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Bob Rudolph

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Lakefront Cottage on Mountain Island Lake/Lake Norman & Lake Wylie

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Charlotte House Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 2br/1ba sleeps 4 adults. Adjacent to VRBO# 453657

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.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Bob Rudolph (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Bob Rudolph

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

Why Bob Rudolph chose Charlotte

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!

What makes this house unique

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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(61 traveler reviews)
Lakefront Cottage on Mountain Island Lake/Lake Norman & Lake Wylie
average rating of 4.7704916 based on 61 reviews
5

Lovely

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spot and easy to access! Owner is great to work with:)

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect spot for us!

  • 5 of 5

It was a great place to stay. Quite, clean, near charlotte atractions, water frint, easy going people and great acces. We will be back for sure. My husband our two dogs and I had a great time here.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
5

Great Lake House

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay and would love to stay again!

Thank You!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great cozy house with a beautiful view of the lake. We had a women's weekend and truly enjoyed our stay. Bob was very responsive to all questions. We would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved having ya'll stay. So glad you had a good time!
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Sydney, Australia
4

Excellent Spot

  • 4 of 5

This place was perfect for us to stay in Charlotte We had family that lived 10 minutes away, and this house was just great for the two nights of catch up dinners and time in the hot tub! Overall, a great stay. I think the cleaner might need to need to lift her game a little, (there was food in the fridge from the guests before and the bathroom could use a good wash around the place) but it was for the most part very tidy and we have no issues at all recommending a stay here!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the heads up Andy. We are lucky to have Cindy to set up the place before each guest. She does it over 100 times each year with mostly rave reviews. I have take responsibility for the issues you mentioned. Due to the fact we do short term rentals and don't charge extra for cleaning I may have the list of responsibilities on Cindy's list too short. I really don't want to raise the price or stop taking short term reservations. We will try to come up with a plan that will satisfy everyone. The food in the fidge has been a judgment call. Sometimes someone leaves a packaged item Cindy believes the guest may appreciate and leaves it. Some guests like that and some don't. We appreciate your comments and hope to use them to always improve our guests satisfaction.
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5

Excellent location, peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The rental was just more than we expected, the furnishings were very stylish and comfortable. The place had everything we needed, in working order. The added plus was having a TV in the bedroom (we like to fall asleep watching TV) It was quiet and we were able to walk and sit on the screened porch daily. Cindy keeps the place clean, she even left candy for us. Thank you for sharing your place with us, it was convenient to everything. We will look to rent this again when we come next year and we would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Charlotte Douglas International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
MVP or Sports Page
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Downtown Charlotte
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
16/74
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
myrtle Beach SC

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.

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Rates & Availability

Lake Norman House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
peak
May 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
$4,200
 
 
winter
Sep 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
$800
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
$800
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Charlotte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) 1 queen bed in each bedroom
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
This is truly a waterfront cottage that's located just a few feet from the beautiful water's edge. A great ski/ sight seeing boat is available for your private use. Owner lives close by and at your request will take you out and give you a tour of the lake. There are sandy beaches for picnics or camping and a sandbar where all the local boaters gather. Adjacent to the property is a large county owned park that has miles of hiking and wildlife. Believe it or not but all of this is just 15 mins from downtown Charlotte and all the major attractions Charlotte has to offer.

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