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Just A Floating Is A Place To Get Away From It All...

Fontana Dam, NC, USA
  • House Boat1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6

Houseboat is stationary * Can Not be Moved * Please contact me before Booking your stay, 828-479-3787 or 828-498-2129, or my cell 828-735-2627.If you want to get away from it all, this is the place to come and relax soak some sun in, go fishing, swimming, jet skiing, hiking, or get on the party top and enjoy the Great Smoky Mountain view. This Houseboat is located directly on Fontana Lake at the Marina only 300 yards away. This can sleep up to 6 people.* If you bring more people than you put on the inquiry for your stay it will be $75.00 extra per person! Max occupancy 6.Only 1 pet allowed which includes $50 pet fee.


Attention : Ask about our weekday Special only $150 a night Mon -Thursday ONLY, starting this fall.


Karen Johnson

Member Since 2015
Response rate:
Response time:
within two days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Karen Johnson

My name is Karen and my husband name is Harold we both were born and raised here, and we would like to share our beautiful mountains, and Lake with you...There is no where else I'd want to be than right here where I am today... We both have children, and grandchildren, and thank our Dear Lord Jesus Christ for blessing us with what we have... We love our little town of Stecoah, and Robbinsville as we know you will fall in love with it to.

Karen Johnson purchased this House Boat in 2014

Why Karen Johnson chose Yellow Creek

There nothing like been on the water, my husband knows this lake very well he has fished ,and hunted this lake since he was a little boy, sometimes it feels like a little piece of heaven.

What makes this House Boat unique

We love our houseboat for many reasons, it's very spacious, all the comforts of home, power, water, A/C, one couches that pull out to full size beds, bunks bed in hallway that are both full size bed, and one King in back , standard Refrig. oven, and microwave, and Ice maker, Party deck on top with a slide, two big decks on each side with grill water hose access, and double carport for our pontoon, bass boat. We Love it....


    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Hallway Bunk beds
        1 bunk bed, Bunk beds are full size beds
      • Master bed room
        1 king
      • living room sofa pull outs
        1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 large sofa pull out to full size beds
      • 1 large couches in living room that pull out into full beds, bunk beds in hallway are both full size beds, and King in back bed room, a total of 3 full size beds, and 1 King.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • standup shower, vanity, and marina toilet... NOTE
        please make sure no tampons are put in toilet, and only RV or marina toilet paper can be used due to it goes through a chopping waste system holding tank..we ask that toilet paper be put in trash can beside vanity. There will be a $350.00 charge if we have to send in maintenance to fix toilet, if rules are not followed Also there are bathrooms at marina, and at the entrance of parking lot, please see pictures I've provided...

      Location Type

        • Lake View
          Houseboat on Fontana Lake Marina
        • Lakefront
          Houseboat on Fontana Lake Marina
        • Mountain View
          Great Smoky Mountains National Park
        • Rural
          Nearest Grocery store in 30 minutes away in Robbinsville which is about 20 miles from Marina, Fontana Village does have a General Stores, and 2 restaurants.
        • Village
          Fontana Village Resort


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                      3 ton AC unit
                    • Garage
                      Garage dumper is located at marina parking at the end of walk way ramp...Please take your own trash out.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      3 ton AC unit
                    • Linens Provided
                      Linens are provided and extras are in back bedroom closet
                    • Living Room
                      Couch, love set, recliner 6 people, 47'TV with direct TV cable, DVD player, DVD movies , games, ceiling fan. Please Do Not touch steering wheel or buttons on top.
                    • Parking
                      parking will be at top of marina
                    • Towels Provided
                      up to four people located in back bedroom closet with linens


                        • Coffee Maker
                          standard 12 cup/ with K-cup
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          all dishes are available, glass, cups, pots, and pans, silverware etc.
                        • Kitchen
                          Full kitchen with cookware, coffee pot, silverware, pots, and pans, blender, microwave,, spices, double sink.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          110 oven cooks slower than a standard oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          All can food is for any one to use.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          110 stove cooks slower than a standard stove
                        • Toaster
                          in cabinet above refrigerator


                            • Dining
                              sets 4 people, out side front porch sets 8
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • DVD Player
                                  with some DVD movies
                                • Games
                                  playing cards, checkers , and many other different board games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Direct TV cable
                                • Stereo
                                  has radio,system in living room can be controlled where you want to listen to music back bedroom, even out on front deck.
                                • Television


                                    • Boat
                                      can rent bass boat, pontoon boat, please call and ask about rental rates, and deposits.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      two kayaks, and one balance board, these come with the houseboat rental, please make sure to return them and the paddles where you found them. All children 13 years or younger must wear a life vest
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      this is located on the 500ft deck on left, Please clean grill after each use. there is also water hose .
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      check for life vests at the marina


                                        • smoking allowed
                                          only out on decks, or party top
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • churches
                                            • marina
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • laundromat

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing


                                                            • Check out all the trails, Hazel Creek, Eagle Creek, and Appalachian Trail, great fishing large, and small mouth bass, brim, pike, and trout, or check out Fontana Dam, Romantic sunset views.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 11:00 AM

                                                              Check-out: 3:00 PM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

                                                              17 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              The best place in the world

                                                              Mark S.

                                                              Fontana Lake is nothing short of an untouched paradise, and this boat is a perfect way to enjoy that. The boat is surprisingly more stocked than any other cabin I have ever been to - it has multiple extra sheets, pillows, has a modestly stocked pantry/kitchen, and the list could go on. The boat was extremely clean and well maintained. It appears to have had an update inside within the past few years. You might think it would feel cramped inside a boat with six people, but with two side docks, a front deck, back deck, and top deck you can actually wind up losing people!

                                                              Karen and Harold really took care of the lot of six of us this vacation, and they for sure will be having future guests at their property!

                                                              Loved The Boathouse Living

                                                              Chris U.Charleston, SC

                                                              My wife, son and his friend and I stayed at "Just a Floating" for four nights in early June and love it! My wife and son normally get motion sickness and did not have any problems. The boat was very clean and well equipped.The beds were very comfortable. The slide was great! The kids enjoyed playing on the paddleboard. Sitting up top watching the stars at night was a perfect end to the night. Fontana Lake is absolutely beautiful. You are surrounded by mountains everywhere you go. The lake was very serene and not crowded. Fishing was good.

                                                              Karen was great and very accomodating. We really enjoyed the early check in and late check out. (We didn't have a pet.) This was a great family vacation with lifelong memories.

                                                              Hedden family from Murphy

                                                              Just wanted to say what an awesome time our family had on the house boat. This rental is so great! The Johnsons are such nice folks, and the houseboat is awesome. Not only a beautiful boat but super clean with all the comforts of home. The lake was so beautiful even through we didn't catch any fish. Ha! This is a slice of heaven on the water.

                                                              Loved, loved, loved this place!

                                                              Jo L.Gaston, SC

                                                              My husband & I spent his birthday weekend on this houseboat. The houseboat has everything you could possibly want and Karen & Harold are the most hospitable people! We enjoyed the beautiful scenery, took a tour around the lake, grilled every nite, fished right of the boat in deep water and had plenty of room to move around with the huge decks the owners have attached to the houseboat. We were there when the colors were just beginning to change and the nites were cool...woke up each morning in fog- which soon burned off, our own little blanket of peace! Kitchen is well stocked, bed is super comfortable, satellite tv provided, very clean and inviting...also Wi-Fi for those who can't wait to get those vacation pictures on Facebook! We will definitely return at first chance!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for choosing our houseboat, we hope to see you back real soon,you left the houseboat in great shape, Thank you for the awesome review. :)

                                                              Awesome houseboat! We had such a wonderful time!

                                                              Bob and DebbieKnoxville, TN

                                                              My husband and I loved our stay! It was my birthday and we rode the jet skis for hours looking at the majestic scenery. The Mountains are beautiful to look at and the lake water is so crystal clear. Everything you need and more is there. Karen and Harold are great to work with. We can't wait to go again.

                                                              best place ever!!

                                                              LISA B.

                                                              My family can not even begin to tell people how great this vacaction was. This house boat was just heaven. Everything was so super clean and you literally don't have to take anything but your clothes. They provide everything from the snacks to the clean bedsheets. My 2 boys swam and did kayaks they provided and they enjoyed the slide. We will defintely be returning again.


                                                              Fontana Dam, NC, USA

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                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Pet Fee
                                                              Additional Guest Fee
                                                              Damage Deposit
                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              I require a security deposit check of $500.00 to be sent to me 30 days before arrival All 7 day bookings automatically get a Mon.Tues. or Wed, night FREE thats a $150 savings...Already discounted Deposit will be $500.00 for houseboat and pontoon which I will hold until cleaning and checked for possible damages. A cleaning fee of $100.00 is due at checkout

                                                              17 Reviews
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