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Carolina Hideaway - Lake Norman's Most Exclusive Private Retreat (no weddings)

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Space 4,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

The trip of a lifetime! 5 BR, 4.5 BA with amazing views and privacy, sleeps 12

Located in historic Sherrill's Ford, North Carolina, Carolina Hideaway is Lake Norman's finest rental home. The Hideaway is like an island onto itself, offering over 4200 square feet of casually elegant waterfront living (and 1000+ ft of porches) on a 4+ acre very private peninsula with stunning panoramic lake views from every room. Unmatched privacy!

SORRY, WE DO NOT HOST WEDDINGS OF ANY KIND. NO EXCEPTIONS.

The Hideaway features:

- A large comfortable home, decorated to make you feel right at home on the lake. - A beautiful private boathouse bar sitting over the lake.

- A stunning kitchen featuring two islands and a Wolf 48' double oven.

- Two master suites and sleeping space for twelve.

- Extensive covered, screened and open porches.

- A massive 8ft. by 5ft. movie theatre with movie library.

- A large private sandy 'beach' area surrounded by palm trees,

- A spacious family fire pit area

- More than 700 ft of shoreline

- Rental boat delivery available and access to private chefs (addl cost)

The Hideaway is the most unique and special vacation home on NC's finest lake!

The Carolina Hideaway is truly unique. The setting is unmatched anywhere on the lake. It is the ultimate retreat -- as much a resort as a 'rental house' with beautiful views, lovely gardens, and so much to do.

Activities, activities, and activities: The number of things to do at the Hideaway is unmatched.

- 8 ft by 5 ft movie theatre

- 25 ft. x25 ft. waterfront foot sand box

- Large family fire pit area (seats 12)

- Boathouse bar

- Great fishing (feel free to use the poles in the boathouse)

- Kayaks

- Great swimming (and jumping off the dock)

- Boat and jet ski rental (with delivery)

- Outdoor ping pong

- Hammock

- A fully stocked game closet

Create lasting family memories at the Hideaway. It is designed with 'family time' in mind. There are so many ways to create great family memories that you'll want to come back year after year after year. It's truly a unique and amazing place that you'll want to experience over and over again.

More than half our summer is typically rented by December of the previous year to returning families.

We love the Hideaway and hope you will too!!

WE DO NOT HOST WEDDINGS OF ANY KIND. NO EXCEPTIONS - SO PLEASE DO NOT ASK.

More Details

Owner
Patrick OBrien
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

Amenities

Lake Norman of Catawba House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single
  • Two true master bedrooms. Also have an office with a pull-out queen sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The home is loaded with things to do for kids of all ages. We have kayaks (4 doubles), huge movie theatre with video collection, outdoor ping pong, a beautiful fire pit, fishing poles, private sandy beach, hammock, etc etc. We also offer access to rental boat delivery and private chefs (additional fee for their services). WE DO NOT ALLOW WEDDINGS OF ANY KIND. THANK YOU.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
5

Fabulous!!

  • 5 of 5

This home was amazing!! Stunning views! Awesome amenities! Very comfortable home. We had an absolutely wonderful weekend here. I can't think of anything I would change. 😊

Can't wait to stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted that you had an amazing stay! That's always my goal. We look forward to having you back in the near future!!
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5

Another relaxing and memorable family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Another relaxing and memorable family and friends that are family vacation. This home is absolutely beautiful and the view is gorgeous! We love the privacy that it has to offer. The home is very functional offering complete 1st floor living, if needed. This was our 3rd or4th year there (lost count). Looking forward to next year already! A++++++++

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous private lake front house!!!

  • 5 of 5

Let's start by saying "wow"! What a gorgeous view. The house is located on a peninsula which gives it a really private feel. The views from the house are spectacular.

The house is super comfortable and immaculate. There is a large closet with extra towels and toilet paper. All of the rooms are comfortable.

We loved how close Lake Effect marina was to the house. We rented both a ski boat and jet skis from them. The jet ski was used constantly so we were filling it up twice a day and the proximity to the marina was helpful.

The outdoor grill was really well maintained and we loved the double table on the upper balcony to eat as a family.

I would advise anyone renting to bring all your own spices including salt and paper. Most big houses we have rented have some basics but this house doesn't.

One of the nice aspects of this house is all of the refrigerators. Besides the kitchen there are three mini fridges. That eliminated the need for outdoor coolers for drinks.

We loved this house and lake Norman and will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ideal for large families with kids

  • 5 of 5

We arrive at the Hideaway with seven kids and five adults. The arrangement of the home was ideal for a stay with children - as they spent the bulk of their time in the basement area of the house where the games, ping pong table and home theater were located. It gave the adults a chance to gather in the kitchen area and talk. The house and grounds were impeccable and maintained beautifully. There's a neat bar-house on the lake with cable tv, bar, fridge etc., I wish we had taken better advantage of that area, it was pretty neat.

We hired the owner's suggested chef, Chef Ken. He came in twice to cook for us. The food was incredible, albeit expensive at $75 per person (half that for kids) plus tip. However, we had leftovers for the next day which help to mitigate the cost.

I'd suggest renting a boat as there's so much fun to be had on the lake. But remember a cooler, there isn't one with the house for use.

For those of you with young kids: there's a baby bath tub, an umbrella stroller, a high chair seat that straps to the chair. The owner graciously ordered life vests that would ensure we'd all have one available - so when we left there were at least 10 children sized life vests. There's a sandpit area - so bring lots of toys for the kids. It's a lot of fun but right next to the water. There's also beach towels available - I'd guess five to six beach towels. Also, no pack and play.

While there were towels and washcloths, there were no extras. So we found ourselves washing towels and washcloths every day - even then I took a couple of showers with no washcloth and dried on a wet towel.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Fantastic Week!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week long stay at the Carolina Hideaway. The house and property are beautiful and it was the perfect family retreat for our group of 12. The owner was great to work with and very responsive. We've rented houses on Lake Norman several times and this one stands out from the rest. We would highly recommend this house if it fits within your budget. We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being a wonderful guest. Your kind comments are sincerely appreciated. We hope to have you back for many years to come!
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Everynight was awesome! We had a great stay. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Charlotte
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Verdict Ridge
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
I 77

Enjoy the most quiet and relaxing part of the lake from a stunning point with 700 feet of shoreline!. The lake is beautiful, deep, and uncrowded here ... and we're on a point, so if the is a drought and the lake level drops, it will not be a problem at our home (not the case with all homes).

Other Activities: boating

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Booking fee $200
Cleaning/linens $250
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 7.0%

+$1500 per week for holidays/major race weeks/Davidson graduation
Three day weekend rentals available outside of summer months. No
three day rentals are available between Memorial and Labor Day.

Minimum rental of $1600 plus tax and cleaning.
Monthly rentals outside of summer months are available.

**We are unable to accommodate WEDDINGS or any special event of any kind of more than 20 people.**

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.