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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
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
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

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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Lake Norman of Catawba House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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
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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North Carolina

Wonderful 2017 family Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

Grandparents, kids and grandkids all had a wonderful Thanksgiving in this beautifully appointed home on the lake. (Our two granddaughters each caught their first fish!) The house itself was gorgeous and the extensive decking provided easy access to the water. We would wholeheartedly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and vacation at Saunderosa. To top it off that's fantastic the girls each caught a fish, way to go! We always do some improvements during the winter months. So you will be surprised next time you come. We'd love to host you and your beautiful family again....Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!
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House was beautiful and spacious!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time, wished we could have stayed longer! Lots to do around the house with the downstairs game room. Decks are beautiful, would love to come back when it’s a little warmer so we can enjoy all the outdoor water activities.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome lake house with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Owners are accessible and gracious. House is gorgeous with the most comfortable beds and fluffiest towels. Decks to lake are amazing with even a Tiki bar. Games room fully outfitted and a definite party atmosphere with huge bar and plenty of board games and puzzles. Fireplace on main floor is beautiful and stocked with wood. Kitchen fully stocked and I mean fully. Master suite on top floor has floor to ceiling windows making waking up to a lakeview sunrise a wonderful experience. Huge garden tub but also the hot tub which was clean and hot.

Can’t say enough about how nice this place is.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and lot's of outdoor space to enjoy.

  • 5 of 5

This was even more beautiful in person. There are lot's of outdoor seating areas and a screened in gazebo to enjoy the view of the lake. We even enjoyed a kayak trip at the end of October. The kitchen was well equipped and the layout of the home was perfect. I especially enjoyed watching the planes come in on the water, "don't see that every day in Ohio". It was cooler weather so the basement pool table and video games gave us something to do with our visitors when it was too cool for them to sit outside. I feel very blessed that our family was able to stay there and the owners shared their piece of heaven on earth. I would love to come back. Great place even if you have more people, there was more room to spread out on many levels, indoors and out.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear you had a great time at Saunderosa. We loved reading how you call it "our piece of heaven on earth". That's how we feel about Saunderosa........We feel especially blessed having wonderful guests such as yourselves come to stay at Saunderosa and truly enjoy all she has to offer. We do hope you can come back, maybe sometime in the summer when you can truly enjoy the lake. We do hope we can host you again! Your hosts, Toni & Kelly
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Great House! Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! The house is beautiful and very open. It comes equipped with everything you need.

Each floor has a full bath. The master bedroom upstairs has a king bed with a shower and large garden tub. The main floor level (as you walk in) has 2 bedrooms with queen beds. They share a bath with a very nice shower. The lower walkout level has the fourth bedroom with a full bath with a tub/ shower and queen bed.

It was great not to provide our own bath towels and linens! The luxury linens were very nice and I had no detergent sensitivity issues which at times can be an issue for me.

The great management staff, agent, and home owners were very responsive and helpful. I can't say enough positive things about the house!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so thrilled you had a great stay at Saunderosa. We try our hardest to make your stay as comfortable as ever and tell clients "to make Saunderosa your home away from home". Do come back and see us again sometime. We are constantly doing improvements to the house and property so you will see some changes. We'd love to host you again! Hope you have great holidays..... Thanks again, Your team at Saunderosa....
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  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful and extremely clean. Tons of amenities to keep ourselves busy along w/a safe environment for our dogs. The Office Manager was exceptional as we were in transit to North Carolina and were arriving at our destination much earlier than anticipated but with her assistance she was able to make the property readily available for an early check in which was appreciated as we were coming from Michigan.

Our stay was fantastic and we are looking forward to coming back in 2018. The only factor of concern was in the beginning when trying to make payment w/VBRO, the communication wasn't as clear for the amount due which resulting in us having to make an additinal payment vs. two (1/2 of front to reserve and 1/2 before check in). As we had animals which we communicated in the beginning this wasn't added to the cost originally when communicated our entrire cost for the stay. It would be recommended to have all the fees / charges communicated in the very beginning to the customer vs. continuously adding addtional charges after the fact.

Thank you

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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