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Luxurious Cottage on Cherokee Lake in Beautiful East Tennessee

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Jefferson City - Piccolo Nido (Little Nest)

Cottage, 1 Bedroom - non smoking only

Relax and unwind in a small cozy cottage just steps away from Cherokee Lake. Enjoy the beautiful lake-mountain view while rocking on the front deck beneath the old Oak trees - no kidding! If you prefer a little activity, take a canoe or kayak trip down the lake or bait a hook and try your luck from the floating dock. Inside you will find a living-dining room, a fully equipped kitchen, sun room, and full bath with shower. A bedroom and half-bath are located upstairs. There is a outdoor fire pit to chase away the evening chill (or roast a hotdog or two) and a flat screen TV if you must. Perfect for individuals or couples celebrating a special occasion or who are looking for a quiet getaway in a serene setting.

This is a no smoking property.

Keywords: lakefront, privacy, near Smoky Mountains

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Pat or Virg Maniago
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016
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About Pat or Virg Maniago

My husband and I are happily retired and enjoy our life on the lake. We've lived here for 25 years and never tire of our beautiful surroundings. We enjoy spending time with our grandchildren and traveling.

Pat or Virg Maniago purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Pat or Virg Maniago chose Cherokee Lake

Sharing our delightful surroundings is immensely satisfying. There is nothing more peaceful than sitting by the lake bird-watching and enjoying the peaceful surroundings.


What makes this cottage unique

If you are celebrating a special occasion with your special someone, you will love the coziness that envelops you as you enter Piccolo Nido. Let nature's beauty lure you into a state of peace, love, and contentment.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We couldn't have chosen a better place to spend our honeymoon. We loved the kayaks and the bass fishing was amazing. We caught some huge bass right at the dock! Thank you for your kindness.
Jun 2014
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based on 23 holidaymaker reviews

Luxurious Cottage on Cherokee Lake in Beautiful East Tennessee
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 33 reviews
Knoxville, TN

A unique hillside cottage overlooking Cherokee lake.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The property is located in a beautiful cove on Cherokee lake and offers many unique and personalized features. We loved the availability of two kayaks and a canoe in a addition to just lounging on the multiple decks and sitting areas. Pat and Virg were very accommodating and gracious to share their beautiful property with us. We hope to be able to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind comments. We've been fortunate to have the most amazing guests, and I'd like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone for taking such good care of our cottage! We want our guests to leave with positive feelings about their stay, and we make every effort to ensure just that. So Chelsea and Chuck, thank you letting us know that you were pleased with your experience at Piccolo Nedo on Cherokee Lake!
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Awesome place to be

  • 5 of 5

My Husband and I just came back from vacation at the cottage. We had a wonderful time. We got to do lots of fishing from the dock and witness bald Eagles fly over our heads. We got to kayak and canoe. After a long day playing we enjoyed relaxing on the deck feeling the cool breeze off of the lake with a fire in the fire pit. Pat and Virge were awesome as well. Also loved the landscape and the "gnome home/ village". We will definitely see Pat and Virge again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

Far exceeded our expectations! The cottage was very neat, clean and comfortable. The views were amazing. Once we got there, we never even considered wanting to go out, except out on the lake. We took the canoe and kayak out, and fell in love with kayaking. We are looking to purchase our own now. Just sitting on the deck, enjoying the scenery and reading is just what we needed for some downtime. We plan on becoming regulars. Thanks for sharing your cottage with us!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Romantic Cottage in a Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

We found the "Little Nest" comfortable and convenient. The only drawbacks people will find are a lot of stairs (Not for people with knee problems or very young children) and while we found the privacy more than adequate you should realize that the cottage is a guest house directly behind the owners home. We were very impressed with the deck. We sat and bird watched, then had a romantic dinner under the lighted pergola. We used the kayaks and enjoyed the peaceful serenity of the lake. We didn't used the fire pit or wood burning stove, but there was ample wood provided had we wanted to. Pat and Virg were gracious hosts and made us feel very welcome. We would highly recommend a zip lining company about an hour drive from the cottage called Foxfire Mountain, we visited twice during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful spot

  • 5 of 5

Husband and I had a lovely Valentine's getaway. It was close enough to CNU that we spent great time with our daughter. Also the spot is lovely - the beautiful pictures don't do it justice. The host couple were lovely and very helpful - it snowed unexpectedly and they shoveled every step down to the cabin.

The only down-side for us was the multitude of steps and the snowy road to get there. Not sure I'd go again if snow were in the forecast. On the up side, the fireplace was well stocked and lovely. Definitely not for people who have trouble with stairs. And, getting into bed was interesting as we are both tall. All in all, however, it was fabulous and we will be back (in warmer weather :-)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place. The views of the lake are incredible. The deck overlooking the water is really nice. The cottage is beautiful and very, very comfortable. A great place to get away and relax. Definitely a place we'll stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Millstone Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Car: necessary

Centrally located in East Tennessee and within 15-60 minutes from the area's most popular destinations, including Tennessee's two oldest towns, Jonesborough and Dandridge; Sevierville; Pigeon Forge; Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains; Knoxville; Bristol Speedway, etc. Carson-Newman College located 10 minutes away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Jefferson City, Cherokee Lake

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £33

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Cancelations made less than 5 days prior to arrival will result in a forfeiture of deposit. A full refund will be given with 6+ days cancelation.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Jefferson City in Tennessee

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom with shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Daybed in sunroom sleeps 1
  • Queen size Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
use of boat dock and canoe and two kayaks

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