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Lake House with Double Decker Dock and kayaks

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Go Jump in the Lake! Lake life can't be beat. This is the perfect getaway, located directly on beautiful Lake James. If you're looking for fun on the water, gorgeous scenery, exciting nearby excursions, and tranquility, this lake house offers it all. Located on Lake James, a clear, fresh water lake- one the most beautiful lakes in NC, boasting 150 miles of shoreline with breathtaking mountain views. Situated near the end of a private cove and no-wake zone, this lake house offers a double decker dock with upper level with picnic table, floats, 3 kayaks, life jackets, a swim out platform (perfect for smaller kids and to launch the kayaks), ladder, 2 Adirondack chairs & 2 chaise lounges. Lots to do nearby (if you find yourself ever wanting to leave the lake)-only 20 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway and amazing lookouts. Dine at the famous Mountain View Restaurant with endless views, go gem mining, white water rafting, zip lining, hiking in the Pisgah National Forest, golfing, antiquing, and don't miss The Biltmore and Grove Park Inn in Asheville. Only 30-45 minutes away, visit Grandfather Mtn, Blowing Rock, Mt. Mitchell, Linville Gorge (the grand canyon of the Carolinas) , waterfalls and caverns, Chimney Rock and Lake Lure (where Dirty Dancing was filmed) or go snow skiing in the winter- several popular ski resorts abound. The nearby towns of Nebo, Marion and Morganton offer all conveniences and supplies.

This cozy 1,400 square foot 3/2 house is fully furnished with linens, towels, dishes, cookware, utensils, washer & dryer, iron, fireplace, propane grill, TV, DVD, board games, books, outdoor patio furniture & cushions, and 3 complimentary kayaks. All you need when you get here are groceries!

This lake experience can't be beat- it's especially perfect for families, allowing kids to enjoy the great outdoors and get back to nature, and couples will enjoy the solitude and relaxation. Once you stay here, you'll keep coming back!

Keywords: Lake front, waterfront house, summer vacation, Lake James,Mountain Views, Autumn Color Change, Fall leaf change

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About The Owner

Our family loves the scenery that NC and especially this Lake House provides! We love the topography, mountain views, and fresh water lake. We love the fact that this house and location provide such diverse activities for all seasons.

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

Why The Owner chose Lake James

The location puts you right in the middle of so many activities, and the lake is relaxing and fun. The double decker dock and clear fresh water beg you to stay and float, kayak and boat.

What makes this house unique

Private, wooded yard, huge porch and dock lets you enjoy seclusion, while the lake is bustling with activity during peak summer. The double decker dock provides family fun- jumping in the lake, lounging, picnicking, and watersports. Dine on the upper level, complete with picnic table. When you want to venture out, you can do it all in a day's trip, and come back to the lake house to relax!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at the lake. The water was delightful. Your kitchen was well furnished and we had all that we needed. Thanks for renting out your house - it was good for us.
Jul 2012
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Nebo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 2 King size beds , 2 Twins /Trundle Bed, plus Sleeper Sofa in living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Huge covered back porch with extra dining tables and plenty of seating. Picnic table on top of double decker dock. Sunning area with lounge chairs and swim out platform on dock. Gently sloping gravel path to the dock- about 200 feet-requires some walking on uneven surface, suitable for most except elderly.


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Lake House with Double Decker Dock and kayaks
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Staying at this house is like living in the most gorgeous tree house ever. Once on the porch, you never want to leave. The lightening bugs were very entertaining, and we found an endangered passion flower. The passion flower is exquisite, and it was a rare treat to see this growing wild on the path to the lake. My congratulations to Donna Lewis for providing such a natural and beautiful habitat for some of our endangered species. This is the most beautiful place ever. Also, immaculately clean.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anne, thank you so much for the glowing review. I have to agree – it is like living in a tree house on the back porch. So glad you enjoyed the house and your vacation! Please come again. Thanks! Donna Lewis
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Awesome house, awesome views, can't wait to come back!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a nice neighborhood but once you're in the back it's a lakeside paradise. The deck is so comfortable with ceiling fans and nice furniture including a hammock for those lazy afternoons. Our kids had a blast swimming in the cove, kayaking and fishing.

The house is pretty well stocked for general cooking and cleaning. It's very clean and comfortable with a nice TV and plenty of games to play.

We rented a boat for one day and had a great time tubing and swimming in other parts of the lake. Everyone in the area is friendly and helpful.

Donna is very responsive with any questions about the house.

Overall, we can wait to come back and enjoy this house again! You won't be disappointed if you stay here!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stacy, so glad you had a great time! Come back again! Donna
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Geat House! Great Owner!

  • 5 of 5

A+ all the way, nothing negative to say at all. Our favorite vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Woderful time. Great house with great location. It was all they said it was and more. Incline of path leading to lake was very steep. Difficult for elderly to go up and down.

Definately recommend to all considering. Cant wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Escape from the Daily Grind

  • 5 of 5

I arrived with a group of friends around the end of May, so right at the beginning of lake season. The house is located in a very nice neighborhood tucked away in Nebo, outside of Marion. At first glance it is impossible to appreciate the full scope of the what the home has to offer. The house itself is so spacious and there is careful consideration given to livability. We had a group of 6 and at no point did we feel crowded or even obligated to overlap on amenities. The kitchen was fully furnished and more than adequate in the preparation and feeding of 6 grown men. The bedrooms were much larger than in most rentals and also well appointed. This home did not strike us as a standard vacation home with furniture and decorations inherited from a main home after a redecoration. This house was well-conceived and there was no question that the owners sought to provide an experience that was a step above the norm. The deck outside was massive and made grilling/eating outside a real pleasure. The view of the lake is beautiful and you are just far enough from the neighbors to carry on lively conversation without worrying about causing trouble. The lake itself...just wow. The dock is a 2-level affair with included Kayaks and various accouterments that really open up the activities available on the lake. There were boats and skiers on all days...but the lake is large enough to where we were able to kayak at any time of day and not worry about intersecting with larger vessels. We spent as much time on the dock as we did in the was that impressive.

Local amenities were pretty close. Asheville was a 45 minute drive and we managed to get an Uber for around 90 dollars. Not a huge deal if you have a big group. We did our grocery shopping at Wal Mart which was maybe 15-20 minutes away. Getting a pizza delivered was also no problem on Saturday night. I realize not everyone prioritizes a pizza delivery on vacation...but I can't tell you how many times I've rented a house in the mountains only to realize i'm going to have to drive 45 minutes to get a loaf of bread, or that after 10pm I have no shot at getting food delivered. This house is in the country, but by no means disconnected from the rest of the world.

To wrap this up, the house was amazing. The group had several conversations about how we should buy a house on Lake James. Leaving was tough. By the end of the trip I had passed on the Homeaway info to everyone there.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your detailed, glowing review. You pretty much summed it up! It is hard to tell from the front view how spacious the house and deck are! The lake, with 150 miles of shoreline, provides plenty of fun & tranquility, whatever you prefer. Glad you all enjoyed your stay! Come back any time, if you haven't already bought your vacation home on Lake James!
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Wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Donna's Lake House. We brought a boat and tied up to the doc. The water is very protected from wakes and traffic. Many of the neighbors floated and swam in the peaceful water. Open water is about 100 yards away and great for fishing, water skiing and sight seeing. The dock was nicely equipped with kayaks, chairs, and life preservers. Getting to the dock was on a paved road but is is steep, not recommended for elderly unsure footed folks. The house had a large covered deck overlooking the water with a BBQ, tables, sofa, and many chairs. It was a great place to relax especially when it rained. Inside was furnished and outfitted just right. The only think we needed was a knife sharpener and a good garlic crusher. I would definitely rebook and return when our next visit to the area is planned!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Swim in this beautiful, clear, fresh water lake, two kayaks available, along with floats and water toys-you won't want to get out of the lake in the summer. Only 45 minutes to Asheville and the famous Biltmore Estate, vibrant downtown with dining and nightlife. 20 miles to the Blue Ridge Parkway, offering higher elevation with gorgeous views and lookouts. An hour to snow skiing destinations.


Rates & Availability

Nebo House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change at discretion of owner per year or holidays. Also, 3 night stays might not be available during peak summer weeks- would need to book the entire week.

Owner'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.
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