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Beautiful Upscale Summer Waterfront Chalet on Lake Hiwassee

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Chalet
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Chalet, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Our 2,200+ square foot chalet style home is nestled in the woods on Lake Hiwassee. It is in the gated community of Bear Paw which is close to Hiwassee Dam, west of Murphy. Lake Hiwassee is a 22 mile long stretch of water with 163 miles of natural shoreline in the Natahala National Forest. The few homes visible on the lake are only a small part of the beauty of the serene combination of water, forest, and mountains you see out on the water. It is where the Blue Ridge Mountains meet the Smokies, nicknamed 'God’s Country'.

The home is very well kept, spacious and tastefully decorated with bear accessories. The living/great room on the entry level has a stone fireplace with gas logs and a tongue groove pine cathedral ceiling which is open to the loft ceiling. There is a 39 inch LED TV,with a DVD player. On this level is also a kitchen and dining area, two bedrooms (1 king, 1 queen) and a full bath. The living/great room opens to a 12' x 26' deck with table, chairs, rocking chairs and a gas grill. The loft upstairs is open to the great room below. There are 2 twin beds, a futon sofa, a 25 inch TV, and DVD/VCR, and a desk in this 13’ x 26’ room and another full bath. A sliding glass door opens to a small covered porch sitting area. Our completed lowest level consists of a 4th bedroom (king), a full bath, and a second great room with gas log fireplace, 39 inch television, DVD/VCR, and a finished laundry room. A deck has been added to the lower level also with a porch swing and another table and chairs. There is also a stone firepit next to the lower deck for guests to enjoy a time gathering around a fire outside. Our home should give you peace and quiet to relax whether it is sitting /fishing on the dock or just listening to birds and sounds of nature, it is a very peaceful place to stay.

Bear Paw is a secluded and private area, but has many amenities which make it a great vacation spot. Boating, fishing, swimming, and water-skiing are possible. The lake is large enough that it is never crowded. There is a marina near to rent boats if you don’t have one, and a launch ramps if you do.

Bear Paw also offers other activities other than the lake. There is an Olympic size swimming pool with chaise lounges, basketball hoops in the Pavilion/Club House, tennis court, exercise room, children’s playground, a small fishing pond and a security guard at the entrance gate 24 hours a day.

Nearby is the dam with picnicking and grills, a drive through the area brings activities as white-water rafting, golfing, horseback riding, or sightseeing from nearby Ocoee, Chattanooga, Helen, or up to the Asheville area.
There is a new casino about 25 miles from our home in Murphy.

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Member since: 2001

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 2200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Ramp entry and oversized doors on our main floor...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 4: 1 king


  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1) on main floor, Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) in loft top floor, King bed (1) on lowest level...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 3 satellite TVs, ceiling fans throughout, 2 large decks, dock


  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Marina

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    Table with six chairs three barstools at kitchen counter...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace:


  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:


  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Bear Paw Clubhouse has wireless for laptops...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 15 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 4%


Weekly rentals only during summer months, Saturday to Saturday

Payments accepted only by bank cashier check or money order

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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A marina with boat rentals, including jet skis and pontoons, boat launch, tennis court, playground,,basketball area, pavilion with picnic area, white water-rafting, & large fleamarket, nearby.

There is a new casino in Murphy, approximately 25 miles from our home.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: We met in high school and will celebrate our 48th anniversary this year. We have two adult children.

Why the Owner Chose Murphy, NC, USA:
We vacationed around the area. Dick wanted to buy property, build a house and he found Bear Paw. We live in Florida, so took a chance and it has really been a blessing. We love the area, the beauty of the mountains, the lake, the peace, the serenity, and relaxation that comes from being there. We are happy to be able to provide a place for people to vacation and enjoy what we experience in Bear Paw.

The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
Boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, and just sitting on one of the decks enjoying nature

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

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  • Front of our chalet

    Front of our chalet

  • Main Floor Deck

    Main Floor Deck

  • Lowest Level Deck

    Lowest Level Deck

  • Main Floor Living Room

    Main Floor Living Room

  • Kitchen/Main Floor

    Kitchen/Main Floor

  • Master King Bedroom

    Master King Bedroom

  • Loft Sitting Area with Twin Beds

    Loft Sitting Area with Twin Beds

  • Lower Level Family Room

    Lower Level Family Room

  • Terraced Steps to Our Dock

    Terraced Steps to Our Dock

  • Community Large Pool

    Community Large Pool

  • Playgound Next to Pool Area

    Playgound Next to Pool Area

  • Lake Hiwassee - beautiful!

    Lake Hiwassee - beautiful!

  • Lakeside Angle of Chalet & Deck

    Lakeside Angle of Chalet & Deck

  • Main Floor Deck

    Main Floor Deck

  • Enjoy Family Time Around Our Fire Pit

    Enjoy Family Time Around Our Fire Pit

  • Queen/Guest/Main Floor

    Queen/Guest/Main Floor

  • Loft Twin Beds & Balcony Deck

    Loft Twin Beds & Balcony Deck

  • King Guest Bedroom/Lowest Level

    King Guest Bedroom/Lowest Level

  • Relax or Fish on Our Dock

    Relax or Fish on Our Dock

  • Community Tennis Court

    Community Tennis Court

  • Fishing Pond/Guard House

    Fishing Pond/Guard House

  • Beautiful Lake Hiwassee; 18 Miles of Water & Natahala National Forest

    Beautiful Lake Hiwassee; 18 Miles of Water & Natahala National Forest

VRBO #8347

This listing was first published here in 2001.

Date last modified - Friday, April 21, 2017

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