About the property
- House960 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Econony 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 Lake Front in Lake Santeetlah
Lake front 3 bedroom 2 bath home on the shores of beautiful Lake Santeetlah. Family friendly home with large screened in porch over looking lake and USFS mountain views. Large outside entertaining deck, private boat dock with easy paved access. Located close to Hwy 129 'The Dragon', Deal's Gap, Cherohala Skyway, Scenic drives, White water rafting on Nantahala River, Biking, hiking, horseback riding, boating, jet skiing, pristine waters to swim, fish, and enjoy. Easy access to town of Robbinsville.
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- May 25, 2018
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Something Special at Lake Santeetlah
The general area is beautiful with scenic views of lakes, rivers, mountains, and trees, ideal roads for motorcycles and small sports cars, and good hiking off of HW 143. However, dining is limited. The Hub in Robbinsville is good for lunch, and the Tapoco Lodge on HW 129 is good for lunch or dinner. The Lodge has a deck overlooking a cascading river. If you dine at either place, go during good weather and low traffic times because most seating is outdoors and service declines significantly during crowded times. Both of these dining spots are about 15 minutes in opposite directions from the house.
The house is located in the City of Santeetlah, a hilly neighborhood that juts out into Lake Santeetlah. The main road through the neighborhood is one-way running around the edge of the lake. Other roads lead up to the top to the hill. The views are excellent, making for goods walks. The north side of the neighborhood is primarily 1970s or earlier cabins, while the south side transitions to high-end summer homes.
The cabin, Something Special, is located on a paved, dead-end side road that eliminates the need to drive the entire one-way road when coming and going. Gravel parking is adequate for several cars if parked back to back. The location is away from the main roads, so the area is quiet.
The house is a traditional 1970s style rectangular lake cabin. A large screened porch has good views across and down the lake to the mountains. Some of the lake can be seen from the living/dining/kitchen area. The cabin has a swim dock for tying up a boat and extra lake-view seating at the dock and on an exterior patio.
The master bedroom and bath are functional and the two smaller extra bedrooms are OK for a second couple and two children who would share a second bath. Other than a lack of dishwasher, the house has all one needs in appliances, including A/C and washer and drier.
The issues with the cabin are (1) the furniture and beds are old and saggy; (2) the porch furniture is wicker and not comfortable for lounging; (3) the house has very little water pressure (only one faucet at a time); and the rent is a bit high. The management company, Cherokee Rental, is very responsive.
We did not complete all the drives and hikes we planned, so we will return again. In spite of some flaws, we will probably rent the house again when we return.
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Something Special and we hope you return again. The owners replaced the mattress in the master bedroom and added new outside furniture!
Truly something special!
One of the most peaceful vacations we've ever had! The views from the screened porch were amazing! We had all our meals overlooking beautiful Lake Santeetlah, read, played family games, or watched our children swimming or my husband fishing off the dock. Enjoyed the owner's canoe and floats. Plenty of deck chairs. S'mores at night in the fire pit. Would stay there again!
We are so glad that you enjoyed the house and your time on Lake Santeetlah! We hope to see you next year!
Property was as advertised and perfect for our stay!!!
We loved the screened porch. The views were incredible! Dock access was easy and dock was great! Love the cove house is in! We would definitely rent this property again.
We are glad that you enjoyed your time at Lake Santeetlah. We hope to see you again!
Beautiful setting- looks out over the mountains- clean water
Just finished 5 days in June-Great dock, clean lake, cute house, great for kayaks, paddle boards. We drove the Dragon Tail, went to Cherokee and played in the water!
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you next year.
Located with easy access to Hwy 129 'The Dragon', Deal's Gap, scenic drives on Cherohala Skyway, Hwy 28, Whitewater rafting on Nantahala River, hiking, biking, horse back riding all nearby.
Pristine waters for boating, fishing, and swimming. Local artisans, local crafters, and Stecoah Valley Center for shopping locally made arts and crafts.
Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest is always a must see.
Cherokee's Harrah's Casino is only a short drive away.
Out door activities abound.