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LouBeeLure, A Waterfront, Lakeside Mountain Retreat

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,955 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

- 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleeps 8 maximum

LouBeeLure is a fully equipped lake front vacation home, including boathouse/decks/docks, Central HVAC, Fireplace, 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

Owner
M. Bee Jones
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

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 Lake Lure

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

Plenty of porches, decks, docks to enjoy being outdoors;

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.

What makes this house unique

Beautiful Lake Lure is perfect for making memories, enjoying traditional lake life. Activities abound or you can just kick back & relax.

Amenities

Lake Lure House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1955 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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 FULL (double) bed, share a bath with combination tub/shower; Lower Level Bedroom has a TWIN bed set and a private bath with combination tub/shower.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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

Reviews

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average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

I can't begin to express our delight upon arriving at LouBeeLure! The winding road led us to a charming house with a beautiful view of the lake. As if to welcome us, perched on the deck, was a real, live bluebird! Well, this was the beginning of a wonderful vacation! Our family enjoyed many hours swimming and floating in the lake, sitting on the porch watching the sunrise and playing scrabble til late into the night. We also rented a boat to explore the lake, drove to Asheville for dinner one evening, hiked and mountain biked several trails in the area. For groceries, Ingles grocery store is close and convenient and very nice. Dinner and drinks at Larkins on the Lake is a must. LouBeeLure is perfect for a family vacation! It's clean, comfortable and charming! We hope to return and feel very blessed that our family experienced Lake Lure at LouBeeLure!! Thank you Bee!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alice, Thank you for taking time to post such perfect comments of your family's fun and enjoyment during your stay at LouBeeLure. I enjoyed getting to know you while we worked to make this stay happen; it is what makes sharing our home rewarding. Again, thank you for choosing us, and we look forward to your return...do come early & often. Sincerely, Bee
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5

A Fantastic Stay! - As Always

  • 5 of 5

Well, first I have to say I'm hesitant to write a review of this place for fear it will become in such high demand that I'll never be able to get a booking again! That being said, this place is just absolutely fantastic. It's was our 2nd time here and I just can't say enough about the beauty of the location - on an island and right on the shore at the center of Lake Lure. The place is always very clean, cozy, with a great floor plan and plenty of room. My family is pretty active, but the warmth of the house and the scenic beauty of the property makes it very hard for us to want to leave to go anywhere. But, while that may be true, we also like LouBeeLure because the location is ideal - well, perfect. It's at the center of all activity. Bald Mountain Resort, Rutherfordton, Chimney Rock, Hendersonville, Asheville... all are close and very easy to get to from here. And if all of this wasn't enough to rave about, special mention really needs to go out to the owners of the property. I just don't think you could ask for more caring, accommodating, nicer people. Thanks for making our Thanksgiving vacation the best!

On our drive home we all tried to come up with something/anything that could be better than LouBeeLure. The best answer came from my son who said the only thing better would be to live there year round!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view - great time of year - great homeowner to work with.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments and for your added time & effort in posting them. Bee
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5

My Beloved Mountain Summer Vacation Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My brother and I have lost count the number of years we've vacationed here in this cozy, clean and well appointed home. We've always love the lower deck at water level where we spend most of the day playing, relaxing and reading. Then in late afternoons and into the evening we occupy the covered lower porch. We love the rocking chairs and rock in them for hours.

This year was a pleasant surprise to see a new refrigerator and stove. Both are very nice stainless steel models.

We highly recommend LouBeeLure for a wonderful, relaxing time on beautiful Lake Lure. We'll certainly be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we’ve enjoyed sharing our good fortune of having a home on beautiful Lake Lure with such a delightful family as yours…Bee
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5

Like your Grandparents super summer hide away!

  • 5 of 5

For several years now we have spent a week (or more) at this super comfortable home on beautiful Lake Lure. The owners are super attentive and the house is always clean and well stocked. The house in on 3 levels. On the main level you have an open area living and dining area as well as a small kitchen. The living room has a working fireplace (if you rent in the colder months). Also access to an outdoor deck with grill and dining set. Also on this level are two bedrooms and a full bath. Upstairs in the loft area is a large bedroom (king bed) and a small bathroom with a shower. On the lowest level you have a furnished den with tv, a table and chairs for playing board games (provided), one bedroom with 2 twin beds and a full bath. Also a laundry. Off the den is a covered deck that we absolutely adore and spend most of our time on in the evenings. We sit in the provided rockers looking out over the lake and share stories with our friends, enjoy drinks, and cherish the time we can spent together in such a nice setting.

There is a suspended boardwalk down to the boat house and lakeside deck where we spend our days floating on the water and lounging lakeside reading books.

The decor and feel of the house is if you are visiting your grandparents treasured vacation retreat. It is perfect for families who want to spend time together without the hustle of a more frenetic vacation destination.

Definitely intended for relaxing and recharging the batteries! We look forward to our return each year.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to your visits just as much as you do! Thank you for making LouBeeLure your home away from home. Bee
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5

For the Love of LouBeeLure

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 had one of the most relaxing , enjoyable summer vacations ever. LouBeeLure had amazing lake views , awesome decks to swim off of , kayaking/canoeing options , and 3 levels for our family " spread out " in . The covered deck with the rocking chairs was especially nice to sit out on to be protected from the sun and sprinkles . The location of the cottage was spectacular for morning / evening strolls and we loved having Ingles so close by . We will definitely be back . Thank you , Bee and Lou!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope you and your family return often and continue to make treasured memories...and continue to send us photos of all the fun you're having. Thank you so much for choosing us! Best wishes, Bee
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Asheville, N.C. / Greenville, SC
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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.75%

PLEASE NOTE, we are able to post seasonal weekly rates accurately; however all nightly rates are calculated on the following “SLIDING SCALE”: $1,000 for 2-nights and only $195 added for each additional night. Thus nightly rates decrease incrementally and offer more value for longer reservations: First 2 nights are each $500 (averaging $125 per bedroom) while a 3 night stay averages $398 per night ($99.58 per bedroom). Also of Note:

Our rates are all-inclusive (no added fees) and cover Departure Cleaning, Bed Linens, and Bath Towel sets (not large 'beach' towels);
“Summer Season”: only Saturday to Saturday, weekly bookings are accepted;
“Holidays”: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's require a 4 night booking;
“Off Season”: minimum stay is 2 nights using sliding scale;
Maximum of 8 people, including children;
Must be 28 years of age to initiate rental agreement;
Only checks are accepted;
A portion of rental fee is required in advance with submittal of Rental Agreement to hold the reservation.

We are 4-bedroom, lakefront home and offer comfort, full lakefront amenities, and value for families and friends to gather.

We require an advance portion of rental fee with signed rental agreement. We have rented our home as a small, limited, “old-fashioned”, DIY owner managed Vacation Rental for 16 years and an (HA) subscription listing since 2006. We provide address/phone/email information for direct, personal communication that has a proven security record for our guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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