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Beautiful Lake Summit Home And Boathouse- Close To Asheville, Tryon, Flat Rock

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

This Elegant, Cozy Home Has Everything You Need To Get Away From It All.

This house has been a year-round home, so it has everything you need to make your stay comfortable. Designed by Ken Gaylord Architects and built in 2012 to the most exacting standards of comfort, security, and efficiency, the main house has a fully-stocked kitchen with a lake view, a dining room that comfortably seats 8, and a cozy living room with tons of natural light. The huge screened-in porch has a dining table for 8, a couch for napping, 8 rocking chairs, 2 rocking horses, and a dress-up trunk that's fun for everyone!

Most bedrooms have a lake view and expansive windows designed to maximize the cross breezes, and all have ceiling fans (though there's AC if you need it). Bedroom 1 is the master with a queen bed and adjoining bath with soaking tub and separate shower. Bedroom 2 has twin beds which can be joined into a king, and a bathroom with shower next door. The cool downstairs bedrooms can be adjusted to suit your needs: bedroom 3 can be either twin beds or a king bed; bedroom 4, which has a queen bed, can also have a crib or a toddler bed. There is a large full bath downstairs. There's a covered lanai with a hammock, perfect for curling up with a book during an afternoon shower.

The modern kitchen has everything you need, including basic ingredients and condiments, all major appliances, a gas stove, and a unique “invisible corner” picture window that welcomes in the lake views. Enjoy grilling on the propane grill next to the flower garden outside-- there is a seating area and a refurbished vintage see-saw swing, so nobody has to grill alone! Adjacent to the kitchen is a laundry and pantry area, with full-sized washer and dryer.

The living room has a huge gas-assist, wood-burning fireplace built from stones recovered from the original residence on this property, dating back to 1940. The upright piano, along with a selection of games & puzzles, books for all ages, and a TV with internet TV and DVD's cover all of your entertainment needs.

The boathouse is a quick walk down the hill. There you'll find plenty of chairs and an umbrella on the dock, a canoe for exploring the lake, and some floats. There's a basic kitchen, a half-bath, and a bedroom with two cots—perfect for kids, or anyone who wants to start the day with a refreshing dip in the lake. There is an upstairs room with screened-doors on all sides and a covered porch with a picnic table and chairs. The adjacent beach area has a large picnic table, and a second grill is available inside the boathouse for lakefront cookouts.

This house is just so comfortable-- you'll enjoy a week away from the stresses of modern life in our luxurious lake retreat!

More Details

Katherine Saul
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018


Saluda House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , This bathroom is in the boathouse.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , The twin beds can be connected to make a king bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , This king bed can be separated into 2 twins.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , There is room for either a crib or a child's bed.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 2 cots in the boat house.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • arboretum
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming


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Beautiful Lake Summit Home And Boathouse- Close To Asheville, Tryon, Flat Rock
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Great vacation spot!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful lake front home. Very well equipped. The owners are very gracious and easy to work with. You will not regret one moment you spend vacationing here. Thank you for making your head me available so others can enjoy this special place.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the pleasure of staying in this wonderful home for our vacation. There is absolutely nothing that we needed that was not provided. It was comfortable, yet had all the modern amenities. We loved sitting on the porch drinking coffee in the morning and wine in the evening. The boathouse was an extra that we did not expect to be so well furnished. We look forward to returning next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent lake summit house

  • 5 of 5

This house has everything you need! Owner is very responsive with questions! Could not of asked for better experience. And yes I do plan on staying at this house again!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pictures do not do justice

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home.everything was awesome just a great stay. Would definitely return

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Lake House in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at the house. It is conveniently located to many of the region's activities and attractions, yet it feels far away from it all. The lake is beautiful, the house has great views of it, and the boat house is a nice bonus space. The kitchen is extremely well-equipped for a VRBO and everything was in good working order. The beds and linens and towels (all provided) were all comfortable and cozy. There were ample games, movies, books and magazines to use and plenty of good information about the area is provided by the owner. The owners were very easy to work with, answered questions promptly and were more than accommodating. We would definitely come back here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place for a wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful time at Lake Summit. This house was fantastic and fit our family needs perfectly. The large screen porch was heaven. The boat house was a great place for lakeside fun in the sun and water. Thank you! We look forward to hopefully returning soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Car: necessary

We are 10 minutes from Saluda, NC, a charming little town with great BBQ and cafes, a tail-gate market, some lovely shops, and live music on the weekends.

The area boasts world-class cycling, The Gorge zipline through the beautiful Green River Gorge, paddling on the upper Green River, hiking, waterfalls, and much more!

We are about 30 miles from beautiful Asheville, home of the Biltmore Estate, great music venues, fabulous restaurants shopping, spas, and breweries. The amazing new Sierra Nevada brewery is a 30-minute drive, and well worth a day trip.

So is Brevard, home to the highly respected Brevard Music School and the awesome Oscar Blues brewery, along with amazing mountain biking and hiking trails in DuPont and Pisgah Forests.

In historic Flat Rock, 20 minutes away, you'll find the fabulous Flat Rock Playhouse, the Carl Sandburg House & goat farm, the most delicious cinnamon rolls at the Flat Rock Bakery, and the Flat Rock Cinema, a bistro theater presenting independent films and live music on Sundays.

We are 25 minutes from Tryon, home to the new world-class equestrian center, which is a marvel. Tryon also has several great antiques shops and some lovely restaurants.

We run most of our errands in Hendersonville, 20 minutes away. You'll find everything you need as well as an adorable historic Main Street.

This part of the country has so much to offer- we won't judge you if you decide to spend all your days on the lake, but if you do venture out, there's so much to explore.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $250
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 11.75%

Dogs will be considered on an individual basis. There is a small fenced-in, shaded area. Dogs should be kept off of furniture, please. Cleaning fee is $200 for a full week, $150 for 3 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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