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Quiet and Private Log Home on with Views of Lake and Mountains

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 Br 4 Bath log home north of Smokey Mountains and on Douglas Lake

Modern and rustic log home in private and secluded planned community. Lakefront with shared boat dock with many amenities included such as Jacuzzi tubs, 3 covered porches, gas grill, hot tub, pool / Ping-Pong table. Each bedroom has in-room bathroom giving them a private suite feel. Two living spaces with high ceilings that add a spacious feel. Full kitchen and dining area upstairs, with kitchenette / table combination in basement.

Privacy and quiet vacation get-away on large wooded lot. Lot is private with view of one house in distance from back deck. No other homes are visible from front porch.

TV and entertainment systems are available both upstairs and downstairs. Hot tub is in private section on covered lower-level porch.

Included in rental is access to one space of car-port, 3-4 parking spaces, and a 4-wheel vehicle for lake access. See pictures of amazing views, rustic but modernly equipped cabin, and other amenities included with the log home.

More Details

John Kissel
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2017

About John Kissel

I have lived in the Indiana / Kentucky / Tennessee area all my life and have always appreciated the beauty this area of the country has to offer. Currently living in Indianapolis, this property is a frequent get-away for me and provides access to all the area has to offer.

John Kissel purchased this house in 2014

Why John Kissel chose Douglas Lake

Owning a log home in the mountains has been a 15+ year dream. With both mountain views and lake-front access, this home gave me the rustic charm, newer / modern amenities and access to the hobbies I love.

What makes this house unique

Privacy and peace-quiet in a planned community. The home was built in 2005 along with many of the properties in the area. Home contains features that guests and travelers welcome such as a boat dock, fishing, in-house games and entertainment, and the beauty of a star-lit night sky. Home is spacious and provides ample room for large families, or several families that want to share a vacation property. In-room bathrooms provide the privacy when needed while common areas allow for gatherings to make a meal or other forms of entertainment.

Three large covered decks provide tables, porch swings, cooking grill, rocking chairs, and a hot tub for activities that can last all day.

Local attractions include Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, outlet mall shopping, golf, marinas, white-water rafting, and the Great Smokey Mountain National Park. Motorcycling or sports cars can take advantage of mountain roads and the Blue Ridge Parkway, about 50 miles to the Southeast.

Fans of Nascar can see the race at Bristol or football fans can patronize the Tennessee Vols.

With Knoxville's downtown about 40 miles to the west with dining, brew pubs and entertainment, evening entertainment is not hard to find.

Boaters can enjoy exploring the local TVA lakes

such as Cherokee, Douglas, Norris, Tellico and others.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dandridge in Jefferson County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , In-room bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi tub. Porch swing
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , In-room bathroom with table/chairs on back deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Murphy Bed , In-room bathroom with hot tub on back deck.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , In-room bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi tub.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • marina
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski
  • whitewater rafting
Use of dock is included with rental with space for one boat, and one jet-ski. Dock is shared, so please be considerate of neighbor's use of dock


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

Quiet and Private Log Home on with Views of Lake and Mountains
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews

John's cabin was perfect for our family! We had plenty of room and everything we needed!!

  • 5 of 5

My daughters found the cabin on the VRBO web site. Our families live in 3 different states and everyone was able to find the cabin with no problem!

John was great! He kept in touch and always answered my messages and phone calls.

The cabin was very spacious and very comfortable. The kitchen was awesome. We were able to cook three meals everyday and had plenty of dishes, pots and pans, and utensils. We used the gas grill to cook our dinners. There was plenty of room for everyone to sit at the dining room table which seats 8.

On the first floor, there are 2 bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, and living room. Downstairs, there were 2 bedrooms, living area, refrigerator, sink, pool table, and ping pong table. All 4 bedrooms have a king size bed and bathroom. There were plenty of towels and linens for everyone.

It was great having the cabin on a lake. There was a marina that was 15 minutes from the cabin and we rented a boat and raft. Everyone had a great time!

John also recommended watching a sunset!! It was beautiful!

I think renting the boat and spending time on the lake was everyone's favorite activity!!

I definitely recommend this place!

John was great!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very homey & comfortable

  • 4 of 5

My family had a very comfortable stay at this homey and nicely built rental home. We especially liked the porch swings on the front and back porches, as we had 2 one-year-olds with us. The back porch is mostly screened in, so no bugs! The Polaris was very handy for getting to the dock, where we tied up a rental pontoon boat. Unfortunately, I gave myself tennis elbow playing ping-pong, but I was the champion of the family :)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at this cabin. The owner was available to answer questions almost immediately. The cabin is very well cared for and you can't beat the cove it sits on. Such a great time. Highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent cabin - very clean and comfortable. Family of 12, of all ages, 2k16 family vacation. Beautiful lake, rented a boat down the road. The ATV was so useful back and forth to the dock, boating and fishing. Well equipped kitchen, plenty of seating. The owner was very responsive throughout the process. We will definitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kiki - thank you for taking the time to write a response and I certainly hope that you do return. Glad to hear that your family enjoyed the vacation and had a great time! John
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Outstanding Property

  • 5 of 5

This place was OUTSTANDING! Very comfortable, quiet, and accommodating. No matter where you stood or sat, you couldn't help but imagine "what a great place, I wish I owned it!" We had five couples and at one time for a birthday celebration we accommodated 26 folks for a get together. And John was upfront, and more than friendly throughout from confirming the stay, all the way to our check out. Through emails and phone conversations, he wanted to be sure that we had no worries, were happy with his property, and that everyone enjoyed themselves. I am truly grateful that John would provide such a wonderful place and beautiful setting for others to enjoy. And, if you don't go to the "lookout" and enjoy the sunset, you missed something truly inspiring.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gary for taking the time to share your experience, and I truly am glad you enjoyed the experience. Hope that you can come back some time soon. And btw - I have been working my way through that list of items that needed some attention with most of them resolved, and added a few other itmes to my list too! Need to shop for some ceiling fans for the front next.... John
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Perfection on the Lake!

  • 5 of 5

We originally had another cabin booked with Aunt Bug's in the Pigeon Forge area. Nine days before our arrival date, Aunt Bug's called to say the owner of our cabin had sold it, our money would be refunded and we needed to find other accommodations. Of course, that didn't go over well but in hind-site, it worked out perfectly! We had 4 adults (2 couples) and 4 kids (2 from each family). Everyone had their own room with private bath so we could enjoy each others company in the common areas or have quiet time in our personal areas. Having a dining table with seating for 8 was wonderful for sharing mealtime conversation instead of eating in shifts. We saw 3-5 cars drive by the whole time we were there so the kids were free to be outside without adult supervision. The lake was a HUGE hit! Our son was thrilled with catching a 19" ~5lb. large mouth bass just fishing off the shore. The house was clean with thoughtful touches making it feel like home. The only suggestion I would make is more hooks inside for hanging bath towels, pj's, etc. The owner was more than helpful will all of our questions and went so far as to text me on Easter to make sure I had his contact information if we needed anything. Definitely over and above expectation! Thank you so much to the owners for sharing your home with us!! We'll definitely be back :-)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carol - thank you for taking the time to write a response. And for sending the picture of your son with the fish he caught; I've shown it to a few of my friends. His smile is so big and infectious that you can't help but enjoy it. John
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Dandridge, Tennessee

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
5 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
26 May 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £32
Cleaning Service £80
Insurance, $1500 Coverag £47
Tax Rate 7.0%

Add utility fee for winter monthly rate. Utility is for electric only and will be charged based upon actual cost; utility bill provided to support the fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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