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Great Home on Big Creek-- 'Ray's Place', Awesome Sunsets

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14-18)

Welcome to Ray's Place at Norris Lake, the Marth’s Summer home on Big Creek in Norris Lake. A great family getaway.

Take the time to read our guests reviews. This is a special place. Come visit.


A beautiful constructed home completed for rent the Summer of 2011. The house is approx. 3000 sq ft, with two large decks overlooking majestic views of Norris lake. With sunset views of open water and the Smoky Mountains in the distance, you will create memories for a lifetime. The house is an open floor plan, built as a lake house with big windows and doors opening to the water and the sunsets.

Four bedrooms, with two masters bedrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs, an additional queen size bedroom and a bunk room creates and inviting format for two or three families. The bunk room has two double beds and two single beds. We have also added ( 2016), four more Double bunk beds in the lower level. We did remove the large screen TV from the lower level and add four more double beds. . Amenities; gas grill, washer/dryer and fire pit.


If you like still open water, beautiful trees and gorgeous views, this house is for you. We have a two slip covered dock with a large swim platform ( 12 x 32). With half of it covered, so it is great if you love the sun or need a little shade. One slip will always be available for renters, with room to tie up an additional two boats if needed, or slips are available at nearby Sequoia and Whitman Hollow Marinas.

Our home is in the Big Creek area, positioned directly on the opposite side of the lake from Windsor Point. It is a nicely treed lot on a quiet street, ready for a rustic retreat, or the privacy for you to bring your Party to Norris lake. We are a short 17 min drive off I-75, much closer to 75 than the congestion of Deerfield and far less water traffic. Did I say Far, as in way less water traffic than the popular Deerfield area.


The House is available for rental at a fee of $475 per night with a minimum of three night rental. $3330 per week. Off season, $360 per night, minimum of three night rental. A VRBO security damage insurance fee of $59 is due upon reservation. Taxes and cleaning fee ($200) are additional. If you have any questions or have an interest in rental, please call. Min age to rent is 25 years of age.

Keywords: House, Cabin, Lake House, Lake Rental

More Details

Tom Marth
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Tom Marth

My wife Kristi and I and our family have fallen in love with Norris lake. We are excited to share our home with you. The focus is family and friends and good times shared. We live in Cincinnati with our four children and plan to spend many great times at Norris lake in our new home. We hope you enjoy it too.

Tom Marth purchased this house in 2011

Why Tom Marth chose Big Creek

We chose this lot and house for a few reasons. We loved the amazing views of sunsets and open water not available on cove locations. We love the reduced congestion of Big Creek area versus the over crowded, congression or the Deerfield area. We created a welcoming home, with one big great room open to the kitchen, huge decks overlooking great views of the lake and a short walk (NO Steps) sidewalk to the water.

What makes this house unique

Big water, an awesome dock, with a covered slip for the renter. Close proximity to Whitman Hollow and Sequoya Marinas. A beautiful home, nicely appointed and ready for you to create memories of a lifetime.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Big Creek in La Follette

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 / Check-out: 15:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (2) 2 Master Bedrooms, Both with King Beds, both families feel special. Both with View of Lake and Walkout to the Deck, Queen size Beds (1) One Queen Bed with View of the Lake, Double Beds (2) Two Sets of Bunk Beds in Bunk Room. One bunk is a double/double bunk bed. The other bunk bed is two singles bunked. , We have also added four additional Double beds in the lower level in 2016. Two double bunk beds, but we removed the large screen TV in the lower level.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue ...
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
A nice couch and two love seats (with six reclining chairs are provided upstairs).


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Great Home on Big Creek-- 'Ray's Place', Awesome Sunsets
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews
Olive Branch, MS

Perfect house for our winter family gathering!

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful house to accommodate several families! We cooked, played games and enjoyed our time together because there is no WIFI! Something we think we thought we couldn't live without made everyone fully present! Great beds, kitchen and space!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanksgiving weekend on Lake Norris

  • 5 of 5

My large family with my 4 siblings, their spouses, our nieces and nephews and our Mom spent Thanksgiving weekend at Ray's place on Lake Norris. The house is gorgeous and there was plenty of space for all of us. We were able to eat our meals on the deck and enjoy our nights by the firepit. Hope to go back someday!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nan, So glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving away at Rays Place. The new firepit will be awesome, you were the first to use the not yet done version. Please come back. Tom
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Everything you need in a lakehouse; hard not to love!

  • 5 of 5

We're pretty tough critics and have stayed at plenty of Norris Lake rentals over the years. Ray's Place is now one of our favorites. PROS include amazing westward view of mountains, firepit w cut log pile (small fee honor system to use), covered dock, excellent Big Creek location, huge deck, tons of beds, COMFORTABLE BEDS (best we've had at Norris), open layout w huge kitchen, etc. CONS are limited and aren't all that bad.... Trees obstruct views a little more than we would like, walkway is STEEP to dock and could have used a rail/rope or something, there was a blown speaker outside which wasn't a big deal since we had some portable speakers (owner said he was going to fix), basement is basically all beds, only TV's are in living room upstairs and in master upstairs. A huge factor are the Owners who are VERY accommodating and care about your stay! We don't often go back to the same place on the lake, but I think we'll be back at Ray's place in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark, I really appreciate your review and your feedback. SO glad you like the beds and the view. We love to share Rays place. We will fix the speaker, and I understand the comment on lack of a TV downstairs, we have adult age children and adding 4 more beds was a welcome tradeoff. We hope you come back. We do care about our guests and want you to have a great stay. Thanks for the feedback. Tom ( owner)
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  • 5 of 5

Best house in over 10 years at Norris. This place has everything. Well maintained and neat as a pin. We hope to go again soon.

Jim O. Cincinnati

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rays Place is an amazing and comfortable lake home in an ideal part of Norris Lake.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our second visit this year and are thankful that Tom shares his beautiful family home.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laura, thank you for your kind comments, we are thrilled we have more than a few repeat visitors, please keep coming back, our home is your home while you are there. Have a great summer. Tom
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What a beautiful place, had and awesome time. Thanks Tom

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place house and property. Family had a great time, would come back again.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £148.9
Pet Fee £74.45
Damage Insurance £43.93

The owner must approve all requested stays. During Summer season a min of 7 nights is required unless agreed to by the owner. We definately do some less than 7 nights stays, but only around our own families weekend stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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