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Kayaks, paddle boat, row boat, canoe - Free to use! Family and pet friendly!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Limit 6 people)

This guest house is located on a Lake Norman cove fed by BeaverdamCreek. The water is deep and inviting. It is a fantastic getawayfor a couple, young family, fishermen or fisherwomen. The upstairs level has a queen size bed in the bedroom and a full bath. It has been newly outfitted with hardwood laminate and tile. It has been freshly painted. The living-dining area is homey and the kitchen is fully equipped with all amenities. There is a dining room table for six. It has a brand new 40' flat screen TV and blu ray player. Wireless internet is provided. The living room opens to a deck to enjoy sunshine, morning coffee and lake view. Downstairs, a large, brand new second bedroom has been built and furnished with two queen size beds and flat screen TV and DVD player. It has its own half bath for convenience. In addition to the porch and the upstairs deck at the guest house, our visitors also have the use of the covered patio and a second kitchen in the front of the lake level of the main house. A gas grill, patio table and chairs, and swing are available to our guests so they can fully enjoy the stunning view of the lake.

The fishing and boating enthusiasts will be delighted with the use of the boat ramp and slip that come free with the guest house rental. A second slip may be rented for an added charge. Guests can rent a boat from local businesses or bring their own, insured boat and jetskis and avail themselves of the free boat slip. Swimming and fishing are enjoyed by many, and the lake is perfect for these activities. An added extra is the free use of our paddle boat, a Walker Bay rowboat, two kayaks, and a brand new 15.5 foot Old Towne canoe for those wanting a leisurely exploration of the cove.

Occupancy of the property may not exceed six people. Those six or less people are to be indicated on the agreement. Occupancy over the amount indicated will result in eviction and forfeiture of all rental monies. All rentals are to families and responsible adults (26yrs. or more) only. No high school, college or civic groups, chaperoned or not, are permitted. Violation is grounds for immediate termination.

We are pet friendly. Your small to medium size dog (40 lbs.) or cat (you may bring 2 animals) is welcome for $45 each per visit. You can include the fee for one dog or cat in your payment and bring the fee for the second dog or cat with you. I can only list one but I know there are those with two and we welcome two. Bring papers from vet that shows the animals are up to date on the shots including rabies shots. This is a state law.


Hi Jim and Vivia,

We had a great time. Jim and Vivia were gracious hosts. The residence was a short walk to the water, plenty of fish in the lake, warm water to swim in, quiet, and the kayaks were fun. The rooms were clean. That's two thumbs up for us! It's about a 5 to 6 mile ride to multiple restaurants and plenty to do. Thanks for your kindness. Ed and Judy

'Thank you for allowing us to enjoy the peace and tranquility ofyour guest home. We enjoyed the relaxing weekend and hospitality!' Vanessa

'Our week at the lake was so relaxing. The accommodations werecomfortable and even my son said he felt like he was at home. Iappreciated the respect and privacy you gave our family. We felt like we had the place to ourselves with the luxury of knowing help was just a call away if we needed anything. You both went out of your way to meet the needs of our family, and by the end of our stayI felt like we had made some special friends! I will definitely

tell friends about your hospitality and the great accommodations waiting for them at Lake Norman. Thanks again!' Connie and Bill

'Thanks! Again, we had a very enjoyable stay!!! Your hospitality goes above and beyond what we could have expected. Steve says thanks for allowing him to use your new rowboat! We will see you again...' Joyce and family

House rental amenities:

Central air conditioning and heat

Cable TV in each bedroom

DVD in second bedroom and living room

Wireless high speed internet connection

Playing cards and board games

Fully equipped kitchen including stove, microwave, refrigerator, and coffee pot, pots and pans, utensils,etc.


Washer and dryer, iron and ironing board

Ceiling fan

Porch for smoking and conversation - no smoking indoors

(Smoking indoors will result in loss of security deposit)

Second porch with grill, swing, tables and chairs

Second family size kitchen

Linens, towels, etc. provided

Free boat slip for your boat

Free, private, ramp

Dock for fishing and swimming

Free use: Paddle boat, Walker Bay rowboat, and 2 kayaks

Activities and attractions in Lake Norman Heartland:

YMCA Gym, fishing, bird watching, shopping, restaurants, and all water sports are available at Beaver Dam Creek House. In addition, there are local attractions that include but are not limited to:

Latta Plantation

Lowe's Motor Speedway

Asheboro Zoo

Omni Max Theater

Discovery Place

Lazy 5 Ranch

Rural Hill Farm (homestead of Major John Davidson)

Winter rates for multiple weeks or by the month.


$45 per visit for preapproved pets. No large dogs or untrained dogs and cats. Bring paperwork from vet to show that animal is up to date on shots, including rabies shots.

$250 security deposit fully refundable after visit if no repairs or replacements are necessary.

Our weekly rates are from Saturday to Saturday but we can be flexible.

Payment is guided by VRBO/HomeAway Your deposit confirms your reservation. Deposits are

refunded if cancellation occurs 30 or more days before reserved dates. Non refundable when cancellation occurs under 30 days before reservation time.

Keywords: Lake Norman, North Carolina, Vacation, Home

More Details

Jim and Vivia Tatum
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Jim and Vivia Tatum

Our guest house was built in 2003. We lived in it as our home was being built. We enjoyed that experience and wanted to share the fun with others. Welcome!

Jim and Vivia Tatum purchased this house in 1995

Why Jim and Vivia Tatum chose North Carolina

We loved this property at first sight! The cove is beautiful and our water very deep. it's proved ideal for boating, fishing and all other water activities. Our view is unparalleled.

What makes this house unique

One of our unique benefits is providing our guests with a wide selection of non motorized boats. These boats are available to our guests free of charge. Welcome!

Guestbook comments from the owner

You have such a nice family! Your son is adorable! We're glad you had a nice vacation and we look forward to seeing you again next vacation. It's always a special treat for us when we have return visits from out guests. We wish you well in all you do! Vivia and Jim Tatum
Jul 2016
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Lake Norman of Catawba House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Shared Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (3) 3 queen beds - bedroom 1 has 1, bedroom 2 has 2
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Free use of 2 kayaks, a paddleboat a Walker Bay rowboat, and a canoe!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Kayaks, paddle boat, row boat, canoe - Free to use! Family and pet friendly!
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 43 reviews

Great get away on Lake Norman

  • 5 of 5

The stay with Jim and Vivia was perfect. They were great hosts and available for any questions we had. Where they are located on the lake is optimal for kayaking, paddle boating, swimming and fishing. We were able to use the kayaks and paddle boat as well as fishing poles. The house fit our needs perfectly and there was a deck where we drank our coffee every morning. This location is also only 40 minutes from Charlotte. It is easy to get to the airport which was important for us since we had people coming in and leaving at different times. We definitely look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed yourselves! It was a pleasure meeting you and we look forward to your next visit! Vivia and Jim
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Excellent Hosts and ammenities

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay and will recommend it to any of our aquaintences that may be looking for a place to stay in North Carolina.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you had a good time ! We enjoy meeting new people and we have been blessed with wonderful guests during our 10 years of having a guest house. We wish you well in all you do! Jim and Vivia
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Good location to explore Lake Norman.

  • 4 of 5

Our hosts were great and were very welcoming. Unfortunately we had some poor weather but the house had lots of space, great wifi ( very important for teenagers ) and we enjoyed exploring. The only comment I have is that in the description I thought the house was on the water and is actually behind the hosts house. It does have a view of the water but it's from the balcony.

I'd recommend it for access to the water and a roomy well equipped base to explore the Lake area.


  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, it was too bad the weather was so poor! it's been lovely ever since! Just the way it goes, I'm afraid. Hopefully next time you come you'll have lovely weather and you can sit on the ground floor patio with tables , chairs, swing and grill reserved for our guests. There is a 180 degree clear view of the lake which we're told can't be matched. We hope you're home safe and sound and maybe you'll come back to Lake Norman one day!
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  • 5 of 5

Clean and comfortable. The owners were very nice and approachable. Made sure we had everything needed during our stay. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and had what you needed. Have a safe trip home and we look forward to your coming again some day! Jim and Vivia
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Beautiful place and a hidden treasure for the area.

  • 5 of 5

Although I didn't get to enjoy all that the property had to offer, it was such a beautiful place to stay and I would recommend this vacation spot to anyone. A definite home away from home.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely lake cottage, all the comforts of home.

  • 5 of 5

We spent several nights at the cottage with our small dog and it was wonderful being able to spread out and relax. I spent a lot of time on the glider on the dock sketching the scenery. We enjoyed kayaking the cove, entertaining on the upper deck and taking lots of walks. Jim and Vivia were very hospitable yet gave us privacy. I would rent this home again, and recommend it to others. Thank you Jim and Vivia for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. You had perfect weather and we could see you had a great time paddling our boats and enjoying the water! We look forward to seeing you again sometime and we hope you had a safe trip home! Vivia and Jim
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Car: necessary

Boat and jetski rentals are available nearby.


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
Inseason 2 bedrm.
May 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
July 4th 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Inseason 2bedrm
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 16 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $45 + Tax
Cleaning $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

There is a fee for each pet based on number of days reserved. Email owner for details. Email owner for terms of damage protection.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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