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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Lake Lure Rental: Romantic Lakeside Getaway Cottage

21 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Asheville Area Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Five Oaks is a cozy one-bedroom lakeside guest cottage situated on beautiful Lake Lure. It is the perfect spot for a romantic relaxing getaway vacation for two, or for a couple with one or two small children. Lake Lure is nestled in the narrow groove of Hickory Nut Gorge just 25 miles southeast of Asheville, NC. It was named by National Geographic as one of the ten most beautiful man-made lakes in the world. Several movies, including Dirty Dancing have been filmed at Lake Lure. There is a never-ending variety of outdoor activities to be enjoyed in and around the lake, including swimming, fishing, diving, canoeing, and hiking.

Five Oaks Cottage was built in 2005 and is tastefully decorated and equipped with a full kitchen and bath with shower. We supply luxury linens, towels, and hygiene products for our guests and an information booklet listing local activities and attractions to help make each guest's stay both memorable and enjoyable. Guests have full access to the dock and boathouse rooftop deck for swimming, fishing, lounging, and enjoying the spectacular views of the lake, the gorge, and Chimney Rock Park. We also provide use of a classic wood and fiberglass canoe so you can tour the lake and visit sites of interest such as the cove where portions of Dirty Dancing were filmed. There are even some very nice restaurants that can be reached by water.

The cottage is situated behind the main house and has lake views from most windows and from the attached deck. The boathouse and dock are about 150 feet in front of the cottage. About 15 stone steps lead down to the ground level of the main house. A stone pathway then leads you around the house. Another 15 steps will take you to the rooftop deck atop the boathouse, and another 15 steps will take you down to the dock at water level. Having to negotiate steps down to the water is the norm at Lake Lure because it is a mountain lake. There are very few lodgings on Lake Lure that do not require the traversing of many steps to reach water level. Five Oaks Cottage, believe it or not, has fewer steps to the water than many. Still, it may not be suitable for older folks or those with disabilities.

In addition to wireless internet, a TV with satellite reception, CD and DVD players, and a component stereo, we have provided a set of computer speakers for use with an mp3 player. Five Oaks is the cottage where the author/owner conceived and wrote the popular series of children's books called The Lake Lure Chronicles (Google 'Lake Lure Chronicles' to view). We believe you will thoroughly enjoy your stay at Five Oaks and will create many lasting memories of this most beautiful and peaceful place.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About The Owner

We fell in love with Lake Lure the first time we saw it in 1984, and returned three weeks later and purchased a small cottage on the lake for weekend and summer vacation use. In preparation for retirement at the lake in 2006, we added a major second story addition to the original small cabin and built Five Oaks Cottage, a guest-house for additional space for family and friends and for a vacation rental when we are not using it. We are delighted to be able to share this beautiful and special place with others and we enjoy meeting the many wonderful folks who find us through VRBO and become our guests at Five Oaks.

Why The Owner chose Asheville Area

The natural beauty of this area is unsurpassed.

What makes this cottage unique

Swimming, fishing, canoeing, hiking, and just plain relaxing on the boat house deck and dock area.

Reviews

5
based on 21 traveler reviews

Lake Lure Rental: Romantic Lakeside Getaway Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

Wonderful place to stay on Lake Lure

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is comfortable and well appointed. David and Penny are great hosts, available yet unobtrusive. As the first guests of the season we felt a certain responsibility to make sure to leave things as we found them for future guests. The view from the cottage and the boathouse deck is beautiful. A wonderful place to stay, we would gladly recommend this cottage to any small family. The best part to me was how readily they accepted our dog. Penny even got Piper a dish for water since we weren't sure where her dishes were when we first got there. They are very warm and caring people, and we would not hesitate booking this cottage again should the opportunity arise. Reni and Jim McLemore

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Reni and Jim. It was a pleasure meeting you. Thanks for the review.
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Fort Mill, SC
5

Adorable Cottage in perfect Lake Lure location

  • 5 of 5

Five Oaks is an adorable Lake Lure cottage convenient to everything. Owners, David and Penny, were so pleasant and made us feel at home. Though small, the cottage was the perfect size for our family, including six year old daughter and boykin spaniel. It had everything we needed relative to kitchen items and a grill on the deck. Views from the boat house and upper deck were amazing. We enjoyed a weekend filled with canoeing around the lake and jumping off the dock. Don't think twice about booking this wonderful cottage. We will most certainly be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cosby, TN
5

Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed in quite a few cottages. Five Oaks is by far the cleanest, coziest and most relaxing of any. David and Penny (owners) have provided every amenity you could ask for. The kitchen is a cooks delight. The bed was very comfortable. Perfect size for a couple. One of the best perks was the use of a canoe. My arms are still sore from all the canoeing we did. Chimney Rock is a few miles away. Don't miss. Also see the Flowering Bridge in Lake Lure. I can't recommend any restaurants because we cooked all our meals at the cottage. We did go to the historic district of Hendersonville for ice cream at Kilwins and bought bread at Underground Bakery.. Yummy. We highly recommend this wonderful little cottage. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the thoughtful review, JoAnne and Bob. We enjoyed getting to know both of you. David and Penny
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Jacksonville NC
5

Spectacular place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The most perfect romantic getaway. The cottage was very nice. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roswell,GA
5

The best little place on the lake

  • 5 of 5

If you want to stay in a comfortable cottage and be on a beautiful lake, Five Oaks is the place for you. The cottage has absolutely everything that you could possibly need and want. Very clean and neat. We loved it. So much to do and there is plenty of information on the surrounding areas. The use of the boathouse, canoe, and floats really added to the enjoyment of the lake. David and Penny are very gracious hosts, probably the best we have ever experienced. It is so nice to be able to take your dog so we had Vincent with us who liked going for canoe rides. Thanks again for giving us a memorable vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mardie and Carl and Vincent (the one-eared dog). We really enjoyed getting to know you all.
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Central Texas, USA
5

"Rustic" cottage with all the modern amenities

  • 5 of 5

Our most relaxing vacation ever! Beautiful scenery, right on the lake. Rustic touches but with all of the modern amenities - Satellite TV, wifi internet, great water pressure in the shower, air conditioning to keep us comfortable.

Nice to find a pet-friendly place to stay. Our dog loved going out with us in the canoe and hanging out on the dock while we read or fished. So nice to have use of the canoe with rental of the cottage!

I made good use out of the full kitchen and really appreciated all of the thoughtful touches from a homeowner who clearly loves to cook. The dishwasher was handy, too, and made quick work of my messes. Loved that the bedroom is a separate room, so when the man got up early, he could close the bedroom door and let me sleep. One of my favorite parts of the trip were all of the fruit and vegetable stands nearby. The peaches were outstanding, and the tomatoes were deep red all the way through.

You don't have to cook if you don't want to. There are several restaurants nearby, and a well stocked grocery store with lots of pre-made items. I just happen to love cooking and don't have as much time for it as I'd like in my regular life, so it was a joy to cook so much on this vacation. Sometimes, we'd take our food down to the dock and eat while enjoying a world-class view of Lake Lure and Chimney Rock.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review, Jenel and Larry. We greatly enjoyed getting to know you. You guys are great, and Sadiki is a wonderful dog. Please come back and see us sometime.
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Asheville
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
LaStrada
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
I-26
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
LaStrada
Nearest Point of Interest
State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Dirty Dancing
Nearest Point of Interest
Point Of View Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Dam
Nearest Point of Interest
Ingles Supermarket
Nearest Point of Interest
Larkin's Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Smokehouse BBQ
Nearest Point of Interest
LaStrada Restaurant
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Lake Lure Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$135
$860
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$125
$800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$135
$860
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $30 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 12.75%

50 percent deposit required to reserve dates. Remaining 50 percent due 14 days prior to arrival. Invoice for deposit will be issued through PayPal upon request, which can be paid with a credit card. Final invoice for balance due will also be sent through PayPal two weeks prior to arrival. Security deposit will be postponed until final invoice.

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Amenities

Asheville Area Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 560 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Use of boathouse, deck and dock for fishing, swimming and lounging, use of canoe included.

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