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A Great View Looking Down Lake Summit. House is Know as "The Top of the World"

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 bedroom house looking down to the lake, and a large boathouse on the lake

Lake Summit,
First of all the house's name is "Top of the World". Its a charming lake cabin with a huge boathouse for entertaining. Wake up to the sun shining on the far end of the lake and see the campers at Camp Mondamin running around like an ant hill. The vast lake and mountain view is quite spectacular. Throw some bird seed out for much closer views and enjoyment of the many varieties of bird life. Often when you are through a day of water sports on the lake and thought the sun has set, the sun will bounce off the bottom of the clouds and turn the whole lake like gold. What a sight! Another special gift from the views of the house.
The house itself has 3 bedrooms/2 baths on the main floor and another bedroom/bath in the basement with twin beds that the children love so they can get away from their parents (or at least that is what we tell them). The main floor bedrooms are along the back hallway. The master has a king, a walk in closet and a private bath. The other two bedrooms have a double and a king respectively with a bathroom in between.
The main floor is an open floor plan with knotty pine walls, beamed ceilings, comfortable furniture and an original working wood fireplace (fire wood provided). There is also A/C on those occasional hot nights. The cook(s) can see and still converse with the rest of the crowd while cooking. The main dining table seats 6 and another game table can seat another 6.
The western facing living room and deck are perfect for that early morning coffee or tea. The high altitude means almost total freedom from bugs and mosquitoes while you have that cocktail before and/or after supper.
The boathouse is a large two story structure with the full upper floor level built over the two bottom boat slips. The boathouse setting is so pleasant we often pack up our meals and spend the whole day down there. Its a great place for a get together which can seat 12 at the two tables. The boathouse does have its own full size refrigerator, a stove, and plenty of cabinet and counter space. You must bring down your potable water but there is a pump into the cool and clear lake fed from the beautiful waterfall and stream coming from right behind the boathouse. There is a private port-a-potty on the boat slip level. The boathouse is also a great place to swim, paddle or float from. This lake, beside a few occasional weekends, stays pretty calm and un hurried. There is a hide-a-bed sofa for those lazy afternoon siestas. Its a great place to put down your tablet or phone, talk to each other, play cards, or just read a good book . We will provide the books and the cards if needed.
There is great fishing, canoeing, and all sports involving boating. You may bring your own boat and dock in the empty boat slip provided. Arrangements must be made ahead of time and a boat registration fee of $50 to the Lake Summit Association and proof of insurance will be needed. Prime fishing is found on this lake but you will need a current NC fishing license even when fishing from the dock. This can be done on-line.
There are many activities to do nearby: The Flat Rock Playhouse, The Biltmore House in Asheville, Chimney Rock at Lake Lure, Many hiking trails and waterfalls, river rafting or stream fishing. The whole area is a mecca for summer camps, three on Lake Summit itself. Its a great place to stay before, during, or after dropping off the kids. Who says they get to have all the fun!
For our Horse lovers, you will find an easy commute to the new Tryon International Equestrian Center. Its about 20 minutes down the mountain on I-26 and Hwy 74. But come back to the comfort of the cabin in the evenings and get out of the heat from the lower altitude of the Piedmont. Always a good 10 degrees cooler coming back up to the mountain and lake views!

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    The second middle bedroom has a double bed and shared bath ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    located at the end of the bedroom hall with King...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    Downstairs , two twins with its own bath...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Has attached master bath and large closet...moreless

  • Master Bedroom has a king size bed, a walk in closet and private bath

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master: toilet, combination tub/shower

    and walk through Master Vanity...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Also upstairs, has a stacking washer and dryer...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    For the downstairs twin room...moreless

Other Amenities

  • You are on the Lake!! Besides the swimming it is a great place for walking and/or biking on the flat road around the lake (once down to the lake level)....moreless



  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    The house overlooks Lake Summit with a stunning view...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The House includes a boathouse which of course is on the water...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    There is also the Game table which comfortably seats 4 more and of course the breakfast bar for 3....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Large rock fireplace with firewood...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:


  • Internet:

    with WiFi...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    With knotty pine walls, beamed ceiling and rock fireplace opens to the rest of the house....moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample parking at the house and at the boathouse...moreless

  • Telephone:

    In the kitchen and in 1 bedroom...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    stackable in the second bathroom ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is fully equiped...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Tend to leave normal spices, garbage bags, paper towels. I only ask you to please replace when you use them so our next guests will also enjoy the same benefit....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    with icemaker...moreless

  • Stove


  • Deck / Patio:

    One of the best "rooms" of the house. You will spend many hours out here. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    This area is a golfer's paradise. You will have to arrange for your own play....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    There is a canoe for your use...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    There are life preservers provided for your safety as well as floats for swimming off the dock...moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring/Early Summer
May 1 - Jun 23, 2017
3 night min stay
$350 $430
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
High Season
Jun 24 - Aug 5, 2017
5 night min stay
$430 $500
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,800 $9,000
Late Summer
Aug 6 - Sep 9, 2017
3 night min stay
$350 $430
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,200 $7,500
Leaf Season
Oct 1 - Nov 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$2,100 $7,000
Dec 22 - Dec 28, 2017
5 night min stay
New Years
Dec 29 - Jan 3, 2018
3 night min stay
Nov 22 - Dec 1, 2019
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$2,000 $7,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $150
  • cleaning fee $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 10%

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
All Over
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I - 26
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Saluda, NC, USA
Nearest Beach
Lake Summit

Car: Necessary


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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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  • Awesome views of the lake

    Awesome views of the lake

  • Relax on the back deck

    Relax on the back deck

  • Ample open kitchen

    Ample open kitchen

  • The card/gaming table is ready for you

    The card/gaming table is ready for you

  • Master Vanity

    Master Vanity

  • Second bedroom with comfortable King

    Second bedroom with comfortable King

  • Second upstairs bath with Washer/Dryer

    Second upstairs bath with Washer/Dryer

  • Truly... Top of the World

    Truly... Top of the World

  • The dinning area

    The dinning area

  • The living room w/ knotty pine and rock fireplace

    The living room w/ knotty pine and rock fireplace

  • Large spacious boat house

    Large spacious boat house

  • Very welcoming waters

    Very welcoming waters

  • Welcome to Lake Summit

    Welcome to Lake Summit

  • The open Kitchen and breakfast bar

    The open Kitchen and breakfast bar

  • Front sitting area overlooking the lake

    Front sitting area overlooking the lake

  • Master Bedroom with King

    Master Bedroom with King

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • Third bedroom with full size bed

    Third bedroom with full size bed

  • Front sitting area  with open living room behind

    Front sitting area with open living room behind

  • Downstairs twins

    Downstairs twins

  • The boathouse kitchen and bar

    The boathouse kitchen and bar

  • true mountain cabin but with the proper ammenities

    true mountain cabin but with the proper ammenities

  • Boathouse preperation area

    Boathouse preperation area

  • its paddle time

    its paddle time

VRBO #691589

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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