are 2 great marinas within a 5 minute boat ride of this house if you are looking to rent a boat. The house was large with two full sized kitchens, 2 grills hardwired with propane, 3 levels of large decks, a beautiful hot tub on its own level, large fire pit, washer/dryer, coffee makers etc. Keep in mind you will have no cell reception at this house. I am addicted to my phone and must say I enjoyed it not working! They have a lot of house phones that are included with free long distance. You can get reception by driving a few minutes away or getting on a boat and going out in the water. The house is well stocked with everything you would have at your home. The 2 kitchens were great as we had 22 people and each level did their own dinner every night. It was great having so many people but not feeling like we were crammed! The owner responded to all of our questions over text in a quick and timely manner. He was GREAT to work with! Thier are a lot of steps at this house but to be honest we enjoyed the exercise! We made a lot of family memories at this home!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rustin, thank you very much for taking the time to give us feedback on our home. We really appreciate the detail that you went into of the things that you enjoyed. Thanks again for staying at Happy Hour and please come back again in the future we would love to have you guys !
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Knoxville Tyson McGhee Airport.
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sugar Hollow Dock
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Deerfield Resort
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sugar Hollow Dock
Car: recommended

Located just 8 minutes from Downtown Lafollette and a short drive to I 75 in the very popular Lakeside Estates. This home offers year around water and sits on the 1044, this is the lowest and closest to the lake that the TVA will allow a home to be built. There are several miles of walking trials at the 1020 and around the mountain and neighborhood. Four of Norris Lake's most popular marinas are located just a few miles away and Springs Dock is only 5 minutes down the lake by boat.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $275

The 2017 week of the 4th of July pricing is $5,800 for the week. A cleaning fee in the amount of $250 is required for all rental periods.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.