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What a Lake House Should Be!!! Beautiful view!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-11)

Nestled in the trees in a quiet cove, enjoy great views of the lake from one of the 4 rocking chairs on the screened porch up at the house or off the double-decker dock. This home is comfortable and modern while retaining the old-time charm of cottages from your childhood memories. Ceiling fans in every room and porches. We are on a wooded lot with lots of woods next door for exploring.

A PUBLIC BOAT RAMP is less than 5 minutes away!

Bedroom 1: Master bedroom has king bed with private bath.

Bedroom 2: Queen bed with private bath.

Bedroom 3: Two twin beds with shared hall bath (only if someone stays in the den)

Bedroom 4: Two sets of bunk beds with private bath.

Bedroom 5: Used as a den or as a second bedroom with a cot.

Handicap Access: The paved driveway down to the dock makes for easy access for those with mobility challenges. All steps can be avoided.


Keywords: Private home, handicap-accessible, double decker dock, screened porches, WiFi.

More Details

Lin Garvey
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Lin Garvey

We are Steve Tobin and Lin Garvey. We live in Charlotte, NC where Steve grew up. We have a 31 year old daughter and twin 23 year old boys. Ours is a second generation lake house, built by Steve's Dad. It is a very special place to us and we have decided to share it with others. It's the kind of place where memories are made!

Lin Garvey purchased this house in 1975

What makes this house unique

Easy to reach, we are located on the quiet side of the lake in Denver, NC just off hwy 16 away from the hustle and traffic of I77.

Our double-decker dock has a screened room on the top level for shade and sitting out in the evening. It's great for those who need to stay out of the hot sun!

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a wonderful time we all had! From 10 mo. old Liam to 88 year old grandma Rita! The house is perfect - wouldn't change a thing and it had everything we needed - so well thought out. Thank you so much!
Sep 2013
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Denver House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • Towels provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Roll away cot in den(1), Bunk Beds (2) Linens provided.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
Screened porches and screened room on top of doubl- decker dock. Paddle boat and kayak. U.S. National Whitewater Center = 35 minutes Raptor Center at Latta Plantation = 18 minutes Lazy 5 Ranch Zoo = 40 minutes (cash only!!) Lake Norman State Park = 38 minutes


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

What a Lake House Should Be!!! Beautiful view!
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Amazing home with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

This lake house was perfect for my family from Virginia to visit. Easy and fast communication with the owner. The interior of the house felt like home- plenty of bedrooms, bathrooms, space and patio. My family and I loved the view and sitting on the dock was relaxing. I recommend this home for family reunions because that's what our family did and it was a great way for us to show them the lake and city.Thank you Lin, for letting us spend our weekend here.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments, Socheath! It was a pleasure to have your family enjoy our home! Lin Garvey, owner
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A perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect spot for us to host a small group of 9 for a Youth Retreat. The interior is beautiful and deck is amazing. Porches are great for eating outside and not getting eaten up by bugs. Small and cozy, but the bedrooms are just far enough away for there to be plenty of space for everyone. Lin clearly cares deeply about her home and it is all set up for everyone to enjoy their time away. Not too far away from amenities but far enough from the city to really enjoy yourself. Cell service and wifi were great. Lots of TV and diversions but we really loved the access to the water most of all. You really can jump off the deck- it's worth renting just to experience it! Lin was an incredibly kind homeowner throughout the stay and extremely responsive via phone and text throughout our entire rental experience. I highly recommend this for families, groups, and anyone looking for solace.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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amazing single floor home!

  • 5 of 5

the views were great, the house was wonderful (single floor...easy to get around), the dock/lake accessibility was spectacular and the owners are awesome!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and in a nice quiet location . Grocery store near by. Boat traffic was not heavy so great for tubing and skiing. The kids loved jumping off the dock and my parents ,80's loved the screen porch with the fan. Walk to the dock was not difficult for the seniors.Will go back again.

Lin was easy and great to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Lake Get Away

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful lake retreat!! Accompanied by my childhood friends, we had a fantastic time grilling out, taking boat trips, hanging dockside, making smores, and watching the sun go down. The accommodations are perfect for a larger group and the property owners could not have been more polite and friendly! I highly recommend this location and look forward to returning with a group again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 Generations of FUN!

  • 5 of 5

My children and grandchildren and I spent 4 fabulous days in this lovely lake house in June 2015. It was HOT (in the high 90s) but the house was cool and the lake provided a wonderful respite. We ate every evening meal on the lake-side porch cooled by the breeze from the lake and fans. The setting is just beautiful--mature trees provide shade overlooking a cove, no boat traffic, a short walk down the driveway to the dock. My grandsons especially enjoyed jumping off the second level of the dock into the deep water. The house is very spacious and pleasantly decorated. With 4 bedrooms/baths, we had plenty of room for our extended family of 10. The owners were quick to respond to my pre-vacation questions and everything was exactly as represented. I sincerely hope we can return to this location for another Lake Norman family vacation in the coming years. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Denver House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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