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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Five Acres and 400' of Crystal Clear Lake Front

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Shelby House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeper Sofa, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)

Great house, gorgeous location! Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains, near historic Shelby and Kings Mountain, NC. We have 5 acres of rolling hills and hardwood forest, directly on 400' of waterfront. Plenty of space to let the kids and pets run around! Only 45 minutes from Charlotte, but worlds away from the hustle and bustle.

Moss Lake is a quiet, spring-fed lake that is very clean (it’s the primary water supply for Kings Mountain) where you can canoe, fish, water ski and jet ski without the mayhem of other lakes near Charlotte. Close to Kings Mountain, Historic Shelby, Crowders Mountain, Schiele Museum, golf courses AND other attractions - there is plenty to do if you want to get out and about.

The waterfront includes a large private dock with mooring cleats, only a few minutes from a public landing so getting your boat there is a breeze! With state-record bass, it’s perfect for early morning anglers; with stunning views, it’s perfect for a sunset canoe ride. Or, kick into high gear with your jet ski or power boat. Whatever your pleasure, you’ll enjoy your water sports away from the crowds for a relaxing and fun experience.

On the property is a charming farmhouse with two bedrooms and one bath specifically set up for accommodating and entertaining large groups (owners have 5 kids, who all bring their friends for overnight sleep-overs!) With a queen-sized bed in the master bedroom, two sets of bunk beds in the other bedroom, as well as a pullout sofa in the great room - which all mean you can sleep up to 8 comfortably. Includes newly renovated modern kitchen and bathroom, washer/dryer, new water heater, A/C, etc. HDTV with DVD player, WiFi, and a bunch of popular movies for your use. We even have a closet full of books, puzzles and board games if the kids ever wear out from all the fun in the sun.

Please email me for lots of pictures and more info on the home, the lake, and stuff to do in Shelby and Kings Mountain.

This is truly a 'hidden gem' we are renting out again this year - discover it, and love it like we do!

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Steve (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About Steve

We are a family with 5 active kids and an energetic border collie. We use the lakehouse whenever we can - but enjoy sharing it with other folks.

Steve purchased this house in 2006

Why Steve chose North Carolina Piedmont

Gorgeous lake, very little boat traffic

Guestbook comments from the owner

My son had such a great time! We used the dock and lake a lot. Lots of wakeboarding...and Xbox (lol)! Thanks!
Jul 2009
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based on 10 traveler reviews

Five Acres and 400' of Crystal Clear Lake Front
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Doesn't get any better!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a weeks long stay at this amazing house on the lake. We had 6 adults, 2 children and 2 dogs. There was plenty of space. I can't say enough good things about this location. The owners obviously care a great deal about their property and their guests. The house is beautiful, the property is large and very well kept. the lake is amazing. Crystal clear blue/green water. The dock is an amazing place to relax. We all left with zero complaints (well, besides the fact that we had to leave). The rental transaction was very smooth and the owners are very easy to deal with and communicate very well with questions or concerns you may have. We will be coming back to stay as soon as we can! Thanks for and AMAZING time! Highly recommend this fantastic get away!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Perfect place for an awesome family vacation."

  • 5 of 5

We were traveling from Pennsylvania to the Charlotte area to meet our oldest daughter who was flying into Douglas Airport from Rome after 6 weeks of studying abroad, so we decided to turn the trip into a week-long family vacation. We are so glad we chose Steve and Michelle's beautiful lake house for our home-base as it served as a perfect place for an awesome family vacation. The farmhouse is both cozy and spacious, and was much more than adequate to accomodate mom, dad, and 7 of our 8 children (ages 6 to 21). We really appreciated the stylishly renovated kitchen and updated bathroom.

While the interior of the home was most comfortable and the kids took adavantage of the many inside ameneties in the great room such as DVDs and board games (and Dad used the TV to tune in the dramatic Game 7 of the NBA Finals to see Lebron James and the Cavaliers snatch the crown from Davidson's own Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors), the 5 acres of the exterior grounds kicked this vacation over from "great" to "Awesome!" Our busy schedule had us arriving early Sunday morning in time to witness a spectacular sunrise over the lake, and the location provided gorgeous views throughout the stay. While the brochure from Moss Lake informed us that the average depth of the water is 50' which provides for all varieties of water recreation from water skiing, jet skiing, fishing, etc., the gradual slope from the shoreline was great for swimming, especially with our 6 year olds and 9 year old. There are excellent facilities if you have your own power boat, but as the high-light of many summers for me was canoeing the rivers of Northern Michigan, I was quite satisfied using the canoe that comes with the property.

We used the central location of the home to make severarl side trips, such as the hike up Crowders Mountain with reward of the incredible view at th summit, lunch at King's Mountain State Park in nearby South Carolina, the Schiele Museum in Gastonia, lunch at OMB Brewery in Charlotte before picking up our daughter at the airport, Belmont Abbey College, the North Carolina Arboretum near Asheville, downtown Asheville, and the nearby town of Shelby itself. With so much to do we left much undone and we look forward to coming back again, but the best part was probably doing "nothing", relaxing inside the house, on the back porch at night with the Tiki torches lit, and especially kicking back in the lounge chairs on the dock. A great time was had by all!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just recently returned from a week at this beautiful place. Our 3 boys (ages 10,10,12) can't stop talking about what a wonderful time they had and asked if we could come here every year. Steve and Michelle were absolute terrific to work with and made us feel so welcome. The boat and tubing was by far, everyone's favorite! Our dog was in heaven playing in the water and running around the property. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to have a wonderful vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Garner, NC

Wedding visit

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for my sons wedding and needed a place to stay for several days. It was perfect for our family gatherings and hanging out at the lake while waiting for wedding activities.

The house is very nice on the inside with a renovated kitchen and bathroom. It was very comfortable. We would love to visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

A gem! Reminiscent of times past...

  • 5 of 5

Moss Lake is a quiet reservoir near Shelby, NC. With very little boat traffic and clear water it is a nice place to learn to ski, swim, canoe, fish or just float and enjoy the day. The large property has easy access, great views and plenty of space for anything from touch football to chilling! The lake's main boat landing is within sight of the dock.

The single story home pre-dates the lake construction and has been recently updated inside. A wonderful kitchen with granite and new appliances now greet you. The bathroom is also newly renovated, spacious with a large walk-in shower. The owners keep the house very clean and provide great quality linens, a nicely equipped kitchen and everything you would need for a relaxing stay.

Close by is Shelby- with the new Earl Scruggs Museum, two great North Carolina BBQ restaurants (both named "Bridge's" but they aren't related!), decent Chinese food at Chen's, movies, modest shopping and the Don Gibson Theater which hosts everything from eclectic live music to family movie showings. Kings Mountain and Crowder's mountain are just a few minutes away as well with hiking, history and civil war reenactments.

This is our 4th time renting this property and it just keeps getting better!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very fortunate to own this property and truly enjoy sharing it with others. Our objective is to provide the ideal location for a wonderful, relaxing family vacation - glad to hear we have succeeded!
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North Carolina

Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for a long weekend. There were 6 of us and 1 dog. The property is large, beautiful and peaceful; the house is spacious. There is lots of lake access and Charlie our dog was in heaven. There is a nice selection of games too, we sampled several of them. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We hope to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Near Kings Mountain and Shelby, right on Moss Lake!!! Large private dock, gradual beachfront, perfect for kids.


Rates & Availability

Shelby House Rental Rates

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Jun 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2016 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Linen/Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $25

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Shelby House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (2), Queen Sleeper Sofa (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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