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New Cabin with Spectacular Views of Fontana Lake and Mts - Virtual Tour

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

A new cabin that is private yet accessible situated on 5 acres in a gated community (the only rental property) surrounded by the Smoky Mountains overlooking Fontana Lakes with amazing long range mountain views. The cabin, with two porches so you experience the tranquility and spectacular views, has a private drive which connects to hiking trails. For those who want to explore the Appalachian Trail, the cabin is a 10 minute drive to the Nantahala Outdoor Center, location of the Appalachian Trail. The cabin has a feel of a timber frame, log and cottage home. The 3 bedrooms consist of a master bedroom with a king size bed and private bath, a log cabin bedroom with bunk beds and two twin beds and the third bedroom with 2 twin beds. A loft is complete with an entertainment center and comfortable seating. The kitchen is state of the art with ceasarstone countertops and a farm table with seating for 8. There are 2 bathrooms on the first floor and one of the second floor. An indoor gas fireplace in the living room along with a outdoor wood burning fireplace under the covered porch. There is a fire pit perfect for roasting marshmallows and making smore's. A gas grill is provided.

This is a cabin for those desiring a place to nurture the soul and breathe in the beauty of the mountains.

Minutes away from Fontana Lake, a 25 mile lake perfect for swimming, kayaking, fishing, boating, waterskiing. The Nantahala Outdoor Center, the best outfitting in the country, has white water rafting, a wilderness center, rentals, restaurants is a 10 minute drive away. Bryson City with the Smoky Mountain Train, Sylva (the college town), Smoky Mountain Golf Course (open to the public), Cherokee with Harrah's Casino, Tsali Mountain Biking Trail system - all are within 30 minutes from the cabin.

Keywords: Surrounded by Fontana Lake and Smoky Mountain views, near Tail of the Dragon, Tsali Mountain Biking Trail, private community, hiking trails from property to Appalachian Trail, brand new construction with rentals beginning in July, outdoor wood fireplace, easy access, close to Nantahala Outdoor Center with white water rafting, fishing and boating at Fontana Lake, cottage/cabin feel, mountain biking, indoor gas fireplace, close to Harrah's Casino in Cherokee, 1.5 hours from Asheville, 2 hours from Atlanta, waterfalls close, Tail of the Dragon minutes away, family friendly.

Prior to booking, we always speak with the guests to make sure the cabin is a perfect fit for both parties. If for any reason we feel the cabin is not the best fit, declining the rental request is at the discretion of the owners.

Take a virtual tour below owner info.

More Details

Rona Percy
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Rona Percy

We are a family of 6. and love everything that Western North Carolina has to offer for wonderful family vacation.

Rona Percy purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Rona Percy chose Almond

We have been vacationing in Western North Carolina for years and feel in love with this property. We decided to built a cabin this year and share it with others.

What makes this cabin unique

Love everything the lake has to offer - the swimming, the boating, the fishing, the kayaking, the canoeing, the floating

Love the mountains - hiking, biking,

Love the local mountain towns with the healthy restaurants, funky coffee shops,

Love Asheville - the shopping, restaurants, atmosphere,

Love the white water rafting, the lazy river tubing,

Loved the gold mining (the kids did)

Haven't explored the horse back riding, but heard it's terrific

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was absolutely wonderful! I can't tell you how much fun we had. Your cabin is just the most happy place I think I've ever been too. I loved how light and bright it was and all the little decorating details were so nice. Loved the duck theme. The sunrises are to die for. The kids went nuts over building a fire and toasting s'mores every single evening. And it's close to so many adventures! We were non stop busy during the day- it was great coming back to the cozy cabin for some R & R. Thanks so much! Hope to stay there again!
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Almond in Swain County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master bathroom with 3 shower heads including a rain head
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , On main floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On upper level near loft
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom with bathroom and mountain views
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , On main floor with 2 twin beds and next to bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , 2 twin and 1 bunk bed in log cabin themed room on loft level
    Loft - chair and a half, TV loft area with bathroom
  • King size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (0), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Exact location of cabin: 35 degrees 22'46.75 N 83 degrees 335'21.56' W Elevation 820 M / 2690 Feet


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New Cabin with Spectacular Views of Fontana Lake and Mts - Virtual Tour
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 39 reviews
Hudson, Ohio

The Perfect Getaway Vacation for an Active Family (Or Quiet Retreat)

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Our family of six (kids ages 14,15,16 and 19) stayed at Sunali Cabin for 9 nights and 8 days. We drove 9.5 hrs from Ohio and arrived late. All directions and access to the cabin were clear and easily executed even in the dark. Woke up to the most amazing view that can only be hinted at from photos. The next 8 days went like this… Sat - Ziplining at NOC, Sun - Pontoon boat rental full day, Mon - Road bike cycling (Dad) from Cherokee to Top of Clingman's Dome Access Rd (Bucket list item) and afternoon swim in the local swimming hole with rope. Tues - Family hike on Appalachian Trail out and back from Clingman's Dome, Wed - Guided Ducky tour with Family at NOC, Thurs - Another full day on Pontoon boat with Tubing, Fri - Rest Day with exploring of neighborhood on foot, dinner and movie in Cherokee, Sat - Dad Cycling event Cherohala Challenge (113 mile ride with 10,000+ ft of climbing) out of Tellico Plains, TN while family had day trip to Ashville, Sun - Drive home.

Fontana Lake is a massive and hidden gem. We are not boaters, but quickly got comfortable with the pontoon boat and tubing with the kids. By day two of boating we were able to really relax and explore the 30-mile long lake and its many islands. Rope swings for jumping into the water are very popular and safe due to the rapid drop off in depth from the shore and our kids couldn't get enough of finding new rope sites and swinging away on them.

The home is well-maintained, has all amenities you would want, and the view is priceless. The only suggestion I would have is to add Wifi, though connectivity wasn't an issue since Verizon service worked very well. I had to upgrade my cellular data package twice to accommodate our iPhoned family...

We had one snafu with the A/C unit on Day 2, but it was fixed within two hours of a phone call to the owner. We were issued a 1/2 day refund without even asking for it!

Did I mention how private and secluded this cabin is? You don't have to be active to appreciate this locale. This is also the perfect spot to sit on the porch with a cold beverage or coffee and read 3 books while the scene below changes with the angle of the sun. Heaven on Earth...

5 Stars all around for the location, the property, value and working relationship with the owners. Would come back in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed family time in the mountains of NC. Perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunali Rocks!

  • 5 of 5

Third time. Sitting in the hammock contemplating my next move, I grieved the thought of leaving. Thank you Rona for sharing Sunali!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birmingham, AL


  • 5 of 5

This, our second stay at Sunali highlighted even more of why we love the home and surrounding area so much. From the hidden play nook to the view of the Smokies to the opportunity to do so much so close by, we love visiting this cabin.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location with respect to all activities. Loved the outdoor fireplace!

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was very clean and well equipped.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our mountain home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We always enjoy Sunali. The house allows us to have family time in a beautiful, relaxing and comfortable environment and is close to the activities we like to do. We hiked, rented a pontoon boat, rafted, and rode horses. Since we have 5 kids it is useful to us that the home has 7 beds. This feature gives the kids a little space. We have too many people to eat out constantly, so we enjoy the fact that the kitchen is well equipped to handle our cooking. The owners respond to our questions and accommodate our needs right away. Comfy beds, wifi, t.v., views, super clean house and great location relative to the forests and mountains.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Asheville Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nantahala Outdoor Center - River's Edge
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Rocky Mountain Country Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Rocky Mountain Train
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 28
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
River's Edge
Car: necessary

Nantahala Outdoor Center

Zip Lining

Tower Climbing

White Water Rafting

Cherokee Reservation

Gambling at Harrah's Casino


Smoky Mountain Train

Fontana Lake

Nantahala River

Gem Mining

Horseback Riding


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Almond, North Carolina Mountains

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 May 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Fall Foliage
5 Oct 2018 - 29 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas/New Years
21 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £114.72 + Tax
Reservation fee £15.3 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £229.44

Please inquire about rates. Depending on the time of year and holiday seasons, the rates will increase. Weekly and monthly rates are available. There is a one time cleaning fee of $150.00 and a reservation fee of $20.00. Upon departure, garbage and recycables have to be taken to the recycling center in Bryson City. There will be a $50.00 charge if you leave it at the cabin.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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