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Beautiful Norris Lake Floating house property. New rental 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful floating home. New rental. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Directly on the Lake!

The ONLY floating home on Norris lake that is attached to a pier accessible to land, so you won't have to use a boat for access to the house. Our house is a Pottery barn, beach house themed 3 bedroom, 2 bath home located directly at the Norris Dam marina. Only 2.5 miles from I-75. Very few twisty, turning roads to drive on for 30 plus minutes. Jet ski, speed boat or pontoon rentals are available at the marina, just steps away. They also have kayaks, paddle boards, canoes to rent and explore all that Norris lake has to offer. Hiking is right outside your front door at the Dam state park. This is one of the best locations on Norris, close to grocery shopping and restaurants.

Plenty of Lake rafts are also provided for lounging in front of our house. Two with drink holders!

Ideally our house sleeps 6 adults comfortably and two to four children. There are (2) sets of bunk beds in one of the bedrooms however we don’t recommend adults sleeping on the top bunks. The bottom bunks will have enough support for adults.

**PLEASE NOTE, OUR STAND UP PADDLE BOARD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL. Please rent these at the marina. -Thank you!

**At this time wifi is not available at the marina. Cell service is very good and we use it as a "hot spot".

Thank you! -Bill

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Bill Elam
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About Bill Elam

Jenni and I built our dream floating house a few years ago, after many years of renting homes and condos around the lake. We decided this area of the lake was the place to build our vacation property, only we took it one step further. We built our house ON THE LAKE! We knew we wanted a turn key property that didn't have the all the down sides of lake front living, misquitos (there are none being directly on the lake). VERY FEW stairs to climb and not having direct boat access. Now we simply moor our boat on our back patio. We can open up our back doors and just steps beyond is our spacious patio, or the screened in porch AND most importantly the calm lake cove! The family absolutely loves swimming and floating on rafts right off the patio. We love having our boat and jet ski tied right up against the house. Super convenient to come back for a quick lunch or loading up more ice in the cooler. We can paddle board or fish right off our patio, its just the perfect location and ideal lake front getaway!

Bill Elam purchased this house in 2013

Why Bill Elam chose Rocky Top

Unlike all the other floating homes, ours is connected via a pier that leads to shore. This is so convenient because you don't need a boat to access the house. You're only a short walk to your car. All modern brand new appliances, washer/dryer, granite counter tops and pottery barn furniture make this an ideal place to enjoy with family and friends.

*** Please note. This is an upscale property with neighbors on either side. Please be respectful and do not trespass and use their lake items.

What makes this house unique

You're directly on the lake. NO steep grades or multiple stairs to climb! Especially great when you just want to come back for lunch or refresh your cooler. Just pull your boat up and you'll be right back on the lake again. Also ideal for lounging on the raft in front of our large outdoor deck. Enjoying the warm crystal clear Norris lake water. The screened in patio is so comfortable and relaxing, even during a rain shower!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Rocky Top in Campbell County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • 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 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Upstairs bathroom has a stand up shower. The main floor bathroom has a tub shower. All towels/wash cloths are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Can also accommodate a queen air mattress which is provided
  • There are three bedrooms. #1 Queen bed. #2 Queen bed. There's also an air mattress if needed. So the house can accommodate 10 guest. #3 Two twin bunk beds suited for kids. Adults could sleep on the bottom.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Beautiful Norris Lake Floating house property. New rental 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom.
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Miraculous - little slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

I can not add to, but merely echo the other reviews and commentary. I feel lucky to have been able to enjoy time in this wonderful home and can not recommend it highly enough to those of you who will hopefully have a chance in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kind words Stacy. I'm so glad you all had a wonderful time at the lake and our house fulfilled your expectations! -Bill and Jenni
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Slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful upscale floating home neighborhood. The house was immaculate and beautifully decorated. Plenty of room for our six kids. Could not have asked for anything else. Reasonable rental rates at the marina and great neighbors. One of our top five vacations and we vacation a lot!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home, Beautiful Setting!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed here for a long weekend in September and we could not have picked a better house! The home itself is beautiful, comfortable and relaxing. The scenery is gorgeous with the lake and all of its amenities. We also had beautiful weather that weekend, which made it even better. The home will hold 6 adults, if two are willing to sleep on the bottom bunk beds - which was perfect for our group! The house is about 30 minutes outside of Knoxville, but there is access to grocery stores and restaurants within 10-15 minutes from the property. Really LOVED our stay!

The property owner was also extremely helpful and welcoming, he made sure our stay was enjoyable from start to finish. I would highly recommend this property and hope to stay there again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home & Wonferful Host

  • 5 of 5

This is such a beautiful and well thought out home. The house is conveniently connected to the dock at the marina, this was so helpful when we needed to run to the car or back to land. The dock/porch area is phenomenal with wonderful amenities for tying up a boat. We loved the layout and set up of the house. It is wonderfully decorated and we enjoyed this home more than any other we have stayed at on Norris Lake. The location is prime as well. It's only a few minutes off the interstate with easy access to stores. The host is great. He is accommodating and communicative. I highly recommend this rental to anyone who wants an amazing vacation. Thank you again for allowing us to stay at your home.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Margie, Thank you for the kind review! We really appreciate you and your family staying with us. Please let me know if we can help you out next season. We would welcome you back!! Bill and Jenni
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Best Norris Lake Floating House

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a stay at Bill's floating house. We have been going to Norris Lake for several years renting floating houses and this house is the best yet. The road from the interstate to the house is very short and a good wide road unlike many of the other marinas. The setup with the house having direct access from the marina dock was great. Unload and loading the car was a breeze. The house was fully stocked with more dishes and pots and pans than I have at my own house. The back deck and easy tie ups for the boat were excellent. Enjoyed sitting on the back of the house each night and totally relaxing. Bill was in contact before during and after the trip - he was a pleasure to rent from. We will be going back next year for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the home.. It is beautiful..

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £113.05
Damage Insurance £44.47
Damage Deposit £376.85

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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