CAROLINA HIDEAWAY - LAKE NORMAN'S MOST EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE RETREAT

Patrick OBrien

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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CAROLINA HIDEAWAY - LAKE NORMAN'S MOST EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE RETREAT

Lake Norman House Rental Photos and Description

Enjoy the getaway of a lifetime! 5 BR, 4.5 BA with panoramic views, sleeps 12

Located in historic Sherrill's Ford, North Carolina, Carolina Hideaway is Lake Norman's finest rental home. The Hideaway is like an island onto itself, offering over 4200 square feet of casually elegant waterfront living (and 1000+ ft of porches) on a 4+ acre very private peninsula with stunning panoramic lake views from every room.

The Hideaway features:

A large comfortable home, decorated to make you feel right at home on the lake. A beautiful private boathouse bar sitting over the lake. Two master suites and sleeping space for twelve. Extensive covered, screened and open porches. A built in 8ft. by 5ft. movie theatre with movie library. A large private sandy 'beach' area surrounded by palm trees, 16x16 family fire pit area, outdoor ping-pong, , game table, etc. Over 700 ft of shoreline for great fishing. Rental boat delivery available and access to private chefs (addl cost)

The Hideaway is the most unique and special vacation home on NC's finest lake!

A Truly Amazing Experience: The Carolina Hideaway is truly unique. The setting is unmatched anywhere on the lake. It is the ultimate retreat -- as much a resort as a 'rental house' with beautiful views, lovely gardens, and so much to do.

Activities, activities, and activities: The number of things to do at the Hideaway is unmatched.

- 8 ft by 5 ft movie theatre

- 20 foot water trampoline (summer only)

- 25x25 waterfront foot sand box

- Large family fire pit area (seats 12)

- Boathouse bar

- Fishing (feel free to use the poles in the boathouse)

- Great swimming (and jumping off the dock)

- Boat and jet ski rental (with delivery)

- Outdoor ping pong

- Hammock

- Basketball, volleyball, etc

- A fully stocked game closet

and lasting family memories ...: The Hideaway is designed with 'family time' in mind. There are so many ways to create great family memories that you'll want to come back year after year after year. It's truly a unique and amazing place that you'll want to experience over and over again.

Over half our summer is typically rented by December of the previous year to returning families.

We love the Hideaway and hope you will too!!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Patrick OBrien (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Carolina Hideaway - Lake Norman's Most Exclusive Private Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Carolina Hideaway - Lake Norman's Most Exclusive Private Retreat
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Lake Norman North Carolina Piedmont
Charleston, SC
5

Incredible getaway!!

  • 5 of 5
I just returned from a great weekend with friends and family in this beautiful home. It was truly one of the nicest homes we have stayed, and every small detail of the house had such careful thought. As you make your way up the long driveway, you get more and more excited with every few feet. When you enter the front door, it opens up to a spacious living room with magnificent views of the lake. The property is amazing, with many different areas to relax. We found ourselves just slowly moving from each different area around the property- from the living room with extraordinary views, to the spacious boat house bar, then to the fire pit, and finally to the movie theater for a late night flick. The home's high end finishes and top quality appliances were easy reminders of the caliber of this luxury property. Everything in the description was spot on, if not being understated! The home was in perfect condition, very clean and organized. Patrick's recommendations were very helpful, and the boat rental was a very easy process. My family and I cannot wait to come back to the property next summer!
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Michael, we're delighted that you had a great stay at the house. The fact that you're a Realtor means that you have a great "eye for detail" so the praise from you is even more greatly appreciated!
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5

Perfect setting for a lake family vacation!

  • 5 of 5
Good Morning,
After a week of thoughts we wanted to take a minute to thank you for sharing your house with us. It was honestly one of the best family vacations we ever had. The house was so perfect we never had to leave.
We ended up with Chef Ken twice during the week. He is quite the character. It allowed us to sit and relax and enjoy a good meal without having to do any work, which is my idea of vacation.

The kids enjoyed the theater room and watching the word cup on the big screen! For me the outside setting made the week. We tubed, knee boarded, water skied, wake boarded, paddle boarded, kayaked and enjoyed the trampoline. We enjoyed the fire pit and appreciate you having more wood delivered. We didn't use it as much as we thought because we were so tired from all the fun each day.

My parents have never been so engaged in a week of vacation. They aren't able to get out on the water but enjoyed watching the kids from the boat house bar, docks and under the deck where the breeze blew and kept them out of the sun. We had a table tennis and corn hole tournament that they played in for the first time in their lives. We savor each vacation together as our parents age and if we never have another at least we had this week as our last. It couldn't have been more perfect.

We have rented houses all over the east coast but this was by far the best. The kitchen was beautiful, well stocked and organized(thanks to all the labels) Having beach towels and linens provided was an extra plus and enabled everyone to travel light. The Harris Teeter on 150 has and express lane system now where you order on line and pick up curb side. That was perfect as we picked up on our way to the house and would reorder in the evening to be ready the next morning.

Thank you for being so easy to work with and helpful. We loved your house and Lake Norman and hope to be back in the future.

Thanks again

The Summers/Thompson families
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. Our goal is to be Lake Normans' finest vacation rental property -- and more importantly, to create wonderful memories for families like yours! We thank you for choosing our vacation home look forward to having you back the Carolina Hideaway in the future!
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Lake Norman North Carolina Piedmont
5

Memorable-One Of A Kind Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Our week at Carolina Hideaway was superb. The house, location and amenities were all exactly what we were promised. We especially loved the fact that the kids could water ski, tube and use the skidoos right in front of the house. Not a very busy boating area. The theatre room was a big bonus for everyone. House was very clean and the kitchen is outstanding. Everyone had a very relaxing and enjoyable week. We would definitely recommend this home to our friends or relatives.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review ... and for being fantastic guests at our lake norman home! We're glad you'll be coming back to the Carolina Hideaway next year. We're striving to make the Hideaway Lake Norman's finest vacation rental home ... and appreciate your positive feedback!
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Lake Norman North Carolina Piedmont
Catonsville, Maryland
5

The trip of a lifetime, beats the beach!

  • 5 of 5
When we pulled up in the quiet private driveway we were blown away by the privacy this house has to offer and then when we went inside it was like being in a model home! I'm a stickler for furnishings, bedding and linens and I felt like everything was so tasteful and high quality. The kitchen has all that you need for gourmet meals and is absolutely beautiful. Then you step into the backyard and you are in your own slice of heaven! From either way you look you see the lake and the Carolina Hideaway property, it's breathtaking! We rented boats and spent most of our time in the water or in the fabulous boat bar over the water. In the evening we gathered around the outdoor fire pit while the kids played ping pong or on the fabulous grassy areas. The theater room was a big hit too! On day 2 we called Patrick to rebook for the next year. He provides lists of great places to eat and rent boats and where to shop, there wasn't a stone left uncovered. If you are lucky enough to find a week open here grab it immediately! We loved it!
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Meghan,
Thanks for your kind remarks! We try very hard to make your stay at the Carolina Hideaway a very special one. Our goal is to make it the best vacation rental on Lake Norman ... so we appreciate your kind words! See you and your family next year! Pat
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5

BEST ON LAKE NORMAN

  • 5 of 5
The house was great prior to the renovation. Now it is nothing short of spectacular. The new gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors and views of the lake are outstanding. You need to stay here - we'll be back!
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks John. We're very pleased with the results of the renovation efforts and glad you are too.
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Lake Norman North Carolina Piedmont
5

Amazing home at a truly unique setting!

  • 5 of 5
We recently spent three nights at this amazing property. Four discerning couples who have spent the last 10 years renting together for a relaxing getaway. In all those years of renting, we've not come across a property like this. From the first encounter at the entrance and the drive down the private road to the house, we were hooked. Beautiful scenery. A sense you are on an island with an almost 360 degree view of water. Very private. The picture highlighting the property is the real thing when you actually arrive.

The house is very well equipped. The attention to detail by the owner made it a seamless experience for us. Very clearly written written instructions and recommendations. The furnishings are top quality and the kitchen is fully equipped with all the things you need to cook in.

The theater was too good. With the sound system and large screen it was a mistake to watch a scary movie one night! Scared one guest out of the room. LOL

The views from every room are amazing. Decks, patios, beach, huge fire pit with adirondeck chairs were all drawing us to them, even on a cool day.

The owner was very helpful when we did have a couple very minor problems that would happen anywhere. He even contacted us to ask us how we were enjoying our stay and how could he help make it better. Most pleasing of all was the return of our deposit just a few days after our return. Very considerate.

There were only five stars or we would have rated it higher.

And after all this, NO I am not a relative or a paid promoter! LOL
  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gene,
Thanks for your kind words. It was a true pleasure having you and your group at our Lake Norman vacation home. I hope you'll come back and be among the first to enjoy our new gourmet kitchen in 2014!
Pat O'Brien, Carolina Hideaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Charlotte
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
I 77
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Verdict Ridge

Enjoy the most quiet and relaxing part of the lake from a stunning point with 700 feet of shoreline!. The lake is beautiful, deep, and uncrowded here ... and we're on a point, so if the is a drought and the lake level drops, it will not be a problem at our home (not the case with all homes).

Other Activities: boating

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Availability & Rates

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Lake Norman House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 3 2014 - Nov 21 2014
2 night minimum stay
$850
$3,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$1,100
$4,500
 
 
December
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 21 2014
2 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Holiday
Dec 22 2014 - Jan 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
$800
$4,500
 
 
Jan-Feb
Jan 5 2015 - Feb 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
$750
$2,000
 
 
March
Feb 27 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$800
$4,000
 
 
April
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$850
$4,000
 
 
May (non-Holiday)
May 1 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$875
$4,750
 
 
Mem Day Weekend
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Early Summer
May 26 2015 - Jun 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
$900
$5,000
 
 
Mid June
Jun 6 2015 - Jun 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,250
 
 
2nd half June
Jun 13 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,500
 
 
Pre-4th (6 night week)
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 2 2015
6 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
July 4th (8 days)
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$10,000
 
 
July
Jul 11 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$8,500
 
 
Early/Mid August
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
$8,000
 
 
Late August
Aug 15 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,000
 
 
Early Sept/Labor Day
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 7 2015
5 night minimum stay
$850
$6,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 8 2015 - Nov 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$800
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes +$1500 per week for holidays/major race weeks/Davidson graduation
Three day weekend rentals available outside of summer months. No
three day rentals are available between Memorial and Labor Day.

Minimum rental of $1600 plus tax and cleaning.
Monthly rentals outside of summer months are available.

**We are unable to accommodate WEDDINGS or any special event of any kind of more than 20 people.**

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Lake Norman House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Internet
  • Parking On Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single
  • Two true master bedrooms. Also have an office with a pull-out queen sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • pier fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf privileges optional
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
Notes:
The home is loaded with things to do for kids of all ages. We have kayaks (2 doubles, 1 single), a 20 foot water trampoline (summer only), huge movie theatre with video collection, outdoor ping pong, fire pit, fishing poles, private sandy beach, hammock, etc etc. There are life jackets, noodles, squirt guns, soccer balls, etc etc We also offer access to rental boat delivery and private chefs (additional fee for their services).
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