Waterfront Cottage on Lake Hickory

Enjoy the Deckview from deckCoffee on the Screened PorchLiving Areaview from living areaBedroom with Queen SizeBedroom with Queen Size and TwinSleeping porchKitchen AreaKitchen and Living AreaView from Kitchen windowLake HouseWatch the turtles, the herons, and the fishAnother View from Living Area
“ Excellent ”
38 Reviews


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
Type: Cottage
Per night: $105 - $110
Per week: $720 - $735
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No
Description of the Hickory vacation cottage rental
This charming 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage boasts a modern kitchen and stainless steel appliances, tiled shower, washer and dryer, hardwood floors, a sleeping porch with double futon, and a big deck overlooking Lake Hickory which is just steps away down a gentle slope. From the deck and dock, watch the herons, turtles, and the fish or just dive in for a great swim. It's perfect for a romantic getaway, a fun weekend for a couple of friends/couples, or a small family. The water and the views are there to greet you in the morning and help you relax at night.
Area Information
Our cottage is in the community of Bethlehem which is in the middle of Lake Hickory. We're an hour from Boone, Blowing Rock, Charlotte, Lake Norman, Lake James, Black Mountain, Linville Falls, and an hour and 1/2 from Asheville. Fun, historic downtown Hickory is a short 10 minute drive and you can be at the mall and Hickory furniture markets in about 15 minutes. There are grocery stores and great restaurants just minutes away. You could swim to River's Edge marina, but if it's too cold, it's a short drive to rent any water vehicles. 2 public docking accesses are close by.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 01 2014 Apr 30 2015 $105 $105 $720 - 2 Nights
May 01 2015 Nov 30 2015 $110 $110 $735 - 2 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: Included in cleaning/linen/tax fee
Deposits: 1/2 of total is due 21 days prior to arrival. Balance is due 72 hours prior to arrival. Fully refundable with 72 hour notice, less than 72 hours notice is $100.00 booking fee. We require a $250.00 refundable security/damage deposit in the form of a separate check. This is returned or destroyed following departure with approved inspection. Partial deposit may be used if appropriate for damages. This is a smoke-free home. We ask no smoking in house, in screened porch, or on deck.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: $50.00 non-refundable cleaning/linen/tax fee 2 nights/2 guests. $75.00 non-refundable cleaning/linen/tax fee 3 or more nights or more than 4 guests. Rental Rates are for 4 people, no pets. Additional fees of 10.00 per night per person. Approved pets $50.00 Holiday rates are add'l $50. for the week or $10 more per night, 3 night min for Labor Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Easter, Fourth of July. 2 night min. remainder of year. Summer rates may be higher


  • Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Twin Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Beach Chairs
  • Fireplace
  • Kayak
  • Screened Porch
  • Beach Towels
  • Full Kitchen
  • Lakefront
  • View (Lake)
  • Canoe
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • Waterfront
  • Deck
  • Appliances

  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • TV (Antenna)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator (Mini)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Activities

  • Canoeing
  • Lake
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Water Skiing
  • Restaurant
    (1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (10 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Bring your fishing poles, kayaks and canoes, and golf clubs or just sit on the floating dock and DO NOTHING. (We do have 1 canoe available).
There are great restaurants just a short walk or drive away. Boat rentals are available less than 5 minutes away.
Plenty of linens, towels, and kitchen necessities are supplied. 2 queen beds, 1 twin, double futon on the screened porch, sofa sleeper. It's a compact cottage.

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Hickory, North Carolina

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Mary Crane

Crossville, TN

Great relaxing place !!!

We thoroughly enjoyed our two-night stay. Next time we will make it three nights ! A very inviting cottage with everything you need and Deborah, the owner could not have been nicer.

Deborah Braden

Owner's reply:

So glad you had a great time. We want our guests to come happy and leave even happier! It's guests like you who make us want to be even better...Thanks!

Lynne Haddow

Sugar Land, TX USA

Lake Hickory Fall Spectacular

We recently stayed at this cottage end of October early November. Our trip could not have been better. The cottage is terrific with a beautiful view. We went at the peak of color and it was spectacular! The owner is extremely nice and made every effort to make our trip special. Beds were comfortable, kitchen was well equipped. It is quiet and peaceful and the perfect get away. And while you feel like you are remote, it is a five to ten minute drive to restaurants, the marina etc. We will most definitely be back!!!!

Deborah Braden

Owner's reply:

So happy you enjoyed. Hope it's "welcome to the neighborhood" soon.

Doris Hollifield

fairview, nc

fun and relax

the house was great, it was clean and comfortable, it even had things you might have forgot.it was close to town to go to eat ,shop or other things you wanted to do. it was nice to just sit on deck and relax, it was quite and peaceful. I brought my boat to fish ,had plenty of room to park it . boat ramp was close to house maybe 5 min. my wife loved to go down to the houses dock and just sit or fish, if she is happy every thing is good .the house had every thing you needed, just bring your food and snacks. the owner was great and had you some extra things for you it was great place to stay. going to see when we get off in april to come again maybe july and oct. will come again. thanks cliff fun and

Deborah Braden

Owner's reply:

So happy you had a relaxing and fun time.

Sheri Kicklighter

North Carolina

Home away from home!

Our preferred method of travel is to rent a house or condo vs a hotel room. We like being able to cook for ourselves and just hang out with friends and family if possible. This rental was wonderful! You really can walk in and be at home. The extra things that the owner has provided are very far above and beyond expectation. We will definitely be repeat customers. Each time I thought " I wonder if there is a chance this is here" for whatever item I needed, it was! Extra toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, towels, most kitchen dishes you could possibly need, fishing poles, tackle box, drinks and condiments in the fridge, and even bug spray. We were very impressed and all of our guests wanted contact information for their own future rental. I can't recommend this place enough, you will NOT regret this rental. And if you are looking to rent a boat, the folks over at the marina close to here are very good people to work with.

Deborah Braden

Owner's reply:

We are so glad you enjoyed and hope your celebration went well.

Betsie Dalrymple Peter

New Hampshire

As great as it shows!

This cottage is a great as it shows online. It is clean, comfortable and relaxing. It sits right on the lake and I loved sitting out on the deck and watching the sun rise over Lake Hickory. The only reason we gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is the lack of cell service in the area (we have Verizon Wireless). We had an emergency with one of our dogs and didn't get the message right away. All ended well, but maybe a land line in the cottage would be a good idea.

Judy Leichssenring

Emmaus, PA

Cabin on Lake Hickory

This was our second stay at the cabin. It's a beautiful home-away-from-home when visiting friends.

Deborah Braden

Owner's reply:

Always a joy to have you.

Kelly Olivieri

greensboro nc

Beautiful and relaxing!

We were pleasantly surprised when we walked in to this cozy, clean, updated home! Pictures don't do it justice. The homeowners thought of everything :) We can't wait to go back!!

jim schmidt

Aurora, Illinois

Great place

We loved our stay there and got to see so many family members for the surprise party. The home was very cozy and the kitchen was great. I would recommend this home to anybody who wants privacy and a lovely home. The only drawback is that it is hard to get there in the dark so we stayed in most nights which was just fine for us. Thank you for a great stay

Greg Boyer

Myersville, MD, USA

Lake James Waterfront Home

The house was amazing, the views breath taking and the dock and access to the lake very convenient. This was the most relaxing vacation we can recall. The house had everything you needed, it was clean and very well maintained and the hosts demonstrated Southern Hospitality you would expect. They gave us privacy, but were available and willing to share local spots and information at the asking. If you go you won't regret it

Karen Brooks

Waycross, GA

Great vacation!

We really enjoyed our vacation in Hickory. The house was exactly what we expected and was really great. The house was steps away from the lake and had its own dock which was fantastic. It was really clean and the owner was super nice! We would absolutely stay here again.

Margaret Reynolds

NW Florida

Serene lake cottage

One of the most relaxing vacation spots we have experienced. Quiet, beautiful, natural setting. The cabin was very well furnished and the decor was updated and comfortable. Clean, fresh linens and plenty of personal items for our use. Washer and dryer were available for convenience. We all decided we would love to come back someday. Best getaway ever!

Rob Abbott

Kilworthy ON


As described and expected.

Shelly Faw

Newport, NC


My family and I had a wonderful time. Everything was exactly as it was described. Very cozy and relaxing. We will definitely be back.

Lisa McKenzie

Flat Top, WV

Fall Getaway

Perfect lake cottage! My entire family enjoyed our stay at Lake Hickory. All of our expectations were exceeded, and we can't wait to begin planning our next trip back to your cottage.

Jessica Quell

Clayton, NC

Perfect little getaway!

My husband and I are huge outdoors people and have always vacationed off the beaten path. After having kids, we have had a hard time finding a place that was semi secluded but also provided the conveniences for the kids sake while affordable. This place has fit the bill! We had such a lovely time. The house was stocked with everything we could possibly need, as well as water toys, kids books and magazines. The personal touches provided by the owners will definately have us coming back. The cost was well within our budget for a family of 4 and with the lake just footsteps away, there was endless entertainment for the kids without leaving. Plus a lot of our favorite hiking areas were short drives away. Perfect place and well worth the money!

Margaret Griffith

Oakboro NC USA

Great Place to Stay

My family went on a weekend trip for a wedding in Granite Falls NC. We stayed for 3 nights. The house is small but has great features. We stayed in the bedroom with 1 queen bed. My husband and I sleep very well and the bed was very comfortable and had very nice linens. The room was small but the owner had baskets in the room and shelving in the closet for stowing items. The deck is a great area and has shade and sunny areas to accommodate both types of sun people. The kitchen was fully stocked with anything you needed. There is a Lowes Grocery Store very near the house for anything else you need. The owner was very accommodating with the rental. Overall, the house was excellent and I will definitely stay there again.

Marlu taylor

Spartanburg, SC

Very peaceful

A very peaceful and relaxing location with beautiful waterfront view. Home is very comfortable and beautifully decorated. I watched 2 birds build a nest in the flower box under the kitchen window while I was sitting on the deck right next to them. No cell phone, no laptop, no TV - just sounds of the woods and water. Wonderful.

Steve McKinney

Millers Creek, NC

Weekend Getaway

Great location, very nice cottage, and a great place to get away for a weekend. Very nice owners and the cottage is very up to date with a great deck and right on the water. Will be planning more weekend trips to this cottage. LOVED IT!!!

Deborah Braden

Owner's reply:

We have the best guests!

Karen Bronson

Fallbrook, California

Hickory Lake house

I had a wonderful stay at the Hickory Lake House and plan to stay on my next trip back to Hickory. The furshing were comfortable and everything was kept up so nice and clean. The owners were fantastic to work with and went above and beyond in making sure my stay was fantastic. Having the golf course so close was nice for my grandaughter and I to take refreshing daily walks. Enjoy your stay, I sure did.

Jan Irey

Jacksonville, FLA

Advertised to perfection

We arrived on Saturday and drove right to the cabin on Lake Hickory. It was all it was advertised to be. Clean, comfortable, everything one would need "a home away from home". The view was extraordinary morning and night. My family had a pontoon boat that we took out on Lake Hickory for a day, one of those perfect boating days. We are planning on renting the same cabin next spring and probably fall, since we have family there. Not a thing to complain about except the hill up and down to the dock (for some of my older friends). Not me of course.

Sandy Murray Ward

Pittsboro, NC


We so enjoyed our 3-night stay at this lakeside cottage. It was hard to leave! Everything we needed was provided, and more. We had all of our meals on the deck overlooking the lake and of course, everything tasted better in the outdoors. And you'll love the mature trees on the property. I'd go back tomorrow if I could. Sign up and enjoy your stay! Sandy

Terri Bernstine

Des Moines, Iowa

Great value for the price

I stayed at this property with my 21 year old son and 2 of his college friends. It was a great place for everyone to be away from the hussle and bussle and relax. You are pretty deep into the woods so service for phone, tv and internet were very minimal which forced you to have good old fashion fun. The house is stocked with absolutely everything you would need including probably 100 DVD's, board games, fishing poles, a canoe and toys and rafts for the water. Beach and bath towels are provided and the kitchen is stocked with everything you need. I enjoyed sitting out on the deck overlooking the lake in the early morning and late into the evening. I was amazed at the lack of bugs, I did not see one mosquito. This property is immaculate and the owner was wonderful to deal with. I would highly recommend this property to anyone.

Chris Humphries

Pittsburgh, PA

Exceeded my expectations

We rented this property for a relaxing week for my family. The reviews were great, so I had very high expectations. Well, the actual property exceeded all of my expectations. The cottage is extremely clean and well supplied. The owner really has thought of everything...plenty of linens, soap, paper products. Plus, the special touches were the fresh cut blooms on the screened in porch and the blooming begonias in the kitchen window box. My kids had a blast on the lake paddling the canoe and swimming. Also, they caught so many fish, we lost count. The movie DVD collection was extensive. The beds were extremely comfortable. Nearby, we rented a pontoon boat, went out to dinner one night, and visited the library and science center. We hope to make the trip to this property an annual tradition. I can't wait to return!

Kaila Gomez

Cary, NC

Wonderful Stay

Our vacation at this lake house was fantastic. The house was very clean, it had everything we needed during our stay, and the lake is beautiful. The owners were fantastic and very accommodating; they though of everything to make us feel welcome and enjoy our stay. This was our first time renting a lake house, but they made the process very easy. Our family truly enjoyed meals on the deck overlooking the lake, fishing, swimming; everything was incredible. We look forward visiting again.

Brenda Libretti

Tampa, FL


Our stay at the cottage was wonderful. All the reviews I read prior to our stay were right on point. The owner thought of everything.. The property is well kept and so comfortable - clean. There is a beautiful view of the lake and the area is so peaceful. Highly recommend this property.

Frederick Eugene Steakley



this is the best place that we have been on vac. Everything was great. The host thought of everything. We will be going back again. Beautiful views of the lake. plenty of walking places. Everything close by. Food , Mall and much more.

Stephen Lefler

Winter Springs, FL

Hyatt in the woods

Beautiful view of lake and all the conforts of home. One of the cleanest and comfortable places we have stayed. New appliances and beds very comfortable. No detail left forgotten by the owner. We hope to stay again.

Joanna Coleman

Jacksonville, FL

Winter Wonderland!!! SNOW!!!!

Lovely, lovely property. So comfortable and everything we needed was right at hand and easy to find. Sunset on the lake was beautiful and the snow was a very rare and unexpected bonus. Can't wait until summer to spend more time at this homey cottage and play on the lake. The appliances were great, the beds comfortable and the scenery phenomenal. We loved it!

Rhonda Harris

Raleigh, NC

Great Thanksgiving!

Our second time back at this cozy cabin on Lake Hickory. Great for a family of 3. Owners make special little touches that makes for a nice stay. Canoe for fishing, beautiful sunsets over the lake, wildlife(beaver/otter, blue heron, ducks etc.), and a cozy woodburning fireplace. Spent Easter, and now Thanksgiving, there...VERY relaxing and stress-free with modern conveniences for cooking our Thanksgiving turkey. No need to bring anything..linens, all kitchen items, washer/dryer, microwave etc...all provided. Great dock for sunbathing and fishing from. Huge deck overlooking the lake, screened porch, outdoor loungers and tables, and a spot for outdoor fires(plenty of firewood too). Not far from downtown Hickory for groceries, shopping etc. Golf course across the street(walking distance) and a marina closeby for larger boats. THANKS AGAIN to the owners.


St. Petersburg, FL USA

Relaxing Getaway

Peace & quiet with a great view. This cozy house was ideal for our trip to Hickory & Blowing Rock. I would highly recommend to anyone.

Clint Petree

Savanna Georgia

Nice Getaway

My wife and another couple all loved our stay. The place has a great deck overlooking the lake. The owners payed a great deal of attention to detail with a newly renovated kitchen and fresh paint and molding. Truely a very nice place to stay in Hickory. I'll be there next time I have a stay in town.


Waynesville, NC

Great Weekend of Fishing

Got there and the view was beautiful, the cottage was clean and exactly as advertised. Grilled hamburgers the first night after a good day of fishing. Took a shower and had a restful nights sleep. Woke up, had a cup of coffee on the deck overlooking the lake, walked down to my boat and went fishing. What could have been better.


Winston-Salem, NC

Perfect Restful Getaway

My husband and I loved the peaceful surroundings of this recently updated cottage by the water. Great place to read and rest on the floating dock and then take a canoe ride and explore Lake HIckory! Enjoyed the deck where we cooked on the gas grill and could eat in the screen porch or on the deck overlooking the water. Comfortable bed, DVDs galore to view. Blessed by this abode & ready to go back!

Cindy Fieberts

Sarasota, Florida

Very Relaxing

We just returned from a week stay at the Braden's cabin. It was very clean, cozy and has beautiful views of the lake. The pictures on the website are exactly what it looks like (we have stayed in many places where it looks nothing like the website). It has a very nice kitchen with everything you would need for cooking and entertaining! Great location to Hickory and there is a marina at the end of the cove (or just down the road) to rent boats. Lake Hickory is a beautiful lake with many huge and beautiful homes on it. No cable TV but we didn't even miss it (the Johnny Carson DVD's kept us entertained when we did feel the need for TV). Great deck with nice views and most of the time a cool breeze (though it was hot in NC, but not as hot as Florida). We will definently be back and would recommended this cabin to our friends and family.

Kathy Sims

San Diego, CA

Perfect Getaway

This is the perfect getaway. If you a looking for a relaxing vacation, away from the hustle and bustle..this is the place. The cottage is charming and all inclusive with steps to a beautiful and peaceful lake.

Beverly Hobbs

Greenwood, CA, USA

Peaceful and Relaxing

Leave your Internet and direct TV at home. Not avaiable here,cell signal good,that's why it is sooo relaxing.Hanging out on beautiful deck or sunning on dock.Birds singing in morning,quiet fishermen in evening.We ate most meals on deck watching sunset on water.Inside is beautiful and cozy, can't wait to come back and use fireplace. If your looking for a beautiful getaway, this is it !

Bev Silvey

Sanford, NC

Fantastic and Relaxing!

Charming cottage right on lake Hickory, nice peaceful part of the lake. Great fishing, wonderful view, and cottage had everything you could possibly need.

christy golightly

Charlotte, NC USA

Comfortable & Cozy

This cabin is very tasteful, clean & comfortable. The view of the lake is great, & the cabin has a very peaceful feel. It is great for a romantic getaway, yet comfortable enough for a small family. It's off the main drag but close to grocery shopping and restaurants.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Fantastic!, August 5, 2010
By Eddie Moore (Seneca, SC)
Everything was just as the owner described and more. The pics provided in the listing do not do the property justice. The cabin is very clean, neat, updated and very well kept. Mostly enjoyed cooking on the grill and spending quite mornings and evenings on the nice deck overlooking the lake. My family had a very relaxing vacation here and I would definately stay here again. I would highly recommend to my family and friends. Thumbs up rating from the Moore family for sure!

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