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'This Waterfront Retreat' is the Best Kept Secret., Saunderosa *Dock!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-10) with mattress

Come and enjoy the peace and quiet of lake living at 'Saunderosa' this beautiful three level home; over 3800 Square Feet, which is fully furnished/equipped and surrounded by large shade trees with private water frontage with a brand new 42 ft dock, brand new deck off living area, and patio areas that offer both sun & shade. It has all the entertainment you will need both inside and out.With the 3 level floor plan easily accomodates multiple families. It is located in a private cul-de-sac, inside an airpark community with a private strip making this area very eclectic and charming.

The main level has an open airy feel. The fully equipped kitchen is ready and waiting to prepare any meal you would like. The dining room has a very large table enough to accommodate 8 people with exquisite view of lake, along with the kitchen bar that has 3 additional stools, this flows into the living area that has a vaulted ceiling and stone fireplace, which burns real wood, and a 55' flat screen TV with a blueray player for your favorite movies. Lots of dvd's there or bring your favorites! This room also has two large patio doors that open onto a raised deck overlooking the bottom deck and hot tub area. Both decks have the same gorgeous view of lake. Also on side yard lots of grass you can enjoy, crochet, horseshoes, badmitton....bring your bikes lots of great trails nearby in State Park or bike in neighborhood. There is a basketball hoop and room to have a game with friends and family.

The upper level of house is where the luxurious master suite is which offers another wood fireplace. A 46 inch flat screen tv above fireplace mantel. The master bath has a garden tub and a standing shower with seperate dressing area and double vanity sinks with granite counters. Then there is a loft which is the perfect place for peace and quiet to get work done or enjoy a book.

Then enjoy our nostalgic lower level GAME ROOM complete with a full bar, pool table, poker table & chips, dart board and brand new pacman cocktail table & golf video game. We have a table set up for those who love puzzles and card games. Something for EVERYONE! This level also has a bedroom with beautiful lake view and full bath. And just in case you are having to much fun and feel guilty, there is a workout room. The bottom level then opens out onto a brand new sun deck , all new patio furniture to relax, hang out, view the lake or read that favorite book,. There's a new grill area and fantastic hot tub overlooking the lake.

Bring your own boat or jet skis, there is boat launching nearby. We have DEEP WATER year round so no worries on a dry cove. Or you can rent a boat by the day or week; Lake Norman Marine & others specialize in pontoon or jet ski rentals. Local rental companies will deliver to our dock. Perfect for those who want to wake up and jump on their boat for a day of fun on Lake Norman. The dock area also has the perfect little lakeside screened in gazebo where you can play games and enjoy your favorite 'beverage'. If you dont want to boat, you can always fish, swim or float in this cozy and safe cove, or even rent a kayak. We're told the fishing is fantastic right off dock! We also have paddleboat, 2 kayaks and 1 paddleboard for your enjoyment.

So we invite you and your family to enjoy and create wonderful memories here where you have everything you need. We provide premium /luxury bed linens, down comforters with duvets on top of brand new Foster Stearns Mattresses, towels for 8/10 people. Your comfy beds are made up and waiting for you to arrive and enjoy. We supply your initial start up of papergoods, toilet paper, soaps, and papertowels. Also if you don't have time or want to deal with grocery shopping, email me a prepared list of what you would like to have stocked and I will have it there waiting for you for an extra fee. This truly is your home away from home. Fun begins the minute you walk thru the doors.. So come and enjoy Saunderosa you will love it!!!! Best Kept Secret on the lake.......

PS... We take great pride in our home and do NOT tolerate large parties. We do however want you and your families to have a wonderful time!! But the house is only set up for 10 people.

Keywords: Lakefront, Waterfront, Pool Table, Game Room, Indoor & Outdoor Bar areas, No wake Zone, Great for Swimming

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Memories............those wonderful thoughts tucked away and taken out time and time again.........

SAUNDEROSA is just such a memory. My families 'home' for the Thanksgiving weekend wedding of my daughter. SAUNDEROSA was the tranquil retreat for out of town family. Philip and Toni thought of and included everything anyone could ask for at their fingertips. The little extras did not go unnoticed.......fresh flowers, holiday touches, chilled wine.....certainly added to our stay. As mother of the bride I wanted everything perfect... all of the family, from Gramma to a busy ten year old, comfortable and entertained plus a few quiet moments. Morning coffee, out on the deck enjoying Lake Norman, wrapped up in cozy throws was a perfect way to start each day. A time for family to sit and chat before the day's events. From beautifully appointed rooms,luscious robes to wrap up in, to a fun game area, to the picturesque view.......SAUNDORSA has it all. Thank you, Philip and Toni, for making a very special family event even more special. SAUNDORSA is a memory I plan to revisit......not just in thought but in person.
Nov 2012
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(71 traveler reviews)

'This Waterfront Retreat' is the Best Kept Secret., Saunderosa *Dock!
average rating of 4.971831 based on 72 reviews
fort lauderdale

Absolutely beautiful😎😎😎

  • 5 of 5

We went there to go see the foliage with four people it was beautiful and comfortable everything you could want is there ..we stopped at the wonderful grocery store which is right by the house (less than 20 minutes )had everything you needed and the liquor store was even closer 🍾󯠼󭽷We played pool and darts in the downstairs bar area ,Toni and Philip did the most fabulous job decorating and making sure that everything you could ever want is available for you..from kayaks to stand up paddle boards to a paddle boat to a beautiful hot tub overlooking the lake I didn't want to leave the Multiple decks ,I could've just sat out there all day. We Took a ride up into the mountains of Boone and grandfather Mountain and went to the Willy worm festival which was a riot and even more beautiful than I could've imagined thank you for that suggestion Toni and Kelly, you both made the experience so wonderful we will always have these great memories , we will be back again and again thank you

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear you had such a great time at Saunderosa. We loved that you were able to sneak away & visit Grandfather Mtn and our local family themed festival. This makes NC extra special to visit. We do look forward to y'all coming back soon to Saunderosa, your home away from home.........
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Great Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were spacious, very clean and absolutely wonderful. There are amenities and recreational activities for all age groups. We recommend bringing any items you need from the store prior to your arrival; otherwise the closest grocery store is about 20 minutes away. Other than that, this is a great vacation location.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fantastic vacation spot for a family!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental met and exceeded all of our expectations. The house was beautiful, spacious, supplied with all that we needed for a wonderful vacation. With instant access to a paddle board, a paddle boat, a kayak, water noodles, and floats, we thoroughly enjoyed our time on the lake. Since the home is nestled in a quiet cove and elevated above the water, we also enjoyed the beautiful scenery. Even when it was raining, we had plenty to do inside. The home includes a game room with a pool table, electronic game table, board games, and even nice toys that were wonderful for our littlest ones. The kitchen was well supplied with every utensil and pot and pan we needed for cooking. We enjoyed the grill and outdoor dining on the deck, too. All in all, I would rate this home as the best vacation rental we have ever rented as a family.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sooooooo delighted you all had a wonderful family get together and enjoyed staying at Saunderosa. We loved having you and do hope we can host you again. Again, thank you for your kind words and for choosing Saunderosa as your home away from home. Yours hosts, Toni & Kelly
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Beautiful, spacious, quiet, secluded

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for what we needed. If we come back to Lake Norman in the future we would absolutely stay at this home again. Had a great time!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear you all had a great time. Yes, do come back we'd love to host you again. Each year we try to surprise all our returning guests with upgrades, changes etc trying to keep Saunderosa the best ever! So next time you come we will have wonderful surprises for you as well. Until then we wish you a great rest of the year and do look forward to hearing from you again! Kelly & Toni
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Winston-Salem, NC

Wonderful Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

This was our third summer in a row staying at the Saunderosa. We truly consider it our home away from home. The owners and all of the staff do everything possible to make our stay wonderful. Each year it is always exciting to see what they have updated or changed from previous years. This year the main level bathroom was remodeled. So, the owners are looking for ways to improve our experience with the constant upgrades. The views, the dock, the tons of fun on the water, and the making of memories. Already looking forward to next year. Thanks for our home away from home but with a tremendous lake view.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always love having you back and do look forward to next summer too! Thank you so much for your kind words. Yes, we always aim to please and try to think what you would like to see updated and/or changed. We are also always open to suggestions as well. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you next summer, if not sooner, at your home away from home... Saunderosa!
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Duncansville, PA

Paradise on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

I have been staying at Saunderosa now for 4 years and couldn't be happier. It is truly a dream vacation home for me and my family. It has everything you need for great family fun. The accommodations are super. You feel like you are in a home, not just a house. Special touches welcome you to Saunderosa as if you are family. Rain or shine this place has you covered. Tons of water gear available for use. Tons of inside entertainment available (board games, pool, darts, arcade games, books, DVDs etc) just in case you have a rainy day or get too much sun. The Decks and the Dock area are spectacular. Plenty of area for all guests to relax (sun and shade are available). We loved the hot tub too. This home provides wonderful linens and plenty of towels. Kitchen is fully loaded with plenty of cooking gear and serving items and most every gadget you would need. The owner's have thought of everything to make our stay worry free and wonderful. Can't wait to go back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for all your kind words. We aim to please and when we hear our customers say how much they enjoyed our endeavors, it makes us feel so proud. YES!!! Please do come back we want Saunderosa to be your home away from we love having you!!!!!!
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Landing Restaurant
Lake Norman Motel
Queens Landing -- CLOSED
"Great way to see the lake!"
Exit 36 Grill -- CLOSED
Food Lion Store
"Nearby grocery store"
"They delivery to the house"
Linebergers Steakhouse
"Great Amusement and WaterPark"
Big Daddy's of Lake Norman
Lake Norman Tavern
Lazy 5 Ranch
"Nice place to take kids to enjoy animals"
Grandfather Mountain State Park
"Beautiful mountain view on the mile high swing bridge"
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Norman State Park

Lake Norman has over 500 miles of shoreline and offers excitement for all ages - cruises, restaurants accessible by boat, Waterskiing, jet skiiing, wind surfing, kayaking, fishing, swimming, Queens Landing is nearby which features dining cruises, rentals of watercrafts, putt putt golf course and tennis. Lake Norman State Park offers hiking/walking, biking, picnic areas, lake swimming. We are by protected areas for great skiing, waterboarding & tubing. The islands nearby have sandy beaches good for anchoring & swimming. Good for wadding for children. Close to: Mooresville (Race City) approx 7 miles away offers shopping, restaurants, museums and movies. YMCA Gym. Has Super Target & Walmart in Mooresville along with large chain restaurants. Then there is Discovery Place, Lazy 5 Ranch, Carowinds Amusement & Waterpark Park, USA Whitewater Rafting Center in Charlotte approx 45 minutes away. Billy Graham Library, N. Carolina Racing Hall of Fame. Davidson and Cornelius are great towns that has shopping boutiques, historic sites/museums and tours, antique shopping, Jetton park for walking trails. Huntersville - horse riding, festivals, Raptor Center, Birkdale Village, golf, Hickory (Furniture Central), The Pit in Mooresville with indoor go carts & arcade & laser tag and so many more fantastic things to mention.


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Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $175 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

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Lake Norman of Catawba House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Granite or marble tops
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3) We do have a deluxe blow up air mattress.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Have hammock area to take a nap or read your favorite book in total relaxation, wood swing, noodles, floats, yard games, board games. Top deck is 34 ft long giving great living space outside. Protected area so its great for water skiing, wakeboarding & swimming. The hot tub and fire pit is also another great place to relax.

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