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Lake James waterfront cottage with private dock and boat slip. N.C. mountains.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Nebo Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Three bedroom, two bath cottage, on clean, crystal clear Lake James

Lake James

Lake James is a 7000 acre, pristine mountain lake, located in western North Carolina. Adjacent to the Blue Ridge Mountains and Linville Gorge, the lake offers sparkling clear water, boating, waterskiing, tubing, sailing, diving, camping, and fishing for largemouth, smallmouth, walleye, crappie, catfish, white bass and bream. A water quality study by the TVA showed the lake water to be the cleanest and purest of any lake they have ever tested. It is regarded as one of the most beautiful lakes in the Eastern US, and served as the location for the movies 'Last of the Mohicans' and 'Hunt for Red October.'

Our House

•A 1960s cottage, updated and refurbished, roughly 1200 square feet. Beach-like décor with comfortable furniture. Cable TV, DVD player, wireless internet.

•On a quiet cove in the Holiday Shores section of the lake, with a view of the main lake and South Mountains.

•3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, kitchen, dining area, central heat and air, 2 screened porches. Queen bed in master bedroom, 2 twins in each other bedroom. Linens and towels for one week are included. Please note, we do NOT have a washer, dryer, or dishwasher. New flooring and updated bath fixtures in 2016.

•Gentle, grassy slope to the water. No rocks, steps, or steep banks to traverse. Lake bottom has a very gradual slope and a sand bottom which makes ideal swimming conditions for children.

•Huge, covered, private boat dock, with a large patio area, rocking chairs, swing, table, swim ladder, and covered boat slip for up to a 22’ boat. Bring your picnic, boat, skis, tubes, kayaks, canoes, and water toys!

•Large parking area with plenty of room for boat trailers and RVs. There are three boat ramps within a five minute ride by boat and car.

Please note: Our home is in a residential neighborhood, and we do not rent to fraternities, house parties, school, or civic groups or other non-family groups. We do not allow occupancy by more than six people. We request no smoking or pets inside the house.


Western North Carolina, near Morganton, ten minutes off Interstate 40. Ninety minutes northwest of Charlotte; 45 min. east of Asheville; 30 min. west of Hickory. Near Boone, Blowing rock, Blue Ridge Parkway, Linville Gorge, North Carolina Outward Bound, Hickory furniture outlets. Charlotte, Gatlinburg, Dollywood, and Bristol speedway are within a two hour drive.

Other places to go and things to do in our area:

Most people never leave the water, dock, charcoal grill, yard, and porches. However, if you have a desire to explore western North Carolina, there is an endless list of possibilities! A few: Lake James State Park, with hiking and bicycling; rent a pontoon boat from the local marina; brillant autumn foilage of the western North Carolina mountains; in Morganton, zip-lining, free concerts, and a 4.5 mile, paved greenway by the Catawba River for walking, jogging, biking or fishing; Joara archaeological site; Senator Sam J. Ervin library and museum; multiple golf courses; Tweetsie Railroad (a MUST for every kid); Blue Ridge Parkway; Lake Lure (where 'Dirty Dancing' was filmed); mountain biking; Bele Chere, the Southeast's largest street festival; Linville Gorge, Appalachian Trail, Mountain to Sea Trail, Pisgah National Forest (512,000 acres of rivers, trails, waterfalls, and forest); literally thousands of other trails; Asheville and Black Mountain, known for cuisine of every type, crafts, galleries, art, music, shows, and lots of 'characters'; Biltmore House; Blowing Rock; Boone and Appalachian State University; Chimney Rock State Park; NASCAR racing (98 miles to Lowe's, 88 miles to Bristol); snowskiing at Appalachian, Sugar, and Beech Mountains; gem mining (multiple locations in several counties); Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail; Mount Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi (with a state park and a wonderful restaurant on top of the mountain); Grandfather Mountain, with its mile high swinging bridge and hang gliding center--one of North Carolina's most popular attractions.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2016

About Eileen

A family that loves the water!

Eileen purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Eileen chose Lake James

Making family memories is what we love most about Lake James. But, people come here for lots of different reasons--serenity, beauty, nature, friendly people, low crime, clean air and water, low cost of living......

What makes this cottage unique

Our lake is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful lakes in the entire U.S. People from all over the country have chosen to vacation and retire here. In addition to its beauty and cleanliness, the lake is not very crowded and boat traffic is significantly lighter than on many large reservoirs--making it safer to be on the water, and quieter and more pleasant when on shore.


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(5 traveler reviews)

Lake James waterfront cottage with private dock and boat slip. N.C. mountains.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Peace and quiet at its finest!!!

  • 5 of 5

No surprises here, exactly as advertised. Spent a very quiet and peaceful week in October, even went swimming. Not sure how busy the lake is in the summer but I'm sure it is busy. House was great, boat dock perfect, porches wonderful everything you need for a wonderful vacation. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review!
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Great Family Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

I spend hours searching for an affordable vacation home to accomodate my husband (no stairs, easy walk to water), daughters and son-in-law (privacy), toddler grandson (lawn, sandy beach, clean lake water), and me (clear mountain lake, mountain views, covered boat slip). Did I mention it's clean, charming, and has 2 screened porches? And lots of parking! I am so blessed to have found this cottage. Hated to leave, looking forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, VA

I wish I owned this house!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of our best vacations ever! It took me 15 seconds to get from the house to the rocking chair on the dock - or right in the water. We hiked around Linville Gorge and Grandfather Mountain.

We laid on the dock and watched shooting stars - my daughter counted 41 during the meteor shower. The house was perfect - simple and unassuming and very comfortable. I can't wait to go back. Many thanks.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Lake Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place! It's an older lake house, but very clean and well maintained. So close to the lake, with a gradual slope - perfect for the grandparents. The dock is awesome! Lake James is beautiful....lots of fish to catch and great for swimming.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We came all the way from California to rent this beautiful home on the lake. We spent the whole week swimming and fishing, the house is so close to the water and the dock has a great set up of chairs and bench swing. The refrigerator went out on us when we got there and the owner was extremely nice and welcoming, she drove out there and made sure it was fixed immediately. I would definitely rent this home again, it was a week to remember!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us and others! We love to hear when families can get together and enjoy our cabin! Also, thank you for being so understanding about the fridge. We strive to keep the cabin as comfortable as possible and customer service is very important to us. We hope that you will visit us again soon!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Morganton: Silver Creek, Quaker Meadows
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Morganton, numerous locations
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Banner Elk, NC and Boone, NC


Rates & Availability

Nebo Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Peak
Oct 17 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Apr 14 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $338
Tax Rate 12.75%

Regardless of how your damage deposit was paid, the refunded amount will be in the form of a check and will be sent after your stay is complete and the rental unit is cleaned and inspected. This usually takes 3-5 business days.

All fees are subject to North Carolina state and local taxes. We require half of the total amount due at booking, and the balance is due within 15 days of check-in. We prefer bank or personal check(if sent more than 15 days out). We can accept Visa or Mastercard, but a 3% processing fee will be added to any amount charged and may not be quoted above.

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Nebo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Hall bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Attached bathroom with shower
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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