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Charming 3 Bedroom Cottage on The Lake, Newly Remodeled

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Stairway to Heaven is a charming cottage located on Lake Lure, surrounded by trees in a relaxing and peaceful setting. Very private, yet conveniently close to local supermarket, several restaurants and Chimney Rock. This cozy abode has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a queen sized sofa bed in the living room. The entire house has been remodeled, savoring the knotty pine wood walls.

Upon entrance, you will find 2 bedrooms, one has a queen sized bed, the other has a set of log style bunk beds. The bathroom has a tub and shower. The large kitchen has plenty of work space and is filled with all the amenities, including a K Cup coffee maker. It is open to the dining room which features a gas fire place and a rustic style wood dining room table that seats 8. A flat screened television hangs above the mantel and can be viewed from the kitchen, dining room and living room. Downstairs is the master suite with private bath, gas fire place, TV and sofa.

Beyond the master suite is an enclosed porch with a glider, rocking chair and Foosball table. Lift up the top of the Foosball table and you will find other fun games. From the porch, step outside onto our new deck. Here you can enjoy meals, a glass of wine and listen to the sounds of the birds, crickets and water from the damn.

Continue on down the stairs to the boat house which houses a kayak, paddle board and other fun water items. Our view of the damn is lovely and set in a quiet part of the lake which is perfect for swimming or lying on a raft.

Whether you are looking for romance, an escape from your every day life or a relaxing family getaway, Stairway to Heaven is the answer.

More Details

Owner
Mara and Frank Butera
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Mara and Frank Butera

My parents built a summer home on Lake Lure in 1950. I have many wonderful memories swimming and water skiing here. As soon as I introduced Frank to Lake Lure, he fell in love with the place. So much so, we got married here under the Gazebo across from the beach. We knew that one day we would buy a home here. This became a family affair. My cousin's husband was the contractor. My husband being in the kitchen remodeling business built all of the kitchen and bathroom cabinets as well as the master suite furniture. The painted window in the living room was done by my cousin. And some of the photographs on the walls were taken by another cousin who is a professional photographer living in Lake Lure.

We love our cottage and Lake Lure and hope that all who stay here, enjoy the peace and tranquility that this wonderful place provides.

Mara and Frank Butera purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Mara and Frank Butera chose Sunset Cove

We like that you can park directly in front of the house. Our street has easy access. No inclines for flat landers like ourselves. We feel like we are out in the woods, yet Ingles is only 2 miles away. The walk down to the boat house is great exercise. This house was in need of much repair, however we saw the potential and knew it was ours from the get go. I love the fact that we have so much land which we have future .plans to put in gardens. We also loved the knotty pine walls and wood floors and made a point of saving this.

What makes this cottage unique

We feel the house has so much charm. It is updated, yet rustic with an old time mountain feel. Our deck is wonderful any time, but we particularly love it at night. Sitting outside with a glass of wine and listening to the sounds of nature is as relaxing as it gets. And during winter, we love sitting in front of the fire place and playing board games or doing puzzles. We have been here for every season. My husband loves the winter when there are no leaves on the trees and you can see everything. I love the late spring when the trees are full and the flowers are beginning to blossom. Whatever your season, you can't miss.

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I - 26
Car: necessary

The town of Chimney Rock is filled with many fun stores and restaurants. Chimney Rock Park is a 1000 acre park with wonderful hiking trails. Also available are riding stables, rafting excursions, zip-line tours, fly fishing, golf, boat tours and rentals. The city of Asheville is filled with artist colonies and great shopping. The Grove Park Inn Hotel is a must see as well as Biltmore House and Gardens. Hendersonville is only 30 minutes away and also has great crafts shops and the Flat Rock theatre with live plays. If you are a Harley enthusiast, you will love riding here. Every curve offers natural beauty. Ride the Blue Ridge Parkway and take in all that it has to offer. And of course for the daredevils, give The Tale of the Dragon a try. And if you just want to relax, go on a picnic. Eat at Larkins restaurant and enjoy the beautiful lake view.

Amenities

Sunset Cove Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Full Bathrooms 1 located upstairs and 1 located in the master suite
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , located in living room
  • 3 Bedrooms Upstairs are 2 bedroom - one has queen size bed and the other has log style bunk beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming 3 Bedroom Cottage on The Lake, Newly Remodeled
average rating of 4.8688526 based on 61 reviews
Burlington, NC
5

Lovely home! The outside fireplace was a hit during the cool fall nights.

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this vacation home. Beautiful scenery and the house all of the comforts you are looking for!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We're so happy to be able to share our house with you!
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Morehead City, NC
5

Perfect setting for our family’s Thanksgiving celebration.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at many locations for family retreats and this location topped them all. The lake location is beautiful, but the many amenities added so much to our vacation. Good location for dogs who like to walk, access to the canoe was a hit with our 7 year old grandson who recruited every adult to go out on the lake several times each day. Gas logs on both floors were great. The kitchen was the size needed for too many cooks. Televisions on both floors was good for both sports lovers and not so much. The game room was nice to fill in the gaps of the 7 year old’s times of boredom. The fire pit was a good place to end the day where s’mores were on the menu. And even the stairs between the house were a hit for our fitness buffs, with one recording 75 flights via his Fitbit watch in a day. We hope to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cozy, charming and too short!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Mara and Frank's charming cottage last weekend to celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary - the cottage was a delight and exactly what a lake house should be! The character and attention to detail in the remodel perfectly blends with the charm of the original - the new stairs/decking is gorgeous - we certainly got a well needed workout :). Took the canoe out and fished from dock - don't want to admit how little was caught (none!) but fun nonetheless! Ingles was so convenient - ate one lunch at Larkins (always a favorite) - grilled steaks, enjoyed a nice laid back weekend! Thanks again Mara & Frank!!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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relaxing weekend

  • 4 of 5

Stairway to Heaven was a great cottage to stay at. The cottage was clean and welcoming. The kitchen is fully stocked. The kids enjoyed the kayaks and even jumped in the lake when the temps were in the 50's. We did not have any luck fishing. We went to the Tryon Equestrian Center and had a blast. Thank you for having such a cozy place to rent. Alyson

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Friends and Lake Lure

  • 5 of 5

We have been meeting our long time friends, who now live in Atlanta, for mini-vacations for quite a few years now. We came to Lake Lure for the first time last fall and really fell in love with the area. We were very pleased with the cottage: fully equipped kitchen, updated bathrooms, comfy beds, very clean, and beautiful lake/mountain views. We enjoyed trips to Asheville and Hendersonville and checked out some shops in Chimney Rock. We will definitely be back! Thank you Mara and Frank for sharing your comfy/cozy cottage with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed our home. It was a pleasure getting to know you and we look forward to having you back again!
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5

Wonderful get away

  • 5 of 5

This home was comfortable, clean and had great lake access. It is in a very quiet part of Lake Lure which is a spectacular location for a lake getaway. Can't say enough about the great time we had.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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