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Carolina Hideaway - Lake Norman's Most Exclusive Private Retreat (no weddings)

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 4,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

The trip of a lifetime! 5 BR, 4.5 BA with amazing views and privacy, sleeps 12

Located in historic Sherrill's Ford, North Carolina, Carolina Hideaway is Lake Norman's finest rental home. The Hideaway is like an island onto itself, offering over 4200 square feet of casually elegant waterfront living (and 1000+ ft of porches) on a 4+ acre very private peninsula with stunning panoramic lake views from every room. Unmatched privacy!


The Hideaway features:

- A large comfortable home, decorated to make you feel right at home on the lake. - A beautiful private boathouse bar sitting over the lake.

- A stunning kitchen featuring two islands and a Wolf 48' double oven.

- Two master suites and sleeping space for twelve.

- Extensive covered, screened and open porches.

- A massive 8ft. by 5ft. movie theatre with movie library.

- A large private sandy 'beach' area surrounded by palm trees,

- A spacious family fire pit area

- More than 700 ft of shoreline

- Rental boat delivery available and access to private chefs (addl cost)

The Hideaway is the most unique and special vacation home on NC's finest lake!

The Carolina Hideaway is truly unique. The setting is unmatched anywhere on the lake. It is the ultimate retreat -- as much a resort as a 'rental house' with beautiful views, lovely gardens, and so much to do.

Activities, activities, and activities: The number of things to do at the Hideaway is unmatched.

- 8 ft by 5 ft movie theatre

- 25 ft. x25 ft. waterfront foot sand box

- Large family fire pit area (seats 12)

- Boathouse bar

- Great fishing (feel free to use the poles in the boathouse)

- Kayaks

- Great swimming (and jumping off the dock)

- Boat and jet ski rental (with delivery)

- Outdoor ping pong

- Hammock

- A fully stocked game closet

Create lasting family memories at the Hideaway. It is designed with 'family time' in mind. There are so many ways to create great family memories that you'll want to come back year after year after year. It's truly a unique and amazing place that you'll want to experience over and over again.

More than half our summer is typically rented by December of the previous year to returning families.

We love the Hideaway and hope you will too!!


More Details

Patrick OBrien
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017


Lake Norman of Catawba House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single
  • Two true master bedrooms. Also have an office with a pull-out queen sofa bed.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The home is loaded with things to do for kids of all ages. We have kayaks (4 doubles), huge movie theatre with video collection, outdoor ping pong, a beautiful fire pit, fishing poles, private sandy beach, hammock, etc etc. We also offer access to rental boat delivery and private chefs (additional fee for their services). WE DO NOT ALLOW WEDDINGS OF ANY KIND. THANK YOU.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Carolina Hideaway - Lake Norman's Most Exclusive Private Retreat (no weddings)
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Everynight was awesome! We had a great stay. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The pictures don't do this home justice! Spectacular home, location and experience!!!

  • 5 of 5

The views are incredible, the appliances, furniture and electronics are all top notch. We stayed at the Carolina Hideaway for my daughter's graduation and it made a wonderful occasion even better. I highly recommend this lovely home. It was worth every penny.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to host you for your daughter's Davidson graduation! We'd love to have you back at the Hideaway!
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Beautiful Property and Home

  • 5 of 5

Pat was very responsive ... Home and Boathouse and just the property overall were immaculate ... our family enjoyed our time together on the lake

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend with my family!!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our time here...awesome location and the house was fantastic! Would love to come back in the summer or fall and I know our kids would love playing and fishing in the river!!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks and we look forward to having you back next year!!
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Carolina Hideaway is a little piece of "Heaven" on Lake Norman!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 3 night, Family gathering at "Carolina Hideaway." From the moment we drove onto the lovely piece of land, and then entered this beautiful home, we were in awe. The unbelievable view of the Lake along the entire back of the home is absolutely stunning! The fantastic kitchen was used a lot during our stay, and is big enough to accommodate several top notch Chefs! Wonderful hours were spent boating, enjoying the boat house right at the dock, watching football in the theatre room, playing corn hole on the pretty green lawn and having fires at the fire pit. Walks taking in all of the gorgeous colors this time of year were also a part of our stay.

The bedrooms were really lovely, with 3 of them offering private bathrooms!

If you are looking for a fantastic location to spend time at the Lake with Family and Friends, Carolina Hideaway is the "perfect" place. As I said in my tittle........."it's a little piece of Heaven!"

Thank you Patrick for letting our Family enjoy your home! We definitely hope to be back! :-)

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house and location. Great spot for friends or a large family. Well done!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming to the Hideaway. We look forward to having you back in the future!
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Verdict Ridge
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
I 77

Enjoy the most quiet and relaxing part of the lake from a stunning point with 700 feet of shoreline!. The lake is beautiful, deep, and uncrowded here ... and we're on a point, so if the is a drought and the lake level drops, it will not be a problem at our home (not the case with all homes).

Other Activities: boating


Rates & Availability

Lake Norman of Catawba House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Pre-4th
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early/Mid August
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late August
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
6 night minimum stay
Early Sept/Labor Day
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Booking fee $200
Cleaning/linens $250
Tax Rate 7.0%

+$1500 per week for holidays/major race weeks/Davidson graduation
Three day weekend rentals available outside of summer months. No
three day rentals are available between Memorial and Labor Day.

Minimum rental of $1600 plus tax and cleaning.
Monthly rentals outside of summer months are available.

**We are unable to accommodate WEDDINGS or any special event of any kind of more than 20 people.**

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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