About the property
- House Boat1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Floating House W/3 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath, Sleeps 8-10, Attached Boat Dock.
This amazing property boasts one of the best views in all of Lake Norris--a pristine mountain right off the front porch! You will have all the comforts of home while enjoying immediate proximity to Lake Norris. This three-bedroom, two-full bath house with two-premium air mattresses affords all the amities of home.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL NEED TO BRING YOUR OWN BOAT AS THIS HOUSE IS LITERALLY FLOATING IN THE MIDDLE OF AND IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A BOAT YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO ACCESS THIS HOUSE!
Laura J. Shade
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- english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 31, 2018
About Laura J. Shade
Laura Shade is a neonatal nurse practitioner for Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. Laura has been in the business of helping the sickest babies fight for their lives since 1984. She loves helping others and enjoys above all else spending time with her wonderful children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She enjoys reading, boating, and antiquing. This is her first year renting out her beloved vacation home, and is confident you will love it too! Jimmy Conroy II, Laura Shade's son, is an executive for etrailer Corporation. out of Wentzville, MO, and a recent graduate of Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. Jimmy is helping Laura this year as she make the transition from full-time vacation home owner to a rental property owner.. Jimmy loves all things boating. He has a 3 year old daughter named Ali who also loves the water! Jimmy is an avid book collector and enjoys learning, good conversation, and fine dining.
Laura J. Shade purchased this House Boat in 2005
Why Laura J. Shade chose La Follette
In 2005 when this house was built, Laura Shade had her pick of any spot at the marina. This home was one of the first in this area known as Powell Valley, and she loved the mountain view making sure to set her home right in the middle of the cove. This house allows for family and friends to travel by boat everywhere they go, while enjoying all the natural wonder of Lake Norris. The kids can step out of their beds and jump off the diving board into the water. It is an ideal location for families, friends, or business associates. This property is a great value and easily accessible from I-75. Also, La Follette, TN, is a quick 10 minute ride so anything you need of forget to bring is an easy trip to town. Many people make this their annual summer vacation destination, and all of the amenities of home can be easily had in the various shopping destination. Also, Knoxville, TN is 45 minutes further down I-75 and should you want to take a day trip to see Univ of Tenn it is an easy trip. You are ~4 hours from Cincinnati, and approximately 5 hours from Columbus. The traffic on i-75 typically flows at 80 mph.
What makes this House Boat unique
This house has an unobstructed view of the Powell Valley, and you are free to use all that is onsite at the property. This house is a great place to entertain with friends and family, and serves as a great "home base" for those that enjoy, as we do, spending their days out adventuring on boats. You must bring all your own towels, food, soap, etc. but all the infrastructure is in place for your use. Also, and most importantly you MUST BRING YOUR OWN BOAT, as without a boat you will be unable to access this property as it is floating 1/4 mile into the bay in 100 feet of water. Thanks for looking!
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lovely home, plenty of room for the 4 adults and 2 children on our trip. The kids loved swimming right off the front while the adults relaxed on the porch. The house was well equipped, no issues with any appliances. TV was for movies only, but home has a good supply. Our only problem was finding the house upon our arrival in the dark. Friendly neighbors helped.
Great Place, Will Be Staying Again
The owners are fantastic and also responded quickly to me via text. I honestly believe it has the best view on the lake. We have stayed here two years in a row now and will plan to go again next summer. We would love to buy this house!
Some issues but we made it work
Well we left a day early.
The first three days we had a terrible smell off sewage when swimming off the front of the house.
Ends up the septic was full & over flowing into the water.
Likely could have been resolved the first day with a pump out of the septic but we could not get the owner to answer & order this service.
Do not plan on using any of the water toys other than the paddle boat as they are locked up.
The house & the location worked well for a party or a family.
Great place to have a great time.
We stayed for 5 days and had a great time. The view was awesome! The cabin was well maintained and was easily the best stocked cabin that we have ever rented. We do quite a bit of cooking and the kitchen had every thing we could have needed (though we wish the dishwasher would have worked). The diving board is a big plus. We will definitely try to stay here again.
group weekend on the lake
house was very clean and well supplied with linens and plenty of leftover soap, condiments, and water toys. staff at the marina were helpful and friendly. only negative was one of the blow up mattresses had a hole, but the owner was unaware of this so cannot fault it. we're from central ohio so we loved all the buckeye swag. laura was quick to respond during booking process, but difficult to reach for questions during the weekend stay. she did apologize for her delay and was nice to deal with. we would definitely stay at this floating house again and were happy overall.
Our week at the floating house was the perfect last hurrah to summer break. The view is one of the best on the lake...breathtaking from sunrise to sunset. We enjoyed the porch and took full advantage of all the amenities provided. The house was perfect for us. The people at the marina were very friendly. We had a couple big storms but were surprised by how little movement there was. We definitely hope to return to this house again, summer 2016.
Norris Lake is a beautiful scenic escape for thousands of families and visitors every year. The breathtaking rolling hills frame the perfectly placid and amazingly clear turquoise-green deep waters. Lake Norris is truly a rare and treasured find for those seeking its picturesque majesty. Norris Lake is one of the greatest areas for fishing, swimming, vacationing, boating, tubing, wakeboarding, water skiing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, trails, camping, and just having an amazing time. Whether it is relaxation and peace that you seek or a new adventure with outdoor beauty to explore, the areas surrounding this lake will entice you to return again and again, year after year. You will always find something new with every visit. Norris Lake hosts many hidden private coves along its long and winding shores as well as miles and miles of hiking trails through the hills. Plenty of water and land to explore as you set off for an absolutely amazing vacation. The beautiful "House on the Lake" is right in the heart of this region, offering the easiest of commutes to access Lake Norris. Located 22 miles from the I-63/I-75 junction you will not have to navigate any mountain roads to access the house. You will enjoy the majesty of a rural location, but not the hassle of a long drive should you require supplies from La Follette. This home has never before been rented, so enjoy a clean and fun family environment.
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PLEASE NOTE: YOU REQUIRE A BOAT TO ACCESS THIS PROPERTY! IF YOU ERROR AND DO NOT REALIZE THIS AND ARRIVE AT THE PROPERTY WITHOUT A BOAT THE GENERAL CANCELLATION PROVISIONS STILL APPLY. THE UNIQUE AND FLOATING NATURE OF THIS HOUSE HAS BEEN CLEARLY DESCRIBED IN MULTIPLE PLACES THROUGHOUT THE ADVERTISEMENT.