Sweet Waterfront Cottage on Quiet Mountain Lake

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Last updated: 08/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

(The cottage is for sale so we are only opening it up to renters a month in advance. So as dates come nearer the more we will open up. So please check back before making a reservation elsewhere. Thank you, Jesse)
This cottage is on one of the most pristine lakes in the United States with 90% of it's shoreline in national forestland. Unlike many other southern lakes, the Lake Santeetlah water level is maintained at high levels year round. On this 8 mile lake there is an abundance of spectacular scenic views, rope swings to get your heart pumping fast, short and tall rocks and cliffs to jump off of & quiet coves to explore with few if any boats or Jet skis in sight on most days.
(No houseboats or speedboats permitted on lake)

This house has 3 small bedrooms and sleeps eight.
The large 600 square foot screened-in sleeping porch includes a beautiful natural gas fireplace with glass sides for chilly evenings or for watching like a campfire. You will love relaxing on the screened in porch with the dock in sight. Or whipping up a storm in the fully equipped kitchen.

This cottage is in a quiet neighborhood on a quiet lake. If you like loud music and screaming and yelling late at night, this is not the place for you.

~ This property has 40 feet of lakefront. The dock is 12' x 16'. You will love swimming in the crystal clear water of Lake Santeetlah. Our cove faces west so we watch a wide, wondrous sunset. In the daytime, part of the dock is in the shade and part in the sun. You can dive and play in the water and dry off fast in the sun while others can sit in the shade watching, cheering on, reading etc... We had not considered these attributes (a shady spot on the water) when looking for a lake house but are thankful they are this way. This beautiful mountain lake home is about 1.5 hours from Asheville, 2 hours from Knoxville & about 3 from Atlanta.
Thank you for your interest!

Keywords: cottage, camp, cabin, waterfront, lakefront, dock, swimming, hiking, pets, dogs, deep water, relaxing, screened in porch, kayaking, canoeing, SUP

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    This is a lake house with steep stairs down to the lake. It may not be suitable for toddlers or elderly....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    There is no smoking allowed anywhere on our property....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Most dogs are welcome. Please contact us if you would like to bring a pet. No cats please, very allergic....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Sleeping Porch: 2 twin/ single

    Best sleeping spot in the house!...moreless

  • Two bedrooms each have a super comfy queen bed. The third bedroom has a high-rise (two twins). There are two twin beds on the screened in porch side for sleeping. One Fold-out sofa in the living room. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • A GREAT SPOT FOR A RELAXING VACATION!. Two hours from Asheville and the Biltmore Estate. The NOC and many other white water rafting centers are about half an hour away....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Lots of good games to play together as a family....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    We have a large selection of family friendly (old) VCR tapes and there is also a DVD player....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

    THE BEST!!! EVERYONE LOVES IT HERE!!!...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    When you are sitting on the dock or porch, the view is spectacular. Super sunsets a plenty!...moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Although there is an indoor dining room with a large table and chairs, we have always eaten all of our meals on the screened in porch which has a table (which extends) and can seat many....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    1 ac in the cottage centrally located....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    There are 2 1 is on the porch the other is in the living room and heats the house if needed...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    The lake!...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating:

    Gas fireplace in the living room and an electric wall unit in the center room if needed....moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    We only use %100 cotton sheets and down pillows! ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

    For two cars....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    %100 cotton...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen, no dishwasher....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    With ice maker....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Large screened in enclosed porch. This is where we spend most of our time when we're not down on the dock (which is visible from the porch)....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 13 - Sep 2, 2016
5 night min stay
$120 $140
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Changeover Day: Saturday

Sept. Labor Day Week
Sep 3 - Sep 9, 2016
4 night min stay
$120 $140
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Changeover Day: Saturday

Sep 10 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$100 $120
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Changeover Day: Saturday

Oct 1 - Oct 28, 2016
3 night min stay
$90 $110
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100


First off, thank you for considering our property for your vacation/retreat.

Check in/out dates may be flexible. Please write with any questions or special requests. At this time our cottage is for sale so we ask that with a one day notice from the real estate agent, you will allow the property to be shown.

If you are interested in renting by the month or for several months at a time we will be happy to have an agreement.

Jesse & Tom

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Last updated: 08/26/2016
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The Tail of the Dragon is a popular motorcycle route going north of the lake to Tennessee. The Appalachian Trail runs through Robbinsville from Georgia to Maine. Several lakes are in the area as well as hiking and rafting areas. The Joyce Kilmer forest is on the north end of the lake.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We are a happy family living in Asheville, N.C. Our oldest son is in college now so we're finding there are many weeks over the summer we are not be able to use our great lakehouse and so we are making it available to others. It thrills us for you to enjoy our small slice of perfection!

Why the Owner Chose Robbinsville, NC, USA:
We looked for a quiet lakefront property not too far from Asheville with pristine clean, high water levels year round. A beautiful lake!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This is a no smoking property and most well behaved dogs are allowed. Sorry, no cats. It is hard to imagine a lake with no people. This is about as uncrowded as you can get on a pristine lake in the U.S. The house is bright yet shaded.

Contact us

Speaks: english, Some French, Spanish & German



  • Another spectacular sunset...

    Another spectacular sunset...

  • Great Day!

    Great Day!

  • View from the porch

    View from the porch

  • Full kitchen

    Full kitchen

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Self explanatory

    Self explanatory

  • Bedroom #2

    Bedroom #2



  • Sunset from the dock!

    Sunset from the dock!

  • View of the cottage...

    View of the cottage...

  • Front screened sleeping porch with gas fireplace

    Front screened sleeping porch with gas fireplace

  • Kitchen


  • Inside Dining Room & BR #1 (table has extra leaves)

    Inside Dining Room & BR #1 (table has extra leaves)

  • Bathroom sink. Outside of shower/tub/toilet room.

    Bathroom sink. Outside of shower/tub/toilet room.

  • Bedroom #1

    Bedroom #1

  • Bedroom #3

    Bedroom #3

  • View from dock. We built a ramp for dogs to get onto dock easily when swimming!

    View from dock. We built a ramp for dogs to get onto dock easily when swimming!

  • mmmmmm....picture yourself here....

    mmmmmm....picture yourself here....

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, August 26, 2016

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Sweet Waterfront Cottage on Quiet Mountain Lake

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