100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Labor Day weekend
We all (2 couples) had a great time. Made great use of the covered dock as well as the jet ski port. The fire pit was nice for the evenings. Firewood was provided as well as all kitchen utensils we needed. The walk down to the dock was pretty steep, but we knew that from the pictures and didn't mind the exercise but if you have elderly people in your group you should take that into consideration. The manager was awesome to work and communicate with, quickly handling anything needed. He even shipped a few items of clothing we left behind and refused to let us reimburse him for the shipping costs! There is only one negative to report, and this is something we were already aware of when we booked our stay, which is check in and check out times. 5:00 check in seems a little late for check in but if you're bringing a boat or other watercraft you can arrive to the area a little sooner and use that time to put in and travel to the dock. But 10;00 A.M. is just ridiculous for a checkout time , especially when you have the hills to and from the dock to house and the steep driveway. But like I said, we knew that when we booked our stay. All that being said, we had an awesome time and would definitely recommend this property!
This was by far the best VRBO we have stayed in thus far!
We loved the location in the quiet cove and the awesome boat dock with deck. It was close to enough to things but far away from it all too. The house was very well equipped and the owner was super easy to contact. He was great and responded to my email quickly with a call when I thought I locked myself out. We will certainly be back. The only drawback as with any property on this lake is the steep grade to and from the lake. There needs to be steps all the way down and a railing. My adult children all three fell down the hill. Luckily them and not me! This won't stop us from coming again just would be nice.
Inaccurate pictures/description, but OVERALL a nice place for a small group
My spouse and I rent houses on Norris every year with a group of friends, so my review is coming from a place of experience. My #1 complaint is the HILL TO THE DOCK. The pictures are very deciving. They are actually taken of it in a completely different spot (that is the neighbors paved walkway and stairs). The slope down is tretchurous. Some stairs, pavers, gravel, or a paved walkway of ANY kind would be better than the steep rocky grass incline. Multiple people actually fell down it. After making it safely to the dock we were a little upset considering a large covered dock is a major deciding factor in our booking process. We have a smaller wakeboarding boat and it was a very tight squeeze into the covered part of the dock, and then we found there are NO CLEATS on the dock floor to tie to. There are cleats up on the very front and very back poles which was not practical at all.
Pros: Once we had the neighbors move their cars, there were plenty of very nicely marked parking spots up the hill! There was living space on both floors of the house for us to spread out. Nice location super close to beach island marina (bubba brews) which has an okayish drop in and trailer parking, but the proximity was nice!
Cons: The driveway hill is also very steep though so plan for that hike when loading/unloading. The trash can in the kitchen and the outside cans are way too small for a house that “sleeps 11” and the kitchen prep area is quite small when you are feeding 11 (I was misled by the pictures). 9 people partially children would be much more comfortable. If you plan to cook you might as well bring your own knives because they are so extremely dull! The living room is pretty tight to advertise using the pullout sofa (that you have to BLOW UP- instructions would have been nice, we just thought it was awfully flat the first few nights). There is no WiFi.
House was overall very clean and updated. Close to the main lake but there are also nice calm and clean coves to park in close by. I would still book it again, but for a weekend trip with less people.
Beautiful home, Great scenery, well maintained.
Very nice place!!
We will be back!
Absolutely a beautiful home, we fell in love with it and can’t wait till we can go back again! Our boat broke down, so we just stayed at the house and played on the dock, we enjoyed the fire pit also.
The house is so comfortable, and cozy. It was clean also. Nothing but good things to say!