Welcome Home! 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4+ Affordable and Beautiful!
Doug Kiehl - Owner
About Doug Kiehl - Owner
We have been avid Norris Lake rats for many moons! Both of us enjoy family, friends, the great outdoors, and recreational boating and skiing. Doug is a barefooter and skilled wake border. Robin tries to keep up! We have close family who are avid fishermen too we know will be enjoying the great water here to land big lunkers! We are both hard working folks trying to fulfill our dream of having a lake house (and hopeful retirement home at some point in the not so near future!). Doug specializes in construction project management and Robin is a marketing liaison for a clinical research center. We each have one son, Ben and Cody, who are also lake rats and dear to our hearts. We are excited to have this place and to be able to share it with other lake lovers looking for a great place to stay during their adventures. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Doug Kiehl - Owner purchased this House in 2017
Why Doug Kiehl - Owner chose Rock Harbor
THE VIEW! THE LOCATION! We fell in love with this property as soon as we saw it! Loved the big back deck, privacy, and lake view. The place had been nicely updated inside and out. From the level two car drive with an awesome carport to back a boat trailer in, to the one level home layout, it was perfect for us, and YOU! Cape Norris is a lovely community development and one of the few that allows vacation rentals. There are some permanent residents which give the neighborhood a homey feel but our property is very private, you can barely see the house from the road, which we liked. It is so close to the marinas and only a few miles if you need to run to a store or gas station to grab something. It is also an easy drive off I-75, you don't even have to tackle Jellico Mountain to access it, and from north bound it is four lane highway until the last ten miles. It just ticked all our boxes!
What makes this House unique
It is just so beautiful, we can't say enough about the view and location. The relaxing back deck with double ceiling fans to keep you cool is everyone's favorite spot . The layout of our home is wonderful. The kitchen/dining/living room area is so open with lots of windows and seating. The master suite is just perfect to relax after a long day on the water, spacious with a 46 inch TV, a comfy glider rocker, and amazing en suite bath that offers jacuzzi tub and shower. There is room to relax! The bedrooms are at opposite ends of the hall also which gives a bit more privacy for couples.
Pool / Spa
No smoking - there are butt buckets to use for outside!there are butt buckets to use for outside!
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults) - two bedrooms with queen beds. two bedrooms with queen beds.
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
A place to belong on Lake Norris
Second stay here, we love this place. Perfect size for a family of 4, beautiful home in a great location.
Perfect quiet getaway
This area is perfect for nice quiet peaceful getaway , going home relaxed and at peace
Christmas by the lake
Had a great stay. Couldnt be more pleased with the process. The home was as described and exactly as expected. Thank you for opening your home to us.
Thanksgiving Trip. Ants :(
We enjoyed our stay in Rock Harbor. The house is very cute. Big enough for a couple and a few kids.
Pros: Beautiful porch & back yard. (It’s low due to winter). Nice hammock swing. Lots of room for my son to run around. Not a flat backyard so probably not good for older adults. Beds were okay. Great selection of dvds. Washer & Dryer were awesome to have. Nice big kitchen with lots of amenities. Nice stereo system. Would be nice to have speakers outside! Owner up until last day responded within 5 minutes. Last day not after 30 min.
Cons: I wanted to cook a Thanksgiving meal but we arrived to tons of ants. Mostly in the kitchen. But also in the bathrooms. So I had to prepare most of it at a family members house. Lots of extra work on vacation. Owner replied immediately that there was maybe bug spray under the sink. There was. But personally I feel I should have been told about the ants, and they fully treat them. Not just ant traps. This is my vacation. We are not in a heavily wooded location over the house so I was surprised that there were so many ants.
Back shower head needs to be replaced. Back toilet clogs but there is a plunger.
Add stated that there was a Tennessee approved sidewalk trail to the lake however I was not able to find that I did find a trail to the lake that was muddy and covered in leaves. It was hard to get down there with the recent rain and not make a mess. Not sure that the boat dock down there belong to this house or another house but with the water being low because of the winter it didn’t really matter. Older couples or people not wanting to walk through a muddy mess probably would want to find out where the sidewalk is.
We would rent again if the bugs were taken care of. Some people might not mind ants in their kitchen but I have a son allergic to ant bites and it being Thanksgiving it just took away from my stay. Ants & food makes it hard to cook for me.
We were down the weekend before and seen two or three ants and treated for them and never seen any the rest of the weekend. The place was spotless for your stay but thanks for the review and your opinions. Thankfully, the 98% of our other guests and reviews don’t share your same views.
Just what I was looking for.
Pictures and descriptions are sometimes deceiving. Not the case here.. Everything was as described. Most importantly it was clean, well furnished and comfortable. The view of marina from deck was great. Tazewell is the area of my childhood, so it was nice to visit for a couple days without returning to a motel room at the end of the day.
2 miles away from Cedar Grove Marina for overnight slip rentals, bait, fuel, pontoon rentals, boat and jet ski rentals. Look them up on line or give them a call. Free launch ramp is about 3 miles from the house or you can launch @ Cedar. The house has plenty of driveway space for trailer parking or two.... & it's flat and easy to back into....