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Lake Summit Nest, peaceful retreat with dock & boathouse on cool, clean lake

Bedrooms 1
Space 760 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

family friendly cottage in the woods on a lake, near Hendersonville and Saluda

Quiet retreat perched on a hill above Lake Summit surrounded by nature with all the modern conveniences. Enjoy the use of the boathouse/dock on a large cove of the beautiful, clean lake. Visit nearby historic places, national parks, restaurants and markets.

Originally the servants' quarters on the grounds of a home built by a founder of the lake during the 1920's, the Nest has been renovated into a large open concept space which is very private and has its own entrance. The owners live in the main house.

melinda way
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About melinda way

We are a retired couple very familiar with the area and quite willing to help with suggestions or directions. We also respect our guests privacy.

melinda way purchased this cottage in 1968

Why melinda way chose Saluda

This property was built by one of the original founders of the lake in 1923. My family has owned the property since 1968, and through the years we have come mainly during the summers. My husband and I moved here to retire a few years ago and really enjoy the seasonal changes. We changed very little of the personality of the property, but did add heat.

What makes this cottage unique

Everyone who stays here finds it very soothing. It is generally a quiet and calm oasis where people can totally relax. You will see lots of birds, maybe a fox or a deer too. The lake is clear and cool and very refreshing. We are also close to restaurants, shops and grocery stores in case you feel like going into town. The tailgate markets in the area are wonderful. We enjoy hosting our guests in the "Nest".


Saluda Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 760 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • tub/shower combo
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • there are 2 twin beds (which can be made into a king) and a sofa bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
badminton and corn hole


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Lake Summit Nest, peaceful retreat with dock & boathouse on cool, clean lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

The perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and plan to return. Hal and Melinda went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed and more! Nana's Nest is the perfect place for some r & r!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved having y'all and look forward to hearing news of baby's arrival. Best wishes for the upcoming event. Thanks for leaving the Nest in such wonderful shape.
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A relaxing getaway in a beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

"Thank you for such a lovely getaway. Your cottage is perfect. We loved your extra special touches and hospitality. It was lovely walking the lake each morning and stretching tight muscle in the sun on deck at the boat house. The tranquility of the lake was much needed for our souls. We look forward to returning during warmer months to try out the kayaks."

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Just let your cares melt away and enjoy the tranquility. So close to so many incredible things to do. Dupont Forest was my favorite with stunning waterfalls. Loved taking the kayak out on the lake. If you need a getaway this is it. Melinda and Hal were perfect hosts. Looking forward to going back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope to see you back here again next year!!
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Nana's Nest, and it was equally as wonderful as our first visit! Melinda and Hal were once again fabulous hosts, and we will most certainly be back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Being at this property was like living in the Secret Garden. It is a lovely get away. Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The Nest at Lake Summit has everything you could possibly need or want for a perfect quiet, lovely and restful stay. The boat house is great with kayaking on beautiful Lake Summit with great lake placement with gorgeous views. The owners could not have been more helpful. As a bonus there are fox sightings at dusk. I recommend The Nest!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A stunning property nestled into beautiful woodland surrounding Lake Summit

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have had a more beautiful time.

My husband and I were visiting the area and friends. Having been a past Green Cove counselor it was fabulous to find out Melinda is also a GC alum.

Three of us shared the property and found we had more than enough room.

Fantastic cooking facilities, beautiful porch overlooking the woodland, we sat and spent evenings sipping wine, chatting and listening to the evening chorus of the crickets.

The lake dock is just a short walk down through the trees. There was a wide variety of items which we made great use of; two kayaks, a large tube, floats, life jackets, chairs etc. For us; this really made the trip. We spent a lot of time kayaking and floating around on the lake.

Mel and Hal are wonderful people; they had thought of everything and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable... even delivering us some eggs when they saw me cleaning up the ones I dropped :-)

I can't speak highly enough of both the house and the owners... We will definitely be back

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: wow laura, so glad y'all got to enjoy the dock so much (since there was a bit of rain off & on) Please do come back, we'd be happy to have you. happy travels melinda
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Car: necessary

Close to Saluda (10 min), Hendersonville (15 min), Tryon (20 min), Asheville (30 min), Brevard (40 min) in NC and Greenville, SC (30 min)

Convenient to Interstates 26, 40 and 85

20 minutes to Asheville airport, 45 minutes to Greenville Spartanburg airport

Lake Summit Nest is ideal for a couple, a family with 1 or 2 children(age 5 and up) or a single person. It is a large open space with twin beds partially separated from the living room and full kitchen. The sofa folds out to a double bed. Our boathouse is especially popular with guests as it is situated on a large, quiet cove of the beautiful clean lake.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $45
Refundable damage deposit $95
Tax Rate 11.75%

check in 3 pm or later
check out by 11:00 am

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.