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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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Andrew Gaydosh
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2017

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 LaFollette

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

'Happyhour', Norris Lake, Cov Dock w/slide, by Deerfield, Lg Fire Pit, sleeps 30
average rating of 4.85 based on 40 reviews

Welcoming 2017 at Happy Hour

  • 5 of 5

Happy hour is a great vacation home!!! We were 24 adults and 5 kids; ages from 5-76 years old and the house was comfortable for everyone's needs. Living areas are spacious as well as the bathrooms. My family loves to cook and having two fully equipped kitchens is super convenient when trying to cook for such large party. Everything was nice and clean when we arrived. The house offers a few relaxing spots; for us we enjoyed the swing off of the middle level deck with an amazing view and even though it was cold outside some of my family members took advantage of the jacuzzi. Kids enjoyed the game room and different board games that the house provided, it kept them busy and entertained; as well as the fire pit. Internet connection is slow which is something we were expecting; but at least we were still able to check social media, email, etc. There's no cell phone service; personally we enjoyed getting away from those (cellphones) for a few days and the house offers a landline which is convenient in case of any emergency. The house has a great location about 20 mins from LaFollette which is a small town but offers a few grocery stores, fast food, gas, etc. We enjoyed the challenging roads with some spectacular views. Because it was cold we were not able to use the dock or BBQ by the lake but we are looking forward to come back during the summer time to take advantage of all the outdoor activities the house has to offer. Every time I had a question before or during my stay Andrew was very quick to get back to me. Definitely recommend this house for any large family searching for a vacation home. My family and I really enjoyed our stay and we are looking forward to coming back SOON!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rosalia, Thank you for your feedback on our home at Norris Lake. You guys were great to work with and we are very happy that you all enjoyed the house as well as our family does. Please do come back and visit us in the summer when you can enjoy the beautiful lake. Norris Lake is Awesome and we are very happy that you had a great time at our home. Andrew
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Spring, Houston Texas

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. We were 26 people and 2 nights were 31 including a 3 week old baby.The living areas had ample space for family members to socialize in groups. We also enjoyed walking around the neighborhood. The Jacuzzi and camp fire were also a great addition to our stay. Both kitchens were fully stocked and we enjoyed cooking meals, did not even want to eat out, although the little town of La Follette was about 20 minutes away along an enjoyably scenic route. Anytime we had a question Andrew has been very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Charmaine, Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know how your stay was at our home "Happy Hour". We really appreciate you guys spending your Holiday at our home and we look forward to you all coming back to visit soon!
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Ambrose, Ga USA


  • 4 of 5

The house was great! It was big enough for all of our family and we all had our on space. The view was beautiful. The lake was low, but because of no rain for so long, we expected this. The kids loved the fire pit and roasting marshmallows and hot dogs was even more fun.

I wish that there had been TVs in all the bedrooms, since most liked to watch TV after retiring for the night.

The kitchen was well stocked and I was surprised, because we have rented lots of homes, and this is the first one like this.

The kids were disappointed because the air hokey table didn't work, but they found plenty to do.

My only suggestion to anyone with small kids, is to let them stay on the bottom two floors, because if they are on top floor, everyone step they make or anyone else for that matter could be heard loudly on the middle floor.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for you feedback. I am happy to hear you guys had a great time at Happy Hour however I am sorry to hear you guys could not get the air hockey table turned on. There is a switch on the bottom of the table that is difficult to find. I believe the sticker with the note where to find it must have come off at some point and we did not realize it. We have it checked out and it all works. If I would have know while you were there we could helped you get it going ASAP. Sorry again but am happy you guys had a great vacation and an awesome stay at our home. Thanks AG
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Great house and owners!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from Norris Lake and had a fantastic time at Happy Hour! We were traveling with 9 children and 8 adults and we had room to spear. This house is perfect for multiple families with children of all ages. The 2 kitchens are well stocked, as a matter of fact we did not leave the house for a meal. Even in October we enjoyed the lake and were able to ski and tube. The owners were so easy to work with, they really went above and beyond. Everyone in my party wants to return to Norris Lake and would stay in the same house. We had a great time and would recommend this property to anyone who asked>

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to share with Dawn and I how your stay at Happyhour went. Please come back and visit us again. We are going to be adding some nice new features this winter! Have a great rest of the year and we hope to see you soon. Andrew
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New Port Richey, Fl

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time. Any problem was addressed quickly. Internet slow and no cell service. All the better! Enjoyed the lake very much. Plenty of room for everyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear you guys had a great time! We are going to have better internet next year when fiber is brought in to the neighborhood. Come back and see us again! Thanks Andrew & Dawn
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Great Time

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time! We truly enjoyed everything the Happy Hour had to offer. We had 12 Adults and 2 children and we had plenty of space. The House was in great shape and very clean upon arrival! I would certainly recommend this property again! The house sits right on the lake and offers enjoyment for all ages! My grandma was unable to come down all the steps but the boat ramp (Very close) to the house offered an excellent way to get on and off the dock! Andrew and his team were very accommodating and went above and beyond to help us make this trip possible! SUCH A WONDERFUL TIME! Thank you again

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Erin, Thank you very much for your review. Dawn and I appreciate you taking the time to share with us how your experience was at Happy Hour. It sounds like you had a great time. Thank you again for choosing Happy Hour for your vacation, we look forward to you guys coming back in the future. Andrew & Dawn
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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

Lakeside Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
In Season Spring
May 12 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
4th of July Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
In Season Fall
Aug 21 2017 - Sep 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
Off Season 2017-2018
Sep 22 2017 - May 11 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.25%

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.

A security deposit is required to hold the property at the time you reserve the home. 90 days prior to arrival the remainder of the rental balance is due by check. At the time you arrive the security deposit will be converted to a damage deposit. The security/damage deposit will be sent back on the 15th of the month following your visit if the house checks out OK.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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