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Beautiful Lakefront House, Dock w/ Covered Slip in Protected Cove, Few Steps!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9-13)

Beautiful Lakefront House! Covered Dock, Protected Cove, Few Steps!

This 3-Bedroom, Lakefront cottage is on a protected cove of Big Creek on beautiful Norris Lake.

Outside, this property has a covered floating dock. The dock includes a 10'x24' covered slip with an attached 8'x16' swim platform. The platform has a 4-step swim ladder and a patio table with umbrella and chairs. The cove is protected with absolutely NO BOAT TRAFFIC for kid-safe and worry-free swimming.

The house is close to the water and the slope is gentle. The upper level of the house has a covered, wrap-around deck which is equipped with a gas grill, picnic table, patio furniture, rocking chair and porch swing. Below the deck, there is a covered porch with a hammock and another porch swing for relaxing after a great day on the water!

Inside, the upstairs has a fully equipped kitchen, dining area with a table and chairs (seating for 8) and family room. There are two bedrooms with an adjoining Jack-and-Jill full bathroom with double vanity and separate shower/toilet.

Downstairs, there is a walk-out basement with one bedroom, full bathroom with laundry, rec-room and attached garage. There are 9 Ceiling Fans throughout the house for additional comfort! Total living space is 2000Sq.Ft.

All 3 bedrooms and the Rec-Room have carpet.

Bedding includes:

- Upstairs Bedroom 1: King Bed + Full Bed

- Upstairs Bedroom 2: Full Bed + Full Trundle

- Downstairs Bedroom 3: King Bed

- Downstairs Rec-Room: Queen Sleeper Sofa + Twin Day-Bed

There are 2 flat screen TVs with Dish satellite. Internet with WiFi is also available.

Norris Lake has 800 miles of shoreline and has 34,000 acres of crystal clear water! Norris Lake and the Big Creek area are perfect for all water sports including slalom skiing, wake boarding, bare footing, knee boarding and fishing. There is a slalom course within 1 mile. Nearby marinas include Sequoyah, Whittman Hollow, Indian River and Norris Dam which rent pontoons, run-abouts and personal watercraft.

Please call or e-mail us to request additional pictures of this beautiful lakefront property!

I prefer direct email at and listing directly with me.

NOTE: During the peak summer period from the first full week of June through the third full week of August, we only rent FULL WEEKS between Saturdays.

Keywords: Cottage, lakefront house, dock

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About The Owner

My wife and I lived in Knoxville, TN for 10 years and loved spending time at Norris Lake. We now live in Columbus, OH so that we can be closer to our families.

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Big Creek

Even though we moved to OH, we wanted to continue to enjoy boating and skiing with our children and friends, so we bought this cottage to enjoy and share with others. Our property is close to our friends and it is in a wonderful area of Norris Lake.

What makes this house unique

Our property has a covered dock. We are near the end of a cove, so there is no boat traffic in front of the dock and it is very safe for swimming, even for smaller children. The lot is not steep and the house is close to the water, so it is easy to walk between the house and dock. Our property is very peaceful and relaxing - it's a great family get-away!

Guestbook comments from the owner

From the Owners (Mike and Annette):

We lived in Knoxville, TN for 10 years and enjoyed boating on Norris Lake every chance that we could. After moving to the Cincinnati OH area, we would travel back to Norris Lake to visit friends and go boating. We found that we missed the lake so much, that we eventually bought this cottage so that we could continue to enjoy boating on Norris with our friends and children.

Norris is a beautiful and clean lake! It is great for water sports and relaxing. We hope that you and your family enjoy Norris and our cottage as much as we do!

We welcome your comments and suggestions. Please share your experiences in our guestbook so that others can enjoy them too!
Feb 2005
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Big Creek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (2), Double Beds (2) Upstairs full bed has full trundle beneath, Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin Day-Bed in rec-room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sleeper Sofa
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • museums
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Central Heat/Air Conditioning, Hi-Speed Internet with WiFi, Telephone w/local service (bring calling card for long distance), 2 TVs, 2 Dish Satellite Receivers, 2 DVD players, Stereo w/CD Player, Washer/Dryer, Full Kitchen including Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator w/Ice Maker & Filtered Water Dispenser, Cookware/Dishes/Utensils, Coffee Maker, Blender, Electric Can Opener, Toaster, Bath Towels and Linens are provided. Paper products are NOT provided - please bring septic tank safe toilet paper, tissues, napkins, paper towels, paper plates, 12-cup coffee filters. Please also bring hE laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent and dish soap. For those rainy days, there is foosball, playing cards and several jigsaw puzzles. Please - No Smoking indoors and No Pets!, A Rental Agreement is to be signed by someone who is staying at the cottage and is at least 21 yrs. of age.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Excellent House & Location

  • 5 of 5

Myself and a group of friends in our early twenties rented this house for Memorial day weekend like we had done the year before. The house was very well kept and had a very welcoming feel to it making it seem like you were at your own lake house. The small cove it is located in was very nice to swim in and is within a slightly larger cove that one can take their boat out to if they want more room while still being out of the way of boat traffic. It was a 15 min drive to Shanghai Resort for our boat rental which was an issue the year before not having a place very close to us. The wrap around deck has a great view and is very peaceful but does lead to a slope down to the dock. While not an issue for us, it could be one for very young children or someone who has difficulties with walking. The owners were very friendly and easy to work with. They were very responsive and wanted to make it as easy a process to rent from them as possible. I would recommend this house to everyone and if things work out well we may even be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location- Great House- Great Weekend

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property in 2015 the weekend after Memorial Day weekend (big lake weekend). The house was perfect! Plenty of room on the inside and out on the decks. We had 13 people and didn't feel crammed. The driveway is steep so watch out! The neighbors were nice and even let us use some of their firewood.

Unfortunately we had one mishap with one of the couches and ended up not getting our security deposit back. The owners were kind enough to make it clear that even though we had accidentally bent the frame of their couch that we would be welcome to come back anytime. The owners are always available if you need anything or have questions! The house is located in a quiet cove that is perfect for swimming. Great for a getaway weekend with family or friends! I would definitely recommend this property and will consider renting again!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We rented this property i...

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property in April 2006 for spring break with the kids & absolutely loved it. The house is fully equipped & very clean -- we felt right at home. All we had to bring was clothes, food & toiletries. It's unbelievable how many people could stay here even though it is listed as a 3 bedroom. We had 2 families staying together with 4 adults, 4 kids and had room for more. 2-3 families would fit very comfortably if you are looking to share rental costs. We rented a houseboat for a day from a local marina & had a great time on the lake. It is in a remote area so if you are looking to really "get away from it all" but still want the amenities at home with nice quiet neighbors on each side, then this is the place for you! Our stay was fantastic so we're renting it again this year. Working with the owners was a very pleasant experience -- definitely a family you can trust. The owner described it to me as "her little piece of heaven" and I now know why!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2009
  • Stayed: March 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderfully rela...

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderfully relaxing stay at your house. The house is stocked with everything you might need, and we had a fantastic time in the water. Thanks for helping us have such a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2005
  • Stayed: July 2005
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My friends and I stayed a...

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed a week in March and had a great time at the house. The house looks like it is brand new and is very nicely decorated. The pictures on the website don’t do it justice. The huge deck is perfect for spending time outside. Great neighbors. Owners are even better!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2005
  • Stayed: June 2005
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jet Skiing on Norris Lake, Golf Courses within 30 minute drive (Deerfield and municipal), Local attractions include 'Friday Night Wings and Corona' at Sequoyah Marina (10-min by boat), the Museum of Appalachia (40-min), Knoxville Zoo (1-hr 10-min), KY Splash Waterpark (1-hr) and Smokey Mountains (1-hr 45-min)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $155
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 14.25%

Memorial~Labor Day
* Peak summer we rent full weeks between Saturdays (1st full week of June through 3rd full week of August)
May-Sep 2018: $376/nt (w/tax $430/nt) 3nt minimum or $2,039/wk (w/tax $2,330/wk)
Remaining 2018: $193/nt (w/tax $220/nt) 3nt minimum or $963/wk (w/tax $1,100/wk)
Taxes: 9.25% TN Sales + 5% County Lodge to be added (as listed above)
Cleaning Fee: $155

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.