House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths, (Sleeps 8, 9 with trundle, 10 with sofa)
About Jan McKay
Hi there. Our names are Bill and Jan McKay from Dalton, GA. We have been married for 42 years and are parents of 3 grown children and one grandchild so far. Countless memories with friends and family have been made at our very special vacation home on the lake. Hope you will make some of your own at this wonderful place as well.
Jan McKay purchased this House in 1995
Why Jan McKay chose Morganton
We bought this house while it was under construction. The layout was perfect with a massive porch and open interior great for entertaining lots of people. Loved the westward orentation and vast shoreline. We made an offer the first day we laid eyes on it!
What makes this House unique
The house has a relaxed feel. Many of the interior furnishings are hand made and one of a kind. I used a woodsy but fresh color palate and chose accents that would withstand design trends much unlike other lake homes I see.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Very relaxing stay in the lake. The kitchen was very well equipped. Wonderful back deck.
Property was well appointed and comfortable for our group
Amazing lake vacation
Amazing lake vacation!! My family and I spent 8 wonderful nights at this beautiful property. The location and views of the lake we’re Perfect. We take several vacations a year and we all agreed this one was our favorite. That house is beautifully maintained. Jan, the host was lovely to work with. She got back to me and answered all my questions immediately . She was more than accommodating. We hope they’ll have us back in the future.
Thank you for such a lovely review! Hope to see your family again next time your plans bring you to the LakeBlu Ridge area!
Great house but demanding housekeeper!
The house (although not the cleanest to begin with) was overall great and the location was amazing. We had a party of 8, although during the day there was a lot more of us hanging out as this house was the most comfortable, which the owner was aware of. The house was pretty expensive, but the back porch sold me on it, regardless. Soon after we checked out I got an email from the owner requesting an extra $100 charge for "excessive cleaning " mind you, we already paid the initial cleaning fee. The housekeeper complained and actually sent pictures of the most ridiculous things! I wont go into all of them, but some of the more ridiculous complaints were a dirty bathtub, debris on the kitchen floor and garbage in the bathroom trash cans!!! Of course after a week of living in a space with 8 people the house will not be spotless. I thought that's what the cleaning fee was for?! The thing that I will take responsibility for is leaving some loose garbage not tied in a bag which unfortunately someone from my party did without my knowledge. We have been renting vacation homes for the past 10 years and never once have we gotten a complaint or an extra cleaning charge. I wish the owner was more specific as to how clean she wants the house left upon check out, I would gladly have cleaned it myself, if I had known that the housekeeper would complain about her standard housekeeping duties. We love blue ridge lake and will be coming back, but next year definitely to a different rental.
I am glad to know that the house and location was satisfactory and you enjoyed your stay. The un-bagged garbage penalty fee was not for cleaning which is known to all guests ahead of time.. My housekeeper did have to bring in an extra person for the 2nd time in 20 years to ready the house in time for the next guests.
A wonderful vacation spot
Lovely lake getaway
We so enjoyed our stay at the McKay's home! The location is wonderful and the views amazing!! We look forward to visiting again soon!
fishing & wildlife viewing, Pontoon Boat Rentals at Local Marina, Shopping & dining in Downtown Blue Ridge is a nostalgic experience, Lots of antique stores, art & gift shops, carriage rides on special weekends, train rides to nearby McCaysville & fun places to grab a bite or dine, Apple houses are nearby Fall is high season for apples.