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180 Degree View of Lake from the Home. Hiking, Mountain Biking, KAYAKS INCLUDED!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Both homes are inholdings of a 2000 acre state park with public swimming beach

Of the 2 million homes listed on VRBO and HomeAway these are the only two which are inside a park. How is that for unique and exquisite.

There is a video of this home on the last photograph above.

Boardwalk (#641693) has four bedroom, two bathrooms and sleeps 12. There are two sleeping sofas in the living room. The lawn goes right down to the water for a 180 degree view of the lake. The home's screened in porch faces the lawn and lake. The boat house holds kayaks, a canoe, and a sunfish . The trail on the right (north) of the lake shore hides a wonderful secluded beach!

The beautiful wooded state park that surrounds you has a swimming area, free boat launch, community building that will hold over 100 people (ideal for weddings and business meetings), picnic shelters, mountain bike and hiking trails, canoe and paddle boat rentals. Visit Lake Norman State Park Webpage at: .

These homes can be rented separately or together. They are ideal for family reunions, corporate retreats, social gatherings, church groups and nature lovers.

Must be at least 25 years old to rent either of these two homes.

This VBRO site (641693) is the listing for BoardWalk, the smaller of my two homes. These lake-front homes are 90 feet apart and are inholdings of Lake Norman State Park.

Park Place #418081 has five bedrooms, FOUR of which are MASTER SUITES. One has a king bed, four bedrooms have queens and the large THEATER (14 by 30) has 3 sofa sleepers. There is a sleeper sofa in the reading nook and a sleeper sofa in the game room. The master suites have their own private decks. There are six full and one half baths. Four of the five bedrooms have their own complete private full bath! The top entrance level is handicapped friendly with entrance ramp, all doors 36 inch wide and the walk-in master shower is approximately 5 by 8 feet. This property has its own private dock in a wooded cove!

These homes, BoardWalk #641693 & Park Place #418081, TOGETHER sleeps up to 32 and are on the same cul-de-sac street. Their driveways are 90 feet apart. BoardWalk (#641693) sleeps up to 12 and rents for $400 per night for a two night or more rental. Park Place (#418081) sleeps up to 20 and rents for $600 per night for a two night or more rental.

More Details

Jack Greene
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Jack Greene

The owner, Jack Greene, was the West District Naturalist for the North Carolina State Parks for 14 years. He has worked as a tour guide on cruise boats in Alaska and on the Columbia River. Currently he is a world wide nature guide and has led 15 groups to Africa, and has led groups to New Zealand, Costa Rica, France, Thailand, British Virgin Islands, Newfoundland, western United States national parks and many other locations.

Jack Greene purchased this house in 2014

Why Jack Greene chose Lake Norman of Catawba

BIG WATER meets your pier, lawn, boathouse and ramp. Outdoor activities abound: water sports, hiking or mountain biking at your front and back doors. Half mile off your shore is an island where the great blue herons have had a rookery the last two summers. Another, smaller island, just as close is where osprey have nested for the last ten years. Walking by the lake shore you will have your own private wooded park with natural beaches, fishing spots and coves. Watching the Sun set behind the herons with its long tongue of fire dancing on the water brings your day to a sigh.

What makes this house unique

You will never get tired of viewing the lake. Its almost like a living thing, almost always moving, changing color, form, mood.

Then there is the park that surrounds you with its hiking and biking trails, largest public beach on the lake, free boat launch, picnic areas and community building, park office and nature center. and have canoes and paddle boats for rent.


Lake Norman of Catawba House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Laundry accommodations in upper level bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Boardwalk, VRBO # 641693, has 4 bedrooms, each with queen beds. Two sleeping sofas are in the living room. Counting 2 people for each bedroom and 2 persons per sleeping sofa brings the total the home can sleep is 12.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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180 Degree View of Lake from the Home. Hiking, Mountain Biking, KAYAKS INCLUDED!
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing weekend with our family and friends. Jack is a great host. Highly recommended this place.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sammamish, WA

Vacation Home With A View

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful spacious home with a large screened in porch where my toddler grandsons got to run from one end to the other. Nice boathouse with everything you need to enjoy beautiful Lake Norman.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great views, nice house, great trip!

  • 5 of 5

We had a family get together at this property and the sister property. This house is a little more of a cabin feel, a little more dated than the other home. But it was great, and has the better view and dock of the two. we had 12 adults and 11 kids and we had plenty of room between the two houses. Jack was very easy to work with, gave great instructions for check in etc. Great place, highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

We rented both homes and enjoyed the canoe and kayaks!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Swansboro NC

Great time with Family on the LAKE

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd trip to Lake Norman. Have always stayed farther south- being north WAS GREAT!!! The dock is sufficient and the kids fishing there was successful. The house was everything a Lake house should be. Comfy and a place to lay your head after a LONG day on the water. The screened in porch was perfect for the evening. The kitchen had everything you would need. The appliances are newer and work great. The living spaces are conveniently located at Lake level with all bedrooms upstairs. This location is NOT in a cove but seems to be protected from the main channel. Our 23'+ boat trailer fit on the property with some creative parking. The boat ramp is very close and the Blue Parrott restaurant was an easy 20 min boat ride. Food and drinks were GREAT. Another memorable trip to Lake Norman- will stay up North again!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

Your home had everything we needed and communication with you was a breeze. I hope to come back some day. Thank you Jack and friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
charlotte Douglas Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Larkin Golf Club
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Salisbury, North Carolina
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Interstate 77 and Interstate 40
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Appalachian Ski Center
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Park's Public Beach (largest on lake!)
Car: necessary

Located inside a beautiful Lake Norman State Park with 13 miles of shoreline, 7 miles of hiking trails and 12 miles of mountain biking trails. Lake Norman has 520 miles of shoreline and over 50 square miles of surface area.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 6.75%

100% refund if we are able to re-book your dates, otherwise no refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.