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Lake James, Waterfront Family Home , pontoon option

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,422 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-13)

Enjoy both lakefront living and a golf course from your front and back doors! One of the clearest mountain lakes along the Catawba, the unspoiled beauty of this lake will amaze you! This custom built traditional home with a slightly modern feel is spacious and open. Step out the back door and relax on the deck with new gas grill, overlooking the private dock in the peaceful cove behind the home, or just out the front door to the greens of the Marion Lake Club Golf Course, which is open to the public and now has the grill and pub open. With the Blue Ridge Mountains as your backyard, there is plenty to do off the lake.

Choose the private master suite on the main level or the master located on the upper level (both with King Beds and Direct TV flat screens) with the other 2 bedrooms(Queen Beds) and bonus kids room. Either way, you will love both spa-like baths. Features of the bonus room over the three car garage include: high definition projector with surround sound to enjoy your DVDs(not included). There is also additional sleeping in the bonus room with one full and one queen size bed, located next to a convenient hall bath. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped to handle large families and great home cooked meals. The finished basement is open but not furnished at this time, it does offer more elbow room for children and teens with another bedroom and full bath, which is handy when you come up from the lake! There is plenty of vehicle parking, so bring your friends and family! Pontoon rental may be available onsite, so inquire about rate. Updated walkway to the private dock below in a quiet peaceful cove with plenty of deep water.

This home is located about 50 miles east of Asheville, NC and about 80 miles west of Charlotte. There are many mountain attractions within an hour drive, including: gem mining, hiking, winter skiing and tubing, outlet shops, Tweetsie Railroad, Linville Falls, Linville Caverns, Grandfather Mountain, Biltmore House and Shops with winery. Explore Boone and Blowing Rock where you can discover specialty shops for art, furniture, cultural crafts, antiques, strong coffee and a good book, or mouth watering meals. Local shopping is approximately 15 minutes away.

Keywords: custom home, waterfront, lakefront, golf course community, mountain views, private dock, Blue Ridge Parkway, Blue Ridge Mountains, Linville Gorge, Asheville

More Details

Property Manager
Karen Hennessee
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

Why Karen Hennessee chose Marion Lake Club

We also live full-time on Lake James, and are lucky to be able to offer this experience to others!


Marion Lake Club House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3422 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Boat rental is separate and not included in the rates advertised. If the boat is rented, the same damage deposit of $558.75 applies to it also.
  • Besides obvious damage, the deposit may be witheld for excessive trash or to cover refueling the boat, if rented and left low on fuel.
  • No smoking, no pets (even by visiting guests), no groups over 13.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bath main floor
    Bathroom 2 - shower , jetted tub , Master bath upper level suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upper level ensuite to bedroom 3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bath, shared with Bed 4
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Powder room located on main level near the kitchen
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is a full bath located in the finished basement
  • 5.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main floor master suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Upstairs Master Suite with spa tub
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs with ensuite bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upstairs with shared hall bath
    Bunk Area - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Media room with HD projector and games, hall bath next door
  • King size beds in Both Master Bedrooms, up and down. Linens provided, Queen size Beds in Bedroom 2 and 3 on upper level. 2 Double Beds are located in the Bonus Room with a futon
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
upper and lower master suites, large 3 car garage, full finished basement, pontoon rental available


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
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Lake James, Waterfront Family Home , pontoon option
average rating of 4.2727275 based on 11 reviews
Hickory, NC

Amazing home.

  • 5 of 5

I had our men's retreat and the home was big enough for all of us. Very clean and very fancy. Would stay here again. Golf in the front and fishing in the back. What more could you ask for.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very glad that your recent stay was so positive and we hope that you will return for another visit! Our home is large enough to host a retreat and offers separate spaces when you need additional privacy, with a sitting room, media room, and large open basement space. We are convenietly located to so many great outdoor activities in the Blue Ridge and Foothills. Thanks again for booking and we hope to have you again soon!
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Lake James a Must do!!!

  • 5 of 5

One of the best vacations ever!!! Lake house was clean well kept and lots of room. Golf coarse in front and Lake in back. Wish we could have stayed longer. We kayaked, jet skied and renting the pontoon boat is a must. Can't wait to go back and will definitely stay at this house again. Thanks for the memories!!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here at Lake James and at our home! The house has plenty of elbow room to spread out and we try to make it comfortable for our guests. The pontoon is a nice option to add to the rental and it is just steps away, making it convenient for everyday use. There are lots of options for other water rentals nearby too, such as, jet skis, kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards. We hope that you will return soon for a visit! Thanks for staying with us!
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Augusta, Georgia


  • 1 of 5

Unfortunately, we rented this house based on it's positive reviews. Most everything is broken. There is only one shower that works (two of them are plugged in space age standup vaults--that don't work and are created for people less than 5 feet 6 inches) and the internet/wifi is unusable. There is really no lake view (the house is at the end of one of the "fingers" of the lake). Please don't bring any children. The house may sleep 11 but the furniture and space is geared for 6. Would be a fine house for 6 people who are not too concerned about taking showers or connecting to the internet.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are truly sorry that your experience was not what you were expecting. I am replying to help our future guests in making a more informed decision. I apologize for the length of my reply. We have 5 full baths, and all work when the shower settings are properly set. The owner responded to a request to check 2 of showers on the first day of the scheduled stay, and both were working. We are planning on upgrading the 2 free standing shower units to ceramic tile this year. Both of these showers are all glass and very large, but sometimes difficult to figure out. We would like to make it easier on or guests and feel it will add value to the property. We are in a cove and our photos indicate that, but we offer a private dock and lake access is easy. Our home is very spacious with 2 extremely large master suites, a bedroom with an ensuite, another bedroom with adjoining bath, and another bedroom with full bath next door in the basement area. There is a large bonus room with 2 additional beds and futon and this is a great space for children, as well as the basement area where there is open finished, but unfurnished space. We have seating for 9 in the open kitchen and dining and offer a fold out table to seat 4 more. There is also a front sitting room where you can read, play board games, or just hang out. We have plenty of space for children and more than 6 people fit easily. The internet is spotty all around the lake. It is no fault of the owners or provider, it is just that the grid system here is not as well developed as other places. However, we do have service and the providing companies are making improvements to our area. I hope this helps future guests and again I am sorry that your experience was less than what you expected.
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Morganton NC

Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

We rented this spacious home for a family reunion. The layout of the home is perfect for socializing with a large group.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when families can enjoy our home. The double master suite along with all the other bedrooms, make it easy for larger families. We hope that you will come and stay again!
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Huntersville, NC

Gorgeous House

  • 5 of 5

This house is gorgeous and has a ton of room inside and out! The layout is great and worked well for my group. The showers in the 2 master bedrooms are very cool! It is very convenient to area boat ramps which was great for us since we brought our own water toys. There is also a gas station and dollar general near by which was nice since we had to run out and get a few things. As someone else mentioned, the walk from the house to the dock is a little steep. However, with this being a lake in the mountains, we knew that already and is pretty common with most houses on this lake. It wouldn't deter me from renting this house again. I would actually prefer this walk compared to the hundreds of stairs that you see at other properties. My only suggestion would be to add a second refrigerator. We brought all of our food and drink and the refrigerator was packed!

Karen was a pleasure to work with! She responded to all questions quickly and returned the deposit within a few days of checking out. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our home is quite spacious and allows larger groups to spread out into 3 areas of the home. While the kitchen itself is large, it was designed for a single family residence, but perhaps another fridge is a possibility elsewhere in the home. This home is convenient to 2 public boat ramps within 2 miles and there is ample parking with the 3 car garage. We hope to see you again next year!
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I have to say this house is absolutely amazing. I have rented quite a few houses on various lakes and I have to say overall this was my favorite. The space, cleanliness and the lake exceeded my expectations. Thank you for allowing my family and I stay at this beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you stayed here on Lake James! The house is well suited for large families looking to get away and spend time together. We hope that you will visit us again soon!
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Romas Italian Restaurant, Nebo
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Sugar Mountain
Car: necessary

The Nebo area of Lake James is conveniently located close to many scenic attractions along the Blue Ridge Parkway. You are only an hour from the Asheville area too. Almost any outdoor activity can be done nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $558.75
Tax Rate 11.75%

Rates are subject to change by season and tax rate may also vary. All fees are subject to state and county tax including the damage deposit. Email or call to confirm all rates.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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