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Lakeside Home in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains

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Back (road) side of house. Lake is in front

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Last updated: 10/09/2016
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath House With Over 1000 Sq Ft Of Porches And Decks.

AVAILABLE AGAIN!!!! Our beautiful lakefront home is available for the 2016 season. Our house presents a modest demeanor from the roadside but opens up to two floors of windows, doors, decks, and porches facing a remote mountain lake. It is one of the only properties on the lake that has an easy, gradual slope to the water and a shallow access for swimming.
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.

No docks are allowed on Apalachia Lake and the National Forest protects the shoreline. We strive to be good neighbors to them and use an anchored pontoon boat with a swim ladder. This is also a great platform for sunning and relaxing. We also have a small beach at the lake front with a firepit and canoe storage (summer). We leave two canoes for our guests to use.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/09/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years +...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Museums

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    There is a view of the lake from almost every room in the house. Our porches and decks are like tree houses overlooking the forest and the sparkling cove below....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    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:

    We are deep in the Southern Smokys and it is difficult to avoid fabulous mountain views. All of the routes to our house have mountain views....moreless

  • Rural:

    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:

    From the house, the pontoon boat, or the beach guests can look out over the ever changing views of the beautiful lake....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    At the lake shore we have a pontoon boat anchored for easy access and for fishing, swimming, and lounging. There is a fire pit there for campfires and that is where we keep the canoes....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Woodburning with gas lighter....moreless

  • Garage:

    One car...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    via Skytech. No Wireless coverage here....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    No cellphone coverage. Landline only...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 12...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Two electric ovens...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic items stocked...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Five burner professional-stype gas range...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    1000 sq ft of decks, porches, and patio...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    16' tandem canoe and 13' solo canoe with paddles & PVD's provided. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Grill connected directly to propane source...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
$125
$850

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $150
  • cleaning up to 6 guests $85
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

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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Location

100 Miles
Nearest Airport
Atlanta
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Murphy NC
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
Murphy NC
25 Miles
Nearest Train
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
TN 68

Car: Necessary

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.

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/09/2016

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Photos

  • Back (road) side of house. Lake is in front

    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.

    View to the lake. You can moor your boat here, use the canoe, or go swimming.

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Foyer. Living room to right, dining to left.

    Foyer. Living room to right, dining to left.

  • Dining room. Sliding doors to porch and to lake

    Dining room. Sliding doors to porch and to lake

  • Sunroom/office. Overlooks lake

    Sunroom/office. Overlooks lake

  • Private porch off master bedroom. Has a swinging bed.

    Private porch off master bedroom. Has a swinging bed.

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • Guest room on first floor has queen bed.

    Guest room on first floor has queen bed.

  • Downstairs guest room has  twin beds & private bath. Doors lead to private patio

    Downstairs guest room has twin beds & private bath. Doors lead to private patio

  • Screened front porch

    Screened front porch

  • Gas grill

    Gas grill

  • View from the lake

    View from the lake

  • Newly remodeled kitchen

    Newly remodeled kitchen

  • Woodburning fireplace. French doors to screened porch

    Woodburning fireplace. French doors to screened porch

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Sofa in sunroom makes a double bed

    Sofa in sunroom makes a double bed

  • Master bed room has a king bed. Sliding doors to private porch overlooking lake.

    Master bed room has a king bed. Sliding doors to private porch overlooking lake.

  • Master bath with whirlpool tub and shower

    Master bath with whirlpool tub and shower

  • Guest bath connects to guest room on first floor

    Guest bath connects to guest room on first floor

  • Porch off kitchen/dining room

    Porch off kitchen/dining room

  • Lower covered patio

    Lower covered patio

  • Shine on Harvest Moon.

    Shine on Harvest Moon.

VRBO #568663

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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