House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 5
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Comfortable and Quiet Cabin
My family (2 adults, 3 kids and dog) was looking for a quiet, relaxing, dog friendly place to stay for 2 nights while our 2 big kids raced at the AAU Regional Track meet at UNC Charlotte. The cabin was exactly how described and the beds were comfortable. The drive to UNC Charlotte was easy and only about 25 mins. The only reason I give 4 stars instead if 5 is the condition of the dock due to recent flooding in the area. We did not pick the cabin for recreational purposes, so we did not mind. But, if you plan on using this as a vacation for recreational use please make sure to ask about repairs to the dock. There was damage that would make it hazardous for use. Other than that we loved our stay and would stay again.
Not as pictured
I was hoping for a place that was a little more cared for than this cottage. It has potential but has not been cared for in awhile. The cottage size was perfect and the bathrooms were nice. We liked the architecture with the beams and the fireplace. However, the dock and lakefront area were a mess. The dock was falling apart with rusty nails sticking out. The firepit was overgrown and it didn't look like anyone had put time into maintaining it. The deck furniture was falling apart and the umbrella was dirty and ragged. The neighbors have about 6 cars that are parked all over the lawn. The pictures that we saw online are 14 years old!!!! Oh, and don't expect to get service on your phone or the TV. I'm sorry to have to give this review, because I'm not really that picky, but this was not what I expected. Oh , and one of the decks pictured, belongs to the neighbor.
great get away.
The house is fantastic, warm and inviting. We all just loved it! However, the exterior needs some work. poison oak climbing the walls and growing onto the balcony. hi grass with clover attracting Bees. the steps going down to the river had weeds growing out between them and the snake seen there was unnerving. We loved the interior and spent most of our time inside anyway. I'm sure the owner just hadn't realized how bad the exterior had become.
I am glad you enjoyed the cabin. Just for clarity, that was Virginia Creeper, a non-poisonous vine - but I did remove it. Virginia creeper has five leaves vs. three, and is very common in the Carolinas.
The cabin & property were perfect for our stay in February 2019. This will be our go to place to stay when we visit from MN! Only downside was the bed mattress. I would invest in something more comfy 😉
The cabin is nice with new appliances and well furnished. The large windows make it pleasant on sunny days. We were staying there in the winter, so did not use the lake. However, the yard and neighborhood are pretty junky, lots of old cars, empty trailers, old furniture, etc. sitting around.
Beautiful, relaxing getaway!
This was a great getaway close to everything! If you want to feel like you are “escaping” but you still want to be close to restaurants and things to do then this is the place for you!
Mountain Island lake is a hidden gem in Charlotte. As the water
supply for Charlotte, and home to multiple nature preserves, it
enjoys extra vigilance in keeping it clean. It is quieter and closer
to the city than any other lake in Charlotte yet still has 62 miles
of waterfront for fishing and boating activities (ski, kayak, sail,
jet-ski). It has been historically a fisherman's dream (A boat slip
is included with the rental).
5.2 miles: Major Grocery stores and restaurants (I77, Exit 23)
6.1 miles: Northlake Mall (New) - shopping mall, movie theatre,
6.9 miles: The Birkdale Village - "Main Street Lifesyle" shopping
area, with restaurants, shopping, movie theaters, ice
cream shops, and much more.
13.1 miles: Downtown Charlotte - restaurants, theatre, nightlife
17.6 miles: Lowe's Motor Speedway
5.2 miles - Presbytarian Hospital, Huntersville (New)
1.5 miles: Rural Hill Farm was the historic homestead of Major John
and Violet (Wilson) Davidson. As a patriot of the
American Revolution, John Davidson risked life and
property to support American independence. The 265 acre
remnant preserves magnificent rural vistas and offers
special events, walking trails, self guided tours and,
with reservations, wagon rides and guided tours eaturing
plantation home ruins, smoke house, ash house, granary,
the original one-room 1890's school house, the 20th
century farm house, and the Rural Hill Burying Ground.
2.3 miles: Historic Latta Plantation was a successful cotton
plantation, and is now a living history farm. Experience
what life was like for planters, yeoman farmers, and
slaves of the North Carolina backcountry in the early
2.3 miles: Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental
education and the conservation of birds of prey through
public education, the rehabilitation of injured, and
orphaned raptors and research.