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Waterfall Cove On Lake Glenville, Lakefront home, 5BR, 3BA, Sleeps 12+

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Private Dock w/room for your boat, Covered Decks, parking for 4+ cars

Take a Visual Tour by clicking the link at the bottom of the page! (Just above the photos)

Located just north of Trillium, Waterfall Cove offers a mountain, lake and fishing vacation all in one. Lake Glenville, (just north of Cashiers NC,) is known as the highest lake east of the Mississippi river. The 3800 foot elevation means that summer temperatures never seem to get much higher than 84 degrees and nighttime temperatures sometimes dip in the the upper fifties - perfect for sleeping. This means that a vacation in the mountains is perfect for all outdoor activities.

A lakefront vacation in the mountains is all about the outdoors. Chances are you are going to want to be outside as much as possible. For this reason our home offers a large 20x23' covered deck for each level of the home. Even a occasional rain shower will not spoil your enjoyment of outdoors.

The newly remodeled kitchen includes granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Perhaps the most popular addition to our kitchen is the addition of a built-in Ice Machine. The bin holds 25lbs of ice and the machine is capable of making 50 lbs of ice in a day - to ensure that your ice chest or favorite beverage never gets warm.

During the summer the ducks in the cove have trained themselves to swim up to any people they see on the dock. Just feed them some stale bread and they'll be your new friends. The water at the end of the dock is always nice and calm in our protected cove - perfect swimming conditions and the lack of waves makes docking your boat a cinch.

We frequently invite another family to the lake with us. The adults typically sleep upstairs and the kids downstairs. The kids really love having their 'own' space. In 2013 we added another bunk room downstairs and equipped it with 2 Twin XL mattresses. This size mattress is popular on college campuses as it is 5 inches longer than a traditional size twin mattress which makes it suitable for a 6 foot adult.

The nearest town is Cashiers, NC. (about 15 minutes by car) and in addition to a full service grocery store (Ingles) it has some surprisingly good shopping for such a small city. My wife especially enjoys shopping at the consignment shop on Hwy 64. The country store near the corner of Hwy 107 and 64 is one of the most popular places to buy fresh produce. The town of Cashiers is bursting with civic pride and holds many special events throughout the tourist season. Check with the chamber of commerce for more information.


Lake Glenville was created by a Dam managed by Duke Power. I found fishing on this lake to be a challenge until I went out with a local pro. Successful fishing on such a deep lake involves casting a lure into the shallows preferably near a tree that has fallen into the lake. Fortunately just such a tree sits about 30 feet from my dock. A Successful boat fishing technique involves a fishing boat with an electric trolling motor with anglers casting lures near the shallows. Successful fishing guides slowiy move the boat around the shore while occupants of the boat cast and reel constantly until they get a strike. Large and Small mouth bass will likely be what you catch when you use the cast and reel method. Bluegill are common and always seem to be too small. My fishing pro says walleye are in this lake but can be hard to catch outside of spawning season.

If all you want to catch are undersized bluegill that can be accomplished fairly easily by vertical fishing off the side or end of my dock. My little grandchildren are at that age where they just like to catch something. Undersized bluegill is just the thing for them and they are easy to catch right off the dock with live bait.

Tubing and skiing are the most popular activities on Lake Glenville. Pontoons and speed boats are available for rent at the local merchants. Pontoons can be a good choice if you like to cruise with a lot of people. They are easy to get on and off and they can move fast enough for kids to have a fun time on the tubes.

More Details

Ken Faber
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Ken Faber

I am a computer programmer by training and profession. My brother discovered this lake in 1996 and lives on the other side of the lake from me. My wife and I grew up in Des Moines, IA and currently reside in the Atlanta GA area. We have 5 kids and 3 grandchildren and find this home in the Blue Ridge Mountains is the perfect escape from the Atlanta summer heat.

Ken Faber purchased this house in 2010

Why Ken Faber chose Smoky Mountains

We wanted a place on the lake that didn't get a lot of waves. Since this property is located in a protected cove on lake Glenville, it never sees the high winds and waves that can be present in other parts of the lake. This makes the home a perfect place for swimming, kayaking and fishing off the dock.

What makes this house unique

The sounds of Norton falls can be heard 24/7 from the deck of my home. The falls are located just 200 yards from the end of my dock. Put on a life jacket and swim under the falls or enjoy feeding the ducks from the dock.


Cullowhee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower Level Bathroom.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen - 1 queen , Bedroom is on main level
    Queen - 1 queen , Bedroom is on Main Level
    Master - 1 king , Master Bedroom with private full bathroom on Main level
    Adult Bunk Room - 1 bunk bed , 2Twin XL mattress; same length as Queen; width same as twin.
    Large Kid's Bunk Room - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Bunk room on Lower level sleeps up to 6
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Waterfall Cove On Lake Glenville, Lakefront home, 5BR, 3BA, Sleeps 12+
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Wonderful repeat stay

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd stay at this property. As always, it was a great experience. Owner is very attentive to details and interested in you having a great stay. The area is just amazing and you can't beat this specific location on the lake. We'll be back again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Military Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay at Waterfall Cove. Our family has not been all together for five years due to most of our family military members being deployed so often in recent years.

We had the opportunity to meet the owner on our first day at the home. He was very helpful in showing us how to operate various systems around the home. He could not have been kinder to us and was very appreciative of our families commitment to our military.

We hope to stay again next year and get as many of our service members there as we can.

Thank you Mr. Faber for allowing us to use your beautiful home for our family reunion.


John and Jo Marshall

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding property and location

  • 5 of 5

My family have vacationed in the Smokies for several years now, trying different places and areas each year. Waterfall Cove has easily been the best experience of all. The home is perfect, comfortable and a beautiful setting for 11 of us. The area offers so many activity options, boating, tubing, kayaking, hiking, etc. Ken is an amazing host. The dishwasher broke and, on a Sunday, Ken came to the house and fixed it. We all hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Relaxing Vacation for Families!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year at Waterfall Cove on Lake Glenville and we hope to make it an annual trip! The open floor plan where families can gather is perfect for cooking, dining, playing games and just relaxing! The outside decks are incredible and made for some excellent memories of morning breakfasts and afternoon cookouts while overlooking the lake. In addition to spending time down on the dock or swimming over to the waterfall, we also enjoyed golfing, hiking, whitewater rafting and other activities in the area. The Owner is awesome to work with and we truly enjoyed our two week stay. We are looking forward to many more years of summer vacation on Lake Glenville!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Lake House of My Dreams

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the house on Waterfall Cove was one of the best vacations we have ever had. This house was so well appointed that we had everything we needed and then some! We especially enjoyed using the two kayaks to explore this beautiful lake in the mountains. Customer service was excellent as well. Mr. Faber offered us the use of a golf cart to get up the steep trail to the dock, thus rescuing one of our handicapped guests who could not negotiate the return trip to the house otherwise. The games shelf was well stocked, including a Scrabble game that I had forgotten to bring from home. The kitchen was large enough to accommodate several people at once and an ice machine was much appreciated. I highly recommend this luxurious lake home for anyone looking for excellent accommodations on beautiful Glennville Lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waterfall Cove =PERFECTION! host was a dream!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in early June at this beautiful spacious well stocked place of pure perfection. Water was clean and pretty and it was so delightful to hear the sound of the nearby waterfall. Our host Ken was so helpful and gracious. We loved taking out the kayak and swimming and fishing off the dock. The kitchen had everything. There was so much room for all ages to find comfortable space--two living rooms and 2 decks. We loved it!! Thank you all so much for everything. The hiking was terrific--Gorges State Park and Pantertown and Whiteside Mtn and Little sliding rock were also highlights!!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Ashville, NC
Nearest Beach
I have direct lake front with Swim and boat dock
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Cullowhee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring 2017
May 6 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 12.0%

For reservations of less than $995.00 (pre-tax and insurance) a $100.00 cleaning fee will be added. For all other reservations no cleaning fee will be added.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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