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Lakeridge House-Beautiful Views And Close To Everything You Want To Do!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Lakeridge House is a beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 and a half bath home with 2 large porches that overlook Fontana Lake. There is room for six with a king bed in the master bedroom, a queen and a trundle bed in the second and third bedrooms. Lakeridge House is located close to so many awesome outdoor activities. The Smoky Mountain National Forest, Joyce Kilmer National Forest, whitewater river rafting at the NOC, Tsali Recreation Area, kayaking, boat rentals, hiking, Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, and fishing are only a few of the fun things you can enjoy. Bryson City is a short 15 minute drive where you can pick up groceries, shop and dine at some fantastic restaurants. Right outside of town, you can picnic and tube down Deep Creek. This is a family favorite! The house is supplied with all you will need to enjoy your visit. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the cookware you would need to make delicious meals at home. There is also a gas grill available to use. Linens and towels are supplied for you as well. A washer and dryer are there just in case you need it.

You will love just sitting on one of the two porches looking at the beautiful surroundings and listening to many varieties of birds. There is a table on the top porch where you may enjoy a meal or an early morning cup of coffee. Come and enjoy the sites and sounds of the beautiful and relaxing Lakeridge House.

Please note: There is no land line telephone available and some cell phone carriers may not get reception!

More Details

Melissa Howard
Member since: 2015
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 few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Melissa Howard

We have family that have a cabin in this area and have vacationed in this area for years. We would rent a couple of pontoon boats and go out on Fontana Lake and fell in love. There is so much to do in this area, we would run out of time before we could do everything we wanted! I dreamed of having a home on the lake but never thought that dream would come true. When my husband retired, we started looking for homes here and found this home. When we saw the view from the back porches, we knew we could make this home a place not only we, but our family and friends could come and truly enjoy God's creation. We would be honored if you would like to come and stay in our beautiful mountain getaway!

Melissa Howard purchased this house in 2013


Almond House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - shower , Garden Tub
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bath Upper Floor - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - Trundle
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Sleep Number
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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(19 traveler reviews)

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Lakeridge House-Beautiful Views And Close To Everything You Want To Do!
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful house, great location

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully appointed home with great lake views and ample covered porches, this location was the perfect getaway for our business planning and fun retreat. We'd definitely return. Highly recommend a day on the lake via one of the nearby boat rental docks!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review of Lakeridge House Brian! It’s great to know this place is good for business retreats as well as relaxing, and family fun. We would welcome your group to come back anytime.
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Felt even more like home than home!

  • 5 of 5

My entire family was thrilled when we drove up to this lovely house overlooking Fontana Lake and the mountains -- it felt every bit as homey as our own home, except cleaner and with a better view! :) The exterior and interior are beautiful: it's open, airy, relaxing, lovely attention to detail, comfortable, and immaculate. And when we sat on the porch, we stayed for hours, just enjoying the view, the breeze, each other's company, and the hilarious birds who continuously come back and forth to the bird feeders for more treats. The owner was extremely accommodating, making sure we had what we needed and checking in with us via text. I was able to cook meals every day, as the kitchen had all the tools and staples one would need. My 7-year-old was thrilled with the board games and puzzles downstairs, and my 10-year-old was all about the pool table in the garage. About a mile or two from the house, there's a boat dock where you can rent a boat in season (we got a pontoon boat for a very reasonable rate). There's a grocery store within about 20 minutes of the house in Bryson City, where there are also nice shops, restaurants and the main station for the amazing Great Smokey Mountain Railroad. Asheville is only about an hour's drive away. One thing to be prepared for is their true mountain home driveway -- it's up a pretty steep, curvy hill from my Floridian perspective, though that may be pretty typical to mountain folks. And the lovely view is well worth it -- we enjoyed visiting various nearby places in the morning, i.e. going on the lake, hiking trails in the Great Smokey Mountains Ntl Park, visiting Fontana Dam, etc., but we gravitated back to the house in the evening to just relax and enjoy the lovely surroundings. I normally have a hard time prying myself away from work, but this house truly made me relax and take a break. Highly recommended! I know we will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well thank you so much Tiffany for these kind words!! We appreciate you and your family taking great care of Lakeridge House during your stay. Please come back for more relaxation soon!
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Thomson, GA

It was a great house and we loved it. It was probably the cleanest house we have ever stayed in.

  • 5 of 5

The location was great for us, we loved the peace and quiet. The house had everything you could want. The house was so well decorated. The porch was great for watching the birds and the rain. We are already planning another visit next summer have to go back to work now. Will recommend to others. You could ask for more.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Faye for the great review! Keeping Lakeridge House clean and "like new" is super important to us. We want our guests to know we take pride in maintaining this home so it will be clean each time they visit. The porch is the perfect place to relax when a gentle rain comes through. We try to keep plenty of birdseed and hummingbird food on hand for guests to fill feeders if they become empty so the birds keep coming back. I love sitting out on the porch in the mornings and evenings and see the variety of birds that come to feed! We are so glad you enjoyed your trip and look forward to hosting you next summer.
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Gorgeous house, great view.

  • 5 of 5

House was huge, beautiful, clean, and comfortable! They had everything we needed and more. Would def stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad your family enjoyed your time at Lakeridge House and that it met all your needs. Our priority to our guests is to make an environment where you can just come and relax. We would welcome you back to Lakeridge (Ouse anytime!
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We’ll be back!

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous house! So comfortable, cozy and tastefully decorated - we didn’t want to leave to go hiking! Additionally, as a family that rents many vacation houses, it was nice that the house was stocked with paper products, spices for cooking, etc. vs having to pack and take “that bag” with us - which only enhanced the overall experience. Also, Melissa couldn’t have been any nicer - answered all our questions before the trip an during. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled your family enjoyed your stay! It is our desire to make you feel at home and that you don't have to "prepare" too much to come and relax. Glad you got to come and enjoy all the beauty the mountains offer. Looking forward to your return visit!
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This place is perfect, beautiful, very clean and has Mom’s stamp of approval

  • 5 of 5

We had a family trip in December of 2017 and spend new year eve in this house. Every one in the family loved the house and by far the best vacation ! It is beautiful, no description will make justice for the house unless you see it. Even after we left we still talk about how the owner thought about every single detail in this gorgeous house. We enjoyed playing pool table, cooking meals and we loved the vintage look of lake ridge house. Thank you sooo much to Melissa For being avavilbe by phone, mail and text . We are thinking of going back and highly recommending this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We couldn't be happier that your family enjoyed this week at Lakeridge! It means so much to us that you considered it "the best vacation" and that it met your expectations. Please come back soon!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

No WiFi available. No land line phone available in home. Check in time is at 3 p.m. Check out time is at 10 a.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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