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Lake Norman Sunset Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

For monthly winter rates please call or email

Lake Norman Living at its best. Beautiful waterfront secluded retreat (almost an acre) with over 190 feet of waterfront, covered boatslip with lift, floating dock, and jet ski slip for fishing and swimming. Boat and jet ski rentals available approximately 10 minutes away. There are grape vines, blueberries, pear and apple trees on the extensive property.

King-size master bedroom, en-suite bathroom, leads to very large screened in porch. Great Views!

Second bedroom with queen bed.

Second bathroom

Third bedroom which opens to screened porch and overlooks lake with double/full bed.

Greatroom/living room with gas fireplace and kitchen with dining area overlooking the lake and opening to screened in porch with lake views.

Two car attached garage.

The dock has a covered boatslip with lift, another boatslip, jet ski slip and large deck for picnics, fishing or watching the kids swim in the private cove. The views are wonderful for watching sunsets and activities on the lake.

My rentals run Sat. to Sat. (except late fall & winter)

Written in Guest Book at house:

12/26 – 1/2 “Quinns & Balks” Sunny Florida & snowy Buffalo had a great time. This house is exactly in the middle of our two homes. Great place to meet. Thank you for providing a warm & welcoming home. We loved the Christmas decorations! Happy New Year!

3/9 Our month in NC was delightful! Your home was confortable with everything we needed. We enjoyed some beautiful weather (84 F the 1st week) and a rainy period but warmer than Wisconsin!We enjoyed fishing off the pier and loved sitting on the porch. Thanks for making our stay so enjoyable!

3/31 Thank you so much for a wonderful relaxing vacation. The view and gardens are just lovely! We enjoyed watching the season change. So colorful & alive. Thanks Again Peggy & Ron

4/1 Guests from Indiana - What a beautiful home and view. Just to get away and be together in such seclusion was wonderful. The house was just awesome. Such an unbelievable way to spend time with those you love the most before the kids become adults. What a great place to grow and share. Thank you. Southern hospitality doesn’t begin to describe this area of NC or John & Carol. Hugs from us

5/1 Guests from New Jersey – Thank you for a wonderful time. Loved the early morning fishing & birds singing, your home is beautiful & very clean. Hope to see you next year.

5/4 Guests from Lincoln Park, New Jersey. Carole & John. Thank you again for making our 2nd annual trip to NC comfortable. We had another great year with loads of sun and great food. See you next year.

5/14 Lexi & Philip – Thanks for giving us the perfect place to live at while visiting for Nascar. We had a blast and made lots of fun memories. I hope we can come back someday.

5/31 Guests from Sarasota, Fl. & Canadinsis, Pa. A lovely home in a lovely setting.

Sounds like everyone who meets you, loves you & we’re no exception!! Love you guys

6/7 Guests from Flatrock, NC - This was so exciting for us to do a “boat” vacation. We just bought it and, with your lovely home as ours for the week, EVERYTHING was wonderful!! Carol & John, you are such sweet people and our lives are richer because of meeting folks such as yourselves. Thank You!

6/21 Thank you so much for allowing us to have a wonderful vacation here on Lake Norman. Your home is so comfortable & lovely. We were able to try out our new boat & master our captaining skills! Daisy & Molly loved it here. Hope to be back & live here some day. Thank you again

7/12 Guests from Pfafftown, NC. Just a note to say thank you for a great place to vacation. It’s great when your fun babies can join you in the fun. Thanks again for the hospitality. We didn’t need a thing. God Bless you & hope to see you again.

7/19 Guests from Crown Point Indiana Carol & John, our stay here was wonderful and we hate to leave. The house was perfect; everything we could need was here. The serenity of the surroundings makes this a perfect retreat. We had other families who rented other places on the lake agree ours was by far the best all-around. Thank you for everything you provided and for the cleanliness of the house.

8/2 Guests from Belpri, Ohio Thank you for sharing your beautiful house with us. We really enjoyed our week there. Hate to leave. The lake is so peaceful. Hope to see you next year.

8/9 Guests from Virginia - We had an excellent vacation here on the lake. Thank you for the use of this lovely home. It was comfortable for us all. We swam off the dock, fished, triked and used our jet ski. It was a week of fun had by all, including the ducks down by the dock. Thank you again.

8/16 Serenity! That is what we experienced. This is a wonderful location. The house is perfect, we wanted for nothing! The water was perfect everyday.

9/8 Guests from Landenberg, PA. Had a great, relaxing week – didn’t even mind the break in the drought – who cares if it rains when you are busy relaxing!!

Even looked for a house for future retirement.

9/13 Guests from Lakeland Fl. We had a perfect week! Got to go to the races & relaxed the rest of the week.

There are many, many more reviews from guests in the guest book which is kept at the home.

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More Details

Carole & John
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 9, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many Thanks for a great vacation - very relaxing & peaceful. We enjoyed our week here.
Jun 2010
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Lake Norman of Catawba House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Double Door Refrigerator with icemaker, filtered water. No Smoking in house or on screened porch


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Lake Norman Sunset Retreat
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 18 reviews

Lovely Lakefront property

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much Carol and John for the use of this beautiful home. We came at the right time of year and had a splendid stay! Since we spent our anniversary there, I would love to try and return same time next year! Until then, K

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review for us. We really appreciate it, and look forward to seeing you again next year.
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New Martinsville, WV

Wonderful Week on Red Bird Lane

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week on Red Bird Lane. The house was great. Carol and John are so Gracious and accommodating. They made us feel like family. The weather was wonderful. No rain the entire week. We did a lot of boating and relaxing. We have stayed here before and will definitely be back again. One week is not enough. Thank you again, Carol and John!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. We really appreciate it and hope to see you both again next year.
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Red Bird

  • 3 of 5

Great view of the lake, easy access to Highwa year 150 and shopping. Convenient boat dock on site

Interior needs updating.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we were pleased when you told us everyone enjoyed your vacation there and that you had no problems with anything. Although we have, in the last year & a half, bought new mattresses, new bedding, new kitchen appliances, including a new Jennairdowndraft oven with interchangeable griddle, grill & glass top, new furniture for the deck, new grey couch for the living room, etc. the home does now need a new coat of paint on the interior, which we have been unable to do, as it has been booked continuously including during the winter. As soon as we get a free week we will be getting the painting done. It is an older home as they have the best lots, ours is on an acre with 200 feet of lakefront and the water at the dock is never less then 20 feet.
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A GREAT Vacation ! ! !

  • 4 of 5

Our first time to the Lake Norman area and we could not have found a better place to call home for the week. The house is at the end of a dead end street with all kinds of privacy and seclusion. Boaters, plenty of space to store your trailers while your boat is on the water for your stay. The house is clean and the lay out is outstanding. We can not say enough about the screened porch area... could barely tell you what the rest of the house was like because we spent all of our time out there. The dock was nice, we all enjoyed swimming and fishing off it. Deep water so no worries there. Way back in off main lake so no waves beating your boat up or rocking the dock while your relaxing. Across the cove is a marina, perfect for refueling and getting ice to enjoy the day out on a beautiful lake. John & Carole were very nice and responded to every call and question through out the entire rental process. Thanks for allowing pets... our dog loved running around chasing the squirrels and deer.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this really nice review!! We so enjoyed meeting you both and look forward to seeing you on your next vacation or house hunting expedition. We're so pleased you enjoyed our home for the same reasons we purchased it. Thanks again!!
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Granger, IN

Great relaxing vacation stay

  • 4 of 5

We rented this house because of proximity to our daughter, who lives in Charlotte. The screened porch was perfect for relaxing and watching the wildlife (squirrels, birds). Nice kitchen with excellent pots and pans (unusual in a rental). The house is close to shopping and restaurants. We would certainly stay here again when visiting our daughter and will recommend this rental to our friends.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi MaryJo and Dan Thank you very much for the review, we really appreciate it. We are so pleased when people enjoy our home as much as we do. We look forward to seeing you both again. Carole & John
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Berkshires, Massachusetts

The Great Escape

  • 5 of 5

Winters have been wonderful for the past few years on the lake. We're grateful to John and Carole for opening this home to us. They're not just the owners, they've become our friends. The home is always clean and comfortable. The sunsets and the lights on the lake in the evening are beautiful. A peaceful and relaxing place to spend the winter.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Norman itself is the main attraction with 32, 510 ac and 520 mi of shoreline and its compendium of over 11 restaurants easily accessible by boat for enjoying a drink or meal overlooking lake, Cruises on Catawa Queen at nearby Queen's Landing, which has dining, bumper boats, two putt putt courses, tennis courts and summertime bands, LN State Park nearby has hiking trails, picnic areas, campgrounds, Swimming beach at LN State Park open 4/1 to 10/31, 12 miles from Mooresville(Race City) and Stumpy Creek PK - walking track, picnic shelters, 3 socer fields, 3 baseball/softball fields, 9 hole golf course, boat launch, Numerous golf courses nearby, 35 miles to Charlotte, the Queen City, Many restaurants and plenty of shopping nearby in Mooresville and Birkdale Village, Play on the lake, shop and return to your cozy lakeside retreat to watch the sunset.


Rates & Availability

Lake Norman of Catawba House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
May 20 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall/Winter
Nov 25 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $95
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $90

Rates are subject to change until confirmed
All rates do not include Holidays/Special Events
Security Deposit of $200 brought in cash on day of arrival and returned in cash on day of departure if no damage/loss
50% of Rental & cleaning & fee payable on making of reservation and signing of contract - remaining 50% due 30 days prior to check in date
Personal checks and postal money orders only

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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