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Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Story,4 Bedroom, 2 Bath With Mountain And Lake Views

Tom's Rustic Lake House is a spacious 2 story home on the Beautiful Lake Watauga. The home has 4 bedrooms and 2 baths with plenty of room for a large family vacation. The mountain and lake views are incredible on any side of this private 6 acre lot. The large wrap around porch will allow you to sit on the swing and watch the sunrise or sunsets over looking the lake with your love ones. Grill your family favorites and enjoy a picnic on the large deck with a great view. A gentle slope leads down to the lake. Kids have plenty of lawn space to play, (without the worry of cars and streets), while the parents relax and watch from the deck. The family can enjoy swimming, water skiing, jet skiing, boating or fishing. Boat rentals and jet ski rentals are available on the lake.

The 1st floor inside Tom's Lake House you'll find unique wood designs and a open, spacious kitchen and living room floor plan , also a master bedroom, bath, washer, dryer and guest room with everything you need for comfort. The 2nd floor has a master bedroom, bath,and a Spacious Big Room for kids with 4 beds, TV, DVR,VCR and Video Library.

Every season offers activities for the whole family at Watauga Lake. You'll be amazed at all the beautiful bright fall colors that last well into November. Enjoy hiking on the Appalachian Trail, winter skiing is only 45 miles away in North Carolina, Bristol Raceway is 45 miles, Boone N.C. is 30 miles away, activities offered-antiquing, shopping, museums, seasonal festivals, amusement parks, dining, and beautiful scenic drives.

More Details

Don Phillips
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Don Phillips

Don Phillips lives in Baker, Florida. My wife and I took this over when my father passed and have upgraded the property and house, maintained the property for rental. My wife placed a personal touch to the interior to have all the comforts of home.

Don Phillips purchased this cabin in 1996

Why Don Phillips chose East

This beautiful piece of property was chosen and purchased by my father - long before all the subdivisions and developments were even thought about.He built the home in 1996 in the perfect place surrounded by the Beautiful TN. Mountains and Watauga Lake.He had a great vision and dream. Now, he has past, we will share and keep his vision and dream alive!! --We agree with him and you will too-that this is THE BEST PLACE ON THE LAKE THAT YOU'LL EVER FIND!!!!!!!!!!!

What makes this cabin unique

All the beautiful views surround you at this home, gorgeous mountains, awesome lake, big picture window in living room with great view, nice swing on front deck with wide-open view over the lake, easy water access for water activities for the whole family.Best Location on the Lake!!!!


Butler Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor bath,linens available,washer and dryer room.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor bath , spacious 2 sink vanity,linens available
  • Both bathrooms are spacious and clean linens are provided for all the rooms. The 1st floor bathroom has a room with a washer and dryer for your convenience.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1st floor, nice master bedroom, awsome view.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2nd floor, nice and roomy, with 3 spacious closets !
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 4 bunk bed , 2nd floor-One large,spacious room for kids!T.V.,Games,ect..
  • Every bedroom is unique and has spacious closet space. Clean linens provided for all rooms. All the bedroom windows allows you to capture the awesome views of the lake and the surrounding mountains.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
No need to drive any further ,you can find great family fun right here in the back-yard. You may choose to enjoy the water activities,or take-in all the beautiful views that surround you off the deck. I suggest, relax and take a picnic & pontoon boat around the lake! Awesome views! To ensure the proper family vacation atmosphere, we only rent to families; married couples and mature adults (over 25 years of age).


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average rating of 4.736842 based on 19 reviews

Location is beautiful!

  • 4 of 5

The location of this property on the lake is beautiful! The house is nicely set up and is very comfortable. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is that for the price paid, the beds were not very comfortable. Especially in the main floor bedrooms, they really need new mattresses. We could feel the metal coils in the queen bed that my husband & I slept in. However, we would definitely stay here again, because the location is awesome!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your visit. We are in the process of updating our mattresses. The property owner takes great pride in this family home and wants everyone to have the best experience possible. I hope that you will visit us again next year and give us some feedback on the improvements.
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Watauga Lake

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week on the lake very much. The house was well appointed and spacious. Some of the kitchen pots and pans had to be scrubbed before we could use them. Recycle bins were overflowing. Otherwise everything was good.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house in the hill country

  • 4 of 5

Very nice property. I thought nicer than the pictures (which weren't bad). My only caution is there should be a map given to renters. It took the official directions plus several different service phone GPS to initially find it. Once you know where it is, it is easy to get there. Google does not recognize the address. Other services send you in multiple directions. The nearby church (which has signs everywhere) is a good help.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We gathered at this lake home sight unseen and were a bit wary of what to expect. However, our fears were unfounded. The home was wonderful and the lake was lovely. There was plenty of everything for our large family; towels, dishes, kitchen utensils etc...

We will plan on re-visiting this home in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view

  • 4 of 5

The view of lake was beautiful. My group had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house at a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect venue for our group of dads with their 8-9 year old sons. It is located on a quiet part of the lake. The kids spent hours fishing and playing in the lake, and each kid was able to catch multiple fish. We did some white water rafting on the Watauga river, which was like 45 minutes away. The house was perfect for us, especially the bunk room where the boys could sleep while the dads hung out on the back deck. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Elizabethton Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Redtail Mountain
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Bristol Motor Speedway
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Shirley's Restaurant
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Car: necessary

Vacation on the most Beautiful Watauga Lake, surrounded by the mountains of Cherokee National Forest. The attractions and activities are endless.You don't have to leave home for family fun. The views are awesome off the balcony of this rental and swimming in the backyard, boating, water-skiing, jet skiing and fishing. Other activities close by are- Bristol Raceway, N.C. Ski Resorts, Hiking Trails, Shopping Malls, antiquing, golfing and the list goes on.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $250

*Until confirmed, Rental Rates are subject to change without notice.
*To ensure the proper family vacation atmosphere, we only rent to families; married couples and mature adults (over 25 years of age).

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.

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