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Perfect Lakefront Retreat at Lake James! Pontoon Boat Avail! Last minute 20% off

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Bedrooms 5
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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Marion Lake Club House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms + Loft, 5 Baths, Sleeps up to 10

You’ve done it!

You have found THE Perfect Lakefront Retreat for Family and Friends!

24' 115HP Pontoon boat available as separate rental!

*** Discount for small groups and last minute bookings ***

This beautiful custom home is the perfect retreat for your special gathering with your family and friends. Our spacious luxury home has over 6,500 square feet and every amenity to ensure an awesome and memorable experience for everyone in your group...whether that is quiet time relaxing and enjoying gorgeous views over beautiful Lake James, action packed days enjoying the lake, kayaking, paddle boarding and canoeing, exploring natural ‘adventure islands’ (undeveloped islands), fishing, tubing, water skiing, and boating; or off the lake, hiking trails and mountains, spelunking caverns, or mountain biking; then perhaps joining up again in the evening for s’mores around the fire pit, friendly challenges in the game room, a favorite movie in the home theater, or cozy gatherings around the stone fireplaces.

The home is built with natural materials throughout; gorgeous hickory floors, extensive stone and custom iron work, exposed beams, wood paneled vaulted ceilings, and 10' 4' ceilings on main level. The house uniquely combines luxury amenities with natural materials and rustic accents to enhance your mountain experience right on the lake!

The wonderful large gourmet kitchen is the heart of the home with granite, top end appliances (Wolfe and SubZero), a massive central island with prep sink, breakfast nook with long table, and counter bar with comfy barstools. The dining room has a fabulous 72' round table with bench seats and lazy susan - perfect for great conversation with a large group! Each of the two inviting living room areas has cozy quality seating, a stone gas fireplace, and a wall of full height glass doors for views and access outdoors. A huge game room includes pool table with ping pong top, foosball, 82" TV with PS3 and Wii video game systems with games including Rock Band, game table, and electric piano.

The family game closet is full of games for all tastes and is complete with jigsaw puzzles. The home theater features stadium seating, a new 4K 84” TV, DVD library and Netflix. The kitchenette/wet bar on the lower level is perfect for refreshments and snacks. If you are looking for a nice quiet place you can head off to the sun-room boasting the best views in the house with awesome chaise lounge, or a cozy seat in the loft or study area, or a quiet spot in a hammock or chair on the deck or patio. Everyone is sure to find their favorite spots!

Electronics include stereo with Ipod and Pandora hookup. Stereo speakers throughout the house, custom controlled within each room. WiFi, satellite TVs, Blue-Ray players, and on-demand Netflix.

There are 5 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms, with double tankless water heater so you never run out of hot water.

Master bedroom: king bed and luxury bathroom with jetted spa shower and whirlpool tub

Bedroom two: king bed and bathroom with separate shower and whirlpool tub

Bedroom three: two queen beds and access to hall bathroom

Bedroom four: queen bed, shares hall bathroom with bedroom five

Bedroom five: two twin beds

Plus there is an additional full bathroom. Nearly all furnishings and mattresses are top quality and brand new.

The outdoor area includes a large open deck with stunning views and large gas grill. The lower deck has flagstone floors with large deep seating patio set. It's an easy walk from the house to the double slip dock with party deck and diving board (depth of 30 ft at dock!). You are welcome to use our 2 kayaks, 2 paddle boards, and canoe. You can bring your own boat or PWC to keep at the dock, or you can rent our 24' pontoon boat. Gathering around a fire in the fire pit or feeding fish at the dock will create fond memories for everyone.

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  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Why Owner chose North Carolina

We fell in love with the mountains and this beautiful clear lake! Warning - it is hard to leave!

What makes this house unique

Gorgeous Lakefront property, convient to Rt. 40 and attractions


based on 74 traveler reviews

Perfect Lakefront Retreat at Lake James! Pontoon Boat Avail! Last minute 20% off
average rating of 4.9864864 based on 74 reviews

Lake House Retreat - EVERYTHING PLUS!!

  • 5 of 5

Lake House Retreat was an AMAZING location and property for our family's Annual Retreat!! The house was immaculate and included everything you'd have at home. The grounds were beautiful and LAKE JAMES is breathtaking. We will absolutely return.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Fabulous Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The photos on the website convinced me this was going to be an excellent vacation. The photos didn't nearly do it justice! Way better than I ever expected. Valerie and Audrey were both attentive and genuinely concerned about our comfort. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Great for a 3 generation vacation

  • 5 of 5

Lakefront Retreat is Perfect. The 10 of us enjoyed ourselves immensely. The kitchen included seasonings, bowls with lids to store left overs, clips to fasten bags of food, plus 2 frig drawers & a wine cooler, as well as 2 refrigerators, 2 dishwashers, 2 washing machines, 2 dryers & 5 full bathrooms. WE didn't USE one of the showers, nor the Jacuzzi tubs, or 1 of the dishwashers. Everything else was used including the Keurig, the waffle maker, the grill, both ovens, & both microwaves. Monitoring how many showers & machines are using water at any one time may help improve water pressure when needed for getting shampoo out of long hair.

The 15 foot diving board was used by 5 of us. The others watched their antics! All the water toys were used in addition to the ones we brought with us. The pontoon boat was a nice trip 4 times. We'd anchor somewhere & jump in the lake. Granddad would take pictures of the different scenery. Bear Creek Marina was a convenient 24 hrs a day credit card site. The nearer marina was never open when we would have wanted to be out. The boat does require having at least 2 able people other than the captain to use it.

The lake wasn't busy at all during the week, & not uncomfortably busy on Sunday. Young adults would SUP three miles or more at a time! Grandy would manage 0.5-1.0 miles paddling kayak or SUP.

The movie theater was a real hit with the younger grandkids. Probably would have been with the young adults also, but the Olympics were calling us every night!

Pool table challenged the families - kids vs parents, or sons vs fathers, or siblings competing with each other. The Wii Rock Band was great! Kids & parents took turns playing and singing! Foosball table got a real workout.

Hikes in the nearby Catawba Section of Lake James St Park and the South Mtn St Pk were also fun. Youngest ones hunted Pokemon while grandparents watched and the older ones went to explore Black Mtn one afternoon & had dinner.

The new house next door was moved into while we were there, so complaints about the building noise should now be finished.

The house is 3 stories. The main floor can be accessed without any steps. The lake cannot be reached from the house without doing steps. Lake is very convenient, dock is close, but it is 2 flights of stairs down to the lake, so I'm not suggesting it for people with mobility limitations. Ingles Grocery and Wal-Mart are 8-9 miles away - takes 20 minutes.


  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family of 10 had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

Three generations including the old folks, their two children and spouses, and the grandchildren who are 10, 12, 20, and 26 years old. The two sets of grandchildren shared bedrooms without problems. The DVD's in the movie theater delighted the two younger grandchildren. The 15 ft diving board was a treat for half the crew. The other half enjoyed watching their antics! (Note: improperly executed flips result in bruises!) We brought 6 paddle boards and two kayaks. At one point all those were in use & Grandy took out a kayak belonging to the house. Destination every evening was paddling out past the "No Wake" zone to see what the sunset would be like! Fishing was also relaxing, though nothing bigger than 5 inches was caught!

We rented the pontoon boat. Grandy & 26 yr old had their boat-ed certificates. We took the boat out 4 times & Granddad was able to get lots of scenery pictures. We would anchor in a pretty spot and splash about in the water. It takes a crew of at least 2 (other than the Captain) to get the boat back in the dock. There are a lots of life jackets: the traditional orange snap-on in the boat, & varying sizes of zip & snap vests as well as water toys in the utility room. We used our own SUPs & Kayaks as well as their Kayaks and Canoe.

The kitchen really is well stocked. No need to bring salt & pepper. The waffle maker & the Keurig coffee maker were a hit. Cookie sheets are behind their own stand upright door. Lots of plastic bowls of many sizes with lids to store your leftovers til the next meal, and clips for the chips, cereal and candy bags are there.

I left soap dispensers for all sinks but 3 (10). Refilling them might be useful. Towels and sheets are very nice. There really are plenty of beach towels. With a washer & dryer on two different levels it isn't hard to keep them washed up & dried. Extra towels of all types, and extra sheets are available in the cabinets in the laundry room on the main level. Determining who is showering, where the two washing machines are in cycles and the dishwasher cycle may make the water pressure better.

Pool table and Wii Rock Band with drums, guitar & microphones were fun! So fun, we bought 8 battery replacements.

We parked 4 cars easily. It would've handled the 5th one that was considered. The driveway is steep, we opted to walk trash bags to the empty can at the top of the hill!

We really enjoyed being together as a family under this delightful roof!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The most beautiful house we have seen for a rental!!!

  • 5 of 5

Actually, if I were looking for a home to buy for a large family - this could be it. It is well thought out - the design very workable. The enormous kitchen (and I know large kitchens) is set up for many helping hands:-) 2 fridges, a wine's all there. The living room, the movie room so comfortable - as tho I bought the furniture myself. The view....let me tell you, we spent alot of time on the main floor deck- plenty of room to eat..or hang out...just watching the morning go by with your coffee. The downstairs deck has hammocks, and another living room area. The best part is the house is built down the hill near the lake. All the other houses on the lake are high up- you need a golf cart to get to the lake on some, but this is a few easy steps from the house to the dock. We rented the pontoon boat, again bought with alot of style. The seating is so comfy - 9 of us loved being on it..just perfect. the lake is again a perfect temp - and the cove we are on is private so we played in the waters nearby as well on other coves around the lake.

think I liked the place???oh YEA!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous lake property

  • 4 of 5

The Lake James property is a beautiful, well decorated, and well maintained property. The house is extremely well furnished with excellent appliances, dishes, etc. The game room was also well stocked and our children made good use of the ping pong table, pool table, and fussball table. With an in-house theater, there was no need to go anywhere else.

Bring your groceries and necessary items, the nearest supermarkets were about 20 min away.

We rented the pontoon boat and it is in excellent shape. Lots of fun was had on the water. Lake James is clean and beautiful with only a moderate amount of boat traffic on weekends.

The house was immaculately cleaned for our arrival and Andrea and Linda were extremely gracious and do an excellent job keeping the house in good shape.

My only negative comments about the property are regarding noise insulation, construction noise, and the septic system. A new house has been built within 100 feet of the rented property and there was active construction going on with a backhoe and power saws running during the day during our stay. The septic system is also an issue. We did not have a problem during our stay but there were warning signs all over the house to limit water use and to be careful of the septic system. The house is beautiful but not well sound insulated. Foot traffic, music, and conversations do transmit in the house and can be a bother for those who are light sleepers.

Overall, we had an excellent stay and plan to return at some point in the future. We would definitely recommend the property to friends and family. It is rare to find such a beautiful property for rent. A big Thank You to the owners for being willing to rent such a beautiful property.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Linville Caverns
Linville Falls Mountain Club Golf Course
Linville Falls
Marion Lake Club
The Beanstalk Journey
Lake James Cellars
Lake James State Park
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Old Fort Mountain Music
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Shortoff Mountain
Mount Shortoff
Mount Shortoff
Jack Frost Dairy Bar
Roma Restaurant Pizza Pasta
Grandfather Mountain State Park
Bear Creek Marina and Restaurant
Car: necessary

Other Activities: festivals, hiking, wildlife viewing, shopping, rafting, boating, kayaking, hot air ballooning, zipline tours, Biltmore Estate, Asheville 45 minutes


Rates & Availability

Marion Lake Club House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2016 Fall II
Oct 11 2016 - Nov 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
2016 Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 27 2016
6 night minimum stay
2016 Winter Holidays
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
2017 Spring I
Mar 17 2017 - Apr 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Spring II
Apr 28 2017 - May 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
2017 Early Summer
May 26 2017 - Jun 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
2017 Summer I
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Summer II
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Summer III
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Late Summer II
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 5 2017
6 night minimum stay
2017 Fall I
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $250 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 11.75%

Rates are for up to 10 persons in group.

*** Discounts for small groups, last minute bookings ****

Pontoon boat with 90hp engine available as separate rental. Pontoon boat can be arranged and paid for 30 days prior to stay. Pontoon boat requires $500 refundable security deposit.

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Marion Lake Club House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , W/ Sunroom, spa shower, whirlpool bath
    Upstairs Bedroom - 2 queen
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom (lower level) - 1 king , With Jacuzzi bath
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Plus xl twin in study/loft, and twin in game room. Full size folding Crib is available
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Other Amenities: Gourmet kitchen, Natural Stone Walls and exposed beams, granite countertops, vaulted ceilings, heated tile floors, beautiful Hickory hardwood floors through most of house, custom crafted iron work balcony and accents, main floor has 10'4' ceilings (or vaulted to 20'+), dual slips on dock, double decker dock, kayaks, 2 paddle boards, canoes, awesome lakeside fire pit, 2 stone gas-fireplaces, awesome views, easy access to dock, beautiful views from deck, covered deck, super game closet with choices for all, second entrance to 2nd floor rooms. Home theater with stadium seating. Kitchen includes standing mixer, crock pot, blender, waffle iron. Fire pit with firewood

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