LAKEFRONT RUSTIC CHARM WITH BEACH ACCESS

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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LAKEFRONT RUSTIC CHARM WITH BEACH ACCESS

Lake Santeetlah Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, Den + dining area, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Lake Santeetlah offers the perfect setting for a wilderness retreat where you can indulge in a variety of outdoor and aquatic activities or simply relax in the tranquility of a quaint mountain development that has preserved an era of days past.

Located in the high peaks of the Smoky Mountains in Western North Carolina and surrounded lush greens, mountain laurel, trout streams, waterfalls, white-water rivers, miles of hiking trails and the tallest trees east of the Mississippi, Lake Santeetlah is a 3,000 acre lake with 80 miles of shoreline of which 90% is within The Nantahala National Forest.

We just completed upgrading our cabin with all new exterior siding, new roof, new kitchen counter top and sink,fresh paint and all new windows. Santeetlah is a rare find with its crystal clear waters, mountain views and hidden coves. Our property is unique because of its beach; only a handful of Santeetlah properties have beaches making this location very family friendly and also allowing people to walk into the water as well as sit beachside. A dock is also available for boating.

We have an open design that includes a full kitchen, living room and dining area as a large open space. The sliding doors provide a full view of the lake as well as to the screened-in porch where you can enjoy an early morning cup of coffee and an evening meal. The porch provides alternate access to the beach, about 50 feet away, easily accessed on the level back yard. There are no steep, tiring steps to climb up and down to get to the waterfront.

The living room has two very comfortable leather couches to lounge while reading, watching the scenic twilights and the dew rising from the early morning waters. The couches can sleep two additional people in comfort. The bedrooms are large enough for a queen size bed in one and two twin size beds in the other. The bathroom has a shower and bathtub.

You'll love the lake water; you can swim comfortably 3 of the 4 seasons. During the spring, its in the upper 60's to low 70's and it remains in the upper 70's to 80 throughout the summer - very unusual for a mountain lake. Kayaking and canoeing is very enjoyable and boating is an adventure exploring the many fingers and coves where you can anchor for an afternoon for lunch and never see another boat while you swim, read or just relax.

We'll be happy to answer any questions and accommodate you anyway we can so you have a truly memorable vacation.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Debbie (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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About Debbie

Since purchasing our cabin, we've done a number of upgrades; new siding, new vinyl windows, new roof, new kitchen counter, fresh paint and a new air conditioning unit. A mix of rustic charm and modern amenities. We plan on continuing to make improvements and offer the best value on the lake.

Debbie purchased this cabin in 2003

Why Debbie chose Lake Santeetlah

After visiting many, many lakes throughout the Southeast to find the perfect family retreat, we stumbled onto Lake Santeetlah. After our first visit, we knew this was the place we had long awaited. The serenity, the mountains, the rustic charm, the clear waters, the remote coves and the small town community made us feel like we were on vacation on every visit. Santeetlah is a best kept secret and unspoiled due to its National Forest shoreline. Lake Santeetlah cannot be re-created, but for those who want to experience nature at its best, seeing is believing.

What makes this cabin unique

The beauty of Santeetlah is a double threat - the mystique of the Smoky Mountains coupled with the crystal clear waters.During the early mornings you can sit at the screened porch or on the dock and enjoy a cup of coffee while the morning dew gradually rises from the water revealing the mountain landscape and pallet of colors. Only a handful of the lake properties have beach access to the waters, our is one of those rarities. This feature allows you to place beach chairs in the water edge and allows children to play at the water front and makes it easier to enter the warm water at your own pace to wade or swim rather than diving or climbing ladders as required by most properties. Plenty of parking also makes this property a desired location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved this house, especially the porch. We had a great vacation :)
Aug 2012
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

Lakefront Rustic Charm with Beach Access
average rating of 3.5 based on 2 reviews
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Lakefront Rustic Charm with Beach Access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p177133vb
(770) 667-0982 (Georgia, USA)
Lake Santeetlah North Georgia Mountains
Asheville, NC
4

Such a great time!

  • 4 of 5
We celebrated our five year anniversary at Lake Santeetlah and had a fabulous time! The house was cozy, well maintained and well appointed. It seemed to have everything we needed. The dock was our favorite feature as we took our boat with us, and it was so nice to have it there on the water when we woke up in the mornings. The landing was a five minute ride around the bend, so easy to get to.
The owner, Debbie, was very easy to get along with and even brought us a bottle of champagne to help us celebrate our anniversary! It was good fishing and lots of beautiful scenery. The lake is one of the nicest I've seen. Water was crystal clear.
A great time!
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly
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Lakefront Rustic Charm with Beach Access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p177133vb
(770) 667-0982 (Georgia, USA)
Lake Santeetlah North Georgia Mountains
North Carolina
3

Pictures are deceiving!

  • 3 of 5
The intererior of the home is well kept and has nice accommodations. However, the picture and descriptions of the "private dock" is accurate but the assumption of a private beach is NOT. The beach area is small, and shared by other neighboring property owners. The picture is focused on the chairs because a view from the screened in porch would indicate how cramped the beach access really is. Power boats can be docked here, but the dock access is VERY tight. Finally, it is described as kid friendly, however kids were encouraged to stay within the designated beach area for this rental house.
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: We are sorry you felt the property was deceiving in the pictures, that is not our intentions. Was always tell our renters that it is a small house and beach area. Our neighbors are wonderful people and always welcome who ever is visting to play on the beach. We are working on a plan for a deck at the beach area and hope that will help.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Knoxville Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 129
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Cheoah State Beach
Car: necessary

This Property is Located Just Off Route 129 at the World Famous 'Tail of the Dragon' Known by Sports Car and Motorcycle Enthusiast Clubs for its 318 Curves in 11 Miles. White-Water Rafting and Kayaking Are Nearby on the Nantahala River Where You Can Rent and Plan Family and Advanced Excursions. the Area Offers Trout Stream Fly Fishing, Scenic Mountain Biking at the Usfs Forest Service Tale Recreation Area, Appalachian Trail Hiking, the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest (Home of 200+ Foot Poplars), Lake Fontana and Fontana Dam, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Excursions Train, Cherokee Indian Reservation and Cherokee Harrah's Casino. for Daytrips, Asheville, Home of the Biltmore Mansion, is Just Two Hours Away and Dolly Wood Amusement Park and Gatlinburg Are Just an Hour and Forty-Five Minutes North in Tn.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Lake Santeetlah Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 1 - Oct 31
2 night minimum stay
$115
From
$150
Fri,Sat,Sun
$910
$3,870
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 - May 22
2 night minimum stay
$115
From
$150
Fri,Sat,Sun
$910
$3,870
 
 
Summer
May 23 - Aug 31
7 night minimum stay
$952
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$150
Fri,Sat,Sun
$990
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.75%
Notes Property is closed November-March.
Summer rentals are generally Saturday to Saturday with an option for additional days based on availability.
We are willing to accommodate late arrivals as best as possible.
If you have any special needs or requests, we will try to accommodate them.
All rentals subject to availability and owner discretion.

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Lake Santeetlah Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Combination tub and shower, single toilet. Sink is outside of shower room.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • Television
  • Books
  • Video Games
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Tennis ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hunting small game
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • jet skiing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • water skiing
  • sailing
Notes:
A Truly Unique Feature of This Property is its Beachfront Accessibility. in Most Mountain Properties, a Lot of Stairs Are Required to Get to the Water Level, Usually the Dock . on Our Property, There is Plenty of Room in the Fairly Level Backyard to Place a Picnic Table or Blankets, Playpen or Chairs to Enjoy the Sun and Water, Keep an Eye on Children and to Have Comfortable Access to the Water for Wading or Launching Kayaks and Canoes. Your Private Dock Can Be Boarded from the Beach. This is a Safe Property for Water Access. Very Few Santeetlah Lots Have Beaches and Level Lots. You'll Appreciate This when You Forgot Something at the Cabin.
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