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Herons Haven Lakeside Chalet - Pets Welcome, Sleeps 10, Hot Tub, 2 Fireplaces!!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 10, Hot Tub, 2 fireplaces, Swimming/Fishing Lake

This lakeside chalet is a popular honeymoon destination, family reunion locale, and a quick rafting/biking getaway (just minutes to Tsali or the NOC). Home completely renovated in 2013! This home has 2 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms, a huge living room on the first floor and huge family room on the 2nd level, this two story home can easily host a group of couples or a family as there’s enough room to comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests. Whatever the size of your group, there’s ample room for everyone to relax and take in the spectacular views from the expansive screened porch, deck with hot tub, and upper balcony. The chalet has easy access as it is off of a paved road and the entrance to the home is on the ground level. There is ample parking that is suitable for all vehicles and motorcycles. After a fun day of outdoor recreation, have a soothing soak in the home’s private hot tub or gather around the fireplace in the family room with your travel companions. You won’t have to miss the basic conveniences of a home while staying here – This home comes with its own washer and dryer plus a fully equipped kitchen, and gas grill so you can make yummy home-cooked meals while on vacation.

The home's setting is picturesque as the home is carved into a mountainside and there is a forest behind the house and a swimming and fishing lake just steps away. The lower porch has a brook that runs underneath of it that offers soothing sounds to calm the mind . You’ll also have easy access to everything the Great Smoky Mountain region has to offer, including opportunities for hiking, biking, horseback riding, boating, fishing, white-water rafting, shopping, dining, sightseeing and more. The Nantahala National Forest and Lake Fontana, the Fontana Dam and the Great Smokey Mountain Railway are some of the many favorite things to do that are super close to the chalet.

Rent for the whole month and receive a Huge Discount!! Call for monthly rate special.

More Details

Owner
Michelle Shelby Spinneweber
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Michelle Shelby Spinneweber

I go by Shelby and I am a sagittarius:) Which makes me a lover of travel and adventure . I like to write, read, eat really good food in really nice or really unusual restaurants, and listen to all kinds of music (country, jazz, blues, classical, old rock) I appreciate a finely crafted cocktail and prefer 'top shelf'. My husband and I have 10 horses (mostly quarter horses) and we like to trail ride at the beach and numerous state parks. I am a fan of camping. I would like to work on the 'glamping' thing. I work full time as a realtor in NE Florida. I specialize in St. Augustine which is the oldest city in the US! My work keeps me really busy but I like it as I get to work with buyers and sellers from all different walks of life and I get to see a lot of nice homes. I like renovation projects best as I love to see an old home with good bones get new life. In early life I grew up on 40 acres in Pennsylvania. I moved to S. Florida in the 80's and now live near St. Augustine, FL.

Michelle Shelby Spinneweber purchased this chalet in 2013

Why Michelle Shelby Spinneweber chose Almond

From the moment I first walked in this home I was enchanted. I loved the huge stone fireplaces, the sprawling outdoor spaces, the amazing lake views, and the icing on the cake was when i first heard and saw the babbling brook running under the deck. I found this place to be so peaceful and I had to make it mine and I also wanted to share it with others.

What makes this chalet unique

Super close to NOC, Lake Fontana, Smokey Mountain Railroad. Super easy access on a paved road with plenty of room to park vehicles and or a boat. Really quiet and peaceful setting but so close to so many wonderful things to do!

Amenities

Almond Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 2 bedroom, 3 full bath.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Herons Haven Lakeside Chalet - Pets Welcome, Sleeps 10, Hot Tub, 2 Fireplaces!!
average rating of 4.571429 based on 28 reviews
Oak Island, North Carolina
5

Best place to vacation 3rd year in a row!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd year in a row at the Chalet. We never want to leave. It is a beautiful quiet place with all the comforts of home. Shelby is always great to us! The home is always very clean and supplied with everything we need. If I could I would stay for a couple weeks or a month!! Our dogs are welcome as well and that is a major plus. The lake is beautiful to look at and to fish out of. We have never been anywhere else that we have went back to year after year until we found the Chalet. I could go on and on but you just have to see it for yourself, it is great! Thank you again Shelby!!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely chalet

  • 5 of 5

The chalet was beautifully furnished with comfortable furniture throughout. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need. We really enjoyed the family room on the second floor with the gas logs going and the large TV. Our beds were comfortable and the master bath was spacious and new. Actually it was all new. So private and quiet. Nice views. The hot tub was awesome on a cold night too. Loved the big screened in porch. We'll be back! Thank you for thinking of everything!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great pet friendly vacation home.

  • 4 of 5

This was our second visit to Herons Haven and is likely the only place we will ever stay on our trips to the Smokey Mountains. We love that it is in a scenic valley next to a pretty pond with some yard space and flat places to walk with our dogs. We find the place to be very comfortable with lots of indoor and outdoor spaces. A large family would have plenty of room to spread out. The kitchen is roomy with lots of counter space for those that like to cook. Also, it is an easy 15 minute drive into Bryson City for groceries, shopping, and restaurants. The owner, Shelby, is very responsive and easy to work with. There is some traffic going past the cottage to other cabins in the area but nothing excessive. An all around great vacation home that is pet friendly!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Lots of room,very peaceful.

  • 4 of 5

Older home with some updates. A little misleading about the "pond" we thought we were going to be by the lake. The kids loved the paddle boat & overall we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you had a nice time at Herons Haven Lakeside Chalet. I am sorry you were disappointed in the lake. It is directly across the street from the chalet and a short leisurely walk to the dock where you can enter for swimming or tubing. I hope you took advantage of the lot that I own down on the lake with the picnic table as that is a great place to drop a fishing line, have a picnic, or sit and read a book. Also if your preference was to enjoy a larger lake that would be suitable for boating Lake Fontana and two great boat rental places are just a five minute drive from the chalet. I hope to see you again.
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Naperville
5

Amazing home with everything you need:)

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great! The house was very clean and we loved the hot tub, fire pit, screened in porch and the dock to sit on and look at the lake. Was a perfect spot to ride the motorcycle:)

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very spacious, kitchen fully stocked, garbage bags, plenty of garbage bins, comfortable beds, linens

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful property well maintained

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
McGhee Tyson Airport
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Great Smokey Mountain Railroad
Car: recommended

Nantahala River for white water rafting & fly fishing.

Fontana Lake close to Almond Boat ramp for renting boats & fishing. Bryson City- The Great Smokey Mountain Railroad, groceries-waterfalls-deep creek for tubing tail of the dragon- motorcyclist Tsali mountain biking and horseback riding. Cherokee Indian Reservation & casino.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $95

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.