House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)
About Bernard Via
I am a local lawyer that practices in Virginia and Tennessee. We have three wonderful daughters. We bought our lakehouse to retire back in 2001 . Wonderful vacation home, even to use to get out of town for a weekend. I . There are many things to do,mostly we relax and enjoy a beautiful view that captures us all.WE cruise on our vacation. Now have 2 boxer brindle dogs.
Bernard Via purchased this House in 2001
Why Bernard Via chose Bristol
Our dream home is located on a hillside with much in the way of natural beauty. The Lake is a wonderful forested mountain backdrop with a view from the hillside second to none. We have installed windows troughout to open you to clean fresh air in season(of course ac when needed). Decks exist for outside dining and barbecue on gas grill. Lots of steps will get your exercise during the week. We are near parks and hiking trails. You can enjoy historic trips to Jonesborough,Abingdon,Greenville,Bristol active downtown and country Music heritage.
What makes this House unique
Pontoon rental available through 3rd person. Bring your own boat or jet ski to use our dock for some lake fun and swimming. There are plenty of places around you can rent boats . Enjoy a beautiful clean lake to swim and fish. We are located near a national forest and the Appalachian trail biking on the Va. Creeper trail between Abingdon and Damascus is wonderful. I hope the weather is pleasant, as it usually is, but if not you will have many other activites to enjoy.
See limits on pet ,1 only with limitaions.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
WE have a house information and rule book for guest Please use extreme care on dock ramp and steps as ramp moves and steps are long and steep.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Family Thanksgiving Getaway
There are hardly enough positive words to describe the wonderfulness of this property! We so enjoyed the delightful & spacious multi-level house with it's wrap-around porches, balconies & gorgeous views. Not to mention the well-equipped kitchen, comfy beds & plenteous table/seating arrangement. No need to bring your own board games (although we did) -- there are plenty to choose from, as well as jigsaw puzzles & an interesting library. These owners have thought of everything and were easy to work with. I'm already thinking of a return trip in the summer so we can enjoy the lake as well.
Fall Getaway Weekend
Our family had our second memorable stay located near Laurel marina. This time it was during a beautiful fall weekend and the view of the Cherokee Mountains and the change in leaves was spectacular.
Property as expected.
Everything as expected, between the description and the reviews everything is pretty much covered. No problems.
Great stay at SOHO
My family and I really enjoyed our stay. Property owner was great to work with the house was well kept and clean. It was well worth it.
As soon as we drove onto the property, we knew the listing description was not accurate. The house is not on a lake. There is a road between the house and the dock, where cars are flying through back and forth to get in and out of the marina. Not safe.
There was a bad storm that swept in about an hour after our arrival, causing the power to go out and several leaks to pop up in the house. Our first experience was trying to find buckets to catch the water coming in. We ended up leaving to go find a place to eat because the house had no power and was leaking. The next morning, I woke up to find my car in the driveway had been hit and damaged by another vehicle overnight. Oh, and the wasps were everywhere! Had to have a can of wasp killer around at all times. Overall, not a pleasant stay and would not go back.
Just what we wanted
We had a lovely stay at this unique lake house. The owner was very responsive to all our questions. They are not kidding about the steps, so be ready! There was plenty of room for our family of four, the dog and grandparents. It is an older house but we didn’t have any issue, a few things needed repair but the owner was advised and it was not an issue. The location is great, we were a little worried about how close the house is to 421 and on the road to the biggest marina on the lake but it was not an issue at all. The marina staff are wonderful, the lake is beautiful and the house was just what we needed for our family vacation, would definitely recommend
THanks so much for the nice things you stated. We loved having you visit us. Bernard and Doris
Biking (Damascus Va, Creeper Trail 15-45mn away), Flea Market, Historic Sites and Towns, Jonesboro Story Festival, Rythym and Roots Festival circa Sept18 , Bristol Race Track,white water nearby,Appalachian trail on S. Holston Mtn.Bristol Country Music Museum,Biltmore Ashville NC. Motorcycle riders "the Snake" East Tn re known ride