|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Location: Franklin, NC, Ellijay Area, Smoky Mountains, USA, 2 hours from Atlanta, 1.5 hours from Asheville
Accommodations: House - 3 bedroom, one bath, sleeps 6-8, free Wi-Fi included
$900 per week - True mountain lakeside escape. This rustic home has three bedrooms (2 queen bedrooms and one twin bedroom). With only one bath you'll be delighted with the outdoor shower that has hot and cold running water. Situated on 17 pristine acres with high elevation in its own little cove. The private lake is 2 - 3 acres in size. The active bunch can fish, swim, canoe and paddle on the lake while the rest can watch from the open and covered decks and cheer them on! There is a firepit lakeside for cool evenings and a good old fashioned marshmellow roasts. Some of the toys onsite are; paddle boat, canoe and a dock. All this at your doorstep.
Amenities: Wi-Fi, Three Bedrooms (Master/Queen, 2nd queen, 3rd twins), One Bath (tub/shower, and an outdoor shower with hot/cold water), Fully Equipped Kitchen (microwave, pots/pans, dishes/utensils), Central Heat, Overhead Fans, Gas Fireplace, Washer/Dryer, 3 Covered Porches, Open Decks, BBQ Grill (gas/charcoal), Porch Furniture, Linens (pillows, towels, sheets, blankets, dish cloths, placemats) 2 TV’s (Satellite TV Service), Local Phone Service (cell phones do not work at this location), Very Private and Secluded, 17 Acres, Private Lake (dock, paddle boat, canoe, fishing), Great View, Ample Parking, Easy Access, (13 miles from town/grocery), No Smoking Indoors.
Activities (on site or nearby): In Franklin - Gem Mining, Golf, Fun Factory, Appalachian & Bartram Trails, Rafting, Tubing, Fishing, Hiking, Scottish Tartans Museum, Whistle Stop Antique Mall, Beautiful Waterfalls. In Bryson City - Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Nantahala Outdoor Center. In Cherokee - Indian Reservation, Harrah’s Casino, Unto These Hills (Famous Native play).
Rental Period: 3 Day Minimum, Weekly, Monthly
Rates: $150 per night (3 night minimum) Weekly rate $900. Cleaning fee $175-$200. Security Deposit $250. 9.75% Tax. Inquire regarding pets.
Keywords: Location: Franklin, NC, Ellijay Area, Smoky Mountains, USA, 2 hours from Atlanta, 1.5 hours from Asheville, Free Wi-Fi
Accommodations: House - 3 bedroom, one bath, sleeps 6.
John and Annette visited Franklin North Carolina 16 years ago, fell in love with the area. We bought Lakeside Cove to share with our boys. Over the years we have shared the best of times, with family and friends. We would love to share God's gift of Lakeside Cove with you!
Annette Krobatsch purchased this house in 1999
For the perfect Summer weather and the beauty of the mountains and the changing of the seasons. Witness the pristine color change of the leaves in Fall.
Relaxing in the cool shade of the mountains and surrounding woods. Cooling off in our private lake and outdoor swinging bed overlooking the lake and beautiful mountain range.
The interior is like a page from the Ballard Design Catalogue. The rooms are made of little vignettes giving great ideas for decorating. Every time you look around there is something you didn't notice before.
The cabin was very clean and well stocked. They thought about everything to make your stay comfy and fun.
Outside we had of course the beauty of peace and nature. We did some excursions but everything was kind of a long drive. It was just great relaxing, reading, sleeping, paddle on the water, doing BBQ... the only thing we didn't do was swimming. There is no way when you can't see your feet through the green water!
For sunsets and fog sets you really have to drive up the mountain to watch the spectacular view. Here there is the pond and the mountain around it. Very calming but not so spectacular.
We throughly loved our stay. We regret it was not long enough. But then vacations are always too short!
We brought our grandkids ranging in age from 9-18 to this magical oasis. They spent hours in the water playing with rope swing, swimming, fishing, paddle boating etc. We took Annette's suggestions and explored the nearby waterfalls (kids favorite was Bust you Butt falls). They slid down the waterfall and jumped off the cliff. This is a great place for families! The house is well equipped for cooking and plenty of space for those seeking solitude. I spent every morning on the deck with my coffee before the kids woke up just enjoying the cool air and great view. Loved this place!
Our family stayed in this beautiful place for two weeks from June 4-18, 2016, and we loved every minute! We were completely "unplugged" by choice and particularly loved the peace and quiet and serenity of this cabin.
Every morning I enjoyed getting up before anybody else to make the coffee and open the blinds and sit on the deck to enjoy watching the lake wake up. Every night we enjoyed the bullfrog symphony....little ones and granddaddy ones who croaked all night. The night I spent sleeping with one of our granddaughters on the swinging bed was wonderful....the sky was full of stars and the bullfrogs sang us to sleep. Our little dog loved running around and exploring. We saw a turtle lay her eggs on the dam and also saw a Great Blue Heron, many small birds, and a Bald Eagle! The view of the mountains is so beautiful and peaceful.
Annette was always available if something came up and so easy to talk to. Her magical decorating touches are superb! The kitchen was so wonderfully equipped!
I cannot say enough about our experiences in this magical and special place. We plan to come back and experience the lake in the Fall and Spring. Two weeks in this place was such therapy for us and we shared many happy and memorable times with our family having delicious food and long talks and laughs. The outdoor shower is so wonderful that we plan on adding one to our own home!
Thank you, Annette, for everything. Your home is truly Heaven on Earth!
We stayed here June 18th through the 25th and loved every minute of it. The weather was perfect the entire time. The outside is so peaceful and the small town of Sylva is so quaint. One thing we really loved was being so secluded, in our little bubble, and still being able to go to the store without having to drive 30 minutes. It was the best of both worlds. One of the things I was curious about before arriving was the cabin layout so here is what we experienced. You walk in the front door into the kitchen/dining room (seating for 4) combo. In the kitchen you have everything you need. Off the kitchen/dining room is what we called the “yellow room” with two double beds and a TV with DVD only (no cable hooked up). Also to the right of the dining room is the entry to the living room. It is very comfortable with a flat screen TV above the fire place and T sectional couch (very comfy) and 3 lounge chairs. Plenty of seating. The TV has Direct TV The 2nd floor balcony off this room. It has two loungers, two rocking chairs, a dining set and two metal sliders with small tables all around to put drinks on or play games. Off the living room is the entrance to the other two bed rooms and the bathroom. Both of these rooms have queen beds and are very comfortable. The room off the left has a TV with a DVD player (no cable) as well. The bathroom is small but has everything you need and is very comfortable. Downstairs and outside is the entrance to the laundry area. The lower deck we only used once to play the hook game off it. While there a swarm of wasps decided to make a nest there on the bottom porch. Remember you are in their territory, not the other way around. We picked this place because it was in the middle of know where and right on top of nature, so bees are a part of nature and should be expected. Also off the area is the fire pit. While we said each night we were going to use it, we never did. Time just got away from us. We loved the pond, fishing swimming and our dog had a blast. Lastly, I can’t say enough about Annette. She was the best to work with and called a couple times to check on us. She is probably one of the most caring people I have ever worked with on a vacation. You can see all her personal touches in the home and tell she really cares. If you are looking for peace and quiet and your own little oasis this is the place to go. We can’t thank Annette and her family enough for such a perfect vacation!
Our group consisted of me, my sister and our 4 dogs. We wanted to "get away from it all" and have the ability to enjoy what we love most: Peace and Quiet. You can keep yourself occupied without ever leaving the property and still feel like you just relaxed the whole time. Miss Annette has done a lot to ensure you have everything you need and then some. If you need it and can't find it, you didn't look hard enough! Sitting on the porch makes it hard to believe you are still close to "town" and the drive turning either way from the driveway is awesome. The Bull Frog Serenade every night is unique and sometimes quite humorous! We recorded it several times so we could share the noise when we got home. The fishing was light on the catching part, but we still fished every day just so we could watch the trout swim by the worms and laugh (and we did catch 9 fish by accident!). We have stayed at several VRBO rentals and that is the first place we look when deciding on a trip. This one ranks in the top 3 and we would definitely stay here again.
My husband and our 3 children stayed with my Best Friend and her son at this property. It was very spacious, the interior decorating is stunning and at the same time very comfortable. This home was directly on a private lake where our children were able to go kayaking for the first time, (paddles and lifevests were provided), they played hide and seek, we had weeny roasts and smores, the kids went fishing. My husband even made 2 poles out of sticks! The kitchen was completely stocked with any dishes you could need including pots and pans. There were ample blankets throughout the house and lets not forget the outdoor Bed Swing. Wow! That was the most comfortable bed I've slept on, while hearing the waterfall in the distance I easily drifted off to sleep! The mountains were beautiful this time of year and we stumbled upon Franklin, NC Fall Festival the first day we were there. We drove 8hrs from Florida and it was worth every bit of it. Our children didn't even mind that they didn't have WIFI or internet (and we're talking kids that use it everyday). The owner was SO helpful and nice over the phone and helped us come up with things to do and see. Really great experience all around! I could go on and on! We'll be back!!!!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
Customers pay half at booking and the remaining half a month before their visit, payment is accepted by checks.