About the property
- House500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Panoramic Waterfront just 30 feet out your sliding glass door! Best view on lake
If you are seeking PEACE and SERENITY to rejuvenate and recharge, this Couple Getaway is for you.
This is not just another sweet spot on Lake Norman, but being on a three-mile island –peninsula, it is place where you can hear nature speak and hear yourself think. The sunsets from the CAUSEWAY, just a few yards down the quiet road, are spectacular. Being on the main channel, it offers deep water and breathtaking views. Don't forget your fishing pole!
Recharge! Revitalize! Renew!
Enjoy your morning coffee on the deck that is frequently a landing spot for herons. Although tucked away on this peaceful island, you are only a few miles from the shopping area of Mooresville where there are hundreds of restaurants, movie theaters, music, dancing and all that you desire. The lovely city of Charlotte is only 30 miles so you get the best of all worlds. Kiser Island is just six miles to I-77. It is also only 1 ½ hours to the Smokey Mountains and the charming city of Asheville.
The suite is located on an upper flat of a brand new home. The bedroom has a king size bed, bathroom with shower, and an open area serving as a dinette and living room area. There is a complete kitchen in one unit and a kitchenette in the other. Both have full refrigerators at this time. (Pix get outdated by the week due to continual improvements) . There is an outdoor gas grill and also a charcoal grill if you prefer. (Bring your own charcoal)
For a minimal rental fee there is a canoe, bikes and kayaks available. There is also a boat slip available for !10.00 per night. There are several boat rentals within a few miles.
TV, internet and utilities are included. Linens and towels are provided as well. There is a laundry area for long term renters. You are requested to bring your own toiletries and paper products.
This can only accommodate an individual or a couple and is not a party animal house as it boasts serenity that promise must be protected for those who seek solace for a weekend, week or month.
Absolutely no drugs! Smoking is not permitted in the house.
There is a $250.00 security deposit that will be returned with no damages. This may be waived. I do request a brief conversations with all guests to assure a good match and a most enjoyable vacation.
Pets are negotiable. Please discuss and don't surprise me.
all the guidelines on VRBO apply to all guests and agreements. The NC Vacation Rental Statues are enforced for your protection and mine. I reserve the right to evaluate each situation, for example, a single occupant may be a bit less and if there is an extra person beyond a couple, there would be an additional charge. While extended time such as a few months is welcomed, the agreement is as weekly or per week to conform to the legalities of a vacation rental.
You will enjoy!!
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 25, 2018
About Edie Raether
I am not in the real estate business but rather a motivational speaker, corporate trainer, hypnotherapist and bestselling author who rents out the upper and lower apartments in a new home. all private entrances and no shared walls! Woods on one side and a cottage rarely used on the other side so it is extremely quiet and private. This three- mile quiet island is Nirvana and nature at its best!
Edie Raether purchased this House in 2014
Why Edie Raether chose Lake Norman of Catawba
Because it is the most peaceful, serene place on the earth!!! It is a two mile wooded island. Feels like miles away and yet in just minutes you are near historic downtown Mooresville, and in another few minutes the lovely, charming town of Davidson, a college town. The dock is just 30 feet from the house and swimming is great as is all water activities or just sipping on a glass of merlot or a morning coffee. Just another 15 miles and you can experience the pleasant and vibrant city of Charlotte. This location offers the BEST OF ALL WORLDS!!.
What makes this House unique
Inspiration! Nature at its best! If you want a ZOO, this is not it! If you want peace and will love it!
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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.
Not what we expected
Listing doesn't really explain that you'll be sharing the house and resources with several other couples. "Suites" are in the basement. They are nice enough, but the outside was in shambles. Some of the disarray could be blamed on the weather, but overall the backyard and landscaping were in disrepair. We booked three nights over Labor Day weekend, we stayed one. Didn't ask for a refund, wasn't really expecting one, but it would've been nice. Edie texted and said she wanted to discuss, but never did. You live, you learn
Hi Bob, It is always disheartening to have even one person not satisfied as I work relentlessly to exceed expectations and do 97% of the time. It's confusing when Tim and Amanda stayed the exact same weekend and said it was a "great experience, awesome view" etc. Having given much thought to why a rare few see it so differently than the hundreds of people who loved it here and return every year, these are my conclusions.
If you love nature in a more country, natural setting with woods and water surrounding the property, you will love it as it is peace, quiet and serenity at its best. If you are seeking a five-start resort atmosphere, we need to talk.
. Regarding shared resources, there is a private deck off the upper uni,t which was offered, but you chose the unit on the ground level with the dock just 30 feet to the water and dock and the patio with grill is right there. Your unit was completed 5 months ago so all is quite new. The house is less than 3 years old. In total, there are five separate and private decks or patios. I would like to stick to facts. There are NOT several units, but three on different levels with NO shared walls and all have a private entrance. The dwelling is 5,000 square feet and the property is appraised at a million. Not sure what resources are shared? They are not. Each unit has a complete kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and living area. The dock is shared but never have two couples ever been on it at the same time. Some people boat all day, others are touring houses, and some are at work. Although you admitted the unit was nice, the unit you selected was on GROUND level, just a few feet to the water. That lower level has FIVE sliding glass doors and two five-foot windows and is 50 feet of glass offering guests spectacular views of one of the most peaceful places on Lake Norman - Kiser Island. Yes, it was pouring rain the night you arrived, but I can't take responsibility for the weather. I am sorry you did like the landscaping, but hopefully people don't come for the type of scrubs. etc. While I don't have a daily gardener, at least once a week the grass is mowed, the weed eater gets a work out, and the flowers are watered etc.. In Tim's review (staying the same weekend), he specifically states "GREAT EXPERIENCE.BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED PROPERTY WITH AN AWESOME VIEW!! I will now request conversations with all so everyone is a perfect fit as are the 97% of guests. I am very committed to exceeding your expectations. Thanks!
Cluttered, smelled like cats
Dock was not sufficient for docking boat. I left without staying.
The person that stayed here the week after you had this to say and copied Amanda and Tim below as I think their comments sums it up so well. Here we go!!
Great experience. Beautifully maintained property with an awesome view!! From the minute we pulled into the driveway, the owner of the property greeted and welcomed us - which personally made it feel more like a homey experience. Edie was extremely helpful - anything from local attractions , restaurant recommendations, jet/ski boat rental suggestions, she was always responsive and prompt to reply. Edie showed us around the property and explained thoroughly what each apartment had to offer. We stayed at the property for three nights - lower level apartment with walk-out access to the dock!
Although the owner lives on the property, do NOT let that steer you away from this experience. You have complete privacy. with a private entrance to your unit. If you are not the type of person who enjoys interaction, you do not have to interact with the owner. Personally, we found it to be extremely helpful; otherwise, we would have wasted extra time researching nearby shops, restaurants, etc. and we would not have been enjoying every minute of this great hidden escape. If you are looking for a place to unwind, great choice.
If you do not enjoy nature, water, and outdoor life, not the place for you. If you arrive on a gloomy day (which we did - it rained 2 of the 3 days), make the best of it. The owner cannot control mother nature. So relaxing and peaceful -highly recommend!!
I wish your experience had been as most of the people who vacation here experience, as it truly is nature at its best.
You said you did not like Lake Norman because the waters were too rough that day.
I wish you had been honest with me but the pictures of the upstairs unit are the same as it is and ??? The cats are not allowed inside and are known to be very clean, but understand if we don't like something, our imagination can make up stories and fill in the blanks to support our beliefs. Again, 90 percent of the people not only enjoy, but find the views spectacular and return annually because it not only rejuvenates their spirit, but improves their relationships.
Regarding the docking, it is tough when the level of the lake lowers, but a minute away is a marina that rents slips for as low as $5.00 per day and could have helped had you asked for it. I am always providing such resources to the guests.
Nice owner and waterfront
Edie was a conscientious host. Nice sunrise view. The space should have been cleaner--though I acknowledge Edie was changing over 2 units as we arrived so maybe this was an exception.
We had a great time! If you're looking for a cozy little getaway for the weekend, this is ideal.
Beautiful and serene looking property
Although I was unable to actually stay at this beautiful lakeside Nirvana, I certainly wanted to let any interested individuals know what a pleasure the owner, Edie, was to work with. I am a travel nurse and was scheduled for a 13 week assignment in Huntersville. After emailing the owner of this property, I received a response very quickly. Edie is such a sweet, accommodating and helpful person. She was very happy to work with me about the arrangements for my expected extended rental. Unfortunately, less than one week after making all the arrangements and less than three weeks before my assignment was to start, my husband and I were in an automobile accident which resulted in severe injuries to my left wrist and hand. I was very disappointed that I was no longer going to be able to take this assignment, so I no longer needed to rent the lakehouse. Edie was wonderful about my unexpected cancellation and I was VERY pleasantly surprised that she did not charge a cancellation fee. She was sympathetic and compassionate about what had happened and assured me that if I should ever like to spend some time ever at the lake house, she would love to have me as a tenant. Not all property owners are so pleasant and accommodatIng. I would recommend renting from Edie to anyone.
Thank you. I do work very hard to accommodate and always good to have people take the time to share their positive experience. Edie
Edie's on Lake Norman, NC
My husband and I had a wonderful time staying on Lake Norman at Edie's Vacation home with her gorgeous lake views!!
We enjoyed her charming little hideaway retreat!!
Edie was a wonderful hostess and full of information about Lake Norman. I would definitely stay there again had a wonderful time!!