About the property
- House3900 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
4 Bedrooms + Loft, 4 Baths, Private Dock, Lakefront, Mt Views, multistory deckin
We made the best even better- Just renovated in late 2017 :
Freshly painted interior with new living room furniture, completed basement with new flooring and cool barn doors adds additional finished bonus space !
Enjoy the vacation of your dreams. Driftwood Cove is a Direct lakefront Vacation rental with private dock - Majestic lake and mountain views await you from this beautiful four bedroom, four bath, vacation home! Our open loft adds additional sleeping options and a comfortable seating area.
Reserve this Lakefront Home which is nestled in a private cove in the central part of 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. Charcoal grill and picnic table on upper deck. 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.
Newly finished spacious basement with tv, video games and ping pong table. Large open room with L shape couch, table and chairs . New vinyl wood look flooring and barn doors adds a rustic flair .
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 offering 42 miles of shoreline to explore!
The Nantahala area has a lot of activities to offer families. The Mountainside Theater is located about 45 minutes away in the heart of Cherokee Indian Country. The theater is famous for its production of “Unto These Hills”, which is a live re-enactment of the story behind the Cherokee Indian historic “Trail of Tears” journey. Or, hop aboard the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad for your choice of scenic family train rides or romantic gourmet dining. The Railroad also presents a Mystery Theater dinner on select Friday nights.
Outdoor enthusiasts will love the nearby offerings of The Nantahala Outdoors center - white water rafting, mountain biking, skiing, and hiking. If you are adventurous you must go rafting down the Nantahala River. . And, the Tsali Recreation Area is fast becoming a “Mecca” for lovers of mountain biking. Hikers of all ages will appreciate the world famous Appalachian Trial, which you can pick up with a short drive from home. You also don’t want to miss a drive up to the top of Wayah Bald, which offers stunning views for miles of the Western North Carolina landscape. There are also horseback riding options in the area.
Driftwood Cove has satellite WiFi internet available for a small access fee !
We are the best value on the lake !
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Bill Shields and Mike Shields
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About Bill Shields and Mike Shields
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 and Mike Shields purchased this House in 2003
Why Bill Shields and Mike Shields chose Topton
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!
What makes this House unique
Lakefront with private boat dock. Love the ability to canoe around the cove area. The living room has a wall of glass and the minute you walk into the house there is a view of lake and mountains ,,, the water front is serene and unspoiled , not a lot of commercial areas yet not isolated . You have access to gravel roads for a great walk around the lake front for miles,,,,There is a hidden waterfall across the lake - we enjoy boating there and walking the path to the falls, taking a swim in the brisk mountain water.
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Check-out: 10:00 AM
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The house was in great shape and had ample room! We I’ll be back again! Thanks
Beautiful Lakefront Hideaway
We had such a lovely time at this beautiful lake house; it was well and thoughtfully appointed. Plenty of space for everyone - adults and kids - to find a private spot, and well-designed communal areas to come together. Water view is breathtaking, and the dock complete with red canoe couldn't have been more picturesque. Highly recommend in any season, including a winter getaway weekend that was cozy and relaxing for us. We look forward to coming again and enjoying more seasons at Driftwood Cove.
Beautiful place to stay!!!!
Beautiful place. Very well equipped. We will definitely recommend this property
Great Thanksgiving get away!
This house was perfect for our family Thanksgiving celebration. It was comfortable and spacious for 12 people. The kids loved gathering wood for the fireplace, canoeing across the lake, and learning to play ping pong. The neighborhood is beautiful and we all enjoyed going for long walks. Everything was exactly as listed on VRBO.
Lovely getaway ...
It is definitely worth going ...
Great spot on the lake.
This was a great house in a great spot on the lake. We had 7 adults and 7 kids and could accommodate all. Lots of bonus open space in the ground floor of the house. The only caution that I would throw out there is that there are a LOT (about 75) of stair steps from the house to the dock, so if you have walking issues, this would be a problem.
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.
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