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Secluded Waterfront Cabin on Lake Nantahala with 19 Ft Sea Ray

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Reserve your spring or summer vacation now. Enjoy a secluded mountain getaway on the lake with cool summer evenings. Go kayaking in the morning with our 3 kayaks on a pristine lake and go water sking in the afternoon on our 19 ft Sea Ray Ski Boat runabout boat. Hiking is also available on the Appalachian Trail just 5 miles away. The cabin is peacefully nestled in a cove on Lake Nantahala, just minutes from scenic Nantahala Gorge and the Great Smokey Mountains. This secluded non smoking waterfront cabin is off the beaten path. It offers almost complete privacy, but is close to the many attractions in the area. Our waterfront cabin has a large (20x26 ft)dock which is shared with one other home on an adjacent lot. Both houses can be rented together to accommodate large parties.

It is close to the launch site for world renowned Nantahala River white water rafting and paddling, hiking on the Appalachian Trail, the newly built Harrah's Casino in Cherokee, NC, Tsali Mountain Biking trails and the Smokey Mountain National Forest. Other attractions for the young and young at heart: antiquing (Andrews, Franklin and Bryson City), boating, fishing (lake and stream), golf, horseback riding, gemstone mining and the Great Smokey Mountain Railroad train excursions.

The home is like new and very clean featuring stone fireplace, heart of pine floors and a fully equipped kitchen, with microwave, and gas grill. It sleeps 8-10 people and with two master bedrooms, and is ideal for a two family vacation. All bedrooms have their own private bath and french doors that open onto either the upper or lower covered porch.

A short walk leads to a dock shared with one other home where you can swim or sunbathe. Rent both houses for large groups. Included with the home are our 19 ft runabout boat for the week, as well as three kayaks to tour the lake. We are perfect for active families who want to get away.

Our 19 ft SeaRay Runabout Ski/cruise boat is included for experienced boaters. Rental includes water skis, towable tube, ropes, and life vests. Liability waiver required.

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Keywords: Lake House with Shared Dock (one other home)

More Details

Andre Perry
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2017

About Andre Perry

Catheryn Perry, I reside with my family in Atlanta, GA. Our family enjoys getting away from the big city to 'decompress' in the mountains, play on the lake, and totally absorb the peace and natural energy at Lake Nantahala.

Andre Perry purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Andre Perry chose Lake Nantahala

There is so much to do in the area. The Appalachian Trail is five miles away. Kayaking and rafting on the Nantahala River is 30 minutes away. A short drive takes you into Andrews, NC, Bryson City, NC, or Franklin, NC and Asheville is only a two hour drive. We usually get up early and kayak on the lake and then take the kids water skiing on the boat in the afternoon. There is another neighboring cabin that shares the dock that is available for rent for large family reunions or for several families to vacation together.

What makes this cabin unique

It is a very quiet relaxing area with plenty of things to do and plenty of time to do nothing as well.


Topton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (2), Murphy Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Secluded Waterfront Cabin on Lake Nantahala with 19 Ft Sea Ray
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Kannapolis, NC

Awesome and even better then the photos!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved the home and it was very comfortable for the 8 of us. We used the outdoor porches more then the inside of the house, even the kids loved sleeping on out on the upper deck. The lake is awesome and for some of us with some disability in walking up and down hills and tons of stairs, this home had great and easy access to the water with a wonderfully large dock and the boat was an AWESOME PLUS!!! Can't wait to go back! (June 2015 for a week)

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay at beautiful cabin with boat!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at this beautiful cabin for a week and absolutely loved it! Cool in the mornings and warm in the afternoons, which is when we lived on the lake using the beautiful boat with knee board and tube. The marina is located nearby for refueling and the lake, which is absolutely stunning, is not busy at all, which is nice if you want to play on the lake or just cruise. We were able to drive about an hour north to Cherokee to the casino, and just down the road to Nantahala Outdoor Center to do some white water rafting, which was awesome. Highly recommend this cabin as a quick getaway or a week long vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week here! The use of the boat is a big plus!! Especially with teenagers who get bored easily. No boredom here! Skiing, tubing, knee-boarding, kayaking, swimming, hiking, exploring. And that's without leaving the lake. The house is situated in a small cove so it's a great place to kayak and swim and jump from the dock without worrying about wake or boats passing by. We have vacationed in the NC mountains many times. This was our first time at Lake Nantahala. The house was in great condition and just the right size. There were six of us and we could have brought more friends! There is a hummingbird feeder on the first floor porch. It is so nice to just sit on the porch (very comfortable futon!) and watch the hummingbirds come and go all day. We ventured out visiting Bryson City (Deep Creek tubing), Cherokee ("Unto These Hills" outdoor night-time drama), searching for waterfalls, zip-lining and gem-mining. It is quite a distance to the nearest gas-station or grocery store (~20 miles), so be sure you have enough gas and groceries before heading to the house. I could go on and on about how much we enjoyed our time here. Owners always replied in timely manner. We emailed the owners once while we were there and they replied within hours. Be sure and read the journal of entries from other tenants at the house. You may find some good information. FYI - the rope swing into the lake is in the next cove (to the left). Fun!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Suwanee, GA

Always a Great Place to Visit and Relax

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at this house. The Sea Ray is the main reason as then you can go skiing anytime. No need for the hassle of boat rental. Lake Nantahala is the most beautiful lake in the Southeast and having the easy lake access is great. The kayaks are a lot of fun, too. This year, we got a lot of rain and the weather was cooler so our water activities were more limited. But the house is nice with satellite TV and WiFi so there are plenty of options for entertainment or just hang out on one of the porches to read and watch the hummingbirds flit around.

The owners are very accommodating and respond quickly if there are any issues. The place is very quiet, secluded and peaceful. There are several roads you can walk on that have very nice views of the lake including inside Nantahala Highlands (many beautiful homes) and the Reflections community.

For other excursions, check out the multilevel cascading waterfalls in the upstream section of the lake on the west side in a cove. The locals know where it is. Off-lake you have several whitewater areas including the Nantahala River, Tuck and Ocoee. The AT and Bartram Trails are nearby as well a great view from the observation tower at Wayah Bald to the east.

There is NO cellphone coverage at the lake which has its positives and negatives (if you want to disconnect from the office) but you can always stay in touch with the WiFi link in the house plus the free long distance phone service.

The place is well equipped, too.

Enjoy your next vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisville, KY

Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here this summer and we have a fabulous time! The cabin had plenty of space with lots of seating outdoors, lots of lake floaties, toys, etc. We were all very comfortable. In addition, we used the kayaks and speedboat which were such a blast for the kids. We went tubing every day and really enjoyed the relaxation and beauty of the lake. The cove of this cabin is perfect for swimming and privacy. It was so nice waking up every morning, strolling down to the dock and jumping in!

The owners were great with follow up and very easy to work with. I would highly recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a fun, relaxing, lakeside vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Placida, Fl

wonderful memories

  • 5 of 5

Our week with family was wonderful and have thousand of photos to prove it. Loved the location, the house and the whole experience. Kids 10 & 14, stayed on the lake most of the day and explored, fished, loved the rope swings and kayaked. It was like living in NH again with the dirt roads and many streams but without the mosquitoes! We brought our own boat but might have been easier renting theirs. House is well equipped with good kitchen equipment and still overwhelmed by all the bathrooms. I hope we can come back in the future. Kids went white river rafting and couldn't stop talking about it. The local restaurant was great also and boys had the giant hamburger...

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Topton Cabin Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $100

$500 Deposit to hold rental dates which becomes refundable damage deposit, full rent due 30 days prior to rental dates. Accept Checks or Credit Cards

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Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Franklin, NC
Car: necessary


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