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Lake Lure Rental: Romantic Lakeside Getaway Cottage

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Five Oaks is a cozy one-bedroom lakeside guest cottage situated on beautiful Lake Lure. It is the perfect spot for a romantic relaxing getaway vacation for two, or for a couple with one or two small children. Lake Lure is nestled in the narrow groove of Hickory Nut Gorge just 25 miles southeast of Asheville, NC. It was named by National Geographic as one of the ten most beautiful man-made lakes in the world. Several movies, including Dirty Dancing have been filmed at Lake Lure. There is a never-ending variety of outdoor activities to be enjoyed in and around the lake, including swimming, fishing, diving, kayaking, canoeing, and hiking.

Five Oaks Cottage was built in 2005 and is tastefully decorated and equipped with a full kitchen and bath with shower. We supply linens, towels, and hygiene products for our guests and an information booklet listing local activities and attractions to help make each guest's stay both memorable and enjoyable. Guests have full access to the dock and boathouse rooftop deck for swimming, fishing, lounging, and enjoying the spectacular views of the lake, the gorge, and Chimney Rock Park. We also provide use of a canoe and a kayak so you can tour the lake and visit sites of interest such as the cove where portions of Dirty Dancing were filmed. There are also some very nice restaurants that can be reached by water.

The cottage is situated behind the main house and has lake views from most windows and from the attached deck. The boathouse and dock are about 150 feet in front of the cottage. About 15 stone steps lead down to the ground level of the main house. A stone pathway then leads you around the house. Another 15 steps will take you to the rooftop deck atop the boathouse, and another 15 steps will take you down to the dock at water level. Having to negotiate steps down to the water is the norm at Lake Lure because it is a mountain lake and the shoreline is steep. There are very few lodgings on Lake Lure that do not require the traversing of many steps to reach water level. Five Oaks Cottage actually has fewer steps to the water than many. Still, it may not be suitable for older folks or those with disabilities.

The cottage is equipped with wireless internet, a TV with satellite reception, a DVD player, a CD player with auxiliary input for your phone or mp3 player, and a large collection of CDs and DVDs. Five Oaks is the cottage where the author/owner conceived and wrote the popular series of children's books called The Lake Lure Chronicles (Google 'Lake Lure Chronicles' to view). We believe you will thoroughly enjoy your stay at Five Oaks and will create many lasting memories of this most beautiful and peaceful place.

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 560 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Use of boathouse, deck and dock for fishing, swimming and lounging, use of canoe included....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo:

    CD player with aux input for mp3 player/phone....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Beautiful views of Lake Lure from bedroom, living room, and attached deck....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Full private use of dock area and boathouse rooftop deck on Lake Lure....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful views of Chimney Rock from boathouse deck...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Heat pump for central heat and air....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Highspeed internet....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone:

    AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon signals are weak but available on attached deck....moreless

  • Parking:

    Off street parking for 1 vehicle. On street parking for additional vehicle....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Dedicated parking area near entrance....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Guests are welcome to use the laundry facilities in the main house....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wifi repeater inside cottage....moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full range of pots and pans and useful utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full size range, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, blender, coffee maker, and bean grinder...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic condiments, salt & pepper, mustard & ketchup, coffee & filters, paper towels...moreless

  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Attached deck with gas grill and full use of boat dock and boathouse deck with lounge chairs and eating table....moreless

  • Golf:

    Nine hole Municipal course is 15 minute drive....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    16 ft two-person canoe and 10 ft one-person kayak....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$125
$800
Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$135
$860
Fall
Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$125
$800
Winter
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2018
2 night min stay
$120
$760
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$135
$860

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Cleaning $30 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12.75%

Notes:

Cancellation Policy. Full refund if cancelled more than 30 days before scheduled arrival. Within 30 days of arrival, a refund will depend on whether the cottage can be re-rented. This is typically not a problem, but there is no guarantee.

50 percent deposit required to reserve dates. Remaining 50 percent due 14 days prior to arrival. Invoice for deposit will be issued through PayPal upon request, which can be paid with a credit card. Final invoice for balance due will also be sent through PayPal two weeks prior to arrival. Security deposit will be postponed until final invoice.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Owner info

About the owner: We fell in love with Lake Lure the first time we saw it in 1984, and returned three weeks later and purchased a small cottage on the lake for weekend and summer vacation use. In preparation for retirement at the lake in 2006, we added a major second story addition to the original small cabin and built Five Oaks Cottage, a guest-house for additional space for family and friends and for a vacation rental when we are not using it. We are delighted to be able to share this beautiful and special place with others and we enjoy meeting the many wonderful folks who find us through VRBO and become our guests at Five Oaks.

Why the Owner Chose Lake Lure, NC, USA:
The natural beauty of this area is unsurpassed.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Swimming, fishing, canoeing, hiking, and just plain relaxing on the boat house deck and dock area.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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