Gorgeous Floating House, Sleeps 12, 4 BR/2 Bath, Stunning Views

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Last updated: 08/13/2016

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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Imagine sitting on your front deck with the picturesque views of the Cumberland Mountains while a bald eagle soars overhead. There are nesting eagles in the area and most days you will see them fly overhead or dive down to the water and grab a fish. Your boat is only a few feet away; the kids are able to swim without a walk to the pool all while you enjoy all the comforts of home. This is what life is like on Summer Retreat at Norris Lake. This is the perfect vacation; not only are you at the lake, but you are always on the lake. You are surrounded by the peacefulness and beauty of nature, your boat is a few feet away, and the kids are always entertained. Our house is nestled in a very quiet and peaceful part of the lake in a no-wake zone which makes it great for children to swim and very enjoyable to lay on a raft and relax.

This gorgeous floating home offers over 1,800 square feet of living area, with four bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a loft. You’ll enjoy the large kitchen that not only includes a full size refrigerator, stove, dishwasher and microwave but an ice maker that makes up to 50 lbs of ice per day. A large living room awaits you with a flat screen TV, DVD player, and a receiver that controls the interior and exterior speakers and has an iPod dock. There is also a full size washer and dryer and large gas grill. The exterior deck provides a walkway around the entire house with cleats for your boat(s) as well as a wave runner dock.

One of the things you’re sure to enjoy is the large covered front deck along with the additional 12’ x 32’ sun deck in the front. It provides a great place for sunbathing, relaxing while enjoying the scenic views or a great place for the children to play. No need to worry about splinters on the decking surrounding this house, it’s all composite decking.

Summer Retreat has four bedrooms. Three of the bedrooms have queen size beds and the fourth bedroom has bunk beds with a full on the bottom and a twin on top. The loft includes four twin beds and a TV with a DVD player. This house sleeps twelve guests comfortably.

The first bathroom includes a double sink vanity with a tub/shower. The second bathroom includes a single sink vanity with a large shower.

Our house is open and spacious. The great room provides a place to relax or catch a movie. The large kitchen provides plenty of space to prepare a perfect meal with a dining area to accommodate everyone either at the kitchen bar (five bar stools) or at the dining room table that seats eight.

We supply just about everything you need including fresh linens, blankets and pillows for all of the beds. In the kitchen we provide dishes, glasses, silverware, pots, pans, cooking utensils, coffee pot and filters. There will be trash bags, dish soap, dish washer soap, dish towels and cloths, and a starter supply of toilet paper and paper towels. All you need to bring is your food and drinks, towels (bath and beach), toiletries, and extra toilet paper and paper towels. You may also want to bring your own DVD’s and don’t forget your iPod.

Summer Retreat is located at Powell Valley Resort which is one of, if not the easiest, marinas to drive to on Norris Lake. No long winding, narrow roads to navigate while towing your boat, just 2 short miles once you turn off of 63. If you’ve driven to other marinas at Norris Lake you will be pleasantly surprised.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/13/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 21 or older. We are looking for families to share our house with. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


  • Loft: 4 twin/ single

    Large loft with 4 twin beds and lots of space!...moreless

  • 3 Queen size beds, 1 double bed, 5 single beds and 2 futons.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bring towels - bath and beach!

Other Amenities

  • Dock multiple boats and PWCs on all 4 sides.


  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Family


  • Marina

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

    Located on the water of Norris Lake, the view is always beautiful. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Sit on our front deck and you have a beautiful view of the Cumberland Mountains....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Jet Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Table seats 8 and 5 stools at the bar....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 13 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Bring your coffee....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full size stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave. Ice maker that makes 50 lbs. of ice a day....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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Off Season
Sep 6 - Oct 29, 2016
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 14.25%


Cleaning fee is included.

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: After visiting Norris Lake several times and staying on rented floating houses, we decided this is where we always wanted to be with our boat. We love everything about this lake, from the clear waters, the beautiful mountains and gorgeous views, to the beautiful blue sky and catching a glimpse of the eagles flying overhead. With kids, we are not able to spend as much time at Summer Retreat as we would like. Renting it allows us to share our favorite family vacation home with other families. We hope you fall in love with Summer Retreat at Norris Lake just like we did!

Why the Owner Chose La Follette, TN, USA:
We love this house for so many reasons. The location is perfect; it's an easy drive off of 63, the views are incredible, the neighbors are great, and the house is beautiful and spacious. The size of the house allows us to have family and friends enjoy the lake with us. We have had it for only a year and constantly pinch ourselves with how lucky we are.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love the way the house is so open and airy. The light coming through all the windows on beautiful summer days at the lake is so relaxing. The kitchen layout and bar area are perfect for all meals. Having the ice maker is wonderful and saves us many trips to buy bags of ice. The ease of having your boat(s) right out your front door is so nice. No loading and unloading multiple times a day - you just jump in and go. Come experience it for yourself!

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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/13/2016

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  • Summer Retreat, front view.

    Summer Retreat, front view.

  • Bedroom #1.

    Bedroom #1.

  • Bedroom #3.

    Bedroom #3.

  • Side view of house with PWC dock.

    Side view of house with PWC dock.

  • Cumberland Mountains.

    Cumberland Mountains.

  • Bathroom #2.

    Bathroom #2.

  • Kitchen and dining area.

    Kitchen and dining area.

  • View of living room.

    View of living room.

  • Kitchen and bar.

    Kitchen and bar.

  • Looking at front door.

    Looking at front door.

  • Beautiful view of the Cumberland Mountains.

    Beautiful view of the Cumberland Mountains.

  • Sunrise off the deck.

    Sunrise off the deck.

  • Bedroom #2.

    Bedroom #2.

  • Bedroom #4 with full and twin.

    Bedroom #4 with full and twin.

  • Summer Retreat.

    Summer Retreat.

  • Bathroom #1.

    Bathroom #1.

  • View of loft.

    View of loft.

  • View of living room and stairway to loft.

    View of living room and stairway to loft.

  • View of dining area.

    View of dining area.

  • Hallway to bedrooms and back door.

    Hallway to bedrooms and back door.

  • Summer Retreat (center) with neighbors.

    Summer Retreat (center) with neighbors.

  • Rear view of Summer Retreat, boat not included.

    Rear view of Summer Retreat, boat not included.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 27, 2016

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