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Secluded LAKEFRONT Chalet: 2.8acres, Dock, Kayaks, Pet Friendly, Wifi

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom/2 bath lakefront chalet on a secluded private cove. Kayaks included.

Beautiful LAKEFRONT Chalet on 2.8 acres on Watauga Lake. Gorgeous views of the lake and mountains from every part of the house. Step out onto the porch with morning coffee or an afternoon cocktail to relax with breathtaking views. Walk down the steps in total privacy to your secluded cove (with only one neighbor) to jump in the 3rd cleanest lake in the country! Your private cove is separated from the main lake by a private peninsula and other houses are miles away. Paddle one of the chalet’s kayaks from your private dock to fish, view the bald eagles nest or simply explore the 105 miles of national forest that border the lake.

- Watch your kids and friends swim from the porch.

-Grill out on the commercial grade gas grill listening to your tunes on the Bluetooth sound bar, while you forget your cares and make new memories!

-- Gather around the bonfire sharing stories of a day on the lake and looking at the extensive views of the water and national forest.

- Fish from the dock, or take a kayak or your boat down the nearby Elk River. Skiers and wake boarders can easily ski from the cove on some of the least trafficked parts of the lake (not that ANY part of the lake is crowded!)

Boat & paddleboard rentals are available at the local marinas, or you can use our BOAT LAUNCH RAMP to launch your own boat- tie it up to the dock, or pontoons can beach right across from the Chalet.

The house is easily accessible and easy to get to from 321! The driveway is private and level (optional locking gate), no four-wheel drive is necessary.

• PRIVATE Dock (not community)

• Bring your own Boat: Boat launch within walking distance!

• 2 Kayaks

• -VERY PRIVATE: you have over 200 feet of private lakefront with only one other neighbor in sight that shares the private cove.

2 Bedroom/2 Bath:

• Bedroom 1 (upstairs): 1 Queen bed, private full bath with large Jacuzzi jetted tub

• Bedroom 2: 1 Double with full bath (double luxurious shower heads) and ample space

• 2 Bathrooms, one with a double shower head, the other with a jetted whirlpool tub for two!

Living room as a futon/double bed that sleeps 2 adults. All bedding is new, the queen is a premium pillow top mattress, the double has a new memory foam topper.

• Pet friendly, $50 per pet

Other House features:

• Unlimited wireless internet.

• Roku TV with included Chalet Netflix Account. You are welcome to add other channels, however, HD streaming is not reliable.

• Classic Movie DVD library.

• Bluetooth SoundBar for the TV or your own music library.


Watauga Lake is one of the most beautiful and clean recreational lakes (3rd cleanest in the country) on the eastern seaboard. It’s located in the Cherokee National forest with 105 miles of shoreline. More than half of the lake is bordered by undeveloped national forest. Watauga lake is great for boating, jet-skiing, tubing, skiing/wakeboarding, fishing, swimming, kayaking etc.

You can easily take day trips to whitewater rafting, a local winery, hike the Appalachian trail or Roan Mountain (known for gorgeous views, rhododendron forests, and cross country skiing) or find a secluded waterfall (we’ve got maps at the chalet). Drive to the thriving college town of Boone, NC 45 minutes away (check the concert schedule!), or visit the popular Banner Elk and Blowing Rock, NC.

The summers are sunny and warm during the day with no mosquitoes (incredible, but true!), and the evenings cool off in the 60’s – making the nights extremely pleasant. Autumn brings beautiful fall colors with even better views. In the winter time, skiing is a popular option at nearby Beech Mountain. Lake Hideaway Chalet is truly a wonderland of recreational activity!

More Details

Karen Lally
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, a tiny bit of german and spanish.
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Karen Lally

Karen Lally: As an Asheville, North Carolina native, I love all things outdoors, great food, and craft beer. I am an avid cyclist turned crossfitter. We have 3 dogs and two cats, and love to get the dogs into the woods as much as possible. We always gravitate to home rentals for our vacations extensively throughout the US and Europe, as we love the personal touch and non-touristy feel. Therefore, we know what makes a good vacation rental! I am an avid foodie, and appreciate a little luxury as the years go by!

Kim Watson is co-owner of the Lake Hideaway Chalet. She is responsible for all details and finishing touches—if you find a special detail or something you love when you stay at our rental, she is responsible for making it happen. If I’m not available, she will most likely take care of your needs.

Karen Lally purchased this chalet in 2016

Why Karen Lally chose Butler

This property is our dream home! We have camped on Watauga lake for many years, boating by lakefront properties and dreaming big. We have worked hard to make that dream become a reality with this house, and are excited to share it with you! When we found this house we knew we had to own it: it's private, it's gorgeous, and it's right on the lake. Everything we wanted in a Lake house! Watauga is like no other-- warm during the days, cool evenings, no mosquitoes and relatively uninhabited. Boat traffic is minimal during all parts of the day, and the lake is huge!

What makes this chalet unique

Gorgeous Views, easy lake access, private and secluded with no noisy neighbors or shared lake access. The solitude is dreamy.

The interior of the chalet has a lake house get-a-away cabin feel, with tons of wood, a big bright interior with lake views from everyroom, and skylights!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The lakehouse is absolutely amazing. You get the perfect amount of privacy, you're right on a beautiful secluded lake, and the house itself is beautiful and just modern enough. We spent four days there and it was perfect. We were able to swim, hike, kayak, cook dinner, watch Netflix, and more. Lake hideaway chalet has multiple options for every mood. I can't wait to revisit again!
Aug 2016
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Car: recommended


Butler Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double Shower heads, lots of space
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Jetted Tub for two, Window, Closet
  • Downstairs full bath has a shower only with luxurious double shower heads. Upstairs full bath has a large jetted tub (for two) with a shower and closet. Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Soap is supplied.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , End Table and lamp, Dresser with Mirror, Closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs in loft, fully private with door, skylights, closet
  • All linens, blankets, and bath towels are supplied. Downstairs bedroom is smaller with a double bed, end table with lamp, large double hung window, full size closet, and dresser with mirror. Upstairs loft bedroom (with door) is accessed from a spiral staircase. Its larger with a queen size bed, end tables, lamps, full size double hung window, skylights, and open shelving for clothes storage. The full closet is in the bathroom upstairs.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • marina
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Secluded LAKEFRONT Chalet: 2.8acres, Dock, Kayaks, Pet Friendly, Wifi
average rating of 4.970588 based on 36 reviews

Doesn't get much better than this.

  • 5 of 5

Everything about it was great. The cabin, the view, the decks, the location, the set up...just great. We had everything we needed. There were kayaks and a canoe to use on the lake, which was absolutely beautiful. The owners are very easy to deal with. WELL worth the money!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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We liked our stay.

  • 5 of 5

A very nice place. Comfortable, quiet and private. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful property! Loved the views. The house had everything we needed!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stay Here!...or punish yourself elsewhere

  • 5 of 5

We loved Lake Hideaway. We really appreciate you & Kim. Katie & I always spend our vacations rather active - hiking and kayaking- yet I still managed to gain several pounds last week...darn your propane grill and TN beer! We were glad to see you added unlimited data, allowing us to enjoy many movies. Clean property, all needed amenities and best view we have had on a vacation yet. Every year we alternate between the Rockies, the Smokies, & the Ozarks. And the Smokies take the prize! Lake Watauga & Lake Nantahala have been our favorites. Thanks for being pet-friendly...we can never leave Spork & Mr. Jeeves behind.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely quiet retreat

  • 5 of 5

Went swimming, hiked, read, went swimming, canoed, went swimming, hiked, ... Perfect vacation for us. Lovely cabin on a cove with deep, clear, cool water. The place is neat as a pin and very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice late summer vacation. Very peaceful and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Very quiet location. Warm days and cool nights were a nice change from the Florida heat and humidity. It was plenty warm the week before Labor Day to play in the water but cool enough to comfortably hike all day. We brought our dogs and liked the fencing on the deck for them.

The chalet is very comfortable and the kitchen was stocked well enough for us to cook a few meals in so we could enjoy the lake in the evening rather than go into town to eat. The deck and side yard overlooking the lake are very inviting places to prop up your feet and watch the sun go down. Town was close enough for use to head into Boone to have meals with family that live in the area on a couple of evenings. There are a lot of nice hikes within an hour's drive. We hiked Snake Mountain above Zionville, Grandfather Mountain, Laurel Fork Falls, Roan Mountain, and some of the Appalachian trail from route 321 over to Watauga Dam. We did the short hikes, Laurel Fork Falls and the short AT hike to Watauga Dam, in the morning and then spent those afternoons paddleboarding on the lake.

It will be on our list of places to stay in the future next time our vacation takes us to the southern Appalachians.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 14.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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