Cozy 3BR lakefront home with great water for swimming, boating, and fishing. Enjoy older quiet neighborhood for walks and bike rides. Property has its own boat ramp, sitting pier, and floating boat dock. You are free to use our canoe or kayaks or bring your boat.
The property is full of lush mature trees overhanging a large, gently sloping yard all the way to the water. There is a beautiful Japanese Maple beside the house and a couples swing under it to relax and enjoy the water views. There is plenty of shade on warm sunny days to relax or just watch the kids swim. The property has plenty of space for parking of vehicles or your water sports toys. Entering from the road side, there is a metal carport and a cinder block garage (the garage will not be available for guests) - not a work of art but functional. The property is surrounded by older homes with quiet and friendly neighbors.
The Water, Dock, Pier and Boat Ramp:
The property has its own boat ramp to launch your boat, jet-skis, or other toys. There is a large dock that can be used to tie up your boats and toys. The dock is carpeted to help prevent splinters and has 2 ladders for folks to enter and exit the water. There is a water slide on the left side of the dock and a diving board on the right side. The water is deepest at the diving board and we recommend only diving there. Feet first everywhere else. One of our favorite spots on the property is the hammock that is draped over the front end of the dock. It's positioned so that you can watch the sunrise and sunset and the water/waves gently rock you to sleep on nice summer days. It's the ultimate in relaxation. The pier is a nice place to sit, fish, and enjoy the views, but swimming not recommended here because water not as deep and the pier not carpeted (may have splinters). Please note that all children must be supervised by adults to swim and wear life jackets.
The house is an older 3 bedroom, 2 bath, brick home that sleeps 6 comfortably in beds. The Kitchen has been updated with granite and stainless appliances. In the cabinets should be most everything you need for cooking (we are not huge chefs, so please ask if there are kitchen tools you desire to confirm if available). The den has 2 couches and recliner to relax in air condition and watch TV. The home has cable and a Blu-Ray DVD player. My favorite spot indoors is the new sun room. It is all glass to view beautiful Lake Norman and the sunrise/sunset. The Master bedroom has a queen sized bed with new mattress/box springs and Cable/TV/DVD. Attached to the Master bedroom is the master bath that has granite vanity, tile floor, and tile shower. The Second guest room has a trundle bed that will sleep 2 comfortably and the third room has two twin beds that sleep 2 comfortably. Finally, there is a large closet/laundry room with front load washer/dryers and plenty of storage for your vacation clothes. The home has a fireplace/chimney, but it is sealed and cannot be used - other than to sit on:).
The Water and Amenities:
The water is outstanding. Fishing is great - we catch bass, bream, catfish, and crappie - all from the docks. You are free to use our canoe and 2 kayaks. Life jackets are required and we have some, but all sizes may not be available. There are a few fishing rods in the dock closet for use by our guests as well. Please note that NC fishing license is required to fish and can be purchased at the local Wal-mart or many other stores in the area. There are miles and miles of rivers and creeks to kayak, canoe, and explore. In a short ride around the bend, you can literally go into seclusion for miles into Catawba County Park System of rivers/creeks. Another great benefit to this location is the cove setting - it's not so crowded like the main channels and right off our dock is some of the best skiing and tubing water on the lake. It's protected from wind and is 4 bridges back from the main channel making it outstanding for fishing, skiing, and jet-skiing right off the docks and in front of the house (this is very different from other places that have only shallow water, or have no wake zones or worse, ocean sized waves in the main channel). It should be noted that if the water is very high, pontoons with high roofs or wake-board boats with high towers may not be able to pass. This has only happened 3 times in our 8 years, but I wanted to note this fact. On the patio, there is a couples swing/chair for lounging under a Japanese Maple. This is another favorite spot of ours. The patio also has a newer Weber grill for your use.
We have tried our best to represent the property thoroughly and accurately. We truly hope you will consider staying here. It's not perfect - in fact it's an older home in an older neighborhood, but the water and views are outstanding. It has been such a blessing to raise our kids here. Thanks for looking!