Lakeside Home in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains(7 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:6 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
3 Bedroom, 3 Bath House With Over 1000 Sq Ft Of Porches And Decks.
We have 3 bedrooms and 3 baths and a spacious living room, dining room, and sunroom. The kitchen is newly remodeled and has all major and small appliances including a five burner gas range with two ovens. Both the master suite (king bed) and the guest suite downstairs (twin beds) open to their own secluded porches with views to the lake and have private baths. The 2nd guest room is on the first floor and has an attached bath. There is also a sunroom with a sleeper sofa.
With over 1000 sq ft of decks and porches this is truly and outdoor oriented house. The covered porch outside the master bedroom has a swinging bed, the downstairs covered patio has an old fashioned swing, an outdoor shower, and a chimenia for cool evenings. The huge screened porch off the living area has seating for a crowd and a beautiful view of the lake. The house is fully heated and air conditioned (two separate units) and has a wood burning fireplace (with a gas lighter) in the living room. The outdoor grill (on the upper deck) is piped directly to the propane source.
Member since: 2014
- 2600 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View:
Apalachia Lake, is a TVA reservoir with 31 mi of shoreline. Unlike most of the other mountain lakes it remains at full pool year around. An easy path leads to the lake from the front of the house. ...moreless
- Mountain View:
Access to our house involves traveling on winding and very scenic country roads. Depending on the route (and there are several) there are small villages, rushing streams, and mountain vistas, ...moreless
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Room
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
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My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $150
- cleaning up to 6 guests $85
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Tax Rate 10%
Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. An additional $50 is charged for 8 guests plus a cleaning fee of $105.00 and a tax of $98.00
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Our house is on Apalachia Lake, a TVA reservoir that is 10 miles long and has 31 miles of shoreline. It is a remote lake with no marina or commercial development and is almost completely surrounded by the Nantahala National Forest. It remains at full pool year around. Our small gated neighborhood has only 10 widely scattered homes and offers the utmost in quiet and privacy. We are 1/2 mile from a paved road.
We consider our home to be in the middle of incredible outdoor opportunities.
The entire area is rich in outdoor recreational opportunities. Not only do we enjoy swimming, fishing, boating (canoe, kayak, motorized craft), on the lake, we are also very near whitewater paddling and rafting venues such as the Ocoee, Hiwassee, Tellico, & Nantahala Rivers. Trail heads to John Muir, Benton MacKaye, and Appalacian Trails are close by as well as many designated trails in the National Forests. Scenic drives include Ocoee Scenic Byway, Cherohala Skyway, Mountain Waters Scenic Byway, and miles of backroads to explore.
We are two hours from Atlanta, Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Ashville and there are an abundance of charming mountain towns and villages to browse in. There are three scenic railroads within a hours drive and Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just over an hour away.
Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: We are retired professionals who have owned this home since 1999. We are very outdoor oriented and love this area for its paddling and hiking opportunities as well as just driving around soaking up the beauty. We travel over 1/2 of the year but always come back to the lake. I am an outdoor recreational writer and have written a number of booklets about the area including The Complete Scenic Circle: Outdoor Day Trip Destinations from Murphy,NC. I also wrote Daytrips from Coker Creek: Backroads & Adventures In Southeast Tennessee, and two of the Benton MacKaye Trail Guides (TN/NC, and GA). We will leave plenty of maps, books, and information about where to go and what to see. We want to be sure that our guests don't miss anything.
Why the Owner Chose Murphy, NC, USA:
We are natives of the Florida Panhandle and began coming to this area in the early 1970's to paddle the whitewater rivers. We camped in the summers and explored with our children. We knew we wanted to have our own home and looked for a place central for paddling but also on a river or lake. We first came to Lake Apalachia in 1994 and rented a house for several years before buying this house.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
It is so quiet here. It is possible to go for an hour without hearing any 'human' sounds. We are also in one of the few 'dark spots' left in the Eastern USA. Our night sky is incredible and our sunrises and sunsets are magnificent. We love to go for a drive and stay on backroads all day just looking for animals, flowers, rock formations, unique old buildings, historic sites,, waterfalls, whatever. Our house has so many wonderful places to just sit.
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Back (road) side of house. Lake is in front
View to the lake. You can moor your boat here, use the canoe, or go swimming.
Foyer. Living room to right, dining to left.
Dining room. Sliding doors to porch and to lake
Sunroom/office. Overlooks lake
Private porch off master bedroom. Has a swinging bed.
Guest room on first floor has queen bed.
Downstairs guest room has twin beds & private bath. Doors lead to private patio
Screened front porch
View from the lake
Newly remodeled kitchen
Woodburning fireplace. French doors to screened porch
Sofa in sunroom makes a double bed
Master bed room has a king bed. Sliding doors to private porch overlooking lake.
Master bath with whirlpool tub and shower
Guest bath connects to guest room on first floor
Porch off kitchen/dining room
Lower covered patio
Shine on Harvest Moon.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017
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