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Romantic Lakefront Hideaway

Harwood Lane, Mount Holly, NC, USA
  • Villa840 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay2 nights

Villa, 1 Br, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)additional 2Br 1Bath attached vrbo 353073

Year round special. Pay for 4 nights and get the 5th night free Newly remodeled 1br/1ba with exotic hardwood floors, porcelain countertops, nickel appliances and hot tub overlooking the lake. Great screen porch for afternoon leisure. This villa is attached to VRBO# 353073 giving room for an additional 4 guests.'Rosella' is a cottage built on the shores of the beautiful and private Mountain Island Lake. Much of this lake is parklands, wildlife, sanctuaries and properties restricted from development. This home was built in 1952 and has provided decades of lakefront fun and fishing. Years ago the house was divided into two separate apartments. In 2011 we converted the upstairs into a vacation rental. In March 2013 we completely updated the decor. We provide high speed wireless internet, flat screen TV's, but you can get most of that at a Holiday Inn. The unique experience you get with a stay here is that little step back in time. It starts when you pull in to the skinny gravel drive and end up at a plain but well kept mid-century home. There are paneled walls unit a/c and no dishwasher. No subdivision, no pool, no tennis courts. There are only two neighbors. There is a 2 bedroom unit above that is also available for rent. Unless you plan on renting both units you should be planning a quiet stay. Prior guests that have most enjoyed Rosella spend much of their time on the screened porch overlooking the lake. Rosella was built right on the lake's shoreline. You are so close to the boats going by you can see right inside them. At night when they cruise by you could truly join in their conversation. The place is very popular and in our few short years leasing it we have had hundreds of guests. In that time we have learned that Rosella is not for everyone. We have done our best to accurately describe the "experience". If that slow paced step back in time is not what you are looking for you may not enjoy Rosella, if on the other hand, you would like to relive the way things used to be or experience it for the first time we don't think you will be disappointed. We look forward to your arrival. In 2014, we just purchased a new Harris Floteboat that will be docked at the home and available for rent. Rental fee is $150/day and includes gas and insurance. This rate is approximately 1/2 the going rate in the area. Boat rental is scheduled separately from the vacation rental. It is strongly advised that you reserve it prior to your arrival. Bob and Kim


Bob Rudolph

  • Member Since 2011
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Speaks: english


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower

          Location Type

            • Lakefront
              Gorgeous view right on the lake edge.


                • Away From It All
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television


                                        • Boat
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Water Sports Gear


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • limited accessibility

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Hot Tub
                                                  Shared hot tub with upstairs unit


                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • marina
                                                    • museums
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • theme parks
                                                    • water parks

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • rafting
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • rock climbing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • whitewater rafting

                                                                  65 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  First stress-free Thanksgiving in 7 years

                                                                  The place was awesome right on the water clean beautiful hot tub and awesome Grill we might be back next year. It would really be fun in the summer when you can go swimming.
                                                                  Dec 05, 2017
                                                                  Nov 2017

                                                                  Beautiful Views

                                                                  Everything was perfect for a weekend away. The views were beautiful, and the property was quiet. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would definitely come back again.
                                                                  Nov 30, 2017
                                                                  Nov 2017

                                                                  Very nice.

                                                                  Our stay was relaxing and private. Everything was wonderful. We felt right at home. Thank you.
                                                                  Nov 07, 2017
                                                                  Nov 2017

                                                                  Property was as described

                                                                  We were satisfied overall with our short stay here. The only disappointing part of our stay was the hot tub. Prior renters made owner aware that the hot tub had too much chemical treatment. The owner acknowledged this and advised us to run the jets without the cover; which we did. This did not remedy the situation. Hopefully, this has been addressed for future visitors. The owner quickly returned our security deposit.
                                                                  Oct 15, 2017
                                                                  Oct 2017
                                                                  Owner's Response:The hot tub is always a challenge. Anyone who has had one is aware of the the delicate chemical dance you have to do. In this case the water seemed over sanitized and I could not get it exactly right. I purchased a purging agent, ran it through all of the lines and motors and flushed everything. It has been running the last two weeks and everyone is happy. I service the tub twice a week and replace the water every month. I purchased this tub and have serviced it for the last 25years and it has proven to amazingly reliable. I will do my best to make sure you will have a hot tub waiting for you!

                                                                  Beautiful Lake House

                                                                  The 1-bedroom apartment was beautiful inside and out. Had a wonderful deck overlooking the the lake. The bathroom needs a bit of work, but all-in-all very satisfied. Would stay here again in a heart beat!
                                                                  Oct 02, 2017
                                                                  Sep 2017

                                                                  Wonderful Week at Mountain Lake Island

                                                                  We love this place!! It was very clean and perfect for a couple and their dog. Even our dog loved it here. We were hoping for a place just to rest and that's exactly what we got! I fished off the pier and caught a few fish while my wife read. At night you could sit in the screened in porch or on the deck and watch the lake. It is so beautiful. We have had cabins in the mountains and condos at the beach but we've never been to a rental that had "everything" you could possibly need. My wife was very impressed. She usually packs extra towels and wash cloths, we even bought extra toilet paper and paper towels. We didn't need them, there was plenty of everything. We are hoping to return again next year. We would really like to come back in the spring and again in the fall. Next time we'll rent the boat and I'll go fishing for sure. Thanks Bob for giving us a vacation we'll always remember!!
                                                                  Sep 26, 2017
                                                                  Sep 2017


                                                                  Harwood Lane, Mount Holly, NC, USA

                                                                  This location is very convenient to downtown, National Whitewater Center, Paramount Carowinds and the Charlotte Motor Speedway. All are within 15 min. A unique feature to this property is that we have a boat rental company that provides your choice of either a pontoon boat or ski boat right from the dock in front of the house. Prices range from $35-$50 per day. Please inquire for additional details. Please note We are struggling to continue to offer the boats. We have had guests that over estimated their nautical expertise and have had numerous accidents and mechanical break downs due to inexperience. We will have to have a large deposit to secure a boat and please be honest about your experience level. I am more than glad to take you out and show you the ropes. Boats will be available as it is mechanically possible.

                                                                  65 Reviews

                                                                  Excellent 4.7/5

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                                                                  Property # 453657