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Excellent Accomodations/Excellent View/Excellent Location

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Lots of Room 2200 sq feet/Tastefully furnished/Few or no steps to water

* If you do not get a reply to your email within a couple of hours, please call or text me at 704-607-7078. For some reason I am not getting my emails in a timely fashion. Thank you and again I very much appreciate your interest in my home.

When you walk into this contemporary house of 2200 square feet, you are immediately drawn to the oversized greatroom. The entire back of the house is glass resulting in a panoramic view of the lake and equally as important, beautiful sunsets! Not only can you enjoy the views of the lake from the greatroom, you also have the same views from the master bedroom and the dining room/kitchen. The house is a beautifully furnished two bedroom house with a queen bed in each room (roll-away(s) available). Off the master bedroom, there is a bathroom which has a separate shower and garden tub. Likewise, the second bathroom has it own bath which consists of a 5-foot shower. A stack washer and dryer is located in this area as well. A 1/2 bath is available off of the great room. The dining room has sitting for six persons. If you need additional room for dining, there is a card/game table in the great room where there is sitting for four. The dining room attaches to a kitchen which has all the amenities of home: a smooth-top stove, a dishwasher, a built-in microwave, sitting for two at the bar, and a full-size refrigerator.

Outside amenites include: a floating dock (where you can tie up your boat during your visit), a covered gazebo, floation for enjoying the water, a deck which surrounds the house on three sides, furniture for the deck, a picnic table and a gas grill outside the dining area, an oversized two-car garage, extra covered parking attached to the garage (parking for one-car), fishing poles, bicycles (2), a concreted driveway to the house as well as the parking area, a covered carport as you enter the lot for additional parking or for parking your boat (most boats fit). Also available for your enjoyment is a 16 foot canoe and two kayaks along with lawn chairs and play toys for the water.

When entering the house from the road-side, you do not have any steps into the house. From the water-side of the house, when going down to the water, you do go down down a minimum number of steps to get to the water. You can go down the side of the house to get to the water with no steps. This house has a 1600 square foot basement which is not rented or occupied.

When you visit, you will feel as though you are in a 5-star hotel, only better, in that you have all the amenities of a home that a hotel can't offer. Another amenity is the location--To get to the home, you go down a 2 1/2 mile paved road which winds through the middle of 1300 acres of preserved forest. Wildlife is abundant in that their natural habitat has been preserved and it is not unusual to see the deer grazing by the road. Trails are available for you to walk or ride your bikes and observe the wildlife or just to enjoy the quietness of nature. Desire retail? You are within ten minutes from retail which includes Target, Home Depot, restaurants, Marshals, Bi-Lo, Harris Teeter, etc. Because Interstates 77, 85, 485 are near the home, you are able to get to uptown Charlotte within 20-25 minutes and to other locations around the city or surrounding cities such as Rock Hill, Gastonia, York, etc.

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More Details

Martha Edwards
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Martha Edwards

I am a retired school teacher/administrator of 30 years of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Likewise, my husband, Randy, was a civil service employee and was also in the military for over 42 years. Currently we are both retired (in name only!). Randy has a boat repair business and my business consists of making sure all my guests enjoy their visit on Lake Wylie.

Martha Edwards purchased this house in 1984

Why Martha Edwards chose Steele Creek

Randy and I lived in this house right after we got married and a number of years thereafter. We then built another house on five acres up the lake and moved there (truth be known-my husband wanted land on which to drive his tractor!). After having several full-time renters in the house, I decided to put the house up for vacation rental since I had enjoy renting 'Griff's Place' (#142984) through VRBO, I had a gentleman who rented Sanctuary 2 1/2 years when his job placed him in Charlotte. He had come on a temporary basis and decided he liked the home. He got re-located and the house was open again. I decided once again to rent the house via VRBO. Why? All the years I have been renting through 'vacation rental,' I have met such wonderful people from all over the world. It also brings me pleasure to know my home helped to make good memories for their family.

Will Randy and I ever move back to this home? I do hope to do so in the future. No matter where I have lived, this home remains 'my favorite place of all.' I hope you will think so at the end of your stay.

Welcome to our home.

Martha and Randy Edwards

What makes this house unique

Beautiful Sunsets

Panoramic View of the Lake

Close to Interstates/retail

An Exclusive Home beautifully Furnished

Wildlife Sanctuary


Steele Creek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 - toilet , tub , shower , located in the master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 5 foot tile shower/2nd bedroom connects to this bath
    Greatroom Bath - toilet , Half bath located in Greatroom
  • 2.5 bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) There is a queen bed in each bedroom, There is a cot(s) available. The greatroom is large enough to accommodate cot(s).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Coffee maker, blender, toaster, electric can opener, electric mixer, crockpot, paper products provided, limited spices for cooking, iron, all linens/pillows, towels, bicycles (2), lifejackets for adults, gas grill, picnic table, outside chairs for patio, floation for the enjoyment of the water, near a popular site for boaters ('The Sandbar'), hair dryer, books/magazines, soap/toilet paper, ac/heat pump,all dishes and pots and pans,coffee, etc. Tangers Outlet with 90 stores is around 12 minutes from the house.


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(26 traveler reviews)

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Excellent Accomodations/Excellent View/Excellent Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Beautiful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a nice time at this property. The view from the deck especially at sunset is so beautiful. The home is very comfortable and is laid out in a convenient way. We loved spending time on the dock and took advantage of the kayaks and floats to fully enjoy the lake.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. This house allows one a beautiful view of the sunset whether in the house or outside on the deck. My goal is when anyone visits is that they find a clean and comfortable home that will enhance their stay. To enjoy the water experience, I provide floats, two kayaks, and a canoe. I appreciate your review which lets my future guests share in your stay. Best Wishes.
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  • 5 of 5

My husband Derek and I were overdue for vacation and were wanting to visit the Charlotte area. We found the Sanctuary online and it was more than what we expected! From the beautiful view of Lake Wylie and the comfort of the home, it was everything you could ask for. Martha was exceptionally accommodating, and anything you needed was available in the home. It was peaceful, comfortable, and cozy, the perfect place for relaxing and rejuvenating. Close to any and all shopping, wonderful restaurants, local events and arenas, it was the perfect getaway. Would not hesitate to return and my husband and I would like to thank Martha and Randy for opening up their beautiful home to share!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. It was my pleasure to share my home with you. You are welcome any time! Martha
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Lake Bliss

  • 5 of 5

Our visits to Charlotte typically include staying with my sister but since this trip's purpose was my niece's wedding, we decided to not crowd the mother-of-the-brides home and rent a home close to her. This beautiful home on Lake Wylie was a perfect solution. You couldn't ask for more gorgeous lake views and amenities in our house. The wrap-around deck was perfect for relaxing....and morning yoga! Martha is a dear woman who cares about her renters and provides things like shampoo, soap, paper products, etc. that we've never had provided in years of vacation rentals. We thoroughly enjoyed spending lazy afternoons laying on the shaded dock down by the water with a nice breeze blowing across the lake. There's also bikes and a canoe if your energy level is so inclined. The house itself has great space - large bedrooms, closets and common rooms and a well-equipped kitchen. On our drives to and from the home, especially in the evenings, we'd always see multiple groups of deer. Whenever we visit Charlotte, if we decide not to stay at my sister's, Martha's Sanctuary Lake Home will be our number 1 choice! Thank you, Martha!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Lake Home

  • 5 of 5

I have vacationed at lakes for 25+ years and this one ranks at the top. The home was very comfortable and clean and had everything we needed and then some. The views from the deck are beautiful and the covered dock area is top notch and provided an awesome outdoor living area. Martha and Randy met us at the house when we arrived, showed us around and where everything was. They did not disappoint. The walking/biking trails adjacent to the home are a nice amenity you just dont find at a lake rental. Of course the lake is the reason for the vacation and the dock area, deep water and "water playground" were exceptional. After a day of fun and play on the water, there is no better ending than a beautiful sunset and we were not disappointed. I highly recommend this property and will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Deckerville, MI

Loved the Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

The nicest vacation rental we've ever been to (and we've been to many over the years). We were on our way back to MI from a month's stay in FL. Our son and his family moved from Chicago last year to the Charlotte area. They are building a home on Lake Wylie but are currently in a small rental home. We decided to rent Martha and Randy's home so we'd be close by the kids but not be an "inconvenience" with their limited space. It ended up being a wonderful experience for everyone!! Our daughter and family ended up coming down from MI for a few days since it was during their spring break. All of the cousins had a great time fishing off the dock, taking turns in the canoe, etc. They even enjoyed playing some of the many board games that were available in the house. Of course, a day at Carowinds was a must. What a nice amusement park......a beautiful day without long lines, it was perfect!! My husband was in 7th heaven the whole time we were there. Within 10 minutes he was at the building site of our son's new home. So every day he went over to be "sidewalk superintendent". Would we recommend Martha and Randy's house??? Yes, by all means!! It was so well stocked that all you needed to buy was your food. The moment you arrive you feel so at home. We really hated to leave but here we are.....back in "chilly" MI. Thanks again, Martha and Randy for the wonderful experience!!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Batavia, N.Y.

Wonderful home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented Sanctuary for a month while we visited children and grandchildren in the area. This home is very comfortable, easily hosted our family get-togethers and Randy and Martha have thought of everything you could possibly need! The setting on the lake is lovely and we enjoyed taking the canoe out for rides. Coffee on the deck in the afternoon, walks along the trails make the outdoors delightful. Visiting our favorite bakery, Amelie's, climbing Crowder Mountain and visiting the Raptor Center were highlights as well! Martha and Randy are caring hosts who make sure your needs are met and they went above and beyond to be sure our stay in Sanctuary was a pleasure!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Charlotte-Douglas Internation
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
South Boulevard Connection to Lynx Light Rail

Near Carowinds Theme Park, The National Wildlife Center, Bank of America NFL Stadium, Charlotte Bobcat's NBA Arena, Discovery Place, Mecklenburg Aquatic Center, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Lowe's Motor Speedway, Uptown Charlotte, Tega Cay, Ballentine, Matthews, Rock Hill, Gastonia, etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.25%

Rates may change until reservation is confirmed. Prices may differ for holidays/events. Off-season call owner for information. July 4th week, a holiday surcharge of $100.00. If long-term stays, cancellation fee may vary if over a 7 night stay

To book the house, you need to call the owner at 704-607-7078 and give a credit card to hold the house. You pay your rental fees via cash (no checks) at your arrival. The security deposit of $400 is paid to the owner at arrival. If you pay by credit card, there is a 5% surcharge. At end of stay if no damages, the security deposit is returned via certified check.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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