4 Bdrm Lakefront Home With Mtn And Lake Views All Around - check out the video!
Family of AlpenHaus
About Family of AlpenHaus
Welcome to the AlpenHaus! Our family is happy that you’ll experience Lake Santeetlah in the same way that we love so dearly! We are a tight-knit, active family from Maryville, TN and have been coming to Santeetlah for many years. My parents lived in Germany while in the Army and we have gone back to visit their Bavarian home several times. This home continually reminded us of the views we’ve seen while over there, thus we named it AlpenHaus! Wakeboarding and waterskiing is how we have spent our summers growing up and there is simply no lake better for watersports than Santeetlah! In 2015 we decided to buy a home after staying (on VRBO) at many of the great homes on the lake. We chose to buy the house that boasts the best views on the lake! After extensive remodeling with a focus towards optimizing the space for quality family time, we are excited to open it up to you in 2016!
Family of AlpenHaus purchased this House in 2015
Why Family of AlpenHaus chose Lake Santeetlah
Where do we begin? Santeetlah is truly one of the last great treasures. From our home’s porches you will not see ONE other home as you peer across the lake. Instead, you will see pristine water, incredible sunrises, and National Forest! After having traveled the world as a wakeboarder, boat designer, and wakeboard coach it is safe to say that I have learned what makes a great lake. Although there are plenty of incredible places in this world, Lake Santeetlah is simply among the best mountain lakes on Earth!
What makes this House unique
This house was designed in keeping with the view it boasts. Every bedroom will offer a morning sunrise like you’ve never seen before. The outdoor deck area around the home is almost as large as the house itself. We have 13 members of our immediate family and we spend any available weekends at AlpenHaus without ever feeling crowded.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
There are steps down to the home from parking lot.
Absolutely no climbing on, or jumping off of, the exterior decks and porches.
Please do not use outdoor gas fireplace for cooking food, or for burning natural wood/timber.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
This is a lovely home with a great view of the lake. Sleeping arrangements for 3 families with children (10 people) was perfect. Kitchen had everything we needed. Game room a big hit. Only two things to consider: there is a lot of walking up & down stairs with bedrooms on 3 floors and no TV on main floor except in master bedroom. Thanks Alpenhaus Family for sharing your home!
End of JULY 2019
Overall great time at this lakehouse. The three paddleboards were a plus. It did appear that the home had been cleaned but then had not been used for a bit, the carpet on the top level needed a fresh vacuum and the outside had not been swept off. Its possible that there was a recent storm before we arrived that made the outside patio area in need of a sweeping.
The location of this property is great, very quiet and enough areas for two families. This was our 8th year renting on Lake Santeetlah and the area never disappoints. Overall another good lakehouse to spend great times with the family.
AlpenHaus is a Fantastic Santeetlah Lakehouse
Our group of 10 enjoyed a great week at AlpenHaus! Nice place, great views, excellent dock. The kitchen has an extra ice maker, which is very useful for a large group. Well stocked & outfitted house, great media and game rooms!
Be aware that you have to traverse many stairs; 2+ flights between road/parking level and house main floor, then roughly 3 flights between house main floor and dock. Our group had no issues with the stairs, but you may want to know.
Highly recommend this vacation rental!
Santeetlah family fun
We had a great time and the accommodations were great! The oven needs to be calibrated as we had to bake things much longer and higher temperatures might want to Che k on that.
Thank you Cherie! We will certainly look into the oven settings. We are so glad you had a good visit and chose to stay at AlpenHaus!!!
Everything you want!
We've stayed in many different homes around Santeetlah for over a decade, and this was our first opportunity to stay at AlpenHaus. This is a very lovely home that is well suited for 2 families with young kids, and it has everything you could want for a great lake vacation. We were very happy and we would come back.
Some unique features about the house that make it special:
There are 3 levels of gazebos to sit in the shade and enjoy the view. Never had a house with this before and it was very nice.
There are 3 SUPs available. A favorite morning activity for the ladies.
There is an old-school arcade game with ~20 classic games on it. That was a fun lunch-time and rainy day activity for the little guys.
The TV had a supplemental sound system - which is great for flatscreen TVs. The kids liked to watch movies before bed.
The dock is large - suitable for up to 3 boats - and teak. There is a pad for a jet ski. Our kids spent a lot of time swimming here.
Some things to consider:
It's easy to miss Island Dr. on your way in the first time. Take it slow and watch for the numbers to change.
The only feature we really didn't care for is that there is no direct access to the dock from outside the house. You have to wind your way through the house each time. Really it's a trade-off between that and the gazebos. Not a huge issue - just a heads up as you plan equipment transfers.
The dock is on the main part of the lake, so you will get some boat traffic. Just make sure you have 3-4 fenders for your boat and you'll be fine. My Ski Nautique never got a scratch during the week of the 4th.
The downstairs bedroom has 2 bunk beds. Perfect for kids say 16 and under (we had a 6, 9, 9 and 13 yr old). 4 teenagers might be a bit tight.
I gave this house 5* because the basics are good (clean, kitchen well stocked, WiFi, comfortable beds, well maintained) and it's unique features. This is one of the better homes on Santeetlah and you can rent with confidence from this family.
Best Place to take family vacations!
We loved the house, the place, the amenities, the decoration, the lake, in few words, we loved the place. Thank you Family of AlpenHaus to allow us to stay at your beautiful house, the house was really well equipped and we expend the end of the year and the beginning of the new one at a breath taking place....your house in front of the lake. Thank you again.
We are located right off the famous US-129 "the Dragon" - a world-renowned scenic route for motorcyclists and car enthusiasts!