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LAKEFRONT - Inside/Outside Fireplace, firepit and hottub and beautiful views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,496 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 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
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 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 Butler

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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LAKEFRONT - Inside/Outside Fireplace, firepit and hottub and beautiful views
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

Wallis Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Wallis Retreat for our Fall Break in October 2017. This porperty is absolutly perfect. Susan and Tom have thought of every detail in their home. My family of five (3 young boys) enjoyed our stay, along with our dog! We traveled from Northern Indiana and it was our first destination trip to Tennessee, so worth it. If we had any questions the owners were very prompt and helpful. The property was very clean and well equipt for cooking in, as there is not a lot around for quick meals. Every night we had a fire in the outdoor fireplace and I absolutely LOVED it. Our boys were on the water everyday and had a ball fishing and exploring. It's an outdoor lovers paradise!! Thank you for the opertunity and we plan on coming back.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

Your home is beautiful; thank you for sharing it. One of the nicest VRBO's we stayed at. The place is immaculate, with lots of amenities and views. My wife's only complaint was the number of steps to the water; but it was no surprise. We new when we reserved the place that there were 120 steps to the dock.

The folks in town and the surrounding are are all very pleasant. We stopped by the Watauga Lake Winery for their 'Pizza and Sangria' Saturday and met some very nice locals. We also did a side trip to Johnson City. We were not sure what we wanted to see so we put Johnson City into Google Maps and we ended up at the Tupelo Honey Cafe; the old rail station and a great place for lunch.

Just a note that as you come through Mountain City and pick up your food; Mountain City is dry. There is a limited selection of beer at he Dollar Store on the way to the lake. The closest liquor store we found was in Elizabethton.

My wife enjoyed reading the history of the area you have collected.

Such a relaxing place to spend our anniversary.

Thank you Susan,

Jay and Betsy, Maryland

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home in quiet atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

The property was absolutely beautiful with plenty of entertainment inside and out. We did not leave the property but it looks like there is a winery and plenty of outdoor offerings near by. Everything is up to date and well maintained. Absolutely LOVED the indoor fireplace. The beds, pillows, sofa etc were all in great condition and cozy. The property is secluded and quiet. We would love to re-visit in the summer time.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing home on a beautiful lake. The house is finished to a very high standard and very comfortably furnished. It has been decorated very well and has a great homey feel with everything you could possible need. Great tv, wifi, kitchen and living room. Loved the fire pit and hot tub! The lake, dock, and toys were great. BBQ grill, horse shoes, kayaks were great. Very challenging ring toss! Can not think of one thing you could do to improve this house.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charlotte NC

Incredible Vacation! We would really like to return!

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Tom and Susan's lake home! The attention to detail and making sure that everything you "might" need is included in your stay was there! Each room was decorated so nicely and comfortably. The bedrooms were well planned with sufficient storage and comfortable beds and the bunk room was perfect for kids and adults if necessary. There was also a roll away bed which also came in very handy. The living area was comfortable and plenty of tv's, games, etc (if have time!) The kitchen was very bright, well stocked with stainless appliances and had a nice island for food prep or eating on the run. The bathrooms were very nice and had great storage areas! The laundry area was well equipped with a nice washer, dryer and storage for towels or any of your items for storage until you departed! We loved the dock, paddle boat, canoe, kayaks....the list can go on....again well equipped! The lake view was beautiful and we all agreed Lake Watauga is the most pristine lake we've been on! In addition to the water equipment supplied by the Wallis Family, we rented a pontoon for 3 days at Fish Springs Marina. Terrific boat ride and views! It was a wonderful time, no stress, beautiful weather, incredible family time, great food, fantastic home, relaxing decks and porch areas and so peaceful! Thank you Tom and Susan for sharing your home with others and for being so responsive and great to work with!! The Miller and Lee Family

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Silver Spring, MD

Great weekend

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time. Beautiful property with a very comfortable house. The indoor fireplace stopped working Saturday evening. We were not sure why. Otherwise no peoblems

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $155
Tax Rate 13.5%

Only dogs are permitted and you must indicate what type of dog during your inquiry and booking.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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