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Lake Lure Rental: Romantic Lakeside Getaway Cottage

Lake Lure, NC, USA
  • Cottage560 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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.



David Klett

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
Response time:
within two days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About David Klett

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 David Klett chose Lake Lure

The natural beauty of this area is unsurpassed.

What makes this Cottage unique

Swimming, fishing, canoeing, hiking, and just plain relaxing on the boat house deck and dock area.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1)


        • 1 Bathroom

            Location Type

              • Lake View
                Beautiful views of Lake Lure from bedroom, living room, and attached deck.
              • Lakefront
                Full private use of dock area and boathouse rooftop deck on Lake Lure.
              • Mountain View
                Beautiful views of Chimney Rock from boathouse deck


                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Linens Provided
                          • Air Conditioning
                            Heat pump for central heat and air.
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Internet
                            Highspeed internet.
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Mobile Phone
                            AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon signals are weak but available on attached deck.
                          • Parking
                            Off street parking for 1 vehicle. On street parking for additional vehicle.
                          • Parking Off Street
                            Dedicated parking area near entrance.
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                            Guests are welcome to use the laundry facilities in the main house.
                          • Wireless Internet
                            Wifi repeater inside cottage.


                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Cooking Utensils
                                Full range of pots and pans and useful utensils
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Kitchen
                                Full size range, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, blender, coffee maker, and bean grinder
                              • Microwave
                              • Pantry Items
                                Basic condiments, salt & pepper, mustard & ketchup, coffee & filters, paper towels
                              • Refrigerator


                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 4 people


                                      • CD Player
                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Music Library
                                        CD collection.
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                        Satellite service by Dish Network.
                                      • Stereo
                                        CD player with aux input for mp3 player/phone.
                                      • Television
                                      • VCR
                                      • Video Library


                                          • Balcony
                                          • Deck / Patio
                                            Attached deck with gas grill and full use of boat dock and boathouse deck with lounge chairs and eating table.
                                          • Golf
                                            Nine hole Municipal course is 15 minute drive.
                                          • Kayak / Canoe
                                            16 ft two-person canoe and 10 ft one-person kayak.
                                          • Outdoor Grill
                                            Large gas grill on deck.


                                              • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                  • churches
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • marina
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • winery tours

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • photography
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • boating
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • miniature golf
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • water tubing


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

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    25 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    A Vacation To Remember

                                                                    Laura M.

                                                                    We are not a big fan of hotels, and wanted to try something different for our anniversary trip. For one, the pictures of this sweet cottage can not begin to do it justice. It is so roomy looking inside, and was very comfortable for the two of us for a long weekend. It was a very short drive into the town of chimney rock, and only about 25 miles to Asheville. David and Penny are more than just hosts, and part of our experience was getting to know them. David knows so much about the history of the lake, which was most interesting. They give you all the space you need to complete plans of your own, but are also very friendly, and willing to get together to talk or socialize. We enjoyed our complimentary bottle of wine on the beautiful dock along with a picnic. David writes wonderful children's books called The Lake Lure Chronicles. Copies were in the cabin, along with DVDs, etc. I enjoyed thumbing through the cookbooks Penny had in the kitchen, and can't wait to check out her cooking blog. We left with great memories and two new friends. You can't go wrong with Five Oaks Cottage.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you Laura and Jimmy. You two are wonderful guests, and it was a pleasure getting to know you. We hope to see you again sometime.

                                                                    David and Penny

                                                                    Amazing Vacation!!!!

                                                                    Lynn T.,

                                                                    We loved our stay! We had visited Lake Lure many times and stayed in a hotel. We chose to rent a cabin this time, because we were traveling with a 4 month old, 40 lb labradoodle, and we felt like we needed to ensure that we did not disturb any nearby vacationers.

                                                                    The cabin had everything we needed. There were, in fact, a few cooking items in the kitchen that I would have liked to take home with me. And everything was spotlessly clean. The dock was amazing and we all enjoyed sitting out there each evening watching the sun set. We also spent a lot of time on the water in both the provided kayak and canoe. It was amazing to see the gazebo at the park from the water

                                                                    We were also pleased that most of the area restaurants were dog friendly and were happy to have our baby on their patios. The Bistro, one of our favorite restaurants in Lake Lure, even had a menu for our puppy. The coffee shop next to the flower bridge has the best carrot cake ever. Larkins has not to be missed shrimp and fish platters on their waterfront patio.

                                                                    The pictures do not do this cabin justice. We found everything to be actually better than represented.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We certainly enjoyed having you all stay with us, and we look forward to seeing you again sometime.

                                                                    David and Penny

                                                                    Always a wonderful stay !!!

                                                                    Christina H.Harrison, Ohio

                                                                    This is the third time staying at Five Oaks for me and won't be the last. David and Penny are wonderful people and a joy to talk with. Everything about the cottage and the lake is perfect for a relaxing vacation. It's hard to find such a lovely setting/home for one couple with a dog. We loved spending the day floating on our rafts near the boat house. Pure relaxation. Everything you could need is in the cottage. There's many things to do in the area or do nothing at all, but sit and take in the beauty of Lake Lure and the mountain views. I usually do a lot of running around, but this time, we spent a lot of time enjoying the water (floating, fishing, kayaking) and being lazy. Just what we needed. We would like to, once again, thank David , Penny and Daisy for opening their home to quests, so we can enjoy a piece of their beautiful home and life.

                                                                    Thank you,

                                                                    Christina, Scott and Wyatt

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you for the wonderful review, Christina and Scott. You guys are super guests, and we always enjoy having you visit. We are glad you seem to enjoy Lake Lure as much as we do. David and Penny

                                                                    Great place to unwind...A perfect couples getaway

                                                                    Eric C.Inman, SC

                                                                    My wife & I found this cottage and decided to take a long weekend to relax and celebrate her birthday. While we had been to the area many times over the years, we were delighted with the location and amenities available. The view from the boat dock is beautiful, and the cottage well appointed. We enjoyed long walks around the neighborhood with our puppy, grilling steaks on the deck, and taking in some of the local sites. We were greeted by David after we unpacked and strolled down to the dock, and he made us all feel welcome ( even the puppy ) We would highly recommend this spot to a couple or small family. We are already looking forward to coming again!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you guys very much for the nice review. We enjoyed meeting you and hope to see you again.

                                                                    Wonderful place to stay on Lake Lure

                                                                    Reni M.

                                                                    The cottage is comfortable and well appointed. David and Penny are great hosts, available yet unobtrusive. As the first guests of the season we felt a certain responsibility to make sure to leave things as we found them for future guests. The view from the cottage and the boathouse deck is beautiful. A wonderful place to stay, we would gladly recommend this cottage to any small family. The best part to me was how readily they accepted our dog. Penny even got Piper a dish for water since we weren't sure where her dishes were when we first got there. They are very warm and caring people, and we would not hesitate booking this cottage again should the opportunity arise. Reni and Jim McLemore

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you, Reni and Jim. It was a pleasure meeting you. Thanks for the review.

                                                                    Adorable Cottage in perfect Lake Lure location

                                                                    Kelly M.Fort Mill, SC

                                                                    Five Oaks is an adorable Lake Lure cottage convenient to everything. Owners, David and Penny, were so pleasant and made us feel at home. Though small, the cottage was the perfect size for our family, including six year old daughter and boykin spaniel. It had everything we needed relative to kitchen items and a grill on the deck. Views from the boat house and upper deck were amazing. We enjoyed a weekend filled with canoeing around the lake and jumping off the dock. Don't think twice about booking this wonderful cottage. We will most certainly be back.


                                                                    Lake Lure, NC, USA

                                                                    Rates & Availability

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                                                                    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.

                                                                    25 Reviews
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