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Bristol Tn.Lakehouse on South Holston Lake, Near Va./Tn.Line n

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Remodeled in 2017 with new tile, counter, new refrigerator ,new microwave, and decking eliminating old carpet. Just off the Rt 421 bridge crossing South Holston Lake we are next to but separate from Laurel Marina.This Lake house features a sunroom den .. eight large picture windows overlooking South Holston Lake surrounded by mountainous Cherokee National Forest. Book directly by calling 276 494 1073 will save fees.

You feel like you are in a large treehouse where wildlife is at eye level.Our Boat dock is connected by steps to the house on the lake permits guest to boat, dock and swim in cove from our dock.

South Holston Lake is a pristine lake with incredible mountain views. Wood decks surround the house, and located next to Laurel Marina Yacht Club. House furnished with foosball, keyboard synthesizer, miniature pool table.

The house overlooks the lake with its own isolated cove with easy access to Abingdon and Bristol Raceway. A canoe is available for use. The lake has great seasonal fishing and hunting. This is great view. The lodge is well furnished from kitchen to bath. You bring the food only. You can swim and enjoy a new outdoor heated shower (in season)

Activities near this 26 mile long lake include:lake beaches boating, jet skiing, whitewater canoeing/kayaking, white water rafting, skiing, fishing, games, relaxing, hiking on Appalachian Trail, Bristol Motor Speedway (late March and Aug), Fantasy in Lights (track lite show), Barter and Paramount Theaters, Bristol Caverns, mountain climbing, Dollywood, Tinseltown (movies), National Forest, pioneer history sites, lake swimming, boat renting, horse back riding, caving, Bristol, VA is the Original Home of Country Music. In September there is a country music festival called Rhythm and Roots setup for mid September.

Story telling festival in Jonesborough, Tn is nearby.

Historic Bristol is a city split between Virginia and Tennessee. It is known for the original birthplace of country music and the Bristol Motor Speedway. Unknown to most outsiders is the wonderful lakeand Cherokee National Forest which surrounds most of the lake.

^Book directly with owner to save on fees***The lake is good for fishing,boating and jet skis.The local rivers provide a base for whitewater canoeing and kayacking. Bring your equipment and fishing gear for trout or Lake fish.

Keywords: Beautiful home with an outstanding view of the mountain lake mountain ski jet ski boat dock swim marina

More Details

Bernard Via
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 July, 2017

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 Tennessee

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

You're fortunate to have a house on such a beautiful lake!!
Jul 2004
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bristol in Sullivan County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , first floor near sunroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 4 - Outdoor Shower
  • 4 showers or jet tub. One outside shower is not available off season.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Convertible bed(s) - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , futons both in main floor living room
  • Queen size Beds (2) Master suite (2) next to bathroom. , Double Beds (2) Upstairs in the back room and loft bedroom. , Twin or Single Bed (1) in the upstairs loft w/out closet., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 2 futon beds one in the living room and another downstairs in the bedroom w/ full bed.1 single floor mattress available in loft. large L shaped couch in sun room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • diving
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Dock on the lake.next to marina. Dock steps are steep and contour to land .Please use safe climbing of any steps to insure a great vacation. The house hangs on the mountain side and is up in the tree level.


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Bristol Tn.Lakehouse on South Holston Lake, Near Va./Tn.Line n
average rating of 4.5 based on 18 reviews
avon park, fl

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

the house was everything you could want; plenty of dishes, spices, extra's

such as salad dressing, condiments,coffee, etc. beautiful view and very relaxing. lake was wonderful and house accessible from town.plenty of extra room to spread out. the deck is a delightful place to spend a few hours morning and night. you "will" get plenty of excercise going up and down the steps though...so don't bring to many heavy suitcases... pack light and use the washer/dryer. had a great time and would do it again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2006
  • Date of Stay: May 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to get away and relax!

  • 4 of 5

Overall we had a great stay! The house had so much to do. We spent our evenings playing cards and games. The kids enjoyed the fact that they each had a place to "hide out" for a bit without us. Needless to say, there's plenty of room to spread out. We rented a boat at a Marina nearby and spent a day on the lake; it was great! The water wasn't too busy and had easy access to the house for lunch/restroom. The house is a little dated, but not different than most other lake homes we've stayed in. On the surface, it appeared to be tidy and neat, but could use a good cleaning.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carthage, NC

Great house !!

  • 4 of 5

Bernard was great to work with. The house was really cute and plenty of space. Lovely area. We have no complaints. There were a few minor issues but they were addressed right away. Overall, it was great!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and convenient!!

  • 4 of 5

We booked this at the last minute for a quick get away before we dropped our daughter off at Virginia Tech. It was a great house to spread out in, 3 teenagers and they all had their own room. the fooseball was a hit! The private cove was a relaxing spot to read and enjoy a glass of wine.The only things you need is a bathing suit and some food. the house was equip with whatever we needed to cook a couple of meals.

we walked around Bristol, antique shopped, Hiked at the Channels, kayaked down the Holston River, biked the Creeper trail, and rented a Pontoon and explored the lake. It was so convenient to doc the boat at the house for a quick lunch! We went to the Farmer's market in Abingdon and got some veggies and awesome bread! Lots to see and do!! This was a good basecamp location

Great way to cap off the summer and regroup for another school year! Bernard was great to work !!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maryville, Nashville, Chapel Hill

South Holston Lakehouse

  • 4 of 5

Had a great vacation week with our family of 6 at this house. The floor plan was perfect for us and our grown children. Plenty of spaces indoors and out for whole group and small group gatherings...reading, napping, cooking, playing games. There is a gorgeous view from every room in the house. We enjoyed being next door to the marina, swimming off the dock, kayaking and boating with friends. House was well stocked and owners are gracious about sharing their home and its contents...kitchen supplies, life jackets, floats, etc. It was a wonderful week and we hope to stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern Comfort

  • 5 of 5

This was my families first time to the Bristol, TN area (two teenagers) and the trip exceeded our expectations. The house itself has plenty of character and multiple levels. Our girls enjoyed the spiral staircase to the loft and had their own space. You are able to see the lake from most rooms and the deck is very spacious and enjoyable. The house is adequately stocked with all pots, pans, spices for cooking and there is a nearby New York Style Pizza place that delivers and has great food.

The house was perfect and my family explored the lake with the provided Sea Eagle Canoe and kayaks (we enjoyed watching the kingfisher birds). The steps to the lake provided our daily exercise and fishing off the dock produced plenty of catfish and lots of memories. The house essentially has its own private cove and we used the provided rafts to float/swim each day. South Holsten Lake is pristine and there are plenty of pontoon rentals nearby (we rented from Painter's Creek) at an affordable price.

During our stay, we toured nearby Bristol Caverns, Bristol Motor Speedway and visited the South Holsten Dam (within 15 minutes). The RT 421 drive (once across the bridge) is by far the craziest road we have ever driven and is worth driving. All are recommended. We also traveled south about 1 ½ hours to Grandfather Mountain and walked their suspended bridge (100 foot drop at an elevation of 1 mile) and then visited the quaint town of Blowing Rock, NC.

The owners were very flexible and available for questions during our stay. We truly enjoyed our vacation and we felt the house was a great value.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Snake (Route 421)
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
TRic cities Tn.
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Clear Creek golf Course
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 81
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Little Italy
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Banner Elk NC
Car: necessary

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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bristol, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
15 May 2017 - 13 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
Bristol summer Race week
15 Aug 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
21 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall rates to christmas
1 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Thursday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
17 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £153.5
Property Damage Protection £60.63
Tax Rate 7.0%

Weekend seasonal rates are $800 for 3 day weekendweek days are considered Mon to thursday nights. We calculate base on night stayed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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