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Perfect Lakefront Retreat at Lake James! 5BD/5BA, Pontoon Boat, Last Min Disc

Bedrooms 5
Space 6,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 10)

You’ve done it!

You have found THE Perfect Lakefront Retreat for Family and Friends!

Last minute discounts this week!!

24' 115HP Pontoon boat available as separate rental!

*** Discounts available for last minute, small groups, mid-week, off-season, and/or multi-day bookings ***

This beautiful custom home is the perfect retreat for your special gathering with your family and friends. Our spacious luxury home has over 6,500 square feet and every amenity to ensure an awesome and memorable experience for everyone in your group...whether that is quiet time relaxing and enjoying gorgeous views over beautiful Lake James, action packed days enjoying the lake, kayaking, paddle boarding and canoeing, exploring natural ‘adventure islands’ (undeveloped islands), fishing, tubing, water skiing, and boating; or off the lake, hiking trails and mountains, spelunking caverns, or mountain biking; then perhaps joining up again in the evening for s’mores around the fire pit, friendly challenges in the game room, a favorite movie in the home theater, or cozy gatherings around the stone fireplaces.

The home is built with natural materials throughout; gorgeous hickory floors, extensive stone and custom iron work, exposed beams, wood paneled vaulted ceilings, and 10' 4' ceilings on main level. The house uniquely combines luxury amenities with natural materials and rustic accents to enhance your mountain experience right on the lake!

The wonderful large gourmet kitchen is the heart of the home with granite, top end appliances (Wolfe and SubZero), a massive central island with prep sink, breakfast nook with long table, and counter bar with comfy barstools. The dining room has a fabulous 72' round table with bench seats and lazy susan - perfect for great conversation with a large group! Each of the two inviting living room areas has cozy quality seating, a stone gas fireplace, and a wall of full height glass doors for views and access outdoors. A huge game room includes pool table with ping pong top, foosball, 82" TV with PS3 and Wii video game systems with games including Rock Band, game table, and electric piano.

The family game closet is full of games for all tastes and is complete with jigsaw puzzles. The home theater features stadium seating, a new 4K 84” TV, DVD library and Netflix. The kitchenette/wet bar on the lower level is perfect for refreshments and snacks. If you are looking for a nice quiet place you can head off to the sun-room boasting the best views in the house with awesome chaise lounge, or a cozy seat in the loft or study area, or a quiet spot in a hammock or chair on the deck or patio. Everyone is sure to find their favorite spots!

Electronics include stereo with Ipod and Pandora hookup. Stereo speakers throughout the house, custom controlled within each room. WiFi, satellite TVs, Blue-Ray players, and on-demand Netflix.

There are 5 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms, with double tankless water heater so you never run out of hot water.

Master bedroom: king bed and luxury bathroom with jetted spa shower and whirlpool tub

Bedroom two: king bed and bathroom with separate shower and whirlpool tub

Bedroom three: two queen beds and access to hall bathroom

Bedroom four: queen bed, shares hall bathroom with bedroom five

Bedroom five: two twin beds

Plus there is an additional full bathroom. Nearly all furnishings and mattresses are top quality and brand new.

The outdoor area includes a large open deck with stunning views and large gas grill. The lower deck has flagstone floors with large deep seating patio set. It's an easy walk from the house to the double slip dock with party deck and diving board (depth of 30 ft at dock!). You are welcome to use our 2 kayaks, 2 paddle boards, and canoe. You can bring your own boat or PWC to keep at the dock, or you can rent our 24' pontoon boat. Gathering around a fire in the fire pit or feeding fish at the dock will create fond memories for everyone.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018


Marion Lake Club House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), full size folding crib, Highchair and booster seat available;
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 garden chairs
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
30' EASY close walk to lake and dock. No long steep steps!! Fire pit, diving board off double-decker party dock, canoe, 2 kayaks, 2 paddle boards, 24' Pontoon boat available as separate rental!


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Perfect Lakefront Retreat at Lake James! 5BD/5BA, Pontoon Boat, Last Min Disc
average rating of 4.99 based on 100 reviews

Christmas 2-17 at Lakefront Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house for a large family Christmas! Thanks to Valerie and her local manager for making this a great Christmas. Didn't even use all the amenities and had a wonderful time. Would love to return during the summer to make use of the boats and hike the surrounding area.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

The home was even better than the pictures. We loved walking around the local state park during the day and sitting on the back porch looking out at the lake in the evening. Tons in the house to do as described with the game room and home entertainment center. We liked the open kitchen living room plan with high ceilings, fireplace and lake front views. Beautiful home. Valerie was very responsive.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property and home. Perfect for our family.The location near my niece worked out very well.

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely. The rooms were spacious, clean and not much was missed when it came to supplying everything one could need/want for a family to enjoy a few days in the countryside of North Carolina. However, there were just a few minor things that could be done to make it even more comfortable (if that was even possible).

In a few of the windows there were drafts of cold air escaping. We had to block the air with blankets so that those rooms where the beds were near those windows the cold air would not blow on them, i.e.,downstairs back bedroom with the double beds.

TV's in bedrooms would be so nice. I for one like to watch the late night news before going to sleep.

You need to have Luggage stools in each bedroom. We all had to leave our suitcases on the floor and take our clothes every day out of them. This involves a lot of bending over. Some more chairs in each of the bedrooms would have been nicer too. I could not sit anywhere in the bedroom I had. Even if there was a small chair (that back bedroom again) I could sit and read my emails or even read quietly alone - away from others in the main living rooms.

As a safety feature, some kind of railing going down the back steps to the boat dock should be installed. I did not venture down because I was afraid of falling.

The very steep driveway in front of the house was scary. When we first go there it was almost dark, we got a bit afraid. Coming from Florida which is so flat, we were not sure we could get down (or come up again) but we did and then got used to it. (How would you ever safely get down that driveway in the winter if there was ice????)

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad your family had a great time and it worked out so perfectly for your family reunion. I wanted to let you know we are having a handrail installed down the back steps and will confirm the window seals are good. We do have dressers, shelves, and hanging space in all bedrooms, but I agree it would be nice to have the option of a luggage rack and I have ordered some for all rooms. Sometimes folks move chairs around but we will be sure to have a chair in all rooms too. The driveway can be a little intimidating the first time, but as you say, you quickly get used to it and it becomes part of the adventure! We get very little snow and ice in this area. The only times the driveway has been a concern are the very rare cases when there is a major snow storm in the whole region, in which case, as in all parts of NC and the Southeast, none of the roads are in good shape. This is very rare and has only occurred a few times. Worst case we do have salt in the garage and have parking at the top of the driveway and an entrance at the top level. Again we are happy that your group so enjoyed the house and the lovely comments left in the guest book. We hope you have a Happy Holiday and New Year!
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Everything You'd Want in a Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

4 married couples who've been best friends since elementary school shared this lake retreat for 5 days! Can't say enough good! Each bedroom suite was very excellent. We found the master suite to be "masterful"! The guys enjoyed pool, the porches, theater and fire pit all day. The girls found numerous places to lounge, sit, enjoy the fall beauty and talk. The large dinning table right by the kitchen was probably the most used! Kitchen is easy to cook with 8 people! We will be back and haven't considered exploring for another place. Why mess with something when it has everything you wanted! By the way we never left the compound!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati OH

Great house for all weather conditions

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house with so many fun things to do. We had some rainy weather and the theater and game rooms gave us plenty of activities. We also went on several hikes in the area. The lake and boat was also a treat for the warmer sunny days. You won't be disappointed. The house is lovely and well furnished with decks off 2 levels. A wonderful retreat for a family vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Bern, NC

Relaxing Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have come to this property and we can not give it enough stars! The view, the lake, the house and it's features are all top notch and truly make for a great vacation. Whether you have a couple or two or a whole group, this house is so comfortable and luxurious. We have travels to all of the hiking spots and even hit a few of the great breweries in this area. Located perfect to get to so much activity and placed so peaceful when you want the most privacy. LOVE THIS PLACE!

The Brinns

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Linville Caverns
Linville Falls Mountain Club Golf Course
Linville Falls
Marion Lake Club
The Beanstalk Journey
Lake James Cellars
Lake James State Park
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Old Fort Mountain Music
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Shortoff Mountain
Mount Shortoff
Mount Shortoff
Jack Frost Dairy Bar
Roma Restaurant Pizza Pasta
Grandfather Mountain State Park
Bear Creek Marina and Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Marion Lake Golf Club


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $250 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 11.75%

Rates are for up to 10 persons in group.

*** Discounts available for small groups, last minute, mid-week, and multi-day bookings ***

Pontoon boat with 115hp engine available as separate rental. Pontoon boat can be arranged and paid for 30 days prior to stay. Pontoon boat requires $500 refundable security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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