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

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 4,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Patrick OBrien

I'm an entrepreneur who builds and sells companies. I am also an author, a college professor and write for USA Today.

Patrick OBrien purchased this house in 2004

Why Patrick OBrien chose Lake Norman of Catawba

We found this amazing property in 2004 and immediately fell in love with it. The privacy, natural beauty, and views are unmatched. We love that there is a lot to do for our kids there - from kayaking and fishing to outdoor ping pong, playing in our beach area, enjoying s'mores at the fire pit, and, of course, swimming in Lake Norman! We did a massive renovation to the house in 2013, including a complete overhaul of the kitchen. It now features a 6 burner Wolf range, double islands, double sinks, and a spectacular view of the lake!

What makes this house unique

There is no other home on the lake like ours. We're the only home on a large peninsula, have spectacular views, a beach, a fire pit - and a heated and cooled boathouse bar! It's a wonderful family retreat. We have created amazing family memories here - and hope you will too!


Lake Norman of Catawba House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4400 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.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

Best lake property rental!!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this house for the past 3 years and have LOVED IT! The home and the property are AMAZING!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to have you back for your third visit - and hope we'll see you again next year!! Thanks for being great guests!
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An amazing, unique property

  • 5 of 5

We rented Carolina Hideaway for 6 nights to share with family visiting from out of state. This home was truly amazing and exceeded our expectations throughout our stay. The lot alone makes this home worth the visit, it is a truly unique experience to find such a private lakefront home anywhere on Lake Norman. The house included all of the amenities we needed, and some extras too. Our family was so delighted with their accommodations they are already asking if we can return again in the future. Plenty of room for 6 adults, could easily handle more too.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean. Very easily organized for guest. Great views. Easy location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Got snow on the first night here which made it very beautiful. Would love to come during summer. I’m sure that would be awesome as well.

Place was very clean. Yard were as well.

The owner is very easy to deal with.

Very nice guy.

House is up to date with features.

Very nice furniture inside and out.

Plenty of things to do right here at the home.

Water front location is perfect.

We plan on coming back.

Well worth the money.

Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property! Views of the lake are absolutely gorgeous!!

  • 5 of 5

Carolina Hideaway was our home for the week of Thanksgiving. Our family was not only celebrating the Holiday but also the marriage of our youngest son on Saturday after Thanksgiving at the Peninsula Club. The house provided all the comforts of home and made the week enjoyable for all. The kitchen provided all the amenities needed to even cook Thanksgiving dinner. Perfect house for a large family...we even rented the French Country house next door for additional family. It was so nice to be able to have two magnificent houses next door to each other.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home was amazing!! Stunning views! Awesome amenities! Very comfortable home. We had an absolutely wonderful weekend here. I can't think of anything I would change. 😊

Can't wait to stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted that you had an amazing stay! That's always my goal. We look forward to having you back in the near future!!
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Another relaxing and memorable family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Another relaxing and memorable family and friends that are family vacation. This home is absolutely beautiful and the view is gorgeous! We love the privacy that it has to offer. The home is very functional offering complete 1st floor living, if needed. This was our 3rd or4th year there (lost count). Looking forward to next year already! A++++++++

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Booking fee $200
Cleaning/linens $250
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
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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