Quiet Cove Living on Lake Norman

Arrrgh...Unfortunately the water slide is gone, but the pirate flag still flies!
Arrrgh...Unfortunately the water slide is gone, but the pirate flag still flies!Cool spring morning on the dockView from dock towards where our cove meets lakeHot tub under Dogwood tree, fire pit & lake behindHot tub and patio from a different point of viewRustic steps wind down to our private fire pitDeck spans entire back of house, overlooking lakeGreat room is warm and toasty on sunny winter dayLooking down on great room from the loftDeck off master bedroom has beautiful lake viewsNewly renovated maple asnd SileStone kitchen!View of kitchen and breakfast bar from dining roomView of dining room past breakfast barSteps to loft and kitchen behind breakfast barDining room and kitchen on far side of great roomLoft is great place for kids to escape the parents
2 Reviews

From $214 / night

Quiet Cove Living on Lake Norman
4 bedrooms
15 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 15
Type: Home
Per night: $250 - $350
Per week: $1,500 - $2,650
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Lake Norman vacation home rental
The house is located on a quiet cove on the northeast side of the lake, easy to access from Interstate 77, about 40 miles north of Charlotte, just minutes from Lake Norman State Park. It sits on a large .7 acre wooded lot and is a perfect getaway any time of year. The lake water is perfect for swimming from May thru September, with canoeing, kayaking, sailing, boating and fishing available all year.

The outdoor fire pit is a hit all year as well, while the 2 indoor stone fireplaces make everyone warm and toasty from fall through early spring. The hot tub is fun all year too.

Inside the house, the loft, with 3 single beds, overlooks the great room, with a soaring cathedral ceiling and a big stone fireplace. The master bedroom, with a private master bath, is also located on the 1st floor, along with a 2nd bedroom and another full bath. Completing the 1st floor are the dining room, screen porch/outdoor dining room, and complete kitchen with electric range and oven, refrigerator with ice maker, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster oven, mixer, and more.

The lower level has 2 more bedrooms and a 3rd full bath. It also has a large family room with a wet bar and another big stone fireplace. There's a wrap-around couch in front of the fireplace and TV, and also a futon for additional seating or sleeping.

The deck that spans the 1st floor in back of the house has a steel cable rail, so it doesn't block views of the private dock and the lake. The hot tub, with wrap-around deck and steps, is nestled in overhanging dogwood trees overlooking the lake. A few steps away is the large fire pit, great for cooking hotdogs or marshmallows, or warming up on a cool fall day.

The deep water dock averages 11 feet of depth, and even had 8 feet of water under it during the 2007 drought, so we could take boats out while many others were aground. Rent a boat nearby, or bring your own - the community boat ramp is about 150 yards down the street.

The dock also has 4 canvas swinging chairs (with cup holders) mounted on springs and swivels. Sitting in one of those chairs, sipping your favorite beverage, a cool breeze in the air...there just isn't a better way to relax. But if you have to work during your escape, don't worry...THE SECURE WIRELESS NETWORK WORKS AT THE DOCK!

Beds are arranged as follows:
1st floor master bedroom: 1 king bed
2nd 1st floor bedroom: 1 double bed
1st lower level bedroom: 1 double bed and 2 single bunk beds
2nd lower level bedroom: 2 single beds
Loft: 3 single beds, for children or adults
Lower level family room: Futon that opens into a double bed

Weekly rentals go from Sunday to Sunday. Please look at our availability calendar to see if our house will fit your vacation.

Mike Chapman

Area Information
Lake Norman is the largest lake in North Carolina, with over 520 miles of shoreline. The warm water is perfect for swimming, boating, fishing and relaxing.

Easy day trips can be made to Charlotte, Hickory, Lowe's Motor Speedway, Paramount's Carowinds Theme Park, the Biltmore Estate, and many other local attractions. There are also nearby restaurants, shopping, go-karts, and plenty of other activities, if you want to stay busy.

About the owner

Owner Profile



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Oct 01 2016 Apr 30 2017 $250 $250 $1,500 - 2 Nights
Oct 01 2016 Apr 30 2017 $250 $250 $1,500 - 2 Nights
May 01 2017 May 31 2017 $350 $350 $2,450 - 2 Nights
Jun 01 2017 Jun 14 2017 $350 $350 $2,450 - 2 Nights
Jun 15 2017 Jun 28 2017 - - $2,450 - 1 Week
Jun 29 2017 Jul 05 2017 - - $2,650 - 1 Week
Jul 06 2017 Aug 30 2017 - - $2,450 - 1 Week
Aug 31 2017 Sep 30 2017 $350 $350 $2,450 - 2 Nights
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Deposits: The house can be reserved when 1/2 of the rent is payed through PayPal. The balance of the rent, plus all other fees, is due 21 days before check-in, and is also payed through PayPal.
Payment Options: PayPal
Other Fees: A refundable security deposit of $400, a cleaning fee of $125, and NC sales tax are required with every stay. Holiday rates may be higher. SORRY...ALTHOUGH WE LOVE PETS, WE CAN'T ALLOW THEM TO STAY AT THE HOUSE.

Reviews (2)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Lake Norman, North Carolina

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2 reviews
Jeannine Wenner

everything for all ages!!!

Jeannine Wenner


everything for all ages!!!

April 16, 2014

This home offers room for 15 with places for privacy and multiple indoor and outdoor gathering areas. 2 families rented this with teens, a baby, a young coyple , and older couple. Kitchen is great for gourmet meals with plenty of room for helpers. Owner has a stash of basic needs like salt and pepper. Brightly lit card table for 4 makes inside games fun. Screened dining for 10 along with indoor round table and breakfast bar for 6 makes serving meals diverse, along with outside picnic table. Beds are very comfortable and upkeep is easy with wood floors and granite surfaces. Master suite is exceptional for such a relaxed, affordable home. Lake slide, kayaks, and boat dock kept us busy. We rented a pontoon and was able to dock it there along with free docking while visiting Queens Landing. Loft is entire secret play place for young children and room for 3 to sleep in beds, more on floor if needed. We will be back. Hot tub, fire pit and view are the best feature.

Dawn Pastor


Dawn Pastor

Atlanta, GA


April 15, 2013

My husband and I rented this house with some friends that we don't get to see often. It was the perfect "meet in the middle" location and we really enjoyed our stay. The house was very neat and organized. Once we hit the grocery store for a few food essentials we were set for the rest of the trip. Most of our time was spent at the dock chatting and enjoying the sun. I didn't want the temperature to drop in the evenings because I didn't want to leave the hanging swing chairs...ever! It wasn't cool enough for a fire at night so we spent our evenings on the back deck overlooking the lake which was just as wonderful (bug spray a must). The steps were a bit much but all the houses were the same, not too much you can do about the steps in that particular cove. And it was just another excuse to stay in the swing chairs. Mike was WONDERFUL to deal with. We would love to return!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Perfect place for a reunion!
Guest: Alice M.
Review Submitted: 01/04/2014
Date of Stay: 10/08/2013

We had a 40th camp staff reunion in this ideal setting! It easily and comfortably accommodated our group with highlights being the hot tub, fire pit (perfect for singing around the fire) and the dock area with hanging chairs, kayaks and ample space to sit, relax and swim. The house was spacious with several open areas good for socializing. Mike, the owner, could not have been more helpful from the initial contact on. His detailed information about the house, food shopping and things to do in the area was excellent. Everyone agreed they would love to return!

Fun and Relaxation for the Whole Family
Guest: M.P. (United States)
Review Submitted: 06/03/13
Date of Stay: 05/13

My brother, sister, dad and their spouses joined my husband, son and I for a week vacation and this wonderful retreat. There are plenty of beds for an even larger group than ours. The house is shaded and stayed cool (with help from the AC). The kitchen and great room are spacious and we spent lots of time hanging out there. In addition the hottub is fantastic in the evenings and we took advantage of the dock with hammock chairs and kayaks on several days. The house is located on a more private end of the lake so there was not too much motorboat activity and it was safe for kayaking and swimming. The owner, Mike, is very responsive and we would definitely recommend the house to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation.

Recommended for: Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Guest: Jenny (Sumpter, SC)
Review Submitted: 04/04/13
Date of Stay: 03/13

This was a Great Lake home, very comfortable and plenty of room for a crowd . The owner Mike was very helpful and always answered any questions. I would recommend this home to my friends and I look forward to a return trip.

Recommended for: Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Cool place to be!
Guest: Jimmy & Preetha (Mooresville, NC)
Review Submitted: 01/04/13
Date of Stay: 12/24/12

We were a big group and loved 'Mimosa House'
Everything was neat, clean, organized.
Loved the hot tub and fireplaces.
Well equipped kitchen, multiple refrigerators, bar.
We are definitely coming back!

Recommended for:Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.

Christmas gathering
Guest: Christmas Gathering (Virginia/NC)
Review Submitted: 01/02/13
Date of Stay: 12/26/12

Beautiful home, we loved having the different levels to play, talk, and sleep. The only negative for our gathering was the yard, there was no outside play area for small children. Great for teens and adults. We totally enjoyed the fireplaces, it made our Christmas together special. The loft was an awesome place for our boys!

Recommended for:Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, girls getaway.

Great Thanksgiving Family Vacation
Guest: Deb (Gettysburg, PA)
Review Submitted: December 6, 2012
Date of Stay: November 2012

A wonderful family vacation with many unforgettable memories at this great vacation house on lake norman. Enough room for 17 adults ages 24-80! This place is even better than the pictures! Great views from the deck! Loved the hot tub and firepit! We especially enjoyed the use of the 3 kayaks provided for our use by the owner, Mike. Had great weather (60's). Mike was very helpful from the time i first inquired about the home. I would definitely come back to this home! We got our exercise walking down the steps to the dock but it was worth it! Would like to rent it in the summer sometime so we can use the slide! Thanks again Mike! P.S. The 2 indoor fireplaces were great too!

Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers

Ladies Retreat
Guest: Birgit L. (South Carolina)
Review Submitted: 10/25/12
Date of Stay: 10/19/12

This is a perfect getaway. The house is very clean and well kept. Plenty of beds for larger groups. The dock is great and if you have time get the hammock chairs out. You will love it. The Kayaks were fun. Unfortunately we did not have time to enjoy the fire pit. We would definitely rent this house again. Mike, the owner, is great to work with.

Recommended for:Families with young children, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

Wonderful Place to Spend an Early Fall Vacation
Guest: Jim & Beckey
Review Submitted: 10/13/12
Date of Stay: 10/01/12

If you are looking for a restful vacation in the Central portion of the Tarheel State, then this place is for you! We arrived the day after the summer season & the lake was still relatively warm, the kayaks worked GREAT & the Jacuzzi was perfect for those of us from Florida. I am from the area & spent a wonderful time during a reunion with both high school & college buddies. The house is very spacious with plenty of beds for everyone, lots of bedrooms with TVs in everyone. Don't worry about cooking & eating utenzils, the place is fully stocked! Plenty of wood available for either of the two fireplaces &/or the outdoor fire pit! Spent one day in Blowing Rock....just an hour away. The place is well maintained & we all felt like we were at home. Will probably return in the future & have already recommended the home to other coworkers.

Girl's Weekend
Guest: Mandi (Rural Retreat, VA)
Review Submitted: 10/12/12
Date of Stay: 10/05/12

When we pulled up to the property, it looked like a quaint little cottage, opened the door and the house just exploded into a wonderful get away location. Everything was great, beds, hot tub, fire pit, lake. We were amazed to be swimming in a lake in October! The steps to the lake were alittle much, but worth it. The dock is amazing, if you rent this property, be sure and take the hammock chairs to the dock, so worth it! Very clean, comfortable and pretty. Mike, the owner, is so nice to work with, responds to any emails/phone calls, offers suggestions, even sent us coupons!

Recommended for:Families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway

Family reunion
Guest: Jerry (Hickory Valley, TN)
Review Submitted: 08/15/12
Date of Stay: 08/05/12

The best vacation for our families. The house is a youngsters paradise with kayaks, water slide, fishing, high dive next door. Lovely setting in the woods providing cooler than normal temps in the evening for sitting around the fire ring or back porch. Evening and morning fishing good for bass and catfish. Hybrides (small) plentiful along the shore line with #16 hooks for kids. House is in excellent condition and well kept considering the continuous summer rental. Plenty of child tapes to occupy the young ones during idle times. I would certainly recommend this property. One air conditioner went out and the owner had it fixed within 24 hours.

Recommended for:Adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers.

Great pace full relaxing
Guest: Matthew L.
Review Submitted: July 13, 2012
Date of Stay: July 2012

we all enjoyed our stay here evey one enjoyed the kayak form young to old I would do it again.

Gorgeous house with lots to do!
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Review Submitted May 21, 2012
Date of Stay May 18, 2012

This home was above and beyond what I expected, the pictures do not do it justice! We had a girls' weekend with 10 of us, and everyone had plenty of space and their own bed. The owner was very informative and so helpful. The home was well-maintained, clean, comfortable, spacious, and it had so much to do, between the hot tub, firepit, dock with waterslide and swings, kayaks...we stayed very entertained! We will definitely be making a return trip(s).

Lake House
Guest: Christina (Lincolnton, NC)
Date of Stay: 04/20/12 Review Submitted: 04/30/12

The house was wonderful. Everything that was pictured, it what you get. The screened in patio with table was my favorite. The house was roomy. We had dinner guest and everyone loved it. Mike was great, he answered all my emails and was very detailed. We will stay again. Some of our guest was asking for information to book the house also.

Recommended for:Families with young children, romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with teenagers.

Beautiful Lake Retreat In February
Guest: Jessica R.
Date of Stay: 02/25/12 Review Submitted: 03/01/12

My family and I had a wonderful stay, and we had the perfect kitchen/ amenities to prepare everything for my Sister's Baby Shower. This house was everything I expected and more. The house was just so well maintained and clean. It was such an easy process, since the owner was so great with providing me with all the details, we had a great agenda to go by which included all we needed to know about the house. I would love to rent this vacation home again in the summer, and I would recommend this beautiful rental to all my friends and family. I cannot wait to stay here again with my family. Thanks again to the owners for everything, it is so nice to find such wonderful and sincere customer service. Sincerely, Jessica R.

A Wonderful Vacation
Guest: Steve (Cincinnati, OH)
Date of Stay: 07/24/11 Review Submitted: 08/06/11

We just returned from a family trip to the house, and absolutely had a great time. So much so, we only left the house once to eat dinner in town. The house was spacious and very clean, and suited every need that we had. We enjoyed the dock on a quiet "no wake" cove with plenty of water for jumping in. My young children enjoyed hoisting the pirate flag, and couldn't get enough of the water slide. They also enjoyed the kayaks, as well as did the adults. The deck was very comfortable, as it was always in the shade, a much needed break with as hot as it was. There was easy access to get the boats in the water, and plenty of room to tie up at the dock. The lake was beautiful and clean. Nothing bad to say about the whole trip. Owner is extremely easy to work with, and is always available for questions. Responses are fast, and the whole process was very easy. Would return in a heartbeat.

Recommended for:Adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children.

Family Time at Lake Norman
Guest: Charlie (Lilburn, Ga)
Date of Stay: 07/17/11 Review Submitted: 07/30/11

Great place to stay!! Upgraded kitchen, nice, clean amenities, and plenty of things to do. We had such a good time we needed a rest after our vacation. Owner is very responsive to questions. Excellent value for the money, too.

Recommended for:Adventure seekers, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children.

Excellent, Quiet, Loaded with Amenities, Fun-Filled Vacation House
Guest: Lake House Lovers (Northern VA)
Date of Stay: 07/11/10 Review Submitted: 07/25/10

Our family just returned from a week at this awesome lake house. Each year for the past 5 years we have gone to a different lake to expose our 5 kids (plus friends) to different parts of the US. This was a GREAT house, especially for the price. We had a total of 10 people, all over the age of 15 and we never felt cramped in the house. The layout of the house was wonderful since the teens took over the basement and we basically stayed on the main level. The cove was quiet and we took advantage of the 3 kayaks the owner has on site. We spent the majority of our lake time in the upper, quieter area of the lake around the lake house - we did travel to the larger main part of the lake one day, but water is water and it is much less crowded in the upper area by the house. It was especially wonderful that the grocery store was close (5-7 miles)! And not much further away, we had a wide choice of restaurants although we only ate out one night. The owner was very easy to deal with and easy to reach for questions both before and during our stay! THANK YOU!

Recommended for:Families with teenagers, families with young children.

Guest: Beverly Robertson (Morgantown, WV)
Date of Stay: 08/19/09 Review Submitted: 08/19/09

Love it, Love it, Love it! My family and I just returned from your wonderful lake house. What a vacation. Your home has the Three Cs I always look for: clean, cozy and comfortable; but yet spacious enough for all 12 of us. We all really enjoyed the dock watching the kids swim, fish, and just relaxing. We cannot wait until next year; I can already taste the smores at the fire pit. Thank you for the relaxing vacation we so desperately needed.

Guest: Rick Podolinski (Greensboro, PA)
Date of Stay: 04/07/09 Review Submitted: 04/07/09

I just wanted to let you know how much my family enjoyed your vacation home. With the amount of bedroom space you have, we were able to get three couples and all their children comfortably accommodated. We rent vacation homes in alot of vacation destinations, and unfortunatly sometimes they are not exactly as nice as advertised. Let me just say, your home is beautifully furnished and we found it to be very clean. We enjoyed being able to dock our boat and jet-skis in the protected cove just off of Lake Norman. All of the children enjoyed swimming and diving off of the dock, but especially liked the water slide. The evenings were relaxing spent in the hot tub, and around the fire pit. We will recommend your place to our family and friends, and I think you will find that our family will be taking advantage of your place in the future. Thanks, Rick, Tina, Sophia and friends.

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