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Charming Lakefront Cottage

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
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Lake Santeetlah House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Lake Santeetlah, the 'Secret of the Smokies'. Those of you who have visited before know how true this is! Discover 'the secret' and plan your getaway now. This pristine lake is nestled in the smoky mountains with 80 mile of shoreline, 90% of which is protected National Forest.

This home was recently renovated and boasts a new kitchen, bathroom and professionally decorated interiors. Relax in the cozy living room in front of the huge stone fireplace and plasma TV, or open the French doors to the huge, carpeted, screened porch that hangs over the water, and take in the amazing view. The 2 bedrooms are beautifully made-up with fine linens.

Your private dock is just 10 gentle steps from the house. Walk right into the crystal clear lake from the beach or jump off the dock for some fun! You can tie up your own boat, rental, or use our canoe to paddle around the serene coves! This property is located on Thunderbird Mountain, the most desired location on the lake!

We look forward to your visit!

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Loved it! Your cottage is so comfortable-felt right at home. Peaceful views of lake. Enjoyed making fires in the evening. We had a great family vacation-hiking, canoeing, and playing games. Thank you so much for sharing your place with us. Would love to come back.
Oct 2011
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based on 10 traveler reviews

Charming Lakefront Cottage
average rating of 4.4 based on 37 reviews

A truly wonderful and memorable trip

  • 5 of 5

This had to be one of our best vacations ever, and certainly the busiest. We traveled a lot, but really enjoyed returning to the cottage, which felt more like home. It was beautiful, comfortable and practical in every sense. We also lucked out with the weather and were able to grill and eat outside almost every evening. We also managed to squeeze some fishing in as well. The owners were a true pleasure to work with and, God willing, we will most assuredly be returning here. Oh, I should also mention he cottage was exactly like the pictues, VERY clean and I would highly recommend it to one and all.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We appreciate it very much. This cottage is the perfect place for making memories with family. Hope to see you all back again soon.
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Cove Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Cove Cottage in July. The cottage was perfect and had everything we needed (clean and well maintained). We loved hanging out on the dock and on the screened in porch. Such a pretty view and so peaceful. We had planned on doing a lot of sight seeing but found we loved the lake so much we didn't want to leave. My daughter had the time of her life hanging out with the owner's daughter. Thank you so much for including her!!!! We hope to stay here again next summer. Thank you for opening your home to us.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Cove Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I very much enjoyed our stay at Cove Cottage. It is as a lake cottage should be, beautiful views, quiet in abundance, very tasteful and timely decor, ample outside space, amenities and appointments that are way above the norm, perfect for catching up on your reading, but equipped with the necessary media and internet connections, very peaceful and refreshing. If you get to meet the owners, you will understand why Cove Cottage reflects their charm and hospitality. We hope to come back again soon....

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post your kind review. It's nice to hear you enjoy the cottage and lake as much as we do. Have a wonderful summer and hopefully you will find time in the future to return.
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Cozy and relaxing cottage on the lake

  • 5 of 5

I love this cottage on the lake! It is the perfect place to escape for a long weekend or week. The décor is lake chic and so very comfortable. It's very clean, well maintained and just plain cozy. The screened is porch is where you'll live--because this lake is stunning. Truly a best kept secret of lakes. It is a dry town so be sure to bring plenty of your own wine.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and love the lake and cottage as much as we do! We hope you can return!
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Not as advertised!

  • 1 of 5

First of all, the description of this property fails to mention that there are 27 steps, some of them steep, to get down the hill to the house. Definitely an issue older adults or for anyone dealing with even minor orthopedic issues. Aside from that, the description is really misleading. It may be charming to some, but it is definitely not 'upscale', and definitely not 'recently renovated'. The 'new' bathroom was not only dirty, but tiles were coming up off the floor. The 'new' kitchen is not as big as a walk-in closet. Several light bulbs were burned out. It would have been nice to sit out on the deck - but both deck chairs were broken - and the furniture on the screened porch was stained and dirty-looking. As for the TV, bring plenty of DVD's, or a cable for streaming from a computer, since there are only about 7 real channels available.

The only thing really accurate about the description of this house is the number of rooms, the location and the view.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have spoke directly with this guest so I don't need to bore those reading this with responses to light bulbs, TV stations, etc...All I can say is there are some people you just can't make happy! Please read our 33 other 5 star reviews for the true picture. Our other cottage #169953 is maintained by the same caretaker, all 5 star reviews as well. We want all our guests to be happy and to please let us know if something (like a broken deck chair) needs attention. Like any home things happen. This one star review is ridiculous and unfair!
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Hilton Head Island, SC

Nice and Peaceful

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I recently spent a week at this cottage. It is very cute and charming. We absolutely LOVED the screened porch and spent all of our evenings sitting out there. This place is great for fishing and kayaking. We used the grill a lot. Just be prepared that the fridge and stove are not full size. We just used our coolers to keep drinks cold. I highly recommend this place for a quiet get-away. If you like adult beverages, bring your own as this is a DRY county. Be sure to walk the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest. It is beautiful. Leann and Suzette are very helpful and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and took advantage of the beautiful area. We hope you can return! A note to those reading this review...the stove and refrigerater are apartment size. The stove has 4 burners and an oven, the refrigerator is your normal freezer on top. Both adequate for your needs during your stay.
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Rates & Availability

Lake Santeetlah House Rental Rates


  • From $250/nt -$700/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Nighlty rate .............$ 200/night
  • In Season (May 23-Aug)....$1,100/week
  • September-October........ $1,000/week
  • November-May............$ 700/week
  • Saturday-Saturday rentals during 'IN' (May23-Aug) season
  • $250 to hold reservation (becomes refundable security deposit)
  • &80 Cleaning Fee, NC Lodging taxes
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Lake Santeetlah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1) *optional 2nd king bed, Twin or Single Beds (2) *Beds can be put together to make king. Mattress cover and linens are included for this conversion, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) inflatable mattress for sleeping porch
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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