About the property
- House4400 sqft
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
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)
- Great swimming (and jumping off the dock)
- Boat and jet ski rental (with delivery)
- Outdoor ping pong
- 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.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Patrick OBrien
I'm an entrepreneur who builds and sells companies. I am also an author, a college professor and write for USA Today.
Patrick OBrien purchased this House in 2004
Why Patrick OBrien chose Lake Norman of Catawba
We found this amazing property in 2004 and immediately fell in love with it. The privacy, natural beauty, and views are unmatched. We love that there is a lot to do for our kids there - from kayaking and fishing to outdoor ping pong, playing in our beach area, enjoying s'mores at the fire pit, and, of course, swimming in Lake Norman! We did a massive renovation to the house in 2013, including a complete overhaul of the kitchen. It now features a 6 burner Wolf range, double islands, double sinks, and a spectacular view of the lake!
What makes this House unique
There is no other home on the lake like ours. We're the only home on a large peninsula, have spectacular views, a beach, a fire pit - and a heated and cooled boathouse bar! It's a wonderful family retreat. We have created amazing family memories here - and hope you will too!
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We stayed in April for my wife’s 50th birthday celebration with extended family from New York. Absolutely amazing house with all the necessary amenities plus. All of our guests loved there stay and ranged in ages from 14 to 85. Whether sitting overlooking lake from beach, kayaking in any one of four two man kayaks or enjoying an evening cocktail around the fire pit the grounds and house were amazing. Pat was wonderful to work with and provided wonderful directions and suggestions which all contributed to him being a perfect host. We have stayed at several houses and this is by far our favorite. We look forward to our next visit to Carolina Hideaway!!!
Amazing property with a gorgeous lake front view!
From the very first inquiry to check out, Patrick was SUPER friendly and responsive. This house was better than we even imagined and worked perfectly for our Leadership Retreat. They even had a ping pong table, great lawn games and the boat house is one of the coolest things I've ever seen. We are already planning our next retreat and look forward to coming back to Carolina Hideaway! Thank you Patrick, for everything!
Fantastic family vacation spot.
We loved our stay and will definitely return!
Best family vacation. Ever.
I’ve traveled extensively over the last 30 years, both with my (large) family and with just my wife. I’ve never had a better week than my stay at the Carolina Hideaway. The location is ideal, the home is both luxurious and homey at the same time, and Pat was a great host. If you are looking for a place to stay with your family, you’re not going to do better than this. Looking forward to my next visit already.
Thanks for your kind words. We know that family vacations can be the most cherished weeks of the year, where lots of great memories are made, so always try to provide the best setting possible for our guests. We look forward to having you and your family back at the Hideaway!
Couldn’t Ask For Anyting More!
This property really has it all and was absolutely perfect for our small business gathering. From the gourmet kitchen to the stunning views, this place was amazing. Patrick was also lovely to work with and quick to answer any questions.
Best lake property rental!!
We have rented this house for the past 3 years and have LOVED IT! The home and the property are AMAZING!
We were delighted to have you back for your third visit - and hope we'll see you again next year!! Thanks for being great guests!
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
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
+$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.**