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New and Updated Waterfront Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Waterfront Getaway Cottage on Beautiful Badin Lake! Priced to Please

Summer is approaching fast at the Kepley Cottage. Soon the water temperatures will be just right for a dip in the lake to cool yourself from summer sun rays. Now is the time to get going on planning your summer vacation or weekend getaway at our favorite place in the world. Located 50 minutes or less from Charlotte, Greensboro, and Winston Salem, our cozy cottage is perfect for family vacations, a couples weekend away, or a reunion with old friends.

Two queen beds and one full bathroom make our cottage the perfect size for small groups. One renovated bathroom and full sized, fully equipped eat in kitchen overlooking the lake. All kitchen appliances, two flat screen TV's with DISH network service. Spacious front deck with outdoor furniture, charcoal grill, and large outdoor dining table leading down to a hot tub. The newly re-built back deck leads down to an over sized dock where we spend all of our time either swimming, setting sail, fishing or taking in the beautiful evening views of Badin Lake. You can view the night sky as never before while relaxing in our hot tub or telling stories around our newly finished fire pit.

Amenities include: Fully equipped kitchen, four top dining table, hot tub, 2 flat screen TV's, DISH network, 2 outdoor dining tables, dock, charcoal grill, fire pit, portable radio with auxiliary hookup, large lot, linens, towels and coolers provided.

Badin Lake offers something for everyone. For those looking for adventure, rent a pontoon boat at nearby Fish Tales Marina, or go hiking through the Uwharrie National Forest. Take a 30 minute drive to the North Carolina Zoo, or Sea grove to experience famous North Carolina pottery. Located less than 30 minutes from Tot Hill Farm, one of North Carolina's finest golf courses, and less than an hour from Grandover and Pinehurst, our cottage is the perfect location for a golfer's getaway. We also welcome those of you visiting our great state for the High Point Furniture Market. For those of you wanting to relax, just kick back on our dock, cue the tunes and take in the sunshine.

Unlike most vacation rentals, we supply paper towels, toilet paper, body wash, towels, bed linens, coffee filters, and even firewood for your convenience.

More Details

Matthew Kepley
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Matthew Kepley

Nikki and I met in high school but never dated until college. I played baseball at Catawba College and Nikki started her career as a cosmetologist in Raleigh, NC. After tying the knot in October of 2011 we began saving for our dream home. We figured it would be years before we were able to go shopping for a place on Badin Lake. However, by some miracle, we came across this little cottage and fell in love.

Matthew Kepley purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Matthew Kepley chose Badin Lake

We are weekend warriors. After working hard all week we pack up the Jeep and take off to anywhere fun and exciting. We had been visiting friends at Badin Lake for 5 years until we decided it was time to stop crashing on couches and find our own place. Out of all the places we have been, this is our favorite by far.


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Old North State Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
NC 49
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Badin Lake Family Restaraunt
Car: necessary


New London Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • 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 , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • marina
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

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New and Updated Waterfront Retreat
average rating of 4.736842 based on 38 reviews
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Need work!

  • 2 of 5

The master bed sinks in the middle. The deck outside was a mess. There are a lot of screws out on the boardwalk.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cute house on Badin Lake

  • 4 of 5

We had an enjoyable stay at the Kepley's cottage, they were very accommodating with our check in and out for the holiday and we had a great time. The cabin has everything you need, my only recommendation would be to put a "swim" ladder back in on the dock, the one in the pictures is no longer there. You can use the frame of the dock to climb out but a ladder would be easier. Overall great stay and hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and Charming

  • 5 of 5

Great location. My expectations were exceeded!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute little cottage on the lake

  • 5 of 5

This place was as described in other reviews; small but big enough, generous amounts of linens, as well as many little things you may have forgotten. I found everything I needed to cook all our meals. The decor inside is super cute.

We enjoyed fishing off the dock (caught two large catfish!), grilling out and eating all our meals outside, making s'mores in the fire pit and lazing around on the deck. The bugs weren't as bad as I had expected. You'll enjoy your stay :)

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As advertised.

  • 4 of 5

The house is comfortable and decorated very nicely. Instead of a strict rental, it feels more like the owners use the house often and treat it well so there are many nice touches and it feels homey and welcoming. Sitting on the decks was wonderful and they tended to have a lot of shade through the day. We ate at the picnic table on the dock at breakfast and lunch and on the deck at dinner. Thank you for leaving some essentials in the house, which was very helpful in case we forgot something. The lake is beautiful, with lots of coves to stop and swim. We walked a little in Uwharrie forest one day, we picnicked there from the boat one day, fished, paddle boarded, and tubed every day. It's a very quiet area so it was quite relaxing. There is no wireless in the house, which in many ways made it more relaxing and kept my two kids off screens. We had two nice dinners in Albemarle at Off the Square and Log Cabin Barbecue, about 20 min drive from the house. The gentleman at Blue Way Outfitters seems very experienced and helpful. Although the house is small, full-sized refrigerator, stove, kitchen sink, and bathroom shower were all appreciated. The sheets and towels were fine. There were enough different pillows around that we all found one to sleep comfortably at night. There were not nearly as many bugs as I had thought. Although the houses are crowded close together in this particular cove, not many people were in them through the week and there really weren't an overwhelming number on the weekend either. There was plenty of power boat and jet ski traffic right in front of the house at certain times, but it was often quiet also. Most boaters seemed respectful of people on paddle boards, swimming, and when tubers and skiers were in the water. Overall we had a very nice week and would recommend it as a great little getaway with lots of opportunities to rest and nice recreation literally right outside the door.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My cousins and I stayed here for a recent girls' weekend, after not having seen each other since we were kids. It was just perfect. After taking an overnight flight from the West Coast, Matt was so accommodating and let me in a few hours early. My cousins and I were up to the wee hours, hanging in the hot tub, enjoying the camp fire, and laughing like kids. I finally crashed and slept for 12 hours straight in the super comfy bed, but woke to the smell of fresh coffee (the pot is provided!) and my family already out on the dock laughing. Bliss! We spent hours upon hours rocking in the chairs out on the dock, talking about life. The water is warm enough to spend the day floating in a tube. Each night I cooked for us and we ate at the picnic table outside. The kitchen was reasonably well appointed, we even found a crock pot and a cookie sheet. We could not figure out how to get the DVD player to work (no instructions), but we just spent more time hanging out in the living area with all the doors open for that 'lake house' feel. I would suggest you bring citronella candles- those weren't provided. Everything else was there, even a laundry room! Come with good friends and be ready for a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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