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Create Smoky Mountain Memories, Santeetlah Spectacular Lakefront Home

Robbinsville, NC, USA
  • House3300 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Are you are looking for the perfect lakefront vacation home or getaway with mountain views? This 3300 sq ft North Carolina lakefront custom home offers direct waterfront on Lake Santeetlah with a private dock. Three Master Bedrooms with large windows and a floor plan like no other property, whether it is a cottage, house, or cabin.

This home has stunning views of both lake and mountains from every room. It has an extraordinary kitchen with hand crafted pine furniture cabinets, granite counter tops, heart pine floors, and special milled pine base & casing that give this lakefront home the aura of rustic elegance. Even the bedrooms are special with 3 master suites (& private baths) having their own unique amenities that add to it's overall ambiance. The 1st floor Master Suite has a private screened-in covered Porch. The large 2nd floor Master above the Kitchen has a bonus room and a two-person walk-in shower. The third Master Suite has a jetted tub and a clear glass shower.

This property has it's own private dock, tie up your boat or swim directly from the large floating dock. Free use of our canoe, floats, and water loungers is also provided.

One of the most popular features is the firepit deck on our lot next to the home with a fun view of the water. It has a firepit with a grille on one end designed for cooking over a charcoal or wood fire, and at night, use the open section of the firepit to sit around make s'mores and tell stories.

This home is located on the most unique lake in Western North Carolina. With 90% of its 75+ miles of shoreline protected, Lake Santeetlah's natural surroundings will be preserved and never crowded. Lake levels are maintained year round for recreational use. This lake is a watersports and fisherman's paradise. If you're looking to start a tradition with your family vacation, build your memories here on Lake Santeetlah at this unique luxury getaway.

Keywords: Lake Santeetlah, Lake Front, Luxury Mountain Rental, Mountain View, Mountain Cottage, Lake Front Cottage, Mountain Home, Lake Santeetlah Rental, Smoky Mountain Rentals, North Carolina Lakefront Rental



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About Owner

The owner of this home is also the designer and builder of the home. I am a professor of Construction Technology at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Florida. It took me nine months to design and over two years to build this extra-special home. I personally worked on and was involved in every aspect of the construction, even to the point of custom hand making one-of-a-kind: queen beds, kitchen table, and the pine furniture cabinets in the kitchen. My favorite things to do: Spend time with my 5 children, fish (we caught 86 keeper size fish last summer on Santeetlah -white bass, walleye, lake trout, large mouth bass), and water ski. I am a licensed builder in both Florida and North Carolina (NC License No. 62831) and was initially licensed in Michigan. I teach all the building construction courses that lead to an A.S. Degree in Building Construction Technology. Builders, their employees, subcontractors, suppliers, and some county building officials enroll in my courses to earn a college degree. I have worked in the construction industry for over 27 years and on a tremendous range of projects: hospitals, stores, industrial buildings and warehouses, projects for the US Army, US Air Force, US Coast Guard, custom homes, renovations, restaurants, auto industry, churches, and schools.

Owner purchased this House in 2009

Why Owner chose Yellow Creek

Before building here, we took a family vacation with the goal of finding the best mountain lake to buy property and build. Since we live on the water in Florida we wanted more than 'flat or rolling land with a lake' since we already had that. We wanted to change the lifestyle and environment as much as we could and still be within a day's drive of South Florida. That ruled out many states and left the mountain areas of North Carolina as the best of all worlds. We then literally looked at the NC map and drove to every lake that was big enough to appear on the map and was on the western half of the state (not interested in rolling hills). We narrowed it down to 3 lakes and then considered other factors such as driving distance to stores and how safe or easy the drive would be. The other two lakes had roads that were too scary for my wife and driving age daughters, besides taking 30 min or more just to reach some sort of store. The winner was Santeetlah in almost every category. (What good is a nice lake if it is crowded with boats and cottages) We absolutley love our choice.

What makes this House unique

The unique features and benefits of this home are almost too long to list so to name a few: Everything is clean, crisp, and fresh. There is no long walk to the water, the home is right on the water's edge. Every room except for the bonus room and bathrooms have oversized windows and a view of the water and mountains. (Even the stairs leading to the basement has a window) The driveway and road is at house level for super easy and safe access. Plus there is plenty of parking area unlike some homes that have you park on the shoulder of the road. You do not have cottages right next to you as many of the other homes on the lake have. You have a choice of a covered screened-in porch, open upper and lower decks, covered front porch, or covered rear porch area. So even if it rains there are places to sit outside. There are no other docks right next to you, you can sunbathe and swim in privacy.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
        • Queen size Beds (2) Custom Hand-made, in Master Suite on 1st Floor Custom Hand-made, in 3rd Master Suite, Twin or Single Beds (4) (2) Single Beds in Master Suite above Kitchen (2) Single Beds in Bonus Room attached to Master Suite above Kitchen


        • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
          • 3.5

          Location Type

            • Lake View
              All habitable rooms have a view of the water with windows that have been sized and located to optimize the view of the lake and mountains
            • Lakefront
              This home is directly on, and follows, the contour of the shoreline
            • Mountain View
              All bedrooms, great room, kitchen, and basement game room have mountain views over the water
            • Water View
            • Waterfront


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Air Conditioning
                          1st and 2nd floor zoned separately
                        • Fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          large capacity
                        • Parking Off Street
                          Concrete driveway large enough for 4 sedan size cars. The garage is not available for renter parking.
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                          Rental includes use of flat waterfront lot to the right of home (large grass lawn with easy parking)
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          large capacity
                        • Wireless Internet
                          Hughes Net Wireless Internet provided
                        • Wood Fireplace


                            • Kitchen
                              The kitchen cabinets are one-of-a-kind, handcrafted furniture cabinets. A large 4’ x 7’ two-level island has a trestle-table style breakfast bar and a second microwave that rolls out behind hidden raised panel doors. From every angle in the kitchen you have a panoramic view of the lake and mountains.
                            • Coffee Maker
                              There are 2 coffee makers, a 4-cup and a 12-cup. Coffee filters are provided.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area


                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Foosball
                                    • Game Room
                                    • Games
                                    • Ping Pong Table
                                    • Television
                                      (2) Great Room has 37' HD Flat Screen TV with vast DVD/VCR Collection, Basement Entertainment Room has TV with DVD/VCR
                                    • VCR
                                    • Video Games
                                    • Video Library
                                      (2) Vast Collection


                                        • Balcony
                                          French Doors and Sliding Doors off Great Room Room open to Upper Level Deck at Shoreline, Deck Behind Garage is Covered
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          French Doors off Basment Entertainment Room open to Lower Level Deck at Shoreline
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          Free use of canoe
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          Screened-in Porch off 1st Floor Master
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          Water skis, tube, and various floats provided

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • jetted tub
                                              Third Master Bath has a Jetted Tub and a Clear Glass Shower


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • marina
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing


                                                                • Property has Private Dock (rent or bring your own boat), Use of Canoe Included in Rental

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  19 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Beautiful home, has everything you need. Home owner was extremely helpful.

                                                                  Jackie M.Little River, SC

                                                                  Beautiful home. Home owner was extremely helpful, even called before we arrived to make sure we had all the information we needed. Lake is amazing and we were able to set up a boat rental with the neighbor prior to arrival. (Great rates). Would definitely stay here again.

                                                                  Very Nice House!

                                                                  Cindy C.

                                                                  Great size house! Beautiful inside and outside and good size rooms and bathrooms. Perfect for our family Christmas vacation!


                                                                  Dmytro O.

                                                                  Super sweet cabin, clean, close to town!

                                                                  A great base to enjoy the lake and surrounding area

                                                                  Tim C.

                                                                  My wife and I and our three young children stayed at the house for a week, along with a family friend. There was plenty of space for all of us and the kids loved the games room. We had no issues with the house and would definitely consider staying there again. A few things to note: cell reception was patchy at best in the house and the internet was good for emails and light surfing but no more (our observation is that this seemed typical for the area, though). We actually found it a welcome break from instant connectivity. The house has a large collection of DVDs and books - good old fashioned entertainment!

                                                                  The house is well located to explore both the lake and the surrounding area. We rented a boat from Jim, one of the owner's local friends, and spent a couple of days on the lake. We wish we had done more of this. Jim gave us a great deal on the boat and was extremely helpful and generous. The lake is beautiful and we all enjoyed swimming and tubing off the back of the boat. Robbinsville is a short car ride away if you need supplies, and it doesn't take long to get to Fontana Dam and the Cherohala Skyway if you want some spectacular driving and scenery. Also, we recommend visiting nearby Stoney Hollow Farm to pick your own fruit, and the kids enjoyed visiting Wehrloom Honey (also a short drive).

                                                                  All in all, we had a great week and would seriously consider returning.

                                                                  Beautiful, peaceful and just the perfect get away

                                                                  Theresa J.Maitland, Florida

                                                                  The house offers a true home away from home environment. This house is located just perfectly for day trips around North Carolina and Tennessee. We went on college tours, zip lining, a thrilling/roller coaster drive on the Tail of the Dragon. Hiking, fishing, site seeing and shopping at the Biltmore and Downtown Asheville and Bryson City. Nightly ping pong tournaments, movies and games as a family. We all wished we could of stayed a few more days. Plenty of room and the accommodations were plentiful. Grocery shopping and restaurants close by.

                                                                  The price is well worth every cent. No price can be put on an awesome family vacation.

                                                                  A huge Thank you to the owner.

                                                                  Fantastic Lake Fantastic House

                                                                  Christina M.

                                                                  What a wonderful way to spend a week. The house is perfect.Very well designed with quiet private room for the grandparents, lovely bedroom with screened in porch for the newly weds and family rooms for the parents with two children. Everyone had their own space. The kitchen has plenty of everything-pots, pans,dishwasher,sets of dishes. Plenty of water toys for everyone. The lake is beautiful and tranquil. Even over Memorial Day weekend it was peaceful in our cove. A must is to rent the boats from the neighbor Jim. He knows all the history of the area and checks on you for any boat needs. The boys went fishing with him one morning and had a great time. The Owner is extremely helpful and left no questions unanswered. His welcome packet covers everything you could imagine with helpful hints. We hiked in Smokey Mountains every other day and spend time on the lake the others. A must if you are there the first of June is the Synchronized Firefly in Joyce Kilmer Forest a short distance away. Thank you for sharing your home.


                                                                  Robbinsville, NC, USA

                                                                  We give our own 13-page renter information handout which provides lake , home, and area information. We list places to go along with driving directions, travel time, and comments.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  Damage Deposit
                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  Cleaning & Linens charge of $160.00 for 1 night stay Cleaning & Linens charge of $80.00 for 2 nights stay No charge for cleaning & Linens for 3 or more nights stay

                                                                  19 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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