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Pet friendly spacious flat property / easy boat storage GREAT 4 family reunion

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's2
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Wooded 5 bedroom, 3 full baths 2 half baths near boat ramp and marina.

Spacious and charming for families and children and PETS, all who get to freely explore and play on 2 1/2 acres of shaded, FLAT wooded property.

Lay out of rooms and floor plan: Upstairs - Room 1/ Queen bed. Room 2/ Queen bed w 1/2 bath. Room 3/ 3 full size beds (bunk room). Room 4/ King bed w full bath. Also additional full bath in hallway.

Downstairs bedroom / Queen bed +full pull out sofa, full bathroom. Living room/ 2 oversized couches. Living room #2/ Pull out sleeper sofa + full size futon bed. Half bath in hallway. Many areas available for air mattresses (not included). Full size kitchen with two ovens, dishwasher, microwave, extra large coffee maker, refrigerator w ice maker, electric stovetop - pots, pans, dishes, utensils & misc cooking apparatus.

Outdoors - large covered front porch, screened in large sitting area with bar, large firepit, propane grill with sitting area and table.

DOCK SPACE AVAILABLE FOR MINIMAL FEE at nearby Springs Dock Marina!!! Less than a four minute walk!

Almost all lake and lake view properties in this region are steep and hilly with difficult access. Not so at Dancing Dog! Mostly flat grounds allow for plenty of room for playing and relaxing for the entire family and boat/trailer storage space. Comfortable and plentiful seating for outdoor dining / fire pit use. Large yard for outdoor activities when not on the lake. Property is not lakefront, but is lakeview and a short four minute walk to full service Marina with boat ramp and boat rentals.

Front porch swing to welcome each morning. Afternoon hammock naps are a must. Star gazing under clear forest skies. Ice cream awaits at the full service marina for an evening stroll. Relax and enjoy. This home is located 45 minutes from exit 134 off I-75 and about one hour north of Knoxville. If it's quiet, beauty, space and artistic décor you seek - Dancing Dog will thrill and delight you fully. Dancing Dog is an older home (1972) but filled with quieting charm near one of America's cleanest deep water lakes, Norris Lake, will pull you back and back again. So will Dancing Dog.

More Details

Manuel & Dana Mesa
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

About Manuel & Dana Mesa

Formerly the Dogwood Acres Bed & Breakfast, Dana and Manuel Mesa fell in love with property and surroundings and made it their new home after moving from Florida in 2004. We wanted to escape the heat and move to a cooler climate with changing seasons. The emerald green water of Norris Lake and the mountains of Tennessee were an easy sell.

We are excited to offer our home to you to relax and enjoy the beautiful sites and nature sounds of Norris Lake. Rated one of the nations cleanest lakes.

Manuel & Dana Mesa purchased this house in 2004

Why Manuel & Dana Mesa chose La Follette

After two summer reunions on Norris Lake, we knew we had found our new home. After living in South Florida for 21 years, we decided to start looking for property. When we saw the Dogwood Acres property we were sold. Many homes around the lake had very steep and unusable property but due to the flat land it made it more appealing. We had also learned that the former owners Dorsal and Janet Jones, who had ran it as a bed and breakfast, served ice cream in the back room of the house. People visiting the area still recall the overflowing ice cream cones they served.

I love the relaxed feeling and atmosphere that this house emanates. It is casual and easy. Everyone that visits feels a sense of calm as soon as they pull into the driveway. From the front porch swing to the sun room, room to sun or wander the grounds, this property has it all. It does not have lake access but when we get off the lake its a great place to come back to rest and just hang out.

The boat ramp is conveniently close and marina is walking distance for an evening stroll and ice cream cone.

If you're wondering why we named it the Dancing Dog House, it is because we love to dance and we love our dogs. We love animals and we hope your animals will love it here.

It is a special place that we love to share with others (four legged too!). Everyone that comes to stay always leaves feeling refreshed and rested. We hope you will too!!

What makes this house unique

Weddings, ice cream and a former bed and breakfast. The stories continue as we meet people that have been vacationing and visiting the lake since they were kids. In the spring the property comes alive with dogwood blossoms as well as the entire hill. Hence the street name, Dogwood Acres.

I love the fact that whatever time of day, there are always special spots and nooks to tuck into to relax or nap. Whether its a hammock, a lounge chair in the private lower yard, the private hot tub, the front porch swing or a bench around the fire pit, this unique property is just what most people need to spend time with friends and family and reconnect. Hope you find what you are looking for whether it is at The Dancing Dog house or somewhere else on the lake. Wherever you end up relax and enjoy the view!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in La Follette in Campbell County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , in bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , in hallway downstairs
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , in bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , in hallway upstairs
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , in bedroom upstairs
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , large downstairs room with full bath can sleep 3 adults
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , half bath inside room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , full bath in hallway
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Bunk Bed , All full size beds - can sleep 3-5 children
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , full bathroom attached
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Living room #2 -also with air mattress floor space
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Springs Dock Marina a short walk away offers full marina services including a boat ramp and marina/lake restaurant. Great ice cream and desserts after day on the lake. Norris Lake has 800 miles of shoreline and many private and quiet coves.


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Pet friendly spacious flat property / easy boat storage GREAT 4 family reunion
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews
Bonita Springs


  • 5 of 5

We were running away from hurricane Irma and this place made it feel like we where home!! Donna & Manuel Mesa made this place a week to remember even if we were sad because of some loss we where quickly remembered that no matter what was lost we had our family. Donna and Manuel are an amazing couple!! And very loving!! Thank you and hope all that is looking for a place stay at the Dancing Dog

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful family! So glad everything worked out and we were grateful we could be a calm for your family while you waited out the storm!
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Liked the house, marina ramp and loading area not ideal

  • 4 of 5

House was fine, pleanty of room and land for kids to run and play. However, there was no trailor parking at the marina and it's a hike to walk to the house every day. Marina would not sublet owners dock space, nor would provide a space to rent. Basically he was an ass. Mariina ramp was small, not enough room for one SUV and trailor to maneuver. If you don't have a boat, great place to stay and walk to lake.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation! The house has plenty of room and plenty of charm!

  • 5 of 5

Close to the marina. Big flat yard for kids to play. Awesome fire pit! House is in a very quiet neighborhood. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Loved the property just one thing

  • 4 of 5

Loved the house, all the room and the personal touches. But the bathroom belonging to the bed room at the top of the stairs has a very strong male cat odor. Even with the bathroom door close the hall way door could not be closed for privacy due to the strong odor remaining. The mobile app was difficult due to not having a cell phone that could down load the app. Kinda of just winged it, to find key and driving directions.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry. We do allow pets and try to make sure all signs of animals are gone for those traveling without animals. We would be glad to give you a discount on your next stay of you wish to come again. Please accept our apology for the unwanted odor. Sincerely, Dana & Manuel
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  • 5 of 5

Couldn't recommend this place enough! Felt like home the whole time we were there. Only bad part of our trip there was having to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

'Don't judge a book by it's cover' comes to mind as we pulled up but the property turned out to be a perfect place for our family gathering. We comfortably filled every room and never felt crowded. The kitchen and dinning room are set up for guests and the fire pit was a gathering spot every night for music and conversation. Thanks for letting us stay in your B&B like home!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Knoxville -McGhee Tyson (TYS)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Deerfield Tiki Bar (by water)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Deerfield Resort
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Springs Dock Marina
Nearest Ski
0.25 Miles
Springs Dock Marina
Car: necessary

We are located in a unique area that includes our 800 mile shoreline of Norris Lake with its secluded coves and clean emerald green water. There are also many marinas on the lake, some with entertainment and nightlife. There are also historical locations, wildlife viewing and spectacular mountain scenery.

Historical Cumberland Gap National Park is a 45 min drive, Elk viewing 45 min., The Great Smoky Mountains 2 hours away.

For theme park enthusiasts Dollywood Theme Park & Water Park / Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg all are approx. a 2 hour drive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in La Follette, Tennessee

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £143.06
Refundable Damage Deposit £178.82

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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