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Secluded, Elegantly Rustic, Large Lake Glenville Home with Private Dock

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14) secluded location on the lake


The essence of these ancient mountains is palpable in the majestic views and forests around this magical place. You sense something quite special is awaiting you while meandering on the lane far into the surrounding sparsely developed 60-acre forest tract, filled with large rhododendron and mountain laurel. The spirit and past presence of the Cherokee is felt here and evidenced by the countless arrowheads that have been found on the property. Peace, calm and well being envelop you upon arrival and will keep you spellbound until you leave.

Nestled among the oak and pine on the shore of Lake Glenville is one of the lake’s most magnificent properties. Lake Glenville at 3500 ft., fed by 4 waterfalls with 26 miles of shoreline, is the highest man made lake east of the Mississippi: widely known for its exquisite beauty, purity and temperate summer climate. Designed 5 years ago by the famed William T. Baker, this house seems both lodge and gracious home. The soaring 23-foot great room with its massive beamed ceiling, large stone fireplace and immense windows boasts an unbelievable view a mile down the lake, evoking a sense of grandeur well beyond the ordinary.

Life here is at its best however when you are outside. But there are too many choices! Relax on the large covered porch with your feet up . Or perhaps unwind in the evening with a glass of your favorite libation; sitting with friends and family on the expansive, westward facing deck at mid tree level, looking out at the lake, mountains, sunset and countless stars. Gentle cool breezes wafting through the trees and the sounds of the crickets have caressed many into a relaxed trance. Wind your way down to the stone amphitheater with its large fire-pit near the shore for storytelling and s’mores. Early risers can start the day by sitting with a cup of coffee on the 16’x20’ dock (stretching 50ft out into the lake), shrouded in the occasional summer morning fog, listening to the sounds of the ducks, geese and jumping fish. If you feel like being active, you can swim, float off the end of the deep-water dock, kayak or rent a boat from the marina a mile away.

This 5400 sq. ft., 5-bedroom/5 ½ bath home on three levels is very ample for 12+ to comfortably stay here. The exterior use of natural materials, especially the poplar bark siding and extensive stonework, allows this house to almost disappear into its beautiful wooded setting. Liberal interior use of hickory paneling, pine floors, beautiful stone fireplaces and laurel railing, as well as selected rustic and antique furnishings lend to the phrase “rustic elegance” that aptly describes this home.

A spacious chef’s kitchen with counter seating, fully stocked with virtually every amenity and appliance, awaits you and will surely be a gathering point for lively conversation and gourmet cooking. The table in the beautiful dining room easily seats 8 and can accommodate up to 10 people (additional seating nearby). Should you decide to eat al fresco, the ample dining area on the covered porch provides a wonderful ambiance. The master suite features its own private deck with incredible vistas, satellite TV and a large walk-in closet. The master bath boasts double vanities made with antique Canadian pine countertops and a large shower with dual heads. All the bedrooms are spacious with comfortable beds and magnificent views of the lake; each has its own elegantly appointed bathroom with granite countertops. The two upstairs bedrooms have a bonus window bed perfect for reading (or a nap!) The lower level, a perfect area for the kids to be away from the adults, has two bedrooms one with a bunk bed and two twin beds, the other with a queen bed. The entertainment area downstairs features a ping-pong table, large screen TV with surround sound, satellite TV, DVD with large video library, game table and a wet bar area with a microwave, sink and refrigerator. This level also has a fully stocked laundry room with a large washer and dryer. A smaller deck off the lower level with porch swing below creates more potential private spaces.

Beautiful mountain hikes with breathtaking vistas, waterfalls, shopping, antiquing, golf and dining in nearby Cashiers or Highlands allow one to indulge in other pastimes. Located conveniently on the eastern side of the lake makes getting to most attractions much more convenient. But most will find they just want to sit on the deck and soak in the in breathtaking beauty!

A load of firewood can be provided ($110.00 minimum load, 4' x'4' x 18" L pieces)- should you require more wood, please call the office to arrange a delivery or alternatively firewood can be purchased from Ingles.

No Smoking, No Pets.


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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
November 3, 2017

About The Owner

This property has been in Carolyn's family for many years; she has many fond memories of enjoyable times spent at the original house up the hill. Her grandfather bought the surrounding 100+ acres of lakefront property in 1947 as the reservoir was being built (much of the original tract has now been sold but is still sparsely developed.) It's hard to imagine now, but this entire area (pre-lake ) was farmland. A small hamlet was located down the lake from us (now 80 feet under water.) For over a thousand years before that the Cherokee had lived on this land. We have found hundreds of arrowheads on the property over the years (a few are displayed in the foyer.) We hail from Atlanta where Steve is a physician (ophthalmologist) and Carolyn works at Emory University, after a 30 year career at SunTrust Bank.

Please let the property manager know if there is anything you need. We would appreciate it if you would sign our guest book in the kitchen and please post a positive review on VRBO! This is a very special, relaxing place; we're sure you will agree. We are pleased to share it with you.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a great time. The home was beautiful and well kept. Comfortable for all and the location was perfect.
Jul 2011
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Glenville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • 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
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • Plenty of hot water with two 40 gallon water heaters.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Downstairs Queen - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Downstairs Bunkroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Upstairs King - 1 king
    Upstairs King - 1 king
  • Upstairs Bedrooms both have a window bed with twin mattresses. Perfect for a nap or bedtime! Comfortable mattresses throughout. All bedrooms have magnificent lake views.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Lakeside fire pit amphitheater, 230' of shoreline, extremely private with wooded lots on both sides. Large Dock- perfect for large groups to relax on the water. Located on East side of lake making access much easier and gives views of sunsets.


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Secluded, Elegantly Rustic, Large Lake Glenville Home with Private Dock
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Wonderful Family Vacation

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Summer Cove was a wonderful, peaceful place for a family vacation. We had a large group of adults and kids and the house is big enough where everyone can still have their own space and privacy. We rented a boat and spent lots of time on the lake and just relaxing on the dock. The house comes with anything you might ever need for cooking and grilling. The fireplace and the fire pit were the center of activity most nights. We look forward to returning again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

In lieu of a refundable damage deposit we charge a fee of $40.00 for a Vacation Rental Damage Protection Plan which covers the guest for up to $3,000.00 in accidental damages. Also added to the reservation is a $55.00 Reservation/booking fee. There is an addityional $300.00 housekeeping fee added to all 3 night reservations.

30% deposit required, by credit card, upon reserving Summer Cove. Balance required 60 days prior to arrival. by check.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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