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WInter Monthly Discount. A family fun "Trip down memory lane' at Lake Tomahawk

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1940's lake cottage restored to reflect it's fun & funky vintage era

Come and RELAX at Grandmas Lake Cottage. Gather your family & pet (pet fee required) for a step back in time with modern-day conveniences. Play badmitton, croquet, tennis, golf, hoola hoop or snow sled. Basketball court is also nearby.A basket of books for the kiddos and table-time games, make THIS vacation relaxing and memorable!

Creek rock stoping is a 8 minute walk down tree-lined, sidewalk neighborhoods.

Just 100 steps to lake, this restored and updated cottage with two bedrooms with iron queen beds and one bonus bedroom with a fabric door and twin trundle bed.

Full bathroom upstairs with vintage vanity and shower and half-bath downstairs.

Open the cupboards in this fun kitchen to find FUNKY FUN dishes and utensils just like grandma used to use.

A wonderful Mountain View beckons YOU directly across from the lake where you can relax on the side deck and look at the Mountain View from your rhododendron trimmed custom deck. The mornings and evenings are gentle to the ear with the frolicking ducks and geese you here near!

More Details

Karen & Dan Leonetti
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Karen & Dan Leonetti

We have owned and run our own vacation rental since 1992. We've had properties on the beach and now in the mountains. We used to vacation in Lovely Black Mountain for seven years before moving here permanently in 2013. We love the way the valley seems to give us a hug and just say ahhhhh every day that we awake here!

Karen & Dan Leonetti purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Karen & Dan Leonetti chose Black Mountain

This is a special CIRCA 1940s lake cottage that we lovingly restored to keep its vintage flair, yet adding modern-day comfort conveniences for your 'Trip down memory lane.'

What makes this cottage unique

Location,location, location!

We Want to keep Grandma's Lake Cottage funky, fun and relaxed so families can bring their WELL-BEHAVED and HOUSE TRAINED pets and play at the lake, playground, swimming pool, tennis or golf courts course nearby..

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for the memories attending a local beautiful Black Mountain wedding!
May 2015
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Black Mountain Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs bathroom - toilet , shower , Sweet vintage sink stand with storage drawers, corner shower
    Half Powder room downstairs - toilet , i/2 bath w/ sink & potty
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Twin w/ trundle has fabric door, cozy!
    Futon in Living Room downstairs - 1 sleep sofa /futon , full-size futon, sleeps 2 in living room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Restored LOVELY Wood floors, new beds, comfy linens & pillows
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis
Danny runs a bridal/ special events transportation service in his vintage '74 VW Thing. **ONSITE WASHER AND DRYER NOT AVAILABLE.** Laundry service available for stays over 45 days. Please contact owner for more information.


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WInter Monthly Discount. A family fun "Trip down memory lane' at Lake Tomahawk
average rating of 4.869565 based on 25 reviews
Chapel Hill , NC

Grandma's cottage on Lake Tomahawk

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this cottage , it had a wonderful mix of new and old . The quaint kitchen and dining area are exactly what one would expect from a 40's style cottage , right down to the rotary style phone . The addition of a deck and updated heat/ air and plumbing made this cottage a pleasant place to stay . We also enjoyed having the lake to walk the dog and ourselves . Karen and Bob were very helpful and unobtrusive , we will definitely be staying here again .

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We also enjoyed having your family as our guests on your "trip down memory lane" at grandma's lake cottage . I was so happy that you brought Angus with you and he was able to enjoy the front and backyard with the frisbee. Do hope that you'll come back and we enjoyed having you visit from Chapel Hill ! Warmly, Karen and Danny
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Everything was nice and orderly and the eclectic furnishings made it fun and nostalgic.

  • 4 of 5

Nice having the lake but overrun with geese and ducks making water murky and weed laden due to high nitrogen content. Black Mountain should monitor the lake. Wanted to kayak fish but lake looked toxic. Lots of dead catfish floating probably due to oxygen deprivation. But great walking path and view of Seven Sisters. The hosts were very nice and checked in on us. Great sitting out on porch to eat. Beds were comfortable and bathrooms neat and tidy. Had great time kayaking down French Broad River and touring the breweries. Also great food at the local restaurant downtown that is known for their oysters shipped in from NC, LA, ME and MD fresh. Great mussels and crab claws also.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Lake Tomahawk in Black Mountain was even better than expected! The house is cute, the perfect size for our family of 4. It was clean and had all the amenities we required. The location was great! We were able to walk our dogs around the lake, attend a bluegrass music event in the park across the street, drive 3 minutes to the cute Black Mountain shopping, and relax on the patio overlooking the park and mountains. Karen was so helpful with recommendations for activities and was quickly responsive to any needs we had. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cary, NC

Wonderful Location in Black Mountain!

  • 5 of 5

Karen and Danny have a beautiful spot to share on Lake Tomahawk in Black Mountain. This little house has everything that you need for a great mountain escape. We hope to return again!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the cottage for our visit to Black Mountain and is was wonderful! The cats get was very comfortable and our hosts attended to every detail. The town also had a great coffee shop which was recommended by our host and we visited it every day! We would love to go back and highly recommend this cottage!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonder weekend in Black Mountain and staying at Grandma's Cottage was part of the experience. The house is clean, comfortable and welcoming. Karen and Dan are very kind and hospitable. They made sure we were well taken care of by suggesting things to do and checking in on us upon arrival. We had banana bread awaiting us. We will stay here again if we return to the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Asheville, NC (AVL)
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles

Lake tomahawk is 100 steps away! There is a .5 mile walking/ jogging path around the lake. Come watch the ducks, geese and birds frolic in the lake. The playground is a joy to hear too. There is a public pool nearby that you can purchase a daily or monthly pass. Daily & weekly yoga and exercise classes are held at the lakeside center. Golf course is walkable and croquet course too! Tennis is at the lake for day or night~time tennis games.

The town of black mountain is a short 10 minute walk and a 3 minute drive. It is there that you will find quaint shops, eateries, pubs and our local brewery.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
House cleaning fee $60
Pet Fee $80
Tax Rate 10.0%


If you are bringing a dog, we require a refundable $300 pet deposit which will be gladly refunded upon inspection to furniture, bedding, linens, and floors. Thank you for staying with us!

We take PRIDE in our cleanliness and the lovely condition of our Grandma's Lake Cottage. Please love and care for it as if it were your own.

"ABSOLUTELY" NO SMOKING allowed in the home. Please refrain to smoking in front yard area ONLY!

Thank you very much for your understanding in preserving the beauty and fresh air goodness.

For nightly rental we require 24 hours Written notice of Cancellation

Weekly and monthly rentals require 30 days Written notice of cancellation

30 days or longer stay require 60 days written notice of cancellation

Laundry service available for stays over 45 days.
Please contact owner for more information.

Laundromat is approximately .5 miles away.

Check in time is 4:00 P.M.
Check out time is 11:00 A.M.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Karen & Danny

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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