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Cute Lakefront Cottage, “The Lighthouse,” - Pet Friendly - with Dock

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 bedrooms + Loft, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8

This true LAKEFRONT cabin has everything you need for a relaxing, fun-filled lakeside vacation! With only a small percentage of Watauga Lake shoreline able to be developed, many properties listed are not direct lakefront. This one is - no drive needed to access the lake -- walk down the stairway straight to the boat dock to enjoy all Watauga Lake has to offer. Enter into the open living room / dining room area and immediately enjoy the waterfront views! The kitchen is updated, complete with granite countertops and stainless appliances and provides all you will need to prepare and enjoy your meals while on vacation. The first bedroom with a queen bed and one bathroom with shower are located on the main level. Travel up the quirky lighthouse staircase and find two additional bedrooms, one with a queen bed, the other with two twin beds and a loft sleeping area with an additional double bed. All have beautiful views of the water! There is also another bathroom with shower and laundry facilities on this level. Walk down to the boat dock to enjoy the multitude of water activities the lake invites. There is even a bath house between the house and dock complete with refrigerator, shower, sink and toilet! When you just want to relax, step out onto the deck that overlooks the lake and enjoy the gorgeous views up and down the main channel.

The beauty of the Watauga Lake region in northeastern Tennessee is unsurpassed. The lake is just over 16 miles long and has over 105 miles of amazingly beautiful shoreline! It is reputed to be the third cleanest lake in the U.S. and is surrounded by the Cherokee National Forest. Enjoy it all from 'The Lighthouse' Cottage!

More Details

Susan Pohl
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Susan Pohl

I currently split my time between Florida and Tennessee -yup, I'm a snowbird. I discovered Watauga Lake in 2010 when friends invited us up for a visit. It was love at first site! The fact that the Cherokee National Forest surrounds most of the lake makes it that much more beautiful and unspoiled. After spending many summers on Cape Cod and fighting all the tourist traffic, this seemed like paradise...and it is! I have discovered a place that I can truly relax.

Susan Pohl purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Susan Pohl chose Butler

The views from this house are amazing and it just felt 'right' when this house came up for now I own it and hope to share some of what Watauga Lake offers to other people. I have been here for several summers now, and it has proven to be as perfect a family experience as I could hope for - as well as a great place for friends to visit. This is a place to have good times and make good memories!

What makes this cabin unique

I fell in love with the views, hands down! The house is cute and a little quirky. The inside staircase is narrow and winds like a lighthouse staircase, but the house is cute! (There is an outside stairway that goes to the second level also). And the bath house between the dock and the house is so convenient! It is a beautiful piece of property - it just feels good to be on the deck there relaxing and taking it all in!


Butler Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Please do not allow pets on the furniture for cleanliness purposes and pick up pet waste where people might walk
  • Please empty charcoal ash from grill before departing
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathrooms have showers, no bathtub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • marina
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Cute Lakefront Cottage, “The Lighthouse,” - Pet Friendly - with Dock
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

Relaxing Days on Watauga Lake

  • 5 of 5

We want to thank Susan for a lovely time at her lake front cabin home. Upon entering the cabin, we were greeted to a spectacular view, a “welcome” basket full of delicious goodies, cozy living quarters making you feel at home at once. This cabin had all the necessities you could want or need. The middle deck storage contained a refrigerator, toilet, rafts, and kayaks with paddles to use on the lake. As a special note, Susan is easy to communicate with, answers questions and goes out of her way to ensure you enjoy your stay. We rented a boat from the nearby Fish Springs Marina and explored the large lake all day. We would highly recommended this home to anyone looking for a relaxing and fun vacation, whether it be a couple or two like us, a family, or a group of friends. This is the place to stay.

Thank you, we had a wonderful and relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Mountain Trip Evrr6😎

  • 5 of 5

House was very clean and convenient. Susan (owner) had everything you could possibly need!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific lake home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our long weekend on the lake. The house is well-equipped, clean and comfortable. Beautiful views from the large deck, great for relaxing and drinking it all in. Also enjoyed some excursions in the kayaks. We'll be keeping this place in mind for future trips!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Place to Relax

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place to rest and restore our souls. This was the place. Tucked away on the side of a mountain overlooking a beautiful lake, our first views in the morning were spectacular. We are not used to such beautiful scenery & were in awe of the Lord's handiwork around Watauga Lake. We spent a lot of time relaxing and reading on the deck. We arrived at night after a very long drive. Too tired to get groceries, we were so happy to find a basket of goodies there on the table. Bottle of wine, pasta, marinara sauce, crackers, chips, nuts, granola bars, popcorn & candy! We didn't go to the store for groceries for 3 days. We were able to relax and enjoy the serenity of the place. It had everything we needed.

Then when we were fully rested up, we took a short and beautiful drive across the state line to Boone and Blowing Rock, NC. We really enjoyed our visits to both towns. Overall, this was one of our favorite travel destinations! Susan was quick to answer any questions we had. We would definitely recommend this place!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Special place, Beautiful and spotless 🌟

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house for a week, it's a special place that must be seen. From the amazing lake and mountains views of every angle of the house to the house itself. Not to mention the close town of Boone which is adorable. And as far as cleaness it doesnt get much better than what we experienced here. Susan and Salvatore, cant say enough about them, available at anytime and with loads of information . We'll be back because there's so much to explore! Had an amazing time. Love

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxation and Breath Taking Views

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this house for a long weekend! It was the perfect place to relax and spend some much needed family time together! The kids loved being right on the lake! The house was fully equipped with everything we needed! The view is breath taking! We would love to stay again sometime in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Access all the lake has to offer right from the dock at the house. Swim, fish, or boat right from the dock. Boat launches,swimming beaches, hiking trails  and picnic sites are located within the Cherokee National Forest and are available for public use. The Appalachian Trail crosses the lake at its southwestern tip. Hike the Appalachian Trail or one of the other hiking trails available and discover waterfalls and even more gorgeous views. Parking is available for the hike to Laurel Falls is just north of Hampton off of Route 321. Private marinas provide boat rental, boat mooring and boat launching facilities. Watauga Lake is perfect for almost any type of boating -  from houseboats to sailboats to ski and wakeboard boats to canoes and kayaks - they are all at home on the lake. If you feel the need for a little “civilization”, Boone, NC is just 30 minutes away and Blowing Rock just another five miles or so. On the Tennessee side, Elizabethton is just 40 minutes and Johnson City, TN just beyond that.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $25 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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