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Nice privacy with FANTASTIC views! Some November dates still available

Bedrooms 3
Space 139 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 30 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6 (3 night minimum charge)

NOTE: If you are looking for a weeklong Saturday to Saturday stay any time of year, please feel free to hit "Request Booking" (or "Send Email" if you need more info). HOWEVER, if you are looking for any stay different from that, PLEASE INQUIRE FIRST (hit "Send Email") before "Requesting a Booking". In addition, to cover baseline costs, there is a 3 night minimum charge but not 3 night minimum stay. In other words, you get 1, 2, or 3 nights for the same price. Due to that, this website will give an inaccurate quote for stays of less than 3 nights. Please inquire first to get an accurate quote.

From April thru October, priority is given for weeklong stays.

From November thru March, priority is given to multi-month over-winter stays. Other stays are based on availability.

Cozy waterfront cottage (3 Bed / 2 Bath) on Main Channel of Lake Norman. Enjoy the 6-mile view from the dock and boathouse, or unwind in the shaded backyard in a rocking chair, hammock or porch swing. Great for relaxing with family and friends. Fenced yard is perfect for the family dog. Wake up to the sunrise across the water while sipping your coffee on the screened-in porch, brick patio, or dock. Explore the coastline and coves of Lake Norman in the 2 provided sit-on-top kayaks (signed waiver required). New spacious upstairs master bedroom/bathroom recently added. PLEASE NOTE: This property is located in a family-friendly neighborhood and is only available to adults at least 30 years of age and their children and guests. This property IS NOT set up for events (weddings, reunions, parties, etc) therefore parties or other gatherings beyond what is agreed to with owner are strictly prohibited. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES may more than 12 people (including guests) be on the premises at any given time without express written permission from owner.

NOTE TO THOSE WITH PET ALLERGIES: This vacation property allows pets on occasion (dogs only and with owner approval). NO SMOKING indoors. The property is partially wooded therefore fires and fireworks are not allowed.

Please feel free to call with any questions. Kevin: 704-608-1363

More Details

Kevin Lakey
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017


Mooresville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Upstairs with the Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Wake up to a great lake view through the huge picture window
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Full size bunk beds(2 adults bottom, 1 adult or 2 child top)
    Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Lakeside wall is almost all window. You'll love the view!
  • Upstairs Master bedroom is a recently added showcase! Very spacious with a large luxury bathroom with double vanity and walk-in shower with 2 shower heads. Separate Heat/AC system for upstairs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Bedroom #1 has queen bed for 2 adults, Bedroom #2 has a full-size bed that sleeps 2 adults. Bedroom #3 / Office has double-size bunk bed that fits 2 adults on bottom and 2 children on top. A/C. Fully-equipped open kitchen includes dishwasher, microwave, and coffee maker. Gas grill on site for grilling out. Dine at the kitchen bar, dining table, porch table, or dockside table. Large living area with big-screen cable TV and DVD. Pier and boathouse includes BOATSLIP. Pots, pans, dishes, utensils and linens (sheets, bath towels, and washcloths) are provided. Beach towels, etc must be provided by vacationer. While work is strongly discouraged at Traveller's Retreat, free wireless internet and a desk are provided.


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Nice privacy with FANTASTIC views! Some November dates still available
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Great vacation property

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great time. Beautiful view from home, deck, or dock. Very peaceful, just what we all needed as summer winds down and school is about ready to start back. Many activities, restaurants, grocery stores are close to the location.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for R&R!

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfectly situated on a section of Lake Norman that's lively without being too crowded. It's also perfectly situated in terms of privacy. The home's lot is not huge but tall foliage on each side provides a nice buffer from the neighbors. On the water, the dock house faces in a direction that also gives some privacy. We stayed here for two weeks during a heat wave (high 90's every day!) and the awning of the dock house as well as the beautiful trees in the yard meant there was plenty of shade.

Kevin, the owner and host, is wonderful! He sent helpful emails before out trip and greeted us upon our arrival, gave an orientation to the house and made us feel like he really wanted us (and our dogs) to enjoy the property. And we did! We rented a boat and boat slip worked well for that purpose. We used the kayaks and the corn hole and the grill - all in good working order. The house is furnished with comfortable furniture. Our favorite space was the screened porch which we were able to use, even in the heat, because of the overhead fans.

We hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hilton Head Island, SC

An ideal family lake front home!

  • 5 of 5

This is really pleasant home surrounded by trees and with a very private feel. The dock is large and includes a covered deck to sit out at night. The separate Masters suite (second floor) has spectacular lake views. The kitchen is well equipped and the living room and screen porch are large and comfortable.

Note that this is quiet neighborhood with nice neighbors but it is not a party place. Very low key area and that is what we were seeking.

This is our choice spot should we return Lake Norman.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely adored the house!

  • 5 of 5

We just had a nice long relaxing weekend stay at Travelers Retreat, and absolutely loved it! not only is the home exactly what we would want if we were to have our own lake house, the property is perfect as well. The lake frontage, dock, ad fenced in back yard made the stay complete. The home was comfortable for us and our toddler son. We had so much fund - despite it raining the majority of our stay - the beauty of the view and comfort of the home were not diminished!

Kevin was also great to work with and so responsive!

We plan to return next year for a longer visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bellevue, WA

Wonderful family friendly lake house

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful thanksgiving me at this lake house. It had all the amenities a family could want on a lake vacation. The fenced-in yard, over-sized dock, screened porch, and plenty of great beds were perfect for my family of 6 plus grandma. The kayaks were a huge hit with the kids. Thanks Kevin. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic lake view and super dog friendly. Great house. Will come again if in the area. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Relaxing.

* Swimming.

* Boating.

* Fishing.

* Dining.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Eat in on the water.

* Relax on dock.

* Enjoy Sunrise / Sunset on lake...

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Lazy 5 Ranch (zoo).

* Carowinds Theme Park.

* Nascar Museum.

* Blue Ridge Parkway.

* Discovery Place.

Fishing, sunbathing, swimming, kayaking, and general relaxing on site. Restaurants nearby by land and water. Grocery, movie theatre, bowling, indoor go-cart racing, and shopping only minutes away. Boat and Jet-Ski rentals available nearby.

Previous vacationer quotes: "perfect spot for a vacation", "enjoyed exploring for miles on the kayaks", "spectacular spot, beautiful view, lovely house, all the amenities you could want", "the most enchanting little excape", "the best vacation we have ever taken", "the lovely kitchen was more than adequately stocked", "hours spent each morning on the screened-in porch sipping coffee and looking at the lake", "the only problem is that the dock/waterfront sets the bar way too high as we begin our house-hunting adventure", "we look forward to our return".


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

NOTE: If you are looking for a weeklong Saturday to Saturday stay any time of year, please feel free to hit "Request Booking" (or "Send Email" if you need more info). HOWEVER, if you are looking for any stay different from that, PLEASE INQUIRE FIRST (hit "Send Email") before "Requesting a Booking".

PLEASE NOTE: There is no "Minimum Stay" requirement. HOWEVER, to cover operating costs, there is a (3) night minimum charge. In other words, you can stay 1, 2, or 3 nights for the same price (3 x the nightly rate). If you are only planning on staying 1 or 2 nights please inquire first about pricing (contact owner) rather than booking it now as this site will not quote an accurate amount for stays of less than 3 nights.

Special Discounts for return visits
Special Discounts for multiple-week visits, please inquire as this site will not quote that correctly

Summer months required booking of at least (1) week (Arrive Saturday, Depart Saturday)
All other months except Winter are weekly preferred. Less than a week rentals are based on availability
Winter months are monthly preferred. Less than a month rental are based on availability in the winter.

3 night minimum charge (although no minimum stay). $250 refundable deposit.

Anytime after 2:00 pm (Saturday arrivals ONLY)
Anytime after 4:00 pm (Sunday through Monday arrivals)
Anytime before 11:00 am (all days)

CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations are subject to a $100 administrative fee. Cancellations for rentals during the peak season (April-October) are fully refundable with 60 days notice. Cancellations for the off-peak season (November-March) are fully refundable with 120 day notice. Please note: ANY cancellation, REGARDLESS OF THE AMOUNT OF NOTICE, will be refunded if property is re-rented for the term up to the amount that it is re-rented for minus the $100 administrative fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.