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Unique Smokey Mountain Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Mountain Log Home Between Ponds And Babbling Creek Minutes From Nantahala Lake

'The Ponds at Nantalaha Lake' is a 'Unique Retreat' strategically located as the hub, surrounded by a wheel of incredible activity and tourist gems. Our 3.6 acres are beautifully landscaped to please the senses. The outdoor deck overlooks our pond, continuous fed by a mountain stream, with a refreshing fountain for rustic ambiance. Walking to the middle of the property, you will enjoy the breathtaking view of another quarter acre pond situated with a lovely Smokey Mountain background. Sport fish or simply relax on a few large boulders and muse, read or watch the wildlife. The Nantalaha Stream with its many small waterfalls runs through and borders the property and continously flows into and out of each pond (very unique!) Open up the master bedroom doors to the lanai and sleep to the peaceful sounds of gently rushing water. The pristine Lake Nantahala is less than a ten minute drive to the public boat launch. Bring your boat and RV too. We have outbuildings to protect your special vacation vehicles, with electric and septic hook-ups. After a day of activity come back to the cabin for a meal cooked on our gas or charcoal grills. Parents relax in the hot tub while the children play badminton, volleyball, horseshoes, or croquet. The entire family can retire to the 'fire-pit' by the stream to enjoy roasting marshmallows, story telling and singing.

Our authentic log home is modest and decorated in keeping with the simple mountain life, yet with all the modern conveniences of home. It sleeps up to nine people, but can be a real retreat for one or two couples. Master 1 is a large bedroom with a queen electric bed. This room is decorated in traditional mountain decor and opens to the lanai for the experience of outdoor sleeping, yet in the safety and comfort of the home. It has a cedar closet, computer area, satellite TV and shares a full bath with the main floor. Master 2 provides old world charm in the tradition of a cottage. It too has a full bath and satellite TV. In addition to the formal bedrooms, the large entertainment area on the lower level has another trundle day bed and one queen futon. This area also has a kitchenette, private full bathroom and private stone deck with a hot tub. This entertainment area is perfect for children, or another independent family arrangement!

The gas fireplace, leather furniture and open ceiling make the living room a quaint place for relaxation, watching satellite TV, reading or quiet conversation. The kitchen is equipped with everything you would need: all modern appliances and some extras for the gourmet cook. There is a small eating area in the cabin, a large deck for eating and entertainment, and another large table on the lanai for meals or craft activities.

'The Ponds at Nantahala Lake' is mountain-close to all major attractions. Looking to the North, South East and West of us, you will find all major attractions conveniently located. We are 5 minutes to the pristine Nantahala Lake, and within 15-30 minutes to Nantahala Gorge and Outdoor Center, with other lakes (Santeetlah, Fontana, Chatuga), towns (Murphy, Franklin, Bryson City) and attractions (Cherohala Skyway, John Campbell Folk Arts School) and much more nearby. The locals say we are 'two hours from Anywhere': Atlanta GA, Ashville NC. Charlotte NC, Knoxville TN, and Gatlinburg TN. We are truly blessed to be in the middle of no-where, yet so close to everything that means so much to the people who live here and the tourists that visit. We heartily invite you to share our lovely home, our community of open and trusting folk, and one of the most beautiful places on this planet!


Toni & Camillo Iacoboni

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Camillo Iacoboni
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Camillo Iacoboni

We searched long and hard throughout the Smokey Mountains region for the 'place of our dreams' for our own retirement, and were thrilled to purchase this unique estate in the summer of 2013.

Camillo Iacoboni purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Camillo Iacoboni chose Smoky Mountains

The location was strategically chosen to provide its guests with all that the mountains have to offer; “Exquisite Mountain Beauty”, Lake Activities, Stream Wonderment, Open Land For Games and Family Fun, and The Ponds for Relaxation. It is convenient to the best local attractions, and a short distance to many tri-state and national tourist sites. “The Ponds At Nantalaha Lake” is situated on 3.6 exquisite acres with one quarter acre pond, two smaller fish ponds with a large fountain, two streams and water falls, bordering state forest, and 10 minutes to the lake. Bring your boat and/or RV too!

What makes this cabin unique

The minute we enter our home, we feel we are on vacation, and make every effort to provide you the same experience!


Andrews Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Locking door separates sink from toilet/tub/shower.
    Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Private bath inside 2nd master bedroom
    Entertainment level bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large counter space, convenient to hot tub.
    Garage Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Great for the quick shower after outdoor activities!
  • Fully stocked with bath towels, hand towels, beach towels, wash cloths, paper towels, facial tissue, toilet paper, products for tub cleaning after each use, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner, hair dryer. Magnified makeup mirror.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main level, cedar closet, full bath, french doors to lanai
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor, full bath
    Lower Level - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master bedroom on main level has french doors leading to screened in porch. Mountain cabin decor. 2nd level master bedroom with full bath combines cottage elegance and privacy. Plenty of extra sleeping room on lower entertainment level. Fully supplied with your relaxation and comfort in mind: Hypo-Allergenic and Insect Retardant mattress covers/pads. Two bed linen sets/bed (one in case of emergency). Decorative Quilt Hanger (themed top quilt for decoration only, NOT for sleeping), with non-decorative quilts, dual-controlled electric mattress pads and extra blankets.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Unique Smokey Mountain Retreat
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Awesome Relaxing Getaway, Great Property!

  • 5 of 5

Great place, close to what you NEED, but far enough away from the hustle and bustle to forget about reality for a while. Beautiful 3 story log cabin style home, all wood inside and out. Great wrap around porch, pool table, hot tub, fire pit, two ponds, babbling brook, huge yard. Went with three teenagers, we did rafting , hiking, fishing, zip lining, lakes, rivers... all within 20 minutes! Small town with grocery store close by. Can trek to Murphy 20 minutes for the big city Wal-Mart if needed.

Overall we had everything we needed. Towels, three bedrooms, gas and charcoal grill, and all the necessities of a lived in home. Place was clean and tidy, other than a small ladybug issue. Apparently they like to sun-tan in the window-sill upstairs a minute or two too long. Haha. Vacuumed right up, no problem.

If we wanted to sit around the bon-fire and make smores and look at the stars we could. If we wanted to zip on a 1/2 mile line 350' over the tree canopy we could. If we wanted to go to Bryson City to eat... no problem. Feed the pet trout in the pond, yup! Red headed woodpeckers and bunny rabbits to hang out with while having morning coffee by the brook and fire pit, absolutely.

If you want to be in the mix of busy life and the hustle and bustle of tourists, go to Gatlinburg. If you want convenience and seclusion at the same time... this is the spot!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable cute cabin

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here for spring break and it was a wonderful experience. The three stories gave everyone their own space while still being able to be together. The screened in porch is where we ate every meal. The kids loved the pool table and back yard. The scenery was great for just relaxing. The beds were comfortable and house had everything you needed just as the profile sets just bring your clothes and food. This was a great experience for my family to get away from the city living and just enjoy every minute playing games and telling jokes. We will be back again.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home is lovely and cozy. There's a good use of space that worked well for our family of eight. We relaxed; read books and took naps. Cell reception was spotty and that was OK for us since we were there to retreat and disconnect for a few days. We played pool and used the hot tub a lot - both of which were easy to use and had all the needed equipment.

The grounds are awesome. We walked around frequently and our kiddos loved watching the fish (it was a bit to chilly to catch them!). We made some-ores in the upper fire pit (there are two) which was very fun to do! We used the GREAT BBQ/griller which was big enough for our entire family and again, in the right place and easy to work.

TV's in every room were a big plus. The lanai swing was especially relaxing for the grands and their papa and nana.

Sunrise and sunsets were tranquil as one sat on the leather sofa just to watch, as was the low clouds and rain!

I'm telling you......... if you want to relax and unplug in cozy luxury, this is your place!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda and her family were a pleasure to have as guests. They communicated their questions in advance of their stay to assure our home would fit what they were looking for, and called appropriately on arrival for clarification about how to use an item. We are very satisfied when guests consistently find our home and its unique setting to be as relaxing and special as we do.
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Perfect Anniversary Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a more perfect retreat for our 15 year anniversary getaway. We were thrilled at the central location for all the rides we wanted to take on the motorcycle. And the easy access from the paved main road was just what we were looking for. The garage was an added bonus to park the vehicles in when not using. We started each day on the patio gazing at the beautiful fall foliage on the mountains and ended the days in the relaxing hot tub. The covered back patio and fenced in back yard was the perfect place for our dog when out & about exploring NC. You lack for nothing when staying here. The home is fully equipped with everything you would need and the game room provides fun for all ages. The ponds and fire pit add to the outdoor activities that are available during your stay. We have been telling all our friends about the perfect family/motorcycle/pet friendly cabin that we discovered in Andrews. We thank the owners for opening up their home for others to enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely gorgeous. The pictures did not do it justice. Stunning property.

  • 5 of 5

Camillo answered every question promptly. The house was beautiful, the property gorgeous. One of the most peaceful, relaxing places we have stayed. We will definitely be back. If you want relaxation with gorgeous scenery, this is the place. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Could Not Ask for More

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely perfect! Pool tables, hot tub, gas & charcoal grill, fishing pond, fenced in backyard, 2 fire pits, comfortable beds, and a huge porch overlooking the property. The owner has everything provided for you to feel right at home; kitchen appliances & tools, tips about the town & house, as well as directions to nearby trails & attractions. You're a little over 10 minutes from the town & grocery store but wouldn't know a soul was around if it wasn't for the occasional car driving by. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
149 Miles
Atlanta, GA (ATL)
Nearest Motorway
5.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
several in Andrews
Car: necessary

The best of both worlds! Relax in your own beautiful yard with mountain fed ponds and creek. Take the kayaks from the garage to beautiful Nantahala Lake in 10 minutes (Big Choga, the entrance road to the lake, is only 0.6 miles away). Quickly drive to Nantahala Gorge for hiking or water sports. And so much more...


Rates & Availability

Andrews Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and Maintenance Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change unless booked. Pets require advance approval.

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.

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