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Alicia Graham

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

A Taste Of Southern Charm Waterfront Vacation- Free Use Canoe Pedal Boat Kayak

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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5 Br/4 Ba 400 Ft Shoreline Canoe Pedal Boat For Guests Plus 3-bedrm Cozy Cottage

This traditional home on the shores of Lake Norman is located in a quiet cove accessible via a private road. Close to the Duke Power State Park, it is a Southern charmer with plenty of modern conveniences.

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The Water Lane House is a private waterfront estate on the shores of Lake Norman spanning 4,000 square feet of a Southern country style home, offering to you ...

… two large master suites on the main level, each with private entrance, en-suite bathrooms, private deck with outdoor patio furniture and flat screen HDTV with cable channels, king-sized beds with pillow-top mattresses and luxury linens. … one bedroom on main leve with queen bed, with bath and shower, flat screen HDTV, queen-sized bed, pillow-top mattresses and luxury linens.

... upper level of the home offers large game room with HDTV and pool table, two (2) large bedrooms with queen beds and one full bath (tub/shower combo)

… great room with large HDTV and cable channels, transom windows flanked by French doors to give you an open view of the waters

… a breakfast nook and full kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops

.. .an elegant dining room for formal entertaining or casual dining

… PORCHES galore! Spanning the entire lakeside of the home, the wide porch offers an additional 700 sq ft of outdoor living space for quiet enjoyment or for entertaining.

A 3-bedroom cottage adjacent to the Main house was just completed in March 2015. This unit can be rented along with the main house for larger family events for a nominal fee for additional no. of guest (above total of 12 guests).

Located 10 minutes from Interstate 77, half hour from downtown Charlotte and one hour away from Greensboro and Winston-Salem, the Water Lane has over 400 feet of waterfront ideal for swimming or floating and has easy access to the main channel for boating and water-skiing.

This private home has all the amenities that complete a great outdoor vacation getaway, or a break from the stress of a business trip--- a private boat slip, 2 boat piers, 4-person paddle boat, 3-person canoe and a variety of water toys complimentary to guests.

You don’t have to go anywhere to enjoy the waters of Lake Norman!

Here are suggested THINGS to DO AROUND the property...

BOATING/CANOEING - There is no better way to enjoy the property's 400 feet of waterfront than to ride a complimentary 4-seat pedal boat around its quiet cove. We also offers a complimentary 3-person canoe for its guests.

SWIMMING - The property’s shoreline and quiet waters is ideal for swimming. Water depths are between 8-12 feet, with a small beach area during spring and summer. Complimentary water tubes, beach towels, beach chairs are available for all guests.

FISHING - The best catch includes catfish, brem, bass on the property’s docks and pier. Complimentary fishing poles available upon request.

Large shopping centers (Super Target, Super Wal-Mart, etc) are 10 minutes away with numerous restaurants and grocery stores.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Alicia Graham (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

About Alicia Graham

Both of us grew up near the water -- He lived most of his life on coast of Georgetown and Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, whereas I grew up in the tropical islands of the Philippines. After retiring from a busy IT career, I am rekindling my passion for resort/property management by sharing our waterfront family compound on Lake Norman to visiting guests and their families in the area.

Alicia Graham purchased this house in 2007

Why Alicia Graham chose North Carolina

Troutman is a quaint little town on the north side of Lake Norman. We found this 'piece of paradise' as a quick getaway place from the hustle and bustle of work life 17 years ago. Not one moment of regret. The peace and tranquility refreshes our souls after a hard day's work. Why not share this special place with everyone else?

Guestbook comments from the owner

We actually stayed here during Business Meetings being held in Davidson. It was so nice coming home in the evenings to a true "home"! Everything was more than expected and gave us plenty of personal space, but room to get together in the evenings and relax. We all truly enjoyed the house and surroundings!

We have several more trips over next year and will surely be backsoon!! Thanks!
Dec 2013
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A Taste Of Southern Charm Waterfront Vacation- Free Use Canoe Pedal Boat Kayak
average rating of 4.967742 based on 33 reviews
Clinton Ohio

Beautiful house. Gorgeous dock. Nice view

  • 5 of 5

House has more than enough room for a big family or parties

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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A perfect shouthern waterfront house

  • 5 of 5

Alicia is great! Her vacation home is awesome, a perfect place to spend some time with your family and relax. The house is very charming and Alicia provided us everything we needed for a perfect stay. Everybody also loved having the pedal boat and the kayak!

Totally recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Quiet cove perfect for paddling

  • 5 of 5

The property, location, home, and attention to concerns were all outstanding.

Being located in a small, calm cove was very pleasant for paddling.

The canoe and pedal boat on site were both nice.

We brought our own SUP and kayak as well.

Both inside and outside environments were comfortable and added to the experience of our annual family vacation.

The upstairs ping pong / billiards / air hockey table was a great feature.

I would definitely recommend this property for anyone wanting a quiet cove on Lake Norman.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Excellent home, excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay. Ample room for 15 people. Great game room for the kids. Great location on the lake, close to restaurants. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Let your search end here...

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a clean, spacious, beautiful house on a quite cove... your search has just ended! We rented the house and the cottage for a family vacation (10 adults and 2 dogs). The house was just as nice in person as the pictures depicted. I always worry about the cleanliness of a rental property and I was not disappointed. The beds were extremely comfortable and the linens and towels were of good quality. (There wasn't any kitchen towels but I had brought my own.) There were plenty of dishes, silverware and glasses. There was not a hand mixer but there is a toaster oven, coffee maker and Keurig, food processor and blender. The house is located at the end of a cove in a no wake zone so it was perfect for swimming, fishing, canoeing and the pedal boat. We had one minor problem with one shower not working properly and Jeff and Alicia were quick to respond. We lost power one evening and they texted me with the reason why and when we could expect the power to come back on. The path to the lake is somewhat uneven which was slightly difficult for my 84 year old father to navigate. Neighborhood dogs run free which posed a problem for us as one of our dogs is not unfamiliar dog friendly. There are grocery stores and restaurants around 5 miles away. And, our deposit was refunded very quickly. All in all, it's a great place and we did book it again for next year! Thanks Jeff and Alicia!!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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beautiful and clean

  • 4 of 5

This was our first trip to Lake Norman. We rented the house and adjacent cottage for our family vacation (10 adults and 2 dogs). I always worry about cleanliness when I rent a place and must say that I was not disappointed! The house was very clean and just as beautiful as seen in the pictures. The beds were EXTREMELY comfortable!!! The house is located at the end of a cove in a no wake zone which was great for fishing, swimming and using the canoe and peddle boat. The path to the dock is uneven and slightly sloped which was a bit difficult for my 84 year old father to navigate. Neighborhood dogs roam free which was an issue for us as one of our dogs is not friendly toward unknown dogs. (The path to the lake and the dogs are why I gave it 4 stars.) There wasn't a hand mixer in the kitchen but plenty of dinner plates, silverware, glasses, coffee cups, blender, coffee maker, food processor, toaster, toaster oven and basic pots and pans. We did have a problem with one shower not working properly, which Alicia and Jeff remedied in a timely fashion. Harris Teeter is about 4 miles away and has great prices (take the time to get their loyalty card)! As a side note, we rented a pontoon boat from Lake Effects which delivered the boat and picked it up. If you are looking for a beautiful clean place to rent, I would say your search has ended!! I would definitely stay here again and certainly recommend it!! Thanks Alicia and Jeff!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Car: necessary


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Troutman House Rental Rates

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Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
Changeover Day: Thursday
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.75%

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Troutman House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Cottage Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom located in Cottage
  • Marble countertops, towels included.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master Suite - Master Suite with king bed and en-suite bathroom
    Master Suite 2 - 1 king , 2nd Master Suite with small kitchenette & ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Main level guest bedroom with queen bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upper level guest bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Cottage - Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 6th bedroom located in adjacent cottage
    Cottage Loft - Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , 7th bedroom located in adjacent cottage
    Cottage - Bedroom 8 - 1 twin/ single , Two single bunk beds located in adjacent cottage
  • Pillowtop mattresses, each bedroom has a TV unit, linens included free of charge
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Cottage adjacent to the Main House sleeps 6 persons -- two (2) queen beds, two bunk beds. Cottage has separate outdoor deck with patio furniture and gas grill. FREE USE OF PEDAL BOAT, KAYAK AND CANOE!

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