Absolutely charming and spacious home
We stayed at Soule Haven June 20-27, 2010. There were three families sharing this home. This home has the character of a home built in the 1940's (which it was) but it has been completely updated and added on to make it a wonderful, spacious, modern home. (we loved looking at all of the original photos of the home hanging on the wall...so nostalgic and charming!) One of the most beneficial features of this home is that the deck on top of the boat house is right off the great room. So... no major steps to climb to get between the house and the water. As someone who has rented at Lake Lure many, many times, this is a huge factor. We've stayed in homes where you literally had to pack your cooler early in the morning and take it down to the lake for the day, because it was a major haul to go back and forth.
There are two master bedrooms, one on the main floor, and one upstairs. The 6th bedroom is a small den on the main floor with a convertible sofa. This room was used by two 13 year old girls and there was also room to put a small cot, once the sofa bed was pulled out. It was not that private, though, as it had sliding pocket doors.
This house also had a landing upstairs that had a futon sofa, where we also were able to sleep one or two children. (this was not in any photos)
The basement, which there are also no photos of, is large and very COLD!! It has a wonderful pool table, a TV, and a ping pong table. We put the kids down there in the evening to watch movies, as there is only one other television in the house, in the great room.
We absolutely loved staying in this home. The great room and two dining room tables more than accomodated our large group, and the kitchen was spacious and very well equipped. We loved that the house has wi-fi as we were able to stay in touch via computer.
We were told that the owners would possibly be updating the den furniture, and we think this would be a great addition. The only sofa was small and it was stuffed with feathers, so there were constantly feathers everywhere. (didn't detract from our good time, though). There is also a need for a few more comfortable chairs. Also, in any rental property, there is a need to obtain a larger icemaker. We made many trips to Ingles (only 5 minutes away) to get ice.
Would I stay here again? In a heartbeat! On one of the main channels of the lake, we were able to see our kids ski by, but also just float peacefully in the water right by the house. Fantastic
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 8/8
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