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Norris Lake, DEERFIELD RESORT: Great Lot! Sleeps 16

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bdrm + Loft, 4 Bathroom

Sunday-to-Sunday rental in summer

4-night minimum in off season.

This large home is on one of the best lots on Norris Lake for 2 reasons: As a relatively flat lot, there is one step to the water off the walkway (plus steps on the deck on the house). This is ideal for those that aren't good with steps like toddlers, older people, babes-in-arms and those carrying heavy coolers! Second reason: House is on the tip of a peninsula, there is a lot of shoreline for a spacious feel and excellent views. As you sit on the patio on the shore, you will enjoy the view of wilderness across the water!

This Non-Smoking FIVE bedroom + loft, FOUR bathroom home is a paradise for boating, water-skiing, fishing, and golfing. Pets welcome, but NO CATS.

We pride ourselves to have one of the best rental homes on the lake.

Location: Waterfront on the point. FLAT lot with no steps. Great for seniors and toddlers. Part of Deerfield Resort which includes resort pool, tennis courts, playground - gated community for security.

Deck: Overlooking the lake and dock, relax as the sun sets. An additional waterfront patio is steps from the lake. Enjoy a drink and watch the sunset!

Stainless Steel Gas Grill

Modern Kitchen: Includes large refrigerator with freezer. An additional freezer is steps away to store ice and other food. A second refrigerator is in the basement to store additional beverages. Fully stocked with full set pots & pans, dishes, utensils, etc. Cook top range, oven, microwave, and central preparation island, makes it easy to prepare for multiple families.

Central Stereo System: Main room and for deck outside.

2 Great Rooms: Two separate rooms both with TV and VCR.

Plus game area with dart board and separate TV & Play Station PS2 with Sega Genesis Classic games!

Walkway: A paved walkway from the house to the dock. (Coolers and carts roll easily.)

Dock: The boat dock has a slip for your boat. (This is an uncovered slip. Other slips are for the owner.) The dock features a slide for the kids to play on. A large area for sun bathing and ladder for swimming makes it easy to spend the entire day down at the dock.

Deerfield Resort: Guests have access to the golf course, private marina, pool, volleyball court and tennis court. Once you drop your boat in the water at the marina, it is a 2 minute boat ride to the dock at the house.

Airstrip: One of our community's most unique features is a private airstrip with a 3000-foot paved runway.

FREE – Internet with Wi Fi

FREE – Local and long distance calls


Boat Rentals: Springs Dock and Shanghai Marina is close to Deerfield Resort and offer pontoons, ski boats, fishing boats or wave runners for rent: 5 minutes driving / 2 minutes by boat.

Fishing Licenses: Licenses are NOT available at the marinas, but can be purchased in town at Walmart or by calling 888-814-8972

Golf Course: The Greens at Deerfield offers a beautiful 6800-yard championship course designed by Bobby Clampett. The course also features a driving range and practice greens. The Golf Shop offers a full service pro shop with a wide array of clubs, accessories and apparel.

Deerfield's Recreational Amenities:

Swimming Pool: Open Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend. 9AM-9PM Daily. There is no lifeguard on duty. An adult must accompany children under 12.

Tennis Courts: Open all year - Daylight-Dark It is not necessary to reserve court time. Rental racquets and balls are available at the Deerfield office.

Sand Volleyball: Open all year - Daylight-Dark Volleyball available at Deerfield office.


The Green's Grill located inside the clubhouse at The Greens at Deerfield offers breakfast and lunch. Open 7 days Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day Weekend. Open Fri, Sat & Sun in April, May, September, and October.

The marinas of Springs Dock, Shanghai Resort & Sequoyah Marina all have good food.

McCloud Mountain Trails & Restaurant:

This is one of the most beautiful mountain views in the area. The Developer of Deerfield Resort is also the developer of McCloud Mountain.This is worth the 35 minute drive.

University of Tennessee - About 45 minutes from the stadium.

Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg attractions are only a 60 minute drive

More Details

Craig & Gretchen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Craig & Gretchen

We have owned this home since 1999. The time at Norris Lake has been one of the best experiences for our family.

Craig & Gretchen purchased this house in 1999

Why Craig & Gretchen chose Norris Lake

Awesome lot! In Deerfield Resort with security gate entrance.


La Follette House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master ensuite - toilet , shower , Part of Master Bdrm 1
    Blue Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , On 2nd floor next to Mstr Bdrm 2. (To be remodeled in 2015)
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , On 1st floor. (To be remodeled in 2015)
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Lower level. Shared by Bdrm 4 & 5. (To be remodeled in 2015)
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master Bdrm 2 - 1 queen , One of 2 bedrooms on the 2nd floor. Bthrm next to it.
    Master Bdrm - 1 king , Large room. Private balcony. Ensuite bthrm.
    Bunk Room - 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Sleeps 6: 2 sets of bunks + 2 trundle beds. On 1st floor.
    Queen - Bdrm 4 - 1 queen , Lower Level
    2 Twins - Bdrm 5 - 2 twin/ single , Lower Level
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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average rating of 3.857143 based on 14 reviews

Dissappointing, did not match our expectations of what we were told about the property.

  • 1 of 5

The property was not maintained well at all. The landscape and grass was overgrown and the house had a musty odor. There were visible clues that animals had been in the house. The house could use some updating and maintenance on the outside. It was very disappointing to find the owner's boats in the slips. We were told ahead of time that we would have a slip available but we were not informed, nor expected to see that the owner's boats would be present while we were there. We have been renting for several years at this lake and have never experienced this before. We have a larger boat and it was very difficult to fit the large boat in the single slip provided. We have not had this problem at other rentals. If we had known this before hand, we would not have rented this house. We were very disappointed in the entire property.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is 90% untrue, and we found this response shocking and feel it is in retaliation. We have discovered that there was a large party at the home and overcrowded with the number of people that were allowed to stay there. We clearly state that renters have available one slip. Renter knew that. All slips are standard size across the entire lake. He never asked a size. We talked to him at length on the telephone. Unreasonably, he wanted us to move boats to a marina. After we offered to let him move one boat, he said "thank you but I discovered that my boat fits in the slip after all." He was happy and satisfied. We have an exterminator and they have addressed his accusation there. I will admit that the bushes out front need trimming, and the caretaker has this scheduled. Grass is cut every week.
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Great house! Perfect for our trip. Excellent dock as well. Would absolutely stay there again.

  • 5 of 5

Great trip in this beautiful home. Had everything we needed. Would definitely come back to this property!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and i came for our yearly vacation, we had 7 adults and 4 little ones running around. The house was amazing and the view was unbelievable to be that close to the lake , you could sit on the couch and watch the lake if you choose to. There was plenty of sleeping areas for all the families to spread out and bathrooms too. The yard was just flat enough the boys could run around and play, and my husband and i could walk it too. I understood the garage it is someone house , they do use it . My family is already talking about coming back next year .. thanks so much for letting us use your beautiful home

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the modern rustic!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the modern rustic of this place!

With bedrooms and bathrooms on every floor, and extra loft space, we had plenty of comfortable beds for everyone.

The two separate family room areas, allowed our large family enough space for the different generations to do their thing. The foosball, darts and video games helped keep the kids occupied during the one rainy afternoon.

Deck and patio outside were comfortable and it was nice to be able to sit on the patio - so close to the water - and enjoy the view every night.

The boat slip provided was a great resource so that we could keep our boat on property. Close to the boat-launching marina so very convenient.

When we had a couple of questions, the owners responded right away.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property! Wonderful weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We sincerely appreciate the owner making this home available to us for the weekend. We had a small private wedding ceremony on the patio area by the lake. It was fantastic! Everyone in our group had a wonderful time and we are already discussing renting the Curk House again next year!

I highly recommend this property to anyone interested in a beautiful lakeside home.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Russia, OH USA

Once beautiful home in need of attention!

  • 2 of 5

Due to our large family spread out all over the country we have used VRBO on numerous occasions. This year it was decided to spend a week in beautiful Norris Lake with our crew of 8 adults and 4 children. This rental seemed to fit the bill with its breathtaking views, great location and large sleeping quarters. My wife and I arrived on Sunday for a full two days of rest and relaxation prior to the arrival of our children and grand kids. Our first impression of the property was somewhat mixed. The garage we walked thru to the kitchen was absolutely filthy and cluttered. As we walked inside the house looked nice but could not help to notice the dirty windows and stained carpet. As we made our way thru to the sleeping quarters my wife began to check the bedding. She was not impressed. The beds were lumpy and soft and the sheets seemed old and thin. As we entered the downstairs we both noticed dampness and a musty smell. The numerous windows looked like they had not been cleaned for months. Not impressed! As we made our way outside patio I immediately checked out the gas grill. The grill was trash and the propane tank was empty. The entire patio was covered with leaves and small twigs. It looked as though a storm had just moved threw the area. The lower level of the patio was covered with a heap of water hose and assorted trash. So much for our two days of rest and relaxation! My wife and I immediately began to strip and wash all the bedding, clean some of the main windows facing the lake, sweeping off the patios, and cleaning floors and carpet.

Overall we had a great vacation at this beautiful lake but would never rent this one time beautiful home again. In my opinion this place was way overpriced!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Never received any call as to problems upon this renters stay. Garage is 90% free and clear. It has not been painted in awhile, so probably doesn't show well. But we looked at this as a pass through and not a main living area. Bedding: most mattresses are brand new and none are old. Sheets are all 1 year old or less. They are not lumpy. We have no problems in the basement so I have no idea what they are talking about there. Windows do need to be cleaned - it has been about 3 weeks since last done. With frequent storms in the middle of woods - yes - twigs will fall. Celaning crew sweeps but they don't camp out on the deck. Gas grill is being replaced. Propane tank is based on renters honor system. As it states in renters instructions, if its empty - there are two places to get new tanks and we reimburse. Water hose is in the corner. Assorted trash - huh? All sheets and floors were cleaned before their arrival. Again - never heard from this renter as to any problems. See the other positive reviews with all the people who disagree.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $250
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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