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Perfect Lakefront Retreat at Lake James! 5BD/5BA, Pontoon Boat Avail, Discounts!

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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017


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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(84 traveler reviews)

Perfect Lakefront Retreat at Lake James! 5BD/5BA, Pontoon Boat Avail, Discounts!
average rating of 4.9880953 based on 84 reviews

Awesome property!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! We just finished our full week stay at Lakefront Retreat. What a fabulous vacation! We were expecting a beautiful home, but I have to say it was even better than expected. This property has everything you could ever desire in a vacation rental. My husband and I along with our two grown children and their families enjoyed every aspect of the property. We had grandchildren from age three to thirteen and there was something for them to do every minute of the day. Our thirteen year old was in the lake every day either enjoying the paddle boards, kayaks and canoe, the high dive or the rope swing across the lake. The little kids loved playing at the water's edge and even climbed down the ladder from the dock. We built a bonfire on two nights and that was loads of fun.

The house is so big that there were several rooms we did not use. Everyone basically had their own space.

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful Lakefront Retreat with us. We hope to visit again some time. I also want to say a special thanks to Andrea who was very helpful. We had the privilege of meeting her the day of our departure.

Thank you,

The Humphrey and Dorman Family

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and amenities

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasant stay. The house will leave you wanting for nothing other than more time. Convenient to grocery stores and lots of good hiking in the vicinity. Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

Our family and relatives just spent a fantastic week at this great house on Lake James. The house is just fabulous. So much space and room for everyone and extremely well thought out in all aspects. Whether we wanted to explore the surrounding areas (Asheville, Linville Falls, Caverns, etc.) or just hang at the house and use the pontoon boat, kayaks, Canoe or Paddleboard, it was all great. The lake and surrounding mountains are gorgeous. Valerie was easy to work with and Andrea, the local caretaker was very friendly and could answer any questions which might come up. All in all, a fantastic week and we'd love to come back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakefront Luxury!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with tons of amenities! Absolutely enjoyed our stay! Lots of places to be together or find a little solitude. Everyone agreed this place is a "do-over"!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at this house. We absolutely love it here!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

I can't really describe how amazing this home and experience was.

The owner was very easy to communicate with and very helpful in the weeks leading up to the stay. The home is breathtaking in every way. Everything about the house is expertly crafted, with attention paid to every detail. In every room we found something to marvel at and obsess over.

My friends and I remarked to one another several times that this was the perfect lake house. The kitchen is more than accommodating (and there's two of them!), there were more than enough shared bathrooms, and I could have lounged all day in the comfortable furniture throughout the house. The bedrooms themselves were very comfortable, and the individual bathrooms were all exquisite.

I can't overstate just how beautiful everything is in and around this home. The view is amazing, the lake was incredible, the double dock was very cool. The fire pit is a great feature, and there is an adequate supply of wood. We didn't make use of the boat, but it would be perfect for a group outing for a day on the lake. You could just spend all day on the double dock, anyway.

It's the kind of place where a group of friends could have a great weekend getaway, or a family could stay for weeks at a time. Another great thing about this listing - everything was exactly as advertised. The game room was a game room, the theater was a very real theater room, all of the features listed weren't exaggerations to sell a trip.

I would give this home and the trip a 5/5, and I hope to return one day with another group of friends or family. If you're considering this home for a vacation, I would pull the trigger. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Marion Lake Golf Club


Rates & Availability

Marion Lake Club House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Spring II
May 5 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Early Summer
May 26 2017 - Jun 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Summer I
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Summer II
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Summer III
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Fall
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Fall II
Oct 26 2017 - Nov 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
2017 Winter Holidays
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
2018 Spring I
Mar 24 2018 - May 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
2018 Spring II
May 4 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
2018 Early Summer
May 25 2018 - Jun 8 2018
4 night minimum stay
2018 Summer I
Jun 9 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 Summer II
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 27 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $500
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.

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