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M. Bee Jones

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

LouBeeLure, A Waterfront, Lakeside Mountain Retreat

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Asheville Area House Rental Photos and Description

- 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleeps 8 maximum

LouBeeLure is a fully equipped lake front vacation home. Central HVAC, DSL WiFi internet access, cable TV, two large porches overlooking the lake, charcoal grill, washer/dryer, deep water decks and swimming area. Use of canoe, life jackets, and swimming floats included.

Guest Book Comments: 'So happy we had a chance to stay at such a beautiful place.' 'From the majestic views down to the calming water, this truly is a magical place.' 'We were thrilled to spend a week in such a beautiful home!' ' What a grand weekend the six of us have had - enjoying the lake, your cottage and the scenery.' 'A beautiful place - lovely weather - great views - lots of laughs with good friends. Your cottage is really well-equipped.' ' We appreciate your thoughtful furnishing of a real retreat home.' 'We especially appreciated all of the conveniences you provided for our use. We hope to come back again.' 'Just like home…only better!'

About LouBeeLure: LouBeeLure is not a commercial establishment, but a vacation home owned by two sisters, whose names are Lou and Bee. It is made available to guests on the same basis that it is used by our families - that they will be caring and considerate in their use of the property and leave it in a condition that a subsequent visitor will find attractive and welcoming. As such, we do not require a deposit for damage.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
M. Bee Jones (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About M. Bee Jones

My sister, Lou, and I grew up in Spartanburg, SC, and the waters of Lake Lure were our “playground" for fun times with family and friends. Our memories of summer are filled with sharing all that life on a beautiful mountain lake has to offer: swimming, skiing, boating, floating, sunning, relaxing, hiking,…all punctuated with laughter, games, skits, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and shared meals around the table. Lou and I purchased and enjoy LouBeeLure in the tradition of our roots: to keep our family continually connected in joyous fun as we grow and geography separates us.

We are blessed being by this perfect lake and the allure of the mountains drawing all those we love to us. We hope to share our blessing and offer a vacation rental with friend and family camaraderie as the main goal.

M. Bee Jones purchased this house in 2000

Why M. Bee Jones chose Asheville Area

Lakefront, big water rather than a small, closely packed, tucked away cove;

Location is especially convenient: easy drive from the interstate & 5 minutes to the grocery store;

Loved the seemingly private neighborhood…car traffic at a bare minimum;

Liked the coziness of an older, traditional home;

Morning sun / afternoon shade.


based on 20 traveler reviews

LouBeeLure, A Waterfront, Lakeside Mountain Retreat
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
Durham, NC

Comfortable & relaxing home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We have been returning for many years each summer to this very comfortable and inviting home located on Yacht Island on beautiful Lake Lure. From the our first visit to the house several years ago we fell in love and knew we had found our annual summer vacation rental. This house will remind some of you of vacations from your youth when parents, grandparents and kids would all gather at a lake or beach house for a week of visiting, fun, and relaxation.

The home is laid out in three levels. The very top level holds a large loft bedroom with a California King bed, and a small bathroom. The Main level has 2 bedrooms, kitchen, bath, living room (with fireplace), and an exterior deck overlooking the lake. The lower level has an additional bedroom with twin beds, a bathroom, small laundry/utility room, a nice size den/tv/game room, and a very large exterior covered deck with rocking chairs and tables overlooking the lake.

There is a wooden walkway leading down to the boathouse and lakeside deck. A canoe and kayak are provided for guests use. We spend most of our days on this deck, playing in the lake, or relaxing with a good book.

In the evenings we while away the hours on the covered back deck of the house, laughing, telling stories, listening to music and enjoying a glass of wine or ice cold beer.

The owners of this home are tremendously gracious and show great concern that guests are well taken care of and the home is in top order for your stay. Over the years they have continued to make investments in the house, updating and adding amenities.

For me, this home is all about comfort and relaxation. Each year we anxiously await the time we can return to the lake and our cherished LouBeeLure!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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We LOVE this Lake House! We return year after year

  • 5 of 5

We look forward to returning to this wonderful vacation home every year. I believe we are in our 10th year of spending a relaxing, sun soaked week enjoying the lake here. This house and it's amenities fits our needs perfectly. It's a wood paneled 1950's style mountain cabin with a huge stone fireplace in the living room. There are large chalet style windows on the front of the house affording plenty of sunlight and fantastic views of Lake Lure in the open living room/dining room/kitchen area. The home is always immaculately clean. The provided linens and sheets are also super soft and spotless. And I've never encountered an air conditioning system that can cool a house as thoroughly as the one in this home.

Although the inside amenities suit us perfectly, for us, the outside amenities are what keep us coming back year after year! There is a HUGE covered porch on the home's lower deck overlooking the "million dollar view" of the lake that is simply awesome to behold. The rocking chairs keep us on this porch for hours and hours in the late afternoon and late into the evening. Light a few candles out there and it is pure magical. Then you've got the stairs leading down to an additional outdoor lounging area on top of the boathouse. If you want do some sun-soaking, this is place for it. A few steps further down and you're on the deck on the water. This is our daytime headquarters. There is a canoe, kayak and life preservers provided for your enjoyment. And usually there are a generous assortment of inflatables for floating on the water. We love it down on that deck.

I just returned from this year's trip on the lake a couple of weeks ago but writing this review makes me long for another week there this year before the summer season ends. I don't think I can last another year!

I highly recommend this mountain rental. It's perfect for families with kids. And even for kids like us: 50 somethings that revert to childhood when we visit this paradise! Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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matthews, North Carolina

great week at the lake!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th rental on Lake Lure and we loved it! We had 5 people staying there and had more than enough room. The kitchen had everything we needed. The view are fantastic and we spent many afternoon swimming and just hanging out by the boathouse. We used the canoe, kayak and took advantage of the many noodles and inner tubes to float around the island. You truly feel like ou are getting away from it all when you drive onto the island and there is virtually no traffic there which can't be said for some of the lake house near busier streets. I highly recommend The Gorges ziplining in Saluda for anyone interested. Thanks for all your helpful suggestions Bee! John

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, Massachusetts

Fantastic hide away on Lake Lure!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great little hide away spot, centrally located on Lake Lure. I loved the location on the small island and driving across the bridge daily,... added to the feeling of getting away. Almost like I was getting away, on my get away. ; )

The house has a great view and I enjoyed being high up with the trees. Almost like a tree house with a water view. Quaintly decorated inside which reminds me of a swiss chalet I rented some years ago. It's got a similar feel.

All the amenities you need and a quiet spot for some relaxed time on the water. Short 5 minute drive to the grocery store and to Larkin's for dinner. Very convenient.

Clean, well looked after and a little slice of peace, this is a great hide away at a very reasonable price. We enjoyed it very much. Thank You.

Kurt (Boston, MA)

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kurt, we're so very glad you found us. It was our pleasure to share our home with you and do hope you make your way back down to visit us again. Like Tom Bodett, we'll leave the lights on for you. Bee
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I spent a perfect, relaxing weekend at LouBeeLure. The house was well maintained and had everything we needed. The interior was very clean and spacious, yet cozy. The large porches were relaxing and equipped with plenty of seating, plus a grill for outdoor dining! The dock was perfect for sunbathing and enjoying views of this picturesque lake. The water was chilly, but we enjoyed canoeing out to the middle of the lake. I highly recommend LouBeeLure for families or groups of friends looking for a retreat. I only wish I could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing girls weekend

  • 5 of 5

I spend a fabulous weekend here lounging on the deck and sitting fireside in the evenings! The water was too cold for swimming but there were plenty of space to enjoy the sunshine and watch the boats drive by! Great space and amenities, beautiful scenery, convinient location (close to grocery, hiking trails, "downtown" lake lure). I will absolutely return!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Asheville, N.C.
Nearest Barpub
1.7 Miles
Larkin's on the Lake
Nearest Golf
0.9 Miles
Lake Lure Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.9 Miles
Memorial Hwy. - US 64 / Alt US 74
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
Larkin's on The Lake
Car: necessary

Lake Lure lakeside waterfront home

Other Activities: river rafting/ tubing, rock hopping, picnicking, gem mining


Rates & Availability

Lake Lure House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 21 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.75%

Rates are inclusive and include Departure Cleaning, Bed Linens, and appropriate Bath Towel sets (not large 'beach' towels).

Nightly rates are calculated on a sliding scale & vary with length of stay, offering more value for longer bookings: 2-Night stays are $850 ($425 per night); Each additional night is $180. Weekly bookings for fall, winter, and spring are $1,750.

NC Sales & Occupancy taxes of 11.75% are the only fees added to our rates. We officially confirm with "Advance Rent" (a portion of rental rate) included with our signed "Rental Agreement"; final portion of rental fee is due 3 weeks before arrival.

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Asheville Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1955 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Serves large loft bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Serves 2 bedrooms on the Main level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Serves the bedroom on the Lower level
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large loft area with private bath with shower.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Lower level with private full bath with tub / shower.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Main level with shared full bath with tub/shower.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , One of 2 Bedrooms on the Main level with shared full bath
  • Loft Bedroom, with king bed and private bath with shower; 2 Main Level Bedrooms, each with a double sized bed, share a bath with combination tub/shower; Lower Level Bedroom has a twin bed set and a private bath with combination tub/shower.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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