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Unique Family Home At Lake Hickory

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Lake Front, 6 Br, 4 1/2 Ba, Sleeps 14-17.

Wonderful large lake home for family and company gatherings! Unique and quaint in so many ways! The house sits on 18 wooded acres on Lake Hickory and Drowning Creek (really? Who named that creek?) for a quiet, rural setting. The house sits on a hill with a short, but steep, walk to the lake (or take the little road down for an easier walk). The lake is hard to see from the house in the summer because of all the trees.

The house features 2 Master Bedrooms (1K/1BA, 1Q/1BA) for maximum privacy that are attached to the home with a covered walkway. The main house has 2 bedrooms (1Q&2T/BA and 1Q&1T/BA), a bunk room (2 built-in bunk beds), and a 3rd floor tower (2T BUT accessible only by a ladder). We also have 3 outdoor showers.

The fun never ends with a enormous separate garage that features basketball, foosball, pool, ping pong, darts and other games. There is a bocce court and horseshoes close to the main house. There is also an outdoor fire pit in front of the house and another one by the lake.

A railroad track runs at the bottom of the hill next to the lake. The train runs a few times a week (during the day) and we love to wave to the engineer for a horn whistle. The track really gives the property a cool vibe!

This is a one of a kind great place to relax and enjoy family and friends!!! A true retreat!!!

More Details

Claire Tuttle
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Claire Tuttle

Our families are best of friends...FRamily. We have enjoyed sharing this home and creating great memories. Hope you will too!

Claire Tuttle purchased this house in 2012

Why Claire Tuttle chose Hickory

We wanted a place to gather that was stress free and gave us a great platform to just be together. There is a ton to do....or just chill in a hammock. All good.

What makes this house unique

The home is unique in many ways. The third floor tower with twin beds in only accessible by a ladder built with metal pipes (it is a great view when you get up there). The bunk beds are also built into the wall. There is a big glass garage door that opens to the screen porch to make the entire downstairs feel like the porch. The outdoor showers are terrific...if it isn't freezing outside!

The property sits on a hill next to the lake. There is a train track that runs below (but it only runs a few times a week and during the day so it will not wake you at night. We look forward to the train coming through on the rare occasion and wave to 'Mickey' the conductor!).

With both the lake and creek next to the property, many water options are available.


Hickory House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower , 3 outdoor showers available seasonally.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Master Cottage #1 - 1 king , Has private bath, loft, screen porch, and sitting area.
    Master #2 - 1 queen , Has a swinging bed on porch. Sitting area. Private bath.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Private bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Shares bath with bunk room. Lake side.
    Bedroom 5 - Bunk Room - 2 bunk bed , Sleeps 4. Has TV. Shares bath with Bedroom #3.
    Bedroom 6- TOWER - 2 twin/ single , NOTE: THIS is accessed by LADDER ONLY. So please consider.
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Unique Family Home At Lake Hickory
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews

Perfect for large groups!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this home in Hickory! There was plenty of space for our large group, and the two private master bedroom suites were a nice touch. Our guests commented on how beautiful the home and grounds were—it truly was perfect for us! The owner was very helpful and responded quickly to any questions I had. Huge thanks to the owners for allowing us to stay in their beautiful and comfortable home!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virginia, USA

Everything we hoped for - Amazing Property!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 15 absolutely loved our stay at the Lake House! Everything about it was perfect for our week's stay. We loved the spaciousness of the kitchen and great room. The kitchen was so well equipped with everything that we needed and two dishwashers was a real plus with a big group. The beds were comfy, the game cupboard was wonderful and the ping pong, bocce, pool table, and basketball court were in use throughout our week. The kids loved the lake and were down there every day with the floats and our kayak. It is such a good location for seeing sights around Hickory.

One night we went to the Crawdads baseball game, another night to the Community Theatre. We rented a pontoon boat for an afternoon, toured the historic Harper House, shopped the Farmers Market, and visited the Hunger Games movie location. Claire was so responsive to all our questions - thank you, thank you, for sharing this wonderful property. We highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Appleton, Wisconsin USA

Perfect location for family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed it to be and so much more! Perfect for our out of town family to be together (but not too close). Plenty of room for everyone. Kids loved the game room. Adults were in awe of the kitchen. Nothing that I would have changed.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House!

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at Lake Hickory was a lot fun in a house with an interesting and open layout. The long dinner table was fabulous! Love the porch and the call of the whippoorwill in the evenings. Wished we could have seen the lake from the porch. And the water access could use a ladder for us older folks. Everyone had a blast playing pool, ping pong and basketball in the garage in the evenings.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, relaxing, fun filled home

  • 5 of 5

Our group really loved our stay at the Hickory house! It was everything we needed and more. It was a group of guys so all the games were perfect for us. It was very hot the weekend we went but the amount of fans outside on patios and air conditioning inside kept us cool. And when you got too hot you could go jump in the lake or rinse off in the out door showers. A lot of the guys said over the weekend "this is my dream house" and I couldnt agree more. I had an issue with the internet(which turned out to be my fault completely), they sent someone over immediately to help. Thnak you thank you thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, that is the best review!! So glad you had a great time and loved the house! Hope y'all will come again!
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They have everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to celebrate my one year anniversary with my wife! We had all of our wedding party down there and loved every second of it. Owners respond quickly and make sure the house is setup perfectly when you arrive.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Our home is located near Hickory, NC. We are about an hour away from the mountains of NC - both Asheville and Blowing Rock for great hikes, shopping, and other attractions. We are a little over an hour from the Charlotte Airport. A car is necessary as this is a rural setting.

There are mountain bike trails 10 minutes from the home. There is a marina to rent pontoon boats or bring your own and keep at the dock.

Hickory has several wonderful restaurants. They also have a nice science center and art museum.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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