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Lakefront Holiday Hideway

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,248 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3BR/2BA Lake-Front Home With Private Dock

Let the beautiful expansive views of Lake Santeetlah take you away. This lovely home was remodeled to satisfy the visual senses. Its design is simply stunning. Whether you are inside preparing a gourmet meal in the chef’s kitchen while conversing with family and friends in the open living room or outside on the porch soaking in the panoramic lakes views, you will be impressed with grandeur of your surroundings. This home is ideal for taking in dramatic sunsets, lounging with a good book on the screened in porch or just relaxing inside and enjoying the numerous entertainment amenities the house has to offer. The home has two bedrooms and a bath on the main level as well as another bedroom and bath on the lower level. This is an ideal getaway and refuge from the hectic pace of busy days.

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Maxine Williams Bahr
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2017

About Maxine Williams Bahr

Born on a farm on the outskirts of town, lifelong Robbinsville resident, I am very proud of my hometown. While I spent many years as an educator, I tried to instill in my students the importance of dedication to community and appreciation of this area’s natural beauty. I am committed to a standard of excellence, and look forward to helping people find the vacation home of their dreams.

Maxine Williams Bahr purchased this house in 2004

Why Maxine Williams Bahr chose Robbinsville

My family has owned property on Lake Santeetlah for over 50 years. Multiple generations have spent every summer since “on the lake”. Alot of the children grew up and moved away but continue to return each summer with the great-grandchildren. This is a place of such love and solid memories for our family. So dear to our hearts are the memories of the ladies of the family, after cooking an amazing meal, gathering to “catch up” on all the happenings. They would sit and watch the sun set over the lake while the kids took the last swim of the day. And the men either played cards or prepared to go out for the night, to fish. My son and granddaughter continue on with the memory building; eating ice cream as the day ends, jumping off the dock, fishing for “sunnies”, jet skiing, and catching fireflies! I am so grateful for Lake Santeetlah and the simple summer days where my family has learned so much about life and nature!

What makes this house unique

Our favorite time of the day is sitting on the deck watching the colors of the sunset play on the lake while listening to the ducks chatter about their day's activities. And as we sit there, we notice that our cares of the day have slipped away.


Robbinsville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1248 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 1 full bath located on main level and 1 full bath located on lower level
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , On Main Level
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , On Main Level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , On Lower Level
  • 2 bedrooms on main level and 1 bedroom on lower level
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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Lakefront Holiday Hideway
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews

Not bad but not good ....overpriced

  • 2 of 5

Would definitely come back to Lake Santeetlah but not this cabin. While not terrible, it was overpriced relative to other properties we looked at while there. It was clean enough and adequately furnished except for the porch which was both the best and worst thing about the place. The large screened in porch was a nice space with a great view of the lake but the porch furniture was very uncomfortable. The interior is dark and the bedrooms cramped. Kitchen very small so doing as much prep as you can before you come is advised. Not much in the way of restaurants in the area either. Very close to other cottages so a little noisy over the weekend and we could also hear motorcycle traffic from nearby tail of the dragon. When we complained about the cost the owners compensated us with use of their pontoon boat which we appreciated as spending time on the water was the best part of our time there. We did cut our time short by a day because we just weren't comfortable enough to stay any longer. But the Lake and the area is definitely worth a visit. Nearby Joyce Kilmer Forest also worth a visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

Went here for the Eclipse of 2017 with my high school buddies and their kids. Everyone enjoyed the dock and the rope swing. Had Hamburgers and hotdogs on the screened in back porch with the wonderful neighbors.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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For us, it was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Lake Santeetlah is just fantastic. You can see at least 20' deep, not much boat traffic and we were there over the fourth. The house is not large but was perfect for us. The screened in porch was fantastic and having a dock to hang out on was great. Robbinsville has a grocery, hardware store. We had an exquisite dinner at the Snowbird Lodge and the Tapoco Lodge next to the rive is fantastic. I highly recommend this house and area.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lawrenceville GA (suburb north of Atlanta)

The best thing about this house is the view from the screened porch

  • 4 of 5

The best thing about this house is the screened porch that overlooks the lake. The location is convenient to the downtown area of Robbinsville where there is an Ingles supermarket, a CVS drugstore, a Family Dollar and a Dollar General plus lots of little businesses. Our favorite restaurants were Lynn's Restaurant which is downtown across from the Graham County NC Courthouse and the Blue Waters Inn which is in the village of Lake Santeetlah where you should call for reservations. This lake is so pristine and to enjoy it you should visit Lake Santeetlah Boat Rentals at Deyton Camp Marina and rent a pontoon boat for several hours of cruising on this beautiful lake. Pack a cooler with a picnic lunch and enjoy! We fell in love with the lake and hope to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
McGHee Tyson Airport, Knoxville, TN
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Fontana Village, NC
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Cherokee Hills Golf Club, Murphy, NC
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Great Smoky Railroad, Bryson City, NC
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
US 129-Tail of the Dragon
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
El Pacifico Mexican, 429 Rodney Orr Bypass
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Gatlinburg Skiing & Snowboarding, Gatlinburg, Tn
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Cheoah Point Beach, Robbinsville, NC
Car: necessary

• Have you memories of a shimmering lake, crisp earth, twinkling stars, and sweet smells of a campfire? They will be revitalized with a visit to Lake Santeetlah. Nestled in the Smokey Mountains of Western North Carolina and surrounded by the Nantahala National Forest, Lake Santeetlah is an unspoiled treasure. With over seventy miles of protected shoreline, Lake Santeetlah's 3,000 acres are a serene reminder of the beauty nature has to offer. A shining example of conservation and stewardship, Lake Santeetlah will remain shielded from the intrusive world for generations to come. Offering year round high levels of refreshing mountain water, due to stringent governmental licensing, Lake Santeetlah provides an ideal place to swim, canoe, kayak, and fish or the perfect backdrop to do nothing at all. A walk through Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest is a journey back in time through a magnificent forest with towering trees as old as 400 years. Some enormous yellow-poplars are over 20 feet in circumference and stand 100 feet tall. The floor is carpeted with a garden of wildflowers, ferns, and moss-covered logs from fallen giants. The only way to see the impressive memorial forest is on foot. The figure-eight Joyce Kilmer National Recreation Trail covers 2 miles and has two loops: the 1¼-mile lower loop passes the Joyce Kilmer Memorial plaque, and the upper ¾-mile loop swings through Poplar Cove, a grove of the largest trees. The trailhead parking area has a flush toilet and picnic tables. No camping or overnight parking is allowed. The memorial forest is beautiful in all seasons. Many wildflower show off their blooms in the spring before tree leaves open and shade the forest floor. Summer is wet, green, and lush -- a time when the forest is noticeably cooler than the parking area. Fall signals the gradual color change from greens to red, orange, yellow, and maroon. Then the leaves fall revealing the 'bones' of the mountains. This 11 mile stretch of Hwy 129 serves as the International meeting place for cycle enthusiast. With more than 318 curves, multiple switchbacks, hills, accentuating some of the most beautiful views this side of Saturn, you're assured of a wonderful time whether you're in a car or a motorcycle. Another riding road is the Cherohala Skyway - Visit in the fall when vibrant vermillion, golden, and orange leaves drape the trees surrounding the Skyway. Or plan a leisurely summer road trip, leaving plenty of time for picnics, hikes, fishing or many of the other activities available on the Cherohala Skyway. With hundreds of miles of hiking trails traversing the national forests, you're bound to find a favorite. Botany lovers will want to whip out their sketchbooks to capture in ink some of the 2,000 native plant species that thrive around the Cherohala Skyway. Catch your breath by pausing to admire the wildflowers sprinkled throughout the landscape in the spring. You can find out why Nantahala National Forest means land of the noonday sun or the Cherokee National Forest is sometimes seen as 'Land of the Waterfalls'. Cheoah River Whitewater Rafting offers some awesome whitewater adventures on this world class river. This Class 4 rapids river will test your paddling skills and you will be guaranteed to get wet. Adventures on this river make life long memories for your family. The highest dam in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) system, Fontana Dam ranks among the most beautiful in the world. Surrounded by the extraordinary beauty of the Smoky Mountains, the adjacent national forests, and deep river gorges. South of the Smokies on the Appalachian Trail are the long climbs of the Stecoah-Cheoah Mountain area, then the outstanding Nantahala section, with 4,000-foot gaps and 5,000-foot peaks. Cheoah Bald offers panoramic views of western North Carolina. Like much of the A.T. in the deep South, you have a feeling of remoteness, and a sensation of being in deep forests. The variety of forest growth and the beauty of the flowering shrubs, along with the many spectacular views, make this entire section of Trail memorable. The section from the Nantahala River to the Georgia border features the best-graded trail at high elevations anywhere in the Deep South, with a couple of short exceptions. Cherokee history runs deep in these hills. Soldiers, acting under orders from President Andrew Jackson to remove all the Cherokee to Oklahoma, told Indians living in what was known as the Cheoah Valley to gather at a stockade on what is now known as Fort Hill in Robbinsville. A visit to the Junaluska Museum is a must.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 9.75%

Call us for reservations and inquiries.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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