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Norm Kraus

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

An a-Frame to Remember!

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


La Follette House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

This A-frame lake house sits at the opening of a quiet cove on some of the best sking waters of Norris Lake with plenty of year round water.

It started with our family vacations on Norris Lake and became a love of water sports, appreciation for the beauty of an endless lake nestled in the mountains and of friends old and new. This is not a rental, it is our home away from home that we would like to share with others looking for the same peace, serenity, smooth water and love of life and family.

Our home has all the atmosphere you would expect in a lake house with a stone fireplace and windows all the way up to the wood ceiling beams. This house is the perfect getaway, fully equipped with all the comforts of home.

This A-frame features a private master bedroom off the loft with a queen bed and private bath, a queen bedroom on the main floor and another bedroom with twin beds right across the hall. The basement is newly finished in 2009 with a large bedroom including a queen bed and a bunk bed with a double bed down and a single on top. The basement includes a new spacious bath with a large stand up shower. Walk out the basement and you are a stone throw from your deep-water dock, endless lake views and a refreshing dip in the clear waters of Norris Lake. The bamboo hardwood floors throughout the main level are the finishing touch on creating the right atmosphere for your lake vacation. In 2015 I renovated the kitchen to provide more functional space for preparing any meals. New tile floors, fridge, granite countertops and tile floors in all the baths just to name a few improvements. Our repeat renters constantly email me and compliment our continuous improvement.

Our home has everything you need for a fun, stress-free vacation. Come enjoy a home away from home, and still feel like you have all the comforts you're used to. Call soon to reserve your vacation get away.

Keywords: Lake House, waterfront, lake home, lakeside, on the water, year round water

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Norm Kraus (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

About Norm Kraus

My wife an I have 2 kids that we enjoy using the lake house with. So far most of our time at the lake has been spent improving the lake house but we have managed to enjoy a few weekends up there. This is our special place to get away.

Norm Kraus purchased this house in 2007

Why Norm Kraus chose La Follette

It's the best area of Norris for watersports. Liked the views. Our lot is almost on the point of a fork in the cove so there are great views.

What makes this house unique

We use rent money to improve our home and it partially helps us afford the house. We are constantly doing some redecorating and renovating not out of necessity but strictly to improve our stays at the house. Most things including kitchen equipment, bedding, rugs, flooring are brand new.


based on 5 traveler reviews

An a-Frame to Remember!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Cuyahoga Falls Ohio


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful vacation home and gorgeous setting! Great family vacation spot! So much to do from skiing, wake board, paddle board or just relax and float in the beautiful water! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location is everything!

  • 5 of 5

As is said in real estate, location, location, location! This home is on one of the prettiest parts of an incredibly beautiful and pristine lake. If you like swimming, paddle boarding or kayaking right off your deep water dock, this is a quiet cove just off of Racetrack Hollow. If you like skiing and wake boarding, this home has easy access to more miles of smooth water than you'll ever need. For quieter types, the view off the porch is gorgeous and worth the trip! The house is clean, comfortable, and accommodates a large group, with areas of the home which are connected but separated by floor levels if different age groups are present. We love our Norris vacations and have never stayed anywhere else on the lake, as this home perfectly suits us! The owners go out of their way to help make your stay pleasurable and convenient. We look forward to our yearly vaycay to Norris!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Akron, Ohio

Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

The lake house was beautiful and the perfect size for our group. It was extremely clean and well maintained. The layout allowed for us to enjoy each others company as well as retreat for privacy. The lake itself is gorgeous, clean and clear. Perfect for swimming, floating, and water sports. You can rent jet skis close by as well. Out of all my vacations this lake house stay has been my favorite trip.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Carolina

A vacation to remember!

  • 5 of 5

We have spent our vacation in lots of places in the past 12 years, including Houseboat trips on Shasta Lake Ca, Orlando Fl, condo in Hawaii and the Myrtle Beach in SC. However this home on Norris Lake is by far and away our favorite place to spend time together. Our family loves to wakeboard, skiing and wakesurfing and the owners have done such a great job with this home, and it is perfect fit for our size family. The location on the lake is incredible. The Big Creek area of the lake is the most desirable area of the lake to be on if you love water sports. This home is set back in Race Track cove off the main channel and protected from the constant waves from other boats, but still allows views for the main channel. Our favorite thing about this home is from the upper deck you can see all the way down the cove through the trees but still feel like you have complete privacy from the neighbors and boaters. The path way to the lake is an easy stroll and not a hike up 300 stairs like some of the homes you see on the lake. When we would wake up in the morning we would sit in the screened in patio and enjoy watching the morning mist hanging on the water and listen to the birds. It was so quiet and peaceful you could truly relax and just forget about life for a while. Inside the home is wonderfully decorated, very clean and laid out perfectly. You can really tell that the owners have pride in their home and that they truly care about your stay there. From the care basket they leave for you of essentials you need to have fun and sun, to the time they take before you arrive making sure everything is ready for your stay. I have recommended this property to everyone we know who is looking for a stress free vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Uniontown, OH

Our Favorite Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

We've vacationed in many places over the years---the beaches of NC, condo in FL, a lake in VA---but all pale in comparison to spending our vacation on Norris! This home is clean, in a prime location on the lake in a deep water cove, and it has all the amenities required, plus some fun extras. Because we've stayed at this property multiple times, we've also seen all the work and care the owners have put into this A-frame. It is very well maintained. This is a true "get away" spot where life is a lot simpler, easier, and so much more enjoyable! We consistently recommend this property to others and will be back again this year.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

La Follette House Rental Rates

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Peak Season
Jun 19 2016 - Aug 20 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $180
Tax Rate 14.5%

Peak rentals go from Saturday to Saturday, no exceptions.

50% with rental booking
50% balance due 30 days prior to rental

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La Follette House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , private bath to the loft bedroom(#1)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Main floor bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Large walkout basement bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The loft bedroom is the master suite with a full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , this is a main floor bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , main floor bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Walkout basement bedroom, double/single is a bunk bed
    Loft - 2 sleep sofa /futon , sleeper sofe in walkout basement, futon in loft
  • Loft Bedroom 1 Queen; Loft 1 queen futon; Main Floor Bedroom #1-1 Queen; Main Floor Bedroom #2-2 singles can move to 1 queen; Basement Bedroom 1 Queen, 1 Twin and 1 Single Bed; Basement also has a sleeper sofa in rec area
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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