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Smokey Mtns/Lake Santeetlah, Nc (La Mer Est Jalouse) 2BR/2bath

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Relax lakeside in our cozy 900 sq ft 2 bedroom, 2 bath bungalow.

Kitchen and bathrooms remodeled in last two years. Our 400 sq ft covered porch is perched in the trees overlooking the blue ridges of the Nantahala mountains. We have a large collection of DVDs and both Blueray and conv. players. A 12 x 16 Deck and a 12 x 24 Dock gives you ample room at the water.

Btw, La Mer est Jalouse is French for the 'The Sea is Jealous'.

Keywords: Lake Front bungalow with Decks and Dock, no steps to enter house. 24' x 24' parking pad. Room for Boat/Trailer or RV parking. Lake Kayaks are furnished. At the water there is a 12 x 16 Deck and a 24 x 24 Dock.

More Details

Grady Dorn
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Grady Dorn

After purchasing our home on Lake Santeetlah we can not imagine anywhere more peaceful and beautiful.

Grady Dorn purchased this cabin in 2003

Why Grady Dorn chose Lake Santeetlah

We spent many years staying with close friends at the lake and fell in love with the beauty and tranquility of Lake Santeetlah. We love the flat water kayaking on the lake as well as the white water rafting or kayaking on the Nantahala or Cheoah rivers.

What makes this cabin unique

Peace and Quiet. Absolutely the most beautiful view. Crystal clear, clean deep water. The lake is not like most. Even on a busy holiday the traffic on the lake is minimal. The one way road circles the mountain and makes for a delightful walk, each turn revealing a new and wonderful view. See Graham County, NC visitors site for more information on local attractions.


Lake Santeetlah Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Newly remodeled with Travertine Stone and Roman style showers.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) In Master, Queen size Beds (1) In second bedroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
House Keeping $75.00 House Keeper comes after your Departure Time and cleans home. House keeper does not clean anytime during your stay.


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Smokey Mtns/Lake Santeetlah, Nc (La Mer Est Jalouse) 2BR/2bath
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

One of our favorite getaways!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from our second stay in this fabulous find. The cabin has been updated a bit since photos taken, with a Franklin stove in the den and lots of wood stacked outside ready for cozy nights. We have visited both times in late fall and didn't use the kayaks, but there are now 4 available and we plan to return in the summer to put them to good use. Cooked every meal on the Big Green Egg and had the most incredible late afternoons on the porch, where it feels like you are perched right on the water's edge. Many rentals come with decks, but not ones so fully equipped and comfy. Candles were even provided if the lake setting doesn't provide enough ambiance! Owners very responsive and easy to communicate with. Love this place!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

A Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just had a FABULOUS week in this comfortable and well-equipped home on Lake Santeetlah. We didn't "want" for anything and, if we did, owners were very accommodating and easy to reach. There was plenty of room and very comfortable beds. Being able to bring our dog was special for us, and our sons were thrilled to have the kayaks to use. As a "working vacation" the dependable WiFi was a big plus as well. We enjoyed star gazing on the deck at night and dinners on the porch at our favorite lake. Steps to dock were the easiest to navigate of any house we have rented on Santeetlah. We enjoyed our rented a pontoon boat, and also rented jet ski's for a few hours. We will certainly be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Love Lake Santeetlah

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property the summer of 2010, and it was our first time to Lake Santeetlah. It was the best vacation ever! So relaxing and comfortable. The house is great with everything you could ask for. We were hoping to stay here again this summer, but it was booked. We will make sure to plan ahead next year and book in advance. Great location, great house, great dock, deep cool, love, love!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Landrum, SC

Wonderful Lakeside Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful for people who do NOT like the nightlife and want a true "getaway." True "nature-lovers" delight. Perfectly comfortable little place nestled along the bank; high up for the view, and protected from other neighbors. The little community seems so quiet that you really feel like you are "the only one there" this time of year. The kitchen was well equipped, furnishings very comfortable, and the wrap around porch was where I perched in the comfy chairs overlooking that mountain lakefront view. Nice deck halfway down to the lake for your viewing pleasure, and a floating dock for launching the kayaks and for that dive into the refreshing mountain water! Organic farm nearby for those who crave the flavor and freshness of mountain grown produce. The location was perfect for a drive to short hikes, (including the Appalachian Trail), for seeing those old growth forest trees (awesome!), finding local art/crafts, motoring the Cherhola Skyway, and casting flies at all the premier fly fishing spots within 20 minutes' drive. Big Snowbird, Little Snowbird, Santeetlah Creek, Slickrock, Cheoah, Big Creek (a little further in Bryson City). Wow. Angler's delight! Won’t tell you where we caught the most fish….you will have to find out for yourself! Has anyone named that huge bass I saw taking a leisurely swim around the edge of the lake? I am afraid to say much more about my week, for fear someone will think I am spinning a fish tale!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Smithfield, VA

La Mer Est Jalouse

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time at this cottage on the lake. This was our first time in this area and we went for relaxation on the lake and checking out local artisans in the area...and we got both. The weather cooperated enough for a nice walk around the area and a kayaking trip out on the lake. The house was just as described and the owners were very friendly and helpful. I'm looking forward to a longer stay in the fall with my family!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2012
  • Stayed: April 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Matthews, NC

La Mer Est Jalouse is a GREAT place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of three thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Mer Est Jalouse lakefront home during the 4th of July week of 2011. It was our family's first visit to Lake Santeetlah and our first view of the home was everything the owners described & the listing photos showed. Very accomodating home, from the easy walk to the entrance to the very comfortable seating arrangements (indoors, porch & dock area) to the comfy bedrooms! The porch, overlooking the dock, has an incredible view, great seating & was a favorite place to eat, have coffee and relax when we took a break from hanging out, swimming & fishing at the wonderful dock. The owners were very helpful with our questions. We would recommend this home and recommend Lake Santeetlah. It was a wonderful home and beautiful lake for our vacation! Our heartfelt thanks to the owners for a great stay!!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Topoca Lodge
Car: necessary

Marina's on lake rents boats and jet skis. The Nantahala River is a 15 minute drive for whitewater rafting and kayaking. We are at the foot of the Tail of the Dragon.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

$250 per night.
$1,750 per week ( can't seem to get it right)
$250 Depsit (refundable)
$150 Pet fee is refundable.
Taxes are included

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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