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Great Home on Big Creek-- 'Ray's Place', Awesome Sunsets

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14-18)

Welcome to Ray's Place at Norris Lake, the Marth’s Summer home on Big Creek in Norris Lake. A great family getaway.

Take the time to read our guests reviews. This is a special place. Come visit.


A beautiful constructed home completed for rent the Summer of 2011. The house is approx. 3000 sq ft, with two large decks overlooking majestic views of Norris lake. With sunset views of open water and the Smoky Mountains in the distance, you will create memories for a lifetime. The house is an open floor plan, built as a lake house with big windows and doors opening to the water and the sunsets.

Four bedrooms, with two masters bedrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs, an additional queen size bedroom and a bunk room creates and inviting format for two or three families. The bunk room has two double beds and two single beds. We have also added ( 2016), four more Double bunk beds in the lower level. We did remove the large screen TV from the lower level. Amenities; gas grill, washer/dryer and fire pit.


If you like still open water, beautiful trees and gorgeous views, this house is for you. We have a two slip covered dock with a large swim platform ( 12 x 32). With half of it covered, so it is great if you love the sun or need a little shade. One slip will always be available for renters, with room to tie up an additional two boats if needed, or slips are available at nearby Sequoia and Whitman Hollow Marinas.

Our home is in the Big Creek area, positioned directly on the opposite side of the lake from Windsor Point. It is a nicely treed lot on a quiet street, ready for a rustic retreat, or the privacy for you to bring your Party to Norris lake. We are a short 17 min drive off I-75, much closer to 75 than the congestion of Deerfield and far less water traffic. Did I say Far, as in way less water traffic than the popular Deerfield area.


The House is available for rental at a fee of $445 per night with a minimum of three night rental. $3110 per week. Rentals are weekly only in July and August. Off season, $360 per night, minimum of three night rental. A VRBO security damage insurance fee of $59 is due upon reservation. Taxes and cleaning fee ($200) are additional. If you have any questions or have an interest in rental, please call. Min age to rent is 25 years of age.

Keywords: House, Cabin, Lake House, Lake Rental

More Details

Tom Marth
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Tom Marth

My wife Kristi and I and our family have fallen in love with Norris lake. We are excited to share our home with you. The focus is family and friends and good times shared. We live in Cincinnati with our four children and plan to spend many great times at Norris lake in our new home. We hope you enjoy it too.

Tom Marth purchased this house in 2011

Why Tom Marth chose La Follette

We chose this lot and house for a few reasons. We loved the amazing views of sunsets and open water not available on cove locations. We love the reduced congestion of Big Creek area versus the over crowded, congression or the Deerfield area. We created a welcoming home, with one big great room open to the kitchen, huge decks overlooking great views of the lake and a short walk (NO Steps) sidewalk to the water.

What makes this house unique

Big water, an awesome dock, with a covered slip for the renter. Close proximity to Whitman Hollow and Sequoya Marinas. A beautiful home, nicely appointed and ready for you to create memories of a lifetime.


Big Creek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM / Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (2) 2 Master Bedrooms, Both with King Beds, both families feel special. Both with View of Lake and Walkout to the Deck, Queen size Beds (1) One Queen Bed with View of the Lake, Double Beds (2) Two Sets of Bunk Beds in Bunk Room. One bunk is a double/double bunk bed. The other bunk bed is two singles bunked. , We have also added four additional Double beds in the lower level in 2016. Two double bunk beds, but we removed the large screen TV in the lower level.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
A nice couch and two love seats (with six reclining chairs are provided upstairs). A theatre seating couch is available downstairs with four reclining chairs.


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Great Home on Big Creek-- 'Ray's Place', Awesome Sunsets
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
Nashville, TN

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great! The home is located in a quiet area on the lake and is perfect for a group get together. The house has everything you need and plenty of room. The home is close to several marinas where you can launch your own boat and enjoy a weekend on the lake.

Despite being on vacation himself, the owner took time to check-in and make sure our stay was going well. I highly recommend 'Ray's Place'.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home on a gorgeous lake..

  • 5 of 5

Our first visit to Norris Lake was perfection thanks to this lovely well appointed home. Very comfortable for everyone in our group.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, Ohio

Ray's Place is the perfect family vacation getaway, especially for big groups!

  • 5 of 5

This was my family and I's first stay at Ray's Place, and was definitely one to remember! This beautiful lake home was well equipped to house my family of 12 comfortably for the week, with plenty of space, dining, and beds for everyone (we could have even fit more!). Ray's Place had a warm and personal touch of a family home, rather than being just any other rental house. The owner was friendly and easy to communicate with, as well. The kitchen was a great size for the whole family to gather around for meals. Stepping outside gave us a beautiful view of the lake, and at night the perfect angle of the sunsets. The double slip dock was perfect for swimming, playing and lounging around with the family. The diving platform entertained my kids for hours! Of the many vacation homes that we have stayed at over the years on Norris Lake, Ray's Place is among the best!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We have been renting Lake Norris homes for 10 plus years and Ray's place is the best.

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautifully furnished, well equipped kitchen, very comfortable and plentiful beds, and great dock with awesome large table for outdoor dining. The owner was always immediately responsive to answer any questions. Rays Place definitely feels more like a warm and welcoming home than a typical rental property.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our Favorite Week of the Year!

  • 5 of 5

Our large family's travels have included the east coast, many beaches, and even a cruise. Each year our children, though, when asked for their vacation requests, unequivocally pronounce, "Ray's Place!" Ray's Place is the perfect place to gather the family for a perfect get-a-way. Everyone, in our three-generational family, finds plenty to enjoy in this slice of Heaven. The view from the 2 decks and from everywhere inside of the home cannot be beat anywhere on Norris Lake. This home still looks and feels brand new and beautiful both inside and out. The furnishings and beds are plentiful and comfortable. We are a family that gathers around food and drink. The large modern kitchen and eating area, in addition to ample storage space and two refrigerators, makes this home a perfect gathering spot. The dock offers plenty of room to swim, some shade, some sun, a diving platform, and also space to tie up multiple boats and toys. Evening gatherings under the stars around the fire pit are a must. The owners could not be more friendly and accommodating. Staying at Ray's Place on beautiful Norris Lake is truly the most anticipated week of our family's year and we feel blessed to have been able to gather our loved ones here.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many houses on Norris Lake and the one thing we have to have is limited steps and easy access to the lake (which is difficult to find). Ray's Place was very convenient. We had kids ranging from 2-9 and they were able to walk it without being carried! My husband loves a covered slip for his boat and the dock was a great area to spend and let the kids (big and small) jump of the diving board! The house is exceptional! Very modern and clean! I didn't worry about anything with my kids! The deck has a great view of the lake! It's the best place we've stayed on Norris!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Big Creek House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 21 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Off Season
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 14.25%

The owner must approve all requested stays. During Summer season a min of 7 nights is required unless agreed to by the owner. We definately do some less than 7 nights stays, but only around our own families weekend stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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