|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Enjoy the vacation of your dreams -Direct lakefront - Majestic lake and mountain views await you from this beautiful four bedroom, four bath, vacation home! Reserve this Lakefront Home which is nestled in a private cove on pristine Lake Nantahala in the mountains of Southwest North Carolina.
***New Casino Nearby: The Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel is open and is only 40 minutes away!***
Breathtaking mountain and lake views from both the upper and lower decks. Outdoor stairs allow easy access to our private Lakefront dock. Boat rentals are available at a nearby marina or you can bring your own boat and dock it right at the house. Our cove allows for a perfect area to swim and fish off the dock. We also offer use of a canoe which is included with the house rental.
2 Story walls of glass in the family room afford you a panoramic mountain and lake view. Pine cathedral ceilings and a stone fireplace add to that mountain home feel. There are two bedrooms on the main floor (each with queen) and two baths. The kitchen is fully-equipped. Wooden floors throughout main area of home. Relax in the rocker on the screened in porch or lounge on the deck. Upstairs there are two more bedrooms (5 twins/ second king plus 2 twins ), a bathroom, and an open loft (queen futon).
Perfect for a family reunion or get-away with friends. Challenge your friends to a game of ping pong or just take time to relax and play a few board games. The house is equipped with Satellite TV, VCR, DVD, games and videos for your enjoyment and WiFi Internet access. There is a laundry room and full bath located in the basement.
Semi finished basement with tv, video games and ping pong table. Go for a swim, explore the waterfalls, hike Wayah Bold Mt., fish at the local Trout Farm or just relax and watch the wildlife.
We are located close to Whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River, tubing, the Cherokee Indian Reserve, and the Great Smoky Mountain State Park. Lake Nantahala - Land of the Noon Day Sun's undiscovered beauty is surrounded mostly by the Nantahala Forest Preserve and some private homes . You will love the peacefulness of area and beauty of the lake. Lake Nantahala is one of the most picturesque lakes in Southeast!
We have satellite WiFi internet available for a small access fee !
We are the best value on the lake !
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We are Floridians and Georgians that fell in love with the serenity of the mountains and Lake Nantahala - its an undiscovered gem - beautiful and peaceful.
Bill Shields purchased this house in 2003
The location is unique, high elevation , clear clean lake, national forests surrounds half the lake, not a lot of boat traffic, close to whitewater rafting and hiking areas. There are very few pest bugs at this elevation. It is always 10 degrees cooler than Atlanta!
Lakefront with private boat dock. Use of canoe.
We wanted a place to connect and chill together as a family, the house was clean and comfortable. Loved the views - great time
The location is remote and beautiful. Gorgeous mountains cascading down into a beautiful lake. It takes a lovely long and winding mountain road to get to the house. The lake is massive, incredibly fun, and has a marina (Lake's End) that will rent boats and has a delicious restaurant. The only downside (or upside, depending on your perspective) is that there is no cell service in the area for many miles.
The house is very attractive. There are 3 adult bedrooms and 1 bunk room with 5 twin beds. The TV room and dining area are comfortable and have a great view of the lake. There are many downsides, though. The driveway is steep on both sides and there's not much room for parking. The house sits high above the lake and there are 74 steps down to the lake (you will have burning thighs after each trip up to the house). The kitchen was not well-outfitted. In particular, there were all of 3 wine glasses, the knives were so dull they were unusable and the refrigerator was falling apart. There is a semi-finished basement but it has really old furniture and a cement floor so it is not a space where anyone wanted to spend time. There were ants all over the kitchen and bathrooms, notes from previous renters about the ants, and the owner was defensive about the problem when contacted. The HVAC was not working properly and we had to do some maintenance on it and, again, the owner did not seem concerned. There is no garbage service and we had to place our garbage bags on the downstair balcony in cans which made the balcony smelly, useless and kind of gross as we walked by it to and from the dock.
The owner advertises that the house has internet and wi-fi but what he does not say is that it is available by satellite only for a fee of $10 per MB. We spent the entire week trying to conserve our usage because we were so afraid of the fees. The house is not supplied well (one towel per person, very little toilet paper or other basics) and the nearest grocery is 30 minutes away. The dryer takes ages to work. The garbage situation was exacerbated by the fact that, apparently, the owner expected us to haul our garbage to the dump and sent us an annoyed message after we left that the cleaning people had to haul our garbage and then he charged us a $35 hauling fee.
The owner is offering a luxury house but treating guests like budget travelers.
We loved our stay. The views were breathtaking! The open plan was great for our family. It was very clean and tastefully decorated. Great decks and and nice grill! The lake was amazing. Awesome place for kayaking, boating and fishing. Waterfall and hiking. First time visiting here and will definitely be back.
We did enjoy our vacation to the mountains.
However we were disappointed in the vacation home. There were many things in the home that were damaged or broken upon arrival. We were to notify the owner and he had a way of justifying everything reported. I would have expected things that were broken or damaged to have been replaced or fixed properly. I thought that we paid for more than what we actually got.
The house was listed with a paddle boat which was not there. The pictures of the listing also had a rope swing described conviently located right across the cove which was no longer there as well. The kids were very excited about and expecting these items which were not available. While these things may be unavoidable, the listing should be updated to reflect the changes.
The road into the home was a very narrow one lane gravel road with two way traffic which was a little tricky at times.
We did catch a few fish and got to enjoy swimming off the dock. The lake and mountain view was great. Despite the flaws it as a nice time spent with family.
We love this place! But getting there was a joy in itself.
Driving down Waterfall Byway of North Carolina you can hike to a wonderful array of waterfalls along its winding route. In autumn, the beautiful foliage lined the road embracing you in vibrant colors as you curved around every corner. As you turn into Wayah Rd. from Franklin to Nantahala, you begin at the foothills of the Smokies. Farm houses and church sit quietly below the towering peaks around them welcoming your eyes as you drive by. You'll be deep in the beautiful Nantahala Mountain before you know it, and make sure you check out Wayah Bald along the way.
Upon arriving, the house was a welcoming site. Ample parking spaces for 4+ cars. The gorgeous view of the lake in autumn will take your breath away immediately when you open the front door. You'll be greeted with the warm evening light from the setting sun over the peaks across the lake. We didn't even unpack. We took off immediately to the back deck to take sight in. There is a canoe and paddle boat below at the dock waiting patient for you to take them to the water. There was always a delightful breeze gently blowing across the valley. It was a perfect autumn evening.
The house had everything we needed and more. You may think they don't have it until you find it in one of the many cabinets or closets there. There is a gas furnace there for heating and the fireplace is ready if you prefer that too. Plenty of clean towels and sheets if you need them. The washer and dryer are on the lower floor along with ping pong tables and couches for you hang out. Both floor have decks looking out to the lake.
The lake receded somewhat when we were there as it was autumn. The dock ran into ground as it was tied down. However, it was easy to get the canoe into the water. There may be at the most one two boat in the lake at the time when we paddle out. Most of the time it feels like the lake was all yours.
I will say no more. You'll love this place if you appreciate nature and its quietness. When I looked for a vacation rental, I though it was either the lake or the mountain. But my Fiancee wanted both and she got it! We stayed Oct 26th through the 29th.
We had an unforgettable vacation staying in this great lake house!! The view is unbelievable in the fall, especially in the morning when the sunshine falls on the mountain and brightens the colors and fogs. Drive way is one of the easiest from all our past experience, and very convenient to Smoky Mountain area or you can just enjoy the beautiful lake. Kids love to have their own bedroom, they had a lot of fun! The owner is very nice, has many notes inside the house to help find things. We had a late call to the owner due to a battery issue but he helped a lot without any complaints. Thanks very much for renting your beautiful house to us! We'd love to be back!
This vacation rental is awesome. It is a hidden gem up in the mountains on a super quiet lake. We rented a pontoon boat for the Fathers Day weekend and I was a little leary on how crowded it would be-well the most we saw the whole weekend at one time was six motorcraft on the water. The water is very peaceful and calm. The house is decorated very nicely and there were lots of stocked necessities. It is a distance to a store so stock up on supplies before getting in as once you are in you will never want to leave.Kids and spouses did whitewater rafting and zip lining and had a ball. The girls did a jeep tour that showed some beautiful country and the first place he went to was Lake Nantahala! Only one complaint was one too soft, dip in the middle mattress. Had a new grill delivered while there which was really nice. On the grill- its NOT gas. As a extended family vacation group we seldom repeat our location but this is one place we would return to.
White water rafting on the Nantahala River. Choose from over 20 outfitters on the river. Fly fishing in the nearby rivers. Hiking on the Bartram and Appalachian Trails. Zip Line/Canopy tours nearby. Harrah's Cherokee Casino and the new Cherokee River Valley Casino in Murphy is nearby. Snow ski at nearby Maggie Valley. Waterfall sightseeing is within a few miles and several are right on the lake.
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
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* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.