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It's Five O'Clock Here! 433 Sundown Rd Mooresville, NC 28117

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Cabin, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Comfortable lake front log cabin studio loft on deep water cove on the largest lake in NC. This comfortable 850 square foot log cabin loft is nestled upstairs in the trees above a detached garage with a great view of Lake Norman, which can be enjoyed from the comforts of the loft or from the 28' screened in porch. Walk in the front door and head upstairs to your retreat. You do not share the cabin. The rental is one large open room above a detached garage (no one reads this so I add it again) with everything you need (the main house is next door). The only walls and doors are to the large bathroom and closet. I add this because I have had request for 6 adults which I can't in good conscience accept.

This is a great couples retreat, or couple with a couple of children. My brother and his wife, their two boys and two of the boys friends have stayed there, but that is stretching the limit of 'comfortable.'

Basically Boys and Girls if you can get your significant other in the car with a few clothes it is a great surprise destination. I don't do large parties. I add this because I get numerous requests for large birthday parties, weddings, receptions, family reunions and you name it I have probably been asked. I'm just not equipped for large crowds or even crowds above 6. If you want to rent the boat or have a small cook out for about 10 max I will try to accommodate you as long as everyone is leaving before bedtime. Thanks for understanding.

If you are coming looking for real estate and you don't have an agent yet I can refer you to one of several that I refer to. They are all excellent and respond to your needs. There have been at least 7 guests who have purchased on the lake and sometimes depending on location we will look at the property by water. Let me know when you are making the reservations and I will connect you with an agent and you can start to narrow your search before you arrive.

Amenities Include:

- Kitchen furnished with granite counter-tops and black appliances, along with a coffee maker, pots pans, utensils, etc. All you need to bring is your food and shopping is close, within 3 miles of the loft.

- Living area is complete with a flat screened TV, an array of DVDs and queen-sized futon for extra guests or children. Air mattress is also available.

- Large bathroom with tub/ shower, and washer/dryer. Sheets, bath towels, wash and hand towels, along with beach towels are provided.

- Large and small coolers for you to use.

- Large walk in closet.

- Wireless internet .

- Night time climb into the plush queen-sized Log Bed.

Rental includes:

- Dock privileges with boat ramp close by, so you can bring your boat! The next door neighbors allow me to use their ramp as long as I am here. Their price is a 12 pack of Miller Lite which they leave in my refrigerator so the can just show up and have a beer.

-From previous requests, I now have a 1998 23ft. Bennington Pontoon with a 90HP Honda 4 stroke available to rent. $175/ day, or $35 / hour. Best price on the lake. Check it out, others are $200/ day to $450/ day on weekends and you have to go to them. This one is tied up at the dock waiting for you. Requires a $400 fully refundable cash deposit and signed rental agreement. Take it out full of gas and bring it back full and in good condition and your $400 will be handed right back to you. Please request the boat with initial request for cabin rental in case there should be a maintainence issue I can inform you, or occasionally I get requests from non guests for rentals.

-Floats, skis, kneeboard and tube are included in the boat rental.

Or if you would prefer to make advanced arrangements I will Captain you out for $75 per hour gas included. I will take you fishing for the same price. Skiing or tubing $90 / hour.

- I also run charter cruises with Captain and First Mate for 10 / 12 max. persons for $125 an hour. Two hour minimum.

- Take the cabin and boat for the week for $2,000 saving $345 off daily rental rates on each.

- Two person 10' fishing boat with electric trolling motor availble for $25/day, $100 / week

- Two 10' fishing/paddling Kayaks with paddles and paddling vests $20/ day each or $85 week each.

- Free Happy Hour Welcome Cruise (1 hour, $75 to $125 value), weather and season permitting, compliments of the Owner, so sit back relax with a cool drink and discuss the plans for your getaway and get familiar with the lake. Bring your camera, to get home ideas from some of the massive homes on the lake.

- Picnic shelter comes fully equipped with a gas and charcoal grills, ceiling fan, TV, swing and table and chairs. Hammock is available in the large open yard facing the lake.

During your stay you are free to lounge around swim or fish on the boat dock or on the pontoon boat. You are also welcome to ride along if you see the 'Captain' going out for a ride. I usually try to give you a little notice if know I'm going out.

(Unfortunately if we have a Charter Cruise booked I won't be able to accommodate additional guests on that cruise.)

In the summer, it's not uncommon to find some vegetables awaiting you when your boat ride is over. When the tomatoes are ripe you can pick a fresh one to slice for a sandwich or a burger.

Laidback is here, where are you?

Come spend a little time with me and my threee knucklehead pups. Meet my golden retriever Beau and my two rescues Jangles and Bizkit. They are very entertaining and love having guests visit. Beau loves "tug of war" Jangles loves belly rubs and Bizkit loves sleeping and food.

Local Attractions:

- Race City race park - 5 minutes

- Earnhardt's DEI - 15 minutes

- Charlotte Motor Speedway - 30 minutes

- Charlotte Bobcats, Panthers and Checkers arenas, as well as NASCAR Museum, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and EpiCenter (downtown) - 30 minutes

- Charlotte Knights baseball - 30 minutes

- Davidson College - 10 minutes UNCC 30 minutes

- Lowes Corporate Headquarters and Lake Norman Regional Hospital - 5 minutes

Payment & Deposit

- 50% payment, via cash or check, will be due in order to confirm reservation. Remaining balance will be required 30 days prior to arrival. For rental call or email to confirm reservation. Then send check to Mark Hall 433 Sundown Rd. Mooresville, NC 28117.

Cancellation Policy:

- 95% refund will be provided for reservations cancelled more than 90 days from date of arrival.

- 50% refund for cancellations within 30-90 days of date of arrival if unit can not be rented for full price.

- 25% refund for cancellations within 30 days of date of arrival if unit can not be re-rented at full price.

- $100 processing fee deducted from all deposit refunds less than 90 days if unit re-rents at full price.

-Refunds will be made via personal check first class mail.

Check in is 3:00pm. Check out is 11:00am. Every effort will be made to accomodate early check in and later check out times if other rentals or availability make it possible. Just ask.

Keywords: Studio, Garage Apartment, Loft, Pontoon Boat Rental

More Details

Mark Hall
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2017

About Mark Hall

I left corporate America December 2007 and have survived on my real estate investments since that time. The Garage Loft has been used as a long term rental but 5 years ago when it came open I decided it might be fun and interesting to rent it out to folks weekly. This has proven to be true. I look forward to sharing my over 1 acre lot on Lake Norman with you. I can be as scarce as you desire however I do live in the main house next door. Come try log cabin living for a while. Hopefully we can enjoy a boat ride and a few laughs and you can relax here at the lake.

Mark Hall purchased this cabin in 2005


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

It's Five O'Clock Here! 433 Sundown Rd Mooresville, NC 28117
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

A time to relax and reflect

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I found Marks bungalow online the pictures were beautiful and on our arrival we were not disappointed . We were greeted by Mark and his three pups it was an instant connection . The bungalow was super clean and had everything you might need even a hair dryer which of course I forgot at home. I totally enjoyed sitting on the porch late at night listening to the gentle movements of the lake and trees. Mark was very generous and took us out on a sunset boat ride it wonderful. I would highly recommend a visit to It's Five O'clock Somewhere you will not be disappointed . Thank you and hope to see you again after the holidays .

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm guessing this is Colleen and Bob since you "threatened" to review me when you were here. We, the pups and I, really enjoyed your visit. I'm so glad you found me. Thank you for the nice review and the kind words. I really look forward to your return visit and if you can re-locate down here, I'm sure we will see each other often. Thank you.
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Gary and Cookie White

  • 5 of 5

After a tedious tax season, Gary found Mark's place for our post tax get away. It was such a treasure to find this lovely, what I term, bungalow complete with a pontoon! The pups were a great addition to the welcoming we received each morning and Mark couldn't have been a better host. The views were outstanding, the floats allowed us to enjoy the water as we lazily "vegged out" for several days. This rental has everything you could possibly think of needing; an outdoor grill, tables and chairs for outdoor relaxing, a screened in porch if mosquitoes love you like they do me; water gear for lots of activities, surrounding restaurants and places of interest to visit; and a host to hang out with! The only downside is telling everyone about this neat spot and having Mark book it up before we can get our next dates on the schedule!!

We look forward to a fall visit and seeing Mark and the pups again! I would love to do some writing here....who knows? Thank you, Mark. You're the best! See you this fall!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a pleasure it was to have you here. I really have been lucky with my guests. They have all been great but certain ones leave a lasting impression as Gary and Cookie did. Everyone says they are "coming back" and I'm hoping you do!
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Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to spend our week. Mark is a great host with attention to detail. Our favorite beer was even waiting in the fridge with frosted mugs. We were able to keep our boat at his dock, and the outside living area is great. Cabin was immaculate. We used the screened porch morning and night. Great restaurants are nearby. We will definitely be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Mark'a cabin! It was so relaxing and peaceful. Mark was a great host. We enjoyed the boat ride around the lake and the bottle of wine waiting for us when we arrived was nice. We enjoyed spending time with Mark's three dogs and our dog got along well with them. We loved relaxing under the covered picnic area where we played a game of Yahtzee and watched TV. The cabin was very spacious and was more than enough room for my family of four and our dog. We hope to be back soon so we can enjoy the boat and lake more.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Susan.That was very nice of you. I sure enjoyed your stay also. Hurry back.
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Above and beyond excellent place - Thanks Mark!

  • 5 of 5

The entire place was awesome. Very clean. All the amenities one could ask for and more. Silverware, dishware, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, oven, pots and pans, cooking utensils you'd only think you would find at home.

Mark is a great person, waited up for us even though we made it in late, and had a chilled bottle of wine waiting. Took us out on his boat and was extremely helpful. He was there to help as much as we needed or wanted him to be. Even invited us to stay for the neighborhood party, held on his property, after our stay.

Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent - feels like home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed at Mark's place on our way down to Emory University. After a long drive, we were met with a wonderful resting place. Mark is the best host and his place is immaculate, beautifully designed and decorated. The pictures don't even do this place justice! We enjoyed the peacefulness of sitting on the porch overlooking the Lake, the excellent recommendations for places to dine and the friendliness of all three of Mark's dogs. I think the highlight was the boat ride on Lake Norman at the end of the day. It made our 3 day stay perfection! Thanks Mark for a memorable time and we'll see you in the Spring!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Ellen and Kira. That is so kind of you. You were great guests and I enjoyed the laughter. I hope you can make it back in the spring and I will do my best to get Kira into some fish.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Mooresville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Boating and Fishing
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Boating and Fishing
Apr 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $60
Tax Rate 6.75%

More than 4 people subject to $10 /night for each additional person. Rates are subject to change until reservations are made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Mooresville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • 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 Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub and shower, sink, toilet and washer and dryer
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Also a queen sized air matress is available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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