About the property
- Villa840 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Villa, 1 Br, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)additional 2Br 1Bath attached vrbo 353073
Year round special. Pay for 4 nights and get the 5th night free
Newly remodeled 1br/1ba with exotic hardwood floors, porcelain countertops, nickel appliances and hot tub overlooking the lake. Great screen porch for afternoon leisure. This villa is attached to VRBO# 353073 giving room for an additional 4 guests.'Rosella' is a cottage built on the shores of the beautiful and private Mountain Island Lake. Much of this lake is parklands, wildlife, sanctuaries and properties restricted from development. This home was built in 1952 and has provided decades of lakefront fun and fishing. Years ago the house was divided into two separate apartments. In 2011 we converted the upstairs into a vacation rental. In March 2013 we completely updated the decor. We provide high speed wireless internet, flat screen TV's, but you can get most of that at a Holiday Inn. The unique experience you get with a stay here is that little step back in time. It starts when you pull in to the skinny gravel drive and end up at a plain but well kept mid-century home. There are paneled walls unit a/c and no dishwasher. No subdivision, no pool, no tennis courts. There are only two neighbors. There is a 2 bedroom unit above that is also available for rent. Unless you plan on renting both units you should be planning a quiet stay. Prior guests that have most enjoyed Rosella spend much of their time on the screened porch overlooking the lake. Rosella was built right on the lake's shoreline. You are so close to the boats going by you can see right inside them. At night when they cruise by you could truly join in their conversation. The place is very popular and in our few short years leasing it we have had hundreds of guests. In that time we have learned that Rosella is not for everyone. We have done our best to accurately describe the "experience". If that slow paced step back in time is not what you are looking for you may not enjoy Rosella, if on the other hand, you would like to relive the way things used to be or experience it for the first time we don't think you will be disappointed. We look forward to your arrival. In 2014, we just purchased a new Harris Floteboat that will be docked at the home and available for rent. Rental fee is $150/day and includes gas and insurance. This rate is approximately 1/2 the going rate in the area. Boat rental is scheduled separately from the vacation rental. It is strongly advised that you reserve it prior to your arrival.
Bob and Kim
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Bob Rudolph
We are Bob and Kim and we are lake enthusiast. We own homes on several of the lakes in the area. We presently live on a lake close by and we love this place so much we spend many weekends here.
Bob Rudolph purchased this Villa in 1990
Why Bob Rudolph chose Harwood Lane
Rosella provides a fairly unique experience for it's guests. Located in the city of Charlotte there is not another lake front rental that is closer to downtown (typically 15 minutes) The fact that there is another unit attached is a different twist and we are strict in our vetting of potential guests because of it.The result is that we have never had a compliant about the behavior of an adjoining guest. In fact we have had guests that have met and planed their next stay to coincide with their new found friends. Many of our guests come to experience the National White water Center. If you come, we strongly suggest you visit there. It's a man made river rapids that you can kayak or do a guided raft run. This is the only man made Olympic qualifying rapids in the country. There is vertical rock climbing, zip linning and a lot more outdoor adventures. If you don't feel quite that adventurous there is a riverside restaurant where you can get a great meal and a glass of wine that you can sip while you watch crazy people careen down a wall of water and rocks. There are also summer concerts and island sunset parties. It costs just $5 to park and nothing to visit the center. You can drive from Rosella, park your car, and walk to the rivers edge in less than 10 minutes.
What makes this Villa unique
Rosella truly sits on historic ground. The old Rozzelle plantation house was just 200 feet away, later named Laura's Rozzelle House. The old home was used as a pre-civil war ferry docking point and a boarding house and then restaurant until the 1980s. The property this house sits on has been used for rest and hospitality for about 170 years and if open your self to the experience you can feel it. Try not to think of Rosella as a commodity, leave your preconceptions of what it should be behind and open yourself to feel the foot prints left by literally thousands of travelers that preceded you. If you can do that we think you too will understand why we think Rosella is so special.
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We truly loved everything about this place! We will definitely be back!!!
My daughters graduation was Friday so we came in to stay a long weekend. Bob Rudoph was extremely accommodating and let us check in early so we could put our things in the duplex and not have them in the car all day.
The hot tub was wonderful and the duplex was comfortable and very clean. SOOOO relaxing sitting on the deck and watching all the boats drive by.
We rented his pontoon boat for Saturday which was an absolute blast.
You should strongly consider staying here. It is a very central location and easy to jump on the highway. There are stores and restaurants very close as well.
Thank you Bob, we had a wonderful stay and we will be back!
Sweet getaway, Great Lake views
This property was perfect for a relaxing couple of days at the lake. It was clean and nicely updated. Really nice new hot tub. Great location and Bob was very accomodating. Highly recommended.
Nice hideaway two story right on the lake with very good access to Charlotte.
Felt very comfortable right away. Open the front door, hear music playing, and see an updated cottage with a view thru the living room and to the porch overlooking the lake. The rooms were nicely appointed and in good working order. Enjoyed an intimate cookout on the deck with a pelletized grille, which was new to us. Nice to be able to fish off the deck although the kayak could have been in better working order.
Kim & Bob made the effort and successfully paired our style with the renters above.
Minor issues arose with the property and were addressed quickly and in a good way.
We enjoyed a long weekend on the lake.
Great view and quiet. Bob is a great guy and cares about your stay.
Convenient location with a fantastic view!
The unit was comfortable and well-appointed. The view was lovely, especially at sunrise.
This location is very convenient to downtown, National Whitewater Center, Paramount Carowinds and the Charlotte Motor Speedway. All are within 15 min. A unique feature to this property is that we have a boat rental company that provides your choice of either a pontoon boat or ski boat right from the dock in front of the house. Prices range from $35-$50 per day. Please inquire for additional details. Please note We are struggling to continue to offer the boats. We have had guests that over estimated their nautical expertise and have had numerous accidents and mechanical break downs due to inexperience. We will have to have a large deposit to secure a boat and please be honest about your experience level. I am more than glad to take you out and show you the ropes. Boats will be available as it is mechanically possible.