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Papa Bobs Lakefront Cabin: Kayaks, canoe, paddleboat -Summer weeks going fast!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 625 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights


About the property

Cabin, Studio + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6--if 2 are children)(Sleeps 4 adults)

If it's a water experience that you are looking for, this is it! The perfect vacation spot for the family. There is something for everyone - there is a shallow area for the little ones to play and deep water for swimming and floating. There is a floating dock to play on. We have 2 sea otter kayaks, a canoe, and pontoon paddleboat for you to explore the lake. The cabin is at the head of the cove. There is a 125 foot dock crossing the lake. There is an bonfire area with benches and of course, fishing. The clarity of Lake Lure has earned it a high rating for bass fishing.

Nestled among the native rhododendrons and dogwoods of the Appalachian Mountains sets this unique little cabin. Built in the early 1970’s, it is one of the older quaint lakefront homes on Lake Lure. It is truly an exceptional find in that it is set on a 14-acres at the head of Sunset Cove. Also, it is built partially out over the water, which allows an unobstructed view from the porch directly down the cove to the main channel, Chimney Rock, and most importantly the sun setting over the mountains. It is one of the finest views on the lake.

Let us take you back to the earlier, unhurried days of Lake Lure and Hickory Nut Gorge area. Leave the busy life behind and return to the days of real relaxation and rest. You can lounge on the deck in the warm summer sun reading a good book, fish from the dock as the water licks at your feet, swim in the cool refreshing water, go kayaking down the cove, or just sit and watch the sun sparkle and move across the water and then sink behind the mountains.

In its own right, our cabin and dock/bridge are famous - if you're a movie buff. In 1983, several scenes from the movie, Firestarter, were filmed on the property. The most memorable being when Charlie and her dad were captured by 'the Shop' while crossing our very own dock. The film featured an all-star cast with Drew Berrymore, Martin Sheen, & George C. Scott.

The dock/bridge mentioned above extends all the way across the end of the cove(approx. 100 feet)and is truly unique. The entire bridge is ideal for the fishing enthusiast. For your enjoyment, we have 2 Sea Otter kayaks are on hand as well as a canoe, and 12 ft pontoon paddle boat - all ready to explore Sunset Cove and Lake Lure. Life jackets are on hand as well.

We invite you to come and enjoy your own private get-a-way at Papa Bob’s Cabin. It is a one-room cabin with a large private bathroom/changing area. You will find a queen bed and a queen size sleeper sofa. There is a loft with two twin beds. Appliances include a full size refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, and coffee maker. There is central heat and air and a Weber grill. So, bring a good book, your swimsuit, your fishing pole and come relax.

*******DUE TO TOWN REGULATIONS WE CAN ALLOW 4 adults OR 2 adults & 4 CHILDREN********


We have a 1999 Voyager 21' pontoon boat available at your option to rent with our home. It has a 90 hp 4 stroke engine. The pontoon rental is as follows:

Summer Season:

Weekly $1195 plus sales tax

3 - 5 days rental is $195/day plus tax and $50 check in/check out fee

OFFSEASON rates are with taxes and fees included:

2 night weekend rate $315

3 night weekend rate $495 It is a great way to get see the lake and surrounding area; go for a sunset cruise, go to Bayfront Grille by boat for lunch or dinner.


In 2006, Lake Lure has passed a regulation that makes it unlawful for boats with commercial licenses (i.e.our boat) to tow skiers or tubes, etc behind the boat.**************

By the way, the cabin's property adjoins 'Ledfords Landing' which is VRBO listing # 28758. Combine the properties if you are looking for a large extended area for a family reunion or gathering (together sleeps 14-16). The large grass field on the cabin's property is ideal for games and gatherings. There is a volleyball net and whiffle balls and bat you are welcome to use but we suggest you bring your own glove. Whiffle ball with the kids is one of our favorites!

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Jenny Cox
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Jenny Cox

Hi,we are Tom, Jenny, Samuel and Isaac Cox. Our Lake Lure cabin has been in our family for over 45 years. Thank you Papa Bob! We love Lake Lure because it makes you feel that you are a million miles away and the views and peace and quiet turn our focus on the bigger picture, away from the daily details that pull at us. We invite you to enjoy our cabin. Come and relax!

Jenny Cox purchased this cabin in 1971

Why Jenny Cox chose Sunset Cove

Jenny here, my father bought this property in the 1960's. It has remained in our family and there are precious memories here.

What makes this cabin unique

This property is truly a waterfront experience. Literally built over the waters edge.Truly a unique spot with 13 acres to enjoy along with westerly sunset view.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I'm glad we came across your web page. We totally relaxed. Thank you for your Southern Hospitality : )
Oct 2008
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Sunset Cove Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 625 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • Studio, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen sofa bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
2 Sea Otter Kayaks, Canoe, Paddle Boat, Life jackets, Shallow area, Coffeemaker, TV with DVD Ample parking on the same level as the cabin, *******We have a 1999 Voyager 21' pontoon boat available for rent with our home! It has a 90 hp 4 stroke engine. It's quiet and no mixing oil and gas! The pontoon rental is $195/day plus tax with a 3 day minimum. The weekly rate is $1150 plus tax. We have an off season weekend all inclusive rate of $450. PLEASE NOTE, In 2006, Lake Lure has passed a regulation that makes it unlawful for boats with commercial licenses (i, e, our guests) to tow skiers or tubes, etc behind the boat, **************, No smoking and no pets


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Papa Bobs Lakefront Cabin: Kayaks, canoe, paddleboat -Summer weeks going fast!
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Dayton, Ohio

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to thank you for a wonderful stay in your Cabin. Our Honeymoon was so relaxing and most days were spent sitting on the dock and enjoying the view!!! Traveled the lake in the pontoon... and did some fishing. Thank you for the special touches for our Honeymoon stay. We hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2007
  • Stayed: June 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home with beautiful mountain view.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the home inside and out. We felt at home the moment we walked in the door. The property was fun to explore and the fishing was great right off of the dock. Very peaceful and relaxing...and there weren't a million steps to climb to get to the water..We are already planning our next trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful and relaxing time at Papa Bob's Cabin! Jenny was incredibly hospitable and made us feel right at home! The cabin had plenty of space for the 3 of us and the bathroom was large if you wanted some privacy. The fishing right of the dock was plentiful and we really enjoyed using the kayaks, canoe and paddle boat to explore the lake. The sunsets at night were the most incredible we have ever seen. We couldn't have asked for a more relaxing and enjoyable weekend getaway at the Lake! We would definitely come back and bring more friends to stay at Papa Bobs and the rental property next door. Thank you Jenny for everything - you made it truly comfortable for us! - Claudia & Shawn

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene, Secluded, and Sublime

  • 5 of 5

Papa Bob's Cabin turned out to be the absolute perfect setting for our 10 year anniversary. From its quaint charm to its picturesque setting, PBC delivered an unforgettable memory for us.

Picking highlights is a challenge, but I would say the fact that cabin is ON the water is at the top of the list. With a single step, you go from the living space to standing over the lake. It's perfect. The other standout is the privacy of being the last house on the cove. Launch your floats and relax without having to worry about passersby.

The owners, Jenny and Tom, were very organized, attentive, and accommodating. We would highly recommend PBC.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Papa Bob's allure

  • 5 of 5

We visited lake lure for the first time last weekend and had a great stay at papa bob's. We came up to surprise my wife for her birthday and she LOVED it. It was a perfect fit for our family. Two kids are great swimmers and my son loves to fish.

We never left the lake. Fishing from the Paddle boat, kayaking in the early morning, swimming off the dock. A Tranquil, beautiful, natural, and serene setting to unwind. We stayed 3 nights and found it hard to leave. We hope to return with frequency. Thanks for opening up your cabin!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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NC Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation from California began with a 3 night stay at Papa Bob's cabin. Wow, so peaceful, beautiful area. The cabin was perfect. Secluded in a cove. Loved the morning coffee on the deck overlooking the lake, watching and listening to the quiet and nature surrounding the area.

My husband fished from the canoe in the cove, caught bass during the early morning quiet time. We enjoyed a sunset cruise on the paddle boat in the cove. This cabin has everything you need and more!

Thank you for the great memories!

Deanna and Jeff Cook

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 12.75%

Please inquire to confirm rates. All rate will have 11.75% NC occupancy tax added. July 4th week is prime week on the lake and is $1850 plus applicable tax. CLEANING AND SHEETS ARE INCLUDED.
For your enjoyment we have 2 kayaks, a canoe, and a pontoon paddleboat for your use during your stay.
Motorized pontoon boat can be rented for $195/day with 3 day minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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