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Big water, wide view, amazing sunsets, with pontoon rental available.

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,012 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Our cozy cottage is welcoming and perfect for a lakefront experience! You will love hanging out on our private beach under the River Birch, while enjoying lavish sunsets. The best of memories are sure to be made as this beautiful retreat with every realm of waterfront activity you can imagine.

Entering the cottage, you will see a beautiful view of the Lake through the front wall which is 80% glass. The very open floor plan offers wonderful interactions with guest while cooking in the kitchen. The living room features a large flat screen TV as well as a pull out couch. After taking in the view, you’ll notice the elegantly crafted wooden interior of our new, fully renovated home. On this level you will find the second bedroom with a queen bed facing a picturesque view of the lake. This bedroom has a large private bathroom with a glass shower and marble floors. Walk out onto the deck for a gorgeous broad view of Lake Wylie as well as our private beach, lawn and dock.

Continue downstairs to enjoy yet another beautiful wide view of the lake through the many windows. Here you will find another living area great for relaxing in front of the large flat screen TV or reading a book in front of the wood burning fireplace. Also on this floor is the master bathroom with a beautiful travertine shower, large closet with a new top-of-the-line washer dryer. The master bedroom is located on this level with a king sized bed, walk-in closet and a fabulous view of the lake.

The downstairs patio is a perfect place to wind-down and enjoy a refreshing drink and/or cook over our large grill while watching the kids play in the water or on the beach. The beach has a great fire pit - perfect for roasting marsh mellows and telling stories while listening to the waves roll onto the shore.

Our home is great for those who love the outdoors! Driving through the designated wildlife protection area to our home, you might see deer, osprey, turkey, and other wildlife. Our private community has a claim to fame scene from the movie “Days of Thunder”, starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.

We offer the best of lake activities: boat rides, tubes, Canoe, swimming, fishing, horseshoes and many other games available for your use

You are certain to be awed by the majestic beauty of this home away from home - A place where you will always feel welcome at our wonderful waterfront retreat on Lake Wylie!

More Details

Property Manager
Georgia Hayes
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Georgia Hayes

We are both natives of Charlotte. We went to rival high schools and then rival colleges before we met after college back in Charlotte. Despite our different views on ACC basketball and football, we both agree on our love for Lake Wylie.

Georgia Hayes purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Georgia Hayes chose Steele Creek

I grew up coming to Lake Wylie on the weekends to my parents cabin located very close to Sweetwater. After college I became a General Contractor, renovated their cabin and was able to live there while the renovations took place. (LUCKY ME!) Needless to say- I was hooked! I loved Lake Wylie. I had been looking for a place of my own and jumped at the opportunity when Sweetwater came on the market. The place needed some work, however it had a certain charm that I knew couldn't be passed up. We bought this wonderful cottage, renovated it for a year, and it is now available for rent.

What makes this cottage unique

Easy drive to downtown Charlotte, near Airport, yet a relaxed world away from crowds and noise.


Steele Creek Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2012 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
PONTOON BOAT RENTAL DETAILS “Sweetwater Honey” is available only for our guests' rental.. 90 hp Yamaha engine and room enough for 11 passengers. Features 4 speaker stereo, fish/depth finder, Bimini top, ice holder, mobile device charger, life safety cushions, beverage holders, personal storage, etc. RENTAL PRICES: Monday—Thursday: $195 for ½ day (4 hours-9:00am-1:00pm or 2:00pm to 6:00pm) $275 for full day $50 extra for holiday Friday, Sat, Sun $225 for ½ day $325 for full day $50 extra for a holiday. 10% discount for a 3-6 day rental and 15% discount for a weekly (7 day) rental. 20% for multiweek rental. A 1/3 deposit of rental price is required to book the boat. Payments can be made by check or credit card. Liability disclaimer required.


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Big water, wide view, amazing sunsets, with pontoon rental available.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 65 reviews

Wonderful lake cabin, with everything you need for a comfortable, very special stay.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Sweetwater was wonderful! The cabin was so well equipped and comfortable, it was the perfect home away from home. Even on days too cold to take the canoe on the water or sit by a fire on the beach, it was a great place to relax! The lake view and sunsets were amazing. The Hayes family was so pleasant to work with and very accommodating. We plan to return in the near future!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place for relaxing & taking in nature

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place! Enjoyed the scenery, getting out in the canoe, & relaxing.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquil setting, roomy accommodations

  • 5 of 5

This rental was perfect for our family. We definitely would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay at Sweetwater.

  • 5 of 5

Quiet neighborhood with lovely walking/hiking trails. Trees were in full color and weather was perfect. Nothing better than sitting on the dock and enjoying the view of the lake and wildlife. Sunsets are stunning. Great kitchen and lots of comfortable places to lounge in the house upstairs and down. Georgia was very responsive to any needs we had and we would love to come back and enjoy a visit again!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house to get away from Hurricane Irma, and spent 5 days, stress free, in the peace and quiet of the beautiful lake. The house was clean and comfortable. We loved sitting on the top deck watching the water, and the sunset. We did not do any water sports, as the weather was cool, but my husband fished and I sat on the dock and read. The walking paths around the community are wonderful. We took the dogs for a walk every morning and enjoyed the cooler weather. Georgia was great to work with. Very quick to respond to our questions and considerate of our situation.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Experience

  • 4 of 5

We really liked the home and enjoyed our stay. The house has a real comfortable feel to it and the views out over the water are beautiful. We had 4 people in our group and the house was plenty big enough for all of us. The dock provides a great view for watching the sun go down as well. The water/weather was a bit chilly over the weekend so we didn't get to use any of the rafts/kayaks.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

It only takes 20 minutes to get to downtown Charlotte! 20 minutes to The US National Water Center where guests can enjoy whitewater rafting and kayaking, flatwater kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, rock climbing, zip lines, ropes courses, a canopy tour, and mountain biking on the 25+ mile trail system. Our home is only about 20 minutes from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 7.25%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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