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Great Location with Lots of Open Water!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Sleeps Up To 10 With Lots Of Porch Space.

Three Bedrooms (one overlooking Great Room), 2 Bath, with two large porches overlooking the lake. Full kitchen with Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher, Crock Pot, Two Coffee Makers, Toaster. Great room includes Satellite TV, DVD/Bluray player, Sound system with CD player. Washer/Dryer, New Gas Grill, Two picnic tables and deck chairs. Plenty of parking for cars and boat trailers. 12' X 20' Floating dock accommodates two boats. Close to Public Boat Ramp and several Marinas.

Greg Bruce
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2018

About Greg Bruce

Currently living about 15 minutes from the property on a farm. We're from the area and are very familiar with it.

Greg Bruce purchased this house in 2002

Why Greg Bruce chose Big Creek

Bought this property from parent's estate. Home was built by my wife's father. One of the choice lots in Big Creek one. He was the second person to buy property here and got what is considered the best two lots on the Big Creek site. Sits on a point about midway between Point 7 and 5. 10 minutes by boat from Norris Dam. 7 minutes by boat from Sequoyah Marina, Home of Fire on the Water 4th of July weekend fireworks extravaganza. Convenient to several Marinas, including Sequoyah, Whitman Hollow, and Shanghai. Drive times are Cincinnati 4 hours, Dayton 5 hours, Atlanta 4 hours,

What makes this house unique

Centrally located so it's easy to get to any area of the lake by boat in a reasonable amount of time. Secluded with only three homes on a cul-de-sac. We're the last house at the end of the road. The way the house is situated you can't see any other homes from the upper or lower deck.


Big Creek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No loose garbage inside or outside. All garbage must be bagged.
  • If using self inflating air mattress read complete instructions in welcome book. Do not allow children to jump or play on mattress. No pets on mattres
  • Check-out procedures must be followed.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom on First Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Loft Bedroom overlooks greatroom, door to upper porch.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Has it's own door to upstairs porch, rocking chairs.
  • Full size air mattress for overflow sleeping as well as two twin mats that slide out from under beds in upper bedroom. Great for kids! Increases sleeping capacity to 12.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
1 hour 20 minutes from Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 30 minute drive from to Don Sundquist Recreation Area (4 wheel/Jeep/motorcycle trails, hunting, hiking). 20 minutes to Cove Lake State Park. 45 minutes to Knoxville.


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(10 traveler reviews)

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Great Location with Lots of Open Water!
average rating of 3.6 based on 10 reviews

Cute, clean and tucked away!

  • 5 of 5

Great! Just as described! Everything was great. Nice and tucked away. Easy to book and great to work with!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cozy.

  • 3 of 5

This home is adorable!!! The loft bedroom was a hit with our oldest. The walk to the lake is very challenging. Huge hill to navigate. It was quite exhausting. Once on the lake it is gorgeous especially at night. There is a lot of boat traffic all week. Not good for fishing. There is a floating dock if you want to try fishing & it is deep enough to jump off of. Had fun floating especially with the waves but we didn't catch anything. Neighbors are close but there wasn't anyone there during our stay. It was nice to be able to bring our dogs. Now the not so good stuff... The house needs some minor repairs. The door handle to the upper deck from the loft bedroom was very loose & difficult to lock/unlock. The faucet in the upstairs bathroom was broke. The "bar" for the shelves in the fridge were duct taped to hold food in which did not work. Food fell out if you put it in the door. Freezer was the same way. The ant problem was not so bad. The owner did what they could to prevent it but you're in the woods on a lake. There will be bugs but it wasn't bad. There are not many TV channels to view. However we weren't there to watch TV. We ran out of propane for the grill but the owners responded promptly! Overall it was a good stay. If the minor repairs were taken care of I would give this a 4-5 star rating.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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very nice quiet location house very nice some of the furniture needs replaced.

  • 3 of 5

The property we rented from you was very nice a beautiful view of the lake.. we enjoyed our stay very much. We realize that with rental properties things get broken however it would have been nice if after our rental agreement had been completed

you would have given us a list of the items in the house that you knew were broken. The house was not very clean on our arrival, we spent quite a bit of time cleaning . The grill was very nice however it was very dirty, and had to be cleaned before we could use it At the bottom of the yard almost in the center there is a stump of a tree, there is a nest of yellow jackets in that stump, I know because I was stung several times by them. Your dock needs some repair. We made every effort when we left to leave the property in as good or better condition than we found it. During our stay a young male who identified himself as your son walked in the house on my wife unannounced, he said he knocked on the front door and got no answer so he walked around and entered by the deck door Needless to say my wife was very surprised at seeing someone standing in the house when she came out of the bathroom (not very professional). There is a phone in the house it would have been nice to have received a call to let us know that someone was coming by to pick up property This could have been a very dangerous situation for one or both individuals. We would rent your house again given the opportunity.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delmar, DE

Our Thompson vacation at Big Creek

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice time and the gift basket and refreshments were a nice touch. Listing description was accurate. Property was clean and taken care of. Beautiful view of lake. We would stay here again. Did have a lot of boat traffic.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, Ohio

Great Lakefront Home!

  • 4 of 5

All the ammenities you need were supplied. As mentioned in previous reviews, ants in the kitchen only were a little bit of a problem. We wiped down every morning which immediately took care of the problem. Never left anything out on the counters. Walk up and down to the lake was a breeze! (compared to 280 steps each way at other places we stayed). Very relaxing. Awesome view. Gift basket was a very nice (unexpected) touch. Thank you.

Suggestions: A second TV somewhere maybe upstairs during football season. We did watch movies and play adult games. We had enough entertainment to keep us occupied in the evenings. Took long walks around the friendly neighborhood. Secondly, the chest of drawers in the master bedroom downstairs was full of linens, all 5 drawers. We had to live out to the suitcase, it would have been nice to be able to put things away for a 7-day stay.

Terrific place! Hope to see you again next year.....thank you again for your hospitality

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Good location. place was pretty clean.Deck looking at the water. Had a ant problem in the the kitchen. We sprayed they just kept coming back. They need to have a slip type dock,so you could tie off both side of the boat to keep it from rubbing or scratching the boat. There is a lot of boat traffic and wake boarders .and the waves it really rock the dock and your boat, I had 5 bumpers on my 18-0 boat .No scratches but dulled the finish in one place.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
8 Miles
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Nearest Motorway
13 Miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Damage Insurance $59

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Shorter stays may be available if house not booked 2 weeks prior to intended stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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