|Space||900 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Year round special. Pay for four nights and the fifth night is free!
'Rosella' is a cottage built on the shores of the beautiful and private Mountain Island Lake. Much of this lake is parklands, wildlife, sanctuaries and properties restricted from development. This home was built in 1952 by Ben Douglas, long time Charlotte Mayor and name sake of the Charlotte Douglas Airport.It was common at that time for Charlottes wealthier residents to have little lake cabins for vacation
homes.This cabin has provided decades of lakefront fun and fishing. Inside and out the place looks very much like it did in 1952. Years ago the house was divided into two separate apartments. In 2011 we converted the upstairs into a vacation rental. In March 2014 we completely updated the decor. We provide high speed wireless, flat screen TV's, Wii and a state of the art karaoke machine with thousands of songs, but you can get most of that at a Holiday Inn. The unique experience you get with a stay here is that little step back in time. It starts when you pull in to the skinny gravel drive and end up at a plain but well kept mid-century home. There are paneled walls unit a/c and no dishwasher. No subdivision, no pool, no tennis courts. There are only two other neighbors. There is a 1 bed room unit below that is also available for rent(.VRBO 453657) Unless you plan on renting both units you should be planning a quiet stay. Prior guests that have most enjoyed Rosella spend much of their time on the screened porch overlooking the lake. Rosella was built right on the lake's shoreline. You are so close to the boats going by you can see right inside them. At night when they cruise by you could truly join in their conversation. The place is very popular and in our few short years leasing it we have had hundreds of guests. In that time we have learned that Rosella is not for everyone. We have done our best to accurately describe the "experience." If that slow paced step back in time is not what you are looking for you may not enjoy Rosella, if on the other hand, you would like to relive the way things used to be or experience it for the first time we don't think you will be disappointed. We look forward to your arrival. In 2014, we just purchased a new Harris Floteboat that will be docked at the home and available for rent. Rental fee is $150/day and includes gas and insurance. This rate is approximately 1/2 the going rate in the area. Boat rental is scheduled separately from the vacation rental. It is strongly advised that you reserve it prior to your stay. A security deposit and application is required in advance.
Bob and Kim
Keywords: Lake Norman, Lake Wylie, Mountain Island, US National Whitewater Center, Carolina Panthers, Carowinds, Nascar Hall of Fame, Charlotte Motor Speedway, waterfront, pet,fishing,private, hot tub, Time Warner Arena, The Hornets, Rental boat,downtown,airport, boat dock.
We are Bob and Kim and we are lake enthusiast. We own homes on several of the lakes in the area. We presently live on a lake close by and we love this place so much we spend many weekends here.
Bob Rudolph purchased this house in 1990
We lived here at one time and knew we could never part with it. 'Rosella' is not an investment for us. She is part of the family. We know that if you stay here and get to know Mountain Island Lake you will be 'hooked' too.
If you need to be in or around the city for any reason there is
no other lake front property available closer or more convenient. The airport is truly just 10 minutes away.
You would never guess that you were so close to everything
when you are at Rosella. The county has bought all but three
house to build a future 100+ acre lake front park. Rosella
is surrounded by the park and lake. There is a small vacation
home to the left that you can see. Other than that it is trees,
lake and sky!
Many of our guests come to experience the National Whitewater Center. If you come, we strongly suggest you visit there. It's a man made river rapids that you can kayak or do a guided raft run. This is the only man made Olympic qualifying rapids in the country.
There is vertical rock climbing, zip lining and a lot more outdoor adventures. If you don't feel quite that adventurous there is a riverside restaurant where you can get a great meal and a glass of wine while you watch crazy people careen down a wall of water and rocks. There are also summer concerts and island sunset parties. It costs just $5 to park and nothing to visit the center. You can drive from Rosella, park your car, and walk to the river's edge in less than 10 minutes.
We loved this lakehouse and the entire experience. The house is cozy, and right near anything that you need to sustain yourself out of the city life for a few days. The view from the screened in porch entices you to sit and watch the sun set and sun rise and the time slip by. We will be back, and I have found a new favorite vacation spot when I am Charlotte to visit my lifelong friend.
It was a lovely experience to have peace, natural surroundings, beautiful view and only 20 mins from family!! The owners were great to work with. Thank you!!
Great lake house with an amazing view to wake up to. The owner, Bob, is extremely nice and very responsive. He allows dogs to stay at the location, which is much appreciated from a couple who travels with their pets. The area is very quiet and peaceful. Great, inexpensive get away!
Thank you Bob! The cottage was everything that I needed, peaceful, quiet and relaxing. Nicely decorated with an awesome view. Bob is the best!!!! So kind and considerate. I can't wait to return.
We really enjoyed our stay, wish we could stay longer.
My family & I stayed at Rosella twice now. The first trip we stayed downstairs and then upstairs on our next! Both cottages are very well appointed, can accommodate a small family very well and are very cozy! We even got to use the hot tub, very relaxing.
We were able to bring our small dog along, he enjoyed walking the grounds, chasing squirrels and relaxing on the deck.
We will definitely stay here again, the two bedroom upstairs unit is our favorite. We liked that you don't have to worry about a thing, Bob provides all linens, pillows, & towels. We had a great time!
A unique feature to this property is that we have a boat rental company that provides your choice of either a pontoon boat or ski boat right from the dock in front of the house. Please inquire for additional details.
Please note We are struggling to continue to offer
the boats. We have had guests that over estimated
their nautical expertise and have had numerous accidents and mechanical break downs due to inexperience. We will have to have a large deposit
to secure a boat and please be honest about your
experience level. I am more than glad to take you
out and show you the ropes. Boats will be available
as it is mechanically possible.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.