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Andrew Susemichel

Member since: 1999
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Speaks: english

Lakefront Mountain Retreat with Boat

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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4BR Lakefront Vacation Rental Lake Toxaway, North Carolina USA

Envision a lakefront mountain retreat situated on a 640-acre crystal clear lake with temperatures that seldom exceed 82°. Imagine relaxing in a private balcony, your living room or outside on a dock with impeccable views of the lake. Welcome to Lake Toxaway Landing #5. This contemporary lakefront house in the mountains offers unbelievable beauty. It is located between Highlands and Brevard (near Cashiers, NC), about 45 minutes from Asheville. The home is situated near Whitewater Falls, the tallest waterfall in the eastern United States, and directly on Lake Toxaway, the largest private lake in North Carolina, which has an area of 640 acres and is at an elevation of 3,010 feet. Lake Toxaway elevation provides mild year round weather, making it ideal for swimming, fishing, boating, canoeing, sailing, and water-skiing.

Lake Activities: At Lake Toxaway, you can enjoy swimming, sun bathing, kayaking, fishing (with proper license). The lake is all fresh water, fed by numerous mountain streams, and is always refreshing! We have a spacious, gently rolling lot going right to our private dock with a 20-foot deck boat you can rent on a daily or weekly basis. The boat capacity is nine people. Life jackets are included.

A Drop Box folder invitation provided by owner to lake house visitors provides information about nearby restaurants, craft and antique shops, numerous hiking trails, waterfalls, horseback riding stables, white-water rafting and information about snow skiing. Families have been drawn to the dramatic mountain views and crystal clear waters of Lake Toxaway for years. In the early 1900s famous names like Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Harvey Firestone could be found in the registers of local hotels and country clubs at Toxaway.

Other Amenities: The laundry room offers a washer, dryer, ironing board, iron, and vacuum cleaner. The kitchen includes a full-size refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, stove/oven, drip coffee maker, toaster, blender, eight settings of silverware and dinnerware, basic cooking spices, plus all the gadgets and utensils you willl need (corkscrew included). There is a large heating fireplace along with owner-provided wood. Our game shelf includes numerous games, and our video shelf contains over thirty videos of both recent and older movies.

60 inch HDTV LED in great room 33 HD channels. TV with Direct TV hookup in all 4 bedrooms. Three bedroom s have Flat Screen TV;s. The lower level bedroom suite has a Jacuzzi bath.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Andrew Susemichel (Owner)
Member since: 1999
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Andrew Susemichel

I am a mechanical engineer and president of an energy engineering company E-Max. My family and I need a place to get away to relax from a high stress work atmosphere. Lake Toxaway and the lakefront mountain retreat is ideal for private relaxation on the largest private lake in North Carolina.

Andrew Susemichel purchased this house in 1994

Why Andrew Susemichel chose North Carolina

We stayed at vacation places nearby at Fairfield Lake in Cashiers NC and decided we wanted our own lake vacation home. Lake Toxaway is the largest private lake in North Carolina and one of the few lakes that the lake level changes a very small. Other lakes levels change because of hydroelectric power plants etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The most restful and beautiful vocation of our life. We enjoyed the incredible view of the wide expanse at the center of the lake from the great room and deck.

Going to White Water Falls was a real treat. Seeing the white squirrels and flying squirrels were truly amazing wonders of nature. Never before have we enjoyed God's beauty in nature in so many different ways.

We enjoyed cruising the lake in the deck boat provided with the lake house. Nothing beats seeing the entire lake from the deck oat. Both of us and our friends really hope to visit your lake house again.

Thanks for everything.
Sep 2014
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based on 17 traveler reviews

Lakefront Mountain Retreat with Boat
average rating of 4.882353 based on 53 reviews
Maitland, Florida

Excellent Mountain Experience

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent 1 week at the Lakefront Mountain Retreat located on Lake Toxaway. The experience was truly wonderful. The location is great with easy access to a community dock and boat that we rented with the home. Sitting on the deck of the home which looks out onto to Lake Toxaway was fantastic. We spent a lot of time on the boat tubing with the kids and taking slow cruises before dark. The house was located near some great hiking trails, a horse farm where we went riding,a great camp where we enjoyed zip lining and golf courses where we played golf (including the Lake Toxaway Country Club). The home is also very conveniently located near a couple of great restaurants including the Brown Trout where we had a wonderful dinner. All in all my family and I had a fantastic time and highly recommend the home for anyone who loves the mountains and lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chip for your kind comments.
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Beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

This property is beautiful. Great for families. The home 4 bed/ 4 bath with extra sitting rooms. The property is easy to get to and located in a place. Split in between Cashiers and Brevard. A huge community lawn that the kids played on. The view was gorgeous. A snow storm came thru Sunday night and watching it was cool. The rest of the week was in the 70's. Lots of waterfalls, parks and shopping to do. We loved The Trout which is the restaurant at Toxaway Falls. Gorges State park was great with Rainbow falls. We went down 281 to Whitewater Falls and Whitewater Falls Equestrian Center. Those folks were great. Any age and any size person could ride. We took an 1 1/2 ride to Chimney Rock. The views were magnificent. This home was always so nice to come back to after a strenuous day of hiking. The home is a tri-level split so no one felt squished. Andy the owner is amazing and is very accommodating. Thank you Andy for the last minute choice. A choice that created many memories! We will return here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful and convenient lake front retreat.

  • 4 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at this rental unit. Its location on the lake is perfect for access to all Lake Toxaway has to offer. The lake is as pristine as any you will come across in the Carolina mountains. We had many guests coming and going all week and each one was WOWed by the beauty of the area. We did our dam to dam swims everyday. Hiked to several waterfalls (just note the hike into Whitewater Falls from the Duke Power station is longer than advertised on Web guides) and peaks for gorgeous vistas. We spent most afternoons on the rental boat tubing in Skiers cove. The owner's willingness to make the boat available to us saved quite a few dollars on renting from the local marina. (a plug for Tony at the marina - he is a wealth of local knowledge and very, very, very helpful in boat, lake and general local guidance.)

This house has all the gadgets you need for a restful vacation. We especially liked the Ninja blender. It makes awesome frozen beverages! We especially enjoyed late breakfasts out on the patio overlooking the docks and cove.

All in all we loved our time at the lake and this rental unit made it all that more enjoyable and restful. We will be coming back (soon I hope).

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay was like being at home only better; very nice and comfortable. The lake house is in excellent condition and very accommodating. We enjoyed the inspiring view of the lake and proximity to mountains falls and state parks. Be sure and visit the Visitors Center in Brevard and the new one at Gorges State Park. For bikers, Brevard is the Mountain Biking Capital of the South. We highly recommend this lake house at Toxaway ! Enjoy !

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful lakefront mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this gorgeous home August 8-15th, 2015. The house is clean with plenty of room and is equipped with everything you could want to feel at home. The views from the house are incredible, the walk to the lake is easy on a gentle sloping lawn. The lake is gorgeous and clean, the boat rental was perfect, fishing is outstanding. The house is conveniently located close to many activities and parks. The owner, Andy, is a dream to work with and always available and accommodating, very nice man. We will definitively be renting this house again. I highly recommend this property!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place to Relax

  • 4 of 5

Our family was very comfortable in this spacious home. The only downfall was that the downstairs bedroom was a little cramped for four adults. So we bought a queen air mattress from Walmart and put it in the upstairs sitting area. Worked out perfectly! The four bathrooms were great for ten adults. The boat was a great hit! Evening boat rides were a plus with all. I would recommend this home to anyone with a large family.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearby stores include: Ingles (which offers video rentals), Bi-Lo, Food Lion, and Winn Dixie supermarkets, Wal Mart, K-Mart, a CVS drugstore and a shopping center just 16 miles away in Brevard. Several dozen fine restaurants are located within 15-30 minutes driving distance of the lake front mountain retreat, and are listed in the spiral book we provide with the rental. To assure your reservation, please reserve our spectacular lake front mountain retreat today.

Golf: Go golfing at the world-renowned High Hampton Country Club or Sapphire Mountain Golf Club. You can golf at Lake Toxaway Country Club.


Rates & Availability

Lake Toxaway House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Spring & Boat
Apr 3 2016 - Apr 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring & Boat
May 1 2016 - May 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
LAte May
May 15 2016 - May 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer with Boat
May 29 2016 - Jul 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall with boat
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall with Boat
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
Early Winter no Boat
Nov 6 2016 - Nov 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late Winter No Boat
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.75%

$1,400.00 to $3,200/week Boat Included with Higher Rental Rate
All rental prices based on a maximum of 10 in your party.
*** Please Call For Special Rates On Last Minute Reservations***
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90 day cancelation policy. No refunds unless canceled 90 days before rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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North Carolina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Monument View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Master Suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Upper Suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub , Lower Suite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Guest Suite
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upper Suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lower Suite
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Guest Suite
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Motorboat
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
This 2,800 square foot contemporary vacation home has all the amenities you'd expect. With four private bedroom suites sitting on the center of the largest private lake in North Carolina, you look directly at Mount Toxaway (elevation 4,100 feet). The master suite has a king size canopy bed and a sitting room with amazing views of the lake. The second and third suites have queen size beds and sitting areas with lake views. The fourth suite has a queen size bed, a reclining chair and television with a view of a rustic mountain stream. There are four baths (one with Jacuzzi tub), a two-level great room, dining room and kitchen. You will have use of a washer and dryer, a microwave, dishwasher and ice maker. The LCD High Definition TVs are located in the great room and upper bedroom. The great room also features a Tivo recorder. Direct TV is on all 4 TVs and high speed hook-ups are in every room, with the addition of a wireless connection.

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