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Speaks: english

Beautiful Lakefront Home, Amazing Architecture and Space

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Lake Nantahala House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

On the shores of pristine Lake Nantahala and surrounded by the beauty of the great Smoky Mountains, this luxury home offers a unique vacation experience through amazing architectural design, generous common space and loads of amenities. Relax and enjoy the tranquility of this mountain escape, bring your boat and experience the beauty of crystal clear Nantahala Lake, or adventure the Appalachian trails or Nantahala Outdoor Center, just minutes away and quoted as 'One the Best Outfitters on Earth' by National Geographic Adventure magazine.

Rainy day? No worries! Have fun with a game of pool, darts, ping-pong or Wii or curl up with a favorite movie in the large media area. Make this property your 'mountain home away from home'!

Keywords: House

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About The Owner

Tim and Brenda Messick served as contractor and built their dream home in 2009 after searching multiple states for the perfect mountain lake accessible to Atlanta where they reside. They have two daughters and a beloved dog, Ralph, who love to escape to the mountains as often as they can.

Why The Owner chose Lake Nantahala

After spending the day with a local realtor, the Messicks knew that they wanted to purchase property on Lake Nantahala as no other lake compared in beauty and tranquility. For the next several years, they worked toward the goal of building a home where they could make lasting memories and spend quality family time with their children and friends.


based on 17 traveler reviews

Beautiful Lakefront Home, Amazing Architecture and Space
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews
Jacksonville, FL

Beautiful Lakefront Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family just returned from staying a week at this gorgeous home. The home itself was spacious and gorgeously decorated. The kitchen was stocked with spices and every cooking utensil imaginable (even a vegetable juicer). But we can't stop thinking about that gorgeous. pristine lake! We loved that we were able to jump off the dock into the lake. We spent many hours on the lake itself, enjoying tube rides and happy hours. The restaurant on the lake has a wonderful breakfast and was so easy to get to by boat. Definitely worth the trip to drive to Bryson City to hike and ride the tubes down the river past the waterfalls. Amazing! We will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodbridge, VA

Another great stay at Lake Nantahala

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Tim and Brenda's home and I can say once again it did not disappoint. The weather cooperated and we had 7 wonderful days at the lake. The house puts the experience over the top. We had two families with a total of 10 people and two dogs and not one time did we feel like we were on top of each other. The house is laid out well fully equipped with everything you need. Tim even called to see if we needed anything. All of the communication with Brenda was great leading up to the vacation. It is about a 10 hour trip for us but worth every second. Cannot wait to get back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pearland, Texas

Beyond Expectations, Relaxing Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this home justice! We were blown away the second we walked in the door of this gorgeous home. Large 3 story home with plenty of space for multiple families and children. Dual showerhead in master shower with skylights was amazing, in addition to large garden tub. It is obvious that the owners take great pride in maintaining their vacation home. We loved spending time sitting on the two decks, which felt like we were in a tree house, high up in the canopies of the trees. Kayaks included with the house were a bonus with 7 children to entertain. Downstairs was deemed the kids zone with all of the amenities and second washer/dryer and fridge. We cooked almost every meal in the well stocked kitchen. Owners were extremely helpful and even called to check in the first night to ensure everything was going well. The lake is clear and calm in the cove area where the home is located. Weather in July was amazing with highs in the upper 70s. This was truly a home that was comfortable and did not feel like you were away from home. We were very sad to leave and would love to return again!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Parkland, FL

Amazing house and hosts! Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for renting your beautiful home to us. It was exactly what we were looking for. The house had so many personal touches, beautifully decorated and so cozy and comfortable. The layout was perfect and plenty of room to spread out and super kid-friendly. We would go back in a heartbeat! I bet a summer vacation there would be a blast! It was too cold to enjoy the lake at this time of year but it didn't stop the kids from playing in the mud and jumping in! I would highly recommend this house to anyone looking for a vacation home in this area! Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami, Florida

Amazing Lake House!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a house to rent on direct lake front to enjoy time with our family and this house was perfect! The house is absolutely amazing! It's beautifully decorated throughout and has wonderful amenities. It has a pool table and ping pong table, which my kids thoroughly enjoyed, and has a great space in the downstairs area for watching TV, etc. Very kid friendly. The lake is pristine, with crystal clear water and beautiful views. The house is situated on a nice cove on the lake, so you can safely swim and kayak right off the dock without having to worry about a lot of boat traffic. The area is fairly secluded so, even though we were there at peak time in the summer, the lake never felt crowded. We were able to tour the lake on the pontoon boat and take in the breathtaking views of the mountains. It was spectacular! This is truly a second home for the owners and it is clear they take a lot pride in their home and in keeping it immaculate. The owners were great in giving us directions, suggestions and advice. I will definitely be back and would highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville, FL

Perfect getaway for extended weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time visiting the NC mountains and this time we wanted a home that sat directly on the water. After narrowing down from our vrbo choices, we selected this property on Lake Nantahala - and we were not disappointed! We chose mid October to visit to catch a glimpse of the colorful foliage. Although it was not peak time, the drive through the mountains was absolutely peaceful and beautiful and there was plenty of color to see. The home was amazing. The architecture, interior design and decoration are all A++. Everything we needed was provided. And the cleanliness was second to none. We wanted something secluded to be able to get away and be with nature and this home was perfect. At the same time, there were a few nearby neighbors which also made it feel safe. We enjoyed the outdoor grill, cooked smores on the firepit, spent lots of time fishing on the dock and kayaks, toured the lake and took in all the magnificent views from the pontoon boat. We also went on a couple short hiking trips at the nearby tower and trails. Definitely would rent this home again and highly recommend to anyone looking. Thank you again for opening your home to us!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Lake Nantahala House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 27 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $750
Pet Fee $100

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Deposit of 50% total payment due at reservation. Major holidays are priced at $600 per night with 7 night minimum.

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Lake Nantahala House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - Upper level - toilet , combination tub/shower , Each bedroom has a unique vanity area and shared toilet/tub
    Main level - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Lower level - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master on Main - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 Upper Level - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 Upper Level - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 Terrace Level - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 Terrace Level - 2 twin/ single , With 2 additional roll under trundle beds
    Terrace Level Media Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • All bedrooms have a private entrance to bathrooms.
  • Books
  • CD Player ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This 4,000 square foot home gives guests plenty of space to stretch out, with four separate balconies for your private time.

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