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Family Friendly Floating House In The Harbor Of Shanghai Marina

Bedrooms 2
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

2 bedrooms, 1 king ,1 queen, plus top of the line full sleeper sofa,. 1 full bathroom, all remodeled this year. Fully equipted kitchen featuring dishwasher, microwave, full size refidge and under counter bar fridge. Huge front deck, all under cover, upper level all open and a large side dock (12x40) for outdoor games and sun. Plenty of area around the house to park your boat and/or swim in the beautiful clean water. Located in the harbor of Shanghai Marina. Privately owned, not affiliated with the marina.

Randy & Paula Johnson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Randy & Paula Johnson

We are Randy & Paula Johnson. We live on the Floating House right next to this house during the summers. We have been at Shanghai since 1995. We also have a residence in Ohio. Have owned our own business for over 30 yrs.

Randy & Paula Johnson purchased this house boat in 2013

Why Randy & Paula Johnson chose Norris Lake

This floating house is in one of the nicest marinas on Norris Lake..... Shanghai Resort & Marina. It's been completely renovated during the winter of 2013, so everything is new. Inside is approx 900 sq ft, which includes 2 bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, full bathroom, as well as a living room with a full size fold out bed. Plenty of room for boats to park around this house, and the water is so nice to get in just to float and relax. Bring your boat or Shanghai Marina has pontoons, ski boats and PWC available to rent. They also offer a full service restaurant and bar with 15 beers on tap!

What makes this house boat unique

Nothing better than to wake up literally ON the water. Look out your windows to see water all around you. Plenty of outdoor seating as well as indoor seating A/C keeps the house cool in the hot summer days, but we find floating in the clean clear waters to be most relaxing.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Family Friendly Floating House In The Harbor Of Shanghai Marina
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Shut the duck up and listen! Randy and Paula were more than accommodating. The house has all the amenities of home and then some. We had a great time feeding the ducks, spending the days on the water, and relaxing on the deck at night. Couldnt have asked for a better setup. We will definitely be back and have already spread the word about Harbor Nights! See you next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

nice. gr8 time, loads of fun - the kids loved it. would do it again.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Harbor nights with a group of friends. The house was immaculate. We slept 6 people easily and comfortably. The marina is very pretty. The water is very clean. I would recommend this house to everyone (and I will!). All ages can easily find something to enjoy. All around greatness. But the best part was by far Randy & Paula. They are amazing hosts and truly know the definition of hospitality. They were available to ferry us to & from the house and had everything available for us. The rafts & paddle boards were great. Thank you SO MUCH for such an amazing stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Beautiful floating house with an amazing host!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful get away! Randy is the most hospitable host you could ever ask for.... We were not very organized but he was so patient and helpful. The house itself is perfect. We loved the lower deck where the kids could jump in the beautiful lake while we chilled in the shade. The kayak and paddle board were a huge hit. Randy provided our younger guests who visited our first day with life jackets that were forgotten in the car. He helped with our last second plans to fish and was also kind enough to provide several pontoon rides from the marina to the house and back. My GPS got us a little lost but it is a really easy marina to find -- Randy of course assisted with directions. Couldn't have asked for a better vacation!!! Kids ages ranged from 10-17 and they all had a ball as well as my sister and I!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Another Great Stay at The Habor of Shanghai

  • 4 of 5

This was our second stay for our family of five, and we enjoyed the floating house even more than the previous stay last July. The house is clean, nicely decorated, well equipped, and parked in a great location in Shanghai Marina, Norris Lake TN. Our kids really enjoyed the kayak, stand-up board, and inflatable island when we weren't boating. The covered deck made the brief rains no problem. Randy and Paula were great hosts, helpful, and knowledgeable. Food at the marina was good, and the store was well stocked. We really enjoy Norris Lake and this floating house.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad your stay was great! Wondering why you only gave it 4 stars and not 5? It was our first and ONLY 4 star rating, so we are wondering and anxious to know what we can do to make your next visit a five star? All feedback is welcome!!!
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very relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

we had a great time. everything you need is provided. thanks.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Barpub
Castaways Bar @ Shanghai Marina
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

La Follette House Boat Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 14.25%

Please contact us @ 513-312-0259 or 423-437-4177 for availability and off season rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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La Follette House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Also, a makeup station for the ladies
  • Large All newly remodeled including a corner tub/shower, vessel sink, linen cabinet and makeup station.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Also, livingroom sofa is a full size hide-a-bed, and there is a single roll-away bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The kitchen is more than "stocked" with any and all available cookware and dishes and pots and pans. We have a blender, crock pot, mixer, Electric knife and an outside griddle. We have several spices in the pantry and have provided paper towels, coffee filters, napkins, tissues, foil, Saran wrap and cooking oils. If you forgot it and or don't see it, just ask Paula.

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