Lake James Waterfront Cottage with Private Dock and Boat Slip. N.C. Mountains.

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Last updated: 10/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront

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


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Plenty of room for boat trailers and RVs...moreless

  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Peak
Oct 17 - Dec 31, 2016
2 night min stay
Apr 14 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
3 night min 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.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/18/2016
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Morganton: Silver Creek, Quaker Meadows
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Morganton, numerous locations
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Banner Elk, NC and Boone, NC

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: A family that loves the water!

Why the Owner Chose Nebo, NC, USA:
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......

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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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  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen


  • Bedroom 2 with two twins, bathroom across the hall

    Bedroom 2 with two twins, bathroom across the hall

  • Exterior, facing lake

    Exterior, facing lake

  • Dock with boat slip

    Dock with boat slip

  • Party or dine on the dock!

    Party or dine on the dock!

  • View from dock

    View from dock

  • View from the dock

    View from the dock

  • Another main channel view

    Another main channel view

  • Dining area, overlooking lake

    Dining area, overlooking lake

  • Master Bedroom with attached bathroom

    Master Bedroom with attached bathroom

  • Bedroom 3 with two twins, bathroom across the hall

    Bedroom 3 with two twins, bathroom across the hall

  • Screened porch facing the lake

    Screened porch facing the lake

  • Birthday picnic on the dock!

    Birthday picnic on the dock!

  • Keep your boat in our boat slip

    Keep your boat in our boat slip

  • Boating


  • View from the main channel

    View from the main channel

  • Making more memories

    Making more memories

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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