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Debbie

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Lakefront Rustic Charm with Beach Access

17 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Lake Santeetlah Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, Den + dining area, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Lake Santeetlah offers the perfect setting for a wilderness retreat where you can indulge in a variety of outdoor and aquatic activities or simply relax in the tranquility of a quaint mountain development that has preserved an era of days past.

Located in the high peaks of the Smoky Mountains in Western North Carolina and surrounded lush greens, mountain laurel, trout streams, waterfalls, white-water rivers, miles of hiking trails and the tallest trees east of the Mississippi, Lake Santeetlah is a 3,000 acre lake with 80 miles of shoreline of which 90% is within The Nantahala National Forest.

We just completed upgrading our cabin with all new exterior siding, new roof, new kitchen counter top and sink,fresh paint and all new windows. Santeetlah is a rare find with its crystal clear waters, mountain views and hidden coves. Our property is unique because of its beach; only a handful of Santeetlah properties have beaches making this location very family friendly and also allowing people to walk into the water as well as sit beachside. A dock is also available for boating.

We have an open design that includes a full kitchen, living room and dining area as a large open space. The sliding doors provide a full view of the lake as well as to the screened-in porch where you can enjoy an early morning cup of coffee and an evening meal. The porch provides alternate access to the beach, about 50 feet away, easily accessed on the level back yard. There are no steep, tiring steps to climb up and down to get to the waterfront.

The living room has two very comfortable leather couches to lounge while reading, watching the scenic twilights and the dew rising from the early morning waters. The couches can sleep two additional people in comfort. The bedrooms are large enough for a queen size bed in one and two twin size beds in the other. The bathroom has a shower and bathtub.

You'll love the lake water; you can swim comfortably 3 of the 4 seasons. During the spring, its in the upper 60's to low 70's and it remains in the upper 70's to 80 throughout the summer - very unusual for a mountain lake. Kayaking and canoeing is very enjoyable and boating is an adventure exploring the many fingers and coves where you can anchor for an afternoon for lunch and never see another boat while you swim, read or just relax.

We'll be happy to answer any questions and accommodate you anyway we can so you have a truly memorable vacation.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Debbie (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Debbie

Since purchasing our cabin, we've done a number of upgrades; new siding, new vinyl windows, new roof, new kitchen counter, fresh paint and a new air conditioning unit. A mix of rustic charm and modern amenities. We plan on continuing to make improvements and offer the best value on the lake.

Debbie purchased this cabin in 2003

Why Debbie chose North Carolina Mountains

After visiting many, many lakes throughout the Southeast to find the perfect family retreat, we stumbled onto Lake Santeetlah. After our first visit, we knew this was the place we had long awaited. The serenity, the mountains, the rustic charm, the clear waters, the remote coves and the small town community made us feel like we were on vacation on every visit. Santeetlah is a best kept secret and unspoiled due to its National Forest shoreline. Lake Santeetlah cannot be re-created, but for those who want to experience nature at its best, seeing is believing.

What makes this cabin unique

The beauty of Santeetlah is a double threat - the mystique of the Smoky Mountains coupled with the crystal clear waters.During the early mornings you can sit at the screened porch or on the dock and enjoy a cup of coffee while the morning dew gradually rises from the water revealing the mountain landscape and pallet of colors. Only a handful of the lake properties have beach access to the waters, our is one of those rarities. This feature allows you to place beach chairs in the water edge and allows children to play at the water front and makes it easier to enter the warm water at your own pace to wade or swim rather than diving or climbing ladders as required by most properties. Plenty of parking also makes this property a desired location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved this house, especially the porch. We had a great vacation :)
Aug 2012
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Reviews

4.5
based on 17 traveler reviews

Lakefront Rustic Charm with Beach Access
average rating of 4.529412 based on 22 reviews
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Peaceful and perfect

  • 5 of 5

What a great time we had in your very clean and well set up home. The fire pit on the grass was great, the deck was perfect and we had so much fun using your kayaks! Grill was ready to go and we had a blast! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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4

Great place

  • 4 of 5

The house is great. The location is great. The 2 kayaks are great.

One thing that was a little misrepresented in the availability of wifi. The house does not have it's own wifi and you have to go out on the screened in porch to get signal. Other than that, no problems.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cozy lake cabin

  • 5 of 5

cozy, quaint lake cabin, perfect getaway for a last minute family outing! will book again!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect lakeside getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Currently on our long trek back to Chicago after a wonderful stay in this home. Joan was extremely kind and welcoming and offered great suggestions. They had kayaks to use and we tried that out for the first time, very fun :-). Perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The neighbors were nice, the house was clean and loved the lake access. We went to a few surrounding towns to explore but greatly enjoyed our time just sitting on the dock fishing and reading. We rented a pontoon and explored that way too. Huge lake!!! Thanks so much for an amazing, laid back getaway! Perfect way to close out the summer!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Wonderful Owners!

  • 5 of 5

I had a unique experience with this property owner. I didn't stay on the property site, my non-profit was looking for a site for a family to vacation and we choose this property for our family that we were sending. I had to contact the owner to ask a few questions and she was delightful! They were so willing to help with open hearts and share their home to provide the family that we were sending a memorable experience that gave them many memories!

Thank you so much!

Mary Arnold, President

Journeys of Joy, Inc

journeysofjoyinc.org

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Everything I needed to disconnect from the busy outside world and reconnect with my family

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the kayaking in the warm fresh water surrounded by green mountain views. Yoga and coffee on the screened in porch during the cooler morning hours with the birds was a perfect way to begin the day. We also went hiking through beautiful landscapes with the relaxing sounds of nature surrounding us. We enjoyed the nearby Cherokee Indian reservation and outdoor theatre show for a step back into history. The Cherokee museum was Amazing! Wonderful artwork and information throughout.

I would definitely recommend staying here to anyone who seeks relaxation and quiet, with the options of activity and adventure nearby.

Joan, who rents the property, is a warm and friendly woman who I would rent from again.

Happy travels!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your most gracious response; we're always elated when our guests enjoy their stay and get a chance to reflect on our slice of heaven. In the every short time you were there it seems you capitalized on the beautiful weather and some of the attractions the area has to offer. Should you be able to return we'd like to extend our personal invitation to explore the with us via boat. It seems you too, will be amazed by the unspoiled nature and many hidden coves to drop anchor and escape from the world with a good book, floating in the water or embracing the sun. You'll also need to see the Joyce Kilmer Forest, home of the tallest trees (200+ feet) east of the Mississippi. Thank you kindly for your note and be assured we'll roll out the carpet for you on a future stay. Enjoy your summer.
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Knoxville Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 129
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Cheoah State Beach
Car: necessary

This Property is Located Just Off Route 129 at the World Famous 'Tail of the Dragon' Known by Sports Car and Motorcycle Enthusiast Clubs for its 318 Curves in 11 Miles. White-Water Rafting and Kayaking Are Nearby on the Nantahala River Where You Can Rent and Plan Family and Advanced Excursions. the Area Offers Trout Stream Fly Fishing, Scenic Mountain Biking at the Usfs Forest Service Tale Recreation Area, Appalachian Trail Hiking, the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest (Home of 200+ Foot Poplars), Lake Fontana and Fontana Dam, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Excursions Train, Cherokee Indian Reservation and Cherokee Harrah's Casino. for Daytrips, Asheville, Home of the Biltmore Mansion, is Just Two Hours Away and Dolly Wood Amusement Park and Gatlinburg Are Just an Hour and Forty-Five Minutes North in Tn.

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Rates & Availability

Lake Santeetlah Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 10.75%

Property is closed November-March.
Summer rentals are generally Saturday to Saturday with an option for additional days based on availability.
We are willing to accommodate late arrivals as best as possible.
If you have any special needs or requests, we will try to accommodate them.
All rentals subject to availability and owner discretion.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Lake Santeetlah Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Combination tub and shower, single toilet. Sink is outside of shower room.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
A Truly Unique Feature of This Property is its Beachfront Accessibility. in Most Mountain Properties, a Lot of Stairs Are Required to Get to the Water Level, Usually the Dock . on Our Property, There is Plenty of Room in the Fairly Level Backyard to Place a Picnic Table or Blankets, Playpen or Chairs to Enjoy the Sun and Water, Keep an Eye on Children and to Have Comfortable Access to the Water for Wading or Launching Kayaks and Canoes. Your Private Dock Can Be Boarded from the Beach. This is a Safe Property for Water Access. Very Few Santeetlah Lots Have Beaches and Level Lots. You'll Appreciate This when You Forgot Something at the Cabin.

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