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Lakefront Fun Family Getaway on Fontana Lake Private Dock Pontoon and More!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Truely Lakefront 3 Bedroom / 3 Bath Custom Home with Dock and Hot Tub

Get away from it all and spend some quality time with the ones you love at the lake. This upscale home is located in a gated community at Fontana Lake. Truly lakefront, this home boasts its own private double-deck dock (yes, you can jump from the top if you dare) stocked with a canoe, pedal boat, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards. Seasonal pontoon rental is available for an extra fee so that you can explore this beautiful, large lake to your heart's content.

This upscale home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, sleeping up to 10 guests comfortably. With a large wrap around, covered deck, you can grill out and enjoy the breathtaking view (you just might catch the scenic Great Smoky Mountain Railways train pass across the water), or cook meals for the family in the large, well-appointed kitchen. Catch fish from the private dock for dinner, roast marshmallows at the outdoor fire pit, or go for a run down the quiet gravel road. Tired out from activities? Watch a movie on the enormous projection screen home theater, or curl up with a great novel from the large library. Old and young will find plenty to do at the lake. Need to check in with work? Satellite wi-fi is provided.

The main floor of the house has two bedrooms and two baths (one king and one queen), while downstairs has a large bed room perfect for kids or young families (one full and two bunk beds) and an additional bath. The two upstairs bedrooms have flat screen televisions with Direct TV satellite, and blu ray players, and the downstairs family room has a large home theater system with surround sound. The main living room has an impressive stacked stone fireplace for cozy nights. The downstairs family room has gas logs.

The downstairs patio has a large hot tub for soaking those cares away.

Fontana Lake is part of the TVA system and varies its levels throughout the year. The lake is usually at full capacity from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Our dock stays in the water year round, though in the winter months, some traversing over rocky banks is necessary (my kids love exploring this "moonscape." Steps take you down to the dock and lake year round, but if you have guests who find stairs difficult, you can drive to the marina and pick them up there for easier access to the lake. Also, please note that the lower level of the house is accessed inside the house by a spiral staircase (there are also more gradual exterior steps). This can be blocked for young children, but parents should take note.

More Details

Esther Godfrey
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Esther Godfrey

We are a happy family of five who fell in love with this area over 25 years ago. Our kids have grown up on this lake and in these woods, and we hope that you grow to love them as much as we do!

Esther Godfrey purchased this house in 2015

Why Esther Godfrey chose Bryson City

There are so many wonderful things to do in this area--from white water rafting to mountain biking. But you might find that you only want to leave via the dock to play on the lake. This is a property where you can really get away from it all and entertain yourself just with what is available here at the property.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bryson City in Swain County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Bunk Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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Lakefront Fun Family Getaway on Fontana Lake Private Dock Pontoon and More!
average rating of 4.903226 based on 31 reviews

Fantastic Family Vacation Setting

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Beautifully appointed cottage with great views and lots of space. Every amenity you would need. Too many to list. We would definitely consider renting again. Hopefully the fishing will be better the next time.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great family getaway!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Warm, And Inviting

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The views are spectacular and if we had come in the warmer months we would have taken advantage of all the lake toys this house has to offer. The home is so warm, inviting, and homey. We loved the big movie room downstairs and the large kitchen. The owners are very responsive. The only thing I could suggest is there be bar stools at the large kitchen island. You will enjoy every minute of your stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanksgiving in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

This home was designed and filled with family gatherings in mind! The kitchen has all appliances, dishes and gadgets to prepare meals. Having a roaring fire while sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner on a large table with plenty of room for everyone was perfect! Although the lake was down we still wanted to explore it with the provided pontoon boat. The walk to dock was steep but my 81 year old mother in law made it. There’s a golf cart provided also. We played games and just enjoyed being together. Owners couldn’t be more helpful!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Beautiful World Revisited

  • 5 of 5

When the gate closed behind us as we were leaving the Lake House last October (2016), I said to myself: "I definitely will be back again and again."

"Ahhhh ---, I am back!" I was back in this beautiful world again when we entered the gate last week in November (2017).

It was a fairy-tale week we spent in the Lake House again. Autumn drew in on Fontana Lake in November, and one day after another, the golden days were illuminated with changing light and colors. I woke up every morning tasting the fresh Autumn scent. The sunlight cut through the foliage, lending my surroundings a dreamlike quality. The trees turned colors, and the walkways were carpeted with fiery red, orange, and gold, which whispered underfoot and release a dry & sweet fragrance. The dock of this Lake House was one of the very few that was still in the water all year round and thus functional. We took the pontoon boat out and glided along very slowly --- there were no other boats around, we had the whole lake, the whole world, all to ourselves! The wind blew with a faint breeze and rippled the broad expanse of the lake, and sunbeams made the ripples sparkle like jewels. The forest surrounding the lake was wearing nature's prettiest colors and the hush of the mountain reminded me what nature sounded like. The warm afternoon sun rays poured through the white clouds like honey. I slid down in my seat, totally relaxed, feeling luxurious, and soaked in the incredible beauty of the lake. On days like these, who needs or wants anything more?

When we were leaving as the gate closed behind us again, a feeling of warmth and comfort permeated through me because I knew even though the world was constantly changing, this particular beautiful place would always stay the same. And, I will be visiting this beautiful world again and again, like visiting an old friend.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Lake location

  • 5 of 5

Wish we could have stayed longer. Next time we will stay in the warmer months to enjoy the dock and water

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Bryson City
Car: necessary

Located on beautiful Fontana lake in an upscale gated community, our home is one of the truly lakefront homes available as a vacation rental. Fontana Lake is known for its excellent fishing, boating, skiing, and other recreational activities. Like adventure? Some of the best single track mountain biking can be found at Tsali, which wraps around the shores of our lake. Whitewater rafting and kayaking are available and the internationally renowned Nantahala Outdoor Center. Hiking, horseback riding, and the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad are other wonderful local attractions.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £94.48
Pet Fee £75.58
Property Damage Insurance £59.71

Payments are preferred by money order, cashiers check, or personal check. Information will be emailed with rental agreement upon acceptance of reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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