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Romantic Lakefront Hideaway

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Owner
Bob Rudolph
Member since: 2011
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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

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.

Map

U.S. National Whitewater Center
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Charlotte Douglas International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sports Page
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Westport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-85
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sports Page
Car: necessary

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.

Amenities

Harwood Lane Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Romantic Lakefront Hideaway
average rating of 4.6769233 based on 65 reviews
5

First stress-free Thanksgiving in 7 years

  • 5 of 5

The place was awesome right on the water clean beautiful hot tub and awesome Grill we might be back next year. It would really be fun in the summer when you can go swimming.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect for a weekend away. The views were beautiful, and the property was quiet. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, Mi
5

Very nice.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was relaxing and private. Everything was wonderful. We felt right at home. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was as described

  • 4 of 5

We were satisfied overall with our short stay here.

The only disappointing part of our stay was the hot tub. Prior renters made owner aware that the hot tub had too much chemical treatment. The owner acknowledged this and advised us to run the jets without the cover; which we did. This did not remedy the situation. Hopefully, this has been addressed for future visitors. The owner quickly returned our security deposit.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The hot tub is always a challenge. Anyone who has had one is aware of the the delicate chemical dance you have to do. In this case the water seemed over sanitized and I could not get it exactly right. I purchased a purging agent, ran it through all of the lines and motors and flushed everything. It has been running the last two weeks and everyone is happy. I service the tub twice a week and replace the water every month. I purchased this tub and have serviced it for the last 25years and it has proven to amazingly reliable. I will do my best to make sure you will have a hot tub waiting for you!
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Beautiful Lake House

  • 4 of 5

The 1-bedroom apartment was beautiful inside and out. Had a wonderful deck overlooking the the lake. The bathroom needs a bit of work, but all-in-all very satisfied. Would stay here again in a heart beat!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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King, North Carolina
5

Wonderful Week at Mountain Lake Island

  • 5 of 5

We love this place!! It was very clean and perfect for a couple and their dog. Even our dog loved it here. We were hoping for a place just to rest and that's exactly what we got! I fished off the pier and caught a few fish while my wife read. At night you could sit in the screened in porch or on the deck and watch the lake. It is so beautiful.

We have had cabins in the mountains and condos at the beach but we've never been to a rental that had "everything" you could possibly need. My wife was very impressed. She usually packs extra towels and wash cloths, we even bought extra toilet paper and paper towels. We didn't need them, there was plenty of everything.

We are hoping to return again next year. We would really like to come back in the spring and again in the fall. Next time we'll rent the boat and I'll go fishing for sure.

Thanks Bob for giving us a vacation we'll always remember!!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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