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Lake James Getaway- Lakefront, Private Dock And Kayaks, Enjoy Fall Leaves!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom 1.6 Acre Property With Private Dock And Kayaks

Lake James Mountain Getaway with Private Dock and Kayaks

Located 50 miles east of Asheville and 80 miles west of Charlotte, Lake James is a 6800+acre lake nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountain. Go swimming and kayaking or enjoy a quiet picnic on the private dock. Rent a boat, water ski or fish in the lake's cool mountain waters, or take a hike through one of the many trails in the nearby Lake James State Park. Avid golfers can check out the local Marion Lake Club Golf Course, a beautiful public golf course with lake views and an active railroad running through it! Enjoy nearby mountain activities such as gem mining, hiking, white water rafting, ziplining, and mountain biking, outlet shopping. Day trips abound with plenty of excursions to choose from: the Biltmore Estate in Asheville with shops and a winery, Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock, Chimney Rock, Linville Falls and Caverns, and Grandfather Mountain. Fall and Spring offer beautiful color changes along the Blue Ridge Parkway, apple festivals, and local fairs. In the winter take advantage of the close proximity to Sugar, Beech, and Appalachian Ski areas for snow skiing and tubing. The master bedroom and bath of this 3 bedroom/2 bath home is located downstairs with 2 additional bedrooms and a bath upstairs. Natural, local materials are used throughout the home including reclaimed wide plank wood floors throughout the main living areas and local stone for the chimney, hearth and outdoor columns. The main living area with vaulted ceiling and exposed wood beams has a wood-burning fireplace. The 1.6 acre lot includes a path of 87 steps down to the private dock on the lake where there are sweeping views of the widest part of Lake James. Enjoy the 2 kayaks on the dock to explore the lake and the island across from the property. Boat rentals are also available from several nearby marinas. Snowbirds welcome.

?Keywords: Lake House, Lake James NC, Blue Ridge Mountains USA, (45 mins.from Asheville NC & 1.5 hrs from Charlotte NC), Marion NC, Nebo NC

More Details

Property Manager
Karen Hennessee
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 12, 2017

About Karen Hennessee

Originally from Florida we missed being near the water and sought out a lake front home getaway in the mountains. We found just what we were looking for just 90 minutes from Charlotte. We bought the property in 1999 and built on it 2002. While many a family and friend have stayed here with us, we opened it for rental in Spring 2014 as our 3 children were getting older and commitments were keeping us in town. We hope you will enjoy Lake James as much as we do!

Karen Hennessee purchased this house in 1999

Why Karen Hennessee chose Nebo

We love the view this piece of property has. We look out onto the widest part of the lake and yet because we are at the entrance of a cove, we get very little boat traffic. We also love that the land on the opposite side of the lake has been designated state park area and will not be built on.

What makes this house unique

We feel like we are in the best of both worlds here- we are on the lake but in the foothills of the mountains. In addition, each season brings us spectacular views and events. In the winter we ski and cut down our Christmas tree up here. In the spring we hike the Blue Ridge and see the budding flowers. Summer is spent on the lake swimming, water skiing, wakeboarding, and hosting family get-togethers. The fall brings the beautiful fall foliage. We absolutely love it here!


Nebo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Trash is picked up on Thursday mornings, guest must roll the can to the end of the drive and back.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 4 bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Small events such as family reunions or work retreats may be scheduled during your stay, however guests should be limited to under 25 and can only be present during the day. The home is only designed for 8 overnight guests. No weddings.


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Lake James Getaway- Lakefront, Private Dock And Kayaks, Enjoy Fall Leaves!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews

A Cabin AND a Lake House!

  • 5 of 5

My family (OH,PA,NC,NY)and I spent Thanksgiving at this lovely place that was situated on Lake James but felt like it was on a mountaintop. The place was wonderfully cleaned and well stocked for 8. We were able to pull together a meal and were appreciative of a place to gather for the holidays. The games were a big hit as well. Thank you, Monroe Family, for sharing your lovely place.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, nice location, great dock on the lake for hangout

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay, was very quiet and located on a nice cove on the lake. The walk to and from the dock was a bit of hike but not too bad. We would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Wilmington, NC

Quiet lakeside retreat

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this well equipped, attractive cottage. Very comfortable for our six friends. The large screen porch was used frequently. The dock was beautiful and the water was clean and comfortable. Just be aware of the long hike down to the water. It's really doable and gets easier as the week goes on, but you'll want to remember to bring every down on the first trip.

Fun renting pontoon boat no visiting nearby Stae Park, local wineries and Asheville.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home! The house was well furnished and the screened in porch was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. Just beware, especially if you are traveling with older adults or young children that the steps to the house from the lake are tough. Only other wish was for a lake view from the house (might just have to return in the winter)!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely home, good time

  • 5 of 5

We were two families, 4 adults and 3 kids. The home accommodated us all nicely. Adults liked the screen porch, gas grill, and open floor plan. Kids liked the living room bean bag, game selection and bunk beds. The dock is in a nice cove, good water, lovely views. We loved the kayaks. There are a lot of steps from the house to the dock, but we appreciated getting our heart rates up after lots of unhealthy vacation eating! Careful if it rains, the steps can be slippery in places. We would rent the house again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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winston salem

Great place and beautiful dock

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at the house. The Boatdock was perfect for a pontoon boat that we rented. We also fished and swam off the dock. The house is a little bit of a treck to go back and forth from the dock. It has some steep steps and is difficult to carry a bunch of coolers down but overall we had a great time.

The house was very well-kept and clean. It had all the amenities

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Charlotte or Asheville
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Marion Lake Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Morganton or Marion
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Boone and Blowing Rock area
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $338.25
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

No pets allowed. All fees and deposits are subject to 12.75% tax, even refundable deposit. We use Alternative Payment Methods which means that you can book online and use the VRBO hospitality manager, but VRBO will only deduct the service fee, not the rental amount. You will be given further attachments with instructions on how to complete the booking, which can also be done by email online. It is important that you follow up by email with the manager to receive the rental agreement and the payment amount needed to finish your transaction directly with them.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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