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Enchanted Lakeside Retreat, Deep Water, Hot Tub & Boat Dock

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 6-8)

* one of the more gentle slopes among vacation rentals on Norris lake

* escape to this incredible, newly updated and renovated “enchanted lakeside retreat” which rests on year round deep water!

* a week at this inspirational and majestic lake home will be the perfect getaway for your family to regenerate your body and mind as well as reacquaint with each other.

* new!!! Hot tub overlooking lake! Relax in your outdoor hot tub located on deck and then rekindle that romance with your special someone. Fall in love again as you look out onto romantic and beautiful Norris lake; nestled between the majestic Cumberland and smoky mountains while our powerful jets massage your worries and aches away.

* your lake front home is one of the shortest drives from downtown Lafollette, TN when compared to any other lakefront rental homes on Norris lake. As soon as you take that first step on the property you will find yourself excited to inhale that first deep breath of fresh mountain lake air; you will feel at home and enjoy the peace and serenity that you deserve and expect with a quality lake front vacation home.

* this outstanding lake home offers the amenities that a vacation on the lake demands. Plenty of private deck space, **brand new private hot tub, approx. 75 ft from the house is your covered boat dock / swimming platform, fire pit and much, much more but most importantly it offers the best in privacy and convenience! Indian river marina and Whitman hollow marinas and restaurants are just around the point from the house and less than 5 minutes away on the water.

* fall in love again as you look out onto romantic and beautiful Norris lake; nestled between the majestic Cumberland and sensational smoky mountains. Get wet in the lake or brown yourself to perfection on the gently sloping yard overlooking the lake with the majestic view of the mountains on the far side of the water as you relax in the sun! A great place for kids to splash and wear themselves out before sharing the days big event stories and making smores or roasting marshmallows in the fire pit at night and going to sleep, allowing the grownups to make there own romantic splashes in the hot tub or lake at night :) woo hoo!

* free private boat dock with covered slip! Launch your boat close to the property! No launching, slip, docking or trailer parking fees and most important, no wasted vacation time or worries!

* at the “enchanted lakeside retreat” we will do what’s necessary for you to spend less time with menial tasks and more time taking in sweet mountain-lake air as you enjoy more time playing on and around Norris lake. Plenty of space for parking your automobiles, boats trailers and rvs. With three cozy and private bedrooms this could easily accommodate that two family vacation!

* you will love your clean, modern and fully equipped kitchen that has its very own view of the lake! Cook up some country vittles in your kitchen which comes with all of your modern cooking and dining needs: toaster, coffee maker etc; complete with a dining table for quiet dining or get-togethers as well as a table outside should you prefer alfresco dining in the sun.

* your family room is equipped with a tv and dvd player. There is a queen-sized bed in the master bedroom with you very own private view of the magnificent Cumberland mountains and enchanting Norris lake. Another bedroom has a queen sized bed waiting for you to relax in. A set of twin beds stand ready for the kids to pass out in. A full size sleeper sofa sets tucked away and available for those extra guests in your party.

* knock the bite off those chilly nights outside! You have 2 separate outdoor wood-burning fire pits overlooking Norris lake.

* this property offers view, fun, access, privacy, convenience and entertainment for all four distinct seasons of the year. Year round relaxation. Whether you love the sun on your back as you enjoy the lake, the water to swim fish and play in , the brilliant and colorful fall foliage to photograph and behold, the snow capped mountains or sights and sounds of a frozen lake cracking in the night while it snows as you enjoy a walk on the property or an surreal and relaxing set down near the at the waters edge surrounded by snow or simply enjoy a hot fire outside with the smell of burning hickory or cedar bringing back those childhood memories (wow!) ;) you can have it all with this vacation rental home.

* fishing, boating, water sports, hunting and plethora of other outdoor activities are waiting for you! The ideal lake home for an unforgettable family vacation, week long escape from work, family reunion or honeymoon!

* this unique home is tucked away in a little known area, thus is blessed with extremely low and rare automobile traffic. It offers quick access to downtown Lafollette and Jacksboro's restaurants, movie theatre, marinas, grocery and discount retail stores including a Wal-mart super center, churches of most denominations, community airport (kjau) with a 4000' x 75' lighted airstrip, enterprise rental car which can deliver a vehicle to the airport and a hospital all of which are 10 minutes or less away. Your lakeside retreat is one of only two lakefront homes in Campbell county that are within pizza delivery distance and the few with cell phone coverage range!

* commercial icemaker - no reason to purchase bags of ice anymore! Plenty of ice to top off your coolers for a long day on the lake or make those cold drinks in the evening.

* pontoon boat rental available.

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Ray or Linda Poland
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Ray or Linda Poland

We love pets! Our special Kiki!!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Enchanted Lakeside Retreat, Deep Water, Hot Tub & Boat Dock
average rating of 4.75 based on 24 reviews
Dry Ridge


  • 3 of 5

The lake and mountain view is great! It was tranquil and peaceful. The kitchen is nice, oven was not clean, my wife cleaned it. The biggest issue was the hot tub; the reason why we chose the home was for that. Unfortunately it broke down the 2nd day we were there! The Jacuzzi tub looked poorly maintained-the access panel was only held on by one screw, the water was leaking from under the unit, thus the temperature never would rise up to be nice and hot, especially having to add water to it often. Then the circuit breaker started tripping and we could not use the jacuzzi at all! Again the main thing we love for a vacation is use of a jacuzzi tub.I personally believe the owner should of given us additional funds back due to the jacuzzi condition being unusable It is hard to believe they could not of gotten somebody sooner to repair the jacuzzi sooner? I was told they would not come out till after we left the following week? My wife even cleaned the bath tub, vacuumed the floors and cleaned the kitchen even cleaner than we arrived. Ray and Linda the owners are nice people, the lake is nice, and for the price they should provide at least a boat to use maybe with a small fee, and at least some kind of wifi internet. A large TV would of been nice as well. I had to pay overage charges on my cellular service due to no wifi during my stay there. Overall I would of given it 4 stars if the jacuzzi worked. I also recommend a lower rate per night, seemed a bit high for the overall home. I didn't realize by paying with a credit card I would be charged fifty dollars for the rental, but it is disclaimed prior to purchase which I didn't see it initially. I don't know how else one would pay for the rental? Check? Bank draft? Fee seems very high to me. Again, overall a good home and location on the lake and it was peaceful for our time of stay. Thanks Ray and Linda. maybe if we rent again there will be improvements; wifi, jacuzzi working efficiently, and a bit more cleaner? I recommend changing out the white rug throughout the home, especially in the kitchen, its not a good color for high traffic and cooking. Just my 2 cents... Thanks! :)

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Robert – Our deepest apologies about the mal-functioning hot tub! One of the advantages of being in a rural setting where it is peaceful, on the lake, with a beautiful view of the mountains, is you are somewhat isolated from things easily accessible in a more urban surrounding – such as WiFi and easy access to qualified servicemen. When you can find one, they are typically very busy. As far as the maintenance of the hot tub goes, just want to make sure you understand that the tub is drained and sanitized after every guest. Sorry you felt the oven was not clean enough for you. Since time is limited between quests, we typically only take care of major spills left in the oven that could cause a problem when the oven is turned on. It simply doesn’t make sense to make it spic and span each time it is used. We appreciate your wife cleaning the bathtub after your visit and vacuuming the carpet. We always have the carpet and upholstery cleaned at the beginning of each rental season and we try to spot clean throughout the summer. I understand that a light color carpet is typically not appropriate in this environment and something we would not have chosen ourselves. But, the carpet was in the house when we purchased it and is in too good of a condition to replace it with something else. A little confused about your comment about “white carpet in the kitchen” as the kitchen flooring is vinyl. We haven’t had any negative comments about the size of the TV as most of our guests are there to enjoy the lake and the view from the deck; the size of the TV has never been an issue for them. We do mention about the charge for using credit cards in the “notes” section on our VRBO page as there is not another place other than the notes section to mention it. There is an option given by VRBO to pay by e-check with no additional fees involved. You might want to consider that option next time you book thru VRBO. Because of the mal-functioning hot tub, we did, in fact, eliminate the credit card usage fee for the 2 quests staying after you. There was an issue with the carpet after you left that prevented us from refunding the $50.00 to you as it was needed to take care of the issue. As a side note, you might want to take your dog to the vet to have its anal glands cleaned as we do with our dog.
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Very nice convenient place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Linda was wonderful and even went the extra mile to mail some items we left behing. Thanks! !

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: No problem Eric, glad to do it!
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Robin H.

  • 5 of 5

Can't wait to go back again. This is our second time going. We took our 3 1/2 year old grandson and he absolutely loved "the lake house" We also took our little dog who loved going on vacation with us. We plan on going back again. The hot tub and ice machine are great extra's.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, perfect little house.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a long weekend with my girlfriend and dog. Absolutely loved our stay there. Ray and Linda were very responsive and gave us a tour of the house when we arrived. Very friendly folks. The dock was PERFECT for our dog to get his running leap into the water. Ice machine was clutch! The location is very quiet compared to other areas of the lake, was a quick 5 minute boat ride to the Indian River Marina. Rented boat from their friend JoAnne. Everything went really well. Will definitely recommend this place to friends and family.

Thanks Ray and Linda!

Jeff, Stacy, & Dexter

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Jeff - Glad you guys had a great time! Customer services is a lost "art" in today's hectic world so we really try to show our guests that we care about them and want their visit to be the best it can be. Hope to see you guys back!
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Clean and convenient

  • 5 of 5

Been renting at Norris Lake for 25 years. This is one of the best places I have stayed on the lake. A relatively easy drive from Lafollette. Ice machine came in handy. Property managers Linda and Ray were very nice folks and responsive to any concerns. Great to share vacation with our canine companions. Lost count how many times our Golden jumped off the dock! Speaking of the dock it is top notch. Composite decking, covered slip and swim ladder. Hope we have the opportunity to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad you and your family, and of course your canine family members, enjoyed your stay! The ice machine is a great plus; makes it more convenient for our guests. We too hope you get to visit again.
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Peaceful, easy feeling ...

  • 5 of 5

For the past three summers, our family has vacationed at this property. It is a great place to get away from it all and just enjoy the simple pleasures of lake life. The location on the lake is particularly convenient--close to two marinas, close to the public dock and beach, and, if you forget something, 15 minutes from local stores. Big Creek is an awesome part to the lake to teach kids to waterski and wake surf. The house is very comfortable and clean--it has all the amenities you will need to get away and have a peaceful, easy vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really honored that you trust your annual family vacation to us! Hope to see you guys back next year.
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Rates & Availability

La Follette House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - May 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season
May 19 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 14.25%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. $100.00 cleaning fee will be added to any rental less than 7 days. A 5% military discount is available. A processing fee of $50.00 for reservations made with credit cards. No charge when paying with check.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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La Follette House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Two bedrooms with queen beds. One bedroom with twin beds. Ceiling fans, closets and dressers.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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