The trip of a lifetime! 5 BR, 4.5 BA with panoramic views & privacy, sleeps 12
About Patrick OBrien
I'm an entrepreneur who builds and sells companies and also manages the Carolina Hideaway. I am also an author, a college professor and former writer 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 greatly value 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 2014, 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! You literally will not see your neighbors from the house, boathouse or dock. The privacy offered by this very large property is unique and fantastic. The lake views are long views, panoramic, and stunning. You can see lake out the windows of virtually every room in the house. There are also multiple gathering areas inside and outside, so if your family wants to be "together," but not on top of each other 24/7, there's plenty of room to spread out. There are also spaces to all be together, with seating for 12 inside for dining, for instance. The house and grounds are also immaculately maintained. as we do extensive work on the house each off-season, and work very hard to keep it perfect in-season. The dock allows swimmers to jump into 10 ft+ of water, with seating for parents very nearby, so you can keep an eye on them from the cast aluminum table on the dock or from inside the air-conditioned boathouse bar. There is also an area between the two boathouses with steps down into shallow water that gets deeper gradually. This is adjacent to the "beach" area, which features wonderful white sand, chaise lounges, and palm trees surrounding it. The fire pit is always stocked with wood. If you use up what's there, we'll get more out to you within 24 hours. It's ideal for family time in the evening - and s'mores! The movie theater is also a wonderful family gathering spot - for an evening movie, netflix show, or sporting event.
What makes this House unique
There is no other home on the lake like ours. We're the only home on a large peninsula, with spectacular views, a beach, a fire pit - and a heated and cooled boathouse bar! It's a wonderful family retreat. We are certainly not the least expensive rental home on the lake but work very hard to provide great value through the amazing property , wonderful amenities, and great service you'll get if you spend your vacation at the Hideaway. We have created amazing family memories here - and hope you will too!
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 12
A Superb Hideaway
Truly a 5 star retreat. The grounds are beautiful and perfect for strolls. The view is magnificent, complete with stunning sunrises. The house is very comfortable with lots of living and dining space. The kitchen is top notch. All were pleased with the bedding and linens. The theater room was also a fun experience. A perfect setting for our annual sibling reunion!
Thanks for being a great guest!! We are delighted that you enjoyed all the amenities at the house and would love to have you back!
Perfect Thanksgiving on the Lake
Fantastic property! Our family decided to spend our Thanksgiving at Patrick's house on Lake Norman. Everything was perfect, from the private chef Patrick recommended to the panoramic views of the lake from all levels, the cool fire pit and fishing from the boathouse. Also loved the large screening room where we watched movies in the evenings. Patrick was just a text message away and super responsive to all our needs and questions. Lots of space for everyone. Highly recommend this property and owner!
Stan, Thanks for your thoughtful comments. Much appreciated! Seems like you and your family took advantage of the many great cooler season opportunities we try to offer at the Carolina Hideaway. Our goal is to be the finest (and more service oriented) Lake Norman rental property available and to help families create tremendous memories. I'm delighted that we could host you, that you had an amazing stay, and hope we'll see you again in the future!
Perfect Team Retreat
I rented this property as an alternative to the typical hotel and meeting room in an effort to have a very relaxing atmosphere while also building team camaraderie. The house did not disappoint. We not only had a very engaging meeting, but also took advantage of house's amenities. The house has a very well maintained Weber gas grill which we used to grill steaks for our team meal. Afterwards, we caught a big game on the large projector screen downstairs. We also used the projector show slides during our meeting. Lastly, we capped the evenings off around the firepit and utilized the ample supply of wood on property. We could not have asked for a more perfect setting and the host, Patrick, is wonderful.....Extremely responsive and attentive.
Thanks Aaron! We always aim to please ... so I'm delighted that we were able to do so!
This place is like heaven on earth! Ten plus stars!
Thanks! We love it when guests appreciate our very unique little slice of heaven.
Come back and see us again soon!
Perfect spot for a weekend getaway on the lake!
Thanks for being a great guest! We are delighted that you loved your time at the Carolina Hideaway!
Enjoy the most quiet and relaxing part of the lake from a stunning point with 600 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).
We also have access to three fun restaurants within 5 minutes by boat (10-15 minutes by kayak), and a fourth is 10 minutes away. This is not the case on all parts of the lake.
Also, our neighbors are friendly (although you won't see them unless you go for a walk!) and there are no conflicts about rentals as there are in some other parts of the lake.
Other Activities: boating