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Last updated: 11/11/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:17
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Wonderful large lake home for family and company gatherings! Unique and quaint in so many ways! The house sits on 18 wooded acres on Lake Hickory and Drowning Creek (really? Who named that creek?) for a quiet, rural setting. The house sits on a hill with a short, but steep, walk to the lake (or take the little road down for an easier walk). The lake is hard to see from the house in the summer because of all the trees.

The house features 2 Master Bedrooms (1K/1BA, 1Q/1BA) for maximum privacy that are attached to the home with a covered walkway. The main house has 2 bedrooms (1Q&2T/BA and 1Q&1T/BA), a bunk room (2 built-in bunk beds), and a 3rd floor tower (2T BUT accessible only by a ladder). We also have 3 outdoor showers.

The fun never ends with a enormous separate garage that features basketball, foosball, pool, ping pong, darts and other games. There is a bocce court and horseshoes close to the main house. There is also an outdoor fire pit in front of the house and another one by the lake.

A railroad track runs at the bottom of the hill next to the lake. The train runs a few times a week (during the day) and we love to wave to the engineer for a horn whistle. The track really gives the property a cool vibe!

This is a one of a kind great place to relax and enjoy family and friends!!! A true retreat!!!

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/11/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 4500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17, Beds for 17

  • Master Cottage #1: 1 king

    Has private bath, loft, screen porch, and sitting area....moreless

  • Master #2: 1 queen

    Has a swinging bed on porch. Sitting area. Private bath....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Private bath....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Shares bath with bunk room. Lake side....moreless

  • Bedroom 5 - Bunk Room: 2 bunk bed

    Sleeps 4. Has TV. Shares bath with Bedroom #3....moreless

  • Bedroom 6- TOWER: 2 twin/ single

    NOTE: THIS is accessed by LADDER ONLY. So please consider....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Garage has ping pong, pool, foosball, basketball and others. Outdoor Bocce and Horseshoes....moreless

  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Marina

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Situated on Lake Hickory. Sits up on a hill with a short, 5 minute walk to the dock and lake shore. The walk is a bit steep. Hard to see lake in summer for the trees....moreless

  • Rural:

    Property has 15 acres and a country setting....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Sits both on Lake Hickory (appropriate for motor boats, jet skis or pontoon boats) and a small creek (big enough for paddle boards, kayaks, row boats or canoes). Lake hard to see from house in summer....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large dining table. Other seating at the bar (5) and puzzle table (4) and outside (6). ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Outdoor parking only....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen opens to the dining and living areas. Microwave, Coffee pots, 2 ovens, 2 dishwashers, stove, 2 sinks. Very friendly for big families....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Two and a small bread oven....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    One in kitchen and one in laundry room....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$750
$4,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $300
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 6.75%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I40

Car: Necessary

Our home is located near Hickory, NC. We are about an hour away from the mountains of NC - both Asheville and Blowing Rock for great hikes, shopping, and other attractions. We are a little over an hour from the Charlotte Airport. A car is necessary as this is a rural setting.

There are mountain bike trails 10 minutes from the home. There is a marina to rent pontoon boats or bring your own and keep at the dock.

Hickory has several wonderful restaurants. They also have a nice science center and art museum.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Our families are best of friends...FRamily. We have enjoyed sharing this home and creating great memories. Hope you will too!

Why the Owner Chose Hickory, NC, USA:
We wanted a place to gather that was stress free and gave us a great platform to just be together. There is a ton to do....or just chill in a hammock. All good.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The home is unique in many ways. The third floor tower with twin beds in only accessible by a ladder built with metal pipes (it is a great view when you get up there). The bunk beds are also built into the wall. There is a big glass garage door that opens to the screen porch to make the entire downstairs feel like the porch. The outdoor showers are terrific...if it isn't freezing outside! The property sits on a hill next to the lake. There is a train track that runs below (but it only runs a few times a week and during the day so it will not wake you at night. We look forward to the train coming through on the rare occasion and wave to 'Mickey' the conductor!). With both the lake and creek next to the property, many water options are available.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/11/2016

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Photos

  • Front entrance of house.

    Front entrance of house.

  • Outdoor shower.

    Outdoor shower.

  • Fire pit and shot of the home facing lake.

    Fire pit and shot of the home facing lake.

  • Living room looking toward lake. Puzzle table. Glass garage door.

    Living room looking toward lake. Puzzle table. Glass garage door.

  • Kitchen. 2 ovens. 2 dishwashers. 2 sinks. 2 refrigerators. Stainless counter top

    Kitchen. 2 ovens. 2 dishwashers. 2 sinks. 2 refrigerators. Stainless counter top

  • Powder room. Across from laundry on first floor.

    Powder room. Across from laundry on first floor.

  • Back Bedroom (1 Q and 1 Twin)

    Back Bedroom (1 Q and 1 Twin)

  • Front Bedroom (1Q & 2T). Lake view.

    Front Bedroom (1Q & 2T). Lake view.

  • Ladder up to 3rd floor tower. 2 twin beds at top.

    Ladder up to 3rd floor tower. 2 twin beds at top.

  • Master Bedroom #2 (1 Q)

    Master Bedroom #2 (1 Q)

  • Swinging bed in Master #2. Sitting area with sofa on the other side.

    Swinging bed in Master #2. Sitting area with sofa on the other side.

  • Garage area with pool table, foosball, ping pong, basketball, and other games.

    Garage area with pool table, foosball, ping pong, basketball, and other games.

  • Front of house.

    Front of house.

  • Outdoor fireplace.

    Outdoor fireplace.

  • Bocce and horseshoes

    Bocce and horseshoes

  • Sofa area looking toward lake and screen porch. Garage door is up!

    Sofa area looking toward lake and screen porch. Garage door is up!

  • Dining Area. Seats 12-14.

    Dining Area. Seats 12-14.

  • Bunk room with a TV area. There are 2 bunk beds (sleeps 4).

    Bunk room with a TV area. There are 2 bunk beds (sleeps 4).

  • Back Bedroom twin.

    Back Bedroom twin.

  • Front Bedroom. Twin Beds. Lake view.

    Front Bedroom. Twin Beds. Lake view.

  • Tower twin bed (1 of 2). Ladder going to 2nd floor.

    Tower twin bed (1 of 2). Ladder going to 2nd floor.

  • Bath in Master #2.

    Bath in Master #2.

  • Bedroom in cottage #1 with King Bed and screen porch.

    Bedroom in cottage #1 with King Bed and screen porch.

  • Dock on the creek side of the lake. House is lake front and sits on a hill.

    Dock on the creek side of the lake. House is lake front and sits on a hill.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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Unique Family Home At Lake Hickory

Hickory, NC, USA #681016

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