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Waterfront Home - Lake James - Blue Ridge Mountains - Breathtaking Views

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Forest Lake Heights House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, sleeps 10

This nearly new custom lakefront home is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains just 10 minutes from I-40 and 40 minutes east of downtown Asheville, NC. This 5,000 sf home will surely become one of your favorite places on Earth.

This upscale 4 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath home with a 2-car garage sleeps 10 people very comfortably. It is set in a secluded and somewhat rural gated community but is within a 10 minute drive of grocery stores, restaurants, the beautiful new YMCA and the McDowell Mission Hospital.

A day at the Lake: Awaken to a cup of fresh ground coffee on the covered mahogany deck and enjoy a picture perfect sunrise view over the glassy-smooth waters of Lake James and the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains beyond. After breakfast you might dive from the private dock located in a protected cove and into the cool, pure, refreshing water of the 200 ft deep Lake James, which is fed by two rivers and boasts 140 miles of 90 percent undeveloped coastline. Take the two kayaks, which are provided along with life jackets, for a paddle around the Big Island. Be on the watch for turtles or blue herons. Bring your own boat and tie up to the twenty foot long dock. When not swimming, fishing, boating , relaxing in the sun or shade, you will enjoy pool, foosball, ping-pong, or darts in the lower level playroom with 8ft tall sliding glass walls that open onto a large cobblestone patio with plenty of seating for all. The playroom and the patio, like all other rooms have the same breathtaking views of the lake and the mountains.

When you've had enough sun, put your feet up on one of the ottomans or enjoy one of the rocking chairs you will find in my favorite room, the covered mahogany deck which will easily seat all 10 people. It is very private and of course has the same incredible views. Enjoy a cook out on the Weber gas grill..

Once the sun goes down, be sure to sit on the uncovered cobblestone deck, watch an incredible sunset, locate the Big Dipper and watch for falling stars. You'll listen to a symphony of bullfrogs and whip-poor-wills.

Before bed, unwind in the whirlpool tub. You'll want to get to bed early so you can do it all over again tomorrow!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Cheryl Whitney
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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based on 11 traveler reviews

Waterfront Home - Lake James - Blue Ridge Mountains - Breathtaking Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Jacksonville, Florida

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

The property offers everything you would want for a vacation. The home is beautiful. Everything is well maintained, and it offers all the items needed to enjoy entertaining both inside and out. The boat dock has plenty of room for sitting, and if you bring your own boat, a lift to get it out of the water, and undercover.

This is our second time to rent and will return again. We have found nothing else that fulfills all our needs. Cheri is wonderful to work with, and very accommodating. We are three families who come together to each year to enjoy a week of fun, and we all look forward to another gathering here in the future.

Having placed many high end executives in homes through the years, I would not hesitate to put any one of them in this property.

Joan K

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly... paradise found

  • 5 of 5

The name of this property is Paradise Found and that is no exaggeration. My family rented the home and the pontoon boat and everyone, young and old had the time of their lives. From retired parents, to young adults to children - there was something for everyone. The covered porch off the kitchen was the gathering spot for morning coffee and evening cocktails. The adults could actually relax as the younger ones played downstairs in the game room - which is also exceptional and very roomy! Don't miss out on renting the pontoon boat. Lake James is gorgeous, not over crowded and easy to navigate. It was the highlight of our trip. Get ready to lower your blood pressure!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed this home and property so much. In fact, we've never wanted to go somewhere for a 2nd visit but we'd

love to come back to this home and lake. The pontoon boat was such a wonderful addition to our vacation.

Best family vacation we've ever had!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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This is a beautiful home with great view and dock

  • 5 of 5

Our Family loved the house. It is great for small to teen kids with lots of play space and a great dock for swimming.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Jacksonville, Florida

Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

This home is outstanding in every way, and the pictures don't do it justice as it is even better in person. Our children and grandchildren enjoyed everything about it, the dock, the lake, the views, the pool table and ping pong table. We brought our own boat and were able to use the boat slip, which was also a plus. I highly recommend this to everyone. I house about 150 people every year for a major event on Amelia Island, FL, and use VRBO for many of my rentals. This far exceeds anything I have rented. Thank you to Cheri, the owner, for all her help and caring to be sure everything was good.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous home, beautiful views, wonderful weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a wonderful weekend in this beautifully decorated and maintained home. The views from every room in the house are stunning and there are plenty of comfortable places to gather and relax. We especially enjoyed lounging on the dock, swimming in the lake and kayaking. The only negative was the Green Egg, which is in need of some repairs. Otherwise, our weekend at Paradise Found was perfectly delightful.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Car: necessary

This waterfront home is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains just 45 minutes from Asheville, NC. The local area offers fishing, hiking, and kayaking. Nearby attractions include Grandfather's Mountain which boasts a 'Mile High Swinging Bridge', Linville Gorge, Linville Falls and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Asheville is home to the Biltmore Estate, the North Carolina Arboretum, art galleries and wonderful restaurants.

Other Activities: Boating, art galleries, shopping.


Rates & Availability

Forest Lake Heights House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $250
Tax Rate 11.75%

There are NO REFUNDS for CANCELLATION OR EARLY DEPARTURES EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. If a Guest requests a cancellation 60 DAYS or more before check-in, Owner will make a “best effort” to re-rent the property. If the Owner is able

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Forest Lake Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom: King-sized bed, private porch, walk-in closet, private bathroom, his and her sinks, Whirlpool tub, massage shower. Second Bedroom: 2 queen-sized beds, private bathroom. Third Bedroom: King-sized bed, shared bathroom with Fourth Bedroom. Fourth Bedroom: 2 twin beds, Daybed with pop-up trundle, shared bathroom with Third Bedroom.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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