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Lakefront, Private dock, Views! Lakeside firepit, fishing & boating paradise

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Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7), Private lakefront with dock

Family owned and operated – clean, comfortable, safe, quiet.

Hidden Cove Cabin sits on a large lot with over 200 feet of private lake shoreline and grand old oaks and hickory trees. LIVE lake view WEBCAM FROM OUR LOT-See it on our website!

Wholesome family vacation or lakefront romantic getaway! Fantastic lake and mountain views.

-Early riser: savor a fresh cup of coffee at the wicker sofa on the covered porch with lake views and free hi-speed WiFi or wander down to the private dock in the morning mist and listen as the lake awakens with the rising sun.

-Reward yourself: enjoy a sunset glass of wine at one of the two indoor fireplaces, or at the private outdoor lakeside firepit – marshmallow roasting for dessert with incredible mountain views!

-Make a day of the lake: take the kids for a picnic, or relax in the sun or shade on the large private floating dock. Or rent a boat or jetski from one of our many local vendors and explore the 132 miles of Lake Chatuge Shoreline. Don’t forget your fishing pole – there’s a reason fishing tournaments are regularly held on this lake!

-Enjoy the great outdoors: swimming and fishing from right off the dock, dozens of great hikes within minutes of the cabin… great for kids! Or catch up on that book you’ve been wanting to read …large mature oaks shade benches and swings throughout the property.

-Back to the cabin: use the BBQ to grill up the fish you caught today, and then pop some corn for movie night on the wide screen TV!

-Stay in… game room, darts, foosball, air hockey, library and board games, covered picnic area, two large Satellite TV, DVD player, free high speed fiber optic WiFi, fully equipped kitchen.

-Or go out… golfing, river rafting, fly fishing, evening town square concerts, seasonal County Fair, restaurants, cinema, arcade, go-karting, horseback riding, scenic road trips and waterfalls, so much to see and do!

Area adventures (all within 2 hours): Appalachian Trail, Brasstown Bald (just 12 miles away, it is the Highest Point in GA at 4,784'), John C. Campbell Folk School, Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore Estate, Helen (replica Bavarian town – a local must-see!), Mineral mines, Smokey Mountains National Park, and definitely make a point to ride the on Smokey Mountain Railroad! We even have a choice of five different golf courses within 20 miles.

Stone patio with firepit at the lake's edge. Two indoor fireplaces.

Paved road access and plenty of parking. Trailer parking on site.

Always good fishing from the dock. Swim platform and sun deck with roped off swim area. Large screen porch.

Call or e-mail for last minute rental availability. Summer season books up quickly, call soon!

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Joe Senger
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 7, 2016
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About Joe Senger

Hi, we are Joe and Lin. Until fifteen years ago, we lived in Iowa dreaming of a southerly retreat during the long Mid-Western winters. We dreamt of a place that would offer us a climate we could actively enjoy year round, that our grown children would love to visit, yet also a place that would create great memories for our young grandchildren. For us that means hiking, fishing, lakes, more fishing, relaxing views, community festivals and plenty to do outdoors – like fishing! Murphy, North Carolina is now our adopted home and we are pleased to say, our kids and grand kids all love it here!

Joe Senger purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Joe Senger chose Lake Chatuge

On our first Appalachian vacation many years ago we found the getaway we (then as Mid-Westerners) had always dreamt of: mountains, lakes, temperate weather, sweeping views, and welcoming all-American neighbors. This lake house has all of these and everything else we love about North Carolina living. It gives us a way to share with our family and with guests from all over America and the world what we love about our chosen home. It is our family’s pride to pass on this experience on to you.

What makes this cottage unique

Unparalled relaxation, and one of the best docks on Lake Chatuge. Championship level fishing, almost 200 feet of private lakeshore / beach. Amazing mountain vistas and sunset views from the elevated private lakeside firepit and covered porch. Really fast wifi! This lake gave us the best of what the area had to offer: full access to a world class fishing lake with the privacy and tranquility of being in a cove. Great views of the mountains framed by trees. Family owned and operated with pride.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We so enjoyed staying in this wonderful cabin! No need for A/C as the shady trees kept the cabin at comfortable temperatures during our entire trip. Enjoyed having meals outside on the screened in porch with scenic lake views. Also had fun playing Foosball and air hockey in addition to watching some DVDs downstairs. The snacks provided at check in were appreciated. Had a FANTASTIC time down at the lake. Beautiful views and warm swims were enjoyed by all! Kayaking was a great way to relax too, especially early morning! Thanks again for a wonderful time in your cosy cabin. We hope to come back soon.
Aug 2014
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Lakefront, Private dock, Views! Lakeside firepit, fishing & boating paradise
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Loved it! Great for a family with kids!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect cabin!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Simply Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Cabin is set up for a great get away to relax and enjoy Lake Chatuge. Well maintained, clean, awesome views from screened back deck, easy access to the lake and dock. Fire pit by the lake in the evening topped the cake! The owner, Mr. Joe is awesome as well. Enjoyed our time here over spring break and plan to return.

K Burdette

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the beautiful views of the lake from the cabin. The steps down to the lake were well laid out and beautifully landscaped. There were sitting benches along the way. We stayed here over the New Year's holiday and had a wonderful relaxed time with lots of laughs. Thank you, Joe, for your prompt responses and for letting us rent your beautiful property.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Port St Lucie, Florida

Pat & Dave

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped retreat with lots of space. Accurate website information was very helpful. We did not see the note until leaving about using the neighboring driveway to go down to the dock as it is quite a few steps for anyone with mobility issues. The dock is very nice and has chairs for seating as does the porches on both sides of the cabin. Our stay was short but we visited Crane Creek Vineyards and drove the Ocoee Scenic Biway on Highway 64 in eastern Tennessee. If you do this you must do the trip up Chilhowee Mountain for an easy drive with awesome views. The only thing we did not bring was tin foil or containers for leftovers which is minor but nice.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Great, quiet cabin

  • 5 of 5

This is a nice cabin in a beautiful setting. The cabin had everything we needed. The beds were comfortable. The wifi worked great. I was alarmed at first about the tiny frig in the kitchen, but there is another full size frig downstairs. We were traveling with an infant and having a washer and dryer was very convenient for us. We enjoyed playing foosball and air hockey. The covered dock was great for fishing and just enjoying the scenery. It's a bit of a hike up from the lake to the cabin but is very well landscaped with easy steps and benches along the way. We used the gas grill, the cable tv and dvd player were easy to use. It's an easy drive to a nice grocery store. We enjoyed BBQ at Rib Country. The cabin owner was easy to work with, and we had a great experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Franklin, TN

Wonderful family time!

  • 4 of 5

Hi Joe,

We have stayed in your cabin for the past 3 summers for a week. Love the serenity and beauty. I call it my little Hamlet! Everyone had a wonderful time swimming and hanging on the dock. (Not too sure about the neighbor next door that decided to power wash his dock for 2.5 hours while our entire family was visiting on the dock.) We tried the Blue Otter, used to be the Ridges Restaurant, food was fine and very family friendly. We are planning another week next summer. Thanks for sharing!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Car: recommended

John C. Campbell Folk School, Georgia Mountain Fair (July & October), Cherokee Indian Reservation and Casino (Cherokee, NC), Dollywood (Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg, TN), Biltmore Estate (Asheville), 20+ waterfalls, Cherohala Skyway. Helen, GA (Bavarian Village), Fall trees Great hiking in state park, Rim Trail and Appalachian Trail and more.


Rates & Availability

Hayesville Cottage Rental Rates

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Prime Leaf Season
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.75%

No cleaning fees!

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Hayesville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size bed (1) Queen size Bed (1), Double Beds (1) Double bed in third bedroom, also with set of bunk beds, Bunk Beds (1) Third bedroom has a full bed and bunk beds. Sleeps 7 max.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
High capacity water filter system that provides triple filtering on water from community well. No need for bottled water!

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