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Gorgeous mountain retreat in gated community. Private dock w/ boat slip.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 5,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 BR/4BA. 2 full kitchens. Spectacular mountain views. Lake front gazebo.

This gorgeous custom built home is perfect for your family vacation, office retreat, or quiet mountain getaway. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this 5500 square foot home boasts two master suites, three additional bedrooms and four bathrooms. On the main level, you will experience breathtaking mountain and lake views from the living room, kitchen, dining room and master suite. Enjoy your morning coffee on the large covered deck, or watch an amazing sunset after an exciting day on the lake.

The main level offers Silestone countertops in the kitchen, ash wood floors throughout, and an oversized garden tub in the master suite. Catch the game on the 70” flat screen TV in the living room, or check the stats with the complimentary wifi. The open floor plan makes it easy to meet any and all of your space needs.

The downstairs presents gorgeous marble floors, a full kitchen, three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and an oversized walk in shower. Enjoy a game of Foosball, or relax on the second covered porch. This home has it all!

Outside, you will find a sitting area to soak in all the beautiful surroundings. Walk a little further down to the dock, and you will find a beautiful gazebo, wired with speakers to relax to your favorite tune. The private dock is perfect for catching sun rays and fishing. It’s equipped with a jet ski lift and a boat slip. If you are planning to go boating, a boat ramp is conveniently located at the Bear Creek Marina, which is a short boat ride from the house. You will also find gas pumps and a Bar & Grill at the Marina. "The Lake House" also offers a concrete sidewalk down to the gazebo, and water. Easy access for a wheel chair, or stroller.

Lake James is home to The Lake James State Park. The park has multiple mountain biking trails for beginners all the way to expert. The extensive trail system, is a great way to enjoy hiking at your own pace and The Paddy’s Creek Area is a great public swimming spot for all ages. The Linville and Catawba rivers flow into the lake, providing a variety of sport fishing, and don’t forget about the educational events available by the park rangers. For the golfers in the family, the Marion Lake Club offers a fantastic course with several lake views.

If city life intrigues you, “The Lake House” is only 45 minutes from Asheville, where you can visit The Biltmore House, take a drive on the parkway, or experience the exquisite cuisine options. Featured on USA Today’s “ 2014 Best Summer Weekend Escapes” Asheville accommodates fun for the whole family.

“The Lake House” is a small slice of paradise. Built in 2003, the owner spared no expense and you will not be disappointed, should you choose to spend your Lake James experience here. Lake James is a great place to visit year round and “The Lake House” will make you want to visit year after year.

Please visit our other Lake James properties

vrbo.com/385764

vrbo.com/432572

vrbo.com/256489

vrbo.com/862461

vrbo.com/900738

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More Details

Property Manager
Terri Silver
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Terri Silver

I grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina. I had always dreamed of owning a lake home and that dream became real in 2003. My family and I have enjoyed this beautiful home and now we are ready to share this exciting experience with you.

Terri Silver purchased this house in 2003

Why Terri Silver chose Forest Lake Heights

Because of the beautiful views.

Amenities

Forest Lake Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
  • Master Bedroom on main level with private bath and queen size bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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(14 traveler reviews)

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Gorgeous mountain retreat in gated community. Private dock w/ boat slip.
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

Amazing Family Vacation (WE Will Be Back!)

  • 5 of 5

Our family has gone to the beach every summer for over 20 years. We finally decided to change it up...WE are so glad we made the decision to head to Lake James. What an awesome time! Great location! House was large enough for 3 families. House had all the furnishings we needed to fix meals, float in the lake, or just sit on the porch and relax with a cup of coffee in the morning. We have children ranging from infants to Seniors in High School. Plenty for the kids to do at this lake house. Ping-Pong, board games, Kayaks, floating in the water, etc. We had so much fun that my father-in-law has already booked the home for next summer. If you are tired of the headaches of the beach, look no further than Lake James! Thank you to the owner of this home for allowing us to enjoy your piece of heaven on Lake James.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for families and couple getaways

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved staying at the Lake House! When my husband and I decided we wanted to get married with just our parents and grandparents present, this was a perfect location. The house was large enough for both of our immediate families to celebrate with us and then we transformed it into our honeymoon getaway for two. The house itself was beautiful inside and out...but the lake view did the trick. It has to be the best view on Lake James. The owner was nice enough to allow us to have a very small wedding in the gazebo. It created a memory for both of our families that we will never forget. We would definitely love to come back and would recommend to families and friends.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Matthews, NC
5

Amazing Family Retreat, Book it Today! (We'll be back!)

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing time we had at this home on the Lake! This was a return visit to the lake for us and this spot is definitely amazing. It feels like you are staying at a relatives home, not a home of someone you never met. From the humming birds on the porch greeting us as we arrived and throughout our stay, to the sprawling mountain view, the well equipped kitchen(s) (best we've experienced) to the outstanding home layout, this place will wow you from the moment you arrive. The home furnishings are well kept, and you can see the owners pride and personality in their home. The neighbors are very friendly and respectful, and although the cove is active during the day (by the few residents there are), it quiets quickly at night to enjoy the serene view and stillness of the area. The beds were very comfortable and the bedrooms were an amazing size and well staged. The decline to the dock is typical of the mountainous area, but the concrete pathway allows for a you to take your time. We rented a boat from a nearby company and were able to explore the lake (which is a MUST, if you can!), it is the cleanest, most comfortable in temperature and gorgeous lake we have seen (hence our return visit to the area) and this home frames it perfectly. The driveway is steep (we were there in the summer, so no worries here, but during bad/icy weather I can imagine it might be an issue) Morning coffee on one of the two porches, or down by the dock were a highlight, each day. I would advise you to bring as many of your groceries with you when you arrive (there are some items left, but we did and typically bring all items we need) for two reasons. One, the store is a little bit away (only about 10 minutes to a locally owned grocery, 20 minutes to the larger ones) and two, you will want to spend all the time possible at the home once you arrive, not shopping. The property manager was very quick in responding to the very minimal question(s) we had, and even personally came by when we needed help finding something! Their service was outstanding. We would absolutely recommend this home and the management company for your visit to lake James (although were hoping to selfishly keep it a bit of a hidden secret gem!) If you have the chance to experience this property, it will leave you with lasting memories, as it did us. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Lake Week

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family enjoyed the Lake House! The house has beautiful views, easy walking access to the dock, and safe swimming in the cove. There was little boat traffic through the channel (outside of the cove) during the week; only Saturday seemed fairly busy. The house is well equipped, the bedroom and living areas were laid out well, and the beds were comfortable. We enjoyed walking in the neighborhood with the lake and mountain views and the hills were a good workout. There are tv's and kitchens on both levels which was wonderful! It was great speaking with the house owner just after our arrival, as he gave us information on the grill and house electronics. We have already asked to reserve a week for next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

AWESOME! When can we come back?

  • 5 of 5

Traditionally our family goes to the beach, this year we chose Lake James. The major reason our trip was so amazing was The Lake House. It was the perfect place for our family to relax and reconnect. The bedrooms were comfortable and spacious; they allowed all 12 of us to spread out. We are a family of foodies, so it was great to have two fully equipped kitchens. Having to refrigerators allowed for few trips to the grocery store. The house was located in a quiet lake cul-de-sac, that offered amazing views, fun swimming, and good fishing...all right from the dock. The multiple decks and gazebo offered great places to sit and relax out of the sun. I would definitely come back here in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winston-Salem, NC
5

Great home away from home at Lake James!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at The Lake House with our family and it was absolutely amazing! I cannot say enough about the house and location. The view from each from is breath taking, the master bedroom has a private deck and the most gorgeous picture windows so that you can wake up with get views and fall asleep looking out over the water. All of the outdoor space is perfect for dining or relaxing. The gazebo and perfect and even during 90+ degree days it seemed so cool underneath the gazebo with the fan going. The docks are great and even a 10 month old can have fun because of the convenience. The house easily slept 12 people and has great different spaces throughout to be able to spread out for different activities. The kitchen is well stocked so that you can cook fabulous meals before dining while you overlook the lake. I literally cannot say enough about how great of an experience the entire family had!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Asheville Regional
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Downtown Marion
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Marion Lake Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 40
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Roma
Nearest Beach
300 Miles
Charleston/Myrtle

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.75%

* Holiday rates $600 per night. Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas. 4 nights
Refundable deposit of $500 is required, $250 cleaning fee, and taxes.
Additional 3% Service charge when using credit
Please visit our other Lake James properties
vrbo.com/385764
vrbo.com/432572
vrbo.com/256489
vrbo.com/862461
vrbo.com/900738

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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