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Charming Lakefront Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Lake Santeetlah, the 'Secret of the Smokies'. Those of you who have visited before know how true this is! Discover 'the secret' and plan your getaway now. This pristine lake is nestled in the smoky mountains with 80 mile of shoreline, 90% of which is protected National Forest.

This home was recently renovated and boasts a new kitchen, bathroom and professionally decorated interiors. Relax in the cozy living room in front of the huge stone fireplace and plasma TV, or open the French doors to the huge, carpeted, screened porch that hangs over the water, and take in the amazing view. The 2 bedrooms are beautifully made-up with fine linens.

Your private dock is just 10 gentle steps from the house. Walk right into the crystal clear lake from the beach or jump off the dock for some fun! You can tie up your own boat, rental, or use our canoe to paddle around the serene coves! This property is located on Thunderbird Mountain, the most desired location on the lake!

We look forward to your visit!

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More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loved it! Your cottage is so comfortable-felt right at home. Peaceful views of lake. Enjoyed making fires in the evening. We had a great family vacation-hiking, canoeing, and playing games. Thank you so much for sharing your place with us. Would love to come back.
Oct 2011
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Robbinsville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1) *optional 2nd king bed, Twin or Single Beds (2) *Beds can be put together to make king. Mattress cover and linens are included for this conversion, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) inflatable mattress for sleeping porch
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming Lakefront Cottage
average rating of 4.4375 based on 43 reviews

Cozy cottage holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great visit over the Thanksgiving Break. The cottage was lovely. The view of the lake and the fall color was spectacular. We were near all sorts of great places and activities. Suzette was very helpful in planning before I got there and recommended many wonderful places. The Tapoco Lodge for Thanksgiving could not be beat! Also, we all enjoyed fishing with Fontana guide on my birthday. Couldn't have asked for a better vacation!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the nice review. Please visit again! Happy Birthday & Happy Holidays!
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Completely Charming!

  • 5 of 5

Both the cabin and the lake completely charmed us! My little family of three braved the rainy, cold weather and still had an amazing time! We canoed the lake, took walks around the mountain and tried some of the local restaurants. But most of all we enjoyed relaxing at the cabin - the view of the lake and the warmth of the fireplace made for a completely cozy stay! Thanks so much for everything!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect couples getaway

  • 4 of 5

This cottage was the perfect getaway for my wife and I. It was just the right size. We don't need a lot of bells and whistles to impress us. The screened in porch overlooking the lake was perfect for reading and daydreaming. Although we didn't use it, the fireplace is a nice touch. The small dock is a great place to take in the lake sights along with all of the mountains surrounding it. We would definitely stay here again. Hopefully a little longer the next time.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint cottage on a beautiful lake!!

  • 4 of 5

had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cozy girl friend retreat

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I were looking for a relaxing place on the lake after some hiking and kayaking on the lake.

The house is comfortable and well appointed. For a small kitchen, we found everything that we needed for cooking. The screened in porch is a lovely place we spent all of our evening time on the third week of June.

There are many steps to descend into this cozy lake house. I would say that only healthy individuals that can climb up and down the stairs should rent this place.

My friend and I know this area well as we have camped and hiked many times. Don't miss Joyce Kilmer forest and bring your own adult drinks in if you don't want to leave the lake.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint cottage on beautiful Lake Santeelah

  • 4 of 5

This a a great property for small families or couples looking for a quiet getaway. The lake is gorgeous, and the surrounding community is charming and relaxed. The cottage itself is small, but comfortably appointed. It was clean, the beds and bedding were comfy and the screened-in porch was fantastic. There were a few spiders and ants to contend with - but nothing unexpected for a lake home.

We were the first renters of the season, and as such, experienced a few inconveniences the first day of our stay. But both Suzette and LeAnn (the owners) were tremendous in quickly addressing the problems and ensuring that our stay was everything we expected. They stayed in frequent communication until our issues were fully resolved, and offered great dining and outdoor recreation suggestions as well.

Our entire family (my wife and me, and our 6 and 9 year-old children) enjoyed our stay tremendously. We hope to return again soon, and certainly feel good about recommending this property to others.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning $80
Tax Rate 13.0%

Property is closed December-March.
Summer rentals are generally Saturday to Saturday with an option for additional days based on availability.

If you have any special needs or requests, we will try to accommodate them.
All rentals subject to availability and owner discretion.

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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