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Best Sunset View on the Lake!...includes Pontoon Boat & 4 Kayaks! & no wake cove

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8) Pontoon boat included in rental

Located on a wide and quiet cove and is the prime location on Lake Lure to take in panoramic views of the mountains, Chimney Rock, Hickory Nut Gorge, and especially for viewing beautiful sunsets across the lake. All of this plus the FREE USE OF OUR 22 FOOT PONTOON BOAT AND 4 KAYAKS! Renting a similar pontoon boat on the lake costs $250+ for 1/2 day or $500+ for a full day and kayaks rent on the lake for $50+/day - access $500+/day of amenities by renting our home!

The dock area includes a boat house with an extra large dock area for playing and fishing. It also includes a large raised deck 15 ft off the water. It is a fantastic place to relax down by the lake, watch family and friends swim and play in the water as well as enjoy sunset. The deck and boathouse also provide shade down at the lake throughout the day to maximize comfort for everyone who is spending the day down 'on the water'. Free high speed wifi(18MBs)and free local and long distance calling(US only) is also included with the rental.

For the 2018 season, we have new decking on the dock as well as new steps that go down into the water to make it easier to utilize the kayaks.

The house comes furnished with 2 flat screen TV's - the new 4K Ultra HD TV is amazing. There is also 50 Mbs internet access via Wifi. We also continue to enhance our landscaping and hillside to improve the view from our home and expand the forest on our hillside for additional privacy at our house as well as down at the dock.

Our house is in widest part of Sunset Cove which is a no-wake cove that allows for lots of privacy as well as protected swimming, floating as well as quiet fishing from the dock. There are also great views across the expanse of the main part of the lake from the house and the dock. The best of everything!

Road access to our house is ideal via a private road that is less than half mile off of Highway 74 allowing you to avoid the many twists and turns required to reach some areas of Lake Lure - and only 5 minutes from the full scale Ingles grocery store.

The structure of our home is designed to make the most of this ideal location. It has the feel of a mountain home with its peaked roof and cedar exterior. It is surrounded by century old trees proving shade, privacy, and the feeling of being in a mountain retreat. Situated at the top of the hill overlooking the lake allows for easy access when unloading or loading the car as well as making the most of the amazing views.

You enter the main room to vaulted ceilings of rich wood that provide an open and airy feeling. There is a beautiful fieldstone fireplace which provides a cozy atmosphere in the summer and especially in the fall/winter...further adding to the mountain retreat atmosphere.

The center piece of the home is the two plus stories of windows that provide expansive views of the lake and the mountains. The open floorplan allows guests to sit and talk, work in the kitchen and eat dinner - all while taking in the spectacular views.

The main floor has a private bedroom with a queen bed and a full bathroom. The upstairs has a private bedroom with a queen bed and a private half bath. The bedroom connects to a loft which overlooks the main room and has full view of the floor to ceiling windows and fireplace. Sky lights also add to a feeling that you are living in the trees. The loft is semi-private and has a trundle bed (two twin beds).

The lower floor is a huge master suite which includes a sitting area and floor to ceiling sliding glass doors that also look out over the lake - the room is over 400 square feet! It has a king bed and one trundle bed (two twin beds) as well as a sitting area for enjoying the morning sunlight or lounging in the afternoon. The lower bedroom also has a full bath. If you choose for this to be a 'kids room,' it has a TV and plenty of room for games and etc. allowing parents to quietly enjoy the view upstairs (or watch something other than cartoons on TV). The downstairs opens out onto a covered deck with adirondack chairs for lounging in the shade. If you choose to use this room as an adult room, it is a great place to cool down and relax in private.

Not only does the inside of the house make the most of the location, so does the outside. There are two large decks extending out to the lake. The upper deck extends off the main level and is perfect for barbecuing (there is a gas grill) and enjoying dinner outside. The lower deck extends off the master suite/kids room and is a perfect place to enjoy some shade and quietly read a book in the afternoon. Both provide an amazing view of the lake and the mountains.

In addition to the views from the house, you can take in the view while sitting on the dock or go for a swim in the protected no-wake cove. Sunset from the dock is something not to be missed! When you desire even more adventure, take out the pontoon boat or the kayaks which are included with the rental of the house!

As the location and home provide a feeling of immediately being on vacation, we want our service to as well. Therefore, we have worked to provide every convenience necessary. Your first experience of this will be when our caretaker, Debbie, greets you at the door to give you a tour of the house and demonstrate how to use the boat.

You will then find a full kitchen with dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker and plenty of dishes and utensils for cooking and eating. For entertainment, there are two flat screen TVs, two DVD/VCR players and plenty of games for adults and kids. In addition, there is a washer and dryer in a large laundry room to help keep packing to a minimum.

When you are ready to head outside, you will find numerous chairs for lounging and tables for outdoor dining. If you are interested in the local area, we share with guests a list of places that we like to go that we have put together over 10+ years. Every year there is more to do and see around Lake Lure!

Finally, when you have enjoyed your day to the utmost, you will find fully made beds with down comforters ready for you to fall into and enjoy a peaceful nights sleep listening to the sounds of the lake and the forest.

Keywords: House, pontoon boat, boat house, on the lake, linens included, boat, cleaning included, non-smoking, no pets, lakefront, caretaker, 4 kayaks, 3 floors, 3.5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, summer deal, views, sunsets, sunset, views, boat, full kitchen, all towels provided, cleaning included

More Details

Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Tim

We are excited to share our wonderful home, our new in 2014 Premier Sunsation pontoon boat as well as our boat house and deck on the water with our guests. We are big fans of sunsets and our home and dock have the premier sunset views on the lake.

Tim purchased this house in 2004

Why Tim chose Sunset Cove

Location on the lake has the best sunsets across the water with the mountains in the background while also being in a peaceful no wake cove. Beauty and tranquility with lots of family fun in the water. Plus, no jet ski's are allowed on the lake providing smooth water and, more importantly, relaxing quiet on the water and around the lake. The rental includes the use of our Premier Sunsation pontoon boat and 4 kayaks so you can enjoy the entire lake!

What makes this house unique

The house is 'in the trees' and the dock, boathouse and deck are on the water - all have incredible sunset views. Plus, you can ride around the lake on our new in 2014 Premier Sunsation pontoon boat as well as paddle around on our 4 kayaks, all of which are included with the rental. The combination of a pontoon boat and the no wake cove provide countless hours of fun like few other properties on the lake. Our caretaker will alo greet you at our home and take care of you throughout the week.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Once again we had a great trip. The weather was beautiful and we enjoy the boat so much. The boathouse is a great addition. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We hope to be back next year.
Oct 2010
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Sunset Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Large counter and sink with towels and hair dryer provided
  • Master bathroom has tub shower. Main level bathroom has a shower. 3rd floor 1/2 bath includes large sink area. All bathrooms include towels and hair dryers for your convenience.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    3rd Floor Bedroom - 1 queen
    Main Floor Bedroom - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 twin/ single
  • (1) King bed is in lower level master that also has a large sitting area and walk out deck. Full bathroom also just off master. Queen size Beds (1) One on the main floor attached to a full bathroom - one on the second floor attached to a half bath, Twin or Single Beds (1) Single bed in loft area on 2nd floor and single bed on lower level, Baby Cribs (1) Crib can be put out on request
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Pontoon Boat, 2 kayaks, Central Heat & Air Conditioning, Cable TV(two 27 inch TV's), DVD/VCR Player, Full Kitchen - Microwave, Coffee maker, Full Washer & Dryer, Natural rock Fireplace(wood provided), Stereo System, Portable CD player/radio, Two large decks with Rocking chairs, Adirondack chairs, 8 full back chairs and two tables, Hair Dryers in each bathroom, Soap, Shampoo, Kayaks, Non-Smoking Home


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Best Sunset View on the Lake!...includes Pontoon Boat & 4 Kayaks! & no wake cove
average rating of 4.75 based on 23 reviews
Delaware, OH

Comfortable house, beautiful views, pontoon boat included.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at the house with , in our opinion, the best views on the lake. Took full advantage of the pontoon boat included in the rental using it 4 of our 6 days there. House was clean and very comfortable . Great location , took several trips to Asheville and Mt.. Mitchell.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed the view! You also took advantage of the pontoon to experience the lake on a whole other level. Then you explored nearby towns and the did it all! We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful time.
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Best view on the Lake!

  • 5 of 5

It truly has the most beautiful view on the lake! Loved using the kayaks and the pontoon boat is a real bonus! There are a lot of stairs to get down to the lake but once you are down there you don't want to go back up anytime soon! Having a grocery store a mile away was nice too.

Would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear that you enjoyed the view and the lake so much! Also happy that the pontoon and the kayaks worked out so well for you. We look forward to your next visit!
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Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best places we've stayed! Absolutely beautiful lake views & a very comfortable house! Everything we needed was there & what a bonus the pontoon was!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay so much! The pontoon is such a wonderful way to enjoy the lake to the fullest. Have great rest of your summer!
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View is breath taking!

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed every minute with family and the great view in this home.Debbie the caretaker was great.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing with great view

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our vacation on Lake Lure. The house we rented had everything we needed. The weather turned cooler so the fireplace was wonderful. As the weather turned warm again, the pontoon ride was really nice.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay despite the weather. Being able to use the pontoon and get out on the lake is such a wonderful bonus.
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Clean, comfortable, and beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

This lake house was a perfect little getaway. Only a 15 min drive to Chimney Rock -- which we hiked, shopped, and ate downtown. About 45 mins to Asheville which definitely was worth checking out for a night or two! But being on the lake alone was enough of a vacation. Amazing views, especially if you have a chance to take the boat out! Tim was very accommodating and his caretaker was a sweetheart -- she made us feel like family and not strangers. Absolutely no complaints! I would go back and I will be recommending this property to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay so much! It is pleasure to share our home and we are blessed to have Debbie. Thank you for being a wonderful guest and we look forward to your next visit.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Larkin's on the boat
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Rumbling Bald Resort
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Larkin's 1 mile on our pontoon
Nearest Point of Interest
Our home
Nearest Point of Interest
View across the lake, up the Hickory Nut Valley to Chimney R
Car: recommended

Fishing(lake and river), zip line courses, small shops, river rafting/kayaking, Chimney Rock Park, lakeside beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

Cleaning is included in price

10% discount on current pricing for return guests...please indicate you are a return guest (including the dates of your previous stay)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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