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Lake Glenville Private Dock Lakefront/Waterfall/Mountain View

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Space 5,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Loft, 4 Full Baths, 2 1/2 half baths (Sleeps 14)

'Big Fish' is located on a point surrounded by Lake Glenville, overseen by the rock face over 'Strawberry Hill' lying adjacent to the beautiful cascading Mill Creek Falls. The views are captivating, inspiring and restorative. This is a home built for reunion of family and friends as well as creative space for large groups.

The home is designed to capture views of beautiful Lake Glenville from every living space including all bedrooms. Large family area with stone fireplace open to spacious kitchen and dining room surrounded by lake views. Second living area with stone fireplace downstairs and large loft space upstairs with disappearing glass doors to create seamless indoor/outdoor experience onto covered porch on third floor. There is also a screened porch with outdoor gas fireplace, three covered decks and one open deck surrounding the house.

TWO MASTER BEDROOMS on main floor with sitting areas and full baths. All bedrooms have queen beds and sixth bedroom also has a trundle bed. And yes EVERY BEDROOM HAS A VIEW OF THE LAKE! Two bedrooms upstairs and two bedrooms downstairs have Jack & Jill baths with private sinks.

Keywords: mountain house, lake house

More Details

Terrie Russell
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 4, 2018

About Terrie Russell

Fond memories of going to Lake Glenville with my grandparents drew my husband and me back to the cool temperatures of this high elevation (3410'). The beautiful hikes, amazing fall colors, and quiet cool lake made this the ideal place for us to create our own special place to return to again and again. 'Big Fish' fills our hearts and restores our wellbeing!

Terrie Russell purchased this house in 2004

Why Terrie Russell chose Cullowhee

Beautiful fall colors reflecting off a lake that wraps around the house made this the perfect place for our home. Add the hike up our road that provides beautiful views of the Mill Creek Waterfall making its way down our mountainside. Where else would you go???

What makes this house unique

We enjoy the sound of the waterfall at the house, the kids playing on the dock, the boating and kayaking on a great peaceful lake. Our favorite hike is the three waterfalls on the hike at Horsepasture River. Our daughters and I enjoy shopping in Cashiers and Highlands while day trips range from horseback riding to gem mining and white water rafting! We try to get two boatfulls of family members down the Nantahala every year!


Cullowhee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 1. Guests must fill out, sign and return Rental Agreement within 1 week to complete booking.
  • 2. Security deposit is refundable -see terms in rental agreement.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2 Master sinks with 2 separate cabinets
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 2 Master sinks in 2 separate cabinets
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack and Jill each upstairs bedroom has a private sink
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack and Jill each bedroom has its own private sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Powder Room on Main Floor
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Powder room on Lower level
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 2 singles are a trundle bed
    Loft - 1 queen inflatable mattresses
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Lake Glenville Private Dock Lakefront/Waterfall/Mountain View
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Spec house with all you need for a family reunion.

  • 5 of 5

We go for the hiking but the lake adds more fun options. The house has a great sound system accessible in every room. If gathering around the kitchen while somebody cooks is what you do, this house is built for that.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family so enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home. We had everything we needed to make the most of our family time. We were fortunate to be able to enjoy the outside and make some fabulous photos as the weather was awesome. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful place!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Fall Break- Perfect in every way!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the BEST time! The house and location are an absolute "10" and we even lucked out on the weather. The views - almost 180 deg. when you are standing in the kitchen! The owner was very responsive and helpful during booking. Lake Glenville is stunning and we actually toured the it all on the pontoon boat we rented from Signal Ridge Marina. The waterfalls are amazing and there's even one right next to this house! We can't wait to come back!!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Remote lovely lakeside retreat

  • 4 of 5

Lovely gathering place for lots of friends and family to spend some quality time around the fire out out on the dock. Both spacious and cozy.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at big fish was phenomenal! The house had everything you could possibly need. The kitchen is well equipped and there are plenty of towels/linens. Each room you walk into has an even better view than the last.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Getaway Place for a large group + Very friendly and responsive host

  • 5 of 5

A big huge THANK YOU to BIG FISH from our whole "gang of 14". We will live with the memories of a fantastic and relaxing Labor Day Weekend 2015. We had a blast and the lake house made it all possible. The layout is terrific in that, while we could all hang out together, there were enough places to pick up privacy and enjoy solitude. We were very pleased with the plan of the bedrooms and bathrooms in that it afforded privacy to each of our 5 families. The lake is very pretty and with Big Fish being on the water we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on it. A huge thanks to The Russells making their canoe, kayak and paddle board available for our use. Gave us all a good chance to be on the water and see the lake and the nearby waterfall. We would be remiss in not mentioning that Terrie was a wonderful host. She was very responsive and helpful from our initial contact through our stay. Thank You Terrie for sharing your beautiful place with us and being part of making a great weekend holiday happen for us.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gem Mining, White Water Rafting, Horseback Riding




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until Rental Agreement and funds are received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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