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Privacy On Lake With Quiet Cove And Mountain Views, Two Homes, Pool & Hot Tub

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Houses - 6 Bdrm, 4 Ba, Private Cove Tucked In To Wildlife Area, Stunning Views

Experience complete solitude and stunning 180 degree lake views in this deck and pool house custom built for this lakefront site. This unique property boasts a 3000 sq.ft. main house, a 800 sq. ft. pool house, a 20 ft x 40 ft in-ground pool (open April-Sept), a hot tub, and a private cove and is tucked in to the vast paint rock refuge (shown in green on the map). The refuge surrounds the property providing complete privacy and spans both sides of the tennessee river including islands set aside as bird sanctuaries. Enjoy the prolific wildlife, relax in the pool or hot tub or tool around the lake on the pontoon, paddleboat or canoe. The private cove with a gentle water depth slope is perfect for swimming, especially young children, or just those wanting to enjoy calm waters.

If you like to fish, there is great fishing in our cove and nearby. Check out the paint rock wildlife topography fishing map in my pics or their website.

For the more adventurous, bring your boat and/or jetski or rent one nearby and enjoy tubing, skiing, wakeboarding, etc. or cliff jumping for various levels of daredevils.

Hike just a couple of miles for amazing lake and mountain views atop a nearby ridge (see pics); or take just a short 20 minute drive to turkey creek for fabulous dining, shopping and entertainment or enjoy pampering at message envy spa. Take a 2 minute ride immediately across the river (if you bring or rent a boat) to Whitestone Country Inn, a 600 acre AAA 4-Diamond Bed & Breakfast, for a unique dining experience and enjoy a fantastic, peaceful meal overlooking the river.

This craftsman style home has walls of windows in virtually every room; perfect for enjoying the panoramic views. The kitchen easily accommodates two or more cooks plus the pool house has a beautiful kitchen. The great room, dining room and basement den all have decks with phenomenal views. The pool house overlooks the pool and has views of the lake/river as well. Enjoy playing pool or table tennis or just kick back to a movie in the game room. Play all day in the swimming pool or slip out for a private midnight swim or dip in the hot tub under the stars. There are four full baths (1 in the pool house) and 4 bedrooms plus sleeping accommodations in the Rec Room and the pool house. to clean up and rest up from the days activities.

Perfect for a family vacation, family reunion, girls’ or guys’ getaway, extended family holiday gathering, weddings or just because! With the large stone fireplace, stunning views, and the perfect hill for sledding, it’s even fun and cozy in the fall and winter!

More Details

Joe & Rhonda Chapin
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2017

About Joe & Rhonda Chapin

My husband and I both grew up in East Tennessee. We have seven children that keep us very busy, ages 19 to 2 years; three wonderful daughter and four awesome sons. We love spending time with our family and particularly enjoy spending time on the lake. We currently live in Rockwood, just one hour away from this home.

Joe & Rhonda Chapin purchased this house in 2003

Why Joe & Rhonda Chapin chose Watts Bar Lake

I grew up nearby in Rockwood, yet I worked in Knoxville when I purchase this home. I LOVE the water ... I really enjoy the exciting water sports, but also the calming effect it has on me when I just sit and enjoy the view. This was the perfect site in between the part of the lake I grew up enjoying and the proximity to make workplace.

What makes this house unique

The seclusion, yet convenience, peace and quiet, and breathtaking views of this location sold me before I even went inside. The home is very beautiful and unique with exposed beam ceilings and mahogany wood used throughout and lots and lots of windows for an open feel!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Some friends and I spent the weekend at the Sanctuary. We had so much fun and it was completely private as described. No need to leave. So much to do right at the property and so beautiful!
May 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kingston in Roane County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , private toilet room, two vanities/sinks, window
    Guest Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Skylight
    Basement Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Pool House Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The Master Bath has two vanities with sinks, a private toilet room, and an oversized shower with seat. The view of the lake from the Master Bath is quite possibly the best view from the house. The basement bathroom has a shower only, while the guest bath upstairs has a tub/shower combination with a skylight. The poolhouse bath has a shower only.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Baby cradle, not crib. Can easily be moved to other rooms.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Bunk is a twin over full.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Rec Room - 2 Single Bed
    Poolhouse Bunk - 1 Large Double Bed , 5 Single Bed
  • There are three bedrooms on the main floor: The Master Bedroom has a wonderful california king bed with cathedral ceilings and a ceiling fan and boasts a wall of windows looking out toward the lake. Bedroom 1 has a comfy queen bed with a wall of windows and cathedral ceilings. Bedroom 2 has a twin over full bunk bed and an additional twin bed with a wall of windows and cathedral ceilings. An additional bedroom, Bedroom 4, is located in the basement and can almost serve as a second Master Suite as it adjoins the Den and the basement bathroom. Bedroom 4 has a queen bed with a ceiling fan and a wall of windows providing a stunning view of the lake. There is a twin over twin bunk bed in the Rec Room and a fold out Futon in the Basement Den. In addition, there is a roll away bed, couches and plenty of space for inflatable matresses. The second floor of the pool house is an open bunk room with sleeping accomodations for seven with a queen bed w/ a twin trundle and two twin trundle beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Game room with a pool table and garage has an electronic basketball game and ping pong table. Backyard includes a swingset and playhouse. Chiminea, small outdoor fireplace, provided on pool deck (firewood not provided).


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

Privacy On Lake With Quiet Cove And Mountain Views, Two Homes, Pool & Hot Tub
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 35 reviews

Relaxing, Unplugged, Quiet, Fun and You feel right at home when you walk in!

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived very late we couldn't see the house in it's full perspective, when we woke to the sound of song birds, the wind blowing a warm breeze and the sound of lake fishing jump. It was truly something we have dreamed of. The house is beautifully decorated and open. There was plenty of space for all of us, including our furry babies. We enjoyed lounging by the pool and hot tub, looking at the stars at night. The lake was awesome. We had so much fun in the paddle boat and row boat. Caught and released lots of fish. The colors were just starting to change and the weather couldn't have been better for us. Smoky Mountains were a short and beautiful drive away for us to stay the day and hike, still make it back to enjoy the quiet sounds from the deck. Full moon off of the lake make it like a night lite. The owners were incredibly accommodating and came right out when we couldn't figure out the hot tub. They had it going in no time and made us feel welcome from the start. It was so wonderful and we didn't want to leave. Cannot wait to visit again and stay at the same place. The house is at the end of road and very private, which we loved! There is no wifi which is a BLESSING to Unplug!! They had plenty of movies to watch and games to play. We cooked everyday and didn't need anything.(we came prepared) The house is well stocked with all cooking essentials. Next time I will bring my large electric skillet, pancakes for 6 took me a bit longer, but we all enjoyed the wait. Everyone enjoyed cooking while looking out at the breathtaking lake view. The house has so many windows, it' s like being in a tree house. Can't wait to go back and stay! Thank you so much to the Chapins! You have done a great job with the property. Loved it ALL! Thank you!! I cannot say enough positive things. We miss it already!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! This is truly what we hope for all our guests ... that it is everything they hoped for and do not want to leave! We are so very glad that we accomplished this for your family getaway!
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Love this house!

  • 5 of 5

We hosted our second family reunion at this home and are already making plans to come back for the next. Everyone had a great time at the pool and on the lake. Plenty of room and activities for the young and old. It was great to disconnect and focus on time with family. Thank you for proving such a great gathering place.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have loved having you guys and look forward to having you again!
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Better than we dreamed!

  • 5 of 5

The Sanctuary was great. For our family, no one had to drive more than 3 hours and with little ones that can be a challenge. Our family of 17 stayed there this Memorial Day weekend (4 nights) and as soon as the adult kids came driving up and saw the place that would be their words -- this is GREAT!! The little ones (under age 19) swam in the pool; the bigger kids (age 35 and above) enjoyed the lake (fishing not swimming as it was still a little cool) - they caught enough fish for us to have a fish fry! Me and the girls enjoyed the back deck -- drinking early morning coffee and enjoying the view. As my son said, this place has something for everyone. I would recommend this rental to anyone and in fact have already been sharing my pictures with co-workers. Thank you Joe and Rhonda for sharing your beautiful home -- and I say home not house because it is so inviting and I know you all must have loved it too.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very thrilled that you felt at home at the Sanctuary. That is indeed our goal! We would love to have your wonderful family back in the future!
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Golfers Retreat.

  • 4 of 5

There were 14 of us and we really enjoyed the serene, pastoral and relaxing setting. Sitting on the decks with a cup of coffee in the mourning or with a glass of wine in the evenings was the highlight of our days in this picturesque setting. Some of the guys fished down at the lake and others sat around the pool or in the jacuzzi in their spare time. With the group split between the pool house and the main house it was never crowded until mealtime. We historically eat out after golf each day over the past 30 years of traveling together but, at least half of our meals were eaten/prepared on property because it was more like home. The only issue was due to our numbers, at our age (all around 70) we prefer our comfort and privacy, and several guys had to sleep on couches in common areas. If we return to the area for golf in in the future we would definitely consider renting this property again.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice hearing from you guys how much you enjoyed your getaway between your golfing excursions. We try to hard to create a relaxing, yet fun-filled atmosphere! Hope to have you as guests on your next golf trip!
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Beautiful & Peaceful

  • 4 of 5

The grounds and setting of this house are second to none. The owner is extremely helpful and quick with responses. My only issue with this place was cleanliness, I felt it should have been a bit better kept on the inside. Aside from general cleanliness issues this home was sensational. It's private and pieceful; a true retreat.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed it. It is my pleasure to work closely with guests to accommodate their needs as much as possible to enhance their experience!
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Clean, plenty of space, private, and the best views of the sunset! Great for large groups!

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect weekend! The house and pool house had plenty of room for all of us. There were so many activities at the house--the lake, the pool, games, porches, canoeing/kayaking. The house was clean and well stocked with the necessities. The owners responded quickly to any questions leading up to the weekend. We look forward to renting again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so please that you had a great time. We strive to help make it an enjoyable experience for all of our guests!
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Mcghee Tyson Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Irish Times Pub & Cru Wine Bar at Turkey Creek
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Laekside Golf and Southwest Point Golf
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 70
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Kingston, Lenoir City, Turkey Creek in Knoxville
Car: necessary

Experience Complete Privacy And Solitude In This Deck House custom built for the site with essentially our own quiet cove perfect for paddle boating or canoeing. This unique home is tucked in the middle of the vast Paint Rock Refuge which is prolific with wildlife such as deer, fox, beavers, raccoons and even elk and bears have been spotted nearby. Perfect for bird watching as several islands just outside our cove are bird sanctuaries. We often see Blue Heron, Bald Eagles, Hawks, Canadian Geese, Osprey, Gold Finches, Woodpeckers, Hummingbirds and Indigo Buntings. The East Tennessee area is full of sights and adventures for every walk of life. Whether you are looking for a leisurely drive through the wilderness, or an adventurous white water raft trip, enjoy shopping for antiques, golfing at a nearby course, horseback riding, or taking part in a guided fishing trip.

• Roane County Tourism

• Cumberland County Playhouse

• Oak Ridge Playhouse

• Museum Of Science & Energy

• Whitewater Rafting On The Ocoee

• The Lost Sea

• Mayfield Dairy

• Sweetwater Valley Cheese

• Rocky Top General Store

• Tennessee Valley Winery

• Big South Fork

• Dollywood

• Dolly’s Splashcountry

• Ober Gatlinburg

• Caney Creek Marina

• The Knoxville Zoo

• Cherohala Skyway

• Ripley’s Aquarium Of The Smokies

• Southwest Point Golf Course

• Rarity Bay Golf Club

• Lakeside Golf Course

• Avalon Golf Club

• Tennessee Aquarium

• Chattanooga Choo Choo

• The Lost Sea

• Rock City

• Ruby Falls

• Incline Railway

• Frozen Head State Park

The Community has a nearby shopping center, day spa, bowling alley, movie theater, roller and ice skating rinks and many, many excellent restaurants. In addition to Paint Rock Refuge there are numerous wilderness areas and state parks nearby with waterfalls, hiking and other activities.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Kingston, Tennessee

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2017
22 May 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Thanksgiving 2017
20 Nov 2017 - 28 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Years 2017
15 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
22 May 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £57.98
Refundable Damage Deposit £193.26
Tax Rate 10.0%

I simply ask that you please notify me if anything is damaged and before you leave, please just ensure that the house is not inordinately dirty and that soiled towels and linens be left either near the top or bottom of the stairs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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