This cozy lake front cabin is nestled in a quiet cove with long mountain views. Private dock and walk-in beach on 1/2 acre. Great place for small children and families to swim and play. The 3 bedroom home is wooded, dead end lot in a quiet neighborhood near 2 marinas for boat rentals. Two large decks with a gas grill. Sleeps 8. Leashed dogs welcome. Canoe included with rental with signed waiver. Thank you.
Lake James with large private dock, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, perfect for families
Lauren Van Riper
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 19, 2018
About Lauren Van Riper
A family of 6, with 4 young children, we bought this cabin to share the love of the lake with friends new and old. John is a wildland firefighter for the state and I am a graphic designer. While we currently live in the Outer Banks, our hearts lie off in those magical mountains. We love to get here and just spend time as a family on the lake. Swimming, exploring or having s'mores around the campfire is just what the soul needs. This cabin is the place for us and we hope that you will find it too.
Lauren Van Riper purchased this House in 2017
Why Lauren Van Riper chose Nebo
The cabin and dock are partially shaded during the hottest part of the day and the dock and beach provide plenty of room to swim and play. This lake has the cleanest water in the state due to the mountain streams feeding it and with a large part of it in the state parks system, it's not crowded. There is great fun fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, boating and sunning.
What makes this House unique
The lot the home is built on is in a deeply wooded cove on a dead end street. The neighborhood is established and quiet. The lots are already built and you know that the view won't change. One of the few rentals that has a walk in beach for little kids to experience the lake. The trees partially block the house from the lake so it's like staying in a tree house. Childhood wonder abounds! Come and find your inner child again.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Family Get Together
In spite of the issues we had with the Internet our stay at Lake James was great. Finding a house that allowed us to have a dog was great. We literally could not have done the trip without the dog being allowed. The house was very comfortable and met our needs very well. This was our first trip to Lake James and hopefully it won't be our last. We will keep an eye on this house and watch for the additional upgrades from the new owners.
Chris, Thank you for your kind words and being such an understanding guest. Internet is tricky in the mountains. But I am glad we got the new modem and router installed just as quick as Charter :( could. But with four generations, including the four legged furry ones under our roof, I am sure you had a wonderful time making memories at the lake. We look forward to having you again and make it a 5 star stay.
We had a nice stay
The house has been nicely updated with alll new appliances, beds and couches. Being at the end of the road is helpful. The dock sits in a cove just off main channel. Landlord will is very helpful.
Love the closeness to the water! Enjoyed the beach and the fire pit!
After boating out in the sun all day it was great to sit on the dock in the shade and relax!
really nice setting
all in all, we were very happy with this property! it was clean, nice cozy touches, throws and pillows, comforts of home, well decorated and a very well stocked kitchen, linens, etc.
a few complaints: 1) we were thrilled to see a desktop SIRI-type informant but when Alexa was asked about "nearby places to eat", or "hiking closeby", and other general questions she responded with "i do not have that information", so pretty useless. 2) we didn't receive the door code until very late in the game, making for a unnecessarily stressful drive up from florida including a number of missed calls to and from the owner and no response whatsoever from VRBO. owner apologized profusely. very preventable - happy vacationers should not be worried about whether they'll be able to get in at the 4:00 check-in after a long day of travel. 3) although my strong husband and son-in-law managed all our stuff without complaint, the steep steps and gravely paths outside make for a bit of an unsteady, exhausting journey with bags. but the pictures do accurately portray the situation, so, maybe its not fair to mention that. 4) no doorway at the top of the stairs leading to the lower level. we came with a 14 month old and had to improvise a barricade with a bookshelf we tipped on its side. the doorway is completely open! suggest they maybe install a door or provide one of those collapsible gates. or mention to people coming with children they might want to bring one from home.
Its nice to hear that you had a lovely stay at the cabin. Thank you for your feedback. There are 2 gates for both stairs as well as well as many other basics for children. We strive to make a light weight vacation for the parents. We know, we've been there. As always we are just a phone call, Alexa call, text, or email away.
Excellent lake weekend.
This was perfect for our weekend get-together with our adult children who live in the area and ran in the Fonta Flora races.
45 minutes outside of Asheville and the Biltmore.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Weekly rates only during peak season. All fees including damage deposit are subject to 12.75% state and county tax. Please indicate if you are planning on bringing pets and how many, so that the appropriate quote will be sent. We reserve the right to limit pets.