Lake James with large private dock, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, perfect for families
Lauren Van Riper
About Lauren Van Riper
A family of 6, with 4 young children, we bought this cabin to share the love of the lake with friends new and old. John is a wildland firefighter for the state and I am a graphic designer. While we currently live in the Outer Banks, our hearts lie off in those magical mountains. We love to get here and just spend time as a family on the lake. Swimming, exploring or having s'mores around the campfire is just what the soul needs. This cabin is the place for us and we hope that you will find it too.
Lauren Van Riper purchased this House in 2017
Why Lauren Van Riper chose Nebo
The cabin and dock are partially shaded during the hottest part of the day and the dock and beach provide plenty of room to swim and play. This lake has the cleanest water in the state due to the mountain streams feeding it and with a large part of it in the state parks system, it's not crowded. There is great fun fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, boating and sunning.
What makes this House unique
The home is built on a deeply wooded cove of a dead end street. The neighborhood is established and quiet. The lots are already built and you know that the view won't change. One of the few lakefront rentals that has a walk in beach for little kids to experience the lake. The trees partially block the house from the lake so it's like staying in a tree house. Childhood wonder abounds! Come and find your inner child again.
No events, bachelor/bachlorette
No smoking which includes vaping.
No Cats allowed, owner allergic.
P'nP, bumbo, high chair, 2 gates, sand toys
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Requires names & ages of all travelers, home address, contact number during travel, email address. Must sign canoe waiver & N.C. rental agreement.
Copy of government issued photo ID provided to owner, of booking traveler.
If bringing a dog, max 2, must be crated when traveler is not home and leashed outside at all times. We DO NOT allow dogs on the furniture incl beds.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Beautiful setting and home.
Three couples had a wonderful weekend relaxing and enjoying the lake, the beautiful porch and the majestic Sycamore. I wish the neighbors didn’t advertise their distaste for us renters with signs in their yards, but we had fun anyway. Great place!
Lake James vacation
Lovely home on the lake with beautiful mountain view. Very clean, very tasteful and interesting decor. Comfortable beds!
Sit on the spacious deck with lots of comfortable chairs, glider or lower deck, swing, or down to the pier. The owner is wonderful to work with and has gone the extra mile to make this an outstanding place to vacation. And my Corgi loved it, too. Lots of exciting sounds and smells.
Great cabin for a family vacation
NIce cabin in a great location for a family vacation.
Perfect week at Lake James
Life is indeed good at the cozy Life is Good cabin! We enjoyed a fabulous week, swimming and boating but also just sitting on the beautiful new deck of this quaint cottage. Lauren has thought of everything -- covered porch swing, a grill, deck cooler, fire pit closer to the lake and even a canoe. Inside, the house is super organized and clean. The house is not extravagantly large, but it never felt small, even with our family of 4 and 2 dogs. Plenty of private spaces when needed to read, nap or just watch your own TV choice. Kitchen is wonderfully stocked with utensils and tools for just about any concoction and there is a great selection of books, dvds and board games available too. We especially loved the accommodations for our older dogs -- kennel, water bowls, and treats were waiting for them even though we packed most of our own. Our children are young adults now, but I noticed many details to make this a perfect place for families with little ones. Kid sized plates, cups, chairs, changing table just to name a few. This may not be guaranteed for each visitor, but we enjoyed a week with NO rain! Maybe Lauren can pull that off for YOU when you rent this awesome place!
A gem in disguise!
The pictures shown do not do this house justice. It is a beauty in disguise! You feel relaxed and at home the minute you walk in. The owner is easily assessible and all the information provided, a bonus. The dog biscuits made us smile.
Nice Lake GetAWay
Beautiful home, in nice protected Cove. Well-appointed kitchen, beautiful new deck, and private dock. Feels Like Home.
45 minutes outside of Asheville and the Biltmore.