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Charming Lakefront Retreat - 3BR/4BA - Lake & Mountain Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms + Loft, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

70 Innsbrook is a charming, private, lakefront mountain villa situated steps from a 640-acre lake and surrounded by outdoor activities including hiking, swimming, fishing, boating, , sailing, and water-skiing. You will enjoy stunning lake and mountain views from the living room,master bedroom,upstairs bedroom, deck and master balcony. Enjoy your morning coffee gently rocking on the deck off the master bedroom. Wind down your day on the larger deck as you watch the sun set over Mount Toxaway (elevation 4,777 feet). Lake Toxaway's 3010' elevation makes it an ideal year-round destination. In warmer months enjoy dining on the deck as darkness falls. In the cooler months, gather your family and friends around the big harvest table for dinner by the fire.

This decorator-designed, 2,800 square foot retreat is tastefully appointed and offers all the comforts you could desire: gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and separate wine bar with fridge; master suite with Jacuzzi tub;a stacked stone, wood burning fireplace, a spacious deck with a Weber gas grill and a copper fire pit, 2 flat-screen TVs, DVD, WiFi internet and stereo with aux/iPod input.

This home provides three (3) bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and sleeps a total of eight guests. The master suite features a king-sized bed with a private balcony and Jacuzzi tub. The second bedroom features two twin beds and a private bathroom. The upstairs loft offers two twin beds in an alcove and a spacious sitting area.There is a bright, sunny third bedroom upstairs with a queen bed and beautiful mountain and lake views. The second floor also features a full bathroom

Lake activities include swimming, canoeing, fishing and boating. This house is located fewer than 5 miles from two premier Western North Carolina hiking destinations: Gorges State Park and Panthertown Valley. There are a collection of books on the history of the area and the various attractions available nearby

with descriptions of the hikes including the time and difficulty. There are many golf courses in the area for those who play. Cashiers, Highlands and Brevard are 20 - 40 minutes away and these charming towns offer shopping, galleries, restaurants and entertainment. Our deck is a great place for those who want to sit, read or commune with nature.

Since the Fords, Edisons and Rockefellers first visited in 1903, guests have returned to enjoy the stunning mountain vistas and pristine, stream-fed waters of Lake Toxaway. Today, Lake Toxaway remains a premiere mountain resort featuring North Carolina's largest private lake, golf, tennis, hiking, fishing and water sports.

We hope you will come and enjoy this very special place! During the summer months we prefer to rent by the week from Saturday to Saturday, although if we have a vacancy, we would love to have you at the last minute for a shorter period.

Keywords: Charming,Mountain home,lake house, retreat

More Details

Marietta Gandy Petters
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Marietta Gandy Petters

As a widow with three boys, I bought our home in 2000 as a place of healing and rest and it has truly been that! We have had wonderful times and have great memories here. We entertained my sons' high school and college friends, one son got engaged here and later married here. We have had extended family reunions here and we look forward to many more years of memory making!

Marietta Gandy Petters purchased this villa in 2000

Why Marietta Gandy Petters chose Lake Toxaway

Equidistant from Atlanta and Charlotte, Lake Toxaway provides a respite from city living and allows us to reunite with family members and loved ones in a beautiful mountain setting. Lake Toxaway provides easy access to the amenities of Highlands, Cashiers and Brevard. No matter what we desire, we always find it when we are 'at the lake!'

What makes this villa unique

Relaxation, relaxation, relaxation. Enjoying friends and family. Gathering around the fireplace. Hiking to our favorite waterfalls. Watching the sun set over the lake from our deck. Watching the lake 'wake up' in the morning.


Lake Toxaway Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , 4th full bath on lower level, convenient to the lake
  • Master bath has jacuzzi tub and shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master with adjoining bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , private bath adjoiningg
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , sleeping porch
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , bath to share with sleeping porch
  • King size beds (1), queen bed (1)Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Charming Lakefront Retreat - 3BR/4BA - Lake & Mountain Views
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews
Atlanta, GA

Cozy spot, beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a family reunion and it was comfortable and beautiful. The owner was very helpful as we coordinated multiple families arriving on different days. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephanie, Thank you for your nice recommendation! I hope your family reunion was wonderful. I can't think of a better use for our home! Warm regards, Marietta Petters
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Louisville, KY

Perfect Lake House

  • 5 of 5

Tbe Gandy home is beautifully decorated with very lovely & comfy furniture. Kitchen has everything needed for cooking home meals .

We enjoyed using the canoe and floats in the lake.and look forward to staying here again! It's perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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awesome lake experience!

  • 5 of 5

The space is so comfortable, views of the lake are gorgeous, and easy up and down to the water to grab food, use the bathroom, send kids up and down, etc. You cannot go wrong with this rental! Great space including the deck and the kitchen area is so open. The canoe and kayak are a great plus too! We easily rented a boat at the marina for one day too!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Midway, KY

Beautiful Lake - Gorgeous Home!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a week at the lake to remember and felt right at home in this comfy home! There was nothing that was different than what was advertised and was actually even better than expected!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greensboro, NC

One of the most beautiful places I've ever visited

  • 5 of 5

The villa is awesome. We had 3 teenagers and they loved the upstairs/loft area with twin beds and queen and separate sitting area. The view is spectacular. It is very quiet too. The villa has everything you need. It is one of the best vacations ever. We enjoyed lots of hiking to beautiful waterfalls and kayaking the French Broad.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home, beautiful lake, perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This home and location is lovely! My husband and I vacationed here in December, with goals of resting, spending time together, reading, and exercising. The calm and peaceful atmosphere was just what we were looking for—it was so nice to build a fire and relax as we looked out over the quiet lake.

The house was perfect—much bigger than what the two of us needed, but extra space is always nice! Everything in the house is coordinated and beautifully decorated, yet it’s still functional and “liveable”—it just felt cozy and comfortable.

We went into Brevard (20 minutes away) one day and enjoyed visiting all the local shops. While there, we had lunch at The Falls Landing (great sandwiches, burgers, and hand-cut fries!) and then stumbled upon an authentic soda shop (Rocky’s Soda Shop) and I had a fabulous ice cream brownie sundae and my husband had a frozen lemonade that he is still talking about. There’s also a huge toy store downtown with really friendly and helpful employees.

The house has a gas grill and fully equipped kitchen, and the Ingles in Brevard has a surprisingly good selection of organic foods, so we stayed in a few nights to cook and grill out (there’s also a Redbox at the Ingles if you’re looking for movies). For dinner out one night, we went to the Sapphire Mountain Brewing Company (15 minutes away)—good beers on tap, but the food was only mediocre. Had planned to go to the Brown Trout, just a couple miles away, but they were closed that night (call ahead for hours/reservations if you’re visiting in the off season!).

We brought our road bikes and found a 12-mile loop around the lake—some good hills, and the only traffic to speak of was on Highway 64. We also went for a run around the golf course and it was beautiful.

The owners were very accommodating and easy to work with—quick to respond to our questions and offer suggestions and tips about the area. Our vacation was wonderful and just what we needed—would definitely come back. Thank you for letting us use your cozy home for our time away—it exceeded our expectations and we met all of our vacation goals!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Blind Mule
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sapphire Valley
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy. 281 and Hwy. 64
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Blind Mule
Car: necessary

There are many State and National Parks nearby. Transylvania County is call ' the land of waterfalls' Many hikes end at a beautiful waterfall. We have a collection of books that tell about the area and the attractions around there. There are public golf courses 30 minutes away.

If traveling from Atlanta or Cashiers, NC, take Hwy 64 East to Hwy 281. If traveling from Charlotte or Brevard, NC take Hwy 64 West to Hwy 281. We recommend printing Google Maps directions prior to traveling since cell phone service can be intermittent in the mountains.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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