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Waterfront home nestled in the wooded privacy of Dales Creek Cove on Lake James

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,650 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Brand new home invites you to your own private waterfront playground! Wake up to the sounds of Dales Creek running by the house, then bring your coffee just a few steps down to the waterfront to enjoy the sunrise. What might your day hold? Cast a line out from the back of your secluded cove, enjoy a meal at the picnic pavilion overlooking pristine 7,000 acre Lake James, or just spend the day paddling around and exploring the sights of Southern Appalachia: the South Mountains to the south, the Black Mountain Range to the west, and the Blue Ridge, Grandfather Mountain, Dobson’s Knob and Linville Gorge to the north. Bring everyone together as the sun sets to enjoy the cool of the evening around the campfire before retiring to any of 3 bedrooms in this spacious beach-style home. Or maybe you would prefer to drift off to sleep on the screened outdoor Summer sleeping porch and enjoy the sounds of the wildlife all around you.

This 1650 square foot home comfortably sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms, with additional sleeping space for 3 between the hand-crafted futon in the open loft and the daybed on the screened sleeping porch. There are 2 full bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen that will provide you with all the comforts of home. The eat-in kitchen provides seating for 6. The home boasts beautiful hardwood floors and ceramic tile throughout, washer and dryer, dishwasher, and Internet. Two spacious 8’X32’ porches provide plenty of additional outdoor living space, as well as an 8’X16’ sundeck, an outdoor shower, and a private 200 square foot covered pavilion with a large picnic table.

This home is located on a level lot at the back of a quiet cove with beautiful long-range views of the lake. No steep sidewalks or stairs to get down to the waterfront, and the swimming area has river rock and hard packed sand. You’ll have a large mountain creek all to yourself as it meanders through the property alongside the house and flows into Lake James. The children will have a blast exploring the rocky shores, panning for gold, splashing in the water, traversing the log footbridge, or just creating hours of their own adventures along the shallow shoreline. A large canoe is also provided for exploring the lake and the undeveloped islands. With no visible neighbors in this wooded location, you will enjoy many days filled with peace and solitude. There is plenty of room on the large 4 acre lot for parking vehicles, boats, trailers, RV’s and more. Bring all the toys! The boat ramp is only 2 miles away. The property also has a level parking pad with 30 and 50 amp RV hookup and fresh well water hookup at the pavilion. Bring your RV (or have your relatives bring theirs!) and enjoy even more space to spread out while spending time together with many loved ones. There is no septic hookup at the campsite, but access to the septic for dumping before and during departure is available on site.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a family friendly destination and we do not rent to large non-family groups including, but not limited to fraternities, house parties, wedding receptions, school groups, or other similar organizations. We do not allow occupancy by more than 9 people (unless they bring an RV). The primary renter must be at least 25 years old. No smoking and no pets allowed indoors. Also available for long term 3, 6, or 9 month rental from Fall to Summer. Contact us for long-term rates. Location: Western North Carolina 15 minutes to the closest town of Marion, NC 25 minutes to Interstate 40 30 minutes to Morganton, NC 45 minutes to Asheville or Hickory, NC 90 minutes to Charlotte, NC Within about an hour drive are Boone, Blowing Rock, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Grandfather Mountain, the South Mountains, Mount Mitchell State Park, and Linville Gorge (Short Off, Table Rock, Hawks Bill, and Sitting Bear Mountains) 2 hours to Gatlinburg and Dollywood area in Tennessee

Things to do in our area: Most people never leave the serenity of this property and the water that surrounds it. However, if you have a desire to explore Western NC, there are endless possibilities! To mention just a few: Lake James State Park for hiking and mountain biking Pontoon boat rentals from the marina View Brilliant Autumn Foliage from the Blue Ridge Parkway Tweetsie Railroad (fun for all ages!)

Mount Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi River-- with a restaurant on top of the mountain! Chimney Rock State Park Linville Falls, Short Off, Table Rock, and Hawksbill Mountains Grandfather Mountain with its mile high swinging bridge and hang gliding center

White Water Rafting, Canoeing, Kayaking on the Nantahala, Chattooga, Ocoee, Nolichucky, Watauga, North Tow, French Broad, and Green Rivers

Trout fishing on many of the same rivers listed above

Biking on Lake James Road, Highway 126, and the Blue Ridge Parkway Family friendly snow tubing at Jonas Ridge or Hawksnest Skiing at Appalachian, Sugar, and Beech Mountains Rock Climbing Zip Lining at the Beanstalk Journey Many free concerts in Morganton, NC Joara Archaeological Site Black Mountain and Asheville, known for their cuisine, crafts, galleries, art, and shows Biltmore Estate Gem mining at many locations

Hundreds of hiking trails within a 50 mile radius

More Details

Barbie Emaus
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are having such a wonderful time! The cottage was so clean and well stocked when we got here. We had a great time! Thank you for making it so special.
Jul 2017
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Nebo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Open Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Screened Summer Sleeping Porch - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Waterfront home nestled in the wooded privacy of Dales Creek Cove on Lake James
average rating of 4.769231 based on 15 reviews

The property was very nice. Very clean, comfortable and all needs met.

  • 4 of 5

A very quiet place. Well needed after working a busy non-stop work schedule.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Lakeside Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We needed a respite weekend and this property provided the quiet we needed. Two other friends joined us and not much happened - just as planned. There are options abound for people who want lots to do such as take the canoe out on the lake, play in the creek, picnic under the pavilion, sit by a campfire, but we just enjoyed being there. The house is fairly new so all amenities are in pristine condition. There is ample parking and plenty of places to sit and visit on front and back porches. Grocery store is about 15 minutes away as is Lake James State Park for trail walking, swimming beach and bike trails. We hope to come back. Highly recommended. Hosts are very responsive and helpful. Thank you Barbie!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very convenient to our race at Lake James State Park and the perfect location for relaxation and warmth from the wood burning stove before and after the event. Barbie was very helpful and accommodating! We hope to come back again soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful House! Wonderful location! Everything is there ready for you to enjoy a couple days or a couple weeks

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place and setting!!

  • 5 of 5

Great setting and well equipped Home - very kid friendly

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

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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