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Property Details

Updated: Feb 22, 2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6 (NOTE: 3 night minimum charge but not stay)

NOTE: 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. Please inquire first if you are staying less than 3 nights to get an accurate quote.

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. 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

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Recent Review

About the Owner

Kevin Lakey
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

4 Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)


Cozy, comfortable, lovely, and fully equipped. Our dog loved the backyard and access to the lake.

  • 5 of 5

Kevin, the property owner, was a delight to work with. It was evident from the beginning that he sincerely cared about us having a good visit at his property. There is easy access to several grocery stores and it was a relatively short drive into Davidson.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chapel Hill

Wonderful home exceeds expectations

  • 5 of 5

The pictures, which are nice, don't do "Traveler's Retreat" justice. Lovely, clean, spacious home with perfect yard, dock, and water access for the family (two and four legged). Nicely furnished, and adequately outfitted kitchen. Thought 1 bathroom would be a problem-but not an issue. Beautiful, peaceful views and great privacy. Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Hubert, NC


  • 5 of 5

This place was wonderful and by far the most relaxing vacation my family has ever taken. When we first arrived, my husband stated it was "perfect". For our needs, this rental had everything that mattered to us which made our stay more relaxing. The features that most attracted us were the pet policy, fenced yard, screened porch, and the wonderful dock. We brought our boat, but the dock was so nice that we didn't need to take it out much. We fished from the dock and caught several huge catfish. The shady lot was great and the brick pavers were a beautiful detail. I loved this place, we will definitely come back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were amazed when we arrived that the pictures were accurate. In fact, the setting, as well as the house where more than we expected.The kitchen was so well equipped and the covered dock and sunsets so inviting that we didn't bother to eat dinner out. The bed was very comfortable.Great closet and dresser space.A fabulous shower! We didn't have to leave the property to launch our kayaks, which was extremely convenient. We split our time between kayaking,lounging on the screened-in porch and visiting several car/history museums that were just minutes away.This is the place to go if you want to find solitude and beauty and still have the option to visit some exciting places.Lake Norman is FABULOUS! I most highly recommend Traveller's Retreat!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

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

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Over Winter/Off-Season '16-'17
Nov 26 2016 - Mar 3 2017
30 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 8 2017
1 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Early Autumn 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 13 2017
1 night minimum stay
Mid October 2017
Oct 14 2017 - Oct 20 2017
1 night minimum stay
Late October 2017
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
1 night minimum stay
Late Autumn 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Over Winter/Off-Season '17-'18
Dec 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
30 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 27 2018
1 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2018
Apr 28 2018 - May 25 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

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.

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.
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Updated: Feb 22, 2017
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic


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  • Dining Area


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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 1500 sq. ft.


  • 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.


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • 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. A clothes washer/dryer is made available at no charge for stays of more than 1 week and upon special request.

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