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Waterfront On Lake Lure - Book now for spring and summer vacations!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 5 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 3 bath waterfront on Lake Lure

Our home is a 3 bedroom/3 bath water front home located in Garner Cove just a stone's throw from Larkin's Restaurant on Lake Lure. It is a quiet and private cove, great for swimming, and it's only 3 miles from downtown Lake Lure and Chimney Rock! The residence offers a beautifully open floor plan with all the comforts of home. The spacious Master bedroom has a king size bed. The second and third bedrooms have queen beds. There are 2 twin beds in the basement recreation room, suitable for children. Any of the three decks provide a wonderful spot for a morning cup of coffee or a lazy day of sunning. Gas and charcoal grills are located on the main deck for guests to enjoy a cookout - Ingles grocery is only a mile away! The water, just off the deck of the double slip boathouse, is shallow enough for the children to play, swim, and fish. There are boat rentals available in the area. A two seat kayak, a single kayak and a long board are available at the home for guests to enjoy, as well as lots of floats and life jackets. The basement provides hours of entertainment with a ping pong table, tv, and blue-ray player and a selection of movies. This home is Wi-Fi equipped so guests can catch up on emails or even get a little work done while on vacation. The kitchen is fully equipped and all linens and towels are provided. The beautiful vaulted wooden ceilings and skylights give the home a very open, airy feeling. Our home is located just 5 minutes from all the sight seeing, shopping and fun activities of Lake Lure and Chimney Rock. We are also a short and very scenic 35 minute drive to Asheville, NC. Come stay with us, we know you will want to come again!

Karen Cabaniss
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Karen Cabaniss

We live in nearby Shelby, NC. We purchased this home in 1999 so that we would have a special place to build family memories. We immediately fell in love with the home and with the area. We especially like the privacy of this particular home, and the small town feel of Chimney Rock and Lake Lure. It's as if time has had no effect on this quaint little area.

Karen Cabaniss purchased this house in 1999

Why Karen Cabaniss chose Garner Cove

This home is very privately located. It offers shallow water for children and adults to play. It is clean and comfortable.

What makes this house unique

Located on a quiet cove - great for swimming

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loved the canoe and paddle board. House had everything we needed. We had a great week spending time with our family.
Aug 2014
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Garner Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , hair dryer available
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , large shower/hair dryer available
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , lacated in basement/rec room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds in basement - great for kids
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Ceiling fans in Bedroom 1 and 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Within the area vacation guests will find: Zip line Adventure Park, boat rentals, numerous golf courses, tennis, basketball. Downtown Lake Lure offers a park for the kids with swings, slides, and a walking trail with a spectacular view of the lake and mountains. There is hiking, rock climbing all nearby. Guests can rent a boat while here or take in the scenic mountains and lake from a boat tour. There are lots of great restaurants and shopping in the area. Asheville, NC is a scenic 40 minute drive away. Where you'll find more great restaurants, Biltmore House, shopping, art and so much more!


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Waterfront On Lake Lure - Book now for spring and summer vacations!
average rating of 4.740741 based on 37 reviews

Beautiful and quiet waterfront location on Lake Lure

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this wonderful home on Lake Lure. The owner was very friendly and responded quickly to any questions we had. The house is conveniently located to the grocery store and in a quiet cove perfect for swimming and fishing. The house was clean and had plenty of activities including a fire pit and ping-pong. My only recommendation for improvement was the deck over the boathouse could be cleaned as the recent rain left it dirty. Overall we had a great stay at this property and would recommend it to anyone looking for waterfront on Lake Lure

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Craig. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our home. Thank you for bringing to my attention the need for cleaning on the boathouse deck. The deck has since been cleaned and has made lounging by the lake even more enjoyable. We hope to have you and your family rent with us again! Karen
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Charleston, sc

Great view and cozy house!

  • 5 of 5

Overall, a great experience at Lake Lure. I went the week after Christmas - the area wasn’t crowded. The house was in a quiet neighborhood on the water. It looked like it would be a super vacation house for a large family in the summer months- paddle board/kayaks included! The lake’s water level was down (prob do this yearly), and Karen (the owner) told me about that ahead of time. It was too cold to be out on the water anyway. I didn’t see any boats out the whole week I was there. So..., the house has a great fireplace, and logs for burning can be purchased at Ingles grocery, which is prob about a mile away. My family spent the week inside reading, playing musical instruments, walking the neighborhood, shopping Chimney Rock (3 mins away), and visiting Asheville (about 40 mins away). It’s a great lake house with a great view in a great location.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you and your family had a relaxing time at our home in Lake Lure. It is a fun place to spend a summer vacation. Thanks for being such wonderful guests! I hope you all will come again soon! Warmest regards, Karen
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Blythewood, SC

Lovely location and scenery

  • 4 of 5

Very nice property with great view. House fits 6 easily. Ping pong was a hit! Kitchen small but manageable.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us! We appreciate the care you took with our home. Please come again! Warmest regards, Karen
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Great house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time. The house was even nicer than described, the boat house and decks were excellently maintained and the home is positioned on a great part of the lake. I fished every morning and evening and caught several fish, including a perch that was nearly State record sized. This part of the lake is very peaceful and our experience was excellent. Karen, the owner, was very helpful and her communication was great. Will book again!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to having you all back! I'm so happy you had a good time. It is a wonderful, peaceful place to spend some quality family time. And the location makes for great fishing, but I'm sure it takes a skillful fisherman too :) Thanks for taking such great care of our home. Warmest regards, Karen
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Douglasville, GA

The Ladies of Garner Cove

  • 5 of 5

The owner once again had the house ready and clean. Being our 3rd year, it is funny how the little things we forget are there when we return. We prepare all our meals there and the kitchen is well stocked and we just bring food. Each year she has done another upgrade. The new railings and checked wire on the boat house deck is a real nice touch. We enjoyed the water toys so much. Our trip was a 3 women annual getaway and our third year here. It was all as it should be except for a little more rain than we would have liked. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear ladies, Thanks again for spending your ladies get-a-way with us! And thanks for your excellent care of our place. We appreciate your business and look forward to having you back! I always remember your first request to book - "ladies looking for a place to sip wine and float" Love it!! Warmest regards, Karen
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Relaxing week on the lake

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 (kids are age 23-28)enjoyed a week at Karen's place at Lake Lure. We had a wonderful time going on hikes and enjoying the lake every day. The boat deck was a perfect way to relax. We read books on the chairs on the deck, swam off the dock, used the paddle board, and floated in the water with the inflatables provided. We even rented a pontoon boat one day and explored the whole lake. We loved the suggestions of restaurants she provided. We even enjoyed a night cooking out on the grill. Asheville was an easy 45 minute drive from the house so we ventured in for a few meals and activities there as well. The amenities in the house were perfect. Enough sleeping area as well as kitchen and laundry capabilities made for comfortable living. This was a great spot to enjoy a relaxing family vacation! Thanks to Karen!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bruce for coming! I'm so happy you all had a great time. We appreciate your business and the wonderful care you took of our home. I hope you all can stay with us again when you are in the area. Warmest regards, Karen
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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 7.0%

Renters must be a minimum age of 30

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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