|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 had a wonderful stay at this quaint, cozy and clean property with a beautiful view, and the owners were both helpful and kind. Highly recommend!
Beautiful little cabin tucked away but not too far from downtown Charlotte. Everything was as advertised. We spent the day at the US Whitewater center and had a blast! The lake view from the cabin is stunning. Only thing it lacked was a wine bottle opener! Had to go out and purchase one.
Great place to vacation while staying in Charlotte! This property is a must stay! The lake is beautiful!
Nice location. Quiet place to relax and enjoy the gorgeous view. Would definitely come back.
We soooo enjoyed our stay at Rosella this past weekend! We felt right at home and really enjoyed your hospitality! I would definitely recommend this home to anyone who asked! We had 4 teen-aged kids with us ranging from 14-19 and they had a marvelous time playing in the lake and hanging out on the lake front screened porch! We will definitely be back!
From the time I walked in the door of the upstairs unit that we booked I was very impressed. What you get for the price you pay is a true value ( Bob don't read this, you may raise the rates). From the patio to the wood pellet burning grill, the view, the dock, and the availability of renting the pontoon boat on the premises was a plus. Bob makes himself available for all your needs.
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.
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.