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Patrick OBrien

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

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

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Lake Norman of Catawba House Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Patrick OBrien (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)
Carolina Hideaway - Lake Norman's Most Exclusive Private Retreat (no weddings)
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
5

FABULOUS HOUSE AND PROPERTY

  • 5 of 5

This place is truly,one of a kind. The owner has thought of everything to make your vacation special.You never have to leave the property,because there is so much to do. The boat house and deck on the water is great.

Anthony, Bedford,NY

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Much appreciated. We'd love to have you back next year!
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5

Amazing Property

  • 5 of 5

Others have commented on how the photos do not do the Carolina Hideaway justice and they are 100% correct. The house is laid out to perfection. At any given time one could be where the action was or find a quiet place to relax and read a book or take a nap. In my opinion, the house itself is trumped by the beautiful yard. In one week, my family and I rented a boat with a tube, rented jet skis twice, danced in the boat house (it is the ONLY boathouse that is enclosed and air conditioned on all of Lake Norman that we saw which allows you to use it at night), played ping pong, kayaked, sat in the hammock, roasted s'mores on the bonfire, fished, jumped off the pier, bought inner tubes and floated in the water, watched movies downstairs, played board games, built puzzles, played kickball, whiffle ball and can jam (all which we brought). It is the PERFECT spot for the entire family. We had my 6 year old niece, a handful of 20 somethings, a few 50 year olds and my 80 year old parents. ALL of us had a great time. Patrick is attentive to any questions/concerns that you may have. If you are looking to create unofrgettable memories, this is the place for you!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review! We're DELIGHTED that you had a great trip and look forward to having you back in 2017!
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Winston Salem
5

Best House on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible vacation home! You will LOVE it! I flew my mom & my mom-in-law (they get along great!) up for mothers day, (because I'm a great son) and they had the best time ever at this house. It's super clean and well kept, Pat was a huge help making it a great weekend. My mom(s) Loved the kitchen, with double island, gas range, huge fridge, and glass windows overlooking the lake. We brought some yard games, took a nap in the hammock, got a boat from Lake Effects Boat Rentals which is just under the bridge and they will deliver for you, sat around the fire pit, made smores and had the best mothers day ever. There's a church near by called Elevation church, it's awesome! The location on the lake is perfect for springtime sunrise with a cup of coffee out on the dock. The house has a cool theater room downstairs too. Honestly, we've rented about 8 houses on LK Norman, this is by far the best we've had.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Coming Back

  • 5 of 5

We stayed last year and just re-booked for this year. Rarely does a rental live up to its pictures, this surpasses it. The home is in a great location and is kept in outstanding condition. We never left the lake or the property- it had everything we needed. The owner was fair and responsive to our needs and made the whole process smooth. It does not get any better than this on Lake Norman.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The best compliment you can give us is coming back to the Hideaway. We rent houses often so greatly appreciate attention to detail. We're delighted that we surpassed your expectations. Thanks for the great review. You made my day!
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5

Beautiful, relaxing, clean, perfect vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

The Carolina Hideaway is a gorgeous property and perfect for any vacation. There is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy their time. The property is very well kept, clean, beautifully decorated, everything you need on vacation and the property is gorgeous.

Our first rental was for 3 days and we will be staying an entire week next year. We had plenty of space for our 8 guests. The kitchen and dining area is great for entertaining. The views of the lake, sunrise and sunset are wonderful for relaxing. The owner took great care of us before we arrived, while we were there and after we left. He answered all of our questions and was easy to work with. There are lots of restaurants close by and plenty of activities to do on the water and at the house. If you have a rainy day, there's even a theater room with a lake view, great for family time!

This rental is perfect for a family vacation, getaway or retreat. The images are beautiful but still don't do the home and property justice. This is the best house on the lake! You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind remarks ... and we look forward to having you back next year!!
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Great Falls, Virginia
5

Unforgettable family vacation experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our family and close friends enjoyed a spectacular week together down on Lake Norman and could not have asked for better, more suitable accommodations than Carolina Hideaway. The kitchen is perfect for cooking and congregating. Never once felt crowded. The deck is great for late night conversation. The screened sun room was perfect for rainy nights and playing games. The movie room was the perfect "wind down" room for all the kids. We enjoyed boating, tubing, canoeing and fishing. Most of all, we enjoyed the wonderful company we shared the week with. They say a vacation isn't about the destination, so much as it is about the company, and while this is very true, we can all emphatically say that the destination -- Carolina Hideaway on Lake Norman -- certainly made a great escape even better! We'd go back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: 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

Lake Norman of Catawba House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Summer
Aug 14 2016 - Sep 5 2016
5 night minimum stay
$850
$5,750
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$800
$4,000
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,000
$4,500
 
 
December
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$800
$3,000
 
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$850
$4,750
 
 
Winter
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$700
$2,500
$5,000
 
 
Spring
Mar 3 2017 - May 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$850
$4,500
 
 
Early Summer
May 23 2017 - Jun 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,000
$5,800
 
 
Summer Pre-4th
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,500
 
 
July 4th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$10,000
 
 
July
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$9,000
 
 
Early/Mid August
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,000
 
 
Late August
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,000
 
 
Early Sept/Labor Day
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,000
$6,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$800
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Booking fee $200
Cleaning/linens $250
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.**

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Amenities

Lake Norman of Catawba House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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