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Beautiful Lakefront Home, Amazing Architecture and Space

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

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'!

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2018

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 Topton

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.


Topton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 ...
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Beautiful Lakefront Home, Amazing Architecture and Space
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews
delray beach, fl

Simply Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The experience in the home and at Lake Nantahala was simply amazing. We traveled there with two families and our children with little knowledge of the area and what an incredibly pleasant surprise. It was like having a pristine private lake in one of the most beautiful settings I have ever experienced.

The home was amazing and the pictures do NOT do it justice. You can feel the love that went into the house. We have rented a lot of homes through our travels - and many were simply homes bought to rent - but the owners put tender love and TLC into this house. It has everything you could imagine and then some. From games, to movies, to Wii bowling, to ping pong (amazing premium table), pool table (professional level pool table), fully stocked kitchen, kayaks, fire pit (with firewood), and then some.

The owners were a true pleasure to deal with and very responsive to all questions and needs.

The area is remote - so be prepared to drive down dirt roads to get there - but for us this was part of the adventure. There are tons of activities to do within an hour drive of the area - the rafting (was AWESOME) down the river, ziplining, amazing hiking, cliff jumping on the lake, rope swings on the lake, and boating was the highlight. The lake was like a sheet of glass most of the time and the water just delightful - not too cold and not too hot.

My kids all cried when we had to leave and told me they wanted EVERY vacation to be at this house from now on!

If you are lucky enough to rent this house I would highly recommend renting a boat for the week you are there. This made the trip for us and we used a company called Lake marine right there on the lake.

There is one restaurant on the lake at the marina - and we had a lot of nice meals there a great place the kids loved hanging out - with bbq and cornhole tournaments and outdoor movies at night.

Just a truly wonderful experience all around.

The only thing I would mention - is that if you have anyone in your group that has issues with stairs - this would probably present a problem - as the walk from the lake to the house requires 3-4 flights - but was good for us to burn off all the bbq we had eaten.

Thank you Brenda and Tim for sharing your home!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Miami, FL

If your jaw drops in the forest ...

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the Messick's home in order to peacefully ring in the New Year and get some R&R! I researched for something that could comfortably accommodate our large family and this did not disappoint. The pictures are pretty and accurate, but to open the front door and be there in person is definitely a "wow" moment. It is such a beautifully appointed home inside. Also, to be on the deck and look down at the water below is peaceful and beautiful. It was wonderful to only hear wind rustling through the trees. The living area is very well spaced out. There was room for everyone. Summers here must be amazing!

The property is about 30 minutes, door to door, just outside of Andrews, NC on Lake Nantahala. We made a few trips to the Ingles Supermarket to stock up. The drive was mostly on paved road except for about the last 7 minutes close to the cabin. We had no snow and some rain, but I found no problem driving back and forth with a 2 wheel drive Nissan Rogue rental.

There is an Animal Preserve about 10 minutes from the home that children may enjoy (ours did). Andrews Brewing Company is just outside of the town and the adults may enjoy that (we did). Andrews, NC is quaint. We drove about 40 minutes from the home and visited Murphy, NC. Cute town! Nice people! We stopped in at The Daily Grind and Wine and were invited to celebrate Dublin's New Year early. We're glad we stopped in. It was a really nice time. The above mentioned Preserve has a trout pond and there is another close by as well.

Brenda and Tim are wonderful people. My hat is off to them for opening up their home and sharing it with us. They are generous and their priority was that we had a great time, and we did. It is a gorgeous home! Everything from booking, to payment, to enjoyment went smoothly. We only had two tiny hiccups while we were there and that was simply due to our misunderstanding of operation. Tim was quick to explain and resolve it. One was with the usage of the outside gas grill which we ended up making some ribs on. The second, the upstairs bathroom and Master bath have water dials that turn on counter-clockwise instead of clockwise, so that simply means that hot is still on the right and the cold is on the left.

If you are looking for a spacious, beautiful, comfortable property on the water where you can relax then this is your place. If you are fortunate enough to book it you will so enjoy it! We did. Thank you Brenda and Tim!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 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: August 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: July 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: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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