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Available the next week, avoid Florence, reduction from $475 to 360 night

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 14-16)

WE have a week of availability, if you need to get away from Hurricane florence storm on the east coast.

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 Cumberland 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 and add four more double beds. . 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 $475 per night with a minimum of three night rental. $3330 per week. 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 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

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 Big Creek

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 ...
  • Toaster ...
  • 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
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
A nice couch and two love seats (with six reclining chairs are provided upstairs).


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(38 traveler reviews)

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Available the next week, avoid Florence, reduction from $475 to 360 night
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews
Dayton, OH

Great property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We've been coming to Norris for many years now and have stayed in many rental houses. This one is in a prime area, much lower traffic than the busier Deerfield area, but still close to multiple great marinas and attractions.

The home itself is very nice. Everything from furniture to utensils is newer and in great shape. We found everything we needed easily. The extra fridge in the laundry room just off the kitchen is a great feature for larger groups with extra supplies and prevents extra trips to town for more groceries.

The beds were comfortable and the views from the bedrooms are outstanding. The extra bunkbeds in the basement are perfect for the kids. The bedrooms are spread out and quiet.

The dock is great for swimming and the covered slip for a boat was perfect. The kids loved the high dive platform for jumping in.

The new firepit area is a real highlight. Perfect sunset views and very comfy chairs for relaxing.

The owner was responsive and prompt to any questions before and after our trip. They were also flexible on start/end dates which is rare for this area in my experience. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brian, Thank you for sharing your kind assessment of Rays Place, named after my Dad. We are thrilled you had a great time and found our home to meet your needs. We try to provide all the comforts that we would want when we rent. Please do come again, we have had many repeat renters over the years. One group has been here 7 of 8 years. All the best, Tom
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Beautiful & Comfortable Home!

  • 5 of 5

Ray's Place is very special - you can tell the owners take great care of the property and it has all the comforts of home! The beds are amazing, the view from nearly anywhere in the home and especially on the decks is amazing, the fire pit area is amazing, the Norris Lake water is amazing! The kitchen is well stocked - they had all we needed and we "ate in" every day. We truly had a great time! Only challenge was the steep driveway and slope to the dock - but we expected that since most places on the lake are on a steep slope. Beautiful and very comfortable home! We loved it! Owners were great to deal with and very informative. Thank you Tom!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lori, We are so glad you and your group had a nice stay. We try and keep all the "stuff" you need in kitchen for a large family gathering. Yes, we love the new firepit, it allows your entire group to gather together for fellowship at night looking at the fire, the stars and the lake. All Goodness. Please come again. Tom
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Beautiful home, perfect location, everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Norris Lake a number of times but this was the first time at Ray's Place. Fantastic home. The driveway and walkway to the lake were very steep as are many homes at Norris, other than that, we were very pleased with this very lovely home. The location was easy to access by car and the location on the lake was perfect. The house is gorgeous and homey and the outdoor spaces are perfect. It was too warm for a fire but we enjoyed several sunsets from the fire pit location. We hope to return to Ray's Place!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rhonda, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. I wish you could have had a nice fire, but the views are spectacular. Please come back again. Tom
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Cincinnati, OH

Ray’s Place at Norris Lake

  • 5 of 5

Ray’s Place, located on a beautiful part of Norris Lake, TN, is a real gem. Fabulously equipped and spacious yet feeling warm and comfortable. Large master bedroom on the main floor, facing the lake. Other bedrooms on lower floor, including six bunk beds and two queen beds. Two large covered decks, a hammock and a super fire pit with ten Adirondack chairs overlooking the lake. A nice boat dock with a covered slip for a rental boat, great swimming off the dock.

The home is located on the western part of the lake, removed from the busier and louder resort areas further to the east. Several full service marinas (with restaurants, shops, etc) are within just a short boat ride away. Just an overall super spot!!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rodger, I know you know this lake as well as most anyone, thank you for your kind comments, and so glad your family had a nice stay, Please come again.
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Olive Branch, MS

Perfect house for our winter family gathering!

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful house to accommodate several families! We cooked, played games and enjoyed our time together because there is no WIFI! Something we think we thought we couldn't live without made everyone fully present! Great beds, kitchen and space!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanksgiving weekend on Lake Norris

  • 5 of 5

My large family with my 4 siblings, their spouses, our nieces and nephews and our Mom spent Thanksgiving weekend at Ray's place on Lake Norris. The house is gorgeous and there was plenty of space for all of us. We were able to eat our meals on the deck and enjoy our nights by the firepit. Hope to go back someday!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nan, So glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving away at Rays Place. The new firepit will be awesome, you were the first to use the not yet done version. Please come back. Tom
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Insurance $59

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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