Waterfront Luxury at Watauga Lake!(25 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 9)
What sets this house apart is its private dock and large swimmable shoreline. At Whipkins Cove, you can swim in a shallow area (gets deep gradually) near fire circle or plunge into deep water at the dock. One of the few areas around lake where you feel safe swimming out from shore.
This is a great home for multi-generational groups or two families vacationing together. Be sure to check out the video tour (with guided audio).
Home has three distinct living 'zones.' Top floor has master bed (king) with private bath (soaking tub and separate shower) and loft (w/ built-in double bed).
Middle floor has open kitchen/dining/living area (w/fireplace), 1/2 bath off kitchen, and master bedroom (king) with private bath (shower only).
Lower floor has mudroom with extra-large capacity W/D, 1/2 bath, entertainment area with sofa/love seat/fireplace/50-inch TV, and a large bedroom with two sets of bunkbeds and private bath (tub/shower combo and double sinks).
Outside there are four levels of decks, two covered porches and a huge waterfront with boulders to relax on. Fire circle at lakeside. Swim right off the dock or shore (from your own private gravel beach with large sitting stones).
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Member since: 2010
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Limited Accessibility
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Game Console:
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Computer Available:
- Free Long Distance:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Linens Provided:
- Parking Off Street:
- Ice Maker
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $145 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 14.5%
During high season (summer), 7-night booking is required. Shorter stays are available off season. Summer rents Sunday to Sunday. No pets (sorry).
50 percent of the rental fee is due at booking to hold reservation. Balance is due 30 days before stay.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: Our family has long dreamed of creating a vacation rental home specifically for the people who visit. We travel the globe for work and pleasure and take notes and ideas from each place we stay in. We jumped at the opportunity to buy Whipkins Cove (named by the former owners, who used a combination of their last names) and transform it into an amazing place by moving walls, adding dormers and giving it upscale touches. More than $100k later (ouch!), the home is completely remodeled and designed for maximum guest enjoyment (ie: lots of room to spread out and a lot of luxury touches). Taking ideas from our favorite hotel chains (including Marriott and Ritz Carlton), we furnished the beds, kitchen, bathrooms, etc., with amenities that would make the house comfortable and memorable. Now, as we enter our first rental season, we're blown away by the interest Whipkins Cove has already generated (including bookings made when it was still a construction mess). If Whipkins Cove is a VRBO success, we have our sights on other potential VRBO properties, including another cabin, this one located near the North Carolina ski resorts.
Why the Owner Chose Butler, TN, USA:
Watauga Lake is beginning to capture attention of nature-loving travelers from around the globe. To us, that meant it would be a great investment opportunity. So far, that's been true. We've gotten inquiries from several Midwestern states, Florida, New England and even Europe. The kicker? Very few of the people contacting us had ever been to Watauga Lake before 2010.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The waterfront is amazing. It ranges from peaceful to party (depending on the season and joviality of the boaters passing by). I love that we have both shallow-water and deep-water (40-feet-plus) areas right off shore. The shallow area is protected from cove boat traffic by a giant rock and tree, located about 50 feet off shore. The rock keeps boats from coming too close to shore (or they'll crash into it) and gives children a safe place to swim.
- Primary: (704) 654-0947 (North Carolina, USA)
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Well-Appointed Kitchen with Stainless and Granite. Has 5-burner gas stove.
Large table provides seating for nine in open-concept main floor.
Soak in the Tub in Top Floor Master Bathroom (has separate shower).
Many expansive decks give guests space to spread out and admire Watauga Lake.
Rental includes plush linens and hotel-style shampoo/conditioner/soaps/lotion.
Lower level bunkbed room sleeps four, has private full bath.
Roast marshmallows at the fire circle down by the lake (wood provided).
Private dock (no other docks within hundreds of feet).
Home includes row boat and four kayaks (plus life vests, fishing poles and more)
An aerial view of Whipkins Cove shows its peaceful location on the lake.
Main floor greatroom with gas fireplace, 40-inch TV and open floorplan.
Two Master Bedrooms Each Have King Bed and Private Bath. Upper bedroom shown.
Upper level loft has corner desk, high speed internet, seating and daybed.
Second master bedroom also has king bed and private bath.
Entertainment area on lower level has TV, DVD, CD, Wii system and more.
Enjoy a meal right down near the water on the lower deck.
Open loft overlooks Watauga Lake and greatroom.
If you want to be waterfront, make sure you are. Whipkins Cove is ON the water!
Watauga Lake is peacefully located within the Cherokee National Forest.
Waterfront home has four levels of decks. Spread out and get close to the lake.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017
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