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

Bedrooms 7
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: We do NOT accept cash payments for reservations, only credit cards. If you are paying by personal check, please contact us by phone only.

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.

More Details

Alicia Graham
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

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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Troutman House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • 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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

A Taste Of Southern Charm Waterfront Vacation- Free Use Canoe Pedal Boat Kayak
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 39 reviews

La Agua Lane Leisure

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we turned onto La Agua lane we knew we had made a great decision. Your home was beautifully decorated and let us all feel comfortable in our Home Away from home. All of our guests were very happy with all of the amenities offered from enjoying the paddle boat to the fire pit the canoe to enjoying your expansive decks. All the bedrooms were beautifully decorated and your beds were most comfortable. Home cook meals from the grill and the ease of the kitchen and dining areas were appreciated by all.Your property was very secluded so we all felt comfortable away from the hustle and bustle of the city life.The cottage was quaint and enjoyed by our guests. Your property was enjoyed by all and made new memories for all our guest to remember for many years to come. Thank You

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Mateo, CA

Fabulous family weekend in a beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We didn't think this home could possibly be as beautiful as it was in the photos, but it was even more lovely, way beyond our expectations. There were 11 of us, plus a beloved golden retriever, getting together for a family reunion, Friday afternoon to Monday morning. We rented both the main home and the cottage.

We spent a lot of time at the dining room table playing board games and cards in the evening, cooked all our meals in the kitchen and used the outdoor grill, and we used the fire pit every day (including s'mores on Saturday!). Alicia even bought us a griddle a few days before we arrived when she found out that we all love a big breakfast featuring French toast!

The bedrooms were all very nicely decorated and the beds very comfortable; this was critical because two families made 10-hour drives to get to the property that day and needed a good night's sleep. The teenagers played ping pong upstairs, we all hiked around the property quite a bit, and the kids took the peddle boat out on Saturday.

Our damage deposit was refunded several hours after we checked out, and Alicia responded quickly to a few minor questions we had the day before and the day of our arrival.

We would recommend this home wholeheartedly and would return in a heartbeat. I know we'll remember this weekend for the rest of our lives, and the home where we had it will be a big reason why.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2 years running

  • 4 of 5

For the second straight year we had a great time at the house and cottage.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Walker, Louisiana

Our Second Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay in this beautiful home. The house is perfect for our group of 12. We rented the guest house on previous trip but never used it because the main house is so spacious. Everything was very clean and all necessities are provided. Stores are within 10min for any wants or needs, there's a very nice gas grill for cooking out and a canoe and paddle boat are provided for some lake enjoyment. Was a bit too cold for the lake on this most recent trip but we were tempted. We did use the fire pit on a couple of nights. Alicia is a pleasure to deal with and security deposit refunds are almost immediate upon check out. Highly recommend this rental. Go and enjoy.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place! Close to many amenities

  • 5 of 5

The description of the house was very accurate. the cottage was great, but the upstairs loft was very hot, the fan helped, but it was hot.

But all considered, we all LOVED this place, it was very clean and very well maintained, we wish we could of used the pontoon boat, and we will definitely be coming back and using it. we did not need anything other than the fantastic detailed information I received prior to arriving. I would definitely recommend this house to anyone interested in visiting the area.

We did not visit many of the local restaurants or activities because we were in town for a family function and that took most of our time.

I would recommend when arriving to be very careful pulling into the drive, it is a very sharp "hairpin" turn and if overshot, it could be dangerous.

Overall, I would come back to this house in a heartbeat. I loved visiting, and spending time with family in this house,

the owner was fantastic to work with and very accommodating while making our decision to pick the house.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxurious Home on Lake Norman in Troutman

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the main house that has 5 bedrooms, 4 baths. There are 2 master suites, the 3rd bedroom downstairs has a bathroom just outside it and 2 bedrooms upstairs share a bathroom. The house is beautifully decorated all over. We vacationed with 5 couples, everyone had their personal space and the common areas accommodate all of us comfortably. There are board games and a gaming area upstairs with a large TV, dining table as well as other seating. Downstairs has a small formal dining area in the front of the house and table seating for 8 beside the kitchen. There are 3 sitting areas on the back deck, 2 fire pits, a dock with canoe and paddle boat. You can stay at the house or Uber to the Vineyard or drive to nearby shopping and entertainment. I would suggest another refrigerator upstairs but it looks like they are either working on it or maybe replacing one. There is a countertop and cabinets already. Great house, loved it.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Troutman House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
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%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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