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Charm, Character and Location 1920 Cottage Lake Junaluska

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Last updated: 02/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage

Cozy Cottage was build in 1920 and was purchased by the Rev. George C. Starr in 1957 and currently owned by his son. On the grounds of Lake Junaluska Conference Center but far enough away to avoid the congestion - an easy 10 minute walk to all activities. The home is centered on three lots, providing wooded views in three directions. A circular drive gives easy access and off street parking for at least three cars.

A recent renovation/addition of kitchen and second bath provides modern comfort and convenience while preserving the character and charm of the cottage. Appropriately furnished with antiques, rugs and original art work. Ceiling fans in each room and one window air conditioner keeps it cool during the hottest summer days and gas heat is convenient for cool mountain evenings. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Fire Extinquisher assure safety. Internet/wifi, telephone and cable provided. Included in rental are linens and towels, paper towel, toilet paper, dish detergent, dishwasher detergent, hand soap and trash bags.

The cook's Kitchen has a 5 burner gas cooktop with overhead exhaust, new Bosch dishwasher, microwave, stainless steel refrigerator with freezer, built in oven, double stainless sink with disposal, free standing chop block. Equipped with coffee pot, coffee grinder, toaster, crock pot, small, medium and large food processors, hand mixer, chef knifes and paring knifes, several sets of china, glasses, wine glasses, various size pots, iron frying pans and dutch oven, a good selection of spices -- too many amenities to list. Everything you would need to prepare a gourmet meal. Cloth napkins, placemats, dish towels and dish cloths are provided.

The Living Room is comfortably furnished with a leather sofa and chairs for 6 and a large coffee table. The stone fireplace is equiped with gas logs. A 32' flat screen TV with cable, VCR, DVD are concealed in the armoire; also provided is a combination radio/CD/record player. An antique Killim rug over hardwood floors. Large windows look out to wooded areas and the front door opens to the screened porch which is furnished with vintage wicker, old hickory chairs and small table with 2 chairs.

Separate large Dining Room with table which seats 6-8 is centered on an oriental rug, large sideboard with lamps, antique Hoosier cabinet, and china cabinet. The window air conditioner is located in the dining room. Lots of windows which make it bright and cheerful. Permanently installed propane heater with an automatic thermostat keeps it toasty when needed. One of two TV's is located in the dining room.

Perfect house for two couples or a family as the two bedrooms are located at opposite ends of the house. The Master Bedroom is furnished with an antique brass and iron double bed with decorative valance above, swing arm reading lamps, armoire, chest of drawers, oriental rug. A separate dressing alcove with dressing table, mirror and chair connect the bedroom and Master Bath, which has a shower. A tankless water heater supplies the house with continuous hot water. The bath has a ceiling heater and exhaust fan as well as a washer and dryer. The Second Bedroom has two twin beds, night stand, chest of drawers, chair and a dhurrie rug. Both bedrooms have a comfortable mattress, and down comforters.

The Guest Bath is entered from a hall and through a small alcove which has a bookcase and cabinet. A pocket door separating this area from the bathroom. The bath has the original claw foot tub and shower combo, ceiling exhaust and heat.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/23/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Not suitable for children under 6...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside the house or on the screen porch...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    For rental of one month or more, small pets considered with non refundable pet deposit. Inquire...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Guest Bath: Original footed tub with shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Master Bedroom Bath has concealed washer and dryer...moreless


  • Books:

    Large collection of coffee table books, paper backs and cook books. Magazines: Veranda, Elle Decor, Southern Living, Garden & Gun, NC State, Town and Country, Car and Driver...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    and VCR...moreless

  • Games:

    Puzzles, Trivia, Cards...moreless

  • Television:

    2 televisions - 32' HD flat screen in living room and a smaller TV in kitchen-both with cable...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Circular drive for at least 3 cars. Lake Junaluska does not allow trailers or campers parked in driveways....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    serves 4...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Pots & Pans- cast iron skillet and Dutch oven, China and Silverware, Glasses Knifes, misc small gadgets, food processor, hand mixer...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch 2015...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Good selection of spices, salt and pepper...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size with freezer, no icemaker - trays only...moreless

  • Stove:

    5 burner Miele gas cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden:

    Natural areas surrounding house with ferns, rododendrums, azaleas and hemlocks...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Small Charcoal...moreless

  • Tennis:

    On Lake Junaluska Grounds...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Olympic size pool at the lake-10 min easy walk...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    No, but a big footed tub to soak in. With continuous hot water you never run out....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.6
from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 21 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$850 $2,750
Aug 27 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Late Fall
Oct 1 - Nov 18, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 19 - Jan 2, 2018
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%


November/December may require additional fee for heat.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/23/2017
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The Lake Junaluska Conference Center and Activities are within walking distance. Historic town of Waynesville is minutes away-- Shopping, restaurants, and festivals. Asheville is a 30 minute drive, Biltmore House, Cherokee and Casinos, Highlands, Maggie Valley, Blue Ridge Parkway, Cataloochee Ranch.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1957

About the owner: Home original purchased by Rev. George Starr in 1957 and later inherited by his son. First time offered as a summer rental in 2012. The hands on owners are both interior designers and provide attention to details. When the owners travel they book through VRBO to experience first hand what guests appreciate having when they arrive at Cozy Cottage.

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/23/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Relaxing on the porch

    Relaxing on the porch

  • Reading by the fire

    Reading by the fire

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Kitchen looking from Dining Room

    Kitchen looking from Dining Room

  • Kitchen


  • Vintage Chest in Master Bedroom

    Vintage Chest in Master Bedroom

  • Armoire with 32' HD flat screen TV with cable

    Armoire with 32' HD flat screen TV with cable

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Kitchen


  • View from the dining room

    View from the dining room

  • Master Bedroom with antique brass and iron bed

    Master Bedroom with antique brass and iron bed

  • Master Bedroom Armoire, custom draperies with French Lace panels

    Master Bedroom Armoire, custom draperies with French Lace panels

  • Guest Room with old family pieces

    Guest Room with old family pieces

  • Master Bedroom Bath with Shower

    Master Bedroom Bath with Shower

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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