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Best Location On Lake! Fantastic Views On Quiet Lake Santeetlah In Smokey Mtns

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom Lakefront Cottage

3 bedroom lakeside cottage on Lake Santeetlah, NC. Private Dock, beautiful views, on quiet island with only 6 houses. Lake Santeetlah has 76 miles of coastline, but only about 2 miles is developed - the rest is National Forest. Very Quiet and peaceful. Perfect for families, watersports, fishing, boating. Great Hiking, kayaking, camping and outdoor sports nearby. Fishing includes smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, crappie, bream, and lake trout.

There are over 200 miles of hiking trails in the area, and one can hike about eight miles from Lake Santeetlah to the Appalachian Trail.

The nearby Cheoah River is noted for its Class IV and V whitewater rapids.

Lake Santeetlah adjoins a portion of U.S. 129 called the Tail of the Dragon, a road frequently used for recreational purposes by motorcycle and sports car enthusiasts because of its purported 318 curves in 11 miles.

Lake has boat rentals available.

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Lake Santeetlah Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • 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 , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Located on one of the best spots on Lake Santeetlah. Wake up to a sunrise over the lake, watch the eagles fly, hiking, biking walking trails abound. Easy access to Hwy 129 'The Dragon', Cherohala Skyway, and Hwy 28. Marina nearby for boat rentals.


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Best Location On Lake! Fantastic Views On Quiet Lake Santeetlah In Smokey Mtns
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 15 reviews

A Blood Pressure Reliever

  • 4 of 5

As we pulled into the driveway after crossing the short causeway with the lake on both sides, we could feel the relaxation course through our bodies. Since we were planning on a full week, there was much to get out of the car. Our daughter had arranged with Willa Mae through Russ to have some groceries delivered for the first two days and this was a big surprise and good service. A good start.

The home is comfortable, ideally situated on the lake and we can see that the family had enjoyed the use of the lake home with games, puzzles, canoe and the rest of neat family recreation. Guests came and went and we all experienced a sense of relaxed fun. The appointments are a bit dated but warm, inviting and so comfortable. It was comfortable and good value. Oscar Wong

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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peaceful quiet lakefront retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is remote with gorgeous views across lake Santeetlah with national forest surrounding it. Robinsville is about 15 minutes away if you forgot something but we enjoyed most the day we stayed at the house listening to the quiet, floating in the river on a raft then a canoe. There are fish but they are smart. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the day of fishing but did not bring home our dinner from his efforts. The kitchen is fully stocked, beds comfortable and showers fully functional. Wifi worked so I could do a little work as needed. Overall it was a much needed break for our 25th anniversary.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed the lake as much as we do. All the best!
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Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Han house. It has the best views of the lake. We've stayed at 6 other locations on the lake in the past 30 years. The location was very quiet and private.

The house was very clean and comfortable with modest furnishings. The gas grill was top notch and having a canoe for cruising the lake was a bonus.

We will definitely return next year if available!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location on a beautiful lake

  • 5 of 5

We had never stayed on Lake Santeetlah before and it was stunning- the water was so clear and the view is breathtaking. The house was not fancy but very comfortable, with a big great room and most important for us-a deck with a view and deep water dock. It was perfect for our family. The owner was very easy to work with, and when we had an issue with wifi, he immediately made some phone calls, found out there was an outage, and checked to see that it was back on. I would definitely come back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, perfect house for our family.

  • 5 of 5

First let me say that if you are looking for one of those high McMansions on Lake Santeetlah, this house is not for you. If you are looking for a well equipped family home right on the lake, this place is perfection. It actually has a driveway, which many places do not have, however, if you are bringing a boat, do yourself a favor and contact Santeetlah Marina to arraign to launch your boat there and store your trailer there. Plan ahead tho, as the owner of the Marina is not good at returning phone calls, so start calling a few weeks in advance. Back to the house, the kitchen is well equipped and there is plenty of room for more than one cook. The master bedroom has a very comfy king size bed and the bath is located off the room. The other two bedrooms are seperated by a jack and Jill bathroom which worked out very well for us. I was concerned that the two window air conditioners would not cool the house well, but it wasn't a problem at all. The master bedroom lacked a ceiling fan, but they provide a stand fan which worked out well for us. There is a table and six chairs on the deck for alfresco dining and bench seating located along the deck railing, which gave me some concern due to having a very active six year old with us, but we told her the rules and there weren't any problems. The only complaint I had about the house was the slider door to the deck, it was quite difficult to open so we would tend to leave it open and we noticed that the black ants would come into the house that way. All in all I would say that we had a very positive experience and we hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Totally agree - the cottage is not fancy, but seems to work quite well for us as well. Thanks for staying here and we hope to see you again!
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  • 5 of 5

We had the best time. Cabin was clean and bright, spacious and very well equipped. The lake was sparkling and clear. Amazing view.

Deep water at the dock to swim. We rented a boat from Dayton Camp marina - Bob was very accomodating

Loved it.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed it as much as we do! All the best.
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Property Manager

Russell Culin
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018


Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Damage Deposit $300

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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