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Newly Renovated Lakefront Rental!!!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Completely renovated property!

5 bedrooms (4 queen bed, 1 set full size bunks)

3 full baths/2 half baths

Fully equipped kitchen with full size appliances and dishwasher

2 living areas (2 queen sleeper sofas, 2 twin sleeper chairs)

4 decks (2 on each level, front and back, plus large patio)

New PVC U-shaped dock that won't get hot or splinter

Gentle sloping lot to lake

Gas grill

Industrial ice machine


Extra fridge on lower level

Incredible mountain/lake views

Plenty of parking

Easy drive to house from I-75 and boat ramp

Situated on double lot for privacy

Wireless Internet access

Cellular phone service works here!

Satellite TV (2)

Situated on great area of lake for water-sports!

More Details

Christy or Josh Combs
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Christy or Josh Combs

We are from the Cincinnati, OH area, but are practically TN locals now after traveling back and forth from OH to TN all but 3 weekends since October during this renovation :)

Christy or Josh Combs purchased this house in 2011

Why Christy or Josh Combs chose Norris Lake

We fell in love with Norris Lake while on vacation several years ago. We decided to take the plunge and buy a vacation home for ourselves. After a couple of years of looking for the perfect plot of land (and saving every penny), we happened to stumble upon this house while driving around on a rainy day. This house was far from perfect but the amazing views, accessibility to boat ramp and highway and easy access to the water made it too good to pass up. We have spent the past year trying to incorporate everything we have loved and/or missed about previous rentals into our home.

What makes this house unique

The most amazing views on Norris Lake

Easy access to water (no stairs), gentle sloping hill (~50 yards?)

Newly renovated

Industrial Ice machine (no more daily runs for ice)

Wireless Internet

Cell phone service

Satellite TV

Decks on every level front and back


Speedwell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5+. 3 baths are attached to bedrooms. On the second level there is a common full bath, bedroom on main level and lower level have attached full baths, one second level bedroom has an attached powder room. There is another common powder room on the main level.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2nd level, large window with lake view, attached powder room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , 2nd level, Full size bunk bed, sliding doors to balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Main level, attached full bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Lower level, attached full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd level, sliding doors to balcony
  • There are 3 bedrooms on the 2nd level (2 queen beds, one full size bunk bed) one of the queen rooms has an attached powder room Main level and lower level have queen en suites Main level and lower level also have queen sleeper sofas in the living areas. Lower level has 2 additional pull out twin sleeper chairs
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Newly Renovated Lakefront Rental!!!
average rating of 4.736842 based on 19 reviews

Best Vacation Yet at Norris Lake!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time again! The weather was perfect, the water was awesome and the view from the house is just breathtaking as you look at the lake and the mountains! This is our 2nd time at this property and we will be back! The house fits us perfect and is very functional with 4 bedrooms with queen beds along with baths for all. The tables outside worked very nicely with eating outdoors for supper time. We loved the boat ramp access across the way and the boat dock is so nice to swim off of and enjoy the water. We can't forget the awesome ice machine that we say everyday how thankful we are for it!! The concrete walk way down to the lake is an added bonus. All in all we had a fabulous ttime!!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, OH

Amazing lake retreat

  • 5 of 5

This house is great for the famiy, gently sloping concrete path to the dock, amazing mountain views and access to the best watersports water in TN. The Ice machine is great along with the 2nd sink and seating in the basement. We bring our family and Friends to this house multiple times per year. Great vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not what we had hoped for.

  • 2 of 5

This home has one of the best views on the lake!! We have been coming to Norris Lake for 15 years or better. We have our own place at Lake Cumberland but Norris offers us a true boating vacation. So every year we rent either a float house or a home with a dock. We chose this home because of the advertised gentle slope to the water and the 5 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths. Extra space for everyone in our group.

Upon arrival I quickly noticed this home hasn't been kept up to what we are used to from other rentals we have stayed in. The front door area was dirty and in need of a clean up and or repair. The fridge needed wiped out and the table cloth was dirty with stains and what looked like pet hair. As our family arrived everyone was noticing things here and there that need attention. Lots of spider webs with bugs stuck in them behind the basement sofa. The dust bunnies behind furniture with hair stuck in them. Ok so not so clean we will get over it. After unpacking we went to sit out on the porch and the chairs were unusable due to being dry rotted ripped and the cushions for the wicker stored in the bin were soaked and full of mildew. well lets turn on the tv. Well the satellite wasn't working. ok hey lets go the hot tub. Well the lid was very smelly from mildew at some point. so maybe not. I called the owner. No return call. Ok lets go to bed. I get up after an hour to check the thermostat. Well take a very bad fall down the wooden steep steps with only 8 inch treads. So day one not so good. The next day I call the owners he did call me back. I will say he offered to drive to us from cincy and was there very prompt to help fix our issues. He brought new chairs checked the hot tub fixed the satellite tv. He wasn't to happy with the whole situation. But he did the best he could for us. A little attitude to go along with it. Which was not appreciated. We are the renters with an issue. But my brother inlaws had a nice chat with him and got him settled down. He did apologize.

So with all that being said the owner did try to do his best for us. He said he has had a great run with this home until this year and has had 5 complaints. So where are those reviews. Future renters need be informed. Hopefully some good spring cleaning will be done next year before the full rental season gears up. The cleaning lady could have done a better job but with 5 hours to do a turn around the details get missed that need done once or twice a year.


  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: While I don't necessarily agree with your description of the cleanliness of our home, we have addressed your concerns with the housekeeping service. I'm sorry our extraordinary efforts to rectify the situation did not seem satisfactory. The house does get thoroughly "spring cleaned" before and after the summer rental season. I apologize if my husband seemed frustrated or defensive while trying to make you & the other guests happy. We provide 2 phone numbers at which renters can reach us with concerns. My husband did not have his phone on him when you first tried to reach out & no one called the other number provided until the next day. At this point we called back immediately & rushed down to attempt to rectify any dissatisfaction. Driving 8 hours & buying new furniture on a whim to replace 2 chairs was not ideal for us either. The impression you gave us & the condition of the house as found were quite different than you described. We found a sparkling clean hot tub with perfectly balanced chemicals. Yes, necessary chemicals do give off an odor. Sadly, there are many things out of our control & that's why we attempt to provide as much instruction as possible when it comes to house rules for renters. We replace the outdoor sofa cushions every year, but rely on those renting the house to put them away. We do not allow pets & have a limit on the number of guests etc. but what actually happens while we are not there is out of our control. We screen renters as best we can & trust that people will respect our home. We provide all amenities we can possibly think of for people to have a safe & enjoyable stay at our home. We have nightlights everywhere and automatic motion lights in the stairwell. We provide signage & labels throughout the house. We provide not only the natural beauty Norris lake has to offer with great outdoor space & dock, but also indoor amenities such as satellite TV, Internet access, keyless entry system, industrial ice maker & an indoor/outdoor speaker system to name a few. It's quite the set up & the reason we have labels to not attempt to change any wiring or settings. We have had a couple complaints, not five, & they have now both been addressed openly on the VRBO review system & with the housekeeping service. We strive to strike a balance between really nice finishes with durability/function because of the volume of summer use Unfortunately one group that does not follow the rules may impact the next.
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Canal Winchester, Ohio

Property was nice, had everything we wanted in a rental.

  • 3 of 5

House layout was great, plenty of room for our group to sleep and relax. The dock was really nice too. Ice machine was very useful for coolers on the boat, nice!! Driveway a bonus, made it easy to park and store trailers.

The reason I only gave it 3 stars, is because the house really could use a deep cleaning, base boards and floors not very clean.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback, the concerns in terms of the floors/baseboards has been addressed with the housekeeping service.
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Spectacular Location

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy a spectacular view, then this is the spot for you! My family and I enjoyed a week boating, rafting, and enjoying the view from the rear deck and patio. The owners have provided everything you need....comfortable beds and enough room for 5 children and six adults. There are also areas in the house where you can sit and read, play cards, or work jigsaw puzzles. The kitchen makes cooking easy. You'll never need ice because there is an industrial ice maker on the ground floor......also a hot tub to relax in. All the furnishings are designed for your comfort. If you have any concerns, the owner quickly responds; she also sends timely information before your stay.

The kids enjoyed the day boating on the lake and going to the zip line. Nice grocery store is close by. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this house!!!

  • 5 of 5

We love this house! The locations is wonderful. We put our boat in at the public ramp which is great and the house is right across from it. The view of the mountains and the lake is beautiful. The house is the perfect size for our group of 8 and has everything you need. We had a wonderful weekend again and will be returning when available.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Near many national parks, including the Cumberland Gap National Park, Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg.


Rates & Availability

Speedwell House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 14.25%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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