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Lake Front Getaway, Family Friendly.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, Water Front Cottage On Lake Norman, Sleeps 6, Private Dock

Enjoy the lake life and relax at Bally K Cottage, a cozy 3 bedroom cottage on a 1.5-acre water front lot. 28 mins from downtown Charlotte, 5 mins off of I-77

Completely renovated in 2015 with new kitchen, hardwood floors, and new furnishings. Covered and screened in porch with dining area. Great views of the lake.

New 30' x 30' floating dock with boat slip. Deep water lot with more than 15' of water at the pier, even in the winter months. Covered gazebo located over the water to enjoy those lake Norman sunsets.

Get unlimited use of the 2 kayaks and stand up paddle board that comes with the rental. Launch them from the dock or from the sandy beach at the water's edge. Great swimming in the private bay, no boat traffic, so it is safe for kids.

Bring your boat, put in at the Haggar creek public access. Drive less than 1/2 mile back to our pier, tie it up in the private boat slip.

Time Warner cable with Disney, Nick, Nick Jr, Boomerang, and all of the kid channels. Play Station, Wii, with lots of games. Great place for kids to enjoy their summer vacation.

Great restaurants less than 10 min drive away or take your boat to dinner at one of the many lakefront restaurants.

Our house is located in a residential neighborhood, absolutely NO PARTIES OR EVENTS allowed on the property.

More Details

Tim O'Hare
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Tim O'Hare

Céad Míle Fáilte (Irish for a hundred thousand welcomes)

Born in Ireland, Tom and Katie lived and worked all over the world. Their 2 children attended American schools from Saudi Arabia to Thailand and Indonesia.

Even though they spent more than 30 years traveling the globe, they always called Charlotte home. They are now both retired and spend part of their time at their home in South Charlotte and the rest in Northern Ireland.

They purchased this home in 1982 as a vacation home. Many summers were spent here enjoying the lake.

Tim O'Hare purchased this house in 1982


Mooresville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , double sink with vanity
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sitting room with TV & video games, bed has no metal spring
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Lake Front Getaway, Family Friendly.
average rating of 4.9661016 based on 59 reviews
Pittsburgh, Pa

Wonderful house with a gorgeous lake view. Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This house is just as cute in person as the pictures. Very welcoming and the owners provide so many extras like towels, linens, paper products, kitchen essentials and bottled water. That makes packing for the trip so much easier. The house was very clean, well cared for and beautifully decorated. The owners called the day we checked in to make sure we had everything we needed. They are very welcoming and easy to contact should you have any questions. The view is amazing and can be seen from the entire main part of the house as well as from the enclosed porch and deck. The weather was still chilly for most of our stay but we still enjoyed time on the dock and around the fire pit. Location was perfect for exploring nearby areas around Lake Norman. The house is on a beautiful, quiet street within easy walking distance to other neighborhoods so we were able to go on long walks each day. We would love to go back and stay again when the weather is warm enough to enjoy the lake. Our entire family enjoyed our stay and we can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your detailed review, we really appreciate it!
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Powell, Ohio

Absolute Heaven!!!

  • 5 of 5

This little place is a little slice of Heaven! Having stayed in some gorgeous places in Seaside, Rosemary Beach, etc.....I have never stayed anywhere more perfect than this cottage. And I have never felt more relaxed & at peace. We were so so sad to leave & are already planning our next trip back.....3 days just wasn’t long enough.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dana - come back anytime
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Lake Cottage-Super Quaint-A Must Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

My Wife and Kids LOVED this place. Pictures are super accurate. The host does an amazing job making you feel right at home. The location is great, the view of the lake alone is worth the stay, the neighborhood is beautiful and the home, decoration and layout is great for families. We are definitely coming back later this summer!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andres! Hope to see you again soon.
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Fantastic and Relaxing!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are both Interior Designers and we travel often so quite frankly have pretty high expectations of what good hospitality is. This home certainly met our expectations. It feels secluded and quiet which is what we were looking for but is close to anything you need. This home and our stay certainly exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stephanie! Wow, I am glad we were not aware of you and your husbands professional backgrounds before your stay, the entire Bally K team would have been a nervous wreck! Family and friends have been enjoying Bally k for years, we were not sure how VRBO travelers would feel about it - it is nice to get this feedback, thank you.
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This is our second time staying at Bally K and we love it! We wish we could live there...!

  • 5 of 5

There's nothing not to love about the Bally K!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have you back - Thank you Zach
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The Most Wonderful Stay at the Bally K!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were fortunate enough to stay at the Bally K last year, as well as this year to visit loved ones. I cannot say enough fantastic things about this little cottage on Lake Norman. First of all, we had a kind, welcoming note and lovely treats from the O'Hare Family extending their hospitality, both times. There are several long drives involved in this annual visit, and each time we returned to this cottage, we felt like we were back at the most wonderful little home away from home ever invented. Even though it is deceptively snugged in a cove on the lake, it is within five miles of grocery stores, shopping, etc. We loved the open kitchen/den/fireplace arrangement. It has a great long table and chairs, casual... just perfect. We are always there in December and get to enjoy the Christmas tree and all of the other darling decorations. However, if you are not traveling this time of year, there is a covered, screened-in porch that we enjoyed last year. There are Adirondack chairs around a fire pit by the lake and a fantastic dock. This year, there was a lighted deck with the grill. We didn't spend any time outside this year because of the snow but it certainly was lovely cooking soup in that wonderful kitchen and being by the fireplace. We love this place so much that if we could marry it, we would.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bill, Hi Kathy: Just wanted to say a belated thank you for this very kind review. Many of our returning guests have become friends of the family and we could not be happier to add you to that list. From all of the O'Hares - Happy new year, and we hope to see you again soon
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-77, Exit 35
Car: necessary

Water front property located 9 miles from the center of Mooresville


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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