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Unique Family Home At Lake Hickory

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Lake Front, 6 Br, 4 1/2 Ba, Sleeps 14-17.

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!!!

More Details

Claire Tuttle
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Claire Tuttle

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

Claire Tuttle purchased this house in 2012

Why Claire Tuttle chose Lake Hickory

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Hickory House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower , 3 outdoor showers available seasonally.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Master Cottage #1 - 1 king , Has private bath, loft, screen porch, and sitting area.
    Master #2 - 1 queen , Has a swinging bed on porch. Sitting area. Private bath.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Private bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Shares bath with bunk room. Lake side.
    Bedroom 5 - Bunk Room - 2 bunk bed , Sleeps 4. Has TV. Shares bath with Bedroom #3.
    Bedroom 6- TOWER - 2 twin/ single , NOTE: THIS is accessed by LADDER ONLY. So please consider.
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Unique Family Home At Lake Hickory
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Just an amazing place.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic visit and a great time at this gorgeous house. Rooms for everyone in our large party, a huge common area and kitchen for hanging out and plenty of privacy for when you need a quiet moment. The game room is incredible. There is just so much to do. The owners were very accommodating and communicative, and their instructions were clear and helpful. Everything about the visit went smoothly, and I highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 17 extended family of all different ages, and the house worked great for us! Plenty of room, more games than we could have imagined, and beautifully but not pretentiously decorated. It was amazing, and we wished we had planned for a longer stay! Our only negative was the walk down to the lake, as we had some older family members that had some difficulty given the steep and uneven terrain, and we were worried about the youngest kids falling near the drop off. However, the owners clearly state this issue in the description, and it wouldn't deter us from staying again.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home! Very comfortable..seated all 18 of us for family dinners..loved the outdoor fireplace and screened porch especially! Lot of entertainment for kids ...never heard " I'm bored " 😊�

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love it!!! Glad everyone had a good time together.
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absolutely superb

  • 5 of 5

Folks, this is indeed a unique property. It is spacious, open, provides entertainment for all ages, and can readily accept large groups. We had a family reunion - ages ranged from infant to 80. Everyone in the group was pleased - that is an understatement...everyone gave this property rave reviews. We rented a pontoon boat for the week at the local marina (nice folks also), and we rented a couple of ATVs from the local United Rentals - these two additions proved to be very helpful. We have traveled A LOT, I am not giving this review from an uninformed position - it is just a unique and fantastic place. Go for it - you will be more than satisfied.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice to have your family at our family home! We use it for exactly the same purpose...just to be together!!!
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It is fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time our family stayed here. We love it!! There is so much to do from playing ping pong and basketball to relaxing on the fabulous porches and enjoying the lake. We have made wonderful memories in this spot.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of the best vacation rentals of all time.

  • 5 of 5

If I could give this place 10 stars I would. The location, size, amenities, EVERYTHING, was outstanding. Claire was so accommodating and helpful and the house was gorgeous and so much fun. Will definetly be staying there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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