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This House is Lake Summit, Truly Original But with All the Modern Amenities

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The expanding porch with the great Lake views and gathering with your peeps

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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 bedrooms main house (1King/2queens) 2 lucky twin sleepers over boathouse

So , Welcome:

If you want a cross between my lovely grandmothers' “Sweet Briar” full silver service, breakfast, lunch and dinner charm and sensibility with myself, the artist, (Undergraduate and Master’s; will not say which Universities to lose guests due to college loyalties....Ha) who loves to create, design, and cook, you have found the correct Mountain/Lake Summit home. This is one of the first 4 original houses built here at Lake Summit and the first arrivals here get the best view... You and your family/guests will feel its original charm, beauty, and tranquil spirit the minute you walk through the house and to the front porch, deck and European brick courtyard, which all overlooks the lake. You will instantly shed all of the tension, stress, and ill will that you brought with you and will properly start your vacation *(if not, pour a glass of wine, or a higher octane in extreme cases). When you come back into the house you will find a very warm atmosphere with knotty pine, art covered walls, beamed ceilings, comfortable furniture (antiques and contemporary), heart pine floors with traveled rugs, and a working original rock fireplace. Most of the walls are covered by my art (see pictures), art buddies, and local or international talent collected through my life’s journeys.

The house, though originally built in 1920 on this beautiful lake (dammed in 1919), has had all of the proper modernization's to the home without losing the feel of the original house.

The house has three in-home bedrooms, the Master on the main level with a king-size bed and the two other bedrooms are located off the lower level with very comfy queens (one bed is named the “Marshmallow” because no one wants to get out of it). The house provides all quality Egyptian or Pima cotton, white linens for the beds, and white cotton bath towels and wash clothes. I also have various colored or patterned Beach towels for the lake.
* (Please note..Due to time restraints on turning the house, you are responsible for washing and drying the beach towels you use at the lake before your departure, or bring your own beach towels)

** The Master bedroom closet also contains a twin size, Frontgate, Essential EZ inflatable guest bed for your convenience if you have a small child you want to sleep with you in the same room with or close in the living room area. Very comfy and really easy set up or take down. Sheets provided with bed.

I also feature the fourth lucky bedroom which is 15 feet over the water, located on the second story of the Boathouse. This room contains two twin beds with an awesome wake up view. There is air conditioning, heater, and/or fan if needed, and is the perfect hideout for any family’s teenage or older children, or those wanting a little more privacy ***(located down the hill from the house and over water, not appropriate for children who need attending...period). It also works as a great reading/napping room overlooking the lake and the upper deck herb garden. This is also a great place for a Massage! Yes there is a folding massage table provided under front twin bed. Call ahead of time to set up an appointment for a professional Masseuse during your stay.
*(The boathouse is not equipped with a bathroom).

The Main house is complete with two full bathrooms, a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen, gas stove and proper cooking gear (and grab some herbs from the herb garden!!), an exquisite, often-used fireplace in the main room that’s sure to provide the perfect evening setting. Central air/heat, with ceiling fans as well, everywhere. There are two large French farm tables which can hold 10 guests each, one inside and one on the awesome front porch. This house is sure to provide the space and accommodations for any size or type of family or group of friends, cozy enough for as few as two, or spacious enough for as many as eight.

Fully equipped with all the latest in technology, the house includes 6 flat screen televisions all with "smart" (Netflix) capabilities (which can also be left off), wireless internet, as well as a surround-sound system that encompasses both the inside and outside settings. The televisions maintain DIRECTV package w/ two receivers. Yes guys, if there is a game, match or round, you can get the game, match or round, almost any major sporting event, welcome to your vacation as well. (I recommend the large flat screen on the front porch for those sporting events, also overlooks the lake, best of both worlds!) The stereo system has surround sound for the movie viewing screen and also goes through the main floor of the house, kitchen, porch, and cooking deck. There is a PlayStation 3 at the main TV for gaming or streaming videos for the kids with many games and controllers provided. There is a pair of VR Goggles, cards and other various games as well.

Perhaps the most stunning and noteworthy feature of the house, aside from its inner beauty, is its multiple locations for outdoor enjoyment. Standing on the edge of the lake, there are four different outdoor areas for entertainment at any time of the day or night. Not only does the lower level bedrooms of the main house have a separate beautiful deck that overlooks the lake, but the boathouse also has a patio deck on its upper level. Again, surrounded by the smells of the herb garden, this is a perfect place for wine, cheese and appetizers. It has nice seating for any afternoon or evening (off of the boathouse bedroom, this deck is also fun to jump off of into the lake). The courtyard next to the grilling area also has a Chimenea for the outdoor fireplace feature and chill quaint gathering spot (wine not provided, but I would encourage bringing some).
However, arguably the most enchanting and magnetic place on the entire property is the spanning front porch on the main level of the house. This wooden deck with natural mountain laurel rails and party lighting (electrical, candle lit, or combination) provide the ideal view of the lake at the perfect altitude to see on for what seems to be forever. The Western facing porch allows for the most perfect point of view for every sunset that one could ever ask for. Cameras will get a workout from this perspective, I promise. The porch includes the other 10ft French farm dining tables (breakfast, lunch and dinner lake views) with several candle opportunities. The other half of the porch has a seating area, a large porch swing, it opens to the outer deck and to the brick courtyard. There are the two proper grills (one gas and one charcoal) at this part of the house all allowing for unforgettable nights and fantastic dinners. There is also a movable (has wheels) propane Tower Fire Tube heater to gather around on the deck or on the porch on those cooler evenings. For those who have not seen one yet, look them up......

The boathouse and dock has two Kayaks for your use, many floatables, a full-size refrigerator, an ice cream maker, blender, Micro wave, panini press, fresh water sink and a hot dog steamer (over one million hot dogs served). There can be arrangements made for getting your boat lake permitted and docking your boat as well (it does take several days to get a lake permit so this has to be done way ahead of time before your arrival). We also now have found a boat rental in South Carolina which does service Lake Summit. Just ask for the information and I will hook you up. (fishing lingo).

It is a great lake to Canoe, Kayak or Paddle Board Of course, sunning, floating and swimming off the dock is awesome too.

Tryon International Equestrian Center:
For those of you visiting or participating in the marvelous new Tryon International Equestrian Center, welcome. Lake Summit is an easy 20 some minute drive up the mountain on
I -26, just on the other side of Saluda. That short drive gets you out of the lowland heat and up the mountain where it is at least 10 degrees cooler minimum at all times. Not to mention the cool clean mountain lake to jump in to wash the days dust off... For those guests not familiar with the Tryon International Equestrian Center, its a must see during your visit here if you can possibly get off of the lake.

Thanks for looking at my property and I hope to see you all soon, from which ever direction you are coming from and for what ever reason it brings you here. It has been fondly dubbed "Camp Billy" , a camp both for the young and the young at heart. (And cheaper than other camps at the other end of the lake!!). It is a great adult alternative to hang here while your kids participate in the other truly fine kids camps at the other end of the lake....laugh. But truthfully a great, fun spot with the whole family.

With all of this said, I would love to share the house I've built my life around and I am sure it will become as memorable for you as it is endearing for me.

Billy Gordon






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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years of age. This house in not for college activity unless with a supervising parent and probably higher deposit. Sorry, I was a college student once....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Supervised children welcome. This is a lake/mountain home. High decks and lots of stairs. Art on walls. The lake has to have supervised children. The boathouse bedroom is not for small children to stay by themselves or unattended. It is not close enough to the main house for proper parent supervision. Non swimmers need to wear life vests....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    There is absolutely no smoking in the house. There are ashtrays in some of the outside drawers of the outside deck table which is under roof. Obviously no flicking of cigerette butts on property or on anywhere around the lake for that matter. Please keep all cigerette trash in those ashtrays, throw away and clean before leaving property. And Thank You......moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    I love kind pets, but, if you want to bring them I need to know about them and there will be an extra Pet/Cleaning charge of $150. Charges are less than a kennel and a puppy dog needs to be on vacation with the family too....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master: 1 king

    Master Bedroom is on the main floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    This bed is the 'marshmello'. comfortable tuff to get out of...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    The other downstairs bedroom, they share a large deck...moreless

  • The Boathouse bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Over the water about 15 feet, great place to wake up to...moreless

  • Again, The Boathouse bedroom is away from the house and down obviously at the lake. This is not a bedroom for kids that need supervision being over the water and away from the house. There are also no ( "formal" ) bathroom facilities at the boathouse. It is however one of the favorites to sleep in....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Main floor, main bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Downstairs between the 2 bedrooms w/ 2 headed shower...moreless

Other Amenities

  • This part of the country has it all. The mountains, the lake, Historic towns, Flat Rock Play house, The Biltmore House, Vineyards, Micro brew capital of the East, rafting rivers, hiking, waterfalls, zip line adventures, great restaurants, antiques, music and more...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    everywhere...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    living room, 3 bedrooms...moreless

  • Games:

    cards, cribbage, other assorted games. There is also a set of Virtual Reality goggles....moreless

  • Music Library:

    The Directv has about 80+ music channels and the system is house wide. There is an I-Pod player at the boathouse....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Full DirecTV service. 2 different receivers for Master and Kitchen, and the living room and front deck TV's...The two down stairs bedrooms have Blue Ray's that supports WiFi for Netflix. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    System throughout house, Main Livingroom, kitchen, front porch, and grilling areas...moreless

  • Television:

    Six (6) flat screen TV's in the house, All with WIFI capabilities: Kitchen, Living room, Front porch, Master and the 2 downstairs bedrooms...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Playstation 3 with several game discs, two controllers. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    There are many dvd's for your use. I am a typical guy when it comes to movies, so most are in the action catagory unless someone left it. Bring your own if you have children or like other catagories...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    2 seperate dinning areas to choose from. One inside and the other on the outside porch overlooking lake. Both Farm tables can comfortably seat 10...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air and heat in the main house (window unit A/C and inferred heat in the boathouse upstairs bedroom)...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Matching Bosch front load dryer, New. Tide detergent, Downy for the linens, and Bounce dryer sheets provided...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Original 1920's rock fireplace. Burns wood, looks great....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    There is a stairmaster in front of the house. You use it everytime you walk up or down to the boathouse...ha...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas...moreless

  • Internet:

    WIFI available. You can also stream videos through all 6 flat screens....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    White, high quality egyptian cotton sheets are provided for every bed. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    See pics to believe. Walls covered in art. Heart pine floors throughout home, Knotty pine walls and ceilings throughout. Beams across cathedral ceiling in Living dining area. Fireplace...moreless

  • Parking:

    Above house large extra parking area, house driveway next to Kitchen, and below house next to boathouse...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    White towels are provided for bathroom use only. Maid will clean these. Color towels for the Lake. You are responsible to wash and dry these before you leave or bring your own beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Bosch HE front load washer, New Tide detergent provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip 10 cup coffee maker, grinder, frothers Also a Kuerig machine...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Complete with real knives, real pans, matching dishes and glasses, and most kitchen gizmos you can think of...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless, high efficiency, New...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    I am a chef and have a chefs kitchen. Proper knives, pots and pans, matching plates, plenty wine glasses, all spices included. Everything! Grind some coffee beans and watch the several bird feeders...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Stainless, Full size, Over stove and also is the vent hood, New....moreless

  • Oven:

    Gas, Stainless, New...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Any pantry items in my home can be used by you. I tend to leave starter stuff here. It is silly for you to go buy 5 pounds of flour to make a biscuit. I just ask, If you finish it, replace it....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless side by side with water/ice maker in door. Will be cleaned out except for condiments left for you in fridge side door for your convenience. I hate buying ketchup, mustard, etc at rentals. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas, Stainless, New...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    See Decks...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Great biking around the lake. I have 4 bikes for your use which includes one tandom bike for two, one smaller and one larger mountain bike and one beach style bike. All good for the lake road. ...moreless

  • Boat:

    2 brand new kayaks for your use. Can usually also get a canoe if requested....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Upper deck off of front porch with Lake Sunset view, Lower deck off downstairs bedrooms with lake view, Deck over boathouse that you can jump in the lake from, also has the herb garden on it....moreless

  • Golf:

    Some of the best golf courses in the country surround this area, you are responsible for those contacts...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Incredible rivers as calm or extreme as you would want them. Also new Zip Line in the area over the Green River Gorge...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Herb Garden over boathouse, the beach is grass...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Both large Gas and Charcoal grills at the house...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Summer or winter...moreless

  • Tennis:

    friends have courts on the lake, can usually get you on them...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Boathouse is for your use. Many floatables and life jackets in there...moreless

Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

4.9
from 19 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer Rates
Apr 29 - Jun 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$425 $550
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,800
High Season
Jun 25 - Aug 5, 2017
5 night min stay
$500 $600
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,200

Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Summer
Aug 6 - Sep 9, 2017
3 night min stay
$425 $550
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,800
Leaf Season
Oct 8 - Nov 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$450 $450
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,695
Thanksgiving week
Nov 30 - Dec 3, 2017
4 night min stay
$500
$3,000

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Christmas Holiday
Dec 22 - Dec 28, 2017
5 night min stay
$500
$3,000
New Years
Dec 29 - Jan 3, 2018
3 night min stay
$500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$400 $500
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $150 + tax
  • House Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

The refundable damage deposit is due at the time of booking to secure your dates. The remaining balance is due at least 45 days prior to your arrival.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1920


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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Photos

  • The expanding porch with  the great Lake views and gathering with your peeps

    The expanding porch with the great Lake views and gathering with your peeps

  • Main room with original 1920's rock fireplace with 2016 flat screen tv attached

    Main room with original 1920's rock fireplace with 2016 flat screen tv attached

  • Daily beautiful lake views. Your camera's will get a workout from this porch.

    Daily beautiful lake views. Your camera's will get a workout from this porch.

  • The Chimenea fire place in the "Euro" courtyard.  another great gathering place!

    The Chimenea fire place in the "Euro" courtyard. another great gathering place!

  • Looking up to the front corner of the house from the lake road.

    Looking up to the front corner of the house from the lake road.

  • Main room with front porch entrance and 'Socks' my dog asking to come in

    Main room with front porch entrance and 'Socks' my dog asking to come in

  • A proper chefs kitchen with Henckels & Wusthof knives, cookware & serving pieces

    A proper chefs kitchen with Henckels & Wusthof knives, cookware & serving pieces

  • Upstairs Master Bathroom with deep soaking tub

    Upstairs Master Bathroom with deep soaking tub

  • The third comfy queen bedroom. Flat screens in all bedrooms with WiFi

    The third comfy queen bedroom. Flat screens in all bedrooms with WiFi

  • The upper sun deck off the boathouse bedroom with the herb garden.

    The upper sun deck off the boathouse bedroom with the herb garden.

  • Ready for Lake Summit Fun? The property is fondly called "Camp Billy" come enjoy

    Ready for Lake Summit Fun? The property is fondly called "Camp Billy" come enjoy

  • Another Sunset view from the front porch,
with a glass of wine is close by!

    Another Sunset view from the front porch, with a glass of wine is close by!

  • Casual view from the grilling deck. Great spot for the fire tube heater at night

    Casual view from the grilling deck. Great spot for the fire tube heater at night

  • My last couple of years project with the European style, laid brick, courtyard

    My last couple of years project with the European style, laid brick, courtyard

  • The front porch at night.  Great dinner spot for 10. Never too many candles!

    The front porch at night. Great dinner spot for 10. Never too many candles!

  • Main room Interior with another large farm table and art loaded walls

    Main room Interior with another large farm table and art loaded walls

  • Gourmet Kitchen, fully stocked. Grind coffee and watch the birds on the feeders

    Gourmet Kitchen, fully stocked. Grind coffee and watch the birds on the feeders

  • The "grand" Master w/ King comfy bed, Egyptian Cotton sheets & flat screen TV

    The "grand" Master w/ King comfy bed, Egyptian Cotton sheets & flat screen TV

  • 2nd bedroom  The "Marshmallow", when a bed is named you know it is comfy

    2nd bedroom The "Marshmallow", when a bed is named you know it is comfy

  • Downstairs Bathroom with double shower heads for two

    Downstairs Bathroom with double shower heads for two

  • The beach and boathouse and the 2 lake kayaks that are for your use

    The beach and boathouse and the 2 lake kayaks that are for your use

  • I think there is a Corona sitting to the right.

    I think there is a Corona sitting to the right.

  • My flying squirrel feeder on front deck.  Fun and friendly night time visitors

    My flying squirrel feeder on front deck. Fun and friendly night time visitors

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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