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Privacy On Lake With Quiet Cove And Mountain Views, Two Homes, Pool & Hot Tub

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Houses - 6 Bdrm, 4 Ba, Private Cove Tucked In To Wildlife Area, Stunning Views

Experience complete solitude and stunning 180 degree lake views in this deck and pool house custom built for this lakefront site. This unique property boasts a 3000 sq.ft. main house, a 800 sq. ft. pool house, a 20 ft x 40 ft in-ground pool (open April-Sept), a hot tub, and a private cove and is tucked in to the vast paint rock refuge (shown in green on the map). The refuge surrounds the property providing complete privacy and spans both sides of the tennessee river including islands set aside as bird sanctuaries. Enjoy the prolific wildlife, relax in the pool or hot tub and enjoy the lake. The private cove with a gentle water depth slope is perfect for swimming, especially young children, or just those wanting to enjoy calm waters.

If you like to fish, there is great fishing in our cove and nearby. Check out the paint rock wildlife topography fishing map in my pics or their website.

For the more adventurous, bring your boat and/or jetski or rent one nearby and enjoy tubing, skiing, wakeboarding, etc. or cliff jumping for various levels of daredevils.

Hike just a couple of miles for amazing lake and mountain views atop a nearby ridge (see pics); or take just a short 20 minute drive to turkey creek for fabulous dining, shopping and entertainment or enjoy pampering at message envy spa. Take a 2 minute ride immediately across the river (if you bring or rent a boat) to Whitestone Country Inn, a 600 acre AAA 4-Diamond Bed & Breakfast, for a unique dining experience and enjoy a fantastic, peaceful meal overlooking the river.

This craftsman style home has walls of windows in virtually every room; perfect for enjoying the panoramic views. The kitchen easily accommodates two or more cooks plus the pool house has a beautiful kitchen. The great room, dining room and basement den all have decks with phenomenal views. The pool house overlooks the pool and has views of the lake/river as well. Enjoy playing pool or table tennis or just kick back to a movie in the game room. Play all day in the swimming pool or slip out for a private midnight swim or dip in the hot tub under the stars. There are four full baths (1 in the pool house) and 4 bedrooms plus sleeping accommodations in the Rec Room and the pool house. to clean up and rest up from the days activities.

Perfect for a family vacation, family reunion, girls’ or guys’ getaway, extended family holiday gathering, weddings or just because! With the large stone fireplace, stunning views, and the perfect hill for sledding, it’s even fun and cozy in the fall and winter!

More Details

Rhonda Chapin
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:
June 21, 2018

About Rhonda Chapin

I grew up in East Tennessee. I have five children that keeps me very busy, ages 19 to 2 years; three wonderful daughter and two awesome sons. I love spending time with my family and particularly enjoy spending time on the lake. I currently live in Rockwood, just one hour away from this home.

Rhonda Chapin purchased this house in 2003

Why Rhonda Chapin chose Kingston

I grew up nearby in Rockwood, yet I worked in Knoxville when I purchase this home. I LOVE the water ... I really enjoy the exciting water sports, but also the calming effect it has on me when I just sit and enjoy the view. This was the perfect site in between the part of the lake I grew up enjoying and the proximity to make workplace.

What makes this house unique

The seclusion, yet convenience, peace and quiet, and breathtaking views of this location sold me before I even went inside. The home is very beautiful and unique with exposed beam ceilings and mahogany wood used throughout and lots and lots of windows for an open feel!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Some friends and I spent the weekend at the Sanctuary. We had so much fun and it was completely private as described. No need to leave. So much to do right at the property and so beautiful!
May 2016
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Kingston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , private toilet room, two vanities/sinks, window
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Skylight
    Basement Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Pool House Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The Master Bath has two vanities with sinks, a private toilet room, and an oversized shower with seat. The view of the lake from the Master Bath is quite possibly the best view from the house. The basement bathroom has a shower only, while the guest bath upstairs has a tub/shower combination with a skylight. The poolhouse bath has a shower only.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Baby cradle, not crib. Can easily be moved to other rooms.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk is a twin over full.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Poolhouse Bunk - 1 queen , 5 twin/ single
    Rec Room - 1 bunk bed
  • There are three bedrooms on the main floor: The Master Bedroom has a wonderful california king bed with cathedral ceilings and a ceiling fan and boasts a wall of windows looking out toward the lake. Bedroom 1 has a comfy queen bed with a wall of windows and cathedral ceilings. Bedroom 2 has a twin over full bunk bed and an additional twin bed with a wall of windows and cathedral ceilings. An additional bedroom, Bedroom 4, is located in the basement and can almost serve as a second Master Suite as it adjoins the Den and the basement bathroom. Bedroom 4 has a queen bed with a ceiling fan and a wall of windows providing a stunning view of the lake. There is a twin over twin bunk bed in the Rec Room and a fold out Futon in the Basement Den. In addition, there is a roll away bed, couches and plenty of space for inflatable matresses. The second floor of the pool house is an open bunk room with sleeping accomodations for seven with a queen bed w/ a twin trundle and two twin trundle beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Game room with a pool table. Backyard includes a rustic firepit, swingset and playhouse.


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Privacy On Lake With Quiet Cove And Mountain Views, Two Homes, Pool & Hot Tub
average rating of 4.5957446 based on 48 reviews

Relaxing, Unplugged, Quiet, Fun and You feel right at home when you walk in!

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived very late we couldn't see the house in it's full perspective, when we woke to the sound of song birds, the wind blowing a warm breeze and the sound of lake fishing jump. It was truly something we have dreamed of. The house is beautifully decorated and open. There was plenty of space for all of us, including our furry babies. We enjoyed lounging by the pool and hot tub, looking at the stars at night. The lake was awesome. We had so much fun in the paddle boat and row boat. Caught and released lots of fish. The colors were just starting to change and the weather couldn't have been better for us. Smoky Mountains were a short and beautiful drive away for us to stay the day and hike, still make it back to enjoy the quiet sounds from the deck. Full moon off of the lake make it like a night lite. The owners were incredibly accommodating and came right out when we couldn't figure out the hot tub. They had it going in no time and made us feel welcome from the start. It was so wonderful and we didn't want to leave. Cannot wait to visit again and stay at the same place. The house is at the end of road and very private, which we loved! There is no wifi which is a BLESSING to Unplug!! They had plenty of movies to watch and games to play. We cooked everyday and didn't need anything.(we came prepared) The house is well stocked with all cooking essentials. Next time I will bring my large electric skillet, pancakes for 6 took me a bit longer, but we all enjoyed the wait. Everyone enjoyed cooking while looking out at the breathtaking lake view. The house has so many windows, it' s like being in a tree house. Can't wait to go back and stay! Thank you so much to the Chapins! You have done a great job with the property. Loved it ALL! Thank you!! I cannot say enough positive things. We miss it already!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! This is truly what we hope for all our guests ... that it is everything they hoped for and do not want to leave! We are so very glad that we accomplished this for your family getaway!
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Great private family get away!

  • 5 of 5

No crowds! Stunning views! Private pool! Beautiful lake getaway! We very much enjoyed it. The Hill to the lake was steep coming back up but cannot beat the beautiful views and sunsets!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house pool spa. View amazing

  • 3 of 5

Really needed a deep cleaning. Lots of dust, dead bugs, windows dirty, oven light doesn’t work, kitchen cabinets sticky and dirty. Front door hard to open, lights switches hard to locate, pool was dirty but too cold to use. Spa was dirty debrie settles in bottom look like sand???

  • Submitted: May 3, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice property beautiful view.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, enough room for the whole family. Great kitchen, the view in the great room is fantastic. Ronda Is A Great Host. I Would Rent Again

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so very glad your family enjoyed your stay!
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Palm beach gardens, Fl

It is a beautiful location with lake and Mountain View’s views

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 16 with 9 kids.

The kids hung out in the pool house and everyone had a lot of fun.

The main house has plenty of space with stunning views.

There were a lot of things to do within 1 hr.

Rhonda is kind and very attentive.

We would definitely consider going back in fall.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I enjoyed having your lovely family as guests and hope to have you back some day!
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Peaceful & pretty

  • 4 of 5

This was such a great pick for big families like ours. The house is very thoughtfully equipped to entertain kids for hours, and it (along with the pool house) are big enough so that every person has their own space. The kitchen with the big windows and the amazing view of the lake was just amazing. We had a slight problem with the thermostat or else I would give this property five stars - but the owner was very sweet about it. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at our place! I do apologize for the HVAC issues. Just like any home, things get damaged or come to the end of their life. Even though my furnace was not that old, something had caused extensive damage and I ended up having to replace the furnace. So we should be good for a very long time now! So I hope that your will consider staying again in the future!
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Mcghee Tyson Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Irish Times Pub & Cru Wine Bar at Turkey Creek
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Laekside Golf and Southwest Point Golf
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 70
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Kingston, Lenoir City, Turkey Creek in Knoxville
Car: necessary

Experience Complete Privacy And Solitude In This Deck House custom built for the site with essentially our own quiet cove perfect for paddle boating or canoeing. This unique home is tucked in the middle of the vast Paint Rock Refuge which is prolific with wildlife such as deer, fox, beavers, raccoons and even elk and bears have been spotted nearby. Perfect for bird watching as several islands just outside our cove are bird sanctuaries. We often see Blue Heron, Bald Eagles, Hawks, Canadian Geese, Osprey, Gold Finches, Woodpeckers, Hummingbirds and Indigo Buntings. The East Tennessee area is full of sights and adventures for every walk of life. Whether you are looking for a leisurely drive through the wilderness, or an adventurous white water raft trip, enjoy shopping for antiques, golfing at a nearby course, horseback riding, or taking part in a guided fishing trip.

• Roane County Tourism

• Cumberland County Playhouse

• Oak Ridge Playhouse

• Museum Of Science & Energy

• Whitewater Rafting On The Ocoee

• The Lost Sea

• Mayfield Dairy

• Sweetwater Valley Cheese

• Rocky Top General Store

• Tennessee Valley Winery

• Big South Fork

• Dollywood

• Dolly’s Splashcountry

• Ober Gatlinburg

• Caney Creek Marina

• The Knoxville Zoo

• Cherohala Skyway

• Ripley’s Aquarium Of The Smokies

• Southwest Point Golf Course

• Rarity Bay Golf Club

• Lakeside Golf Course

• Avalon Golf Club

• Tennessee Aquarium

• Chattanooga Choo Choo

• The Lost Sea

• Rock City

• Ruby Falls

• Incline Railway

• Frozen Head State Park

The Community has a nearby shopping center, day spa, bowling alley, movie theater, roller and ice skating rinks and many, many excellent restaurants. In addition to Paint Rock Refuge there are numerous wilderness areas and state parks nearby with waterfalls, hiking and other activities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $250

I simply ask that you please notify me if anything is damaged and before you leave, please just ensure that the house is not inordinately dirty and that soiled towels and linens be left either near the top or bottom of the stairs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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