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Pontoon Boat, 2 Paddle Boards, Canoe & 2 Kayaks All on Beautiful Lake Toxaway

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Enjoy family living on Lake Toxaway just like our special guests decided to do.


This four bedroom home is within walking distance to Greystone Inn where you can indulge in facials, manicures and massages. A pontoon boat provides a floating platform that shows off spectacular lake views. In addition, a nice dip in the lake down by the dam can provide just the departure from - well - most things. Oscar the Mule Deer, seated above the fireplace, is waiting to share country living at it best. He was really excited that we chose to mount his whole head as opposed to his cousin who would up contributing only his antlers to our hanging lamp. Anyway, the fireplace is without peer - Grove Park Inn, notwithstanding. Once you get a good bed of coals going, you will watch the fire more than the TV - guaranteed. The drapes in the living room are room darkening so a nice fire in the middle of a sunny afternoon with the drapes drawn (and maybe HBO with mute enabled) can help provide relief from too much night before or another bad headline from the WSJ... just a thought.

Beautiful summer days and crisp mountain evenings await your family and friends, including your pets. Our king size beds and extra nice linens will make you want to stay much longer than initially intended!

The picture of the house shows the garage and opposite of it is the kitchen. The one upstairs bedroom that does not face the lake is also shown between the two. The main floor master bedroom faces the lake and has its own bath that can double as the main floor powder room. (We always make the kids use the upstairs baths during the all important intermission from too much Dora.) The master also has sliding door access to the back porch with a private sitting area for morning coffee and evening Stingers. The living room is 22x13 so it is plenty big enough to accommodate everyone who stays at the house. Some very large karaoke parties have been held in this room. There are 2 sliding glass doors that lead to the back porch. The dining room is good sized , faces the lake and has a sliding glass door to the covered back porch where the ping pong table resides. As we've gotten older, ping pong has yielded to beer pong. The kitchen is very complete from a cooking standpoint: upper and lower ovens, 4 burner electric stove and plenty of dishes, glasses, pans and utensils. There are 2 refrigerators available so the wine, beer and cokes have a home of their own. The laundry room is off the kitchen. The washer is a horizontal axis type that can hold most bed linens at once. The 3 upstairs bedrooms share 2 baths with one of the rooms being set up as a 'suite'. There is a safety gate stowed in the linen closet at the top of the steps.

The boathouse is a rather large (25x25) additional outdoor gathering area for day or night. The view of the lake from the house and boathouse is east-northeast so clear nights can provide excellent moon rise parties - these can be short, though, as it only takes the moon about 9 minutes before everybody starts looking for something else to do. It's dark at night in Toxaway so if you're in from a well lighted city like Asheville or Miami, the kids will enjoy the true planetarium effect of lying on their backs on the boathouse roof and observing actual stars as well as the crisscrossing satellites. There is 110AC at the boathouse for cell phone recharging as the teens always seem to do all their calling and texting away from the main group.

Vacation on the lake for less than you lost last week in the world markets. We have several nice people available for cleaning or odds and ends if you stay longer and need some household help while you are finishing up your manicure. Why ruin a good manicure with housework anyway?

Directions to the house: you can take either entrance into Toxaway, but the main entrance on Hwy 64/281 seems to have the most directional signs to the Greystone Inn. So, follow the signs to the Greystone and take the first right just before the tennis courts near the Inn (West Shore Drive). Proceed down this little road for a minute or two and turn left into the next to the last driveway. The house is visible from the road and the mailbox is numbered (36 WSD). The phone number at the house is listed on the handsets. If the phone rings while you are there, (and you haven't given out our number) feel free to answer it if you feel like brushing up on your skills for turning down either the Satellite TV dudes or some new long distance player who just arrived in the area. Otherwise, feel free to disconnect the phones during your stay.

RENTAL NEWS FLASH! We've completed 90 VRBO Rentals with over 680 total guests this past six seasons and all of the families said they had a nice time and most left the house in a condition that made our transition text book for us - which always means good things for those that follow - thanks for your help. We consistently have repeat renters...and we love

that they think of our home and their vacation home! Call us

to begin your memories at Lake Toxaway...

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Test question from Mike: which symbol best describes the relationship between the web narrative and the deliverable at 36 West Shore Drive: less than, equal to, or greater than? Well, I can't answer that, but now, you may for those future travelers to 174592.
May 2008
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Pontoon Boat, 2 Paddle Boards, Canoe & 2 Kayaks All on Beautiful Lake Toxaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family converged at Lake Toxaway for one week this summer. We knew a drought in the area meant we would not be able to use a motor boat on the lake. Although disappointing, this turned out to have many positive aspects. The lake was serene, our 1 year old could play at the lake's edge, as could our dogs. We kayaked, canoed, and paddle boarded - all with equipment provided by the owners of the home. The house is spacious, no kitchen could be better equipped - even the knives were sharp enough for good use and there were pans and dishes galore. The management company was the best I've encountered in my 5 experiences of renting through vrbo/Homeaway. We couldn't have had a better experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Summer Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at this property for one of our summer vacations. From the moment we arrived at the entrance to Lake Toxaway Country Club we were surrounded by beauty. The house is spacious, comfortable and well-equipped. We especially enjoyed gathering around the fire pit on the back deck for breakfast and some of our dinners while taking in the peaceful and relaxing view. Our entire family enjoyed swimming and fishing right off of the dock. The location is perfect! We enjoyed the short drives to many spectacular waterfalls and shopping in Cashiers, Highlands, and Brevard.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vero Beach,Fl

Great time at Lake Toxaway

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed here the last week of August after our Bahamas vacations plans were interrupted by a hurricane. Party of six plus one red bone coon hound. The management company were very helpful and accommodating. After our arrival we were pretty happy our plans changed. The house felt homey and comfortable. The outside space was the best, nicely landscaped, deck over the boat house and the dock were great hang out spaces. Hiking,swimming,boating were lots of fun. Tubing the lazy river felt a little like "Deliverance" if you are old enough to know the movie. Can't really comment on the restaurants our children did all the cooking on this trip. Yes I said it...the 20 something kids did all the cooking!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston TX

we've stayed at several V...

  • 5 of 5

we've stayed at several VRBO homes before and NONE lived up to the listings. That was until last week. Mikes house is so much better in reality than the listing. this is not to slight the listing but to praise the home. Absolutely gorgeous! Wonderfully efficient house and the setting/view in nothing short of a Slice of Heaven! Instead of departing we were ready to buy it and stay forever.

Thanks Mike for being the best host we've ever dealt with.

we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Terry for the kind words. Great guests drive our interest to remain a good host. We take people's desire to have a nice slice of time in our home, seriously. Looking forward to your return.
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Mike, The house was grea...

  • 5 of 5


The house was great. Very comfortable and had everything we needed. We enjoyed our stay at Lake Toxaway and hope to go back again next year. The boat made it even better. You have a beautiful lake there.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great vacation hom...

  • 5 of 5

What a great vacation home! we had such a good time at Lake Toxaway. The house was fantastic, and delivered on every amenity.The house was very clean and well cared for, the beds were very comfortable, and all the toys were fun and in great condition. we loved our vacation! Thanks Mike!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sapphire, Brevard, Etowah
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Osteria, Brown Trout , Country Cupboard
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Lake Toxaway House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
4th of July Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Exit Clean $250 + Tax
Ref. Sec. Deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.75%

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Lake Toxaway House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • King size beds (4) All 4 Kings are top quality for a guaranteed great night's sleep. Linens are 300 thread count. The pillows are new and of several varieties. We always travel with our own favorite pillows because with rentals, you never know. You can trust these pillowS. Twin or Single Beds Rollaways that can be set up in any of the bedrooms in addition to the kings. There is a Baby Crib (1) and Linens are provided for King beds only.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Pontoon Boat with 50hp outboard motor. A canoe is also available for quiet morning exercise. A new kayak for 2015! Temporary fishing license can be obtained at the ACE Hardware at Hwy 64 (McNeely's Hardware).

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