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Lakehouse on South Holston Lake, Near Va./Tn.Line

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lake house Aug 2011 w/ new additions,outside shower,new deck


Last updated: 02/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-9 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Remodeled in 2017 with new tile,counter and decking eliminating old carpet. ,Just off the Rt 421 bridge crossing South Holston Lake we are next to but separate from Laurel Marina.This Lake house features a sunroom den .. eight large picture windows overlooking South Holston Lake surrounded by mountainous Cherokee National Forest.
You feel like you are in a large treehouse where wildlife is at eye level.Our Boat dock is connected by steps to the house on the lake permits guest to boat, dock and swim in cove from our dock.

South Holston Lake is a pristine lake with incredible mountain views. Wood decks surround the house, and located next to Laurel Marina Yacht Club. House furnished with foosball, keyboard synthesizer, miniature pool table.

The house overlooks the lake with its own isolated cove with easy access to Abingdon and Bristol Raceway. A Sea Eagle rubber canoe is available for use. The lake has great seasonal fishing and hunting. This is great view. The lodge is well furnished from kitchen to bath. You bring the food only. You can swim and enjoy a new outdoor heated shower (in season)

Activities near this 26 mile long lake include:lake beaches boating, jet skiing, whitewater canoeing/kayaking, white water rafting, skiing, fishing, games, relaxing, hiking on Appalachian Trail, Bristol Motor Speedway (late March and Aug), Fantasy in Lights (track lite show), Barter and Paramount Theaters, Bristol Caverns, mountain climbing, Dollywood, Tinseltown (movies), National Forest, pioneer history sites, lake swimming, boat renting, horse back riding, caving, Bristol, VA is the Original Home of Country Music. In September there is a country music festival called Rhythm and Roots setup for mid September.
Story telling festival in Jonesborough, Tn is nearby.

Historic Bristol is a city split between Virginia and Tennessee. It is known for the original birthplace of country music and the Bristol Motor Speedway. Unknown to most outsiders is the wonderful lakeand Cherokee National Forest which surrounds most of the lake.

The lake is good for fishing,boating and jet skis.The local rivers provide a base for whitewater canoeing and kayacking. Bring your equipment and fishing gear for trout or Lake fish.

Keywords: Beautiful home with an outstanding view of the mountain lake mountain ski jet ski boat dock swim marina
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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/21/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

    21 WE must have credit qualified renters on the lease....moreless

  • Senior Adults Only Community:

    We have many steps that need to be considered before renting. Recent modifications put the front door closer to street level to make access easier. However this house is build on a mountainside and is rather verticle in design with 4 levels inside the house....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    We ask there be no smoking in the house, if you wish please take it outside and dispose of the cig buds properly. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    See limits on pet ,1 only with limitaions....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    WE have a serious issue with handicap access because of the elevation and house design. If steps are a problem the 4 story house sits 1 and 1/2 floors above the parking area before entering first level. Many steps to access the house and flors and to access the dock for boating....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 9-12

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (2) Master suite (2) next to bathroom. , Double Beds (2) Upstairs in the back room and loft bedroom. , Twin or Single Bed (1) in the upstairs loft w/out closet., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 2 futon beds one in the living room and another downstairs in the bedroom w/ full bed.1 single floor mattress available in loft. large L shaped couch in sun room....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    first floor near sunroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, jetted tub


  • Bathroom 4: outdoor shower


  • 4 showers or jet tub. One outside shower is not available off season.

Other Amenities

  • Dock on the to marina. Dock steps are steep and contour to land .Please use safe climbing of any steps to insure a great vacation. The house hangs on the mountain side and is up in the tree level....moreless


  • Books:

    lots of books...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    foosball and electric keyboard in main living room...moreless

  • Games:

    board games and puzzles aplenty...moreless

  • Pool Table:

    miniature under foosball ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    In the newly built sun room as main room on the first floor....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (2) HDtv and 2nd TVs with DVD and video hook ups. One in the upstairs bedroom another on the second floor living room. Tvs do not have reception....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    we have many dvd and video tape for guest enjoyment...moreless


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Bristol's State Street is a thriving turn of the century architecture with restaurants and shops filled with Country Music and other Live entertainment. Country Music Museum is just off State Street,...moreless

  • Lake View:

    8 picture windows look over lake and mountains.Watch the boats pass by with skiers in the midday or the fishermen lights reflect off the water at night. Sunrise over mountain in morning fills room with light....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    This overlooks a lake cove and beyond the lake s. House is on hillside with a great view of Lake and mountains more vivid in fall and winter when leaves are off trees.Across roadway are steps to dock. No yard to house only deck....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The house itself is on the side of a small mountain but also includes a view of the mountain behind the lake .It is a sight to see....moreless

  • Rural:

    Next to Rt 421 known as the "Snake "for motorcyclist driving a big loop over fun curvy mountainous rds through National Forest....moreless

  • Village:

    Historic Abingdon Va....moreless

  • Water View:

    Lake backed by South Holston Mountains....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    House is across a road to our lake/cove with a dock. Connected by many steep steps.Be very careful!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    two tables seat 6 at one and 4 at other, 3rd table for 2. Pool table can be converted to a serving table...moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    it w ould be nice but all we can due is provide an artificial fireplace because of fire saftey. During the season there is a outside firepit. We caution weather and drought require use on a limited ba...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    no fitness room but all the steps will keep everyone in shape....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    linens available for week of stay. There is a washer dryer available on premises with detergents...moreless

  • Living Room:

    large combined room w dining area connected and open kichen plan connected to dining area....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Att and verizon do well.Sprint may be still be limited....moreless

  • Parking:

    3 car minimun ,need to keep clear of neighbors easment across lot. Street parking is very limited....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    we only have parking for 3 vehicles,without blocking neighbors easment....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    vehicles oversized will need to make arrangements with Laurel Marina Bristol,Tn. Not available to park on premises....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    we do not have wifi or internet need to bring your own connection service. In the future we may be adding wi fi for long term rental....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    fully stocked lika a home. We have sitting for up to 12. Ouside dining tables also weather permitting....moreless

  • Microwave:

    new 2017...moreless

  • Oven


  • Balcony:

    Crosses as a boardwalk in front of the house. ...moreless

  • Boat:

    boats are available from Painter Creek marina. WE encourage people to bring their own kayaks or canoes....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Beautiful deck in the front and side of the house, connected across with a boardwalk. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    We do not have a pool but the lake cove can be used for swimming in season with the ladder. Use the life jackets as lake is about 50 ft deep....moreless



Write a review 4.6
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Feb 13 - May 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,000 $2,500
Spring race
Apr 16 - Apr 24, 2017
9 night min stay

flat fee
May 15 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,300 $4,000
Bristol RAce week
Aug 14 - Aug 21, 2017
8 night min stay

flat fee
Dec 17 - Jan 2, 2018
6 night min stay

My Standard Rate
6 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 7%


Weekend seasonal rates are $800 for 3 day weekendweek days are considered Mon to thursday nights. We calculate base on night stayed.

By check or cash on entry or by sending to Bernard S Via 210 Johnson St Bristol Va. 24201

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/21/2017
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
TRic cities Tn.
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Clear Creek golf Course
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 81
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Little Italy
55 Miles
Nearest Ski
Banner Elk NC

Car: Necessary

Biking (Damascus Va, Creeper Trail 15-45mn away), Flea Market, Historic Sites and Towns, Jonesboro Story Festival, Rythym and Roots Festival circa Sept18 , Bristol Race Track,white water nearby,Appalachian trail on S. Holston Mtn.Bristol Country Music Museum,Biltmore Ashville NC


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: I am a local lawyer that practices in Virginia and Tennessee. We have three wonderful daughters. We bought our lakehouse to retire back in 2001 . Wonderful vacation home, even to use to get out of town for a weekend. I . There are many things to do,mostly we relax and enjoy a beautiful view that captures us all.

Why the Owner Chose Bristol, TN, USA:
Our dream home is located on a hillside with much in the way of natural beauty. The Lake is a wonderful forested mountain backdrop with a view from the hillside second to none. We have installed windows troughout to open you to clean fresh air in season(of course ac when needed). Decks exist for outside dining and barbecue on gas grill. Lots of steps will get your exercise during the week. We are near parks and hiking trails. You can enjoy historic trips to Jonesborough,Abingdon,Greenville,Bristol active downtown and country Music heritage.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Bring your own boat or jet ski to use our dock for some lake funand swimming. There are plenty of places around you can rent boats . Enjoy a beautiful clean lake to swim and fish. We are located near a national forest and the Appalachian trail biking on the Va. Creeper trail between Abingdon and Damascus is wonderful. I hope the weather is pleasant, as it usually is, but if not you will have many other activites to enjoy.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/21/2017

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  • lake house Aug 2011 w/ new additions,outside shower,new deck

    lake house Aug 2011 w/ new additions,outside shower,new deck

  • evening view of South Holston river from top of S Holston dam on a cool night

    evening view of South Holston river from top of S Holston dam on a cool night

  • Springtime looking in direction of Laurel Marina from south deck

    Springtime looking in direction of Laurel Marina from south deck

  • going down Laurel creek or Beaver creek at Backbone rock hiking park w Sea Eagle

    going down Laurel creek or Beaver creek at Backbone rock hiking park w Sea Eagle

  • sun room w SAT HDTV

    sun room w SAT HDTV

  • 3rd floor bath

    3rd floor bath

  • main floor living/dining

    main floor living/dining

  • boating on the lake

    boating on the lake

  • boat dock in Aug 2011

    boat dock in Aug 2011

  • cliff jumping on S Holston Lake at cliff island

    cliff jumping on S Holston Lake at cliff island

  • central floor looking into dining area from living room

    central floor looking into dining area from living room

  • South Holston Lake in summer. My photo..real proud.

    South Holston Lake in summer. My photo..real proud.

  • lake in winter when water has dropped from front balcony deck

    lake in winter when water has dropped from front balcony deck

  • mater bedroom

    mater bedroom

  • kitchen,side dining table and circle, 
stairs to loft bedroom

    kitchen,side dining table and circle, stairs to loft bedroom

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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