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Mountain/Lake Cottage Jewel on Lake Summit

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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4/2.5 Remodeled Cottage with charming boathouse

Tired of the fast pace and constant distractions of your everyday life? Would you like to leave your worldly cares behind? Come spend some time on beautiful Lake Summit and let yourself slow down to nature’s own speed.

Your first impression will be of the charming yellow cottage on the hill. The exquisite landscaping of butterfly bushes and hydrangeas (just professionally designed and installed) compliment the brand new stone pathways leading toward the home.

This home features Heart Pine flooring throughout and is a cozy mix of antiques and modern day furnishings. The kitchen has been recently remodeled with luxurious quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry. Both full bathrooms have also received new quartz countertops and custom cabinetry.

The main house can accommodate 6-8 people with sleeping for 2 more in the bunk beds at the boathouse. The front bedroom has 2 double beds, a chest of drawers and a bedside table. The middle room features an antique double bed, a twin bed, 2 chests of drawers and 2 bedside tables. The master bedroom has a large king bed with 2 chests of drawers and a bedside table.

Enjoy either the attic fan or the central air conditioning while you are in residence at the main house.

Plan on spending a bit of time unwinding on the wraparound porch of this cottage surrounded by the natural beauty of the North Carolina mountains. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the mornings while sitting on the porch looking over the lake as the morning fog rolls over the water.

Across the road is the fabulous waterfront area anchored by an extra large double boathouse. The boathouse is family fun central! The upstairs features a great room with a large sitting area for television viewing, glass top table with seating for 6, full kitchen with large counter top, refrigerator, ice-maker, stove, microwave, dishwasher and separate bedroom and half bath. The Pawley's Island hammock is also a must for an afternoon nap. Outside is a great deck where many kids and some brave adults jump off! It is also a great place to read.

Lakeside down below features an oversized Ipe deck with table & chairs plus chaise loungers for bathing in the sun. A boat slip is available for the renter's watercraft.

Per Google Maps, we are a twenty-seven minute drive from the Tryon International Equestrian Center. Being at a higher elevation and right on the water, the temperature at Lake Summit is ten degrees cooler than in Tryon, usually enhanced even further by a slight breeze coming off of the water.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1550 sq. ft.

House Rules

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

    Families only...moreless

  • Children Welcome

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Television:

    Big Screen TV (digital antenna receives a few channels)...moreless

  • Video Library:



  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    The house is situated with views of both the lake and the surrounding mountains. ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The house is situated on a hill overlooking the lake just above the boathouse. The boathouse is situated directly on the lake with access to all water activities. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Antique Heart Pine hand-crafted table fashioned from wood reclaimed from an area textile mill. Matching Antique Heart Pine and Rhododendron chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air Conditioning via a Heat Pump...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer in the boathouse....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Fires not permitted....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    You won't have time because you are enjoying the lake too much. Plus, you will get plenty of exercise in and around the water....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heat Pump...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi in both the house and boathouse....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Leave that hassle at home!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    In the main house with a new couch and two new leather recliners. Antique Heart Pine and Rhododendron coffee and side tables. Rocking chair....moreless

  • Parking:

    Along the road beside the boathouse....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line in both the house and boathouse....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    House towels only - no lake towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine in the boathouse....moreless


  • Kitchen:

    Completely remodeled kitchen with custom maple cabinetry, Cambria quartz countertops, and Stainless Steel GE Profile appliances. There is also a Keurig coffee maker (individual K-cups)....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Stainless Steel GE Profile...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Blenders in both the house and boathouse!...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Out from the boathouse 10 feet above the lake. Jump right in if you have the courage!...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Under the deck. One adult ladies and one adult men's....moreless

  • Boat:

    You may bring your own as long as you attain a boat permit well in advance from the Lake Summit Property Owner's Association....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck at the main house and upper and lower decks at the boathouse....moreless

  • Golf:

    12 minutes away in Flat Rock...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Double kayak...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Professionally designed and installed landscaping and stone pathways - both brand new....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber gas grill with new stainless steel grates and flavorizer bars....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear


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from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Deposit $500
  • Linen and Cleaning $200

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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18 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville/Hendersonville, NC (AVL)
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Saluda, NC
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Flat Rock, NC
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 26
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Saluda, NC

Car: Recommended

Entertainment at this house is the waterfront. The Lake Summit Property Owner's Association allows renters to obtain a boating permit and to use the boat landing to launch boats. We have one space in our boathouse for a renter's regular size ski boat. We do provide a kayak and paddles. You can rent paddleboards and other water toys nearby. On the upper enclosed level, there is a full kitchen with a large counter area , cabinets, refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, ice-maker and sink. There is also a hammock, bedroom and half bath so you can enjoy your whole day lakeside! There are many bikers and walkers who enjoy the 14 mile long lake road. You may want to bring your own bikes.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1916

About the owner: This property was originally purchased a century ago by our Great-Grandfather, Adolph Vermont, who was a beloved professor at Converse College. At the time of the purchase, there were 2 houses and 2 lots. The cottages were used to house the workers who built the dam. This home and the surrounding property are still in our family. My brother and I (who are now the fourth generation to trustee the home for the next generation) grew up swimming and skiing on the lake and now our children adore their summer time on the lake. As the children are growing up, we are no longer able to spend the entire summer on the lake so have begun to share this special property with others.

Why the Owner Chose Saluda, NC, USA:
This special property was one of the original homes built on highly desirable Lake Summit. Homes here are passed down from generation to generation. It is a gentle, clean, refreshing mountain lake, built by Duke Power Company a century ago to power area textile mills. It is the home of Camps Mondamin, Green Cove and Greystone.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The home is a completely remodeled century-old house which provides the right mix between charming old and updated new.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

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  • This mountain jewel awaits you!

    This mountain jewel awaits you!

  • Large deck great for entertaining.  Custom IPE decking.

    Large deck great for entertaining. Custom IPE decking.

  • Bunk beds in boathouse a big hit for teens!

    Bunk beds in boathouse a big hit for teens!

  • Great water activities for the kids and adults!

    Great water activities for the kids and adults!

  • Relaxing area for glass of wine at the end of the day.

    Relaxing area for glass of wine at the end of the day.

VRBO #497457

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, May 19, 2017

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