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Watch the Fall colors / LAKEFRONT - Kayaks, canoe, pets , wifi, & stunning views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,496 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Private boat dock, fishing, lots of nature and quiet tranquility!

Brand new to the rental market in 2017, this beautiful lake front home is one of a kind. It was built in 1960 and was once a fishing shack. We completely gutted and remodeled it adding personal touches to make it warm and cozy for you to enjoy. It is now a stunning lake cottage. We use this home regularly for our personal use so it has extras you would expect in a designer home and not in a vacation rental. It is 1500 square feet of comfortable living space. This home has all the comforts and conveniences that you would expect and a few you may not!

BEDROOMS: It has 2 full size bedrooms and 1 small bunk bedroom room suitable for two people (best for kids). This house is perfect for two small families with young children or one family with teens or young adults. This house can sleep 6 comfortably in beds plus 2 on the queen sleeper and 1 on the rollaway bed that is best suited for teens or children. This Rollaway bed has a memory foam mattress making for a comfortable night’s sleep.

• Master - King bed with premium Tuft and Needle mattress, chest, closet with barn door, lake view, full bath, 43" flat screen tv w/DirecTV

• Second bedroom - Queen sized bed, chest, closet, 42" flat screen tv w/DirecTV

• Bunk room - bunk beds (2 twins) and lake view, small flat screen tv w/DirecTV

FAMILY ROOM: It has a large family room with comfortable seating.

• Gas fireplace with a remote controlled auto starter

• Tongue and groove vaulted wood ceiling with exposed beams

• 55" flat screen TV mounted over the fireplace w/ soundbar

• BlueRay player

• DirecTV with NFL Sunday Ticket and whole house DRV. No missing your favorite shows while on vacation!

• Leather recliner

• Leather sofa with queen sleeper

• Two side chairs for adults (one with a ottoman)

• One side chair for kids

• Custom made farmhouse style end tables, coffee table and bookcase.

KITCHEN: The kitchen is modern and beautiful with new stainless appliances.

• Double convection oven

• Farmhouse sink

• Granite countertops

• French door style refrigerator with double ice makers

• Dishwasher

• Crockpot

• Blender

• Keurig coffee maker

• Electric tea kettle

• Everything you need to cook or heat up a meal with a fabulous lake view.

DINING: Brand new custom made Farmhouse style dining room table for casual meals. One side has a bench and on the other side it has chairs. Seating for 8.

LAUNDRY: Large indoor laundry area with electric washer and dryer. Ironing board and iron for your use.

BATHS: The master bath is a luxury retreat.

• Master, walk in shower, double sink vanity with lots of drawers for storage of your toiletries, heated floor for those cold mornings, comfort height toilet, walk in closet with barn style door

• Hall, walk in shower, single sink vanity with drawers for storage, comfort height toilet


• 2 adult sit on top kayaks

• 1 child sit on top kayak

• 3 person canoe

• 4 (or 5 if a child) person pedal boat with canopy

• Lifejackets

• Fishing poles

• Floats and noodles

• Ladder for climbing out of the water

• Chairs

• Dock is large enough for 4 boats to be moored

OUTSIDE: Plenty of activities outside for your enjoyment

• Horseshoe pit

• Unique fire pit area with chairs and built in seating made from rocks found onsite

• Two decks to enjoy a lakefront view

• Picnic table

• Rocking chairs

• Outside fireplace

• Charcoal grill

• 6 Person hot tub


• Every room has at least one electrical plug with a USB port for easy charging of your electronics

• Twin rollaway bed with memory foam mattress


• The house sits on a peninsula so there are lake views from almost every room

• There is electricity at the shed near the water for your electronic accessories

• Four acres of quiet relaxation located on a dead end road

• Children’s chairs

• Books

• Puzzles

• Games

• DVD’s

• Cell phone service is spotty however there is a landline with free long distance

• Central Heat and Air

• Whole house DVR with DirecTV w/NFL Sunday Ticket


• Bristol Motor Speedway; 33 miles

• Boone NC; 36 miles

• Sugar Mountain; 34 miles

• Mountain City; 16 miles

• Elizabethton; 20 miles

• Jonesborough, 38 miles

• Johnson City; 31 miles

• Tri-Cities Airport; 44 miles

• Roan Mountain; 26 miles

• Masterpiece Mixers Paint and pARTy studio in Johnson City and Bristol


• Rhododendron festival in Roan Mountain

• Snow Skiing at Sugar Mountain

• Watauga Lake dam and campground

• Appalachian Trail

• New River for tubing, kayaking and canoeing (Todd NC)

• Blue Hole Falls (Stoney Creek)

• Doe Mountain Recreation Area (4x4 trails and horseback riding)

• Whitewater rafting and tubing

• Antiquing in Elizabethton downtown area

• For rainy days or just some fun away from the lake, ask about our terrific painting package at Masterpiece Mixers Paint and pARTy studio in Bristol or Johnson City, Free paining for two for our guests at WallHill!!!! (Restrictions apply, inquire at booking for details)

• Great Seafood and views of Watauga Lake at Captain Jack’s restaurant at Lakeshore Marina.

• Watauga Lake Winery

• Downhome cooking at Shirleys

• Delicious cuisine at Suba’s

Easy check in to our house by email with an electronic combination lock set prior to your stay so no keys to pick up and no worry about lost or misplaced keys or complicated check out procedures. Its quick and the door combo is set just for you. When you depart just close and lock the door.

Very generous parking area at the home. Plenty of room for multiple vehicles and/or boat and motorcycle trailers. You can put your boat in the water at nearby Fish Springs, Lakeshore or Mallard Cove Marinas and park your boat trailer at the house and enjoy your private boat dock during your stay.

Your well behaved dog(s) is welcome after a small pet fee and prior approval. Please note the number and type of dog in your inquiry.

Reserve your stay today!

More Details

Susan Wallis
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Susan Wallis

Tom and Susan Wallis - Our home city is Orlando Florida. We have three grown children and two dogs. We love to travel and have stayed in many vacation rentals. We have put personal touches into this home and we think you'll love it!

Susan Wallis purchased this house in 2016

Why Susan Wallis chose Tennessee

The property is beautiful, peaceful and secluded but not too secluded. A dollar store is right down the street for those last minute items you forgot! It is a great place to go anytime of the year and I never get tired of the looking at Watauga Lake from the house, the deck or the dock!

What makes this house unique

It was an old fishing shack turned into beautiful lake cottage. Wake up in the morning and look at the lake from your bed! Google "old Butler" for a quick history lesson on the city and what's under Watauga Lake.


Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Tri-Cities, Blountville, TN
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Red Tail, Mountain City
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
37 Miles
Beech Mountain
Car: necessary


Butler House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1496 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Master - toilet , shower
  • Master bath has double sink vanity and shower with heated floor. Secondary bath is small with a shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bunk Room - 2 twin/ single
    Master - 1 king
  • King master with water view, new luxury mattress. Queen premium mattress in second bedroom. Twin premium mattresses in bunk room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Ask about Masterpiece Mixers in Johnson City or Bristol - free session for 2!


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Watch the Fall colors / LAKEFRONT - Kayaks, canoe, pets , wifi, & stunning views
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Washington DC

This home is beautiful and so comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

The rainy first day didn't damper our stay since we had such a cozy home to spend our time in. By the next day we were able to spend all day on the lake and take in the gorgeous scenery. Susan is hands down the best host I've worked with, she quickly replies and has made sure the house has everything we could need and more!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Watauga for many years. We really enjoyed this house. It was one of the nicest we have stayed in. We would definitely return if available.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous lake house

  • 5 of 5

We booked this rental before the construction was completed based on review of the posted on-line plans and our knowledge of the Watauga Lake area. The updated pictures can't begin to show what a thoughtful and well designed layout the property offers. The finished product looks like we just walked into an HGTV completed project. We loved the efficiency of the space for quality family time without too much space. The attention to details is unprecedented for this kind of rental lakehouse. The hosts are quickly responsive with all questions and concerns. The parking is ample and convenient. The decor is extremely pet friendly so that you don't have to be overly concerned about unintentional damage. Watauga never disappoints with its lack of crowds and beautiful water. We enjoyed our pontoon with skiing, tubing, and knee boarding from Fish Springs Marina. The Virginia Creeper Bike trail consumed a day of our time with a delicious reward at the Virginia Creeper Trail Restaurant (don't miss the chocolate cake). The only words of wisdom that I offer for those considering travel to this area is that there are not any restaurants or food shopping offerings. With our previous travels, we were well aware of the need to pack-in our supplies. This home has great kitchen storage with an ample refrigerator and modern appliances with a family friendly dining set up. Recommendations for future travelers to bring: Keurig K cups, matches, fire pit supplies (marshmallow, firelogs, was too warm for us to need these but in the cooler weather the set up looks like great fun). I hope we can visit again...if we can get a reservation for this home that will be definitely in great demand!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Lake House!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The Wallis Lake House is a gem!!! The description of the house is very accurate regarding the location, layout, design, equipment and amenities. The house had everything you could possibly need and more for a stay in the lake ; all sort of water toys, swimming, fishing, fire pit, grill, amazing views from all decks and a peaceful neighborhood. The owner communication was outstanding from very detailed instructions on how to get to the house, prompt responses to my emails and very specific instructions and labels throughout the house .

My family of four and two dogs had a blast!!! we would go back in a heart beat....thanks Susan!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vienna, VA

Beautiful lake house

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Wallhill! The lake house is beautiful inside and out and has everything that you would need plus more. The home is super comfortable and the views are fantastic. We loved sitting on the deck in the rocking chairs and spending time together. We also had fun going out on the lake in the paddle boat and enjoyed the quietness of the setting. We can't wait to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We Didn't Want to Leave!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, newly remodeled lakefront home in a serene, secluded area. We have already spent two mini-vacations at this wonderful getaway and looking ahead for our next visit. The home is fully equipped inside and out for all your vacation fun. Loved all the boats, floats and gear available to use on the lake. Susan is a kind, responsive host. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $155
Pet Fee $125
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.