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LARGE 2 BAY DOCK! Lots of Amenities, No Steps! Trees Provide Priva

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Located in a quiet cove behind Indian River Marina this home has many amenities such as extra large, New 2013 two slip covered aluminum dock/large swim platform & 2 picnic tables, large 1,466 sq. ft. deck with stainless steel cable railing, hammocks, lots of outdoor tables/chairs, pool table, ping-pong, inside hot tub, fire pit, 2 paddle boats, golf cart, hi speed wi-fi, lots of level parking, easy walk to water, board games and much, much more. Located only 2.5 miles from town, you spend more time playing and less time driving. Come stay at 'Gentle Slopes' and see it for yourself, we're sure you will come again and again.

Keywords: Home, lakefront, cabin, chalet, house, norris, lake

More Details

Property Manager
N. Marie Ayers
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About N. Marie Ayers

I am a local real estate broker and licensed contractor. I own and operate Ridge Real Estate LLC. I was formerly a CPA but placed my license in 'inactive' status to pursue real estate and contracting full time.

N. Marie Ayers purchased this house in 2006

Why N. Marie Ayers chose Jacksboro

I am a local real estate broker and never planned to own a home on Norris Lake. However, when I found this one with no steps to the water and off the main channel, yet with great year around water, I knew I had to buy it. Our son loves to paddle boat around the cove and fish. Its location, only 2.5 miles from town was a large factor in our purchase as well. We love it and are sure you will too. Come visit 'Gentle Slopes'.

What makes this house unique

Proximity to store, I-75, free Wi-Fi, hot tub, fire-pit, pool table, ping-pong table, large private deck, 2 full size hammocks and lots of nature. NEW 2013 2 bay covered aluminum dock.


Jacksboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Adjoins Master Bedroom
  • 1.5 Baths on the main level and 1 full bath on the lower level.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Also has a flat screen and 1/2 bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This room also has a large rocking chair
    Other - 1/2 semi-finished basement - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Great kid area!!
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Twin Bunk Beds (1), regular sofa in living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 22 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Only 2.5 miles from town.....spend your vacation playing, not driving. Tucked away behind Indian River Marina with deep year around water we love the location and are sure you will too. We have more amenities than the $4,000 per week homes at a budget price. Compare the amenities (2017 model golf cart/path to lake, deck, fire pit/roasting sticks, firewood, hot tub, pool table, foos ball, air hockey, oversized 2 slip covered dock, pedal boats, hammocks, high speed wi-fi, etc.) and the number of guests we sleep in beds and you will see. The home is fully equipped and ready for your family. Bring your family and come enjoy beautiful Norris Lake today!!!!!


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LARGE 2 BAY DOCK! Lots of Amenities, No Steps! Trees Provide Priva
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews

Quiet area

  • 5 of 5

Easy to get to and set up well for our large family

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We love the convenience of being 2.5 miles to town, having hi speed internet and within walking distance to Indian River Marina. Hope to see you all again.
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Great for Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

A very nice place for a family reunion. Well-stocked kitchen, including an electric can opener, blender, lots of pots and pans, cookie sheets, casserole dishes, large bowls, everything you need and more, even had salt and other spices. There was plenty of toilet paper, paper towels, and linens.

Great location, only 9 minutes to town with Wal-Mart, Food City, Dollar Tree, and great buffet pizza at Charley’s Pizza Parlor. Located in a very quiet cove near Indian River Marina.

We had a wonderful time with the paddleboats, and the pontoon boat. We enjoyed the pontoon boat every day we were there. However, the golf cart was the deal breaker, especially for the older adults.

We would definitely book this home again.

The owners (Marie and her husband) were very responsive, friendly, and great to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Codey and I strive hard to make this the most comfortable and enjoyable vacation stay for everyone. We try to put a large portion of the rental proceeds into upgrading and maintaining the property each year. However, I think I've reached the end for adding amenities. Lol. I can't think of anything else to add. I look forward to having your family stay with us again.
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Dayton, Ohio

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

I have to think this is the best value on Norris Lake. All of the toys (Pontoon boat, Paddle boats, Golf Car, Pool table, ...) were a great hit with the family. There was something for everyone. We had a great time --- our grandson is already asking when are we going back to the Lake house. Pictures don't really do the place justice - it's better in person.

The owner of the property met with us on our arrival date and showed us around and how to use the various equipment - she was extremely nice. We received our security deposit in a very timely manner. We highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dayton OH

This place is great!

  • 5 of 5

Well, this is a large property, as described! It has plenty of seating room on the deck, which I think is great! It's a clean and well maintained property and everything was in good working order. I think there's something there for everyone! The views are beautiful and this lake is so clean and nice! The dock is just great also, very big with picnic tables too-Thanks goodness for the pontoon-we took our ski boat, but ran into a mechanical issue, we would have been left boatless! My entire family just enjoyed this property! we met some great people at the marinas and had a fun time-I didn't want to leave!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for commenting. I know when I go to book a vacation rental the responses mean a lot. We enjoy our home in the off season and do everything we can to make it the best stay on Norris Lake anyone has ever had. I am pleased that everyone had a great time and you enjoyed the pontoon boat. Although this boat has done well fir everyone this summer we are hoping to add an even newer and larger one sometime in the next 2 years (as soon as we can find a good one at a reasonable price). Feel free to email or call me anytime with suggestions or to reserve your next stay. I am already booking for next year. We hope to see your family again next year. Thanks for staying with us.
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marion, ohio


  • 4 of 5

Myself and 11 family members stayed at Gentle Slopes in June 2014. We really enjoyed the house and it's many amenities. The golf cart made our trips to and from the dock easier, the pontoon boat was nice and ran good, the pictures do not do the dock justice at all, it is very roomy and big. The house itself is very basic but clean and well equipped, the basement is not finish but it is very clean and served as a great place for the kids to retreat to. When not on the water we spent most of our time on the deck, which was very spacious and has alot of seating. The owners went above and beyond during our stay, ready to address any issues or questions in a timely manner. I would reccommend this house for anyone. However, something I would have liked to have known was that it is in a quiet cove behind a marina and a little section of floating houses, I believe this resulted in debrie washing around the cove at times and the water didn't always seem as clean as we are use to with Norris Lake. We still swam off the dock but there were times we didn't because of the way the water looked.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and glad you had a great time. We work hard to provide all the amenities we can. We add things each year, like the pontoon boat this year. Most marinas charge at least $250 per day for a boat. I just happened to find a great deal in a pontoon and am happy to pass it along to our guests. Your right though....the pictures don't do the home justice. I try to put as much detail as possible into the description. Its just very hard to describe everything in writing. We love the location in the cove behind the marina. Most 'coves' are not deep year around water but this one is. As for the debris..we clean the lake bank each Spring but then due to the fluctuating water levels there can be more float in. It doesn't have anything to do with the marina but just the fact that we are in a quiet cove. We've found there are more pros to being in the cove such as its calm enough to pedal boat around, you can swim without being afraid of being hit by a passing boat, the dock doesn't get beat up and the water stays uniformly cleaner year around verses on the main channel because the boat waves are not hitting the bank. Another thing with this year over others is that the lake level has been lower, therefore there's not as much water flowing thru the dam and as a result the water doesn't flow out of the cove as rapidly causing some debris to linger. Anyway...thank you for staying and thanks for the review. If anyone has additional specific questions please give me a call. I hope to see you all again!
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Our fun place ot relax

  • 5 of 5

We have taken our entire family 7 adults and four children to Gentle slopes during early June in 2011 and 2012. We have had a wonderful time there fishing and boating. We could not go this year due to a family wedding and a new baby, but we will return next year. My son keeps his boat at Cumberland and he is trying to convince his friends to switch to Norris based on the fun we have had staying at Gentile Slopes. We have met Marie at the Cincinnati boat show and also ran in to her at Walmart during our stay in 2012 and we appreciate her profressionalism and her attention to detail in accomodating us during our first two rentals. We will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Lafollette Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Charley's Pizza (on right just before Walmart)
Car: necessary

We are located approximately 1 hour from the Sevierville/Dollywood exit. Many travel to the outlet malls or Dollywood for the day. We are also very near Ride Royal Blue where you can rent ATV's and ride miles of trails. Clinton, TN is well known for its antique shops. Williamsburg, KY is home to KY Splash and just 45 minutes away. You could spend weeks with us and never see it all. Of course most people don't leave Norris Lake.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $175


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.