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Papa Bobs Lakefront Cabin--Sunset View--June 9-11, 15-18 discounted rates

Bedrooms Studio
Space 625 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, Studio + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6--if 2 are children)(Sleeps 4 adults)

If it's a water experience that you are looking for, this is it! The perfect vacation spot for the family. There is something for everyone - there is a shallow area for the little ones to play and deep water for swimming and floating. There is a floating dock to play on. We have 2 sea otter kayaks, a canoe, and pontoon paddleboat for you to explore the lake. The cabin is at the head of the cove. There is a 125 foot dock crossing the lake. There is an bonfire area with benches and of course, fishing. The clarity of Lake Lure has earned it a high rating for bass fishing.

Nestled among the native rhododendrons and dogwoods of the Appalachian Mountains sets this unique little cabin. Built in the early 1970’s, it is one of the older quaint lakefront homes on Lake Lure. It is truly an exceptional find in that it is set on a 14-acres at the head of Sunset Cove. Also, it is built partially out over the water, which allows an unobstructed view from the porch directly down the cove to the main channel, Chimney Rock, and most importantly the sun setting over the mountains. It is one of the finest views on the lake.

Let us take you back to the earlier, unhurried days of Lake Lure and Hickory Nut Gorge area. Leave the busy life behind and return to the days of real relaxation and rest. You can lounge on the deck in the warm summer sun reading a good book, fish from the dock as the water licks at your feet, swim in the cool refreshing water, go kayaking down the cove, or just sit and watch the sun sparkle and move across the water and then sink behind the mountains.

In its own right, our cabin and dock/bridge are famous - if you're a movie buff. In 1983, several scenes from the movie, Firestarter, were filmed on the property. The most memorable being when Charlie and her dad were captured by 'the Shop' while crossing our very own dock. The film featured an all-star cast with Drew Berrymore, Martin Sheen, & George C. Scott.

The dock/bridge mentioned above extends all the way across the end of the cove(approx. 100 feet)and is truly unique. The entire bridge is ideal for the fishing enthusiast. For your enjoyment, we have 2 Sea Otter kayaks are on hand as well as a canoe, and 12 ft pontoon paddle boat - all ready to explore Sunset Cove and Lake Lure. Life jackets are on hand as well.

We invite you to come and enjoy your own private get-a-way at Papa Bob’s Cabin. It is a one-room cabin with a large private bathroom/changing area. You will find a queen bed and a queen size sleeper sofa. There is a loft with two twin beds. Appliances include a full size refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, and coffee maker. There is central heat and air and a Weber grill. So, bring a good book, your swimsuit, your fishing pole and come relax.

*******DUE TO TOWN REGULATIONS WE CAN ALLOW 4 adults OR 2 adults & 4 CHILDREN********

PONTOON BOAT AVAILABLE: We have a 1999 Voyager 21' pontoon boat available at your option to rent with our home! It has a 90 hp 4 stroke engine. The pontoon rental is $195/day with a 3 day minimum in. The following rates are with taxes and fees included:

offseason weekend rate $365 (Fri-Sun)

long weekend rate $570 (Fri-Mon or Thur-Sun)

weekly rate is $1250

It is a great way to get see the lake and surrounding area; go for a sunset cruise, go to Bayfront Grille by boat for lunch or dinner.


In 2006, Lake Lure has passed a regulation that makes it unlawful for boats with commercial licenses (i.e.our boat) to tow skiers or tubes, etc behind the boat.**************

By the way, the cabin's property adjoins 'Ledfords Landing' which is VRBO listing # 28758. Combine the properties if you are looking for a large extended area for a family reunion or gathering (together sleeps 14-16). The large grass field on the cabin's property is ideal for games and gatherings. There is a volleyball net and whiffle balls and bat you are welcome to use but we suggest you bring your own glove. Whiffle ball with the kids is one of our favorites!

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Jenny Cox
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
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May 20, 2017

About Jenny Cox

Hi,we are Tom, Jenny, Samuel and Isaac Cox. Our Lake Lure cabin has been in our family for over 45 years. Thank you Papa Bob! We love Lake Lure because it makes you feel that you are a million miles away and the views and peace and quiet turn our focus on the bigger picture, away from the daily details that pull at us. We invite you to enjoy our cabin. Come and relax!

Jenny Cox purchased this cabin in 1971

Why Jenny Cox chose Lake Lure

Jenny here, my father bought this property in the 1960's. It has remained in our family and there are precious memories here.

What makes this cabin unique

This property is truly a waterfront experience. Literally built over the waters edge.Truly a unique spot with 13 acres to enjoy along with westerly sunset view.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I'm glad we came across your web page. We totally relaxed. Thank you for your Southern Hospitality : )
Oct 2008
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Sunset Cove Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 625 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • Studio, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen sofa bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
2 Sea Otter Kayaks, Canoe, Paddle Boat, Life jackets, Shallow area, Coffeemaker, TV with DVD Ample parking on the same level as the cabin, *******We have a 1999 Voyager 21' pontoon boat available for rent with our home! It has a 90 hp 4 stroke engine. It's quiet and no mixing oil and gas! The pontoon rental is $195/day plus tax with a 3 day minimum. The weekly rate is $1150 plus tax. We have an off season weekend all inclusive rate of $450. PLEASE NOTE, In 2006, Lake Lure has passed a regulation that makes it unlawful for boats with commercial licenses (i, e, our guests) to tow skiers or tubes, etc behind the boat, **************, No smoking and no pets


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Papa Bobs Lakefront Cabin--Sunset View--June 9-11, 15-18 discounted rates
average rating of 4.9375 based on 90 reviews
Dayton, Ohio

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to thank you for a wonderful stay in your Cabin. Our Honeymoon was so relaxing and most days were spent sitting on the dock and enjoying the view!!! Traveled the lake in the pontoon... and did some fishing. Thank you for the special touches for our Honeymoon stay. We hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stay at Papa Bobs cabin for 3 nights. From the moment we walked in a saw the view, we knew this was the perfect cabin. We were greeted by the most spectacular view of the lake! The cabin came with a fun, pedal-pontoon boat which we enjoyed every day. The cabin was cozy, clean and well-equipped. We are looking forward to returning sometime soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun hideaway cabin with amazing lake access.

  • 5 of 5

Hidden in a cove, away from any tourism, we loved meals on the water and jumping in the paddle boat for sightseeing!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the cozy cabin and the breathtaking views of the lake made our stay so Great. We will definitely be going back. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute quiet little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Perfect weekend getaway. Breath taking views. The owners were very helpful and responded to all our inquiries very quickly. Highly recommend. We can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Beautiful, Peaceful & Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We are from out of state and were looking for a quiet, peaceful place on the lake to stay while we looked at some property here. Jenny was amazing in helping me put this trip together and answered all of my MANY questions. The cabin was just perfect and stocked with everything that you may need and was very clean! The view from the deck was breathtaking and the leaves were just starting to turn colors. My husband was outside on the dock fishing every morning by 7am. We took the boats out and explored all the coves and looked at the beautiful houses on the lake. We spent an afternoon hiking Chimney Rock and walking through the quaint little town. We also visited some friends at Lake Norman. The one thing we weren't used to (being from NY) were the winding roads but by the end of our stay we were pros! Thank you Jenny for allowing us to stay at your awesome cabin!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Rates & Availability

Sunset Cove Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Leaf Season
Oct 5 2017 - Nov 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 7 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 11.75%

Please inquire to confirm rates. All rate will have 11.75% NC occupancy tax added. July 4th week is prime week on the lake and is $1850 plus applicable tax. CLEANING AND SHEETS ARE INCLUDED.
For your enjoyment we have 2 kayaks, a canoe, and a pontoon paddleboat for your use during your stay.
Motorized pontoon boat can be rented for $195/day with 3 day minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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