Plan a weekend or a whole week for your family to share a cozy family home right on Kerr Lake. Once you are here you forget all about the daily grind and really feel like you are hours away from it all! The view from the back of the wrap-around porch is gorgeous, with a large grassy area for playing/grilling/games, and the lake and private boat dock are in plain view. The dock is very large for plenty of chairs to sit and fish or just enjoy the sun, or bring your boat or kayaks to explore the waters - the dock can fit at least three water crafts^ (please read further below).
The location is perfect for a quick trip from Raleigh/Durham - only 1 hour from North Raleigh or Durham (up to 1.5 hrs from S.Raleigh) the home is located just past Townsville NC, which is nice considering most of the lake is in Virginia which would take a lot longer to get to. It is also very close to a boat ramp (Ivy Hill ramp, less than 10 mins), good for anyone bringing a boat or coming for fishing, and the location on the lake is ideal because you are not on the 'main' open water so it is very quiet and peaceful, but 1 minute on a boat around a corner and you are on the open water for skiing or sightseeing.
This is a self-clean accommodation^^ (please read further below). The kitchen has all the amenities you need and features a large island with 4 bar stools - nice for entertaining. There is also a dining table for more seating, and the kitchen and dining are open to a large living room with TV, cable/internet^^^ (please read further below), DVDs, board games and a bocce ball set for your use. There are three bedrooms - two with queen beds, and one with 2 twin beds - each bedroom can sleep two comfortably, and two full baths. Gas grill for your use as well.
New for 2018 we NO LONGER PROVIDE ANY LINENS OR TOWELS unless you inquire about renting them. YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN! There are two queen beds and two twin beds. This allows you a LOT of extra time on the morning of check-out to do the required cleaning and not have to do laundry, and prevents problems we've had with laundry not being dried and handled properly.
* NO SMOKING OR PETS.
* MAXIMUM OF 6 GUESTS.
* WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE/HANDICAP FRIENDLY!
* CHECK-IN TIME IS 4:00 PM DAY OF ARRIVAL, CHECK-OUT TIME IS 12:00 PM DAY OF DEPARTURE. Early check-in and late check-out are options for a small extra fee if there is no other party arriving or departing on the same day, just inquire.
*THE FOLLOWING HOLIDAYS REQUIRE A 5-NIGHT MINIMUM STAY:
Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day. OR for Memorial Day or Labor Day you may stay 3 nights but pay $190/night.
We also welcome any inquires regarding longer-term rentals, such as several months at a time.
^Notice about dock: Kerr Lake's water level changes all the time because it feeds Lake Gaston, whose level must remain constant. So the dock location may not be optimal at times. Due to heavy rains or drought situations the water level may fluctuate rapidly, which means the ramp may be out in the water and unreachable without walking through some water first. We will constantly try to keep it corrected as much as we can, but can never guarantee the location. We do ask for renters NOT to adjust it themselves because our property manager stays on top of the forecast and has a strategy for preparing for water level changes that keep it from getting beached (which is near impossible to fix because ours is so big and heavy). Thank you for understanding.
^^ This is a SELF-CLEAN accommodation. Due to the location of the property and it being remote, we do not have the cleaning options that other rentals properties may have (we often can't even get cleaning people out here at all, much less on very short notice). During the busier summer months when there are back-to-back rentals we especially need to rely on our renters to do a VERY thorough cleaning job, as there are only 4-hour windows between rentals. We do this to try to maximize everyone's time at the home, but we just ask for awareness and courtesy about this. Due to this we REQUIRE you bring your own linens, that way clean-up time is a lot shorter on the morning of check-out because you don't have to wait for load(s) of laundry to be finished and dried properly. Thank you for understanding!!!
^^^ As a warning learned from guests in the past, please do NOT come here if you plan on just watching TV or using the internet all day, or if you will be here on business and need to rely 100% on having internet service. As stated further in the "amenities" section, we DO have satellite TV and internet service, however due to being in such a remote location it has problems from time to time and the data package is very small for the internet so it gets used up very quickly each month and we can only buy a certain extra amount maximum per month. We hate this as much as you do because it takes a lot of our time to try to correct this all the time (on the phone with the provider, arranging someone to meet them there in a 4-hour-window since we don't live in the area, etc, etc), but we do try our hardest to have it there for at least checking emails and watching a few shows while you're there. So this is our official fine print that the service is unreliable and there will be NO compensation for outages. We do research every year if there are any better provider options that we can try to improve this. Thanks!