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Lakeside, Mountainview, Home - Enjoy the lake, swim, boat, hike, relax

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

3br, 2ba. 1br w/ 2 twin beds. 1br w/queen bed. 1 loft br w/queen & sofabed.

Lake house on Apalachia Lake - spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath, fireplace, huge porch, 2 car garage, sleeps 8. Two minute walk to lake. 30 minute drive from Murphy NC. Nearest airports: Atlanta, GA. & Chattanooga, TN.

Enjoy private access to a beautiful, peaceful lake. We welcome pets (dogs only) with prior approval.

This secluded one acre property in a small gated community is a perfect getaway. Fully furnished, fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy hiking, fishing, biking, swimming, scenic byways, and white water rafting (Ocoee River). Apalachia lake (9 miles long) is designated as a Wilderness Waterway. There is never a fluctuation in the water level. Most of the lake's shoreline is preserved by USFS Nantahala National Forest. The lake is ideal for canoes and kayaks, but can easily accommodate a sport boat for water skiing. Quiet secluded coves provide excellent spots for relaxing and picnicking.

Area Golfing: , Chatuge Shores Golf Course par -72 , The Ridges par-70 , Brasstown Valley Resort par-72, The Links - design by Dennis Griffiths 18 holes. The Tri-State area also has many more challenging courses.

Area White water rafting: Ocoee Outdoor center - 40 minutes drive and Nantahala Outdoor Center - 45 minute drive

Area Casino: Harrah's Cherokee Vally Casino

Area Hiking: Centrally located in the southern Appalachians with 100 trails intersecting in Cherokee County, within 1 hour of Murphy.

More Details

Kevin Van Hulse
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, Call 602 828 3646
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

Doug and I both had a wonderful time at your house. The week was just what the doctor ordered, and we were sad to leave. Everything was perfect and we loved making it our home for the week. The porch was amazing and the dogs were in 7th Heaven with all the swimming we did down at the lake. It was the best vacation we’ve had in awhile.

Thank you so much.
Jun 2012
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Murphy House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs
  • Two full bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , upstairs loft
  • One downstairs bedroom has two twin beds. One downstairs bedroom has one queen bed. The upstairs loft bedroom has a queen bed, a sofa sleeper, a walk in closet and a separate bathroom.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Guests can park their cars in the garage / driveway. This home is not suitable for wheel chairs as there are steps leading up to the house ( from the front porch, the garage and the back porch). There is no daily maid service.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


4.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Lakeside, Mountainview, Home - Enjoy the lake, swim, boat, hike, relax
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 5 reviews

Lovely home and beautiful area.

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely and it has a very homey feel. The deck is awesome. We had breakfast on the deck every morning that the weather allowed. Really enjoyed swimming and kayaking on the quiet lake. Would definitely consider going back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chattanooga, TN


  • 5 of 5

Our family (wife, kids ten and under, and labradoodle) had an amazing stay. The house is beautiful and peaceful, and the neighbors and their dogs super friendly. The lake is unique with no developed shoreline and makes for 360 degrees of breathtaking beauty when you are on the water. (Walking down to the lake is a small price to pay for this.) We caught some nice redbreast bream as well as some smaller smallmouth and spotted bass. Shoal creek falls is right around the corner by car or boat and is also incredibly beautiful. We hope to return soon as there is so much more to explore!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and hope to have you stay again soon!
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Smokey Mountain Thanksgiving

  • 4 of 5

We had the best Thanksgiving holiday at this beautiful home. We lacked nothing, the home was warm, comfortable and had everything we needed to have a fabulous holiday. Our hosts were even kind enough to expand their sattelite tv package so that we wouldn't miss our favorite NFL team in action. And to top it all off the fishing was great! There is also plenty of literature & tips to local hiking and attractions, which was very helpful.

We even brought home a souvenier, a stray dog that had befriended us and was seemingly abandoned, is now happy in his new Mass. home with his new name "Murphy". Thanks Heidi & Kevin, if ever we travel back to the area, we will definately want to stay in your home.

Wendy & Rick Ballou

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rick & Wendy, we look forward to your return.
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
120 Miles

The House is on Lake Appalachia which is the third reservoir on the Hiwassee River and begins just below the dam. It is 9.8 miles long and has 31 miles of beautiful wilderness shoreline. It is designated a 'semi-wilderness' lake, 1277 feet above sea level. From the house, you can walk right to the lake and enjoy a private spot to picnic and swim. The house is on a private road in a small gated community. If you drive 5 minutes from the house, you can visit a beautiful mountain waterfall. Nearby whitewater rafting on the Nantahala and the Ocoee rivers Enjoy antiquing, John C. Campbell Folk School, Horseback riding or simply relaxing on the back deck. Bring your mountain bike, kayak and hiking boots, this area is fantastic for people who love outdoor adventure.

Other Activities: Nearest town is Murphy NC.


Rates & Availability

Murphy House Rental Rates

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Summer Season
Mar 12 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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