3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6, sofa bed sleeps 8
Mara and Frank Butera
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 decks are 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.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
the location of the cabin was outstanding , it was so great to enjoy the lake everyday.
the owners were easy to reach. The lake was amazing. the water toys like kayaks,canoe and paddleboard were great.
Thanks, it was very nice meeting you!
The house was perfect for our family! We all had a wonderful week swimming off the dock, relaxing around the house, kayaking and sight seeing. This is in a quiet neighborhood and we will be coming back again for sure! We had the pleasure of meeting the owners, they are really nice people and we look forward to seeing them again!
June 2019 Rental
Great house. Great owners to deal with. Frank and Mara went above and beyond helping navigate over some issues that were truly out of their control.
Thanks! And you guys really rolled with the punches! Hope you will come back again!
We had a wonderful family vacation at Stairway to Heaven! Relaxing on the lake during the day and by the fire at night. The house was much bigger than we thought from the pics. Great for us to spend family time and enough space for the kids spread out. The house had everything we needed for the family. We all enjoyed the canoe and kayaks. Had a great time in Chimney Rock. Great restaurants as well.
Mara was great to work with.
We will be back!
So happy to hear. You are definitely a fun family! Thanks for all the photos. Looking forward to seeing you again!
Beautiful Master Bedroom!
The house was well laid out for our family of 5 with the kids upstairs and the master downstairs. The views from the house were warming as we woke up to the sun. The kids enjoyed the canoe. The water was a bit chilly and windy for fishing, but we tried unsuccessfully (perhaps summer is better).
We especially enjoyed the setup of the Master. The wood everywhere makes the place feel warm and inviting. We slept well every night in the place.
Having a house to vacation in is such an improvement over all of us in one small hotel room. Kitchen was well stocked with our necessities. Would recommend to anyone coming back to the area.
Thank you! It was a pleasure getting to know you! Come back in the summer when it is much warmer out!
Quiet, Relaxing, Clean, Great Location!!
We had such a memorable vacation staying at Mara and Franks beautiful lake home. This house is well taken care of, very clean and the kitchen is fully stocked. The master bedroom downstairs was so comfortable and cozy especially with the fireplace, it was hard to get out of bed in the morning . We spent our days exploring the area and it was so nice to come back to this home to relax...so peaceful. We especially enjoyed roasting marshmallows around the fire pit. The Paddle board and kayaks are in good condition. My son and husband didn’t let the cold weather stop them from taking the Kayak out and my son did catch a bass which was a added plus. Thank You Mara and Frank for sharing your lake home with us!
So happy to hear you had such a relaxing stay. I agree, it is difficult to get out of bed in the morning. Congratulations on catching a bass! Hope you can make it back in warmer weather.
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.